Open Cockpit Day at Castle
Castle Air Museum will celebrate Open Cockpit Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dozens of vintage military aircraft will be open for viewing. The event also will feature law enforcement K-9 demonstrations; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Merced County, firefighters; classic rock music; as well as helicopter rides and other children’s activities. Adult admission is $14 per person, $8 for seniors, children ages 6 to 17 are $5. Admission for children 5 and younger and military members is free. For more information, call the museum at 209-723-2178 or visit www.castleairmuseum.org. Tours of the presidential aircraft will be available for an additional $10.
Club Mercedes will serve menudo from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday at the club, 569 W. Ninth St. A baby bowl is $4, medium is $8 and large is $9. Quesadillas are $1.50 each. Price includes all the condiments, coffee, tortillas and pastry. Bloody Mary special is $5. Full service bar is available. For more, call the club at 209-383-9906.
The Livingston-Delhi VFW and Auxiliary is planning a Memorial Day Service at 5 p.m. Monday at Livingston Memorial Park, at Park and Main streets in Livingston. The program will be followed by refreshments at the Livingston Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Seventh St. The public is encouraged to attend the event but asked to bring their own seating. For more, call Denis Wells at 209-852-9068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Beginnings for Merced County Animals is planning a fundraiser from 8 to 9:30 a.m. June 4 at the Merced Applebee’s, 1734 W. Olive Ave. Takeout is also available. Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased at Valley Animal Hospital, 58 W. 16th St.; Christina’s Fine Clothing, 2852 G St.; or Santa Fe Pet Hospital at 3113 N. Beachwood Drive. All proceeds go to New Beginnings’ animal transports. For more, call 209-769-8953.
Pet and yard sale
Merced SPCA is planning a yard sale and adoption event from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at the no-kill shelter, 1021 E. Childs Ave. in Merced. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit Merced SPCA, which is accepting donations of gently used items from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until June 2. Donations are tax deductible. Until Aug. 31, adoption fees for cats older than 1 year are $30 each, while kittens are $70. Adult dogs are $100 and puppies are $120. Animals come with all vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered. Available animals can be seen online at MercedSPCA.com/adoptions. For more, call 209-384-7722.
CRTA Memorial & Luncheon at Lake Yosemite
The California Retired Teachers Association will host a memorial and luncheon at 10 a.m. June 6 at the Fish and Game Building at Lake Yosemite. The general meeting and luncheon begins at 11 a.m. The memorial will honor those CRTA retired teachers who have passed away during the year. The free event is open to the public.
Children’s author Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva, who graduated from Golden Valley High School, will be in Merced to sign copies of her book “The Broccoli Chronicles” from 3 to 6 p.m. June 11 at Barnes & Noble, 1720 W. Olive Ave. The novel, her first, won three literary awards. The free event is open to the public. For more, call 209-386-0571.
Merced County Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity of Merced County. Building skills and construction experience would be helpful. An orientation meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church Library, 2916 N. McKee Road in Merced. Call 209-726-0850 to confirm your attendance or to get more information.
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