New Beginnings for Merced County Animals plans a flapjack fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 1734 W. Olive Ave. Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased at Christina’s Fine Clothing, Valley Animal Hospital or Santa Fe Pet Hospital. All proceeds go toward New Beginnings for transport costs, vaccines and flea treatments, medical bills and other needs. For more information, call Carole at 209-769-8953.
The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets at 6 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive. For more information, call 209-384-7722.
The Merced Garden Club is meeting for Plant Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fish and Wildlife Building at Yosemite Lake, near the end of Lake Road. People interested in becoming members should attend. For more information, call Patty at 209-383-6287.
The Merced County Fair will be from Wednesday through June 12 at the fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Lonestar, Tower of Power, Jimmy Needham and others will perform in concert. For more information, call 209-722-1506 or go to www.mercedcountyfair.com.
The Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual Business Expo, which offers marketing, customer service and business finance workshops for business owners, is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Merced College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th St. It’s free to the public. For more information, call 209-384-9537 or email email@example.com.
The Merced County Courthouse Museum will open its “Let’s Google That Old Road” exhibit at 5 p.m. June 16 at the museum at 21st and N streets. At the exhibit opening, Merced County ghost town historian Herb Wood will give a PowerPoint presentation, “Old Roads and Forgotten Trails,” at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 209-723-2401.
The Bobcat Young Writers Academy, offering children an opportunity to visit UC Merced and grow as writers, will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays from June 20-30 at the campus, 5200 N. Lake Road. Cost is $215. For more information, go to writingproject.ucmerced.edu, call 209-381-6559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merced Applegate Zoo will have two zoo camp sessions this summer at the Rossotti Center. The first, for ages 6 to 9, is July 11-15; the other, for ages 10 to 12, is July 18-22. Each session is 9 a.m. to noon and will be limited to 25 children. Registration forms are in the zoo gift shop, 1045 W. 25th St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Registrations must be returned by July 1. Cost is $40 per child, and $35 for each additional child in the same family. For more information, call 209-725-3337.
Merced’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a Hunter Safety and Range Instruction class July 16-17 at the Senior Community Center, 755 W. 15th St. It’s $15 per person and registration is required at www.wildlife.ca.gov. For more information, call the office at 209-385-6235, go to www.cityofmerced.org, find the office on Facebook or stop by the office at 678 W. 18th St.
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