The Merced Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has scheduled a cat and kitten adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 1230 Commerce Ave. in Atwater. Because of a heavy kitten season this year, the SPCA is offering kittens for $30, which includes spay/neuter, microchipping and first round of vaccinations. Cash only. For more information, call 209-384-7722.
Court Appointed Special Advocates work with children in the foster care system. CASA of Merced County will begin training soon. The first step is an informational meeting. Meetings are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. July 12 and 5:30 p.m. July 18 at the CASA office, 2824 Park Ave., Suite A. To reserve a spot, call 209-722-2272.
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Due to popular demand, the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge 65 plans a second crafts fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at the IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd. in La Grange. It will feature local art, jewelry, sewn creations and other items. Admission is free. For more information, call Patty at 209-604-4444 or Amanda at 209-988-0934.
The Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste event from 8 a.m. to noon July 16 at the Highway 59 Landfill, 7040 N. Highway 59, for residents and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators. The waste includes any leftover household product that contains ingredients that are “corrosive, reactive, ignitable, flammable and/or toxic.” Before bringing items to the facility, call 916-296-7478 to identify the amount and type allowed. For more information, go to www.mercedrecycles.com/hhw.html or call 209-723-4481, ext. 24.
A showing of the documentary “I’ll Be Me,” about singer Glen Campbell’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease before and throughout his Goodbye tour, will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. July 16 at Pacifica Senior Living Merced, 3400 R St. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Shana at 209-384-9700 or email SLemke@NorthstarSL.com.
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The Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority offers a free oil filter exchange event throughout Merced County, in which residents can take a used oil filter to AutoZone or O’Reilly Auto Parts stores and receive a new filter for free on any Saturday or Sunday in July. For more information, go to www.mercedrecycles.com/usedoilfilters.html or call 209-723-4481, ext. 24.
The ninth annual Odd Fellows Catfish Dinner and Raffle is 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd. in La Grange. Cost is $12 for adults. For dinner and raffle tickets, call 209-853-2128.
The Atwater High School Class of 1966 is celebrating its 50-year reunion Sept. 24 at Gateway Gardens, 560 W. 18th St. in Merced. This multiyear affair includes the classes of 1965, 1967, 1968 and 1969. If you have not received an invitation or want more information, call John Rasmussen at 209-357-2567 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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