Central California Legal Services staff would like to remind Merced County residents of the different services and legal advice provided: tenant rights and homeless issues; Social Security and SSI disability cases; senior citizen legal issues; public benefit issues such as food stamps, CalWORKs, unemployment, Medi-Cal and health care concerns; and other civil law matters. The services are available to eligible low-income people at no cost. For more information or a free consultation, visit the CCLS office in Merced at 1640 N St., Suite 200, or call 800-675-8001.
Challenged Family Resource Center is having a free play group from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the parent Education Center, 827 W. 20th St., for typically developing children and non-typically developing children up to 5 years old. For more information, stop by or call 209-384-0119.
A Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program presentation with Isabel Nuno of the Area Agency on Aging will be given at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pacifica Senior Living, 3420 R St. It will cover HICAP updates, billing issues and denials. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Shana at 209-384-9700.
The Merced Parks and Recreation Department plans a free showing of “Hotel Transylvania 2” at dusk Wednesday at Rahilly Park, 3400 Parsons Ave. Bring chairs, a blanket or something else to sit on. For more information, call 209-385-6232.
Breakfast in La Grange
La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Lodge 65 serves breakfast the second Sunday of each month at the IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. The next one will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Biscuits and gravy, ham and cheese omelets, sausage and French toast cost $6 for adults; $3 for ages 7 to 12. Children 6 or younger eat free. For more information, call Chris at 209-853-2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Merced College committee overseeing the search for its next college president plans public input meetings throughout July. The first one is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 12 at Le Grand High School, 12961 E. Le Grand Road, Le Grand. The full schedule is at www.mccd.edu/offices/hr/jobs/president-search/community-involvement/forums.html.
La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Lodge 65 will hold its first car show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at La Grange Old Schoolhouse County Park, 30204 Floto St. in La Grange. Preregistration is $25 per car; late registration is $30. For more information, email email@example.com, or call 209-324-9016 or 209-277-7039.
Exellence in Business
The Merced Sun-Star is accepting nominations for its second annual Excellence in Business awards. Nominate your candidates for being “Excellent in Business” at www.mercedsunstar.com/nomination. To nominate a business or person for the Hall of Fame award, go to www.mercedsunstar.com/nomination. For a physical copy of the nomination form, or any questions about this event, contact Deanna Whitmore at 209-578-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit nominations is July 14.
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