Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop for female cancer patients experiencing appearance-related side effects from their treatment, to be held held on the second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center, 3850 G St. in Merced. The next one is Monday. For more information, call 209-564-3600.
Dancing for Birth
Merced College Community Services will offer a Dancing for Birth class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays from July 11 through Aug. 1. The cost is $20. For more information, call 209-384-6224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The East Merced Resource Resource Conservation District is offering a Merced River Water Resource Tour for landowners in eastern Merced from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge and lunch is included. For more information and to register go to www.lowermercedriver.org, or call board president Jean Okuye at 209-756-2421.
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. The meetings are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. July 18 at the CASA office, 2824 Park Ave. Suite A. To reserve a spot, call 209-722-2272.
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. 23rd 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.
The Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Authority is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday 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.
La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Lodge 65 will hold its first car show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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.
Mixer and breakfast
A Networking Mixer and Continental Breakfast will be from 8 to 10 a.m. July 21 at Pacifica Senior Living Merced, 3420 R St. No membership required. A raffle for gift baskets is set. All proceeds go to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For more information, call 209-384-9700.
Food bank boxes
Merced County Food Bank’s Drought Food Assistance Program is a free temporary program designed to provide assistance to people in Merced County. Those receiving a food box will be asked to self-certify that they live in a household where drought conditions have caused their underemployment, unemployment or reduced their income. People can receive the roughly 30-pound boxes of food up to two times a week. The Merced County Food Bank, at 2000 W. Olive Ave., is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 209-726-3663.
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