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., 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.
The San Joaquin Valley Soccer Academy holds boys tryouts starting Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Players should arrive early to fill out a waiver and have proper gear. For more information, call 209-724-0850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tryouts will run Monday through Wednesday and July 25, 26 and 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McNamara Park, 1040 Canal St., Merced.
The Merced College committee overseeing the search for its next college president plans public input meetings throughout July. The next one is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.
The Merced Department of Public Health has set several community health planning meetings in July and August. The next two are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road, Atwater; and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin Elementary School, 2736 Franklin Road, Merced. For more information, email Sureyma Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Coffee Bandits will host a free bilingual puppet show for children called “D.O.G.S.: Dozens of Good Solutions” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the coffee shop, 309 W. Main St. Health professionals and students are part of the comedy show, which is about climate solutions and the substantial health benefits that could come from adopting them. For more information, go to www.climate911.org.
Tea and Bazaar
Native Daughters of the Golden West Veritas Parlor 75 plans its annual Tea and Bazaar with a Christmas in July theme from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at Valley Baptist Church, 3312 G St., Merced. The tea luncheon is $10 and there will be a craft table, baked goods, a silent auction and “second time around” tables. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Esther at 209-723-2575.
The Merced County Literacy Program offers orientation and training for volunteers who would like to become tutors for adults in Merced and surrounding counties. Orientation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Merced County Library, 2100 O St. Training is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the library. There are thousands of adults need of one-to-one academic help. To join the volunteers who help in reading, writing or math, call Shirelle King at 209-385-7391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free health fest
Castle Family Health Centers plans the ninth annual Summer Family Health Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at Castle Clinic, 3605 Hospital Road, Atwater. Admission is free and organizers will offer free health screenings for vision, glaucoma, hearing, diabetes, blood pressure and breast cancer. Dental exams are free for children. Sport physicals are $25. Also planned are free entertainment, food, raffles and activities. For more information, call 209-381-2000, ext. 7213.
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