Date correction: MS program
A program titled “Mood and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis: What You Can Do” is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 7 at First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive in Merced. The listing in Thursday’s paper gave the incorrect date of the event. The program explores why and how people with multiple sclerosis experience changes in mood and cognitive functioning, and provides the latest information on how these symptoms can be addressed. To register, call (800) 344-4867.
CHP offers driver’s safety class for seniors
The California Highway Patrol invites residents older than 55 to attend a driver’s safety education class in March. The class is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. March 16 at the Merced area CHP office, 1500 Bell Drive in Atwater. The class is free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, call Officer Moises Onsurez at (209) 356-2958.
The Merced River Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet 10:30 a.m. March 7 at The Hampshire, 3460 R St. If you are related to a patriot who lived during the time of the American Revolution and would like to know more about the group, call Karen Theofanides at (209) 384-0742.
Women in Politics luncheon
The 11th Annual Celebrating Women in Politics Luncheon is scheduled for noon March 26 at the Branding Iron, 640 W. 16th St. in Merced. The scheduled guest speaker is Kim Schaefer from Congressman Jim Costa’s office. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Merced County and Soroptimist International of Merced. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or more information, contact Susan Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Los Banos Tigers Sports Boosters will hold the fourth annual Hold ’em or Fold ’em Tourney on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Los Banos Sportsmen’s Association, 13989 S. Mercey Springs Road. Buy-in is $75. Prizes include $1,000, a flat-screen television, $75 player bounties and trophy card protectors. For more information, call Jeremy Siemiller at (209) 769-8325.
‘Heart for Art’
The California Retired Teachers Association is sponsoring “Heart for Art” event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 17 at the Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. The program focuses on digital art using an iPad by Paul Longo. Vicki Eisenhart, an expert quilter, will also give a presentation. There’s no charge for the activity. After the program, members and friends of CalRTA will have a lunch including a corned beef sandwich and Irish coffee at 510 Bistro, 510 W. Main St. Cost for the lunch is $15. For more information and reservations, call Shirley Vaughn-Hulbert at (209) 722-4782.
Habitat for Humanity will have a flapjack breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 1734 W. Olive Ave., Merced. Come help us build more homes for the low-income families in our community. Tickets are $5. Call (209) 726-0850 for tickets.
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