The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities Initiative invited residents in the southeast Merced County area to meetings about the planning phase of the initiative and other issues.
The initiative has been active for more than 18 months in that area of the county.
Schedule for the meetings:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at The Pizza Factory, 13208 Le Grand Road, Le Grand; lunch will be provided and interpreters will be available.
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6-8 p.m. Monday, El Centro, 9167 Stanford Ave., Planada; child care and light snacks will be provided and interpreters will be available.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Merced County Office of Education, 632 W. 13th St., Merced; dinner, child care and transportation provided and interpreters will be available.
If you need a ride to the Wednesday meeting, you can catch the bus at the following stops: 4:15 p.m. -- Planada, Golden Valley Health Centers; 4:30 p.m. -- Le Grand, Le Grand High School; 4:55 p.m. -- Franklin/Beachwood, Franklin Elementary School; 5:15 p.m. -- South Merced, Golden Valley Health Centers
If you have any questions, call Emily Lindsey, (209) 631-8511, or Melissa Kelly-Ortega (209) 261-7109.