Merced SPCA meeting
The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month (except when the first Monday is a holiday) at the First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive. For more information, call (209) 723-8953 or (209) 384-7722.
“Christmas Classics and Carols,” the annual holiday production by the Merced College Chorale, will air on KYOS (1480 AM) at 8 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. It replaces the program “Community Conversations,” which takes its holiday break. The hourlong concert will feature Christmas classics that were performed live earlier this month.
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Celebrate the new year
Celebrate with the Twi’ Lighters from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve at the Merced American Legion Hall, 939 W. Main St. Music to be played will include Latin, country, salsa and old-school. Limo transportation will be available from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., one-way only. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, call (209) 626-6105 or (209) 356-8676.
NYE dance with Force ’em
Club Mercedes will hold a New Year’s Eve dance from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday at 569 W. Ninth St. The Fresno band Force ’em will play. The cost is $15 per person, and people must be 21 years old or older to enter. A full beverage bar and snack bar will be open for purchases. For more information, call (209) 383-9906.
ACE Overcomers class
Struggles with depression, anxiety or anger might be a lingering response to a difficult childhood. ACE Overcomers is a program that helps people cope with such effects. It is a 12-week course that equips people to understand and overcome self-defeating thought and behavior patterns. ACE begins a new free class in January. For more information, call (209) 617-4688.
Senior fitness class
Stephanie Botsford holds senior fitness classes from 7:45 to 8:40 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays with emphasis on agility, balance, strength and friendship. For more information, call (209) 769-8184.
Vietnam Vets of America
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 0691 welcomes new members. To qualify, a person must have served during the Vietnam War era. For more information, call (209) 381-0451 or visit at 450 W. 21st St., Merced.