Rotary lobster dinner
The Merced County Arts Council will host Cheryl Lockett in “The Blues of Etta James” concert Feb. 8. The performance will be 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 645 W. Main St. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (209) 720-4997.
Pasta Night at Castle
Love INC fundraiser
Love in the Name of Christ annual dinner-auction fundraiser will be at 5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Gateway Community Church, 353 E. Donna Drive. Tickets are $20 each and a table of eight is $150. There will be a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, gift raffle and 50-50 cash raffle. Tickets are available at Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St., Hope Christian Stores, 3144 G St., Suite 145 or online at loveinmerced.com. For more information, call Love INC at (209) 383-7034, ext. 120
Merced High School will hold a parent-student orientation for incoming ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the gym. This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet administrators, counselors, teachers and coaches and get information about the transition to high school. Students also will be able to choose elective courses and submitcontact information to the school. For more information, contact Merced High Counseling Department at (209) 385-6495.