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Drought gardening talk

Merced Gardens and Nursery will host a free seminar, “Planning for Drought: Homeowners and Gardeners guide to water reduction techniques” at 10 a.m. on Friday at 1007 Tahoe St. Refreshments will be served and reservations are recommended. Call (209) 384-0513 for more information.

College for Kids sign-up

College for Kids Registration will open April 1, and a limited number of scholarships are available at the downtown office, the main campus, or the website, Call (209) 384-6224 for more information.

Merced College plant sale

Merced College will hold their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 5 at the college’s greenhouses. They will have vegetables, herbs, perennials, succulents, fruit and shade trees and much more. Call (209) 631-2026 for more.

Old Timers seek honorees

The Merced County Old Timers Association is looking for individuals to honor at the 72nd annual Old Timers Luncheon. The Old Timers committee was formed in 1942 to honor individuals that are 85 years of age or older who have lived in Merced County for 50 years or longer. This year’s luncheon will be held on April 27th at the Italo-American Lodge in Merced. Honorees receive a free luncheon and are presented with certificates and proclamations. For more information or to receive an application, please contact: Kim McAuley (209) 761-5148, Chris Cook (209) 404-0408 or Carolyn Chandler (209) 384-0626.

Savor Our Symphony

The Merced Symphony will hold its annual fundraiser, “Savor Our Symphony: Italian Night,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at the Italo-American Lodge at 18th and U streets. Tickets are $35 per person, or reserve a table seating eight for $500. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, a silent auction and a live auction. Proceeds benefit concerts and children’s programs. For tickets or more information, call (209) 383-3277 or go to

Volunteer tutors sought

Volunteer tutors are needed at the Merced County Library for its Read and Succeed adult literacy program. There will be an orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 2100 O St., and a training session will follow from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the library. For more information, call (209) 385-7391.

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