Free Mental Illness Class
NAMI Merced will host free weekly classes this spring for those suffering with mental health issues beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at 480 E. 13th St., Merced. Classes will end April 26. The course provides information on many mental illnesses as well as coping skills, recovery and rehabilitation. Classes are taught by people who have experienced mental illness and are certified by NAMI California to offer courses to the community. You do not have to have been diagnosed to attend. Space is limited. For more information, call 209-789-6264 or visit www.namimerced.org/classes.
La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast
The La Grange Odd Fellows host their monthly breakfast to benefit Lafayette Lodge #65 from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. For more information, call 209-853-2128.
Parkinson’s Support Group
The monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Mission Gardens, 1450 E. 27th St., Merced. This month they are hosting Pang Chang from HICAP an advocate with Merced Agency On Aging. For more information or to RSVP call 209-384-3300.
Master Gardeners of Merced
The Master Gardeners of Merced will host a Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop for the public from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, 2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced. For more information and to register call 209-385-7403.
The Los Banos Arts Council will host Terry Brown for a song-writing workshop and concert on Feb. 24 at The Ted Falasco Arts Center, 1105 Fifth St., Los Banos. The cost is $40 and includes tickets to Brown’s concert later that evening. Class participants will have the option of performing at the concert. For more information, call 209-826-6132.
Winter Coat Drive in Merced
AAA Insurance will host a coat drive to benefit local schools and Catholic charities through February at 3065 M St. Merced. For more information, call 209-726-7463.
World Day of Prayer in Merced
Church Women United in the Merced Area will meet Thursday, March 1 to celebrate World Day of Prayer USA at Salvation Army, 1440 West 12th St. in Merced from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 907-351-4096.
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