Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
The Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet May 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. There will be a roundtable discussion, and informative handouts will be available. For more information, call Larry Frice at (209) 358-2045.
Merced College Retired Women
The Merced College Retired Women will hold its monthly luncheon at La Hacienda 2 on May 14 at 11:30 a.m. No reservations are required for the no-host luncheon. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at La Hacienda 2. Call (209) 358-5376 for more information.
Atwater Garden Club spring tour
The Atwater Garden Club’s Spring Garden Tour is May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The tour will feature six gardens. Tickets are $15 per person. For ticket locations or more information, call (209) 201-2804 or (209) 777-8480.
Free seminar on drought
A free seminar on “Planning for Drought: Homeowners & Gardeners Guide to Water Reduction Techniques,” will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Merced Gardens & Nursery, 1007 Tahoe St., Merced. Presented by UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and Horizon Irrigation of Merced, this seminar will provide practical “how-to” demonstrations on irrigation, low-water landscaping and building drip irrigation systems. Seminars are free but reservations recommended. Call (209) 384-0513 or go to www.mercedgardens.com for more information. Refreshments will be served.
Atwater Women’s Club luncheon
The Atwater Women’s Club is having its Connie Corvelo’s Famous Chicken Salad fund-raising luncheon Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. It will be held at the Atwater Women’s Club House, 1201 Grove Ave., Atwater. There will be dine-in, take-out and delivery for three or more lunches. For tickets, call (209) 358-1927 or fax (209) 358-3087. Proceeds benefit club scholarships and building renovations.
Genealogical Society meeting
The Merced County Genealogical Society will meet in the Gracey Room of the Merced County Library, 2100 O St., at 1 p.m. May 16. The guest speaker will be Kathryn Marshall, director of the Lodi California Family History Center. She will share how to research information online using computer programs and provide other tips for researching family histories. The meeting is open to all; no membership is required.
Talk Show Toastmasters
Talk Show Toastmasters Chapter 7302 meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 521 W. Main St., Merced. There is additional parking in the alley between Main and 18th streets. For more information, call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 628-1928.
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