Grazie America! From Italy to Merced
Merced County Historical Society’s newest book, Grazie America! From Italy to Merced County, will be released at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Courthouse Museum. This two-volume set, documenting the rich history of Merced County’s Italian American community, is based on the 2017 exhibition of the same title and features more than 130 personal stories. The retail price for the two-volume set is $25. On July 14, we will offer a release-date price of $22 (tax included). For more information, call the museum office at 209-723-2401.
Household Hazardous Waste collection
The Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority hosts a Household Hazardous Waste collection event from 8 a.m. to noon July 21 at the Highway 59 Landfill HHW Facility, 7040 N. Highway 59, Merced. Before bringing items out to the facility, call 916-296-7478 to identify the amount and type of HHW that will be dropped off. There is no cost for residents within Merced County, but quantity limitations apply. Fees apply for CESQGs. For more information, visit www.mcrwma.org/31/Household-Hazardous-Waste or call Regional Waste Authority at 209-723-4481 ext. 224.
Lafayette Car Show
The La Grange Odd Fellows host Third Annual Lafayette 65 Car Show to benefit Lafayette Lodge No. 65 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at the Old School County Park in La Grange. For more information on registration, call Norman Varain 209-916-5086 or Renee Horton 209-573-1723.
Free Music Event in Merced
Beachwood/Franklin Committee 4 Improvement presents Cynthia Huddleston and The Soul Galaxy Band. The group will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 at 2040 Lobo Ave. , Merced. For more information, contact Rene at 209-230-0650 or email@example.com, Mercedes at 209-205-8717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Spiritual Day Retreat
Women’s Christian Spiritual Day Retreat is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway. All women are invited to experience a day of enlightenment and discoveries. Bring your favorite cup, mug or something similar that can be used for an exercise. Lunch is pot-luck. RSVP to Nancy Reding at email@example.com or 209-723-1955.
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