Last Hope Cat Kingdom volunteer orientation
Last Hope Cat Kingdom will host its volunteer orientation and training session at 10 a.m. Saturday at 6660 Bailey Road in Atwater. Volunteer opportunities include caring for the cats, helping with adoptions, lawn work and mowing, fostering kittens or puppies, cleanup, painting, handyman projects, and helping at community and fundraising events. For more information, call Elena at 209-261-5907.
Menudo served Sunday
Club Mercedes will serve Menudo from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 569 W. Ninth St. in Merced. Dine in and takeout will be available. Prices are $8 for a small bowl and $9 for a large bowl, and includes tortillas, coffee, condiments and pastry. Quesadillas will be available for $1.50 and bloody mary specials for $5. For more information, call 209-383-9906.
VFW breakfast fundraiser
The Livingston-Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a fundraiser in Turlock from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hometown Buffet in Turlock. Tickets are available for $10 each from the VFW and auxiliary members, and must be purchased prior to the event. For tickets or more information, call 209-628-9196 or 209-394-2263, or go to www.vfwlivingston.com. Proceeds will go to maintain the memorial in Livingston Memorial Park and to the group’s Community Program Fund.
Local food talk
The California Institute for Rural Studies, along with local Merced partners, plans a “Listening Session and Report Back” for Merced County growers from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Merced County Farm Bureau office, 646 S. State Highway 59. Local economic development, options for expanding market opportunities and a plan of action will be discussed. The cost is $10. To RSVP or for more information, call Kara Lang at 559-739-8985 or email email@example.com.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meeting
The Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. July 9 at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. Tingling or numbness of toes, fingers, feet or hands might be a sign of peripheral neuropathy. There will be a roundtable discussion with informative handouts. For more information, call Bill Cavner at 209-723-9405.
Merced library summer sale
The Friends of the Merced County Public Library is having its summer sale inside the main branch office, 2100 O St. The sale runs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, ending in August. Participants can fill a bag with hardback books for $3. Children’s books, magazines, CDs and DVDs will be available. All proceeds go to buy new materials for the county library.
Merced College Retired Women meeting
The Merced College Retired Women will hold their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 9 at La Hacienda 2, El Portal Plaza, 3355 G St. No reservations are required for the no-host luncheon. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at the same location. For more information, call 209-358-5376.
Merced Sun-Star business awards
The Merced Sun-Star has launched a new program aimed at recognizing the community’s best businesses and their owners. The Excellence in Business program will grant eight awards to area businesses, and one person in the community will receive the Hall of Fame award. Winners will be announced July 29 in the Sun-Star. To nominate a business or a person, click here. The deadline to submit nominations is July 16.
Merced High School reunion
The Merced High School Class of 2000 will have its 15-year reunion from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 25 at the Branding Iron Restaurant, 640 W. 16th St. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 916-225-7863 or 209-201-8729. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/mhs-class-of-2000-15-year-reunion-tickets-17492666035?aff=es2.
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