Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop for female cancer patients experiencing appearance-related side effects from their treatment, held the second Monday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center, 3850 G St. in Merced. The next one is Monday. For more information, call 209-564-3600.
Local veterans will celebrate the 241st birthday of the U.S. Army at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Post 83 lounge, 939 W. Main St. The guest speaker is retired Lt. Col. Eugene “Bud” Gantney. All military branches and civilians are welcome. For more information, call Joe Vasquez, 209-658- 0652, or Post 83, 209-722-0940.
Habitat for Humanity of Merced County is looking for volunteers to build homes. Building skills and construction experience would be helpful. Plan to attend an orientation meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Paul Lutheran Church library, 2916 N. McKee Road. For more information, call 209-726-0850.
Veterans Service of Merced County’s Kay Spears will speak about veterans aid and attendance and how it can help offset the cost of assisted living at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pacifica Senior Living, 3420 R. St. The meeting is free. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Shana at 209-384-9700.
A public forum on the city of Merced’s zoning ordinance update is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sam Pipes Room of City Hall, 678 W. 18th St. City staffers are set to gather public input on the document. For more information, call 209-385-6858 or email email@example.com.
Chowchilla’s Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Music in the Park Concerts opens the 2016 season with singer-songwriter Brandon Pasion and his band. The country-rock music style is set for 7:30 p.m. June 23 in Veterans Memorial Park, Roberston Boulevard and Sixth St., in Chowchilla. All performances in the six-week series, which runs through July 28 are free. For more information, go to www.CityOfChowchilla.org, or call the city at 559-665-8615, ext. 110.
The Church Women United Summer Retreat takes place from 9:30 a.m. m to 2:15 p.m. June 25 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1455 E. Yosemite Ave. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Bring a cup for the program called “Gathering at God’s Table With the Cup of Life.” For more information, call Ginny Riley at 209-489-4128.
Run in Atwater
The Run for Independence starts at 7:30 a.m. July 4 at Ralston Park in Atwater. Race distances are 2 or 5 miles. Walkers are welcome in the 2-mile race. Preregistration is $25 for adults; $20 for 18 years and younger. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Cost for all on race day is $30. For more information, call 209-617-4042 or 209-658-1156.
Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa is calling on photographers from the Central Valley and Sierras to submit work to the Photography Fest and Sale. Entries are due by July 9 for the show, which runs July 11-24. For a prospectus and application, visit the gallery in Mariposa at Highway 140 and Sixth Street or go to www.sierraartistsgallery.com. For more information, call 209-966-2284.
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