Meetings on Friday, February 20, 2009

3rd Friday

Special events

Story Time, Merced County Library, 10:30 a.m. Info: 385-7484.


Sunrise Toastmasters, 6:30 a.m. 720 Motel Drive. Info: 384-7128 or 357-1599.

Sweet Bridge of Merced, 12:15 p.m., 851 W. 23rd St. Info: Vickie Sweet, 358-0060 or 723-6274.

The Rainbow Club Gay-Lesbian Social Group, 6 p.m., 305 W. 26th St. Info: 723-3427.

Merced Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Merced Mall Food Court near Sears, Info: David Humpal at 722-0764.

Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club meets at 7 p.m. at the State Gem and Mineral Museum, 4994-A 7th St. Info: (209)966-4367.

Support groups

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, CA-1781, 9 a.m., Girl Scout Hut, 1659 Second St., Atwater. Info: 1 (800) 932-8677.

Women’s Issues Support Group, 11 a.m., 658 W. Main St. Info: 381-6880.

AA at noon, 6 and 8 p.m. 2265 Dan Ward Rd. Info: 385-6004.

Square Pegs Alcoholics Anonymous non-smoking group at noon, 520 W. 20th St. Alley entrance.

South Eastern Asian Support Group, for persons who are being seen by a physician and are wanting a better understanding of the western practices of their medical care, 1 p.m. in Room B, 301 E. 13th St. Info: Jim McDiarmid, Ph.D, 385-7172, and Chang Vang Her, 724-0166.

Spanish Speaking Domestic Violence, 5:15 p.m., 1575 W. Main St. Info: 384-3988.

Healing Hearts Domestic Violence Support Group, 5:30 p.m. 419 Madison Ave. Los Banos. Info: 827-5990.

Celebrate Recovery Ministry, 6 p.m., 7264 W. Myrtle Ave., Winton. Info: 358-6975

Jesus and Me Support Group, 6 p.m., 1057 N St. Info: 722-2581.

12 Steps to the Cross, Bible based support group for men, 7 p.m., 1350 Yosemite Park Way. Info: 383-6730.

Spanish Speaking Domestic Violence (men), 7:30 p.m., 1575 W. Main St. Info: 384-3988.

Celebrate Recovery Ministry support group for all addictions, 6 p.m., 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Info: 383-5038.

Narcotics Anonymous Sunrise Fellowship, 8 p.m., 305 W. 26th St. Info: 723-3427.

Senior groups

Merced Senior Social Club, 9 a.m., eat-out and bingo, 755 W. 15th St. Info: 383-0622.

Corrections, deletions and additions for the Datebook can be mailed to the Lifestyle Section, Merced Sun-Star, 3033 G St., Merced, CA 95340, or e-mailed to For information, call 385-2478 or 384-3881. Items appear according to space available.