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Tick­ets are now on sale for the Club Mercedes New Year’s Eve Dance on Dec. 31 at 569 W. 9th St., Merced. Club­house doors will open at 7 p.m. Buf­fet fin­ger foods will be served at 8 p.m. Danc­ing from 9 pm. to 1 a.m. No-host bar is avail­able and cham­pagne at mid­night. Price is $25. per per­son, You must be 21 and over to at­tend. For tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion call the Club at 209-383-9906 or pur­chase them at the Club af­ter 4 p.m.


Court Ap­pointed Spe­cial Ad­vo­cates of Merced County needs vol­un­teers. A CASA vol­un­teer is a trained com­mu­nity cit­i­zen who ad­vo­cates for the best in­ter­ests of foster youth within the court sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion meet­ings will take place:Jan. 3 at 3 p.m., Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 8 at noon and Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Up­com­ing train­ing be­gins Jan 10. Free and open to the pub­lic, the in­for­ma­tion meet­ings and train­ing classes will be at the CASA of­fice: 2824 Park Ave, Suite A, Merced CA. Visit mer­ced­ or call 209-7222272 for more in­for­ma­tion.


The Merced Women’s Club meet­ing will be Tues­day, Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s Club at 707 W 22nd St., Merced. The lunch will be soup and sand­wiches, the cost is $8 per per­son. The pro­gram will be the Fre­mont Honor Choir. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 209-383-5459.


The Af­fairs of the Heart will host a ben­e­fit din­ner and dance for Tina Pulido, who is bat­tling can­cer, on Feb. 9 at the Yosemite Hall at the Merced County Fair­grounds, 900 Martin Luther King Way. Doors open at 5 p.m. Din­ner at 6 p.m. Live mu­sic be­gins at 8 p.m. Tick­ets are $30. In­for­ma­tion: Ruth Rocha 209756-5720 or David Ro­driguez 209-761- 0770.


Merced County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is ac­cept­ing nom­i­na­tions and ap­pli­ca­tions for his­tory awards and grants from $200 to $2500. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able in the Mu­seum Of­fice or by call­ing 209723-2401. Com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived by Jan. 7, and should be sent to: Merced County Court­house Mu­seum, P.O. Box 3557, Merced, CA 95344. All the awards and grants will be pre­sented at the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s an­nual meet­ing in Fe­bru­ary.

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