Disabled American Veterans is looking for men and women to be volunteer drivers. The job ensures that even those who live far from VA hospitals need not go without the treatment they need. DAV needs volunteers in the Merced area. DAV provides a van and fuel. Call (559) 241-6424 or (559) 225-6100, ext. 6907.
A bowl of menudo
Club Mercedes serves Menudo every Sunday through the NFL season at the club. Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at noon or when the Menudo runs out. Cost is $7 for a small bowl or $8 for a large bowl. Beverages are extra. Call (209) 383-9906
A Christmas Carol
Good Company Players presents A Christmas Carol through Dec. 22 at 2 Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $16 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors. Call (559) 266-0660 or (800) 371-4747 for more information.
Playhouse Merced presents Christmas Carol, a new musical based on Dicken story, through Dec. 15 at 452 W Main St. Tickets on sale now. Call (209) 725-8587 for details.
Choir holiday concert
Unity of Merced is hosting the Allan Spencer Mallet Choir Annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday at 305 W. 26th St. $15 per person. Tickets available at Unity of Merced office, 305 W. 26th St. Call 723-3427 for ticket information.
Apostolic Tabernacles annual Christmas bazaar is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 2745 E. Highway 140. Holiday gifts and crafts for sale; breakfast and lunch available. For more information, call (209) 723-0545.
Music and sing-along
Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long with the Merced College concert band, directed by Mark Doiel, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Merced College Theater. $8 for the general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets available at Merced College bookstore and the theater box office. For more information, call (209) 384-6284
The Gift of Jesus, will be at 10a.m. Dec. 22 at Calvary Temple, 2740 N. Highway 59. Free.
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