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Bike Blessing is Saturday

The Sons of Thunder will hold its annual Bike Blessing on Saturday. Sign-in is 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts at Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave. They will ride through the foothills to Henderson Park in Snelling. There will be a barbecue, live music and motorcycle show, with T-shirts and pins available for purchase. This is a free event. Call (209) 947-5269 for more information.

Get rid of household hazardous waste

The Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority will accept household hazardous waste on Saturday at the Highway 59 Landfill for residents and conditionally-exempt small quantity generators. Residents must call Advanced Chemical Transport at (209) 722-4228. No items will be taken unless appointments are made. For information on items that will be accepted go to mercedrecycles.com/hhw.html.

‘Toys for All’ exhibit

The Arbor Gallery will open the “Toys for All” exhibit with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Saturday. Call (209) 384-8838 for more information.

Easter service in Atwater

Bible Baptist Church invites everyone to Easter service at 10 a.m. Sunday at 3840 N. Santa Fe Drive. The nursery will be open. Call (209) 358-3595 for more information.

Fundraiser for treasurer candidate

Gateway Gardens will have a fundraising dinner and dessert auction for Richard St. Marie, who is running for Merced County treasurer-tax collector, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on April 24 at 560 W. 18th St. Tickets are $45 per person. Call (209) 384-3797 or (209) 201-9057 for more information.

Day trip to Chukchansi

The Italian Catholic Federation will sponsor a day at Chukchansi Casino. The bus leaves from the parking lot across from the post office on 23rd Street at 9 a.m. April 28. Cost is $32 per person, which includes $10 for gaming and $5 toward lunch. Refreshments, raffle and bingo on the bus. Call (209) 383-4819 or email Natalinas@comcast.net for details or to make a reservation. Deadline is April 24. You must bring your driver license or other photo ID.

Book sale at library

The Atwater branch of the Merced Library is having a book sale throughout April. The library is at 1600 Third St. Cost is $3 for a bag of books. The library is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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