Around Town (11-29-13)

SPCA Holiday Home Tour

Four decorated homes as well as Vista Ranch and Cellars will be on the Merced SPCA’s annual Holiday Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Gift baskets and raffle prizes including a bicycle and a diamond necklace will be at Vista Ranch. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained at Maciel & Co. in the Merced Mall, Christina’s Fine clothing in the Galleria at 2852 G St., Wash ‘N’ Wag at 2521 N Santa Fe Ave., Rabobank at 2000 M St., A Blooming Affair Floral 463 W Main St. and Expressions of Love Floral, 1486 Broadway Ave. in Atwater. For more information call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.

Christian center speaker

Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Aglow will have Frances Schneider speak. The event will include Christmas music and fellowship. Bring a small exchange gift under $5 and a snack to share. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave.

Help with codependency

CoDA is a 12-step program that enables codependent people to have healthy, loving relationships. The group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 500 Buena Vista Drive in the First Baptist Church administration building.

Winton pancake breakfast

The volunteer fire department will hold its annual pancake breakfast 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday at the Winton Community Hall, 7091 Walnut Ave. Prices are $7 for adults and $4 children ages 6-12. Children 5 years old and younger eat for free.

Ladies VFW breakfast

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Atwater VFW will hold its monthly breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, serving waffles with strawberries and cream or biscuits with sausage gravy. Other menu options include eggs cooked to order, bacon or sausage, hash browns, biscuits, and omelets. Juice and coffee served with all meals. A $4 to $6 donation is required. The breakfast will be at 1390 Broadway Ave. Proceeds benefit veterans programs.

Gordo Fest

Gordo Fest will take place from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday at the Merced County Fairgrounds inside Yosemite Hall, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Presale tickets for all ages are $10, or $15 at the door. Visit Gordo Fest 2013 via Facebook. The event will include 12 acts, food, drinks and vendors. Manuel “Gordo” Chavez passed away a year ago, and proceeds will go to a music scholarship in his name.