To have your non-profit event listed in Whistle Stop, send the date, time, location, and type of event by email to at least two weeks before the event. Please, no PDFs or photos.

Registration now through Nov. 20 for Holiday Baking Camp at Los Banos Community Center or For more information call 209-827-7033.

Los Banos Police Department Food Drive now through Dec. 8. Bring any non-perishable food items to LBPD at 945 5th St. or Mechanics Bank at 601 I St. For more information call 209-827-7070.

Breakfast with Santa tickets on sale now through Dec. 9 at or at the Los Banos Community Center, 654 7th St. For more information call 209-827-7033.

Registration now through Nov. 22 for Los Banos Park and Rec Jr. Warriors Winter Youth Basketball. Season begins Jan. 6. Call (209) 827-7033 for more info.

Nov. 15

12 -1 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at Country Waffles. Contact 209-826-7452 or


6 p.m. Los Banos City Council meets inside city hall, 520 J St.

Nov. 16

7 p.m. Los Banos Golden Age Club Dinner at the Community Center, 645 7th St.

Nov. 18

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CPR/First Aid Certification Class. Register at the Community Center, 645 7th St. or online at

10 – 11 a.m. Volunteer Day at Regency Lot D Park, 556 Rockport Dr., Los Banos.

2 – 4 p.m. Los Banos Power Volleyball Fall Bingo at Little Diamond’s Pizza, 3160 E Pacheco Blvd.

5 p.m. Los Banos D.E.S. Association Annual Cioppino Dinner & Dance at Los Banos D.E.S. Hall, 1155 I St. For more information contact Lee DaSilva at 209-752-4767.

Nov. 20

6 p.m. Firebaugh City Council meets inside city hall, 1133 P St.

Nov. 21

6 p.m. Dos Palos City Council meets inside the city county building, 1554 Golden Gate Ave.

Nov. 23

7:30 a.m. – 6th Annual Turkey Trot – 5k run/walk at Loftin Stadium in Los Banos presented by LBHS Cross Country team.

Nov. 30

6 – 9 p.m. Los Banos Downtown Association Winter Lighting Celebration at 907 6th St. Storytime with Santa, food vendors, arts & crafts, choir, 50/50 raffle and window contest. For more information call


Dec. 1

5:30 p.m. Los Banos Ducks Unlimited Dinner & Auction. Tickets: 559-341-2865.

Dec. 2

8 a.m. – Noon — Elks Hoops Shoot Free Throw Contest at Westside Union Elementary School, Los Banos.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Christmas Maker’s Market at the Los Banos Arts Center, 5th and K streets in Los Banos. Holiday crafts, vendors, food and drink.

6 p.m. – Annual Los Banos Chamber of Commerce Downtown Christmas Parade on Sixth Street. Awards and lighting of the Christmas Tree to follow at the Henry Miller Plaza. More info 209-826-2495.

6 – 9 p.m. Central California Blood Drive at Henry Miller Plaza

Dec. 7

5 to 7:30 p.m. – Los Banos Empty Bowls – Feeding the hungry fundraiser at the Falasco Arts Center, 1105 Fifth St., Los Banos. Tickets $20 call 209-704-3831.

6 p.m. – Dos Palos Christmas Parade – Begin at Blossom and Mitchell. Theme is “A Country Christmas”. Call (209) 715-0600 for more info.

Dec. 8

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kiwanis Christmas Bazaar at Miller & Lux Building, 830 6th St., Los Banos. For more information call 209-261-2279.

5 p.m. Dos Palos Women’s Improvement Club Bingo Night at American Legion Hall, 1601 Mable, Dos Palos.

Dec. 9

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Breakfast with Santa at Los Banos Community Center. Pancake breakfast, games, arts & crafts and pictures with Santa. For more information call 209-827-7033.

Dec. 16

11 a.m. to Noon – Volunteer Day at Meadowlands II Park, 2700 Snowgoose St., Los Banos.

Dec. 20

1 – 6 p.m. Community Blood Drive at Los Banos Community Center, 645 7th St.

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