Around Town (1-25-13)

January 24, 2013 

Club Mercedes menudo

Club Mercedes serves menudo every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon, or until it runs out. Cost is $8 for a large bowl and includes tortillas, coffee and Mexican pastry. Beverages are available for an extra cost. There is dine-in and take-out service. Call (209) 383-9906.

Merced College classes

Merced College Community Services will offer Spring 2013 classes such as Strength and Stretch, Fitness Boot Camp, Aikido, Zumba, Belly Dance Fitness and Yoga. Call (209) 384-6224 or visit www.mercedcommunityservices. com.

Sixth Street Cinema

MARIPOSA -- The Sixth Street Cinema, 4994 Sixth St., will present the films "Compliance" at 4 p.m. Sunday and "A Royal Affair" at 7. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, but no one will be turned away over a lack of funds. For more information, email

Gardening classes

Golden Valley Health Centers offers free monthly gardening classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Dental Building at 737 W. Childs Ave. The next classes are Feb. 12 and March 12. Call (209) 385-5260.

Mature drivers' classes

The Merced-Atwater Merced College Noncredit Office is offering mature driver improvement classes for residents over the age of 55, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Merced Tri-College Center. This is a free, non-credit class. To enroll, call (209) 381-6541.

Rose pruning workshop

ATWATER -- The Atwater Garden Club will offer a free rose pruning workshop at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bloss Memorial Rose Garden gazebo at Cedar and First streets. Bring pruning shears, gloves and dress warm. Call (209) 233-1814.

'Carnival of Chaos'

The Friends of the Merced County Library will host "Carnival of Chaos," a vaudeville variety show, at 11 a.m. Saturday on the main floor of the library, 2100 O St. This family entertainment program is free. Call (209) 385-7643.

SPCA meeting

The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive, except when the first Monday is a holiday. Call (209) 723-8953 or (209) 384-7722.

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