Spring 2013 classes
Merced College Community Services will offer these Spring 2013 classes starting in February: Junior Blue Devil Water I, II and III for kids and teens; Social Media Safety for teens and parents; and Crazy for Cupcakes for adults. Call (209) 384-6224 or go to www.mercedcommunityservices.com.
Mission Gardens will host a seminar on long-term care planning at 5:30 p.m. today at 1450 E. 27th St. Alan Niebel will be the speaker. Call (209) 383-6577, ext. 0.
Bicycle plan meeting
The public is invited to the Merced City Bicycle Transportation Plan meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. in the Sam Pipes Conference Room. These are workshops where the public can give input. Call (209) 385-4768.
The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Merced College Customer Service Academy will offer a two-day workshop on customer service from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 21 at 630 W. 19th St. Cost is $26 and earns one-half unit of college credit. Call (209) 386-6733.
Advisory board meeting
The Advisory Board on Alcohol and Other Drug Problems will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at 1137 B St.
Art gallery exhibit
The Merced College Art Gallery will present an exhibition of sculptural mixed media by Marie Bergstedt and Roz Ritter titled "Relativism" from Feb. 19 to March 14. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the college's theater building. Call (209) 384-4117.
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