AARP Tax-Aide Program
The AARP Tax-Aide Program will begin preparing tax returns for all ages with middle- to low-incomes and provide extra assistance for those who are age 60 and older, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. No appointment needed. Call (209) 385-8803.
East Coast swing class
Glenn and Leanne Rozman will teach a four-week East Coast swing class at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning this week, at the Senior Community Center, 755 W. 15th St. Cost is $16 for all four lessons. People can register at 678 W. 18th St. The class is limited to 40 people and ladies are strongly encouraged to bring a dance partner. Call (209) 385-6298 or email email@example.com
Fried chicken lunch
Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will sponsor a fried chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at 1822 Canal St. Tickets are $10 each. The meal includes fried chicken wings, potato salad, green beans, roll, dessert and a drink. To order, call (209) 726-0533 by Thursday.
World Dance Classes
The next six-week session of World Dance Classes will start on March 14 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., third floor. Cost is $40 for the six weeks or $7 a session at the door. Call (209) 384-7719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bully Prevention Class
The Merced Mixed Martial Arts Academy will offer a Bully Prevention Class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 14 at 745 W. Main St. Kids will be given tips and training for child safety, bullying prevention and confidence building. Open to all. To register, go to www.oakdalemma.com or call (209) 482-4014 or (209) 384-0117.
Franc D. Ambrosio, a longtime lead actor in "The Phantom of the Opera," will hold auditions for the roles of Christine and Raoul and conduct a Master Class at 3 p.m. on March 15 at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. The class is free and the people chosen from the audition will sing at concert with Ambrosio on March 16. Call (209) 381-0100.
The Debbie Club, a dance event at which the music is only by female vocalists, will be at 8 p.m. on March 17 at 451 Eighth St. All ages are welcome and cost is $2. Call (209) 722-2947 or email email@example.com.
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