Beginning obedience classes are forming for all dog breeds. Classes run six weeks and are held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Applegate Park near the fountain and rose garden. Cost is $70, or $50 for dogs adopted from a shelter or rescue group. Call (209) 631-0484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playhouse Merced offers one-act plays
Playhouse Merced will present "Merced Born and Raised: One Act Plays by Local Writers" through Sunday. For tickets and more information, call (209) 725-8587.
Service of pastor, wife honored at Bethesda
Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will mark the six years of service of pastor Richard Johnson and wife Dierdre Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 1822 Canal St. The speaker will be pastor T. Marc Gandy. Call (209) 489-4128.
Club Mercedes to hold Mother's Day Dance
Club Mercedes will hold a Mother's Day Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the club, 569 W. 9th St. Tickets are $15 per person and the Los Amigos Band will perform. Call (209) 769-8504 or (209) 769-8714.
Merced getting ready for Cap and Town 2013
The city is gearing up for Cap and Town 2013, Merced's biggest outdoor celebration and block party. It will be from 5 to 10 p.m. May 17 on Main Street, from M Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Come for food, music, exhibits, arts and crafts booths, fun for kids, a car show and much more. Organizers are looking for food and craft vendors. Call (209) 385-6970 or go to http://cityofmerced.org.
College for Kids class focused on microscopes
Merced College is offering a College for Kids class this summer for kids interested in microscopes. They can look at prepared slides and make their own. Call (209) 384-6224 or go to www.mercedcommunityservices. com.
Spring Street Fair on way in Livingston
LIVINGSTON -- The city will hold its Spring Street Fair through June 27 on Thursday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. on Main Street. Space is available for vendors. All food vendors must get permits. For more, call (209) 394-8830 or go to www.livingstoncity.com.
Mental Health Board will meet in Planada
Merced County's Mental Health Board will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Planada at 9167 Stanford Ave. The public is invited to attend.
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