The Merced Adult School will offer Zumba classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 21 at 50 E. 20th St. Cost is $50 payable to Merced Adult School. Call (209) 777-8442.
PFLAG meeting Tuesday
The Merced chapter of Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fireside Room of the United Methodist Church of Merced, 899 Yosemite Park Way. Refreshments will be served. Call (209) 341-2122.
CASA holds orientation
Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold an orientation meeting at noon and 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CASA office at 2824 Park Ave., Suite A. Call (209) 722-2272.
'As You Like It' staged
The 12th season of Merced ShakespeareFest will present "As You Like It" at Applegate Park, 26th and N streets on Saturday, Sunday, and Sept. 21 and 22 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. Performances are free. To learn more, call (209) 723-3265 or go to http:// mercedshakespearefest. org.
Pancakes in Atwater
ATWATER Atwater Volunteer Fire Company No. 61 will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the fire station at Gurr Road and Highway 140. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Call (209) 385-7340.
Retired Teachers brunch
The California Retired Teachers Association will hold a garden party and brunch at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at 2649 Reggio Court. Reservations are required, call (209) 357-2210.
It's hip to dance square
It's square dance time, with classes starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Stratford Evans Hall, 15th and B streets. Ages 12 to 90-plus are welcome. The first three classes are free, then cost only $4 per class for adults and $2 for children under 18. Call (209) 722-5315.
Mission Gardens will hold a Parkinson's support group at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at 1450 E. 27th St. The topic will be empowerment through movement with speaker Starr Carson Cleary. Call (209) 384-3300.
Barbecue and auction
The 23rd annual Bill Kirby Western Barbecue-Auction will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Yosemite. Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner and music by Central California Events and Entertainment. Proceeds will benefit Courthouse Museum programs and the Bill and Tom Kirby Agricultural Scholarships. For more information, call (209) 723-2401.
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