Food Addicts Anonymous
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that meets every week on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 302 W. K St.
Concealed Carry Weapon classes are held once a month at 9 a.m. at Stones Gun Shop, 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. For more information on the classes and the days they are held, call (209) 723-3733 or go to www.ccwmerced.com
Community Services classes
Merced College Community Services offers many classes and trips throughout the year. For more information, call (209) 384-6221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atwater VFW breakfast
The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars has a breakfast the first Sunday of the month and a hamburger night every Wednesday. All proceeds benefits veterans. The VFW is also looking for more members to join. For more information, call (209) 358-7224.
Weight Loss Support Group
The Merced Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meets 7 p.m. the 15th of each month (unless it is a Saturday or Sunday, in which case the group meets the Friday before) at Mercy Medical Pavilion, 315 Mercy Ave., Third Floor, Classroom A. For more information, call (209) 261-6333.
Stroke Support Group
A local Stroke Support Group is open to anyone that has survived a stroke. Family, friends and caregivers are welcome 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Mercy Medical Pavilion, 315 Mercy Ave., Third Floor, Classroom A. There is no cost or registration required to attend. For more information, call (209) 564-4310.
The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets every Friday at 6:30 a.m. at Carrows Restaurant, 720 Motel Drive. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001.
Merced Shakespearefest will hold auditions for its 13th seasons summer play, Cymbeline, noon Saturday at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. More than 15 performers are needed, as well as musicians. Be prepared to cold-read from text and perhaps sing some bars of a song. For more information, call (209) 723-3265 or go to www.mercedshakespearefest.org.
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