Around Town: BMX, go-karts for kids

09/14/2013 12:00 AM

09/14/2013 1:05 AM

BMX, go-karts for kids

The Atwater Police Athletic League has free BMX Ride Nights through October from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Veterans Park. Ages 6 to 17 are invited. Bikes and helmets are available at no charge. Also, kids 5 and older will race go-karts Sunday at 500 Industrial Way. Drivers meeting at 9 a.m. For more information, call (408) 489-9432.

Women’s Bible study

Coffee Break, a nondenominational women’s Bible study, meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Free child care. All women are welcome. Call (209) 383-5038.

Garden party and brunch

The California Retired Teachers Association will have a garden party and brunch at 10 a.m. Monday at 2649 Reggio Court. Call (209) 357-2210.

Time for square dancing

Square dancing classes will start at 7 p.m. Monday at Stratford Evans Hall, 15th and B streets. Ages 12 to 90 and older welcome. The first three classes are free, then $4 for adults and $2 for children under 18. Call (209) 722-5315.

Living a Healthy Life

Mercy Medical Center will hold Living a Healthy Life, a six-week workshop for those with any chronic condition. Workshops are Tuesdays starting Sept. 17 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Mercy Outpatient Center-Dominican Campus, 2700 M St., second floor.

Fall prevention program

The Merced County Human Services Agency on Aging will hold free fall prevention classes for seniors with a kick-off event Wednesday at 9 a.m. at 851 W. 23rd St. Classes will start Sept. 23 in Merced, Atwater, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos and Dos Palos. For more information, call (209) 385-7550 or go to

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