Around Town (12-13-13)

12/12/2013 11:17 PM

12/12/2013 11:18 PM

ACE Overcomers

If you struggle with depression, anxiety or anger, it may be a lingering response to a difficult childhood. ACE Overcomers is a program that will help you cope with the effects of a difficult childhood. It is a 12-week course that equips you to understand and overcome the patterns of thought and behavior that are self-defeating. ACE begins a new free class in January 2014. For more information, call (209) 617-4688.

‘A Christmas Carol’

Playhouse Merced presents “A Christmas Carol,” a new musical based on Dickens’ traditional Christmas story, through Sunday at 452 W Main St. Tickets on sale now. For more information, call (209) 725-8587.

Another ‘Christmas Carol’

Good Company Players presents “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 22 at 2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. $16 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call (559) 266-0660 or (800) 371-4747.

Sierra Club potluck

The Merced Sierra Club’s annual potluck will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St., Merced. Awards will be presented at the fundraising event. There is parking at the rear entrance on 19th Street. For more information, call (209) 723-4747.

Alcohol-drug board

The Merced County advisory board on alcohol and other drug problems will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the county’s mental health administration building, 1137 B St., Merced.

Vietnam veterans chapter

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 0691, welcomes new members. To qualify, a person must have served during the Vietnam War era. For more information, call (209) 381-0451 or visit at 450 W. 21st St., Merced.

Castle Air Museum

The Castle Air Museum Foundation is a nonprofit organization with opportunities for students, volunteers and others. For information on hours of operation, special events, volunteering and guided tours for schools or clubs, call (209) 723-2178.

Special Christmas service

The United Methodist Church will hold a service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 2550 Linden St. for those who find it hard to celebrate at this time of year because of the loss of a loved one, or other problems that make the holiday season tough to deal with. People are invited to join in prayer, Scripture readings and song. For more information, call (209) 358-6172.

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