Merced Shakespearefest is scheduled to present the magical romance “The Winter’s Tale” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-28 and March 1 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. in Merced. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12; $8 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door at the Arts Center during business hours or be reserved by calling (209) 723-3265. For more information, visit www.mercedshakespearefest.org.
The Merced Marching 100 Band Boosters and Save Mart Supermarkets are sponoring the band’s annual pancake breakfast. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Merced High School cafeteria, 205 W. Olive Ave. The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, and a choice of coffee, juice or milk. Takeout service is available. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from any band member or at the door. For more information, call Sean or Catherine Pamer at (209) 388-1575.
Town hall meetings
Supervisor John Pedrozo will hold town hall meetings at 6:30 p.m Thursday at the Livingston City Council chamber, 1416 C St. in Livingston, and at 6:30 p.m Feb. 25 in the multipurpose room of Tenaya Middle School, 760 W. Eighth St., Merced. Pedrozo said he has coordinated the participation of several Merced County department heads who will be on hand to answer questions or respond to concerns raised by the public. For more information, call (209) 385-7366.
McDaniel to hold mobile office hours
District 3 Supervisor Daron McDaniel has scheduled monthly mobile office hours at Atwater City Hall. Members of the public are encouraged to use the time to voice opinions and talk with McDaniel regarding subjects of interest. District 3 Atwater mobile office hours are 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Atwater City Hall, 750 Bellevue Road. McDaniel can also be reached by phone at (209) 385-7366 or by email at Dist3@co.merced.ca.us.
Franklin-Beachwood MAC meeting
The Franklin-Beachwood Municipal Advisory Council will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Franklin Elementary School, 2936 Franklin Road, Room 21. Marjie Kirn will give a presentation on the Atwater/Merced Expressway. For more information, call Dennis Haines at (209) 381-5981.
Successful Thinkers Network meeting
The Successful Thinkers Network, which includes residents from Merced and Stanislaus counties, meets from noon to 2 p.m. every Tuesday at the Four Seasons Chinese Buffet in Modesto, 1800 Prescott Road. For more information, call Gail Wilson at (209) 712-8997.
Existing and potential new business people are invited to attend the Business Connector from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce office, 640 N St. SCORE and the chamber are cooperating to provide assistance in improving the business climate in the community. SCORE is a nonprofit organization that provides free consulting to existing and startup small businesses.
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