Merced Shakespearfest Auditions
Merced Shakespearefest is gearing up for its spring production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ Auditions are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Merced Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., Merced. Rehearsals begin in late February. Performances are scheduled in mid-April. For more information, call 209-723-3265 or find them on Facebook at “Merced Shakespearefest.”
Buhach Music Crab Fundraiser
The Buhach Colony High School Music Boosters of Atwater hosts its 13th annual crab feed from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way The event features the Buhach Colony Jazz Ensemble, a raffle, and a dessert auction. All proceeds go toward funding the Buhach Colony High School Music program in Atwater. For more information, call 209-631-6178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Mental Illness Class
NAMI Merced will host free weekly classes this spring for those suffering with mental health issues beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at 480 E. 13th St., Merced. Classes will end April 26. The course provides information on many mental illnesses as well as coping skills, recovery and rehabilitation. Classes are taught by people who have experienced mental illness and are certified by NAMI California to offer courses to the community. You do not have to have been diagnosed to attend. Space is limited. For more information, call 209-789-6264 or visit www.namimerced.org/classes.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
The next meeting of the Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St., Merced. If you have numbness or tingling in your feet or hands and want further information call Larry Frice at 209-358-2045 or Bill Cavner at 209-723-9405.
Old Timers Association
The Merced County Old Timers Association is accepting applications to honor members of our communities who are 85 years of age or older and have lived in Merced County for at least 50 years. A luncheon will be served at noon on April 15 at the Italo-American Lodge in Merced. All applications need to be returned by March 25. For more information, email Carolyn Chandler at email@example.com or call Kim McAuley at 209-761-5148 or Chris Cook at 209-358-0042.
If you would like to have an event announced in Around Town, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days before the event. Items run according to space available.