Around Town: Improving your memory

The Merced College Office of Extended Education is offering a noncredit class titled "Growing Younger/ Improving Your Memory."

This noncredit class will be held on Thursdays through Dec. 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Atwater Community Center located at 760 Bellevue Road.

This "Growing Younger/ Improving Your Memory" class with instructor Sam Dolber was designed to keep the mind young in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Challenge yourself with riddles, brain teasers, entertaining card games and fun language activities while meeting new friends.

Noncredit classes are free and adults over the age of 16 are encouraged to enroll. This noncredit class has continuous enrollment and students my sign up at any class. For more information, call 209-381-6540.


Earplay chamber music

Merced County Arts Council will present Earplay, a new chamber music group with special guest, composer Guillermo Galindo, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at 645 W. Main St. Tickets are $8. For more information call 209-388-1090 ext. 13.


Breakfast meeting

Mariposa County High School Alumni Continental Breakfast meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. until after noon on Sept. 2 at the high school gym Snack-Shack area.

The annual raffle for the MCGHS Grizzlies Picnic Chair, made and donated by Alumnus Lorrell (Wolfsen)Seidlitz, will be held following the meeting. The class of 1997 will have their class reunion on Sept. 1. For more information call 209-966-2250.


College tour meeting

Join a Merced College Tour meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Tours to be covered include the Amish Country Christmas, Sunny Portugal, Tropical Costa Rica and New England Backroads. For more information call 209-384-6224.


Learn to square dance

New square dance classes with the Turlock Steppinpards will start Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., 75 Bothum Road, Turlock. The September classes are free. For more information call 209-656-1692.

If you'd like to get your information in the Around Town column, e-mail Connie Hodges at or send a fax to 209-385-2460. Information must include date, time, address, and contact number, and must be received at least one week in advance of the event, in order to run in the column.