Around Town (1-18-14)

Zumba fitness class

Certified instructor Elsa Lopez teaches zumba fitness classes from 5:45. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Walnut Child Development Center, 2600 Walnut in Livingston. Class is $30 a month. Register at City Hall, 1416 C St. For more information contact the recreation department at (209) 394-8830, or get registrations for at www.livingstoncity.com.

Castle museum fundraiser

Castle Air Museum will have Pasta Night fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the museum’s dining room, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. The cost is $10 per person. Proceeds support the museum and its mission to preserve military aviation history. For reservations and more informatio,n call the museum at (209) 723-2178, or visit www.castleairmuseum.org

NAMI presentation

National Alliance on Mental Illness will have a free mental health crisis family readiness presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1137 B St. People attending will learn what they need to know and what to have ready in the event someone in the family experiences mental health crisis. Foremore information, call 381-6844 and a volunteer will return your call, or email namimerced@aol.com

CVOC scholarship project

Central Valley Opportunity Center has six scholarships of $1,500 each to award to high school students in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties this year. Each will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. Applications are available at all high schools in the three counties. Students should contact their school counselor or Alicia Chavez at achavez@cvoc.or or (209) 357-0062, ext. 123. Deadline is April 4.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library will have a sweetheart sale in February. All hardback general fiction and mysteries will be sold on a buy-one-get-one-free basis.All children’s books will be 25 cents. All proceeds go to the library to buy new materials. The bookstore is at 2100 O St. and is open every afternoon.