Hip Hop Academy
Fluetsch and Busby Insurance presents the Atwater High School Hip Hop Academy for children starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., the second Saturday of each month. Admission is $3 for children with accompanying adults or a $10 admission cap per family.
FIG women luncheon
All women who have worked at the Farmers Insurance Group regional office are invited to lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday at Five Ten Bistro at 510 W. Main St. Lunch will be a buffet and tickets are $14. For more information or to make a reservation, call (209) 723-4317.
All are invited to the monthly meeting of Mercedians Against Fracking at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Merced County Farm Bureau, 646 S. Highway 59.
Indoor soccer sign-ups
Indoor soccer for 3- to 6-year-olds will start June 7 and run through Aug. 2. Cost is $35 for registration and $10 for a game T-shirt. Register at Aguilera’s Satellites, 1033 W. Main St., or call (209) 385-6298 for more information.
Merced SPCA event
The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a big adoption event from 1 to 5 p.m. June 7 at Petco, 1230 Commerce Ave. There will be cats, dogs and puppies as well as information for pet owners on low-cost pet services and SPCA membership and volunteer opportunities.
The Elks will hold their breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. June 8 at 3600 Wardrobe Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, OJ and coffee. Bloody marys and screwdrivers will also be available.
The Merced-Mariposa Shrine Club will hold itsannual breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon June 14 at the Atwater Veteran’s Park at Buhach and Bellevue roads. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger are free. Breakfast includes steak, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits, juice, coffee and fizzes. Silent auction and opportunity drawing. For more information, call (209) 358-2769.
New Beginnings wants you
New Beginnings Merced is a nonprofit dedicated to saving shelter animals and finding them new homes. The group needs volunteers, especially those who can care for kittens or dogs and their puppies for a short time. Help with photographing shelter animals is needed, as are people who can transport them to rescue organizations, for which no personal vehicles are needed. For more information, call (209) 769-2122.