The Merced County Arts Council invites everyone to its annual fund-raiser, “Casino Royale: Take a Chance on the Arts”. The event is May 22 from 7-10 p.m. (social hour begins at 6) at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the Merced Multicultural Art Center, 645 West Main St. or visit ArtsMerced.org for more information.
Young Artists’ Showcase, May 20 at 7 p.m., Merced Multicultural Arts Center. The 40 -voice Merced Children’s Choir and approximately 15 additional young musicians from the Merced area performing solos on piano or voice. Event is open to the public, free of charge. A reception will follow the concert. For more information call Patrice Stribling Nelson at (209) 725-3404 or visit Musikgarten.org/snmusicstudio.
MCAC and Merced County High School are pleased to announce the 2010 High School Art Show at the Civic Center. The show will be presented until May 28. Please join us this at the reception on Thursday May 20 from 5-6:30pm as we honor these talented young kids.
The “Pick and Gather” at Riverdance Farms and Merced River Fair: A Farm Festival that’s really on a Farm. When: Sat-Sun, June 5-6. Where: 12230 Livingston Cressey Road, Livingston, and CA 95334. Cost: Saturday: $ 10 adults, $ 5 children; Sunday, half price. For more information, call Cindy Lahbrook, [email protected]
Merced Mall’s 4th Annual Summer Music Series June 5 presents: The world renowned Cuerdas De Fuego (Strings Of Fire). Ramon Romero is a true master of the Paraguayan Harp. He is dictated to performing and preserving the musical folk treasures of his native South America. Carols Caro is one of the world’s most versatile Latin percussionists. For more information call (209) 723-3981 or visit MercedMall.com. All shows are free the, 6- 8 p.m.
HooD RoC Dance Productions presents: Hip-Hop Dance Classes for 6-11 year olds every Thursday at the Multi-Cultural Arts Center, Studio 3a 645 West Main St., Merced at 4 p.m. For more information call 209-769-2137 or send email to [email protected]
Merced International Folkdancers presents: Spring 2010 Beginning/Intermediate Classes through May 27, Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. 645 W. Main St. No Partner necessary, so out to increase your dance skills, get exercise and meet friends. Register at class – $7 per session. For more information call instructor Memo Keswick at (209) 723-4016.
City of Merced is taking signups for City Summer Camps. The camps are from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 14-Aug. 6. The cost is $50 per week. For more information call Fritzi Martinez at (209) 385-6895.
Musikgarten, a child development program for newborn infants through preschool (birth to 5 years old) – Multicultural Arts Center. Patrice (209) 725-3404, www.musikgarten.org/snmusicstudio
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