Summer arts program registration beginning

The Merced County Office of Education, in partnership with the Merced Union High School District and the Merced County Education Foundation, is hosting the third annual Summer Performing Arts Program, which will culminate in several performances of “Snow White” and “Peter and the Wolf.”

Registration is now open for the summer program, which will be held at Buhach Colony High School, is open to all Merced County students entering 4th through 8th grades and is first come, first served, according to a Merced County Office of Education press release.

There is a $40 fee per student with breakfast and lunch provided each day.

Rehearsals begin June 16 and run through July 23, with performances July 24-26. There is a mandatory parent meeting at 9 a.m. on the first day of the program at the Buhach Colony High School Theatre, 1800 Buhach Road in Atwater.

Participating students meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Buhach Colony Theatre, where they take classes in set design and construction, prop building, costume design and construction, make-up, as well as performing in the production. Classes are taught by three high school district theater instructors, the release said.

There will be no class July 3 due to the Fourth of July holiday.

To download the registration packet, visit

For more information, call Lee Lor at (209) 381-6602 or email her at