Around Town (06/06/14)

Food Addicts Anonymous

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that meets every week on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 302 W. K St.

CCW classes

Concealed Carry Weapon classes are held once a month at 9 a.m. at Stone’s Gun Shop, 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. For more information on the classes and the days they are held, call (209) 723-3733 or go to

Community Services classes

Merced College Community Services offers many classes and trips throughout the year. For more information, call (209) 384-6221 or email

Atwater VFW breakfast

The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars has a breakfast the first Sunday of the month and a hamburger night every Wednesday. All proceeds benefits veterans. The VFW is also looking for more members to join. For more information, call (209) 358-7224.

Weight Loss Support Group

The Merced Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meets 7 p.m. the 15th of each month (unless it is a Saturday or Sunday, in which case the group meets the Friday before) at Mercy Medical Pavilion, 315 Mercy Ave., Third Floor, Classroom A. For more information, call (209) 261-6333.

Stroke Support Group

A local Stroke Support Group is open to anyone that has survived a stroke. Family, friends and caregivers are welcome 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Mercy Medical Pavilion, 315 Mercy Ave., Third Floor, Classroom A. There is no cost or registration required to attend. For more information, call (209) 564-4310.

Toastmasters meeting

The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets every Friday at 6:30 a.m. at Carrows Restaurant, 720 Motel Drive. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001.

ShakespeareFest auditions

Merced Shakespearefest will hold auditions for its 13th season’s summer play, “Cymbeline,” noon Saturday at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. More than 15 performers are needed, as well as musicians. Be prepared to cold-read from text and perhaps sing some bars of a song. For more information, call (209) 723-3265 or go to