Grateful Dead meet-up
The Grateful Dead’s “Beat Club” studio performance from 1972 in its entirety, 7:30 tonight at Hollywood Theaters Mainplace, 403 W. Main St., Merced. Songs include “Sugaree” and “Playing in the Band.”
Burglary prevention forum
The Beachwood-Franklin Committee for Improvement will hold a community forum on home break-in prevention at 6 p.m. today in the Franklin Elementary cafeteria, 2736 Franklin Road.
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About military funeral honors
Soldiers from the California Veteran Honors Program will discuss military funeral honors, benefits, entitlements, regulations and protocol at 11:30 a.m. Friday at The Hampshire independent senior living community, 3460 R St., Merced. Contact Sgt. Mauricio Ceja at (209) 518-8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free day at Kiddieland
Kiddieland will be free Saturday, sponsored by Merced Elks Lodge 1240. Concession opens at noon; rides will be free from 1 to 5 p.m. Kiddieland is in Applegate Park near Q and 25th streets.
Native Daughters of the Golden West, Veritas Parlor No. 75, will have a Mission Restoration Luncheon from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Merced, 899 Yosemite Park Way. $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit one of California’s missions, La Purísima Concepción. For reservations or more information, call Marla Weathers at (209) 724-9617.
Merced Art Hop
Artists will take over downtown Merced on Saturday at the Art Hop. Festivities kick off at from 5 to 9 p.m. on West Main Street, between I and N streets. For more information, visit mercedarthop.org.
A fundraiser to help Marina Franco in her battle against cancer will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lake Yosemite Fish and Game Club. The $10 donation includes a Mexican dinner of carnitas, rice, beans, salad, cookie and a drink. Cal “Skyhawk“ Haynes will perform. There will be a DJ, bake sale, cakewalks, face painting and raffles. For details call (209) 722-4966, (209) 720-6625 or visit imnotfightingalone.com.
Dog obedience class
A beginning dog obedience class will begin July 29 at 6 p.m. at Applegate Park in Merced. The class teaches basic obedience such as sit, down, stay and walking on a loose leash. It is also a canine good citizen class, which will test a dog's manners. The instructors have more than 20 years experience training dogs. The six-week class costs $70, or $50 for dogs from a shelter or rescue organization. Call 631-0484 or email to email@example.com.