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Wellness Club combines art with lessons about mental health

Jesse Hunt was first drawn to art by his older brother. “He was really good at art and naturally I was like, ‘Yeah, let me try that!’” he said. “I was too young to even realize, but I kept going back to it because it gave me that positive attention that kids want. And I was good at it.” He won an award at school for a picture of…

Postponed MLK march set to proceed this Saturday

After being delayed due to January’s devastating rainstorms, the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March & Celebration will be held this Saturday, Feb. 18. The event will begin at 10 a.m., at the Amtrak Station, 324 W 24th St., in downtown Merced, where members of the community will gather and line up for a Unity March. The march…

Playhouse Merced surprising audiences with Sondheim tribute

Playhouse Merced finally premiered its anticipated production of “Sondheim On Sondheim” last weekend, and there is only one weekend left, so you should definitely grab tickets while you still can. Shows are scheduled for Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, starting at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be bought in person at the Box Office, 452 W. Main…

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