Free Smog repair event - Lemoore: Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, West Hills College, 555 College Dr., Lemoore. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Valley Air District) and Valley Clean Air Now (Valley CAN) will host a "Tune In & Tune Up" car clean-up event. Valley drivers who have had their car for at least six months receive a free vehicle emissions test. If the vehicle doesn’t pass the test, the driver receives a voucher for up to $500 in emission-related repairs at a participating STAR-certified smog check station. Vehicles 1999 or older may also be eligible for up to $9,500 for a down payment on a newer, cleaner car.
In addition to the emissions testing, there will be local community booths as well as free food and beverages starting at 8 a.m. while supplies last. For assistance with any air quality issue, contact the nearest District office in Modesto at (209) 557-6440, Fresno at 230-6000 or Bakersfield at (661) 326-6900, or visit www.valleyair.org.
Senior Luncheon - Hanford: Tuesday, doors open at 11:30 a.m., Senior-Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. $8 for members, $10 for guests. Tickets are available for sale at the Wednesday Senior dances, or Monday Bingo. Also available by calling: Fran at 584-5103, Bernice at 707-4939 or Phyllis at 904-0687.
40th anniversary celebration and re-dedication: Nov. 7, 1 p.m., Kings County Government Center, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., in the courtyard. The public is invited to join in the celebration and re-dedication or the Kings County Government Center.
American Legion Post 3 Veterans ceremony - Hanford: Nov. 11, 10 a.m., Hanford Cemetery, 10500 S. 10th Ave., Hanford. American Legion Post 3, Hanford is conducting a Veterans Day Commemoration themed, “One Team, One Fight”, at the Hanford Cemetery “Tank" featuring U.S. Navy Command Master Chief David Coduff, as guest speaker. Information call 583-1169.
Fourth annual Veterans Festival - Hanford: Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m., The Kings Fair, 801 S. 10th Ave., Hanford. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5869 are hosting the annual event themed "There will be no Veteran “Stand Down.” There will be music, food, raffles throughout the day, motorcycle and car clubs, bounce houses, drill team competition and more. This is a family friendly event. Admission and parking are free.
Veteran’s Day Holiday craft show - Lemoore: Nov. 11, noon to 8 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Building located at 411 W. D St., Lemoore. The Lemoore Recreation Department is hosting a Holiday Craft show. Set up time for vendors begins at 10 a.m. Cost for vendors is $20. Admission is free. Ornaments, decorations, clothing items, jewelry, soaps and much more. Shop before or after our annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Information: Call 924-6767.
Veteran’s Day parade - Lemoore: Nov. 11, 6 p.m., downtown Lemoore. The Lemoore American Legion Post 100 hosting the annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Come out and support our veterans. For more information call the Lemoore Recreation Department at 924-6767.
Cabrillo Club Officers installation: Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m., Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Kings County Cabrillo Civic Club #9, will be hosting the annual officers installation luncheon and "Christmas Needy Baskets" donation drive. Donations of nonperishable foods will be accepted. Menu for luncheon is Thanksgiving dinner. Members are free and guests are $10, no charge for under 5-years-old. Information: Call Cindy at 381-0875.
FITNESS AND FUN
Zumba - Lemoore: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 8:15 a.m., Lemoore Recreation Center, 711 W. Cinnamon Dr., Lemoore, 924-6767. Start your morning right with Zumba. Burn calories and have fun. $30 per month or $5 drop in rate. Evening classes are Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per month. Sign up for both classes for only $40 a month. Visit: http://www.lemoore.com/Parks/default.html.
Ballroom style dance lessons: Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Senior-Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Learn to Waltz, Swing, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Samba, Mambo, Night Club Two Step, Salsa, and Merengue. Four week session starting every Monday evening of the month. The beginner session is at 7 p.m. and the intermediate/advance session is at 8 p.m. Information: Contact Susan Morelock, email email@example.com or call 816-0789. $26 for four weeks.
Hanford seniors bingo: Mondays, 10 a.m., Senior-Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Early bird specials begin at 11:45 a.m., with regular games from 12:15-3 p.m. Bingo packs are 10 games for $4.50 and special games are $1 each. Bring a new player and both receive a 4-on pack free. Second Monday of the month is birthday week. Get a 4-on birthday pack for free. This is an 18 and over group with potluck lunches. Winners will receive cash prizes. Information: Phyllis at 904-0687.
Senior creative writers group: Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Hanford Carnegie Museum, 109 E. Eighth St., Hanford. The Hanford Senior Creative Writers Group has put pen to paper for over 40 years. The group is open to anyone over 50-years-old, come out and let the stories flow.
Pound Class - Lemoore: Tuesday and Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Lemoore Recreation Center, 711 W. Cinnamon Dr., Lemoore, 924-6767. A full body, cardio workout inspired by drumming. $30 per month or $4 drop in rate. Visit: http://www.lemoore.com/Parks/default.html.
Zumba Boomers class - Hanford: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., Senior-Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Join certified Zumba instructor, Catherine Wunderly Suarez, for Zumba exercise geared for the over 40 crowd. Classes are for those 50 years and over, $15 per person. Register at the Hanford Parks and Recreation office, 321 N. Douty St., or over the phone at 585-2525.
Senior Center lunch - Lemoore: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Lemoore Senior Center, 789 S. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore. The Lemoore Senior Center serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. $4 per person, RSVP by noon the day before at 924-7791.
Hanford seniors weekly dance: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Senior-Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. The Hanford Senior Center host a dance each Wednesday with live Country music every Wednesday except the third week or holidays. Door prizes and potluck break between dances, $7 entry. Information: Call Fran at 584-5103.
Adult acting/improv class: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Civic Center, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Hanford Multicultural Theater Company is sponsoring acting classes for adults each Wednesday evening. The classes will be led by award winning playwright and theater artist, Silvia Gonzalez Scherer. Information: Contact Silvia at 997-3838, email acting@HanfordMTC.com, or Hanford Parks and Rec at 585-2525.
Lemoore seniors bingo: Wednesdays, 6 p.m. doors open 6:30 p.m. bingo starts, at the Lemoore Senior Citizens Center, 789 S. Lemoore Ave., 924-9737 or 924-7791. Bingo packs are 10 games for $6, with special games $1 apiece. Winners will receive cash prizes. Players must be 18 years or older.
Country Rock 'Barn' dance: Third Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.,Senior-Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Hanford Parks and Recreation are hosting a monthly dance with live Country music by the Rollin West Band. $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Information: Purchase tickets through the Hanford Senior Center office or the Hanford Parks and Recreation office at 321 N. Douty St., or call Susie Chavez at 585-2519.
Common Threads Quilt Guild: First Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Interested in quilting, just starting out or already accomplished quilters are welcome to inquire. Guests are welcome. For more information contact Mary Jane Loya, 559-582-4293 or Cheryl Mitchell, 559-924-4746.
Veteran and Senior's breakfast - Lemoore: Fridays, 7:30-9 a.m., Lemoore Veterans Memorial Building, 411 W. D St., Lemoore. Veterans and seniors, enjoy a pancake and egg breakfast courtesy of the American Legion each Friday at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Lemoore.
Open mic and acoustic instrument night - Lemoore: Fridays, 6 p.m., Lemoore Senior Citizens Center, 789 S. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore. If you love to sing, play an acoustic instrument or just listen come out for music, potluck and fellowship each Friday. The last Friday of the month is Gospel music. Information: Jan 740-9498.
A Time to Heal: Tuesdays, 5:45-8 p.m., Hanford Medical Pavilion, 125 Mall Dr., Second Floor, Suite 203. A 12 week program designed to help cancer patients transition back into the world. The support group will meet each Tuesday and learn about proper nutrition, improving relationships at home and helping them create everlasting friendships. Information: Pre-registration required for this free group, call Laurie Schirling or Julce Belo at 537-2300.
Al-Anon Family Groups: Mondays, 10:30 a.m. 10355 Hanford Armona Road, Hanford (Spanish), 11:30 a.m., 220 Dewy St., Hanford and Saturdays, noon to 1 p.m., at 12536 S. Hanford Armona Road, Hanford, in classroom 10. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope. Al-Anon believes alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Information: Call 444-0224, or visit www.southvalleyalanon.org.
American Cancer Society: To pre-register or more information about all free programs and services, provided by the American Cancer Society call 1-800-227-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org/. Patients can also inquire about support groups and clinical trials. A local volunteer-run Society office and resource library is located at 1443 West 7th St., inside the Sequoia Regional Cancer Center of Hanford. The local office number is 584-6616.
Better Breather’s Club: Second Thursday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Conference Room 1, 450 N. Greenfield Ave., Hanford. A program designed for people with COPD and other lung diseases and their caregivers. Meetings will be held the second Thursday of the month, depending on the air quality and weather conditions. The support group is free and is also available to caregivers. Information: Call Rebecca Russell at 537-0083.
Freedom From Smoking classes: Pre-registration is required for this free class. Call Rebecca Russell for the next scheduled clinic and upcoming class information at 537-0083.
Grief Support Group: The second Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Experience Design Room, 450 N. Greenfield Ave., Hanford. The Grief Support Group offers support to those suffering through the emotional pain of losing a loved one. A bereavement specialist facilitates this meeting, which is free and open to the public. Call Home Care and Hospice at 537-2860.
Kidney Support Group: The second Wednesday of the month through November, 7-8:30 p.m., at Kaweah Delta Dialysis Center, 5040 W. Tulare Ave., Visalia. The meetings will offer education and support for patients and caretakers of kidney failure and related kidney disease. Educational information is provided by the National Kidney Foundation and American Association of Kidney Patients. Information: Maria Grijalva, 688-6804.
Kings County Liver Support Group: The fourth Monday of every month, 6 p.m., at Central Valley General Hospital, 1025 N. Douty St., Hanford, 585-3437. Anyone suffering from liver-related illnesses, or family members who simply wish to educate themselves are invited to attend.
Multiple Sclerosis Society: The first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m., at the First Christian Church, 505 W. Cameron St., Hanford. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers a local group to help people affected by MS connect and find support. Call Barbara Edens at 584-1903 or Deb DeHolder at 585-8054.
American Legion Post 3 meetings: All meetings are held at the Veterans Memorial Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. The American Legion is dedicated to providing "Service" to veterans, their families, communities, states and the nation. Meetings are held; American Legion on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Auxiliary on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., Riders on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and Sons on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Information: Call 583-1169 Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 1-3 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elks Lodge No. 1259 - Hanford: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Hanford Elks Lodge, 506 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) is an American fraternity that raises funds to support educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefiting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs. Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. Information: Speak with a local member, or contact the lodge for more information about joining at 584-7691.
Rotary Club of Hanford: Thursdays, 11:50 a.m., Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Rotary is a volunteer organization of business, professional and community leaders dedicated to providing local and international humanitarian service while maintaining high ethical standards in their individual vocations. Information: Email email@example.com.
Hanford Soroptimist: Tuesdays, noon, at the Comfort Inn, 10 N Irwin St., Hanford. Soroptimist International of Hanford is a Volunteer Women’s Organization for Business and Professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls. For more information please visit www.sihanford.org.
Sunset Rotary Club of Hanford: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Comfort Inn, Conference Room, 10 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Sunset Rotary is a volunteer organization of business, professional and community leaders dedicated to providing local and international humanitarian service while maintaining high ethical standards in their individual vocations. Information: Call 259-2628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW 5869 Nisei Liberty Post meetings: Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Fatte Alberts, 110 E. Seventh St., Hanford. The meetings are informational with programs and benefits available to all veterans and a chance to meet and talk to other veterans in the area. Information: Call Marvin Bettencourt, 582-1640 or 212-0018.