KCBHC New Years Eve celebration: Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Lemoore Civic Auditorium, 435 C St., Lemoore. Join the Kings County Black History Committee as they ring in the new year with music by DJ Zone 6, food, no host bar and the comedy stylings of Feather Da Wyz. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 day of per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the youth scholarship fund. Contact Carolyn at 583-6139 for tickets.
New Years Eve Gala: Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Come out for the annual KFUN New Years Eve Gala. Live music by Beatleville and Renegade IV, dinner buffet and bar. General seating $35 per person, VIP seating $50 per person and VIP table $300 per table of eight. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://bit.ly/2z43aM3.
Martin Luther King Day: Jan. 15, Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join the NAACP, Branch 1039, as they host the annual celebration of Martin Luther Kings. The Keynote speaker will be, Marcia Rincon-Gallardo, MSW, one of Silicon Valley's "Honored Woman of the Year," for her dedicated work helping young high school ladies, realize their "Dreams To Achieve "through several collaborative Federal, State and non-profit agencies. Come out and make this day special in recognizing and acknowledging the National Civil Rights of all Americans, regardless of ethnicity, color, creed, religion and socio economic background.
Denise Kiernan at the Saroyan: Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno. The San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors will host Author, Denise Kiernan, at the William Saroyan Theatre. Tickets are available at valleytownhall.com.
Temple Grandin at the Saroyan: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno. The San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors will host Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, at the William Saroyan Theatre. Tickets are available at valleytownhall.com.
Michael Pollan at the Saroyan: March 21, 7:30 p.m., William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno. The San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors will host Author, Michael Pollan, at the William Saroyan Theatre. Tickets are available at valleytownhall.com.
John Walsh at the Saroyan: April 18, 7:30 p.m., William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno. The San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors will host, Anti-crime advocate, John Walsh, at the William Saroyan Theatre. Tickets are available at valleytownhall.com.
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.
Hanford seniors bingo: Mondays, 10 a.m., Goodwill Building, 426 W Lacey Blvd., 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.
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.
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.
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.
American Sewing Guild - Visalia: Second Saturdays of the month, 11 a.m., Woodland Drive Baptist Church; 1436 Woodland Dr., Visalia. Do you like to sew garments, crafts, gifts? We maybe the group for you. Look for the red sign and come around back. Each Friday an "open sew" is held from 4-8 p.m. Information: Call Kate Mackey at 816-0982 or Sheila Keller at 798-0244.