Taoist Temple Museum tours: Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., Taoist Temple Museum, East Seventh and Green streets, Hanford, 582-4508. China Alley, with its roots in 1877, has been listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places." Come out and help save our history.
Pioneer Elementary Band Flapjack fundraiser: Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Applebee's, 1665 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford. Come out and support Pioneer Union Elementary School District Band & Color Guard Boosters with this tasty fundraiser at Applebee's. Information: Tickets are $10. Contact Band Director Rob Bentley at BentleyR@puesd.net for more information.
CSGM celebrates Dr. Seuss birthday: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children's Storybook Garden and Museum, corners of Tenth and Harris streets, Hanford. Join us for a spectacular day of reading, games, crafts, and prizes.
Lion King at the Fox Theatre: Saturday, 2 p.m., Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Disney's 1994 "The Lion King" roars into the Fox. Whether you are wanting to relive your childhood, or introduce your children to Simba and the gang, what better way than on the silver screen Rated G. Information: Call the Hanford Fox Theatre 584-7823 or visit www.foxhanford.com. Tickets $5 cash and $6 credit card per order, add $1 day of, plus a $2 restoration fee.
Ballet of 'Romeo and Juliet': Saturday, 6:30 p.m., William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno. The Valley Performing Arts Council presents Shakespeare’s classic story of “Romeo and Juliet” with professional dancers from the renowned State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara alongside local dancers from Fresno Ballet Theatre. Tickets $31.50 plus fees, may be purchased at the Convention Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com and valleyperformingartscouncil.org.
Fresno Gem and Mineral Society's Boutique: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fresno Gem and Mineral Society, 404 W. McKinley Ave., Fresno. The Fresno Gem and Mineral Society are hosting the monthly boutique, the first Saturday of each month. The Boutique features handmade jewelry; unique beaded and wire wrapped necklaces, bracelets, rings plus re-purposed "junque" pieces made of spoons, antique tins and vintage finds. Information contact Peggy Keating-Bolm by email at email@example.com, call 708-822-0361 or visit http://www.fgms/.
Cabrillo Club membership dinner: Sunday, 11:30 a.m., Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Kings County Cabrillo Civic Club #9, will be hosting the annual membership dinner. Members dinner is included with the 2018 dues, and guests are $10, children 12-years and under are $5. Dues are $20 per person including family 18-years and over. Dues can be paid day of the event. Information: Call Vera S. at 423-5526.
Lemoore Citizens' Academy: Beginning Wednesday, the sessions will continue each Wednesday for a total of eight weeks, meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no cost to the citizen to attend the academy, just a commitment to attend all required classes. The Lemoore Police Department Citizens' academies are open to the general public. For more information about the Citizens' Academy, please call 924-9574 or 925-6877.
Kings Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert: March 11, 4 p.m., Hanford High School Presentation Center, 120 E. Grangeville Blvd., Hanford. Featured on the program are audience favorites Brahms Hungarian Dances 5 & 6, as well as his Violin Concerto performed by Young Artist Competition winner Benjamin Pegram. The second half of the program will feature Saint-Saens 1st Symphony with an encore chosen by the audience. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors and veterans, $5 students and 12-years and under are free. The family maximum is $30.
CSGM Victorian Tea: March 17, 1 p.m., Children's Storybook Garden and Museum, corners of Tenth and Harris streets, Hanford. The Children's Storybook Garden and Museum is hosting a Victorian Tea. Tickets are $35 per person. Information: Call Judy at 341-4845.
Everybody's Irish: March 17, 6-9 p.m., downtown Hanford. Come out and visit over 20 downtown businesses as they host a microbrew tasting and snacks. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit http://bit.ly/2swo6dc to purchase tickets.
Spring Kids Fest: March 17, noon to 3:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Park, North 11th Avenue and West Cortner Street, Hanford. Hanford Parks & Recreation is hosting the annual Spring Kids Fest. Come join in the family fun, food and information booths. Performances by Something Enchanted Princess', Star Wars and Pro Wrestlers from Lucha Xtreme! Tickets are available at the Parks & Recreation office, 321 N. Douty St., $3 pre-sale, $5 day of the event. For more information visit www.cityofhanfordca.com or call 585-2525.
Color Me Green 5K: March 17, start time 8 a.m., Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave. Kingsburg. Join Kings County 4H youth members as they host the annual color run. Participants are showered with colored dye as they pass through marker points. There is an adult event for $25 and youth 5-18-years, for $10 per participant, includes T-shirt. Under five-years-old free, does not include T-shirt. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/2F5mB7p. Information: Visit http://bit.ly/2Dz3573.
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.
Fresno Gem and Mineral Club: March 22, 7-8:45 p.m., University of California Center Building, 550 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno. The monthly general meetings of the Fresno Gem and Mineral Society are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. Information contact Peggy Keating-Bolm by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 708-822-0361 or visit http://www.fgms/.
Walk-n-Roll: March 24, 8 a.m., Hanford High School, 120 E. Grangeville Blvd., Hanford, inside the Neighbor Bowl. The UCP of Central California is hosting the annual Walk-n-Roll fundraiser, benefiting UCP Children’s programs. Come out and enjoy music, food, kid-friendly activities and more. This is an all ages event, build a team or sponsor a team and help raise money for children with disabilities. Register at ucpwalknroll.com or call 221-8272 for more information.
Rabbit show: March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kings Fair Ground, 810 S. 10th Ave., Hanford. The Central Valley Rabbit Breeders Association is hosting an open and youth rabbit show. This is a good place for 4-H or FFA students or the general public to learn about all the different breeds of rabbits and equipment. Come early, rabbits tend to hop away after judging. Free to the public, for more information contact Kathy L. at 582-4760.
Kings County Historical Society: March 26, 6 p.m., Grangeville Hall, 14060 Hackett St., Hanford. Join the Kings County Historical Society for a potluck dinner and guest speaker Doug Verboon, Kings County supervisor, who will present a program on the history of his family and their farm in Kings County. The newly replaced windows in the Grangeville Church will also be ready to view. The public is invited to this free presentation. The Kings County Historical Society meets the fourth Monday of each month. Information: Email Cathy Iseman at email@example.com.
Filoli Gardens overnight trip: Join the Hanford Garden Club on their Spring Overnight field trip, March 24-25, to Filoli Gardens, a nursery visit in Half Moon Bay and The Bulb Guy Garden in San Jose followed with shopping at 22 antique and garden shops in Niles. The non-refundable deposit of $25 plus $17 for the Filoli Gardens, before March 1, will reserve your spot on the bus. Mail deposit checks to Larry Wait, 1606 N. Redington St., Hanford Ca. 93230. Call for information on accommodations and bus fare.
Summer concerts in the Park: April 7, 6 p.m., Kings Lions Park, 690 S. 19th Ave., Lemoore. Live music, vendors, food and a no-host bar. Listen to Stone Face and Midnight Run the Sounds of Journey. Ticket information and pricing at http://kfunconcerts.com/.
4th annual 'Armona Open': April 14, 7 a.m., Lemoore Golf Course, 350 W. Iona Ave. Lemoore. Hit the links and raise money for scholarships. The $80 fee includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, goodie bag and "Hole in One" contest. It will be a best ball four-person team. Information: Contact Johnny Baltierra at 978-5798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hickey Hill food, music and arts festival: April 21-22, Hickey Park, Hickey Park Drive and Flint Avenue, Hanford. The Hickey Hill Project group are hosting a wide variety of food, farmers market and live entertainment for a great, fun family highlighting all that Kings County has to offer. Information: For vendors or patrons contact Mike Deleon at email@example.com, call 483-1283 or 796-5834. Major sponsors are Valley PBS Television, the County of Kings and New Rock 104.1.
Vendor deadline for Taco Truck Throwdown: May 9, is the final day for applications to participate in the Professional Latin American Association's 4th Annual Taco Truck Showdown, to be held May 19, in downtown Hanford. Download applications at http://bit.ly/2ErAzk9 or pick up an application at 229 N. Douty St., Hanford. Planning sessions for the event are ongoing. Contact 582-7515 or 381-3456 for times and locations of the next planning meeting.
Kings Players present 'Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church': Opens May 11-12, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church”. The play tells the story of Buddy and Alvo, who are broke and stranded in Possum Kingdom. Things start to look up when they convince kindly old Ella Faye & her friend Iris that they are just the preaching team that Possum Kingdom needs. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The show runs through May 18-20, 25-27 and June 1-3.
Taco Truck Throwdown: May 19, 5-10 p.m., downtown Hanford. The Professional Latin American Association is hosting the annual Taco Truck Throwdown in downtown Hanford. Come out for live music by August, tacos, and fun. Proceeds to benefit scholarships and local charities presented by the Professional Latin American Association.
Kings Players present 'Little Women': Opens July 27-28, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Little Women”. This is a timeless classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting or re-acquainting themselves with the sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19.
Kings Players present 'You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown': Opens Nov. 2-3, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy, piano prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally, blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown. Tickets are $16 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $18 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The show runs through Nov. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25.
Kings Players present 'Too Soon for Daisies': The show runs through March 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 at the Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Too Soon for Daisies”. This dark and poignant comedy is about three eccentric women who have been put out to pasture but aren't ready to be cast out just yet. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Square dancing lessons: Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Coe Park Hall, 543 S. Douty St. Join the Square Eights Club as they host square dancing lessons.Enjoy wholesome fun, quality exercise and good fellowship, singles, and couples welcome. Adults $10 per month. Information: Call 967-3274 or visit Square Eights on Facebook.
Hawaiian dance classes KCC: Mondays, 5-6 p.m., Kings Cultural Center, 14054 Front St., Armona. Kings Cultural Center is offering Hawaiian dance classes at $43 per student. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.kingsculturalcenter.org.
Kings Cultural Center: Tuesdays, Kings Cultural Center, 14054 Front St., Armona. Kings Cultural Center is offering at 5-6 p.m. violin, guitar, and trumpet classes. From 6-7 p.m., Mariachi los Reyes, Zumba dance and New KCC Mariachi classes. From 7-8 p.m., Keyboard and Mariachi los Reyes classes. Instrument classes (violin, trumpet, guitar, and keyboard) are $30 per student for a month. Mariachi classes are $45 per student and Zumba is $25 per student per month, or $5 drop-in. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.kingsculturalcenter.org.
Bluegrass guitar and fiddle classes KCC: Wednesdays, Kings Cultural Center, 14054 Front St., Armona. Kings Cultural Center is offering at 4:30-5:15 p.m., Bluegrass guitar classes, $30 per student for a month and at 5:15-6 p.m., Fiddle classes, $30 per student for a month. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.kingsculturalcenter.org.
Kings Cultural Center: Fridays, Kings Cultural Center, 14054 Front St., Armona. Kings Cultural Center is offering from 6-7 p.m. Zumba dance classes for $25 per student per month, or $5 drop-in and Mariachi los Reyes classes for $45 per student. At 7-8 p.m. another Mariachi los Reyes class is offered for $45 per student. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.kingsculturalcenter.org.