UPCOMING

60th annual Lemoore Chamber awards banquet: Deadline for tickets Jis Monday, Jan. 8, for the Jan. 19, 6  p.m. event at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, 17225 Jersey Ave. Lemoore. Dr. Ernie Smith will be honored as the 2018 “Citizen of the Year,” Kings Dental Group will be named the 2018 “Business of the Year”, and the God’s Bread Box will be named the 2018 “Organization of the Year,” for their Community Outreach Program”.

Paid reservations received by Friday, are $55 per person, or a table of 10 for $500. After Friday, tickets are $65 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Information: Contact Amy Ward at 924-6401, or e-mail at, ceo@lemoorechamber.org to purchase tickets.

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.

Frozen with Anna & Elsa at the Fox Theatre: Jan. 20, 2 p.m., Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Frozen at the Fox, come out and meet Anna and Elsa at the theater. Rated PG. 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. 

Beginner Square dancing lessons: Starting Jan. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Coe Park Hall, 543 S. Douty St. Join the Square Eights Club as they host square dancing lessons. First lesson is free, singles and couples welcome. Enjoy wholesome fun, quality exercise and good fellowship. Adults $5 per class. Information: Call 967-3274 or visit Square Eights on Facebook.

Senior Luncheon - Hanford: Feb. 2, doors open at 11:30 a.m., Goodwill Building, 426 W Lacey Blvd., Hanford. For tickets and information call Fran at 584-5103. 

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.

ONGOING

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. First lesson is free, singles and couples welcome. Enjoy wholesome fun, quality exercise and good fellowship. Adults $5 per class. Information: Call 967-3274 or visit Square Eights on Facebook.

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. 

Please email upcoming events a month prior to publication to features@HanfordSentinel.com. For more information, call 583-2463.

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