Victim Witness Assistance Program open house: Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, Kings County Government Center, Multi Purpose room, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford. Join the Kings County District Attorney's, Victim Witness Assistance Program, as they host an open house during the National Crime Victim's Rights Week. Information: Email Ashley Vidales at email@example.com or call 852-2640.
Lemoore Pizza Festival: Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Lemoore City Park, 350 W. Bush St., Lemoore. Come out to the two-day event dedicated to pizza, community and fun! There will be pizza competitions, free live music, beer and wine garden, merchandise vendors, food vendors and activities for kids of all ages. Information: Visit www.lemoorechamberofcommerce.com.
Great Steak Out: Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join the Hanford Sunset Rotary for the 9th annual Great Steak Out. Harris Ranch Steaks, no-host bar, DJ music and live auction. The event benefits youth programs and scholarships. Tickets are $65 per person. Contact Liz Tompkins at 904-0361 for tickets or information.
Hanford Garden Club tour: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit five special gardens in Hanford and Lemoore, tickets are $20 each. Tickets may be purchased from any Hanford Garden Club member or at, Hofmans Nursery, Fonseca's Nursery, Enchanted Florist and Gonsalves-Fasso Florist in Hanford and Ramblin' Rose Florist in Lemoore. Call Jana at 582-6650 or Peggy at 582-3143 for more information or visit http://bit.ly/2FBIBLF.
4th annual 'Armona Open': Saturday, 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.
HOW to hold monthly dinner: RSVP by April 16, for the 6 p.m. event at the Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Helping One Woman's Hanford branch will meet April 23, at the Fraternal Hall. Attendees are welcome to bring a dessert or an item for the opportunity drawing. RSVP for dinner, tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, by mailing checks (payable to Cindy Rodrigues) before deadline, to HOW Hanford, PO Box 851, Hanford Ca., 93232. Only attending meeting? RSVP with an email to HOWHanford@gmail.com.
Country Rock 'Barn' dance: April 18, 6:30-9 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Hanford Parks and Recreation are hosting a monthly dance with live Country music by the Rollin West Band and a no-host bar. $5 per person for the dance. Information: Purchase tickets through the Hanford Parks and Recreation office at 321 N. Douty St., or call Susie Chavez at 585-2519.
Annual Day of Caring: April 20, 8 a.m., Welcome to the annual, Kings United Way, Day of Caring. Day of Caring, is an event, that brings volunteers from the community together to give their time and services by volunteering with participating nonprofit agencies to work on one-time service projects. Visit the website to see which project suits your abilities. Information: Kings United Way 584-1536. Visit volunteer.kingsunitedway.org.
Elks Wine & Beer tasting: April 21, 6-9 p.m., Hanford Elks Lodge, 506 N. Douty St., Hanford. Come out for the annual wine and beer tasting. Help support local charities sponsored by the Elks. Appetizers, silent auction and a fine selection of wine and beer will be on tap. Information: Tickets are $25 and available now they sell out quickly, call Michelle at 584-7691 or come to the lodge to purchase tickets.
Air Strike Allstars Ground Crew 5K run/walk: April 21, 7 a.m., Lions Park, 852 Fox St., Lemoore. Join Air Strike Allstars Ground Crew booster club as they host a fundraising 5K run/walk to benefit the Air Strike Allstars cheerleading program that serves local boys and girls. The team has qualified to compete in the D2 Summit Allstar Competition at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando. All the proceeds from the event will go toward the expenses required to get the team to the D2 Summit. Visit https://bit.ly/2GTbmDo for entry fees and sign-ups.
Hickey Hill food, music and arts festival: April 21-22, Kings County Fairgrounds, 801 S. 10th Ave., 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.
CSGM Earth Day Health & Wellness: April 22, 1-4 p.m., Children's Storybook Garden and Museum, corners of Tenth and Harris streets, Hanford. The Children's Storybook Garden and Museum are hosting Earth Day Health & Wellness event. Healthy snack demonstrations, crafts, story time, physical health, earth health booths and more. Accepting $5 donations, but not required for the day.
Fahrenheit 451: April 25-27, 6:15 p.m., Lemoore High School, 101 East Bush St., Lemoore. The Lemoore High School Players are presenting the classic, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. The production is under the student direction of Joseph Ramirez and Serenity Gonzalez. Mr. Juan Martin is the technical director, student art is under the tutelage of Jane Dustin, and stage manager is Maddie Alvarez. Lights and sound are coordinated by Isabella Guzman and Ernesto Espinoza. The house is managed by Lindsay Brasov. Tickets are $6 general, $5 ASB Card, $3 LHS Purple Card and free for LHS Gold Cards.
50th-anniversary scholarship dinner-dance: April 28 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join the Kings County Council of Mexican-American Women as they host the annual fundraising dinner and dance with live music by August and guest speaker Dr. Joseph Castro, president of the California State University, Fresno, with proceeds benefiting local student's scholarships. Tickets are $45 per person, contact Linda Y., at 362-4742 or Nadine V., at 582-0818 for tickets and information.
67th annual National Day of Prayer - Hanford: May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. This is Kings County's 18th year to observe the National Day of Prayer. Lunch will be followed by keynote speaker, Alan Autry, actor, writer and former Mayor of Fresno. Local community leaders will follow Mr. Autry with prayers for the community. Information: Purchase tickets at Glad Tidings, First Presbyterian or First Baptist churches of Hanford. Tickets $12 advanced, $15 at the door for luncheon. The Prayer program, noon to 1 p.m., is free. Visit http://www.kingsprayerforce.org.
Celebration of Life Butterfly release: May 5, 1 p.m., 5081 15 1/2 Ave., Hanford. Join Adventist Health and Hospice for the annual butterfly release to remember loved ones by celebrating the present and looking forward to the future. Reserve your Monarch butterfly for $15 each or make a donation to Hospice. For more information call 537-2860.
Knights of Columbus annual pancake breakfast - Lemoore: May 6, 7 a.m. to noon., O'Doherty Hall, MIQ School, 884 N. Lemoore Ave. Hosted by Msgr. John O'Friel's Knights of Columbus Council. Tickets are available for purchase at St. Peter's Church Office, MIQ School Office and from any Knights of Columbus member. Tickets cost $8 for adults and children five and under are free. Information: Richard Lee at 381-5492.
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.
HHV rummage fundraiser: May 11, 7 a.m. till they sell out, corners of Harris and Cameron streets, Hanford. Join the Hanford Hospital Volunteers as they host the fundraising yard sale to benefit locals. There will be something for everyone.
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 and 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.
Hanford Breakfast Lions Mothers Day Brunch: May 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty, Hanford. The Hanford Breakfast Lions Club will be hosting their annual Mothers Day Brunch. Proceeds will benefit the Lions Youth Scholarship Fund. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, ham and sausage, fruit and pastries. Tickets $10 per person, children under five eat free. A featured raffle is a 60-bottle-tree of assorted wines. Information: Contact Susan Boyd at 707-4583 or Randy McNary at 334-4090.
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.
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. anoth Mariachi los Reyes class is offered for $45 per student. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.kingsculturalcenter.org.