TODAY

Dia de los Muertos - Hanford: Today, 5 p.m., Civic Center, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Hanford Multicultural Theater Company is hosting the inaugural Dia de los Muertos celebration in Hanford. Admission is free. Traditional altars/ofrendas, the largest sugar skull on display in the Valley and art from local artists. Food, live music, children's activities, costume contest to crown the King, Queen, Prince and Princess Dia de Los Muertos. An improv performance by HMTC children acting class, and the HMTC theater company. Information: Contact Silvia Gonzalez Schererat 997-3838 or email at Silvia@HanfordMTC.com

La Catrina Skeleton paint class: Today, 6-9 p.m. Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Margaritas and Masterpieces will host a painting class, featuring the queen of dia de los Muertos, "La Cartrina" during the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Civic Center. Classes are $29.99 per painter. Purchase tickets at mmartclass.com or visit them on Facebook for tickets.

SATURDAY

Authors program at the Library: Saturday, 3-4 p.m., Kings County Library - Hanford Branch, 401 N. Douty St., Hanford. To coincide with National Novel Writing Month, the Kings County Library will be hosting Garner Scott Odell, who will be discussing his latest novel, Emerald, which is the first book in a series of international thrillers. He will be followed by local author Garrett K. Jones, who will be talking about the novels in his Five Kingdoms fantasy series.

UPCOMING

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.

24th annual Patriotic Concert: Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Lemoore High School Event Center, 101 E. Bush St., Lemoore. Come out and enjoy the Lemoore High band, choir, the NJROTC special teams and selected performers as they pay tribute to the events and people who have shaped our freedom and democracy. Donations of canned foods or baby items are welcome.

WHCL production of Bleacher Bums: Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18, Fridays 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m., West Hills College Lemoore, 555 College Ave., Lemoore. WHCL Drama Club presents Bleacher Bums, a nine inning comedy. Tickets are $10 each. Information: Call 906-3208.

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.

Kevin Kallaugher at the Saroyan: Nov. 15, 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 Kevin Kallaugher, political cartoonist, at the William Saroyan Theatre. Tickets are available at valleytownhall.com.

Stargazing with faith and science: Nov. 17, 5:45 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 9075 12th Ave., Hanford. Join us as Garrett Wimer, a former Astronomy professor at Fresno City College, guides you through the stars and Dr. Rollie Otto, P.H. D, a former educator from, University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will expand on 21st Century science and Creation. Information: Call 582-2463.

'A Little Country Christmas': Opening Nov. 17-18, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St., Hanford. The Kings Players bring you, "A Little Country Christmas," is a family friendly, holiday musical spectacular you will never forget! Information: Tickets are $12 online at kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Shows run through Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3 and 8-10. 

Harvest Square Dance: Nov. 18, 7 p.m., - Hanford Veteran's Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Join the Square Eights Club as they host the annual Harvest Square Dance with caller Rick Hampton. Admission $10 per person. Information: Call 967-3274 or visit www.squareeights.com.

Community African Dance: Nov. 18, 5-8 p.m., Kings Cultural Center, 14054 Front St., Armona. The Kings Cultural Center is hosting Dr. Jewel Jackson and her African Soul International Dance Company. The event is a hands-on experience to learn African culture through dance. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.eventbrite.com/communityafricandance for tickets.

Local author comes to Carnegie: Nov. 19, 4-6 p.m., Hanford Carnegie Museum, 109 W. Eighth St., Hanford. Join the Hanford Carnegie Museum as they host local author J.C. Sasser as she debuts her novel, a southern gothic, Gradle Bird.

Christmas open house: Nov. 26, noon to 3 p.m., Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum, 542 W. D St., Lemoore. Come and experience the Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum dressed for Christmas. Santa will be there, a cake walk, “Sarah’s Shoppe,” and more. Information: Call 925-0321 or visit: http://on.fb.me/1Pxti3X.  

Rockin’ Rudolph Run: Dec. 3, 7:45 a.m., downtown Hanford. The Kings Regional Health Foundation is hosting the annual Rockin’ Rudolph Run. The 5k Christmas run/walk is a family-fun event also features a kid’s reindeer run and costume contest. Children will be given little antlers to wear, and a special appearance by Santa. The children's run, 12 years and younger, entry fee is $15. The adult run/walk entry fee is $30. All proceeds will benefit Adventist Health / Hospice services. To register visit www.RunHanford.com

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.

ONGOING

Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum: Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum, 542 W. D St., Lemoore. Come and experience the oral history of California agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley and one of the pioneer families, Aaron and Sarah Mooney, who came from New York in 1877, to the city of Lemoore. Information: Call 925-0321 or visit: http://on.fb.me/1Pxti3X.  

Square dancing lessons: Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., - Hanford Veteran's Building, 401 N. Irwin St., Hanford. 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 www.squareeights.com.

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.

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

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