CSGM volunteer work days: Saturday, 7-10 a.m., Children's Storybook Garden and Museum, corners of Tenth and Harris streets, Hanford. Children's Storybook Garden and Museum is holding work days in the garden. Volunteers are always needed to keep the garden in good form. Bring your gloves, garden tools and water for when the temps rise. Information: Call 381-2052. 


CSGM volunteer work days: Sept. 9, 9-11:15 a.m., Children's Storybook Garden and Museum, corners of Tenth and Harris streets, Hanford. Children's Storybook Garden and Museum is holding a volunteer meeting to help coordinate for a soft opening. Areas of interests include: office help, events committee, gardeners, docents, maintenance, sales and more. Information: Call 381-2052. 

HOW to hold monthly dinner: RSVP by Sept. 11, for the 6 p.m. event at the Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Helping One Woman's Hanford branch will meet Sept. 18, at the Fraternal Hall. Attendees are welcome to bring a dessert or an item for the opportunity drawing. Please RSVP for dinner, tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. If only attending meeting please RSVP so we know how many to seat. Contact Joni Frauenheim,, 904-0218.

Drive-thru dinner fundraiser - Lemoore: Sept. 14, 4-7 p.m., MIQ School, 884 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore. Mary Immaculate Queen School is hosting their annual pulled pork drive-thru dinner. Call 924-3424 for information.

Teams for annual Chili Cook-off: Deadline for signup is Sept. 15. Kings County Special Olympics are looking for teams for the annual chili cook-off. Local teams compete for bragging rights and you get to taste a variety of chilis and more. Donations are encouraged to benefit Kings County Special Olympics. Contact Dee Fricks at or call 696-1941 to sign-up for the Sept. 23, event to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Civic Park, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford.

Bunco for Cancer: Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m., Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave. The Kings County Cabrillo Club #9 will hold their annual "Bunco for Cancer." A light lunch served noon and Bunco begins 12:30 p.m.; $25 per person. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. RSVP Marilyn Dutra, 469-3262 or 584-3821. Unable to attend, but would like to donate, please mail to: Marilyn Dutra, 861 Woodridge Circle, Lemoore, CA 93245.

Annual Walk/Run for Life: Sept. 23, 8 a.m., Freedom Park, 2000 9 1/4 Ave., Hanford. Crossroads Pregnancy Center's Annual Walk/Run for Life will include a two mile walk, a 5K run and other fun activities. Walkers and runner of all ages and abilities, from strollers to wheelchairs, are invited to join us for fun and fellowship as we raise funds for the Pregnancy Center. 5K Run registration is $25. Information: Visit or call 583-1900.

Light of Hope benefit dinner - CASA of Kings County: Sept. 30, 6 p.m., West Hills College - Grand Golden Eagle Arena, 555 College Dr., Lemoore. Join us as we celebrate five years with hors d'oeuvres and dinner prepared by the West Hills College of Culinary Arts, wine tasting, auctions and live music from the Run 4 Cover Big Band. Proceeds from the event will benefit local CASA programs. Tickets are $100 per person, call 587-9908 to purchase. Inquire about group sponsorship opportunities. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) have served children nationally since 1977 and locally the group has been active since 2012. CASA volunteers are the eyes and ears for the court and someone the children in the court systems can trust to speak for them. Information: Contact Mark Taylor, email, phone 587-9908 or visit

Octoberfest Craft Beer festival: Oct. 14, 2-6 p.m., Civic Park, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join Hanford Police K9 Foundation as they host the inaugural Octoberfest Beer festival. The goal is to raise money for Hanford's Police K9 Foundation and bring the community and officers together in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a 21 and over event. Information: Tickets are $35 per person, designated driver ticket is $5, visit to purchase tickets.

Cabrillo Club Enchilada sale: Deadline to order Oct. 16. The Kings County Cabrillo Club #9 will hold their annual Enchilada sale. Orders consist of two large beef or cheese enchiladas per $6 tray for take-out only. Pick-up is from 3-6 p.m., Oct. 20, at the Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Information: Barbara Lovier, 584-7117; Cindy Rodrigues, 947-3519; Delores Rocha, 582-2884 or Pat Scialo, 686-8166.

Knights of Columbus annual pancake breakfast - Lemoore: Oct. 22, 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. 


Donations for annual yard sale: Second Saturday of each month, now through October, 8-11 a.m., Hanford Elks Lodge, 506 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Hanford Elks #1259 are now accepting donations of gently used items to be sold at the annual yard sale in November to benefit local charities. Information: Call Tito at 940-4596. 

Grants available: The Hanford Community Foundation, a local non-profit corporation, is accepting applications for grants. Grants are awarded to organizations that are dedicated to improving life in Hanford through education, recreation, historical preservation or creative arts. To receive an application, write to Hanford Community Foundation at P.O. Box 641, Hanford, CA 93232. Deadline for completed applications is Aug. 31.

Salvation Army food pantry looking for donations: The Salvation Army is accepting donations for the food pantry that serves the Kings County area. Donations of non-perishables, diapers, baby food and bottle water can be brought to The Salvation Army, 380 E. Ivy St., Hanford, Monday through Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m., questions call 582-4434.

Salvation Army breakfast - Hanford: Monday through Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 380 E. Ivy St., Hanford. The Salvation Army offers a free breakfast five days a week. Information call 582-4434.

God's Bread Box - Lemoore: Christ Church Anglican Mission, 740 N. 19th Ave., Lemoore. God's Bread Box is a non-profit organization that passes out food to the people in the Lemoore area who are in need of that extra little help. The group welcomes all volunteers to help on the fourth Friday of the month from 2-4 p.m. to package the food stuffs and on fourth Saturday of the month from 8:30-11 a.m. to distribute the food. Donation are always welcome as well. Information: Want to volunteer, or need assistance call 997-6360.

Pancake breakfast - Armona: Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Armona United Methodist Church, 14013 Hanford Armona Road, 584-8340, hosts a free pancake breakfast each Saturday of the month. Come out for breakfast and fellowship.

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