Thursday, Oct. 12

Artist reception: The Selma Arts Center is hosting a talk back and reception with abstract expressionist Larry Hill from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Center, 1935 High St. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. Hill’s artwork will be on display from Oct. 9 through Nov. 10 at the Center. Hill, of Fresno, exhibited paintings with Jackson Pollock, Willem deKooning and Franz Kline. He turned to writing fiction later in life and is the author of two novels and two short fiction collections, most recently “Rose Capital of the World,” from Mark Arax’s West of West Books. He is currently painting and working on a collection of essays.

Friday, Oct. 13

Open Mic: Kratos Music Center is hosting another free Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. at the music store at 2018 2nd St, Selma. Musicians from beginners to professionals are welcomed to perform in a relaxed atmosphere. Non-performers are welcomed to listen and help support live, local music. Details, Jeff Dodd at 891-1952, or by email at jeff@kratosmusicselma.com.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Senior citizen workshop: Congressman David G. Valadao is hosting a workshop for seniors from 9 -11 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Selma Senior Center, 2301 Selma St. Local seniors and their families will receive information on how to take advantage of available resources and programs in the Central Valley. Experts from Valley Caregiver Resource Center will be present to share critical information about health insurance, nursing facilities, prescription drugs and special events throughout our community. Important resources will also be available to caregivers. The event is free and open to the public. For details or to RSVP contact Valadao’s Hanford office at 582-5526.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Taste of the Town: The Kingsburg Rotary is hosting the 16th Annual Taste of the Town from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Kingsburg Historical Park. In addition to the restaurants and wines, the Rotary Club has added a designated section for homebrewers. Space is limited for brewers. Contact Scott Carlson at 859-1394. Tickets for the overall event are $40 and may be purchased at Kingsburg Insurance, from CPA Sandra K. Helm, at the Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce office or at the event.

Oct. 16-20

Plant sale: Selma High’s Future Farmers of America students are hosting their annual fall plant sale from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, from 2:30-5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 18-20. The sale takes place at Selma High’s ag nursery and green house. Plants such as snapdragons, pansies, cyclamen and geraniums will be for sale. Details, Grace Mendes at 898-6550, ext. 42504 or gnunes@selmausd.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Community Forums: The City of Selma is hosting two forums to get citizen input on the future of the city. Input received at the forums will provide information as the City Council sets the vision for Selma. The forums are from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Eric White Elementary cafeteria, 2001 Mitchell Ave. and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Nick Medina Senior Center, 2301 Selma St. Details: Selma City Hall, 891-2200.

Saturday, Oct. 21

FFA Banquet: Selma Ag Boosters Fall Harvest Banquet is 5:30 - 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at PRG Farms, 7594 E. Conejo Ave., Selma. The event is hosted by the Selma High School FFA Boosters. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. The event includes a barbecue steak dinner, live and silent auctions, guns and raffles. Social hour and a no-host bar starts at 5:30 p.m., the auction and dinner start at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Congressman David G. Valadao with a special appearance and announcement from Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims. Proceeds from this event allow more members to attend and compete at various FFA-sanctioned events and competitions throughout the state at no cost to them or their families. For tickets, sponsorships or donations contact Brandon Shoemaker, 470-7149.

Tejano concert: The fifth annual Tejano country concert is Oct. 21 at the Pioneer Village. Two bands will perform and a deejay has been hired for the event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The event will benefit the Second Chance Animal Shelter and the Selma District Chamber of Commerce. More details will be released at a later date.

Model train show: The Central California Model Railroad & Historical Society, Inc. is hosting a model train show at the Clovis Senior Center, 850 4th St., Clovis on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Models and accessories will be available for purchase. Admission $3 per person, children 12 and under and seniors 62 and older are free.

Oct. 21-23

Annual ladies retreat: New Day Church is hosting the annual ladies retreat, call 896-7647 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 22

'Light of Unity Festival': The Bahá'ís of Kingsburg, along with Bahá'ís around the globe, will commemorate this "Light of Unity Festival," celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'llah, the Prophet/Founder of the Bahá'í Faith. Bahá'ís strive to promote Bahá'u'llah's message of justice, unity and peace. To attend our celebration or for more information, please call or text 859-0971 or 897-0767 or email kingsburgbahai@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Community Forums: The City of Selma is hosting two forums to get citizen input on the future of the city. Input received at the forums will provide information as the City Council sets the vision for Selma. The forums are from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Eric White Elementary cafeteria, 2001 Mitchell Ave. and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Nick Medina Senior Center, 2301 Selma St. Details: Selma City Hall, 891-2200.

Saturday, Oct. 28

KHS Music Booster Crab Fest: The Kingsburg High School Music Boosters are hosting the 12th annual Crab Fest on Oct. 28. 6-9 p.m., all you can eat crab dinner, silent auction, live entertainment and more. The event will be at the Young Life Building, 1948 18th Ave., Kingsburg.

Band Festival: The annual Rotary Marching Band Festival is Oct. 28. Selma’s Recreation & Community Services Department will start accepting applications for food booths for the festival by local nonprofits, churches and youth organizations starting 8 a.m. Sept. 18. Pick up an application at the Selma Senior Center, 2301 Selma St. Booth spaces are $75 which includes the Fresno County Health Department inspection fee. Details: 891-2237.

Nov. 2-5

Rumors: The Selma High drama department is producing a comedy by Neil Simon called “Rumors.” For tickets, contact English teacher Brynn Saponara at bsaponara@selma.k12.ca.us.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Fabulous 50's Reunion: If you graduated from Selma High in the years 1950 to 1959, you are invited to attend a multi class reunion at 4 p.m. at the Fort Washington Country Club, 10272 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno. Reservations are required. For more information call Dan Stockton at 250-7777.

Friday, Nov. 10

Veterans Day Breakfast: Kingsburg District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first Veterans Day Swedish pancake breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 10 on Draper Street. Veterans and their families will receive a free breakfast to honor those that served. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. Breakfast will be $5 per person. 

Saturday, Nov. 11

Viking Classic WBA Competition: The Music Boosters and our Award Winning Marching Band will be hosting up to 15 high schools for The Viking Classic. Come out to Kingsburg High School and support your local band. Gates open at 5 p.m. awards at 10 p.m. Information: Kimbi Sigle, 307-6498.

Hunchback: Selma Arts Centers stages “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Performances are Nov. 17-Dec 2 with a special dinner performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, a BOGO cabaret night at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 and a student discount/talk back night at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. The production is directed by Dominic Grijalva. The Selma Arts Center will be featuring original artwork inspired by “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and other Disney films, submitted to us by local artists. Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for seniors/students. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Details, 891-2238, by email to nicolettea@cityofselma.com, or visit their website at selmaartscenter.com.

ONGOING

SELMA — “A Time to Heal” is a support group to help cancer survivors by educating them about proper nutrition, improving their relationships at home and helping them create everlasting friendships. This group has expanded out to Selma. For locations and details and to sign up, please call Laurie Schirling or Julce Belo at the Breast Care Center, 125 Mall Drive, Suite 203, Hanford, at 537-2300.

SELMA — Edad de Oro Society #5 meets every third Saturday of the month at the Selma Library, 2301 Selma St., Selma. For more information, call Ruth at 896-1798 or Armando at 250-4067.

SELMA — The S.M.A.R.T. (Serving and Mobilizing Assistance, Resources, Training) Center is located at the Salazar Center at Valley View and Sheridan. Serving the community of Selma by offers morning and evening fitness programs, food distributions and Christ centered ministries. We also offer counseling for families. For more information call 790-9535.

SELMA — The Danish American Heritage Museum is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Pioneer Village, 1880 Art Gonzales Parkway. The museum has the largest Danish genealogy records in the Valley, a collection of Danish artifacts, a Danish/American library and a gift shop with imported products from Denmark. Details: 898-0227.

SELMA — Total Transformation, 2110 Whitson St., Selma, offers a free 30-minute workout followed by a 30-minute Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Details: Rene Lopez, 273-0744.

SELMA — A country Music Jam is 5 to 8 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Nick Medina Senior Center, Selma. Electric and acoustic instruments and all levels of skill/talent are welcome. Details: 859-2087, 287-5769.

KINGSBURG — Kingsburg American Legion and the Kingsburg American Legion Auxiliary, meet the second Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at the Train Depot, 1401 California St., Kingsburg. Information: Contact Andy Reeve at 977-7322 or email andyreeve49@gmail.com.

KINGSBURG — Acoustic Music Jams (old country, plus variety of other music) is 5 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Kingsburg Senior Center. Includes a potluck. All ages are encouraged to play, sing, dance/line dance and listen. Details: June Carender, 259-4676; Jim Winder, 485-3101.

KINGSBURG — The Kingsburg Library Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Kingsburg Branch Library. Details: 897-3710.

KINGSBURG — The Kingsburg Swedish Village Music Kids meets the second Friday of every month. Scandinavian dances and customs and the Norwegian language are taught. The group is free and open to ages 3 to 15. Scandinavian heritage is not required. Details: 577-5531.

FRESNO — All Scandinavians by birth, ancestry or affiliation by marriage may join Norden Lodge 684, part of the Vasa Organization of America. All meetings and activities are open to Scandinavians. The word 'Scandinavian' applies to Finland and Iceland, as well as Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Vasa Norden Lodge 684 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3973

FRESNO — The Discovery Center's museum is less of a traditional museum and more of an interactive science arcade. The exhibits focus on a range of different sciences and topics including: botany, geology, dinosaurs, electricity, magnets, an interactive music and sound exhibit, anatomy, live animals, American Indian basket collection and more. Visit thediscoverycenter.net for times and more details. Details: 322-1743. 

LEMOORE — Come out noon to 3 p.m., each Sunday 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. On the second Sunday of each month, a special seminar will be held. Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum, 542 W. D St., Lemoore, 925-0321. Visit: http://on.fb.me/1Pxti3X

HANFORD — VFW 5869 Nisei Liberty Post meet on Saturday's, 11 a.m., at Fatte Alberts, 110 E. Seventh St., Hanford. The meetings are informational with programs and benefits available to all veterans and a chance to meet and talk to other veterans in the area.The Hanford chapter of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Nisei-Liberty Post was founded on Oct. 7, 1949 by members of the 442RCT, MIS and the 100th Battalion who fought in World War II. The 100th/442nd RCT became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service. Information: Call Marvin Bettencourt, 582-1640 or 212-0018.

HANFORD — China Alley and the Taoist Temple, 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."  Taoist Temple Museum tours on the first Saturday of the month, from noon to 6 p.m., Taoist Temple Museum, East Seventh and Green streets, Hanford, 582-4508.

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