Thursday, Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 14 and 21
Caregiver support series: Valley Caregiver Resource Center will host a, six-week series held on Thursdays, designed for caregivers to learn clear and effective tools to prevent caregiver burnout. This class teaches self-care skills, enabling caregivers to reduce personal stress, change negative thinking, how to better communicate with healthcare providers and how to make difficult caregiving decisions. The classes are free for unpaid family caregivers, this is not a class for professionals, providers, volunteers or the patient.
Classes are held at the Valley Caregiver Resource Center. 3845 N. Clark St., Suite 205 (Conference Room) Fresno.
Friday, Aug. 25
Selma Summer Concerts: The Selma Recreation and Community Services Department and the Selma District Chamber of Commerce are hosting the annual summer concert series throughout August. All concerts will be held at Lincoln Park, on Rose and McCall streets at the bandstand area. Concerts are from 7-9 p.m.
Information: Selma Recreation 891-2237 or Selma Chamber 891-2235.
- Aug. 25 - “Sounds of Freedom”
Fresno Greek Fest: Come out for family-friendly fun and experience Greek cuisine and cultural arts at its finest. The 57th anniversary will be Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2219 N. Orchard St., Fresno. Tickets are available for purchase in advance online at www.fresnogreekfest.com or at the main entrance during the festival. Fresno Greek Fest raises money to donate to the local community and other non-profit organizations. They donate the cans collected and funds raised to local soup kitchens and food pantries.
Saturday, Aug. 26
March for Jesus: Selma’s Valley Life Church is sponsoring a March for Jesus from 8-10 a.m. Aug. 26. The march starts and ends at the church, 3200 McCall Ave. Afterwards, the church is hosting a Bringing Broken Neighborhoods Back to Life block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free food, music, bike raffles, bounce houses. Bring your own lawn chair. Details: 896-1123.
Sunday, Aug. 27
Craft Beer Crawl: Breweries in attendance include Full Circle Brewing Co., 411 Ales & Spirits, Fortiter Brewing Company, Mad Duck Craft Brewing, Tactical Ops Brewing, and more as they take over Old Town Clovis from 2-5:30 p.m., come out, taste local brews and learn about the brewmasters.
Monday, Sept. 5
Kingsburg Mid Valley Disposal customers: Mid Valley Disposal would like to remind all residents that services for trash, recycling and green waste will not be interrupted on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.
Monday, Sept. 18
Book signing and musical performance: Kingsburg native and Christian book author, Cindi (Olson) McMenamin, returns home for her latest release, "Drama Free: Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You." McMenamin, who speaks across the nation for women’s conferences and retreats, will host a book signing and dessert evening at 7 p.m. accompanied by the music of Kristi (Olson) Foss, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 1490 Lincoln Ave., Kingsburg. Information: Contact Stacy Aslan at 859-8595 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Brewfest: The Central Valley Lioness Lions Club is hosting the Selma Roaring Brewfest from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 23 at Pioneer Village, 1880 Art Gonzales Parkway. This is a 21 and older event. Local band Prestige will perform. Tickets are $35. Tasting and snacks are included. Details and tickets: 970-4092 or 999-5002.
Saturday, Oct. 21
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.
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 #5 meets every month on the 14th at the Portuguese Hall. For more information, call Ruth at 896-1798.
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 — 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.