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April 11-13

SHS Plant sale: Selma High's annual FFA spring plant sale is 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 9, 11, 12 and 13 and from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the school farm located at the rear of the campus. Plants are priced from $1 to $4.50. Six packs of marigolds, violas, alyssum and petunias will be sold. Also available will be cypress trees for perimeter landscaping or long driveways. Gallon pot plants are $4. Details: Grace Mendes at gnunes@selmausd.org.

Sunday, April 15

40th Anniversary: The Happy Days School day care of the Kingsburg Mennonite Brethren Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary April 15. Former students, parents, teachers and volunteers are invited. Details: Director Melanie Weber, 897-3421.

Juni Fisher Concert: Concordia Lutheran Church’s Women’s Ministry is hosting singer-songwriter Juni Fisher in concert at 2 p.m. April 15 at the church, 1800 Sierra St. Tickets are $15. A meet and greet reception follows the concert. For tickets, 897-2165.

Pack Walk: Dogs and their humans are invited to take part in the ongoing pack walks sponsored by K9 Solutions. The next pack walk is 5-6 p.m. April 15 and starts at the Downtown Coffee Pot Park in Kingsburg.

Tuesday, April 17

Caregiver support series: Valley Caregiver Resource Center will host a four-week series held on Tuesdays, 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, but require RSVP one week before the scheduled class date by contacting, Valley Caregiver Resource Center at 224-9154. The classes are for unpaid family caregivers, this is not a class for professionals, providers, volunteers or the patient.

Classes are held at the Mosqueda Community Center, 4607 E. Butler Ave., Fresno. The series will run April 17, 24, May 1 and 8.

Thursday, April 19

Spring Recital: Kratos Music Center is hosting its 2018 Spring Recital at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Selma Arts Center, 1935 High St., Selma. Kratos music students will perform. Tickets are $5 for adults and children are free. Details: 891-1952.

Advanced Planning workshop for caregivers: Valley Caregiver Resource Center and Central California Legal Services will host a workshop to educate family caregivers on legal issues commonly faced during this time and provide resources for long-term care planning. After the workshop there will be a free clinic to complete and notarize Advanced Health Directives and financial power of attorney documents. For required pre-registration contact Valley Caregiver Resource Center at 224-9154 or 1-800-541-8614. The classes are for unpaid family caregivers, this is not a class for professionals, providers, volunteers or the patient.

The workshop will be held at the Valley Caregiver Resource Center, 3845 N. Clark St., Fresno from 2-4 p.m. 

Friday, April 20

Cruise Night before Kingsburg car show: Join the participants of the Kingsburg Car show as they get in the groove for the April 21 event. Get together at Selma Auto Mall from 4-6 p.m. for raffle and cash prizes, cool cars and fun. From 6-8 p.m. cruise to Kingsburg where local merchants downtown will be open for shopping and more for raffle and cash prizes. 

Saturday, April 21

Kingsburg car show: Come out and experience the Kingsburg Chambers, 24th annual Kingsburg Car Show on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, food and plenty of custom cars, trucks and more in downtown Kingsburg.

Tuesday, April 24

Caregiver support series: Valley Caregiver Resource Center will host a three-week series held on Tuesdays, 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, but require RSVP one week before the scheduled class date by contacting, Valley Caregiver Resource Center at 224-9154. The classes are for unpaid family caregivers, this is not a class for professionals, providers, volunteers or the patient.

Classes are held at the Mosqueda Community Center, 4607 E. Butler Ave., Fresno. The series will run April 24, May 1 and 8.

Thursday, April 26

Fresno Gem and Mineral Club: April 26, 7-8:45 p.m., University of California Center Building, 550 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno. The monthly general meetings of the Fresno Gem and Mineral Society are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. Information contact Peggy Keating-Bolm by email at peggykeatingbolm2@gmail.com, call 708-822-0361 or visit http://www.fgms/.

Friday, April 27

Night Under the Stars: Kingsburg’s Spirithorse Connections is hosting their third annual Night Under the Stars fundraiser. Spirithorse provides private therapeutic horseback riding services for individuals with various disabilities. The event is 6:30-9 p.m. April 27 at 12099 E. Stroud Ave, Kingsburg. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Evening includes a barbecue dinner, silent auction, live auction, pony rides and petting zoo. Tickets are on sale until April 23. To order, go online to http://bit.ly/2FAqkNX.

Saturday, April 28

Pet clinic: The City of Kingsburg, Second Chance Animal Shelter and Kingsburg Veterinary Clinic are partnering together for a low-cost pet clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on April 28 at the Memorial Park band stand. Services include licensing, micro-chipping and vaccines for dogs and cats. Costs range from $10 to $25. Pets must either be leashed or in a crate.

2nd Anniversary: The Selma Boys and Girls Club are having a second anniversary party from noon to 4 p.m. April 28. The event includes a car show, food, games, CHP meet and greet, entertainment and personalities from local radio and television stations. Attendees are encouraged to wear neon colors to help stomp out bullying. The Club is located at the Salazar Center, 1800 Sheridan St., Selma. Details: Mark Armenta, 318-9688.

Spring Garden Tour: Join the Kingsburg Tuesday Club as they host an afternoon of strolling through four beautiful and unique Kingsburg gardens and wrapping up with a raffle and reception. Tickets are $25 per person, proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund. April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: Contact Cheryl Swanson at 859-4310 or Judy Pagel at 647-1812.

April 30 to May 12

Clean up: A two-week community clean-up for the City of Kingsburg is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants must provide proof of city-limit residency, such as a utility bill or driver’s license, and an email address for reporting purposes. Details: Mid Valley 897-5217, or City of Kingsburg, 897-5821.

Tuesday, May 1

Caregiver support series: Valley Caregiver Resource Center will host a two-week series held on Tuesdays, 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, but require RSVP one week before the scheduled class date by contacting, Valley Caregiver Resource Center at 224-9154. The classes are for unpaid family caregivers, this is not a class for professionals, providers, volunteers or the patient.

Classes are held at the Mosqueda Community Center, 4607 E. Butler Ave., Fresno. The series will run May 1 and 8.

Thursday, May 3

Day of Prayer: Selma’s free National Day of Prayer event is with the prayer service from noon to 1 p.m. and lunch from 1-2p.m. May 3 at Lincoln Park. Prayers will be given for government, military, media, business, education, church and family. RSVP to Delfina Vazquez on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/delfinahinojosa.

Saturday, May 5

Fresno Gem and Mineral Society's Boutique: May 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fresno Gem and Mineral Society, 404 W. McKinley Ave., Fresno. The Fresno Gem and Mineral Society are hosting the monthly boutique, the first Saturday of each month. The Boutique features handmade jewelry; unique beaded and wire wrapped necklaces, bracelets, rings plus re-purposed "junque" pieces made of spoons, antique tins and vintage finds. Information contact Peggy Keating-Bolm by email at peggykeatingbolm2@gmail.com, call 708-822-0361 or visit http://www.fgms/.

Tuesday, May 8

Caregiver support series: Valley Caregiver Resource Center will host the final seminar in a six-week-series, 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, but require RSVP one week before the scheduled class date by contacting, Valley Caregiver Resource Center at 224-9154. The classes are for unpaid family caregivers, this is not a class for professionals, providers, volunteers or the patient.

Classes are held at the Mosqueda Community Center, 4607 E. Butler Ave., Fresno.

Friday, May 11

Blood drive: The City of Kingsburg is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreen’s parking lot, 988 Sierra St. for the 17th annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt and donor rewards coupons. Support your favorite agency by donating blood in their behalf. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the winning organization. Details: Darla at 288-6319, www.donateblood.org.

Monday, May 21

Charity Golf Classic: Adventist Health’s 32 annual Charity Golf Classic is May 21 at the Kings River Golf and Country Club, 3100 Avenue 400, Kingsburg. The team registration deadline is May 16. The fee for each golfer is $170 or $680 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities also available. Proceeds will benefit the Selma Adventist Health’s prayer garden. Details: 537-0760.

Thursday, May 24

Fresno Gem and Mineral Club: May 24, 7-8:45 p.m., University of California Center Building, 550 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno. The monthly general meetings of the Fresno Gem and Mineral Society are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. Information contact Peggy Keating-Bolm by email at peggykeatingbolm2@gmail.com, call 708-822-0361 or visit http://www.fgms/.

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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