Nov. 22-Dec. 2

Hunchback: Selma Arts Centers stages “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Performances are Nov. 22-Dec 2, with 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, or visit their website at

Friday, Nov. 24

Julgranfest: Kingsburg's annual Swedish Christmas tree lighting ceremony is 6-8 p.m. Nov. 24 and includes a caroling trek from Memorial Park to the Downtown tree on Draper Street followed by Swedish ring folk dancing. Details: Kingsburg District Chamber of Commerce, 897-1111.

Monday, Nov. 27

LCAP Forum: Selma Unified is hosting a Local Control Accountability (LCAP) community forum from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Selma High School dining hall. Learn how the district is utilizing its funds and provide input on 21st Century skills, preparing students for college and careers, safe and secure school environments, teaching and learning. Babysitting, translating and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees will visit information stations and ask questions to personnel presenting at their tables. Refer questions to the District’s State and Federal Programs Department at the SUSD office, 898-6500.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Art exhibit at M Street Art Complex: M street Art Complex is an extension of Fresno State's Department of Art and Design. Artist Saul Villegas of Hanford will present his collection titled Illustration’ a collection of works that includes stylized sketches and paintings which pull inspiration from Klimt’s coloring style and the dynamic lighting of Lautrec’s posters. Come out Nov. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at 1419 M St., Fresno.

Friday, Dec. 1

Winter Festival - Caruthers: The Caruthers Chamber of Commerce is hosting the inaugural Winter Festival in conjunction with the annual Christmas Parade at the Caruthers Fair grounds. This event will begin at 3-10 p.m. There will be craft and food vendors, live entertainment by John Pemberton, carnival rides, games and the first Miss Snowflake Princess Pageant. The light parade will begin at 6:30 on Tahoe Street. Santa will be at the Fairgrounds after the parade to take pictures with the kids. Information: Visit the Facebook page Caruthers Chamber Christmas Parade.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Santa's arrival, parade: Selma's Holiday Craft Faire and Santa's arrival is 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Downtown Selma. Event includes crafts, food, music and parade culminating in Santa's arrival. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. The community Christmas tree at Lincoln Park will also be lit. Vendors booths will be on High Street. Details: Bob Allen at the Selma District Chamber of Commerce, 891-2235, 1821 Tucker St.

Santa Lucia parade: Kingsburg's annual Santa Lucia Celebration is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Downtown Draper. Enjoy shopping at street vendors and local merchants' shops. Event includes a gingerbread house contest and Festival of Lights parade at 5:30 p.m. Details: Kingsburg District Chamber of Commerce, 897-1111.

Dec. 9 - 10

Nutty Nutcracker: Selma's The Dancing School is producing "The Nutty Nutcracker" at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Selma Arts Center. Tickets are $10. For tickets and details, 891-0388 or online at


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

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 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:

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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