Tuesday, Nov. 14

Fresno County Regional Long-Range Transit plan: The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) and its partner agencies are offering a community outreach workshop for the public to learn more about the long-range transit plan and to provide the public's input on transit needs and issues. Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Selma Senior Center, 2301 Selma St., Selma. Information: Contact Kristine Cai at 233-4148.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Food drive: KCAPS' annual food drive is 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15. Volunteers will meet at the coffee room at Kingsburg Community Church, 1532 Ellis St., at 5 p.m. Students at Younglife will be carpooled to assist in food collection. Pizza will be served at KCAPS, 1139 Draper St., for all volunteers. To volunteer, contact KCAPS at 897-7961.

Nov. 16-18

'There's a monster in my closet!': Rafer Johnson Jr. High Performing Arts, presents "There's a monster in my closet!" at the Rafer Johnson Jr. High auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Business workshop: Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board is hosting a small-business workshop from 8-9 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Selma City Council Chambers, 1710 Tucker St. There is no cost to attend. Space is limited. Learn about no-cost business services, tools for business success, local, state and federal incentives, local resources, job candidate recruitment and hiring, upskill training for current employees, layoff aversion, Fresno4Biz.com and more. To attend, contact the Selma Chamber of Commerce, 891-2235, or Shawna Glazener, 490-7154.

Friday, Nov. 17

Christmas with Dignity: Today is the deadline to submit toys for children ages 5-13 for KCAPS' annual Christmas with Dignity toy sales which take place Dec. 11 where pre-selected parents will purchase the donated toys for $5 per child. New and unwrapped toys may be donate to KCAPS at 1139 Draper St. Please avoid brand logos, skulls or violent and gang-related items. Details: 897-7961.

Nov. 17-Dec. 2

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.

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.

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.


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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