Thursday, Sept. 14 and 21
Senior Resource Fair: The Selma Community Senior Resource Fair is 9-11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Lincoln Park. Agencies, organizations and businesses will showcase their products, and care and support services focused on assisting seniors to lead safe, healthy, active and independent lives. All Fresno County residents are invited to attend. Details: Senior Center Activity Coordinator Allie Contreras, 891-2239.
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, Sept. 15
Now & Forever: Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave., Kingsburg. The Kings County Commission on Aging and local agencies are hosting the annual picnic in the park, "Now & Forever, a Friendship Reunion." There will be lunch, a cake walk, crazy hat contest, information booths, Elvis and more. Suggested donation for lunch $3. Information: Contact Alicia Ferrer at 852-2828.
Brian Davis at the Fox Theatre: Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford. The Country stylings of Brian Davis will take the stage with Gregor Ross from Caruthers and Hanford's own JJ Brown will open the show. All proceeds will be going to OurHeroesDreams.org, a non profit based in Hanford dedicated to helping disabled veterans realize their dreams that their disabilities would otherwise prevent. Tickets $ $20, $30, $40. $5 discount for all military/veterans tickets purchased tickets at the Hanford Fox box office, must provide ID. Information: Call the Hanford Fox Theatre 584-7823 or visit www.foxhanford.com.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Dave Aguallo: Dave Aguallo and Los Hooligans perform oldies, R&B, country, Tejano and classic rock at the Selma Arts Center, 1935 High St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 general, $25 VIP. Details: (805) 471-3643 or (559) 891-2238.
Edad de Oro Society meeting changes: Edad de Oro Society #5 will now host their meetings every third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. at the Selma Library, 2301 Selma St., Selma. First meeting for new schedule is Sept. 16. For more information, call Ruth at 896-1798 or Armando at 250-4067.
17th annual Blues and Roots Festival: Sept. 16, 5:30-10 p.m., Hanford Civic Park, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Bring your dancing shoes as well as your blankets or lawn chairs for a spectacular evening of Blues in downtown Hanford. A beer and wine garden sponsored by Budweiser, food and other vendors available. Paula Harris & Beast of Blues, Deja Blues and Juke House Dogs will perform on the Hanford Chrysler Stage! Remember admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the music kicks off at 6 p.m. No pets, bottles, cans or ice chests allowed. For additional information contact Main Street Hanford at 582-9457.
Silent Comedies with Dean Mora live on Pipe Organ at the Fox Theatre: Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Go back to a time when sight gags ruled and everything was funny. Information: Call the Hanford Fox Theatre 584-7823 or visit www.foxhanford.com. Tickets $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, students, military (tickets must be purchased at the box office for this discount) and children 12 and under are free.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Special SUSD Board meeting: The Selma Unified School District is hosting a workshop to discuss the proposed construction projects at Selma High School, including the rebuilding Staley Stadium. The meeting is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Selma High School Dining Hall. The purpose for the meeting is to discuss elements of the stadium project proposal and to invite the community to be a part of these discussions. Details: Selma Unified School District’s Office of the Superintendent, 898-6500.
Michael Tyler & Matt Gary concert: Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Civic Park, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Kjug Free summer concert sponsored by Hanford Chamber of Commerce and Hanford Parks and Recreation bring Michael Tyler & Matt Gary in concert. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs kick back and enjoy. Information: Call 582-0482 or 585-2525.
Wednesday, September 20
College and Career Fair: Selma High is hosting its first Selma Community College and Career Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the outdoor quad on campus. An estimated 40 colleges, businesses or support programs will attend. Additionally, the school’s AVID students will provide information on various colleges they have researched. Food vendors will be on site offering food for purchase. Details: 898-6550.
Selma Chamber mixers: The Selma District Chamber of Commerce is hosting the following mixers: 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 – Glacier Refrigeration hosts at Selma High Dining Hall; Oct. 18 – RPS Real Estate at 1927 High St., Nov. 15 at Eye-Q Vision Center.
Constitution Week conference - Reedley: Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Reedley College, 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley. The goal of the conference is to broaden the average citizen's understanding of the Constitution, rights and duties. Over the course of two days 20 speakers including state assemblymen, federal judges, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and David Webb, host of the David Webb Show on SiriusXM Patriot125, Fox News Contributor, Columnist for The Hill, and Breitbart News contributor will share their expertise and reflections on the Constitution. The event is free and open to the public. Information: Contact Dr. Bryan Tellalian at email@example.com.
Friday, Sept. 22
Dave Mason at the Fox Theatre: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford. Dave Mason, legendary guitar player and a founding member of the 60's rock band, Traffic will take the stage. Tickets $ $35, $45, $65, plus taxes and fees. Information: Call the Hanford Fox Theatre 584-7823 or visit www.foxhanford.com.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Honoring local farmers: Kingsburg District Chamber of Commerce, Gar Tootelian Inc. and local service clubs are hosting a luncheon to honor local farmers and agricultural businesses at noon Sept. 23 at Kingsburg’s Downtown Park. Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendes will speak at the event. Limited spots are available. To RSVP, contact the Kingsburg Chamber, 897-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration Conference - Visalia: Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., College of the Sequoias, 915 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. College of the Sequoias’ Puente Project, a transfer-readiness program for historically underrepresented students at colleges, is collaborating with various community organizations to host and co-sponsor an Immigration Conference. The conference will be free to the public with free childcare services. Information: Contact Special Projects Coordinator and English Faculty, James Espinoza, email@example.com, 730-3946.
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, Sept. 30
Central Valley Cancer Walk: The annual Selma Cancer Support walk is 9-11 a.m. Sept. 30 at Selma’s Pioneer Village, 1880 Art Gonzales Parkway. To participate with a team, contact the Bill Tucker Real Estate office, 2128 North St., or by calling 891-7591.
The Legends of Lemoore Cemetery Walk: Sept. 30, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Lemoore Cemetery, 1441 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore. Hosted by The Sarah Mooney Museum, a living history re-enactment by costumed actors at the gravesites of local pioneers. Tickets for the guided tours of the gravesites. Ticket holders must be present fifteen minutes prior to their ticket time. Groups are limited in size, so please purchase tickets in advance from the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce. This event is not appropriate for children under 10 years of age. Quiet and respectful behavior is requested. Tickets are $12 per person. Information: Call 589-9667.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Moon Festival: Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m., China Alley. Hanford’s lunar celebration includes tours of the historic Taoist Temple, Lion Dance and Gumyo Taiko performances at 2 and 4 p.m., Bonsai displays, Chinese food, tea and moon cakes in the garden and a chance to buy unique items. Information: 1 China Alley, near East Seventh and Green streets in Hanford, 582-4508.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.