Wednesday, Nov. 8
Groundbreaking ceremony: Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District is hosting a groundbreaking event on Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. to introduce information on the upcoming energy program and facility.
Fabulous 50's Reunion: If you graduated from Selma High in the years 1950 to 1959, you are invited to attend a multi class reunion at 4 p.m. at the Fort Washington Country Club, 10272 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno. Reservations are required. For more information call Dan Stockton at 250-7777.
Thursday, Nov. 9
U.S. Marine Corps and Veterans Day: Selma's Roosevelt Elementary is having its 11th annual U.S. Marine Corps birthday and Veterans Day Celebration at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the school,1802 Floral Ave. Veterans of all branches and their spouses are invited to the event which features presentation of colors by Selma High's MCJROTC Color Guard, patriotic songs by Roosevelt's Choral Hawks and cake. A shuttle from the parking lot will be available. Details: 898-6700.
Veterans Day Festival: Jackson Elementary, 2220 Huntsman Ave. in Selma, is hosting a Veterans Day Festival from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9. The theme is “Celebrating Heroes.” The event includes food, games, bounce houses, vendors, raffles, music, prizes and performances. Raffle tickets are $1 and proceeds will benefit a drive for a new primary playground. Details: 898-6690.
Friday, Nov. 10
Veterans Day Breakfast: Kingsburg District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first Veterans Day Swedish pancake breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 10 on Draper Street. Veterans and their families will receive a free breakfast to honor those that served. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. Breakfast will be $5 per person.
Nov. 10-11, 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.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Viking Classic WBA Competition: The Music Boosters and our Award Winning Marching Band will be hosting up to 15 high schools for The Viking Classic. Come out to Kingsburg High School and support your local band. Gates open at 5 p.m. awards at 10 p.m. Information: Kimbi Sigle, 307-6498.
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. A final plan will be approved in February 2019. Spanish translation will be available. Additional information: http://bit.ly/2h8J9tS, or Kristine Cai at 233-4148.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at selmaartscenter.com.
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.
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 email@example.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.