Thursdays through May 23
Folk dance lessons: Christin Blanchard Holt is hosting free Coffee Pot Dancers beginning folk dance lessons for high school-aged students and adults. Lessons are 6:30-8 p.m. at 1849 21st Ave., Kingsburg. Come and bring a friend. Practices are: Thursdays, March 21, April 4 and 25, May 2 and 23. Children’s dance lessons are on Fridays.
Thursday, March 28
Bullying workshop: A second parent Selma Unified School District workshop on anti-bullying is March 28 at Abraham Lincoln Middle School, 1239 Nelson Blvd., Selma. The topic is ‘What To Do About Bullying.’ A session in Spanish is 4:30-6 p.m. A session in English is 6:15-7:45 p.m. Babysitting will be provided. Details: Selma Unified at 898-6600.
Fridays, March 29 and April 12
Fish Fry-Days: Kingsburg’s Holy Family Knights of Columbus is hosting two more Friday Night Fish Fries March 29 and April 12. Take out is 4:30-6 p.m. and dine-in is 6-7:30 p.m. Adult price is $15 and children ages 6-12 are $7.
April – May 30
Farmers Markets: The second season of Selma’s Farmers Market kicks off in April with the series continuing from April 4 and 18 and May 16 and 30. For vendor and sponsorship information, contact Jesse Crouch at 819-0315 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at 2172 E. Front St., Ste. 108. See their FB page for updates at https://www.facebook.com/selmafarmersmarket/.
Thursday, April 4
Healthcare District meeting: Selma Healthcare District Board meeting is 5:30-7 p.m. April 4 at the Nick Medina Senior Center, 2301 Selma St. Agenda includes district voting and proposals. Read more online at https://selmahealthcaredistrict.org/.
Saturday, April 6
Brew Fest: The 3rd Annual Selma Brew Fest is 2-6 p.m. April 6 at Pioneer Village, 1880 Art Gonzales Parkway. Admission includes unlimited tastings at 15 breweries’ tables, live bands and food vendors. Tickets: $10 non-drinkers, $20 presale, $30 at the door. Live band: Stoneshiver. Sponsor: Selma’s Cancer Support. Purchase tickets: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Friday, Bill Tucker Real Estate, 2128 North St. or online: http://bit.ly/2XFIC6M. A 21 and older event. Picture ID required. Participants: 411 Broadway Ale & Spirits, Bird Street Brewing, Blaker Brewing, Brew Bakers Brewing, Full Circle Brewing, Grayview Brewing, House of Pendragon, Rileys Brewing, San Joaquin Worthogs, Sierra Nevada, Tactical Ops Brewing, The Den, Tioga Sequoia Brewing, Zack’s Brewing, Zone 9 Brewing
Saturday, April 13
Clay/trap shoot: Selma High School FFA Boosters and Central Valley Guns are hosting the third annual Benefit Sporting Clays/Trap Shoot from 8 a.m. to noon April 13 at the Tulare County Trap Club, 7394 Avenue 328. Cost is $75 per shooter with 100 total targets. Event includes continental breakfast, rib-eye lunch and awards. A pre-event ‘You Choose’ raffle sponsored by Selma’s Central Valley Guns includes the option of winning a Browning silver field shotgun, 2-3 day Disneyland Park Hopper passes or $500 in cash. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each. Drawing takes place after the awards. Need not be present to win. Proceeds allow more FFA members to attend and compete at various FFA-sanctioned events and competitions throughout the state at no cost to them or their families. For tickets, sponsorships or donations contact Brandon Shoemaker, 470-7149.
Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20
Kingsburg Car Show-Senior Pancake Breakfast: The 25th Annual Kingsburg Car Show kicks off with Cruise Night from 5-8 p.m. April 19 and the Car Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20. Register online to enter the show. The Senior Center’s Pancake Breakfast and 50/50 raffle is 7-11 a.m. is also April 20 at the Senior Center, 1450 Ellis St.
Saturday, April 20
Senior Center Pancake breakfast: The Kingsburg Senior Center is hosting a Swedish pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. April 20 at the Center, 1450 Ellis St. Breakfast includes sausage and fruit. Event includes a 50-50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Donation is $5. Details: 897-5821.
Monday, April 22 – Saturday, May 4
Spring Clean-Up: Kingsburg’s spring clean-up is April 22 through May 4 at Mid Valley Disposal, 1535 Avenue 392. The event is free for those who live inside the city limits. Proof of residency is required. Bring your driver’s license and a copy of a utility bill. Details: 897-5821 or Mid Valley Disposal: 897-5217.
Saturday, April 13
Historical Park Bridal Expo: Kingsburg’s Historical Park is hosting its first Bridal Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park, 2321 Sierra St. There is no charge to attend. Vendors include party rental suppliers, bakeries, deejays, florists, restaurants, photographers and more. Details: 869-8320 or http://kingsburghistoricalpark.org/.
Wednesday, April 24
Denim Day: Denim Day will be celebrated in Kingsburg on April 24 with a fundraiser to benefit the Marjaree Mason Center. Buttons may be purchased at City Hall for $5 and jean wearers may donate $10. Details: Abigail Palsgaard, 545-6675, or email@example.com.
Sunday, April 28
Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary: The Kingsburg Historical Society is having a free picnic for society members and the general public to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. The celebration is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28. Picnic includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink. Dessert vendors will be on site. Kids’ bounce house will be available. A short informational meeting will be at 1 p.m.
May 1 – June 7
Aqua aerobics: Group classes will be offered at the Crandell Swim Complex at Kingsburg High’s campus. Classes are 5:30-6:30 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. for aqua Zumba. Cost is $4 per class or $45 monthly. Details: 897-5328.
SELMA — A Time to Heal helps cancer survivors by educating them about proper nutrition, improving their relationships at home and helping them create everlasting friendships. This group has expanded to Selma. For locations and details and to sign up, call Laurie Schirling or Julce Belo at the Breast Care Center, 125 Mall Dr., Ste. 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. Information: Ruth, 896-1798 or Armando, 250-4067.
SELMA — The S.M.A.R.T. (Serving and Mobilizing Assistance, Resources, Training) Center is at the Salazar Center at Valley View and Sheridan. Morning and evening fitness programs, food distributions, Christ-centered ministries, family counseling offered. Information: 790-9535.
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 — The Country Music Jam is 4:30-8 p.m. the third Saturdays of the month at the Nick Medina Senior Center. 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 5-8 p.m. the first Saturdays of the month at Kingsburg Senior Center. Bring an item for the potluck. All ages are encouraged to play, sing, dance/line dance and listen. Details: 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. the first Friday of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church.