Wednesday, Feb. 13
Spaghetti and Love: The Selma High Choir is hosting a spaghetti dinner and love concert that starts at 6 p.m. at the Selma High Dining Hall. G’s Italian Restaurant is cooking the meal. Admission is $10 for dinner and the concert, $5 for the concert only and $5 for students for the dinner and concert. Fundraiser benefits SHS Choir trips and senior scholarships. Call the school for details at 898-6550 or email choir instructor Stephanie Assisi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Mattress fundraiser: The Selma High Black Bear Brigade Marching Band’s one-day mattress fundraiser is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Selma High. Brand-name mattresses are being sold at up to 50 percent off retail. All sizes available. Prices range from $199 to $499. Layaway and delivery are available. Log on to bit.ly/beds4selma for details.
Lego party: Selma First Baptist Church Kids is hosting a Lego party for children from kindergarten to sixth-grade from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16. Check in starts at 11:30 a.m. Sign up before Feb. 10 for free participation. After Feb. 10, it’s $4 per child at the door. The church is at 2025 S. Grant St., Selma, 896-5842. Event includes the Lego Movie, pizza, minute-to-win-it Lego games, Lego play time, Lego challenges and “God the Master Builder” story time. Pre-register online at https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=50947
Friday, Feb. 22
Crab feed: Tickets for the Selma Chamber all-you-can-eat crab feed are $55 each. The event is Feb. 22. Sponsorships of $1,000 to $500 are also available. Table reservations for parties of 10 are $500. Silent and live auction items may be donated. The deadline for donating to the auction is Feb. 13. Purchase tickets at the Chamber Office, 1821 Tucker St., or from Chamber Board members. Details: 891-2235.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Wine tasting: The Kingsburg Knights of Columbus’ second annual wine tasting is 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Holy Family Church Hall, 1301 Smith St., Kingsburg. Tickets are a $25 donation. Details: GK Cruz Herrera, 309-7787 or Rodger Lopez, 230-9773.
Pancakes for Supper: The Kiwanis Club of Kingsburg is hosting a Pancakes for Supper fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Orchard Church, 2400 19th Ave., Kingsburg. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12. To purchase, contact a Kiwanis member or call 393-7190. Tickets will also be available at the door. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and peaches. Coffee and chocolate milk will be served. Event includes a silent auction, bake sale and home-made pie auction. Proceeds benefit youth and community projects in Kingsburg and college scholarships for high school seniors.
Monday, Feb. 25
Relay for Life team meeting: The local American Cancer Society Relay For Life organizers are hosting a team organization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at 1948 High St., Suite 102, Selma. The theme is “Raisin Awareness to fight Cancer” and church groups, high school and junior high clubs, local office work teams and families wishing to honor a loved one are being sought to participate. The actual walk will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 1 at Lincoln Park, at McCall and Rose avenues in Selma and will include music, games, kid’s activities, drawings, food, onsite fundraisers and live performances. Look for their Facebook page at Relay for Life of Fowler, Kingsburg and Selma. For details, contact Jane Ono, 313-3968, email@example.com or Kim Silva-Wallace, 900-1126, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 5
Website workshop: Corey Engstrom with 99 Connections Marketing will teach business owners how to build a website for their business at a free workshop from 6-7 p.m. March 5 at the Historic Kingsburg Depot, 1401 California St., Kingsburg. Participants should bring their laptop. Limited space is available. Sign up to reserve a seat at www.99connections.com or call 869-8836.
Thursday, March 28
Bullying workshop: A second parent workshop on 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.
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Thursday, March 7 – April 18
Caregiver classes: A six-week series, “Powerful Tools For Caregivers” is being offered by Valley Caregiver Resource Center, in the conference room at 3845 N. Clark St., Suite 205, Fresno. The classes are 2-4 p.m. March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 11 and 18. Class size is limited and registration is required. Financial assistance is available for respite care. The class is not designed for professionals, volunteers nor patients. The sessions are to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend. You benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country. The sessions help you reduce stress, communicate effectively, reduce guilt, help you relax, make tough decisions, set goals and problem solve. This class will not focus on the disease process. Participants receive a book that covers such topics as hiring in-home help, caring for memory-impaired adults, mastering traditions and reducing personal stress. Sign up at least one-week prior to the class start date. To find out about respite care in your area, call 224-9154 or (800) 541-8614. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is no cost as the class is paid for by the Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging and Valley Caregiver Resource Center.
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.
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. families. 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 — A country Music Jam is 4:30-8 p.m. the 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 5-8 p.m. the first Saturdays of the month at Kingsburg Senior Center. Includes a 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.
FRESNO — The Discovery Center's museum is an interactive science arcade. The exhibits focus on different sciences and topics such as botany, geology, dinosaurs, electricity, magnets, an interactive music and sound exhibit, anatomy, live animals and American Indian basket collection. Visit thediscoverycenter.net for times and more details. Details: 322-1743.