Around Town: Hanford Civic Auditorium

The Hanford Civic Auditorium. (Jackie Kaczmarek/The Sentinel)

LEMOORE — Tickets are now on sale for Lemoore’s 16th annual “Evening Under the Stars” wine and food tasting event to be held on Saturday.

The event will be held in downtown Lemoore from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $50 or $350 for a table of eight. Proceeds go to the Youth Recreation Fund which, helps qualifying children pay for recreation activities.

With the help of sponsors, restaurants and local service organizations, this year’s event will offer the most food variety in the event’s history.The Marie Wilson Band will perform. Wine tastings will include offerings from Fresno State, Modesto’s Silkwood Fine Wines and Farmers Fury in Lemoore and more.

Pereira’s Jewelry will once again create a one-of-a-kind necklace valued at $2,500 to be given away during the evening.

For more information, call 924-6767.

Blues and Roots Festival to feature three groups

HANFORD — The 13th annual Hanford Blues and Roots Festival will be held at Civic Park Saturday.

The event, scheduled for 5:30 to 10 p.m., will feature music by Terry Hanck, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood and Glenn Delpit and the Subterraneans. There will be a beer and wine garden and barbecue and other food vendors will be featured. The event is sponsored by Main Street Hanford.

Civic Park is located at 400 N. Douty St. For more information, call 582-9457 or visit www.mainstreethanford.com.

NASL to host Retired Military Appreciation Day

NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE — Naval Air Station Lemoore will host its annual Retired Military Appreciation Day on Saturday.

The event will provide updates on benefits for military retirees and their spouses. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the NASL theater. The keynote speaker will be LeRoy Acosta, national service officer for Disabled American Veterans.

The Kings County Veterans Service Office, along with representatives from the other military organizations, will provide information and answer questions. All retired military, spouses and widow/widowers are invited to attend. 

A current ID card is required to obtain access to the base. For more information, call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 998-4042.

Kings River cleanup set for Saturday

LEMOORE — Youth groups and volunteers will be participating in a Kings River cleanup Saturday.

The cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and will include volunteers from the U.S. Navy and Kings River Conservation District. The event, part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, is sponsored by the Environmental Health Institute. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at Hickey Park, 16850 Flint Ave., followed by an educational safety brief. 

Participants will be treated to lunch by Fatte Albert’s Pizza. For more information or to volunteer, call Keith Winkler at 639-8795. 

Walk 4 Life to be held at Lacey Park

HANFORD — Crossroads Pregnancy Center is holding its annual Walk 4 Life event on Saturday.

Participants will meet at Lacey Park for registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the two-mile walk at 9 a.m. The walk will end downtown at the center, where walkers will be treated to breakfast. 

Walk forms are available at churches or online at crossroadscpc.com

Hanford High Classof 1968 holding reunion

HANFORD — The Hanford High School Class of 1968 is holding its 45th reunion this year on Saturday.

The reunion will be held at the Hanford Fraternal Hall from 5 p.m. to midnight. Dinner starts at 6, with music by the new Lee Riders band to follow. 

Tickets are $50, which pays for the dinner, a special yearbook and entry into a grand prize drawing for cash. Tickets  can be purchased from Tom Miller of Miller’s Jewelry at 584-8215. 

For more information, contact Miller or Deborah Wilson at 484-3471.

Hanford High Classof 1983 sets reunion

LEMOORE — The Hanford High School Class of 1983 will be holding its 30th reunion this year. 

The reunion has been scheduled for Saturday at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino’s north lawn from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $50, with RSVPs and payment required by Aug. 15. 

For more information, contact Rebecca Ray Thompson at thompsonrappraisal@att.net or Angela Pineda-Cutler at acutler91214@gmail.com or 309-0981. 

Corcoran High Class of 1963 sets 50-year reunion

CORCORAN — The Corcoran High School class of 1963 will be holding its 50th reunion on Saturday.

The reunion is being held at the Visalia Holiday Inn starting with a happy hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will commence at 7, followed by a dance until midnight. All 1960s graduates are welcome to attend. 

Tickets are $50, with an RSVP required by Sept. 1. For more information, call Larry Rowe at 585-8804. 


Kings County Democrats to meet 

LEMOORE — The Kings County Democratic Party will meet on Sept. 24.

Amanda Renteria, who is considering a run for California’s 21st Congressional District, will be the guest speaker. The meeting will be held at Ethel Reds Chop House, located at 850 East D St. in Lemoore. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30.

RSVP is required. For more information, call 269-0866.

Seniors to hold western dance

HANFORD — The Hanford Senior Center will host its next western dance Sept. 25 at the Hanford Senior Center.

The dance will feature Gene Larry. Dances are from 7 to 10 p.m.

The cost is $7. Door prizes and refreshments are offered.

October dances will feature Bobby Seals Oct. 2, Bobby Simpson Oct. 9, Larry on Oct. 23 and Randy Fowler on Oct. 30.

The center is located at 401 N. Irwin St. For more information, call 584-5103.

Immaculate Heart to offer new sessions

HANFORD — Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is set to offer sessions on adult scripture and catechetical formation starting Sept. 25.

The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through December and are based on Gospel discussion. They will be led by teachers from the Fresno diocese. In the first session, Rev. Mike Lastiri will speak about the Gospel of Luke, with a discussion on the Word of God. 

For more information, call the Pastoral Center at 584-8576. 

Gala to feature Poor Man’s Poison

HANFORD — The Kings Regional Health Foundation’s 25th annual Gala will feature Hanford band Poor Man’s Poison.

This year’s event will be held Sept. 26 at the home of John and Victoria Tos in Hanford. The semi-formal event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a formal outdoor dinner catered by Vintage Press Restaurant at 7. The performance and live auction will begin shortly after.

The gala raises thousands of dollars every year to benefit health care services in Kings County. Last year, the event helped to raise more than $105,000. 

For more information about sponsorships, donations or dinner and show tickets, call 589-2383. 

Lifeguard course to be held

HANFORD — The Hanford Parks and Recreation Department will offer a Red Cross certified lifeguarding course from Sept. 27-29.

The class will be held at the Hanford Plunge from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 27, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the other two days.

Class size is limited to the first seven enrollees. The cost is $85 per person with a $35 fee for your Red Cross certificate. Advance registration is required.

  Students must be at least 16, able to swim the front crawl, float on their back for one minute and tread water for one minute. This course includes written exams, swim tests, CPR, first aid and rescue demonstrations.

To register, call 585-2525 or visit the Parks and Recreation office at 321 N. Douty St., Suite B. For more information, call Recreation Supervisor Susie Chavez at 585-2519.

Hanford High Class of 1953 to hold reunion

HANFORD — The Hanford High School Class of 1953 will hold its 60th reunion Sept. 28.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Hanford Fraternal Hall. A social hour will be followed by a buffet dinner and visiting. Dress is casual.

The cost is $20. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The reunion committee will meet next on June 1 at 1 p.m. at La Fiesta Restaurant.

The Hanford Fraternal Hall is located at 1015 N. 10th Ave. For more information, call 584-5176.

Hanford High Class of 1988 sets reunion

LEMOORE — The Hanford High Class of 1988 is holding its 25th reunion on Sept. 28.

The reunion will be held at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino’s poolside courtyard from 5 to 11 p.m. The reunion will feature a dinner at 5 p.m. as well as dancing and a no-host bar. Tickets are $45 per person. 

For more information, go to the website at http://bit.ly/19fP1d0 or email raquel_gallegos@hotmail.com.

Annual art center gala on tap

HANFORD — The Kings Art Center Guild will host its annual gala on Sept. 28.

This semi-formal event will include cocktails and hors d-oeuvres at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 and dancing from 9 to 11 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $100. Proceeds benefit children’s art programs at the center.

The Kings Art Center is located at 605 N. Douty St. For more information, call 584-5810 or 584-1065.

Local car club hosting ‘cruise-in’

HANFORD — The Kings Area Road Relics (KARR) Club is inviting all car enthusiasts to attend its monthly “Cruise-In” at Wienerschnitzel Sept. 28.

The event is held on the last Saturday of every month from 5 p.m. until dark during the summer. There will be raffles, classic hot rods, hot dogs and 1950s and 1960s music.

Wienerschnitzel is located at 807 W. Lacey Blvd. For more information, call 584-9769 or email admin@karrclub.com.

Fourth annual Festival of Hope slated

TULARE — The Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force will host its fourth annual Festival of Hope on Sept. 28 and 29.

The festival starts at noon on both days. It will be held at the Tulare Outlet Center, located at 1407 Retherford St.

Performers and live concerts will again highlight the two-day event. Featured on the main stage this year is Tulare River Drummers, Mezcal, Gospel Whiskey Runners, Poor Man’s Poison and UK band Big Black Delta.

Special Olympics Chili Cook-off on tap

HANFORD — Special Olympics Kings County will host the 34th annual Chili Cook-off on Sept. 28.

The cook-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Hanford Civic Auditorium. The event will include chili booths, food and vendor booths, live entertainment, a beer garden and a car show. 

The deadline to register a chili team, vendor space or car show entry is Saturday. All proceeds from the event support the athletes in Kings County.

For more information, contact Dee Fricks at 696-1941 or by email at kingscounty@sonc.org.

Out of the Darkness Walk set for September

HANFORD — The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk has been set for Sept. 29 this year.

The walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be held at Civic Park at 9 a.m. The check-in time is from 7:45 to 9 a.m.

The event, which is held in more than 300 communities all over the nation, aims to raise awareness about suicide and erase stigma as well as raise money for research.

It is free to walk. Walkers can participate as individuals or register as a team.

The local effort is looking to raise $10,000.

For more information, contact Jillian Barba at 816-0207 or jillianbarba2013@gmail.com or Valerie Kovacovich at 925-200-6457 or visit http://tinyurl.com/khyf8oj

Avenal screening ‘Weight of the Nation for Kids’ film

AVENAL — The Avenal Theatre will be screening the documentary “The Weight of the Nation for Kids” film on Sept. 29.

The one-hour documentary will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in both English and Spanish for free. The film focuses on childhood obesity and the need for kids to eat healthy and exercise. Attendees will also be eligible to enter in a raffle prize for a kids’ bike.

The theater is located at 233 E. Kings Street.

Church to hold veggie/vegan cooking class

LEMOORE — The Lemoore Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a free vegetarian/vegan cooking class on Sept. 29.

The class will be held at 3 p.m. at the church, located at 1035 E. Hanford Armona Road. Students must register no later than Sept. 25.

To register, call 639-7642.

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

Kings United Way is looking for volunteers to assist with various projects during the organization’s annual Day of Caring on Oct. 4.

Volunteers will participate in community service projects in support of organizations including Champions Recovery, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Kings SPCA and Church of the Saviour Soup Kitchen.

The event will kick off with an appreciation breakfast at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.

For more information, visit www.kingsunitedway.org or call 584-1536.

35th annual Renaissance Faire on tap

HANFORD — The Hanford Parks and Recreation Department will host the 35th annual Renaissance of Kings Cultural Arts Faire on Oct. 5 and 6.

The two-day event will include food, drinks, arts and crafts, costumed performers, comedy, music, dance shows and much more. Admission and parking are free.

The event will be held at Hanford Civic Park, located at 400 N Douty St. For more information, call 585-2525 or visit www.cityofhanfordca.com.

Corcoran to host annual Cotton Festival

CORCORAN — The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce will host the 53rd annual Cotton Festival on Oct. 5.

The festival will kick off at 7 a.m. with the Corcoran Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast at the Veteran’s Building, located at 1000 Van Dorssen Ave. Tickets are available from Rotary members

A downtown parade will begin at 10 a.m., including floats, horses, clowns and entertainment.

A Kid’s Day will be held at the Recreation Association of Corcoran, located at 900 Dairy Avenue, which will include games, face painting, puppet show, reptile show, skateboard demonstrations and softball and horseshoe tournaments.

The festival will also include a bingo tournament, a Corcoran District Hospital health fair and live entertainment by the band August. 

For more information, call 992-4514.

Soccer league to host Kid’s Day

LEMOORE — The Lemoore Youth Soccer League will present its second annual Kid’s Day event on Oct. 12.

The free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lemoore Soccer Complex, located at 500 N. 19th Ave. There will be raffle prizes, music and vendors. Activities to include bounce houses, slides, carnival games andface painting.

For more information, visit www.eteamz.com/lemooresoccerleague.

Fox to host Silent Movie Night

HANFORD — Silent Movie Night, an evening of classic silent films with live organ, will be held at the Hanford Fox Theatre Oct. 19.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and military with ID.

Other upcoming shows at the Fox include:

  • Oct. 26: Golden Dragon Acrobats, 2 p.m. $10, $25.
  • Nov. 9: “Legendary Ladies,” featuring Joni Morris performing songs by Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris and others, 8 p.m. $20.
  • Nov. 10: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 8 p.m. 

The Hanford Fox Theatre is located at 326 N. Irwin St. For more information, call 584-7823 or visit www.foxhanford.com.

Melco Reunion Dance on tap for October

HANFORD — The Hanford Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual October Melco Reunion Dance on Oct. 19.

The dance will be held at the Hanford Civic Auditorium from 7 to 11 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Food will be available and the Hanford Chamber of Commerce will host the bar. Headlining this year will be the newly reunited Forth On Come band, complete with original members.The opening band will be local country rock favorite Mussel Slough.

Tickets cost $10 pre-sale at the Hanford Parks and Rec office located at 321 N. Douty St., Suite B, or $15 at the door.

To reserve a table contact Recreation Supervisor Susie Chavez at 585-2519.

Luau-style crab feed fundraiser to be held

HANFORD — The Filipino-American Association of Kings County will hold its annual fundraiser on Oct. 19.

The Hawaiian Luau-style all-you-can-eat crab feed will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Hanford Fraternal Hall, located at 10th and Florinda avenues. Tickets cost $40 per person.

Entertainment will include cultural dance presentations and dancing until midnight. Proceeds from the event will go towards the organization’s scholarship fund, community and international funds.

For more information, contact Mike Romero at 633-0425 or usmc1stsgt98@gmail.com.

Second annual Pink Passion Picnic on tap 

HANFORD — Links for Life will hold its second annual Pink Passion Picnic on Oct 23.

The picnic will be held at the Hanford Civic Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Stefani Booroojian of KSEE 24.

Links for Life is a local nonprofit organization seeking to provide early screening for breast cancer to women and men younger than age 40 in Kings County.

Those wishing to sponsor the event can mail checks to: PO Box 766, Hanford, CA 93232.

For more information, call Candy Bertaina at 707-1264.

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