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"The Kings Players is pleased to announce that they will be offering two Audrey Liebold Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each. This scholarship was established to honor one of the Kings Player's founders and greatest advocates, Audrey Liebold. Eligible students must be a graduating Kings County high school senior and intend to pursue a career and/or make a contribution in the field of the Performing Arts. All applications are due by April 1st, 2019. For more information, contact your high school College and Career Counselor, or contact Kim Spicer, at kspicer53@aol.com or Debra Garske at dgarske1@comcast.net.”

Cabrillo Club Scholarship applications now available at local high schools. Questions call Caroll Rodriguez at 924-3249 or 362-7956.

BINGO PRESENTED by HANFORD SENIOR CITIZENS INC  Players must be 18 years of age. At 426 W LACEY BLVD Hanford . We’re having fun at Bingo!  Bingo is played every Monday and Friday. Monday Doors open at 10am, snacks at 11.30am and games start at 11:45am and go to 3pm.  Friday doors open at 3pm, snacks at 5:30pm and games start at 6:00pm and go to 9pm. We are looking for volunteers to work at Bingo, would you like to be a caller?  Stop at Bingo and talk to Gail or call Gail at 904-5019.

Dances presented by Hanford Senior Citizens Inc at the Hanford Veterans/Seniors building upstairs hall (elevator to right of stairs), at 401 N Irwin St Hanford. We have dances on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday each month. Doors open 6pm, dance 6:30-9:30pm. Coffee, punch and water provided. Cost $8.00. For info call Fran 584-5103. Potluck at 8pm break. Chicken and ice cream provided. Bring something to share.

Udderly Improv will take place every 2nd Friday at the Hanford Carnegie Meuseum. The event starts at 8 p.m. Every 2nd Friday HMTC will do improv at the Hanford Carnegie Museum at 8pm. This will be a regular occurrence and it is free. Also, we are in the Calendar for free acting classes. Starting Jan 9, free acting classes will be at the Hanford Carnegie Museum.

FREE ACTING and IMPROVISATION CLASSES sponsored by Hanford Multicultural Theater Company every Wednesday.  5pm for kids up to 12. Teens/adults at 6PM, and 7PM for adults. Held at the Hanford Carnegie Museum.

BSTARS & The Tulare-Kings Counties Mass Choir presents its 29th annual Gospel Music Concert. Special guests: Koinonia Church worship pastor, Bryan Vickers & the Koinonia Church Worship Team. The concert will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 at Visalia United Methodist Church located at 5200 West Caldwell in Visalia. Doors open at 6 pm., with the concert starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, contact: Grant Davis 967-9636 or Charles Parker, Music Director and Founder at 303-4992.

Open house to help landlords and the homeless

The Kings County Wellness Bridge will once again host an open house, so current and potential landlords may learn about the many housing resources and funds the community has to offer. The goal, to ease homelessness in Hanford. The open house will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 & 2 at Adventist Health Hanford, 115 Mall Dr. in Hanford. As a result of the first open house, in October, several community members were placed in housing, within 2 weeks, by one of the landlords who attended the event. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and the first 20 participants who complete the event activity will receive a free gift! No RSVP is necessary.

The China Alley Preservation Society presents a Taoist Temple Museum and Gift Shop open house on Saturday, February 2 from Noon until 6:00. Tours are available. #12 China Alley. For more information (559)582-4508

Free Pruning Workshop at CSG&M to be led by local Master Gardeners in conjunction with Hofmans' Nursery on Saturday, February 2. Bill Hofmans will demonstrate how to prune fruit trees and grapes. Master Gardeners will be on hand from 10 AM to 2 PM to answer questions, present a powerpoint on pruning and give tips on caring for garden tools. This wealth of gardening information is free to those attending the workshop at 175 E. Tenth St. For more information, contact storybookgardenoffice@gmail.com.

The American Legion Post 3 is hosting a Sweetheart Breakfast on February 9th, 2019 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Hanford at 401 N. Irwin St.  Menu will be pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage, coffee & juice and a variety of toppings. Cost:  $7:00 adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. Please RSVP to 559-583-1169 or email: amlegionpost3@att.net

Children’s Storybook Garden and Museum is hosting a Children’s Valentine Tea Party on Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. There is limited space for this even and registration closes on Feb. 7th or when full. Members cost is $3 per child and adults free. For non-members cost is $5 per child plus admission, adult’s admission only. To register or for more information call or text (559) 500-9966.

The Salvation Army Men’s Ministry (SAMM) is having a take out taco dinner February 11 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Menu will be a taco, enchilada, Spanish rice and refried beans, cost $7.00. location 380 E Ivy Street Hanford CA 93230. Please contact us by stopping by or  Calling (559) 582-4434 or 559 8169464,e mail rose.modest@usw.salvationarmy.org or just drop by thank you Jim Lint CSM

Youth Black History month event will be held on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium from 6 to 9 p.m. Music by local artists, black history presentations, door prizes and food and fun for the whole family. For more information contact Paula Massey at (559) 761-4690.

Kings County Black History Committee presents Black History Celebration and awards dinner on Feb. 23 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium on 400 N. Douty. Doors open at 5: 30 p.m. for the event that is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner at 6: 30. Cost is $30 per person, $210 for table of 8. (No tickets at the door). Keynote speaker will be Jewel Diamond Taylor, Author, renowned global speaker and talk show host. Motivates, encourages and empowers. Tickets call Carolyn Hudgins @ 559-583-6139

Community Craft Bazaar, Sponsored by The Church of the Nazarene on April 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bazaar will be held at 726 East D Street in Lemoore.  For more information or vendor spaces rental contact: Lynn Grable (559) 259-6700 or Bonnie Cummings (559) 381-7131

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL PALM SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Hanford Knights of Columbus announce their 60TH annual Palm Sunday breakfast to be held on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Hanford Fraternal Hall.  This fundraising event started in 1959, and has been ongoing for 60 years. The menu includes ham, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, bread, coffee, orange juice and milk. The Palm Sunday breakfast will start at 7:00 AM till 12:00 Noon. Take outs are available upon request.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, and can be purchased from any Hanford Knights of Columbus member, or by calling 584-6572. 

Hanford Garden Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from schools in Kings County in the amount of $750.00 each.  Student must be planning a career related to the objectives of the Hanford Garden Club.  This may include; botany conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant biology and/or plant genetics, urban planning, agriculture or research in allied fields.  Consideration will be given to grades, extracurricular activities, and financial need.  School transcript is required, along with three letters of recommendation which discuss scholastic ability, personal character, and work related experiences of applicant [each letter limited to one page]. Personal statement that includes your educational and career goals, including  reasons for your choice. Submission deadline is April 1, 2019 to the Scholarship Chairman, Pat Scialo, 2011 Idaho Avenue, Hanford, CA93230.  Please call if you have any questions, 559-686-8166.

KINGS COUNTY DAIRYWOMEN

March 1 is the deadline for $1000 scholarships being offered by the Kings County Dairywomen.  The scholarships are available to seniors in Kings County planning on a career in the dairy industry or any other field of agriculture and planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university.  Students must have attained at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Consideration will be given to extra-curricular activities and community service.   One scholarship will be reserved for student s wishing to attend an agriculture-related trade school and planning to be employed in the agricultural field.  The cumulative grade point average required for this scholarship is 2.5. Applications are available at the Kings County high school’s Career Centers.  For further information, call 559 584-7433.

Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship applications are available online for high school seniors who attend a high school located within a 35 mile radius of the Dinuba or Tulare, California Ruiz Foods facility.

In addition, Ruiz 4 Kids is again welcoming scholarship applications from current community college students. Scholarship application deadline is February, 15th, 2019. The application is available online at Ruiz4Kids.org. In addition to the existing high school senior scholarship program, Ruiz 4 Kids is again offering a scholarship program specific to community college students who also are currently attending school within a 35-mile radius and who are planning to transfer to a 4-year university. Ruiz 4 Kids, the non-profit organization of Ruiz Food Products, Inc., is based in Dinuba, California. The Scholarship Program is available to select high schools in specific geographic areas where Ruiz Foods has manufacturing facilities: Dinuba/Tulare, California; Denison, Texas, and Florence, South Carolina. According to Goble, Ruiz 4 Kids receives over 600 scholarship applications each year and review teams comprised of a couple dozen Ruiz Foods team members volunteer to make the selections. In the past nine years, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded over 4 million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of high school seniors committed to furthering their education. High school applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or above to apply if they plan on attending a two-year college or vocational institution. Those who will be attending a four-year college or university must have a GPA of 3.0 or more. Community college students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above at the community college level. To learn more about the Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program and access the guidelines and application, visit www.ruiz4kids.org.

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