"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.  Mar 27 Phil Hanna.. Doors open 6pm, dance 6:30-9:30pm.  Coffee and water provided. Cost $8.00. For info call Fran 584-5103. We are stopping Potluck as of March 6, 2019. Thanks to all that have shared in the past.  

LUNCHEONS  Presented by Hanford Senior Citizens Inc. ALL LUNCHEONS WILL BE CATERED BY CINDY RODRIGUES at 401 N Irwin St Hanford.  Doors open 10am, Lunch 12 noon.  Members $9.00 guest $11.00.  Get tickets from Fran 584-5103, Bernice 707-4939, Gail 904-5019 or at Bingo and Dances. Good food, door prizes, Stimulus (4 cash winners). In 2019 we will have 5 more luncheons. They will all be on the second Thursday of even numbered months. Next Luncheon April 11th

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.

Third Wednesday  luncheon: Wednesday, noon, Armona United Methodist Church, 14013 Hanford Armona Road. Armona United Methodist Church hosts a luncheon in the church social hall. The menu varies per month (it is more than one person can eat!). Cost is $8 per person. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship with your friends. Take outs are available by calling the church at 584-8340 on Wednesday morning.

The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Hugh Neely.

In the dining room families assemble for meals and special occasions. Related vignettes-some funny, some touching-create a portrait of a vanishing species-upper middle class WASP. The show is an  experience in compassionate humor and humanity. Performance dates:  March 16 & 17. Friday and Saturday Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.  Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets are $12 online and $14 at the door. Purchase tickets on our website at www.kingsplayers.net. For more information call 559 584-7241.

Hanford Multicultural Theater Company presents WAITING WOMEN, a female-western stageplay about the notorious stage coach robber Pearl Hart.  In vaudeville storytelling, Peal recounts her life in a prison with colorful women at the Yuma Territorial Prison in the 1860's. Sundays at 2pm and Saturdays at 7pm, March 16,17,23,24,30 &31. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from actors and crew and hmtc.ticketleap.com

The American Legion Post 3 is hosting its annual Corned beef & Cabbage St. Patrick's Day Dinner on March 16th at 401 N. Irwin St.; the Veterans Memorial Building; Time: 6:30 pm, Cost: $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10 Please RSVP:  559-583-1169 or E-mail:  amlegionpost3@att.net

The St. Patrick's Breakfast is being held on March 17 at the church grounds, 20855 Fatima Ave., Laton, CA from 7 AM to Noon.  The price is $7 Adults and $3 children under 8.  Take Outs Are Available. We will be serving Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, choice of Linguica, Chorizo, Ham or Bacon.  Delicious fruit with Cottage cheese will also be served. There will be a Bake Sale with delicious baked goods for sale and a Silent Auction with wonderful items to bid on. If you have any questions, please call Marlene Raven at 559-584-3948 or my cell 559-707-1046 

Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum will be hosting a beginner’s garden workshop on March 23 at 11 a.m. This is the second lecture of the series and seed giveaway. Members are free. Non-Members: Admission only. For more information call 500-9966

Kings County Historical Society meeting on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Grangeville Hall 14060 Hackett Street, Hanford from 6 PM until 7:30 PM.  Potluck dinner starts at 6 PM, Short meeting and program with Rosemary Clark presenting “Clark Family History.” Members of the community are welcome to come. If you would like to become a member contact jackiegiacomazzi@gmail.com

Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum is now registering for summer camp. An educational, hands-on summer camp experience for ages three to 12. Different themes every week. Discounts for members and famalies. Contact 500-9966 for more details

Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum Art activity with Ms. Katy is held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. It is open to everyone. Registration not required. Members are free. Non-Members: Admission only.

Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum will be hosting a Vincent Van Gogh Birthday Celebration on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. Visit the garden to talk to Van Gogh impersonator, enjoy cookies and refreshments. Registartion is not required. All ages welcome. Admission only event. Members are free: Children two and under Free. Children 42,  Adults $5

Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum will be hosting a Wine and Pie demonstration on Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Learn to make an easy, versatile chicken pot pie and enjoy a glass of wine. Registrtaion is required. Call or text 500-9966 to regirster. Cost is $10 for members, $12 for Non-members.

Derby Day for the Garden will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rancho Notso Grande located at 5051 12th Avenue in Hanford. This event benefits Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum. This is a 21-and-over event. Ticket price is $100. For more information call 500-9966

The Kings Players Audition for Over the River and through the Woods will be held on March 24 and 25 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Temple Theatre. Cast needed: Performance dates will be held on May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31 and June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. For more information call The Kings Players at 584-7241 or visit their website at www.kingsplayers.org

St. Johns Hall will be holding a Fish Fry Drive Thru Dinner on March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m., The St. Johns Hall is located at 8301 8 ½ Avenue in Hanford. Ticket price for the dinner is $15, tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact (559) 381-4468 for ticket. Purchase/Details visit Hanford Portugues Bakery

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

Msgr. John J Friel’s Knights of Columbus Council will be hosting their annual Fish Fry on April 12 at O’Doherty Hall MIQ School, 884 Lemoore Ave. Take out orders are from 5 to 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Dine in Dinner. Cost is $10 per ticket. Ticket are available for purchase at St. Peter’s Church or from any Knights of Columbus member. Msgr. John J. O’ Friel’s Knights of Columbus Council is a Non-Profit Group.

Kings County Historical Society will hold  an Italian Dinner consisting of pasta, sausage and homemade sauce accompanied by mixed green salad and dinner roll. This is a take-out dinner on April 26, 2019 at the Historic Grangeville Church, 14060 Hackett Street. Tickets are $12.50 per person and can be obtained from any Historical Society member or from Sharon Farr at farrsa@sbcglobal.net

The Hanford Joint Union High School District is seeking local business leaders and other community volunteers to serve as Table Leaders for the annual HJUHSD Senior Ethics Workshops. More than 50 volunteers are needed for each day to help guide small groups of students through discussions of real-world values, ethics and decision-making. Our dates this year are: April 2nd  Hanford West High School ~ Location: First Baptist Church, April 10th Sierra Pacific and Earl F. Johnson ~ Location: Koinonia Church, April 11th Hanford High School ~ Location: Koinonia Church. Please visit HJUHSD website to register and choose your day(s). Thank you! We could not do this without your help! 


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. 

Kings United Way Funding Application

The funding application for Kings United Way has been released for 2019/20. Copies of the application are available online at www.kingsunitedway.org. Submission deadline is April 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Please see application for submission information. A workshop to review the funding application will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10 am at the Kings United Way office located at 125 West 7th Street, Hanford. Applicants must be a non-profit organization providing health and human services in Kings County. Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the application forms. For more information, please call (559) 584-1536.

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.

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