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Fun in the Sun Day

Children and adults are served free hot dogs and other foods at the Fun in the Sun Day Aug. 1, 2017 at the Hanford Plunge. Sunset Rotary Club and the Hanford Parks and Recreation department sponsored the free swimming day to the community.

TODAY

Thursday Night Market Place: Today, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by Motel Drive, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

FRIDAY

Movies in the Park: Friday, dusk, Hidden Valley Park, 2150 N. 11th Ave., Hanford. Join the Hanford Parks and Recreation Department as they host a free movie in the park. Lego's Nijago Movie will take the big screen at dusk. Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks and the whole family for the fun. For more information call 585-2525.

SATURDAY

Fun in the sun day at The Plunge: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., The Plunge, 415 Ford St., Hanford. Hanford Sunset Rotary and the Hanford Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a free swim day. There will be hot dogs, chips, sno-cones, music and of course swimming. Information: Call 585-2525.

SUNDAY

Cabrillo Club Scholarship Luncheon: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. doors open, Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. The Kings County Cabrillo Club #9 will be hosting the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon. A spaghetti lunch served will be served at 12:30 p.m. Scholarship recipients will receive their awards at the event. Tickets, adults $12 per-person and children 12-years and younger, $6.

UPCOMING

Lemoore High School 60th class reunion: Tickets are on sale now through Sept. 1. The Class of 1958 are inviting fellow Tigers from classes 1956-60 to join them for dinner, dancing and social hour. Tickets are $30 per person for the Oct. 5 event to be held at 4 p.m. at the Lemoore Naval Fleet Reserve. Contact Nancy Hurlbut Lowe at 924-3005, Phyllis Divine Pereira at 707-5644, Jack Hamblin at 901-7707 or Nancy Hamblin at 901-2117.

Thursday Night Market Place: July 19, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by Saltwater, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

Corn hole tournament fundraiser: July 21, 9 a.m. registration, first match 10:30 a.m., Civic Park, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join the Hanford Police Activities League (PAL) as they host a corn hole tournament fundraiser. Family fun, music, food, beverages for the spectators $2 per person, children under 10 are free, entry to the event. Participants are two person teams, entry fee is $60, fee includes buy-in to the game and five raffle tickets. Winners receive custom PAL corn hole sets, and trophies for the top eight teams. Pre-register contact Frank Martinez at 670-2346.

Thursday Night Market Place: July 26, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by Bazmati, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

Movies in the Park: July 27, dusk, Civic Valley Park, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join the Hanford Parks and Recreation Department as they host a free movie in the park. The Sherlock Gnomes movie will take the big screen at dusk. Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks and the whole family for the fun. For more information call 585-2525.

Kings Players present 'Little Women': Opens July 27-28, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Little Women”. This is a timeless classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting or re-acquainting themselves with the sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. 

Thursday Night Market Place: Aug. 2, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by Max Headroom, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

Kings Players present 'Little Women': Aug. 3-5, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Little Women”. This is a timeless classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting or re-acquainting themselves with the sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. 

Thursday Night Market Place: Aug. 9, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by Prestige, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

Kings Players present 'Little Women': Aug. 10-12, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Little Women”. This is a timeless classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting or re-acquainting themselves with the sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. 

Thursday Night Market Place: Aug. 16, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by JJ Brown, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

Kings Players present 'Little Women': Aug. 17-19, Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St. in Hanford. The Kings Players brings you “Little Women”. This is a timeless classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting or re-acquainting themselves with the sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee. Tickets are $12 online at www.kingsplayers.net or $14 at the Box Office. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Thursday Night Market Place: Aug. 23, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by Cloudship, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

Take-out tri-tip dinner fundraiser: Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hanford Knights of Columbus Hall, 5152 N. 11th Ave., Hanford. The Hanford Knights of Columbus are hosting the 33rd annual tri-tip, linguica and bean feed. The take-out dinner will include: tri-tip, linguica sausage, Portuguese beans and bread. Donations are $15 per dinner and can be purchased from any member of the Hanford Knights of Columbus or by calling 584-6572.

Thursday Night Market Place: Aug. 30, 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Hanford. The night will feature live music by BlueJacket, food vendors, fresh farm produce and kids entertainment. For more information on the event schedule, visit www.mainstreethanford.com or call 582-9457.

ONGOING

SUMMER CAMPS

Sizzlin’ Summer Day Camp: Now through July 20, Monday-Friday, Hanford Teen Center, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Sizzlin’ Summer Day Camp is truly the coolest indoor camp in town thanks to air conditioning, in addition to the video games there are organized group activities, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips and swim days. Fees: Regular day 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., $100 per child, $70 for second and $55 for third child of same family. Extended day 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., $130 per child, $95 for second and $75 for third child of same family. The camp is for children Kindergarten through 6th grade. Information: Call Hanford Parks and Recreation Department at 585-2525 or 585-2519.

Lacey Day Camp: Now through July 22, Monday-Friday, Hanford Teen Center, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Lacey Day Camp is an outdoor recreation camp full of fun and activities. Campers will play active games, go to the Plunge twice a week to swim, attend the weekly Kings County library shows, do arts and crafts, make new friends, hang out at the Teen Center and participate in an end of summer talent show. Fees: Regular day 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., $60 per child per week, $35 for second child of same family. Extended day 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., $80 per child per week, $55 for second child of same family. The camp is for children Kindergarten through 6th grade. Information: Call Hanford Parks and Recreation Department at 585-2525 or 585-2519.

Mini Garden Summer Camp: Now through Aug. 3, 8-11 a.m., Children's Storybook Garden & Museum, 175 E. 10th St., Hanford. Meaghan Hahn and volunteers will be helping campers with gardening, crafts, sports, engineering challenges and more. Snack will be provided. The camp is Monday through Friday, $100 per week, $375 for 4 weeks and $800 for 9 weeks. Members receive a 10 percent discount.  Geared towards children 3-years to 12. Toddlers must be potty trained. Information: Register with Meaghan at 252-269-0005 to learn more about the program, or visit www.childrensstorybookgarden.org for more activities and volunteer opportunities.

MONDAYS

Hanford Teen Center drop-in activities: Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m, Hanford Teen Center, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. A free place, for grades 3 and up, equipped with foosball, ping pong, basketball, video games, pool tables and more. Information: Contact 585-2591.

Kings Cultural Center: Monday through Friday, Kings Cultural Center, 14054 Front St., Armona. Kings Cultural Center, offers a varaity of instructional classes for dancers and musicians. Information: Call Kings Cultural Center, 589-6255, or visit www.kingsculturalcenter.org.

Hanford seniors bingo: Mondays, 10 a.m., Goodwill Building, 426 W Lacey Blvd., Hanford. Bingo is played every Monday, except holidays. Horse race games at 11:45 a.m. and early bird specials follow with regular games 12:15-3 p.m. Bingo packs are 6-on-10 games for $5 each on the first Monday of the month, with a payout based on sales. Special games are $1 each. The second Monday of the month is Birthday Week. If your birthday is this month you receive a 4-on-pack free after you purchase one pack. Players must be 18 years or older. Information: Call Gail Soto at 904-5019. Bring your own snacks. Coffee, punch, and water provided. 

TUESDAYS

Square dancing lessons: Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Coe Park Hall, 543 S. Douty St. Join the Square Eights Club as they host square dancing lessons. Party Night is hosted the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy wholesome fun, quality exercise and good fellowship, singles and couples welcome. Adults $10 per month. Information: Call 967-3274 or visit Square Eights on Facebook.

Senior creative writers group: Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Hanford Carnegie Museum, 109 E. Eighth St., Hanford. The Hanford Senior Creative Writers Group has put pen to paper for over 40 years. The group is open to anyone over 50-years-old, come out and let the stories flow. 

WEDNESDAYS

Lemoore seniors bingo: Wednesdays, 6 p.m. doors open 6:30 p.m. bingo starts, at the Lemoore Senior Citizens Center, 789 S. Lemoore Ave., 924-9737 or 924-7791. Bingo packs are 10 games for $6, with special games $1 apiece. Winners will receive cash prizes. Players must be 18 years or older.

Adult and children acting/improv class: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Civic Center, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Hanford Multicultural Theater Company is sponsoring acting classes for adults and children each Wednesday evening. The classes will be led by award winning playwright and theater artist, Silvia Gonzalez Scherer. Information: Contact Silvia at 997-3838, email acting@HanfordMTC.com, or Hanford Parks and Rec at 585-2525.

Country Rock 'Barn' dance: Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-9 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Hanford Parks and Recreation are hosting a monthly dance with live Country music and a no-host bar. $5 per person for the dance. Information: Purchase tickets through the Hanford Parks and Recreation office at 321 N. Douty St., or call Susie Chavez at 585-2519.

THURSDAYS

Common Threads Quilt Guild: First Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Interested in quilting, just starting out or already accomplished quilters are welcome to inquire. Guests are welcome. For more information contact Mary Jane Loya, 559-582-4293 or Cheryl Mitchell, 559-924-4746.

Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club: Second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Lemoore Veteran's Hall, 411 W. "D" St., Lemoore. The Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club will host their monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month. Dues are $30 for adults and $10 for kids. Visit online lemooregemandmineralclub@gmail.com or call Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club, 309-3433 for more information.

FRIDAYS

Open mic and acoustic instrument night - Lemoore: Fridays, 6 p.m., Lemoore Senior Citizens Center, 789 S. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore. If you love to sing, play an acoustic instrument or just listen come out for music, potluck and fellowship each Friday. The last Friday of the month is Gospel music. Information: Jan 740-9498.

SATURDAYS

Taoist Temple Museum tours: First Saturday of the month, noon to 6 p.m., Taoist Temple Museum, East Seventh and Green streets, Hanford, 582-4508. China Alley, with its roots in 1877, has been listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places." Come out and help save our history.

SUNDAYS

Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum: Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum, 542 W. D St., Lemoore. Come and experience the oral history of California agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley and one of the pioneer families, Aaron and Sarah Mooney, who came from New York in 1877, to the city of Lemoore. Information: Call 925-0321 or visit: http://on.fb.me/1Pxti3X.  

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