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Feb. 21-24

Infant clothing drive: Join Madis Closet as they hold an infant clothing drive Feb. 21-24 to benefit Valley infants. Donate new or gently used baby clothes in sizes 0-12 months, small baby blankets and bibs can be dropped off in the designated bin at Antojitos The Craving Shack, 1474 Draper St., Kingsburg.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Fresno Gem and Mineral Society: The monthly general meetings of the Fresno Gem and Mineral Society are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. February’s meeting will be on the 22, at 7 p.m. on the main floor of the University of California Center Building, 550 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA. Information call 708-822-0361

Friday, Feb. 23

Crab feed: Selma District Chamber of Commerce’s annual all-you-can-eat crab feed is Friday, Feb. 23 at the Monsignor Daniel Lopez Hall at Rose and Dockery Avenues. Meals are chicken or crab and are $55 each. Event includes live and silent auctions. Reserved tables are available. Title and table sponsorships are available for $1,000 and $500. New this year is the Delectable Dessert category.  Donations will be accepted of homemade or upscale desserts of cakes, pies, cookies, cultural desserts or specialty items.  Bidding closes at 7:30 pm.  Choose to share with your table or take them home. Details: 891-2235.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Hmong storytelling: The Fowler Library Branch, 306 S. 7th St., will host an event called The Significance of Stories from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 24 as part of the Fresno County Library’s Big Read series. The event celebrates the importance of oral storytelling in the Hmong culture as they did not have a written language until about 50 years ago. Fresno County has the second largest concentration of Hmong people in the United States. Find out more online at fresnolibrary.org/bigread.

Monday, Feb. 26

Kick Off to Carnegie: Kingsburg High School’s Wind Ensemble is having a Kick Off To Carnegie Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Little Theater, 1900 18th Ave. Tickets are $10/$13 at the door. To purchase, contact the KHS Music Department at 419-6389. Immediately after the concert, a meet and greet for $5 in advance/$7 at the door will include a personal size pie, coffee/water and mingling with the musicians. The Wind Ensemble was chosen to be one of six performing groups featured at the New York Wind Band Festival. They will perform at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, March 6. Part of their Carnegie experience includes a rehearsal exchange and KHS has been paired with the Stoneman Douglas Wind Ensemble from Florida.

Friday, March 2

Fish fry: Join the Selma Knights of Columbus #4931 for the annual fish fry at Msgr. Daniel M Lopez, 2441 Docker Ave., Selma on March 2 and March 23. Each dinner will be from 6-8 p.m., the menu is fried fish, hush puppies, rice pilaf, salad and a drink for $10. Dine in and carry out available, tickets will be sold at the door or contact Xavier at 856-0167 or Jose at 643-7328 for information or tickets.

Saturday, March 3

Fresno Gem and Mineral Society’s monthly boutique: The Fresno Gem and Mineral Society announce their monthly boutique held on the first Saturday of each month. The new club location at 404 W. McKinley Ave., Fresno, CA. on March 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booths are located at the back of the building. Free and open to the public. Kids and adults come and enjoy the sharks teeth, trilobites, ammonites, calcified clams, etc. and minerals such as quartz crystals and amethyst. Information call 708-822-036

Friday, March 9

Irish Night: Kratos Music Center is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Terry Geiger and guests and a night of Irish music. Performance is 7-9 p.m. at Kratos, 2018 2nd St, Selma. Details: 891-1952 or jeff@kratosmusicselma.com.

Monday, March 22

Alzheimer's fundraiser dinner: Join the Genesis HealthCare Center is hosting a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. The evening beings at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Jeremy 'Elvis' Pearce will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 per person. For more information call 897-5881. Genesis HealthCare Center is located at 1101 Stroud Ave., in Kingsburg.

Friday, March 23

Fish fry: Join the Selma Knights of Columbus #4931 for the annual fish fry at Msgr. Daniel M Lopez, 2441 Docker Ave., Selma on March 23. Each dinner will be from 6-8 p.m., the menu is fried fish, hush puppies, rice pilaf, salad and a drink for $10. Dine in and carry out available, tickets will be sold at the door or contact Xavier at 856-0167 or Jose at 643-7328 for information or tickets.

Thursday, March 29

Plant nite fundraiser for KHS scholarships: Join the Kingsburg Tuesday Club as they host an evening of refreshments and creativity. Green thumbs not required as everything you need to create a table top garden will be supplied for the $55 donation to the scholarship fund. March 29, from 6-8 p.m., at The Kingsburg Depot, 1401 California St., Kingsburg. Information: Contact Cheryl Swanson at 859-4310 or Judy Pagel at 647-1812.

Thursday, April 5

Kindergarten registration: Selma Unified School District will have registration for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17 and May 31 in Room C2 at the District Office, 3036 S. Thompson Ave, Selma. Details: 898-6500. Summer registration dates will be announced.

Saturday, April 7

Trap Shoot: Selma High School Ag Boosters are hosting a benefit trap shoot from 8 a.m. to noon April 7 at the Tulare County Trap Club, 7394 Avenue 328, Visalia. The fee is $75 each for 100 targets. The event includes a continental breakfast, rib eye lunch and awards. A one-of-a-kind gun raffle sponsored by Selma’s Central Valley Guns is $5 per ticket. For tickets and details, contact Brandon Shoemaker, 470-7149.

Plant sale: Kingsburg High FFA’s spring plant sale is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the Kingsburg High farm, located to the east of the school’s tennis courts. The sale features fruits, vegetables and herbs for $1 each. Succulents are $3, six-pack annuals are $2, veggies are $1 and perennials are $5.

Beer Fest: The second annual Selma Craft Beer Festival is 2-6 p.m. April 7 at Pioneer Village, 1880 Art Gonzales Pkwy. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for non-drinkers. Photo identification required for admittance. Ticket includes a souvenir glass. Event includes a cornhole tournament. First 50 two-person teams will be registered. Cost is $40 per team. Cash prizes range from $800 for first place, $350 for second place and $100 for third place. To register, log on to http://bit.ly/2C3bgY1. Event benefits Selma’s Cancer Support. But tickets online at http://bit.ly/2Hlf06r.

Friday, April 20

Cruise Night before Kingsburg car show: Join the participants of the Kingsburg Car show as they get in the groove for the April 21 event. Get together at Selma Auto Mall from 4-6 p.m. for raffle and cash prizes, cool cars and fun. From 6-8 p.m. cruise to Kingsburg where local merchants downtown will be open for shopping and more for raffle and cash prizes. 

Saturday, April 21

Kingsburg car show: Come out and experience the Kingsburg Chambers, 24th annual Kingsburg Car Show on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, food and plenty of custom cars, trucks and more in downtown Kingsburg.

Thursday, June 21

Concerts Under The Stars: Come join us for our 2018 Concerts Under The Stars at Memorial Park, 18th Avenue and Sierra Street. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. and our City Band will start playing at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 28

Concerts Under The Stars: Come join us for our 2018 Concerts Under The Stars at Memorial Park, 18th Avenue and Sierra Street. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. and our City Band will start playing at 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 5

Concerts Under The Stars: Come join us for our 2018 Concerts Under The Stars at Memorial Park, 18th Avenue and Sierra Street. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. and our City Band will start playing at 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 12

Concerts Under The Stars: Come join us for our 2018 Concerts Under The Stars at Memorial Park, 18th Avenue and Sierra Street. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. and our City Band will start playing at 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 19

Concerts Under The Stars: Come join us for our 2018 Concerts Under The Stars at Memorial Park, 18th Avenue and Sierra Street. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. and our City Band will start playing at 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 26

Concerts Under The Stars - Final concert: Come join us for our 2018 Concerts Under The Stars at Memorial Park, 18th Avenue and Sierra Street. There will be food vendors starting at 5 p.m. and our City Band will start playing at 8 p.m.

ONGOING

Now through Feb. 5

Historic Exhibit: Kingsburg Historical Park is hosting a national traveling exhibit entitled “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience.” The exhibit is sponsored by Go For Broke National Education Center and will be available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays from Jan. 6 through Feb. 5. The park is at 2321 Sierra St. Admission is free.

SELMA — “A Time to Heal” is a support group to help cancer survivors by educating them about proper nutrition, improving their relationships at home and helping them create everlasting friendships. This group has expanded out to Selma. For locations and details and to sign up, please call Laurie Schirling or Julce Belo at the Breast Care Center, 125 Mall Drive, Suite 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. For more information, call Ruth at 896-1798 or Armando at 250-4067.

SELMA — The S.M.A.R.T. (Serving and Mobilizing Assistance, Resources, Training) Center is located at the Salazar Center at Valley View and Sheridan. Serving the community of Selma by offers morning and evening fitness programs, food distributions and Christ centered ministries. We also offer counseling for families. For more information call 790-9535.

SELMA — The Danish American Heritage Museum is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Pioneer Village, 1880 Art Gonzales Parkway. The museum has the largest Danish genealogy records in the Valley, a collection of Danish artifacts, a Danish/American library and a gift shop with imported products from Denmark. Details: 898-0227.

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 5 to 8 p.m. the first and 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 andyreeve49@gmail.com.

KINGSBURG — Acoustic Music Jams (old country, plus variety of other music) is 5 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Kingsburg Senior Center. Includes a potluck. All ages are encouraged to play, sing, dance/line dance and listen. Details: June Carender, 259-4676; 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. on the first Friday of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3973

FRESNO — The Discovery Center's museum is less of a traditional museum and more of an interactive science arcade. The exhibits focus on a range of different sciences and topics including: botany, geology, dinosaurs, electricity, magnets, an interactive music and sound exhibit, anatomy, live animals, American Indian basket collection and more. Visit thediscoverycenter.net for times and more details. Details: 322-1743. 

LEMOORE — Come out noon to 3 p.m., each Sunday 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. On the second Sunday of each month, a special seminar will be held. Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum, 542 W. D St., Lemoore, 925-0321. Visit: http://on.fb.me/1Pxti3X

HANFORD — VFW 5869 Nisei Liberty Post meet on Saturday's, 11 a.m., at Fatte Alberts, 110 E. Seventh St., Hanford. The meetings are informational with programs and benefits available to all veterans and a chance to meet and talk to other veterans in the area.The Hanford chapter of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Nisei-Liberty Post was founded on Oct. 7, 1949 by members of the 442RCT, MIS and the 100th Battalion who fought in World War II. The 100th/442nd RCT became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service. Information: Call Marvin Bettencourt, 582-1640 or 212-0018.

HANFORD — China Alley and the Taoist Temple, 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."  Taoist Temple Museum tours on the first Saturday of the month, from noon to 6 p.m., Taoist Temple Museum, East Seventh and Green streets, Hanford, 582-4508.

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