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Wednesday, Jan. 17

Adult School: The Selma Adult School is offering free ESL, high school diploma, digital photography, intoduction to computers, security guard and bus driver classes and a fee-based EMT course for $300. Registration is already underway. For details on class times, dates and locations, 898-6677 or 898-6590.

Visitor procedure forum: Selma Unified School District is hosting a forum to share newly proposed visitor procedures for all individuals visiting schools. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. The forum is 6-7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Roosevelt Elementary’s cafeteria. School officials say this collaborative effort will make each campus a safe learning environment. Details, contact the Department of Pupil Services at 898-6500.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Grief support: A new grief support group, Selma Angels of Grief, is meeting from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 at 2172 E. Front St., Suite 108 in Selma. The mission is to share experience, strength and hope. See their Facebook page at http://bit.ly/2m3cpoO.

Monday, Jan. 22

Lions chile verde fundraiser: The Central Valley Lionness Lions Club is hosting its annual chile verde dinner fundraiser. The $10 dinner is take-out only. Pick up meals from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Cho's Kitchen, 2030 E. Front St. The meal includes rice, beans and corn tortillas. Tickets are available at Cho's Kitchen and at the Selma Chamber of Commerce, 1821 Tucker St. Details: 970-4092.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Elvis’ birthday show: The 50s Place is hosting the annual Elvis birthday dinner with Jeremy ‘Elvis’ Pearce performing. The event is 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25 at 3548 Avenue 400, Kingsburg. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each.  Pre-paid reservations required. Call Diane, 779-9139, or Betty, 897-5557 to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Free acoustic night concert: Kratos Music is hosting a free acoustic concert with the guitar duo, Eclectic Moon at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. The store is at 2018 2nd St. Eclectic Moon consists of guitarists/vocalists Malia Castro and Nadia Al-Said whose music styles range from flamenco, indie to folk music. The venue is family friendly. Details, 891-1952.

Friday, Feb. 2

Pets reading photo contest: The deadline to enter Kingsburg High’s annual photo contest is Feb. 2. The contest is open to KHS staff and students. This year’s theme is ‘Pets Caught Reading’ and may include horses, snakes, cats dogs, iguanas, ferrets, hamsters, skunks, goldfish, cows, pigs, chickens or goats. The possibilities are endless. Take a picture of your pet reading and email it to teacher librarian Laura Vallenari at lvallenari@kingsburghigh.com. Three winners will be chosen. Details: 419-6391.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Paint nite fundraiser for KHS scholarships: Join the Kingsburg Tuesday Club as they host an evening of refreshments and creativity. Everything you need to paint will be supplied for the $45 donation to the scholarship fund. Feb. 6, 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.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Ag boosters fundraiser: The Kingsburg High Ag Boosters are hosting a lucky draw fundraiser with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Young Life Building, 1948 18th Avenue. Donation is $75. The grand prize is $2,000. Tickets are for two for dinner. Must be 21 or older to partipate in lucky draw. Event includes 50/50 drawings, silent auction and home-made desserts up for auction. To purchase tickets, contact Brian Donovan at bdonovan@kingsburghigh.com.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Annual dinner and awards banquet: The Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner and awards banquet, as they recognize the individuals who have severed the community the most in 2017. The event will be at the Historical Park Hall, at 2321 Sierra St., on Feb. 15. The event starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber office, 1475 Draper St.

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.

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.

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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