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Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23

17th Annual Central Valley Pizza Festival Downtown Lemoore City Park, located @ 350 West Bush Street, between Heinlen and Fox Streets. The Pizza Festival is a 3 day event featuring pizza competitions, free live music, beer and wine garden, merchandise vendors, food vendors, activities for kids of all ages and FAST Credit Union is sponsoring the “Dollar Dog’s Challenge” on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The traditional centerpiece event, to be held on Saturday, will be the creation of the 9-foot pizza. Click here for more info.

Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23

Our Heroes' Dreams - Huge Veterans Yard Sale 8am-2pm at 1147 E. Holland, near Ashlan & Maroa in Fresno. Help a veteran sell some items to make a few dollars or donate items for our heroes to sell. Yard sale will have some really cool stuff and you will be helping out veterans. To donate, call (559) 222-7366.

Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23

Fresno State Vintage Days! Huge crafts fair, great food, live music, beer garden, kids area and more on the campus of Fresno State. Fri-Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sun: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Saturday, April 22

Intimate Taste of Jazz w/ The Blue Street Jazz Band (Dixieland Dance Band) at The Ivy Room, 1140 N Van Ness Ave. in Fresno, presented by the Fresno Dixieland Society. There will be a dance floor and dine-in seating. Doors open at 6pm, show 7-9pm. 21+ to enter. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday, April 22

iFuture: You Belong at Fresno State 10:00 a.m. to noon, West Fresno Family Resource Center, 1802 E. California Ave. in Fresno. Join the College of Health and Human Services and learn about your future at Fresno State! This event is for middle school-aged students who would like to learn about careers and majors within the health and human service field. Click here for more information.

Saturday, April 22

BOOK SIGNING: Elsie Jones & the Book Pirates book signing, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Fresno. There will be a live pirate there for pictures. This book is the first in a 15 book adventure series by author Sean McBride.

Saturday, April 22

Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation annual fundraiser banquet, raffle, silent and live auction 6-10:00 p.m. Simonian Fruit Co. 350 N. 7th Street in Fowler. Tickets are $50 and you can order online at www.fresnowildlife.org or by mail to Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation P.O. Box 2605, Clovis , CA 93613.

Saturday, April 22

Rock of the Eighties Tour featuring The Tubes & The Motels 8:00 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday, April 22

Donate new or used baby clothes in 0-12 months at the Madis Closet booth at the Fowler Spring Fest! Look for us near Panzak Park, 8am-2pm. All donations will benefit infants at Valley hospitals and clinics. Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 22

Armenian Genocide Commemoration and Annual Flag Raising: The Central San Joaquin Valley community will once again gather on the steps of Fresno City Hall to raise the flags of Armenia and the United States in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The event will take place 10:00 a.m. to noon in front of City Hall. The ANCA – Central California has organized the event since 2004 when the flag of Armenia was first raised over Fresno City Hall in memory of 1.5 million martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.

Saturday, April 22

Cal Fire will hold a meeting at the Shaver Lake Community Center. This will take place from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Fire season is quickly approaching and firefighters want to ensure safety by addressing citizens' concerns and educating everyone about fire dangers and tree mortality issues.

Saturday, April 22

Free Earth Day Fresno event, 10am to 4pm at Radio Park in Fresno. Visitors will learn about water conservation, recycling, composting, water-wise gardening, air quality issues, solar energy, and much more. There will be hands-on exhibits and vendors of Earth-friendly goods and services. The entire event will be powered by the sun! Bike show, live music, delicious food, children's activities and more. Click here for a full list of activities.

Saturday, April 22

9th Annual Water-Wise Plant Give & Take 8:00 a.m. to noon at Fresno State Horticulture Greenhouse Park, 3150 E Barstow (east of Chestnut). Receive “something special” if you bring water-wise plants, cuttings, bulbs, seeds, shrubs or trees to share on the free plant table. Garden Expert Workshops, Student Projects, Kids Mother's Day Crafts and more. Questions about the Water-wise Plant Event? Email: waterwise@fresno.gov or call 621-5480

Saturday, April 22 - Sunday, April 23

Smack in da Middle VI Bike Polo Tournament 10:00 a.m. at Cary Park in Fresno. Click here for information.

Sunday, April 23

Stroll down memory lane at the Old Town Clovis Car Show 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to appreciate beautiful classic cars from pre-1975. These cars will line the streets, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the vehicles. Visit OldTownClovis.org for more info.

Sunday, April 23

Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards winner Pepe Aguilar Gira 2017 8:00 p.m. at the Save Mart Center. Click here for tickets and information.

Sunday, April 23

Color Me Rad 5k 9:00 a.m. at Woodward Park in Fresno to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Packet pick up will be on Saturday, April 22nd at Woodward Park from 1pm-6pm. Click here to register.

Monday, April 24

Coalinga Police Department town hall meeting to unveil and take public input on its draft Body Camera Program. The Town Hall meeting will give the community a chance to view and comment on the draft Department policy that will govern the use of body worn cameras by the Police department. The community will also get a chance examine the equipment up close and ask questions. 6-7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 155 Durian Ave. Coalinga.

Wednesday, April 26

Clovis Rodeo Blood Drive 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Clovis Rodeo Association Hall, Clovis Rodeo Grounds, 748 Rodeo Drive in Clovis. Donors will receive a commemorative T-shirt featuring artwork by local artist David Dalgety, along with discounts to Sunday’s Rodeo finals and the chance to meet champion cowboys & rodeo royalty! www.donateblood.org

Thursday, April 27

Visalia Industrial Park Job Fair 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hilti, 7940 W. Doe Ave. Employers expected to participate are Hilti, Jo Ann Stores Distribution Center, VF Outdoor, VWR, Seals Construction, Electric Motor Shop, Jostens, California Dairies, Western Milling and Fresno Pacific University. United Staffing Associates will also participate. Job openings include warehouse, inventory control, maintenance mechanic, machinist, construction superintendent, construction manager, estimator, sales and forklift operators. For information, contact The Lockwood Agency at (559) 733-3737.

Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30

103rd Clovis Rodeo at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. Thursday: PBR Touring Pro and Joe Nichols concert, Friday: Rodeo Performance and Eli Young Band concert, Saturday: Rodeo Parade, Rodeo Performance, Rodeo After-Party, Clovis Rodeo Dance, Sunday: Rodeo Performance. Click here for tickets and information.

Friday, April 28

Worship Night in America 7:00 p.m. at the Save Mart Center. GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin continues to bring the church together in unity and prayer with his Worship Night in America tour, featuring Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton. Click here for tickets and information.

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30

Beauty & the Beast: An Original Story Ballet by California Arts Academy at Roosevelt High School Theatre, 4250 E. Tulare Ave. in Fresno. Fri: 7:30 p.m., Sat: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun: 2:00 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30

The Selma Arts Center presents HONK! a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. Fri: 7pm, Sat: 2pm & 7:00 p.m., Sun: 2pm. Tickets are available at selmaartscenter.com or at the Selma Arts Center box office located at 1935 High Street.

Saturday, April 29

AsianFest 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fresno City College. AsianFest promotes the importance of cultural diversity by showcasing the cultural heritage of its thriving Asian community. Event and Parking are FREE all day.

Saturday, April 29

Kings County Farm Bureau will be hosting its popular food, wine and beer-tasting fundraiser, Taste of the Valley, 4-7:00 p.m. at Burris Park in Hanford. Guest can sample an impressive assortment of California wines, hand-crafted beers, and purchase food from some favorite local eateries. The evening will feature live music by Hanford’s own J.J. Brown, an outdoor game area and a silent auction. Tickets are $45 each, and can be purchased online at kcfb.org or at the KCFB office, 870 Greenfield Ave. in Hanford. Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the day of the event for $50. For more information, please call the KCFB office at 584-3557.

Saturday, April 29

Clovis Lions Club’s 46th Annual Rodeo Pancake Breakfast, 7-9:30 a.m. inside the Clovis Memorial Building on the corner of 5th and Hughes in Clovis. Breakfast includes: Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk or juice. Cost is (donation): Adults $5, Children $3, 5yrs & Under Free. 100% of the money raised is put back into the community!

Saturday, April 29

Hanford High FFA Chapter 5K & Flapjacks, 3-mile Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at Sierra Pacific High School. Breakfast 8-10:00 a.m. at Applebees in Hanford. Registration includes 5K T-shirt & one breakfast ticket. Register online at bit.ly/5kandflapjacks.

Saturday, April 29

Dierks Bentley: What the Hell World Tour with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, 7:30 p.m. at the Save Mart Center. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday, April 29

18th Annual Men Who Cook and some who don't, will be held at the Fresno Art Museum, 6pm-9pm. Over 75 Chefs will be preparing sample size servings of their signature dish. Enjoy amazing art in the Fresno Art Museum and step outside to enjoy fabulous food, drinks and entertainment provided by Cloudship. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, April 29

Hoover Ed Foundation presents the Hoover High 2017 Spring Boutique from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hoover High School, located at 5550 N. First Street in Fresno.

Saturday, April 29

The Kings River Conservancy will host the 6th Annual Spring Fling on the Kings 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lapp River House, located at 26210 Elwood in Sanger located 30 minutes east of Fresno off Highway 180 in Sanger. The public is invited to attend this free event and may purchase a barbecue lunch for $25. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will also be available to purchase. All proceeds benefit the Kings River Conservancy’s ongoing projects such as trail maintenance and public safety education. kingsriverconservancy.org

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30

Madera VW Spring Fling at the Madera District Fairgrounds, 1850 Cleveland Ave. in Madera. Camp Saturday night Noon to Midnight. Show and Swap on Sunday 7am-3pm. Visit Maderaspringfling.com for more information. Proceeds benefit Rescue the Children and the Poverello House.

Sunday, April 30

MSCC Free Medical & Dental Clinic 9am-4pm Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building. Dental (exams, cleaning and extractions), Vision Screenings, Glasses & Referrals, Pulmonary Function Tests, Cardiac and Diabetes Education and referrals, Internal Medicine and EKG’s, Pediatric school physicals, Women Services, Foot Care, Dermatology, Nutritional Counseling, and Laboratory Services, Blood Sugar & Cholesterol Check and much more. Click here for more information.

Sunday, April 30

Kingsburg Historical Park Annual Dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 2321 Sierra St. in Kingsburg. Master Chef, Jonathan Evans is preparing a $15 per person dinner that will include Stuffed Pork Loin, Peas, Salad, Pilaf, Roll, Drinks and Ice Cream.

Sunday, April 30

Fresno Jewish community will celebrate Israel Independence Day with a program at Temple Beth Israel, 6622 N. Maroa in Fresno, featuring David Roet, Israel's deputy ambassador to the UN. Program begins at 11:45 a.m.


MAY


Monday, May 1

Veterans Town Hall - The VA Central California Health Care System will host a Town Hall meeting for Veterans and their Families at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The address is 2615 E. Clinton Ave. in Fresno. For more information, call (559) 241-6641. www.fresno.va.gov

Tuesday, May 2

Coalinga Police Department town hall meeting to unveil and take public input on its draft Body Camera Program. The Town Hall meeting will give the community a chance to view and comment on the draft Department policy that will govern the use of body worn cameras by the Police department. The community will also get a chance examine the equipment up close and ask questions. 6-7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 155 Durian Ave. Coalinga.

Tuesday, May 2

WWE Smackdown 4:45 p.m. at the Save Mart Center. WWE Champion Randy Orton vs AJ Styles vs Bray Wyatt, Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs The Miz, plus many more of your favorite WWE Superstars! Click here for tickets and information.

Friday, May 5

Fresno County Farm Bureau Centennial Gala at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 4th St. in Clovis. Social hour: 5:30 p.m., Dinner and Program: 6:30 p.m. FCFB members, ag supporters and the community are invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased at www.fcfb.org or you may contact FCFB at 559-237-0263.

Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 6

The Selma Arts Center presents HONK! a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. Fri: 7pm, Sat: 2pm & 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at selmaartscenter.com or at the Selma Arts Center box office located at 1935 High Street.

Saturday, May 6th

Cal Fire will hold a meeting at Foothill Elementary School. This will take place from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Fire season is quickly approaching and firefighters want to ensure safety by addressing citizens' concerns and educating everyone about fire dangers and tree mortality issues.

Saturday, May 6th

Jazz in the Vines, a fundraiser for the Central High Wind Ensemble trip to Carnegie Hall in New York. 5:30 p.m. Central High School Jazz Band, 6:00 p.m. Tri Tip Dinner and Live Dessert Auction (silent auction), 8:00-11:00 dancing Under the Stars with live band "Chelada" No Host Wine and Beer Bar. Yribarren Family Vineyards 12333 W. Nielsen Ave. in Kerman. Click here for tickets.

Thursday, May 11

Cal Fire will hold a meeting at Dunlap Elementary School. This will take place from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Fire season is quickly approaching and firefighters want to ensure safety by addressing citizens' concerns and educating everyone about fire dangers and tree mortality issues.

Saturday May 13

What A Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong 7:30 p.m. at the William Saroyan Theatre, 700 M Street in downtown Fresno. A tribute to the Father of Jazz! Virtuoso trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling leads a swinging tribute to Louis Armstrong with hits like Basin Street Blues, Mack the Knife, Ain’t Misbeahvin’, Hello Dolly and When the Saints Go Marching In. An electrifying and heartfelt tribute that will leave you dancing in the aisles. fresnophil.org



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