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JANUARY


Tuesday, January 24 - Thursday, January 26

Fresno Madera Continuum of Care (FMCoC) and City/County of Fresno & Madera Partners for the Street and Shelter Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count - To adequately assist homeless persons to make the critical transition from homelessness to independent or supportive permanent housing the FMCoC must understand the regions homeless population. During the last ten days of January, the FMCoC conducts a Point-in-Time (PIT) count to get a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the U.S within Fresno and Madera Counties. Fresno Headquarters: Nielsen Center, 3100 W. Nielsen Ave. Tue: 5pm, Wed: 5pm, Thu: 7am

Wednesday, January 25

Brightwood College in Fresno Community Health Fair 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair is free and open to the public with giveaways for free prizes including a Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker. 44 Shaw Ave., Clovis (559) 325-5100.

Wednesday, January 25 - Friday, January 27

Kiki's Quilt Shack in Fresno presents Quilting Jazz Expo. Be inspired and learn new techniques at this 3-day, hands-on expo with special guest Joi Mahon and live jazz with Gypsy Moon. Click here for more information or to register. For more information about Brightwood College in Fresno, visit www.brightwood.edu/fresno-ca.

Thursday, January 26

Career & Resource Expo in collaboration with Tachi Palace, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Tachi Palace, 17225 Jersey Ave. in Lemoore. More than 80 local employers with immediate openings. Many job opportunities do not require college degrees and include vocational careers in the agriculture and oil industries, the military and military-related services, just to name a few. This job fair is made possible by the efforts of Senator Andy Vidak with special guest Congressman David Valadao.

Friday, January 27

CWA Bunco Night 6:00 p.m. at 235 Mark Twain Avenue in Tulare. Join the California Women for Agriculture for food, fun and friends. There will be dinner and drinks, prizes and great networking opportunities. RSVP to Niclolde at 559-930-1189 or Andrea at 559-909-9750.

Saturday, January 28

Pirate's of the Cure-I-bbean 5K Booty Run to help promote awareness of blood related cancers thru Relay for life team members fund raising efforts. Participants receive Pirate Booty Run shirt with map, pirate skull cap and a chance to win the Pirates Treasure Chest, including free entries to 4 upcoming events, gift cards and much more. Dress in your best pirate garb and run for the booty. Woodward Park - Mountain View Shelter 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Sunday, January 29

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan will perform in concert as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series at 3:00PM in the Concert Hall on the Fresno State campus. Hakhnazaryan, who will be accompanied by pianist Noreen Polera, will be performing works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Massenet, Cassadó, and Harutyunyan. The concert is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State and the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation. Tickets may also be purchased online at the following website: http://www.keyboardconcerts.com/special-events.aspx. Free parking will be available in Lot P1 (Shaw and Maple entrance to campus). For more information please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 278-2669 or visit fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies.


FEBRUARY


Wednesday, February 1

First Friday Dollar Days at the Discovery Center. Fresno's Discovery Center will slash its admission fee to $1 on the first Friday of every month to make the children’s museum more affordable to science fans of all ages. The discount underscores the Discovery Center’s commitment to making learning accessible to a wider audience. www.thediscoverycenter.net

Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5

Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno Dog Show 8:00 .m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Events include: Conformation Obedience Rally, California Jr. Classic Finals, Owner-handled judging, Puppy Match, Raffle Silent Auction Book Sales and health Clinics. Click here for more information.

Friday, February 10

Valentines Super Love Jam 7:30 p.m. at Selland Arena at the Fresno Convention Center. Acts scheduled to appear are The Moments, Heatwave, Deniece Williams, GQ, Force MD's, The Deele, Ready for the World, The Impressions and special guest, the Legendary Patti Drew. Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more information.

Friday, February 10

An Evening to Treasure Prom 6-9:00 p.m. at Northpointe Community Church, 4625 W Palo Alto in Fresno. This is a FREE prom event for teens and young adults ages 15-21 who are affected by disability or have special needs in Central California. Girls will be provided a free prom dress of their dreams, a tiara, corsage, and their hair and makeup done. Boys will get a free tuxedo rental, a shoe shine, crown, hair done, and boutonniere. Everyone will be paired with a volunteer buddy for the evening, as they get a limo ride, free Chick-Fil-A dinner, a walk down the red carpet with paparazzi celebrating them, a fantastic dance, and a goodie bag at the end of the night with their formal picture already printed out. To sign up for this amazing event, or to volunteer, please go to www.aneveningtotreasure.com, or email tiana@aneveningtotreasure.com.

Tuesday, February 14 - Thursday, February 16

2017 World Ag Expo at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. World Ag Expo is the world's largest annual agricultural exposition. More than 1,500 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals. The grounds are open 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and closed at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $15. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday, February 18

POKER FOR PAWS: Cat House on the Kings and Club One Casino present Poker for Paws, to benefit the feline rescue located in Parlier. The fundraising event takes place at 7:15 p.m. at Club One Casino, located at 1033 Van Ness Ave. in downtown Fresno. $40 buy-in for 3,000 chips with unlimited re-buys until the end of the first break. $10 per $1,000. There will also be prizes & raffle drawings. All proceeds will be matched by Club One $1 for $1.

Saturday, February 18

Rotary Ten Chocolate Run, 8-11:00 a.m. Woodward Park Mt. View Shelter. Fun filled family activities with many vendors, chocolate themed food and drinks, and exciting run and walk events. Kids race at 8am for $10; 5 and 10 mile run at 8:15am for $25 and $35; and 2 mile walk and run at 8:20am for $25. Prices increase $5 per event after Dec. 31. Click to register.

Sunday, February 19

R. Kelly with special guest Michel'le 7:30 p.m. at Selland Arena at Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. Click here for tickets and info.

Tuesday, February 21

Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep Tour, 8:00 p.m. Warnors Theatre in downtown Fresno. Click here for tickets and information.

Wednesday, February 22

Rigatoni drive-thru dinner Central Valley Honor Flight Fundriaser. In October, Los Banos FFA members who had earned the National FFA Convention trip traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana and Washington DC. On the last day of the trip members toured the National Navy Memorial in downtown DC. Unplanned and unknowingly the FFA members met veterans of the Central Valley Honor Flight while on their tour. The Los Banos FFA and Pacheco FFA are coming together to raise money for the Honor Flight program’s upcoming trips. Together the Los Banos Ag Boosters and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2487 American Legion 166 are holding a rigatoni drive-thru dinner. To purchase tickets or to make a donation, please contact the Los Banos High School Agriculture Department or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2487.

Saturday, February 25

Porterville College Foundation Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Honoring Former Athletes and Distinguished Alumni, 6:00 p.m. at the Porterville College Student Center. Call the Foundation Office for more information or to reserve your tickets (559) 791-2319

Saturday, February 25

Clovis Rotary Club 26th Annual Crab Feed at Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 4th Street in Clovis. With over 600 people in attendance each year, this highly anticipated and fun-filled event is the only fundraiser hosted by the Clovis Rotary each year and all proceeds go towards serving the community. All you can eat crab, pasta, and salad. Western theme with a silent and live auction as well as an opportunity drawing! $75 per person. Must be 21+ Visit www.ClovisRotary.Com for tickets.


MARCH


Friday, March 3

First Friday Dollar Days at the Discovery Center. Fresno's Discovery Center will slash its admission fee to $1 on the first Friday of every month to make the children’s museum more affordable to science fans of all ages. The discount underscores the Discovery Center’s commitment to making learning accessible to a wider audience. www.thediscoverycenter.net


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