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MARCH


Thursday, March 23 - Friday, March 24

The Fresno City College Music Department presents the 27th Annual City Jazz Festival in the FCC Theatre. Thu: 8am-5pm, Fri: 8am-3pm. New York saxophonist/recording artist Antonio Hall will perform with the FCC Jazz Ensemble and Festival All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 in the theatre. Tickets are $15 general, $12 senior/Jazz Fresno/staff and $10 student. Details: www.cityjazzfestival.com or call the FCC Box Office at 559-442-8221.

Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26

Starpower Dance Competition at Saroyan Theatre at the Fresno Convention Center. Click here for more info.

Saturday, March 25

PBR in Fresno. The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your seat excitement to the Save Mart Center, 7:00 p.m. at the Save Mart Center. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday, March 25

FresYes Fest 1-11:00 p.m. at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. located at 745 Fulton St. in downtown Fresno. This is an annual beer, music and food festival that draws thousands to downtown Fresno for a full day of fun. Click here for more info.

Saturday, March 25

Annual Clovis East Football Crab Feed and Auction, 6-11:00 p.m. Clovis Veterans Hall Liberty Ball Room. $50 tickets available at ClovisEastHSFootball.com. This event is for guests 21+.

Saturday, March 25

Visalia Medical Clinic 3rd Annual Diabetes Memorial Walk in honor of the late Dr. James Mohs, an endocrinologist who worked with diabetic patients in Visalia for many years. The 3K or 5K walk, and kids walk, begins at the clinic, 5400 W. Hillsdale, with check-in at 8 a.m. and kick-off at 9 a.m. (rain or shine). There is no fee to participate and registered walkers will receive a free commemorative T-shirt, while supplies last. The registration form is available online at www.vmchealth.com.

Saturday, March 25

FREE Smog Repairs 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the Fresno Fairgrounds, 4670 E. Butler Ave. at the infield parking lot (Use Kings Canyon entry gate. Vehicle must be under 10 feet tall) Are you a San Joaquin Valley resident? Have you owned your car for 6 months? Does your car fail emissions testing? If so, please join Valley CAN and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for a FREE emissions test and diagnostic inspection. If your car fails our test, you may receive a voucher for free smog repairs! Please expect a 2+ hour wait. This event only provides emissions screenings. No smog certifcates will be issued. The first 525 vehicles that qualify after the free emissions test will receive a $500 voucher for repairs. For event information, please visit www.valleycan.org.

Saturday, March 25

California Health Sciences University Visitation Day, 10:00 a.m. to Noon, 120 N. Clovis Ave. in Clovis. Bring your family and friends to visit the CHSU Campus to discover if the CHSU College of Pharmacy program is right for you. You’ll learn about our Curriculum, obtain important Admissions, Scholarship and Financial Aid information, meet our faculty, hear about student life from our students, and take a tour. Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 25

105.1 The Blaze Battle of the Bands at Full Circle Brewing Co. 620 F St. in downtown Fresno, 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Click here for more info.

Sunday, March 26

The 1st Annual Firefighters in the Making Fundraiser supporting the Jim Deaver Fire Academy Scholarship, 2-6:00 p.m. Kings River Winery 4276 S. Greenwood Ave. in Sanger. There will be food tasting, live music, no host bar, 50/50 raffles and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $30 for one or $50 for two, which includes admission, one glass of wine, food tasting and entertainment. Tickets available at www.kingsriverwinery.com/events or by calling Socorro Deaver at (559) 289-7277.

Sunday, March 26

The Giving Trail 10K/5K Memorial Run in Raymond. The Giving Trail 5 and 10K is a cross country run through the foothills of the Sierra's and the Historic town of Raymond, CA. The run is at approximately 1,000ft elevation with gentle slopes and a well defined trail. You will have the opportunity to dedicate the run to honor a loved one. The proceeds go to Doc's Dogs For Vets for the training of service dogs for veterans and future kennel facilities. Fee includes entry into event, shirt and breakfast. Check in at 7:00 a.m. and run starts at 8:00 a.m. at 32260 Brahman Ct. in Raymond. Click here to register or form more information.

Sunday, March 26

Old Town Clovis will once again host the biannual Antiques and Collectibles Fair, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the streets of Old Town Clovis. With nearly 100 dealers converging in one area, everyone is invited to come treasure hunting in one of the Valley’s premier Antiques and Collectibles events. Parking and admission are free; arrive early for the best deals. Special guest Kathy Osterberg Sobelman will be offering free appraisals of one item per person from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. She is available for interviews up to and on the day of the event. www.oldtownclovis.org

Friday, March 31

Central Valley Guitar Summit will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium. Free admission to see high and middle school guitar competition and exhibition. At 7:30 p.m. in the OAB will be a feature concert with AguaClaraFlamenco Company plus an appearance by the FCC Guitar Ensemble and announcement of the competition results. Tickets are $12 general, $8 students and seniors. Details: Dr. Kevin Cooper at kevin.cooper@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559-442-4600 ext. 8461.


APRIL


Saturday, April 1

Valley Performing Arts Council: Cinderella by the State street Ballet of Santa Barbara, 2:00 p.m. William Saroyan Theatre Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center in downtown Fresno. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, April 1

The Disoriented Comedy Show 7:00 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. This all-female Asian American comedy show will showcase comedians from different Asian cultures and will include new hilarious jaw dropping material. The proceeds of the event will go to the Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW) scholarship and leadership development programs benefiting Asian American women in the Central Valley. Tickets can be purchased online at www.towertheatrefresno.com and www.ccapw.org or at the Tower Theatre box office.

Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2

Fresno CityFest at the Save Mart Center. Imagine one of the biggest parties you've ever been to. Tens of thousands of individuals from all over the Valley. Great music. Good food. Tons of activities for people of all ages. And an overarching message of peace, hope, forgiveness, and love. That is the vision of Fresno CityFest. Click here for information and the full event schedule.

Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2

7th Annual California Classic Weekend. The event includes the only half-marathon through a zoo and bike ride on a freeway. On April 1, more than 2,000 cyclists will have the freeway all to themselves as they ride ten miles down Freeway 168 to begin their 100-, 60- or 35-mile ride. Freeway SR168 will be closed to westbound traffic from McKinley to Shepherd on Saturday April 1nd from 7:00 am to 10:00 am to accommodate the first leg of the bike events. The Eastbound lanes of SR168 will remain open throughout the duration of the event. On April 2, runners will run through the new African Adventure exhibit at Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo, historic Downtown Fresno, Tower District and finish the race at home plate in Chukchansi Park, home of the Fresno Grizzlies. Participants have the option to choose between a half marathon, half marathon relay or a 5k run/walk. Click here to register or for more information.

Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2

Central Valley Reptile Expo Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-5 at the Fresno Fairgrounds. CVRE was established to promote a family friendly reptile gathering while supporting breeders, vendors, and educational organizations. Get more information at www.cvreptileexpo.com.

Tuesday, April 4

Free Food Giveaway: The Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church in Exeter will be distributing free food to the community. Everyone is welcomed to receive food, no need for identification or proof of income. Please bring your own bags. Giveawy is first come, first serve from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 255 S. Filbert Street in Exeter.

Friday, April 7

Holy Family Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kingsburg Holy Family Catholic Church, 1275 Smith St. in Kingsburg. Adults $14, Children 6-12 $7, includes fish, fries, slaw, zucchini, drink and ice cream. (takeout orders 4:30-6:00 p.m.) Open to the community. Tickets sold in advance at 559-451-1028 and at the door. Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 8

Fresno County Pet Vaccine Clinic, 2-4pm at the Fresno Humane Animal Services, 760 W. Nielsen Ave. in Fresno. Low-cost pet vaccines and dog licensing available. Pricing: Rabies $6, DAPP (Distemper/Parvo) $10, Microchip $20 or all 3 or $25. Rattlesnake Vaccine $15, Cat Vaccine: FVRCP (Upper Respiratory Vaccine) $10. Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 8

Madera Evening Lions presents Dancing through the Decades 6-11pm Peters Brothers Banquet Hall, 1187 S. Granada Dr. in Madera. Tickets are $40 per person and is for people 21 and older. Proceeds go to veterans in the community. Tickets available through Madera Evening Lions or call: (559) 232-4605 or 706-7326.

Saturday, April 8

Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band 6:00 p.m. at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be popular Gospel Music Hall of Fame members, The Nelons, along with singer/songwriter, Buddy Greene, talented female vocalist, Charlotte Ritchie and powerful male vocalist Gene McDonald, as well as guitarist and comedian, Kevin Williams. Click here for tickets and information.

Friday, April 14

Sebring West Automotive Volkswagen VIP Night and 12-hour Sale 9am-9pm at 1744 N. Blackstone next to Ratcliff Stadium. Free goodie bag to the first 100 VW customers. There will be contests, door prizes, free hot dogs and soft drinks, live radio remote broadcast by 95.7 The Fox, 50% off list price EMPI parts, plus a free VW Car Show & Shine 5pm-9pm. sebringwest.com

Saturday, April 15

Golden Egg Hunt 10:00 a.m. to noon at The Southgate Church, 7249 E Kings Canyon Rd. in Fresno. There will be thousands of filled eggs, prizes, games, refreshments and fun for the whole family. This is a free event open to everyone. thesouthgate4u.com

Friday, April 21

Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore will host Abbey Road, a Beatles tribute band, in a performance that will begin at 7 p.m. at 19429 Rd 228 in Strathmore. Four Harmony orchestra students (Yeayun Son, Michelle Tapia, Lorena Villa and Linda Tejada) will join the group of Chris Paul Overall (Paul), Nathaniel Bott (John), Zak Schaffer (George), and Axel Clarke (Ringo). Harmony is using this show as a fundraising event for students as the HMA Orchestra prepares for its own performance this June at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York. VIP tickets are $35, which includes front-row seating and hors d’oeuvres served at 6 p.m., while general admission tickets are $20. Tickets may be purchased at Harmony Magnet Academy (phone: 559-568-0347) or Harris Home Furnishings, located at 214 N. 2nd St. (phone: 559-784-1746).

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.

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.

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 - 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.



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