NEW FRESNO EVENTS    


Big Fresno Fair


Event

It's time once again for the Big Fresno Fair!

Expect live entertainment, booths for local Fresno goods and services, plus fun rides and games. Take a break between all that merriment by partaking on excellent local foods and beverages especially prepared by locals for all visitors.



Fall Cultural Faire


Event

Our Fall Cultural Faire is a fun and educational cultural event. There are bonsai on display, arts and crafts to see and buy, and several typical Japanese Cultural activities. Typical activities include Taiko Drumming, a Koto Player (Japanese lyre), a Tea Ceremony in the Tea House, Japanese Martial Arts demonstration and Haiku contests for both children and adults. Children's activities may include origami and learning to write their names in Japanese. We try to time this event for the beautiful call colors that brighten the Garden. Come and enjoy the whole day.


FARMER’S MARKETS IN FRESNO

Fresno is the most productive agricultural region in the World. There is a wealth of fresh fruits and vegetable at our back door. Local produce is picked and sold within 24 hours allowing the consumer to enjoy fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness and the receiving the benefits of its nutritional value. During the summer and early fall months they are open. 

Tuesday
River Park Farmers Market
Blackstone & Nees
April – October 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Farmers Market
Fulton Street
Year round 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market
Fresno Street
Year round 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Vineyard Farmers Market
Shaw & Blackstone
Year round 3 – 6 p.m.

Thursday
Downtown Farmers Market
Fulton Street
Year round 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday
Clovis Old Town Farmers Market
Pollasky & 5th
May – September 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Saturday
The Vineyard Farmers Market
Shaw & Blackstone
Year round 7 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



AS SOON AS AVAILABLE WILL LIST WARMING CENTERS


FRESNO CITY COOLING CENTERS

At noon, the City will activate the following four (4) Cooling Centers strategically located throughout the city and will remain open until 8:00pm.

- Frank H. Ball, 760 Mayor - Map
- Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo - Map
- Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler - Map
- Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo - Map
  • For weekend activation: If temperature is projected to reach 105 degrees either day the cooling centers will be activated for both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • The City’s FAX Bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to and from Cooling Centers.
  • To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a Cooling Center
  • To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a Cooling Center
  • PARCS will post signs at each center that specifically identify the time of the last FAX bus departure from that location.
  • PARCS will provide free swimming during scheduled Rec Swim hours at the City's four standard pool locations.
  • For information or assistance with the City Heat Relief Plan call (559) 621-CITY (2489)



Activities For Senior Citizen in Fresno

Senior citizens have much to give as members of social groups, both with other senior citizens and with those who share their interests.  Those who want to do be active can benefit others by volunteering.

 Many seniors  have interests that direct them to join historical, genealogical, or other societies. The Fresno Historical Society is always in need of advocates for historic preservation in the region. If you are a history buff or want to be, involvement in the work of the historical society can be a rewarding activity. The organization needs volunteers to work with government, help maintain archives, and work to add to the society's collection of artifacts.

The Fresno Audubon Society plans an annual bird count, but does much more than just count the birds. The society focuses on the preservation and understanding of birds and all wildlife in Fresno and the surrounding areas. The Fresno chapter has a program every other month, plus several field trips, and it publishes on online newsletter.

Friends of the Fresno Library work very hard to improve the library structure, collection and programs, and can always use more help. They depend on volunteers to help raise money
. Besides attending monthly council meetings, activities include the Friends Dinner in the Library, Evening at the Theater, and an annual meeting and author talk.

HELP FOR SENIORS

Alzheimer's Foundation
Marie Espinola  (559) 222-2444

Alzheimer's & Memory Center UCSF Fresno
Linda Hewett (559) 227-4810

American Heart Association
(559) 435-5246

Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging
(559) 453-4405

Arthritis Association of San Joaquin Valley
(559) 224-3796

National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(559) 435-1482

Valley Caregiver Resource Center
www.valleycrc.org
(559) 224-9154  (800) 541-8614

Valley Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
www.valleycenterfortheblind.org
(559) 222-4447



ELECTRONIC RECYCLING


RECYCLE

DESCRIPTION: Electronic waste can no longer be disposed of at the dump. It must disposed of properly at a recycling event. Recycle your electronics for free. No limit as to how many items you can bring. Items containing Freon and washers/dryers not accepted. 

Genesis Recycling, at Cargo Bay. Just off the 168 and Temperance Ave
2491 Alluvial Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611        
Open:10am-2pm Every Saturaday
Cost: Free.-- Contact: Call 559-475-3932 for more information.

Electronic Recyclers International
Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m M-F
2860 S. East Avenue, Fresno
Contact: Call (800) 884-8486 for more information 

Big Fresno Fairgrounds
1121 S. Chance Avenue (use Kings Canyon Road entrance, gate 6). 
Contact: Call 650-3247 for more information

Electronic waste can no longer be disposed of at the dump. It must disposed of properly at a recycling event. Recycle your electronics for free. No limit as to how many items you can bring. 
Items containing Freon and washers/dryers not accepted. 



FREE COMPUTER CLASSES

WHERE: Central Library, 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno; Fowler Branch Library, 306 S. Seventh Street, Fowler; Mendota Branch Library, 1246 Belmont Avenue, Mendota; Sunnyside Regional Library, 5566 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno.

DESCRIPTION: The Fresno County Free Library is offering free computer classes during the month of June. The classes being offered include one-on-one computer classes, word processing for beginners, basic Excel, beyond Word basics, mouse basics, basic web email, online job search, and consumer resources on the web. COST: Free. CONTACT: Call 488-3195, option 5 (Central), 834-3114 (Fowler), 655-3391 (Mendota), or 255-6594 (Sunnyside) to register. You can also check on the internet to see what classes will be offered at the various branches.



AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WHERE: American Red Cross - Central Valley, 2002 N. Fine Avenue, Fresno.
DESCRIPTION : The Red Cross depends on volunteers to accomplish the organization’s mission: providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Volunteers are needed in many areas so register today to help the American Red Cross and those that they serve.
COST: Your donated time. CONTACT: Call 455-1000 to register as a volunteer or register online.


FRESNO COUNTY BLOOD DRIVES

DESCRIPTION: The Central California Blood Center provides a valuable service to the community by collecting blood for Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties. Blood drives are held throughout Fresno County. You can help with this vital effort by giving blood at one of the following drives (other drives are listed on the Fresno County Community Calendar ) during the month.

The Central California Blood Center provides a valuable service to the community by collecting blood for Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties. Blood drives are held throughout Fresno County. You can help with this vital effort by giving blood at one of the following drives (other drives are listed on the Fresno County Community Calendar ) during the month.

Central California Blood Center Locations:

Fresno Donor Center
3445 N. First Street
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 389-5500
M-Th 8a-6:30p, F 8a-6p
North Fresno Donor Center
8094 N. Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 389-5600
M-Th 8a-6:30p, F 8a-6p, S 9a-3p
Visalia Donor Center
1515 S. Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 302-1300
M-Th 8a-6:30p, F 8a-6p, S 9a-1p
Porterville Donor Center
93 N. Main Street, Suite D
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 719-2022
T-Th 11a-6p, S 9a-1p

Blood drives are held throughout Fresno County. You can help with this vital effort by giving blood. CONTACT: Call 224-2900 for more information about other blood drives or to set up a blood drive.



GENERAL


Events sponsored by the Fresno County Public Library organizations.
Lists events for non-profit organizations.
Animals/Pets
Arts
Business
Churches/Religion
Civic meetings
Class Reunion
Colleges
Community Service
Crafts/Hobbies
Cultural
Environment
Family & Parenting
Galleries/Museums
Government
Health & Fitness
Kids Stuff
Libraries
Lifestyles
Military
Music
Outdoor Recreation
Politics
Schools
Schools - K-12
Senior
Sports- adult
Sports- youth
Support Groups
Technology
Theater
Youth groups
    • Fresno Alliance Peace and Social Justice Calendar
    Lists upcoming events and ongoing weekly activities and programs.
    • Fresno Alliance Peace and Social Justice Calendar
    Lists upcoming events and ongoing weekly activities and programs.
    Events listed by day, month and year
    List annual events , events listed alphabetically, events listed by current season.
    Lists events listed by month , week , or day in the categories of art, entertainment, film, food and drink, general, media, music, politics, shopping, sports, travel, and words.
    Includes traditional track and year-round calendars.
    Events listed by day, month, year and type: all events, music/concert events, FSU Men's Basketball, FSU Women's Basketball, and Fresno Falcons.
          'Music / Concert Events'
          'Other Events'

    Heritage Fresno
    Heritage Fresno advocates historical preservation by means which include encouraging the study of local history, organizing public participation in environmental review, publication of articles in a newsletter, and testimony before public boards and commissions.
     Contact Information:  info@heritagefresno.org

    Lists categories of events, exhibits, music, theater, in the cities of Fresno, Kings/Tulare, and Bakersfield. KVPR provides a link to to add an event for posting.
    Calendar of Events, list of On-Site Programs and Off-Site programs.
    Weekend shows schedule, star gazing events, comprehensive list of relevant links.
    The University of California Cooperative Extension in Fresno County, through its Master Gardener Program, has developed a one-acre ornamental and food production demonstration garden at the Discovery Center, located at 1944 N. Winery Ave., Fresno, CA.
    Lists events by these categories:
    4-H/Youth; Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Natural Resources, Marine Science/Sea Grant, Livestock and Range Management, Gardening and Master Gardeners, Agriculture, and more.

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