2018 Community Calendar

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Wednesday, October 17

Central Valley Career Tech Expo - The Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools’ Career Technical Education/ROP department will host the annual Central Valley Career Tech Expo 5-7:00 p.m. at Chukchansi Park. Admission is free to the public. More than 2,500 high school students and their parents are expected to attend the event to explore and discover various career opportunities available throughout the Valley. Students will have an opportunity to speak with industry professionals about their experiences and gain insight into future employment opportunities. More than 100 industry professionals are expected to attend, as well as local trade schools, apprenticeship programs and colleges.

Thursday, October 18

The Germ 18 film screening 6:00 p.m. at 351 O St. in Fresno. Windsong Productions is pleased to present the eighteenth installment of The Germ, a local short film festival that encourages people of all ages and experience levels to create movies by giving them a “germ” of an idea to use as a starting point. The goal of The Germ is to encourage new filmmakers and connect the Valley’s creative community. The inspiration for this Germ is “Day of the Dead.” Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 18

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater direct from Las Vegas for one day only, 7:00 p.m. at the Tower Theatre in Fresno's Tower District. Click here for tickets and information.

Thursday, October 18

National Night Out Connect 5-8:00 p.m. at the Madera Fairgrounds 1850 West Cleveland Ave. in Madera. There will be a massive amount of police and fire equipment, some pretty big inflatables including a 63 foot obstacle course, plus the chief and mayor will be in the dunk tank. There will be a firetruck pull competition (law enforcement and fire only) and a SWAT obstacle course competition (open to the public).

Friday, October 19

2018 The Big Tell Showcase 7–9:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. The Big Tell Showcase celebrates the Central Valley with five-minute mini-documentaries by 10 local filmmakers about the incredible people and places that make this region so amazing. Special appearance by Emmy-nominated documentarian Sascha Rice. This is a FREE, all-ages event.

Saturday, October 20

Hanford Police K9 Foundation 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer Festival 2-6pm at Hanford Civic Park. Live music by Ray Moore and the Get Down Band, food and unlimited tastings from 15 breweries. Click here to get tickets and information.

Saturday, October 20

Gibson Farm Market's Fall Festival 10am-4pm at 5368 N. Chestnut Ave. Fresno. This free, public event will feature a campus-grown pumpkin patch and free samples from the Fresno State Creamery, Meat Science, Orchard, Vegetable, Horticulture and Food Processing units managed by the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. A kid’s zone will be open for face painting, crafts, prizes, campus farm animals and a chance to take a picture on a tractor. Victor E. Bulldog will be available for pictures from 11am- 12pm as well. Free Fresno State food samples will include the market’s popular raisins, and ice cream, sausage and beef snack sticks, raspberry tea, olive oil, chicken tortilla soup, cranberry sauce and other items. Wine tasting will be hosted by the Fresno State Winery from 12pm- 4pm. Click here for more information.

Saturday, October 20

Warnors Theatre is celebrating its 90th anniversary, 2-4:00 p.m. at 1400 Fulton St. in downtown Fresno. There will be a showing of a 1927 Laurel and Hardy silent film accompanied by live organ music and a brief documentary about the theatre. Click here for tickets or to learn more.

Saturday, October 20

Avila's Cancer Fund 2nd Annual Harvest Fest & Chili Cook Off Fundraiser 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Woodward Park in Fresno. Advance tickets are $10.00 on Eventbrite- Tickets at the gate $15.00 - Includes (5) Taste tickets & a people’s choice ballot- Kids 2 and under are free! Our kids Zone Games are Free with paid entrance fee. Live music by Cruzin Kingz there will be a * Beer Garden- ID Check to enter*Food Vendors *Chili Sampling *Cash Prizes for Chili Contest? Live Raffle *25 Pop up vendors. Click here for more information.

Saturday, October 20

Abundant Life Ranch is hosting its annual fundraiser dinner and auction event 6-9pm, at Abundant Life Ranch. This event is designed to gather our community for an evening of good food, music, and a lively auction to celebrate the year’s achievements and give thanks for the community’s support. Speakers tell stories of the impact the Ranch has had on their lives, and everyone gathers outdoors under the Harvest moon to experience the blessings of ranch living. It’s an evening of celebration and communion with people who genuinely care about lives in their communities. Click here for more information.

Sunday, October 21

Fresno Bully Rescue Bully Boo! Walk 2018 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fresno's Woodward Park. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., 2-mile walk at 9:00 a.m., Doggy Costume Contest at 10:45 a.m. Face painting, vendor booths, photo booth and more. All breeds welcome. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 24

An Evening of Magic and Comedy 7:00 p.m. at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. Richard Burr, an International Star of Magic, will perform his renowned grand illusions and close-up magic that will astound and amaze any audience. Click here for more information. Call (559) 266-9494 for tickets.

Friday, October 26

Toast of Oakhurst Tasting 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Grill and Whiskey 41 Lounge, 40530 Hwy 41 (At Best Western). Enjoy the wares of 3 local purveyors of beer, wine and spirits. $10 Tasting and Hors d'Oeuvres. Proceeds go to scholarships.

Monday, October 29

Pilots & Treats 5-7:00 p.m. at Castle Air Museum in Atwater. Join us for a spooktacular Halloween event geared toward families and kids. Children under 18 free with one paid adult admission. $10 adults, $5 seniors.


Saturday, November 3

The Central Valley Alzheimer's Caregiver and Wellness Conference will take place 8:00 am to 3: 00 pm at Valley Children's Hospital 9300 Valley Childen's Place in Madera. This conference is for family caregivers and care partners who care for someone with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia. The cost of the conference is $35.00. For more information or to register at or contact Susana Rodrigez at 599.224.9179.

Saturday, November 3

Apache Warrior film screening 10:00 a.m. followed by 30-minute talk by the producer, Castle Air Museum in Atwater. From the creators of, "The Hornet's Nest" and "Citizen Soldier", join us for a 90-minute screening of the video, "Apache Warrior". Admission is free.

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