April 2015 Fresno Madera Calendar Of Events
There are so many events going on in Fresno & Madera county during the month of April. Many family friendly events such as Breakfast with the Animals & Party for the Planet on Apr. 11 @ the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Big Hat Days on Apr. 11-12 in Clovis, Fresno State First Nations Powwow on Apr. 11 @ O’Neill Park, Fresno State Campus. There are also a few adult only events such as Fresno County Spring Wine Journey Apr. 11-12, Old Town Clovis Craft Beer Crawl Apr. 19 & Twilight Tour- Spring 2015 Apr. 25. Plus many more fun events to check out.
West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale & Auction Apr. 10-11
This is an annual community celebration of generosity to support the relief, development and peace work of the Mennonite Central Committee. Relief Sales & Auctions are organized by Mennonites in communities across North America as a way to raise money to assist those in need around the world.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fresno Pacific University: 1717 Chestnut Ave.
Outlawed Conference Apr. 10-12
The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is conducting an exciting new conference on censorship! “Outlawed: The Naked Truth about Censored Literature for Young People.”
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fresno State- Henry Madden Library: 5200 N Barton Avenue
Contact: (559) 278-8116 / www.outlawed2015.com
Breakfast with the Animals & Party for the Planet Apr. 11
Hot syrupy pancakes, sizzling sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Also enjoy the Winged Wonders Bird Show, animal presentations and live entertainment. After breakfast, celebrate Earth Day at our Party for the Planet and Great EGGspectations, spring-themed animal enrichments!
Time/Place: 8:30-11:30am / Fresno Chaffee Zoo: 894 W. Belmont
Fresno March for Babies Apr. 11
Join us, as we walk together for stronger, healthier babies. March for Babies® is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser.
Time/Place: 8am / Woodward Park: 7775 N Friant Road, Fresno
Fresno State First Nations Powwow Apr. 11
There will be Native American arts and craft vendors, and food vendors. Admission is free to this family event, and the public is welcome to attend. No alcohol, no drugs, and no pets, please.
Time/Place: 11am-9pm / O’Neill Park, Fresno State Campus
Contact: (559) 278-8831 / www.fresnostate.edu
Big Hat Days Apr. 11-12
The Table Mountain Casino BIG Hat Days, a Clovis Chamber Event, is the largest two day festival in Central California. Over 140,000 visitors fill the streets of Old Town to enjoy 350 craft and food booths.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm / Old Town Clovis
Contact: (559) 299-7363 / www.clovischamber.com
Fresno County Spring Wine Journey Apr. 11-12
Spring is in the air and the winemakers of the Twin Rivers Vintners Association invite you to enjoy a spring afternoon tasting San Joaquin Valley wine at our event. Fresno County Wine Journey has 12 wineries at 10 locations and 2 breweries.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / See website for map of wineries.
Contact: (559) 275-2910 / www.fresnocountywinejourney.com
Festival de los Niños Apr. 12
A fun-filled day of events, food, vendor booths & live music. FREE for Fresno Chaffee Zoo Members!
Time/Place: 9am-6pm / Fresno Chaffee Zoo: 894 W. Belmont
San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Presents Dr. Robert Ballard Apr. 15
Dr. Robert Ballard, best known for his discovery of wreckage of the Titanic and other famous sunken ships and submarines, will present what TED Talks calls a “mind-bending trip to hidden worlds underwater.” A legendary explorer and powerful speaker, Ballard has been called a modern day Captain Nemo for his extraordinary exploration and knowledge of the ocean.
Time/Place: 10:30am / Saroyan Theatre: 700 M Street, Fresno
Contact: (559) 444-2180 / www.fresnoconventioncenter.com
Sanger Awards Banquet Apr. 17
The annual Chamber Membership Dinner with special recognition for Sanger’s Citizen of the Year, Hall of Fame, Mr. & Mrs. Farmer, Educator of the Year, Mother of the Year, Sanger Rotary Youth Award, and Police and Fire Personnel of the Year.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Sanger Community Center
Contact: (559) 875-4575 / www.sanger.org
Vintage Days 2015 Apr. 17-19
Largest student-planned celebration which attracts over 50,000 people from Fresno and the surrounding communities to campus for three days of entertainment and excitement! Food and game booths, live entertainment, beer garden, Crafts Faire, and much, much more!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fresno State University
Fresno Jazz & Soul Festival Apr. 18
The Area’s Greatest Jazz & Soul Performers - Retail & Food Vendors - Artists & Crafters Headlining performance from one of Neo-Soul’s brightest stars: Grammy-nominated singer|songwriter, DWELE.
Time/Place: 1pm / African American Historical and Cultural Museum: 1857 Fulton Street, Fresno
Relay For Life of Reedley Apr. 18
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
Time/Place: 9am / Reedley High School: 740 W North Ave.
Contact: (559) 960-1134 / www.relayforlife.org
Volunteer Day Apr. 18
The Parks Division is having a community volunteer day. Work will be organized by Just Serve, and will include opportunities to help out at our parks. We will be serving at Helm Ranch Park, Gettysburg Park, San Gabriel Park, Railroad Park, and Dry Creek Park.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Clovis
Contact: (559) 324-2616 / www.ci.clovis.ca.us
Old Town Clovis Craft Beer Crawl Apr. 19
You can then stroll the streets of Old Town Clovis, visiting the locations you choose. You’ll also enjoy food trucks, live music and a bottle shop where you can purchase your favorite beers from the tasting!
Time/Place: 2pm / Old Town Clovis
Contact: (559) 298-5774 www.oldtownclovis.org/craft-beer-crawl/
Clovis Rodeo Apr. 23-26
Celebrate the 101st Rodeo at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds! Four days of heart stopping, hoof pounding action! Great rodeo action, the rodeo parade, dance and Coors Light Stage Concerts are planned throughout rodeo weekend
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Clovis Rodeo Grounds: 748 Rodeo Drive
Twilight Tour- Spring 2015 Apr. 25
Adults-only event (16yrs and older) held just two evenings per year. You are treated to a fantastic dinner and dessert. Everyone has the opportunity to free-walk trail at your leisure as there is a docent at every enclosure to answer any questions. During our special guided tour, you can see the cats interact with their favorite keepers and watch the cats receiving new toys and treats.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Project Survival’s Cat Haven: 38257 East Kings Canyon Road, Dunlap
Contact: (559) 338-3216 / www.cathaven.com
Madera County Job Fair Apr. 8
Find quality employees for immediate vacancies. Build a pool of applicants for future openings. Discover valuable resources and services that are available through the Madera County Workforce Assistance Center.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Madera District Fair: 1850 Cleveland Ave.
Contact: (559) 662-4540 / www.oakhurstchamber.com
Oakhurst Ragtime Festival Apr. 10-12
Featuring Pianists: Tom Brier, Larisa Migachyov, Jack & Chris Bradshaw, John Reed-Torres.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Oakhurst Community Center: 39800 Road 425B
Contact: (559) 683-7860 / www.oakhurstchamber.com
Earth Day Celebration in Yosemite Apr. 17-18
Celebrate the ways we protect the Earth through our actions here in Yosemite National Park. Make music, interact in engaging activities, play games, experience demonstrations and explore ways to make a sustainable difference.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: (801) 559-4884 / www.yosemitepark.com
Raymond Parade & Family Fun Day Apr. 18
This annual event includes a parade, swap meet, craft and food fair and bull riding event. Parade at 11am.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Raymond Museum: 31956 Road 608, Raymond
Contact: (559) 689-3341 / www.maderachamber.com
Madera Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Apr. 24
$100 per player. Lunch, range balls, golf card and award celebration.
Time/Place: 12pm / Madera Municipal Golf Course: 23200 Avenue 17
Contact: (559) 673-3563 / www.maderachamber.com
Stage Route Tour Apr. 25
The bus travels to Coarsegold, then to Knowles. The Raymond Museum is next. Then north on Rd 600 just like the freight wagons and stages did 100 years ago. On to Oakhurst to see the original site of the town of “Fresno Flats.” Arrive back at the CG museum for dessert and docent-led tours.
Time/Place: 9am / Coarsegold Historic Village
Contact: (559) 683-8877 / www.coarsegoldchamber.com
Oakminster Dog Show Apr. 26
All dogs welcome...mixed or purebred. Fun for all ages. Prizes and raffles! Sponsorships available.
Time/Place: 9am / Oakhurst Community Park
Contact: (559) 658-5631 / www.emcspca.org
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April 6th 2015
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