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Frogs & Fairytales at The Chaffee Zoo March 7th

Frogs & Fairytales at The Chaffee Zoo March 7th

Hear ye, hear ye! All the princesses, knights and amphibians of the land are invited to “leap forward” to daylight-saving time at Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s enchanting event, Frogs & Fairytales! This magical event will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite fairytale character (costumes encouraged, but not required) and learn about your amphibian friends. Journey through the Zoo to an enchanting place for a delicious snack at the royal court. We’ll have a jumpin’ good time with educational frog games, photo opportunities with fairytale characters, charismatic craft activities, cookie decorating and even makeovers! Plus, meet live frogs and reptiles!
 
Zoo admission for the day is included with your event ticket purchase. Admission prices are as follows:

(Children 1 and under are free)
Fresno Chaffee Zoo members:
Adults $14 (12 years and up)
Children $12 (2-11 years)

Non-Members:

Clovis Rodeo Ticket Office Is Open

Clovis Rodeo Ticket Office Is Open

You can now buy your tickets in person at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds box office for the 101st Clovis Rodeo. The 101st Clovis Rodeo takes place April 23-26, 2015 with four-days of hoof pounding rodeo action and back to back concerts.

The box office located at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds at 748 Rodeo Drive, south of Fifth Street, just off of Clovis Avenue. Fans can buy tickets in-person 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday. Box office hours will be extended in April.

The Clovis Rodeo will include back to back concerts for rodeo fans attending the Thursday and Friday night performances. Immediately following the opening of the 101st Clovis Rodeo and the PBR Bull Riding Touring Pro Division on Thursday, April 23 will be the country rock sound of Parmalee. Rising star Frankie Ballard will entertain Friday Night rodeo fans with a little “Sunshine and Whiskey” on April 24.

Free Pancake Day

Free Pancake Day

IHOP® restaurants are celebrating the tenth anniversary of National Pancake Day on March 3, 2015, once again offering one free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to guests to enjoy in our restaurants in the hopes that they will pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.

Participating IHOP Restaurants plan to give away millions of free pancakes,” from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 to celebrate this “Decade of Giving”.

More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the United States will participate in this beloved annual event which, to date, has raised $16 million for charity. All of the donations raised stay within the communities, helping provide lifesaving treatment and equipment for local sick and injured children.

African American Student Leadership Conference

Uniting hundreds of students from across the Valley, the 8th annual African American Student Leadership Conference at Clovis North High School on Tuesday, February 24 aims ignite bright futures for all in attendance.

Seventh through twelfth grade students from Central Unified, Clovis Unified, Fresno Unified, Hanford West High School and, for the first time, Madera Unified will convene at the Performing Arts Center on the Clovis North campus for the innovative leadership conference.

This year’s theme is “IGNITE: Your Dreams and Your Future” and is designed to educate, inspire, and encourage students to achieve academic excellence and cultivate positive cultural and social change.

Battle of the Barbers

Barbers & Sneaker enthusiasts from all over the Central Valley
will have the chance to show their skills on February 22.
J-Live Entertainment, the producers of Central Valley California’s original
productions, “Next Big Thing Talent Show”, “Frozen in the Valley Singing
Contest”, “559 Fights Live MMA Cage Fights” and more have announced that
they will be presenting a new production titled, “Central Valley Barber & Sneaker
Battle” on Sunday February 22, 2015 at Tioga Sequoia Brewery in Downtown
Fresno, CA.
“We have been researching and studying barber battles in northern and southern
California for the past year and we decided it was time to give Central Valley
Barbers the same opportunities and quality event that they travel to throughout
the year except now they can compete and perform right here in their backyard”,
said Joey Perez, Founder/CEO of J-Live Entertainment.

Star Wars and Tchaikovsky

Star Wars and Tchaikovsky

Program:
Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5
Williams, Star Wars Suite
Thomas Loewenheim, conductor

$25 suggested donation
(concert is offered free of charge, but it's a fundraiser! all donations welcome!)

 

World Ag Expo Comes To Tulare

World Ag Expo Comes To Tulare

It is that time of year when the world of agriculture decends upon Tulare to share the latest technology, goods, and ideas for all in the ag world.

This is open to the public. People come from around the world for this!

Here's everything you need to know about the 2015 World Ag Expo.