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Convention, Antiques
2017 Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento
A universe of stars is scheduled to be on hand for the the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo. Among the celebrities who are slated to appear are Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” trio of James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”), Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Blades of Glory”) and the “Charmed” duo of Holly Marie Combs (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Brian Krause (“Return to the Blue Lagoon”). Thousands of fans are expected to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento will also feature live entertainment throughout extended evening hours, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, and movie screenings hosted by stars and directors. Top creators scheduled to attend are Jeremy Clark ("Escape From Monster Island," "Grimm Fairy Tales Genesis: Heroes Reborn"), Phil Ortiz ("The Simpsons," "Muppet Babies"), Tom Cook ("The Smurfs," "He-Man"), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist) and more.
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General
20th Annual International Business Luncheon
The International Business Luncheon is a forum for business leaders and diplomatic representatives to discuss the state of global trade, explore new business opportunities and recognize the region’s international connections. For two decades, the Northern California World Trade Center has hosted this high-profile luncheon to grow trade by connecting businesses with international market opportunities and to celebrate consuls and trade commissioners from around the world. Hear from thought leaders in the digital economy about how technology-enabled trade and business tools are revolutionizing global business practices and expanding access to global markets for small to medium businesses. If you’re an exporter, join in immediately after the luncheon for an informed conversation about entering and sustaining business in China’s market.
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Blues,Jazz
3 Guys Playin' the Blues
Guitarist/vocalist Chester Neville, drummer/vocalist Steve Lopez, bassist Damian Garcia and keyboardist Ron Tan have been performing throughout the Fresno region since 1999.
www.3guysplayintheblues.com
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Fair/Festival, For the Family, Craft Show
41st Annual Turkey Testicle Festival
The 41st annual Turkey Testicle Festival is a Foothill fundraiser and billed as a “fun family event” – unless you happen to be a turkey. There will be games, a horseshoe tournament, music by the Morgan Hill Band, a kids’ area, food and a variety of vendors. There will also be a chili- rib cook-off and raffles.
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Running
5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness
The 5k Bubble Fun Run is a chance for local community members to get together and show their support in the fight against asthma. The main goal is to attract people directly affected by the disease as well as family, friends, and others who wish to build healthier communities. The event features a 5K fun run or walk with complimentary snacks and water, a free t-shirt, bubbles, music, prizes and tons of family fun.
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Art Show
9066: Japanese-American Voices from the Inside
This exhibition, whose displays open Feb. 19, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the World War II incarceration of Japanese-Americans – as per President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, signed Feb. 19, 1942 – with a focus on those from the San Joaquin Valley. Highlights include “Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake,” a traveling exhibition in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery through April 9, featuring San Diego artist Wendy Maruyama’s 11' x 4' Tag Project stack of ID tag reproductions from Tule Lake; “Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues on the Amache Archaeology Collection,” a traveling exhibition through April 30 in the Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony Gallery, featuring Robert Ogata’s drawings from the Gila River War Relocation Center; and the main display, which runs through June 2 in the Special Collections Research Center’s Woodward Family Reading Room, with artworks by Reiko Fujii, Judy Shintani and Patricia Wakida, poetry by Violet de Cristoforo, elaborate architectural renderings of an imagined Fresno Assembly Center, objects made and used in the camps, profiles of individual families, and a special section on the military contributions of Japanese-Americans during Wold War II from the Go For Broke National Education Center in Los Angeles. Also, there will be a display of children’s books about the internment in the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, on the 3rd Floor South Wing. The opening reception will take place from 2-4 pm Feb. 19 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
9th Annual John Paul Magao Memorial Ride
JOHN PAUL MAGAO MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE & VENDOR SHOW June 10, 2017 Welcome to our 9th Annual Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser. This is a Motorcycle Run AND we are adding Vendor Booths this year! This EVENT is OPEN to the PUBLIC. Join us for LUNCH and SHOP from all the VENDORS Supporting our EVENT! Motorcycle Registration 8 AM, Ride Starts 10 AM Vendor Booths: 8 AM- 2PM Booth REGISTRATION FORMS can be downloaded from www.johnmagaoscholarship.org Venue Information LOCATION: Plaza Park Ballpark #5- Visalia, CA S. Plaza Drive across Wyndham Hotel next to the Dog Park
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Community Event
A Climber's Guide to Courtright Reservoir
Courtright Reservoir is a little known yet world class rock climbing area located within easy reach of California's Central Valley. Climbing pioneer and author, Dwight Kroll, will be presenting a slide show and signing copies of his long awaited rock guide; A Climber's Guide to Courtright Reservoir and vicinity. At over 340 pages, A Climber's Guide to Courtright Reservoir and vicinity includes over 500 climbing routes with detailed topos as well as beautiful photos, history, hiking/camping information and perspectives written by early ascentionists. This slideshow and book signing is a free event and open to all ages.
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Special Event
Adoption Orientation
Chrysalis House, Inc. would like to invite you to an Adoption Orientation meeting on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 5:30pm. Come learn about the various types of adoption and how to get started! Chrysalis House, Inc. is a full service, private, non-profit adoption and foster family agency. We have been building and supporting families since 1985.
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Special Event
Adoption Orientation
Chrysalis House, Inc. would like to invite you to an Adoption Orientation meeting on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 5:30pm. Come learn about the various types of adoption and how to get started! Chrysalis House, Inc. is a full service, private, non-profit adoption and foster family agency. We have been building and supporting families since 1985.
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