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Rock
An Evening with Y&T
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe. Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own innovators of the hard rock sound. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T’s high-energy set and passionate performances still captivate legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T’s music timeless. Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)—tore through the ’70s and ’80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two ’70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the ’80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar. With the passing of Kennemore, Haze, and Alves, it’s Meniketti who carries on the legacy that is Y&T. Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring the dynamic original frontman Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Aaron Leigh (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs that span the band’s five-decade career and including all the hits and fan favorites. Prepare to have your face melted.
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Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, Sculpture, Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting
Arts Visalia Annual Holiday Show and Sale
Would you like to support local business and local artists this holiday season? Then look no further than Arts Visalia’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale. Starting November 4th you will be able to shop our selection of handcrafted, artistic, and functional works of art from over 30 different Central Valley artists. This includes gift items such as jewelry, ceramics, illustrations, books, sculptures, hand-painted decorative or functional pieces, glass art objects, paintings, photographs, and more. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to do your holiday shopping all in one place! By purchasing a handmade gift, you are supporting the arts in your community, plus taking something special home with you. Arts Visalia is also offering free gift wrapping for all purchases! Arts Visalia is anticipating opening our doors again Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5:30 p.m. to allow our visitors to shop and experience the works in person. However, we will continue to have a virtual gallery tour available on our website at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours to allow everyone an opportunity to see the amazing items we have to offer. If Arts Visalia is unable to open our doors for our Holiday Show and Sale we will be offering the opportunity to schedule your shopping trip Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. Fall Children’s Art Kits are now available! Each kit includes step-by-step instructions, access to demonstration videos and most of the supplies needed for creating multiple projects at home. Each kit is $25 and scholarships are available for those in need. Visit www.artsvisalia.org/youth-art-program-signup/ for more information. For questions or to schedule your shopping experience, please call us at 559-739-0905 or email artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net. You can also follow us on facebook and instagram or visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org for more information, and updates. *Open Hours and in-person shopping times subject to change. Visit www.artsvisalia.org
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Painting, Museum, Drawings/Works on Paper, Ceramics/Pottery, Sculpture
Arts Visalia Presents- Surviving or Thriving: 2020 in Review
Did you barely survive or totally thrive during 2020? Arts Visalia will be showcasing artwork reflecting the 2020 experience January 6th-January 29th, 2021. This juried exhibition features artwork from a variety of artists and mediums that have chosen to show us their 2020 through their imaginative art. Best of Show and People’s Choice winners will be announced on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Arts Visalia is anticipating having our doors open Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5:30 p.m. to allow our visitors to experience the artworks in person. However, we will continue to have a virtual gallery tour available on our website at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours. If Arts Visalia is unable to have our doors open we will be offering the opportunity to schedule a viewing experience Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. February will bring us the oil paintings of Maile Sand. Her paintings use a play of the light to create a mesmerizing effect in her work. Sand invites her audience to join her in marveling in the beauty of the world. The Maile Sand exhibition will run from February 3rd through February 26th, 2021, with a potential opening reception on Friday February 5th. Arts Visalia is celebrating 25 years as the area’s premiere center for the visual arts. With the support of many throughout the years, we have fervently carried on the founders’ vision to create a permanent place to view the visual arts and provide art education in Visalia. We hope you’ll join us throughout 2021 as we recognize our founders and building partners, recount our history, and celebrate our vision of educating, engaging, and enhancing our community through the visual arts. With 2020 now behind us Arts Visalia wants to thank everyone who continues to support our mission. This past year was a difficult one, but through your generous donations, moral support, and virtual participation we have been able to carry on. *Open Hours subject to change. Visit www.artsvisalia.org for updates.
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Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, Sculpture, Painting, Drawings/Works on Paper
Arts Visalia Presents-Surviving or Thriving: 2020 in Review
Did you barely survive or totally thrive during 2020? Arts Visalia will be showcasing artwork reflecting the 2020 experience January 6th-January 29th, 2021. This juried exhibition features artwork from a variety of artists and mediums that have chosen to show us their 2020 through their imaginative art. Best of Show and People’s Choice winners will be announced on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Arts Visalia is anticipating having our doors open Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5:30 p.m. to allow our visitors to experience the artworks in person. However, we will continue to have a virtual gallery tour available on our website at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours to allow everyone an opportunity to see this engaging exhibition. If Arts Visalia is unable to have our doors open we will be offering the opportunity to schedule your viewing experience Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. February will bring us the oil paintings of Maile Sand. Her paintings use a play of the light to create a mesmerizing effect in her work. Sand invites her audience to join her in marveling in the beauty of the world. The Maile Sand exhibition will run from February 3rd through February 26th, 2021, with a potential opening reception on Friday February 5th. With 2020 now behind us Arts Visalia wants to thank everyone who continues to support our mission. This past year was a difficult one, but through your generous For questions or to schedule a visit, please call us at 559-739-0905 or email artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net. You can also follow us on facebook and instagram or visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org for more information, and updates. *Open Hours subject to change. Visit www.artsvisalia.org for updates and changes.
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Holiday
Be a Santa to a Senior 2020 - Home Instead Senior Care
For the past 16 years, the Fresno community has supported the Be a Santa to a Senior program, and we are hoping you can help us spread the word again this holiday season. While the holidays may look a little different this year, the program’s mission of spreading joy to Fresno seniors will be more important than ever as many are facing increased isolation due to COVID-19. For the first time, program sponsor Home Instead is joining forces with Amazon Business to create a contactless gift-giving experience. From 11/02/20 to 12/11/20, the community can purchase gifts online from individual Amazon Business Wish Lists created for each senior. From there, the items will be sent directly to a local senior’s home, or safely delivered by program volunteers. This year, program organizers are hoping to collect over 1,000 total gifts. For more details, contact Summer Boesch at 559-903-7580.
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Sculpture
Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
The high quality of the contemporary sculptures displayed in Cloverdale range from the humorous to thought provoking and some with a message or story. The once-a-year changing of the sculptures are enjoyed and experienced by residents and tourists on the downtown streets of Cloverdale. The 2020-2022 brochure is now available to be downloaded here or picked up in numerous locations in the Cloverdale business district.
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Conference, Family/Child (Books)
Derechos de la Educación Especial para Padres e Hijos
Derechos de la Educación Especial para Padres e Hijos Todas las clases serán por Zoom Las clases serán de 10am – 1pm Febrero 6, 2021 – Referencia | Evaluación Febrero 13, 2021 – Salvaguardas | Disciplina Febrero 20, 2021 – Programa Educativa Individualizado (IEP) Este Entrenamiento es Necesario para: Informar a los padres sobre sus derechos Darles la oportunidad de abogar por sus hijos/as Promover su participación en las juntas de IEP Temas de la Presentación Aviso, permiso, evaluación, ubicación y acceso a los expedientes académicos Salvaguardas del procedimiento y diciplina de estudiante con discapacidades Plan Educativo Individualizado (IEP por sus cifras en inglés) Consulta Legal Gratuita Los participantes viviendo dentro de los condados de Fresno, Kings, Kern, Madera y Tulare podrán hacer una consulta gratuita sobre educación especial. Para más información, comuníquese con Laura HIgareda-Chapa al 559/326-1487. Regístrese hoy: www.sjcl.edu/bren
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Class/Workshop
Express Yourself With Art: Interactive Self-Care Virtual Class
“Express Yourself With Art: Interactive Self-Care Virtual Class” is a one and a half-hour class for Family Caregivers to unwind and enjoy a pleasant afternoon from the safety of your home. Each Family Caregiver will receive an art kit to follow along with the instructor to create their very own masterpiece. No experience needed. Valley Caregiver Resource Center is offering Caregiver Education Classes either online or by phone. To register, please call us at (559) 224-9154 or (800) 541-8614. Pre-Registration is required. Class size is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Deadline to register is December 11, 2020. Once registered, you will then receive assistance and information on how to join online or by phone. VCRC education classes are not open to professionals, volunteers, or patients.
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Class/Workshop
Express Yourself With Art: Interactive Self-Care Virtual Class
“Express Yourself With Art: Interactive Self-Care Virtual Class” is a one and a half-hour class for Family Caregivers to unwind and enjoy a pleasant afternoon from the safety of your home. Each Family Caregiver will receive an art kit to follow along with the instructor to create their very own masterpiece. No experience needed. Valley Caregiver Resource Center is offering Caregiver Education Classes either online or by phone. To register, please call us at (559) 224-9154 or (800) 541-8614. Pre-Registration is required. Class size is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Deadline to register is December 11, 2020. Once registered, you will then receive assistance and information on how to join online or by phone. VCRC education classes are not open to professionals, volunteers, or patients.
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Tour, For the Family, Nature, Animals, Green/Environmental
Family-Friendly Nature Walk
Join guide John H. for this free family-friendly nature walk at the River Center and nearby Owl Hollow! The focus of the walk will be natural cycles, which are critical to life on earth. Understanding these cycles and how they interact is key to understanding our impact on the earth's ecological systems. This walk will begin at the Hidden Homes Trail and is best suited for youth ages 7+, though younger children are welcome as well. The Hidden Homes trail is approximately 1/2 mile in length and features larger than life animal habitats of local species. We will focus on these critters and how they fit into the natural cycles of the surrounding area. Depending on participant interest, we may then head over to nearby Owl Hollow, a riverfront facility located just North of the River Center. We'll explore the impacts of human activity on local and global ecosystems, and the importance of understanding the natural cycles. Following the walk, we'll explore ideas on how we can minimize our impacts on the earth's systems. The Hidden Homes portion of the walk may be up to 1/2 mile in length and last up to 1 hour. Owl Hollow portion may be up to 2 miles in length and last up to 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for a morning outdoors (long pants, closed-toed shoes) and bring a reusable water bottle and a mask to have on hand. Due to COVID-19, we will be keeping the group size small. Advanced registration is required; please be sure to include all attendees (including children) when registering.
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