Monday, Feb. 12
Event: Brynn Saito
The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative writing will host a public reading with the author of two books of poetry, “Power Made Us Swoon” and “The Palace of Contemplating Departure.” Saito is also the winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press. Fresno State, Alice Peters Auditorium, 5241 N. Maple Ave., 559-278-1569, www.facebook.com/events/2036636909945490.
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Event: Lunar New Year Celebration
Join Asian Pacific Islander Programs and Services and the Chinese Student Association to kick off the lunar new year of the dog with activities, presentations and food. Fresno State, Cross Cultural and Gender Center, 559-278-4435, www.facebook.com/events/1549153081805481, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event: Chocolate factory tour
Learn the process of how chocolate is made with this hands-on tour where you can touch the cacao beans, smell the stone grinders, see aged chocolate blocks and sample various bars. Raphio Chocolate, 783 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, www.eventbrite.com/e/raphio-chocolate-micro-factory-tour-february-2018-tickets-42857777767?aff=efbeventtix, $9.
Event: Indigo Circle – Herbology
Certified herbalist Kimi Lopez will discuss the many uses and benefits of herbs. New Thought Community, 2060 N. Winery Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/304368700051720, $5.
Community: Food distribution
Volunteers are asked to check in beginning at 9:30 a.m. and wear closed-toed shoes for the giveaway that takes place the second Monday of each month. No ID or proof of address is required for those seeking boxes. Valley Dream Center, 1835 N. Winery Ave., Fresno, 559-492-3324, Judy@valleydreamcenter.org.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.