Light sculptures at Tulare fairgrounds
Massive light sculptures will be on display at the Tulare County Fairgrounds (215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Tulare) on select days from Saturday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Dec. 18, and then open daily through Sunday, Jan. 3. Organizers say “Global Winter Wonderland” is the largest light sculpture display in the world. There are 51 large lantern-like structures that resemble iconic buildings, people and themes, including the White House and Martin Luther King Jr. The event includes an international food court, free entertainment, holiday shopping opportunities, photos with Santa, and a full carnival with rides and games for all ages. Tickets are $10-$40 and are available online at www.globalwonderland.com.
CCWC raises $20,000 to fight hunger in Valley
The 28th annual Central California Women’s Conference raised $20,000 to fight hunger in the Central Valley with donations from the 3,445 attendees at this year’s event. The funds will divided between Community Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Tulare Foodlink, Catholic Charities and the Madera Food Bank.
SPCA holds pets clinic in Mendota
Central California SPCA will hold a free cat vaccination clinic 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Rojas Pierce Park in Mendota. Low cost vaccinations for dogs will be available, as will microchiping, flea prevention and deworming for cats and dogs at a reduced fee. Details: 559-233-7722, ext. 107.
Guarantee Good Will Network donatess to local nonprofits
The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $2,500 to the Fresno Historical Society, $2,000 to Storyland, $2,000 to the Fresno Fire Chief’s Foundation, $2,000 to Terry’s House, $1,500 to Break the Barriers, $1,400 to the Woodward Shakespeare Festival, $1,250 to Habitat for Humanity, and $1,000 to Fresno Filmworks.
Cat House holds open house
Cat House on the Kings will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7120 Kings River Road in Parlier. Admission is a donation of cash, paper towels, bleach pine cleaner, postage stamps, or gift cards to Walmart or Home Depot. Raffle tickets will be sold for a diamond tennis bracelet. Details: 559-638-0030.
American Association of University Women meeting planned
American Association of University Women will hold their meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. Members will decorate the Madera County Historical Museum at 210 W. Yosemite Ave. in Madera. Details: www.facebook.com/AAUWMadera.
Wreaths Across America to hold fund-raising dinner
Wreaths Across America will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Sandy’s Country Junction, 532 Clovis Ave. in Clovis. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves at Clovis Cemetery. Details: 559-298-1951.
Wine Journey to benefit SPCA
The Fresno County Wine Journey has picked the CCSPCA to benefit from its Fall Harvest Wine Journey 12-5 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8. Twenty percent of the proceed will go to helping end pet homelessness in the Central Valley. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
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