CASA holds informational meeting
CASA of Fresno & Madera Counties will hold informational meetings at 6:15 p.m. July 9 and 9 a.m. July 9 at 1252 Fulton Mall. Those interested in becoming a court appointed special advocate for foster children are encouraged to attend.
Details: 559-244-6485, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free access to pools
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A $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Fresno will provide children with free access to pools from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fink-White, Pinedale, Quigley, Einstein and Romain Neighborhood Centers. Family swim nights will also be held at each pool from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
High school students win scholarships
Saint Agnes Medical Center, along with Saint Agnes Service Guild, Saint Agnes Medical Staff and the Saladino Family Foundation, has gifted 10 high school students a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds. The recipients were from Clovis North, Clovis West and Clovis High Schools and had to meet the criteria of volunteering at Saint Agnes for at least 60 hours while maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.
Patterson to speak at Republican Women’s luncheon
Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated will hold a meeting at noon July 28 at Ramada Fresno North, 324 E. Shaw Ave. California State Assemblyman Jim Patterson will speak on “Turning California from Blue to Red - Is It Possible? How Can It Be Done?” The luncheon costs $20 and reservations must be made by July 21.
Details: www.fresnorepublicanwomen.org/register.shtml, 559-224-3720.
New shade structure at Valley Children’s
The Rotary Club of Fresno Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Valley Children’s Hospital to install a shade structure over a mobility course at the hospital to protect it from extreme heat, in-climate weather and falling debris.
$50,000 donation to The First Tee
The Cinco de Mayo Annual Charity Golf Tournament donated $50,000 to The First Tee of Fresno. Funds were raised at this year’s sold out event, held on May 6 at the Copper River Country Club.
Visalia Chamber awards businesses
Visalia Chamber of Commerce has recognized businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to support their community. This year’s winners include Man of the Year Tom Johnson; Woman of the Year Rita Crandall; Emerging Leader JR Shannon; Small Business of the Year El Rosal; Medium Business of the Year Giant Chevrolet & Cadillac; Large Business of the Year KRC Safety; and Non-Profit of the Year Bethlehem Center.
Call for professional artists
Fresno Arts Council is seeking qualifications from professional artists to create artistic visual enhancements to four shade structures at the newly opened Martin Ray Reilly Park, 750 N. Chestnut Ave. in Fresno. Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. July 11. Mail them to Fresno Arts Council, 1245 Van Ness Ave., Fresno CA, 93721.
Details: 559-237-9734, Lilia@fresnoartscouncil.org.
Learn about human trafficking
Central Valley Justice Coalition will hold a class on human trafficking 6 to 9 p.m. July 26 at Campus Bible Church, 4710 N. Maple Ave. Learn myths and misconceptions, understand red flags and how to identify victims and more. Registration is $20 or $30 at the door.
Details: 559-227-8001, email@example.com.
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