YEA! for teen business owners
Know of a middle or high school student with a passion for owning his or her own business? The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is accepting applications through Sept. 30.
The seven-month Clovis Chamber of Commerce program helps students generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch their business to a panel of investors and launch their own companies. Classes meet from 5 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday from November through early May. For an application, contact Mayra Stone at (559) 299-7363 or email@example.com.
Eat fish, benefit veterans
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3225 in Clovis and Sandy’s Country Junction will host a Friday Night Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. June 17 to benefit Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch. Tickets are $10.
The proceeds will go toward the renovation of a house that will be turned into a Veterans Equine Therapy Home, providing a place to live for veterans seeking a new start.
The Clovis Veterans Memorial District donated $10,000 to help renovate the farmhouse located within a vineyard in east-central Fresno that is owned by E.&J. Gallo Winery. Bob Gallo committed to doubling the donations that come in, and leasing the building for just $1 a year.
Donations can also be made at heartofthehorses.org or by calling (559) 297-7100.
Celebrate stone fruit
California is the epicenter of stone fruit exports and local farmers have organized for almost a decade to celebrate peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and hybrids.
The 9th Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at MOA Oasis Gardens, a 10-acre farm at 5790 Indianola Ave. in Clovis. Admission is $5; kids 12 and under are free. Parking will be available on Browning Avenue.
There will be free samples of up to 50 varieties of peaches, plums, pluots, nectarines, apricots and apriums along with fresh pies. Casa de Tamales, Dusty Buns, Mattie’s Pizza, Ampersand and La Boulangerie will sell stone fruit artisan treats while attendees enjoy live entertainment, farm tours and a more. Kids can participate in crafting. Details: www.fruitjubilee.org.