Florez to speak to county Democratic women Monday
The Fresno County Democratic Women's Club will meet 11 a.m. Monday at Ramada Inn, 324 E. Shaw Ave. Guest speaker will be former state senator Dean Florez. Lunch will be served. The cost is $15, $5 for program only. Reservations required.
Details: (559) 243-9233.
Pet photos with Santa to benefit animal adoption
Clovis Pet Adoption Center will hold pet photos with Santa 5-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Dec. 5 and 6 at Sierra Vista Mall, 1050 Shaw Ave.
Partial proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of Clovis Pet Adoption Center and the new Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center Clovis. Pet packages start at $15. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Animal services is offering free drawings for six bikes every half-hour each of the three evenings. You need to be present to win.
Details: (559) 299-0660.
Valley Oak quilters to start December with meeting
Valley Oak Quilt Guild will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tulare Community Church, 1820 N. Gem St. After the meeting there will be a catered lunch and ornament exchange.
Details: (559) 686-1129 or valleyoakqg.org.
Animal Center wishes you a Kitty Christmas on Fri.
Valley Animal Center will hold its annual Kitty Christmas and Merry Mutts Holiday Open House on Dec. 2.
The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. and admission is a donation to the shelter or a gift for the animals from the center's holiday wish list (valleyanimal.org/wishlist.php), which includes supplies to take care of dogs and cats.
Refreshments will be served. Those attending can also visit the shelter's animals.
Valley Animal Center is east of Highway 168, at 3934 N. Hayston Ave. Details: (559) 233-8690.
Credit union offers Santa photos for food bank
The Fresno County Federal Credit Union will be holding a photo session with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3
Photos are free with a donation of at least five cans of food. All food will benefit the Community Food Bank.
Details: (559) 252-5000 or fresnocu.com.
Retired teachers gather for Christmas luncheon
The Madera Division of the Retired Teachers' Association will host a Christmas luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the John W. Wells Youth Center Parks, 701 E. Fifth St., in Madera.
The meal will be catered by Madera Community Hospital. Entertainment will be provided by guitarists Paul Aleman and Oklin Bloodworth. Donated items for the men and women at the Madera Rescue Mission may be brought to the luncheon. Lunch costs $15.
Details: (559) 673-9443.
Tulare Kings Mensa holds meetings Dec. 8, Jan. 12
Tulare Kings Mensa, the high-IQ society, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and Jan. 12 at Panera Bread, 4103 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. Prospective members are encouraged to attend.
Details: (559) 280-9774, tularekingsmensa.org.
Community outreach includes holiday toy drive
Fresno/Calwa Community Outreach Services will begin its annual community holiday toy drive at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. The drive will continue 24 hours a day until noon Dec. 13 at 4969 E. Kings Canyon Road.
New, unwrapped gifts will be accepted. Low-income families may register their children to receive gifts at this site. You will need a medical card, proof of residence, ID card and a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bill. Volunteers needed to assist in the toy drive.
Details: (559) 241-0271.