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Talks/Lectures
‘No Place Like Home’: Ergir and the Ex-Ottoman Armenians in Soviet Armenia
The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State presents “‘No Place Like Home’: Ergir and the Ex-Ottoman Armenians in Soviet Armenia” by Aysenur Korkmaz. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium at Fresno State. “No Place Like Home” explores spatial attachments among the ex-Ottoman Armenians who survived the Armenian Genocide and settled in their ‘new homeland,’ Soviet Armenia. Free Admission. Free parking in Lots P6 and P5 near the UBC with parking code available from the Armenian Studies Program.
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Community Event
122nd Annual Merchants' Lunch and Country Store
One of the first televised ethnic recipes in the Golden State will highlight the autumn food bazaar at California’s oldest Armenian Church. Margaret Garabedian Setrakian’s “Kabab Delight” will be shared with guests at the 2019 Merchants’ Lunch and Country Store of The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno. The harvest gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, at the Church Campus, 430 South First Street at Historic Huntington Boulevard, near Downtown Fresno. The 122nd annual gathering will feature seasoned beef filet kebab at $18 per person and chicken kebab at $16 per person, with accompaniments including rice pilaf, cheese boureg, garden salad, pickled tourshee, fresh peda bread, and paklava. Photographs, paintings, and artifacts depicting more than a century of Central California ministry will be on display during the culinary event. Meals will be available to guests for dine-in, take-out, or drive through. The drive-through lane will be located on the Raisina Street side of the Church Campus, one block west of First Street between Huntington Boulevard and Balch Avenue. More information is available by calling (559) 237-6638, faxing (559) 237-9526, or e-mailing administration@fapc.net. Margaret Setrakian (1919-2012) was born in Fresno to Vaughan and Veronica (Harikian) Garabedian just seven months after the World War I Armistice. She married her high school sweetheart, Souren Setrakian, and they made their home a few blocks from the FAPC Campus. A gifted cook, baker, and artist, Margaret demonstrated her specialty main dish, also known as “The Hobo Pack,” on the September 14, 1953 broadcast of the KMJ TV Fresno Cook Book.
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Film, Fair/Festival
The 15th Annual Fresno Film Festival
Nov. 8-10, Various Times. Fresno Filmworks presents the 15th Annual Fresno Film Festival, at the historic Tower Theatre. The festival will feature seven exclusive programs of feature-length and local award-winning short films, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions. This year’s lineup includes: Indian drama “Sir”, a tale of two worlds colliding and two individuals connecting; documentary “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” pays tribute to the celebrated national political columnist; and the German thriller “Balloon”, which tells the gripping true story of one of the most spectacular escapes from communist East Germany. Tickets for individual programs cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors; festival passes cost $50. Starting October 21, tickets and passes can be purchased online and at the Tower Theatre box office, 809 E. Olive Ave. Go online to FresnoFilmworks.org for tickets and details.
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Other
1st Inaugural Pickleball Visalia Tournament
Presented by Visalia Breakfast Lion's Club. Men’s and women's doubles on Saturday, mixed doubles on Sunday. All events will be broken down by age and skill — 18-49, 50-59, 60+ / 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+. Register in advance.
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Animals, Benefit/Fundraiser, Fair/Festival, For the Family
2019 Autumn / Holiday Open House
Welcome Autumn And Prepare For The Holiday Season At The Cat House On The Kings! Twice a year, we open our doors for a wonderful fundraising event ... guided tours of our 12-acre cat rescue and sanctuary along the Kings River in Parlier, CA ... music ... food for purchase ... an amazing (and we do mean amazing) Silent Auction ... raffles ... and all the cats and kittens you could EVER hope to pet and play with! This is a family-friendly event. ADMISSION: A donation for The Cat House on the Kings (cash/check, canned cat food, dry cat food, litter, paper towels, bleach, pine cleaner) Coming from out of town and staying the night? Several local hotels offer discounts for Cat House on the Kings visitors! http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/docs/localhotels.php
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Community Event, Religious
2019 Blessing Of The Animals
You're invited to bring your pets, whether furry or feathered, scaled or stuffed, to our annual Blessing Of The Animals on the back lawn at UJCC. (If your pet is not inclined to travel, feel free to join us & bring a photo to be blessed.) We ask that your pets be on leashes, in carriers, or in cages & that you bring supplies to clean up after your pet if necessary. Thank you in advance! We encourage you to bring a photo or memento of a pet who has passed, as we'd love to honor them during our Time Of Remembrance. We will be having a light lunch & fellowship time following the service. The fellowship hall will be open for guests without pets & for those who did bring their furry friends, please join us to snack outside! Feel free to dress comfortably, as our dress code is casual. At United Japanese Christian Church, all are welcome! We are a multicultural congregation with a rich history in the Japanese community. Our doors are open to ALL & we look forward to seeing you there!
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Craft Show, For the Family
2019 PC Women's Holiday Boutique
Looking for new & unique gift ideas this holiday season? Mark your calendar for the PC Women’s Holiday Boutique Saturday, November 2 from 8am – 2pm in the Peoples Church Gymnasium. This amazing one-stop shopping event includes country-chic home accents, tea towels & aprons, handmade quilts, holiday decor and much more!
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Children, Fair/Festival
22nd Annual Tarantula Festival
Come join the fun at Coarsegold Historic Village and participate in one of the many competitions or presentations, including Pumpkin Dessert Bake off, live Tarantula Derby, Hairy Legs Contest, Pizza Eating Contest, Scream-Off, Arachnid Presentation, Crafts, and more.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting
29th Annual Taste Treats in Tulare
The "29th Annual Taste Treats in Tulare" is a fundraising event that benefits the Tulare Historical Museum. This annual event will feature small business treats, a silent auction, restaurant food showcase, and a hosted bar. For tickets and information, please call the Tulare Historical Museum at (559)686-2074, email info@tularehistoricalmuseum.org, buy tickets via paypal on the museum's website www.tularehistoricalmuseum.orgthe, or visit the museum located at 444 W. Tulare Avenue Tulare, CA 93274.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Food/Tasting, Craft Show, Fair/Festival
3rd Annual Harvest Fest & Chili Cook Off
Avila's Cancer Fund has been assisting cancer patients in the Central Valley for three years.Join us help support our organization. Chili Cook Off, Food, beer garden, vendor booths, Live Music . Admission is FREE! Park fees may apply. (5) Tasting Tickets (1) Ballot $5.00. Tasting Tickets are sold at the gate! Gates Open - 1:00 pm. Chili Sampling - 2:00 pm. Judges Tasting - 3:00 pm. Down 4 U - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Winners Announced - 4:00 pm. if you can't attend, and would like to make a donation go to www.avilascancerfund.com
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