Monday, May 30, 2011

Shaver Renaissance Faire Actors Update

Shaver Lake Renaissance Faire Actors wanted:
Actors and Actresses ages 14 to Adult are invited to participate in the Shaver Renaissance Faire as street scene actors and apprentices for various artisans: 

Painting: Painting Apprentice, painting canvas, mixing paint using raw materials, making paint brushes, making quill pens, writing with quill pens, stretching canvas, talking about what you will be doing.
Apothecary Shop:  Shop apprentice, cutting and mixing dried and fresh herbs, filling orders for the painter, talking about what herbs are used for.  
 Blacksmith:  Blacksmith apprentice.
 Street Actor/Actress: Acting, singing, dancing (think Tangled the group dancing is really fun).
We would also like to invite any class that would like to put on scenes from Shakespeare on our stages to come and join us, too. 
Three practices and trainings will be conducted before Faire.
All practices are 2pm to 5pm:
Saturdays, June 18, 25, 2011 at Treasure Ingmire park (Clovis Ave and Sierra) in Clovis 
July 2, 2011 at Sierra High School, Tollhouse, north of Clovis. 
We are a family-based entertainment group and encourage whole families to participate.  
Email Sherry Dunkle at if you would like to participate.

Free Del Taco Milkshake with Purchase Today Only

Del Taco is offering a Free Root Beer milkshake or Premium milkshake with a purchase and this online coupon. So print it out and while you are buying last minute grilling items, snag your lunch and a free shake!

2 Free Children's Meals with Adult Purchase at Chili's Today

Today only Chili's is offering 2 Free Kids Meals with an Adult Purchase. Nice for an outing with the kiddos on your day off. Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to all our service men and women for keeping us and others safe.

Thanks Koupon Karen

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Art Hop: Sammy G Art

ArtHop is a huge (free) part of Fresno's local art scene. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, you "hop" around to different galleries and participating stores to view art and enjoy refreshments with friends and artists. My husband, Sammy G Art will be participating this June.  
Sammy is showing his "Luna Fresno: No2 Show" at the 
Margaret Hudson Gallery: Earth Arts Studio located at 
1946 E Swift Fresno CA 93726

Sammy G Art will have a reception June 16, 2011 during Art Hop from 5pm to 8pm. Refreshments will be included come out and meet us! (Shameless self-promotion, I know.)

To learn more about ArtHop click HERE and to plan your route click HERE.

Remember too that after 6pm metered parking downtown is free!

Goodwill $1 Sale this Friday and Saturday

May 27th and 28th Goodwill stores will be selling all tops (sweaters, shirts, tanks, tees, and blouses) for $1 a piece, excluding new merchandise. I went this week the the one on Shaw and they really have some cute sweaters, and hopefully blazers and jackets are included. When you make a purchase, Goodwill will give you store coupons for $5 off $20 purchase and $2 off $10 purchase from June 1st to June 5, 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pick Your Own Cherries! Mountain Brook Ranch

Mountain Brook Ranch cherries are ready and their fruit stand is open from 9am-6pm! Come out Memorial weekend, including Monday, for the first U-Pick of the season. To participate in the U-Pick just drive up Auberry Rd about 6 miles north of Copper to Mountain Brook Ranch on the weekends between 9am and 6pm. Picking your cherries in the mornings is best because that is when the cherries are at their sweetest. Cherries are a great u-pick item because they tend to be outrageously expensive in the store. For more information call:
Mountain Brook Ranch
(559) 299-8141
17971 Auberry Rd, Clovis, CA 93619

Update: The Ranch is closed until next Cherry season! This year the U-pick cherries were $1.85 a lb!Thanks to everyone for his/her support and don't miss it next year!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Calling Volunteer Actors for Shaver Lake Renaissance Faire

Shaver Lake Renaissance Faire is having its fourth anniversary. Volunteer actors are wanted. Costumes and training will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to practice acting/improv for drama students, history buffs, and a chance to have some good family fun together. I have personal experience participating in dancing and plays and the producers are talented and friendly lifelong friends of mine. The flyer below provides more information:

Shaver Lake Renaissance Faire
July 16 and 17, 2011
Actors wanted
Ages 14 to 100
Needed: Amateur Actors/Actresses who would like to
portray upper, middle, and peasant classes of the Renaissance period.

We will have classes before the faire to teach speech,
acting without a script, faire games, and research. 

Please call for details:
Sheryl Ann Dunkle, 559 841 7198

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 14th: Free Fresno Fuego Soccer Tourney 3v3 for Ages 6-8

On May 14th at Chuckansi Park, Fresno Fuego in partnership with Bimbo, is providing a free 3v3 coed soccer tournament for children ages 6-8 from 9am-11:30am. Click HERE to be redirected to facebook and print the forms after clicking on the image in their photos. Fill out the release and registration forms for your child, then mail in your form to 1800 Tulare St. Fresno CA 93720
For more information call (559)320-2543.

Fresno Fuego Free Soccer Games this Season!

Fresno Fuego in partnership with Univision Radio is providing free admission to its home games this season. The next home game is against BYU Soccer on May 12th at 7pm at Chuckansi Park. Doesn't get much better than free! Sounds like a frugal date plan to me.

Click HERE to learn more like home games dates.

Central Valley Sportmen's Club Fishing Derby through age 15

The Central Valley Sportsmen's Club is hosting a Youth Fishing Derby this Saturday, May 7 at Woodward Park Gazebo Shelter which is near the ponds  for children through ages15 years. Worms will be provided; bring your own fishing pole. Starts at 8am, sounds like a great event! I got this information for Fresno PARCS on facebook.

Free 8x10 Walgreens

Walgreens is offering one free 8x10 and 50% off posters for Mother's Day. Use the coupon code FREECOLLAGE for the 8x10 and MOMPOSTER for the 50% off posters on its online photo service center. Click HERE to get started. Some tips for the collage, pick out the pictures first so you spend less time hunting while trying to upload. I find that if I know which pictures I want to use first, the less likely I will end up with ones out of focus etc. Limit the number of photos to less than ten because the more you have, the smaller they are and therefore more difficult to see. You can even use just one for your "collage." You can order it in another town, so if Grandma is in Oregon, you can send it to her local Walgreens and she can pick it up for free.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pick Your Own Organic Produce and Support Fresno State Ag: May 7th

Come and pick your own choice of seasonal organic vegetables!
This Saturday from 8am to 11am. Located east of the Gibson Market, on Barstow east of Chesnut the students will have a table and tent where you can pick up bags and hand pruning shears (What are those called? It's too late.) Bring cash. 
I went to the April U-Pick and had a great experience, even bought a couple strawberries plants for my mom.
"Seasonal crops: Organic arugula, beet, bok choy, broccoli, garlic, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onion, pea, radish, spinach, strawberry, and turnip

Saturday May 7, Worm Composting Workshop (11 am to 1pm)  at the Horticulture Unit classroom, NE corner of Chestnut and Barstow

Please join our hands‐on workshop and learn how to construct a simple worm‐box. Class materials (worms & worm box), and additional readings are included. The cost is $25. For additional info.

Sponsored by USDA‐Hispanic Serving Institutes Education Grant & Organic Enterprise

*For more information on this event and the Student Operated Organic Farm, please contact
Dr. Sajeemas ‘Mint’ Pasakdee at 559‐278‐2828 or"
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