Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Outdoor Ice Rink in Dowtown Fresno through January 13th

The ice rink at Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno opens daily at 10am. Sunday through Thursday the rink is open until 8pm, on Friday and Saturday it closes at 10pm. Sounds like a fun and romantic date idea. General admission is $10 which includes a skate rental and parking. Children 12 and under are $8. Season passes and private parties are available. Click HERE for more information.

Christmas Lights on Huntington Boulevard

Candlelight Christmas in Fresno
Until December 25th, take a walk down Huntington Blvd in Fresno between First and Cedar and see America's tallest living lighted Christmas tree. Santa will also be visiting nightly on Fifth street from 6pm to 9:30pm with a life sized animated reindeer!

Call 255-8622 for more information.

This a chance to walk if you can't make it to the last walking night on Christmas Tree Lane!
(December 11, 2012)

Christmas Tree Lane last walking night Tuesday December 11th

Christmas Tree Lane will be open until December 25, 2011. This Tuesday, December 11th is the last walking night. Be prepared to meet Santa somewhere along the walk and see if you can find all of his reindeer!

Every other night on Van Ness Boulevard between Shields and Shaw, cars are welcome to drive through (northbound only) and enjoy the lights and decorations that brighten the night. 

Admission is FREE, however donations are encouraged.
Christmas Tree Lane is sponsored by the Fig Garden Homeowners Association.

The lights turn on at 6pm until 10pm Sunday through Thursday, 6pm-11pm Friday through Saturday.
A tradition since 1920, come enjoy the Fresno tradition with your family!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Baby Essentials (no Wipe Warmers Included).

A Lovingly Compiled Suggested Registry composed by 3 Real Local Moms.

Ok, this is our suggestion. Register at 2 places, and register for everything at both places! Including the diapers and wipes and all that because you get 10% off of anything on your registry. The items listed and any accompanying advice come from the three of us.

Big Things - most big things aren't really super-necessary in the first 6 months. Here's a small list in order of priority. Register for all of it!!! Forget reviews, get what you like for the safety features you think are important. They're all safe enough for the kid or they wouldn't be on the market...

1) Car seat - required by law :)(infant seats are nice because you don't have to wake the baby up to get them out of the car for a few months to a year)

2) Stroller - usually, it's best to get a seat and stroller that go together, it makes it very simple to move the baby with this combo, but isn't absolutely necessary.

3) Bassinet - somewhere for the baby to sleep in your room with you (if you can't afford this, a drawer in your dresser will do just fine! Or a laundry basket even. They will never know the difference!)

4) Crib - definitely needed but not for a while - buy pieces of this over time till you need it (note, crib and toddler mattresses and bedding are exactly the same size)

5) Swing - if you don't get this as a gift, wait until you know if your kid will respond to it. For one of us, all of her kids needed it. For another one baby didn't like it at all, and the other loved it and wouldn't sleep for the first 2 months without it. You can always get one as a hand-me-down or borrow from a friend.

6) Changing table - certainly not a necessity. Changing a diaper can happen anywhere, especially if you get changing pads (see hygiene list below). You could get a dresser with a rail on top with a spot for a changing pad, BUT you'll be able to keep all the clothes you need for her in a single drawer until she's a year old. SO, not an urgent need.

Feedingy Foody Things and related supplies - pumping, bottles, all of the above

1) Breast Pump - Practically required if you (the mom) works at all. Whatever pump you get, it will work fine. Electric is most convenient, but get what works for you. You can wait a little bit for this since the baby will be taking everything you can dish out for the first few weeks. An expensive breast pump is usually only affordable if you'll have multiple kids, but people are often excited to help with this item. Again, register for it anyway so you can get the discount if needed.

2) Breast Pump accessories - make sure if you produce well, that you have the proper storage bags and bottles. Just the ones that match is fine. We agreed on the amounts you'd need of each thing
- 4 to 8 storage bags or bottles(I buy the 60 pack, but wait till you know how much milk you produce)
- 3-4oz bottles (for feeding permanently or just for feeding your breast milk.)
- 3-10oz bottles

3) Breast pads - leakage is inevitable. One breast pad is much like the other. It just needs to absorb what comes out that doesn't go in your baby's mouth. :) I bought the super cheap disposable ones in a big box. Works fine. Lasinoh has good ones if you constantly produce milk.

4) 1 Bottle brush - get one that has the nipple brush on the other end as well. A MUST have for bottle cleaning.

5) Nipple cream (lanolin) - take what you can get from the hospital. If they don't give you anything, get the cheap stuff. The active ingredient is the same in ALL of them.

6) 4 Pacifiers - get 2 different kinds to start. She may be picky, she may suck on everything that you put in her mouth. Binkies are SO according to preference.

7) Breast Feeding Pillow - Boppy is the popular brand. They're expensive. Someone could make you one for less money than they cost.  They are important for your back and shoulders when breast-feeding. You don't always have to, but breastfeeding when you're laying down is also great and keeps you from having to stay awake the whole time when feeding in the middle of the night, just have something to protect the sheets under you for the extra milk. (crib mattress pad/protector)

Hygiene and Poop Stuff - you DO NOT need the world, just a few staples, these are them.

1) Diaper Pail - you could always use plastic bags from the grocery store every time, but the cost of a diaper pail is low enough that it's worth the price for the convenience. In fact, the greatest diaper pail as far as we're all concerned is the Arm&Hammer brand diaper pail with the twisting top and blue insert bags. Worth every cent. You could keep that in the living room and it wouldn't stink (or just take out the trash all the time, newborn babies don't stink bad anyway).

2) Diapers - up until size 2 diapers, you want Pampers Swaddlers with the yellow stripe that turns blue when she pees. They hardly ever leak!!! And they're good for indicating if they've done their business, cause it ain't enough to tell all the time. After size 1 is over, Target brand is perfectly fine. Again, this was group consensus.

3) Wipes - get whatever kind at first, but if you want to stock up, get the sensitive skin ones. You never know what your kid will react to later, and they're all basically wet towels. They'll work. (Target brand also fine, I find Huggies irritates my babies.)

4) 4-6 Changing pads - somewhere to lay the kid when you're changing her, and to put in the bottom of her car seat, bassinet, etc to protect bedding and blankets from the blowout.

5) Butt Paste (actual brand name) - the regular strength Butt Paste is a little pricy but WELL WORTH THE COST. It will clear up anything - best out there.

6) Baby Wash - one medium size bottle will last you a year. Some recommend not bathing her until she's at least a month old! It seems strange, but it helps with educating her immune system. You have to wait until her umbilical cord comes off anyway, so just hang in there. Use wipes for all the crevices and if you want to bathe her, go ahead, but it definitely doesn't need to be every day.

7) Night Time Baby Lotion - the stuff with the lavender is great for putting babies to sleep.
8)Baby Tylenol - you can never have enough. It's prescribed at every vaccination appointment starting at the 2-week check up, so keep it stocked. They are saying now not to give them Tylenol until a little after they've received the shots so the vaccinations have full effect RUB THEIR LEGS WITH YOUR PALMS WHERE THEY GET THE SHOTS right away to prevent swelling and soreness.

9) Baby thermometer - try to avoid the rectum. There are some great forehead swipers out there that are accurate. Get that. If ever she's acting funky, this is the first thing the doctor will ask you about "Is she running a fever?" Know before you call the doctor.

:)
Clothes, Linens N Things - clothes are over-rated for the first 2 months when you don't see anyone or go anywhere for a while. With that in mind, this is our essentials list. Be open to hand-me-downs.

1) Onesies, onesies, onesies! 2 per day for 2 weeks. Basic necessity. Register for an even amount - sizes all the way up to 6 months.

2) Warm jumpsuits, same amount as onesies - if you are due in the winter, you'll want her to be warm. For the first month, it's nice to have a few of the ones without actual legs. They're cozy.

3) 3-5 cute outfits or dresses - really only needed for church and special occasions

4) mittens and socks and caps - mittens so she doesn't scratch her face, socks and caps for warmth

5) 12-16 receiving blankets - more if you can afford them. Layer them for extra warmth, use as burp cloths, they're versatile and extremely handy for most baby situations and swaddling

6) same number of burp cloths - for the above mentioned reasons, they're just more specialized for barfing (I personally just use the receiving blankets as burp clothes too, just carry extra in the diaper bag)

7) 3-5 baby blankets or quilts - winter time you want to keep her snug :)

8)8) Diaper Bag - a nice-sized bag that will hold everything you need is an absolute necessity. Pick one you like, there is no right or wrong for this at all. You'll want space for bottles, clothes, diapers, and anything else you'll want to keep on hand when you're in public.

9) Nursing cover, or a light blanket will do, but the baby might try and pull it off and that can be NOT fun in public. If you sew, you can easily make your own super cute (or convince someone you know to make you one).

Don't Waste Your Money... on things like bottle warmers or wipes warmers. Warm or defrost milk by running it under the faucet in a large cup.

Hospital Advice
TAKE EVERYTHING YOU CAN FROM THE HOSPITAL!!!! You've paid for it and then some. Take the bed pads (for baby and mommy), the feminine products, the diapers, bulb syringes, nipple creams, etc. Get everything you possibly can from there if you're worried about budget.
This is the bare bones stuff, and I imagine we may have forgot some things. Keep in mind, everyone's experiences are different. You'll know what to do differently for you, so don't worry about knowing everything now. 

A Concise Shopping/Registry list is below.

Car Seat
Stroller
Bassinet
Arm and Hammer Diaper Pail
Pampers Swaddlers
4-6 changing pads
Butt paste
Baby wash
Night time lotion
Baby tylenol
Baby thermometer
Breast Pump
4-8 storage bags or bottles
3 4oz bottles (Avent or Playtex is usually best and most economical)
3 10 oz bottles
Breast pads
Bottle brush
Nipple cream
4 pacifiers (2 different kinds, 2 each)
25-30 onesies
Warm jumpsuits
3-5 cute outfits or dresses (people will get an idea of your style for baby from you register for)
12-16 receiving blankets
12-16 burp cloths
Mittens, socks and caps
3-5 blankets or quilts (don't have to wash these as often if you have receiving blankets with you all the time)
Diaper bag
Nursing cover

Thanks Kristen and Jen!

For more fun reading you can read my post about Pregnancy Labor and Delivery Advice your mother didn't tell you... 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FREE Dental Care for Ages 4-17

Free Dental Care for children ages 4-17 on Saturday November 10, 2012.

Services include a check up, cleanings, fillings, and more.

Space is limited, make an appointment now at
Ted C Wills Community Center
770 N San Pablo
Fresno CA 93728
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm

You can also sign up at the "Kids Just Wanna Have Fun" Children's Festival
Holmes Playground
212 S. First St.
Fresno CA 93702
Saturday October 20, 2012, from 12pm-4pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

$11 for a Two Pose Portrait Package from JcPenney's in October

JcPenney's Portrait Studio is offering an $11 two pose portrait Package including one 8x10, two 5x7s, eight wallets, and a Free sitting fee or credit towards a portrait membership purchase. Any additional subjects carry a $9 sitting fee each so if you want a picture of your kiddos together, the membership will be your best bet and it lasts two years. If I'm right it's $30. JcPenney rarely offers free sitting fees anymore, but now it has a $4 a sheet everyday value (sitting fee included) so the membership is really encouraged. I love doing family pictures during the holidays and the membership has proved very valuable to us.

This deal ends October 31st.

Click HERE to get the coupon online.

The Little Gym Halloween Costume Swap

Bring in your gently used Halloween costumes to The Little Gym between now and October 18th and receive a ticket to participate in the 1st Annual Little Gym Halloween Costume Swap on October 19, 2012 from 4:30-6:00pm. What a great, fun, FREE, way to save and conserve on costumes this year! 

"Kids Just Wanna Have Fun" Children's Fall Festival, October 20th, a FREE Event

Come join the 17th Annual "Kids Just Wanna Have Fun" Children's Fall Festival this Saturday October 20th from 12-4pm and Holmes Neighboorhood Park on 212 S. First Street. 
All ages are welcome, and wear your Halloween costume!

Admission and Activities are FREE!

Enjoy Fall and Halloween games and contests, bounce houses, entertainment, crafts and more! Food and drink will be available for purchase.

For more information call (559) 621-PLAY.

Sponsored by City of Fresno PARCS, Building Healthy Communities Fresno, and The California Endowment.

Monday, October 15, 2012

$2.50 for 1 Ticket to The Raven's Gate: Trick or Treat Forest ($5 value)

It's my favorite time of year! I love Halloween! Get ready for all the deals! Before you purchase these Raven's Gate deals keep in mind it is located in Parlier. These deals ends in six days!

The Raven’s Gate

Central California’s Newest Haunt Destination


Hours of Operation, October 6th-31st:
• 7pm-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays)
• 7p-10p ((Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)

Ticket Prices:
• Raven's Grove (The Haunted Forest)- $15
• Haunted Hayride - $15
• Trick or Treat Forest, The Central Valley's ONLY non-scary Halloween attraction for kids - $5 for Children, 8 years and younger accompanied by an Adult (children under the age of 1 are free)
Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!  $1 from every ticket will be donated to their AWESOME organization.  We are working together to provide a “home away from home” so that families can be close to their children when they are under a hospital’s care.


Valley Daily Deal vouchers must be redeemed for The Raven's Gate Hard Tickets at the Radio City, Peak Broadcasting building after October 4, 2012, located on the S/W corner of Palm and Shaw, in Fresno.
1071 W. Shaw, 93711.  Call (559) 490-5800 with questions.


The Raven's Gate

14295 E. Adams
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 343-DARK
www.TheRavensGate.com

 

Fine Print
  • No cash back.
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount.
  • Expires October 30th.
  • Deal must be redeemed by October 31st 2012


This information is directly from the Valley Daily Deals webpage. Click HERE to purchase!

$7.50 for a Ticket to The Raven's Gate: The Haunted Forest ($15 value)

It's my favorite time of year! I love Halloween! Get ready for all the deals! Before you purchase these Raven's Gate deals keep in mind it is located in Parlier. 

The Raven’s Gate

Central California’s Newest Haunt Destination


Hours of Operation, October 6th-31st:
• 7pm-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays)
• 7p-10p ((Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)
Ticket Prices:
• Raven's Grove (The Haunted Forest)- $15
• Haunted Hayride - $15
• Trick or Treat Forest, The Central Valley's ONLY non-scary Halloween attraction for kids - $5 for Children, 8 years and younger accompanied by an Adult (children under the age of 1 are free)
Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!  $1 from every ticket will be donated to their AWESOME organization.  We are working together to provide a “home away from home” so that families can be close to their children when they are under a hospital’s care.

Valley Daily Deal vouchers must be redeemed for The Raven's Gate Hard Tickets at the Radio City, Peak Broadcasting building after October 4, 2012, located on the S/W corner of Palm and Shaw, in Fresno.
1071 W. Shaw, 93711.  Call (559) 490-5800 with questions.


The Raven's Gate

14295 E. Adams
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 343-DARK
www.TheRavensGate.com

Fine Print
  • No cash back.
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount.
  • Expires October 30th.
  • Deal must be redeemed by October 31st 2012


This information is directly from the Valley Daily Deals webpage. Click HERE to purchase!

$7.50 for 1 Ticket to The Raven's Gate Haunted Hayride ($15 value)

The Raven's Gate together with Valley Daily Deals is offering tickets for $7.50 a piece (usually $15 each) for its Haunted Hayride attraction this Halloween. Keep in mind this attraction is located in Parlier. Click HERE for the deal.


Here's the info directly from the site:

The Raven’s Gate

Central California’s Newest Haunt Destination

will be opening October 6th!

Hours of Operation, October 6th-31st:
• 7pm-midnight (Fridays & Saturdays)
• 7p-10p ((Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays)

Ticket Prices:
• Raven's Grove (The Haunted Forest)- $15
• Haunted Hayride - $15
• Trick or Treat Forest, The Central Valley's ONLY non-scary Halloween attraction for kids - $5 for Children, 8 years and younger accompanied by an Adult (children under the age of 1 are free)

Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!  $1 from every ticket will be donated to their AWESOME organization.  We are working together to provide a “home away from home” so that families can be close to their children when they are under a hospital’s care.

Valley Daily Deal vouchers must be redeemed for The Raven's Gate Hard Tickets at the Radio City, Peak Broadcasting building located on the S/W corner of Palm & Shaw, in Fresno. 1071 W. Shaw, 93711.  Call (559) 490-5800 with questions.


The Raven's Gate

14295 E. Adams
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 343-DARK
www.TheRavensGate.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

$15 for a family four pack of tickets and a medium pumpkin to The Pumpkin Grove in Sanger(a $32 value)

Fresno Dealsaver is offering a deal for The Pumpkin Grove in Sanger. $15 gets you a family four pack of tickets and a medium pumpkin.

"Your admission to this fall playland includes entrance to fun activities like the pumpkin patch, straw bale maze, fun filled forest with mini corn maze, Billy Bob's hayride, and a corn kernel pit filled with sand toys! Open only during October, don't miss out on pure family fun at The Pumpkin Grove."


Read more here: http://fresno.dealsaver.com/engine/SplashDetails.aspx?contestid=29812&productid=7381377&groupmode=569874#storylink=cpy
 Deal ends October 16th at 11:59. Click HERE to get it.

Make sure to read the restrictions:
 
Valid on October 20-21 & October 27-28 from 11AM - 5PM.

Read more here: http://fresno.dealsaver.com/engine/SplashDetails.aspx?&productid=7381377&contestid=29812&Admin=FULL7381377#storylink=cp
All services must be redeemed in one visit.
Promotional Value expires 10/28/12.
Paid Value does not expire.
No cash value. No cash back for unused portion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
Certificate cannot be combined with other coupons, discounts or promotions.
 

Read more here: http://fresno.dealsaver.com/engine/SplashDetails.aspx?contestid=29812&productid=7381377&groupmode=569874#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Fresno Guide 2012



Halloween is approaching and I love the anticipation! Some attractions have already opened although many plan to open October 12, 2012. I have assembled this list of Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Attractions in the Fresno area. Many haunted attractions claim they are not for younger children so please make sure you know what you are getting into when you are purchasing your tickets. Enjoy! Feel free to contact me via email or Facebook to let me know of any places I'm missing!

Pumpkin Patches 
Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch
Single Palm Pumpkins
The Patch Clovis (with Pink Pumpkins)
Fresno Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Cheap Willie's Pumpkins and Trees
Fresno Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch (Formerly Cobb Ranch)

Haunted Attractions
Raisin Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield
Haunted Fresno
Nightfall Tours Fresno
The Raven's Gate Sanger
The Grove Haunt Sanger

Friday, October 5, 2012

Children's Place up to 75% off and Free Shipping on Every Order!

Free Shipping on Every Order. Columbus Day Sale - Storewide Savings. Save up to 75% off when you use your 20% off savings pass.















The Children's Place is offering up to 75% off in store and online with free shipping on every order through October 8th. Get you're 20% off with webcode F5J2012. Click HERE to shop online or to print out the 20% off coupon.






Wednesday, October 3, 2012

$25 for $50 to Spend at Night of Mystery

Ever hosted a murder mystery party? I must admit they are very entertaining: themes, costumes, cuisine, and characters. Invite your friends for an evening of mystery where everyone is a suspect. Click here to get $50 worth of merchandise for $25 from Night of Mystery with this Living Social. offer. 10 days left. Naturally once you've played a mystery you're only choice is to pass it on to another group of friends, because you know the ending. Great fun for Halloween!

Open House FREE Event for All Fresno County Libraries October 6th 12pm-2pm

Looks fun! Activites for all including raffle prizes, door prizes, and refreshments! I love the library. Right now, for the month of October, my husband Sammy G Art has an art display up at the Woodward Park Branch if you needed added incentive!

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Raven's Gate (Trick Or Treat Forest) Tickets $2.50 (reg. $5) on Valley Daily Deals


It's my favorite time of year! I love Halloween! Get ready for all the deals! Before you purchase these Raven's Gate deals keep in mind it is located in Parlier. Deal ends in three days!

The Raven’s Gate

Central California’s Newest Haunt Destination

will be opening October 6th!

Hours of Operation, October 6th-31st:
• 7pm-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays)
• 7p-10p ((Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)
Ticket Prices:
• Raven's Grove (The Haunted Forest)- $15
• Haunted Hayride - $15
• Trick or Treat Forest, The Central Valley's ONLY non-scary Halloween attraction for kids - $5 for Children, 8 years and younger accompanied by an Adult (children under the age of 1 are free)
Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!  $1 from every ticket will be donated to their AWESOME organization.  We are working together to provide a “home away from home” so that families can be close to their children when they are under a hospital’s care.


Valley Daily Deal vouchers must be redeemed for The Raven's Gate Hard Tickets at the Radio City, Peak Broadcasting building after October 4, 2012, located on the S/W corner of Palm and Shaw, in Fresno.
1071 W. Shaw, 93711.  Call (559) 490-5800 with questions.


The Raven's Gate

14295 E. Adams
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 343-DARK
www.TheRavensGate.com

 

Fine Print
  • No cash back.
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount.
  • Expires October 30th.
  • Deal must be redeemed by October 31st 2012


This information is directly from the Valley Daily Deals webpage. Click HERE to purchase!

The Raven's Gate (Haunted Hayride) Tickets $7.50 (reg. $15) on Valley Daily Deals


It's my favorite time of year! I love Halloween! Get ready for all the deals! Before you purchase these Raven's Gate deals keep in mind it is located in Parlier. Deal ends in three days!

The Raven’s Gate

Central California’s Newest Haunt Destination

will be opening October 6th!

Hours of Operation, October 6th-31st:
• 7pm-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays)
• 7p-10p ((Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)
Ticket Prices:
• Raven's Grove (The Haunted Forest)- $15
• Haunted Hayride - $15
• Trick or Treat Forest, The Central Valley's ONLY non-scary Halloween attraction for kids - $5 for Children, 8 years and younger accompanied by an Adult (children under the age of 1 are free)
Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!  $1 from every ticket will be donated to their AWESOME organization.  We are working together to provide a “home away from home” so that families can be close to their children when they are under a hospital’s care.

Valley Daily Deal vouchers must be redeemed for The Raven's Gate Hard Tickets at the Radio City, Peak Broadcasting building after October 4, 2012, located on the S/W corner of Palm and Shaw, in Fresno.
1071 W. Shaw, 93711.  Call (559) 490-5800 with questions.


The Raven's Gate

14295 E. Adams
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 343-DARK
www.TheRavensGate.com

 

Fine Print
  • No cash back.
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount.
  • Expires October 30th.
  • Deal must be redeemed by October 31st 2012


This information is directly from the Valley Daily Deals webpage. Click HERE to purchase!

The Raven's Grove (Haunted Forest) Tickets $7.50 (reg. $15) on Valley Daily Deals

It's my favorite time of year! I love Halloween! Get ready for all the deals! Before you purchase these Raven's Gate deals keep in mind it is located in Parlier. Deal ends in three days!

The Raven’s Gate

Central California’s Newest Haunt Destination

will be opening October 6th!

Hours of Operation, October 6th-31st:
• 7pm-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays)
• 7p-10p ((Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)
Ticket Prices:
• Raven's Grove (The Haunted Forest)- $15
• Haunted Hayride - $15
• Trick or Treat Forest, The Central Valley's ONLY non-scary Halloween attraction for kids - $5 for Children, 8 years and younger accompanied by an Adult (children under the age of 1 are free)
Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!  $1 from every ticket will be donated to their AWESOME organization.  We are working together to provide a “home away from home” so that families can be close to their children when they are under a hospital’s care.

Valley Daily Deal vouchers must be redeemed for The Raven's Gate Hard Tickets at the Radio City, Peak Broadcasting building after October 4, 2012, located on the S/W corner of Palm and Shaw, in Fresno.
1071 W. Shaw, 93711.  Call (559) 490-5800 with questions.


The Raven's Gate

14295 E. Adams
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 343-DARK
www.TheRavensGate.com

 

Fine Print
  • No cash back.
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount.
  • Expires October 30th.
  • Deal must be redeemed by October 31st 2012


This information is directly from the Valley Daily Deals webpage. Click HERE to purchase!

Friday, September 21, 2012

CSU Fresno Organic Student Farm U-Pick Tomorrow!





Bring out the kids and pick your own fresh organic vegetables at the CSU Fresno Organic Student Farm this Saturday September 22, 2012 from 9am-11am. Bring cash. The students will provide you with hand shears and a reusable bag to fill while you pick.

This weekend you can expect organic bell peppers, colorful eggplants, green and purple okra, cherry tomatoes.

The farm is located at the southeast corner of Chestnut & Barstow, behind the Gibson Farm Market. Parking is available on Barstow. 

If you can't make it this Saturday you can try to make it another week.
Every second and fourth Saturday the u-pick is available from April to November.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Kids Eat Free Through Sunday 9/16/12 at Olive Garden

Print out this coupon HERE, and you can get up to 2 free kids meals with 2 adult entree purchases. Just a little back to school fun from the Olive Garden. Expires September 16th.

The Big Fresno Fair Fotech Deal

Fotech is a local photo imaging business. This year the are offering their 8th Annual "Shoot the Fair" contest. The deal is a non-refundable $15 entry fee that covers an 11x14 foam mounted print of your entry, 2 all day tickets to the Big Fresno Fair, and a free parking pass. This contest requires that you take your favorite or best digital photo from your day taken at the fair (this year) and submit it to Fotech at the Fine Arts and Photography building or you can email them when you get home at fotech@fotech,comcast.biz.net by the deadline Wednesday, October 12th. Judges independent of Fotech with vote on one category: sights, colors, and shapes of the fair on Thursday, October 13th.
First place prizes with $75 cash, a $75 gift certificate to Fotech, and a first place ribbon. Second prizes win $50 in cash. Third prizes earn $25.

Even if you no you're not really interested in the competition, you can always take a picture of the kids or the family to get mounted and you still got a great deal!!! You can pick up your submission at Fotech after the fair closes.

To participate, pick up an entry form on Fresno and Shaw in the Mission Village shopping center and mail it with a $15 check written to Fotech by September 28, 2012 to have your tickets returned by mail
. Address the envelope to:

Fotech "Shoot the Fair" 387 E Shaw Ave. Fresno CA 93710


(You can always fill out the form and pay in person.)

A couple years ago, Sammy and I decided we weren't going to the fair so we didn't participate and we're kicking ourselves later because we went anyway and missed out on this great deal. Just make sure you have plenty of room on your camera's file for photos and a charged battery!

Call (559) 222-9393 for more information.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Childhood Assessment Resources

Do you have concerns about your child's learning, development, or behavior? Fresno has resources to help. Exceptional Parent's Unlimited has The Assessment Center to help you address your concerns.

Many services are at no charge although a referral from the child's physician may be required for insurance billing purposes. Their staff includes medical, mental health professionals, and more. These assessments are available to children from birth to 5 years of age.

Other resources include:
Central Valley Regional Center
Fresno Unified School District
Fresno County Employment and Temporary Assistance
Fresno County Department of Children and Family Services

(Assessments from these agencies are free of charge)

Naturally, you'll be asked to complete and sign forms in order for the information to be shared between professionals and you may need forms from the doctor etc. in order to help assess your child's needs. EPU's staff can help you apply for insurance for you child if he/she doesn't have any.

Questions? Call: 559.225.1102

Exceptional Parent's Unlimited
4440 N First Street
Fresno CA 93726

Phone 559.229.2000

Friday, August 31, 2012

Free Fresno on Facebook

Dora's House needs a new home, any takers in the Fresno area?


Free Fresno is a new Facebook group in which you can post pictures of things you no longer want or need. The best part- it's all free! The first person to respond gets, "dibs" and then you make your arrangements to pass of the goods. Naturally, as part of this group you are expected to give as often as you take. Click HERE to join the group and be considerate of others. You can also join an "In Search Of " (ISO) group in which you can share what you are looking for, this doesn't mean it will be free, but you'll get a better deal than in the store. I think its a more efficient and honestly less creepy way than Craigslist of helping others and lessening our carbon footprint in the valley.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Promo Codes for Fresno Dealsaver

Two more codes have been posted for free credit on Fresno Dealsaver a website similar to Groupon and LivingSocial. Use FRESNO for a $10 credit, BIRTHDAY for a $5 credit, and SUMMER for $5 if you haven't already. So, $20 free towards any purchase! Remember that if you get three friends to purchase the same deal you do, through your link, you get that purchase refunded! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

$5 Credit with Fresno DealSaver

Get a $5 credit towards any deal on Fresno Dealsaver today with the promo code SUMMER. Sign in or register then click on Credits and type in the code in all capital letters! The credit is good for a year so you don't have to use it immediately. Yay! Click HERE to check it out!

Thred Up: Consignment Made Easy

Thred Up originally paired up parents to trade boxes of gently used clothes, but now it has become an affordable online consignment store! You can ship out your "like new" or "new" clothes (for free*) after requesting a Clean Out bag from Thred Up and the qualifying items will be sold and you will be compensated! Then with the new closet space for your growing child, you can shop online and fill up a bag to be shipped to you! Free shipping for orders over $40. Save on shipping and the hassle of combing through local stores for deals.

To view the standards for consignment clothing click HERE.

Visit ThredUP and join today and reduce your carbon footprint! Sign up for $5 off your first order!

*A $4.95 deposit is requested and returned to you when they receive your bag.

I wish I would have thought of this.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Get a Free Lollipop at See's Today Only!

See's Candies is offering a free lollipop today July 20, 2012 to celebrate National Lollipop Day! Enjoy! Click HERE to find a store near you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spotted Fox Daily Deals $49 for $200 of Merchandise at Mor Furniture for Less!

Spotted Fox is a daily deal site similar to Groupon and Living Social. It has launched in Bakersfield, but you can use your vouchers at the stores listed, including Fresno, so check out its deal today! $49 for $200 worth of merchandise including accessories and clearance items at Mor Furniture for Less. You have until this Sunday at 11:59pm to join the deal and six months to use your voucher. Did you know Mor offers free popcorn, cookies, soft drinks, movies and video games for your kids while you shop? That's my kind of shopping.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Girls Night Out: Milan Institute $15 ($12 Benefits the Majaree Mason Center)

My friend Kat is a student at the Milan Institute and this is a great cause!
Girls Night Out: Cut Out Domestic Abuse takes place Saturday July 21, 2012.
 Tickets are $15 ($12 goes to Marjaree Mason Center). Your ticket includes access to a chair massage, polish applicatin, hair style, makeup application, music, fashion show, raffle prizes, food, drinks and more!!! (*services limited to time and student availability.)
 Also, if you have items to donate to the Marjaree Mason Center (toiletries, non-expired food, clothing, kids items, over the counter medicine etc.) there will be a collections box. 
Call  559.323.2800 for more information.
The Milan Institute is located at 731 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, California 93612

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fresno Frugal Finds on Facebook

Are you wishing those coupon blogs were more relevant to Fresno? Well, if you are a facebook fan, I have a group for you. Fresno Frugal Finds is a group of locals dedicated to share "live" deals going on in the Fresno area complete with which store, pictures, and even sizes for things like shoes most of the time. Think Target, Old Navy, Vons, etc. You can simply ask to join the group and start discussing local deals, favorite places, and shops for the frugally minded friends around town. Click HERE to start saving! Make sure to check out the "files" tab to view info about local bloggers, events, and saving resources.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Old Navy FUNnovation in FRESNO TODAY!

I'm so embarassed not to have posted this earlier, but it has been a crazy week.

“Funnovations Inc.”—and truckloads of surprises—is coming to Woodward Park TODAY Saturday July 7, 2012, from 1 p.m—4 p.m.
 
Jessica Duarte, a Fresno native, entered a video that won Fresno a Old Navy community party and a $10,000 grant for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California. Congressman Jim Costa will be at the event to present the award. Fresno is one of four cities in the nation to receive this privilege!


Join the town to celebrate at Woodward Park this afternoon with live entertainment, yummy food, fun activities, and giveaways!

It's sure to be FUN!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

$5 Tuesday Movies in Clovis

Criterion Cinemas 16 located at Sierra Vista Mall presents $5 Tuesdays and the IMAX is $8! Friends of ours went to Brave last night and had a great experience. Many people online claim it is a refreshing alternative to Edward's and Manchester Theaters, because it is less crowded, comfy, has a good selection of movies and times, and claim its nice and clean. Costco also carries discounted tickets for 20% off.

Criterion Cinemas 16
1300 Shaw Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612

(559)  297-3456

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Organic Produce U-Pick Saturday May June 23rd

U-pick Fresh Organic Vegetables every 2nd and 4th Saturdays April to November.

Come out this Saturday June 23, 2012, at 9am to 11am to the north east corner of Chestnut and Barstow. Parking available inside the gate-off Chestnut.
Come and pick your own choice of seasonal organic produce at special prices! 
Bring cash. They will have clippers and bags for you to pick with.

Organic strawberry, crook neck squash, Mexican squash, zucchini, garlic, and bell pepper. 

You can follow the Organic Student Farm on facebook HERE.

**For more information on this event and the Student Operated Organic Farm, please contact Dr. Sajeemas ‘Mint’ Pasakdee, Advisor-Student Operated Organic Farm, at 5592782828 or spasakdee@csufresno.edu

Sponsored by Organic Enterprise, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Meet with students and faculty and learn about various teaching and research opportunities available at Fresno State Student Operated Organic Farm.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free Birthday Clubs!

Many restaurants offer complimentary desserts, drinks, or meals for your birthday! Most require online subscriptions and then they will email you your coupon for a free item. Others you simply have to mention your birthday while dining in and you might get a candle and a song to go with your dessert (Macaroni Grill, etc.). Here is a list I've complied with the help of FREE birthday promotions.
Applebee's
Auntie Annie's Pretzels
Baskin Robbins
Bennigan's
Black Angus
Boston Market
Burger King (kids only)
California Pizza Kitchen (kids 10 and under only)
Carrows
Cold Stone Creamery (BOGO)
Del Taco
Famous Dave's
Ihop
Krispy Kreme
Marble Slab
Orange Julius
Outback Steakhouse
Papa Murphys Take 'n' Bake Pizza 
Qdoba
Red Lobster
Red Robins
Tahoe Joes
Wendy's
Wingstop

Kmart Kids Birthday Club 
Toys R Us Birthday Club ($3 off a $3 purchase)
The Children's Place  
Old Navy sign up for newsletters and get something for you and your kids birthdays 

There is even a beta version of an entire website called Birthdayfreebies.com dedicated to Birthday Specials. Click HERE to sign up and plan for your free day out. Most companies give you a window of time so that you are not expected to come in only on your birthday day.

$1 G and PG Summer Movies 2012

Regal Entertainment is offering $1 showings of G and PG rated movies this summer on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am from June 19th to August 15th in Fresno.
 Each session will include a choice between two movies, for example Spy Kids: All The Time in the World and Rio on July 31st and August 2nd.
Participating theaters include Fresno Edwards Stadium and Fresno Manchester Stadium. To view the movies and other participating valley theaters click HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Beauty Bag from Target on Facebook!

"Target is giving away FREE Summer Beauty Bags filled with coupons and goodies from Aveeno, Garnier, Tresemme, Neutrogena, Revlon, Rimmel and more." Oooh so excited, the bag alone is super cute. You just have to "like" the page and fill out the following form through an Facebook app. Click HERE I'm sure they will go fast! 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Clovis Farmer's Market Friday Nights

This summer every Friday night from 5:30 to 9pm, you can enjoy the Old Town Clovis Farmer's Market and support local farmers, vendors, and causes. The farmer's market will last until September 28th. The farmer's market stretches from Third to Bullard on Pollasky.



If you want fresh cherries, this year's crop is going to last about one week shorter and  be about a dollar more expensive this year according to the Fresno Bee. So this Friday and the next are probably the only weekends you will be able to get cherries. I'm very sad to hear that Mountain Brooks Ranch will not be doing the U-Pick this year due to the short season. Read HERE for the Bee article about cherries.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fresno Fuego Soccer is Back with FREE Home Games!

In collaboration with Univision Radio, Fresno Fuego is offering FREE home games to its fans. So if you love soccer, it doesn't get much better than free! The next home game is May 18th against OC Blue Star at Chukchansi Park. 
Game passes, which are required for admission to the game, are available at: 
Univision Radio (Palm and Herndon) 
Fuego Facebook Fan page 

For more information view the website HERE.

Fresno PARCS Summer Camps

PARCS Fresno's Parks and Recreation Department is offering many summer camps this summer. I pulled this information directly off its website and if you wish to register online click HERE choose the camp you want and click "I want to register."

Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Camps 
A summer fitness camp that inspires youth to embrace a healthy lifestyle, establish a positive self image and build self confidence. Monday - Friday; June 25 thru August 3; 8am – 1:30pmAges: 10 -13Cost: FreeTed C. Wills and Holmes Centers
Registration: Contact 559-621-6738 or 559-621-6735


Princess and Adventure Camps
 Princess Campers will enjoy a week of magical fun making wands, and crowns, storytelling, and playing princess games. Adventure Camps will have a new adventure each day of BMX riding, canoeing, rocketry, games, crafts, science and more.July 9 – 13 or July 23 -27; 8am – 12pmAges: 5 – 9Cost: $60 per camper, per week, $10 T-Shirt can be purchased at Registration Woodward Park Group Activity Area

Pixie Dust Camp
Do you long for a week of magical pixie dust and fairy fun playing games and creating all the things that fairies love the most?  End the week with Tinkerbell at her very own Tea Party. Join us for all the fun of this new and exciting camp!
July 16 – 20; 8am – 12pmAges: 5 – 9Cost: $60 per camper, per week, $10 T-Shirt can be purchased at Registration Woodward Park Group Activity Area

Fresno United Neighborhoods – FUN Camps
Six weeks of crafts, games, sports, crafts, cooking, special events, swimming and trips.June 25 – August 3; 9am – 1pmAges: 8 – 12Cost: Free (Except for swimming & trips)Frank H. Ball Center

Fun in the Sun 
Enjoy a week of crafts, sports, games, science, splash park fun and lots more. Be ready to get messy on our Slpostacle course!
Campers will need to bring a white T-shirt.
Todd Beamer Park – June 18 – 22; 8am – 12pmFigarden Park – June 16 – July 20; 8am – 12pm
Ages: 7 - 12
Cost: $60 per camper, per week

BMX Camp 

Learn park etiquette, bike maintenance and basic BMX skills.
June 18 - 22 - Kaiser Park
July 16 – 20 – Todd Beamer Park
July 30 - Aug 3; Mosqueda Park
Ages: 5 – 10 and 11 & up
Cost: $55 per camper, per week

Skate Camp

Learn park etiquette, skateboard maintenance and basic Skate skills.
July 2 – 6 – Todd Beamer Park
July 23 - 27 or Aug 6 - 10; Lions Park
Ages: 5 – 10 and 11 & up
Cost: $55 per camper, per week

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Trout Fest May 12th in Friant FREE


 


Trout Fest May 12th 10:00-3:00 PM the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery located in Friant.


"A free educational event where people can engage in activities that focus on proper fishing techniques, how to clean and cook a fish, and the role of the hatchery system. Examples of activities offered include casting and rigging stations, fly-fishing and basic fishing clinics, and various art activities.
Children under the age of 16 will be able to try their hand at catching a trout. Folks age 16 and over can participate in the many hands-on activity stations as well. All ages are invited." (description from Zvents)

Bring some change (admission is always free) so you can feed the Rainbow Trout and see the different stages of their development. It's fun to take the kids and walk around. This facility is also near the San Joaquin River Parkway.

East of Highway 41 at Friant. From Friant Road, turn west onto Flemming Road, follow into hatchery. Located one mile below Lake Millerton Dam, about 12 miles north of Fresno.

17372 Brook Trout Drive
Friant, CA 93626


Call 765-4824 For more information.



$5.50 Movies ALL DAY Tuesdays

The Regal Value Days promotion means that every Tuesday you can watch movies ALL DAY for $5.50 each. Holidays may be excluded and only certain theaters are participating. IMAX, RPX, or 3D features may have additional charges. In Fresno participating theaters include the following:

UA Broadway Faire Stadium 10
3351 W. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA. 93711

Regal Manchester Stadium 16
2055 E. Shields Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 243-7451

 So, when you don't want to wait for the $3 theater, this is a great option!

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Mashup! May 17, 2012

The Fresno State Urban Entrepreneurship students present:
May Mashup, May 17th at Fulton 55 for $6 a ticket in advance $8 the day of the event. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.

Dance with Fat Penguin, Special Reserve Band and Collecto! Hear ska/jazz, alternative, and electronic.

Fulton 55 is located at 
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Follow them on Twitter: @maymashup
Online: http://www.maymashup.tk
Join them on Facebook HERE

Buy tickets online at: http://www.fulton55.com/event/117181/

I had a great time visiting last night with one of the soon to be graduates that is part of this event and it really seems like fun and I'm glad to see the ways downtown is coming alive! This event is 21 and older.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 28th CSU Fresno U-Pick 9-11am

This information is directly from the email:

U-pick Fresh Organic Vegetables every 2nd & 4th Saturdays April to November.


9am to 11am at NE corner of Chestnut & Barstow. Parking available inside the gate-off Chestnut.
Meet with students and faculty and learn about various teaching and research opportunities available at Fresno State Student Operated Organic Farm.

Come and pick your own choice of seasonal organic vegetables at special prices!
organic cabbage, carrot, kale, lettuce, spring onion, radish, and mustard greens.

Thank you for your kind support!

*For up-to-date products and events, please follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresno-State-Student-Operated-Organic-Farm/147785458653195

**For more information on this event and the Student Operated Organic Farm, please contact Dr. Sajeemas ‘Mint’ Pasakdee, Advisor-Student Operated Organic Farm, at 5592782828 or spasakdee@csufresno.edu

Sponsored by Organic Enterprise, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Family Day at The Fresno Art Museum April 28th FREE

Come join the Fresno Art Museum at Family Day and Celebrate the Cultures of India inspired by the Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab! A FREE event from 11am-4pm April 28, 2012.  

2233 North First Street, Fresno, CA 93703 
(559) 441-4221

Entertainment Schedule:
11:15             Bonner Auditorim         Presentation on Bhangra Dancing
11:30             Sculpture Garden         Bhangra Dance Workshop
12:00             Bonner Auditorium       Gatka (Martial Art Demonstration)
12:00-3:00      Sculpture Garden         Mehndi Hand Painting
1:00               Sculpture Garden         Bollywood Dance Workshop
2:00               Bonner Auditorium       Presentation on Bhangra Dancing
2:30               Sculpture Garden         Bhangra Dance Workshop
3:30               Sculpture Garden         Bhangra Dance Workshop


*And you will have a chance to be
part of the art after you explore the museum looking for
PATTERNS IN ART
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GO INTO OUR CHILDSPACE GALLERY AND CLASSROOM
AND DRAW YOUR HAND DIRECTLY ON OUR WALL AND
FILL IT IN WITH PATTERNS, MEHNDI STYLE


This information is drawn directly from the Fresno Art Museum website.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

U-Pick Cherries in Auberry at Mountain Brook Ranch

Mountain Brook Ranch has cherries that are part of my childhood (I grew up with their awesome kids). I'm sad that I never knew that they allowed u-pick until last year, I was just used to buying that white bag of cherries from their stand in Auberry after school. Starting mid to late May depending on the weather, cherry season will be upon us and available at Mountain Brook Ranch with a variety of cherries throughout the season.
Know if the cherries are ready before you make the drive, just north of Clovis.
Call:
Mountain Brook Ranch
(559) 299-8141
 17971 Auberry Rd, Clovis, CA 93619

I received this information from this Fresno Bee article in 2010 if you want to know more. Click HERE. 

The U-Pick orchard was ready in the last weekend of May in 2011. Open 9am-6pm on weekends for your picking enjoyment!  Their regular hours are 9am-6pm if you just want to buy your own white bags! Yum. It's 6 miles north of Copper on Auberry Rd.

Last year the U-pick cherries were $1.85 a lb! Support a local farm family and don't miss it this year!

UPDATE: DUE TO A SHORT CHERRY SEASON THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO U-PICK! SO SAD, BUT OF COURSE YOU CAN STILL STOP BUY TO PURCHASE DELICIOUS CHERRIES!

Transitional Kindergarten for children turning Five between Sept 2-Dec 2, 2012

Transitional Kindergarten is a new early learning program launched in Fresno Unified to provide a more rigorous preparation for Kindergarten for children born between September 2, 2012 and December 2012. The requirements for Kindergarten are being increased because of the change in admission to Kindergarten happening by 2015. Soon children must be 5 entering Kindergarten. Previously December 2 has been the cut off, so you had children entering school at the age of four and turning five during the school year. 
The registration for Transitional Kindergarten has already begun, and classes are offered at 35 schools in Fresno Unified for the 2012-2013 school year. Transitional Kindergarten is not mandatory and will use resources already available at the school sites.

Addams, Bakman, Balderas, Birney, Burroughs, Calwa, Centennial, Columbia, Del Mar, Easterby, Ewing, Figarden, Fremont, Hidalgo, Kratt, Leavenworth, Lowell, Mayfair, Muir, Norseman, Olmos, Pyle, Roeding, Rowell, Slater, Storey, Thomas, Turner, Viking, Vinland, Williams, Wilson, Winchell, Wolters and Yokomi.

Admission requires the following:

Proof of Residence
Proof of Age
Home Language Survey
Up to Date Shot Record
Physical after March 1st or within one year of starting Kindergarten
Dental Screening by 2013

To Enter Regular Kindergarten 
For the 2012-13 school year, students must have turned five on or before Nov.1.
For the 2013-14 school year, students must have turned five on or before Oct. 1.
For the 2014-15 school year and each school year thereafter, students must have turned five on or
before Sept. 1.

To learn more contact the participating school nearest you.

Right now they are being very strict about the age limitations. I have a child born in late August who will not qualify (and that makes me sad).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Central Valley Raw Food Group Free Meet Up May 12th

The Central Valley Raw Food Group includes individuals who want to discuss and share delicious recipes, heath issues, and energy. They have local "Meet-Up" gatherings in which they bring a set of utensils and raw, ideally fresh and organic meals to share with about 10 people. The next Meet-Up is May 12, 2012 at the Linkcare Activity Room from 4:30-7pm at 1734 W Shaw Ave. Fresno, 93711 (near Denny's).

The Central Valley Raw Food Group is a resource for like minded people to eat and live healthier. For more information click HERE or contact Leon at (559) 417-1151, via email gentle_levon@yahoo.com.

The flyer I pick up from the library also lists places to get fresh ingredients in Fresno which follows:

Your Garden!
Vineyard Farmer's Market (Blackstone and Shaw) and Manchester Mall Farmer's Market Fridays...You can see a list of on markets on the right side of my blog.

Whole Foods (Shaw near Palm)
Kristina's Heath Food Store (Barstow and First) and many other local markets
Fresh and Easy
Revive Cafe-the only gourmet raw food restaurant in the valley: 1807 N Broadway
Trader Joe's (Barstow and Blackstone)

Recommend movies include: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
                                                Forks over Knives
                                                Eating

Leon Catchatoorian also leads a Free yoga class on Sundays at 12pm at Cary Park (Behind Macy's West near Fashion Fair Mall).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Summer Camps: Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University is offering summer camps including the following:


Music Camp: June 24-29, 2012
Students entering grades 6-12
Programs offered included woodwinds and brass, strings, voice, piano and contemporary worship, plus electives in jazz, chamber ensembles, music and drama, and music composition.

Sports Camp: Girl's Basketball: June 25-28 (camp #1- high school team camp) and August 6-9 (grades 4-12, camp #2)

                        Boy's Basketball: June 18-21 (grades 1-12 camp #1) and July 23-26 (camp #2), June 30 (shooting camp #1), July 21 (shooting camp #2)

                        Girl's Volleyball: July 2-4 (grades 5-8 individual skills camp), July 5-7 (grades 9-12 advanced skills camp), July 9-13 (grades 6-12 all skills camp #1), July 16-20 (grades 6-12 all skills camp #2)

                        Boy's and Girl's Soccer: June 16 (girls only), June 25-28 (early bird camp), July 9-13 (morning camp), July 23-26 (high school elite and goalkeeper camp), July 30-August 3 (day camp and junior goalkeeper camp) (ages 5-18)

                        Boy's and Girl's Swimming: June 11-15 (ages 10-18)

                        Baseball: July 9-13,  July 23-27 (ages 8-12)

                        Cheer:  June 27-29 (ages 6-12)


Junior University: June 18-22, 2012
Grades 2-8
Fresno Pacific University and AIMS Educational Foundation are sponsoring a week long math, science and technology summer camp.


For more detail click HERE or contact FPU at 559-453-2000


FPU
1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno CA 93702

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 21-22nd, Woodward Park Library Used Book Sale

Come support the Woodward Park Library by participating in its Semi Annual used book sale, located on 944 E Perrin near Champlain. The books for sale will be located in the meeting room for sale during normal library hours.

April 21st, 7am-1pm Boy Scout Troop 2 Yardsale and Carwash on Cedar and Bullard

This Saturday starting at 7am the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 2, will be hosting at yardsale and carwash. For $10 you can get you car washed, dried, and vacuumed! Join them and show your support at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints parking lot on Cedar between Bullard and Barstow near Fresno State.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

May 3-5 Friends of the Politi Library Book Sale

Friends of the Leo Politi Library is having its Spring 2012 Book Sale!

The Book Sale will be located in the Headliner Shopping Center on the southwest corner of Barstow and First. 

Thursday May 3rd 9am to 7pm
Friday May 4th 9am to 6pm
Saturday May 5th 9am to 2pm

If you would like to donate to this fundraiser, you can drop off donations at the library (located on Bullard and First in the southwest parking lot) through May 1st.

Questions? Call 261-1510 or 431-2139

Monday, April 16, 2012

U-Pick CSU Fresno Organic Farm Saturday April-November Every 2nd and 4th Saturday

This information is directly from the email:

U-pick Fresh Organic Vegetables every 2nd and 4th Saturdays April to November.

9am to 11am at NE corner of Chestnut and Barstow. Parking available inside the gate-off Chestnut.
Meet with students and faculty and learn about various teaching and research opportunities available at Fresno State Student Operated Organic Farm.

Come and pick your own choice of seasonal organic vegetables at special prices!
organic cabbage, carrot, kale, lettuce, spring onion, radish, and mustard greens.

Thank you for your kind support!

*For up-to-date products and events, please follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresno-State-Student-Operated-Organic-Farm/147785458653195

**For more information on this event and the Student Operated Organic Farm, please contact Dr. Sajeemas ‘Mint’ Pasakdee, Advisor-Student Operated Organic Farm, at 5592782828 or spasakdee@csufresno.edu

Sponsored by Organic Enterprise, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology