Friday, June 27, 2014

Fresno Art-Hop

Galactic Pineapple by Sammy G Art
Have you heard of Art-Hop? It's an excellent date night.

Every first Thursday from 5pm-8pm of the month museums, galleries, shops and locals in downtown Fresno and in the Tower District invite the community in to mingle with artists enjoy their art work (and refreshments) gratis.

My husband Sammy G Art is presenting his No. 6 Solo Show at Gallery 25 this Thursday July 3, 2014. We'd love to see you. It's a free family friendly event.

Every third Thursday of the month, participating venues outside of downtown have their own Art-Hop. You can find more information at The Fresno Art Council and online at the Facebook Fresno Art-Hop Guide.



Thursday, June 26, 2014

Free Water Play Areas for Kids in Fresno

Todd Beamer Park
Fresno has three free water play parks in Fresno that are mainly for ages 2-8 years old. One is well known and located in Roeding Park, the another is Todd Beamer Park located on Maple north of Perrin near Copper Hills Elementary and has two jungle gym areas, one for ages 2-5 the other 5-12. Third is located near the Fig Garden Loop. I have also known parents to take their little ones to play in the fountain that squirts up from the ground in front of the main entrance of Fashion Fair mall. So, if you were looking for a way for your kiddos to cool off, without your sprinklers or a pool, check these places out.

Roeding Park: 890 W. Belmont, Fresno CA 93728

Todd Beamer: 1890 E Plymouth Way, Fresno, CA 93720

Figarden Loop: 4265 N Figarden Dr, Fresno, CA 93722

Dickey Playground: 50 N Calaveras St, Fresno, CA, 93721

Main Entrance to Fashion Fair. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fresno Library Summer Reading Program and ZappCon!

Come out and craft with ZappCon on Saturday at the Gillis Branch Library and participate in the book discussion and trivia regarding Divergent a novel by Veronica Roth. I'll be there, running crafts for ZappCon, including T-shirts, buttons, and bookmarks made by YOU (if you're a teen or volunteering). This event is free and teens that come will have a chance to win a badge to ZappCon happening this October 18-19th at the Fresno Convention Center! Learn more about this family friendly geek and gaming convention visit For a full geeky tween, teen and young adult reading list check out this link.

Monday, June 23, 2014

J&K Farley Farms U-Pick

"We are opening June 21, 2014 with our fantastic U-PICK peaches! We will be open every day 7am-7pm until this variety is sold out. All fruit on our farm is 65cents/lb. Boxes and wagons are provided free of charge. Our picnic area is ready for your family and the petting zoo is getting more animals every day!"
From J&K Farley Farms facebook page.

J&K Farley Farms posted this the other day on facebook and I think it's really exciting! I have apricot jam still that I canned from last year and I've gobbled up all the jams my friend Heather made me from her u-pick adventures last year. I've always said one of the best reasons to live in the valley is all the ripe produce. So get out to those farms and farmers markets. Yes it's hot, but peaches from Save Mart or Costco will never compare to those right of the tree! Last year they were open until mid September.                

J&K Farley Farms
512 N 7th Ave
Kingsburg, California

For directions click HERE.