Oct 14 Friday
This 3 day oil painting workshop features "painting what you see", the Alla Prima approach. The focus is on the beauty of all things fall.
Clovis Botanical Garden will have a wide assortment of low-water landscape plants to purchase and knowledgeable gardeners to answer questions.
Oct 15 Saturday
During the two-hour-long session, your Weekend Explorer will go on a one-hour nature walk, do a craft activity, sing fun songs, listen to a story, and end with a stimulating hands-on activity, all related to the day's educational theme. Trips are run by trained staff and volunteer docents. Parents are required to remain on the property for the duration of the trip and are are encouraged, but not required, to participate in activities with their Explorers.
The Bakersfield College (BC) campus is undergoing a transformation and the community is invited to come see it first-hand. This first-time festival will include tours of new buildings on campus, including the spectacular Science & Engineering building, the new Dining Commons, and the Veterans Resource Center. The day will end on a high note with a concert in the Quad featuring BC alums Mento Buru, 2-4PM.
Fresno is an area of amazing LGBTQ+ diversity, yet often this diversity is overlooked or not given equal access to resources. This panel is meant to be an engaging conversation between community members, organizers, and activists addressing the intersections of race, income, sexuality, immigration, and gender for Hmong, East Asian, Black, and Latine/x queer communities in Fresno. Panelists include Alex Sanchez (Barrios Unidos), Shai Chang (Queer Hmong Intersectional Pride), Alexandria Benn (Poet & Community Outreach Coordinator), and Diana Feliz Olivia (Community Interventionist, Centerforce).
Oct 19 Wednesday
Known for his Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the Watergate scandal, Woodward has set the bar for investigative reporting for over 50 years. Learn about the changing journalistic process, what it could mean for America, and the secrets still untold from Washington.
Oct 20 Thursday
Following the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the United States became an important refuge for genocide survivors. For these survivors, even the idea of returning to a homeland emptied of Armenians and filled with memories of death and terror was unthinkable, and few ever saw their beloved homes again. But slowly and much later, the survivors’ children, and then their grandchildren, calling themselves pilgrims, began to make forays to Turkey in search of their families’ lost houses in the towns villages that they had heard so much about. Between 2007 and 2015, Carel Bertram traveled with over a hundred such pilgrims, and was in contact with many more, resulting in her book A House in the Homeland, Armenian Pilgrimages to Places of Ancestral Memory. In this talk, Bertram brings these pilgrimages and their impact to life, by telling some of their stories.
Oct 21 Friday
Buy, sell or trade collectible coins, currency, medals or silver and gold bullion. Hourly drawings for coins or related items. Grand gold and silver drawing a show's conclusion. Free parking, children welcomed (age16 years and under free).