Community Events

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Fresno State Spring Semester Session
February 1, 2018 – May 11, 2018
OLLI at Fresno State is a program created for adults age 50+ who wish to continue learning and exploring for the sheer joy of it. Renew your enthusiasm for learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without entrance requirements, grades or exams. Click here to read over this semester’s catalog.

Yosemite Western Artists’ 46th Annual Tri-County Art Show
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | MCAC Circle Gallery
Madera County Arts Council is hosting the painting, drawing, fiber, mixed media & sculpture portion of the Yosemite Western Artists’ 46th Annual Tri-County Art Show. This exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 10L00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Circle Gallery. Click here for more information.

Fresno Healthcare Coalition Strategy Forum – Registration Now Open
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The Falls Event Center
The Fresno Healthcare Coalition Strategy Forum will bring together healthcare providers, community-based organizations, businesses, and local government to highlight the importance of Medi-Cal to Fresno County’s economy, and its importance. Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula will be the forum’s keynote speaker. Click here for more information.

Valley Made – 2018 Manufacturing Summit
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Fresno Convention Center
Join the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance for their 4th annual manufacturing summit. Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, two-time NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, and keynote speaker, Josh Linkner, will speak on his mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention. Click here for more information.

Bitwise Blood Drive
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Bitwise Industries
Join Bitwise Industries in saving lives with the Central California Blood Center. The event will be held in the Bitwise South Stadium parking lot. Donors, please use street parking or park in the Spiral Garage. Bitwise validates! Walkups are welcome, or sign up early and beat the rush. To reserve a time slot, shoot Talisha an email at

NEW VCRC 5th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Registration: 11:30 a.m. Shotgun: 1:00 p.m. | Dragonfly Golf Course
Valley Caregiver Resource Center is having the Fifth Annual Golf Tournament on May 18th at Dragonfly Golf Course in Madera. Registration and contest start at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun starts at 1:00 p.m. with great prizes & giveaways! Lunch is being provided by Buffalo Wild Wings & an awesome pasta dinner from Luna’s will be served after the tournament. Proceeds from this tournament will allow VCRC to help our local seniors and to continue providing services to help families master the challenges of the aging process. If you are interested in organizing a team for the tournament, please call Michelle DiBuduo at (559) 224-9154 or visit to register.

28th Annual Fiesta de los Niños
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. | The Park at Park Place
Join the EPU Children’s Center for their 28th Annual Fiesta de los Niños. taking place in the park at Park Place, along the River Bluffs. Silent auction preview starts at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information on tickets, sponsorships, and auction donations.

California Community Development Institute
Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 | University Business Center (Fresno State)
CDI trains community and economic development practitioners, city, county and state officials and community volunteers, non-profit staff and board members, chamber staff, private industry, municipal districts, and academics on how to strengthen their local economies and build communities. CDI helps prepare you for this nationally-recognized certification offered through the Community Development Council (CDC). Earn one PCED certification or recertification point. For more information, visit or call 559-278-2352.

AFP May Meeting – Luncheon & Workshop
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Luncheon: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Workshop: 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Smittcamp Alumni House at Fresno State
Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their special two-part learning experience. First part will include a luncheon with a talk on The Intentional Fundraiser: Building a Better Fundraising Professional presented by Alice Ferris. Second part will include a workshop on The Next Level Fundraiser: Advancing Your Career Through Credentialing presented by James Anderson. Click here for more information.

Madera County Arts Council: Gala for the Arts
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | San Joaquin Wine Company
Tickets are now available for MCAC’s biggest event of the year! Enjoy an eveing of food, fun, and entertainment while supporting the arts. The night will feature live music by local variety band J.E.R.K., heavy appetizers by local favorite MoJo’s Catering, and local wine by San Joaquin Wine Company. Click here for more information.

UCP of Central California’s Walk & Wiffle
Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Chukchansi Park
Join UCP of Central California for their Walk & Wiffle event. There will be live music, food trucks, and drinks available. All Walk & Wiffle participants will receive a t-shirt, snacks, and more. Click here for more information.