November opens up the opportunity for giving back to others in need. One chance to help others is Operation Christmas Child, a non profit organization under Samaritan's Purse. People all around America pack shoeboxes filled with various toys and supplies and send them throughout the world to kids in impoverished communities.
Crisp and colorful leaves start to signal the beginning of fall. This time often provides new activities that are only available during the season for friends and families to attend.
The upcoming California State University application workshop (CSU) is taking place, Oct. 23. This specific workshop will be the first opportunity on campus for seniors to apply to California State schools.
Gather your pom poms and bows, the annual elementary cheer clinic is taking place, Oct. 21-24 with a performance at the Friday night football game against Alpaugh High School, Oct. 25. Varsity and junior high cheerleaders will be helping lead young girls in various dances and activities. This clinic is used as a fundraiser to help cover some of the costs of the varsity and junior high girls attending the FCC West Coast National Championships in Southern California next year.
The second annual Fresno Christian Daddy Daughter Date Night is just ahead, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 11. With the theme of Boots and Beauties, the event encourages attendees to wear country-themed attire. A traditional tri-tip barbeque meal and a s'mores dessert station will be provided along with games and country music.
Celebrating its 90th year, the Caruthers Fair remains the largest free-admission fair in the California, Sept. 25-28. Running for four days, each night provides new opportunities to try out rides, booths and food. With shorter days and colder nights descending upon the valley, the Caruthers Fair hosts attendees riding rollercoasters and diving into a funnel cake.
The start of fall approaches along with new college opportunities for first time community college applicants. The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Application Workshop will be the first chance for seniors to sign up for community colleges in the Valley, Sept. 25.