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EDITOR’S NOTE It’s the end of another year and the start of a new decade. We’ll soon have to be more specific about which 20s we’re talking about – ‘no, no, no, I mean the nineteen twenties.’ It feels weird to think about. But there’s also something exciting about it at the same time. When a year ends and a new one is on the horizon, we get a whiff of a new beginning – like a reset button is somewhere within reach, and we can start fresh. But a new decade, that’s something different altogether. Ten years is a long time, and for me, that amount of time feels just about right for a real transformation, one that I can enact myself – or at least as much as life will let me. Looking back, I can get a sense of who I thought I was but with the clear wisdom to see who I really was. I can reflect on what I thought was important, who I worked so hard to keep in my life, and what big goals I was dreaming would become a reality. In that sort of reflection, I can also see how much of it changed – the dreams that came true and the ones that didn’t. I can watch, almost in real-time, how my values evolved, and all those things that I used to put so much stock in aren’t nearly as important to me anymore. And, probably the biggest takeaway was how all the little ‘left turns’ and surprising twists – the things that at the time were severe, if not sometimes devastating, inconveniences -





eventually worked out for the better. When I add it all up to where I am today, I can see where patience was a virtue, how unyielding persistence was a benefit, and how flexibility was vital. I think about that, and then I think about how the next ten years might go. Whatever picture we paint for ourselves today of what we want in the future, will inevitably change in some way. However, it doesn’t mean that we don’t hold some sort of goal and strive to improve our lives in a way we find meaningful. Rolling with the punches is a fantastic skill set to develop, and it can also lead to new opportunities if you let it. And if you’re not where you think you should be at this time in your life, remember to look back at all the hard work and transformations you’ve been through – because there’s no way you’ve made it this far without it. Looking at the next ten years means giving yourself a more reasonable time to hit your growth markers with better chances for success without feeling like a failure because you didn’t accomplish it in twelve months. Go after all the things, dream larger than life, but also give yourself room to fall off track a bit with an openness to find the silver lining. Here’s to the twenties being a roarin’ good time.



ake it a personal challenge to connect with one cause, whether it’s donating your time, your efforts, or even some blood – look towards 2020 with a goal to uplift communities, both man, and animal-kind. Below is a list of local organizations and charities throughout the Central Valley that make it their business to lend a helping hand to those in need. Central California Blood Center – is committed to saving lives and improving patient care by providing a safe and abundant blood supply for the patients and families in the communities they serve. www. donateblood.org/donate-blood Fresno Humane – believe in a forwardthinking approach to animal control with a focus on education, animal reunification, adoption, as well as community safety. https://www.fresnohumane.org/ Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)  – Since their inception in 1996, CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties has served foster youth in the region with one goal in mind: to be a voice for our community’s most at-risk children. This has been tirelessly executed with the help of dedicated men and women, from advocates to social workers, attorneys, foster parents, therapists, doctors, teachers, and the myriad of other individuals responsible for the care of our foster youth. https://www.casafresnomadera.org/ Hinds Hospice – Here to help those living with a terminal condition, their caregivers and those who have lost a loved one. In addition  to providing hospice care services in both the Hinds Hospice Home and in a patient’s own home environment, they also offer an extensive bereavement (grief ) support program through the Center for Grief and Healing, specially trained pediatric hospice and skilled nursing teams, a perinatal hospice and infant loss support program, “Angel Babies/Bebitos Angelitos,” a formal physician education program, global outreach, and four thrift stores throughout the Central Valley. www.hindshospice.org Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief – a Community-based non-profit that strives to ensure equality. They build alliances with other organizations working in areas of concentrated poverty to create a safety-net of medical, social and youth development resources, tailored to the specific needs of each community they serve. www.amorelief. org

Valley Teen Ranch – their mission is to provide hope to vulnerable children, youth, and families through life-changing relationships and experiences. Programs include Residential Group Home, Foster Family & Adoption Agency, and Transitional Living. www.valleyteenranch.org/volunteer Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency  – an agency that provides a place of refuge and healing for foster children. A place where they can receive the nurturing and care that they need from professional social workers and trained foster parents.  www. angelsofgrace.com San Joaquin Parkway & Conservation Trust – the mission is to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands having ecological, scenic or historic significance, to educate the public on the need for stewardship, to research issues affecting the river, and to promote educational, recreational and agricultural uses consistent with the protection of the river’s resources. www.riverparkway.org United Way Fresno and Madera Counties – (UWFM) brings resources together to address the most urgent issues the community faces. Through unique partnerships and approaches, UWFM mobilizes resources beyond the dollars that are pledged through their fund-raising efforts. www.uwfm.org Fresno Arts Council – “enrich people’s lives through the arts.” FAC sponsors, promotes and encourages the arts throughout the city and county of Fresno and acts as an umbrella for artists and art organizations from all cultures and disciplines through advocacy, education, programs, and services.  www. fresnoartscouncil.org Comprehensive Youth Services  – is dedicated to providing a full range of prevention, intervention, treatment and educational services to help abused and at-risk children and their families.  www. cysfresno.org Resources For Independence – Encouraging people with disabilities to be in control of their lives and live more independently through a diverse range of choices and opportunities. www.ricv.org Fresno Barrios Unidos  – the goal is to provide young people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in their communities and give back. Their approach is holistic, culturally sensitive, and inclusive of all. Fresno Barrios Unidos transforms | FRESNOFLYER.COM |

communities by empowering youth and families through advocacy, education, and wellness. www.fresnobarriosunidos.org Rape Counseling Services of Fresno  – The mission of RCS Fresno is to end rape and sexual violence and empower survivors while supporting safe, consensual relationships. www.rcsfresno.org Youth Leadership Institute  – builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive social change, to challenge and improve the society in which they live as it relates to educational and health inequities, substance abuse, predatory financial practices, public housing, youth voice, and many other issues. www.yli.org Arc Fresno  – Arc Fresno empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to attain greater independence by offering everyday life experiences in a supportive community. www.arcfresno.org UFW Foundation  – The United Farm Workers Foundation’s mission is to open the doors of opportunity to working people and their communities. Goals are to Foster communities that engage immigrants as active and informed participants. Reform the immigration system to access legal status for immigrants, and a clear path to citizenship. Lead a national network of farmworker serving organizations to influence policy and expand services at the federal and local level. www.ufwfoundation.org Valley Center for the Blind  – assists blind and visually impaired persons in experiencing a more independent and opportunity-filled life. These efforts are achieved through specialized methods of training and education provided by our professional staff.  www. valleycenterfortheblind.org Stone Soup Fresno – to nurture leadership that will create positive change for Southeast Asian refugee families to move forward and find their voices and places in America.  https://www.facebook.com/ stonesoupfresno/ Cultiva La Salud  – dedicated to creating health equity in the San Joaquin Valley by fostering changes in communities that support healthy eating and active living. Cultiva La Salud is among a growing number of programs in the nation that uses a policy and environmental change approach to help community members gain access to


healthy food, beverages and safe places to be physically active. This unique program is being carried out by diverse partners in eight counties of the Central Valley (Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare). www.cultivalasalud.org West Fresno Family Resource Center  – To empower and support the West Fresno community to achieve optimal health and well-being. Activities through education, outreach, counseling and advocacy in the areas of prenatal education, school readiness, health insurance access, diabetes and chronic disease management, mental health, and workforce development support.  www. wfresnofrc.org Fresno Center for New Americans  – provides services to the growing needs of Southeast Asian refugees (Cambodians, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese) in Fresno County. These immediate services included education, employment linking services, social integration, health education, and housing, Refugees from many parts of the world also accessed our services. Through our Russian speaking staff members and oncall workers, we have been able to provide services to Russian, Somalis, and Middle Eastern refugees. www.fresnocenter.com The Discovery Center – Park and Museum on 5 Acres – educational history and science center offering children a hands-on learning experience to stimulate a passion, curiosity and wonder for the environment and physical sciences.    We deliver science successfully to thousands of children each year in a variety of ways, including field trips, camps, outreach, birthday parties and more. www.thediscoverycenter.net Community Food Bank  – is dedicated to ending hunger in the Central Valley. They provide food to more than 200 agencies in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare Counties and serve over 280,000 people each month totaling over 38 million pounds of food. www.communityfoodbank.net Community Action Partnership of Madera County – are committed to finding the ultimate solutions for poverty while working effectively with local officials, the private sector, and representatives from low-income target areas. Helping people, changing lives and making the community a better place to live by providing resources and services that inspire personal growth and independence. www.maderacap.org | FRESNO FLYER |



Haven’s Next Generation By Lisa Talley | lisa@fresnoflyer.com


community staple has ensured its future with the onboarding of two new owners earlier this fall. Haven’s For Total Security, Inc. welcomed Andy Peltier and Chris Shafer as the next generation to lead the 43-year old business forward. Established in 1976, Haven’s got its foothold in the market as a kiosk in Southeast Fresno and soon established itself as one of few businesses in the area offering full-service locksmithing, varieties of safes, and alarms. Peltier and Shafer aim to maintain this current suite of services while also breaking into a new arena of the security industry and its growing technologies – access control i.e., identification cards using radiofrequency to grant access through doorways and into buildings, and security camera systems. Hailing from the east coast, Peltier found his way to Fresno by means of his wife (a Fresno native) whom he met in Rhode Island. No stranger to entrepreneurship – having owned

a restaurant equipment repair prior – Peltier saw a great opportunity when he spotted Haven’s listed for sale. With the help of Shafer, who likewise touts business experience in the area of growth and management – the two set out on this new-to-them enterprise. In the few short months Peltier and Shafer have taken over, Haven’s has already seen growth. “We have a full-time dispatcher answering the phone and managing the schedule. We have a new, ten-thousand-dollar key cutting machine to handle almost any key, and I have also ordered thirty-five Hollon safes [making us] the largest safe showroom in the Central Valley,” Peltier shares. Improving specific processes for a more efficient workflow has been a likewise focus. The road techs have been outfitted with a comprehensive stock of supplies and the necessary training to instill the skillsets required to handle any of the offered services Haven’s provides.

Happy Holidays? By Dave Fountinelle | davebh1975@gmail.com


he holidays are traditionally a time for celebration, reflection, spending time with loved ones, and making memories to last a lifetime. For many, however, the joy and good cheer of the holidays are replaced with feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, despair, and grief. And for those who suffer from depression, the “holiday blues” can have tragic consequences. There are many reasons why the holidays can be a depressing time for people. One of the most common being social isolation. As we get older, our social circle tends to get smaller and smaller. Friends move away or start families, relationships end, previously close connections grow apart, and making new friends seems to get more complicated and cause us more anxiety the older we get. For introverted people, seeking out new friendships is near unthinkable. This leaves many with no one to spend the holidays with. Grief over the loss of a loved one often causes seasonal depression. Some people share fond memories of those who have passed and reminisce about the good times



during the holidays. Still, for many others, it only amplifies the pain of loss and feelings of emptiness caused by their absence. Financial struggles can also cast a dark shadow over the holiday season. Being unable to buy the gifts, take the trips, throw the parties, or prepare the feasts that it seems everyone else around you is, can cause sharp feelings of depression and anxiety, even in people who otherwise enjoy the holidays. Seasonal pattern depression affects millions of Americans, many of whom don’t otherwise present the indicators of depression during the rest of the year. For some, antidepressants and therapy are necessary treatments. However, there are several non-clinical alternatives recommended by therapists and mental health experts. These methods are not only effective for dealing with the symptoms of seasonal depression but are also great for creating new, positive memories to replace those negative associations and achieve lasting success. One suggestion is to start new traditions that replace old ones that are attached to painful memories. Something as simple as


But taking on an existing business isn’t all bells, whistles, and technology – it means taking on the responsibility of leading an existing team and building cohesion amidst all of the new changes. So far, it’s taken the shape of bringing the employees to the table to join the discussion, and the new owners discovered that the team was just as excited about expansion as they were. Through the newly established weekly meetings, Peltier discovered through an employee the viable possibilities of adding safe-cracking to Haven’s repertoire. The service would enable the company to assist safe-owners and law enforcement in need of access to various safes. Seeing the benefits in such a skillset prompted Peltier to send

that same employee to Tennessee to attend a week-long course on the subject. While entering the foray of a new industry and the overall responsibilities of business ownership has its challenges, Peltier says that it pales in comparison to the most significant reward - support from the staff and community. “[We’ve gotten] positive feedback from both employees and customers on how the business feels more alive and that their general interactions with the business are more positive. We would not be able to have jobs and run [Haven’s] if it was not for the support of our clients and the Central Valley,” says Peltier.

hosting get-togethers at a different location, preparing a different meal, or celebrating on a different day such as the day before or after a holiday can provide just enough change in the routine. These changes separate those feelings of grief and allow you to create new, positive memories. Sometimes radical changes are necessary, such as getting together with an entirely different group of family or friends, or even scrapping the traditional altogether and doing something like taking a trip or having a “non-Christmas” party. The point being to not be afraid to completely reinvent what the holidays mean to you if that’s what it takes to make them enjoyable again. Another suggestion, especially for those feeling isolated and alone during the holidays, is to volunteer. Helping out at a toy giveaway or feeding the homeless is a great way to create new, positive memories for the holidays. Not only that, but being part of making the holidays a little brighter for those who are less fortunate can be incredibly emotionally uplifting and put things in a different perspective. Maybe those problems that used to bring you down every holiday season won’t seem so bad when you spend the day making plates of food for people who haven’t eaten a hot meal for weeks. Most experts agree that the most important thing is to not give in to holiday pressures. If you’re just not up for attending the big family get-together, then it’s ok not

to go. If you need some time alone to clear your head, take it. Go for a walk, get back to nature, crank up your favorite music, put on bad movies and stuff your face with junk food. Don’t let anyone tell you how to process your feelings or deal with your holiday depression. That being said, if you find yourself experiencing the symptoms of seasonal depression, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Just in time for the holidays, California has launched the first free, statewide mental health line. You can call the Peer-Run Warm Line at 1(855)845-7415. They are staffed Monday through Friday from 7am until 11pm, Saturdays from 7am until 3pm, and Sundays from 7am until 9pm. They provide non-emergency emotional support for anyone struggling with their mental and emotional well-being. If, however, your depression is more severe and you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1(800)273-8255 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential support, prevention, and crisis resources for anyone in need. If you or someone you know is struggling with seasonal depression, there are people and resources available to help. Check on your loved ones, and always remember that you are not alone.



Answers to last issue’s puzzles

Fun Facts

1. The image of Santa Claus flying his sleigh  began in 1819 and was created by Washington Irving, the same author who dreamt up the Headless Horseman.

Santa’s sleigh and their names were Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Duner and Blixem (for the German words for thunder and lightning). These later evolved into Donner and Blitzen.

2. The origins of Christmas can be traced back to ancient pagan celebrations such as Deus Sol Invictus (observed Dec 25), the Kalends ( Jan 1-5), and Saturnalia (Dec 17-23). The Christian Church disapproved of these festivals and co-opted the holidays by declaring Dec 25 as Jesus’ birthday.

6. Long before there were Christmas trees, the pagans revered evergreens as symbols of eternal life and rebirth. Because of their pagan associations, holly, ivy, and other evergreen boughs conventionally used for holiday home decoration were banned by the sixth-century Christian Council of Braga.

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3. Mistletoe was held sacred by the Norse, the Celtic Druids, and Native American Indians, because it remains green and bears fruit during the winter when other plants seem to die. Druids thought the plant had the power to cure infertility and nervous diseases, and to ward off evil. 4. The original Rudolph  did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.

called Winter Solstice, is the longest night of the year and the time of greatest darkness. Some scholars believe the word yule means “revolution” or “wheel,” symbolizing the cyclical return of the sun. King Haakon I of Norway rescheduled the date of Yule to coincide with 7. Some leave food out for Santa Christian celebrations held at the time. Claus’ reindeer  as Norse children did, leaving hay and treats for Odin’s eight-legged horse Sleipnir 10. Early illustrations of Santa hoping they would stop by during Claus pictured him as a stern, disciplinarian their hunting adventures. Dutch commanding holding a birch rod. The jolly children adopted this same tradiold elf we know and love today tion, leaving food in their wooden was created by artist  Haddon shoes for St. Nicholas’ horse. Sundblom for a Coca-Cola ad.

8. Dutch children also left out food and drink for St. Nicholas himself to honor him on his feast day. Today we leave milk and cookies out for Santa, continuing this very old tradition.

9. The midwinter festival of Yule has been celebrated by the 5. Clement Moore’s poem in- Germanic peoples since at least troduced eight more  reindeer for the 4th century. Yule, which is also | FRESNOFLYER.COM |

11. In 1914 during World War I there was a now famous Christmas truce in the trenches between the British and the Germans. They exchanged gifts across a neutral no man’s land, played football together, and decorated their shelters. (Read more about it in the book “Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce” by Stanley Weintraub.)






BARELY BREATHING By I. smiley G. Calderón | smileygcalderon@gmail.com


s a new Fresnan from So Cal (I’ve been here for about a year now), I had a rude awakening when it came to the quality of air that we breathe out here in the Central Valley. Wow, I had no idea when I moved up here that the air would be this bad! To put it bluntly, Central Valley air sucks! It just does. And I’m not even being biased here. It really is terrible for you, full of all kinds of particular matter (PM) and smog. It definitely is negatively affecting your health every single time you step outside. The American Lung Association (ALA) made this fact pretty clear in its recent “State of the Air” 2019 report. It declared the Fresno-Madera-Hanford area to be the “most polluted” in the country for year-round particle pollution. In fact, if you go to its website (www.lung.org) and search “Fresno,” you’ll see the warning in bold red: “If you live in Fresno County, the air you breathe may put your health at risk.” Yes, it’s that serious. Maybe it’s not too surprising. After all, we do live in a valley that traps every kind of air emission seeping from our booming farming industry and growing metropolis. But, unlike coastal cities that benefit from a clean ocean breeze, Fresno’s polluted air stays trapped. This is really the worst place to live for people with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. The American Lung Association gave Fresno County a failing grade for its air quality. An “F” for consistent high Ozone levels, an “F” for daily Particle Pollution, and another “F” for annual Particle Pollution. It’s so bad that the ALA even encourages Fresno residents to environmental activism on its website - “The air you breathe needs your support,” it urges - and invites viewers to “Help us fight for air.” But how do we “fight for air”? The simple answer is to reduce the number of particles emitted in the air. This is why The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aka “Valley Air District,” is-



sues daily Residential Wood Burning (RWB) statuses on its website (http://valleyair.org/ aqinfo/cbyb.htm) starting from Nov 1st through February. The “Check Before You Burn” (CBYB) program is a significant effort to reduce fine particular matter (PM) 2.5, droplets, or particles that are two and onehalf microns in width or less. These types of particles are especially dangerous because of their size - they are notorious for traveling

cantly affecting human health. These RWB emissions are considered anthropogenic because they are caused by humans. Other anthropogenic aerosol emissions include vehicle exhaust and power plant waste. Unmistakably, we humans are the bane of our own existence. This is why the American Lung Association asserted in its State of the Air report that “More must be done to address

deep in the respiratory tract, exacerbating eye, nose, throat, and lung irritation as well as worsening asthma and cardiovascular disease. So, when PM 2.5 levels are forecast to be very high on a given day, Valley Air District will issue a “No Burning For All” curtailment prohibiting any wood burning. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have recently studied the impact of Residential Wood Burning emissions on all PM levels in the Central Valley and have noted that they greatly contribute to aerosol pollution of ambient air, signifi-

climate change.” Clearly, the ALA is talking about anthropogenic climate change - a hot topic in today’s political climate. But, politics aside, it urges the nation “to reduce emissions that worsen climate.” Without a doubt, climate’s current negative change directly and deleteriously impacts air quality and extreme weather events. A recent example of this is the horrible air quality that results from wildfires. Wildfires are a direct result of extreme weather events like droughts and heat waves that have created year-round conditions for severe natural hazards. And all



of this has multiple resounding effects on air quality. The American Lung Association calls climate change a “public health emergency.” It affirms: “‘State of the Air’ 2019 finds that climate change i­­­s fueling wildfires and weather patterns that are making air quality worse.” Living in the Central Valley, we experience this failing air quality daily, and we just think it’s normal because it’s all we know, day in and day out. But it’s not normal. Definitely not. We need to learn more so that we can mobilize an action plan of attack against this deadly “new normalcy” that is slowly and invisibly killing us. This is why I am eager to attend the upcoming American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco from December 9th-13th. Over 20,000 Earth scientists from around the world will converge to discuss the current status of the climate and its repercussions. We will review the most recent available Earth data and theories to help reduce the adverse effects of anthropogenic climate change. And, I plan to meet up with those Davis researchers who studied RWB emissions here in the Central Valley to see what positive conclusions or recommendations they may have for our dire air crisis. Our Central Valley air problem is vast and multifaceted, for sure. It’s overwhelming in scope and size - but it’s a fight worth fighting since it affects not only our survival - but the survival of our future generations. Don’t we want our grandkids’ grandkids to be able to step outside and smile while they inhale a sweet deep breath of clean air? The alternative is barely breathing. --I. smiley G. Calderón is a Gen X Chicano and lifelong educator who spent a career in academia in Southern California, but is most proud of being a father.


A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking (Family Features) How many times have you heard someone say they’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day? Stress in the kitchen can easily arise for a variety of reasons, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a never-ending to-do list. As a survivor of Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef competition, Caitlin Meade - a top 4 finalist on season 8 - understands the pressure all too well. To decrease the stress and make your hosting experience more enjoyable, consider putting these tips from Chef Meade into practice.

priced, this is a way to save both time and money while personalizing your own flavors. Save Table Wine for Drinking & Use Cooking Wine

For more stress-free holiday recipes, visit hollandhouseflavors.com.

A secret ingredient and important pantry staple for Chef Meade, cooking wine is perfect for when she needs to make a pan sauce or add flavor. It’s even saved her from having to open a nice bottle of table wine, as most recipes call for less than a cup. An option like Holland House Cooking Wines deliv-

Spinach Feta and Artichoke Dip Recipe courtesy of Cate Meade Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 2 hours Servings: 10-12

Nonstick cooking spray 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 package (12 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and excess liquid drained 2 cans (14 ounces each) whole artichokes, drained and chopped 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped 1 1/4 cups low-fat mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled, plus additional for garnish 1 1/4 cups low-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1/2 cup Holland House White Cooking Wine 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese Salt and pepper, to taste Garnishes (optional): feta cheese, roasted red peppers

Prep Before You Begin Practice the “mise en place” method - a French term alluding to having everything in place before cooking. Measure ingredients, chop vegetables and prepare utensils to create a steady workflow. Plan in Advance - Like a Chef Prep the main dish the night before, have easy appetizers assembled ahead of guests’ arrival and outsource sides to family and friends. Save Money by Getting Spicy Before it’s time to cook, pre-make spices. Since many store-bought blends can be over-

ers consistent, bold flavor while standing up to high temperatures. Available in Sherry, Marsala, Red and White, there are plenty of flavor-boosting options that will have your friends and family wondering what your secret ingredient is. Create Your Own Stock Many recipes call for chicken stock. One way to save money and time at the store is to create your own. Save any leftover poultry carcasses, wing tips, neck and bones. Add onion peels, celery tips, carrot tops and other vegetable scraps in the freezer. When you’re ready to make a batch, fill a large pot with the leftovers, cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer 1-2 hours for stock that can last up to one year. | FRESNOFLYER.COM |

Instructions: 1. Grease 6-8-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. 2. In slow cooker, mix garlic, spinach, artichokes, water chestnuts, mozzarella, feta, yogurt and red pepper flakes. 3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer cooking wine 3 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and turn off heat. 4. Transfer cream cheese and wine mixture to slow cooker; add salt and pepper, to taste, and stir to combine ingredients. 5. Cook on low for two hours. 6. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with feta and roasted red peppers, if desired


White Hominy Chicken Chili Recipe courtesy of Cate Meade Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 4 hours Servings: 8

2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil 2 medium yellow onions, diced 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 packet of white chili seasoning 1 cup Holland House White Cooking Wine 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa verde 4 cups unsalted vegetable stock 1 can (16 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 large poblano or green pepper, diced 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen fire-roasted corn 1 can (29 ounces) white hominy, drained and rinsed 3 tablespoons cornmeal (optional) Toppings recommendations: Lime wedges, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, jalapenos Instructions: 1. Turn slow cooker on low; add oil, onions and chicken. Distribute chili seasoning evenly over chicken and onions. 2. Add cooking wine, salsa verde and chicken stock. 3. Cover and cook 3 hours. 4. Remove chicken and allow to rest, covered, for 15 minutes before shredding. 5. Add beans, peppers, corn and hominy to slow cooker. For thicker consistency, add cornmeal, if desired. Cook on high 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 6. Add shredded chicken back to slow cooker and serve with lime wedges, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips and jalapenos, if desired. | FRESNO FLYER |



CALENDAR December 2-8 Art Holiday shopping in the beautiful nursery settings of Gazebo Gardens. 30 vendors, food trucks, plants, pine garland and wreaths, and Cafe Van Ness serving hot drinks. Free to attend. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM 3204 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno. Please join us for ArtHop on Thursday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as we feature local artist Ricky Hill, Jr. once again. If you didn’t attend ArtHop last month, here is another opportunity to check out his amazing paintings! 1555 Van Ness Ave, Suite 201, Fresno. What better location to capture that special Santa photo than Kearney Mansion against the backdrop of our 11 foot Centennial Tree and surrounded by antique toys! We will be open from 10am to 3pm December 7th @ 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno. Craftapalooza is back for early Christmas shopping! Sat. Dec 7th | 11am -4pm | Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.

Theater Elf the Musical based on the beloved holiday film, this hysterical family treat follows Buddy the Elf as he searches for his true identity. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7 PM – 10:15 PM 1105 N Wishon Ave, Fresno. Duffy Hudson’s “A Christmas Carol” Join us as Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson brings this magical tale to life. Ideal for the entire family. Don’t miss this unusual take on a seasonal favorite Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM 5566 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live family holiday spectacular to Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre with one unforgettable performances. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM 700 M St, Fresno.

personal documents to be shredded. Pacific Shredding’s shred vehicles will be on site, so documents will be dumped and shredded upon drop off. City staff will be present to assist in removal of boxes from your vehicle and available to answer any recycling questions you may have. For more information on other recycling options and resources, visit our website at KeepFresnoClean.com or call the Recycling Hotline at (559) 621-1111

Family Friday Night Flights Celebrate the holiday season with Fresno State Winery! Friday December 6th from 4:30pm-6:30pm 2360 E Barstow Ave, Fresno. ZooLights 2019 Dec 6-8 at 5 PM – 8 PM Fresno Chaffee Zoo 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno. Dec 13-23, Dec 26-30 For this annual event, the entire Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland, fully decorated and strung with miles of holiday lights! Enjoy live entertainment, festive treats and beverages for adults and children available for purchase, free photos with Santa Claus* and Holographic glasses**.

Come join us for our pre Christmas adoption event. Take advantage of the holiday deals at ACE Hardware and see our adoptable furry friends. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 3 PM @ 1536 Champlain Dr, Fresno. Festival of Trees Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10 AM – 8 PM The Shops At River Park 21 Trees lavishly decorated by our generous sponsors will be on display for for you to enjoy for two weeks. Decorated trees and coordinating gifts will be raffled off for you to take home and enjoy this Christmas season. Just after the first year, we are humbled and excited to say that the Festival of Trees is being talked about as the community holiday event to attend. We hope that you will join us this year! Raffle tickets are just $5! Come visit us at The Shops at River Park, next to Tilly’s. Bring the whole family! Enjoy Christmas music and evening surprises of carolers and hot chocolate. This year we will share the space with Art Groove Gallery where you can check out the creative works from local artists around the Valley.


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Music Hieroglyphics with Planet Asia & Fashawn Friday December 6th 2019 at Full Circle 620 $35 Advance (TBA after early bird sell out) $40 General Admission (TBA - after advance sell out) 620 F St, Fresno. Arsenal Efectivo - Friday December 6, 2019 @ Aldos Night Club 617 W Belmont Ave, Fresno. MANÁ: Rayando El Sol Tour 2019 Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 10 May 2019 at 10:00 AM 2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno. I Love Hip-Hop That’s Right...Dark Umbrella Is Back at it again!!! I love Hip-Hop.... Do You??...Open Karaoke and Happy Hour @ 5 pm to 7pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM 1243 Fulton Street, Fresno.

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Join Judy Johnson and Fresno Audubon in exploring the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:45 AM – 7 PM 7600 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno 559-977-2787 Fresno State Symphony Orchestra Concert III Featuring guest artist, internationally recognized Clarinetist Guy Yehuda performing the works of Strauss, Françaix and Davidov. clock Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM @ 2380 E. Keats Ave., M/S MB77, Fresno.


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Peddlers Faire at the 509 Holiday Boutique Saturday December 14, 2019 @ 3509 N. First Street Fresno, Arte Americas presents: Las Posa- 8AM - 2PM das Live Music l Art Vendors l Piñatas l No- host Bar l Food Vendors l Christ- HCNYC presents their first anmas “Antojitos” $1 Admission Dona- nual Christmas Tree Festival. Come tion Saturday, December 14, 2019 and join us for food and festivities. at 5 PM – 10 PM @ 1630 Van Ness There will be a variety of Christmas Avenue, Fresno. trees for auction and show, arts and crafts vendors, and holiday merchanJoin us at Skin Decor Tattoo Stu- dise. Proceeds go to fund the HCNYC dio for our 8th Annual Tattoo Fund- Young Entrepreneur Program and raiser! Saturday, December 14th Scholarship. Dec 14 at 11 AM – Dec Noon-Close Pick from the custom 16 at 8 PM 1121 South Chance ave designed, pit bull-inspired artwork each piece is $80, CASH ONLY All Come out to the shelter and enjoy Proceeds benefit Fresno Bully Res- the Holiday spirit with some tasty cue First come, first served Must be treats, raffle items and much more!! 18 or older. 5048 N Blackstone Ave, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11 Fresno. AM – 3 PM @ 2789 S Orange Ave, Fresno. Winter Wonder Shop Now, the 2nd Saturday December 14 @ 10 am The Fresno High Flea Saturday, De- 2 pm Always FREE to attend. 1835 cember 14, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM Echo Ave, Fresno. Fresno High School 1835 Echo Ave, Fresno. So many awesome vendors. Blow your own Christmas Orna- Lots of great food trucks, too. Always ment Guest Artists Wanted. With FREE to attend. A special monthly Christmas right around the corner market that showcases the finest learn how to make your own Christ- hand made goods, vintage items, tag mas ornament! Sunday, December sale stalls, and delicious treats. The 15, 2019 at 9 AM – 11 AM 2888 N Fresno High Flea will be held the first Sunnyside #104, Fresno. Closed toe saturday of the month in the spashoes REQUIRED, NO SANDALS cious lot on the corner of McKinley and Echo.



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December 16-22 Art Join us for a Grinch style Loteria paint class in Downtown Fresno!!!! We’ve used the tradition concept of Loteria to inspire a new Christmas themed card. You can expect an evening of delicious food, craft beer, instructional painting, DJ playing all the top hits, and tons of fun!! Bring all your Grinch Fanatics and lets paint a masterpiece!! 1 FREE BEER INCLUDED. Food sold separate/beer only. Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 745 Fulton St, Fresno. Craft Night and a Bite- Fresno We are back at High Sierra Grill in Fresno for Craft Night and a Bite. PLEASE NOTE day change. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

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Mr. John to the rescue! Do you have a project from one of Mr. John’s classes that you have been meaning to start working on again? Bring it to Kiki’s for a day of motivation and relaxation! Mr. John will be here to help. Spend a day having fun and getting that project done! December 20, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM @ 5747 N. Palm Ave, Fresno.

A Christmas Story: the Musical Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM Golden Chain Theatre Oakhurst / Yosemite, 42130 Hwy 41 This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including runins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, ELF the Musical - Good Company a major award and a Chinese ChristPlayers Thursday, December 19, mas dinner. Directed by Michael and 2019 at 7 PM – 10:15 PM Good Ruthann Van Buren, Rated PG. Company Players 1105 N Wishon Ave, Fresno. gcplayers.com Based on the beloved holiday film, this hysterical family treat follows Buddy the Elf The Central Valley Astronomers will as he searches for his true identity have telescopes set up at Eastman She Loves Me - Good Company Play- Lake to observe dark sky objects. ers Thursday, December 19, 2019 Come, observe, and learn about at 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM 2nd Space the constellations, planets, stars, Theatre 928 E Olive Ave, Fresno. galaxies, and much more. Saturday, Tickets gcplayers.com Holiday happi- December 21, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 ness takes the stage with a romance PM that inspired “You’ve Got Mail”. In this 1930s romantic comedy, two Low-Cost Clinic Open Saturday, Defeuding perfume clerks have no idea cember 21, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM that they have been falling in love Valley Animal Center 3934 N Hayston with each other as pen pals. As far Ave, Fresno. 10AM to 3PM.vWalkas they know, they can’t stand each In Services:v General Vaccines $15 other, but, in the evening, each rap- each Nail Trims $10-$15 Microchips turously writes to their anonymous $25 Topical Flea/Tick Treatments “dear friend” when the workday is And more! For more on our clinic serdone. They soon arrange to meet vices, visit valleyanimal.org in person – which doesn’t go well. Written by the composers of Fiddler Death Cafe is a world wide moveOn The Roof, She Loves Me is one ment to hold space for the exploraof the most charming musicals ever tion of death, our own and others. We written, featuring a talented ensem- hope to aid in alleviating fear around ble playing a range of memorable death and encourage personal excharacters. She Loves Me plays at amination of beliefs, attitudes, traGood Company Players’ 2nd Space ditions, practices, ceremonies and rituals. December 21, 2019 at 11 Theatre through December 22nd. AM – 12:30 PM @ 2743 E. Shaw Ave. (#111), Fresno.






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Family Skippy hosts, “Any Two Will Do” every Friday @ 6:16 p.m. $80 buy-in $3,000 guarantee December 20, 2019 at 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM @ 1033 Van Ness Ave, Fresno. Come out and have a Jolly Good time all while supporting a good cause. Its time once again for Tiffany Taylor Tate’s Annual Christmas Party. Enjoy a night featuring Christmas Cheer, Adult Drinks, Merry Treats, Raffles, Live Entertainment and Festive Decor, all while supporting the 30th Anniversary of the Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival. 559-213-1826 Join us for a family movie night screen of The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM@ 1247 N. Wishon, Fresno. Candy Cane Hunt! Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM City of Madera Parks and Community Services 701 E 5th St, Madera. We are having a candy cane hunt! It’s like an egg hunt, but with candy canes. YUM! Activities will take place at two locations: *John W. Wells Youth Center (701 E. 5th Street) *Pan-American Community Center (703 E. Sherwood Way)This event is FREE for youth that are registered in the Youth Recreation (Drop-In) Program. Youth must be in grades K-12th in order to participate. It is free to join the Youth Recreation Program! We will have a variety of Christmas themed crafts



Story Time with Ms. Porter! Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to attend and share in Seasonal Stories, Songs, and Creative Craft Activities! December 21, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM @ 6027 N Palm Ave, Fresno. Santa Claus is Coming to town... Saturday, Nov. 30th - Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Experience the magic of Christmas with 360 Image makers on Friant & Fort Washington at 9463 N. Fort Washington Road, #104. We are open daily for treasured photos with Santa, visits, good cheer or simply enjoying all the decorations. PJ Masks Live! Save The Day Children under 24 months old do not require a ticket and can sit on a parent’s lap. Patrons 2 years old and older need a ticket. Meet and Greet ticket holders also need a ticket for the event as well. December 21, 2019 at 2 PM @ 2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno.

Fresno State Bulldogs Mens Basketball vs. IUPUI Jaguars Men’s Basketball Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7 PM Save Mart Center 2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno. WHCL Men’s Basketball vs Gavilan Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3 PM – 6 PM West Hills College Lemoore 555 College Avenue, Lemoore. Are you ready for some football? Ticket into the game, bus ride, tailgate, BBQ, Raffle, all you can drink and great company! Bus leaves at 6:30 am from OLV school. $225 per person. Call John at (559)974-3148 Dec 22 at 6:30 AM – Dec 23 at 1 AM


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Music We’re bringing the Force ‘Em sound back to the Yosemite Falls Cafe: Blackstone location before the end of 2019. Come and get ya’ dance on to the Central Valley’s Premier Variety Dance Band! The Force ‘Em variety is like no other! $5 Cover Charge. It is recommended to call for reservations: (559) 225-6800. Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM @ 5123 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno.

21 & over UGLY Christmas Sweater Party Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 5 PM Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen 1279 N Wishon Ave, Fresno. Are you even Holiday-Ing if you don’t wear an Ugly Sweater at least ONCE for Christmas??? UGLIEST Sweater contest! Various Seasonal Beers on tap! Holiday Cheer! LMC Presents A Great Big Christmas Party Friday, December 20, 2019 at 9 PM Fulton 55 875 Divisadero, Fresno.

December 23-31 Art Hmong Fashion is exploding! Meet designers, crafters, retailers and Hmong apparel companies at the first ever International Hmong Fashion Expo. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10 AM – 10 PM @ 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno. TIGER BYTE STUDIOS PRESENTS Story of Us: Power Through Performance WHEN: Sunday, December 29, 2019 TIME: 2 - 5 PM ADDRESS: 1121 S Chance Ave Fresno. Calling All Promotors We can help get you out there. Let us take care of the print and distribution. Need a design? We can do that, too. 559-472-7182

National Sangria Day! Friday, December 20, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM Kings River Winery 4276 S Greenwood Ave, Sanger. Take back your December as we celebrate #NationalSangriaDay! Make it a date night, girls night out or an escape from holiday stress. WINE NOT? $25 in Advance | $30 At the Door Includes Take a journey through Christmas in bottomless Sangria - 4 Options to Ireland with superb dancing, singing Enjoy! Purchase Here: https://squaand Irish traditional music celebrat- reup.com/store/kings-river-winery/ Free Acting Class Every Wed. 5pm kids, 6pm Teens/adults, 7pm Reh ing the international spirit of the hol- item/national-sangria-day Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at iday season. Sunday, December 22, Metalheads For Tots Toy Drive 5 AM – 8 AM Hanford Multicultural 2019 at 2 PM @ 700 M St, Fresno. Show Saturday, December 21, 2019 Theater Company 14060 Hackett St., Hanford. It’s that time of year and we are at 8 PM – 12:05 AM doing it again! Hmoob Seev Suab Full Circle Brewing Co. 620 F St, Fresand Hmong Women Today FRESNO no. live performances by 2BH8ED, The JCF Musical Theatre Intensive presents a December to Remember. Angels to Some, BadCannon and Program provides masterclass level Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 6 Stigmurder.... $10 with a new un- opportunities for audition and performance growth. This year we will PM – 11:59 PM @ 1121 S Chance wrapped toy or $15 without have multiple full day tracks availAve, Fresno. Ongoing Salsa social at Studio 65. able for those aged 8 through adult An Irish Christmas 2019 at Saroy- Every Sunday!! Beginners are wel- to develop and integrate their acting, an Theatre Sunday, December 22, come!!! December 22, 2019 at 6 PM singing, and movement skills while 2019 at 2 PM Saroyan Theatre 700 – 9 PM @ Studio 65 - Let’s Dance! working with industry professionals. Dec 30, 2019 at 8:15 AM – Jan 1, M St, Fresno. Take a journey through 2965 N Maroa Ave. Christmas in Ireland with superb 2020 at 5:30 PM @ 1401 N Wishon dancing, singing and Irish traditional Every 3rd Saturday of the month Ave, Fresno. music celebrating the international resident djs get together and throw spirit of the holiday season. An Irish down all night long mixing up styles Calling All Promotors We can Christmas, features an award-win- like hiphop, house, trap, bass, etc. help get you out there. 559-472ning cast of Irish dancers led by Music starts at 10:15pm and goes til 7182 Riverdance Principal Dancer Cater- closing 2am *strictly 21 & over Deina Coyne, World Champion Dancer cember 21, 2019 at 10:15 PM – 2 How Do I Begin? Our Voices, Our Tyler Schwartz and Connor Reider AM @ Veni Vidi Vici 1116 N Fulton St, Stories - Hmong American Narratives Monday, December 30, 2019 at 12 (Principal dancer Celtic Wings, St. Fresno. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, The Chief- PM – 4 PM The Revue 620 E Olive tains), as well as members of the Turnin Up Every Tuesday Night!!! Ave, Fresno. FREE TO THE PUBLIC Kerry Dance Troupe, The Kerry Voice The best of House Music presented Join members from the community Squad and the Kerry Traditional Or- by LA Maison Kabob & Dark Umbrella coming together to highlight poetchestra. Celebrate the great tradition Entertainment. Making your Tuesday ry from Hmong writers and poets. of butter-making, chase the wren on Happy Hour Groovie... 21+ Event W/ EVENT DETAILS Subject to change. St. Stephen’s Day; draw down the CA I.D. Text 559-232-5181 Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Check-in & half door for spectacular dance, en- December 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 1 Food 1:00 - 3:30 PM: Performances 3:30 - 3:45 PM: Raffle drawing joy superb music-making and singing AM @ 1243 Fulton Street, Fresno. & closing remarks 3:45 PM: Meet & of Christmas carols in an unforgettaGreet and Networking in The Revue ble Irish night! Songs spinning out of Calling All Promotors We can Cafe the mists and into the familiar Silent help get you out there. Let us take Night, Twelve Days of Christmas and care of the print and distribution. Carol of the Bells, and superb music Need a design? We can do that, too. Calling All Promotors We can help get you out there. Let us take from members of the Kerry Tradition- 559-472-7182 care of the print and distribution. al Orchestra is just the beginning of Need a design? We can do that, too. this great Irish night! FresnoFlyer.com 559-472-7182





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The last Friday of every Month is Free Food Friday. We will begin the distribution at 10:00 am and end at Noon, food is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Free Food Friday is a project of the Big Red Pantry and Ministry of Outreach Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM @ 2131 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno.

NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS!!! CAMP RUNS Monday-Friday 8am5pm COST: $350 REFER A FRIEND/ SIBLING AND GET $50 OFF! Camp is for children ages 5 & up! Extended care is available for an additional charge. Dec 30, 2019 at 8 AM – Jan 3, 2020 at 5 PM @ 35470 Avenue 14, Madera. Drop the kids off at AR Workshop Fresno for their very own Holi-DIY Workshop! They’ll enjoy complimentary cocoa and cookies, and get crafty making their own Special Ornament Set & a Canvas Pillow or a Canvas Apron, (perfect for baking Holiday cookies)! Monday, December 23, 2019 at 10 AM – 1 PM @ 1134 E. Champlain, Fresno. Join us for a fun filled soccer clinic for boys and girls (birth year 20082012). Free to attend, but must register online. Have your child bring appropriate shoes, shin guards and a ball. December 23, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM @ 2600 Ventura Ave, Fresno. This class is for ages 6 and up. You will receive a nativity cookie set, step by step instructions via 1080p camera, a tasting cookie, and a free raffle ticket. Food and drinks available for purchase on site. Cost $15 per child December 23, 2019 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM @ 1803 Simpson St, Kingsburg.

New Years Dinner/Dance 2019. No Host Bar 6pm-7pm; Dinner 7pm Teriyaki Chicken/Tri Tip Dinner Dance 8:30pm-12:30am music by LARRY FLORES BAND Tickets $50 ea. December 31, 2019 at 6 PM – 12:30 AM @ 3585 N Blythe Ave, Fresno. Bring a favorite holiday dish to share, and celebrate the season in the companionship of other UUs and friends. All are welcome! RSVP to Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator, 559-322-6146, ext. 15. December 25, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM @ 2672 E Alluvial Ave, Fresno.

Family Our Final Dinner of 2019. Price of Dinner Includes a Glass of Champagne to start, Tax, and Gratuity. Wine Flight will be available for an extra charge. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your dinner at a $35 corkage fee. $165 per person December 31, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM @ 456 Clovis Ave, Ste 2, Clovis. Kids eat free on Tuesdays! Kids get a FREE small cheese or pepperoni pizza with a minimum purchase of $20. December 24, 2019 at 11 AM – 9:30 PM @ 497 N Clovis Ave. Join us for our award winning buffet served on Christmas Eve! Cozy on up in our restaurant and let us do the cooking! December 24, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM @ 7948 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto.

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Sports Fresno State Bulldogs Mens Basketball vs. San Francisco Dons Mens Basketball December 23, 2019 at 7 PM @ 650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno. Holiday Soccer Clinic Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM 2600 Ventura Ave, Fresno. Join us for a fun filled soccer clinic for boys and girls (birth year 2008-2012). Free to attend, but must register online. Have your child bring appropriate shoes, shin guards and a ball.

ZooLights 2019 Dec 26-30 at 5 PM – 8 PM Fresno Chaffee Zoo 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno. For this annual event, the entire Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland, fully decorated and strung with miles of holiday lights! Enjoy live entertainment, festive treats and beverages HCNYC is proud to present this for adults and children available for Fresno Hmong New Year’s Lineup of Sports Competitions for 2019-2020. purchase. We will be hosting tournaments for Calling All Promotors We can Volleyball, Flag Football, Soccer, Tub help get you out there. Let us take Lub, Sepak Tawkraw (Kato) & Tennis. care of the print and distribution. Dec 28 at 9 AM – Dec 31 at 6 PM @ Need a design? We can do that, too. 1121 South Chance Avenue, Fresno. 559-472-7182 | FRESNOFLYER.COM |





MORE First Annual Fresno HCNYC Tennis Tournament This is a way of supporting our tennis players and bringing them together to compete among the Hmong community’s very best athletes. Dec 28, 2019 at 9 AM – Jan 1, 2020 at 4 AM @ 1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno. Fresno State Bulldogs Mens Basketball vs. UC Riverside Men’s Basketball Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 6 PM Save Mart Center 2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno. Fresno State Bulldogs Women’s Basketball vs. UC Merced December 28, 2019 at 2 PM @ 2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno. Join us for a fun filled soccer clinic for boys and girls (birth year 20082012). Free to attend, but must register online. Have your child bring appropriate shoes, shin guards and a ball. December 23, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM @ 2600 Ventura Ave, Fresno. Free Women’s Self Defense Class Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM California Bujinkan Dojo 1044 San Jose Ave., suite 101 This is

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80’s to the Max with Max Headroom and DJ Mad Max at Fulton 55 80’s to the Max with Max Headroom and DJ Mad Max at Fulton 55. December 27, 2019 at 8 PM – 1 AM @ 875 Divisadero St, Fresno. Rockin’ The Longhorn Saloon! Get rid of the post Christmas blues and get your dance on!!! December 27, 2019 at 9 PM – 1:30 AM @ 6943 W. Shields ave, Fresno.

Hmong Singing Competition Monday, December 30, 2019 at 9 AM – 5:30 PM Fresno County Fairgrounds OVERDRIVE Thursday, December 1121 South Chance Avenue, Fresno. 26, 2019 at 8 PM – 12 AM Chuck- HCNYC believes in preserving the chansi Casino Hmong language through songwriting and singing. We bring some of The Purple Ones - Insatiable Trib- the best in the community together ute to Prince at Fulton 55 On De- in one place to perform, compete, cember 28th, Please join us in cel- and shoot up rising stars. ebrating the life and musical legacy of Prince and burn off those holiday calories at the funkiest dance party in The Central Valley! Doors at 8:30pm December 28, 2019 at Join us to sip wine with friends, listen 9 PM – 1 AM @ 875 Divisadero St, to music and discover your inner Van Fresno. Gogh as our artists lead you stepby-step in creating your own masterpiece. December 23, 2019 at 7 PM FresnoFlyer.com – 9 PM @ 6763 N Palm Avenue.


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Night Heat Rocks Jackson’s Roadhouse Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM Jackson’s Roadhouse 20023 Auberry Rd #1, Clovis. Night Heat plays all of your favorite classic & modern rock with passion & excitement! Early Show! 2-5pm! .so Lets Rock! Michael Save Michael Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 9 PM Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen 1279 N Wishon Ave, Fresno. FAB presents Cara Coronado’s “GAG” A monthly show featuring Pizza, Drags, Comedy & Games! With 90’s dance party featuring Dj Jacob Terry. 9pm-2am Showtime at 11pm $5 Cover 21+ December 29, 2019 at 9 PM – 2 AM @ 716 E Olive Ave, Fresno. PJ PARTY/COOKIE EXCHANGE @ Goldstein’s! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas..... We know the Holidays are hectic, and sometimes we all need a little break from the cooking and wrapping of presents.... that’s where we come in with the FUN! Tuesday, December 24th, 5pm- Join us for a PJ PARTY & Cookie Exchange Night! 1279 N Wishon Ave, Fresno.

Join us on our last TEJANO-COUNTRY DANCE of 2019, come on to meet the Tejano community and say goodbye all together to 2019. Dec 28, Ruben Y La Nueva Onda $10 Cover Fee 468 N Palm Ave, Fresno. The Force ‘Em Friday Night End of the Month Dance Party! It’s the last Friday night dance party of 2019 with the Force ‘Em Band! Come and join us! IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: (559) 435-1396 December 27, 2019 at 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM @ 3097 W Bullard Ave, Fresno. Sunday Night Karaoke Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 7 PM Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen 1279 N Wishon Ave, Fresno. Sound and music provided by Brian Richardson and hosted by Cole! Come down and sign up early! 45 taps of cold beer! NO COVER Bubbles & Bow Ties - New Year’s Eve 2020 Dec 30 at 12 PM – Dec 31 at 11:30 PM Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp. Bubbles & Bow Ties - Tenaya’s biggest New Year’s Eve event! Guests will be welcomed for the TWO-DAY party on December 30 with a champagne reception, dueling piano entertainment, dinners, live entertainment and so much more! Come dressed to impress as we pop champagne and toast to 2020 in style. For more details and ticket information visit our website https://www.tenayalodge.com/things-to-do/events/ new-years-party 2020 New Year’s Eve Comedy Explosion Show featuring NYE countdown. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8 PM – 1:30 AM Golden Palace 2625 W. Vassar Ave, Fresno. NYE 2020 Glitter Gala Celebration Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 PM – 4 AM Mezcal Lounge 1310 Van Ness Ave, Fresno. Outlaw 2020 New Years Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 5 PM – 1 AM Outlaw Tavern 325 Clovis Ave, Clovis. Come out to our 1920s dress up new years...DJ Truelove will be bringing in the 20s with some great dance music.. plus some goodies for everyone Sip N’ Tropical NYE 2 room Mega Party - Toca Madera Winery Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 PM – 1 AM Toca Madera Winery 36140 Avenue 9, Madera. Calling All Promotors We can help get you out there. Let us take care of the print and distribution. Need a design? We can do that, too. 559-472-7182

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BATTERY RECYCLING Single Use and Rechargeable


’ve got them…you’ve got them… we’ve all got them… Doesn’t it seem like everything we buy needs some type of battery? Most batteries aren’t rechargeable, leaving us with several dead batteries around the house. But make no mistake… just because these batteries are dead doesn’t mean that they are any less dangerous to humans or our environment. Batteries contain toxic or corrosive material such as heavy metals, cadmium and lead acid. All batteries must be taken to a household hazardous waste facility or authorized waste handler. Batteries pose a serious hazardous threat to us when they are discarded improperly. Old batteries can leak acid when they are sitting around and button cell batteries are attractive to children because they are small and shiny. If accidently ingested, batteries can cause serious health effects, including death. Make sure to keep all batteries (new or used) away from children. This includes all batteries of sizes AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9 Volt and any other batteries, both rechargeable and single use. Below is a list of locations available to recycle your single use and rechargeable batteries, as well as CFL’s and Fluorescent tubes. All of these locations will accept your single use batteries - household quantities (small Ziploc or sandwich size bag full).

Betty Rodriquez Regional Library – 3040 N. Cedar Ave, Fresno – (559) 600-9245. Clovis Regional Library – 1155 Fifth St., Clovis – (559) 600-9531 Sunnyside Regional Library – 5566 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno – (559) 600-6594 Central Library – 2420 Mariposa St., Fresno – (559) 600-7323 Fig Garden Regional Library – 3071 W. Bullard, Fresno – (559) 600-4071 Woodward Park Regional Library – 944 E. Perrin, Fresno – (559) 6003135 Household Hazardous Waste Facility: Accepts all types of batteries – single use, rechargeable and car batteries. Contact the County of Fresno Facility at (559) 6004259, or email Recycling@co.fresno.ca.us for location and hours of operation.

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Must present postcard at time of purchase or repair. Excluding Simon G jewelry. Expires December 31, 2019


Must present postcard at time of purchase or repair. Excluding Simon G jewelry. Expires December 31, 2019

S E I K O & C I T I Z E N WATC H E S Must present postcard at time of purchase or repair. Excluding Simon G jewelry. Expires December 31, 2019


Must present postcard at time of purchase or repair. Excluding Simon G jewelry. Expires December 31, 2019

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Fresno Flyer Vol 4 No 5  

Fresno Flyer Vol 4 No 5