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Zoom To-morrow! Star Palace is located at the Warnors Center  in downtown Fresno. Future Islands’ “A Dream of You and Me”

To-morrow!

Star Palace is located at the Warnors Center  in downtown Fresno.

Future Islands’ “A Dream of You and Me”

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Downtown Fresno Rundown

A restaurant owner recently asked me if I lived in Downtown. Nope, I just find the downtown area to be exciting.


Here’s an extensive list of this week’s events - from concerts to beginning welding classes (and other classes by Fresno Ideaworks).

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Learn Swing Dancing in Fresno!

Fresno Swing Dance is hosting another beginner’s series for anyone interested in learning Lindy Hop starts the first Wednesday of every month (to-night!). Drop-in intermediate lessons every Wednesday. Lindy Hop is a form a swing dance that was first popular during the 1920s-WWII era. Here’s an example). 

I’ve been learning this dance for three years and here are some of the many reasons why I love the dance and community:

  1. No partner required! No need to stress out about bringing someone because it’s completely normal to dance with everyone.
  2. Everyone is friendly because, well, they’re friendly and not because they’re hitting on you. People are there to be social and have fun, not to date. Weird.
  3. It’s a great way to feel more comfortable being your true, silly self. Lindy Hop is an energetic dance and it becomes more dynamic when you show your personality. Being yourself is encouraged. It’s helped me feel a lot more comfortable in public situations. 
  4. Love Doctor Who and other sci-fi shows? How about everything and anything vintage? Oh, and jazz music?! So does the entire community…almost
  5. It’s like exercising without feeling like it’s a chore! At some events, I’ve spent 5-8 hours, straight, dancing and it’s a lot more enjoyable than working out at the gym.
  6. Travel! I have an excuse to travel all over the West Coast and meet people who are interested in the same things as I am!  

Details - Every Wednesday - Studio 65 - Lessons start at 7pm (separate lessons for beginners and intermediate). Social dance hour starts at 8:15pm. Check out Fresno Swing Dance’s page for more info, videos, and event updates. 

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Jazz Hop Schedule for Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Jazz Hop Fresno

JazzHop and ArtHop are on the same night (first Thursday of every month). Here is a list of concerts for August 2014. 

You can keep up-to-date with other jazz events happening in Fresno through Jazz Fresno

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Downtown Weekly Rundown 8/03-8/09
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Zoom Fresno’s Ani-Jam is happening soon! August 16-17.

Fresno’s Ani-Jam is happening soon! August 16-17.

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Farmers of Fresno County, the agricultural capital of the world, are struggling with the impact of California’s severe drought. The video documents what has happened to May Vu’s farm in Sanger after her well ran dry. 

Read the Fresno Bee article, here

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Yosemite Haze by Darvin Atkeson on Flickr.
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LAST CALL: Any and all business owners, entrepreneurs, and/or downtown enthusiasts who would like their voices heard in my Valley PBS documentary, please contact me for an interview! Times available next week (June 30 - July 4) ONLY!

— Request from my friend, Zoe Smurr. She is working on a downtown #Fresno documentary. If you are interested, you can contact her at zoesmurr@gmail.com.

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Zoom Central Valley Flight is an organization that takes Central Valley WWII vets to see the WWII memorial in D.C. To-day (4/30/14), they are welcoming a group back home.
Last October, I was part of welcoming the first group…it…it was just an amazing, powerful experience. It’s hard to describe. It’s something you need to witness in person to understand. Here is something my friend (and one of the organizers posted) posted that I would like to share:”I’m asking you to give a few moments of your time to show your appreciation and thanks to men and women who risked their lives for you and for me. Men and women like Jack, who spent 1,367 days as a prisoner of war. Or Joe who helped liberate the Nordhausen Concentration Camp. Or Robert who jumped behind enemy lines into France on D-Day
Please join me at the Fresno Yosemite Airport to welcome home 68 WWII veterans. The flight lands at 7:35pm so be at the airport around 7:15pm. (4/30/14) (I recommend arriving as early as 6:30)
Let’s give them the welcome home to top all welcome homes. Let’s fill the lobby with cheers and signs and faces of appreciation for all they have done. And to celebrate those who did not make it home.”

Central Valley Flight is an organization that takes Central Valley WWII vets to see the WWII memorial in D.C. To-day (4/30/14), they are welcoming a group back home.

Last October, I was part of welcoming the first group…it…it was just an amazing, powerful experience. It’s hard to describe. It’s something you need to witness in person to understand.

Here is something my friend (and one of the organizers posted) posted that I would like to share:

I’m asking you to give a few moments of your time to show your appreciation and thanks to men and women who risked their lives for you and for me. Men and women like Jack, who spent 1,367 days as a prisoner of war. Or Joe who helped liberate the Nordhausen Concentration Camp. Or Robert who jumped behind enemy lines into France on D-Day

Please join me at the Fresno Yosemite Airport to welcome home 68 WWII veterans. The flight lands at 7:35pm so be at the airport around 7:15pm. (4/30/14) (I recommend arriving as early as 6:30)

Let’s give them the welcome home to top all welcome homes. Let’s fill the lobby with cheers and signs and faces of appreciation for all they have done. And to celebrate those who did not make it home.”

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COW STORIES WANTED FOR TV SPECIAL

permaculture-news:

Several years ago our company produced a film for PBS called “The Natural History of the Chicken.” It was a film that celebrated the chicken and its relationship to people. Now we have been asked to do more.

We are developing a new PBS Special that celebrates cows and the relationships they…

Because Fresno….yeah…

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Vineyard Farmers Market in #Fresno, CA.

Open year-round. Wednesdays 3-6PM & Saturdays 7AM-12PM. 

Located at the NW corner of Shaw & Blackstone. 

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Sunday Adventure: Millerton Lake (Sky Harbor Road). 

You can follow That Fresno Blog on Instagram

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Zoom toofarnorth:

country road | central valley, california by elmofoto on Flickr.
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The only way to make changes is to push people into understanding the reality of the water issues we are having. Since most people are so far-removed from the drastic measures it takes to get water to the household—and even to grow our own food, there is definitely a significant knowledge failure occurring and it needs to be corrected.

— Kristin Pittack - Senior at California State University, Bakersfield studying within the Environmental Resource Management program. She sent #droughtvoices her thoughts after taking multiple drought related courses at university.  (via voicesofthedrought)

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