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Spotlight: Summer Events in Central California in June 2017

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 -- Shaver Lake Youth Derby

The 23rd Youth Derby fishing event will take place on June 10 at 8 am during National Fishing Week at Shaver Lake, along the Road #2 Day use area. The event is free to youngsters and their families. Games, food and fun for all.
Time: 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.
Location: Camp Edison, Road 2 Shaver Lake, CA 93664
For more information, please call 559-841-3350

Monday, June 12, 2017 -- River Camp Scout Island
Time: 8:30 A.M. until 4:15 P.M.
Location: San Joaquin River Parkway, 11605 Old Friant Road Fresno, CA
For over 20 years, the River Parkway Trust has been offering an exciting, fun, and safe experience for the Valley's kids at River Camp. Our lively and experienced staff of counselors, lifeguards, visiting scientists and artists engage your children in activities that enhance their understanding of and connection to the San Joaquin River. Campers will enjoy swimming in cool water, canoeing, exploring wildlife habitat, playing games, creating arts and crafts and making new friends during their week-long day-camp experience. The brand new 2017 River Camp T-Shirt is included in the registration cost.
For more information and registration, please click here.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -- Wonders of the Night Sky
Get the backyard basics to stargazing on this tour of the night sky. Enjoy stories and the latest astronomical news under one of California’s most brilliant skies. Bring a flashlight and a cozy blanket for this spectacular evening.
Time: 9:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.
Location: Sequoia National Park- Wuksachi Lodge, 64740 Wuksachi Way Sequoia National Park, CA 93262
Cost: no cost
For more information, please call 559-561-4803

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -- Discover Darkness
There’s nothing more thrilling than a good night hike in a national park. Listen for hooting owls, watch for dozing deer, or peer through the night sky for twinkling stars. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy shoes, and have a sense of adventure.
Time: 9:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.
Location: Wuksachi Lodge, 64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia National Park, CA 93262
Meeting Location: John Muir Lodge, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Cost: Free
For more information, please call 559-561-4803

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- Free Summer Concert
Enjoy the rolling hills and vineyard views from the Tasting Room Patio at Halter Ranch during our new Summer Concert Series. Join us on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m for the local music stylings of Rewined. Stunning scenery, amazing wines complemented by great food, available to purchase from the Hurricane Kitchen, make for the perfect summer evening! Wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle. Admission is free for all guests.
Location: Halter Ranch, 8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
For more information, please call 805-226-9455

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -- Father's Day Fly In
Columbia Airport will celebrate its 51st annual Fly-In over the weekend. Events for both the young and older, brings inspiration to all and sparks memories in those who have attended the fly-in as well as those who served our country. Pilots look forward to bringing their beautiful, historic aircraft to our fly-in, a family friendly event complete with children's activities and live music. The event will host plane demonstrations, static displays, plane/car races, and much more! Sponsored by the Columbia Airport.
Location: Columbia Airport, Columbia, CA 95370
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Saturday, June 17, 2017 -- Pinecrest Fish Fair
Hey kids! Want to learn about fishing? Activities, educational booths, prizes, and special appearances by Smokey Bear, and Woodsy Owl await you! A hot dog lunch is included—free for kids and $3 for adults.
Time: 7:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Location:Pinecrest Lake, Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest, CA 95364

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Respite by the River Tribute to Jon Veinberg with Music by Lance Canales
Time: 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Location: River Center, 11605 Old Friant Road Fresno, CA 93730
Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians.
For more information, please call (559) 248-8480

Saturday, June 24 -- Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee
The Central Valley's most delicious event! This fruit-filled evening features tasting and sales of 60+ varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots direct from organic growers! Enjoy fresh fruit pies, farm tours, presentations, Japanese Tea Ceremony, kids craft corner, live music, and local food vendors.
Time: 5:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M.
Location: Mokichi Okada Association's Oasis Garden, 5790 N, Indianola Ave Clovis, CA 93619
Admission: $5 Adults; Children 12 and under are Free
For more information, please call (559) 324-0465

Sunday, June 25, 2017 -- FOOSA Festival/ Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy
CSU Summer Arts joins with the FOOSA Festival/ Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy to present a performance of some of the most famous orchestral works ever written (Mahler Six! Strauss Don Juan!). FOOSA is a two-week long classical music intensive for pre-professional musicians.
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Location: Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 4250 East Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93702
For more information, please call 559-278-2216


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