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October 2016
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Chukchansi Picayune Rancheria Pow Wow
  North Fork Fall Festival
  Grizzly Century Bike Ride
  Walk with a Doc!
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Chukchansi Picayune Rancheria Pow Wow
  Fiesta In the Park
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Madera County Arts Council - "Bottles & Brushes" Paint Night Extravaganza
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Holy Family Table
  Coffee with a Cop - Madera Police Department
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Powerhouse Bicycle Run
  Plant Give and Take
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHAMBER!
  NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  COLUMBUS DAY OBSERVED - Chamber Office Open
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  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Madera Police Department Presents - Town Hall Meeting
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Madera Score - How to Market your business
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Wassama Round House Gathering Days
  SWEETEST DAY
  Madera Union High School Class of 1966 renuin
  Walk with a Doc!
  Madera Master Gardeners - Designing Your Own Pollinator Garden
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  NATIONAL BOSS DAY
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Madera Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting - Xtreme Dance Fitness Studio
  Candidates Forum - City Council and MUSD Board of Trustees
  Madera Talent Show - Auditions
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Cedar Creek Senior Living Carnival
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Top 5 Ways to Not Get Hacked
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Madera County Fall Job Fair
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  Fossil Discovery Center - Annual Fossil Day
  'MAKE A DIFFERENCE' DAY
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  UNITED NATIONS DAY
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  State Payroll Tax Workshop
  Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day
  Madera Family Resource Center First 5 - Halloween Spooktacular
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  San Joaquin Wine Company Friday Concert -Marie Wilson Band
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
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  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
  HALLOWEEN
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Tue - Sep 13 -- Tue - Oct 11
  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
Bring your gently used Halloween Costumes to the Family Resource Center First 5 Beginning September 13th through October 11th. Receive a voucher for the October 14th Swap. Then join us for our Halloween Costume Swap on Friday, October 14th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at 525 E. Yosemite Avenue, Madera. For more information call (559) 675-4950
Wed - Sep 21 -- Wed - Nov 02
  Madera County Arts Council -Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016
Madera County Arts Council Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts 2016 will be held at the Circle Gallery, 1653 N. Schnoor Avenue, Suite 113, Madera from September 21, 2016 thru November 2, 2016. Come see this year's exhibits.
Sat - Oct 01 -- Sun - Oct 02
  Chukchansi Picayune Rancheria Pow Wow
Annual Chukchansi Picayune Rancheria Pow Wow - all dancers and drummers are welcome; children's pageant for princess, tiny tot and brave will be held ? for more information, contact Gary Fernandez at (559) 675-1114, Sam Lawhon at (559) 274-8331 or the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce at (559) 642-2262 or the Coarsegold Historic Village (559) 683-3900, visit www.CoarsegoldHistoricVillage.com or call (559) 683-6633. Additional details also available at www.chukchansi.net/powwow.aspx LOCATION: Coarsegold Historic Village, 35300 Highway 41 at Road 415 (behind the Teepee), Coarsegold, CA 93614 (three miles north of the Chukchansi Gold Casino) DATE: First weekend in October
Sat - Oct 01
  North Fork Fall Festival
For more information, call (559) 877-4806 or (559) 877-2282 Omelet Breakfast, 6-10am, North Fork School, Adults $6, Kids under 12 $5; North Fork Craft Faire, 8am- 3pm, Town Hall Upper Parking Lot; Antique Engine Display, 10am-3pm, Town Hall Lower Parking Lot; NF Women's Club Community Yard Sale, 8am-3pm, Info: 877-4806; NF History Group Display, 10am-3pm, Scout Building by Town Hall; NF Arts Council Fine Arts Show, 10am-6pm, Town Hall; US Forest Service Employees Association Dinner, 2-7pm, Town Hall; Sierra Mono Museum, Rd 225 & 228, Info: 877-2115 DATE: 1st Saturday in October LOCATION: North Fork, CA
Sat - Oct 01
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  Grizzly Century Bike Ride
The 18th annual Grizzly Century Bike Ride takes place on the first Saturday of October. The ride has a little bit for everyone, including a 26 mile ride around Bass Lake, a popular Central Sierra camping spot, and 100K and 100 mile rides on the spectacular Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway. The event begins at 6:30am with breakfast hosted by the Lion's Club. Riders are off the course by around 5:30pm in time to enjoy a barbecue hosted by the Sierra National Forest Service employees. Throughout the ride there are several rest stops with goodies and lunch provided. Riders receive a T-shirt and other items with their registration. Jerseys are also available. For more information and registration, please visit www.grizzlycentury.org LOCATION: 7:00 a.m. Start time at North Fork School, North Fork, CA
Sat - Oct 01
8:30 AM
  Walk with a Doc!
Walk with a Doc for FREE walking program for anyone who is interested in taking steps to improve their health. Each walk is hosted by a friendly, local physician. In addition to numerous health benefits received just by walking, you will get the chance to walk with a doc. Where: Lions Town & Country Park- Pavilion 2300 Howard Rd. Madera, CA.
Sun - Oct 02
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Fiesta In the Park
Join the Latinas Unidas at their annual Fiesta in the Park event on Sunday, October 2nd, at Courthouse Park from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Fiesta in the Park is a large family day of celebration focused on showcasing the beauty of the City of Madera’s Hispanic heritage. Featuring some of the top local food vendors Madera has to offer, this event has a long running reputation for being one of the most DELICIOUS events held in the central valley. Live music, dances, raffles tickets, family fun and a variety of games for children of all ages will be offered. For more information, contact Roseanne Bonilla, President of Latinas Unidas at 559.673.6672 or rosannebonilla@hotmail.com
Tue - Oct 04
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Madera County Arts Council - "Bottles & Brushes" Paint Night Extravaganza
Join us October 4th from 5:30p-8:30pm for a SPOOK-TACULAR paint night extravaganza! We’ll be recreating “The Night Raven” with step by step instructions from MCAC teaching artist, Elaine Blake. Cost is $40 per person, $75/couple, $35 per member and $65 for couple members (this requires a family level membership or higher.) Go to www.maderaarts.org to purchase your reservation or call (559) 661-7005.
Fri - Oct 07
  Holy Family Table
There will be a tri-tip LUNCH on Friday, October 7 at Griffin Hall to raise funds for the table. Please contact co-chairs Angie Milam (706-3046) or George Torres (674-9354) to offer to help with this event. Elizabeth Alvarez and others at Channel 49 will soon spotlight Holy Family Table as a local ongoing work of mercy in this Year of Mercy. Watch for it! A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE FAMILY THAT DONATED AND THE YOUTH GROUP. Y
Fri - Oct 07
8:30 PM - 10:00 AM
  Coffee with a Cop - Madera Police Department
In celebration of National Coffee with a Cop Day, join your neighbors and Police Officers for a Coffee and Conversation. Friday, October 7 at 8:30am to 10:00am at Starbucks, 2295 Market place Drive, Madera. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know officers in your neighborhood. For more information call Sgt.Felix Gonzalez (559) 675-4251
Sat - Oct 08
  Powerhouse Bicycle Run
Annual Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century and Time Trial Bicycle Run... a 200 mile bicycle event that has to be complete in 24 hours; there is also a 5.3 Time Trial starting at mile 70, prizes are given to the winner of the Time Trial. For more information visit www.fresnocycling.com DATE: 2nd Saturday in October, annually
Sat - Oct 08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Plant Give and Take
Come and give your surplus trees, plants, cutting bulbs, etc. and Take plants, free. Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. A benefit drawing will be held. For more information call Margie at 559 908-1118 or go to www.cvcv-plantgiveandtake.org
Sun - Oct 09
  CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY
2nd Sunday in October, annually
Sun - Oct 09
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHAMBER!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADERA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - October 9th, 1970 - formerly Madera County Chamber of Commerce incorporated October 24th, 1911.
Sun - Oct 09
  NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY
2nd Sunday in October, annually
Mon - Oct 10
  COLUMBUS DAY OBSERVED - Chamber Office Open
The Madera Chamber of Commerce remains open on this day. Observed the 2nd Monday of October, Columbus Day commemorates Christopher Columbus landing in the Bahamas in 1492
Tue - Oct 11
6:00 PM
  Madera Police Department Presents - Town Hall Meeting
Join the Madera Police Department for a Town Hall Meeting regarding discussions on Proposition 57, 63, 64, Measure K, and other Topic of Concern, come get informed. Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm, Madera High School Cafeteria, 200 L Street.
Wed - Oct 12
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Madera Score - How to Market your business
Madera Score is having a seminar on how to market your business on Wednesday, October 12th at 9:30am to 11:30am. for more details contac Yuliana Franco at 559 232-8382
Fri - Oct 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Halloween Costume Swap - First 5
Join us for our Halloween Costume Swap on Friday, October 14th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at 525 E. Yosemite Avenue, Madera. For more information call (559) 675-4950
Sat - Oct 15
  Wassama Round House Gathering Days
For more information call (559) 683-3631 or (209) 742-7625 LOCATION: State Historic Park, Ahwahnee, CA DATE: 3rd Saturday in October
Sat - Oct 15
  Madera Union High School Class of 1966 renuin
Committee is attempting to locate classmates for its 50th reunion, planned for Saturday Oct.15, for more information, contact Karen Faso East, keblessed7@hotmail.com or Linda Martini Pearson:lpital@sbcglobal.net
Sat - Oct 15
  SWEETEST DAY
Third Saturday in October, annually
Sat - Oct 15
8:30 AM
  Walk with a Doc!
Walk with a Doc for FREE walking program for anyone who is interested in taking steps to improve their health. Each walk is hosted by a friendly, local physician. In addition to numerous health benefits received just by walking, you will get the chance to walk walk with a Doc. Location: San Joaquin River Parkway & Trust 11605 Friant Rd.Fresno, CA. 93730.
Sat - Oct 15
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Madera Master Gardeners - Designing Your Own Pollinator Garden
Free Madera Gardening Workshop, Designing Your Own Pollinator Garden on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshop will be held at the Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12 Room R - 3A, Madera. (Free parking in Lot C near Three Sisters Demonstration Garden) For more information, call (559) 675-7879, ext. 7210 and leave a message, or email mgmadera@ucdavis.edu
Sun - Oct 16
  NATIONAL BOSS DAY
National Boss Day is October 16 each year... when the holiday falls on a weekend, it is generally celebrated on the working day closest to October 16
Mon - Oct 17
4:00 PM
  Madera Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting - Xtreme Dance Fitness Studio
Please join the Madera Chamber of Commerce and Xtreme Dance Fitness Studio for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:00pm. Xtreme Dance is located at 16491 Road 26, Madera. For more details: 559 377-5021
Mon - Oct 17
6:00 PM
  Candidates Forum - City Council and MUSD Board of Trustees
The Madera Chamber of Commerce and Coalition for Community Justice are having a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 17 at 6:00p. VFW Post 1981 Hall - 2026 North Granada.
Mon - Oct 17
6:00 PM
  Madera Talent Show - Auditions
Do you GOT TALENT? Then come join our Talent Show. Auditions are on Monday, October 17 at 6:00pm, Nishimoto Elementary Cafeteria. Grades K -12 and Any Madera Unified School District Staff. Show off your talent. Talent Show will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Madera South High School at 5:30pm. For participation questions or to reserve your audition time slot contact Stephani Perez at stephani@wolfsanesolutions.com. For tickets or to make a donation, contact Ruth Nishimoto at maderasgotalent@gmail.com Talent Show Judges are: Andy Medellin, Brett Frazier, Cece Folley, Michelle Duncan and Todd Lyle. All proceeds are to benefit the Madera Coats for Kids!
Tue - Oct 18
4:00 PM
  Cedar Creek Senior Living Carnival
Come Join Cedar Creek Senior Living with a Carnival themed event. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Big Top fun of games, prizes, and more! Please RSVP with Laura Geuvjejizian at (559) 673-2345
Wed - Oct 19
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Top 5 Ways to Not Get Hacked
Join the Madera Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on the Top 5 Ways to Not Get Hacked. Cost is $15 and lunch is included. To reserve your space contact the Madera Chamber of Commerce at 559 673-3563
Thu - Oct 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Madera County Fall Job Fair
The Workforce Development Board of Madera County and the City of Madera Parks and Community Services invites the public to a Job Fair on Thursday, October 20 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Pan American Community Center, 703 W. Sherwood Way, Madera.
Sat - Oct 22
  Fossil Discovery Center - Annual Fossil Day
Join the Fossil Discovery Center for their Annual Fossil Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Special activities for all, including our first childrens animal costume and coloring contest. For more information call (559) 665-7107
Sat - Oct 22
  'MAKE A DIFFERENCE' DAY
4th Saturday in October, annually - this is a national day devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community... make a commitment to help others for just one day. Make a difference on 'Make a Difference Day'!
Mon - Oct 24
  UNITED NATIONS DAY
October 24th, annually - this day recognizes the United Nation organization and all who serve and participate in this world organization.
Thu - Oct 27
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  State Payroll Tax Workshop
You are invited to attend the State Payroll Tax Workshop. There is no charge for this seminar! Who would benefit? Those seeking hands-on experience in calculating taxes and completing payroll tax forms. Anyone who has attended a previous Federal/State or State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar. Those familiar with State Basic Payroll tax reporting who would like additional practice. To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 866-873-6083. This event will be held at Workforce Investment Board Business Services Center 7475 North PAlm Avenue, Suite 105 Fresno, CA. 93711
Thu - Oct 27
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day
More than 600 Academic Decathletes throughout California will attend lectures on the history of World War II. The lecture will be held at Madera Movie Theater, 1140 N. Gateway, Madera on Thursday, October 27, 2017 from 10am to 2pm. Cost is $10 per person. For more information contact Kristi Winters at (559) 662-3873.
Thu - Oct 27
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Madera Family Resource Center First 5 - Halloween Spooktacular
Come join us for some Spooktacular fun,costume contest, games, crafts and giveaways. Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Event is FREE to children ages 0-5 and their families. To register call (559) 661-5155, space limited.
Fri - Oct 28
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  San Joaquin Wine Company Friday Concert -Marie Wilson Band
Join San Joaquin Wine Company for a Summer Concert on Friday, October 28, 2016. Concert will be held at San Joaquin Winery, 21821 Avenue 16, Madera (559) 673-0066. Presale tickets are available online at www.facebook.com/SJWineCo. Presale $10. Food truck on-site: El Premio Mayor Taco Truck. Costumes are encouraged. Gates open at 7pm; Music from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Also check out our website at www.sjwineco.com.
Mon - Oct 31
  HALLOWEEN
October 31st, annually