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VALLEY DROUGHT 2015 - Cities May Get Increased Water Restrictions

VALLEY DROUGHT 2015 - Cities May Get Increased Water Restrictions

Brand new numbers are out on water usage, and as a state we're doing horribly.

 Water use was down almost 3% in February. That may seem good, but usage was down over 20% in December.

Who's hogging all the water?  Turns out Clovis is guzzling it down. Water usage there was actually up 3%.

Fresno was down 7%.

And Visalia was down over 14%.

 The biggest offenders are in San Diego and Los Angeles. Those areas use almost 70% of the water in the state.

Now, Governor Brown's plans to drop water usage by 25% could be going up for areas that use more than their fair share.

People who live in Clovis, Exeter, Hanford, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Los Banos, Merced and Visalia could be looking at mandatory 35% water cuts. Those cities are on a list of over 100 who use what the state calls too much water per person. Because of that, state officials will decide later this month whether to hit these communities with stricter water laws.

Clovis Big Hat Days 2015

The Table Mountain Casino Big Hat Days is almost here and is bigger and better than ever – expanding to an additional block in Old Town. Over 300 craft and food booths will fill the streets of Old Town Clovis on April 11th and 12th.

 Visit crafters and vendors from 21 states as they sell their wares. Everything from jewelry to photography to home goods will be available.

 Hungry? No problem! Take care of your appetite with terrific barbeque, freshly baked cobblers, funnel cakes, corn dogs, kettle korn and cheesecake on a stick dipped in chocolate. And, remember, the shaved ice.

 The food court will again be located on Bullard Avenue leading to the Michelob Ultra Beverage Garden.  The kids carnival is this year moved to Fourth Street thanks to the new Centennial Plaza at Bullard.  

SATURDAY APRIL  11th : 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.

SUNDAY APRIL 12th : 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE!

Chaffee Zoo - Breakfast with the Animals April 11th

Chaffee Zoo - Breakfast with the Animals April 11th

Fresno Chaffee Zoo officials invite you to join them on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the annual event, Breakfast with the Animals.
 
Arrive at the Zoo early to enjoy hot, syrupy pancakes, sizzling sausage, coffee, juice and milk – all while being surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Zoo! After enjoying a delicious breakfast, guests can wander throughout the Zoo, celebrate Earth Day with Zoo staff at our Party for the Planet, and even stick around for our enrichment event, Great Eggspectations, and watch the animals enjoy their very own delicious breakfast!
 
Tickets for this exciting event can be purchased by calling 559-498-5291 or by visiting our website, www.fresnochaffeezoo.org. Admission prices for this event are as follows:

Children 1 and under are free
Members: Adults $7.00 (12 years and up), Children $5.00 (2-11 years)

Volunteer Opportunities at Clovis Botanical Garden

Volunteer with Clovis Botanical Garden - Get Involved!

Volunteer experiences are available for virtually every interest and experience level. One day group projects or weekend special events are perfect if you have limited time or are just starting out.

Greeters are volunteers who welcome visitors and staff the Information Center/Gift Shoppe.

Docents are volunteers who lead tours of the garden, represent CBG at community events and educate visitors.

There are many benefits to being a CBG volunteer.

Personal growth: Attend educational workshops to develop and enhance your own skills and abilities

Interpersonal Skills: Gain experience, confidence, physical well - being and leadership skills.

Friendships: Meet and make new friends who share your commitment to our community.

Resources: Know that your contributions are valued and recognized.

Take the first step!

New Family Business In Clovis

A new Clovis business is in the family way.

Kissed By The Moon focuses on natural parenting and children's boutique items. It’s now open at 1900 N Fowler Avenue in Clovis.

They have everything from baby carriers to cloth diapers, diaper bags, clothing, children's toys, baby shower gifts, and much more.

While there, say “Hi” to husband and wife owners Jason and Jennifer Mounce.

Discovery Center’s Birthday Bash March 28th

Discovery Center’s Birthday Bash March 28th

The Discovery Center’s Birthday Bash Celebrates an anniversary of SIX DECADES of connecting Valley kids with science

Come dig up dinosaur bones, climb on an actual space shuttle, and get ‘hands on’ with science at an interactive museum

Valley residents are invited to celebrate 6 decades The Discovery Center on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a  day full of entertainment, activities and science.

At Birthday Bash, families can enjoy the many science-based exhibits The Discovery Center offers including an interactive science museum, live animal exhibits, real dinosaur bones, remnants from an actual space shuttle, and much more.

This is a great day for families to come and experience the Discovery Center and enjoy a lineup of music and entertainment, some great food, and experience live animal encounters.

Learn About (and buy) Water-Wise Plants

Learn About (and buy) Water-Wise Plants

The 5th Annual ‘SPRING INTO YOUR GARDEN’ Festival is Saturday, March 28, 2015.

 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Clovis Botanical Garden 945 N. Clovis Avenue (just north of Alluvial Avenue at Dry Creek Park)

Enjoy a relaxing spring day in the Garden or buy some water-wise and California native plants for your own garden. 

Like to learn more about these plants? There will be Garden presentations on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m. Experts Ellinor Teague, Thelma Valdez, and Madeleine Mitchell will share information on water-wise plants for your home landscape.

 Landscape designer consultations are available with designers John Pape and Terry Key for a $25 donation to CBG; call Georgia at 287-2320 to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits and Food vendors Casa de Tamales and P&R Fusion with Peruvian & American cuisine will also be there.

This will cost $5.00 for adults; CBG members are FREE.