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Spring Garden Tour Time

It’s Spring Garden Tour Time!

Four tours will each focusing on one subject: Woodlands, Cottage Style, Park-Like, Roses, Fruit Trees, California Native and Water Resistant Landscapes.

Complimentary lemonade and cookies for all visitors. Master Gardeners from the Master Gardener Association of Fresno County will be at each home to answer questions.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 RAIN OR SHINE 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $30 available at any garden on the tour or the Garden Of The Sun at 1944 Winery.

For details on each garden tour – click HERE.

Enjoy the day of inspiration! 

 

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!

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.

Spring Antiques & Collectibles Fair

Spring Antiques & Collectibles Fair

The Antiques & Collectibles Fair! Is coming -   Sunday, March 29 from 8 AM to 3 PM.  Come out for a lovely spring day and search for a treasure!

 From now until November there will be many festivities on the streets of Old Town. For a full schedule of events happening in Old Town Clovis go ONLINE.

On March 29th more than 90 dealers will fill the streets of Old Town Clovis. You will find all sorts of treasures: antique furniture, jewelry, vintage hats, tools, fishing rods, vintage clothing, collectibles of all types and the rare and unusual! You can also gain an appreciation for a treasure you already own by having it appraised for free! Appraisals are 9:00--11:00 AM and again between 1:00--3:00 PM with Kathy Osterberg-Sobelman. You will find her at the Information Booth located in front of the Education Employees Credit Union.

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.