SELL FIREWORKS - American Legion Westland Post 355 is holding itís 4th annual fireworks sales in a new location at the McDonalds parking lot from June 28 to July 4.
The Legion is a non profit veterans organization which accepts members from World War 2 through the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. For Commander Carlos Gonzales at 559-664-8177 for more information.
TRYOUTS - Kerman High School Song and Cheer tryouts will be held July 2, from 5-9 pm at the gym. Hopefuls must have a 2.0 GPA. For more information call Marie, 567-6327.
FIREWORKS TICKETS - Tickets for the July 3 Festival of the American Spirit Fireworks Show are on sale at the following businesses in Kerman:
Renoís Place, Garciaís Market, Central Valley Community Bank, Sebastian, Westamerica Bank, Blue Turtle Express, United Health Center, Valley Food store and the Kerman Chamber of Commerce. Pre-event tickets are $4 adult and $2 children. The cost goes up $1 when purchased at the gate.
The show takes place at the Kerman High School stadium on Wednesday, July 3. Gates open at 6 pm with entertainment, food and vendors, and the fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m.
For more information contact the Kerman Chamber of Commerce at 846-6343, or kermanchamber.org.
THRIFT STORE -- "For Heavenís Sake" Thrift Store will be open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Kerman United Methodist Church, 3095 N. Madera Ave. For more information call (559)846-8686.
LEARN SEWING - Beginning Sewing Classes will be offered at Kerman Covenant Church for youth and teens. There will be six sessions, July 7, 8 and 9, then July 15, 16 and 17. Meeting time will be 9 a.m. to noonin the office on the corner of Whitesbridge and Del Norte. Classes will be led by Chris Otto who has great experience working with novice sewers, and she will be assisted by others as needed.
The Sew Easy Friendship Quilters group has taken a break for the summer, but there is a great stash of materials and several new sewing machines for use. The class is free. The beginning project is a pair of boxer shorts.
Call the church office, 846-5307, to indicate interest so the room can be set up.
VBS - A free Vacation Bible School for children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade will be held Monday July 14 through Friday July 18, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch is provided. Register online at www.tinyurl.com/kermanvbs2014 or pick up a registration form from the Kerman Community Center. Online at: Facebook - Grace & Truth VBS. For more information contact Jessica (559) 567-8499 or Tammy (559) 908-2178.
NEW YOUTH CENTER - Landmark Community Church will host on July 26 at noon a time of celebration and dedication of the new youth center at the church, located at 1050 S. Vineland. The church began after moving the original Russian Church to the present location. The church building then became Landmark Church. It is believed that this took place in about 1963. In 1997 the present Pastors, Paul and Kathy Moore, arrived. Paul served as and continues to serve as Kermanís police chaplain, along with Junior Pastors Ray and Cindy Yniguez.
The church has grown into the present membership of around 200. The youth hall is being used for youth act ivies, Sunday class rooms, and adult Bible study on Wednesday nights. It will soon become a safe visitation exchange location for Kerman, along with other uses as they may occur.