SEEK APPLICANTS - The Kerman Soroptimist Club is seeking applicants for the Violet Richardson Award, which honors young women 14-17 years of age for volunteer action. Applications are available from Karen Foth, 846-5729. Applications should be returned by Dec. 1.
SEEK APPLICANTS - The City of Kerman is accepting applications for appointments to the Kerman Planning Commission. All applications are to be submitted to the City Clerk’s Department, 850 S. Madera Ave, Kerman, by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. Appointments are scheduled to be made at the City Council meeting on Dec. 18. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or the city website; www.cityofkerman.org. Please contact Olivia Pimentel, Planning Commission Secretary at (559) 846-9386 if you have any questions.
CHURCH CONCERT - God’s House of Worship invites you to a concert Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. featuring Soloist Gil Ramirez Jr. He will share from his new album and some Christmas selections. The concert is free. Ramirez formerly sang base with Golden State Quartet.
SANTA CLAUS - will be at Kerman Floral & Gifts on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 am to 1 pm. Portrait packages and digital images will be available for purchase through Kerman 4-H with proceeds benefitting the Kerman Community Service Organization toy drive.
CHURCH STORE - "For Heaven’s Sake" Treasure Center will be open Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Kerman United Methodist Church, 3095 N. Madera Ave., Kerman.
ELECTRIC PARADE - The City of Firebaugh’s annual Electric Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, on ‘O’ St. The event kicks off at noon with food, crafts and bingo until 5 pm, when the National Anthem will be performed and the Christmas tree will be lit. The parade begins at 5:30 pm.
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - A candle lighting ceremony to remember all children who have died. Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm at the LDS Church, 15500 W Kearney Blvd. in Kerman. Candles will be provided and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Melani 696-2820.
HOW MEETING - Join HOW on Dec. 10 at 6 at Kerman Round Table to honor Rose Boyd.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - At Liberty Elementary, Dec. 13 5-8 pm. Also selling Deep Pit Beef Dinner $10. For dinner tickets contact Kindra @ 352-7166.
CHRISTMAS PARADE - "Winter Wonderland" is the Pageantry of Lights Christmas Parade theme for Saturday Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in downtown Kerman. Parade route is Madera Avenue, "C" Street to "G" Street. Announcer’s table located in front of the Kerman Chamber of Commerce Office, 783 S. Madera Avenue.
HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR - A Holiday Gift Fair will be held on Saturday Dec. 14 in the parking lot located at Madera and "C" Street in Kerman starting at 2 p.m. Crafts, gifts, food and more; come, browse and do some holiday shopping in Kerman and stay for the Christmas Parade. For more information contact the Kerman Chamber of Commerce (559) 846-6343.
HOLIDAY FOOD, TOYS - The Kerman Community Service Organization has set Dec. 20 as the date for it’s 2013 Holiday Food and Toy Drive. Gifts should be in the $ 10- $15 range. The deadline for delivering gifts is Dec. 17 at the Senior Center 720 S. 8th Street. Checks should be addressed to KCSO, 720 S. Eight St. Kerman, CA 93630. For more information or to help contact Meg Winchester at 846-8114 or Philip Gallegos at 846-9328.
CHRISTMAS PARADE - Mendota Youth Recreation is accepting applications to participate in its electric parade, the "Colors of Christmas." The annual event is scheduled for Dec. 21, at 6 pm in the city. There will be food booths and entertainment from 12 to 9 pm. Parade set-up time is 5 pm. Categories for participants are: float, individual, band, horse, decorated vehicle and special entry. Entries are due by Dec. 13. For more information contact Mendota Youth Recreation, 667 Quince St., P.O. Box 782, Mendota, CA 93640; or call 559-655-4590.
SOBER GRAD - The 2014 Sober Grad Committee is asking for cash, prizes, food or gift certificates to cover the annual event, scheduled for June 5. For more information call Anne at 696-6602 or Gracie at 916-0147.