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Central California Life Magazine

September Calendar of Events

Sep 14, 2015 07:08AM ● By Kevin

Central Valley


Walk With A Doc: September 19th, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

This summer-long event to get valley residents out of the house and moving comes to a close with the last Walk With A Doc on Saturday, September 19th. Come walk with health-minded friends in the community, talk to a doctor and enjoy the early morning air. Arrive early to register and remember that the walk is completely free. For more information, go to

Nights in the Plaza: September 25th, 7 p.m.

Arte Americas ends its seasonal Nights in the Plaza events at the end of September with an end-of-season fundraiser. Per the usual schedule, doors open at 7 p.m. and live music begins at 8 p.m. Local food trucks sell their usual delicious fare and event attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs (there will be a very large Bring-Your-Own-Chair section). For more information, visit


Clovis Fest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly: September 19th, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This completely free event is fun for the whole family! Come out to Old Town Clovis to see the balloons lift off at 6 a.m. and stay to watch the balloons fill the skies as well as get breakfast from the various restaurants and shops in Old Town who will be opening to serve breakfast to event attendees. For more information, go to

Pistachio Party: 

September 25th, 5-9 p.m.

Come out to the last Old Town Clovis Farmer’s Market of the season and enjoy the late summer crop pistachio farmers have been working so hard to produce! Cooking demonstrations from culinary students at the Institute of Technology involving pistachios will be free to the public, and pistachio growers will hand out free samples of their crop. For more information, visit

Central Coast

Grover Beach

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series and Farmer’s Market: 

All Summer, 3-6 p.m.

Local bands, food vendors and the greater Grover Beach community will be out in droves for Grover Beach’s Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series and Farmers Market. Band selection for the season has just ended and some great performers are lined up for your entertainment! For more information, visit


C Street Longboard Classic: September 13th-14th

This local surfing contest features competitions and heats between contestants in different age groups—there are competitions for men, women, girls and boys split up by gender and age group. Some heats, like the Old Log event, is only open to the first 30 who register, so if you want to compete, register soon at

Mountain Areas

Sequoia National Park

Dark Sky Festival: September 11th-13th

This unique event in Sequoia National Park’s Wuksachi Way will feature constellation tours, telescope viewings, solar observations, lectures about space given by astronauts and other amazing and fun activities suitable for adults and children alike. For the astronomy buffs in your life, get more information at


Run for the Gold Classic Car Show: September 11th-12th

Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Classic Car Show the weekend of September 11th. The kickoff party is on the 11th, and will have music performed by a DJ, local entertainment and a dinner. The car show is on the 12th, and registration is at 7 a.m. Cars will be judged at 9 a.m. All proceeds raised from the car show participants will go to towards the local Kiwanis club, and the event is free to the public. For more information, go to

Smokey Bear Run: September 26th

This race includes a 10k run, a two-mile run and a two-mile walk for all age groups and levels of fitness. This is a great race for families with children—no matter what you prefer, come out to this fun race that is sure to get Oakhurst residents moving. For more information, go to

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Happy Reading,

Karen Maroot