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September 2019

FCOE College Night

September 11
Fresno Convention Center, 848 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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FresnoCountyOfficeofEducation logo 300x129 - FCOE College Night

Don't miss the breakout sessions beginning with the "Hour of Power" at 5:30pm.

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Central California Women’s Conference

September 17 at 7:15 am - 5:30 pm
Fresno Convention Center, 848 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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The mission of the Central California Women’s Conference is to empower women in all stages of their lives. CCWC is a one-day conference serving women of all generations, ethnicities and backgrounds. The forum educates and facilitates idea-sharing about how to succeed personally and professionally in life while juggling the increasingly complex and diverse demands of family and community. CCWC also serves women who are struggling, as it has donated more than $1,000,000 to women’s and children’s community benefit organizations. For…

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October 2019

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Nick Buettner

October 16 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Nick Buettner

Nick Buettner - Explorer Live Long and Happy - The Blue Zones Nick Buettner, explorer, researcher, and media personality, has led 17 expeditions to remote corners of the world in search of Blue Zones, communities where people routinely live to be 100, to study the causes of their longevity. His dynamic storytelling transports his audiences to Okinawa, Costa Rica and Greece to report on what aspects of their communities and lives contribute to their longevity. He is currently the VP…

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November 2019

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

November 16 - November 17
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Sesame Street Live

Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic when the show comes to Fresno this Fall!  Building on a successful tour with Feld Entertainment’s inaugural Sesame Street Live! show last season in partnership with the non-profit educational organization Sesame Workshop, this production features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and more in a brand-new, magical adventure live on stage. Elmo is inspired…

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Jimmy Chin

November 20 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin - National Geographic Photographer World's Greatest Climb - Free Solo in Yosemite   Jimmy Chin is a mountaineer, photographer and film director who is known for his ability to capture extraordinary images while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. This year Jimmy Chin won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary for Free Solo, which captured Alex Honnold’s historic rope-free ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan.   A 15-year member of the North Face Athlete Team, Chin has participated in numerous expeditions…

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January 2020

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with General John Kelly

Jan 15, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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General John F. Kelly

General John Kelly - Former White House Chief of Staff Geopolitics - Our Future on the Global Stage General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has served as a four-star General, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, leader of U.S. Southern Command and White House Chief of Staff. As a result, few people are as qualified as General Kelly to provide first-hand insight into the international evolving geopolitical landscape.  In a world where dictators are falling and rising, where governments…

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February 2020

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Rebecca Skloot

Feb 12, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot - Science Writer The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was a New York Times #1 Bestseller and an Emmy Nominated HBO film.  Skloot, an award winning science narrative writer, has been featured in numerous publications and television shows. Her debut book about Henrietta Lacks illuminates the intersections of scientific progress and morality, bringing public attention to vital bioethical issues.  The book tells the jaw-dropping story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells…

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March 2020

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Dr. Paul Hessburg

Mar 18, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Dr. Paul Hessburg

Dr. Paul Hessburg - Forestry Scientist Megafires: How Do You Want Your Smoke? Paul Hessburg, Ph.D is a research ecologist who has been studying historical and modern era forests for more than 30 years.  His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have set the stage for large and severe wildfires.  Local wildfires that ravaged his favorite forests in 2014 and 2015 served as the impetus for Dr. Hessburg to make his…

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April 2020

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Cokie Roberts

Apr 15, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts - Legendary Journalist The Founding Mothers Who Raised Our Nation! Officially designated by the Library of Congress as a “Living Legend,” Cokie Roberts closes our season with her discussion of the wives, mothers and sisters of the Founding Fathers and their impact on the genesis of our country. The daughter of two members of Congress, she was literally born into politics.  She is an admired television and radio political journalist, noted for her even-handed, calm, but deeply knowledgeable…

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