I love where I live, and I also love what I do. I'm lucky to be able to work in a profession in which I get to build relationships; one that has me meeting new people each and every day and helping them to build new lives in my beloved city. I'm lucky enough to work in a profession in which I can marry cutting-edge technologies and marketing techniques to good, old-fashioned, nose-to-the-grindstone work. I am lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to work as an advocate for my clients; to use every tool at my disposal to get a job done well for them, and with as little stress and expense as possible.
I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond.
Holiday Crafts & Party
Where: Holistic Cultural and Education Wellness Center
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday
What: Hosted by the LGBT Pink Panthers Movement. Come take a moment and share with great company, time and make holiday crafts. Do it Yourself projects, Ornament decorating, and Gift bag decorating as we listen to holiday music and enjoy some refreshments.
Details: Free, all ages. [More]
A Place for My Heart CD Release
Where: Bitwise South Stadium
When: 6 p.m. Friday
What: Born and raised in Fresno, singer-songwriter Merlinda Espinosa has been performing since she was a child. Influenced by traditional Mexican music, jazz, R&B, country and Latin rock, Espinosa’s style embodies pieces of all of these, as her soulful voice and powerful songs tell stories from her heart and captivate the listener’s.
Details: Doors open at 6 and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Come early for wine and appetizers. Admission is $10. [More]
Where: Crest Theatre
When: 8 p.m. Friday
What: A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
Details: Doors open at 7 and the film begins at 8 p.m. Concessions will available for purchase. Tickets are $5. [More]
Soul Butter with Desirae Monique
Where: Kocky’s Bar & Grill
When: 9:30 p.m. Friday
What: Live music.
Details: Doors open at 8 and the music begins at 9:30 p.m. [More]
See more Friday events here.
Santa’s Workshop by Ideaworks
Where: 1018 N Fulton St.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
What: Santa is coming to Fresno! Help him make toys with Ideaworks STEAM activities for kids and adults. Build and race your own car at the Nerdy Derby Track, make string art, light up your own Christmas cards, and much more.
Details: Kid friendly. [More]
Peace Community Crafts Faire
Where: Fresno City College Cmps Cafe
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
What: Shop for unique handmade winter holiday gifts created by artists and craftspeople from near and far.
Details: Free admission, parking, and entertainment. [More]
The Fresno High Flea: December Gift Market
Where: Fresno High School
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
What: A special monthly market that showcases the finest hand made goods, vintage items, tag sale stalls, and delicious treats. Fresno High Flea is pairing with Home Instead of the Central Valley to deliver gifts to Senior Citizens. Home Instead needs new knit hats, scarves, gloves, lap blankets, socks and handkerchiefs for men and women. Donate and win a gift basket.
Details: Free. [More]
Holiday Craft Show
Where: Vintage Market at 601
When: 1o a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
What: Featuring 15 artisans who create jewelry, paintings, ceramics, knitted scarves, candles and bath products, pillows and aprons, Christmas ornaments and cards, and lots more.
88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade
Where: Fulton Street in Downtown Fresno
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
What: The 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade returns to its original location, the newly (re)opened Fulton Street! This year’s theme is “A Funky Fulton Christmas.”
Holiday Pop Up Boutique
Where: Common Space Fresno
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
What: There will be a variety of local vendors showcasing products for purchase.
Where: Manchester Center
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday
What: Christmas songs performed by a large group of tuba players.
Details: Free. Concerts are at noon and 1 p.m. [More]
The Opening Of Christmas Tree Lane
Where: Christmas Tree Lane
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
What: This is the first walk-only night.
Details: Free. [More]
Where: Lost Realms Pets
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
What: Interact with animals from around the world like snakes, alligators, wallabies, and toucans. Ugly sweater contest with prize. Photos with the sloth will be available.
Details: $10 per person. [More]
See more Saturday events here.
Peddler’s Faire Holiday Boutique
Where: Sons of The American Legion Fresno Federal Squadron 509
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
What: Handmade crafts, military items, collectables and antiques, vintage and upcycled wares, art, jewelry, scents, candles, make-up, accessories, clothing, books, home and garden, and more.
Details: Free admission. Kid friendly. [More]
Central California Big Band Dance Society featuring The Joe Lenigan Band
Where: The Grand 1401
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
What: Free dance lesson by Mario Moreno from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by dancing from 1-4:30 p.m.
Glen Delpit and the Subterraneans 30th Anniversary
Where: Fulton 55
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
Details: Tickets are $10-$12. [More]
See more Sunday events here.