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City of Reedley events:

RC Learning Center Hosts Local Artist
Carrie Taves, lifelong Reedley Resident, shows her humanitarian themed art
at the Reedley College Learning Center

On October 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Reedley College Learning Center (Library 111) the public is invited to the grand opening of the RC Learning Center Gallery. The first show features lifelong Reedley resident and artist, Carrie Taves, who will be on hand to greet guests at the grand opening and discuss the pieces from her humanitarian themed paintings. No parking permit will be required from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the day of the event in parking lot “B” (east of the Library along Reed Ave.). If you are not able to attend the grand opening, the gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding college holidays. The public is welcome but parking is by daily permit or meter on campus.
Taves is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley of California (Reedley) and enjoys capturing the various and gorgeous landscapes that only California can hold all in one state. In addition, her portraits display a quality of character, emotion, and personality that is unique to the individual. Through her humanitarian work, Carrie Taves’ passion for painting began as she saw with her own eyes the devastation of extreme poverty. Fueled by her desire to tell the story of beautiful but forgotten men, women, and children who live in some of the darkest corners on the planet, Taves’ work brings a voice to the voiceless, and makes the invisible visible.
The art on display is a collection of her humanitarian work. Taves has long been involved in philanthropic work, and serves as operations manager of the non-profit organization, When I Grow Up. The organization describes their mission on their website, “As a non-profit charity we work to give people an opportunity to help the most vulnerable in society – children, especially poor and orphaned children. Through effective global partnerships we have opened up effective channels for people in the Western world to be able to give and serve directly hundreds of hurting and helpless children around the globe who are now no longer beyond our reach.”
The art on display represents Taves’ experiences in Huruma, Nairobi, Kenya, where When I Grow Up partners with the Furaha Community Foundation. The foundation is located in the slum of Huruma just outside of Nairobi, Kenya and is led by incredible Kenyan leaders and staff that has grown to be a vibrant primary school of 480 children with grades pre-kindergarten to class 8, and a high school of 160 students. Many of the children are HIV positive, orphans, and the poorest of the poor. Each day, the children receive a nutritious meal, quality education, physical and spiritual care, and families/guardians are supported with micro-businesses, social services and health programs. Just recently the Director of Furaha Community Foundation, David Oginga, visited Reedley to meet with leaders and supporters of When I Grow Up and had the chance to see Taves’ art for the first time in person.



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If you enjoy local theatre be sure to check out Reedley’s River City Theatre Company!

Upcoming City events:
10/1 Reedley Night Out
10/3 Red Ribbon Newspaper Sales
10/10 Fire Department Open House
10/12 Reedley Fiesta
10/25 Red Ribbon Week/City of Reedley Halloween Carnival
10/31 Trick or Treat on G Street
10/31 RMBC Fall Family Fun Night

Check out the new City Leisure Guide here!

Facebook: Become a fan! The Reedley Community Services page alerts you to upcoming activities and deadline dates. www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Reedley-Community-Services-Department/198207871570

Check out the new Leisure Guide here.

Check out our other pages, too: Reedley Community Center (for facility rental information and pictures); and Reedley Volunteer Opportunities (for a listing of volunteer opportunities in Reedley – feel free to post your own volunteer requests here).

Reedley Community Center

100 N. East Ave.

Reedley, CA 93654

SPECIAL NOTE: You can now live stream the Reedley City Council Meetings: http://www.reedley.com/livestream


Reedley Peace Center-
Meets at the Fellowship Hall of First Mennonite Church,
Located on L Street between 12th and 13th Streets in Reedley
Map available at www.reedleypeacecenter.org
Contact: (dfriesen0@gmail.com)

Come for the food, stay for the program, leave inspired!

Friday, October 11, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Grace Grafton. Topic: “An evening of Poetry, Prose and Painting – Grace Grafton will be reading selections from her latest published poetic works which have received national acclaim. A book signing will follow for those wishing to purchase her work.

Friday, October 18, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Kevin Hall. Topic: Climate Politics: How to Talk About—and Act On—Our Climate Crisis.

Friday, November 8, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Lisa Jones. Topic: A case study on mitigating extremist attacks and how Whitefish, Montana became “A National Model of Resistance”

Friday, November 15, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Laurence McGinity. Topic: Alternatives to Violence in Prison

Friday, November 22, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Katerina Friesen speaking about gardening programs in women’s prisons.

Friday, December 6, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Sharat G. Lin. Dr Lin is a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. Topic: Sanctions: The Weaponization of the Global Financial System.

Friday, December 13, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Vic Bedoian talking about being a stringer at KPFA


Reedley College Events:

Our next event is to welcome Ethan Chatagnier, author of a collection of short stories, Warnings From the Future. He will be on campus in the Forum Hall next Thursday, September 19 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public!

After that, we have a fundraiser on September 27 (see flyer for details!) and that will be at Marechal Vineyards in Sanger. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reedley-college-literary-arts-celebrate-literary-stars-tickets-63908078784?aff=ebdssbeac.

October 24 the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will perform MacBeth.

Fresno Poet, Chuck Hanzlicek, will be here in November.

Our One Book / One College speaker, Susan Orlean, author of The Library Book, is coming in March, 2020.

We will welcome Margarita Engle in April. She writes a wide range of poetry, picture books and stories for children, young adults, and adults.

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