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Teen Valley Fight Club Mixed Martial Arts Workshop

Don’t miss local mixed martial arts competitors and instructors as they share their knowledge and expertise with you this summer! The Teen Mixed Martial Arts Workshop presented by Valley Fight Club of Hanford will demonstrate techniques from a wide range of martial arts disciplines including Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Karate. Instructors will model the distinct clothing associated with their chosen style of martial arts, demonstrate and spar for the audience.

Steve Martin's Working Wildlife

Join Jeff Lee as he provides the unique and rare opportunity to experience and enjoy wild animals up close and personal in a way that would be impossible to achieve behind bars at a zoo. Meet Animal Ambassadors including the capuchin monkey made famous in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies! Everyone is welcome to attend!

Summer Reading Program Sign-Up Week

Stop by the library this week to sign up for the "Read for the Win" Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Friends of the Kings County Library! The "Read for the Win" Summer Reading Program will take place Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22 and events will be held at all Kings County Library locations with events for all ages. See flyer for more information. 

Steel Pan Drum Circle

World music and contemporary percussion master Ray McNamara shares his unique musical perspective, performing a blend of soca (soul of calypso) and jazz on the Steel Pan Drum.

Learn a little of the history and evolution of this surprisingly modern 20th century instrument, which was originally resourcefully created out of found objects. The audience will be treated to the magical island tones of the Steel Pan and have the opportunity to try out instruments and be part of a drum circle.

Marshall Magoon Magic

Magician Marshall Magoon is in demand as an illusion designer for the San Francisco Ballet, Hollywood films and Broadway shows, yet he relishes his role as a family entertainment Magician who creates unforgettable magical experiences for children and adults alike with his special blend of magic skill, music, and comedy.

Fratello Marionettes

The Fratello Marionettes produce high quality marionette shows where every last detail is designed and built by the performers themselves. 'The Vaudeville Follies,' a marionette variety show, is presented in the spirit of the old time music hall. The puppeteers perform in full view of the audience with marionettes that can be up to three feet tall, and include singers, dancers, clowns, trick marionettes, and a trained dog!

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