Family Fun Weekend: October 17th-19th

Bully Boo

Bully “BOO” Walk 2914

This is a fundraiser for the Fresno Bully Rescue. It will be Halloween themed dogs walk with the length of two miles around Woodward Park. As additional fun there will be a doggy costume contest, doggie trick or treating, food, and raffle prizes. All breeds are welcome. Kids can enjoy seeing different breeds of dogs dressed up for the fall season.


$15 per person

This price includes a t-shirt and raffle ticket.


Woodward Park

Mountain View Picnic Area

8401 North Friant Road

Fresno, CA 93720


Sunday, October 19th





Fresno Chaffee Zoo will be holding their annual ZooBoo celebration on four different nights. This is a fun and safe event and I can assure parents it is a not so scary way for families to enjoy the fall season. The whole zoo will be decorated and on these four evenings will be hosting trick or treating, carnival games, and live entertainment throughout the animal attractions. You can expect a hay maze, pumpkin dance, and a kid friendly Dracula disco.


$7 Adults

$3.50 (Children 2-11 years old)

Children under 2 are FREE


Fresno Chaffee Zoo

894 West Belmont Ave

Fresno, CA 93728


Friday October 17th

Saturday October 18th

Friday October 24th

Saturday October 25th



***Note to Parents: Children are encouraged to dress in costumes. Not scary costumes are appropriate for this event that does not contain any element of horror. No full masks of any kind allowed.

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Kids Halloween Party

This Friday the New Life Discovery School is challenging all mom and dads to take a night to themselves! Bring your children and their friends in their favorite Halloween pajamas. They will entertain your kids with dinner, movies, dancing, and arts and crafts.


ONLY $5 for four children!

Ages 3-12 years old (must be potty trained)


New Life Discovery School

420 East Keats

Fresno, CA 93710

(559) 221-8687


Friday October 17th



Have a great weekend!

FORE! the House Golf Tournament Recap

Our 3rd Annual FORE! the House Golf Tournament presented by Cargill and WDS has become our largest event fundraiser. This is thanks to you and your support for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Inc. We rely solely on the generosity of our community and could not operate without events like this.


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On the day of the event we were able to raise $12,000 thanks to our silent auction, raffle tickets and Ronald Package sales. A few lucky golfers walked out with one of a kind items like our Team Issued Shaquille O’Neal signed Jersey and our Authentic NASCAR signed Fire Suit!


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Score – 53 * Won the Tie Breaker with Sudden Death Starting at Hole 1

Dan Hedden

Kyle Wilken

Matt Fagundes

Todd Montague

Closest To the Pin

Bob Tarango – 4ft 8 inches

Chito Romero 20 ft 3 inches

Longest Drive

Rae Ann Scheidt

Putting Contest

Eddie Papulias

Kay Antoku

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Thank you to all of our sponsors

McDonald’s CVO
US Cold Storage
Martin Brower
Cargill MBU
Children’s Hospital Central California
Lyons Magnus
San Joaquin Chemicals, Inc.
Club Hub
Barthuli & Associates
Bender/Agostini Organization
Bianchi Builders
Black Rock/Merrill Lynch
CH Robinson
Crystal Creamery
Roger & Linda Delph
Fresno Rack & Shelving
Gavina Coffee/Mas Mac, Inc.
ID Technology
Packaging Corp of America Packers Sanitation Services PAPE
Luanne & Russell Ragsdale
Sealed Air
Wells Fargo
Wild Electric

We have analyzed early numbers and have already raised over $11,000 more than past years. With numbers still coming in from sponsorships we are on track to surpass our goal of $150,000.

You are the reason this tournament has continued become a huge success. The support from this golf tournament helps us to continue to provide a “home away from home” and resources to children and their families.

SAVE THE DATE for our 4th Annual FORE! the House Golf Tournament held at Fort Washington Country Club on October 12, 2015. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Red Stripe Crawl

Get your red and white stripe clothes on this Friday for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Valley. One day 10.10.14 –  two cites Fresno and Visalia. All RMHC are gathering their supporters and taking this movement to spread awareness and raise money for our cause. Taking place October 4th through the 17th share your red and white stripes using #forRMHC This was started because last year RMHC had to turn down 817 families for lack of room at their facility and more room is needed! Come join us at the locations below for the Red Stripe Crawl for a fun and relaxing night full of discounts…Will you join the movement?



Just by attending the locations pictured below in your red stripes will earn you happy hour prices, entered in raffles, food specials, and chance to be the winning city!

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Fresno Tower District


Downtown Visalia


Friday October 10th 2014


Event will start at 5pm in both cities


Red & White stripes #forRMHC Show us your stripes and join us Friday!


He’s #forRMHC… Are you?

Family Fun Weekends October 3-5

Fresno fair

The Big Fresno Fair

Its that time of year again…Fair Time! The Big Fresno Fair will have tons of fun for the kids plus amazing food available for purchase! On website you can print off a fair food coupon book to get some great deals. From Carnival rides to animal and agriculture exhibits I can assure you your child will have both a fun and educational experience. Closed toed shoes will be best due to a combination of rides and walking.


Adults: $10

Children 6-12: $7

Children under 5: FREE

Seniors and Military: $7

*Parking ranges $5-$12 or ride to fair for free on shuttle


The Big Fresno Fair

1121 South Chance Ave.

Fresno, CA 93702


Wednesday, October 1st -Monday, October 13th


Fair Gates Open:

11am Monday-Friday

10am Saturday and Sunday

Fair Gates Close:

11pm Sunday-Thursday

Midnight Friday and Saturday

Carnival Hours:

Monday-Friday 3pm-closing

Saturday and Sunday 10am-closing

Kiddie Carnival Hours:

Monday-Friday Noon-closing

Saturday and Sunday 10am-closing

Additional Fun:

Live Horse Racing

Monday October 6th


Free first floor with paid admission to fairgrounds


Downs walk

Step Up for Down Syndrome

There will be a walk this Saturday Hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Central California. This one-mile walk is the longest Down Syndrome Awareness event in the central valley. This walk serves as the primary fundraiser for this organization. In addition enjoy food, vendors, live music, and entertainment all day. Be sure to check out the PossABILITES area which highlights the lives, hobbies, and talents of individuals with Down syndrome.


$15 per walker (T-Shirt included)


Bullard High School

Track and Field

5445 North Palm Ave

Fresno, CA


Saturday October 4, 2014


9am On-site Registration Opens

Walk takes place 10am-2pm


Imagine U

Imagine U Museum

The Imagine U offers hands on exhibits that encourage curiosity and a love of learning. The goal to empower children and their families in a fun environment to learn through interactive educational experiences. They have many exhibits your family can view before and/or after these events if you choose to do so.


$5 ages 2 and up

Friday October 3rd Story Time FREE

Saturday October 4th Science Explorers Bouncing Raisins


Imagine U Museum

700 East Main Street

Visalia, CA 93279


Friday October 3rd

Saturday October 4th


Museum Hours:


Event Hours:

Friday October 3rd 10am-11am

Saturday October 4th 1pm



Dell’Osso Family Farm

Excited to report my favorite fall attraction is open for the season. October 4th-31st only you can have the all around fall experience. Corn mazes, haunted castle, pumpkin blaster, zip lines, aerial ropes, train, pumpkin patch pirate, petting zoon, scarecrow ride, etc. all available for individual purchase depending what your family would like to do. In addition all FREE hayrides tire pyramid, speedway racetrack, and FREE parking. There are two food stands with everything to corn dogs, tri tip sandwiches, and garlic fries to funnel cakes, cotton candy, and hot coco.


FREE handful of rides/attractions

Individual attractions available for purchase in family packages

FREE Parking


Dell’Osso Family Farm

26 Stewart Road

Lathrop, CA 95330


Saturday October 4th



*Gates close at 8pm so be sure to be inside gates by 8pm


Have a great weekend everyone!

Family Fun Weekends September 26th-28th


Presley Gravatt

Hello my name is Presley Gravatt I am a senior at Fresno State University. I am working towards an Agriculture Communications degree. I come from a family with a dairy and love being outside working with farm animals. However I also love to get all dolled up for my part time job of selling Jewelry and making ladies feel beautiful. I am excited for this opportunity to put in some hours of work with the Central Valley Ronald McDonald House. I am new to blogging but looking forward to finding fun, affordable, family weekends for you and share on this site…Enjoy!!!








4th Annual Walk With Me Event

Easter Seals 4th Annual Walk With Me is a national fundraising event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities. Both individual walkers and teams can expect a morning of excitement and fun. Including free rides on Fresno Fire Department’s antique fire engine at the Resource Fair. Wear your running, or walking, shoes!


2-Mile Walk $15

5K Run $25

Kids under 12 are free

Click here to Register 

*Early registration giveaways!


Sierra Vista Mall

1050 Shaw Ave.

Clovis, CA, 93612


Saturday, Sep 27




135 mile

135 to The House

135 MILES that is!!! Last year four runners decided to run from Bakersfield to Madera and raised nearly $10,000 for the two towns Ronald McDonald Houses. This Saturday they will be doing it again and joined by other relay teams to make the 135-mile run from Bakersfield to Madera. They will start Saturday at 5am from the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House, located by Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, and will complete this Ultra Marathon Sunday at the Central Valley Ronald McDonald House here in Madera. Come cheer on the individuals running for our charity and enjoy a free BBQ at the Central Valley Ronald McDonald House in Madera around noon once the runners arrive. Click here to view course map runners will be following




RMHC – Central Valley

9161 Randall Way

Madera, CA 93636-8773


Saturday September 27th through Sunday September 28th


Race Saturday 5am- Sunday noon

BBQ at noon




Visalia Farmers Market

The Visalia’s Certified Farmers Market will be taking place this Saturday. All locally grown from the heart of California’s Central Valley. This event celebrates our region’s rich agricultural history and supports our local farmers. This market will provide you with a wide selection of locally produce and handmade products. All booths will proudly accept WIC Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers and EBT. Bring your whole family and enjoy this healthy community event.




Corner of Mooney and Caldwell Ave

Visalia, CA

Free parking in Sears Parking lot


Saturday September 27th

Rain or Shine


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Gluten Free & Wellness Expo

The Gluten Free and Wellness Expo is happening this Saturday! Come taste and shop Gluten Free and local foods. This day will be packed with great information from educational speakers to watching cooking demonstrations. You will be able to learn personal wellness along with learning how to maintain a Gluten Free Diet. I encourage you to bring a canned food item or donation for the Ronald McDonald House and learn more about what they do for sick kids and their families.



*Goodie bags given to the first 300 guests!


Whole Foods Market Fresno

650 W Shaw Avenue

Fig Garden Village

Fresno, California 93704


Saturday September 27th



FORE! the House Golf Tournament Preview


- Joe Montana  signed, framed and matted photo and card set


-Dan Marino signed, framed and matted panoramic photo set

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-60″ Flat Screen TV


-Authentic Pete Rose signed Baseball Bat


-Eric Dickerson signed football


- Julius Irving signed, framed and matted 76ers photo

-Jerry Rice signed, framed and matted 49er’s Jersey

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-Magic Johnson and Matt Kemp signed, framed and matted 20×30 photo

-Shaquille O’neal Game Issued signed, framed and matted 5′ Tall Los Angeles Laker Jersey


-Lucille Ball Desi ARnez framed & signed checks (I Love Lucy)

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-Large Pop Corn Machine


-Marcus Allen signed football

-Round for 4 at San Joaquin Country Club

-Taylor Made 3 Wood Club

-Round for 4 at Fort Washington Country Club with Pro Golfer Michael Weaver
Second golfer to ever play at Masters, Palmer Cup, U.S. Open and Walker Cup in same calendar
year in 2013


-4 Tickets to San Francisco 49ers Game

-Spider Man Poster signed by Stan Lee

-Dan Marino Panoramic signed photo set

- Dodger infield (Russell, Cey, Lopes & Garvey) 20×30 framed & signed piece

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  -Bill Russell signed ring photo


-Cowboys highlights signed photo

-Willie Mays “The Catch” signed, framed and matted photo


-Cargill Beef Authentic Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Signed NASCAR Hood

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-Ricky Stenhouse Jr #6 Retro Large Diecast Car

Ricky Stenhouse Jr #6 Diecast Car

-Trevor Bayne #6 Diecast Car

Trevor Bayne #6 Diecast Car


Fire Suit

-RiverPark Golf Center 4 Free Rounds of Golf


-Lots of great gift cards and more goodies!

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From Golf Outings to Wine Tastings.. We have Something for Everyone



-Two round trip tickets with a destination of your choice provided by Southwest Airlines

-An overnight stay in an Ocean Front Suite at Hallmark Resort in Newport, OR


-Dinner and Two night stay at the Pine Inn and II Fornaio Restaurant in Carmel, CA

- One night stay and brunch at Dolphin Bay Resort in Pismo Beach, CA

-One night stay at the beautiful Harris Ranch hallmark


- Two tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

-Take a ride through Yosemite on the Sugar Pine Railroad for 4

-White water rafting for 4 on the Stanislaus River with Sunshine Rafting

-Family 4 pack to tour the USS Midway Museum and Flight Simulator

-Holiday portraits including the sitting fee for your Christmas cards photos

-2 tickets and dinner at Roger Rocka’s of Fresno Untitled

-2 Tickets to the San Francisco Ballet Co


-Laser Hair Removal by Body Del Sol

-3 Vershape Treatments by Athenix Body Sculpting Institute

-A one hour relaxing massage Picture1 da

-Get fit with boot camp sessions provided by Jennifer Alcorn

-A special gift from Estancia Spa

-A gift certificate to train at Fitness Social

-Dentist Teeth Whitening treatments

-Eye-Q Laser Treatmenthotstone


-Family 4 pack to Blackbeard’s and Boomers for a weekend of fun with the family

-An hour of party entertainment by Bubbles the Clown


-Dining and wine packaging including wine glasses from Ruth’s Chris imagesVD32QUSK

-Local wine from Chateau Lasgoity

-Enjoy a tour, tasting for 6  and a bottle of Tinta Port from Ficklin Vineyards

-A VIP tour of J Lohr followed my tasting for 8 and 20% your purchase

-Tasting and Appetizers for 6 at Milla Vineyards

-Complementary tasting and a gift certificate from Tobin James CellarsimagesZ30IRTNW

-Two cases of wine provided by the Wine Group

-Fleming’s gift certificate


-Golf four 4 including your golf cart at Copper River Country Club

-Brand new digital camera and photo package from Horn Photo

-A brand new bike from Steven’s Bicycle

-Signed Doug Fister Baseball dfag

-Browning Hunting Knife



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