Things to do in Fresno
Call-to-Action Keynote Panel Presenters
Dr. Ghia Xiong, PsyD
Director of Living Well Center
Dr. Xiong is a psychologist who graduated from California State University of Fresno and Alliant International University in the California School of Professional Psychology. He was awarded the graduate Dean’s Medal in 2002 at CSU Fresno. He has conducted a number of researches on the Hmong and co-authored a book with Lillian Faderman, “I Begin My Life All Over Again” which captured the voices of the Hmong immigrants in Fresno. He has presented on a number of Hmong topics and served as an expert witness relating to Hmong cultural, beliefs, and practices. Also, Dr. Xiong was an adjunct faculty with Reedley Community College and Clovis Community College teaching Healthcare Interpretation.
Currently, Dr. Xiong serves as the Director of the Living Well Center at The Fresno Center. The Center is an organizational provider contracted with Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health to provide cultural specific mental health services to members of the Southeast Asian. The Center also operates a mental health training program with the goal to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural students and mental health professionals in the county.
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Forestiere Underground Gardens is an open air museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is California State Historical Landmark No. 916.
Shinzen Japanese Garden
Deep within our Central Valley, there is a place where life-long memories are created through unforgettable events and where nature reveals itself in the exquisite art-form of bonsai. This and more against the backdrop of a beautiful Japanese style garden.
Woodward Regional Park
Stroll beside cherry trees and alongside calm pools in the Shinzen Friendship Garden. Follow paths for pretty views of the San Joaquin River and surrounding Central Valley.
Meux Home Museum
In 1888, Dr. Thomas Richard Meux’ 16-room Victorian mansion became a reality. It is as impressive today as it was over a century ago. The Meux Home is a tribute to gothic Victorian architecture and hospitality.
Veterans Memorial Museum
"Home of the Legion of Valor"
As you enter the foyer from the front of the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium, you enter a marble floored area the size of some banquet halls. The ceilings are art, the walls, the very building itself, all art.