NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE:LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, March 16, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, March 17, 9 pm-1 am: Triple Play. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers; 561-2211.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES SALE
Saturday, March 17, 11 am-1 pm, on the lawn adjacent to Village Market. Thin Mints, Shortbread, Lemonades, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, and S’Mores will be sold by Three Rivers Girl Scout Troop 2653. Order NOW by calling 737-3229 or a the sale.
LEMON COVE WOMEN’S CLUB: OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, March 17, 1-4 pm, Lemon Cove Women’s Clubhouse, 32792 Sierra Dr., Lemon Cove. The historic building, formerly the Pogue Hotel, will be open to the public, including the second-floor museum. Desserts, drinks, bake sale. Proceeds are used to maintain the clubhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. 597-2436.
ARTISTS’ EXHIBIT: FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVENING
Sunday, March 18, 6-10 pm, Cort Gallery, 41881 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. A celebration of over a dozen local artists who are participating in this month-long exhibition (through March 24). Musicians welcome; evening drum circle. Free; open to the public.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, March 19, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Second Hand Lions (2003). Sponsored by Aging in Community-Three Rivers. Refreshments. Rides provided for those without transportation (call 465-4666 or 561-4703). Free; open to the public. Also available: A pre-movie senior lunch special. Cost: $5. Reservations (call by Sunday, March 18): Barbara Lahmann, 561-4595.
CONGRESSMAN KEVIN MCCARTHY: STAFF MOBILE OFFICE
Wednesday, March 21, 1-2 pm, Antoinette’s Coffee and Goodies, 41727 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Constituents are invited to share concerns with a staff representative on important issues and current events and discuss casework matters regarding problems with federal government agencies.
Thursday, March 22, 8-11:30 am, Mooney Grove Museum, Visalia. The Sequoia Tourism Council is offering a seminar for local businesses involved in the hospitality and retail industries. Sessions will be focused on the value of visitor traffic to Tulare County, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Sequoia National Forest, and the other attractions. Community booths will provide information on the amenities and experiences available to visitors. Locally made food and drink will be available for sampling. The program will conclude with a tour of the Mooney Grove Museum. Free to employees and supervisors of local hotels, restaurants, retailers, and other locations that receive visitor traffic. Registration required (deadline is March 15): www.tularechamber.org
. Information: Tulare Chamber of Commerce, 686-1547.
RATTLESNAKE VACCINE CLINIC
Sunday, March 25, 1-5 pm, in the parking lot at Three Rivers Mercantile. For dogs only; drop in (no appointments); all dogs must be on leash. $15/dog (cash only). Sponsored by Lone Oak Veterinary Hospital and Three Rivers Woman’s Club. Proceeds go to the Three Rivers Veterinary Assistance Fund.
MINERAL KING PRESERVATION SOCIETY: STORYTELLING HOUR
Sunday, March 25, 2-3:30 pm, Mineral King Room, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. This month’s program will be presented by author Mary Martin Weyand who will discuss her research on, and stories about, Walter Fry, of Three Rivers who was Sequoia National Park’s first civilian superintendent (1912-1920). Event includes a tour of the historic Bequette house (Jessie Bequette was Walter Fry’s granddaughter). Refreshments. Free; open to the public.
Monday, March 26-Monday, April 2, Three Rivers School and Woodlake High School. Classes resume Tuesday, April 3.
COMING IN APRIL...
ALL-CHURCH EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
Sunday, April 1, 6:30 am, St. Anthony Retrreat, Three Rivers
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION NIGHT
Thursday, April 12, Lions Arena.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14-15, at three Three Rivers venues (Three Rivers Memorial Building, Lions Arena, St. Anthony Retreat).
THREE RIVERS LIONS CLUB: TEAM ROPING
Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27-28-29, Lions Arena, Three Rivers.
ARTISTS’ EXHIBIT: ‘FOR THE LOVE OF THREE RIVERS’
Continuing through Friday, March 24, Cort Gallery, 41881 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Over a dozen local artists are participating in this month-long exhibition. Free; open to the public.
STUDY GROUP: ‘THE JESUS I NEVER KNEW’
thursdays, 9:30 am, meet at Antoinette’s Coffee and Goodies. Interested in exploring questions about your faith? a group will meet to read and discuss the book The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey. Books available; donations requested. All welcome. Information: Greg Shultz, 730-8841.
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Fridays, 9:30 am, Our Place Playground (at Three Rivers Library) and other locations. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. Information: email@example.com
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesdays, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this 2016 session to assemble comforters that will be provided to patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. No experience necessary; donations of labor and materials are always welcome. Weekly through April. 561-4270.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Students ages 8-12 re-create scenes from musicals, taught by Eileen Farrell, Broadway performer. (Also, private voice lessons for all ages.) $65/month. Information/registration: 561-0361.
THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Open daily, 9 am-3 pm (hours change to 9 am-5 pm on April 1), 42268 Sierra Dr. Visitor information and historical displays. 561-2707.
EXERCISE FOR SENIORS
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30 am, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Sponsored by Three Rivers Senior League. Resistance training, balance, and weight workout. Open to members 55+ ($15 annual membership fee in the Senior League required).
Mondays, 7:30 pm, Three Rivers School gym. All skill levels welcome. Sponsored by TRUS Recreation Committee. Cost: $5 per week or $20 for three months. 561-4466.
Wednesdays, 7 pm, McDowall Auditorium (gym), Three Rivers School. $5 per player. Full court; everyone plays. Information: 798-8478.
AMERICAN MARTIAL ARTS
Tuesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church, 42013 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers. Children (5-12 years): 4:15-5 pm; adults, 5-6:30 pm. Cost: $25/month. Information: 786-4803; 623-1002.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Second and fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Facilitated by Elizabeth Holliday of Three Rivers, this group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association-Northern California Chapter. Sessions are free; to attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR PLACE: PLAYSCHOOL
Fridays, 10:30 am, locations vary. Free weekly program for preschoolers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: email@example.com.
2nd and 4th Mondays, 12:30 pm, Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Pine St. Associated with Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Three Rivers residents welcome to join. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUOIA PARKS CONSERVANCY: HIKES AND WALKS
Upcoming recreational activities in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are listed online at: www.meetup.com/Three-Rivers-Sequoia-Kings-Hiking-Meetup/