NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed.
LEMON COVE WOMEN’S CLUB: HUGE YARD SALE
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 2-3, 8 am (no early birds), Lemon Cove Women’s Clubhouse, 32792 Sierra Dr. Proceeds used for upkeep and maintenance of the historic clubhouse.
WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL: TIGERS FOOTBALL
Friday, Oct. 2, 5 pm (JVs); 7:15 pm (Varsity). Strathmore at Woodlake. 564-3307.
KAWEAH RIVER TRADING CO.: 1ST FRIDAY
Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9 pm, 41891 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers. Enjoy fall-themed treats; listen to the music of Marble Fork live. Free admission; open to the public. 561-4095.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, Oct. 2, 8 pm-12 am: Karaoke by Joelle. Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 pm-1 am: Back Road Band. Sunday, Oct. 4, 4-8 pm: Mah Op. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: YARD SALE
Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 am-2 pm. Lots of treasures to peruse and purchase along with a bake sale, plant sale, and much more. 561-3385.
CSET E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 am-2 pm, Community Presbyterian Church parking lot, Three Rivers. E-waste is defined as, but is not limited to, no-longer-functioning computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, cell phones, and fax machines. Information: 561-3385.
RAVEN FESTIVAL: BIKE AND TRIKE COSTUME CONTEST
Saturday, Oct. 3, 9:30 am, meet by the old Hummingbird Cafe, Three Rivers. All ages welcome; participants must be able to ride their bike/trike around the tree. Cash prizes for all. 561-4373.
TRUS SEVENTH GRADE: HOLIDAY WREATH SALES
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 3-4, 10 am-4 pm, Village Market lawn, Three Rivers. Three Rivers School seventh-graders will take orders for holiday greenery, which will be delivered during the first week of December. Sale will also be held the weekends of October 10-11, 17,18, and 24-25. (In addition, wreaths may be ordered at TRUS office.)
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 am-4 pm, throughout Three Rivers (watch for purple/gold flags). Pick up free maps and schedules at Anne Lang’s Emporium or Three Rivers Historical Society. Artists; specials throughout town; free performances, lessons, and demonstrations; discounts at galleries, restaurants, and on lodging; art for show and sale. 561-3463; www.1stsaturdaytr.com.
RAVEN FESTIVAL AT THREE RIVERS LIBRARY
Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 am-1 pm. LEGO RAVEN LAND: Show off your LEGO-building skills by creating the theme of the month: RAVENS. (Build at home or use the library’s LEGO collection.) Also, Daniel Huecker, superintendent of Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center will present an introduction to robotics. Free; open to all ages. RAVENS AND WATERCOLORS: A watercolor class, led by Cheryl Cotter. Materials supplied; participants will take home their postcard-sized painting with a RAVEN theme. Free. 561-4373.
CLASSIC WESTERN FILM NIGHT
Saturday, Oct. 3, 5 pm, Lions Arena, Three Rivers. Watch the 1969 classic film True Grit, starring John Wayne and Glen Campbell; listen to live music by The Lon Hannah Band; and partake in the World-Famous Possum Gulch BBQ. No-host bar. Tickets: $25 at the gate; children 12 and under are half price. Tickets include barbecue dinner (barbecue entree, beans, and slaw), live music, movie, and movie commentary. Proceeds benefit Three Rivers Performing Arts.
REDBUD GARDEN CLUB: LUNCHEON MEETING
Monday, Oct. 5, noon. Members will kick off the 2015-2016 season and learn about upcoming programs. New members always welcome. For information and meeting location, call 561-3211.
TOWN HALL MEETING
Monday, Oct. 5, 7 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Monthly update on issues pertinent to Three Rivers residents. Free; open to the public. Refreshments.
RAVEN FESTIVAL: THREE RIVERS LIBRARY
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 pm. Celebrate ravens with Yosemite National Park’s Raven Lady, Karen Amstutz. She dresses like a raven, she sounds like a raven, she speaks “raven.” Also, Christina Lynch of Three Rivers reads her rendition of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Free; all ages welcome. 561-4564.
EXETER FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 am-4 pm, Exeter City Park (on Cedar Street between D and E streets). All day: arts and crafts, food, games, live entertainment, pet adoptions. Sponsored by Exeter Chamber of Commerce. Free admission; open to the public. 592-2919.
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY-ALTA PEAK CHAPTER: FIELD TRIP
Saturday, Oct. 10, all day; call for carpool information. This field trip is in lieu of the club’s annual Native Plant Sale, which won’t be held in 2015. Enjoy the annual Harvest Arts and Peace Festival at the Nursery that includes music, art and crafts, and artisan foods. Native plants available for sale. Free admission. 799-7438.
FRIENDS OF THE THREE RIVERS LIBRARY: BOOK SALE
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 am-3 pm, Three Rivers Library, 42052 Eggers Dr. Lots of books, DVDs, and other thoughtful diversions. Free; open to the public. 564-4564.
RAVEN FESTIVAL: RAVE ‘N RUN
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9-11 am, Horse Creek Recreation Area, Lake Kaweah. A charity fun run where participants will follow a trail left by the “Fox” to gather trinkets. Costumes encouraged. Live music; all ages welcome. Tickets: $5 (must be purchased in advance at Chump’s DVDs); children free. Proceeds benefit Three Rivers Bread Basket. Lake Kaweah day-use fee waived for participants. 561-4373.
LIVING HISTORY DAY
Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 41841 Sierra Dr. This year’s theme is “Life in Three Rivers: 1850-1910.” Booths and displays; living history performances. SPECIAL BOOTH: History of the Kaweah Post Office (donations will be gratefully accepted to assist with the expenses involved in the historical restoration of the building due to being damaged September 21 by tree-fall). Free admission; open to the public. 561-4085.
WOODLAKE LIONS BREWFEST
Saturday, Oct. 10, 4-10 pm, Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. Third annual event includes beer, food, live music, DJ. Tickets: $25 (in advance: Woodlake Hardware, Brewbakers - Visalia, online at WoodlakeLionsRodeo.org); $30 (at the event). 789-7754.
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2-5 pm, St. Anthony Retreat Center. Cash prizes. Unlimited card exchanges. Donation: $10/card. Refreshments; open to the public. 561-4595.
FREE CONCERT: ARIAS & ART SONGS
Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 pm, Community Presbyterian Church. Featuring sopranos Kaitlin Loeb (who was raised in Three Rivers) and Emily Hopkins. Free; donations appreciated. Information. 561-3441; firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPEDITION: CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION
Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 am-3pm, Community Presbyterian Church. The community is invited to attend this thought-provoking, interactive study based on Scripture and scientific research. Led by Todd Slinde, president/CEO of Eagle’s Nest U.S., which is committed to providing creation education that will lead to better environmental integrity and conservation. Cost: $12 (includes lunch and educational curriculum); scholarships available. Information: 561-3385; www.eaglesnestus.org.
2nd and 4th Mondays, 12:30 pm, Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Pine St. A newly formed club associated with Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Three Rivers residents welcome to join. Information: email@example.com.
SEQUOIA NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION: 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/
Free ranger-led programs at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rangerprogsched.htm.
THREE RIVERS WALKING CLUB
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 am, meet at Three Rivers Memorial Building. Free; open to the public. Information: Lauren Elliott, PA-C, 561-4683.
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).
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.