Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

KAWEAH KALENDAR

An autumn-themed watercolor by Deborah Dal Zuffo, who is one of November's "Hidden in the Leaves" exhibition artists. The exhibit is in the Sierra Subs and Salads dining area until November 30.

NOVEMBER 2014

NOTE:  All area codes are (559) unless listed.

 

THIS WEEKEND...

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC

Friday, Nov. 21, 8 pm-12 am: Karaoke by Joelle. Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 pm-1 am: Green Machine. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.

 

WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ARTS PRODUCTION

Saturday, Nov. 22, 6 pm, Castle Rock Elementary School cafeteria, 360 N. Castle Rock St., Woodlake. The fall production is “Dinner at 8... Dead by 9,” a murder-mystery/comedy dinner in which the audience will by involved in determining who the guilty party might be. Presale tickets: Adults, $15; children 10 and under, $10. 564-2334.

 

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Sunday, Nov. 23, 3 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. A quiet service of remembering and honoring those people no longer here who are especially missed this time of year. Open to the public. 561-3385.

 

COMING SOON...

 

NO SCHOOL

Monday-Friday, Nov. 24-28: Three Rivers Union School and Woodlake Union High School students will have the week off.

 

RIVER KIDS PRESCHOOL

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 24-26, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Elementary-school-age children are being accepted for childcare since Three Rivers School is closed prior to Thanksgiving. www.riverkidspreschool.com; 561-4272.

 

PERFECT GIFT BOUTIQUE

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 28-29, 10 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Arts Center. Eight artists will provide their specially made creations to start the holiday-shopping season off with one-of-a-kind gift options. 561-4048.

 

KAWEAH COUNTRY RUN: 5K RUN AND WALK / 10K RUN

Saturday, Nov. 29, 8 am (10K); 9:30 am (5K), Slick Rock Recreation Area, Lake Kaweah. Annual Thanksgiving weekend run to burn off the extra calories. Registration form: www.kaweahcountryrun.com. Cost: $30 ($35 on race day); run both events for $55. Children under 13 are half price with paid adult. Information/payment: 260-2909. 

 

THREE RIVERS WOMAN’S CLUB: CHRISTMAS MUSIC PROGRAM

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. The College of the Sequoias Chamber Choir will present its annual Christmas music extravaganza. All women of the community are invited to attend. 561-3601.

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2:30-6 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks, the time it takes for the body to completely replace a pint of blood. A Social Security number is required for registration and all donors must present photo identification upon registration. Administered by the Central California Blood Center; sponsored by the Three Rivers Lions Club. 561-4549.

 

LEMON COVE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Friday, Dec. 5, 1-4 pm; Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 am-4 pm, Lemon Cove Memorial Building, 23958 Ave. 324. Fill stockings with locally made gifts and crafts from this annual event, sponsored by Sequoia Union School’s Parent Teacher Club. Local artisans, baked goodies, classroom-decorated Christmas trees, tea and coffee. Friday only: Santa will visit for family photos! 805-0978.

 

WOODLAKE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Friday, Dec. 5, 6:30 pm, Woodlake Fire Station, 216 E. Naranjo. Join Woodlake firefighters for hot chocolate and cookies while celebrating the annual tree lighting. Santa will drop in; holiday music by Woodlake Valley Middle School marching band and choir. Free; open to the public.

 

LEMON COVE WOMEN’S CLUB: CHRISTMAS BAZAAR / LUNCHEON

Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 am (Bazaar); noon (Luncheon), Lemon Cove Women’s Clubhouse, 32792 Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198). Annual holiday sale and gathering. Proceeds used for upkeep of the historic clubhouse (former Pogue Hotel). Luncheon: $15. Reservations: 597-1416. 

 

EXETER COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR

Sunday, Dec. 7, 9 am-3 pm, Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah (Hwy. 65). Toys, gifts, wood crafts, jewelry, art, apparel, dolls, Christmas decorations, jams and jellies, handmade soaps, and so much more. Free admission; free parking. Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 94. (Tables available: $25.) 592-2972.

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE: PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, Oct. 13, 7 pm, Three Rivers Arts Center. County planners will conduct a meeting on the status of the Three Rivers Community Plan and receive input regarding local priorities for the future direction of the town. (To view plan documents: www.tularecounty.ca.gov/rma/index.cfm/planning/three-rivers-community-pl...) 624-7130.

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: THREE RIVERS LIBRARY

Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library. William Tweed of Three Rivers, retired chief naturalist of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, will present “An Introduction to Geology of the Kaweah Watershed.” Free; children welcome. 561-4564.

 

WOODLAKE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Friday, Dec. 12, 7 pm, downtown Woodlake. Be a part of Woodlake’s newest holiday tradition, sponsored by The Homegrown Project. After the parade, stop by Santa’s Workshop (8-11 pm) at Woodlake Transit Center. 804-5203; 909-2923.

 

TREK TO THE NATION’S CHRISTMAS TREE

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2:30 pm, General Grant Tree, Grant Grove area, Kings Canyon National Park. Music by the Jubilation Singers, Tubachristmas Ensemble, and Sanger High School Choir. A non-denominational holiday message will be delivered. The General Grant Tree is also the nation’s only Living Shrine so National Park Service representatives will place a wreath at the base of the tree in honor of America’s war dead. Free (Sequoia and Kings Canyon entrance fees will be waived); open to the public. Bus service is available from the Sanger Chamber of Commerce. For bus options, bus prices, reservations, and information: 875-4575.

 

ONGOING...

 

‘HIDDEN IN THE LEAVES’ FALL ART EXHIBITION

Through Sunday, Nov. 30, during regular business hours, Sierra Subs & Salads, 41717 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Sponsored by Arts Alliance of Three Rivers. Open to the public. www.artsalliancethreerivers.org; 561-7718.

 

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. 

 

SEQUOIA FIELD INSTITUTE: OUTDOOR SEMINARS, LESSONS, AND PROGRAMS

Programs daily in Sequoia National Park with subjects from Astronomy to Zoology led by experts in their fields. Go to www.sequoiahistory.org for a complete list of educational programs. 565-4251.

 

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).

 

RANGER-LED PROGRAMS

For a complete list of free ranger-led programs offered at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, check online at: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rangerprogsched.htm. 

 

FREE MEDITATION TIME

Thursdays, 7:15 pm, Yoga of the Sequoias, 41838 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 786-3358.

 

UC MASTER GARDENERS-TULARE/KINGS COUNTIES

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am. Master Gardeners are available by phone to answer home-gardening questions. Free. 684-3325; 684-3326. 

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Thursdays, 7 pm, in the basement of Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. 561-3385.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Mondays, 7 pm, in the basement of Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. (Narcotics Anonymous is held Thursdays, same time, same place.) 561-3385.