NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed.
THE GATEWAY RESTAURANT: LIVE MUSIC
Friday, June 26, 7-10 pm: Manny Oldenbourg on guitar. Saturday, June 27, 7-10 pm: Return of Travis Brooks. Sunday, June 28, 4-7 pm: Manny Oldenbourg on guitar. 45978 Sierra Dr.; 561-4133.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, June 26, 8 pm-12 am: Confluence. Saturday, June 27, 9 pm-1 am: Time Capsule. Sunday, June 28, 4-8 pm: To be announced. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.
CENTER STAGE STRINGS: CONCERT
Saturday, June 27, 7:30 pm, Chapel, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. The second of four evening concerts during the Summer Music Festival: Guest Artist Recital featuring Simone Porter, violin, CSS alumna, and rising star in the world of classical music. Additional concerts: Saturday, July 4; Saturday, July 11. Tickets: $15; available at www.centerstagestrings.com and at the event.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: SPECIAL PROGRAM
Sunday, June 28, 10:45 am, 42013 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers. The California Melody Boys are musicians, songwriters, and vocalists who over the past 12 years have established their own unique sound and productive ministry that they will present in Three Rivers. The program is free and open to the public. 561-4228.
CENTER STAGE STRINGS: STUDENT RECITAL
Sunday, June 28, 3 pm, Chapel, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Solos and chamber ensembles will showcase the CSS students. Free; open to the public. www.centerstagestrings.com.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, June 29, 1-4 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren. 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.
FBC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - COMMUNITY SERVICE TRAINING MEETING
Monday, June 29, 7-8 pm, First Baptist Church. A mandatory training meeting for eighth grade though 12th grade students who would like to earn Community Service hours. Responsible students of good character are needed to assist teachers and adult workers during First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (see listing on this page for dates and times). Dinner provided. Information: 561-3240.
CENTER STAGE STRINGS: MASTER CLASS
Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 pm, Chapel, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Cellists Meta Weiss and Sarah Koo will work with the up-and-coming CSS musicians. Free; open to the public. www.centerstagestrings.com.
‘SUPER HERO’ SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Friday, July 3, 10:30 am, Three Rivers Library. The week’s program is “Wild Child Adventures” with Brandon Gray the Bubble Guy. Also, story and a craft. Free; open to the public. 561-4564.
CENTER STAGE STRINGS: BROWN BAG LUNCH PERFORMANCE
Friday, July 3, 12:15 pm, Main Hall, Santa Teresita Youth Center, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Pack a lunch and enjoy it while listening to performances by CSS students. Free; open to the public. www.centerstagestrings.com.
JULY 3RD BLAST
Friday, July 3, 6 pm (fireworks at dusk), Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. Annual extravaganza with bands, food vendors, kids’ activities (bounce house, magician, clown, balloon animals, carnival games, and more), raffle, beer garden, cooling stations, horseshoes, bloodmobile, and more. Woodlake Boy Scouts will lead the flag salute followed by the Fireworks Show at about 9:15 pm. Free admission; open to the public.
CENTER STAGE STRINGS: MASTER CLASS
Friday, July 3, 6:30 pm, Chapel, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Danielle Belen, violin, will work with the up-and-coming CSS musicians. Free; open to the public. www.centerstagestrings.com.
FREE FISHING DAY
Saturday, July 4, on California waterways. California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers two Free Fishing Days each year. On these days, it is legal to fish without a sport fishing license. All other fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours, and stream closures remain in effect. Information: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing/Free-Fishing-Days.
CHILDREN’S PATRIOTIC ART SHOW
Saturday, July 4, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, July 5, noon-4 pm, Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St. An exhibit of art with a patriotic theme in a variety of mediums by children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Artists’ reception: Sunday, July 5, 2-4 pm. 592-9695.
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, July 4, 11 am-4 pm, throughout Three Rivers (watch for purple/gold flags). This month’s theme is “Hot Time in the Ol’ Town.” Pick up free maps and schedules at Anne Lang’s Emporium or Three Rivers Historical Society. Dozens of 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.
CENTER STAGE STRINGS: STUDENT RECITAL
Sunday, July 5, 3 pm, Chapel, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Solos and chamber ensembles will showcase the CSS students. Free; open to the public. www.centerstagestrings.com.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 9 am-12:15 pm; Friday, July 10, 5:30-8:30 pm; First Baptist Church, 42013 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers. This year’s theme is “Journey Off the Map.” Kids will set out on a journey to uncharted territory and will encounter the unexpected waiting around every bend. On this expedition of a lifetime, kids will discover that Jesus is the Ultimate Guide. In this one-week adventure kids will learn to trust God through Bible stories, crafts, music, and games. For children entering kindergarten through entering sixth grade. Information/registration: 561-3240.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, July 9, 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 Southland Chapter. Sessions are free and held each second and fourth Thursday of the month. To attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; email@example.com.
HOT DOG FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 11, 10 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. Seventh annual event to raise money for Three Rivers Historical Society and Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters. Hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, root beer floats, and arts-and-crafts vendors. $7. Open to the public. 561-2707.
WOODLAKE CUSTOM CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Saturday, July 18, Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. For the 17th year, classic and custom cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles will be on display and competing for awards in several classes. Entertainment; food. Friday, July 17: Cruise Night. Free admission; open to the public. 564-3963.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 3-6, 9 am-noon (noon-1 pm: optional swim time), Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center. For ages 4-12; music, crafts, Bible stories, games, and more. This year’s theme: Weird Animals. Thursday, Aug. 6: Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s Zoomobile will have some “weird animals” for discovery. Junior high / high school students: To be an assistant and earn community service hours, pre-registration is required (call 561-4154). Free; open to the public. Preregistration for students: 561-3385.
WOLVERTON BBQ DINNER
Nightly through Labor Day weekend, 5 pm till sunset, Wolverton Meadow, Sequoia National Park. All-you-can-eat picnic dinner with homestyle pork ribs and chicken, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, salads, vegetables, fresh-baked cornbread, homemade desserts, and cold beverages (beer/wine available for purchase). Enjoy the Living History Storyteller while you dine. Purchase same-day tickets by 2 pm at Wuksachi Lodge or Lodgepole Market. Adults: $24.99; children ages 4-12: $12.50; free for children under 4. Information: 565-4070; www.visitsequoia.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.
MOUNTAIN KIDS SUMMER CAMP
Monday-Friday, through June 19, 8:15 am-5:30 pm, Three Rivers School. A two-week camp for children from first to eighth grades. Art, science, games, dance, yoga, sports, library visits, and more. Cost: $27.50 per day (half-day and hourly rates also available). Director: Tiffani Powell. Additional two-week camps will be held in July and August. Registration: 991-6817; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL
Thursdays, through August 27, 6 pm, meet at Three Rivers School upper athletic field. Cost: $25. Information: 561-4750.
WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Wednesdays (beginning June 17), 7 pm, meet at Three Rivers School upper athletic field. Ages: Entering ninth grade and older. Cost: $25 for the season (or $5 per game). Information: 280-2691.
VISALIA ART LEAGUE: 2015 MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Through June 26, Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia. An exhibition of black-and-white images by artists Mona Fox Selph of Three Rivers, Linda Hengst of Elderwood, and more. Regular gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5:30 pm. 739-0905.
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.