NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, Nov. 2, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 pm-1 am: Fire on the Mountain. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers; 561-2211.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 am-4 pm, River Ridge Ranch, 37675 Balch Park Rd., Springville. Presented by California Native Plant Society-Alta Peak Chapter and the River Ridge Institute, the annual event is a celebration of the natural world of the Sierra foothills. Music on two stages, arts (youth art contest, spray paint artists, and more), food by Route 65 Grill (vegetarian available), wine and Sierra Nevada beer, activities, outdoor education, native plants sale, and a stone labyrinth to explore. Free admission; open to the public. 539-0207.
CLEAN UP EVENT
Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 am-1 pm, Lemon Cove Fire Station, 32490 Sierra Drive. FREE disposal of waste that can’t go to the landfill: various household, yard, and pool chemicals; fluorescent lights; vehicle and household batteries; paints, cleaners, and pesticides; used motor oil and oil filters; and more. Also, electronic waste will be accepted: microwaves, cell phones, DVD players, printers, computers and monitors, TVs, etc. No business or agricultural waste will be accepted. Sponsored by Tulare County Environmental Health. Information: 624-7400.
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), throughout Three Rivers (watch for the purple/gold flags). This month’s theme is “Leaf Fall.” Featured Artists: Anne and HJ Brown. Pick up free maps and schedules at Anne Lang’s Emporium or Three Rivers Historical Museum. 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.
THREE RIVERS FIRE SAFE COUNCIL: COMMUNITY MEETING
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Stephen Gort, executive director of the California Fire Safe Council, will assist Three Rivers residents in forming a local Fire Safe Council that will work on community fire prevention, developing evacuation routes, assisting property owners with defensible space clearance, and obtaining grant dollars available for fire prevention goals and activities. Free; open to the public.
COMMUNITY-WIDE PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Sunday, Nov. 4, 12:30 am-3:30 am. SCE will perform upgrades and maintenance.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 am. Turn clocks back one hour.
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. Sunday, Nov. 4, noon-4 pm: Spiceman. Everybody welcome, including kids and dogs.
REDBUD GARDEN CLUB
Monday, Nov. 5, 10 am, at a member’s home. This month: A potting party for the club’s Spring Plant Sale. Members: Bring plant cuttings, sterilized one-gallon pots, planting soil, and garden tools. Lunch will be provided, followed by the meeting. Information/directions: (951) 805-9788; (419) 308-2996.
FREE PROGRAM: MEDICARE 2019
Monday, Nov. 5, noon, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers (during Weekly $5 Senior Lunch). Michael Young, broker at 20/20 Employee Benefits in Exeter will provide a program about Medicare in 2019. Lunch is $5; program in free to attend and open to all. Reserve lunch by the Sunday before; call 561-4595 (ask for Barbara Lahmann).
TACO TUESDAY FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 4-8 pm, McDowall Auditorium, Three Rivers Union School. Beef tacos or refried bean tacos; with/without cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. $2 per taco. Sponsored by River View Restaurant; a fundraiser for the TRUS Class of 2018 to raise money for their San Francisco trip in May. 561-4466.
THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 pm, TRUS library. Monthly meeting of the board. Open to the public. 561-4466.
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm, CSD office, 40915 Sierra Dr., Suite E, Three Rivers. Monthly meeting of the board. Open to the public. 561-3480.
CROWN VALLEY YOUTH RANCH: FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 am-3 pm, Crown Valley Youth Ranch, 19880 Ave. 376, Woodlake. Hay rides, petting zoo, games, live music, gardening, photobooth, food, face painting, horses, train for kids. Everything is free (donations accepted to support Crown Valley Youth Ranch, a nonprofit ministryt that offers children’s programs including horses, horticulture, arts and crafts, small animals, and natureoutdoor survival). Information: email@example.com; 564-2897.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 5-8 pm, First Baptist Church, Three Rivers. Food, games, prizes, and more will be available. All free; open to the public. 561-4228.
SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS: FEE-FREE DAY
Sunday, Nov. 11. Entrance fees waived to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and all national parks in honor of Veterans Day.
CELEBRATION OF DYNAMIC LIVES: ORAL HISTORIES FROM THREE RIVERS
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2-4 pm, St. Anthony Retreat Center, 43816 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers. Annual event to honor local seniors who have recorded their wisdom and life experiences in the 2018 collection. An art show will feature portraits by Three Rivers artist Nadi Spencer. Sponsored by Aging in Community-Three Rivers. Refreshments. Free; all welcome. 465-4666.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Nov. 12, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Babette’s Feast (1987), a Danish drama with English subtitles, based on a story by Isak Dinesen, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. 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 (soup, sandwich, drink, and cookie). Cost: $5. Reservations: Barbara Lahmann, 561-4595. Call by Sunday, Nov. 11.
FRIENDS OF THE THREE RIVERS LIBRARY: SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library. Carrie Vernon, Sequoia-Kings Canyon helitack supervisor, will provide a presentation on the role of helicopters in the parks. Free; open to the public. 561-4564.
THREE RIVERS GIRL SCOUTS: END-OF-THE-YEAR FUN RUN
Saturday, Dec. 29, 9:30-11:30 am, Lake Kaweah. Register for this third annual family-friendly 5K run/walk during November to receive a discount. Prizes and raffle; handcrafted finisher’s medals; race timing; coffee and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Three Rivers Girl Scouts Troop 2653. November 2-December 1: $30 (children 12 and under are free with paid adults). Register: www.runsignup.com; search “Three Rivers Girl Scouts.”
Mondays, 7 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-3385.
Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-3385.
WEEKLY $5 SENIOR LUNCH
Mondays, noon, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. Lunch includes soup, sandwich, drink, and cookie. Sponsored by St. Anthony Retreat Center with a grant from Land O’ Lakes (information: Aging in Community-Three Rivers, 465-4666). Reserve your lunch by the Sunday before; call 561-4594 (ask for Barbara Lahmann).
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Fridays (during the regular school year), 10:30 am, Our Place Playground (at Three Rivers Library) and other locations. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Open daily, 9 am-5 pm, 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.
Free ranger-led programs at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rangerprogsched.htm.
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; email@example.com.
SEQUOIA PARKS CONSERVANCY: HIKES AND WALKS
Upcoming recreational activities in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are listed online at: www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/sequoiajourneys.html.