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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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JULY 2016

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND:

 

THREE RIVERS LIBRARY: SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Friday, July 22, 10:30 am, Three Rivers Library. The final Summer Reading Program presentation will feature Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife. This year’s theme is “Read for the Win!” (Register children ages three and older so they may receive a reading log and earn prizes for reading. Weekly programs through July 22. Weekly program is free admission; open to the public. 561-4564.

 

SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS

Friday, July 22, 6 pm, Woodlake High School pool. An evening for kids and teens with swimming, food, activities, games, and music. Free; open to the public.

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, July 22, 8 pm-midnight: Shiloh. Saturday, July 23, 9 pm-1 am: 3 and the Machine. Sunday, July 24, 4-8 pm: AC Myles. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211. 

 

COMING SOON...

 

THREE RIVERS YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT — CAMP KICK-OFF: ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 pm, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. All youth ages kindergarten and older and their parents are invited to attend this ice cream social/information event to learn about and register for the Three Rivers Youth Theatre Project: Summer Musical Camp’s upcoming production, “Children’s Letters to God.” Rehearsals will be Wednesday-Friday, July 27-29, and Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, from 9 am to noon. Performances will be Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, Aug. 7, 9:30 am. Note: Students who do not want to perform on stage may participate by helping with the set and other behind-the-scenes activities. Free; open to the public. Information / preregistration: 561-3385.

 

THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY

Wednesday, July 27, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (no early birds), Three Rivers Arts Center. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available to all Three Rivers residents for free the fourth Wednesday  of each month as part of the California Association of Food Banks Farm to Family program. (Food pantry recipients have early access at 9 am.) 561-4154.

 

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 am, at the museum (42268 Sierra Dr.). Volunteers needed at the museum. No experience necessary. Information: 561-2707.

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2-6 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 first-time registration and all donors must present photo identification. Administered by the Central California Blood Center; sponsored by the Three Rivers Lions Club. 561-4549.

 

DARK SKY FESTIVAL

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Featuring astronomers and astronauts, photography, hikes, tours, viewings, music, movies, and more. Organized by Sequoia Parks Conservancy. Free (park entrance fee required); open to the public.

 

ONGOING...

 

WOLVERTON BAR-B-QUE

Daily through September 25 beginning at 5 pm, Wolverton Meadow, Sequoia National Park. An all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner (entrees from the grill, corn-on-the-cob, cornbread, salads, veggies, beans, watermelon, dessert and beverages; beer and wine available for purchase) prepared by the chefs of Wuksachi Lodge accompanied by a living history presentation. Adults: $24.99; children ages 4-12: $12.50 (fourth-graders accompanied by a paying adult eat FREE in 2016!). Purchase tickets before 2 pm at Lodgepole Market, Wuksachi Lodge gift shop, or Grant Grove Market. 565-4070.

 

RANGER-LED PROGRAMS

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 Southland Chapter. Sessions are free; to attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; eholliday66@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

COMFORT FOR KIDS: TACK/TIE/TRIM SESSION

Mondays, noon-4 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this offshoot of the quilting project (see above) that assembles comforters for patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. No experience necessary. Weekly through April. 561-4270.

 

KNIT-ALONG

Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 am-2 pm, River View Restaurant. Hosted by Charlotte Little, formerly of Creekside Yarns, and Char Prazak. Bring your knitting projects; all levels of knitters welcome. 561-2003.

 

OUR PLACE: PLAYSCHOOL

Fridays, 10:30 am, locations vary. Free weekly program for preschoolers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: kia.nesmith@gmail.com.

 

ADULT VOLLEYBALL

Mondays (year-round), 7:30 pm, McDowall Auditorium, Three Rivers School. For ninth-graders through adult. Fee: $5/night or $25 for 3-month session. 561-4466.   

 

EXETER TOASTMASTERS

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: vpm@exetertoastmasters.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/

 

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Daily, 9 am-3 pm, 42268 Sierra Dr. Visitor information and historical displays. 561-2707.

 

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