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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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OCTOBER 2017

 

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

 
THIS WEEKEND...
 
CHEROKEE OAKS CANDY DRIVE
Through Tuesday, Oct. 31, Valley Oak Credit Union, 40870 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Three Rivers residents may donate candy to those in the Cherokee Oaks neighborhood where local children go for trick-or-treating. During regular business hours: DONORS— Drop off unopened bags of candy at Valley Oak Credit Union. CHEROKEE OAKS RESIDENTS— Candy will be available for pick-up (based on availability).
 
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE:LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, Oct. 13, 8 pm-midnight: Triple Play. Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 pm-1 am: 3 & The Machine. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers; 561-2211.
 
THREE RIVERS LIBRARY: CRAFT DAY
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2:30 pm. Kids’ crafts with a different theme each week. This week: Paper plate owl. Free; open to children of all ages. 561-4564.
 
EXETER FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 am-4 pm, Exeter City Park and downtown Exeter. 7 am: 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk; Pancake Breakfast. 9 am: Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire (E Street). 10 am: Parade; live entertainment begins; arts and crafts, games, pet adoptions, petting zoo, live reptile show, food, and more. 11 am: Car and Bike Show (E Street). Sponsored by Exeter Chamber of Commerce. Free admission; open to the public. Information and for a schedule of all Fall Festival events in October: www.exeterchamber.com.
 
ALLENSWORTH STATE PARK: ANNUAL REDEDICATION
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 am-4 pm (5K run/walk begins at 9 am), Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (from Highway 99 take Alpaugh exit in Earlimart; turn right on County Road J22 / Sierra Way, go about 7 miles to State Highway 43, turn left in 2 miles on Palmer Ave., make a right over the railroad tracks, then turn right to enter the park). The Friends of Allensworth Interpretive Association invites everyone to explore the heritage of African-Americans in California at Tulare County’s only state park. Tour historic homes and businesses, explore the visitor center, shop in the vendor area, and enjoy live entertainment.  Entrance fee: $8 per vehicle. Information: (877) 245-6232.
 
DRIVE-THRU BBQ
Saturday, Oct. 14, 4-7 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum. Support the Three Rivers Historical Society and Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters without even getting out of your car. For $10, pull into the Museum parking lot and be handed deep-pit barbecue, rice pilaf, ranch beans, and a dinner roll. Purchase tickets at the Museum, from any  local Volunteer Firefighter, or at the event. Information: 561-4449.
 
WOODLAKE ROTARY CLUB: FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:45 pm (happy hour); 6 pm (dinner); Running P Ranch, 19524 Ave. 364, Woodlake. Dinner, reverse drawing, auctions, raffle, music. Tickets: $50; $10 for kids 10 and under. Information: 798-0346 or 736-4483.
 
WOODLAKE LIONS CLUB: BREWFEST
Saturday, Oct. 14, 5-10 pm, Woodlake Plaza and Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. Craft Beer, gourmet food, live music. Hosted by professional radio personality Danny Salas. For ages 21 and over only. Admission: $30 per person. Information: 429-1275.
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: A JOURNEY OF FAITH
Sunday, Oct. 15, 10:30 am (during regular worship), Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Church member Greg Shultz of Three Rivers will share his journey of faith over the last 25 years, including his experiences at Community Presbyterian Church. Refreshments following the service; all welcome. 561-3385.
 
COMING SOON...
 
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Oct. 16, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Roman Holiday (1953), a comedy/romance starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. 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, Oct. 15.
 
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Oct. 20, 9:30 am, St. Anthony Retreat. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week’s program: Wear a Halloween costume. There will be a storytime and pumpkins, snacks, and crafts. Information: opplaygroup3r@gmail.com.
 
TALES FROM THE TOMB
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 am-1 pm, Three Rivers Cemetery. The Three Rivers Cemetery will become an outdoor theatre as actors in period costume portray some of the pioneer men and women who settled in the area in the 19th century. This year: Grace Mullinex Alles (1887-1981), Blanche Blick Burnham (1862-1939), Major Frederick Russell Burnham (1861-1947), and Maria Dewey Curtis (1864-1932). Intermission; refreshments. Presented by Tulare County Historical Society; scripts written by Dallas Pattee. Admission: $15 (adults); $7.50 (ages 11-15); free (10 and under). Advance reservations required (by Wednesday, Oct. 18): 731-8744 or 732-2581; or mail check (and make payable) to TCHS, P.O. Box 295, Visalia, CA  93279.
 
HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY VISALIA: DINNER AND AUCTION
Saturday, Oct. 21, 6-9 pm, Visalia Convention Center. Eighth annual Celebration Dinner and Auction. Auctions will feature items from local merchants and crafters as well as getaway packages, gift baskets, jewelry, certificates, and more. Sponsored by Hands in the Community, a nonprofit organization that provides crisis referral services and resources. Tickets: $550 for a table of eight (sponsorships also available with advertising). RSVP by October 9: hncvisalia@gmail.com or call Lester Moon, 625-3822, ext. 3.
 
THREE RIVERS LIONS CLUB: ALL TOWN DINNER DANCE
Saturday, Oct. 21, 4-10 pm, Lions Arena, Three Rivers. A special tribute to Pat O’Connell in honor of his 90th birthday will kick off the event. Live music by The Mike Torres Band and Rock for Vets. Dinner available for purchase; no-host bar. Proceeds benefit Three Rivers Lions Club service projects. Admission: $10. Information: 786-7960.
 
THREE RIVERS PERFORMING ARTS: GRAND FINALE CONCERT
Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. Three Rivers Performing Arts is dissolving so this is the final classical concert. Performing will be violinist Danielle Belen, pianist Jennie Jung. 14-year-old violinist Kevin Miura, and the Calidore String Quartet. Tickets (must be purchased in advance by October 17): $12. Purchase online at www.centerstagemusicfund.org. Information: rudy@viewpt.com.
 
BOOK SIGNING AND READING
Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-3 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. Betty A. Luceigh, Ph.D., will sign copies of her recently published book, Is it Beautiful? A Journey from Separation toward Unification, about the author’s spiritual evolution and her dedication to sharing her enlightenment with others. Selected passages will be read. Refreshments. Free; open to the public. 561-2707.
 
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: PINK TEA PARTY
Sunday, Oct. 22, 1 pm, Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave. The sixth annual event will educate participants about breast cancer and celebrate those whose lives have been affected by it. The keynote speaker for this year’s Asian-themed function will be Kim Becking, cancer survivor and author of Nordie’s at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women “Too Young” for Breast Cancer. Also, foods, music, prize drawings, photo booth, live entertainment, and more. Tickets (must be purchased in advance): $25. 624-2098.  
 
SELF-DEFENSE / FITNESS: THREE RIVERS KRAV MAGA SEMINAR
Sunday, Oct. 22, 3-6 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Instruction in self defense and physical conditioning designed for people of any age, size, or fitness ability. Learn how to defend yourself while gaining increased awareness and instinctive reflexes. For ages 14 and older. Instructor: D Womack of Valley Fight Club in Hanford. Cost: $20. Sponsored by Kristi Powell of American Martial Arts-Three Rivers. Pre-registration (preferred): 786-4803 (walk-ins okay).
 
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: MONTHLY POTLUCK SOCIAL
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Monthly potluck with an acoustical guitar performance by Nancy Wills, guitar instructor at Lindsay High School whose students have performed nationally. 561-4171.
 
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9 am-noon, 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. 561-4154.
 
RECEPTION: JEAN MAYER’S 90-YEAR PHOTOGRAPHIC RETROSPECTIVE
Saturday, Oct. 28, noon-5 pm, Cort Gallery, 41881 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. In celebration of her 90th trip around the sun, Jean Mayer of Three Rivers will exhibit a lifetime of memories as documented through her camera lens, as well as her other artistic creations. Refreshments; silent auction.  Free; open to the public.  Exhibit will continue through Sunday, Nov. 5.
 
THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 28, 4 pm, TRUS. The Halloween Carnival is Three Rivers’s most beloved annual event. It kicks off with a costume parade. Game and food booths, pick-a-prize and silent auction, raffle, bounce houses, live music, Sweet Shop, Cake Walk, Eighth-Grade Dinner. Sponsored by Eagle Booster Club; all proceeds benefit Three Rivers School. (Donations of raffle and auction items, game booth prizes, food, and cash gratefully accepted.) Free admission; free parking. Contact Sam Mason, EBC president, 967-6988 or sam.ebc@3rusd.org.
 
HARVEST OF HANDWOVENS: SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 am-3 pm, Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. (Hwy. 65). This is the 38th annual event that showcases all types of handweaving by local artisans: placemats, dish towels, rugs, afghans, garments, and holiday gifts and decor. Also, basket-weaving, gourds, demonstrations, and yarn and supplies for sale. Refreshments; raffle. Free admission; open to the public. Sponsored by Handweavers of the Valley. www.hwotv.org; 561-4048.
 
 
ONGOING...
 
 
COMMUNITY BASKETBALL
Wednesdays, 7 pm, McDowall Auditorium (gym), Three Rivers School. $5 per player. Full court; everyone plays. Information: 798-8478.
 
 
ADULT VOLLEYBALL
Mondays, 7:30 pm, Three Rivers School gym. All skill levels welcome. Sponsored by Three Rivers Union School Recreation Committee. Cost: $5 per week or $20 for three months. 561-4466. 

 

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Open daily (subject to the availability of volunteers), 9 am-3 pm, 42268 Sierra Dr. Visitor information and historical displays. 561-2707. 

 

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-Northern California Chapter. Sessions are free; to attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; elizabethholliday3r@gmail.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.

 

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. 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/

 

 

 

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