NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, March 15, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, March 16, 9 pm-1 am: AC Myles. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211.
WINTER WONDERS SNOWSHOE WALK
Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, noon-2 pm, Lodgepole Market. Guided snowshoe walks each weekend during winter. About 1 mile; easy; all ages. Free but bring snowshoes (available for rent at Lodgepole Market). First come, first served. Organized by Sequoia Parks Conservancy.
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Sunday, March 17, noon-4 pm, Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. This week: Kerribb Flava.And in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, live music by High Grade Pats.
LEMON COVE WOMEN’S CLUB
Sunday, March 17, 1-5 pm, Lemon Cove Women’s Clubhouse, Lemon Cove. An open house and bake sale; live music; the club’s museum will be open to the public. Book-signing by Exeter author, Gloria Getman, who last year released her second novel in the Deena Powers mystery series. Open to the public. 597-2459.
COMMUNITY BINGO / POTLUCK
Sunday, March 17, 3-5 pm, St. Anthony Retreat Center. Annual bingo get-together. Win cash prizes. Bring a dish to share. Free admission; open to the public. Donation: $10 per care (unlimited exchanges). 561-4920.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, March 18, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Eddie the Eagle (2015), a biographical sports-comedy drama starring Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken. 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, March 17.
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, March 19, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in making comforters that will be provided to seriously ill children at area hospitals. 561-4270.
RETIREMENT PARTY: JULIE DOCTOR
Thursday, March 21, 4-9 pm, River View Restaurant, Three Rivers. Celebrate Julie’s 45 years of dedicated service to Three Rivers. Stop in for a visit or purchase the salad bar and pizza for $15. No-host bar will offer happy hour prices. 5-8 pm: Live music by Mankin Creek (and friends).
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, March 22, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week’s program: Spring Cleanup Day. Information/directions: email@example.com.
FOURTH FRIDAY CAREGIVER’S TOOLBOX
Friday, March 22, 2:30 pm, Conference Room, Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. A free workshop, led by Kim Jensen, community liaison for Quail Park senior living community in Visalia, to explore ideas and strategies to providing care (now or in the future) for family members and friends with memory problems and dementia. Open to the public; no RSVP necessary. Information: 737-7443.
REEDLEY COLLEGE MULE CLUB: ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Saturday, March 23, 6-8:30 pm, Reedley College, 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley. The Mule Club is raising funds to attend and compete in Mule Days, held annually in Bishop during Memorial Day weekend. Live auction; silent auction; live music; door prizes. Tickets: $30 (available at the event). Information: 304-0251.
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE
Monday, March 25, 6:30 pm (arrive early to socialize), Three Rivers Memorial Building. Monthly potluck will include details about the group’s annual field trip in May. Live music by Mankin Creek. 568-5424.
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, March 27, 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.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND SALE
Friday, March 29, 4-9 pm; Saturday, March 30, 1-9 pm; Cort Gallery, 41881 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. At the Opening Reception on Friday, meet the photographer, Irene Barba, and enjoy refreshments while browsing the exhibit of 30 landscape photographs enlarged onto canvas and metal, taken during a decade of backpacking trips into the backcountry of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The photos will also be on display Saturday. Photos for sale; door prizes. Free; open to the public.
DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Monday, April 1, 6 pm, McDowall Auditorium, Three Rivers School. A presentation by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. Parents, did you know? Studies show that social media is increasingly being exploited to contact, recruit, and sell children for sex.
THREE RIVERS WOMAN’S CLUB
Wednesday, April 3, noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. The club’s annual Spring Tea will feature the program “A Walk in the Park.” All women of the community are welcome.
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, April 4, 2:30-6 pm, Valley Oak Credit Union parking lot. 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.
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, April 6, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), throughout Three Rivers (watch for the purple/gold flags). Featured Artist: In Memoriam—Lidabelle Wylie. 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.
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-3 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.