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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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JUNE 2016

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND:

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, June 24, 8 pm-midnight: 3 and the Machine. Saturday, June 25, 9 pm-1 am: Dharma Bums. Sunday, June 26, 4-8 pm: Shiloh. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211. 

 

NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY-ALTA PEAK CHAPTER: FIELD TRIP

Saturday, June 25, noon, meet at noon on the deck of the Wolverton snack shop. Meet for a picnic lunch (bring your own) then participate in a guided walk around Long Meadow (Wolverton), led by Erik Frenzel, plant ecologist at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. An easy walk about two miles in length. This event is free and open to all ages. Bring lunch, water, and dress appropriately for the conditions at 7,000 feet elevation. RSVP (preferred but not necessary): Ginger Bradshaw, gingerbradshaw 936@gmail.com; 827-7604.

 

COMING SOON...

 

THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: ANNUAL BBQ PICNIC

Monday, June 27, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. All members are welcome to this last gathering of the 2015-2016 year; no need to bring anything. All food and drinks will be provided. The 2016-2017 Senior League board will be installed.

 

THREE RIVERS LIBRARY: SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Friday, July 1, 10:30 am, Three Rivers Library. This week’s Summer Reading Program presentation will by Sequoia National Park rangers who will discuss “skull reading.” 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 (the more kids read, the bigger the prizes!). Weekly programs through July 22. Free admission; open to the public. 561-4564.

 

WOODLAKE JULY 3RD BLAST

Sunday, July 3, 6 pm, Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. Lots of activities for the kids (bounce houses, play area, magician, face painting, games). Horseshoe competition, music, food, beverages, entertainment. Fireworks show at dusk. Free admission.

 

EXETER FOURTH OF JULY IN THE PARK

Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 am, Exeter City Park. The day begins with a 10K/5K run, pancake breakfast, and horseshoe tournament. Live entertainment; vendor booths. Sponsored by Exeter Chamber of Commerce. 592-2919.

 

GRANT GROVE VILLAGE / WILSONIA FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Monday, July 4, 11 am, parade begins at Grant Grove Fire Station. Enjoy an old-fashioned mountain parade. Or better yet, enter the parade (decorate a vehicle, bike, wagon, and/or yourselves and be at the GG Fire Station by 10:45 am). 

 

EXETER FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW

Monday, July 4, dusk, Exeter High School stadium, Rocky Hill Drive. A free fireworks show (donations accepted). Open to the public.

 

THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Wednesday, July 6, 6 pm, TRUS library. Monthly meeting of the board will include a hearing and public input on the proposed adoption of a Developer Fee Justification Study and an increase in the statutory school facility fee on new residential and commercial developments in the TRUS District. Open to the public. 561-4466.

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 pm, CSD office, 40915 Sierra Dr., Suite E, Three Rivers. Monthly meeting of the board. Open to the public. 561-3480.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: STUDENT TRAINING

Wednesday, July 6, 7-8 pm, First Baptist Church, Three Rivers. Responsible students of good character are needed to assist teachers and adult workers with kindergarten through sixth grade students on Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 8:30 am-12:30 pm and Friday, July 15, from 5:30-8:30 pm. Dinner provided. Information: Diane Garcia, 561-3240.

 

HOT DOG FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 9, 10 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum. Annual fundraiser for the Three Rivers Historical Society and Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters features hot dogs and root beer floats.  Vendor booths and other activities. 561-2707.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 9 am-12:15 pm, First Baptist Church, Three Rivers. For children entering kindergarten through entering sixth grade. This year’s theme is “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.” Bible stories, crafts, music, and games. Free; open to all children. Information: Diane Garcia, 561-3240.

 

WOODLAKE CUSTOM CAR AND BIKE SHOW

Saturday, July 16, all day, Woodlake City Park. The 17th annual event is sponsored by Woodlake Valley Chamber of Commerce. Music by DJ Tony Avila; raffle prizes; 50/50 drawing; food booths. Free; open to the public.

 

MINERAL KING PRESERVATION SOCIETY: PICNIC IN THE PARK

Saturday, July 16, noon, park at the end of Mineral King Road (Sequoia National Park) and walk down the dirt road by the cabins; gathering takes place outside at the Peterson/Davis cabin. Come hear tales of Mineral King history as told by community members. Bring your own seating and a picnic lunch; lemonade and cookies provided. Free (park entrance fee required); open to the public. 

 

AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

Monday, July 18, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), a comedy/drama/romance starring Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, and Sandra Oh. 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. Now available: A pre-movie senior lunch special (soup, sandwich, drink, and cookie). Cost: $5. Reservations, Barbara Lahmann, 561-4595 (call by Sunday, July 17). 

 

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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