NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC
Friday, Dec. 19, 8 pm-12 am: Karaoke by Joelle. Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 pm-1 am: AC Myles. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.
GATEWAY RESTAURANT: LIVE MUSIC
Friday, Dec. 19, 8-11 pm: Gerimaya Whyte. Saturday, Dec. 20, 8-11 pm: Fifty Buck Band. 45978 Sierra Dr.; 561-4133.
RIATA RANCH HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
Saturday, Dec. 20, performance: 11:30 am; lunch: 12:30 pm, Riata Ranch, 42390 North Kaweah Drive, Three Rivers. A free Trick Roping and Trick Riding Show (weather permitting). A barbecued Texas brisket lunch will kick off the afternoon (lunch tickets: $35 donation). Ticket-holders will also participate in a meet-and-greet by Riata Ranch members. Lunch tickets/RSVP: 561-3966.
HOLIDAY PARTY FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 pm, Three Rivers Library. Children’s singer/songwriter Oklin Bloodworth (“Music With a Kiddie Beat!”) will perform. Cookies and other refreshments. Free. 561-4564.
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, Dec. 21, 4 pm, 40914 Blossom Dr., Three Rivers. All are welcome to attend this annual holiday event. Refreshments. 561-7207.
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: FOOD / GIFT DISTRIBUTION
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 10 am-noon, Three Rivers Arts Center. Note change in regular distribution schedule to coincide with Christmas Eve and Christmas. 561-4154.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 6 pm, 42013 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers. Celebrate the season. 561-4228.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 7:30 pm, 43410 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers. Annual holy gathering. 561-3385.
Friday, Dec. 26-Monday, Dec. 29, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Wood ‘N’ Horse Training Stables, 42846 North Fork Dr. Three Rivers. An introduction to horses for all ages. Registration/information: 561-4268.
ROCKIN’ RESOLUTION RUN
Thursday, Jan. 1, 9 am (free one-mile kids’ race); 9:30 am (5K), Bank of the Sierra-Downtown Visalia branch, 128 E. Main St. Annual event to benefit the Visalia Rescue Mission. Cost: $30. Register: www.rockinresolutionrun.com.
POLAR BEAR DIP
Thursday, Jan. 1, noon, Gateway Restaurant. Gather ‘round or join the fun as New Year’s Day revelers jump start 2015 with a dip in the Kaweah River. Complimentary (hot) refreshments. 561-4133.
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, Jan. 3, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), throughout Three Rivers (watch for the purple/gold flags). This month’s theme: Let it Snow. 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.
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this annual session to assemble comforters that will be provided to patients at Children’s Hospital Central California. No experience necessary. Weekly through April. 561-3577.