NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Jan. 4, 10:30 am. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week’s program: Meet on the upper field at Three Rivers School for outdoor games. Information: email@example.com.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, Jan. 4, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 pm-1 am: Back Road Band. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers; 561-2211.
THREE RIVERS BREWING CO.: SPECIAL RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, Jan. 5, all day beginning at 11 am, 41763 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Three Rivers Brewing Co. joins 1,400 breweries worldwide to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a fundraiser beer to assist victims of Butte County's Camp Fire that occurred in November, destroying the town of Paradise, Calif., and burning its way into the history books as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire to ever occur in California. One hundred percent of the Three Rivers sales will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, aimed at long-term community rebuilding support. 909-5483.
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), throughout Three Rivers (watch for the purple/gold flags). This month’s featured artist: Shirley Keller. Pick up free maps and schedules at Three Rivers Historical Museum or Three Rivers Arts Center. Dozens of artists; art for show and sale. 561-3463; www.1stsaturdaytr.com.
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Sunday, Jan. 6, noon-4 pm, Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. Tacos Lucha will be serving ramen. Everybody welcome, including kids and dogs.
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in the 2019 session to assemble comforters that will be provided to seriously ill children at Kaweah Delta Hospital, Valley Children's Hospital, and Adventist Health. No experience necessary; donations of labor and materials are always welcome. Weekly through April. 561-4270.
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Jan. 11, 10:30 am. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week’s program: A field trip to Imagine U children's museum in Visalia. Information/directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THREE RIVERS FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 am, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. An organizational meeting to assist in the formation of a local FSC. Facilitated by Elizabeth LaMar of Three Rivers, California FSC grants specialist.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30 pm, Visalia Fox Theatre, 308 W. Main St. This month's performance will feature two symphonies that celebrate the theme of "Winter Wonders": Tchaikovsky's "Winter Daydreams" and Sibelius's "Symphony 2." Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm by Bruce Kiesling, music director. 732-8600; www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.
VISALIA WOMEN'S MARCH
Saturday, Jan. 19, noon-3 pm, Oval Park, North Court St. and NW 2nd St., Visalia. ACT for Women and Girls will host the 2019 local edition of the third annual Women's March, which will take place in cities nationwide. Families welcome; bring your own signs and banners. Information: www.womensmarch.com/2019; scroll to "Sister Marches."
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Jan. 21, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Hidden Figures (2016). 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, Jan. 20.
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: email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.