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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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MAY ~ JUNE 2015

 

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND...

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, May 22, 8 pm-12 am: Confluence. Saturday, May 23, 9 pm-1 am: Green Machine. Sunday, May 24, 4-8 pm: Music by Mark. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.

 

THE GATEWAY RESTAURANT: LIVE MUSIC

Friday, May 22, 8-11 pm: Dos Okies (in the bar). Saturday, May 23, 7-10 pm: Marble Fork (on the river deck). 45978 Sierra Dr.; 561-4133. 

 

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO

Saturday, May 23, noon, meet at Three Rivers Arts Center. A national march with the Three Rivers version walking from the Arts Center to Three Rivers School and back. The event will be filmed for “Gaia Rising Now” Internet TV. Show your support for the labeling of GMO foods. The walk will also send a message of support for non-GMO foods and the banning of pesticides that are killing bees and, in humans, causing cancer, birth defects, DNA damage, erosion of the immune system, birth defects, and hormonal changes. Make signs and bring noisemakers: bells, drums, whistles, chimes to respectfully support the cause that Americans have a right to know what’s in their food. Follow “March Against Monsanto Three Rivers” on Facebook.

 

COMING SOON...

 

THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: BAND PERFORMANCE

Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 pm, McDowall Auditorium, TRUS. Eagle Band students will perform, directed by Randy Poland. Free; open to the public. 561-4466.

 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, May 28, 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 and held each second and fourth Thursday of the month. To attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; eholliday66@yahoo.com.

 

OUR PLACE: PLAYSCHOOL

Friday, May 29, 10:45 am, meet at Village Shopping Center. This week’s program: A tour of Pizza Factory to learn about pizza-making, followed by a pizza party. (Last program of the 2014-2015 year.) Free; open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. kia.nesmith@gmail.com.

 

TULARE COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY: FIELD TRIP

Saturday, May 30, meet at the Sears parking lot in Visalia at 6:15 am. Participants will meet Fresno Audubon at Hume Lake Ranger Station in Squaw Valley, then continue to the Big Meadows area of Giant Sequoia National Monument. Bring lunch, water, and everything needed to be comfortable in the mountains during a day of bird-watching. Free; open to the public, Information: 224-9403.

 

BERRY TASTING

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 am-noon, Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens, 400 E. Naranjo, Woodlake. Several types of berries will be available for tasting. Admission: $5 (children 5 and under are free). Information: 280-2483.

 

1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS

Saturday, June 1, 11 am-4 pm, throughout Three Rivers (watch for purple/gold flags). This month’s theme: River Runs Through It. Pick up free maps and schedules at Anne Lang’s Emporium or Three Rivers Historical Society. 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.

 

THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: PARENT / VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Saturday, June 2, 8 am, meet at TRUS. Assist with year-end cleanup, maintenance, and repairs. 561-4466.

 

THREE RIVERS WOMAN’S CLUB LUNCHEON

Wednesday, June 3, 11:30 am, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. Annual club luncheon and installation of the 2015-2016 officers — who will preside during the club’s historic centennial year — will highlight this last meeting of the season. All women of the community are invited to attend. Information/reservations: 561-3601.

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, June 4, 2:30-6 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. 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.

 

THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATION

Thursday, June 4, 7 pm, McDowall Auditorium, TRUS. Commencement for eight-graders. Free; open to the public. 561-4466.

 

WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL: CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATION

Friday, June 5, 8 pm, Robinson-Painter Stadium, WHS. Commencement for high school seniors. Tickets: 564-3307.

 

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: COMMUNITY YARD SALE

Saturday, June 6, 8 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. Spaces currently available: $10. Donations of unwanted items accepted. 561-2707.

 

1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS

Saturday, June 6, 11 am-4 pm, throughout Three Rivers (watch for purple/gold flags). This month’s theme is “River Runs Through It.” Pick up free maps and schedules at Anne Lang’s Emporium or Three Rivers Historical Society. 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.

 

ONGOING...

 

THREE RIVERS WALKING CLUB

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 am, meet at Three Rivers Memorial Building. Free; open to the public. Information: Lauren Elliott, PA-C, 561-4683.

 

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. 

 

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).

 

RANGER-LED PROGRAMS

For a complete list of free ranger-led programs offered at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, check online at: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rangerprogsched.htm. 

 

CRAFTS FOR KIDS

During regular hours, Three Rivers Library. Kids are invited to drop in at the library for a new craft each week. Free. 561-4564.

 

STORYTIME

Wednesdays, 10:30 am, Three Rivers Library. Stories will be read aloud to preschoolers. 561-4564.

 

SEQUOIA FIELD INSTITUTE: OUTDOOR SEMINARS, LESSONS, AND PROGRAMS

Programs in Sequoia National Park with subjects from Astronomy to Zoology led by experts in their fields. Go to www.sequoiahistory.org for a complete list of educational programs. 565-4251.

 

FREE MEDITATION TIME

Thursdays, 7:15 pm, Yoga of the Sequoias, 41838 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 786-3358.

 

UC MASTER GARDENERS-TULARE/KINGS COUNTIES

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am. Master Gardeners are available by phone to answer home-gardening questions. Free. 684-3325; 684-3326. 

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Mondays, 7 pm, in the basement of Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. (Narcotics Anonymous is held Thursdays, same time, same place.) 561-3385. 

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Thursdays, 7 pm, in the basement of Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. 561-3385.

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