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

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SEPTEMBER 2018

 

NOTE:  All area codes are (559) unless listed

 
THIS WEEKEND...
 
TULARE COUNTY FAIR
Through Sunday, Sept. 16, 11 am-midnight, Tulare County Fairgrounds, 620 South K St., Tulare. Information/tickets/attractions/food: https://tcfair.org/. 
 
WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL: FOOTBALL
Friday, Sept. 14— JV: 5 pm / Varsity: 7:15 pm; Lindsay at WHS. Next week: WHS at Sierra Pacific (Hanford). 564-3307.
 
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, Sept. 14, 8 pm-midnight: Hot Mess. Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 pm-1 am: Back Road Band. Sunday, Sept. 16, 4-8 pm: To be announced. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers; 561-2211. 
 
THE BARN: GRAND OPENING
Saturday, Sept. 15, 4-7 pm, 40838 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Four businesses have moved into the big, red barn and will celebrate this new collaboration: 3R Velo (indoor cycling), Gathered (gifts, souvenirs), Sage Roots (organic produce and more), Wendy McKellar Art (local artist gallery). Refreshments; tours; shopping; demonstrations; free beer/wine. Free; open to the public. 730-6848.
 
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-4 pm, Main Squeeze Market, at the junction of Hwy. 198 and the Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. A weekly event that this Sunday will feature the Mediterranean cuisine of Pita Kabob. Open to the public; bring the kids and dogs! 
 
 
COMING SOON...
 
 
FLU VACCINE CLINIC
Monday, Sept. 17, 9:30-11:30 am, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Administered by Tulare County Public Health. Free with a Medicare or Medi-Cal card (and ID card) or $22 (however, no one will be denied a vaccination if unable to pay). 685-5725.
 
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Sept. 17, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film The Help (2011). 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, Sept. 16.
 
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Sept. 21, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground, Three Rivers Library. This week’s program: Craft time. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. Information/location: opplaygroup3r@gmail.com.
 
TULARE COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY: MONTHLY MEETING
Friday, Sept. 21, 7 pm, Tulare County Board of Supervisors Administration Building, 2800 W. Burrel, Visalia. Irene Barba will present a multimedia presentation of her 2016 solo trip on the Pacific Crest Trail. Free; open to the public.
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY: FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, Sept. 22. Entrance fees waived to all national parks and other public lands in honor of National Public Lands Day.
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY: LAKE KAWEAH CLEANUP
Saturday, Sept. 22, meet in the morning  at Horse Creek Campground, Lake Kaweah. The nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands is now in its 25th year. At Lake Kaweah, volunteers are needed to provide landscape maintenance, refurbish campsites, plant trees, collect litter, and more. Continental breakfast and a catered lunch, entertainment, commemorative T-shirt,  and free camping for all pre-registered volunteers. Register: Robin Lebo, 597-2301; robin.w.lebo@usace.army.mil.
 
ROUND-UP FOR HUNGER: 5K RUN, 2-MILE WALK, AND KIDS’ FUN RUN
Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:15 am - Fun Run; 7:30 am - Run and Walk; Bravo Lake / Woodlake Botanical Garden. The first 75 registered entries receive a run shirt. All participants receive breakfast burritos and refreshments after the run. First-place awards presented in each age division. Kids 10 and under run free in the Fun Run with an adult registration. Sponsored by Kiwanis of Woodlake; proceeds benefit Woodlake Food Pantry. Preregistration (through September 19): $25; $30 (after September 19 and on race day). Register online at: www.woodlakekiwanis.com.
 
SILVER CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT: THANKSGIVING IN SEPTEMBER
Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-9 pm, Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. The public is invited to partake in Silver City Restaurant’s annual “Thanksgiving Dinner.” Dine indoors or out. Reservations required. Information/reservations/directions: 561-3223 or email hannah.parsons@silvercityresort.com.
 
MINERAL KING PRESERVATION SOCIETY: VIDEO VIEWING
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2-3:30 pm, Mineral King Room, Three Rivers Historical Museum. Historic (and opposing presentations) of the multi-million-dollar planned development of a ski resort in the Mineral King valley that was proposed in the 1960s and ‘70s. 
 
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: FALL SOCIAL
Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 pm (come early to socialize), Three Rivers Memorial Building. The first get-together after the summer hiatus will include pizza (salad, ice cream, and beverages) and Bingo. (This is not a potluck; no need to bring food or any tableware.) Free to Senior League members; prospective members invited to attend. 561-4171.
 
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION / OPIOID PREVENTION SUMMIT
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 am-4 pm, Living Christ Church, 2516 North M St., Tulare. Sponsored by Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, Tulare County Prevention Coalition, and Drug Central Valley California High-Intensity Trafficking Area. Hear from several experts about the state of opioids in Tulare County and prevention tips and receive updates about California’s legalization of marijuana.  Free; open to the public. 624-8007.
 
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 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.
 
TULARE COUNTY JOB FAIR
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:30 am-noon, (veterans admitted at 9 am), Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia. Dress professionally. Bring copies of resume. Do not bring children. Be prepared to interview. Some employers only take online applications but will explain the recruitment process.
 
PUBLIC FORUM FOR LOCAL CANDIDATES
Thursday, Sept. 27, doors open at 5:30 pm, Tulare County Office of Education Office, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. 6-7 pm: Tulare County Superintendent of Schools candidates — Craig Wheaton, deputy superintendent of administrative services, Tulare County Office of Education; and Tim Hire, superintendent, Exeter Unified School District. 7:15-8:15 pm: Devon Mathis (R), incumbent, District 26 assembly member; and Jose Sigala (D), council member, City of Tulare (this assembly race does not pertain to Three Rivers voters). Free; open to the public. 732-2009.
 
THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL FOUNDATION: FALL DINNER AND AUCTION
Sunday, Sept. 30, 4-8 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. This year’s dinner theme is Fiesta, with food prepared and catered by Sierra Subs and Salads. Silent auction, live auction, Pick-A-Party signups. Free beer and wine. All proceeds benefit Three Rivers School. Tickets: $50 (available at TRUS office, Sierra Subs or any Foundation board member. 561-4466.
 
 
ONGOING...
 
 
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Mondays, 7 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-3385.
 
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
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: opplaygroup3r@gmail.com.
 
THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Open daily, 9 am-5 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).
 
ADULT VOLLEYBALL
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. 
 
COMMUNITY BASKETBALL
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.
 
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-Northern California Chapter. Sessions are free; to attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; elizabethholliday3r@gmail.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.

 

 

 

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