NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed.
THE GATEWAY RESTAURANT: LIVE MUSIC
Friday, July 31, 7-10 pm: Manny Oldenbourg on guitar. Sunday, August 2, 6-9 pm: Manny Oldenbourg on guitar. 45978 Sierra Dr.; 561-4133.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, July 31, 8 pm-12 am: Tom Collins Band. Saturday, August 1, 9 pm-1 am: Back Road Band. Sunday, August 2, 4-8 pm: 3 & The Machine. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, Aug. 1, 11 am-4 pm, throughout Three Rivers (watch for purple/gold flags). This month’s theme is “Celebrate Sequoias.” 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.
COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 3-6, 9 am-noon (noon-1 pm: optional swim time), Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center. For ages 4-12; music, crafts, Bible stories, games, and more. This year’s theme: Weird Animals. Thursday, Aug. 6: Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s Zoomobile will have some “weird animals” for discovery. Junior high / high school students: To be an assistant and earn community service hours, pre-registration is required (call 561-4154). Free; open to the public. Preregistration for students: 561-3385.
SPECIAL TOWN HALL MEETING
Monday, Aug. 3, 7 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. The topic of this special meeting is WATER, and all things water — from flood to drought to river access — will be discussed. Refreshments. Sponsored by Three Rivers Village Foundation. 561-3204.
THREE RIVERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 pm, River View Restaurant & Lounge. First meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member. Monthly meetings, fun rides and fundraising. Information: (559) 786-7502.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, August 6, 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, Aug. 6, 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 COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE: PUBLIC MEETING
Monday, Aug. 10, 7 pm, Three Rivers Arts Center. County planners will conduct a meeting on the status of the Three Rivers Community Plan and receive input regarding local priorities for the future direction of the town. (To view plan documents: www.tularecounty.ca.gov/rma/ index.cfm/planning/three-rivers-community-plan-update/) 624-7130.
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: email@example.com.
WOLVERTON BBQ DINNER
Nightly through Labor Day weekend, 5 pm till sunset, Wolverton Meadow, Sequoia National Park. All-you-can-eat picnic dinner with homestyle pork ribs and chicken, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, salads, vegetables, fresh-baked cornbread, homemade desserts, and cold beverages (beer/wine available for purchase). Enjoy the Living History Storyteller while you dine. Purchase same-day tickets by 2 pm at Wuksachi Lodge or Lodgepole Market. Adults: $24.99; children ages 4-12: $12.50; free for children under 4. Information: 565-4070; www.visitsequoia.com.
SEQUOIA NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION: 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/
Free ranger-led programs at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rangerprogsched.htm.
MOUNTAIN KIDS SUMMER CAMP
Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-5:30 pm, Three Rivers School. A two-week camp for children from first to eighth grades. Art, science, games, dance, yoga, sports, library visits, and more. Cost: $27.50 per day (half-day and hourly rates also available). Director: Tiffani Powell. Two-week camps will be held in July and August. Registration: 991-6817; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL
Thursdays, through August 27, 6 pm, meet at Three Rivers School upper athletic field. Cost: $25. Information: 561-4750.
WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Wednesdays (beginning June 17), 7 pm, meet at Three Rivers School upper athletic field. Ages: Entering ninth grade and older. Cost: $25 for the season (or $5 per game). Information: 280-2691.
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.
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.