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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

Snowshoe walks are being conducted on weekends in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park.The Comfort for Kids quilting project is underway for the 2016 session. Volunteers are welcome to join in at anytime; no sewing experience necessary!(Click arrows to see additional events and opportunities.)NOW AVAILABLE! (Click arrows to see additional events and opportunities.)(Click arrows to see additional events and opportunities.)

FEBRUARY 2016

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND...

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, Feb. 5,  6-10 pm: Karaoke by Joelle. Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 pm-1 am: Time Capsule. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.

1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 am-4 pm, throughout Three Rivers (watch for purple/gold flags). This month’s theme is Find Your Heart in honor of Valentine’s Day. 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.

CLANCY BARLOW: READINGS AND ART EXHIBIT
Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-3 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum. Clancy Barlow of Three Rivers will read from and sign copies of his autobiography, Three Decades, Two Uniforms. Also, select pieces of his art will be on display. Free; open to the public. 561-2707.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY
Saturday, Feb. 6, 6-7 pm, upper field, Three Rivers School. Stargaze with Sequoia Parks Conservancy. Free; children must be accompanied by an adult. 561-4804.

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY-ALTA PEAK CHAPTER: WINTER PROGRAM
Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 pm, Springville Memorial Building, 35944 Highway 190. Jessica Orozco, a graduate student in botany, will provide a multimedia presentation entitled “A Botanical Exploration of the Tule River Watershed.” Free; open to the public. 561-1907.

SNOWSHOE HIKE
Sunday, Feb. 7, 1 pm, meet at Giant Forest Museum, Sequoia National Park. A two-hour, ranger-led stroll through the Giant Forest Grove. Wear winter clothing and waterproof footwear. Due to a limited number of snowshoes, reservations are required by calling 565-4480.

COMING SOON...

NO SCHOOL
Monday, Feb. 8. No classes at Three Rivers School and Woodlake High School in honor of Lincoln’s Birthday.

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE: PUBLIC MEETING
Monday, Feb. 8, 6 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. 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. On this month’s agenda: (1) Oak Grove Bridge project; (2) Development on Slopes, (3) Development Standards, and (4) other topics as related. (To view plan documents: www.tularecounty.ca.gov/rma/index.cfm/planning/three-rivers-community-pl...) 624-7130.

COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this 2016 session to assemble comforters that will be provided to patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. No experience necessary. Weekly through March. 561-4043.

WORLD AG EXPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 9-10, 9 am-5 pm; Thursday, Feb. 11, 9 am-4 pm, International Agri-Center, 4500 S. Laspina St., Tulare. The world’s largest annual agricultural exposition with more than 1,500 exhibitors. Seminars; food; entertainment; demonstrations; lots of swag. Admission: $15. Information: 688-1030; (800) 999-9186; info@farmshow.org.

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 8 am, St. Anthony Retreat, 43816 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. A special day of reflection to begin the Season of Lent. Mass will be celebrated at 3 pm. Cost: $30 (includes continental breakfast and lunch). Register: 561-4595.

THREE RIVERS LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library. This month’s program will be Bear Ecology and Management, presented by Danny Gammons, Sequoia-Kings Canyon wildlife biologist. Free; open to all ages. 561-4564.

MEET THE SEQUOIA PARKS CONSERVANCY
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 am-2 pm, on the lawn at Village Shopping Center, Three Rivers. Games, prizes, and information about Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, including SPC’s 2016 activity guides. Open to the public. 561-4804.

THREE RIVERS VILLAGE FOUNDATION: OPEN PARTY
Saturday, Feb. 13, 5 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. All Three Rivers residents are invited to attend. Live music by local favorites Mankin Creek. Food; wine bar.

MEET THE SEQUOIAPARKS CONSERVANCY
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4-8 pm, Pizza Factory, Three Rivers. Games, prizes, and information about Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, including SPC’s 2016 activity guides. Open to the public. 561-4804.

GRAND OPENING: WOODLAKE VALLEY MUSEUM
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2-4 pm, 140 N. Magnolia (located in Miller Brown Park), Woodlake. Exhibits and activities, oral histories and historians. Free; open to the public.

AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Feb. 29, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Mr. Holland’s Opus, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Olympia Dukasis. 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.

 

ONGOING...

 

ARTIST EXHIBIT

Through Saturday, Feb. 27, Heritage Art Gallery, Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare. Shirley Keller of Three Rivers is part of the 12th annual “Tulare County Varied Impressions” exhibit. Gallery hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm.

 

KNIT-ALONG

Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 am-2 pm, River View Restaurant. Hosted by Charlotte Little, formerly of Creekside Yarns, and Char Prazak. Bring your knitting projects; all levels of knitters welcome. 561-2003.

 

OUR PLACE: PLAYSCHOOL

Fridays, 10:30 am, locations vary. Free weekly program for preschoolers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: kia.nesmith@gmail.com.

 

ADULT VOLLEYBALL

Mondays (year-round), 7:30 pm, McDowall Auditorium, Three Rivers School. For ninth-graders through adult. Fee: $5/night or $25 for 3-month session. 561-4466.   

 

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 Southland Chapter. Sessions are free; to attend, contact Elizabeth for a brief telephone assessment and to ensure availability: (510) 875-4721; eholliday66@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

EXETER TOASTMASTERS

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: vpm@exetertoastmasters.org.

 

SEQUOIA PARKS CONSERVANCY: 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/

 

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Daily, 9 am-3 pm, 42268 Sierra Dr. Visitor information and historical displays. 561-2707.

 

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