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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

SECRET GARDEN: Tickets are now on sale for the Three Rivers Union School Foundation’s popular Hidden Gardens of Three Rivers Tour, which this year also includes a home tour.

MARCH - APRIL - MAY 2015

 

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND...

 

YOGA WORKSHOP— Friday evening, March 27, Yoga of the Sequoias, Three Rivers; Saturday all day, March 28, Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park. Yoga of the Sequoias founder Susan Lamberson will be the visiting instructor during this two-day session that is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Cost: $45. Space is limited. To register, call / email: Patty Moore, 561-3205 / dailygrowl@aol.com; Sarah Shena, 561-0610 / sshena@prodigy.net.

 

HERO APPRECIATION MONTHS: ARMED FORCES CELEBRATION

Friday, March 27, 7 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. 2015 honorees are Tony Harris, Lisa Harris, and Gary Potter. Soup, homemade bread, desserts, wine, beer, and soda. Free; open to the public. Sponsored by Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce. 561-4270.

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, March 27, 8 pm-midnight: Tom Collins Band. Saturday, March 28, 9 pm-1 am: DJ Dale. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211. 

 

BATHTUB RACE AND PICNIC

Saturday, March 28, 11 am-4 pm, Lake Kaweah. Teams build boats with a bathtub as the base and using the provided materials, then race. Whoever crosses the finish line first with a floating vessel wins. Sponsored by Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Free admission (day-use fee waived for attendees); open to the public. 561-4270.

 

SHEMA BIBLE CHOIR

Saturday, March 28, 2 pm and 7 pm, Central Valley Christian School auditorium, 5600 W. Tulare Ave., Visalia. The third annual “Bible-in-Concert: Lifted Up!” will be performed by over 100 youth and young adults from Tulare, Kings, and Fresno counties, including Kristine Marinos, 9, and Cascade Norton, 9, of Three Rivers. The concert will also include a band and choreography. Free; open to the public. 838-6311.

 

COMING SOON...

 

SPRING BREAK

Three Rivers Union School and Woodlake Union High School: Monday, March 30-Monday, April 6. School resumes Tuesday, April 7.

 

COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT

Tuesday, March 31, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this annual session to assemble comforters that will be provided to patients at Children’s Hospital Central California. No experience necessary. Weekly through April. 561-3577.

 

THREE RIVERS WOMAN’S CLUB

Wednesday, April 1, 1 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. This month’s program is “Bringing the Outdoors into Your Home,” presented by Devon Brown. All women of the community are welcome to attend. 561-3601.

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, April 2, 2:30-6 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours prior to their donation. 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.

 

OUR PLACE: PLAYSCHOOL

Friday, April 3, 10 am, Our Place Playground. Free weekly program for preschoolers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: kia.nesmith@gmail.com.

 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

Sunday, April 5, 6:30 am, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. Annual ecumenical service. Open to the public.

 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, April 9, 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 be sure there is availability: (510) 875-4721; eholliday66@yahoo.com.

 

ANNUAL COMMUNITRECOGNITION NIGHT

Thursday, April 9, 5 pm, Lions Arena, Three Rivers. Annual dinner, dance, and awards ceremony that this year will honor Steve and Elizabeth LaMar for their contributions to the community. Live music by Exeter High School Jazz Band (6:30 pm) and High Sierra Jazz Band (7-10 pm). Tickets: $15 (available at the event). 561-4549.

 

JAZZAFFAIR

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 10-12. Four stages at Three Rivers Memorial Building, Lions Arena, St. Anthony Retreat. Tickets: jazzaffair.ihoststudio.com.

 

MIRIAM SPRAGUE: 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Saturday, April 11, 11 am-2 pm, First Presbyterian Church courtyard, 215 N. Locust, Visalia. A centennial birthday party for Miriam, a former resident of Three Rivers. Notes, well-wishes, and memories may be mailed c/o Miriam Sue  Brown, 4137 W. Redding Ave., Visalia, CA  93277, or emailed to MiriamTurns100@gmail.com.

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: THREE RIVERS LIBRARY

Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library. Lynne Firpo, an intern with the California Phenology Project, will present “Nature’s Calendar,” about the cycles of nature and the messages that come with the observations. Free; children welcome. 561-4564.

 

EARTH JAM FESTIVAL

Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, Three Rivers Hideaway, 43365 Sierra Dr. A weekend-long concert with up to 20 bands. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-jam-2015-tickets-15702819556. 

 

AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

Friday, April 17, 1-3 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center. A showing of the film The Sound of Music, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Sponsored by Aging in Community of Three Rivers. Snacks will be available. Rides provided for those without transportation (call 465-4666 or 561-4703). Free; open to the public.

 

HIDDEN HOMES AND GARDENS OF THREE RIVERS TOUR

Saturday, April 18, 11 am-4 pm. Organized by Three Rivers Union School Foundation, participants will tour five Three Rivers homes/gardens, while enjoying music, art, and a taste of the local restaurants at each site. Also, a self-guided tour of five public native-plant gardens and a native plant sale. Tickets: www.trusf.org; 561-6011.

 

THREE RIVERS LIONS TEAM ROPING

Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24-25-26, Lions Arena.

 

REDBUD FESTIVAL

Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Annual arts and crafts show. Free; open to the public. Information: http://artsalliancethreerivers.org/redbud-festival/.

 

THREE RIVERS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 9, 11 am-10 pm, Lions Arena, Three Rivers. A benefit for Three Rivers Emergency Aid Alliance. Tickets/information: http://3r-aid.org/.

 

ONGOING...

 

FITNESS CLASSES:

  Instructor: Lilly Hart. Cost: Pay $15 for any three classes in a month, get the fourth class for $10.  Information: 589-4143.

  COMBO CLASS WORKOUT— First Tuesday, 6 pm, Smith’s Gym. A 75-minute class featuring Balletfit and Pilates. 

  TAI CHI AND MORE— Second Tuesday, 6 pm, Smith’s Gym. Tai Chi/kick boxing cardio warm-up with restoration and Vinyasa flow yoga.

  ZUMBA AND MORE— Third Tuesday, 6 pm, Smith’s Gym. Zumba, Bollywood, cardio, and Skinny Sculpt.

  BIG BALL CARDIO AND KETTLEBELL— Fourth Saturday.

 

ART EXHIBIT: WENDY MCKELLAR / NADI SPENCER

Through Tuesday, March 31, during restaurant hours, Sierra Subs  & Salads dining room, 41717 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers.

 

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.