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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

The throng of Hot Dog Festival attendees on Saturday, July 11, in Three Rivers got the chance to pose next to an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, one in a series of automobiles shaped like a hot dog on a bun used to promote Oscar Mayer products.Click arrows to see additional event opportunities.

JULY~AUGUST 2015

 

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND...

 

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.

 

COMING SOON...

 

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; eholliday66@yahoo.com.

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.

 

ONGOING...

 

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.

 

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/

 

RANGER-LED PROGRAMS

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; tiffanipowelldance@yahoo.com

 

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. 

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