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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

Free snowshoe walks are offered each weekend in Sequoia National Park as long there's snow.Click arrows for additional events.Click arrows for additional events.

APRIL 2019

 

NOTE:  All area codes are (559) unless listed

 

THIS WEEKEND...
 
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, April 5, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, April 6, 9 pm-1 am: Truth Be Told. Sunday, April 7, 4-8 pm: Dharma Bums. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211. 
 
1ST SATURDAY EVENT—
LIDABELLE WYLIE ART RAFFLE
Saturday, April 6, 10 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42668 Sierra Dr. Raffle tickets on sale for several framed paintings and sculptures by Lidabelle Wylie (1915-2005), an acclaimed, award-winning Western artist from Three Rivers. Bake Sale: 10 am-2 pm. Wine and Cheese Reception: 3-4 pm. Drawing: 4 pm. Raffle tickets: $1. 561-2707.
 
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, April 6, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), throughout Three Rivers (watch for the purple/gold flags). Featured Artist: In Memoriam—Lidabelle Wylie. Pick up free maps and schedules at Three Rivers Historical Museum and Three Rivers Arts Center. 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. 
 
1ST SATURDAY EVENT—
OFF THE BEATEN PATH: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND SALE
Saturday, April 6, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), Gathered (at The Barn), Three Rivers. An exhibit of stunning landscape photographs taken by Irene Barba of Three Rivers enlarged onto canvas and metal taken during a decade of backpacking trips into the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Photos for sale. (Photos also on exhibit at Cort Gallery through Monday, April 15.) Free; open to the public.
 
WOOD ‘N’ HORSE: SILENT AUCTION
Saturday, April 6, 3-3:30 pm, 42846 North Fork Dr., Three Rivers. A fundraiser to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for a disabled veteran. Auction items include a case of wine, a suite at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia, and much more. Bidding is open to the public. 561-4268.
 
COMMUNITY CRAFT ACTIVITY
Sunday, April 7, 12:30 pm, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Easter and floral-themed supplies. Materials and refreshments provided at no charge. A joint activity with the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers. 
 
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Sunday, April 7, noon-4 pm, Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. This week: Quesadilla Gorilla.
 
 
COMING SOON...
 
 
SOUP WITH A SUPE
Monday, April 8, 6 pm, Board of Supervisor’s Office, 2800 W. Burrel Ave., Visalia. Tulare County District Three Supervisor Amy Shuklian (Visalia) will host this town-hall-style event that will cover topics such as current County projects, an overview of County operations, and more. There will also be a question-and-answer session. Free; open to the public; soup will be served. 636-5000.
 
THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 an, McDowall Auditorium. Awards in academics and citizenship will be presented. Parents are welcome to attend. 561-4466.
 
THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Wednesday, April 10, 6 pm, TRUS library. Monthly meeting of the board. Open to the public. 561-4466.
 
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION NIGHT
Thursday, April 11, 5-10 pm, Lions Arena, Three Rivers. Annual dinner, dance, and awards ceremony that this year will honor The Thingerie (Three Rivers Woman’s Club’s thrift shop) for their efforts toward the betterment of Three Rivers. Music by High Sierra Jazz Band with special guests Woodlake High School Jazz Band. Dinner tickets: $15 (on  sale at the event).
 
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, April 12, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. Information/directions: opplaygroup3r@gmail.com.
 
WOOD ‘N’ HORSE: ANNUAL YARD SALE
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, 8 am-5 pm, 42846 North Fork Dr., Three Rivers. Lots of horse-related items and more. All money will be used to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for a disabled veteran. 561-4268.
 
JAZZAFFAIR 2019
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, three venues throughout Three Rivers: Lions Arena, Memorial Building, St. Anthony Retreat Center. Final performances by host band High Sierra Jazz Band. The band will officially retire at the conclusion of the festival.
 
SWING DANCE LESSONS
Friday, April 12, 1 pm; Saturday, April 13, 10 am, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers. Beginning swing dance lessons during Jazzafair weekend. Partners and single dancers welcome. Free for Jazzaffair badgeholders; $10 for the general public. No reservations necessary.
 
TULARE COUNTY LIBRARY- VISALIA BRANCH: BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 13, 10 am-3 pm, 200 W. Oak Ave. Authors, discussions, book signings, literary and arts organizations, local authors, workshops and seminars, children’s crafts, storytime with lots of guest readers, food trucks, used book sale, and more. There will be several award-winning and bestselling authors in attendance, including Christina Lynch of Three Rivers, author of The Italian Party. Free; open to the public.
 
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, April 15, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Maverick (1994), an action/adventure/comedy starring James Garner, Jodie Foster, and Mel Gibson. 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, April 14.
 
STATE SENATOR ANDREAS BORGEAS: MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, April 16, noon-2 pm, Three Rivers Library, 42052 Eggers Dr. A representative from the office of Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-8th District) will be in Three Rivers on the third Tuesday of every month to answer questions and provide assistance with a variety of services, issues, state agencies, and matters regarding state legislation. Information: senator.borgeas@senate.ca.gov.
 
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
Sunday, April 21, 6:30 am, St. Anthony Retreat. The annual all-church Easter service. Everybody welcome.
 
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 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.
 
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: MONTHLY POTLUCK
Monday, April 29, 6:30 pm (come early to socialize), Three Rivers Memorial Building. This month’s entertainment will be poetry and music presented by Three Rivers School students. 568-5424.
 
 
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-3 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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