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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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JUNE ~ JULY 2017

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND:

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, June 23, 8 pm-midnight: DB T. Saturday, June 24, 9 pm-1 am: 3 and the Machine. Sunday, June 25, 4-8 pm: AC Myles. 42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.
 
LIVINGSTON LAVENDER GARDENS: ANNUAL HARVEST
Saturday, June 24, 8 am-noon, 43927 Kaweah River Dr., Three Rivers. Lavender bundles: $5. Lavender refreshments served. Open to the public. 250-4068. 
 
THREE RIVERS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, June 24, 6:30 pm (gates open); 7:30 pm (show time), Lions Roping Arena, Three Rivers. A free event for families. On the big-screen will be Disney Pixar’s Cars (rated PG). Bring seating (blankets; chairs). Refreshments will be available. Open to the public. Information: 748-2022.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: STUDENT VOLUNTEERS TRAINING MEETING
Sunday, June 25, 6-7 pm, First Baptist Church, Three Rivers. Students in grades 8-12 can earn community service hours by assisting teachers during the K-6th-grade Vacation Bible School, scheduled for Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (and Friday, July 14, 5:30-8:30 pm). Student volunteers are required to attend this meeting; dinner provided. Information/sign-up: Diane Garcia, 741-3335. 
 
 
COMING SOON...
 
 
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: END-OF-THE-POTLUCK-SEASON BARBECUE
Monday, June 26, Three Rivers Memorial Building. The Senior League will wrap up another year by hosting a barbecue meal for members. No need to bring food or tableware. All will be provided. 
 
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, June 28, 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 LIBRARY: SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Friday, June 30, 10:30 am, Three Rivers Library. This week’s program: Omnipresent Puppet Theatre. Weekly programs through July 21. Free admission; open to the public. 561-4564.
 
FREE FISHING DAY
Saturday, July 1. Fishing is legal on California waterways without a fishing license (all fishing regulations remain in effect).
 
SILVER CITY TALENT SHOW
Saturday, July 1, 8 pm, Silver City Mountain Resort, Mineral King area, Sequoia National Park. Assemble on the deck and perform your talent or just watch as others do at this annual event. Free pie for all! Free; open to the public.
 
ARMOR OF GOD: LADIES’ CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 1, 9 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Missionary Baptist Church, 40914 Blossom Dr. The program’s focus will be to discern the lies of the enemy, Satan, and defeating them with the truth of God’s word. Presented by Armored in Truth Ministries, the event will include testimonials, songs, and lessons. Lunch provided. Free; open to the public. Registration: Gloria Crabtree, 561-4020; Pamela Castillo, 471-9692.
 
1ST SATURDAY THREE RIVERS
Saturday, July 1, 11 am-5 pm (approximate), throughout Three Rivers (watch for the purple/gold flags). This month’s theme is “Blazing Star.” Pick up free maps and schedules at Anne Lang’s Emporium or Three Rivers Historical Museum. 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.
 
WOODLAKE JULY 3RD BLAST
Monday, July 3, 6 pm, Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. This annual event includes music, food, games, and the Kids Fun Zone. Fireworks at dusk. Free admission; open to the public.
 
HOT DOG FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 8, 10 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum. Hotdogs with all the toppings, corn-on-the-cob, root beer floats, and more. Fire trucks on site for the kids. Arts and crafts booths. Free admission. Meal cost: $8. Proceeds benefit Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters and Three Rivers Historical Society. Open to the public. 561-2707.
 
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Beginning Saturday, July 8; session consists of four 1½-hour per month. Cost: $65. Children ages 8-12 will learn songs and scenes from Frozen, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid, and more. Private voice instruction available; instructor with many years of professional experience; references. Eileen Farrell, 561-0361.
 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 9 am-12:15 pm, 42013 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. Bible study, songs and music, crafts, games, and snacks. Free for kids entering kindergarten through entering sixth grade. Information: 741-3335.
 
COMMUNITY POOL DAYS
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, July 10-11-12, 11 am-4 pm, Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. A way for the entire family to stay cool while hanging at the pool. A complimentary lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. Crafts for kids available ($1). Dress code: females - one-piece suit; males - trunks. All minors must be accompanied by a parent. Free admission; open to the public. 561-1038.
 
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday, July 11, 8 pm, Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Bring seating (chairs or blankets and enjoy Disney’s Zootopia (rated PG). Free; open to the public. 561-1038.
 
WOODLAKE CAR SHOW
Saturday, July 15; move-in: 7-10 am; judging: noon; awards ceremony: 2 pm; Miller Brown Park, Woodlake. The annual event will feature all makes and models of vehicles, as well as motorcycles and bicycles. First through third place trophies will be awarded in more than two dozen categories. Entry fee: $25 (includes meal, raffle ticket, and dash plaque). Free for spectators. Sponsored by Woodlake Valley Chamber of Commerce. 564-3559.
 
DARK SKY FESTIVAL
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22-23, at locations throughout Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The fourth annual event will educate park visitors about the importance of the night sky, the growing threat of light pollution, and show strategies on how to take action to preserve dark skies. There will be walks, talks, speakers, demonstrations, kids’ activities, star-gazing, and more. Free (park entrance fee required); open to the public. Information/schedule: www.exploresequoiakingscanyon.com/dark-sky-festival.
 
HUDDLESTON BROTHERS
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22, 5:30 pm, Silver City Mountain Resort, Mineral King area, Sequoia National Park. The locally renowned duo of Bruce and Stan Huddleston, charter members of High Sierra Jazz Band, will perform. Free; open to the public. 
 
 
 
ONGOING...
 
 
ADULT VOLLEYBALL
Mondays, 7:30 pm, Three Rivers School gym. All skill levels welcome. Sponsored by Three Rivers Union School Recreation Committee. Cost: $5 per week or $20 for three months. 561-4466. 

 

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Open daily (subject to the availability of volunteers), 9 am-3 pm, 42268 Sierra Dr. Visitor information and historical displays. 561-2707. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.   

 

EXETER TOASTMASTERS

2nd and 4th Mondays, 12:30 pm, Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Pine St. 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/

 

 

 

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