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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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AUGUST 2017

 

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

 

THIS WEEKEND:

 

RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, August 11, 8 pm-midnight: DB Trio. Saturday, August 12, 9 pm-1 am: 3 & The Machine. Sunday, August 13, 4-8 pm: ZZAH.  42323 Sierra Dr.; 561-2211.
 
SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS: FEE-FREE DAY
Saturday, Aug. 12. Entrance fees waived to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for “A Day Honoring Buffalo Soldiers.” 
 
SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS: ‘THE LEGACY OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS
Saturday, Aug. 12, all day, Sequoia National Park. There will be a Buffalo Soldier Encampment at Lodgepole Campground, living history at the Giant Forest Museum, and ranger programs (check schedule at park visitor centers). Free; open to the public.
 
 
COMING SOON...
 
 
JOINT REPLACEMENT SEMINAR
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 12:30 pm, Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, 4945 W. Cypress Ave., Visalia. This seminar is for anyone who has hip and knee pain that has kept them from everyday activities. Two board-certified orthopedic surgeons will discuss new advancements in technology and the benefits of minimally invasive techniques in total joint replacement surgery. Light lunch; refreshments. Pre-registration required: 624-3804. 
 
MEDICARE 101
Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 pm, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 350 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. A seminar for those who are needing information about Medicare, such as what the original Medicare covers in benefits and premiums; when to sign up for Medicare Parts A, B, and D; how to avoid late enrollment penalties; and how to choose the right Medicare plan. Presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District and Key Medical Group. Free; refreshments. Reservations required: 802-1990 (use code 2402 when calling to receive a free gift).
 
CHINA PEAK MUD RUN
Saturday, Aug. 19, China Peak Mountain Resort, 59265 Highway 168, Lakeshore (Fresno County). An 8K trail course for individuals or four-person teams. Music, barbecue, and brew fest (all day, beginning at 11 am). Registration: $45 through August 18; $55 on the day of the event (free T-shirt for those who register before August 1). Kids’ mini-mud run (for 12 and under): $20. Information/registration: www.skichinapeak.com/mud-run.
 
SILVER CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT: HUDDLESTON BROTHERS
Saturday, Aug. 19, 5-7 pm, Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. A live performance by Bruce (piano) and Stan (banjo) Huddleston of Three Rivers. Free; open to the public. 561-3223.
 
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS: ‘CONCERT, PICNIC, AND A DANCE OR TWO’
Saturday, Aug. 19, 5-7:30 pm, at the old dance floor at road’s end in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. Annual event with live music by Mankin Creek, featuring Esther Zurcher and Keith Hamm of Three Rivers. Refreshments include Sierra Subs sandwiches and fresh fruit. Free; open to the public. (Bring seating if possible.) 
 
BOOK SIGNING: ‘ECHOES OF THREE RIVERS: LANDMARKS AND LORE’
Sunday, Aug. 20, 1-4 pm, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. With the assistance of Carol McGrew, Earl and Gaynor McKee, lifetime Three Rivers residents, provide an autobiographical account of the life and times of Three Rivers. This is a companion book to Earl and Carol’s first collaboration in 2013, Echoes of Blossom Peak: Cowboys, Horsemen, and History of Three Rivers. Books on sale at Three Rivers Historical Museum. Event is free and open to the public. 561-2707.
 
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
RIVER KIDS PRESCHOOL: Monday, Aug. 21. 749-1894.
WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL: Tuesday, Aug. 22. 564-3307.
THREE RIVERS UNION SCHOOL: Wednesday, Aug. 23. 561-4466.
 
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Aug. 21, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Calendar Girls (2003), a comedy/drama starring Helen Mirren. 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, August 20.
 
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.
 
CONGRESSMAN KEVIN MCCARTHY: STAFF MOBILE OFFICE
Wednesday, Aug. 23, time and place to be announced. Constituents are invited to share concerns with a staff representative on important issues and current events and discuss casework matters regarding problems with federal government agencies.
 
SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS: FEE-FREE DAY
Saturday, Aug. 25. Entrance fees waived to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and all national parks in honor of the National Park Service’s 101st birthday.
 
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY-ALTA PEAK CHAPTER: DIY NATIVE PLANT LANDSCAPE DESIGN CLINIC
Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 am-2 pm, College of the Sequoias, Visalia. Designed for native plant novices, the class will teach (1) how to ditch your lawn; (2) the best native plants; (3) how to combine plants for maximum effect; and (4) how to design a drought-tolerant, native plant garden. Fee: $60 (CNPS members: $45). Instructors: Cathy Capone and Melanie Keeley. Pre-registration required: 799-7438.
 
CLASS: ‘BACKPACKING IN THE SIERRA’
Wednesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; 7-9 pm, College of the Sequoias, Visalia. Instructional class for beginners who want to know how to take an extended trip in the Sierra. The class will teach what to bring; how to prepare; what supplies to purchase, borrow, or rent; and the best places to visit. The class will culminate with a three-day backpacking trip on October 6-8. Instructor: Dr. Tom Lionvale. Cost: $100 (plus equipment and supplies needed for the trip). Information/registration: www.cos.edu/communityed or call 688-3130.
 
 
ONGOING...
 
 
COMMUNITY BASKETBALL
Wednesdays, 7 pm, McDowall Auditorium (gym), Three Rivers School. $5 per player. Full court; everyone plays. Information: 798-8478.
 
 
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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