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

KAWEAH KALENDAR

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MAY - JUNE 2018

 

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

 
THIS WEEKEND...
 
JAZZ TRIO
Friday, May 18, 7-10 pm, Gateway Restaurant, 45978 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Three talented musicians will perform on the river deck. Reservations (request deck seating): 561-4133.
 
TULARE COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY
Friday, May 18, 7 pm, Tulare County Board of Supervisors Administration  Building, 2800 W. Burrel, Visalia. Irene Barba of Three Rivers will present part two of a multimedia presentation about her solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Free; open to the public.
 
WHS THEATRE ARTS: SPRING PRODUCTION
Friday-Saturday, May 18-19, 7 pm, Performing Arts Building, Woodlake High School. Shakespeare with a twist. The playwright’s Much Ado About Nothing will be set in the 1950s with lots of toe-tapping tunes and sing-along songs. ‘50s costume contest for the audience each night during intermission. Performers: Katie Pfaff, Rogelio Chavez,  Claudia Zacarias, Esai Lucatero, Julia Irvin, Freddy Estrada, Julian Duran, Alexis Morales, Maddy Fernandez, Pia Martinez, Charlotte Lira, Adriana Rodriguez, Genesis Gonzalez, Monica Reynaga, Amarys Gonzales, Lizbet Alvarado, Elian Andrade, Jessica Sandoval,  Carlos Lucatero,  Wyatt Jordan, Maritza Murieta. Special appearance by Drew Sorensen, WUSD superintendent; directed by Barbara Hallmeyer. Admission: $5 adults; $3 for senior citizens and military; $1 students. 564-3307.
 
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, May 18, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, May 19, 9 pm-1 am: Two Way Street. Sunday, May 20, 4-8 pm: 3 and the Machine. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers; 561-2211. 
 
HUNGRY BUZZARD CENTURY
Saturday, May 19, departing between 6:30 and 8 am from Woodlake High School parking lot, 400 W. Whitney, Woodlake. 100-mile, 63-mile, and 20-mile bike routes. Sponsored by Sequoia-Visalia Kiwanis. SAG support and rest stops on all routes; post-ride meal provided. Helmets required; water bottles recommended. Registration (at the event): $60 (century; 8,200 feet ascent); $55 (metric century; 5,200 feet ascent); $30 (20-miler; 450 feet ascent).  
 
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Saturday, May 19, 9 am-3 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Lots of sellers, “Oldies But Goodies” sale, artists and crafters booths, bake sale, and hot dog bar and beverages. Free admission; free parking. To reserve a seller space: wildirish57@att.net or 786-6174.
 
EXETER UNION HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Saturday, May 19, two seatings: 6 pm and 8 pm; Gateway Restaurant,45978 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. The student-musicians will perform under the direction of Three Rivers resident Kirk Clague. Call for reservations (request deck seating for one of the above showtimes): 561-4133.
 
POTATO SUNDAE SUNDAY
Sunday, May 20, 11:30 am-2 pm, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church. Annual event that this year is a fundraiser to assist Tracy LaMar, who grew up in Three Rivers, with expenses related to her upcoming mission trip to Glasgow, Scotland. Potatoes and all the toppings will be available. Donations gratefully accepted. 561-3385.
 
 
COMING SOON...
 
 
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, May 21, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Bringing Up Baby (1938), a comedy/family/romance starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. 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, May 20. 
 
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, May 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.
 
LAST  SCHEDULED  ACTIVITY UNTIL  SEPTEMBER!
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, May 25, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week’s program: Playtime at the Playground. Information/directions: opplaygroup3r@gmail.com.
 
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE
Monday,  May 28, 6:30 pm (come  early to socialize), Three Rivers  Memorial Building. This month’s program will be by Bill Haxton of Three Rivers, who will read from his book about he and his wife’s travels while living on a boat. Also,  2018-2019 board members will be voted in. 561-4171.
 
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE: PUBLIC HEARING
Wednesday, May 30, 9 am, Tulare County Board of Supervisors Administration  Building, 2800 W. Burrel, Visalia. A special meeting by the Tulare County Planning Commission to review the Three Rivers Community Plan Update, address comments, and receive input from community members. Open to the public.
 
COMFORT FOR KIDS: TACK/TIE/TRIM SESSION
Monday, June 4, noon-4 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this offshoot of the Comfort for Kids quilting project that assembles comforters for patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. No experience necessary (all aspects of quilting can be taught to those who want to learn). Weekly through August. 561-4270.
 
STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTION
Tuesday,  June 5, polls open 7 am-8 pm; local polling place: Three Rivers Memorial Building. Voters will be electing the top two candidates for federal, statewide, and county offices to appear on the ballot in the November 2018 general election. Five ballot measures will also be decided. www.tularecoelections.org; 624-7300.
 
FRIENDS OF THE THREE  RIVERS  LIBRARY: LECTURE SERIES
Thursday, June 7, 6:30  pm, Three Rivers Library, 42052 Eggers Dr. This month’s program will be presented by Logan Robertson, who will discuss “Foto Kids,” a project started in Guatemala for youth age six through college. It involves providing the subject with a camera so they document their lives. Free; open to the public (children are encouraged  to attend). 561-4564.
 
 
ONGOING...
 
 
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, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground (at Three Rivers Library) and other locations. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. Information: opplaygroup3r@gmail.com.
 
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Students ages 8-12 re-create scenes from musicals, taught by Eileen Farrell, Broadway performer. (Also, private voice lessons for all ages.) $65/month. Information/registration: 561-0361.
 
THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Open daily, 9 am-5 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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