NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC
Friday, Feb. 15, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 pm-1 am: AC Myles. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211.
WINTER WONDERS SNOWSHOE WALK
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17, noon-2 pm, Lodgepole Market. Guided snowshoe walks each weekend during winter. About 1 mile; easy; all ages. Free but bring snowshoes (available for rent at Lodgepole Market). First come, first served. Organized by Sequoia Parks Conservancy.
'HANSRAISER': A FUNDRAISER FOR HANS RADMACHER AND FAMILY
Saturday, Feb. 16, 3-10 pm, White Horse Inn, Three Rivers. Food, live music, silent auction, raffle. A recent vehicle accident has created financial hardship for Hans Radmacher, a resident of Three Rivers since childhood. With two young children, bills to pay, and mounting hospital/surgical/medical/recovery expenses, community members are invited to assist by participating in this fundraising evening where 100% of the proceeds will be provided to Hans and his family. Food served from 3-7 pm: The White Horse Inn will be serving its renowned House Special Salad with Crab-Stuffed Tomato ($10); children 12 and under will have homemade macaroni and cheese ($5). Homemade cake for dessert; cash bar. Live music by Buford Slag and special guests. Designated drivers will provide free transportation from the event. To donate an auction/raffle item or purchase meal tickets, call Annie Wright, 300-4995.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO ASSIST THE RADMACHERS: An online donation account has been set up (Google "Go Fund Me Hans Radmacher"), there are collection cans at several Three Rivers businesses for donations, and there's a bank account at Valley Oak Credit Union specifically to provide assistance to Hans and family.
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-4 pm, Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. This week: Ramen by Tacos Lucha and Meat Over Barbecue. Everybody welcome, including kids and dogs.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Feb. 18, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), a comedy/romance starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams. 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, Feb. 17.
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in making comforters that will be provided to seriously ill children at area hospitals. No experience necessary; donations of labor and materials are always welcome. Weekly through April. 561-4270.
STATE SENATOR ANDREAS BORGEAS: STAFF MOBILE OFFICE
Tuesday, Feb. 19, noon-2 pm, Three Rivers Library, 42052 Eggers Dr. Meet District 8's recently elected state senator. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with a variety of services, issues, and state agencies.
CONGRESSMAN KEVIN MCCARTHY: STAFF MOBILE OFFICE
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1-2 pm, Three Rivers Arts Center. Constituents of the 23rd Congressional District are invited to share concerns with a staff representative on important issues and current events and discuss casework matters regarding issues with federal government agencies.
TULARE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
Thursday, Feb. 21, Room 9, Yokut Building, College of the Sequoias, 915 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. For students interest in attending the school in 2019. University Preparatory High School is a free, public, accelerated, rigorous, early-college high school chartered by TCOE in partnership with COS and offers students the opportunity to complete high school courses while also taking college courses. RSVP: 730-2529; firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: tcoe.org/uphs.
FRIENDS OF THE THREE RIVERS LIBRARY: SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library, 42052 Eggers Dr. A program by Anne and Bill Haxton of Three Rivers who will present "Sailing the Pacific," documenting their adventure of living on a sailboat and exploring the Pacific Ocean. Free; open to the public (children accompanied by an adult welcome). 561-4564.
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 am. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week's program: Ranch field trip. Bring a snack. Information/directions: email@example.com.
FOURTH FRIDAY CAREGIVER’S TOOLBOX
Friday, Feb. 22, 2:30-3:30 pm, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. A free workshop, led by Kim Jensen, community liaison for Quail Park senior living community in Visalia, to explore ideas and strategies to providing care (now or in the future) for family members and friends with memory problems and dementia. Open to the public; no RSVP needed. Information: 737-7443.
HERO APPRECIATION MONTHS: LAW ENFORCEMENT CELEBRATION
Friday, Feb. 22, 7 pm, Sequoia Cider Mill meeting room, Three Rivers. This year’s honoree: Jairo Perez, deputy, Tulare County Sheriff's Office. Free beer, wine, soup, homemade bread, and desserts. Free; open to the public. 561-4270.
MEET AND GREET: RESIDENT DEPUTY KYLE STARK
Monday, Feb. 25, 5-7 pm, The Gateway Restaurant. An opportunity to meet the new Three Rivers resident deputy sheriff. Refreshments. Free; open to the public. 561-4133.
Sunday, March 17, 3-5 pm, St. Anthony Retreat Center. Annual bingo get-together. Win cash prizes. Free admission; open to the public. Donation: $10 per care (unlimited exchanges). Refreshments. 561-4920.
SAVE THESE SPRING DATES...
SOUTH VALLEY ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR
Saturday-Sunday, March 30-31. Countywide self-guided tour of artists' creative spaces, including several in Three Rivers.
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.
THREE RIVERS TEAM ROPING
Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, Lions Arena. Organized by Three Rivers Lions Club.
REDBUD ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Organized by Arts Alliance of Three Rivers.
Mondays, 7 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-3385.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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.
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; email@example.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.