NOTE: All area codes are (559) unless listed
WOODLAKE AWARDS BANQUET
Friday, March 8, 6 pm (social hour); 7 pm (dinner), Woodlake Memorial Building. Annual presentation to recognize the community’s Man and Woman of the Year and several other categories of activists. Tickets: $30 (if purchased by March 1); $40 (at the event); $25 (past honorees); $10 (children under 10). Open to the public; organized by Kiwanis of Woodlake. Advance tickets available at Woodlake City Hall; at www.WoodlakeKiwanis.com; or by calling 303-9241.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, March 8, 8 pm-midnight: Fire on the Mountain. Saturday, March 9, 9 pm-1 am: Open Pool Night. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211.
Saturday, March 9, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Planetarium and Science Center, Tulare County Office of Education, 11535 Ave. 264, Visalia. The science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) event includes the Tulare County Science and Engineering Fair that will include more than 50 entires from students who are vying for a chance to compete at the California State Science Fair. Also, speakers, vendors, exhibitors, hands-on activities, robotics exhibition, art contest, and Science Fair awards ceremony. Free; open to the public (families and children of all ages welcome). Information: 651-3031.
SIERRA TRADITIONAL JAZZ CLUB: ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY
Saturday, March 9, 1-5 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. The lucky charm of this gathering will be High Sierra Jazz Band in their last STJC concert prior to the band’s retirement after Jazzaffair in April. Open to the public. Admission: $10; STJC members free.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
Sunday, March 10, 2 am. Turn clocks forward one hour.
FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Sunday, March 10, noon-4 pm, Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove. This week: Ramen by Tacos Lucha.
COMMUNITY CRAFT ACTIVITY
Sunday, March 10, 12:30 pm, Harrison Hall, Community Presbyterian Church. Make greeting cards; materials and instruction provided (St. Patrick’s Day and nature-themed supplies available). Refreshments. Free; open to the public. 561-3385.
RATTLESNAKE VACCINE CLINIC FOR DOGS
Sunday, March 10, 2-5 pm, Three Rivers Mercantile parking lot. All dogs who reside in the foothills should be vaccinated (even those previously vaccinated as the vaccine lasts 4 to 6 months). Sponsored by Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic and Three Rivers Woman’s Club (proceeds go to the Three Rivers Veterinary Assistance Fund). No appointment necessary; all dogs must be on a leash. Cost: $15 (cash only).
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, March 12, 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. 561-4270.
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, March 15, 10:30 am. Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week’s program: St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Information/directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEMON COVE WOMEN’S CLUB
Sunday, March 17, 1-5 pm, Lemon Cove Women’s Clubhouse, Lemon Cove. An open house and bake sale; live music; the club’s museum will be open to the public. Book-signing by Exeter author, Gloria Getman, who last year released her second novel in the Deena Powers mystery series. Open to the public. 597-2459.
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.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, March 18, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A showing of the film Eddie the Eagle (2015), a biographical sports-comedy drama starring Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken. 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, March 17.
REEDLEY COLLEGE MULE CLUB: ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Saturday, March 23, 6-8:30 pm, Reedley College, 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley. The Mule Club is raising funds to attend and compete in Mule Days, held annually in Bishop during Memorial Day weekend. Live auction; silent auction; live music; door prizes. Tickets: $30 (available at the event). Information: 304-0251.
DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Monday, April 1, 6 pm, McDowall Auditorium, Three Rivers School. A presentation by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. Parents, did you know? Studies show that social media is increasingly being exploited to contact, recruit, and sell children for sex.
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: email@example.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).
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.