Calendar of Events February, March 2019

February 7 & 21: University Preparatory High School Information Nights

University Preparatory High School (UPHS) will hold two Information Nights for students interested in attending the school. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at COS Yokut Building, Room 9. RSVP by calling the UPHS Parent Liaison Araceli Alcala (559) 730-2529 or emailing [email protected].UPHS enrollment packet is available online at tcoe.org/uphs.

Feb 8, 9, & 10: 26th Annual Visalia Home and Patio Springfest

Visalia Convention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave. Friday:  11a.m.–6p.m. Saturday: 10a.m.–7p.m. Sunday: 10a.m.–5p.m. Contact Person: Steve Tarter, Show Manager Showcase Events 800.700.7469 or VisaliaHomeShows.com

February 8: Visalia Senior Center Galentines Brunch
Back by popular demand! Galentines brunch is the best way to celebrate friendship with your gal pals 50 years + at the Visalia Senior Center – Activity Room,  9:30 – 11 a.m. Sweet treats, a delicious brunch and great friends. A three-course brunch, cute gifts and all things fancy will make this Galentines another great one for the books! Cost $15

February 9: Sequoia Symphony plays ‘Copland to Jazz’ Visalia Fox Theater
In honor of the 120th anniversary of Gershwin’s birth, the orchestra will play famous songs from “Porgy and Bess.” “Lincoln Portrait” by Copland. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Kiesling will discuss the pieces at a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.Tickets at the symphony office, 559 732-8600, or at www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.

February 9: Big Sycamore Trail Field Trip

US Army Corp of Engineers Headquarters 29330 State Hwy 190, Porterville, 8:15am Big Sycamore Trail is an easy to moderate tree lined walking path that has had over 140 bird species. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, food, snacks and water. 1st meeting place at 7:00 am with 7:15 am departure: McDonald’s parking lot at Mary’s Vineyard 1401 E Noble Visalia. 2nd Meeting place at 8:15 am: Big Sycamore Trail.Take the west turnoff below Success Dam to Lake Success USACE Headquarters, wait in the parking lot below the headquarters, by the trail sign. Contact [email protected]

February 11: Meet the Mayor

Visalia Mayor Bob Link will hold office hours at City Hall West, located at 707 West Acequia. Meetings are conducted in 15-minute increments and allow citizens one on one time with Mayor Link. Walk-ins are welcome from 5 to 5:45 p.m., appointments times start at 5:45 p.m. Questions or appointments contact Kathy Rouse (559) 713-4355 or email [email protected] leave a message at (559) 713-4400, extension 2313.

February 12-14: 52nd Annual World Ag Expo

International Agri-Center Tuesday, Wednesday 9 – 5 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission $15; children 6 and under, free. Info, visit www.worldagexpo.com.

February. 16: Visalia Annual Chinese New Year Party

Sponsored by Center for Integrated Medicine & Asian Cultural Society 12:00- 4 pm, 816 W. Oak Ave(Conyer & Oak) Wear something Red! Chopsticks Picking-Up Bean Contest, Wishing Trees Philosophy, History Box of Confucius, Lion Dance (children) Chinese Calendar Tricky Trade Auction, Origami Paper Folding, Tea Sampling, Food Vendors, info 625-4246. Visit: www.allholisticmed.org

February 19: Empty Bowls Dinner Event

Visalia Rescue Mission Community Center 741 N. Santa Fe, Visalia, at 6:00PM. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger and raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food insecurity. Guests choose a bowl for their meal and keep it as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Catered by The Vintage Press. All proceeds go to Visalia Rescue Mission.

February 22: Family Night at Visalia Adventure Park

9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $18 wristband unlimited access to go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, and laser tag. Karaoke mic, Hwy 198 and Akers St., Info, visit adventurepark.com/family-fun.

February 23rd: Visalia Fire Department is hosting a Community Pancake Breakfast

2019 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Visalia Fire Department and we’re celebrating.The Visalia Fire Department is hosting a Community Pancake Breakfast that is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Station 51, located at 309 S. Johnson Street. All ages are welcome, enjoy breakfast and meet the men and women of Visalia Fire.Contact Doug McBee, Visalia Fire Chief at (559) 713-4220

February 26: New Trends in Dementia Care with David Troxel MPH

Prestige Assisted Living in Visalia, 3120 W. Caldwell, is pleased to welcome David Troxel MPH 6:00 – 7:30, author of six books and leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia. For info and to reserve your seat call 735-0828.

On February 28: Fabulous Fifties & Swinging Sixties Trivia Night Fundraiser.

Sponsored by Small Town Cruisers Car Club of Tualre County. Proceed go to support one of the three K-9 agencies in Tulare County. Last Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 8 p.m. at A&W on Mooney Blvd in Visalia 2611 S. Mooney Blvd. The trivia night will be presented by former DJs, “Bobby B & the Big T” and feature 5 rounds of trivia from the 50’s and 60’s, oldies music, a special meal combo, free giveaways, and a special award for the evening’s trivia winner. The cost to enter the event is $5 per individual, or $10 for each person opting to be on a team.

March 1: 34th Annual Tulare & Kings Counties Teacher Recruitment Fair

The California Center on Teaching Careers is host the fair from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Building C of the International Agri-Center, Tulare. Pre-register online at edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1126774 by Wednesday, February 27 to receive admission at 4:00 p.m. Interested candidates who have not pre-registered will not be admitted into the Fair until 4:30 p.m. Information, Marvin Lopez at (559) 624-1035, or [email protected]

March 2: Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser

The Small Town Cruizers Car Club of Tulare County will be hosting a  benefit for our local law enforcement canine heroes. This exciting and fun-filled fundraiser will be at 21511 Road 76, in Tulare, registration starting at 5:00 p.m. and the dealing of cards beginning at 6:00 p.m. Plenty of raffle prizes, food and more!”

March 2: Gadabout Meeting

10:00 AM Visalia Senior Center 310 N. Locust

March 8: Video entries for the 2019 Slick Rock Student Film Festival due

Middle and high school students living in Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced or Mariposa counties may enter videos in a total of 18 categories. Visit tcoe.org/SlickRock for information. Awards ceremony at the Visalia Fox Theater on May 10.

March 16: Visalia Breakfast Lions present the 8th Annual Irish Fest

Rawhide Ballpark from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, following the St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Main St. Downtown Visalia. Music by Borrowed Time, sampling of craft beers, also assorted wines.  Attendees must be 21 and over with all net proceeds benefiting local charities.Tickets on sale now for $40.00 per person or at the door for $50.00. Contact Terry Culotta 909-0091 http://visaliabreakfastlions.org/contact/

March 16: Fred Davis Dinner Hosts Controller Betty Yee

The public is invited to meet Betty Yee at the Third Annual Fred Davis Dinner at the Lamp Liter Inn in Visalia.Tickets available online at secure.actblue.com/donate/freddavis2019,or at the Tulare County Democratic office, 1320 WE. Walnut in Visalia, or  Sherry (559) 901-5994.

March 23rd & 24: Visalia Senior Games 2019

The City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department proudly invites you to participate in the 2019 Visalia Senior Games. Don’t miss this Olympic-style competition for adults ages 50 and better! Registration open at www.visaliaseniorgames.com

March 29: College and Career EXPO

A collaborative effort of Tulare and Kings County Offices of Education, College of the Sequoias, Tulare Joint Union High School District and Visalia Unified School District, held at College of the Sequoias, EXPO includes 26 competitions for local Tulare-Kings high school students. Students compete with their peers for cash prizes and are judged by faculty, staff and industry experts for their proficiency. For registration information, visit tkexpo.org.

April 6: Soroptimist International of Tulare 6th Annual Tea

Sweet Treats, Tea Sandwiches,.Fresh Fruit, 11 30 am to 1 30pm. Tulare Community Church 1820 Gem St Tulare. Fashion Show..Raffle All proceeds go to benefit Lite House Rescue Mission and Genesis House.Tickets $25.00 contact 559 731 5693.

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