Calendar for February – March

February  21 & 22 & 23: ‘Once Upon a Mattress

Redwood High School presents the musical comedy version of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea”  Feb 21 & 22 at 7:00pm, Feb 23 2:00 and 7:00. L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main, Visalia. Facebook: RHS Musical—Once Upon a Mattress

February 22: “Moonstruck”

Featuring Cher, will be shown at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7823 or www.foxhanford.com  

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 22, 23, The Dining Room’ in Hanford

Dining room vignettes 7:30pm. Some funny, some touching—create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species—upper middle class. Also showing March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees March 3, 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. At the Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St., Hanford. 559 584-7241 or www.kingsplayers.org

February. 22, 23, March 1 & 2: Matilda! The Musical’

Theater Arts Alliance presents “Matilda! The Musical,” 7:00pm !:00pm matinees on Sat and Sun. The Tony Award winning story of a girl who dreams of a better life, at Café 210, 210 W. Center, Visalia. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4067642

February 23: Tulare Kings Writers

10 a. m., Blue Room, in the Visalia Library (Oak St.) Our speaker is Springville Author, Brent Gill who will tell us about writing and publishing Fire on Black Mountain, a junior high/middle school book. Info Marilyn http://fictionforyou.com/

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 23: “The Best of Broadway”

Features music from some of the shows presented at the Encore Theatre over its 40 years. Music by the Tulare Community band and 20 performers at 7:30 p.m. at the Tulare Community Auditorium, 755 E. Tulare in Tulare. Go to Facebook: Tulare Jt. Union HS Foundation—Best of Broadway.

February 24:The 2nd annual Healthy Living Expo

Come and get fit for life! Admission is free. Free screenings, demonstrations and presentations with eating well, exercising and living healthier in mind will be available. Contact Shelley Ellis, [email protected] or 559-713-4004.

February 24: Lewis Hill Preserve Wild Flower Walk

Dotted by cattle and small farms, the land around SRT’s Lewis Hill Preserve near Porterville rises to offer amazing views and something even more rare, striped adobe lily and adobe sunburst. 1 – 4 Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and long pants. Bring snacks and water as well. Info – Aaron Collins www.sequoiariverlands.org 559) 738-0211 x118, 359-1305 (cell)

February 24: “An Afternoon of Jazz and Broadway”

The 59th Annual Bisconer Memorial Chamber Concert at 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Tulare, Tulare and H streets. Free. www.ucctulare.org/bisconer-memorial-chamer-concert

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.

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

Sponsored by Small Town Cruisers Car Club of Tulare 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: Art is Healing Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia

Exhibition runs February 27th through March 29th. Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Opening Reception is First Friday, March 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.214 E. Oak Ave. Info,Janelle Howard, Gallery Director. 559-739-0905, [email protected]

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 2: Arts Consortium presents 1st Saturday in Three Rivers

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art studios, restaurants and merchants open their doors. Start at Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Hwy. for a map. More info, visit 1stsaturdaytr.com or call 559-561-3463.

March 2: Great Movies/Great Music

Sequoia Symphony Orchestra presents “: Marvel-ous Heroes” at the Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$45 at sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.

March 2 & 3: Gun Expo

Visalia Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Visalia Breakfast Lions Irish Fest

Parade starts at 10:00am alog Main St. Rawhide Ballpark from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, following the Parade. 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 21: Visalia Chamber’s Impact Leadership Conference

Visalia Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Event focuses on creating opportunities for learning that focus on activism, leadership and workplace skills. Tickets are $250–$325 at visaliachamber.org/impact.

March 23: CASA of Tulare County’s 3rd annual Superhero Run

5K and 1K Run/Walk, raffle, pancake breakfast from the Visalia Breakfast Lions, plus a superhero costume contest. 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Registration is $25–$35 at runsignup.com.

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.

March 30 & 31: South Valley Art Tour

The spring studio tour hosted by the Arts Consortium features over 35 artists at 19 locations. www.artsconsortium.org/events/acsvat

March 30: Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ 2nd annual Trap Shoot fundraiser

9:30 a.m. at Tulare County Trap Club. $60 includes two rounds of trap, lunch, raffle ticket and Annie Oakley Shootout. First place prize is a Ruger Carbine Rifle 9mm! RSVP, text 805-801-2617, email [email protected]

March 30: Visalia Host Lions presents its 2nd annual Murder Mystery Dinner

Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. The Roaring 1920s theme encourages participants to don flapper dresses and double-breasted suits. $75 RSVP 559-936-5712 or [email protected]

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