Calendar Events March and April

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 9: Birding Field Trip Yokohl Valley

Annual favorite trip up Yokohl Valley Road to look for raptors, Mountain Bluebird and Lewis’s Woodpecker.  Bring water, snacks & lunch, sun protection, bird book, binoculars, family and friends. Contact Gary Lindquist at (559) 734-0833. First meeting place:  McDonald’s parking lot at Mary’s Vineyard, 1401 E. Noble, Visalia at 7:00 am, leave at 7:15 am. Second meeting place: Yokohl Valley and Hwy 198 at 7:30 am.

March 10: Kings Symphony Young Artists Concert

Features the winner of this year’s Young Artist Competition, plus “Barber of Seville” and music by Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 340 N. Irwin, Hanford. www.facebook.com, type in Young Artist Concert

March 14: Ground breaking on Sequoia High School’s new campus.

Location: Woodland Street, south of Houston Avenue, 4:00pm. Join the VUSD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Todd Oto, Sequoia High School Principal Adolfo Reyes and school staff members for the ceremonial event. . For further information, please contact Robert Gröeber, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, at (559) 730-7529 or [email protected]

March 14: Friends of Yaudanchi meeting

Monache High School Science Bldg, Porterville 4:00. Enter through the main lobby. Join in the conservation of this unique ecological reserve. Info Richard J. Garcia   [email protected]

March 16: Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Presented by Main Street Hanford  from 6:00p.m until 9:00p.m. in downtown Hanford. This premiere event will include a microbrew tasting at 21 downtown businesses, live music, food, shopping. Ticket holders will be able to taste beers from Hanford’s own, Hop Forged Brewing Company and Hanford Homebrew. Tickets are on sale for $20.00 in advance, $25.00 the day of the event and be purchased online at www.mainstreethanford.com.  Information Michelle Brown 559-582-9457, [email protected]

March 16: Learn how to dance the salsa and learn about Dementia at the same time

Valley Adult Day Services- VADS, 227 E Oak Ave, Porterville. 4pm – 8pm, food, prizes and free adult care services available during the event.   Learn about the services VADS has to offer. Free vendors table are available. The event is being sponsored by UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program – School of Medicine and VADS.  Info call Kayla Muller at 559-783-9815.

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 19-20: Masquerade Jewelry Sale

Kaweah Delta’s Guild presents their Masquerade Jewelry Sale. Various fashionable accessories and items are $5 and proceeds go towards providing patient care equipment for Kaweah Delta Health Care District.

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]lockwoodagency.net.

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

April 2: 8th annual Downtown Visalia Wine Walk!

Come experience the beauty and elegance of Downtown Visalia while tasting decadent wines at over 30 locations throughout Downtown! Your passport will get you into each location where they will have a variety of wines for you to try in your signature, souvenir wine glass, live entertainment throughout. This is a SELL OUT event so get your tickets now. Check-in will begin at 4:30pm and will end at 6:30pm. Check-in will take place across the street from the Fox Theater at 225 W. Main St.

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.

April 6: 3rd Annual Cars at the Park Car show

Zumwalt Park in Tulare. Put on by AMVETS (American Veterans)  All the proceeds will go towards services and programs for Veterans and their families. State Headquarters, which overseas operations, is in Tulare at 157 South K St.For information please contact Sharon Allison-Crook, Director of Marketing & Programs (559) 688-3407  (559) 827-3494 or email: [email protected]

April 6: Gadabout Meeting

10:00 AM Visalia Senior Center 310 N. Locust

April 6: 1st Saturday in Three Rivers

Arts Consortium presents tour 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art studios, restaurants and merchants open their doors and invite all for a town-wide celebration. Go to the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Hwy. for a map of participating venues. For more info, visit 1stsaturdaytr.com or call 559-561-3463.

April 6:  2nd annual Totally Forked Fundraiser and Foodies’ Night Out

Presented by Exeter Optimists, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. Silent auction, live entertainment as local chefs dazzle attendees with off-menu delights with wine and craft beer pairings.

April 6: The Okie From Muskogee: A Tribute to the Bakersfield Sound

Show at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in Visalia. Tickets are $15-$30 at ticketfly.com.

April 13: Sequoia Symphony Orchestra

“Wonders of Europe”—Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez and Respigni’s Pines of Rome—at the Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$45 at sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.

April 13: 87th Annual Lindsay Orange Blossom Festival

Lindsay Orange Blossom Parade and Festival at Lindsay Park! Parade starts at 10am, festival goes from 11am to 5pm. Live music, food vendors, bounce houses, a 5k and 10k fun-run, a carnival and more!  Learn more at lindsayorangeblossom.org.

April 29: Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the circus. Proceeds from the benefit will go towards the 100th Christmas Tree Lighting event. Info,  Lisa Shaw at 559-992-4514.

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