Calendar of Events for Spring

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 22 – April 14: “Honky Tonk Angels” at the Ice House Theatre

Country classics combine with a hilarious story about three good ol’ gals who follow their dreams to Nashville in this foot-stomping musical. At the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org  March 22, 23, 29, 30, April 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m, Sunday matinees March 24, 31, April 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.

March 22 – 24:‘Evita” at COS

“Evita,” the iconic musical about Eva Peron, the wife of Argentinean leader Juan Peron, is this year’s spring musical at College of the Sequoias, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. 559 730-3907 or www.costheatre.org/tickets  March 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m.,Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.,Sunday matinees March 24 at 1 p.m.

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 23: Community Carnival and Parade of NFL Flag Football Teams

Join Sheriff Mike Boudreaux: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at Ivanhoe Elementary School. Two dozen flag football teams will participate in short scrimmage games on multiple fields. The Sheriff*s SWAT, Search and Rescue, UAV drone unit, Deputy BuzzBee, K-9 at community information booths. Info: Teresa Douglass, PIO, (559) 802-9412

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].

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 1– April 5: Health Fair in honor of Healthy Tulare County Week

Tulare County Health & Human Service Agency’s Visalia Health Care Center is holding a health fair April 1–5, Monday through Friday, each day from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Events are co-sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross. Information about the Car Seat Program, Mental Health, WIC, suicide prevention, snacks, games, music, and prizes. 2611 N. Dinuba Blvd. Info (559) 623-0700.

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 3rd through April 26th: Tattoo Exhibition

Opening Reception at Arts Visalia First Friday, April 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Exhibition runs Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave. Info – Janelle Howard, Gallery Director 739-0905, [email protected]

April 5: Habitat for Humanity’s 14th Annual Birdhouse Auction

Wyndham Hotel 9000 Airport Dr., Visalia,  Doors open at 6pm, Tickets – $100 each. Must order in advance, 559-734-4040, [email protected]

April 5: Sofa Art Goes to Comic Con

The Creative Center show is a quirky art exhibition featuring sofa imagery by local artists and is accompanied by a different theme each year. Theme this year is anime, illustration, comic books, pop art. Starts at 5:00, 6:30pm Cosplay Costume Contest, 7:30pm Art Awards Announced, 410 E Race Ave, Visalia, It’s not too late to submit your art into this show! All ages and abilities are accepted. Art can be submitted now until March 29th

April 5: 15th Sierra View Annual Golf Classic

Sierra View Foundation Invites Golf Enthusiasts and Local Businesses to their Golf Classic at River Island Country Club in Porterville. All proceeds for the Classic will support the funding for an advanced and more sophisticated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner. Individual and team registration at sierra-view.com/golf. or contact the tournament headquarters at 559-791-3922 or [email protected] Deadline to register March 29

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 6: Annual Tulare Garden Festival

The UC Master Gardeners of Tulare/Kings Counties are hosting their festival at the Tulare Public Library10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Master Gardeners will provide detailed information on landscaping, vegetable gardening, pest management, water conservation. The Tulare Public Library will host their annual spring book sale at the same time. 475 North M St. Info (559) 684-3343.

April 12 – 14: Lemoore Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Central Valley Pizza Festival

Lemoore City Park- 350 Bush Street, Friday  5-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm Sunday Noon-5pm. Contests, Live music, vendors.

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.

May 2: Tulare County Youth Orchestras

Concert on the Visalia Fox Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Free event. For more info, visit foxvisalia.org.

May 3: An Evening at the Derby

Assistance League of Visalia. Annual fundraiser at Koetsier Ranch 8230 Ave 272, Visalia. All proceeds from the event benefit the League’s five children’s programs. “Horse racing” at 6:30. Dinner is prepared by Koetsier Ranch chefs at 7:30.  100 silent auction items and a drawing for our Disney raffle. Info on our website — www.assistanceleague.org/visalia – or 559-737-1907.

May 3: 6th Annual Hands in the Community Golf Tournament

Hands in the Community (HNC) announces its 6th Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba, California. This year, in addition to regular corporate sponsorships, HNC is offering the community the opportunity to sponsor local First Responder teams as a special “Thank you” for all they do for us on a daily basis. information, sign-up forms and Sponsorship Opportunities forms are available at www.hnconline.org OR contact HNC at 559-625-3822.

May 4: 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.

May 11 & 12: 66th annual Woodlake Lions Rodeo and Parade

Woodlake. Visit woodlakelionsclub.com for all the details.

May 25: Pride Visalia, South Valley’s premier all-ages community event

For the LGBT+ community and their friends, families and allies, will have food, information and craft booths, live music and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Lumber Yard, 300 E. Oak Ave. in Visalia. Tickets are $5–$125 at eventbrite.com.

May 31st-June 28th:  Rockin’ the Arbor

Rockin’ the Arbor is the Lemoore Chamber’s Annual summer concert series event held on the 5 Fridays in June 6:00 pm-10:30 pm. There is live entertainment provided by various valley bands and local food vendors and beer garden.

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