Calendar of Events

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 4, 6, 11 & 13 at 7:30 p.m. “Steel Magnolias” in Lindsay

Women gather in the local beauty salon, making their way over life’s many hurdles, finding comfort and a fair amount of verbal ribbing in one another. 7:30 and Sunday matinees April 7 & 14 at 2 p.m. 559 284-2223 or

April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 “Rumors”

The deputy sheriff on New York has just shot himself in this farcical comedy by Neil Simon. At the Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville. 7:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees April 7 & 14 at 2:30 p.m. 559 310-7046 or

April 5: Best of the Valley Quilt Show

A regional show of quilts and cloth dolls.Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 4:00, Sunday 10:00-3:00. McDermont Field House 365 N Sweet Brier, Lindsay, Admission $10.  Info Suzanne Kistler 936-2204

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.

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 or contact the tournament headquarters at 559-791-3922 or [email protected]. Deadline to register March 29

April 5, 6, 12 & 13 :“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. 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees April 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.  At the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or

April 5:  “For the Love of Art”

Visalia Education Foundation invites you to their inaugural art show, dinner and silent auction featuring the work of Visalia Unified high school artists displaying paintings, pottery, sculptures, leatherwork, wood work projects, jewelry, fashion designs, and welding. Proceeds from the items auctioned will be divided equally between the artist and the Visalia Ed Foundation to be used for grants, scholarships and other projects that will benefit VUSD students. Info and tickets or or 5000 W. Cypress Ave., Visalia.

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 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

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 8: Soup with a Supe

Tulare County District Three Supervisor Amy Shuklian will be hosting a town hall style event at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Office, located at 2800 W. Burrel Ave in Visalia. Get  updates on current county projects, provides an overview of county operations, upcoming projects planned for District and ask questions.

April 11, 12, and 13: Singin’  in the Rain

Presented by Golden West High School Theatre Arts invites you to enjoy a fun and entertaining classic. 7:30 with a Saturday 2:00pm matinee. L J Willaims Theater. Info 622- 3138. Tickets may be purchased online at or at Golden West High School.

April 11, 12, and 13: Theatre Co. to perform Once on This Island JR

Full of Caribbean flavor, production is based on Tony Award-winning Broadway show Evening Shows 7:00 p.m and Matinee Show 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The production is an original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Rotary Theater, 330 S. Dollner St., Visalia, Tickets $10:00. Tickets can also be purchased at the door or by phone by calling (559) 651-1482, ext. 3329.

April 12: The California Antique Farm Equipment Show®

At the International Agri-Center® show grounds in Tulare. The event features antique tractors, trucks and engines, shopping by Rusty Roots, tractor pulls and more family-friendly activities over the weekend. The show runs Friday, April 12, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 14, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 12: Spring Cornhole Tournament & Social

Downtown Visalia at Garden Street Plaza 301 E. Main Street at  5:30 pm, Teams consist of two players with a maximum roster of four. Each game is to 13 points, best of 3 games per match, single elimination. Pre-registration is recommended, on-site registration as space allows. live music and food vendors$25, per team. Info (559) 713-4365 or email [email protected]. Register in person at the Anthony Community Center, 345 N. Jacob Street.

April 12: Presentation by Xeronimo Castaneda – Tricolored Blackbirds

Learn more about this endemic bird of Central California which was recently listed as a threatened species in the Guild Room, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 120 N. Hall Street, Visalia. Xeronimo Castaneda works on the California Audubon team for Tricolored Blackbird recovery and is familiar with our local conditions and the wide ranging efforts to save these iconic birds. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s at 5:15 pm where you can usually meet the speaker.

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

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

April 13: Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome”

The Sequoia Symphony ends the season at the Visalia Fox Theater with “Concerto de Aranjuez” by Spanish composer Rodrigo, inspired by gardens in Spain. Guest artist is classical guitarist who goes by the name of Jiji. Also “The Pines of Rome” pays homage to topographic pine tree scenes around Rome, ending with a triumphant military march along the Appian Way. Pre-concert preview by music director Bruce Kiesling at 6:45 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, 208 W. Main Street, Suite D, Visalia, also available at 732-8600 or go to

April 13: 5th Annual Diabetes Memorial Walk

Diabetes Walk in honor of the late Dr. James Mohs will be held at Visalia Medical Clinic. The 3K or 5K walk, and kids walk, begins at the clinic, 5400 W. Hillsdale, with check-in between 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., and kick-off at 9 a.m. (rain or shine). Diabetes and health information, resources to improve diabetes control, drawings to win gift baskets, and blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Participants will also be able to donate blood and meet VMC’s physicians, including podiatrist Jeffrey Hagen, DPM, who has a special interest in the impact of diabetes on feet. Free, Registered walkers receive a free commemorative T-shirt and water bottle, while supplies last. The registration

April 13:  Annual Book Festival at Visalia Branch Library

Celebrate the Book Festival at the Visalia Branch Library at 200 West Oak Ave. from 10am-3pm. The Tulare County Library Foundation, along with Tulare County Library and Friends hosts the Festival that includes authors, discussions, book signings, live interviews, literary and arts organizations,  workshops and seminars, children’s crafts, storytime, food trucks, and much more.

April 14: The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

Film with talk-back session after the screening by film-maker Michael Conti, introduced by local John Muir expert Harold Wood at College of the Sequoias, Ponderosa Building, Room 350 2:00pm. Explores the remarkable life and influential works of the patron saint of environmental activism and Father of America’s National Parks.Tickets at door $12  Preview trailer at: Info Harold Wood:  559-740-9455 or [email protected]

April 14: Wildflower hike in the Tule River foothills

Hike will be a moderately strenuous 4 hour wildflower hike on a dirt road up to the forebay of the Tule River Hydroelectric Complex near the junction of Hwys 190 & 208.  This will be a 4.5 mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 1000 ft. Meet at Springville Community Park at 9:00 am.; bring at least 2 liters of water and a bag lunch.  We expect to see a great wildflower display, and an opportunity to view the regrowth of a recently burned area. Contact Cathy Capone 559 361 9164 or [email protected]

April 16 – 19 Citrus Farm Tour at McKellar Family Farms

Fill spring break with one of those days with a fun and educational citrus farm tour experience at McKellar Family Farms, 10:00 – 12:00. Tours include a wagon ride around the farm, a video viewing of the picking and packing process, a meet and greet with Farmer Bob and the opportunity to pick and take home oranges! $10 per person Reservations: To book a tour slot, guests can visit the McKellar Family Farms at or call their offices at (559) 731-7925              

April 20: Free entry to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

In recognition of National Park Week and National Junior Ranger Day. Go to for more information.

April 26: Family Night at Visalia Adventure Park,

Hwy 198 and Akers St., 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $18 wristband gets you unlimited access to go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, and laser tag. Karaoke mic will be available, too. For more info, visit

April 26 –3rd annual Spotlight Visalia with Stan Taylor

Visalia Fox theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$55 at $5 student tickets can be purchased from the Fox Theatre box office.

April 27: First Annual Community Resource Expo by Prestige Assisted Living

Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia and Senior Care Organization brings you this resource expo from 8:30 – 12:00 at the Exeter Church of God 246 West Chestnut. Topics covered – financial senior care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care,and senior living options. For vendor space or Info call Penny at 735-0828, 625-3822

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.

April 29: Service of Remembrance and Hope

Kaweah Delta Hospice will host its annual service on Monday, to provide families the opportunity to remember loved ones who died between March 2018 and February 2019. Music, prayer and encouragement. Those who would like to participate will be invited to light candles as each person’s name is read. Attendees should also consider bringing a picture or memento of their loved one to display.  7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Wyndham Visalia, 9000 W. Airport Drive.

May 2: Tulare County Youth Orchestras

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

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 — – or 559-737-1907.

May 3:Hands in the Community’s 6th annual Golf Tournament

Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba to benefit local first responder teams. Sign ups, sponsorships and additional info available at, or call 559-625-3822.

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 OR contact HNC at 559-625-3822.

May 4 – James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash

Fox Theatre in Visalia at 7:30 p.m., presented by Blue Shadows. Tickets are $24-$46 at

May 4: Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop

Visalia United Methodist Church in Visalia on Akers and Caldwell, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, Registration begins 8:00 a.m. Workshop is an excellent opportunity for church leaders and other members to learn about the Stephen Series, a ministry system that equips and mobilizes laypeople for effective caring ministry. Featured will be “Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief” and “How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way.” $15 per person or $50 for a group of four. Info, (314) 428-2600. Or register online at

May 4: Gadabout Meeting

10:00 AM Visalia Senior Center 310 N. Locust

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 or call 559-561-3463.

May 5: Micari’s Cinco de Mayo Paint Event

Candidate for Tulare County Board of Supervisor District 1 Larry Micari wants to invite you to a painting event at his home 19423 Ave. 300, Exeter. Attendees can take a tutorial with Artist Loren Miller, socialize with all you can eat food and drinks, or donate to the campaign/event. You can register online or contact Beth for tickets or questions. Sponsorships range from $150-500, and “Spectator” tickets are available for $25, while “Artist” tickets include a painting tutorial for $75. 559-799-3654, www.micari4supervisor@com

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

Woodlake. Visit for all the details.

May 22:The Wizard of Oz

The Fox Theatre in Visalia 6:30 p.m. for the month’s Way Back Wednesdays.. Tickets $5 at The first 100 guests will receive a free popcorn.

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

May 31 -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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