Calendar Events for April – May

April 20: Annual Lincoln Oval Park PAL Easter Egg Hunt

Hosted by Visalia Police Activities League (PAL,) over 4000 eggs hidden within the park and each egg will have a prize. If you’re lucky, your little one may pick an egg with a ticket for an even bigger prize! The Easter bunny will be there for fun and photos. Bring your own basket to enjoy the hunt. There will be an egg hunt for toddlers and an egg hunt for the older children. RSVP on facebook. Information at (559) 732-2233.

April 20: 14th Annual Eggstravaganza event.

Sponsored by Visalia Parks & Recreation Department. Activities include an egg hunt, bounce houses, raffle prizes and a special visit from The Bunny! 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd. The Egg Hunts start at 11:00 and is divided by age and is $2 per child. The Bunny Hop Area is open for ages three and under, to any child  that needs assistance from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. RSVP to the Facebook event or call Visalia Parks & Recreation at (559) 713-4365 for more information.

April 20: Tulare Kings Writers

Marilyn Meredith will be speaking about Getting Your Setting and Characters Right—she’ll share the mistakes she and others have made, so you won’t. 10 a.m. Blue Room (upstairs) in the Visalia Library, Oak St.      

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

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

April 24: Collision of Vision Art Show

Sponsored by the West Hills College Lemoore Arts and Letters Department, in collaboration with the WHCL Department of Hospitality and Management, SPLAAT Art Club, and other WHCL clubs features a gallery of art ranging from paintings to sculptures, live entertainment including music and poetry readings and food. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 831, the Art Lab, at West Hills College Lemoore, 555 College Ave. in Lemoore.

April 25: Visalia Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Visalia First Assembly Church 3737 S. Akers,  8:00 am. Meeting is an opportunity for Visalia Chamber members to learn about advances the Chamber has made on behalf of its members and announcement of the 2018-2019 Epic Ambassador of the Year.This meeting is open to all Chamber members and their employees. Breakfast will be provided.

April 26: Night in the Country Music Festival

Main Street Hanford is hosting the first ever country music festival in the Civic Park from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Headlining the show is Orange County’s favorite Country band, Arnie Newman and the Country Club and local favorite JJ Brown, a US Navy Veteran and Country Singer/Songwriter. 82 Deluxe will be opening the show at 6:00pm.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a night of music under the stars. Main Street Hanford will have several food options available including Chicken Shack, Fatte Albert’s Pizza and Oree’s Fine Southern Cuisine. Beer and wine will be served in the Budweiser Beer Garden. More info visit www.mainstreethanford.com.

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 adventurepark.com/family-fun.

April 26 –3rd annual Spotlight Visalia with Stan Taylor

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

April 27: Mighty Oak Chorus 38th Annual Show

“Rock-N-Roll Is Here To Stay.”  Central Valley Christian High School theater.  You’ll hear some of the greatest hit songs from the 1950’s, like…”Beach Boys Medley”.. “Sh-Boom”.. “At The Hop”.. “Lion Sleeps Tonight”  Tickets for 2pm Matinee Show $10 for children age 17 & under.. $20 for adults.. or $45 for a special family pack. Advance tickets may be ordered by calling Dee Baughman at 280-5715 or Bud Case at 901-4615.. or by emailing: [email protected]

April 27: Become a Citizen Scientist!

Celebrate America Spring and Join Sequoia Riverlands Trust and PBS “Nature” for a day of learning how people of any age can become citizen scientists. We are one of 10 locations across the country that have been chosen by PBS to participate in this exciting opportunity. Kaweah Oaks Preserve from 10 am until 1 pm.  Kaweah Oaks Preserve is 1/2 mile north of Highway 198 on Road 182. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, food, and water.

April 27: First Annual Community Resource Epo 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 1 – May 31: Teresa Getty Exhibition

Opening Reception at Arts Visalia Friday, May 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave. Contact Janelle Howard, Gallery Director. 559-739-0905, [email protected]

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 2-4: Great Western Fan Festival

at the Visalia Convention Center, Thousands of gospel music fans from across the United States and Canada will soon be headed to Visalia for this “Gospelpalooza Gathering.” “classic” gospel music sounds with the “toe-tappin’ melodies that fills everyone’s heart with joy and happiness.” See award winning artists such as “The Hoppers,” “the Booth Brothers,” “Liberty Quartet,” “Ernie Haase & Signature Sound”   Ticket information go to www.iTickets.com or call 1-800-965-9324 For more information visit www.fanfestivals.com

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: Cinco de Mayo Dance

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the band Groove City, 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, Drink Specials. $5 cover at the door. Information call David Ledger 559-682-9990

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 ticketfly.com.

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 www.stephenministry.org/workshop.

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 1stsaturdaytr.com 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, [email protected]

May 5: LGBTQ Cultural Competency Seminar

Sponsored by Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights advocacy organization, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia and St. Paul Episcopal Church – Visalia, 1PM-3PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 120 N. Hall St., Visalia. Sminar will be a welcoming opportunity to learn best practices for interacting respectfully with the LGBTQ community and to ask about the key priorities and current issues facing the LGBTQ community. Contact,  [email protected]

May 10: Corcoran Farmers and Artisans Market

Fresh produce, Food booths, Hand crafted Items, Beer and Wine garden and Entertainment 5:00 – 9:00. Andrew Jay Magnuson Band. Next to Christmas Tree Park. Info 992-4514

May 11: Exeter’s 16 th Annual Garden Walk

Exeter Chamber of Commerce Presents “Full Bloom 2018” 9:00 – 2:00. Visitors are invited to explore beautiful and unique private gardens in and around the Exeter area. Be sure and take time to enjoy some refreshments hosted by Exeter’s 2012 Business of the Year, By the Water Tower Antiques. Tickets $20.00 in advance, available in Exeter at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and By the Water Tower Antiques. $25 the day of the event at By the Water Tower Antiques.

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

Woodlake. Visit woodlakelionsclub.com for all the details.

May 21:  Mark Arax launches latest book at  League of Women Voters of Tulare  Co. Annual Meeting

Doors open 11:30am at The Depot, 207 E. Oak Ave., in Visalia.  The public is invited to hear acclaimed author and journalist Mark Arax talk about the Valley’s most pressing concern: water and his new book , “Dreamt Land: Chasing Water  and Dust across California,” Signed Books will be available for purchase. Reservations are by check received by May 14, $25 payable to LWVTC. Indicate lunch preference: pork, fish, chicken or vegetarian.  Mail to LWVTC, P.O. Box 3011, Visalia, CA 93278. Info [email protected]

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 ticketfly.com. 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 eventbrite.com.

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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