May-June Calendar of Events

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 4,5: The Three Musketeers” at COS

College of the Sequoias presents “The Three Musketeers” swashbuckling tale of heroism, treachery and honor at the COS Theatre, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. Go to Facebook: The Three Musketeers at COS Theatre, May 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m..May 5 at 1 p.m.

May 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18: Sing Off: An Original Musical” in Tulare

72 past and present Encore Kids will put on a Sing-Off competition where the audience can see how their votes compare with the judges. Plus a preshow of adult performers singing selections from “Mama Mia!” 7:30 or Sunday matinees May 5 & 12 at 2 p.m. Encore Theatre, 324 South N St., Tulare. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org

May 4: 1st Saturday in Three Rivers

Three Rivers invites you to visit artist studios and artists at work from 11-5. Pick up a map at the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198) or the Arts Center, 41673 North Fork Dr. Free.  www.1stsaturdaytr.com

May 4: Airport Appreciation Day

Public gets a peek at unique aircraft, plus bounce houses, music, craft and local food vendors and taco eating contest. Aircraft rides for a donation. Visalia Municipal Airport, 9501 W. Airport Dr., Visalia. Opens at 8 a.m. for veterans. 10-4 for general public. www.facebook.com/AirportAppreciationDay

May 4:Cinco de Mayo celebration at Zumwalt Park,

400 E. Tulare Ave. in Tulare is from 3-9:30 p.m. Live bands, contests, kids games, pinatas beer garden and food. www.facebook.com/TheFamilyHealthCareNetwork20thAnnualCincodeMayoFiesta

May 4: Dirty Cello

A toe-tapping group playing blues, bluegrass and rock, performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood. 559 284-2223 or www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com

May 4: Special showing of Star Wars “Return of the Jedi”

7 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. Tickets are only available at DJ’s Collectible Shoppe, 214 N. Irwin. www.facebook.com/DJ’sCollectibleShoppeAfterPartyattheFox  

May 5: Cinco de Mayo en la Plaza

Open 12:30-4:30 at Garden Street Plaza, at Main Street in Visalia. Folklorico dancing, mariachi music, children’s activities, Mexican food and drink. www.facebook.com/CincodeMayoenlaPlaza

May 5: The Sierra Vocal Arts Ensemble

Spring concert at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 344 E. Morton, Porterville. 559 804-7995 or http://www.enjoysouthvalley.com/events/159118/sierra-vocal-arts-enesemble-annual-spring-concert

May 6: Exeter Lions Club Brewfest

Tickets for the 22nd annual Brewfest are now available from Lions Club members. Event will be from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Exeter Veteran’s Memorial Building located at 324 N. Kaweah Ave. Exeter CA  93221. For tickets and more information visit www.ExeterLions.org and https://www.facebook.com/exeterlions/

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 8: 11th Annual Zumba Drive!

Come Dance Away Hunger with us for just $10.00 per person! Join us for a 90 minute Zumba class taught by local Zumba Instructors and dance to support life change at Visalia Rescue Mission!

Doors open @ 6pm, Zumba starts at @ 6:30pm. Info Brandy Amaro 740-4178 ext. 210 vrmhope.org

May 9: Annual Agua Celebration

AGUA Coalition is hosting its annual Celebration at the Orosi Memorial Hall from 5:30-8:00 pm during National Drinking Water Week, and will be the culmination of a week of educational events on access to safe drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley. Food, music, and a program recognizing the work of AGUA has accomplished in the last 13 years. For more information or to RSVP please call Visalia Office: 559-733-0219

May 9: Fruit & Veggie Fest in Dinuba

A community event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Park, 1390 E. Elizabeth Way. Family Healthcare Network will be on hand to provide health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, and hemoglobin. Raffle prizes, cookbooks, and live music. Sponsored by the The Tulare County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program

May 10: Tulare Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon

Mayor Jose Sigala will present the State of the City Address at Edison Energy Education Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The State of the City is an informative luncheon that provides community members with an opportunity to hear about city projects and goals. In addition Tulare County Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III will present the state of the County and State Legislative updates will be presented by Senator Shannon Grove and Assembly Member Devon Mathis. Advance reservations for the lunch are required. Please call the Chamber  686-1547 or www.tularechamber.org

May 10: Corcoran Farmers and Artisans Market

Fresh produce and 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: Downtown Visalia Ag Fest

We’re bringing Ag To Main Street Visalia! We want to bring the foundation of the Central Valley

into the heart of our city!  This family friendly event will showcase the importance and relevance of our Valley’s agriculture while educating people and having fun while doing it! Outside Food Vendors or Merchants if you would like to be a part of this event,  please call DTV at: 732-7737

May 11: Exeter’s 16th 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: Main Street Jamboree

The Tulare County Museum will host its fourth annual Main Street Jamboree from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Fun and educational activities for guests of all ages to learn more about the Tulare County heritage. blacksmith shop from Ducor, a woodworking demonstration, model trains, and a mini car show put on by the Visalia Vapor Trailers Car Club. There will also be lunch and snow cones, hayrides, face painting, a bounce house, and live music! Info – visit www.tularecountymuseum.org.

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

Woodlake. Visit woodlakelionsclub.com for all the details.

May 18:  “A Day At The Races!”

the Tulare Historical Museum’s annual Springtime Picnic & Reverse Drawing.  Join us for an evening of BBQ, Beer, Big Hats, 5:00-7:30pm in THM’s Ellen Gorelick Courtyard 444 W. Tulare Ave.  Tulare. Kaweah Brewing Co. serving their beer. Reverse Drawing cash prizes range from $50-$1,500. A $50 donation prior to May 18th includes 1 Reverse Drawing entry and event admission for 2. Regular ticket  $15 per person. Enjoy the 2019 horse racing season and support the Tulare Historical Museum in the process!  Info at THM at 559-686-2074 or via Paypal at www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org.

May 18: ‘Way 2 Fierce’  Visalia Charter Independent Study  

Students will perform dance, drama and vocals at LJ Williams Theater Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available at both campuses, 1821 W. Meadow Lane, near College of the Sequoias, and 649 S. County Center, at the former Brandman University building. For information, call VCIS at 735-8055 or visit www.vciseagles.org.

May 20: Larry Micari for Supervisor District 1 Meet & Greet at China’s Ally, Lindsay

Candidate Larry Micari for Tulare County Board of Supervisor District 1 would like to invite you to an opportunity to personally get to know him and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship. The event will be located at China’s Ally at 170 N. Sweetbriar Avenue, Lindsay from 5:00-8:00pm.  There is no charge to attend the event however, donations are greatly appreciated. You may RSVP to Jolena Cristan at 559-310-2040 or register online [email protected].

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 22: Three Rivers Business Showcase and Mixer

Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Three Rivers Memorial Building.  Learn and share about the businesses, activities, and opportunities in Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park is open to the public. For more info or if interested in a booth space call Julie Gray  (559) 561-7000, 561-1323 or [email protected]

May 23: Good Ole’ Fashioned Meet & Greet with Larry Micari for Supervisor, District 1

Mike and Jessica White would like to invite you to a Good Ole’ Fashioned Meet & Greet for Candidate Larry Micari for Tulare County Supervisor District 1. They are hosting the event at  31750 Road 246, Lemon Cove from 5:00-8:00pm. Attendees will enjoy an evening of food, fun and fellowship with Candidate Larry Micari and friends. Tickets are $25 and you may RSVP to Jessica White 559-288-6561 or register online [email protected]

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 30: The Real Mooney Grove Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sponsored by the Tulare Chamber of Commerce at 10:00 am Arbor #1 by the boathouse and bridge. Celebrating 100 year anniversary Veterans Freedom Bridge and approved Federal 501c3 non profit status. Receive free decal with our logo. Questions or RSVP @ [email protected]

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.

June 1: Larry Micari for Supervisor District 1 Meet & Greet at Hometown Emporium, Exeter

Candidate Larry Micari for Tulare County Board of Supervisor District 1 would like to invite you to an opportunity to personally get to know him and enjoy a Saturday morning of pastries and fellowship. The event will be located at Hometown Emporium 145 E. Pine St., Exeter from 9-11am.  There is no charge to attend the event however, donations are greatly appreciated. You may find more information at [email protected].

June 1: Larry Micari for Supervisor Comedy Night Fundraiser

Join Larry Micari for Tulare County Supervisor District 1 for a fun evening of comedy, food and fun! Individual tickets are $50 and VIP Comedian Meet n Greet Sponsor Tables of 8 are $600. You may RSVP to Beth Micari 280-7546 or register online [email protected].

June 15: Boots and Brews

Celebrate Flag Day the American way with the Exeter Republican Women Federated, 6:00 – 7:00,VIP reception, 7:00pm Program and Dinner at The Pine Residence, 1600 Palm Rd. Exeter. Event sponsored by Tulare County Supervisor Kuyler Crocker and candidate for TCBOS District 1 Larry Micari, Distinguished speakers, Dinner and Raffle, Tickets $75, VIP $125. Info 280-3726 or 972-3707.

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