Calendar of Events – May/June

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 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

May 17, 18, 18: Jukebox Cabaret

A mix of music from the 60s and 70s with a little bit of country. At the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or  May 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.Sunday matinee May 19 at 4 p.m.

May 17 – June 9: Over The River and Through The Woods

Enjoy Kings Players Community Theater in a play about Nick who is a single guy from New Jersey who sees both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner until he tells them he’s been offered a job that will have him moving away.  Thus begin schemes to keep Nick around – which includes bringing to dinner the lovely, single Caitlin O’Hare. Kings Players Community Theater, Temple Theater

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

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

May 18: Audubon Field Trip Tule River Watershed Forest Birding

First meeting place at 7AM for 7:15 departure: McDonald’s parking lot at Mary’s Vineyard, 1401 E Noble Ave., Visalia. Second meeting place: 8:00 AM at Springville Memorial Veterans Building 35944 Highway 190. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, food, water. Depending on the weather and road conditions this trip will focus on either the Camp Nelson area off Highway 190 or the Mountain Home State Forest on Bear Creek Road. Contact, Rosie Bonar [email protected]

May 18: Tulare-Kings Writers meeting

Visalia library on Oak St in the Blue Room at 10 AM. Formatting Your Manuscript for Publication will be the focus for this meeting. Bring a commercially published paperback book from your library, any size, any genre, and something for taking notes. See you then. Marilyn Meredith , Visit me at

May 19: Sunday Suppers

The series will begin with a discussion on compassionate approaches to homelessness in Tulare County with Adrianne Hillman for the first Sunday Suppers. New monthly series sponsored by CSL Visalia to showcase Spirituality in Action principles and the local activists who are in the trenches. 4:30 p.m. at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia. 559 6225-2441 or  

May 20 – 24: The Creative Center Awards Show!

The Creative Center Players proudly invite you to the 2019 Spring Theater Production, The Creative Center Awards Show! The Creative Center’s Jon Ginsburg Gallery 410 E Race Ave, Visalia. Enjoy the magical story of The Creative Center’s beginning and its captivating history as a beacon of art and acceptance. For show schedule and tickets on Info 559-733-9329. VIP (front row & table service) $12, General $10, Kids & Special Programs $5

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 www.micari4supervisor@com.

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 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 www.micari4supervisor@com.

May 24: Military Banner Program

The City of Porterville is proud to host a ceremony in honor of the 2019 nominees. Commemorative banners for 175 former and active service members from the Porterville community will be raised along major streets in Porterville. 12:00 pm, Centennial Park, 296 N. Main St., Info, Amy Graybehl  (559) 782-7521 [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

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 30 – June 2: The 2019 Kings Fair 

Highlight the agricultural bounty that Kings County has to offer. From 5 p.m. until midnight every night, and each evening will feature special events. Thursday, opening day, will offer discounted prices. Adult admission is only $3, seniors and kids under 10 get in for $3, and children 5 and under are free. Carnival ride prices are reduced to only $1. Performances: The Next Big Thing Talent Show on Thursday night, country artist David Nail on Friday night, and U2 tribute band L.A.vation on Saturday night, all at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening will be cultural night. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for kids, and children under 5 are free. Carnival ride wristbands are $25 presale and $35 at the door.

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 www.micari4supervisor@com.

June 1: Gadabouts

Meeting 10:00am at the Senior Center, 310 N. Locust, Visalia. A group of active seniors who love to travel and love to travel together!

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 www.micari4supervisor@com.

June 2: The Changed Tour with The Young Escape

Top radio CCM artist, Jordan Feliz, coming to Porterville for his nationwide tour 7:00pm, Porterville Church of the Nazarene 2005 W. Olive Ave. as one of only two California tour stops.  Jordan Feliz is one of the leading artists on Christian radio today. Tickets range from $15 (group) – $45 (VIP). VIP tickets include includes a pre-show photo opportunity with Jordan Feliz and first entry into the venue for access to the best seats. Tickets & more info:

June 7th: Juried Community Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia

Exhibition runs June 5th through June 28th. Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Opening Reception is First Friday,

from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia. Janelle Howard, Gallery Director. 559-739-0905, [email protected]

June 7 – 23: Ice House Theater present “ The Humans”

Presented by The Visalia Players,  410 E Race Ave, The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place during a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Show times June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm, June 9, 16, 23 at 2:00 pm Tickets at or at the door on the night of the show.

June 8: Huge Yard Sale to benefit local Veterans 

Put on by Visalia Sportsman’s Association. Sale happens at  536 E. Roosevelt Ave. Visalia  8am-2pm.  Contact Esther 559-732-7638

June 8: Visalia Fox Presents Stan Taylor
Doors open 7:00 pm, Show: 8:00 pm, $17.00 – $23.00, Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. Visalia,
559.625.1369,  Contact: McKenna Friend-Hoffman, [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.

June 15: Tree to Table” Dinner

McKellar Family Farms will host their 2nd annual “Tree to Table” fundraising dinner at Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch, 32988 Road 164 Ivanhoe, This year’s dinner will feature a three-course meal with locally sourced ingredients prepared by Chef David Vartanian of The Vintage Press. 5PM, a wagon ride tour of the farm accompanied with hors d’oeuvers and drinks at 6:00. Tickets $125 per person (includes three-course dinner and dessert)

June 28: 3rd Annual Dream Big Golf Tournament and Fundraiser

Visalia Unified School District and Citywide Home Loans – Anthony Gonzales Mortgage Team will partner to host the This event serves to raise funds for VUSD’s PULSE After School Programs operated at VUSD’s five middle schools; Green Acres, Divisadero, Valley Oak, La Joya and Ridgeview. For more information on this event, please contact Director of Student Services Frank Escobar at [email protected] or (559) 730-7570.

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