Calendar of Events for June/July

June 7 – 22 “Mama Mia!” in Porterville

ABBA’s hits sung on a Greek Island in this stage adaptation of the hit movie with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers. Porterville Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville.  550 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com  June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees June 9 & 16 at 2 p.m.

June 7 – 28th:  Rockin’ the Arbor

Rockin’ the Arbor is the Lemoore Chamber’s Annual summer concert series event held every Friday 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 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 www.visaliaplayers.org or at the door on the night of the show.

June 8: Candidate Larry Micari Meet and Greet

Larry Micari for Tulare County Board of Supervisor District 1 would like to invite the community to an evening of food and fellowship. The event is on Saturday from 6pm-9pm at the Lindsay Wellness Center @ 860 N. Sequoia, Lindsay. Please RSVP to Raj 303-5909 or Jaskurn 920-5300. www.micari4supervisor.com.

June 8 & 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 514 Visalia St, Hanford, (559) 584-7241

June 8: Stan Taylor performs with his band

Singer/songwriter Stan Taylor (better known as Visalia’s own Stan Carrizosa Jr., winner of the ABC reality series “High School Musical,” will perform with his band at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org  

June 8: The Yosemite Jazz Band from Oakhurst

Band will play a concert at 2 p.m. at the Three Rivers Veterans’ Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198). Plus a dinner at 1 p.m. Reservations required for dinner at 559 359-1442. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2543436875687531&set=a.1025329397498294&type=3&theater

June 8: “Urban Cowboy”

Urban Cowboy (1980) starring John Travolta will be shown at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7823 or www.foxhanford.com

June 8: Loud Mouth Prom Poetry Slam

Poetry Sam invites everyone to come in their best prom outfit. 7 p.m. at Howie & Sons Pizza, 2430 S. Mooney, Visalia. Go to Facebook: Loud Mouth 4th Annual Prom Slam.

June 8: Terry Halbardier Remembrance Day

Terry Halbardier, who died in Visalia,  helped save the USS Liberty from sinking by, “…without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, fearlessly and repeatedly exposed himself to overwhelming rocket and machine gun fire to repair a damaged antenna in an open deck area during heavy aerial attacks…” according to the Silver Star Citation presented by Congressman Devin Nunes. Two survivors of the USS Liberty will address by phone a remembrance event and pot luck on June 8, 2019, at 6 pm at 1213 South Fairway Street, Visalia. RSVP:  Roy Kendall, 559-901-1974. [email protected]

June 9: Opening reception for “Seascapes and Ocean Views”

Opening reception at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B Street from 2-4 p.m. Over 40 pieces in the show. www.facebook.com/SeascapesandOceanViews

June 11th through July 20: Summer Reading Program Visalia Library

Stop by the library to register and get your reading log! As you meet your reading goals earn prizes. For children ages 1-18, we can feed their bodies as well with our Summer Lunch at the Library program. Free meals are served Tuesdays-Fridays at 12:30pm.

June 11 through July 19: Summer Reading Programs and Entertainment

Lindsay, Springville and Strathmore, Pixley, Alpaugh, Earlimart, Tipton  Exeter, Farmersville, Three Rivers, Woodlake, Dinuba, Ivanhoe, London, and Orosi Libraries dishes up fun and excitement with the free programs at your local Tulare County Branch Library. Participants can sign up throughout the program to get their reading logs to earn prizes and be entered into drawings for more prizes. The earlier you sign up, the greater the fun. Each of the branches has entertainers, events and special reading activities every Wednesday and Thursday June 12 – July 18. Three Rivers, Earlimart and Tipton Library events are on Fridays.

June 11th – July 16th Toddler Storytimes

Every Tuesday at 10am, in the Children’s Wing o the Visalia Library

June 12th – July 17: Activities for Kids and Families Visalia Library

Lego Club, every Wednesday from 2:00pm – 3pm, Pajama Storytime every Wednesday at 6:30pm, June 12th – July 17th, Movies every Funtastic Friday at 2pm and 4pm, board games & Xbox Kinect at 3pm, every Friday.

June 13, 20 & 27 – Porterville Farmers Market

Sierra View Medical Center welcomes you to the 5th Annual Farmer’s Market where you can purchase seasonal produce and goods, learn about community resources, receive health education, and grab a bite to eat. Children activities. Sierra View east parking lot from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  465 W. Putnam Avenue in Porterville. Visit sierra-view.com/farmers-market

June 13 – July 18: The Visalia Branch Library Thursday shows

Every Thursday at 11am and 3pm in the Children’s Wing, E&M Reptile, June 13th, Ballet Folklorico Sierra Linda, June 20th, Magician Tim Mannix, June 27th, Reptile Ron, July 11th, Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, July 18.

June 13 – Visalia Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Visalia Conference Center, 303 E. Acequia in downtown Visalia. Tickets are $75 at eventbrite.com.

June 14 – July 19: Movies in the Park

Films are shown on our giant inflatable movie screen at dusk. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back and enjoy the show! Guests are welcome to bring picnic dinner and snacks. Riverway Sports Park Special Event Promenade (3511 N. Dinuba Blvd.) June 14th – Smallfoot, June 21st – Lilo & Stitch, June 28th – Aquaman, July 5th – The Emperor’s New Groove, July 12th – Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, July 19th – How to Train Your Dragon. Call (559) 713-4365 for more information.

June 14 – “Wine, Cheese & Jazz”

The Creative Center Foundation presents the return of its Wine, Cheese & Jazz fundraising event! Top local jazz musicians, Creative Center client performance, original art for sale, and silent auction prizes! from 6 to 9 p.m. at the The Jon Ginsberg Gallery, 410 E. Race Ave. in downtown Visalia. Tickets are $35 at eventbrite.com.

June 14 – July 19 Activities for Teens (ages 13-19) Visalia Library

Teen Art Workshop “Express Yourself” Instructor: Lisa Alvarado, June 14th 3:00 – 4:30pm (Blue Room) Tween/Teen Poetry Writing Workshop, Instructor: Erin Elliott, June 15th 3:00 – 4:30pm (Purple Room) Teen Art Workshop “Let It Go” Instructor: Lisa Alvarado, June 21st  3:00 – 4:30pm (Blue Room) Art Workshop “The Power of You,” Instructor: Lisa Alvarado Saturday, July 13th 2:30 – 4:30pm (Blue Room) Teen Board & Video Games, July 19th  4:00 – 5:45pm  (Blue Room)

June 15 – July 12 Activities for Tweens (ages 10-13) Visalia Library

Tween/Teen Poetry Writing Workshop, Instructor: Erin Elliott, Saturday, June 15th    3:00 – 4:30pm (Purple Room) Tween Art Workshop, Instructor Mikayla Gutierrez,  Friday, June 28th from 3:00 – 5:00pm (Blue Room), Tween Art Workshop, Friday, July 12th 3:00 – 5:00pm

June 15: Kimberly Haynes in concert

Kimberly will sing with her musical partner, Vito Gregoli, who performs on a vast array of instruments such as guitars, South American charango, mandolin, sitar, Native American flute and percussion. Kimberly’s first CD, “Awaken Me,” won Album of the Year in the international One World Music Awards in 2016. The concert is sponsored by the Law Offices of Douglas L. Hurt. For tickets, go to Eventbrite or call 559 625-2441. Food trucks will be available with seating behind the center at 6:45 p.m.

June 15: Boots and Brews  RESCHEDULED TO SEPT 15

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. Tickets $125 per person (includes three-course dinner and dessert)

June 15: Spanish-speaking comedian, Chuponcito

Chuponcito has his show for adults and is always characterized as a funny, irreverent, tender and very witty clown. He has been touring for a year and a half uninterrupted with his show for adults and has done over 300 shows in Mexico. Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm, $25.00 – $49.00, Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St 559.625.1369, foxvisalia.org

June 19: Community Blood Drive

The community is welcome to participate in a blood drive at Adventist Health Tulare, 869 N. Cherry St. in Tulare, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Look for the Central California Blood Center bloodmobiles in our parking lot, open to the community. Information: 559-366-1172.

June 21 Candidate Larry Micari Bologna Feed

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 Meet and Greet Bologna Feed is Hosted by Mel Borbolla on Friday, from 6pm-9pm at 31020 Road 160, Visalia.  Please RSVP to Beth Micari 280-7546 or [email protected] www.micari4supervisor.com.  

June 22: The Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Larry Micari

Join us for a fun day at the Exeter Golf Course supporting Larry Micari for Tulare County Board of Supervisor, District 1. Check in is at 8am. Sponsorships are available! The cost is $50 per player but teams are recommended. BBQ and drinks will be provided along with great prizes. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at www.micari4supervisor.com  or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micari4supervisor-golf-tournament-tickets-62617625002. Contact Chris Wenzinger 901-8705 or Beth Micari 559-280-7546 for more information.

June 22 & 29 – Free Family Night Swim

Mt. Whitney High School Pool in Visalia. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

June 26 – Tai Chi for Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Pain

This class consists of 8 consecutive sessions. Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:45pm to 6:45pm. $80.00 per person.  Instructor. E. Velasquez, Certified TCH Instructor. Each session in this class will build on concepts already learned in the previous sessions. Therefore, no new students will be added to the class after the third session . Register Now! 816 W. Oak Ave. Visalia

June 28 – 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.

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.

June 29: SHOOTOUT” Fundraiser for Larry Micari

Come out and support Larry Micari for Supervisor at the “SHOOTOUT” Fundraiser at the Tulare County Trap Club. Enjoy the morning of shooting, bbq, lots of prizes and more! Shooter cost is $100 and sponsorships are available.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micari4supervisor-shootout-trap-shoot-tickets-62526982889 or www.micari4supervisor.com. Or contact Scott James 559-352-6982 or Beth Micari 559-280-7546.

July 3: Rawhide Ballpark & Recreation Park Fireworks Show

Community celebration event at Rawhide Ballpark, Recreation Park, Providence Skate Park,and the Anthony Community Center. Starting at Noon with a free swim at the Redwood High School swimming pool, 4pm the gates to Recreation Park will open. Activities include live music, DJ, inflatable games, playground, basketball courts, a skateboarding competition, and food & drink vendors.  6pm, Rawhide Ballpark will open its gates for game versus the San Jose Giants. At the conclusion of the game a fireworks show. 5000 free general admission tickets will be given out beforehand and VIP tickets available for $20 each.

July 3: Kiwanis of Woodlake’s July 3rd Blast

Fireworks Show from 5 to 9 p.m. at Miller Brown Park, downtown Woodlake. Family fun, fireworks, kids’ zone, music and food. Free admission.

July 4: fourth of July festival and fireworks in Exeter

10K run, 2-mile walk and Horseshoe Tournament in Exeter City Park located at Chestnut and E streets. To register and for more information, call Exeter Community Services at 559-592-5262, Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. sponsored by the Exeter Fraternal Order of Eagles 3608. Tickets are $5 at the Exeter Eagles Lodge, 555 W. Visalia Rd. in Exeter or at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Pine St. For more info, call 559-592-1771,The Exeter Lion’s Club presents the 74th Annual Free Fireworks Show at dusk in Exeter Lions Stadium located on east Rocky Hill Drive in Exeter.

July 6: 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!

July 11: Avi Kaplan – The Otherside Tour

Avi Kaplan, graduate of Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, and former member of Pentatonix returns home for The Otherside Tour at the Visalia Fox Theatre 300 W Main Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets $24.00 – $65.00 559.625.1369 foxvisalia.org

July 13: Exhibit “Oils by Grace” Tulare Historical Museum

The Heritage Art Gallery at THM is happy to announce the opening of our newest exhibit “Oils by Grace” from 5:00-7:00pm with a reception for the artist, Grace Harvey,  The reception is open to the public and free of charge. THM hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. Admission is free.

July 19-27 – Read all about it! Paper Mill Playhouse presents Newsies

  1. J. Williams Theater, 1001 W. Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $8-$20. For more information, visit tcoe.org.

July 21 – The Elton John musical tribute

The Rocket Man Show, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in Visalia. Tickets are $33 to $55 at foxvisalia.org.

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