August/September Calendar

August 2: 18 The Odd Couple

Visalia Players present this classic comedy and Tony Award winner about sloppy and super neat roommates. Icehouse Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees August 4, 11 & 18 at 2 p.m. Info 559 734-3900 or  

August 3: 1st Saturday in Three Rivers

Arts Consortium presents event from 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. Info, visit or call 559-561-3463.

August 3: Gadabouts Meeting

10:00 am, Senior Center, 310 North Locust St., Visalia, CA 93291

August 6: Visalia Public Cemetery New Mural Unveiling

The Visalia Cemetery will be hosting an unveiling of a new mural and the artist’s reception. Tuesday at 9am  Light refreshments will be served. 1300 W. Goshen, Call 734-6181 with more information.

August 8: Visalia Community Republican Assembly

Meetings on the Second Thursday of every month at Ryan’s Restaurant on Mooney. 6:30-8 PM. Contact info: 559-361-9071. 

August 8: Rotary Brew Fest

The Rotary Brew Fest scholarship fundraiser, with a twist of whiskey and wine,at the College of the Sequoias Porter Field House, 915 S. Mooney Blvd. VIP pre-reception from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring premium tastings for $100 per person. General admission 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m for $50 per person.  Proceeds support scholarships through the Visalia Rotary Community Foundation and the COS Foundation.Tickets available at Visalia’s Rotary Club meetings, online at or by calling Sylvia Stiff, [email protected], 730-3861.

August 9 thru Sept 1: Children’s Story”

A chilling tale set in an American school the morning after a war we lost. Presented by the Kings Players at Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St., Hanford.  August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees August 18, 25 & September 1 at 2 p.m. Info 559 584-7241 or

August 9: Sing-Along for Kids!

Creative Center’s presents a Fantastic FUNtasy Sing-Along for Kids! This event includes interactive singing and dancing, storytime with an alpaca and a squid, a live band and bubbles! 10:30am-11:30am, The Creative Center 410 E Race Ave, Visalia, CA FREE FOR KIDS! Adults $2, Info -Stevi Daniels 559-733-9329

 August 10: Celebrant Singers Grand Homecoming Concert

LJ Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main St., Visalia. 7:00pm.  All seats are FREE and a love offering will be received.

August 10: Hodgetwins at the Fox

Visalia Fox Theater, Doors open at 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM  $29.00 – $40.00,Info 625-1369

August 10: 4th Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale

Visalia Convention Center. contact Shelley Ellis, Visalia Convention Center at [email protected] or 559.713.4004 for more information.

 August 12: “Meet the Mayor”

Visalia Mayor Bob Link welcomes Visalia residents as he holds office hours. Meetings are conducted in 15-minute increments and allow citizens time to meet one on one with Mayor Link. All meetings will be by appointment time and start at 5 p.m. Office hours will be held at the City of Visalia Administration Office located across from the Transit Center at 220 N. Santa Fe. For questions, or to book an appointment time, contact Kathy Rouse, City of Visalia Administration, at 713-4355. To reach Mayor Link directly, email [email protected]

August 12: Celebrant Singers WorldTouch Partner’s Banquet,

Monday, 6pm at GateWay Church, 1100 S. Sowell, Visalia. Call (559) 740-4000 for reservations, both table sponsorship and individual seats. A delicious meal from Sue Sa’s Creative Catering will be served.  Contact

August 18: Installation of First Congregational Church

Pastor, Rev. Janice E. Hill will be installed  at 3 pm. It will be held at The First Congregational  Church UCC, 220 W Tulare Avenue, Tulare,Please join us in a celebration of her ministries immediately following her installation. RSVP 559.686.5528

Aug 22: The State of the County Luncheon

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center 300 S Court St, Visalia, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. The State of the County Luncheon, Tulare County Board of Supervisors highlights the county’s accomplishments, outline a foundation for the future and recognize an area. Board of Supervisor Chairperson Kuyler Crocker will award California Citrus Mutual the Tulare County Outstanding Partner Award. Info Visalia Chamber of Commerce

August 23: Center for Integrated Medicine 25th Anniversary Open House.

Dr. Kwong, co-founder and owner will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of her medical practice. 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Interactive Chinese Medicine Booth, How to locate acupuncture points, Herb I.D. and its functions. Complimentary Massages, Door Prizes, Photo Booth, Tai Chi/ Qi Gong 816 W. Oak Ave. Visalia,,559-625-4246

August 24: Shootout to support Larry Micari for Board of Supervisors

Kingsburg Gun Club, 2246 Gilbert Drive, Check in and registration: 7:30 am-8:15 am, Shooting: 8:30 am Prizes, 1st Place Shooter Kimber Custom II, 1st Place team (each shooter receives a gun) Smith and Wesson M&P Shield, High Score Female Shooter, Tristar Sporting Arms Setter S/T 12 Breakfast Burritos, BBQ and More!Tickets includes: Prize drawing ticket, lunch and a fun morning of shooting. Register online at or contact: Beth Micari at [email protected] / (559) 280-7546 Bobby Rader (559) 799-5891

September 7: 1st Saturday in Three Rivers

Arts Consortium presents event from 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. Info, visit or call 559-561-3463.

September 11-15:  Tulare County Fair

Features local agriculture, livestock, floriculture, fine arts, photography, clothing, woodwork, handmade jewelry, food and needlecraft; plus live entertainment, food vendors and rides.620 S. K St. in Tulare. Info .

September 12: Stories of Redemption Banquet

You do not want to miss this powerful event at the Visalia Rescue Mission 741 N Santa Fe St. An inspirational testimony from a Mother & Daughter will move each person in attendance. Catering will be provided by Local Valhalla’s Restaurant. Silent Auction will be available. Tickets $60.00 each & Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Info (559) 740-4178

September 14: Pot Luck to contrast and compare the 1967 USS LIBERTY ATTACK to 9-11

5 pm at 1213 S. Fairway St. Visalia. Meet two survivors of the USS Liberty, one author, and maybe one engineer to participate.  RSVP 559-901-1974 [email protected]

September 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.

Sept. 19: Society for Human Resource Management Conference

SHRM of Tulare/Kings Counties, an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, will hold its annual conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. Driving change’ is the focus of the conference. Keynote speakers: Trisha Zulic from California State Council of SHRM; Cynthia Johnson, a professor of communication and psychology at College of the Sequoias and division chair for the Language and Communications Studies division; and Tracy Butz, a workplace culture expert and author. Online registration is available at

September 20-22:18th annual Visalia Home Expo

Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia in Visalia between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m on Friday.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $6-$8,. Go to

September 20:. Crush Party at the College of the Sequoias

The event in the Tulare Center at COS will feature wine tasting and food samples from local restaurants and caterers.  Tickets are available, pre-sale only, for $50 and can be purchased at or by calling (559)686-1547.

September 27: Oktoberfest

AT Vossler Farms. With your ticket you’ll get food samplings, wine tastings, and of course, beer tastings from local breweries. We’ll also have some incredible live music. Our goal is to share the Central Valley’s best food, wine, beer, and entertainment with the community.Tickets now $50. The week of the event, tickets $60 and we’ll likely sell out again this year. 

September 28: Sierra Vocal Arts Ensemble Annual Fundraiser Gala Concert

“The Best of the Best” Door openat at 5:30 p.m., Springville Memorial Building, 35944 HWY 190 Springville, Tickets – $50 (Dinner Included) Tickets are available from any ensemble member, at Hanson Travel Ideas in Porterville or by calling (559) 804-7995.

October 4: Rockin’ the Arbor

Rockin’ the Arbor is the Lemoore Chamber’s Annual concert series. 6:30 – 10;30pm downtown Lemoore. Llive entertainment provided by various valley bands. Local food vendors as well as various organizations/businesses are welcomed to participate. Family friendly fun on a Friday night in downtown Lemoore for all to have! There is also a beer garden provided for the 21 and over crowd. 

 November 8 and 9: Over the Edge

The Source LGBT+ Center will host the second annual Visalia Over The Edge fundraiser event at Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center. Participants will rappel from the 8th floor of the hotel, after raising a minimum of $1,000 for the center. Last year, two individuals in their 70’s joined about 80 others and went “Over the Edge” in support. Details on how to register and raise funds at 


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