August 16: Paint Nite in Exeter
FoodLink for Tulare County at 611 N 2nd Street, Exeter. Tickets are $45 which includes food, at 5:30 pm -9:30 pm. Proceeds will go towards the goal of reworking food systems to produce greater food equity and providing more food to disadvantaged persons. Wine will also be available at $5 for a 9 oz pour. Hyperlink for details. https://www.yaymaker.com/buy/10163148
August 17: Kings County All White Party Scholarship Fundraiser
Hosted by Kings County Black History Committee, Saturday at 7 PM at the Kings Art Center 605 N Douty St, Hanford, Silent Auction, heavy hor d’oeuvres, beer, wine and margaritas, Tickets $50 at ticketbud.com or call 559 761-4690.
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 ,www.allholisticmed.org,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 micari4supervisor.com/shootout or contact: Beth Micari at [email protected] / (559) 280-7546 Bobby Rader (559) 799-5891
September 4 – September 27: Musae Exhibition and Opening Reception
Hosted by Arts Visalia. Opening Reception is First Friday, September 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave. Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Attn: Janelle Howard, Gallery Director. 559-739-0905, [email protected]
September 5 – December 12: Visalia Fox Film Series
The Visalia Fox Theatre has prided itself on bringing classic films back to the big screen for new audiences to experience and for long-time fans of the films to enjoy as well! Thursday, September 5th – Tombstone, Wednesday, September 25th – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Thursday, October 5th – Ghostbusters, Wednesday, October 30th – Psycho, Wednesday, November 6th – A Face in the Crowd, Thursday, November 21st – The Big Lebowski, Thursday, December 12th – The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wednesday, December 18th – Miracle on 34th Street
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 1stsaturdaytr.com or call 559-561-3463.
September 7: Gadabouts Meeting
Senior Center, 10:00 AM, 310 North Locust St., Visalia, Contact Info: Barbara Davis (559) 732-5066
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 tcfair.org .
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
Sept. 14: 25th Anniversary Pro-Youth Gala
ProYouth to celebrate 25 years of learning and growth at 6 p.m. on Saturday, , at the Marriott Hotel. Event will feature a look back at the organization’s growth, testimonials from students who have been supported by ProYouth and reflections by community members. To RSVP or for further information, call 374-2030 or email Teresa Ramos, [email protected]. Sponsorships are available.
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 ae911truth.org 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 www.shrmtularekings.org.
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 visaliahomeshows.com.
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 tularechamber.org or by calling (559)686-1547.
September 21: Dave’s Automotive Celebrates 40 Years
Come celebrate with Jim and Jayna Eager, 420 N. Bridge in Vislia from 11 – 2 with K-Jug Country music, a taco Truck and A&W root beer. Then from 6 – 8 come hear the band Shilo starring Kris Korsgaden.
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. There is live 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.
October 5: Fourth Annual BBQ and Cornhole Event
Hosted by Senior Care. Food, drinks, including the A&W Float Truck, raffle prizes – and, of course, cornhole for all! 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Proceeds benefit Senior Care. Admission is $100 for a Team of 2 or $50.00 per individual. To participate, CALL 559-667-9601, or email us at [email protected] www.seniorcaretkc.org/donate.
October 6: Tulare County Historical Society BBQ
Musical entertainment by Local Band “RUN4COVER” 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m at the Tulare County Museum, Mooney Grove Park, Visalia. Delicious Tri-Tip and Chicken dinner…bbq’d to perfection by the Happy Cookers and dessert provided by Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream. Order your tickets now… $50.00 per person…Phone Peggy Bragg 559.786.4972 or Stan Simpson 559. 280.3142, or visit our website: www.TulareCountyHistoricalSociety.org For more Information Contact: Carl Switzer. 559. 287.6291
October 10: Los Lobos at the Fox Theater
Presented by Perico Productions & Visalia Fox Theater, Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM Box office hours are Noon to 6PM, Tuesdays – Fridays. Tickets may also be purchased at FoxVisalia.org!, Visalia Fox Theatre 300 W. Main St. 559-625-1369 $35-45 plus service fees.
October 25: Monster Murder Mystery Dinner
Kings Players Theater Troup will once again join Habitat for Humanity at Irwin Street Inn, mystery begins at 5:30pm, tickets $85. Meal provided by the Irwin Street Inn. Some of the most notorious monsters and villains are gathering at the Irwin Street Inn for an evening of mystery and murder. Be among the chosen few who will witness history and join Habitat for Humanity at a fundraising dinner for a great cause. Join the fun and come dressed to impress. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased at https://www.hfhtkc.org/murder-mystery/
November 2: Hands in the Community 10th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
“Pouring Out Blessings” at Hands in the Community annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday at the Visalia Convention Center. Silent and live auction items, including getaway packages, jewelry, restaurant meals and many other items of great value. The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a preview of auction items with wine and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner and live auction.Tables of 8 starting at a $600 sponsorship. Call our office at 559.625.3822 or email [email protected]
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 https://visaliaovertheedge.com