September/October Calendar

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 6: Annual Bounty of the County

Tulare County Farm Bureau is inviting the community to join us in celebration of Tulare County Agriculture at Bounty of the County at the Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in Ivanhoe. Enjoy the finest food and beverage made with locally sourced products at the tasting event, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and available at the Tulare County Farm Bureau office. Tickets will also be available at the door for $70. Contact the Tulare County Farm Bureau at 732-8301 to buy tickets today! 

September 6: First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Visalia

5-8 p.m. Start at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, or Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, to pick up a map. Then visit all the venues. Snacks, wine and music. 

September 6: Enchanted Evening Fundraiser

Music by Run 4 Cover to benefit the Enchanted Playhouse’s first production at the Visalia Fox Theatre, “Cinderella.” 7 p.m. at the Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W. Mineral King, Visalia.

September 7: 16th Annual Visalia Teen Idol

Talented teens performing before local celebrity judges at 5 p.m. at L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main, Visalia. Go to Facebook: Visalia Teen Idol

September 7: “The Wedding Singer”

(1998) starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. 559 584-7823 or

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 7:  Gadabouts Meeting

Senior Center, 10:00 AM, 310 North Locust St., Visalia, Contact Info: Barbara Davis (559) 732-5066 

September 9: Visalia in 2030: Still the Jewel of the Valley?

210 Connect will hold a forum, 7:00pm 210 W Center, on Visalia’s general plan, the document that outlines how Visalia will grow for the next decade.  Issues revolving around avoiding sprawl, preserving farm land, economic development, traffic and preserving the environment will be discussed. Panelists will include Visalia City Councilman Greg Collins, City of Visalia principal planner Paul Scheibel,, and members of the citizens advisory board and historical preservation committees.  Information: (559) 739-9010 or

September 10: KJUG Radio’s Summer Concert Series

Features Adam Craig, one of Rolling Stones’s 10 new country artists you need to know, at 6:30 p.m. at Whitendale Park, Beech and West streets, Visalia. Free. Food for sale. Bring lawn chairs. Go to Facebook: KJUG Concert Series 

September 10: 38th Annual Tulare County College Nigh

Representatives from nearly 70 universities and colleges will be on hand to answer questions about entrance requirements, available degrees, and tuition expenses at their institutions at the Heritage Complex at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, 5:30 p.m.,In addition to the college representatives, students and parents can visit four informational presentations (beginning at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.) on topics that include financial aid, SAT/ACT test preparation, and registration information for the University of California and California State University systems. Additionally, Spanish-speaking representatives will be available. More information is available at

September 11: “Do not get hooked #EverythingPasses”

Surgeon and obstetrician Dr. Cesar Lozano presents his new touring conference at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $35-$75 at

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.Scheduled concerts, Sept. 11—Marshall Tucker Band, Sept. 12—Uncle Kracker, Sept. 13—Ashanti, Sept. 14—38 Special, Sept. 15—John Michael Montgomery. 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 12: The Visalia Republican Assembly

Group meets on the 2nd Thursfay of each month.  For information and contact call 559-361-9072 or email us at [email protected].

September 12: Thursday Night Market Place

Every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets in Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music, this week featuring60s and 70s music by Prestige.

September 14: Cheech & Chong

Comedie team takes the stage at 8 p.m. on their “O Cannabis” tour at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $55-$70 at or call 559-625-1369. Adult content.

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 engineer to participate.  RSVP 559-901-1974 [email protected].

September 14: Silent Comedies with Dean Mora on the mighty pipe organ

Begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. 559 584-7823 or

Sunday, September 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate at Manuel F. Hernandez Community Center, 247 W. Ferguson, Visalia, from 1-4 p.m. with family friendly events including live performances, music, crafts, games and food vendors. Freed.

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.

September 17: The League of Women Voters of Tulare County Luncheon

Celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment with a luncheon featuring guest speaker Diana Dooley, Gov. Jerry Brown’s chief of staff in 2018. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Left of Center Café, 699 W. Center Ave. in Visalia. $15 per person for buffet lunch. RSVP by 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 at [email protected].

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 building B 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. Must be 21 to attend.

September 20: Global Climate Strike Presentation

John Austin, a resident of Tulare County who is active in science education, will make a presentation about how our climate has changed over the past 500 million years and how it is projected to change over the coming decades. many of the conditions we see today have been changing since Tulare County was first settled in the mid-1800s, and they have been changing even faster since the 1970s. Pot luck with a Mexican theme. Please RSVP at 559-901-1974 or [email protected]. 1213 S. Fairway Street, Visalia.

September 20: Audubon Speaker, Meeting Birds of the Southeast

Gary Lindquist will emphasize how the moist habitats of the Southeast provide for an unusually large number of bird species.  Photo journey will illustrate these bird species and their behavior. 7:00pm, Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 120 N. Hall St. Visalia

September 20: Night of Improv

Students from Redwood, El Diamante, Mt. Whitney and Golden West will present a night of improv at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Theater, 330 S. Dollner St. in Visalia. For more info, call 559-786-3148.

September 20: Corcoran Farmers’ and Artisans Market

Mark your calendars for great produce, homemade breads, dip & soup mixes, jams, handmade soaps, entertainment, beer/wine garden and so much more!

Sept. 21, Tulare County Library Book Sale

Tulare County Library lobby 9am – 12, 200 W Oak Ave. Visalia, Library phone number: 559.713.2700, Friends website: We will be selling hardback fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, DVD’s, and more. All starting at about $1 or less. Donations and memberships encouraged. Books will be sold while supplies last.

September 21: 19th Annual Downtown Hanford Blues & Roots Festival

The Hanford Blues and Roots Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. under the stars in beautiful Civic Park 113 Court St. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes as well as your blankets or lawn chairs for a fantastic evening of Blues in downtown Hanford.

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 – 8pm come hear the band Shilo starring Kris Korsgaden

September 21: Living Rosary

A candlelight procession will begin at 7:00pm on the steps of St. Mary’s Parish Center and will continue onto the grounds of George McCann Memorial culminating in the final mystery prayed inside St. Mary’s church. 506 N. Garden St. Visalia CA 93291.

September 22:Our Lady of Fatima Celebration

Parade, carnival, free barbecue lunch, live and silent auctions as well as sweet shop.starting in downtown Visalia at 9:30am.  Mass will be celebrated 10:30am at St. Mary’s.200 Race Avenue Visalia CA 93291. A free barbecue will be served starting at 11am. Carnival games and The Sweet Shop on the grounds of The Catholic School 12:00pm – 3:00pm., George McCann Memorial campus.  Live and silent auctions 1pm. This is our school’s largest fundraiser of the year.

September 23: Tulare’s 7th Annual Night at the Library

Selected books are brought to life with the help of local actors, staging and displays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tulare Public Library, 475 N. M St. (M Street and Cross Avenue) in Tulare. Silent auction, entertainment by the Tulare Community Band, and the ‘Friends of the Library Candy Shoppe’. Tickets $50, and include catered foods beer and wine. Attendees must be 21 years old. Information at Tulare Public Library at Proceeds will benefit the Tulare Library Foundation and the Tulare Public Library.

September 23: Annual West Hills Community College Foundation Golf Tournament

President’s Scholars Golf Tournament will kick off at the club on Sept. 23 with a 9:00 a.m. shot gun start.  Registration is $200 per golfer, with lunch, breakfast snacks and a $50 gift certificate for pro shop merchandise included. Golfers will also have a chance to win a variety of prizes. Sponsorships, ranging from the $150 Golf Cart Sponsor to $15,000 Platinum Sponsor level. All proceeds from the event will go toward the West Hills College President’s Scholars Program, To register, visit For more info contact the West Hills Community College Foundation at (559) 934-2150 or [email protected].

September 25: 28th Annual Tulare County Job Fair

Visalia Convention Center · Visalia,  9:00 AM Opens to Veterans, 9:30 AM general admission. The job fair team is made up of service providers and employers throughout Tulare County.

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” Doors open at 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: 3rd Annual Orange Blossom Quilters Holiday Boutique

Quilts and other handmade items for sale. Kick off your holiday shopping with us, stock up on gifts and more. 9:00am to 3:00pm, Grace Lutheran Church and School 1111 S. Conyer St. Visalia,

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].

October 5: 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.

October 5: Cotton Festival

Corcoran’s largest event of the year! Parade down Whitley Avenue, followed by live music, carnival, hourly entertainment, vendors, beer/wine garden and street dance.

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: For more Information Contact:  Carl Switzer. 559. 287.6291

October 7: Miss Exeter Coronation

Includes Dinner, 6 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Family Center, 515 S. Filbert in Exeter. Tickets required, Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Pine St. in Exeter, 559-592-2919 or email [email protected].

October 9: Exeter Fall Festival Pumpkin Carving Contest 

Family Fun Night from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mixter Park, corner of Pine and E streets in Exeter, for more info, call 559-592-2919 or email [email protected].

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!, Visalia Fox Theatre 300 W. Main St. 559-625-1369  $35-45 plus service fees.

October 11: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Visalia Fox, 300 W. Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38-$68 at

October 12: Exeter’s 106th annual Fall Festival

Exeter City Park, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fall Festival Parade downtown along E. Pine St. 10 a.m. Fall Festival Car Show E. Maple and S. E streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info, contact the Exeter Chamber of Commerce 559-592-2919, email [email protected].

October 12: Tulare County Audubon Bravo Lake Field Trip

Meet at the Bravo Lake Botanical Garden in Woodlake for a morning of water birds.  This trip is especially good for beginning birders and children. Spotting scopes will be available. 7:00am to Noon 342 E. Naranjo Blvd, just east of the roundabout.

October 12: Dead at Night

Haunted Zombie Trail at Kaweah Oaks Preserve with 60 zombies, Food from several Visalia businesses, and two live bands. Kaweah Oaks Preserve, 29979 Rd. 182 in Exeter, between 5 and 10 p.m. Sign up is $25-$30 at recommended 12 years and older.

October 12: La Chupitos

Visalia Fox Theatre. Comedienne Liliana Arriaga 8 p.m. Tickets $30-$40 at or call 559-625-1369

October 16-21: Semi-Annual Book Sale

Visalia-Sequoia AAUW’s book sale at Sequoia Mall. Hardbacks are $3, paperbacks are $2, children’s and romance are $1, and audiobooks are $3.

October 18-19: Sequoia Symphony Orchestra

Movie highlight show, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with a live score played during the movie by our orchestra at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Sept. 14 at or call 559-732-8600.

October 18: Tulare County Audubon Speaker, Bird Migration and Navigation

Larry Parmeter, a member of the Fresno Audubon Club, will explore the extraordinary navigational abilities of birds around the globe. 7:00pm Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 120 N. Hall St. Visalia

October 19-20: 39th annual Springville Apple Festival

Food, gifts and crafts vendor booths, pancake breakfast, Apple Run on Saturday, and Fat Tire Classic Race on Sunday. For more information, visit

October 20: Kaweah Delta Pink Tea Party

Doors open at 12 pm, Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave.Join us as we dive into raising cancer awareness and celebrate the lives touched by the wave of cancer. We’re going to make a splash and hope to “sea” you there! Our keynote speaker, Mack Dryden, is a two-time cancer survivor, a writer/comedian/actor who has acted in movies and written and appeared on hundreds of network TV shows. Luncheon, opportunity drawings, a “sea of hope” memorial and honor walk and patient stories. Tickets are $30 each and are not sold at the door. Go to to get your tickets today, or call (559) 624-2494.

October 24-26: Prince Caspian Enchanted Playhouse Theatre Company

Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6-$10 at

October 25: Friends of Mike Boudreaux for Sheriff 6th Annual Golf Classic Tournament. 

The annual tournament is being held at River Island Country Club in Porterville. The tournament is a four person scramble with no handicaps.  Registration at 10 am shotgun start at 11 am. Taco lunch and early dinner provided as well a raffle a awards ceremony during dinner.

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

October 26: Cornhole Tournament fundraiser

Lari Micari for Tulare County Supervisor fundraiser at  19423 Avenue 300, Exeter, CA 93221. Join us for a fun afternoon of food, drinks, prizes and cornhole. Competitive Entries – Register by Oct. 18th –  $150/after October 18th – $175 (CASH Prizes $1,000 – 1st, $500 – 2nd, $250 – 3rd) and Social Entries Register by Oct. 18th – $100/after October 18th – $125 (Prizes – 1st – $CASH, 2nd – prizes, 3rd – prizes) Check-in starting at noon and Bags fly at 1:00pm. Event Sponsorships available. Visit or Beth Micari 280-7546, Register online at

October 26 – 27: 1st inaugural Pickleball Tournament

Pickleball Visalia Tournament presented by Visalia Breakfast Lions Club, Men’s and Women’s Doubles Saturday and Mixed Doubles Sunday. Plaza Park Pickleball Complex – Visalia, All events will be broken down by age/skill 18-49, 50-59, 60+ / 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+ Registration closes Oct 15th, 2019  go to  Contact MJ Eastes 559-730-1808

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