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 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 tularechamber.org 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!
September 21: Exeter Republican Women’s “Boots and Brews”
Exeter Republican Women Federated is hosting Boots and Brews Saturday night, 5:00pm VIP Reception, 6:00pm Cocktails for all attendees, 7:00pm Dinner at the Historic Pogue Residence, 1600 E. Palm Dr., Exeter, Casual, outdoor event with a live band, Boots and denim encouraged. For more info. and to purchase tickets: https://exeter-republican-womens-federated.square.site/
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: www.tularecountylibrary.org/friends-library 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. featuring Tommy Castro 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 – 8 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
September 21: Tulare-Kings Writers
Meeting in the Blue Room at the Visalia Public Library, 200 W. Oak Ave. We will catch up news about our anthology, discuss preparation for this year’s Taste of the Arts, and First Friday sales. Our Round Table discussion will be about Book Titles and how we came up with them. Contact Marilyn Meredith aka F.M. Meredith at http://fictionforyou.com/
September 21: LOVE Inc Color Run 2019
Join us for our first annual Color Run benefiting Love in the Name of Christ Tulare County, 9:00mam. Kids $25, Adults $40. On the track at Central Valley Christian School Football Field, 5600 W Tulare Ave, Visalia. Run, jog or walk 5K with us and get bombed with color as you raise money and support a great cause! Vendor fair with local small entrepreneurs, live music, a kids area with bounce houses, and a selection of food trucks. Love INC of Tulare County empowers local churches to transform lives within their community in the name of Christ. 559-733-8870 [email protected]
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 tulare.ca.gov. 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 http://westhillscollege.com/golf/. 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: Adaptive Sports & Equipment Expo
Sponsored by National Seating & Mobility, 9 – 1:00pm, Kaweah Delta Rehab Hospital, Parking Lot, 840 S. Akers St., Visalia this expo features demonstrations from leaders in adaptive sports equipment, food trucks, informational booths and opportunity drawings. Don’t miss our Exhibition Basketball Game at 11 AM with Valley Children’s Adaptive Sports Team vs. El Diamante STRONG
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.
September 28: The WALK with NAMI Tulare County
The Walk is an annual fund-raising event to help raise awareness about Mental Illness. Del Lago Park, Tulare, CA Check in Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Event Starts: 9:00 a.m.
Sept. 29: Jewish Happy New Year !
Congregation Beit Shalom wishes you a Happy New Year. All who are interested in Jewish Festivals and Learning are welcome to attend. Adults $12 Children/Free. Congregation Beit Shalom 115 E. Paseo Ave. Visalia. RSVP : 559 308-1333 Required
October 1, 36th Annual National Night Out
Visalia Police Department, in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, will be celebrating the 36th annual National Night Out party. This year’s event will be held at Visalia Recreation Park from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local crime prevention efforts, help strengthen community spirit and police-community partnerships. For information contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 713-4370.
October 4: Senior’s Tool Box Conference
from 8 am-12 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 3830 W. Tulare Ave., Visalia, Senior’s Tool Box Conference and Informational Fair will be providing speakers to discuss important subjects such as Dementia training, Caring for the Caregiver, Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts, How to Pay for Senior Care, Senior Living Options, and Quality Aging and Tips on Living Longer. Free Event to community! Register at 559-737-7443.
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 4: Handweavers of the Valley Opening Reception
Hosted by Arts Visalia, Reception is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Exhibition runs October 2nd through October 25th. Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave., Contact Janelle Howard – Gallery Director
October 4 – 20: “The Servant of Two Masters”
Witty comedy full of ridiculous characters and sticky situations at Encore Theatre, 324 South N St. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org Oct. 4, 5, 11, 1, 17, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees Oct. 6, 13 & 20 at 2 p.m.
October 4: First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Visalia from 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. www.artsconsortium.org
October 4: Local thespian and writer Irene Morse book signing
Get signed copies of her new book, a memoir of her trips to Greece, and other books during the First Friday Art Walk at 6 & 6:45 p.m. at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia. www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
October 4: “Psycho”
(1960) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com
October 5 & 6: Kings Art Center Artisan Marketplace
The Kings Art Center, 605 Douty, Hanford, will host its Artisan Marketplace Friday and Saturday, from 9-2. Unique gifts, décor and art. Go to Facebook: Kings Art Center 2019 Artisan Marketplace
October 5 & 6: Renaissance of Kings Faire
Return to England’s Renaissance era with King Henry VIII and his court, arts, crafts, comedy and music. At Civic Center Park, Hanford. Free admission. Go to Facebook: Renaissance of Kings Faire, Saturday, October 5 from 10-6, Sunday, October 6 from 10-5
October 5: Gadabouts Meeting
10:00 am Senior Center 310 North Locust St., Visalia. For info Barbara Davis, President (559) 732-5066
October 5: Lemon Cove Women’s Club Open House
Saturday 10:5 will be an open house at Lemon Cove Women’s Club. There will be many vendors and live gospel music.(last year they even brought hymnals so we could sing along.)
Of course food will be available. Karen Barber is the president. [email protected] com
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] www.seniorcaretkc.org/donate.
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 1stsaturdaytr.com or call 559-561-3463.
October 5: Annual California Native Plant Sale
Hosted by the Alta Peak Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, 9 am – 2 pm, Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 North Fork Dr., Three Rivers. Because autumn is the best season to plant California native plants, the Alta Peak Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will once again be offering a wide assortment of beautiful, drought tolerant native plants at its annual fall native plant sale. -For further information: Call Melanie Keeley (559) 799-7438
October 5: Hometown Heroes
In Down Town Visalia from 9 AM to 2 PM located on Main St. This is a great event to show appreciation to all of our local safety agencies along with military. We are going to have some awesome equipment being showcased and you won’t want to miss it!
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 5: China Alley Moon Festival,
Seventh & Green streets in Hanford, is from 12-5 featuring lion dancers, Taiko drummers, moon cakes, traditional Chinese food and entertainment. Go to Facebook: Moon Festival
October 5: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”
(1963) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com
October 5: Silent Movie Night features “Phantom of the Opera”
(1925) starring Lon Chaney at 7 p.m. at the Porterville First Congregational Church. 559 784-5340 or www.enjoysouthvalley.com/events
October 5: “Cup of Jazz”
Saturday from 10-12 noon at Café 210, 210 Center St., Visalia. The audience is invited to join in. Free. Led by Richard Garoogian. 559 730-0910
October 5: Art Activity with Ms.
Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum, 175 E. Tenth, Hanford. Different art lessons using media based on nature and gardens. 559 500-9966 or www.childrensstorybookgarden.org
October 6: Kings Symphony presents its Fall Classics Concert
4 p.m. at the Hanford High School Presentation Center, 120 E. Grangeville Blvd. Playing Beethoven and Schubert. Go to Facebook: Fall Classics Concert
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 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].
Oct. 8: Erev Yom Kippur
Dinner & Services Tuesday @ 6 pm The California Holocaust Education & Resource Center Long Term Project: To build a Holocaust Memorial. Your donations of loose buttons is greatly appreciated! Congregation Beit Shalom 115 E. Paseo Ave. Visalia, RSVP : 559 308-1333 Required
October 8: 5th Annual Girls and Guitars concert
hosted by KJUG radio is at 7 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
October 8: Salsa Tuesdays
Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Lessons begin at 8:30 p.m. followed by music and dancing. www.cellar101.com
October 9: ILoveArtBro
Features art and music starting at 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., Visalia. www.facebook.com/groups/1810301112533694
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 FoxVisalia.org!, Visalia Fox Theatre 300 W. Main St. 559-625-1369 $35-45 plus service fees.
Oct 10: 4th Annual Wine & Shop
Presented by Soroptimist International of Tulare & Tulare Outlets. Thursday at 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Clock Tower-Tulare Outlets, Wine Tasting,food,music,silent auction,drawings and gifts. Wear Pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awarness-tickets $30.00 Presale Only. info contact 559- 731 5693 or 559-730-0407 or Tulare Outlets, must be 21 and over.
October 10: Central Visalia Republican Group Meeting
The Visalia Republican Assembly meets on the 2nd Thursfay of each month. Ryan’s Restaurant on Mooney. 6:30-8 PM. For information and contact call 559-361-9072 or email us at [email protected]
October 10: Los Lobos,
the multiple Grammy winning American Chicano rock band, plays at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
October 10: Thursday Night Market Place
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. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace
October 10: Free art journaling class
Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com
October 11: “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
will be shown to celebrate its 35th anniversary at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com
October 11: Habitat for Humanity’s 5th Annual Judy Sarber Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2019 Judy Sarber Memorial Golf Tournament at River Island Country Club. This is a fun and competitive scramble-style tournament to raise funds for future Habitat projects in Porterville! River Island Country Club 31989 River Island Drive, Registration at 9am-Shotgun start at 10am. Cost: $125 per person ~ $500 for a foursome. Sponsorship information available by calling 734-4040 ext 106. https://www.hfhtkc.org/annual-judy-sarber-memorial-golf-tournament/
October 11 – The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Visalia Fox, 300 W. Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38-$68 at ticketfly.com.
October 12: Walk to End Alzheimer’s of Visalia
Mooney Grove Park, Registration opens at 8AM and Ceremony starts at 9AM, Register today at www.alz.org/walk
October 12: Rededication of Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParK
California State Parks and the Friends of Allensworth invite the public to celebrate the rededication of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park honors the only town in California founded, financed and governed by African Americans. The rededication celebration is an opportunity for park visitors to renew their commitment to the park and explore a powerful moment in history for African Americans in California. Entrance fee is $10 per passenger vehicle, $75 for a bus with 24 passengers or less, and $125 for a bus with 25 passengers or more. Amtrak San Joaquins is offering a 30 percent discount on tickets for all riders into Allensworth . Palmer Avenue and State Highway 43 in Allensworth. For more information and directions to the park, please call (661) 849-3433 or email park staff at [email protected].
October. 12: “All the Tea in China”
Celebrate Autumn Moon Festival at the Center for Integrated Medicine to host Tea Tasting Gala. Tea Sampling; Excellent Tea Comparison workshop based on Dr. Kwong’s lecture and demo, Chinese hors d’oeuvres & Moon Cakes, Learn Chinese Tea Etiquettes and the meaning of the Tea Ceremony, Tea brewing techniques and tea ware discussion, Discover the health benefits and medicinal uses of tea. Please bring your own Asian tea cup to sample “various types” of teas. All proceeds will benefit the Asian Cultural Society. $40.00 per person At the door $45.00 For more information call (559) 625-4246
October 12: Grand Opening Celebration Park Visalia Assisted Living
Come join us for our grand opening of Park Visalia Assisted Living and Memory Care – A Carefield Living Community, 3939 W. Walnut Ave Visalia 1:00 – 4:00pm. Enjoy a delicious array of appetizers and refreshments, a drawing for an iPad and other prizes, tours of our newly remodeled community, and a Wellness Fair. Central California Blood Center will also be be holding a blood drive 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Park Visalia Assisted Living. Blood Drive Contact: Lauri Aguilar, (559) 625-3388, For Grand opening contact (559) 625-3388 for information or to RSVP
October 12: Oktoberfest at Hanford Civic Park
Benefits K9 Foundation is a Chamber and Main Street co-sponsored event. Live music, over 25 different brewers and several food sampling options all included for the price of $35 a ticket! 5:00 – 10:00pm Tickets are available at Main Street and Chamber of Commerce offices as well as online at www.mainstreethanford.com. Tickets can also be purchased from Hop Forged Brewing.
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: Walk with a Doc
October Topic: Breast Cancer Awareness, 8 – 9:15am, Blain Park 3101 S. Court St. Visalia. Take a walk with a health professional for an informational walk and talk where you can learn about a variety of different health topics and set goals in the process
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 runsignup.com. recommended 12 years and older.
October 12: La Chupitos
Visalia Fox Theatre. Comedienne Liliana Arriaga 8 p.m. Tickets $30-$40 at eventbrite.com or call 559-625-1369
October 12: La Chupitos
Famed comedian from Mexico, is at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
October 12: “The Lost Boys”
(1987) about teens saving friends from the undead will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com
October 13: Fire Prevention Week 2019
The Visalia Fire Department will be hosting Fire Trucks and Food Trucks along with Tulare County Fire and Cal Fire to close out National Fire Prevention Week. Fire Trucks and Food Trucks will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00pm on Main St. Between Church & Bridge. This is a free event that will allow citizens the opportunity to interact with the on duty fire personnel and participate in activities such as an obstacle course and Stop, Drop and Roll. Info- Fire Marshal, Corbin Reed, 559-713-4266
Oct. 13: A Legacy of Love candlelight vigil
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, at Mustard See Acre Community Garden, 444 N. F St. in Exeter Monthly support group meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second Friday of every month at Gateway Church, 1100 S. Sowell St., in Visalia. The next meeting is Oct. 11. More information: www.alol.us
Oct. 14: the Luz Gonzalez Story – from migrant farmworker to PHD:
210 Connect will eschew its usual panel forum format to share the inspiring story of Luz Gonzalez, the dean of Fresno State Visalia Campus. 210 W Center Ave. in downtown Visalia. Gonzalez’s talk will include the importance of education and opportunity, especially in under-served communities and the future of higher education in Tulare County. 7 p.m. Gonzalez will field questions from the audience after her talk. Information: (559) 739-9010 or https://www.facebook.com/210Connect
October 15: “The Climate Crisis—Moving from Heated Debate to Meaningful Action”
Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Tulare County. This event is part of a series the LWVTC is hosting to celebrate women’s civic engagement, and to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the concurrent 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters. Dinner, $17, and is open to the public on a first-come/first-serve basis. Doors open 5:30pm on October 15, at Sue Sa’s Left of Center, 699 W. Center Ave., in Visalia. Reservations must be received by 5:00pm Friday, October 11. Payment by cash or check at the door—no-shows will be charged. Reserve through LWVTC Treasurer Phoebe Taylor: By e-mail: [email protected] By phone: 559-732-5061
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: Christmas in October
Get your shopping done early at the Exeter Womens Club, 210 N. Kaweah Ave.Oct 18 from 4 – 9 and Oct 19 from 9am – 4pm. Wine, appetizers and prizes.
October 18-19: Sequoia Symphony Orchestra’s
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 sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com 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 springvilleapplefestival.com.
October 19: Tenth Annual Taste The Arts
Experience three city blocks of art, culture, and wellness activities during the annual festival in Downtown Visalia. California artists display their work on Garden Street between the Garden Street Plaza and the Old Lumberyard. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will be filled with free fun activities. No tickets are required — just stop by Garden St. and Oak St.
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 biddy.net/pinktea to get your tickets today, or call (559) 624-2494.
October 22: Micari for Supervisor District 1 Meet n Greet in Three Rivers, ,
Please join Larry Micari for Supervisor District 1 for a Meet & Greet hosted by Glenn and Susan McIntyre at the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, 45978 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm.
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 foxvisalia.org.
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 https://www.hfhtkc.org/murder-mystery/
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 Micari4supervisor.com or Beth Micari 280-7546, Register online at https://micari4supervisorcornhole.eventbrite.com
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 www.PickleballTournaments.com Contact MJ Eastes 559-730-1808
October 30: The 10th Annual Tulare County Red Ribbon Week Celebration
Visalia Convention Center from 4-6 p.m. Live entertainment, information booths, games, activities, and much more will be available at this free family event! For more information call (559) 651-0155.
November 1: Living Water World Missions
Annual Appreciation Banquet on at Gateway Church, 1100 S. Sowell in Visalia 6pm. This special evening will include tri-tip dinner and dessert, live auction, and a Guatemalan marketplace for purchasing handicrafts. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at livingwaterworldmissions.org/banquet. You may also make a donation or purchase a table of 8 for $280 on our banquet website. Contact Melody Downie-Dack ([email protected])
November 1: Valley Oak SPCA’s 10th Annual Wine and Wags Gala and Auction
Large selection of silent/live auction items, a 3 course dinner, wine and beer tasting, and much more that all adds up to be a beautiful evening. The event will begin at 6PM at the Visalia Wyndham, 9000 W Airport Dr, Visalia, CA 93277. For any questions please contact our Events Coordinator Matthew at [email protected].
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 9: Walk with a Doc
November Topic: Diabetes & Your Kidneys, 8 – 9:15, Blain Park 3101 S. Court St. Visalia. Take a walk with a health professional for an informational walk and talk where you can learn about a variety of different health topics and set goals in the process.
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
November 16: Community Cremation Scattering
Visalia Cemetery, Service and engraving included at 9am. $300 per urn, contact us at 734-6181 for more information
December 14: The Gadabouts Christmas Party
Join us for a morning of fun with another wonderful Christmas Get-together at the Senior Center 10:00 am. Lots of food, raffle prizes and fun fill your morning! Donations of new gifts are appreciated and encouraged! 310 North Locust St. Visalia. For info Barbara Davis, President (559) 732-5066
December 14 15: It’s a model railroad Christmas
We would like to invite you to join the members of the Visalia Electric Railroad Modelers and Historical Society for a fun family activity that is sure to put you in the Christmas Spirit! December 14th 10AM-8PM and Dec 15 11AM -4PM at the Sequoia Mall Visalia Share with your family the excitement of model trains. We will be displaying several layouts including HO and N scales and you will be amazed at the details on each layout. Club members enjoy answering questions and sharing their knowledge. Contact Cheryl 733-7742 for ore info.