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 17: Tulare Hospital 1-Year Anniversary
The community is welcome to participate in a one-year anniversary celebration from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the hospital lobby at Adventist Health Tulare, 869 N. Cherry St. in Tulare. Enjoy a look back at our first year. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Information: 559-366-1172.
October 18: The California Holocaust Education & Resource Center Presents Gabriella Karin
On Friday at 7:pm The California Holocaust Education & Resource Center Presents Speaker & Holocaust Survivor Gabriella Karin at the Congregation Beit Shalom 115 E. Paseo Ave. Visalia, RSVP 559-308-1333 $10/Adults Children 10-17 yrs /No Charge, Incl. Lite Dinner for the Holiday of Sukkot.
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: Lutheran Women’s Missionary League 26th Annual Christmas Boutique
Please join us as we celebrate 26 years of providing handmade gifts and bakery items! Come and Browse our wide assortment of handmade decorations and gifts. Our bakery is filled with cakes, pies, cookies, breads, jams and candy. Come and relax and enjoy a slice of homemade pie & ice cream plus beverage made available for purchase. Boutique Shopping starts at 10:00 am-3:00pm Grace Lutheran Church in Social Hall 1111 S. Conyer St., Visalia Info: Carole Sell 559-623-9588, Proceeds support our locale and worldwide events.
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 20: The Bob Mathias Story
Our “Sunday @ 2:00” Cultural Program for the month, the Tulare Historical Museum will hold a rare, special screening of this classic Tulare film in celebration of its 65th anniversary premiere this month! The film, much of it shot in Tulare, was the most highly anticipated release of 1954 for the citizens of Tulare! Free
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: “Tulare County Educators Art Exhibition”
The artists’ reception will be in the Heritage Art Gallery at the Tulare Historical Museum. The artists’ reception is from 5-7pm. The “Tulare County Educators Art Exhibition” will run from October 24 through December 7.
October 24 & 25: “Prince Caspian”
The Enchanted Playhouse presents the fantasy sequel to C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at 7:00pm at the Visalia Fox Theater, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org Saturday matinee Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.
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: Make A Difference Day
On Saturday, volunteers from throughout Visalia will unite for a common mission, making our community a better, brighter place with service projects. Opportunities Include: Helping out at the new Community Garden (222 North West 3rd Avenue). Help us install irrigation, construct planter boxes, paint benches. Packwood Creek Trail (East College Avenue and South Belmont Drive,) Kiwanis Park (Tulare Avenue and South McAuliff Street,) and Cherry Meadow Park (South Pinkham Street and East Cherry Avenue) for shrub planting. To sign-up, visit our page on SignUpGenuis.
October 26: 40th Annual Harvest of Handwovens
Exeter Veterans’ Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave, (Hwy 65), Exeter, CA.. Demonstrations and exhibits will be open at 9:30 and the sales floor will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. specialty yarns, raffle, used equipment and discounted books. Contact Nikki Crain 559-561-4048 or go to www.hwotv.org
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
Oct 26 & Oct 27: Music workshop and special Taize service
Presented y First Congregational United Church of Christ. To learn more about music and how it incorporates worship to God in a special way. Saturday workshop 2:00-4:00, Sunday 10:30 worship, 6:00 Taize service, 220 West Tulare Ave. In other words, this is for everyone musicians or singers or not!
October 28: “The 29th Annual Taste Treats
A benefit for the Tulare Historical Museum from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the International Agri-Center Pavilion “C” 4500 S. Laspina Street Tulare. Tickets for the event are $50.00 a person. This event will have; small business treats, a silent auction, a restaurant food showcase and a hosted bar. For tickets and information call the Tulare Historical Museum (559)6862074, email [email protected], purchase tickets via paypal on the Museum’s website www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org or visit the Museum located at 444. W. Tulare Avenue, Tulare CA 93274.”
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: Tulare Bell Game
Reserved seat tickets available online only at gofan.com starting on October 26. General admission pre-sale tickets are available at the Bob Mathias Stadium east ticket booth October 26 – October 29, 12:00 – 6:00 and October 30 – November 1, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Gates open at 5:00pm and game starts at 6:30.
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: Hanford Dia de los Murtos
Hanford’s Civic Park. The event is hosted by the Hanford Multicultural Theater Company, will feature Aztec dancers, Mariachi Alas de Jalisco, Sugar Skull Ladies, P.A.T.Y. Studio, Calavera Gigante, Largest sugar skull in the Valley and the tallest Day of the Dead Skeleton puppet in the state at 16 ft. This year there will be a pinata competition. The event focuses on remembering family and friends and other loved ones who have passed. www.HanfordDayoftheDead.com, [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 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 9: Operation HOPE 8k run
A Combat Veteran’s Hope (ACVH) will be hosting its inaugural 8K run on Saturday at Cutler at 8:00 – 11;00am in Visalia. Money raised from this event will go to continue the ACVH mission of “empowering Combat Veterans through engagement with each other and their local community.” Registration Limit: 191 spots left. $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee, Registration ends November 8, 2019 at 11:59pm PST
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 11: Veteran’s Day Presentation and Parade Walk
Visalia Public Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen, Visalia, 9am. At The Veteran’s Memorial Wall Welcome by – Cemetery District Manager, Cindy Summers, Raising of United States Flag, Prayer and Moment of Silence, Raising of United States Military Flags by Service Men & Women, Patriotic songs, Parade around the cemetery to be led by The Patriot Guard Riders, Photo opportunity for all Veteran’s in attendance
November 14: Cultural Historical Awareness Program
Featuring artist, Suzanne Dittenber, for a conversation about careers in the arts on on the Visalia Campus, Ponderosa Lecture Hall at 7:00pm. 915 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia Campus, 559-730-3921, 858-213-7414
November 16: Community Cremation Scattering
Visalia Cemetery, Service and engraving included at 9am. $300 per urn, contact us at 734-6181 for more information
November 21: The Creative Center’s Annual Soup Sip and Shop!
Our biggest art event of the year featuring free soup from local restaurants and chefs alongside a variety of fine art and handcrafted gifts made by our talented artists. Proceeds directly benefit the artists of The Creative Center. The event will be held in our Jon Ginsburg Gallery 606 N. Bridge St. Visalia, from 5-7pm. Contact (559)733-9329
November 23: Visalia Rotary hosts “A Murder Mystery”
Murder-mystery dinner at the Visalia Center from 5:30 until 9pm hosted by Visalia Rotary and presented by a production company of 8 from LA and they will include up to 15 pre-selected members of the audience. We are including “the usual suspects” from our local community, including Mike Boudreaux, Jason Salazar, Gary Herbst, Amy Shuklian, and Tim Ward. General Admission $100, VIP $150 Contact Thomas J. Cutler, .559.901.8103
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.