Calendar of Events for the Holidays!

November 19: “Voting in 2020: A Community Organization’s Perspective,”

Executive Director of ACT Erin Garner-Ford will speak at the meeting of the League of Women Voters of Tulare County. Lunch, $15, on a first-come/first-serve basis,11:30am at Sue Sa’s Left of Center, 699 W. Center Ave., in Visalia. Reservations must be received by Friday, November 15. Reserve by e-mail: [email protected] .

November 20- 21: St Anthony’s Festival of Trees and Globes

Winter wonderland at St Anthony;s Reteat in Three Rivers. Nov 20 free preview 3- 5. Nov 21 5:00pm Christmas Tree and snow Globe Auction wine and heavy hor d’oeuvres $25. Contact 561-4595.

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 22, 6:00 p.m. – Earth, Moon, and Sun

How do the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system, and what is the myth and science behind it? Why does the Sun rise and set? Learn about the Moon’s phases and orbit. Explore past and future space travel to our moon and beyond.

November 22: From Earth to the Universe

To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes.  7:00pm, Robert Herman, 559/733-6606,

November  22 – 24: “Buyer and Cellar”

A one-man lobby show about an out-of-work actor hired as the caretaker of a private basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s house at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees November 24 at 2 p.m. Ice House Theatre, 410 E Race. 559 734-3900 or

November 23: Three Rivers Holiday Bazaar

Crafts, baked goods, homemade jams, discount table, lunch served. 9 am-4 pm at the Three Rivers Veterans Building,  information (559)-799-1473 or email: [email protected]

November 23: Downtown Holiday Stroll in Lemoore

Do some holiday shopping and enjoy the discounts during the Downtown stroll 3-7pm in Downtown Lemoore, D Street: Fox to Follett St, for more information [email protected]

November 23: Tulare Festival of Trees

Christmas Wonderland Holiday Gala 6:00 – 8:00pm. Cocktails, dinner, Christmas Tree Auction. $125 per person. Contact 685-3428

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

November 24: Tulare Host Lions Annual Turkey Shoot

The Turkey Shoot will be held on the grounds of the Agri-Center. Frozen 14 to 16 pound turkeys will be on site. They can be won by target shooting at $3.00 a round, or taking part in the other games. 10:00am – 4:00pm. Information contact 688-2740 or 686-6483.

November 26: Quail Park at Shannon Ranch Drive Thur “PEEK” SHOW

Take a peek at Visalia’s newest senior living community that will be opening soon. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors can pick up information about the community and be treated to a signature Shannon Ranch coffee – all in the comfort of your car. 3440 W. Flagstaff Ave, Visalia, Located behind Kaweah Delta Urgent Care on Demaree) Info 559-527-8245.

December 1: Exeter Annual Country Craft Fair

Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary #94. Toys, gifts, woodcrafts, jewelry, dolls, art, goodies, home -made jams.  9:00 – 3:00. Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N Kaweah (Hwy 65) Contact 559 804-9669.

December 2: Candy Cane Lane Parade:

The Candy Cane Lane Parade 74th year in Downtown Visalia! This year’s theme is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree in downtown Visalia 7 PM.

December 5: Exeter Town Lighting

Exeter Grinch (formally the Visalia Grinch) doing the honors and countdown at our first Exeter Christmas Open House at 5:30pm. The light show will continue through the holidays and will dance along with music tuned into your car radio. Donation opportunity of funds and non-perishable foods for the Exeter Food Closet.

December 5, 12 and 19: Exeter 28th Annual Christmas Open House

Every Thursday between Thanksgiving and Christmas –from 5:00 – 9:00pm. Downtown shop owners offering one of kind gifts, holiday refreshments, Carolers, free horse drawn carriage rides, old fashioned fire truck rides, and a visit with Santa. Info, Exeter Chamber of Commerce (559) 592-2919, email [email protected]. Visit

December 5, 12, & 19: Visalia Holiday Open House

There will be carriage rides, pictures with Santa, ice skating, train rides and lots of shopping inn Downtown Visalia from 5-8 PM. This year we are giving out free skate night ticket to people who come to our office and donate a small stuffed teddy bear. In return they will get four free skate night tickets they can use during Holiday Open House. These teddy bears will be donated to our local fire department and child services.

December 6: Visalia Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Auction

Join us as for our black tie gala we “Put on the Glitz” at the Visalia Convention Center. Celebrate the meaning of Christmas by supporting our Community through local Charities. VIP at 6:00 PM, General Admission at 7:00 PM. Electronic bidding for trees and silent auction items, wine tastings, food samples from the Central Valley’s best restaurants, and dancing. for tickets

December 6 and 7: 15th Annual Holiday Marketplace

Holiday Marketplace with 100 vendors selling gifts, crafts and treats.  Dec 6th 6pm-8pm, tickets $5 for the VIP Night includes  hors d’oeuvres, raffles and entertainment while you shop. Dec 7th 9am-2pm, free. Visalia Naz. 3333 W Caldwell Ave. Visalia

December 7: Spirit of the Holidays

Hosted by the Exeter Kiwanis Club. The Premier Wine Tasting Event in The Central Valley. Premier Wine – Hors d’oeuvers – Raffle – Silent Auction – Live Auction. Semi-formal Dress Requested. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exeter Veterans Memorial Building 324 N Kaweah Ave, Tickets $60.00 call Art Zschau  559 306-6144

December 8: Springville Historical Museums Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas

Come learn how to spin and weave, watch real Blacksmiths at work, learn about the frontier days and its ways. Back country cookers will be whipping up some warm delicious treats, the sounds of Christmas. Huge assortment of cookies, hot apple cider and coffee.  Sponsored by the Tule River Historical Society at the museum located 34902 Hwy 190, Springville from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

December 7: Downtown Lemoore Christmas Parade

Kings Dental Group, SoCal Gas, Best Western, Grocery Outlet are hosting this years Lemoore Christmas Parade at 6pm, Downtown Lemoore. Info [email protected]

December 12: Hanford Candy Cane Christmas Charity Dinner

The Chambers annual charity fundraiser where local charities to fill tables with gifts and give these charities a chance to raise money through opportunity drawings.hanford Civic Auditorium 400 N Douty, 6:00pm. The dinne by Pardinis of Fresno. Tickets $50 and there is also a no-host bar at the event. Contact Joey Joslin   559.707.5139

December 13: 1st Annual Mighty Oaks Chorus “Christmas Special”

Popular Christmas songs sung by chorus and quartets, Audience sing-a-long of traditional songs, The Fountain Christian Church 1023 N. Chinowth, Visalia  6 PM to 8 PM. Delicious Christmas cookies and cake, Apple Cider and coffee, $10 – adults, FREE for children age 12, and under. Tickets: 280-5715 – Dee Baughman, 901-4615 – Bud Case

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.

December 14: Lindcove Annual Fruit Display and tasting

Taste more than 100 citrus varieties that are grown at Lindcove 9:00 – 12:00. Citrus enthusiasts can have their citrus questions answered by Master Gardeners and  UC Extension personnel.  Copeland Conference Center @ UC Lindcove, 22963 Carson Avenue, Exeter. $5 and $10 bags of freshly picked citrus for sale

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