HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here is January’s essential guide to activities, events, exhibits, fundraisers, and more that are coming soon to Three Rivers and the surrounding areas. Watch this space regularly as it is kept current and continually updated with new listings.
Notes: (1) Events are listed in date order; and (2) All area codes are 559 unless noted otherwise. Calendar of Events | January 2020
THIS WEEKEND… Calendar of Events | January 2020
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground (at Three Rivers Library). Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week: Meet at Three Rivers School’s upper field (bring a snack and outdoor games to play). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, Jan. 17, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211.
MAIN SQUEEZE MARKET: FOOD TRUCKS AND MORE
Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 am-4 pm: Burtlow Barbecue and Que Concha. Sunday, Jan. 19, noon-4 pm: Mamma Rita’s (vegan options available); entertainment by REN. Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove.Calendar of Events | January 2020
COMING SOON… Calend
SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS: FEE-FREE DAY
Monday, Jan. 20. Entrance fees waived to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and all national parks in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Monday, Jan. 20, 1 pm, Assembly Room, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005), a comedy/drama starring Dame Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend. Sponsored by Aging in Community-Three Rivers. Refreshments. Rides provided for those without transportation (call 465-4666 or 561-4703). Free: Open to the public. Now Available: A pre-movie senior lunch special (soup, sandwich, drink, and cookie). Cost: $5. Reservations: Barbara Lahmann, 561-4595. Call by Sunday, Jan. 19.
COMFORT FOR KIDS: QUILTING PROJECT
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Volunteers are welcome to assist in this 2020 session to assemble comforters that will be provided to patients at Valley Children’s Hospital, Kaweah Delta, and Adventist Health, with additional quilts going to hospital-run hospice programs and programs for housing-challenged families. No experience necessary; donations of labor and materials are always welcome. Weekly through April. 561-4270.
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 am-noon, Three Rivers Arts Center. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available to all Three Rivers residents for free the fourth Wednesday of each month as part of the California Association of Food Banks Farm to Family program. 561-4154.
LARRY MICARI FOR TULARE COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 1: FUNDRAISER
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 pm, Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch, 19242 Avenue 300, Exeter. Wine, appetizers, social hour, dinner, auction, and live music by Branded Heart. Donation: $75 ($100 for VIP pre-event at 5 pm). Tickets online. Information: 280-7546.
OUR PLACE PLAYGROUP
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30 am, Our Place Playground (at Three Rivers Library). Weekly preschoolers’ get-together. This week: Playground play. Information: email@example.com.Calendar of Events | January 2020
Calendar of Events | January 2020
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LARRY MICARI FOR SUPERVISOR: THREE RIVERS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9-11 am, at the Three Rivers home of Doug and Barbara Bodine, 41045 Mynatt Drive. Join Larry Micari for Supervisor District 1 for a Three Rivers meet-and-greet. RSVP appreciated but not required. All welcome. 561-4920.
THREE RIVERS SENIOR LEAGUE: MONTHLY POTLUCK
Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30 pm (come earlier to socialize), Three Rivers Memorial Building. Monthly get-together with entertainment by musician Keith Crain of Visalia (who was raised in Three Rivers). Information: 568-5424.
HERO APPRECIATION MONTHS – JANUARY-MARCH 2020: FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATION
Friday, Jan. 31, 7 pm, Sequoia Cider Mill, Three Rivers. This year’s honorees: Cole Frazier, firefighter, Tulare County Fire Department; and Justin Tashiro, captain, CALFIRE (both were raised in Three Rivers). Soup, bread, drinks provided. Free; open to the public. 561-4270.
COMING IN FEBRUARY…
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2:30-6 pm, in the bloodmobile at Valley Oak Credit Union, Three Rivers. Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks, the time it takes for the body to completely replace a pint of blood. A Social Security number is required for registration and all donors must present photo identification upon registration. Administered by the Central California Blood Center; sponsored by the Three Rivers Lions Club. 561-4549.
ASTRONOMY, ASTROLOGY, AND ASANA
Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 20-23, Buckeye Tree Lodge, 46000 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Astrology, astronomy, stargazing, and storytelling are woven together with yoga to create an experiential learning environment within the peaceful mountains and rivers of Sequoia National Park. Retreat participants will gather over a long New Moon weekend to link the studies of astrology and astronomy while resting at the picturesque Buckeye Tree Lodge (lodging included in price) alongside the Kaweah River. Open to all; no yoga, astronomy, or astrology experience required. Instructors: Julien Elizabeth (Los Angeles) and Meaghan Skye (Three Rivers). Cost: $860-$1,390 (includes yoga instruction, astrology workshops and personal insights, stargazing and astronomy workshops, riverfront accommodations, private yoga/meditation space, all meals and beverages. Information/registration: Online or call 561-5900.
HERO APPRECIATION MONTHS – JANUARY-MARCH 2020: LAW ENFORCEMENT CELEBRATION
Friday, Feb. 28, 7 pm, Sequoia Cider Mill, Three Rivers. This year’s honoree: Kyle Stark, Three Rivers resident deputy, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Soup, bread, drinks provided. Free; open to the public. 561-4270.
COMING IN MARCH…
HERO APPRECIATION MONTHS – JANUARY-MARCH 2020: ARMED FORCES CELEBRATION
Friday, March 27, 7 pm, Sequoia Cider Mill, Three Rivers. This year’s honorees: Greg Meis, veteran, U.S. Marines; Jay Wood, veteran, U.S. Army; Don Thompson, veteran, U.S. Navy; and Margaret Rogin, U.S. Navy WAVES, the women’s branch of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II (all Three Rivers residents). Soup, bread, drinks provided. Free; open to the public. 561-4270.
COMING IN APRIL…
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 17-19, 10 am-10 pm (approximate), with performances at three venues throughout Three Rivers. Thirteen bands are on the 2020 lineup for the 47th annual event: Blue Street Jazz Band, Bob Draga and Friends, Carl Sonny Leyland and Friends,. Dave Bennett Quartet,. Dixie Dominos, Gator Nation, Gino and the Lone Gunmen, The All New High Street Party Band, Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet, Memphis Speed Kings, Reedley River Rats, Sierra Seven, Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Food and drink at all venues; free shuttle service to venues; dry camping for RVs; raffle; and more. Early-bird all-event badge: $110 (price increases to $120 after March 15); children and all students (including college) receive free admission. Sponsors wanted. Organized by Sierra Traditional Jazz Club. Information: 827-1470.