Here is the 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 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
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC AND MORE
Friday, Nov. 15, 8 pm-midnight: Karaoke. Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 pm-1 am: To be announced. 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211.c
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – COMMUNITY EVENT
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 am-3 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. “Loving Three Rivers for 80 Years.” Music, crafts, food trucks, and more. Free; open to the public. 561-3385.
MAIN SQUEEZE MARKET: FOOD TRUCKS AND MORE
Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 am-4 pm: Burtlow Barbecue. Sunday, Nov. 17, noon-4 pm: To be announced. Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – WORSHIP SERVICE AND POTLUCK
Sunday, Nov. 17, 10:30 am, Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Worship service with potluck immediately following. Bring a dish to share. Free; open to the public. 561-3385.
FESTIVAL OF TREES & GLOBES
Thursday, Nov. 21, 5 pm (live auction begins at 7 pm), St. Anthony Retreat, Three Rivers. Decorated, themed Christmas trees will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization that sponsored each tree. Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants, wine, and craft beer. Tickets: $25. Information online or by calling 561-4595.
LIGHTING OF THE NORTH FORK BRIDGE
Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30 pm, meet on the North Fork Bridge (parking at Three Rivers Arts Center). The Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce invites the community to come together to kick off the holiday season at the second annual Lighting of the North Fork Bridge. A walkable Progressive Mixer will immediately follow that includes holiday open houses at many of the nearby merchants. Mix and mingle while sampling treats and drinks. Free; open to the public.
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THREE RIVERS: HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 am-4 pm, Three Rivers Memorial Building. Dozens of booths featuring handmade gift items and holiday decor, local art and authors, and more. Lunch available. Daylong prize drawings. See website for more information (including how to secure booth space).
THREE RIVERS BREAD BASKET: COMMUNITY PRODUCE GROCERY
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 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.
RACE AGAINST HUNGER
Thursday, Nov. 28, 7-10 am, Downtown Visalia. Annual 5K Thanksgiving Day run to benefit Visalia Rescue Mission’s goal of ensuring no one goes hungry. Preregister online. www.veac.org
MAIN SQUEEZE MARKET: HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Saturday, Nov. 30, Main Squeeze Market, 33454 Sierra Dr. (junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff), Lemon Cove. More than two dozen vendors, food trucks (Jamaican, Vietnamese, Mexican, and more), live music (Glen Delpit, Gerimaya Whyte, Greasy Dashiki, Amanda Lovelady), and more. Free admission; free parking.