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
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CHEROKEE OAKS NEIGHBORHOOD: HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE
Ongoing through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Community members are asked to donate new, unopened bags of candy that will be distributed to Cherokee Oaks residents, which is trick-or-treat central in Three Rivers for local children. Drop off candy at Valley Oak Credit Union’s Three Rivers branch during regular business hours. Cherokee Oaks residents may stop by VOCU to pick up candy, subject to availability. Calendar of Events
RIVER VIEW LOUNGE: LIVE MUSIC
Friday, Oct. 25, 8 pm-midnight: Fire on the Mountain. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 pm-1 am: Halloween party with music by Brad Wilson ($5 cover). 42323 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. 561-2211.c
HARVEST OF HANDWOVENS SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 am-3 pm, Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. (Highway 65), Exeter. Handwoven items include clothing, placemats, rugs, dish towels, scarves, and more. Also yarn for sale and demonstrations of handwaving, spinning, felting, and basket-weaving. Homemade cookies and drinks available. Raffle. Free admission; open to the public. Information. Cale
MAIN SQUEEZE MARKET: FOOD TRUCKS AND MORE
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 am-4 pm: Burtlow Barbecue. Sunday, Oct. 27, noon-4 pm: The Dusty Wagon; music by Gerimaya Whyte. Main Squeeze Market, junction of Hwy. 198 at Woodlake turnoff, Lemon Cove.
MICARI4SUPERVISOR: CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
Saturday, Oct. 26, noon (check-in; bags fly at 1 pm), 19423 Avenue 300, Exeter. An afternoon of food, drinks, prizes and cornhole. Competitive entries: $150 (register by Friday, Oct. 18); $175 (after October 18). Cash prizes for competitive entries – $1,000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd, $250 for 3rd. Social entries: $100 (register by October 18); $125 (after October 18) Prizes for social entries – Cash for 1st, prizes for 2nd and 3rd places. Information: Call Beth Micari, 280-7546; website. Register online.
THREE RIVERS HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 26, 4-8 pm, Three Rivers Union School. This popular community event is 70-year-old tradition in Three Rivers and is entertaining for all ages. The Carnival kicks off with the children’s costume parade and includes game booths, Haunted House, bounce houses, pony rides, Sweet Shoppe, Cake Walk, Wack Attack, food and drink (including the traditional Eighth-Grade Dinner), raffle, Pick-A-Prize, live entertainment, and so much more. Free admission; open to the public. 561-4466.
MINERAL KING PRESERVATION SOCIETY STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN VERSION
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 pm, Mineral King Room, Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. A presentation by Laile Di Silvestro of Three Rivers who will provide a glimpse into a darker, lesser known story of some local history. Some content presented is not intended for younger audiences. Light refreshments provided. Event is free but space is limited: Call MKPS at 561-1000 to save a spot.
ONE TOWN, ONE BOOK COMMUNITY EVENT: BOOK DISCUSSION WITH ‘IN SEARCH OF THE CANARY TREE’ AUTHOR LAUREN OAKES
Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 pm, McDowall Auditorium, Three Rivers School. Tulare County Library’s Three Rivers Branch is teaming up with the local National Park Service, Sequoia Parks Conservancy, and the Friends of the Three Rivers Library for One Town, One Book, a reading program taking place in Three Rivers during September and October 2019. The Three Rivers community is invited to read In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, A Cypress, and A Changing World by Lauren Oakes. This is a story of ecologist Lauren Oakes’s investigation into climate change and its direct effects on Alaska’s forests. Free copies of the book are available at Three Rivers Branch Library on a first-come, first-served basis. This week: The author, Dr. Lauren Oakes, will be speaking and signing books. Free; open to the public. For more information: See article here | See flyer here
IMAGINEU INTERACTIVE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: VILLAGE HALLOWEEN
Thursday, Oct. 31, 3-7 pm, 210 N. Tipton St., Visalia. A safe, fun, interactive, educational place to take the kids trick-or-treating. Free; open to the public. See website for information.
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