May 17-21 – The Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, hosts Tulare Palette Club’s Annual Spring Art Show. Featured artist is Bob Bottoms from Porterville. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 686-2074 or visit www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org for more info.
May 17-June 30 –The Exeter Courthouse Gallery welcomes Main Gallery artists Betsy Gaudette, Linda Hengst, Cindy Lynch, Tami Mason, Beckie Nava, Nancy Quinn, Lynn Ramires, Deanna Saldana, Robert Sutton and Kay Wood. A variety of mediums and styles await you! The Exeter Courthouse Gallery is located at 125 South “B” Street in Exeter. Hours for the gallery are Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4.
May 18 – Step-Up Youth Challenge, a Red Carpet themed awards event will take place at Visalia’s Fox Theater. This event will recognize schools, in both middle school and high school categories, whose projects exemplified excellence in the impact, Community collaboration, meeting a need and sustainability categories. There will also be an award for best overall middle school and high school projects. Up to $30,000 in grant funding will be awarded. Event starts at 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.foxvisalia.org.
May 18 – Exeter Dog Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 a.m. There will be some exciting announcements that you won’t want to miss! On N. F St., just behind the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. Join us for networking, light refreshments and more. For more info, call the Exeter Chamber of Commerce at 592-2919.
May 18-20 – Encore Theatre Company presents: “Pippin.” The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Multiple dates: 18,19 & 20. For more info, contatc Encore Theatre Company at 686-1300.
May 19 – Perico Productions presents Carlos Mencia at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Show starts at 8p.m. and tickets cost $35-$45. For more info, visit www.foxvisalia.org.
May 19 – An album release party for Green Machine at the Cellar Door. Admission $7 for 21+. Doors open at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. show. For more info, visit www.cellardoor101.com.
May 19 – Blues, Brews & BBQ – Live music, dancing, brews and food at Garden Street Plaza (at Main Street, Visalia) 6-10 p.m. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers Tribute to ZZ Top.
May 19 – Happy Trails Riding Academy “Night at the Races” fundraiser will include dinner, horse racing, prizes, and more, 6-9 p.m. at the Convention Center. To reserve your tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Happy Trails Riding Academy at 688-8685. For more info, visit www.visalia.city.
May 19 – The Tulare County Office of Ed Theatre Co. presents Wildest Weather in the Solar System. Show times: 6., 7, and 8 p.m. Target audience: Grades 4 and up; all are welcome. For more info, visit www.tcoe.org/Planetarium.
May 19-21 – Summit Charter Collegiate Academy presents “Peter Pan” at the Lindsay Community Theatre. Show times: May 19 at 7p.m.; May 20 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; and May 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets: Adults $5, Sr./Students $3, Children 12 & under $3. For more info, visit www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com
May 20 – Beer Fest and Wine Tasting at Sweet Briar Plaza in Downtown Lindsay from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. For more info, contact Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 562-4929 or Virginal Loya at 333-1994.
May 20 – The 16th Annual Tulare-Kings Right to Life – Darrel Waterman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at a new location this year. Join in on the cause at Ridge Creek Golf Course located at 3018 Ridge Creek Dr. in Dinuba, starting at 1 p.m. To register your team or to inquire about sponsor packages, call 732-500 or visit www.TKRL.org.
May 20 – 29th Annual Visalia Downtown Car Show and Visalia Fox Theatre Open House. Show starts at 11a.m. and event ends at 2p.m. Admission is free.
May 20-21 – Exeter’s Relay for Life will be held at Monarch Stadium, 505 Rocky Hill Drive in Exeter. For more information, call 559-594-9919 ext. 6504 or email at: email@example.com.
May 22 – Exeter Union High School Music Department hosts their Annual Outdoor Festival, Concert and Silent Auction at the EUHS Auditorium. Outdoor festival from 5:30-7 p.m. including jazz band, silent auction and choir and symphonic band concert 7-9p.m. For more info, contact 429-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 22-26 – The Performing Arts Department of the Creative Center presents: “Grease,”on the Jon Ginsburg Gallery Main Stage located at 410 Race Street in Visalia. May 22 at 6:30 p.m.; May 23 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; May 25, at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and May 26 at 12:30 p.m. Dessert served at the evening performances. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Admission is $10. Gallery will be open for shopping. Please call 559-733-9329 for reservations and tickets.
May 23 – Free Shoulder Pain Seminar presented by Josh Vance at Vance Physical Therapy and Wellness in Exeter. Lecture/discussion and refreshments from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Event is free. Reservations and info available at www.VancePT.com/events or call 592-7117.
May 24 – Central Valley Community Bank’s Free Document Shredding Day. Shred your documents safely and securely from 1 to 3 p.m. in Exeter at the corner of Pine & F streets, across from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. For more info, call Exeter Central Valley Communiy Bank at 594-9919.
May 25-27 – The Lindsay Community Theatre presents “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. For more info, visit www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com.
May 26 – SBL Entertainment presents Jake Shimabukuro at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Doors open at 7p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 – $77. For more info, visit www.foxvisalia.org.
May 27 – Exeter Friends of the Library’s Memorial Day Book Faire, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exeter Library Patio at City Park, 230 E. Chestnut. We supply the books; you choose the titles you want; you choose donation amount. Popcorn, baked goods, stitchin’ chicks, face painter, balloon artist and more! Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
May 27 – Woodlake’s Berry Day, the 16th annual event of blueberry, blackberry and strawberry tasting at Bravo Lake Botanical Garden from 8 a.m. to noon. Entry donation is $5 per person. Children 5 and younger are free. Contact Manuel Jimenez for info, 280-2483.
June 1 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, welcoming Carolyn Griswold, Uber Driver, to our Exeter Chamber of Commerce membership family. Come enjoy networking, light refreshments and hear about the wonderful service that Carolyn is offering right here in our community. For more info, call the Exeter Chamber of Commerce at 592-2919. Contact Carolyn Grisword for UBER services at 723-3157.
June 3 – The Visalia Fox Theatre presents Bostyx featuring David Victor, formerly of Boston. Doors: 6:30 p.m., Show: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18-$45. For more info, visit www.foxvisalia.org.
June 3 – KJUG JugFest headliner Randy Houser and special guest Darryl Worley. With many local food and beverage favorites and set in idyllic Mooney Grove Park, JugFest will be the entertainment destination of the summer. The show is free with only a small fee for parking. Visit www.kjug.com for more info.
June 4 – Three Rivers artist and three of her adult students are showing “Gray Matter,” a take-off on the double meaning of their pencil drawings at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, located in the Center for Spiritual Living, 117 S. Locust, Visalia (one block south of Locust). Open through June, Monday-Wednesday, 9-3 by ringing the bell at the door. Also open after Sunday services at 11:30 and on First Friday art walks. Call 625-2441 or visit www.cslvisalia.org for more information.
June 6 – H.O.W. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the Exeter Veteran’s Memorial Building. Please RSVP to 731-7304. HOW motto: “One woman with $10 can buy a woman lunch. Ten women with $10 can buy a woman groceries. One hundred women with $10 can make a real difference in another woman’s life.”
June 6 – Ambassador Lunch at Hometown Emporium. Great food and networking! Everyone is welcome, 145 E. Pine St. in Exeter. The Chamber Ambassadors are the goodwill arm of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. This no host networking lunch is a great opportunity to share what’s going on in your business. For more info, contact the Exeter Chamber of Commerce at 592-2919 or email Chamber@ExeterChamber.com.
June 8 – 2017 Annual Awards Celebration – Small, Medium, Large, & Agri-Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Man & Woman of the Year, Emerging Leaders Recognition. Tickets: $75 per person or $600 for a table of Eight. Time: 6-10:30p.m. at the Convention Center. For more info, visit www.visaliachamber.org/annual-awards.
June 8 – Exeter Chamber of Commerce After Hours Mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m., hosted by Ford Farms located at 22827 Road 180 in northwest Lindsay. Come enjoy music, merriment, food (taco truck) and drinks! This is a great networking event and an opportunity to grow your business. For more info, contact the Exeter Chamber of Commerce at 592-2919 or email Chamber@ExeterChamber.com.
June 10 – Celebrate the summer with the Visalia Senior Center at the Senior Summer Boogie from 6 to 8:30 p.m.The Danny Milsap Band will provide live entertainment and all dance levels from beginner to advanced are welcome to the join the fun. Grab a hot date or a group of friends and come out to our Senior Summer Boogie! Must purchase tickets before May 31. Visalia Senior Center – 310 N. Locust St. – For Seniors 50 yrs + Tickets are just $10 per person. For questions, call 713-4481.
June 12-30 – The Tulare County Office of Ed Theatre Co. presents a Summer Musical Theatre Camp 2017 – Disney’s The Lion King Experience Kids open to Tulare County students entering grade 1 – leaving grade 6. Rehearsals: June 12 – 30 from 9- 11a.m. 7000 Doe Avenue, Visalia, Performance: June 30 at 7p.m.
June 13 – College of the Sequoias presents Childrens & Teens Summer Sewing Camp, for your child to learn the enjoyable fundamentals of sewing, and knitting. This children’s camp is a lively and fun place to instill valuable lessons of building self-confidence, self-esteem, focus, creativity, physical awareness and a great appreciation for the arts and crafts. Children will learn additional skills in construction used by top European and domestic designers. You will learn how to read the pattern booklet, mark, cut out the fabric, pin and sew together your PJ pants. For more info, call COS Training Resource Center 688-3130 or email email@example.com.
June 14 – Come celebrate with the Exeter Lions Club as they commermorate 100 years of the Lions Internantional of June 14th (Flag Day) at 4p.m. at Mixter Park in downtown Exeter. There will be a dedication of the new flagpole at Mixter Park with BBQ hot dogs and hamburgers.The whole community is invited.
June 17 – Color Vibe 5K Run, hosted by ProYouth, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Visalia Rawhide Stadium. Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color. Pre-register to secure your spot and the best price available at www.thecolorvibe.com/visalia.php. For more information on ProYouth, visit www.proyouthexpandedlearning.org.