Community Calendar: September 2018
September 1 – Arts Consortium presents 1st Saturday in Three Rivers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art studios, restaurants and merchants open their doors and invite all for a town-wide celebration. Go to the Three Rivers Historical Museum,
September 7 – Opening reception for local artist, Eryn Williams, in her solo exhibition, Art by Eryn, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Arts Visalia Visual Art Center, 214 E. Oak Ave. in Visalia. The exhibit will show Sept. 5-27. For more information, visit artsvisalia.org.
September 7-9 – 5th annual Dark Sky Festival at Sequoia National Park. Learn how our darkness not only adds to the aesthetic qualities of the wilderness, but is important to the health of our wildlife. For more info, visit sequoiaparksconservancy.org.
September 8 – Korean Cultural Exhibit from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tulare County Museum in Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Park entry is $6 at the gate; seniors are free.
September 8 – Sequoia Symphony Orchestra’s Pops in the Park performance at Zumwalt Park in Tulare beginning at 8 p.m. Adults, $20; children 12 and under, free. Go to sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com for tickets.
September 8 – Show de Comedia de El Kompa-Yaso featuring Richard Villa and Foras at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia, a Perico Productions presentation. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35 at ticketfly.com.
September 12-16 – The Tulare County Fair will be “Celebrating the Bounty of Our County” at the Tulare Fairgrounds. Visit tcfair.org for all the details.
September 15 – Hopud Imaykihn Dautad-Roos Rund Deep Basketweaving Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulare County Museum in Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Basketry works, film screenings, Indian tacos, vendors, raffle and more. Park entry is $6 at the gate; seniors are free. For more information, contact Jennifer Malone at 559-280-0712
September 20 – Servers from Valley restaurants will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the Breakfast Lions Club’s Waiters Race on Main Street in Downtown Visalia starting at 5:45 p.m. Race entry is $25; $35 after Sept. 19. Go to waitersrace.net for application, schedule and additional information.
September 20 – Take my breath away! Throwback Thursdays’ screening of “Top Gun (1986)” starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $5 at ticketfly.com. The first 100 guests will receive a free popcorn.
September 21 – Irene Barba of Three Rivers has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail solo. She will present the second part of her adventure in the Sierra Nevadas at 7 p.m. at the Tulare County Board of Supervisors Administration Building, 2800 W. Burrel in Visalia. Meet the speaker at the no host dinner at Marie Callender’s at 5:15 p.m.
September 21-23 – 17th annual Visalia Home Expo returns to the Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave. in Visalia. The fall show will have new features, handy products, expert services, D-I-Y workshops, kids’ activities, great food, and more. Hours: Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more info, go to visaliahomeshows.com.
September 22 – Free park entry into Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in honor of National Public Lands Day. For more info, go to visitsequoia.com.
September 22 – Sierra Vocal Arts Ensemble’s annual gala concert “Irving Berlin – A Tribute” at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 35944 Hwy. 190 in Springville. Dinner included. Tickets are $50 from ensemble members, Hanson Travel Ideas in Porterville or by calling 559-804-7995.
September 22 – Kiwanis of Woodlake’s Roundup for Hunger 5K run and 2-mile walk, benefiting Woodlake Food Pantry, starts at 7:30 a.m. at Bravo Lake and Woodlake Botanical Gardens. Free Kids Fun Run for ages 10 and under. Registration is $25, $30 starting Sept. 20, at woodlakekiwanis.com.
September 22 – 3rd annual Grilled Cheese Cookoff from 5 to 10 p.m. at Garden Street Plaza in Visalia. Live music, grilled cheese, adult beverages, and Baskin Robbins ice cream. Buy tickets to attend and participate. Prices and details yet to be determined. Check back at supportvisaliaparks.com.
September 26 – Way Back Wednesdays’ screening of “The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)” starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $5 at ticketfly.com. The first 100 guests will receive a free popcorn.
September 27 – Free Diabetic Cooking event with FoodLink at the Visalia Library; to register, ask about times and for more information, call 559-713-2703.
September 28 – Visalia’s Oktoberfest with live music, food and beer tasting from local vendors from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch, 26773 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia. Tickets are $40 in advance at visaliachamber.org/oktoberfest; $50 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.
September 28 – Family Night at Visalia Adventure Park, Hwy 198 and Akers St., 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $18 wristband gets you unlimited access to go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, and laser tag. Karaoke mic will be available, too. For more info, visit adventurepark.com/family-fun.
September 29 – Inaugural Brandon-Mitchell Gallery Gala from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Visalia. The gallery is owned by the Center for Spiritual Living and its sole focus is to promote local arts. Tickets are $50 at BrandonMitchellGallery.com or call 559-625-2441.
September 29 – Fine Tex-Mex Comedy Tour with William Lee Martin and Alex Reymundo at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater, 300 Main St. in Visalia, a Perico Productions presentation. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35 at ticketfly.com.