Community Calendar: October 2018
October 2 – 25th annual Taste of Downtown Visalia from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Tickets purchased need to be picked up at the event office located at 119 S. Church. For more info, visit downtownvisalia.com.
October 5 – Ninth annual Wine & Wags Gala and Auction, presented by Valley Oak SPCA, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wyndham Hotel in Visalia. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live and silent auctions. A cash bar will be available. Attendees must be 21+. Proceeds support Valley Oak’s no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue mission. Tickets are $60 at eventbrite.com.
October 6 – 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,
October 6 – Tastemakers Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. at a TBD location in Visalia. Tickets are $10. Live music, craft beers, food trucks, art and craft booths. For more info, go to tastemakersfestival.com.
October 6 – Visalia Mighty Oak Chorus‘ Western Roundup tri-tip barbecue starting at 5 p.m. at the Ritchie Barn in Ivanhoe. $20. Call 559-901-4615 or 559-280-5715 for tickets and more information.
October 6 – The Sequoia Symphony Orchestra plays host to Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe as she sings meaningful songs of her career on stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $22-$45. Go to sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com for tickets.
October 7 – The Tulare County Historical Society is celebrating 70 years with their annual tri-tip and chicken barbecue fundraiser, Plowing Through Time, with live music and ag equipment show from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum in Mooney Grove Park. Tickets are $50 at tularecountyhistoricalsociety.org.
October 8 – Miss Exeter Coronation and Dinner, 6 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Family Center, 515 S. Filbert in Exeter. Advance tickets required, $25 per person, available at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Pine St. in Exeter, 559-592-2919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 9 – Turnaround Artists presents the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical “A Night with Janis Joplin” at 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $51-$87 at ticketfly.com.
October 10 – Guitarist Jesse Cook in his concert, “Beyond Borders.” Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $30-$65 at ticketfly.com.
October 13 – Exeter’s 105th annual Fall Festival at City Park, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fall Festival Parade downtown along E. Pine St. begins at 10 a.m. Fall Festival Car Show centered at E. Maple and S. E streets, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are free public events. For more info, contact the Exeter Chamber of Commerce at 559-592-2919.
October 13 – Margaret Cho is on stage for her wildly popular comedy stand up show “Fresh off the Bloat.” Show starts at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $39-$79 at ticketfly.com.
October 17 – Way Back Wednesdays’ screening of “Young Frankenstein (1974)” starring Gene Wilder 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.
October 20 –Tulare County Historical Society’s Tales from the Tomb, a living local history event featuring two new characters and some old favorites from the 19th century. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Visalia Cemetery Chapel, W. Goshen and N. Giddings in Visalia. Refreshments at intermission. RSVP by Oct. 15: $15; ages 11-15, $7.50; ages 10 and under, free. For more information call Twila Cruzen 559-732-2581 or Dallas Pattee 559-731-8744.
October 20 – Taste the Arts Festival presented by the Arts Consortium at the Garden Street Plaza and the Old Lumber Yard in Downtown Visalia from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Exhibits by over 70 regional visual artists and their paintings, sculptures, steel work, photographs, gourds, and jewelry; musical acts, dance troupes, and cultural performers. For more information please email email@example.com.
October 20-21 – 38th annual Springville Apple Festival, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Handmade crafts, incredible apple-themed food, the world famous Fat Tire Classic Bike Race. For vendor and visitor info, visit springvilleapplefestival.com.
October 21 – Kaweah Delta’s 7th annual Pink Tea Party at noon at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave. in Visalia. Raising awareness and celebrating those whose lives have been touched by all types of cancer. Tickets are $30 at kaweahdelta.org/pinktea.
October 25 – Throwback Thursdays’ screening of “Beetlejuice (1988)” starring Michael Keaton 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.
October 26 – 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.
October 28 – Henry Rollins is live for his intimate travelogue called “Henry Rollins’ Travel Slideshow 2018.” Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs from Baghdad to Pyongyang. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $30-$55 at ticketfly.com.