Community Calendar: October 2018
By Robert Perry
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 – Sequoia Union Elementary’s annual fall carnival “Barnyard Bash” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on campus, 23958 Avenue 324 in Lemon Cove. Games, dinner, cake walk, bingo and silent auction. For more information, call 559-564-2106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – Men and women, all bikes and clubs are invited to the Lost Girls M/C Breast Cancer Ride starting at Kaweah Delta Imaging Center, 4949 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia. Registration is $25 per rider and passenger from 8 to 10 a.m. Friends and family welcome to join the group for lunch at the 4-K Bar Ranch, VCA Clubhouse, 18850 Ave. 300 in Exeter. For more information, visit lostgirlsmc.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 – Lindsay Cultural Arts Forum presents a lecture and discussion by guest speaker Dr. Richard Combs, “Should Vladimir Putin Be Donald Trump’s Best Friend” at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Gallery and Museum, 165 N. Gale Hill in Lindsay. Beverages and snacks to follow. Call 559-359-5865 for more information.
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 – The Woodlake Flying Tigers’ “Fly for Food” event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlake Airport. Donate a bag of unopened, nonperishable food and board a small airplane for a ride over the area. For ages 8 and up. More info at 559-805-9221, 559-804-0946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 14 – Quinceañera Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Visalia Conference Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave. in Visalia. Admission is $7 at visaliatix.com. For more information, call 559-713-4457 or email email@example.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 17–22 – AAUW Book Sale at Sequoia Mall in Visalia during regular mall hours. Hardback and audiobooks $3, paperback $2, children’s and romance $1. For more info, go to visaliasequoia-ca.aauw.net.
October 19–20 – Christmas in October Holiday Boutique at the Exeter Woman’s Club, 201 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter. Friday 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday shopping, appetizers, wine by the glass and hourly prizes. For more info, go to exeterwomansclub.com or call 559-909-4135.
October 20 – 3rd annual Harvest Festival at Quail Park on Cypress, 4520 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Car show, valve cover racing, craft vendors, petting zoo and food court. For more info, call Candie 559-624-3500.
October 20 – Harvest Festival at Lemon Cove Women’s Club, 32792 Sierra Dr. in Lemon Cove, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food concessions, museum, art, drawing for prize basket. For more information, call Sue Hammond 559-597-2499.
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 – Third annual Fall Tea Party and Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Exeter Eagles Lodge, 555 W. Visalia Road in Exeter. Tickets are $20. Benefits Jimmy Durante Child Abuse Fund and other charities. For more info or to sponsor a table, call 559-972-1874 or 559-799-3815.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 20 – Aztec Kings Califas Car Club presents A Spooktacular Meet and Treat car show for trunk-or-treating from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Rock Yard Tavern, 132 N. E Street in Exeter. Fun for the whole family, candy, raffles, awards and music. Vehicle entry is $10 and a bag of candies. for more info, call Mike 559-709-5628 or Miguel 559-303-0787.
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 27 – Halloween Brewfest at the Ballpark featuring seasonal craft beer and cider from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rawhide Stadium in Visalia. Costume contest, live entertainment and food vendors. Tickets are $40 at rawhidebaseball.com, or by calling 559-732-4433. Must be 21 to attend.
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.
October 31 – Exeter Eagles’ Trunk or Treat event starts at 5 p.m. in front of the Eagles Lodge, 555 W. Visalia Rd. in Exeter. Participants wishing to “trunk” out candy need to be parked and ready to go by 5 p.m.
October 31 – The 7th annual Harvest Festival at 365 Sweetbriar Ave. in Lindsay, from 5 to 9 p.m. Live deejay, costume contest, carnival games, trick-or-treating and bounce houses. Free admission. Go to mcdermontx.com for more information, or call 559-303-3917.