Community Calendar: November 2018
By Robert Perry
November 3 – 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,
November 3 – The Downtown Rotary Foundation presents An evening with Terra Bella, a dinner, auction and concert from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. Tickets are $40-$75. For more information, visit the rotary’s Facebook event page.
November 3 – Magic in the Mountains from the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Tim Mannix, at 6 p.m. at the Three Rivers Memorial Building. Gourmet prime rib dinner, beer and wine bar. Sponsored by the 3R Senior League. Tickets are $40 at 559-561-3689, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 4 – Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament at Tulare Golf Course, 5300 Laspina Street in Tulare, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fee is $120 per player in a four-person scramble. For more info and to register, go to eventbrite.com.
November 4 – Miss Woodlake 2019 Scholarship Pageant at 3 p.m. at the Woodlake High School performing arts building. Tickets are $15 from the candidates or city hall, or $20 at the door.
November 8 – Throwback Thursdays’ screening of “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)” 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.
November 10 – Exeter’s Chili Cook-Off hosted by The Stag Saloon from noon to 4 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot, 137 N. F St. in Exeter.
November 10 – Visalia Over the Edge rappelling adventure to benefit The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ninety-two lucky participants will rappel down the face of the Visalia Marriott. For more information, go to visaliaovertheedge.com.
November 10 – Comic Carlos Mencia will perform on stage at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $35-$45 at ticketfly.com.
November 10-11 – Central Valley Women’s Network Annual Holiday Marketplace Boutique. Over 150 vendors and a food court at the Visalia Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 11 – Free park entry into Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in honor of Veterans Day. For more info, go to nps.gov.
November 14 – Lindsay Cultural Arts Forum presents a lecture and discussion by guest speaker Professor Steve Tootles, “What Happened to the Republican Party?” 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.
November 16 – The Tulare County Audubon Society is hosting guest speaker Gary Lindquist DVM, the award-winning local photographer, to show his photographic presentation on wildlife. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Tulare County Board of Supervisors Administration Building at 2800 W. Burrel in Visalia. A preceding host dinner will allow attendants to meet the speaker at Marie Callender’s at 5:15 p.m.
November 17 – Seafood Boil and Social from 5 to 9 p.m. at 1121 Maple Ave. in Lindsay. Tickets are $25 at 559-333-1994 or 559-786-0667.
November 17 – Sequoia Symphony Orchestra presents Classical Goes Hollywood, taking scores from Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Pianist Andrew Tyson will perform in Gershwin’s magnificent “Concerto in F.” Fox Theater, 300 Main St. in Visalia at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$45 at sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.
November 22 – Visalia Emergency Aid Council’s 13th annual “Race Against Hunger” starts at 8 a.m. A Thanksgiving Day tradition, the race offers a 5k run, 2-mile walk and kids’ fun run. Price to participate is $33; kids 12 and under, $18. Register by Nov. 18 at runsignup.com.
November 23 – Black Friday Fun Night at Visalia Adventure Park, Hwy 198 and Akers St., 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $15 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.
November 24 – Small Business Saturday. Improve your own community’s economy by shopping locally this holiday season. To learn more about this annual event, visit wikipedia.org.
November 24 – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main St. in Visalia. See fantastic dancers from all around Visalia and experience the magic of Christmas with the Theater Arts Alliance. Tickets are $12.50–$22.50 at brownpapertickets.com.
November 26 – Bundle up and come kick off the holiday season at the 73rd annual Candy Cane Lane Parade in downtown Visalia. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Dancing, music and, of course, the man himself Santa! Parade entrants must apply by Oct. 29. Visit downtownvisalia.com for more information.
November 28 – Way Back Wednesdays’ screening of “High Noon (1952)” with Pete Sweeney on the Wurlitzer Organ 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.
November 29 – Exeter’s Christmas Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown shops will be open late for local holiday shopping. Fire truck rides, Santa Claus, refreshments and more. Visit exeterchamber.com for more information.
November 29 – Downtown Visalia’s Holiday Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. Carriage rides, Santa pics, shopping and more. Visit downtownvisalia.com for more information.
November 29 – An Evening with singers/songwriters Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will begin at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $49-$99 at ticketfly.com.
November 30 – A Merry-Achi Christmas with Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $22-$49 at ticketfly.com.
November 30 – The Festival of Trees Woodland Christmas Holiday Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1771 E. Tulare Ave. in Tulare. Cocktails, dinner, orchestra, dancing, with silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 at the Tulare Hospital Foundation office, 906 N. Cherry St. in Tulare.
November 30 – 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.