Community Calendar: January 2019
January 1 – Three River’s annual Polar Bear Dip takes place at noon just off the deck of the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, 45978 Sierra Dr. in Three Rivers. Free chowder and hot coffee or hot chocolate for participants.
January 12 – Sequoia Symphony Orchestra presents “Winter Wonders” at the Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia at 7:30 p.m. Two classic symphonies from the “Great North”; Tchaikovsky’s short, sweet “Winter Daydreams.” Tickets are $10-$45 at sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.
January 19 – Tulare County DA’s Office’s “Justice Run” 5K run and 1-mile walk at Mooney Grove Park, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., will raise awareness on human trafficking. Community service organizations will have booths at the event. Registration is $35 at www.da-tulareco.org/runforfreedom.htm.
January 19–20 – Gemboree Exeter Gem and Rock Show at the Veterans Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave., in Exeter. Gems, jewelry, rocks, fossils, beads and more, including demonstrations in faceting, beading and polishing. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entry and parking are free. For more information, email Laura Manser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 20 – A Bridal Odyssey, the longest running bridal show in Central California, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Dr. in Visalia. For more info, go to abridalodyssey.com.
January 23 – The African Children’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. at the Visalia Nazarene Church, 3333 W. Caldwell Ave. in Visalia. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children. No tickets. Donations appreciated.
January 25 – Comedy Blast with comedian Ken Davis and ventriloquist David Pendleton. A night of side-splitting hilarity for the whole family, beginning at 8 p.m. at Visalia First, Akers and Caldwell in Visalia. Tickets are $25–$30 at hnconline.org.
January 25 – 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.