Community Calendar for May 2019
May 2 – “Prayer for America” at Mixter Park, southeast corner of Pine and E Sts. in Exeter, at 6 p.m. in recognition of National Day of Prayer.
May 2 – Tulare County Youth Orchestras will perform a concert on the Visalia Fox Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Free event. For more info, visit foxvisalia.org.
May 2-4 – Great Western Gospel Fan Festival at the Visalia Conference Center. Southern gospel musical performances, fellowship and powerful devotionals. More info at 10times.com.
May 3 – Hands in the Community’s 6th annual Golf Tournament at Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba to benefit local first responder teams. Sign ups, sponsorships and additional info available at www.hnconline.org, or call 559-625-3822.
May 3 – Opening Reception for the Teresa Getty Exhibition at Arts Visalia Visual Art Center, 214 E. Oak Ave. in Visalia, from 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission. The exhibit will show from May 1 to May 31. For more details, visit artsvisalia.org.
May 4 – Visalia United Methodist Church, at Akers and Caldwell in Visalia, is hosting a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Stephen Series is a ministry system that equips and mobilizes laypeople for effective caring ministry. $15 per person, or $50 for four or more from the same congregation. Register at 314-428-2600 or online at www.stephenministry.org/workshop.
May 4 – 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,
May 4 – James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Fox Theatre in Visalia at 7:30 p.m., presented by Blue Shadows. Tickets are $24-$46 at ticketfly.com.
May 4 – “Dirty Cello – Bluegrass That Rocks” will grace the stage of the Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood Ave. in Lindsay, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $19.99 at lindsaycommunitytheater.com.
May 5 – LGBTQ Cultural Competency Seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 120 N. Hall St. in Visalia. This public and free seminar is a welcoming opportunity to learn best practices for interacting respectfully with the LGBTQ community. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 5 – Visalia Chamber’s Cinco de Mayo en la Plaza from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Garden Street Plaza, 101 S. Garden St. in Visalia. Traditional folklorico dance performers, mariachi music, children’s activities, community service booths, local Mexican cuisine and more. Go to evensi.us for more info.
May 5 – Sierra Vocal Arts Ensemble presents their annual Spring Concert, ”Singing Into Spring,” at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 344 E. Morton Ave. in Porterville. Tickets are $25; $20 for seniors and students at the door, at Hanson Travel Ideas, or at 559-804-7995.
May 5 – 18th annual Exeter Garden Party at 5 p.m. at Mixter Park, E. Pine and E Sts. in Exeter, to benefit community murals. Call 559-592-2919 for more info.
May 11 – 16th annual Full Bloom Garden Walk in Exeter from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $20 through the Exeter Chamber, 101 W. Pine St., or By the Water Tower, 141 S. B St. in Exeter; $25 the day of the event. Call 559-592-2919 for more info.
May 11 & 12 – 66th annual Woodlake Lions Rodeo and Parade in Woodlake. Visit woodlakelionsclub.com for all the details.
May 15 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Quail Park on Cypress, 4520 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia. Meets every third Wednesday. For more info, call 559-624-3503.
May 15-19 – “Shake your tail feathers” at the Porterville Fair at 2700 W. Teapot Dome Ave. in Porterville. Visit portervillefair.com for all that’s happening.
May 18 – Audubon’s Saturday field trip “Tule River Watershed Forest Birding” will depart at 7:15 a.m. from McDonald’s at Mary’s Vineyard in Visalia and at 8 a.m. from the Memorial Veterans Building in Springville. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, food, and water.
May 18 – Exeter Raceway & Hobbies’ Open House from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 130 E. Maple in Exeter. Closed-street swap meet with no charge for sales; 10×12 spots—bring table, chair, E-Z Up; space is limited, call or text 559-592-4883 to reserve. Free R/C racing, storewide sale, bounce slide, drone demo, food vendors and more. Visit exeterhobbies.com for more info.
May 20-24 – The Creative Center Players proudly invite you to the 2019 Spring Theater
Production, “The Creative Center Awards Show”! at Jon Ginsburg Gallery
410 E. Race Ave. in Visalia. Tickets are $5-$12 on ticketleap.com.
May 21 – Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Tulare County at the Depot, 207 E. Oak Ave. in Visalia, with guest Mark Arax, author of The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California. Reservations are $25 per person at 559-732-5061 or email@example.com. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
May 22 – Want to see The Wizard of Oz (1939) on the big screen? The Fox Theatre in Visalia will be screening the film at 6:30 p.m. for the month’s Way Back Wednesdays event. Tickets are $5 at ticketfly.com. The first 100 guests will receive a free popcorn.
May 25 – 4th annual Friends of the Library Memorial Day Book Sale at the Exeter Branch Library, 230 E. Chestnut in Exeter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special bag of books for $3 on selected items.
May 25 – Woodlake Flying Tigers’ Open Hangar Day at Woodlake Airport at 9 a.m. Event occurs every fourth Saturday. Call 559-804-0946 for more information.
May 25 – The Bill Frolli Memorial Pride Ride from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. honoring Pride Visalia’s friend and founding board member with a bike ride through Visalia. Register for $10-$20 at eventbrite.com.
May 25 – Pride Visalia, South Valley’s premier all-ages community event for the LGBT+ community and their friends, families and allies, will have food, information and craft booths, live music and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Lumber Yard, 300 E. Oak Ave. in Visalia. Tickets are $5–$125 at eventbrite.com.
May 25 – Porterville Historical Museum’s Wine and Dine annual fundraiser with live and silent auction at located at 257 N. D. St. in Porterville. Tickets are $30 at the museum or at the chamber office, 93 N. Main St. Includes dinner, drinks and live music. For more info, call 559-784-2053.
May 30 – Porterville Farmers Market from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at 465 W. Putnam Avenue in Porterville. Kids Corner will feature Master Gardeners’ Planting Activity. Senior vouchers available. Visit sierra-view.com/farmers-market for more info.
May 31 – 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.