Community Calendar for August 2019
By Robert Perry
August 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,
August 9 – Summer Night Lights’ Farewell Summer Luau from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manuel F. Hernandez Elementary, 2133 N. Leila St. in Visalia. Free event. For more info, visit visaliachamber.org.
August 9 – Fox Summer Films presents a screening of Pulp Fiction (1994) at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia. Admission is $5 at eventbrite.com. Minors under 18 permitted with parent or legal guardian.
August 10 – 4th Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave. in Visalia, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry is $3 per person; $5 for two persons; reduced admission after 12 p.m., cash only. Up to date info is available on the convention center’s Facebook page.
August 10 – Visalia Harley-Davidson’s first ever Rib & Tri-Tip Cookoff starting at noon. For more info, visit event.us.
August 10 – The comedic YouTube sensation, The Hodgetwins, are taking the show on the road and stopping at the Fox Theatre in Visalia, 8 p.m., for a night of unforgettable laughs. Tickets are $29 to $40 at foxvisalia.org.
August 11 – Opening artists’ reception for The Artists of Whimsy exhibit at Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 S. B St. in Exeter, between 2 and 4 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments served. The works of Laura Fraed and Kathleen Mattox will be on display from Aug. 3 to Sept. 29. For more, visit exeterhistoricalmuseum.com.
August 15 – Diabetes-Friendly Cooking Class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Food Link for Tulare County, 611 N. 2nd St. in Exeter. Free and family-friendly. Register at eventbrite.com.
August 15 – Christian contemporary vocalists Plumb and I Am They perform with the Gospel Whiskey Runners at 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $20-$40 at eventbrite.com.
August 16 – Paint Nite, a night to remember with great people, booze, and lots of creativity from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Food Link Tulare County, 611 N. 2nd St. in Exeter. Reserve a spot for $45 at yaymaker.com.
August 17 – The Hell of a Half Marathon from 6 to 10:30 a.m. starts at Veterans Memorial Park, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter. $85 to register at runsignup.com. Proceeds support the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
August 17 – Woodlake High School Football Boosters Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Ranch, 20810 Ave. 332 in Woodlake. Tri-tip dinner and beer. $50 donation per person. Proceeds support the Woodlake football team. For more info, call 559-284-1496.
August 20 – Exeter Chamber’s 8th Annual Scarecrow Contest kickoff and information meeting at Hometown Emporium, 145 E. Pine St. in Exeter, at 5:30 p.m. The contest will run citywide from Oct. 1 to 31.
August 21 – 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.
August 22 – The State of Tulare County Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott, 300 S. Court St. in Visalia. Tickets are $35 to $1,000 at eventbrite.com. County board of supervisors chairman Kuyler Crocker will present awards.
August 24 –Visalia Toy-Anime-Comic Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial District, 609 W. Center Ave. in Visalia. Kid-friendly with cosplay (costume) contest. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Visit allevents.in for more details.
August 24 – Prohibition Pub Crawl from 4:30 to 9 p.m., starting at Lum Lums in downtown Visalia. Suit up, get your glam on and do the crawl for games, prizes and specials grub and giggle water. Tickets are $12-$36 at eventbrite.com. Must be 21.
August 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.
August 31 – Exeter Union High School’s Class of 1999 will have their 20-year reunion at the Visalia Marriott, 300 S. Court St. in Visalia from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 at eventbrite.com.