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Community Calendar: December

November  |  January/February December 15 – Lindsay Christmas Parade with lighted vehicles starts at 6 p.m. from the Memorial Building to downtown. Entries are free, submit application to the chamber by Dec. 13. Santa Night follows, where every Lindsay child will meet Santa and receive a toy. Free refreshments. Food served at no cost by the […]

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Forest Service offers 4th-graders chance to cut down their own Christmas tree

Sequoia National Forest offers free Christmas tree permits to fourth graders as part of National Forest Service’s “Every Kid in a Park” program  @TheSunGazette SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST – A Christmas tree is a must have this holiday season. And the Sequoia National Forest is giving fourth-graders the chance to have the best tree in the […]

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Gospel Whiskey Runners brings unique faith-based folk music back to the stage Dec. 15 at The Cellar Door

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – There is no denying the blending of style, substance and sound that surrounds the Gospel Whiskey Runners. The two-part harmonies of vocalists Jerrod Turner and Colette Boley, coupled with the acoustic chords of Ryan Turner and boot stompin’ beats of Ryan Stillwater was like catching lightning in a bottle, or a whiskey […]

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Christmas choirs, merry medleys and a holiday hippopotamus song all mesh at Holiday Madness at the Fox Theater this Saturday night

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Sequoia Symphony’s annual holiday concert will feature some swinging Christmas tunes as well as traditional melodies. The “Holiday Madness” concert will be performed twice—at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Songs include a medley of swinging holiday tunes that uses five saxophones along […]

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Lions Club continues tradition of placing a Christmas tree in traffic circle at Pine, C streets and Rocky Hill Drive

@TheSunGazette EXETER – Shortly after the official kick-off to Exeter’s annual Christmas Open House, a local group continued another Exeter tradition. On Dec. 1, the Exeter Lions Club gathered at the corner of Pine and C streets to light the Exeter Community Christmas Tree. Lions Club member Mickey Hirni said the 30-foot tree was again […]

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Community Calendar: January and February

December  |  March 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 13 – 47th annual Falconry Meet by the California Hawking Club from […]

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Exeter Parade brings Christmas paradise to Pine Street

Following Thursday’s open house, Exeter’s Christmas Parade kept downtown merry and bright on Friday evening @TheSunGazette EXETER – Christmas is a merry time of year in every community and Exeter was particularly upbeat to kick off this Christmas season. After a successful Thursday night open house, their first on Nov. 30, residents turned out to […]

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Dr. Suess’ holiday classic ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ to screen at Convention Center on Dec. 10

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – “Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer! Cheer to all Whos far and near!” Tickets on sale now for the Visalia Convention Center’s special holiday event featuring musical performances, movie screening, milk and cookies and much more. This special event includes a viewing of the movie classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” holiday cookies, […]

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Gardening Guru: Gardening Tips for December

By Peyton Ellas UCCE Master Gardener An important use for the garden in December is as a place to escape the hustle and bustle, crowds, over-heated houses, and a revved-up pace. During and after leaf-fall, we can glimpse the structure or “bones” of our garden through our deciduous trees and shrubs. Stroll a garden path, […]

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