Wednesday Thursday Sept. 13-14
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Republican Women have a speaker and luncheon the second Wednesday of each month at El Nuevo Mexicali II Restaurant, 640 N. Prospect St., Porterville. Cost is $13. Reservations must be made by the Monday before the meeting. For more information call 793-2540.
Orange Belt Lodge No. 303 Free and Accepted Masons meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Porterville Masonic Center, 2440 W. Henderson Ave. on even months and Exeter Masonic Center, 128 So. E. Street in Exeter on odd months. For more information, contact Master Tim Perrotta at 679-0912, or Ben Hagan at 592-2836.
Happy Honker Model A Ford Club of Porterville meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Golden Hills Mobile Home Estates recreation room at 720 E. Worth Ave. New members are welcome. For more information contact Carson Blaydes 5393815.
Tulare Kings Mensa, the high IQ society in the South Valley, meets at Panera Bread, 4103 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for coffee, bagels, sandwiches and conversation. Prospective members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 280-9774.
The Valley Oak Quilt Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Tulare Community Church. There is a $5 charge for guests attending the meeting, or $20 to join the guild. For more information, call Barbara Daniel at 534-2299, or Linda Toledo at 651-0706.
Healthy Hearts Senior Exercise meets at 9 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays, at the Porterville Church of the Nazarene. Pilates-yogilates classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at Balance by Design CORE Fitness,109 N. Main St. in Porterville. Call Michele Stewart-buller at 310-1155 for class times.
Orientation for becoming a CASA volunteer advocate is held Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon, except for holidays. Call for orientation location. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. For more information, call 625-4007 or www.casatulareco.org. Parenting Class in Spanish is at 6 p.m. each Thursday at the Family Crisis Center, 211 N. Main St., Porterville. For more information, call 781-7462.
Tulare County Library celebrates the most recent total solar eclipse with an event presented by Janet Wood at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, in the Visalia Library Blue Room. As a volunteer for NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory public outreach program, Solar System Ambassadors, Wood will feature highlights from this year’s Total Solar Eclipse Tour. Come hear about her journey to the eclipse destination atop Rendezvous Mountain in Wyoming and the stops she made along the way. Enjoy a walk through prehistoric fossil beds, the volcanic world of the craters of the moon and the fascinating geological history of Idaho, Wyoming and even the Grand Tetons National Park. Learn of the world-class endangered raptor conservation program and gain insight into the solar eclipse phenomenon. With both modern science and historical mythology, this event is truly stellar! m “total Solar Eclipse: Nature’s Most Awesome Spectacle” is sponsored by the Sierra Club’s Mineral King Group and the Friends of the Tulare County Library in partnership with the Tulare County Library. The Visalia Library is located at 200 W. Oak Ave. in downtown Visalia.
A Thursday Night Dance is held each Thursday at the Veterans Hall, 1900 W. Olive Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dancing starts at 7 p.m. with music by Jerry Hall and Trick Shot. For more information, call 791-7695. Boppy Time is from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at the Porterville Public Library at 41 W. Thurman Ave.
CSR (California State Retirees) meets the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Porterville Senior Center at 280 N. 4th St. Lunch is available. For information contact Carolyn 756-5954 or Marlene 7841616.
A Bereavement Support Group — Understanding Your Grief — meets each Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 101 N. G St., Porterville. For more information, call 784-1620 or 783-2183.