Porterville Recorder - - COMMUNITY-FAVORITES -

Wed­nes­day Thurs­day Sept. 13-14

To have your event in­cluded, please sub­mit in­for­ma­tion in writ­ing at least one week in ad­vance by email to recorder@ porter­villere­corder.com, Attn: Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar, or by fax to 784-1689. For in­for­ma­tion, call 784-5000, Ext. 1048.



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.

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