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A Foodlink food give­away for fam­i­lies who have lost jobs or hours from work due to the drought is held each Thurs­day from 9 a.m. to noon at the old Gen­eral Tire store at 416 S. Main Street, Porter­ville. Bring ID and proof of res­i­dency such as a rental agree­ment or power bill.


lind­say Night Mar­ket has started for the 2017 sea­son, and will con­tinue through the fall. The mar­ket is held each Fri­day from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in down­town Lind­say. It fea­tures food, ven­dors and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Main Street con­cert

se­ries is held each Fri­day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cen­ten­nial Park across from City Hall. The con­certs, which fea­ture lo­cal tal­ent, are free. At­ten­dees are ad­vised to bring a lawn chair or blan­ket.


the Springville Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is held each Satur­day from 8 a.m. to noon in down­town Springville. Fresh, lo­cal fruits and veg­eta­bles, home-cooked foods, hand-crafted ar­ti­cles and col­lecta­bles are of­fered. For booth space or in­for­ma­tion, call Ralph at 544-4069.

the Porter­ville City Li­brary holds in­tro­duc­tory com­puter classes on Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on ser­vices and pro­grams, go to the Li­brary at 41 W. Thur­man Ave., call 784-0177, or visit www.porter­vil­leli­brary.org and www.face­book.com/ porter­vil­leli­brary. tthe 11th An­nual Sierra View Foun­da­tion Gala will take place on Satur­day, Sept. 16, at the Porter­ville Fair­grounds with doors open­ing at 5:30 p.m. To regis­ter and learn more about the Foun­da­tion, go to www.sierra-view.com/ foun­da­tion. In­di­vid­ual reg­is­tra­tion and spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able to be a part of bring­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in in­fant se­cu­rity to the Porter­ville com­mu­nity. All pro­ceeds from the Gala will go di­rectly back to Sierra View Med­i­cal Center and the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the HUGS sys­tem for lo­cal moth­ers and their ba­bies. tthe Women’s Min­istry of the First South­ern Bap­tist Church is host­ing a Salad Bar Lun­cheon on Satur­day, Sept. 16. The lo­ca­tion is 1641 W. Hen­der­son Ave. All are in­vited and ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Glenda Pow­ell at 781-3607. tfirst Bap­tist Church Women’s Min­istry will

be host­ing Bingo at 1 p.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 16. Cost is $10. Food, door prizes and fun. Pro­ceeds from this event will go toward church projects. The church is lo­cated at 101 N. G St. in Porter­ville. Call 784-1620 for more in­for­ma­tion. tthe Porter­ville City Li­brary’s Adult Learn­ing Center will hold a spe­cial Fam­ily Lit­er­acy

Day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 16 at Cen­ten­nial Park. The event is in honor of Adult Lit­er­acy Aware­ness Month and lit­er­acy tu­tors, adult learn­ers and their fam­i­lies along with the com­mu­nity are in­vited. The fo­cus of the month is to ex­pand aware­ness about the need for adult lit­er­acy ser­vices in nearby com­mu­ni­ties and to re­cruit new tu­tors and other vol­un­teers to sup­port those pro­grams. Ac­tiv­i­ties at the event include the fol­low­ing: •Face paint­ing, ob­sta­cle course, raf­fle and mu­sic •Hot dogs, chips and re­fresh­ments •Chil­dren’s book walk •Parks and Leisure booth with in­for­ma­tion, games and give­aways •Taek­wondo booth with break­away boards •Hous­ing in­for­ma­tion and give­aways from City of Porter­ville, Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment •Galaxy The­atres Spin ‘n’ Win Wheel •He­moglobin, glu­cose and blood pres­sure screen­ings pro­vided by Fam­ily Health Care Net­work •Sweet Smiles Den­tistry in­for­ma­tion and give­aways •Porter­ville Li­brary in­for­ma­tion and Spin ‘n’ Win Wheel •Fi­nan­cial well­ness in­for­ma­tion from Wells Fargo Bank For more in­for­ma­tion on ser­vices and pro­grams, Gray­behl said to visit the Porter­ville City Li­brary, call 784-0177 or check out www.porter­vil­leli­brary.org and www.face­book.com/porter­vil­leli­brary.

Au­di­tions for the new sea­son’s Barn Theater

Ju­nior Com­pany will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Satur­day, Sept. 16, in the Barn lobby. The young am­bas­sadors to the Barn Theater are an elite and tal­ented group that per­form through­out the com­mu­nity and are com­prised of chil­dren — ages kinder­garten up to 17 years old. Those wish­ing to audition should have at least one song ready — with or with­out ac­com­pa­ni­ment and be pre­pared to do some ba­sic chore­og­ra­phy. The past Ju­nior Com­pa­nies have per­formed at the an­nual Kid­fest at the Porter­ville Fair­grounds, at lo­cal se­nior-liv­ing homes, the re­cent City of Hope Spec­tac­u­lar, past Fol­lies and Melo­drama as well as pre-per­for­mances for the var­i­ous Barn Theater plays through­out the sea­son. Chan­nel 26 (Fox TV) re­cently fea­tured the group on a live morn­ing pro­gram ear­lier this year. The Barn Theater is proud of this in­spir­ing group and have been priv­i­leged to have one of its board mem­bers, Dr. Mary Shaw, as the di­rec­tor. Lo­cated at the cor­ner of Olive and Plano (42 S. Plano St.), the Barn Theater is now in its 70th con­sec­u­tive sea­son.


the Tule River His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum is open to the pub­lic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun­days and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tues­days with no ad­mis­sion charge. The mu­seum houses a col­lec­tion of vin­tage lum­ber mill and farm equip­ment. An­tiques from lo­cal fam­i­lies are on dis­play in the 1860 Mur­phy House and in the main mu­seum. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Betty Hard­ing at 539-6314.


the Tule River His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum is open to the pub­lic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun­days and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tues­days with no ad­mis­sion charge. The mu­seum houses a col­lec­tion of vin­tage lum­ber mill and farm equip­ment. An­tiques from lo­cal fam­i­lies are on dis­play in the 1860 Mur­phy House and in the main mu­seum. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Betty Hard­ing at 539-6314. tthe Farm­ers Mar­ket

will be open Tues­days from 8 to 11:30 a.m. through Au­gust along Main Street. Shop­pers can ex­pect 2430 booths sell­ing fresh pro­duce and other com­modi­ties, plus in­for­ma­tion booths set up by area agen­cies and or­ga­ni­za­tions. Ad­mis­sion is free. In­ter­ested farm­ers can ap­ply at www.visal­i­farm­ers­mar­ket.com.


the Porter­ville Help­ing One Woman (H.O.W.) chap­ter will hold a

din­ner at 6 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20 at the Elks Lodge, 386 N. Main St. in Porter­ville. Din­ner is $10 per per­son, cash pre­ferred. Re­cip­i­ent gift is $10 min­i­mum, cash or check only. H.O.W. at­ten­dees pur­chase their own meal and pro­vide a $10 cash gift at each din­ner. RSVP by Sept. 18 to how­porter­ville@gmail.com or by call­ing or tex­ting 202-3598. Tick­ets are avail­able for prize draw­ings. For those who can’t make the din­ner, but want to help can do so by mail­ing a gift payable to Head to H.O.W. Porter­ville, 729 N. At­wood St., in Visalia. If you would like to nom­i­nate some­one for H.O.W., sim­ply at­tend a H.O.W. din­ner and com­plete the nom­i­na­tion form. The next month’s re­cip­i­ent will be se­lected that night. For more in­for­ma­tion, send ques­tions to how­porter­ville@gmail.com or visit www.help­in­gonewoman.org. an­nual WALK with NAMI Tu­lare County

will be on Satur­day, Sept. 30, at Del Lago Park in

Tu­lare. This 3k walk is the premier fundraiser for the lo­cal Na­tional Al­liance on Men­tal Ill­ness af­fil­i­ate. There is no reg­is­tra­tion fee. All do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated and ev­ery dol­lar raised stays lo­cal. Walk­ers can pre-regis­ter on on­line at Eventbrite.com. Reg­is­tra­tion on walk day is from 8-9 a.m. The event be­gins at 9 a.m. Join the Walk with NAMI Tu­lare County to raise aware­ness about men­tal health and help re­duce the stigma at­tached to men­tal ill­ness.


monache Choir De­part­ment’s will be host­ing it’s 3rd An­nual Kalei­do­scope

5k Fam­ily Fun Run on Sun­day, Sept. 24. Come run or walk the 5k fun run with your fam­ily and friends while get­ting drenched in a kalei­do­scope of pow­der color. The 5k Timed Race be­gins at 8 a.m and the 5k Fam­ily Fun Walk/run be­gins at 8:45 a.m. at the city’s Sports Com­plex, 2701 W. Scran­ton Ave. Sign ups are 9 a.m. to noon Satur­days, Sept. 16 and 23 on the cor­ner of New­comb and Hen­der­son in the Monache High School Park­ing lot. Cost is age 6-Adults $35 per run­ner or group of 5 run­ners for $125 if reg­is­tered by Sept. 20. Reg­is­tra­tion fee paid be­fore Sept. 20th in­cludes t-shirt, pow­der paint packet and other gifts as avail­able. Th­ese items are not guar­an­teed af­ter the 20th. The first 100 par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a 5K par­tic­i­pa­tion medal. You can also pick up your reg­is­tra­tion pack­ets on Sept 23. Late reg­is­tra­tion will also be ac­cepted on this day or go to run­signup. com to regis­ter to­day. For in­di­vid­ual par­tic­i­pants go to https://run­signup.com/ Race/ca/porter­ville/monache­choirkalei­do­scope­fun­run

SEPT. 24-30

the Porter­ville City Li­brary is cel­e­brat­ing Banned Books Week, which will run from Sept. 24-30 in the li­brary.the main goal of the an­nual event is to cel­e­brate the

free­dom to read.in ad­di­tion to high­light­ing the value of free and open ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion, Gray­behl said the event will also bring to­gether the en­tire book com­mu­nity — li­brar­i­ans, book­sellers, pub­lish­ers, jour­nal­ists, teach­ers, and read­ers — in shared sup­port of the free­dom to seek and ex­press ideas, even those some con­sider un­ortho­dox or un­pop­u­lar. For more in­for­ma­tion on ser­vices and pro­grams, visit the Porter­ville City Li­brary, call 784-0177 or check out www.porter­vil­leli­brary.org and www.face­book.com/ porter­vil­leli­brary.

SEPT. 30

the Sierra Vo­cal Arts En­sem­ble an­nual Gala

Con­cert: Broad­way is set for Sun­day, Sept. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show sched­uled to be­gin at 6 p.m. at the Springville Memo­rial Build­ing, 35944 High­way

190, Springville. tick­ets are $50 per per­son.for more in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, call 8047995 or stop in at Han­son Travel Ideas in Porter­ville.

The U.S. Army Corps of En­gi­neers’ Sacra­mento District and Suc­cess Lake, will cel­e­brate the 24th An­nual Na­tional

Pub­lic Lands Day Sept. 30 — the na­tion’s largest sin­gle-day vol­un­teer ef­fort for pub­lic lands. Vol­un­teers are asked to bring a hat, gloves, sun glasses, sun­screen, and work shoes — closed toe shoes are rec­om­mended. Cof­fee and pas­tries will be pro­vided in the morn­ing and lunch will be pro­vided for all vol­un­teers. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 7 a.m. with work go­ing from at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 30. Peo­ple are asked to show up at the Suc­cess Lake, Tule Re­cre­ation Area, High­way 190 East of Porter­ville. Turn left at the park sign across from Suc­cess Val­ley Road and en­ter the Tule Re­cre­ation Area. Make the first left turn and reg­is­tra­tion will be at the large pic­nic shel­ter on the right side of the road and across from the camp­ground. Or call the of­fice at 784-0215 for more info.

OCT. 13

the Tu­lare County Mu­seum will be host­ing

a Paint Nite event on Fri­day, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. to raise funds for restora­tion projects. Tick­ets are $45 and the mu­seum will re­ceive $15 of ev­ery ticket pur­chased. You will be guided through a step by step process in paint­ing a beau­ti­ful evening moun­tain scene on can­vas by a pro­fes­sional in­struc­tor. Must be 21 or older to par­tic­i­pate. To pur­chase tick­ets visit the mu­seum’s web­site at www.tu­lare­coun­ty­mu­seum.org.

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