WHAT’S ON tap
AS THE WEEKEND APPROACHES, IT’S TIME TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR SOME REST AND RECREATION. HERE ARE SOME OF THE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES COMING UP IN THE NEXT WEEK.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
UPCOMING SEPT. 24
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
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.
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.
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.