Saturday Sunday November 10-11
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. 1071.
SATURDAY The Sequoia Dutch
Ovens club meets on the second Saturday of each month for cooking and sharing creations. For more information, contact Dwight Chaddock at 920-2210.
SATURDAY Scrapbook-making sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month in the First Christian Church, 1020 N. Prospect St., Porterville. The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a current project or start a new one. For more information, call Minnie Castaneda at 920-0569.
SATURDAY A 12-Step Workshop meets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at Porterville 12-Step Recovery Club at 186 N. D St. at the corner of D and Walnut. It is open to all 12-Step groups. For more information, call 539-3814.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays in the Fashion Center at the Porterville Developmental Center. Weigh-in is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. For more information, call 784-9539 or 799-4291, or visit www.tops.org.
SUNDAY Pills Anonymous, a support group for people who have been using pills addictively, meets each Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Recovery Club at 186 S. D St. in Porterville. For more information, contact Carolyn at 920-1382.
The Porterville Historical Museum, is located at 257 N. D Street. As of September 1st the Museum’s Winter hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. The Porterville Historical Museum is located at 257 N. D Street. Admission is $5.00 for Adults, $1.00 for Student and children six under are free. Friends of the Museum and Sponsors are also free. For more information call 784-2053, you can visit our website: www. portervillemuseum.org or check us out on Facebook. The Zalud House Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. The garden is available for special events. For more information, call 782-7548 or the Heritage Center at 791-7695. The Porterville Art Association gallery is located at 151 N. Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and admission is free. Art work is changed every two months. The gift shop features items hand-crafted by members. The PAA gallery is located at 151 N. Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and admission is free. For more information, call 784-4323. Residents without air conditioning at home or work can escape the heat at four day-time cooling centers. The Heritage Center at 256 E. Orange Ave. is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. City Hall at 291 N. Main St. is open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Porterville Transit Center at 61 W. Oak Ave. is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Porterville City Library at 41 W. Thurman Ave. is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sergeant Shepherd, the new costumed mascot for the Porterville Police Department, is available to appear at youth-oriented meetings and events. The mascot’s purpose is to spread the motto — “Stand Up and Speak Out!” According to the Police Department, Shepherd will be encouraging the community to “Stand Up” for family, friends and community, and “Speak Out” against drugs, bullies and crime. To check Sergeant Shepherd’s availability for events targeting youths in the community call Sgt. Rick Carrillo at 782-7563. The Porterville Youth Center offers free recreation for youths during the summer. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located inside the Heritage Center at 256 E. Orange Avenue. The Youth Center offers a stimulating environment for youths ages10 to 18 and there are no registration fees or monthly costs. The Youth Center’s game room features pool and pingpong tables, game consoles, foosball, board games and more. Members can also enjoy arts and crafts, organized sports and regular adventure trips. Access to the Margaret J. Slattery Children’s Library located inside the Heritage Center offers students a computer lab with Internet access. The other thing going on at the Heritage Center is Summer Day Camp. Kids ages 5-12 are supervised from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit the Youth Center for a tour, or visit the City of Porterville website or call 791-7695 for more information.