Friday Saturday January 11-12
To have your event included, please submit information in writing at least one week in advance by email to [email protected] portervillerecorder.com, Attn: Community Calendar, or by fax to 784-1689. For information, call 784-5000, Ext. 1071.
CLUBS 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 9202210.
FRIDAY Building Trades Classes
are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays at 27488 Avenue 150, Porterville. Beginner through advanced classes in residential electricity are offered. For more information, call Bobby Powell at 782-8567.
Healthy Hearts Senior Exercise
meets at 9 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays, at the Porterville Church of the Nazarene.
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 9200569.
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.
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 handcrafted 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.
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. First Christian Church holds Breaking of the Bread women’s ministry every Friday night at 5:30 p.m. The breaking of bread celebration includes potlucks, worship, craft projects and fellowship. These meetings take place at First Christian Church located at 1020 N. Prospect Street. For more information, call 784-1975.
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.
UPCOMING JANUARY 10-13
Once Upon a Mattress opens Jan 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lindsay Community Theater. Other performances are Jan 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM and Jan 13 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $9.99 for Adults and $5.00 for Students and are available at lindsaycommunitytheater.com. This fun musical is based upon the fairy tale of the Princess and the Pea. If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and the Pea, you may be in for a big surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar in a hurry? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? With wonderful songs, hilarious comedy and romance, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship provides for some side splitting humor. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Saturday Field Trip. Terminus Dam Forebay and Kaweah Lake Area. Bring binoculars, bird book, lunch, water and layered clothing. Leaders: Joan Parker & Linda Wentz. 1st Meeting place: Mcdonald’s parking lot at Mary’s Vineyard 1401 E Noble Visalia, CA 7:15am LEAVE 7:30am. 2nd Meeting place: Take the turnoff below the dam to Lake Kaweah Park Headquarters, wait at the entrance gate for the group to arrive at 8am.
Porterville Women’s club, Bunco and luncheon. The Porterville Women’s club is holding a Bunco and Luncheon Saturday, January 19, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Porterville Elks Lodge. The cost is $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased from any Women’s Club Member, by calling 359-7062, or at the door.
Coming to America. Ela Pandya will share her experiences of moving from India. The talk will take place in the Historical Room in the Public Library from 10:30 to 12:00, February 9.
Eagle Mountain Casino Bus Trip. The Porterville Women’s Club, Porterville Garden Club, and Porterville Kiwanis Club are sponsoring a bus trip to Eagle Mountain Casino. The Bus trip is Wednesday, February 20. The cost is $10 per person and is RSVP. The bus will leave from Giovanni’s Pizza at 10 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. To RSVP or for more infomation please call Deana at 920-1233 of the PWC, Joy at 359-7062 of the PGC, or Bert at 359-7870 of the PKC.
A Night Of Salsa. The University of California San Francisco - Alzheimer and Memory Center and the Porterville Valley Adult Day Services is proud to introduce a fresh and innovative event “A Night Of Salsa” where we are mixing salsa lessons with a dementia seminar and resource fair for the Hispanic population. The event will take place at the Porterville Valley Adult Day Services located at 227 E Oak Ave on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. If your organization would like to set up a resource table please contact Andres Sviercovich at (310) 497-7654 or by email at asvier[email protected] fresno.ucsf.edu before December 1st to be including in the marketing materials.