What's on Tap 11/08/12
Senior Dance, doors open at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Veterans Hall, 1900 W. Olive Ave. Dancing starts at 7 p.m., with music by Jerry Hall and Trick Shot. Admission $5, includes entry into a drawing. For more information, call 791-7695.
The Porterville Art Association’s new show opened on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its gallery at 151 N. Main St., Porterville. This is a juried show. The featured artist is Becki Eaton. She is currently showing a charming group of dolls she has created. Stop by the gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or for more information, call 784-4323.
Farmers market at the Springville Ranch and the White Barn is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first Saturday of the month will include artisans and collectables. The third Saturday includes a swap meet. For booth space and information, call 359-0713 or 539-1020.
The Monache High School Class of 1982 30-year reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 to be held at the Porterville Fair Grounds. Invitations went out the first week of October by the committee. If you did not receive the information that means that the committee does not have your current address. Teachers, staff and surrounding years’ graduates are welcome to attend. Contact the committee with your address.
Classmates are encouraged to reconnect on the Monache Class of ‘82 Facebook page.
For additional information or to provide a current address, contact Cindy Camarena at 310-4420 or Lynn Duke at 359-2883. The committee can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Avenue United Methodist Church will hold its Holiday Boutique and Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Church Fellowship Hall, 776 W. Grand Ave.
This annual event is a fundraiser for the church’s local and international missions programs efforts.
To get ready for the one day affair, more than a dozen women from the church’s Linda Circle have been working on the items for sale for the past year. The result of their efforts is a wide selection of handmade and crafted gifts, ranging from Russian tea mix, jams and jellies, and fresh baked goods, to wreaths and holiday décor, hand-knitted and crocheted hats and scarves, mending and sewing kits, greeting cards and gift envelopes, and many other items.
Shoppers will also be able to purchase selected treasures and books pulled down from grandma’s attic, fresh, homegrown produce, a devotional book by The Recorder columnist Judy Lowery, and eat a hearty, homemade minestrone soup and pie lunch or enjoy a salad ($4 to $10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
The church also invites the community to participate in Operation Christmas Child, which helps spread joy of Christmas to children around the world. As a collection center for Operation Christmas Child, the church will hold a box filling party at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, and have available boxes and a list of suggested items for the charity project at the boutique and bazaar. The national collection drop-off dates are Nov. 12 to 19.
Midwest Bio-Systems is planning a free seminar in composting.
The two and a half hour seminar will be offered on Nov. 7 in Porterville, and Nov. 8 and 9 in Visalia. The Porterville seminar will be 6-:30-9 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel.
The Visalia seminars will beThe seminars will introduce nutrient management solutions. They will be presented by Edwin Blosser, organic waste management and soil fertility expert.
For reservations, call 815-438-7200. For more information got to www.midwestbiosystems.com.
The 2012 Porterville Veterans Day Parade will take place on Nov. 12 with the theme of “Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future.”
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Morton Avenue and pass down Main Street to Walnut Avenue and will last approximately two hours.
Retired Chief Petty Officer and Brig. Gen. Keith Jones of the Army National Guard will serve as Honorary Grand Marshal.
Cash awards for float entries have been increased to $500 for fist place Senior Division and $400 for first place Junior Division.
A minute of silence honoring America’s war dead will take place during the parade at 11 a.m.
The parade will take place regardless of the weather.
The 2012 Veterans Day Buck Shaffer Band-A-Rama begins at 2 p.m. Monday at Rankin Stadium, 1701 E. Putnam Ave.
Just prior to the event, the 2012 Veterans Day Queen and Miss Porterville Anna Moore will arrive with her royal court — Madison Rice, senior princess; Dayna Breland, first princess; Camille Manning, second princess; and Courtney Hall, third princess — to reign over the festivities.
The musical extravaganza begins with a preshow at 1:40 p.m. by the Orosi High School Band, under the direction of Ed McCue.
With Eric Ball returning as master of ceremonies, the full show is slated to begin at 2 p.m. with Scout Troup No. 132 walking in with a large American flag. They will parade around the track, stopping in front of the stands for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The parade of bands follows with the 16 bands marching in and being featured one at a time before taking their place on the field.
Operation Christmas Child is from Nov. 12-19.
Porterville volunteers with Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — are filling shoe boxes with gifts, toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas.
This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect over 900 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 12–19.
Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the Porterville-area collection site, Grand Avenue Methodist Church, 776 W. Grand Ave. Then, using whatever means necessary — trucks, trains, boats, bikes and even elephants — the shoe box gifts will be hand-delivered to hurting children in 100 countries around the world.
Operating hours of the Porterville site: Monday-Thursday, Nov. 12-15: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 18: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. to noon.
For more information, call (800)353-5949.
The Theatre Company is set to perform a musical version of the popular Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” — with an offer for a special ticket to meet the cast backstage before each of four shows scheduled Nov. 15 to 17.
Evening shows are slated for 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, 16 and 17. A 2 p.m. matinee show is also being offered on Nov. 17.
General admission tickets are $8 per person, with backstage “Under the Sea Adventure with Ariel” passes at $10 per person — all available during normal business hours at two TCOVE Visalia locations: 2637 W. Burrel Ave. and 7000 Doe Ave., Suite A. Backstage passes are limited to 50 and begin 20 minutes prior to each show.
The 120-member cast of Little Mermaid Jr. is set to perform at the L.J. Williams Theater, 1001 W. Main St., Visalia.
For information about the Theatre Company and the musical production, call director Brian Roberts at 651-1482.
The 12th annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at River Island. Check-in is at 9 a.m and shotgun start is at 11. Cost for the four-person scramble format is $100 per person, which includes green fees, cart and tri-tip lunch.
There will also be cash prizes for first, second and third place and many tee, raffle prizes and fine cigars. Faggart Buick has donated a new car for a hole-in-one. All proceeds benefit Catholic and community charities. Hole sponsorships are available.
Payments will be accepted the day of the tournament. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. For more information, call Gil Domingo, 788-7272, Leo G. Cortez, 333-1207, Jason Baranek, 350-0839 or visit www.portervillekofc.org.
St. Anne’s Catholic Daughters Annual Christmas Bazaar and Salad Bar Luncheon will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Dillion Hall, 385 N. F St.
Luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Price: adults $7; children 12 and younger $5.
Crafts, baked goods, white elephant items and jewelry will be for sale.
Raffle tickets available at $1. Prize is a gift certificate to Town and Country Market for $300. Raffle drawing is at 10 a.m.
Porterville’s Annual Children’s Christmas parade will be held downtown on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.
This year’s parade theme is “Wonders of the Season”.
Tickets are on sale now for the Barn Theater’s production of “Christmas Crisis at Mistletoe Mesa.”
Evening show dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are scheduled for Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Show time is 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 12 and younger.
A Sunday brunch performance will be held Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $14 per person, and reservations must be made by Dec. 5.
Group discounts are available. For more information, call 310-7046 or visit barntheater.porterville.com.
The Lindsay Presbyterian Church will present Handel’s Messiah with orchestra and chorus at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lindsay, 351 E Hermosa. Members of the College of the Sequoias Master Chorale along with a Lindsay community choir will perform with a wonderful small orchestra that includes members of the Tulare County Symphony.
Attendees are asked to make an offering.
Oliver L. North, a combat decorated Marine, New York Times best-selling author, small business founder, columnist and host of “War Stories” on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the Ag Warriors Benefit on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 during the World Ag Expo.
The International Agri-Center is home to World Ag Expo, Feb. 12-14, 2013 in Tulare. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo each year. The Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,400 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.