What's on Tap 10/11/12
Thursday, Oct. 11
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.
The Porterville Breakfast Lions Sight Conservation project will benefit from the Pulled-Pork Drive-thru Dinner to be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Porterville Eagles Lodge on Henderson Ave. near North Main St.
Please support us by purchasing dinner tickets from any Lions Club member or call 784-8459. If you are unable to make a donation now, you can send them to Porterville Breakfast Lions, PO Box 772, Porterville, CA 93258.
Friday, Oct. 12
Friday’s Music on Main Street to feature Karaoke. This week’s Music on Main on Friday offers the microphone to the community when Zenith Entertainment takes to the stage to offer music and karaoke.
Adding to the unique evening event will be the Monache Cheer and Dance Teams who will kick-off Music on Main Street with a variety of performances starting at 6 p.m. The teams are under the direction of Julie Ream.
The Music on Main Street Fall Concert Series happens weekly on Fridays through the month of October. Concerts are held 6-8 p.m. at Centennial Park. While a number of chairs are provided, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, picnic meals, and beverages for personal comfort. For more information, call the Chamber at 784-7502.
Saturday, Oct. 13
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 City of Porterville Parks and Leisure Services in conjunction with the Zalud House will start a new tradition in Porterville on Oct. 13 — the Zalud House Museum Pioneer Days and Rib Cook-Off.
The day-long event — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — will recreate the flavor of the Old West in downtown thanks to the support and participation of the Jackass Mail Run committee that will hold its popular shoot out.
The event is a fundraiser to preserve and protect the Zalud House Museum.
The barbecue event is open to any and all amateur backyard barbecue enthusiasts who want to compete for their chance to win cash prizes or the People’s Choice trophy. Parks and Leisure Services is searching for participants to enter the Rib Cook-Off. Cost to enter is $100 and the ribs will be provided.
Young Women age 14-20 years old are also being sought to compete in the 2012 Pioneer Days Queen pageant.
Entry packets for both the Pioneer Days Queen Pageant and the Rib Cook-Off are available for pick up in the Parks and Leisure Services Department inside the Porterville City Hall.
For more information, call Tonya Hall at 782-7521.
In a celebration of the arts in Porterville, Saturday, Oct. 13 will mark the inaugural “Dinner & Arts on Main Street” event to be held in Centennial Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Patterned after an annual event held in Paris, this activity will invite the public to pack a dinner, set-up a table and chairs or blanket in the park, and enjoy the multi-cultural arts of the community.
Musical and dance performances will take place, art will be on display for viewing, and dinners will be available from local restaurants or bring your own. Groups and individuals scheduled to perform include: Porterville Unified School District’s Harmonix Orchestra, the Mariachi Academy, Paul San Pietro, Jim Kusserow, Summer Charter Collegiate Academy, Tule River Tribe dancers, and Fil-Am Association.
Businesses, organizations and individuals seeking more information on attending and/or participating, should call the Chamber at 784-7502.
The Diane Espeto Halloween Costume Party Benefit Bash will be held 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Porterville Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1900 W. Olive. Dancing will be 8 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds benefit Diane Espeto Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Porterville Art Association will be holding its third annual Bunco Fundraiser on Oct. 13. at the downtown gallery, 151 N. Main Street. Doors will open at 12:30, entry fee is $10. Most Buncos wins $50. Great raffle prizes including a 19 in. HDTV, original art, jewelry, tub spa, toaster oven, blenders and lots more. Help support the Porterville Art Association and have lots of fun. Parking in rear. For more information call gallery at 784-4323
The Porterville High School Class of 1947 will be having its 65th class reunion on Saturday, Oct.13. There will be a free tour of the Porterville Historical Museum for attending classmates. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information or with any updates on class members, call Dorla Scott at 784-6218.
The Porterville High School Class of 1962 will be having its 50th class reunion on Saturday, Oct.13. For more information, contact Dennis Conner at 782-8962 or Allen Pundt at 359-6009.
Reclaimed, Reused, Recycled Junk Art Show on Oct. 13 at the Porterville Historical Museum. The show is being organized by Imagine Community Arts Center and Wild Places. For more information, call 793-1500 or visit http://imaginecommunityartscenter.org/.
The 57th annual 4-H Chuckwagon Breakfast is from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Porterville Fairgrounds, 2700 W. Teapot Dome Ave., Porterville.
Cost is $4 per person in advance or $4.50 per person the morning of the event. Children 5 years and younger are free. The breakfast is sponsored by Town and Country Market.
The Stephanie Baugus Benefit Poker Run will be Saturday, Oct. 13.
Music from Ken Nordin, Palomino and Long Riders and a barbecue starts at 1 p.m. at Charlie’s, 1531 N. Main St.
Bike run registration begins at 9 a.m. at Charlie’s with kickstands up by 9:45. Cost is $20 per rider and $15 per passenger, and includes one poker card per rider, one meal ticket per rider and one raffle ticket per rider.
Meal includes tri-tip, potato salad, beans and roll. Cost for the meal only is $8 adult and $5 child.
For more information, call 333-4106.
The 3rd annual Raise a Roof Golf Tournament is Oct. 19 at River Island Country Club. Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of Tulare County, “Building Hope in Porterville”. For sponsorship or donation information, call Matthew Spindler at 661-331-0100.
The Rollin’ Relics Car Club invites “one and all” to the Ninth Annual Poker/Pawn Star Run on Oct. 20.
Registration and info: 8-9:30 a.m. at the Porterville Airport, 1893 S. Newcomb. The run will be about 100 miles and end by 1:30 p.m. At registration, participants will receive further instructions and the directions for the first card stop. Convenience and fuel stops will be available.
The first Poker hand is $10 which includes one free door prize ticket per hand and people can buy additional hands for $5 each. There will be an opportunity to draw a last chance card at the final stop for an additional $5. Participants must be present at turn-in to win door prizes.
All hands must be turned in by 1:30 p.m. Fifty percent of the pot will be divided between the best highball and lowball hand. And 50% of the pot will help support local community and youth activities.
The 32nd Annual Springville Apple Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21 in downtown Springville.
More than 145 food, arts and crafts booths will be available to festival-goers.
Kids can revel in Family Town with rides and games. Story Book Characters stroll the avenue and kids can delight to the clowns offering face painting and balloon art.
The Springville Mountain Lions will have a pancake breakfast both days at 7 a.m. Chaparral and the Wild Oats Band will be live both days at the Gazebo in the Park.
The Festival offers free parking at the Springville Rodeo Grounds and Eagle Mountain Casino provides free shuttle buses back and forth to town. There is no entrance fee.
Saturday features the Apple Run — a 10K and 5K road race. There is also a 2K walk and ½ mile kid’s race.
On Sunday, bicycle enthusiasts can participate in an 8-mile closed-circuit mountain bike race called the Fat Tire Classic. Race categories include everything from experienced to beginners including a kids’ race for children 11 years old and younger.
Booths open at 9 a.m. each day.
For more information, go the website at http://www.springville.ca.us.
Lindsay-Ono Sister City will serve Chicken Teriyaki Bowls at Senior Community Center at Lindsay Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. Drive-by pickup dinners and eat-in dinners will be served 4-6:30 pm for $5. This helps to continue 40 years of international student exchange.
More information call: 562-4647
The Porterville High School Class of 1957 will be having its 55-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 20 at River Island. Organizers are looking for classmates who have moved and/or did not attend the reunion five years ago. The first notification was sent in June. For more information, call Jo Ann Hyde Wallace at 559-535-5353. The final reservation letter will be sent out by Sept. 15. Organizers need classmates to respond quickly.
Tulare County District Attorney Phil Cline will host the 2nd Annual Justice Run: 5k race/1 mile walk at Mooney Grove Park on Saturday, Oct. 20 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Participants can register now through race-day. Registration costs $25 per person for those who register before Oct. 15, and includes an event “tech” shirt and goody bag. Registration is $30 after Oct. 15. Late registrants may not receive a shirt.
There are a few ways to register: Download the registration form from the DA’s website: www.da-tulareco.org/justicerun.htm; register online using a credit card (a small processing fee will be applied to online registrations); register at Sole 2 Sole Sports at 4241 S. Mooney Boulevard, Visalia; or register at the Victim/Witness Assistance Program of the District Attorney’s Office, 221 S. Mooney Boulevard, Visalia.
The annual Meals for Missions Dinner is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Presbyterian Church in Terra Bella.
The meal of slow-cooked beef, potatoes, salad, green beans, bread, cake and iced tea or coffee is a fundraiser to help fulfill the church’s mission pledge.
Tickets are $10 adult and $5 children, 12 and younger. Take-out orders will be available.
A country store will also be set up featuring handmade items, jellies, candies, cookies and fresh local produce.
Parking will be available at the church social hall at 9482 Road 238 and Avenue 95 in Terra Bella.
For more information, call the church office at 535-4478, or email email@example.com or visit the web page at www.terrabellapres.com.
Thousands of books, ranging from literary novels to history books to coffee table books, as well as videos, CDs and vinyl albums, will be on sale on Saturday, Oct. 27, to benefit the Exeter Historical Museum Fund. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the patio of the Exeter Art Gallery and Museum, 125 South B St., Exeter. For more information, call 280-8547.
The Porterville Historical Museum will present its annual Murder Mystery Dinner, “The Case of the Malted Falcon” at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Porterville Elks Lodge, 386 N. Main St.
Those who attend will be asked to help solve a murder mystery, presented by veteran Barn Theatre actors and directed by JudyAnn Hellrung. The best detective of the night will win a prize. Along with the mystery, there will be a trivia quiz about chocolate and a mystery box raffle. The dinner choices include steak, fish or vegetarian and wine and dessert will be served.
Tickets can be purchased at the museum, or at Don Stover’s optometry office, 526 W. Putnam Ave.
Tickets are available for purchase at the museum or Dr. Don Stover’s office. Tickets are $50 a piece or $80 for a couple.
For more information, contact the museum at 784-2053.
The Porterville Chamber of Commerce annual Awards and Installation Banquet will be held on a Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. The award categories are: Man of Year, Woman of the Year, Small and Large Business of the Year, Community Service Project of the Year, and Male and Female Youth of the Year. For more information, call the Chamber Office at 784-7502.
The 3rd annual Que’n for Kids Rib Cook Off will be on Saturday, Nov. 3 on Honolulu St. in Lindsay.
The monies raised go to the Lindsay Reserve Officer’s “Santa Night” and other youth programs. The public is invited to sample ribs and enjoy the entertainment. Admission to the event is free, it opens to the public at noon and runs to 4 p.m.
For more information, call Sarah Hager at 756-8890.
The Monache High School Class of 82 is planning a 40-year reunion for Saturday, Nov. 10. The committee recently sent out a “save the date” magnet. If you are a member of the class of 1982 and did not receive one, it means they need your current mailing address. Teachers/staff are welcome to attend, send your address. Classmates are encouraged to reconnect on the Monache Class of 82 Facebook page. For additional information or to provide a current address, call Cindy Camarena at 310-4420 or Lynn Duke at 359-2883. The committee can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Parade entry forms are being mailed to previous participants and may be requested by contacting Parade Chairman Ed Flory at 784-6554.
Street vendor permits will be issued every Tuesday evening in October at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1900 West Olive Ave.
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.
North, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., served 22 years as a United States Marine. His awards for service in combat include the silver star, the bronze star for valor and two purple hearts for wounds in combat.
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.