What's on Tap 10/18/12
Thursday, Oct. 18
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.
Porterville’s Family Crisis Center will bring awareness to Domestic Violence by hosting its 14th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Centennial Plaza (296 N. Main St.), light music will fill the park before messages from Crisis Center Executive Director Anna Green and the Director of Shelter Services Betty Luna are given.
The Porterville City Library would like to invite the public to attend a voting seminar that will take place 6:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community room of the Library.
Guest speaker Felipe Martinez will conduct an informational presentation on the following topics:
1. Voter registration deadlines;
2. The importance of voting;
3. The candidates, propositions, and local issues.
For more information about Library services and programs, call 784.0177, visit the Porterville City Library at 41 W. Thurman Ave., visit its website at www.portervillelibrary.org, or like the Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PortervilleLibrary.
Cooking for a Cause will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the cafe’ patio at Sierra View District Hospital, 465 W. Putnam Ave.
The program is presented by the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center and SVDH in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The public is invited to the educational evening about breast cancer. The event will focus on cancer and nutrition and include informational booths, cooking demonstrations, prizes and more. Refreshments will also be provided.
This event is free to the community and made possible by the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club.
Attendance is limited and reservations are required.
To reserve a spot or for more information, call 791-3754.
Porterville College has partnered with the Family Crisis Center for a special art exhibition in the campus Learning Resource Center during the month of October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The art on display was created entirely by the women and children who are, or were recently, staying at the Family Crisis Center emergency shelter, or who are a part of the transitional housing program.
Currently on display in the Porterville College Learning Resource Center is “Faces of Hope”, where each face has a card beneath it with a quote from its creator explaining their feelings.
The Porterville College Learning Resource Center is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to Noon Friday
Guests are asked to park in visitor parking. Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Ave. in Porterville.
For more information, call 791-2209.
Friday, Oct. 19
Friday’s Music on Main Street to feature 5 Live. 5 Live is a family friendly band, consisting of five talented artists coming together to perform an eclectic mix of music from the 80s to current, songs by Toto, Peter Gabriel, Coldplay, Michael Buble, John Mayer and more. The band members are all experienced musicians who can cover many styles and genres. The group consists of Danny DeSimas, lead vocalist; Kiko Flores, bassist; Steve Recendez, guitarist; Pete Buotte, drummer; and, Leo Hernandez, keyboardist and guitarist.
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.
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.
Saturday, Oct. 20
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 Porterville Friends of the Library book sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month at the FOL Bookstore, Spencer House, 301 N. Hockett St., located behind the Gas Company. Sales are held the first and third Saturdays of the month.
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.
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 535-5353. The final reservation letter will be sent out by Sept. 15. Organizers need classmates to respond quickly.
Sunday, Oct. 21
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Residents can reserve a spot now at Porterville’s Annual Celebration of Business and Community on Saturday, Nov. 3, when the Porterville Chamber honors deserving individuals, businesses, projects, and students.
The banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Oct. 24. Reservations are $45 per person with table sponsorships available.
The Chamber’s accomplishments in its 105th year of operation will be highlighted during the event, which introduces the 2013 Board of Directors and program of work.
The specific honors to be awarded for the evening include Man and Woman of the Year, Small and Large Business of the Year, Community Service Project of the Year, Male and Female Youth of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 784-7502.
Monache High School Vocal Department will be having its Fall Choral Concert Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Frank Buck Shaffer Theatre inside the Porterville Memorial Auditorium. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. The concert will feature seven choir ensembles with more than 190 student voices. Josh Sutherland is returning for his 6th year as director of the MHS Vocal Department and Jill Mehciz is accompanist.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $6.
Porterville Emblem Club No. 82 will have its 12th annual Chicken Fried Steak TGIF Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Porterville Elks Lodge 387 N. Main St.
Dinners, also available to go, include salad, hand breaded Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, roll, butter, and dessert, for $9.
Everyone in attendance is also entered into a door-prize drawing. For tickets, call Chairman Yvonne Fiori at 361-3147.
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.
Deborah Giovanni Chastain, daughter of Wanda Chastain once previous manager of Smith’s Market/Bakery on Olive Avenue, will be hosting a book signing — “Sorry I was no Fun at the Circus” — alongside local resident Malia Camargo at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Jasmine Ranch, 1189 E. Fairhaven Court, Porterville.
The book is a story about her life. Growing up in a Christian home as a pastor’s daughter, having been diagnosed with cancer, alone through this traumatic ordeal she discovers a newer love for life and gains a much deeper appreciation for life. Although this book is about love and rage, sickness and health, hope and fear, all bound up in the most simple and profoundly human story of all, found in the most stunning betrayals and disappointments of life. She discovers that cancer wasn’t her enemy afterall. By the grace of God, she discovers a much closer walk with God. Come and meet with the author who will share from her personal experience in how to attain health coverage by her many rejections from insurance companies who will also be giving a brief informative discussion of what to do should you or a loved one experience this type of disease. Please bring along a business card for a raffle. Deadline to RSVP is Thursday, Oct. 25.
For more information, contact Malia Camargo: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell: 310-7950.
The 33rd Annual Harvest of Handwovens, presented by Handweavers of the Valley, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. on Highway 65 in Exeter. Admission is free.
This Show and Sale has become increasingly popular in recent years. The check-out process has been streamlined this year.
Original creations by local artists will be featured.
A special area will be set aside for used equipment and discounted books, yarns and fibers. There will be a raffle for a basket with the theme: ”My Favorite Things”. Light refreshments to be provided.
Handweavers of the Valley is a non-profit organization of over 100 weavers and spinners that spans a large portion the Central Valley from Bakersfield to Squaw Valley, Three Rivers, Visalia, Hanford and Lemoore. Many of the members are from the Porterville and Springville area.
Call Nikki Crain at 559-561-4048 or go to www.hwotv.org for more information.
Helping the Hurting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at First Christian Church of Porterville. The day-long event is for leaders of small churches in the area and will be held at the church, located at 1020 N. Prospect St., directly across from the Walmart parking lot.
Organizers have invited a number of speakers from organizations within Tulare County to showcase their programs and provide information. Attendees will be encouraged to tell what their congregations are doing to find their service “niche”. The goal is to inspire congregations to work together and maximize their resources to make a greater impact on the needs of the community and the surrounding area.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the church sanctuary. A light lunch will be provided with Lester Moon, organizer of Hands in the Community from Visalia, serving as our keynote speaker. The event concludes at 2 p.m. There is no charge for attendance, but an offering will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal.
For more information or to reserve a seat call the church office at 684-1975 or speak with Pastor Joe Gentzler at 202-8900.
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.
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”.
Registration forms for parade participants and Porterville area non-profit food vendors are now available at the Porterville Chamber of Commerce office located at 93 N. Main St. Categories for entry include religious and non-religious floats, marching bands, decorated automobile, marching organization, baton/dance group. There is also a category for commercial entries with a cost of $40. Various categories are judged and winners provided with cash awards and/or trophies.
The deadline for parade entry registration is Nov. 8, no exceptions. For more information, contact the Chamber at 784-7502
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.