Community Calendar

January

Jan. 10 – Tulare Kings Mensa, the high IQ society in the South Valley, will meet at 5:30 p.m., at Panera Bread, 4103 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia,  for coffee, bagels, sandwiches and conversation. Call 559-280-9774.

Jan. 10 – Valley Oak Quilt Guild will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at Tulare Community Church, 820 N Gem, in Tulare. After the meeting the members will be working on the ‘Komforters for Kids’ project. For more info. contact Judie at 559-732-9625.

Jan. 12 – Mirror Images Ministries “WellFed Program” free nutritional classes. Space is limited, RSVP to Mim at 559-372-3651.

Jan. 12 – Sierra Traditional Jazz Club at the Memorial Building, corner of Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198) and Skyline Dr. in Three Rivers. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., food served after 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m. Cost is free for 2013 paid members or $10 for non-members. Visit www.highsierrajazzband.com.

Jan. 17 – Tulare County Information and Communication Technology (TCiCT), will be hosting the TCiCT Tech Fair 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. Representatives from all businesses within the County are invited. Cost is free. Visit www.TulareCounty.ca.gov/TechFair or call 559-636-4800.

Jan. 19 – Tulare County Symphony’s “Bon Vivant” concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Visalia Fox Theater. Cost is $28-$37.50. Call 559-732-8600 or go to www.tcsymphony.org.

Jan. 19-20 – 57th annual Gemboree Gem & Mineral Show, 10-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10-4 p.m. on Sunday at Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter. Cost is free. Visit www.tulegem.org or call 559-734-3779.

Jan. 20 – Teen Challenge, 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Lindsay. Meet modern day miracles as they share their story of victory over addictions. Cost is free. Call 559-562-6383.

Jan. 24 – Ben Weldon, State Farm Insurance 1 Year Anniversary Open House Celebration, 4-6 p.m., at 151 E. Street, Suite B in Exeter. Call 559-592-2202.

February

Feb. 8-10 – High Sierra Jazz Band, Fresno Mardi Gras. Visit www.fresnodixi.com for more details.

Feb. 9 – Tulare County Symphony’s “Great Movies, Great Music” concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Visalia Fox Theater. Cost: $28-$37.50. Call 732-8600, email tcsymph@sbcglobal.net, or go to www.tcsymphony.org.

Feb. 23 – Exeter Chamber of Commerce 90th Annual Awards Banquet, at 6 p.m., at the Exeter Veteran’s Memorial Building. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 14. Tickets are $40 each or $375 for table sponsorships which include a table of 8, complementary drink tickets and recognition in the program. For more info. or tickets contact the Chamber of Commerce at 592-2919 or e-mail chamber@exeterchamber.com.

Feb. 24 – High Sierra Jazz Band, Seaside Jazz Festival. Visit www.jazzseaside.com for more details.

March

March 1-3 – High Sierra Jazz Band, Monterey Jazz Festival. Go to www.badges@dixieland.monterey.com for more details.

March 2 – Tulare County Symphony’s “Musical Stories” concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Visalia Fox Theater. Cost: $28-$37.50. Call 732-8600, email tcsymph@sbcglobal.net, or go to www.tcsymphony.org.

March 9 – Sierra Traditional Jazz Club, High Sierra Jazz Band live concert at the Memorial Building, corner of Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198) and Skyline Dr. in Three Rivers. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., food served after 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m. Admission: 2013 paid members: Free, guest: $10.

March 16 – Tulare County Farm Bureau (TCFB), 26th Annual Education and Scholarship Fundraiser and Gala, at the Visalia Convention Center. Tickets are $100 each. For tickets or more info. call TCFB at 732-8301

April

April 12-14 – High Sierra Jazz Band, Jazz Affair in Three Rivers. For more details call 561-4549 or go to www.jazzaffairinfo.com.

April 23-26 – 63rd annual Lions Team Roping, at the Roping Arena in Three Rivers. Cost: $1 donation.

April 20 – Tulare County Symphony’s “Mahler: The Most” concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Visalia Fox Theater. Cost: $28-$37.50. Call 732-8600, email tcsymph@sbcglobal.net, or go to www.tcsymphony.org.

June

June 8 – Sierra Traditional Jazz Club, High Sierra Jazz Band live concert at the Memorial Building, corner of Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198) and Skyline Dr. in Three Rivers. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., food served after 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m. Admission: 2013 paid members: Free, guest: $10.

September

Sept. 14 – Sierra Traditional Jazz Club, High Sierra Jazz Band live concert at the Memorial Building, corner of Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198) and Skyline Dr. in Three Rivers. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., food served after 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m. Admission: 2013 paid members: Free, guest: $10.

November

Nov. 8-10 – High Sierra Jazz Band, Arizona Classic. For more details go to www.azclassicjazz.org or call (480) 895-9241.

December

Dec. 21 – Sierra Traditional Jazz Club Annual Christmas Party, live concert with guest band, at the Memorial Building, corner of Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198) and Skyline Dr. in Three Rivers. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., food served after 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m. Admission: 2013 paid members: Free, guest: $10.

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