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Auto Show, Community Event, For the Family
2019 Valley Nationals, Reliability Run & Swap Meet
Hot Rod Coalition, its staff, volunteers, and sponsors are bringing the hot rod community the 6th Annual "Valley Nationals, Reliability Run & Swap Meet." The Valley Nationals has come to be known as an entirely different spin on the traditional car show. This event will be jam-packed with activities for the seasoned gear head, women, the grandkids, the music groupies, and most specifically, the next generation of hot rodders. Make it a point to come out to the Valley's premier automotive event this October and help us continue this tradition right here in the Valley. Join us for 500+ hot rods, a huge swap meet, reliability run (on Oct. 14), indoor car show, live music, pinstripers lounge, vendors, vintage racing display, fabrication demo, and more! - Date: October 11-13, 2019 - Time: Oct. 11: Evening Time TBD (Social), Oct. 12: 8:00 am – 4:00pm (Main Event), Oct. 13: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Reliability Run) - Venue: Madera Fairgrounds, 1850 West Cleveland Ave. Madera, CA 93637 - Contact: Anthony Granata - Email: info@hotrodcoalition.com - Phone: 559-825-6808 - Website: http://www.hotrodcoalition.com/valley-nationals/ - Car Registration: Pre-Registration - $35.00, On-Site Registration - $40.00 - Spectators: Kids 12&U - Free, Ages 13+ - $8.00 - Swap Meet Registration: $20 (20x20), Call Ron (209) 996 – 9792, ron@bigturlockswap.com - Vendor Registration: $100 (10x10), $200 (10x20), $250 (10x30), Email Whitney Frank, whitney@hotrodcoalition.com
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Parade
3rd Annual Pitman Preview of Champions
Come line the streets and enjoy an exciting FREE parade as over 20 Northern and Central California high school and junior high school marching bands compete for top prizes in categories such as music, showmanship, and marching at the Pitman High School 3rd Annual Preview of Champions! Parade starts at 9:00am on 4300 N. Tegner Rd down the street from the high school. Drumline competition runs simultaneously near the intersection of Sandstone Ave and Persimmon Rd. Competition finishes at 11:30am, but the party doesn't end! And after the parade join us in the Pitman Quad for our campus party! Pick up some delicious BBQ for lunch, ice cream from Oak Barrel Creamery, Shaved Ice from Kona Ice, face painting, photo taking, tee shirt buying... and lots more...and stay for the Awards Ceremony which starts at approx 1:00pm! Don't miss it!
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Children, Fair/Festival, For the Family, Food/Tasting
8th Annual Sweet Potato Festival
The food court will at the three-day festival (Sept. 20-22) will have plenty of sweet potato specialty items (pies, fries and more) and a Farmers Market will sell a variety of taters to benefit the local FFA. There will be live entertainment each day, a carnival with more than 25 plus rides and a KidZone. A Dress Your Tater contest will culminate in a single group photograph. Craft beer tasting is on Saturday's schedule.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Live Music, Parade, Fair/Festival, Craft Show, Food/Tasting
Coulterville CoyoteFest & Car Show
The 34th annual CoyoteFest “fun”draiser benefiting the Northern Mariposa County History Center will be taking over the whole town of Coulterville, California on September 27 & 28 2019. The fun begins on Friday September 27th at 5pm when the weekend kicks off on the patio of the Coulter Cafe with an evening under the stars where you will enjoy mouth watering food, craft beer, local wines and of course Kim’s world famous “Coyote Spritzer” all accompanied by local favorites FAUX RENWAH performing old fashioned bluegrass. Saturday September 28 at 10am on Main Street the local IOOF Lodge104 presents a truly spectacular down home parade featuring the finest, funniest, most colorful, patriotic, proud, fun loving individuals, businesses and organizations that come from all over the Foothills to strut their stuff. Main Street is also the backdrop for the beloved Classic Car Show featuring as far as the eye can see the most beautiful cars being shown off deservingly so by their proud owners who are all vying for the best of show trophy. After the parade, the Coulterville park will transform into a bustling marketplace where you will find the park alive with the music of Fresno music icons The Roger Perry Band and full of talented crafters and artisans all selling their one of kind wares. If you’re hungry, no worries, there will be plenty of food vendors all serving ridiculously delicious food to fill your empty stomachs. As well, a wine and beer booth with local and craft brews. Also taking place in the park is the “must-see-to-believe” howling contest where you will witness to your amazement howlers from the young pups to the most senior all with the high hopes of not only winning the prize money $$$ but the most coveted bragging rights that come along with the title of “Winner”. The CoyoteFest ends up where it all started, on the patio of the Coulter Cafe After Party at 3:30PM with music The Dave Henderson Group performing a blend of country, jazz, rock and pop.
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Art Show
Handweavers of the Valley: A 2019 Cultural Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia
In October 2019, Arts Visalia presents the Handweavers of the Valley: A 2019 Cultural Exhibition. The Handweavers of the Valley: A Cultural Exhibition features the works of a guild of fiber artists based out of Exeter. The Handweavers of the Valley have approximately 100 members and began with weavers which expanded to spinners, felters, knitters, and other fiber artists. Artists come from all over Tulare County to join the guild. Artists featured: Audrey Adams, Judy Askins, Dale Battistoni, Toni Best, Cheryl Coons, Nikki Crain, Lindsay Dion, Susan Jackson, Deirdre King, Silvia Leidig, Julie McIntosh, Hope Overholt, Leonora Pescosolido, Monica Rook, Noi Thomas, Robin Tubesing, Katherine Tucker, Sharon Warren, and Sandra Willey. The Handweavers of the Valley: A 2019 Cultural Exhibition will be displayed October 2nd through October 25th, with an opening reception on First Friday, October 4th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant Citizens Business Bank, and Bill and Judy Yoshimoto. Call to Artists for the Annual Holiday Show & Sale. The Holiday Show & Sale is open for submissions. The Show & Sale runs November 20th through December 14th with an opening reception on First Friday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arts Visalia’s Fall class enrollment forms are available at Arts Visalia and online. Fall classes have started and will continue through December. Adult participants can look forward to printmaking, pencil drawing, and painting workshops. Participants in our children’s classes will experiment in painting, drawing and sculpting. Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 214 East Oak Avenue, Visalia, California 93291. For more information on all Arts Visalia events and available classes visit our website at artsvisalia.org or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905.
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Talks/Lectures
Live Webinar: Mandatory 1-Hour Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Managers/Non-Supervisors (Spanish Language)
This a live webinar and participants will join via computer. This webinar will provide training required by CA law for non manager/non supervisors. It will be presented by Sutton Hague Law Corporation attorney, Evelin Bailey, in the Spanish Language. The webinar is also live and interactive!
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Benefit/Fundraiser
Livingston Rotary 36th Annual Crab Feed
Tickets can be purchased through any Rotarian or at Livingston True Value Hardware (209)394-7949. November 9th, 2019, Livingston Pentecost Hall. No Host Bar/ Doors open at 6PM. Cold Crab: Marinated and Plain; Salad, Bread and Pasta. Casual Attire. Money raised helps the following: Young Women's Conference, Young Men's Conference, Livingston Waves Youth Swim Program, College Scholarships, Rotary Exchange Program, Rotary International Projects, Sober Grad, Livingston KIte Festival, Livingston Community Health.
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Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Master Gardener - Creating a Wildlife Habitat In Your Backyard
Free to attend! Give nature a helping hand by creating a welcoming environment for pollinators and other feathered and furry friends. These keystone species are critical players in the ecosystem that need our help to flourish given our toxic and chemical-laden world. Your reward is helping nature along while enjoying watching these beautiful creatures flutter and fly by. RSVP: 209-385-7403. Fri - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1p.m. - 5 p.m.. Location: UC Cooperative Extension, 2145 Wardrobe Ave.
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Flea Market, Farmers' Market
Merced Flea & Farmers Market
Join over 200 vendors and 4,000 shoppers every Saturday, rain or shine, at the Merced Flea & Farmers Market. Located behind the Fairgrounds.
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Special Event,Fair/Festival,Jazz
The Monterey Jazz Festival
The three-day Monterey Jazz Festival (Sept. 27-29) will feature a ine-up of more than 130 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films, and exhibits on eight stages — 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights! This unique musical experience includes an array of international cuisine and one-of-a-kind merchandise.
montereyjazzfestival.org
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