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2018 Valley Nationals, Reliability Run & Swap Meet
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. 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. Contact: Anthony Granata; info@hotrodcoalition.com. 559-825-6808. Website: http://www.hotrodcoalition.com/valley-nationals/
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Special Event,Americana/Roots,Fair/Festival
20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival
We have several award winning musicians, local restaurants, and California craft breweries coming together. On the Arena Stage: Jon Pardi, Midland, Corb Lund, Waddie Mitchell, Paul Zarzyski. Garden Stage: Ernie Sites, Cow Bop, Mike Beck, Juni Fisher, Andy Hedges, Tom Swearingen, The Carolyn Sills Combo, Joni Harms, Almeda Bradshaw, The Hasslers. For more information, visit www.montereycowboy.org.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Community Event, For the Family, Social Event
25th Annual Taste of Downtown Visalia
It's time for the 25th Anniversary of the highly anticipated Taste of Downtown Visalia! We have over 30 participating locations who are ready for YOU to taste their best creations! Come on out on Wednesday October 3rd from 5:00-8:30pm to Taste Downtown Visalia with us! As always, there will be live music and lots of fun AND this year, we are introducing our new Beer Garden for you to enjoy so you won't want to miss that! So come enjoy the special 25th Anniversary celebration of the Taste of Downtown Visalia and see what our Downtown restaurants have to offer! A Special thanks to: Alejandra's Mexican Restaurant; A&W Central Valley, California; Bistro di Bufala Brewbakers Brewing Company; Cafe 225; Cafe India; Crawdaddys Visalia; Downtown Rookies; Fugazzis; Gourmet Desserts and Wedding Cakes; Henry Salazar's Fresh Mex Grill; Jack and Charlies; Juicers Coldpress; Little Italy Italian Restaurant; Left of Center Visalia; Panini Nut House; The Planing Mill Artisan Pizzeria; Pita Kabob & Grill; Quesadilla Gorilla; Sequoia Brewing Company; SP'S Burgers; Sol Bol; The Depot Restaurant; Tandoori House; Tommy's Downtown; Valhalla Restaurant & Gift Shop; Vintage Press; Visalia Brewing Company. Brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Downtown Visalians, BMW of Visalia, Family HealthCare Network, Suncrest Bank - Visalia This event sells out quickly so get your tickets now. Tickets available online or at our office 120 S. Church Visalia, CA 93291. All ages welcome, must be 21+ to enter wine and beer locations. Call 559-732-7737 for more information.
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Craft Show, Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday
32nd Annual Holiday Boutique – Soroptimist of Atwater
Sponsored by Soroptimist of Atwater, the Holiday Boutique Arts and Crafts show has been a popular event in Atwater for 32 years! We offer a combination of handcrafted goods, arts and crafts, retail goods, and food goods at this show. With over 30 amazing booths of product, both indoors and out, this is a wonderful shopping event that kicks off the Holiday Season! Our Bakery Shoppe will be open, plus breakfast and lunch items will be served. This is a fundraising event for our local scholarship and community programs. Mark your calendar for this 1 day event! Can't wait to see you there! Interested in being a vendor? Contact us at info@SIAtwater.com or download the app on our website SIAtwater.com
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Art Show
Form & Function: Woodworkers with Mikayla Gutierrez
In October 2018, Arts Visalia is pleased to present both the annual 3-Dimensional Form and Function Exhibition, entitled The Woodworkers, and 2-Dimensional artist, Mikayla Gutierrez. This exhibition runs from October 3rd through October 26th. The opening reception is free to the public and will be held on First Friday, October 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored in part by the Bueno Beverage Company, Lagomarsino Group and Royal Pacific Transportation. The woodworkers are compiled mostly of a group of woodturners based in the Central San Joaquin Valley since 1997, called the Sequoia Woodturners. The club meets on a bi-monthly basis and is a member of the American Association of Woodturners. Demonstrations take place at the meetings to promote the free exchange of ideas and designs and improve woodturning skills. Other woodworkers featured in the show are Bill Bishop and Ron Zanini. Young artist, Mikayla Gutierrez, is from Visalia, California. Inspired by her deepest emotions, she has always used art as an outlet for expression. Many of her works contain feelings of bright colors and deep beauty through the culmination of imagination and reality and the expression of cultural ideals, reminiscent of Latino Folk Art. Her works are done in oil and acrylic paints. Even though she follows a feeling and doesn’t yet understand her work before she creates it, many of her works are self-portraits which represent her own bewilderment of life, the discovery of personal power, and love for deep and colorful feeling. Mikayla is this year’s Taste the Arts featured artist and we are honored to showcase her work at Arts Visalia. Arts Visalia’s adult and children’s art classes have resumed this fall and continue through December. For more information and class descriptions, please go to artsvisalia.org, call us at (559) 739-0905, or visit us at the gallery at 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93291.
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Education
Fresno Pacific Enrollment Express
Join us for Enrollment Express where you can meet with representatives about registration, financial aid, and other support available at FPU’s Regional Campuses. Get answers to questions, take the placement test and apply for financial aid — all in one place, on one day.
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Children, Fair/Festival, For the Family, Social Event
Harvest Festival
The 2018 Harvest Festival is happening on October 13 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare! Bring the whole family and enjoy a day full of fun, food, music, games and shopping at the International Agri-Center! Come and enjoy: • Live Music • Carnival Games • Hay Rides • Food, Beer & Sweet Treats • Boutique & Vendor Shopping • Pumpkin Patch, courtesy of McKellar Family Farms • Haunted House, provided by Mission Oak High School • And more. For more information, visit http://iacharvestfestival.org/.
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Talks/Lectures, Education
Information Seminar: Teacher Preparation Program at UC Merced Extension
Have you ever considered entering the rewarding career of teaching K12 but think you have to hold a baccalaureate in education to do so? The great news is you can hold a degree from UC Merced or other accredited institution in ANY field to apply to the one-year Teacher Preparation Program at UC Merced Extension. Join us to learn more about the process and requirements for spring admittance. Fully accredited by WSCUC and CTC
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Talks/Lectures
Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day
More than 550 Academic Decathletes from throughout California will attend lectures focused on the 1960s: art, music, and the history of the 1960s, laser technology and its applications, the play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and speech. Lectures will be delivered by Valley educators and the public is invited to attend. The cost to attend the lectures is $10 per person. For more information contact Andrea Durkin, Administrative Assistant, Student Events, Madera County Superintendent of Schools at 559-662-3878 or adurkin@mcsos.org.
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Community Event, Living History, For the Family
Mariposa Go West Festival
This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gun fight reenactments, live music, traditional native dancing, and much more. Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it was like during the Gold Rush. Join in by wearing your favorite cowboy or cowgirl outfit while enjoying all the activities as well as exploring the artisan and food booths. “Go West” has added the Friday night “Cowboy Poker Crawl” as well as a “Cornhole Tournament”. Please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mariposa-go-west-festival-2018-tickets-48574591912 for more info.
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