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Count Basie Orchestra to Headline Fox Visalia October 11

In the history of jazz music, there is only one bandleader with the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world more than 30 years... — Updated 9/2/2019


Senior Day in the Park to Return to Mooney Grove

The 50th Annual Senior Day in the Park, a free event for seniors, their families and caregivers, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Mooney Grove Park, 2700 S.... — Updated 6/11/2019


Rawhide Seeks Pageant Contestants

The Visalia Rawhide baseball team is looking for local ladies at least 70 years of age to participate in its annual "Belle of the Ballpark" pageant on Wednesday, May 15. At the... — Updated 6/11/2019


The Relaxing, Fun & Healthy History of Puzzles

(BPT) - Just try to walk by an unfinished jigsaw puzzle without stopping. It's almost impossible. In fact, nearly half of all Americans puzzle for fun, to relax or to relieve... — Updated 6/11/2019


Rawhide Announce New Rustler Senior Club Program

Wednesdays will be all about the long-time baseball fans at Rawhide Ballpark in 2019. The Visalia Rawhide will debut the Rawhide Rustler Senior Club, a unique ticket membership only available to fans 55 years of age and up, for the... — Updated 5/28/2019


2019 Heart of Seniors Luncheon Attracts Big Valentine's Day Crowd

The sixth annual Heart of Seniors "Spectacular Resource Event" Luncheon, hosted by the Senior Coalition, was held on February 14 at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia. The event included... — Updated 5/28/2019


Tulare County Library Offers Three 'Before I Die' Programs

Tulare County Library, along with the California Center for the Book, will present "Before I Die," a Book to Action program series, at the Visalia Branch Library. The series is... — Updated 5/28/2019


Is the San Diego Comic-Con Senior-Friendly?

The San Diego Comic-Con attracts more than 170,000 pop culture fans annually, but is it senior-friendly? This 63-year-old writer enjoys attending the event each year but when I was... — Updated 10/9/2017


New 'Little Big Shots' TV Show Celebrates Extraordinary Seniors

"Little Big Shots: Forever Young" premiered on Wednesday, June 21 with five amazing young-at-heart seniors and a special guest appearance by Betty White. The one-hour show on NBC... — Updated 10/9/2017


Puzzle Time

COMIC STRIPS OF THE 50S AND 60S Fill in the blanks of the names of these comic strips that were popular in the 50s and 60s: 1. A _ _ y C _ _ p 2. B _ _ t _ _ B _ _ l _ _ 3. B _ _ n _ _ e 4. B _ _ n _ _ S _ _ r _ 5. M _ _ m _ _ u _... — Updated 10/9/2017


'Going in Style' Remake Hits Theaters (and a Bank too)

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for... — Updated 7/26/2017


Meet G-POP from Kochi-ke ALL STARS

G-POP from Kochi-ke ALL STARS is similar to a lot of American boy bands, except that this group is made up of five Japanese men with an average age of 68. The group, which formed... — Updated 7/26/2017


Blood, Sweat & Tears to Headline Hands in the Community Fundraiser

Hands in the Community will bring legendary performers Blood, Sweat & Tears to the Visalia Fox Theatre for a benefit performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Over the years,... — Updated 7/26/2017


Rawhide to Name 2017 'Belle of the Ballpark' on Mother's Day

On Mother's Day, May 14, the Visalia Rawhide will announce the 2017 "Belle of the Ballpark" at its game against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings... — Updated 7/26/2017


Top Hollywood Films Show Disrespect for Seniors

New research finds that characters aged 60 and over continue to be under and misrepresented in Hollywood's most critically acclaimed films. Findings were uncovered through an... — Updated 2/27/2017


Puzzle Time for Fifties Fans & Sixties Savorers

Fill in the blanks: 1. Rear W _ _ _ _ _ 2. S _ _ _ e 3. A _ _ _ _ _ _ of a Murder 4. G _ a _ _ 5. S _ _ _ _ _ a Singers of the Sixties Find the last names of the singers of these... — Updated 2/27/2017


NBC Announces Renewal of 'Better Late Than Never'

"Better Late Than Never," a show about four seniors visiting exotic locations around the world, will return for a second season. The show was the top new series introduced by the... — Updated 10/27/2016


Seniors Showcase Creativity at San Diego Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con, the annual event that attracts more than 100,000 comic book collectors, movie and television show fans each summer, is not just for young people. If you... — Updated 8/28/2016


Arcadia Publishing Releases New 'Visalia' Book by Terry Ommen

When the first settlers arrived in what is now Visalia in the fall of 1852, they found a lush river delta in the midst of an oak forest at the base of the Sierra Nevada. The soil... — Updated 8/28/2016


Johnny Rivers to Headline Hands in the Community Benefit Concert

Johnny Rivers, whose 17 gold records and 29 chart hits include "Memphis," "Mountain of Love," "Midnight Special," "Secret Agent Man," "Poor Side of Town" and "Summer Rain," is... — Updated 1/22/2016


Stories Wanted for 'Memorable Fox Moments'

Co-Executive Directors Erin Olm-Shipman and Matthew Spindler are on a quest for the story that best represents the theme for the Visalia Fox Theatre’s 85th anniversary celebration and fundraiser on Friday, May 8. “We’re... — Updated 4/22/2015


Classic Car Show slated at Westgate Gardens

It's time to break out the car wax and elbow grease to put a shine on your classic car! Westgate Gardens Care Center will host its second annual classic car show on Saturday,... — Updated 8/21/2014


Win Tickets to Bounty of the County

The Bounty of the County happens Sept 20 and you could win a pair of tickets! Just log on to our website,, click on the banner that says “Enter and Win!” to sign up for a free online subscription to our... — Updated 8/21/2014


Handweavers Host 35th Annual Show and Sale

“Harvest of the Handwovens” is the theme of the 35th annual Show and Sale, hosted by the Handweavers of the Valley on October 25 at the Exeter Veterans Memorial Building. Starting at 10 a.m., the show will feature wearable... — Updated 8/21/2014


Where to Look for Celebrations and Fireworks This 4th of July

Porterville July 4th events come early to Porterville this year when the town celebrates Freedom Fest on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 9:30 at the Porterville Sports Complex. There will be a beer garden and vendor booths for adults.... — Updated 8/21/2014


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