Great Events at Happy Trails!
Operation Homefront California
It’s that time of the year again…Back to School. Just as kids are being released for summer vacation, families are planning for the school year ahead. For military families Operation Homefront California along with supporters from the community would like to ensure that 4150 military children in are prepared for the 2013-2014 school year. We are in need of media partners who would be willing to publicize our collection drive to ensure we are able to prepare the 4150 children iin 14 locations throughout California for school. Events will be held in Ventura, Barstow, Lemoore, Fort Irwin, 29 Palms, San Pedro, Seal Beach, Bridgeport, San Diego, Alameda, Travis AFB, China Lake, Camp Pendleton and Vandenberg. If you are able to assist us with this, please see the following information.
We are now collecting school supplies and backpacks to provide to deserving kids and we need your help. Below is a list of items needed:
· 3 ring binder
· Spiral notebooks
· Notebook Paper
· Glue sticks
· Colored Pencils
· Pocket folders
· Pencil sharpeners
Don't have time to shop, never fear Operation Homefront can shop for you. Monetary donations of $35 will purchase a backpack and all the trimmings for one military child. (Please write in the memo line of the check "Back to School"). Monetary donations can be mailed to Operation Homefront, 8318 Miramar Mall, San Diego, CA 92121 or donate online at www.operationhomefront.net/california. Make sure to indicate “Back to School” in the comments section when making an online donation as well.
If you would like to coordinate a collection drive, please let us know and we can get you a printable flyer to assist with the collection. Collections will conclude on August 1st.
Let's help get the school year off to a great start!
If you have any questions or are able to assist us with publicizing or collecting for the drive, please feel free to contact Operation Homefront at 855-282-0960 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oak Valley School 4th Annual Spring Fling and Horseshoe Tournament
Oak Valley School will be having it's 4th Annual Spring Fling and Horseshoe Tournament on Saturday,
The event will be held at 24500 Rd. 68, Tulare The Carnival will be from 10 am to 4 pm, Dinner will be served from 11 - 3pm with takeout available For information please call 688-2908.
Woodlake Lions Rodeo
Album Release Concert
Valley Musicians Benefit
United Way of Tulare County
Second Annual Mission Oak Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The latest news from the California Mid-State Fair:
PASO ROBLES (CA) – The latest news from the California Mid-State Fair:
1.) Applications are now being accepted for theMiss CMSF Pageant and are due
no later than 4:00p on Friday, April 19th. Contestants must be between the ages
of 17-22 on opening day of the 2013 Fair, be a current resident of San Luis
Obispo County, and have never been married. Each contestant will compete in
five categories: Interview, Platform, Talent, Swimsuit and Evening Wear. The
Pageant takes place on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the night before the 2013 CMSF
2.) Applications are now being accepted for theJunior Fairboard. The deadline for
applications is Friday, June 14, 2013 by 5:00p. Applicants must be between the
ages of 16 – 20 years old, and be a resident of San Luis Obispo County. Junior
Fairboard members assist with the day-to-day operations of the annual California
Mid-State Fair, including events such as the Diaper Derby, Tricycle Races, and
Public Judging. In addition, members help in the livestock ring, act as ushers in
the Chumash Grandstand Arena, and obtain market research from fairgoers.
3.) Applications are now being accepted for theQuilt Challenge. The challenge
fabric is currently available at the Paso Robles Event Center Administration
Office located at 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Roblesor Sew Fun located at
8775 El Camino Real, Atascadero. A $3 entry fee will be assessed when you turn
in your entry form and pick-up your challenge fabric. Finished quilts must be
delivered to the California Mid-State Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013 between
2:00p and 6:00p or Saturday, June 22nd between 9:00a and 2:00p.
All applications are available online atwww.midstatefair.com or at the California Mid-
State Fair Administration Office at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles.
The 2013 California Mid-State Fair runs July 17, 2013, through July 28, 2013. This
year’s theme is “Start Spreading The News.”
Wine & Wags Gala and Auction on Saturday, September 14
Valley Oak SPCA is hosting its fourth annual Wine & Wags Gala and Auction on Saturday, September 14. Wine & Wags is a spectacular evening of wine and food tasting, live and silent auction and entertainment under the stars. The event is held at a private residence adjacent to the Visalia Country Club. All proceeds from this event support Valley Oak SPCA’s efforts to raise funds for the new Adoption and Education Center. We need the entire community’s support to promote responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering to reduce the thousands of unwanted litters born each year. A new center will allow our organization room to grow, offer a better living environment to our homeless animals and allow us to offer better programs and resources to our community.
Tickets for Wine & Wags will be available for purchase in July. Call 713-4694 for details.
Critter Camp – Summer fun for youths 5-14 years
Does your pet need a rabies shot or other vaccinations?
Does your pet need a rabies shot or other vaccinations? All dogs and cats over the age of 4 months should be vaccinated against rabies.
Visit Valley Oak SPCA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. No appointment needed. Pets in carriers or on leashes. Valley Oak SPCA offers affordable preventative care products and services for the health and well-being of your pet. Keep your pet healthy and happy with vaccinations and flea/tick preventatives.
Saturday vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. No appointment required. Pets in carriers or on leashes.
Valley Oak SPCA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
We offer pet vaccinations Monday-Friday from 9-11am. Once a month we try to also offer a Saturday or evening clinic as our veterinarians’ schedules allow. The next clinic will be Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30-6:30pm at our clinic at 2622 E. Main Street.
37th Annual Turkey Testicle Festival Fundraiser
Taft Fox Theatre is having a sensory-friendly showing of the movie Oz the Great and Powerful
During the showing:
The lights will be turned up
The sound will be turned down
Audience members are invited to get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! (As long as it doesn't interfere with the safety of other guests).
Families with children on special diets are allowed to bring in their own snacks
The concession stand will be open
CENTRAL COAST WINE COMPETITION NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES
The Central Coast Wine Competition has announced that it is now accepting entries for the 2013 competition, which will take place June 12-13, 2013. The competition staff strongly encourages wineries to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the competition online at http://cmsfw.fairmanager.com/. The entry book, which details the entry classes and guidelines, can be found at the California Mid-State Fair webpage or the CCWC blog at http://centralcoastwinecomp.com.
The Central Coast Wine Competition is the largest evaluation event for wines produced exclusively on California’s Central Coast and is hosted by five Central Coast fairs: the California Mid-State Fair, Santa Barbara County Fair, Monterey County Fair, Ventura County Fair, San Benito County Fair and the Grand National in San Francisco. The 2013 competition features an internationally renowned panel of judges including wine writers, winemakers, sommeliers and wine buyers. New this year all Gold Medal wines will receive a point score, as well as, the medal award. "Consumers respond to point scores and wineries have asked us to include these valuable affirmations of merit in our competition", noted Chief Judge Bob Foster. "Our primary goal has always been to increase marketing exposure and help the wineries promote their product. We feel the addition of the point score will enhance the experience for the exhibitor to the consumer."
Other marketing opportunities include participation in the Gold Medal Wine Tour, a promotional tool developed as part of a sponsorship with PRP Companies. New in 2012, the Gold Medal Wine Tour directed visitors to the winning winery tasting rooms with the opportunity to earn free admission to the fair. "The innovative approach we took using QR codes for off-site ticket promotions, earned the California Mid-State Fair top awards in the fair industry", stated Vivian Robertson, fair CEO. "The team at PRP Companies was instrumental in helping us achieve this marketing endeavor. We are currently working with them to expand this successful program in 2013."
For a complete list of judges, further information regarding the competition and to submit online entries, please refer to the competition’s blog at www.centralcoastwinecomp.com. Entries will be accepted through May 24, 2013.
Do you have a 4 year old?
The required birthdate for kindergarten admission has changed.
Tulare City Schools has the answer…
The New Transitional Kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten is designed to
allow your child more time to become:
In a High-Quality, Structured Educational Setting
For more information please contact,
Kathleen Urias at
your neighborhood elementary school or
The National Runaway Switchboard