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April 2017—Live Simply

Mar 23, 2017 11:00AM, Published by Kendra Kaiserman, Categories: In Print




Editor's Note — April 2017

On the Cover: Tarah Grabow and Jack the Mini Satin bunny
Photo by Simply Smith Photography

Flowers: Laurel Crown Designs 

Make-up: Elisha Reynoso at Maven Skin & Beauty

Hair: Kim Mendival at Renaissance Salon

Nails: Makenna Fees


All that rain has made for an abundantly gorgeous spring - and isn’t that just the loveliest metaphor for life?

Happy kids are the heart of a healthy community, and the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council provides resources to ensure that children are safe, loved and nurtured. We all play a role, and we’ll tell you how you can pitch in.

Have you been sitting on a dream? Leila Garrett may inspire you to dust it right off and share it with the world. Her Willow and Fig Leather Company outfits stylish youngsters with one-of-a-kind moccasins and purses, and she’s loving the opportunity to share her creativity.

For Visalia native Ted Nunes, creativity comes in the form of music. The front man for local band Richfield (and occasional thespian) writes music daily, and his band has built an impressive following.

Then, step back in history with us — way, way back — and enjoy the Tulare County Renaissance Fair, where you can play medieval games, browse the wares of talented craftspeople, dig into an enormous turkey leg and watch a jousting battle unfold.

Speaking of history, the Kingsburg Train Depot has a rich one, and the Friends of the Historic Kingsburg Depot are ensuring that it’s not forgotten. It’s been restored to a historic 1923 configuration, and it’s a fun place to explore.

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning, and we’ll give you some tips for refreshing your home, from curb to closet. Minor investments can pay big dividends.

And once your project is done, treat yourself to a delightful little morsel from Crumb and Get ‘Em Cupcakes. S’mores cupcakes? Take our money!

Wishing you a bright and beautiful spring. Enjoy!




Live Simply


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    02:00PM — 07:30PM

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    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    05/02/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    05/02/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • ARTS VISALIA May Exhibition

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    Arts Visalia presents an exhibition of "giganteum" proportions. The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron...


  • Arts Visalia Art Classes for Children and Adults

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    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    Register now for new 4-week courses beginning in May: Adventures in Drawing for 5 & 6 year olds ...


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    ArtHop occurs every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. It’s one of the most active and successfu...


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    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Celebrate the End of our SUCCESSFUL 4th SEASON As always, Family friendly and Free to attend. ...


  • Mother Day, Ladies Luncheon

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    11:30AM — 01:30PM

    Our annual Mothers Day Luncheon is open to all Women and young ladies (ages 9 and up). Open to al...


  • Premier Kentucky Derby Party

    05/06/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Riata Ranch International is celebrating 60 years of their unique brand of empowerment! The Bo...


  • ARTS VISALIA Family Art Day

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    12:00PM — 02:00PM

    Family Art Day is fun for the whole family. Discover the joy of artistic expression. Check out ...


  • ARTS VISALIA May Exhibition

    05/06/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    Arts Visalia presents an exhibition of "giganteum" proportions. The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron...


  • Arts Visalia Art Classes for Children and Adults

    05/06/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    Register now for new 4-week courses beginning in May: Adventures in Drawing for 5 & 6 year olds ...


  • ARTS VISALIA Annual Orchid Sale

    05/06/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    Beginning May 6th, over 800 beautiful and colorful orchids will fill the gallery for our annual f...


  • Kentucky Derby Party

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    The Kentucky Derby is more than just a horse race, it's the event of the year! View the Kentucky ...


  • Pure Imagination

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    Enjoy an evening of ‘Pure Imagination’ at Visalia’s LJ Williams Theater. VCIS brings skilled l...


  • Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winner...


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