A re-creation of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Russia is part of Global Winter Wonderland.
A re-creation of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Russia is part of Global Winter Wonderland. Special to The Bee

Light sculptures at Tulare fairgrounds

Massive light sculptures will be on display throughout the Tulare County Fairgrounds (215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Tulare) on select days from Saturday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Dec. 18, and then open daily through Sunday, Jan. 3. Organizers say “Global Winter Wonderland” is the largest light sculpture display in the world. There are 51 large lantern-like structures that resemble iconic buildings, people and themes, including the White House, Martin Luther King Jr., Chinese dragons, King Tut, the Sphinx, dinosaurs, and the Big Ben clock.

There will be an international food court and free entertainment, with paid gate admission, from performers from Russia, Argentina, China, Africa and other nations around the world. The display includes holiday shopping opportunities, photos with Santa, and a full carnival with rides and games for all ages. Local entertainers are also invited to perform. For more information, call Victor Backer, 510-962-8586, ext. 111. Tickets are available online at

Pit bull adoption fees reduced

The CCSPCA is reducing adoption fees on all pit bulls and blends by 50 percent today (Saturday, Oct. 31) and Sunday, Nov. 1 only. More info: 559-233-7722, Ext. 107. You can view our adoptable dogs and cats online at or at our Adoption Center located at 103 S. Hughes Ave.

‘Tales and Treat’ set for today at Storyland

“Tales and Treat” will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at Storyland, 890 W. Belmont Ave. The event will include trick or treating with fairy tale characters, games and prizes at the harvest carnival, create keepsakes at the craft corner, and tour the park on a spooky train ride. Costumes are encouraged and tickets cost $8-$10. Details: 559-486-2124.

Dental group to sponsor candy buy-back

Willow Dental Group will hold the Halloween Candy Buy-Back 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2-6 at 6753 N. Willow Ave. Kids can sell their candy for $2 a pound, up to five pounds. Candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to U.S. troops overseas. Details: 559-434-1088.

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