Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and lawnRespite by the River chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wines for sale by the glass. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author. New this season, dessert will be available for sale following the reading. 

Evening Schedule is as follows: 
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music, bring your dinner, purchase your glass of wine 

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by acclaimed author 

8:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing, dessert for sale

Respite Schedule 2016 - Please mark your calendars for these upcoming dates! 

Tuesday, April 19, Reading by Daniel Chacon with music by Two for the Road

Friday, May 13, McLane High School ArtVenture - "GroundWaterZero...The Drought"

Wednesday, June 8, Reading by Soul Vang with music by Fresno Harp Circle

Thursday, July 14th, Reading by David Mas Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto with music by Soul Kitchenette

Thursday, August 11, Reading by Liz Scheid with music by The Gilly Girls

Wednesday, September 14, Reading by Lee Herick with music by Terry Barrett

Respite by the River 2015 

Thursday, April 30, Steven Church with music by Lance Canales

Friday, May 15, McLane High School Art Gala 

Tuesday, June 16, Peter Everwine with music by Glen Delpit

Thursday, July 16, Tanya Nichols with music by Old Blue 

Wednesday, August 26, Jean Janzen with music by Spur of the Moment 

Thursday, September 24, Corrinne Clegg Hales with music by The Bad Actors

Wednesday, October 14, Alex Espinoza with music by the Heartland Harvest


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