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Respite by the River 2021

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 lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy 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. Dessert will be available for sale. 

The 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 or dessert

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

8:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing

2021 Season Authors and Musicians      

  • Thursday, June 24 - Reading by Ife-Chudeni Oputa, Music by Happenstance
  • Thursday, July 8- Reading by Tanya Nichols & Bill McEwen, Music by Glen Delpit    
  • Thursday, August 12- Reading by Catherine Abby Hodges, Music by Rob Hodges
  • Thursday, September 16 – Reading by Sam Pereira, Music by Los Peripherals  

The views and opinions expressed by the authors and musicians of the Respite by the River program do not necessarily reflect those of the River Parkway Trust or our sponsors.

Sponsor Respite by the River: Contact Bryna De Fede, Development Associate 559-248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to view the Respite by the River sponsor packet. 


Thank you to the Respite by the River Committee


Respite by the River is Sponsored by

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