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< Sunday, May 15, 2022 >

All Day 2022 Wilseyville National at Schaad Ranch...Continues Today!
Wilseyville, CA...The Sacramento Pacific International Trials Society presents the Wilseyville National at Schaad Ranch (NATC/AMA NCS Rounds 3 & 4) Interested in motorcycle trials? Want to watch the nation’s best trials riders compete at the highest level? Join the Sacramento PITS for a spectacular weekend of top-level competition in one of our most unique locations in the state.

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All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!

If you own or run a local business in Calaveras, Amador, Alpine & Tuolumne Counties give us a call at 209.768.3929 or email us at for great Sunday Special ad rates. During the week ads and promotions compete with the news, on Sundays the ads and features are the news!! only accepts advertising from locally owned or core businesses in our local area. Shop Local!!
All Day Steel Magnolias at Sierra Rep Through May 15th
Sonora, CA...We’ll see you at Truvy’s Beauty Shop where anyone who’s anyone gets their hair done. Steel Magnolias is an American favorite featuring a cast of sassy southern ladies whose hearts are as big as their hairdos.

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Emily Gatesman*, Eiko Yamamoto, Olivia Jones, Isabella Chang, Laurie Strawn, and Maryann Curmi in Steel Magnolias. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. Photo by Bill Herbert.

Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the doting M’Lynn and her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.

Steel Magnolias is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Steel Magnolias previews at the East Sonora Theatre at 6:30pm on April 14 and 15, and 2pm on April 16. The show opens April 16 at 7pm. Regular performance times are Wednesdays at 12pm, Thursdays at 2pm, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm through May 15.

For more information and tickets please visit or call the Box Office at (209) 532-3120. The play runs 2 hours and 10-minutes with intermission. Ages 13+, children under 5 will not be admitted.
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Spring Concert today in Angels Camp!
Angels Camp, CA...Life may be Willy-Nilly, Catty Wumpus, Topsy Turvy and just plain old unpredictable, but Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus will help you forget your troubles and get happy with a fun-filled Spring 2022 Concert Series! Life may well be a roller coaster, but grab a friend and hop on!

We start off at the unconventional venue of Hein & Company Used and Rare Books in Jackson on Saturday May 7th at 2 pm.
The following weekend we are at the Town Hall in Moke Hill on Saturday May 14th at 2pm and Sunday in Angels Camp at the Union Congregational Church at 2pm.

Please come and listen to some delightful music performed by the ladies of Mountain Melody that will definitely lift your spirits and soothe your soul!

All concerts ask a suggested donation of $10.
Please visit our website at

Sunday May 15th 2pm
Union Congregational Church
1141 S Main St. Angels Camp
CA 95222
03:00 PM The Sonora Bach Festival Announces May Events
Sonora, CA...The Sonora Bach Festival announces that it will be presenting 3 events in May: The Salon Concert, May, 15, with guest guitarist Larry Ferrara; a Guitar Master Class May 14, featuring Mr. Ferrara and talented classical guitar students; and The Locals Concert, May 22 at the Church of the 49ers. All events begin at 3:00. Tickets are available online or at The Mountain Bookshop in The Junction Shopping Center. More information is available at the festival website: or by calling 209 536-6330.

After two years of Covid-related cancellations and a single event last October, The Sonora Bach Festival board is thrilled to announce that Bach is FINALLY back. Diane Wright, Executive Chairperson, said, “I speak for the entire Board when I say we are excited to be back to provide opportunities for our community to hear, once again, live performances of wonderful classical music.”

Last fall’s festival was reduced to the Youth Auditions with a small audience for each performer consisting of 10 family members or friends. Students were still adjudicated by a board of three local musicians and 20 scholarships were awarded, but no concert was held. Shiloah Stone-Fenn, one of the Youth Concert coordinators said, “We were happy, after 18 months, to provide something for our young musicians to work towards. They had spent so much time in isolation that we wanted to boost their spirits and motivate them to keep playing”.

This spring’s festival will open on May 14 with a classical guitar Master Class with San Francisco State professor and soloist Larry Ferrara. The event, will feature Mr. Ferrara and young, classical guitar students. Mr. Ferrara will offer feedback and suggestions. The class will be offered cooperatively with the St. James’ Concert Series. Local guitarist and owner of Kiel’s Music Studio, Will Kiel said, “Our concert series is looking forward to this collaboration with the Bach Festival in supporting classical music in our community. It is great being able to finally get back to public performance. Plus, as Larry’s former student, I know it will be a wonderful, supportive experience for the students”.

The event will be held at the Universalists Unitarian Fellowship Building at 19632 Mono Way, at 3:00. Admission is $5 at the door.

The Festival’s Salon Concert will follow the next day featuring Mr. Ferrara as a soloist and in concert with local flautist, Sandra Betti. “This event will be unusual for a “salon” concert,” said event co-coordinator Diane Wright. “Instead of the usual home-setting we thought we would take advantage of Hurst Ranch’s offer and use their renovated and glamorized barn. It is a popular and fun event center with concrete floor and hanging chandelier, excellent sight lines and an intimate feeling. We thought it would be quite a delightful afternoon experience”.
In addition to the concert local chef David Ingraham of “Chef Dave Cooks” will provide refreshments. Advanced reservations, for sake of food preparation, are helpful and highly recommended. Hurst Ranch will provide wine.

The last event will be the Local’s Concert on May 22. The concert will be held, as in the past, at the Church of the 49ers in Columbia at 3:00. Performers will include talented local performers performing classical vocal and instrumental music. Admission is $15.

More information is available on the festival webpage

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