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< Saturday, May 14, 2022 >

All Day The High Sierra Bikeapalooza is May 14th! Make Plans Now!
Arnold, CA...High Sierra Bikeapalooza: May 14th. Proudly sponsored by the Arnold Rim Trail Association. Come join our first ever High Sierra Bikepalooza featuring: Kids fun zone, Mechanic station, Guided mountain bike rides along the Arnold Rim Trail – route options available for a variety of ability and speed! Local representatives from the Arnold Rim Trail Association and Bear Valley Trail Stewardship – find out how you can contribute to these great organizations

Lucky Door Prizes
Hosted at The Bistro Espresso, their backyard BBQ will be open to serve our hungry riders in the afternoon.
This family-friendly event is a great opportunity to explore our backyard with the guidance of local ride leaders and businesses invested in the outdoor community! Bring your bike (and helmet) and join the growing mountain biking nation!

Saturday May 14, 2022, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Entry fee: $10 per rider
All Day Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Baker Street West
Jackson, CA...Get your deerstalker cap on ~ the play’s afoot! Comedic genius, Ken Ludwig, transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a murderously funny adventure! Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters!

Friday & Saturday at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm), Sundays at 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm), Tickets $28, Seniors $24, Students $20

Click here for tickets

Baker Street West
204 Main Street, Jackson, CA
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.
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM Aim at Melanoma Fun Walk
Come join the first annual Aim at Melanoma Fundraising Walk at Woods Creek Rotary Park in Sonora! We will honor those who have survived and lost their lives to melanoma skin cancer. Go to and register today!
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM The 2022 Jr. Frog Jump is May 14th! Presented by ACBA
Angels Camp, CA...We are excited to host this long time Angels Camp event again this year! Join us for a Kid’s Frog Jump, winner goes straight to the final at the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee! Enjoy a picnic in the park with hot dogs from Wassup Dawgs and shaved ice from Kona Ice of Calaveras & Tuolumne Co.

About ACBA
Since the 1960s, Angels Camp Business Association (ACBA) has been intricately involved in the life and commerce of our historic Gold Rush town – Angels Camp.

We work to unify and involve the business community in order to promote and support business success and goodwill in the greater Angels Camp area. Our goal is to build an Active Community of Businesses Aligned for a successful Angels Camp

ACBA’s many activities include Fresh Fridays certified farmers market, Taste of Calaveras, Gold Rush Day, the Spring Fling and Autumn Harvest sidewalk sales, lighting and landscaping on Historic Main Street, a scholarship fund for Bret Harte High School students, the annual Christmas Gala, and the annual downtown Christmas Parade, Open House, and Wine Stroll.

Membership is open to any company doing business in Angels Camp as well as to individuals and retirees who are interested in making Angels Camp a better community.
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater Student Showcase 2022
Students of Studio 4 Dance Theater present dances in a fusion of jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and ballet.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Gold Rush Days in Columbia are the 2nd Saturday Every month – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Columbia, CA...Reserve the second Saturday of every month for Gold Rush Days at Columbia State Historic Park. You’ll get to see inside special exhibits, stores and residences not regularly open to the public. Columbia’s Gold Rush Days is a chance to explore the historic town of Columbia and see it come alive with living history. Throughout town you will discover park docents interpreting what it looked, felt, and sounded like during the California Gold Rush.

Docents in period attire will provide lots of information on the structure of their featured building, nature of its business and equipment, contents of store merchandise, or interior décor of family homes, along with history of the times for visitors. If you’re lucky, the gambling table will be set up on the boardwalk for everyone to try their hand at betting against a mining camp gambler.

Starts: January 08, 2022
Time: 1-4pm
Admission: Free
Location: Columbia
Columbia State Historic Park
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Spring Concert
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

Saturday May 14th 2pm
Moke Hill Town Hall
8283 Main St. Mokelumne Hill
CA 95245
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
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM 2nd Saturday Art Nights Continue on in 2022
Sonora, CA...The second Saturday of every month, the merchants in Historic Downtown Sonora open their doors from 5:00-8:00 pm to host artists of all types for entertainment for locals and visitors. Starting at 5pm galleries, restaurants, and shops offer a magical blend of Art, Live Music, Performers & Art Demonstrations!

Look for our banners up and down Washington Street. This is where you will find Shops participating in​ 2nd Saturday ART NIGHT!
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater Student Showcase 2022
Students of Studio 4 Dance Theater present dances in a fusion of jazz, hip hop, contemporary and ballet.
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM FM on the Green Concert Series Starts May 14th
Murphys, CA...New for summer 2022, the FM on the Green Concert Series is coming to Murphys, California presented by Simile Construction. Hosted in the beautiful pine groves of Forest Meadows Golf Course, the FREE 10 event music series has something for everyone, with an eclectic mix of performers and acts scheduled – full schedule below.

All shows will take place from 6pm – 8.30pm, and we ask you to refrain from bringing any outside food or drinks to the events. Please bring a chair!

Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Bank of Stockton
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove
Calaveras Mentoriing

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Jenny's Kitchen

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