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Friday, Mar 22
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
02:00 PM A Chorus Line Continues Through March 24th
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Mar 23
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
02:00 PM A Chorus Line Continues Through March 24th
05:00 PM Spaghett Dinner & Bingo Games
Sunday, Mar 24
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM A Chorus Line Continues Through March 24th
Monday, Mar 25
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Tuesday, Mar 26
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
09:00 AM Appointing New CAO, Butte Fire Road Restoration & More on Packed March 26th Board Agenda
11:00 AM A Plan 4 Me Free Seminar on Diagnostic Imaging March 26th
Wednesday, Mar 27
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
11:00 AM Columbia State Historic Park Celebrates 169 Years on March 27th
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Friday, Mar 29
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Mar 30
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Sunday, Mar 31
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Wednesday, Apr 3
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
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All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
Angels Camp, CA...Discover the magic! Join us as we celebrate 45 years of Keepsake Ornaments and you—the fans and collectors who've inspired us from the beginning. Discover 200+ new designs, unlock the biggest Bonus Points of the year on opening weekend, plus get special offers and free gifts all week long! We are open this Weekend including on Sunday 7/15 from 11-4. This year the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premier runs from July 14 - 22.

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jungle Adventure VBS at Big Trees Community Bible Church July 16 - 20
Arnold, CA...One of the highlights of our summer is Vacation Bible School. We'd like kids — age 4 to 12 — to join us for an exciting week of “Jungle Adventure.” Stories, games, music, crafts, skits, snacks, and so much more will help provide our children with a fun and meaningful week of VBS. Each day, from July 16 to 20, VBS will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. And, VBS at Big Trees Church is free!

Big Trees refers to our location in the forested beauty of the Sierra Mountains. Big trees, including the Giant Sequoias just up the road, surround us; they're reminiscent of the beauty of God's creation.

Community refers to the fact that we're a non-denominational community of faith that brings together people from many different church backgrounds. We agree on the essentials, allowing freedom in other issues as we seek to maintain fellowship and worship together. Not only are we a community with deep bonds of fellowship with one another, we endeavor to be community-focused on reaching out to meet the needs of our community.

Bible refers to our foundation. We preach and teach the Bible as God's Word and try to apply it to all areas of our lives. You can find our church's core beliefs on this page.

Church reminds us that we are a fellowship committed to Christ, striving to become a local expression of the Body of Christ seeking to glorify God in all we do.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is open Thurs – Sun, 12pm – 4pm Learn More About Logging History in Sierra Nevada
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Ferguson Fire Community Meeting
Wawona, CA...The Unified Commanders, US Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, along with the National Park Service will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the current situation of the Ferguson Fire. Officials will be giving a briefing highlighting the current actions that firefighters are taking on the fire. Current maps of the fire will be available, as well as other handouts. Additionally, agency officials will also be available to answer questions.

DATE: 7/20/18 TIME: 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. WHERE: Wawona Community Center 7925 Chilnualna Falls Rd. Wawona, CA 95389

Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. If you have questions about the meeting, please call the Ferguson Fire Info Line (530) 377-6221. To sign up for the Mariposa Sheriff’s Office Emergency Alert System visit:

To register for email updates for the Ferguson Fire Information: For additional information on returning home after a wildfire, go to:
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market runs, this year, every Friday starting May 25 through September 21 from 5 p.m. to dusk at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Hosted by the Angels Camp Business Association, the annual Farmers Market brings farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers and fruits, handmade products, live entertainment, dinner options, desserts and a different featured local winery and musician each evening. Entry and parking is free. For a complete listing of music and wineries (coming soon!) , visit or call 209-736-1333.

05:30 PM - 08:00 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Live Music Every Friday Night.

Alchemy Market & Cafe
191 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247 United States + Google Map
(209) 728-0700
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Summer Chalking Class Series
“Mary Sexton’s Summer Chalking Class Series,” Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, August 7 and 21, 6-9 pm. Cost: $220 for 4-class package.. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222. Last day to reserve: July 5. or (209) 770-5818.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
Mondays, July 9 and 2:3 Writers Unlimited Evening Meeting, San Andreas (see website for location), 6-9 pm. Email for information. Free.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Sip 'N Paint Art Class with Mary Sexton
Friday, July 20, 6- 9 pm: “Sip ’N Paint with Artist Mary Sexton.” $45 cost covers all materials. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222. Reserve space, or 209-770-5818.
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Song Posse
Saturdays, July 14, 21, and 28, 6-8:30 pm: Song Posse. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. For information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439. Free.
07:00 PM Petty Theft – Tribute to Tom Petty – Opens The Bear Valley Music Festival July 20 at 7 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Music Festival is proud to present Petty Theft – San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty in music by one of America’s most beloved rock icons — Tom Petty. It’s not about costumes and get-ups; it’s all about the music. Petty Theft has earned a great reputation and has built a loyal following as one of the Bay Area’s premier tribute bands. In three consecutive years, Petty Theft was voted Best Band in Marin County by the North Bay Bohemian.

About Bear Valley Music Festival
The Bear Valley Music Festival is a yearly summer event in Bear Valley, California, located about 180 miles east of San Francisco at just above 7200 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada. The festival currently begins on the second-to-last Friday in July and ends three Sundays later, drawing a total audience of roughly four thousand attendees. Under the direction of internationally recognized conductor Michael Morgan since 2012, the festival strives to appeal to a wide demographic by presenting a variety of artists and styles of music including classical, rock, country and jazz. The concerts are held in a tent erected to serve as a concert hall, equipped with a stage large enough to hold a symphony orchestra.

In 1967, orchestra conductor, John Gosling and his wife Margaret were driving through the Stanislaus National Forest and found themselves in the small town of Bear Valley. At that time, Bear Valley consisted of a small enclave of homes, a hostel, and the Bear Valley Lodge. The town was nestled on the picturesque southern slope of the ski resort known as Mount Reba. John Gosling’s fledgling idea to begin a festival was realized just one year later.

The inaugural concert at the Bear Valley Music Festival saw a 38-person orchestra brimming out of Bear Valley Lodge’s Cathedral Lounge. Residents opened their homes to musicians, meals were served family-style in the Lodge Dining Room, and the lounge was packed to the balconies that flank the central room. During those humble beginnings, John Gosling shared his time between Bear Valley and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Gosling and a dedicated group of founders, musicians, and volunteers continued to make music in a variety of venues – the Lodge, under the open skies, and finally in a large circus tent. The repertoire expanded to include: Broadway show-tunes, opera, chamber music, educational programs, and guest artists from around the world.

In 1985, Carter Nice, then the Conductor of the Sacramento Symphony, succeeded John Gosling as Music Director and Conductor. Under his direction, the BVMF Orchestra expanded in numbers and geographic reach. Players were attracted from New York, Florida, New Orleans, Indiana, and all over California. Bear Valley became the summer home to many of these players. Family members and friends came to enjoy the High Sierras in the summer and listen to the splendid music.

As the Festival grew, the classical music was supplemented with opera, Broadway show tunes, and opening weekend acts of contemporary and country music. Past guest artists have included: Dave Mason, José Feliciano, Roseanne Cash, Glen Campbell, the Mamas and the Papas, The Big Bad Voo Doo Daddies, and John Corbett.

In the summer of 2012, Michael Morgan, Music Director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic succeeded Carter Nice as Music Director. Morgan is an award-winning innovator in programming and a forward-thinking artist. As it approaches it’s 50th anniversary, the new era of the Bear Valley Music Festival will honor the traditions of the Festival, and expand the programming toward new horizons.

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