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Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
All Day South Park Vegetation Management Plan Prescribed Burn
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
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11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Feb 27
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All Day South Park Vegetation Management Plan Prescribed Burn
06:00 PM The Stevenot Winetastic Dinner at Murphys Grill is February 27th
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Friday, Feb 28
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All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
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07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
Saturday, Feb 29
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Sunday, Mar 1
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Tuesday, Mar 3
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
05:30 PM Local's Night at Alchemy is Every Tuesday Night!
Wednesday, Mar 4
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Mar 5
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07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
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Friday, Mar 6
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Saturday, Mar 7
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07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
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02/01/2020 - The 34th Annual Orient Express Run
Sonora, CA...“The Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to continue sponsoring the 34th Annual Orient Express Run in Chinese Camp, come rain or shine to raise money for Special Olympics. Over 150 “Special Olympians” take part in the Tuolumne County Special Olympics program participating in track and field, floor hockey, basketball, the state games and other sports. “These activities contribute to their quality of life, personal growth, and provide an opportunity for them to be actively engaged in competitive sports and recreation”, says Dave Thoeny, president of the Sonora Sunrise Rotary. “These activities greatly contribute to an improved quality of life for everyone in the program”, adds Thoeny.


Sonora Sunrise Rotary will close Hwy 120 between Sims Rd and Red Hills Rd on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for the: 34th Annual Orient Express Run. Traffic will be detoured onto Sims Rd and Hwy 49. Where: Chinese Camp School, One mile run at 9:00 am., Four mile run at 10:00 am. Register on line at “SonoraSunriseRotary.org”

Contact Cathie Peacock at 209-586-4802 or Del Hodges at 209 743-1648 for event details.

 
01/04/2020 - Columbia to Host Volunteer Meet & Greet
Columbia, CA...Be a VIP – Volunteer in Parks – and support your local State Park. Come to the Columbia Meet and Greet on January 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Eagle Cotage. Enjoy a brief presentation about a wide range of volunteer opportunities and meet with individual docents for breakout sessions on the topic of your choice. Topics may include the museum, schoolhouse, construction, library, town tours, archives, special events, and so much more!
Refreshments will be served.





What: Volunteer Meet & Greet
When: January 4, 2020 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Eagle Cotage, Columbia State Historic Park

Docents are volunteers who have completed a training program with the park. Columbia depends on its volunteers to provide the best possible experience for our visitors. If you are a motivated individual who is interested in helping one of our beloved California State Parks, you can help by donating your time!
For more information about being a volunteer, the Meet and Greet, or training, please call (209) 588-9128.
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Columbia State Historic Park, located in Tuolumne County, is designated a National Historic Landmark District. The state has preserved the area to tell the story of the towns which arose to serve the needs of the miners during the California Gold Rush. California State Parks has restored, and continues to preserve, over thirty of the original brick buildings along the town’s Main Street.

Columbia State Historic Park hosts more than 600,000 visitors annually and is a major tourist destination in Tuolumne County. The park includes more than twenty concessionaires whose businesses, along with park staff and volunteers, help recreate the experience of the California Gold Rush for visitors from around the world.
For more information about the park and upcoming events, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/columbia or call (209) 588-9128.
12/07/2019 - The 8th Annual Sue Arrouzet Toy Drive
Sonora, CA...The 8th Annual Sue Arrouzet Toy Drive

11/29/2019 - The 27th Annual Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Fair!
Sonora, CA...Join us for the 27th Annual Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Fair at the Historic Sonora Opera Hall. Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is free!


The Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Fair, is set to be an original, unique arts and crafts show in Historic Downtown Sonora. Artisans selling their own jewelry, photographs, paintings, pottery, ceramics, home decor, clothing and specialty foods. At 5:30pm Friday, The Annual Sonora Christmas Parade passes in front of the Sonora Opera Hall. Come and be a part of a Sonora Tradition.
11/29/2019 - The 36th Annual Historic Sonora Christmas Parade
Sonora, CA...The 36th Annual Historic Sonora Christmas Parade will be this Friday, November 29th at 6:00 pm. This brightly lit night-time parade starts at the Historic Red Church and follows Washington Street to Restano Way. Historic Downtown Sonora will be transformed almost overnight with all the holiday decorations up and the wreaths downtown sparkling with lights, the Christmas tree is in place and the merchants are festively decorating their shops all getting ready for the Holidays and the Annual Christmas Parade.


Folks out to enjoy this family event are sure to get in the Holiday spirit. Bands downtown will play Christmas Carols, before and after the Parade, join along or just enjoy the musical tradition.

All entries for the Parade are always festively decorated and Christmas themed music fills the air. Our local radio personalities will be announcing each entry as they go by. An added feature which people enjoy is the Holly Jolly Trolley, making it more fun for parade goes. The service is offered from 3 :00 pm until 9:00 the day of the Parade, free of charge, so now you don’t have to hassle with parking let Holly Trolley get you there and back! pick up are at the junction and walmart shopping centers every 15 minutes. until parade starts. so come on down!

Two Holiday craft fairs will be going on that day as well. one is the Annual Christmas Festival at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, and one right downtown at the Sonora Opera Hall, Called the Hometown Crafters Craft Faire.

No matter what your plans are there is always something to do here in our Historic Downtown. it’s where it all happens!
12/04/2019 - Sen. Borgeas Announces December Mobile Office Hours
Sonora, CA...Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) will host Mobile District Office Hours throughout the month of December. Mobile District Offices provide expanded constituent services to those who reside in the 8th Senate District. Constituents will be able to meet directly with district staff for assistance regarding the state government or its agencies. Staff can help constituents with issues dealing with Employment Development Department, Department of Motor Vehicles, Franchise Tax Board, and other state related concerns.


Dates, times, and locations for Mobile District Office Hours are listed below:

December 3 • 11 am – 12 pm
Stanislaus County Veterans Services Center
3500 Coffee Road, Modesto

December 4 • 10 am – 12 pm
Sonora Fire Department
201 S. Shepherd Street, Sonora

December 9 • 8 am – 9 am
Pony Expresso
5182 Highway 49 North, Mariposa

December 9 • 3 pm – 4 pm
Denair Community Center
3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair
11/02/2019 - Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Columbia, CA...Now though December 15th the Sierra Repertory Theatre is performing the classic musical Grease. The Historic Fallon House theatre in Columbia the production venue. It is about Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. Performances are weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of each week. Click below for tickets...





About Sierra Repertory Theatre
Now in our 40th year as the premier theatre company of California’s Gold Country, Sierra Repertory Theatre has earned a local and national reputation for delivering artistic excellence and exceptional world-class entertainment.

The Wizard of Oz, May 31-July 21 at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.
The productions in our 2019 Season collectively tell a story about the value of strong communities and the quest to find home. Audiences will find their stories and journeys reflected onstage in the troupe of Broadway vagabonds upon which A Chorus Line is based; The Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion helping Dorothy and Toto back home to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz; the high school greasers and Pink Ladies of Grease, who are all looking for a place to belong. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary it was important to pick shows that celebrated community and comradery. It is a fundamental truth that we would not be able to operate in Tuolumne County if it were not for the combined efforts and support of our audience, our business partners, and local charitable organizations. Our 40th Anniversary is not simply a celebration of Sierra Rep, but of our relationship with Tuolumne County. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre!
11/02/2019 - Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Columbia, CA...Now though December 15th the Sierra Repertory Theatre is performing the classic musical Grease. The Historic Fallon House theatre in Columbia the production venue. It is about Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. Performances are weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of each week. Click below for tickets...





About Sierra Repertory Theatre
Now in our 40th year as the premier theatre company of California’s Gold Country, Sierra Repertory Theatre has earned a local and national reputation for delivering artistic excellence and exceptional world-class entertainment.

The Wizard of Oz, May 31-July 21 at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.
The productions in our 2019 Season collectively tell a story about the value of strong communities and the quest to find home. Audiences will find their stories and journeys reflected onstage in the troupe of Broadway vagabonds upon which A Chorus Line is based; The Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion helping Dorothy and Toto back home to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz; the high school greasers and Pink Ladies of Grease, who are all looking for a place to belong. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary it was important to pick shows that celebrated community and comradery. It is a fundamental truth that we would not be able to operate in Tuolumne County if it were not for the combined efforts and support of our audience, our business partners, and local charitable organizations. Our 40th Anniversary is not simply a celebration of Sierra Rep, but of our relationship with Tuolumne County. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre!
11/08/2019 - The SNAC Winter Film Fest! A Night of Snowboard & Ski Movies on November 8th!
Murphys, CA...Come party with us, win awesome stuff, hang with your friends and watch cool movies!!! #winterfilmfest #murphys #murphyscreektheatre #snacattack #ski #snowboard #skiing #snowboarding #movie #movies #prayforsnow #winter #bearvalley #nickolaydodovfoundation


Back in the early 90’s, when Shawn was selling out of the back of his truck as “The Eddy Mart”, the most important items to have on hand were life jackets, river shorts, sandals and river knives. Oh yes, and a few things the rafting customers would want, t-shirts, hats, sunscreen, etc. It became obvious that The Eddy Mart was getting too big to operate out of a garage when the whitewater kayaks came. It was time for a storefront. That’s when providence arrived on the scene.

In 1994, the Sonora Mountaineering building in Downtown Sonora became available so Shawn & Jill decided to go for it. They gathered together an experienced team of salespeople with a passion for outdoor sports and opened the doors to see what would happen.

We’ll never forget that first day in Sonora when we were selling out of the boxes because, well we weren’t quite ready. We came into the business with an open mind to do our best to meet the needs of the active outdoorspeople in our area and with the mission to provide our customers with “the most exciting, innovative new products at affordable prices.” We definitely had a good start with hiking and climbing gear, but for these seasoned river guides, something was missing — watersports! First whitewater kayaks came, then to our surprise, recreational boats took over. What started as “bringing in a few rec kayaks to test the waters” became our biggest department! As usual, listening to what our customers wanted turned out to be what worked.

Not long after our second year in business, we started noticing many of SNAC’s adventurous Calaveras County neighbors shopping in Sonora. Since Calaveras County was Shawn and Jill’s home, the idea of having a mountaineering & paddling store along the Highway 4 corridor just sounded like the right thing to do. Hence, the need for SNAC Arnold. Opening our “above snow level” location came with an awareness that the folks who lived above 4000 ft. in elevation needed winter gear badly! Cold weather clothing, snowshoes, skis and snowboards all found a welcome spot in the SNAC product line-up!

In 2008 we opened our 3rd store in Downtown Murphys. We remodeled the old 1911 General Store building (located directly across the street from the historic Murphys Hotel). With great community support, we hit the ground running! Our Murphys location, which we call the Sierra Nevada Adventure Company General Store, offers you one of the best selections of men’s and women’s clothing and footwear in the Sierra. Be sure and stop by on your way up to the high country!

Much like the ever-expanding inventory, the SNAC family has also grown. It’s exciting to see new staff members bringing their passion for different activities with them. In that regard we are like a soup that gets richer when more time and ingredients are added. We find that SNAC is not only a reflection of the owners, but also of the staff and our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t have made it this far on the journey and it wouldn’t have been this much fun.

Shawn & Jill Seale
… and the entire SNAC Team!

Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence; and so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical, and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, part of the natural world and competent to belong to it.

– Excerpts from Wallace Stegner’s Geography of Hope
10/03/2019 - TuCARE's Annual Natural Resources Summit! Working Together Preventing Disaster
Sonora, CA...TuCARE's Annual Natural Resources Summit! Working Together Preventing Disaster. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Come and hear great information on how we can make our community a more fire resistant, safe zone if wildfire breaks out.

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