Friday, April 24, 2009


The weekend is full of attractive venues in the Mother Lode, but if nothing excites you, come and see the Big Trees. This group of young people made great sport of attempting to push the "Big Tree" stump an inch or two. Hah!
Art In The Park from noon to 4 p.m. in Jamestown Saturday with wine and violins may interest you.
The Valley Springs Jazz Festival from 10am to 9pm at the Terrace on Saturday, with great bands. Online info or call 209 772-3000.
Sierra Repertory opens "Around The World In 80 Days" Friday through May 24. 209 532-3120.
Murphys Creek Theatre has two comedies, "Laundry And Bourbon" and "Lone Star", Fridays and Saturdays at Black Bart Playhouse through May 17. 209-728-8422, (for mature audiences.)
Sonora Spring Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. features bands, a chili cook off, art, activities and demonstrations for all ages. 209 532-7725.
Competitors from all over the world come for the Bob Mernickle Fast Draw Challenge 10am Saturday and Sunday at the Mother Lode Gun Club in Jamestown. 847-0483.
And, "Barefoot In The Park" by Stage 3 through May 17. 209 537-1778. Sonora.
Gold Rush Day: A Miner's Picnic", Sat. at the Angels Camp Museum. There is frog jumping, Gold Rush Impersonators, gold panning, and haircuts. Haircuts? 209-736-4658.
A Double Horseshoes Tournament will begin at 10 am. $40 per team, price includes a barbeque lunch and prizes or just come and watch. 209 743-5119.
Cinco De Mayo Family Festival Sat. 5 to 9p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds Sonora. Mariachi music, games, dinner, 209 984-0888. But, hey, I'd try those haircuts.

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