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All Day Northern California Daffodil Society's Spring Daffodil Show March 7th-8th at Ironstone
Murphys, CA...Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2020 Ironstone Vineyards hosts the Northern California Daffodil Society’s annual Spring Daffodil Show. Free to the public the show opens at 11:00 – 5:00 pm. With over 1500 different varieties of cut show daffodils on display, you are sure to find one that speaks to you! Also present are some of the Nations most renown daffodil hybridizers and experts. If you have any questions about buying, growing or hybridizing daffodils, this is the weekend to head on out!


Also Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2020 is the opening of Ironstone’s 23rd Annual Spring Obsession Art Show. Opening at 11:00 am you will find artists such as Janette Jones, George Haskell, Ruth Morrow and more present and ready to show you their works and how they are created. The exhibit itself features over 125 original works from artists throughout California. All works are for sale. Show Opens at 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. At 3:00 pm begins Ironstone’s Food & Wine pairing Gala & Artist Reception. This costs $25 per person for a wonderful Food & Wine pairing event created by Ironstone’s awesome Culinary Team. Meet the artists, be present for the unveiling of the winning 2020 “Spring Obsession” Poster.

Questions, please call Ironstone information 209-728-1251 or email
All Day The Sonora Celtic Faire Going On Now at Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Sonora, CA...Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora! Celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and all Celtic Nations with the 28th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

Sonora- America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds three days of never ending Celtic entertainment. The largest gathering of Celtic musicians will be one of the highlights at this year's event, from high-energy Celtic rock bands to the most traditional of groups. With 11 musical groups, performing on five stages, the faire offers something to every age and ear!

From National Geographic Television to the History Channel, featured performances in 2011 and 2012 we keep adding more non-stop entertainment for everyone which includes: Scottish & Irish Clans, belly dance troupes, Scottish dancers, Irish Step dancers, Celtic Windows in Time-, (featuring 800 costumed re-enactors and 2500 years of Celtic History), armored foot combat, Welsh longbow archery, street performers, a giant, a fire breathing dragon, Vikings, jugglers, and a fire eater. Other highlights include the large Celtic food court and Celtic marketplace, with 80 Celtic vendors, artisans, and crafts persons. A special feature at the faire this year will be the Scot's & Irish-Whiskey Competition. The best single malts and blends will be sampled and judged by the festival goers. The faire will also offer a large tavern offering Guinness, Harp, and other fine Celtic imports on-tap

Event occurs on 03/06/2020 from All Day to .
All Day Bistro Espresso is Open late until 8:00pm! Join Us & Bring a Friend!
Arnold, CA...Bistro Espresso is Open late until 8:00pm! Join us and bring a friend! The Bistro serves fresh, made-to-order American cuisine. We serve fair trade, organic espresso and coffee, a variety of beers and wines. Open for BREAKFAST & LUNCH DAILY!

Bistro Espresso began in July 2005 serving coffee, smoothies and a variety of cold sandwiches. Expanding in 2016 to include live music and beer and wine. In 2018 we moved to a larger locations and venue to serve a more menu choices and live music in the park. Serving the community whenever possible, the Bistro is grateful for local loyal patrons and tourists alike.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Small Space Gardening Styles Class is March 7
Jackson, CA...“Small Space Gardening Styles: raised beds, square-foot gardens & straw bales.” class on March 7, 2020. Come learn how you can grow herbs, flowers, and vegetables in smaller areas like side yards or decks. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, “Small Space Gardening Styles: raised beds, square-foot gardens & straw bales.” on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Raised beds allow you to grow in areas with poor soils or in a variety of containers. Square foot gardens show what you can grow in a single square foot. Gardening in straw bales will give you a built-in medium that can be located and relocated from year to year anywhere you have a sunny location. Master Gardeners will share the pros and cons of these small space gardening solutions. Handouts will be provided. This class is free and open to the public.

Reservations are not required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9 a.m. until Noon.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10 am until noon, Tuesday through Thursday, at 209-223-6838 or email .
03:30 PM - 06:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Bear Valley, CA...In the winter we open the Meadow Cafe located 350 yards from the trailhead. Skiers, snowshoers, and pedestrians access the cafe on groomed trails and enjoy “alpine cuisine” on the deck or cozy indoor seating. New for the 2019/2020 winter season, a special Après-Ski menu is served Thursday through Saturday from 3:30-6:30pm.

07:00 PM The Sugaray Rayford Band – Grammy nominated premier Soul Blues vocalist
“Sugaray” Rayford is an American Soul blues singer and songwriter. He has released Six albums to date and was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in 2019 – Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. HE WON SOUL BLUES MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR! His last album is nominated for a 2019 Grammy.

When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6’5” he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind you of the Legendary James Brown.

Texas born Caron “Sugaray” Rayford began his musical career at the age of 7 singing & playing drums in church, and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. Rayford’s phrasing is intimate and conversational and the soulful gravel in his voice hints at his firsthand experience with hardship.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site Click Text Here

Tickets $27 advance / $31 day of show.

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07:00 PM The 18th Annual "Love the Forest" Concert Will Rock Vallecito on March 7th!
Vallecito, CA...Mark your calendars for the 18th annual Love the Forest Concert at the Vida Buena Farms in Vallecito, Saturday, March 7th, beginning at 7pm. Expect the unexpected...from Bach to Rock, Ragtime to Swing and Billy Joel to Sting, it will be an evening of entertainment. Cantamos with Michela Macfarlane: Michela and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from arias, traditional Latin songs, and musicals, to contemporary favorites. Their music moves seamlessly from English to Italian, Spanish to French, Portuguese to Hawaiian and back again. Michela Macfarlane spent ten years steeped exclusively in baroque music. To expand her singing world she moved to the realms of jazz, pop, and Latin sounds.

Michela (Vocals and Ukulele) is backed by Ron Schaner on (Bass and Vocal), Gunther Huse (Keyboards, Trumpet, and Vocal), Fred Treece (Guitar and Vocals), Ray Price (Drums), Ras Beeken Dan (Sax, Clarinet and Flute), Matt Albright (Trombone and Vocals) and Tonja Peterson (Vocals and Percussion).

Tickets Now available:
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door.
From one of the following outlets:
In Angels Camp: Manzanita Arts Emporium (1211 S Main St, Angels Camp);
In Arnold: SNAC (2293 HWY 4, Arnold);
In Murphys: Books on Main (416 Main St, Murphys), SNAC (448 Main St., Murphys), and Murphys Music Company (88 HWY4, Murphys).
07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
Murphys, CA...Launching Murphys Creek Theatre’s 2020 Season is David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, Proof. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Proof is a story with characters so evidently full of flaws that we can easily relate to a few of them in ourselves. They are tough and resilient in the face of common and uncommon adversity, and still they trudge on with heartfelt ferocity.Proof: (/pro͞of/) noun 1. evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement. When most people think of this play's title, it is typically understood that there is a double meaning. The associations with mathematics and evidence are commonly recognized. There is another, less common association, however. adjective 1. able to withstand something damaging; resistant.

Living in the shadow of her father (a world-renowned mathematician), Catherine lives with the burden
of his mental illness, a strained relationship with her sister, adoration from one of her father’s former
students, and the possibility that she might have inherited more from her father than his propensity for

These characters are just words on a page and, as incredible as they are, they are nothing without the
human soul. With this as his main focus, director Todd Thomas has assembled a veritable hand-picked,
gypsy family of brilliant talent from near and far who bring so much life to these words that each phrase
they utter is a breathtaking journey of tender, incendiary, hilarious, and heartbreaking moments.
Todd Thomas, having started his professional acting career with MCT almost two decades ago, returns
from his time in NYC and Portland Oregon to direct this season’s opener. Thomas tells us, “I have always
been fond of this script and I was so excited when Robbie Allen sent me his picks for this season.” It
turns out that both Artistic Director Robbie Allen and Thomas have portrayed the role of Hal in previous
productions. Thomas goes on to say, “We both had very high expectations for the level of talent in this
production, but we didn’t see much turnout for Proof at our General auditions. After discussing it with
Robbie, I decided to reach out to some of the talented people I have met during my career. I could never
have imagined how fruitful that would be.”

Michael Crich, an actor-turned pilot-turned actor, portrays the world famous and wildly charming
mathematical genius, Robert. Since returning to the stage a few years ago, he has performed in over 25
productions in the Motherlode. A rare gem in the region, Crich’s moments on stage as Robert are potent
and unapologetic.

Sarah Coykendall is Claire, Catherine’s financial analyst sister who resides in NYC. A former resident of
Calaveras County, Coykendall is Associate Director of the annual Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite,
former Impact Theatre company member, founder of Splathouse Theatre in Oakland, and one of Todd’s
friends since she was a teenager.

Hal is tackled by Jon Verkler. A Chicago native, Verkler studied with Second City in Chicago, the famous
Improv and sketch comedy school before moving to Portland and working with several local theatres.
Verkler and Thomas met in Portland while performing in a 10-minute play festival. After discovering that
Jon was not only hilarious, but extremely intense and moving, Jon was most recently cast as Adam
in Missing Link Theatre Company’s production of The Shape of Things to which he received many a
standing ovation.

Our Catherine is brought to life by Lauren Elyse Taylor. Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Taylor works in
both film and stage. Currently based in Oakland, Lauren has studied with Shakespeare &
Company in Lenox Massachusetts, Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles, The American
Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and The Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley
California. From day one, she has entrenched herself with the cast as if she had known them her whole

Where does this all take place? In a house. Not just any house, though. A Chicago-style, 2-story house
built by Micki Dambacher, Jack Summers, and Naomi Elias. Perhaps the largest set design undertaken
yet, there is quite literally a house on stage!

Stage Manager: Courtney Gillaspie
Set Design: Micki Dambacher
Lighting Design: Todd Thomas & Cortney Gillaspie
Sound Design: Todd Thomas
Costumes: Catelin Schenstrom
Properties: Todd Thomas
Photo Credit: Leslie Davis

The performance schedule for Proof is as follows:
Murphys Creek Theatre is located at 580 S Algiers St, Murphys CA, just steps away from the
heart of bustling downtown Murphys. Shows will be held on Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm and
Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available at or call the Box Office at 209-728-8422 to
purchase tickets. For more information and updates on the current goings on at Murphys Creek
Theatre, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @murphys_creek_theatre.

General Admission $28
Senior Rate: $22
Group Rate: $20
Student Rate: $12

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