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All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
Tuttletown, CA...The Bureau of Reclamation announces the third annual spring photography contest at New Melones Lake. The contest is only open to amateur photographers and the deadline for submissions is June 3, 2019. The photo contest has three categories: landscape, flora/fauna, and recreation. Participants may submit one photograph per category. All photographs must be from the New Melones Lake Recreation Area, taken in 2019, and must be in their original, un-edited form.

Two photographs from each category will be selected and the winning photographers will be awarded a two-night camping certificate for New Melones Lake. One photograph will be selected as “Best of Show,” and the winner will receive a New Melones Lake Annual Pass. The winning photographs will be announced by July 4, 2019.

Please submit photographs to Joshua Pelham at, and include: the photographer’s name, contact information, location of the photograph and photographic category of each picture. For more information, contact Joshua at 209-536-9094 ext. 236.

The photographer retains their rights to the photograph; however, they grant Reclamation (and those authorized by Reclamation) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Reclamation purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion, website, exhibition, and commercial products, including, but not limited to Reclamation publications. Any photograph reproduced will be given photograph credit as Bureau of Reclamation.

The New Melones Lake Administration office and Visitor Center and Museum is located at 6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370. For additional information call the Visitor Center at 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit

Visit our website at Follow us on Twitter @USBR and @ReclamationCVP.
All Day The 2019 Dogwood Festival, "A Walk Among the Dogwoods", The Dogwood Chamber Players & More!
Arnold, CA...The Calaveras Big Trees Association's Dogwood Festival will feature the Dogwood Chamber Players, Guided Walk Among the Dogwoods and much more. A rare opportunity to hear music from these accomplished musicians in the intimate rustic setting of Jack Knight Hall among the giant redwoods and to celebrate the season of the Dogwood. “A Walk Among the Dogwoods” for ticket holders to begin at 12:30. Check in at the table in front of Jack Knight Hall by 12:15. Enjoy a walk, music, hors d’oeuvres and Indian Rock Vineyards Wine Tasting. Also Quyle Kilns Dogwood creations, a raffle and more...

2019 Dogwood Festival
Saturday May 11, 2019
Guided Walk Among the Dogwoods—12:30 pm
Doors Open 2 pm—Concert 3 pm

(includes a souvenir wine glass and entrance into the Park if purchased online)
If any tickets are available at the door: $45 + Park Entrance Fee

This event is a fundraiser for Calaveras Big Trees Association. All proceeds will be used to help fulfill our mission to support the delivery of high quality educational and interpretive programs for Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Call the CBTA office (209) 795-1196 for assistance

CBTA is a 501(c)(3)non-profit corporation whose mission is to support the delivery of high quality education-al and interpretive pro-grams at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Tickets: $45 - Buy online at
All Day Columbia Gold Rush Days
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.  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. This event is free.

Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM The 12th Annual Kid's Day in the Garden
San Andreas, CA...At the San Andreas Demo Garden. Morning only activity 10am to NOON. Free Activities May Include (we’re still planning): Kids’ Cooking, Sensory Area, Plant Flowers to take home, Nature Art, Explore the World of Worms, Make a Book Bag, Face Painting, Music.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12th Annual Kid's Day In The Garden
San Andreas, CA...The 12th Annual Kid's Day In The Garden. This is a FREE Family Event! Ride the smoothie Bike, Explore the World of Worms, Experience Sensory Play, Face Painting, Music time, Farm Stand, Plant Flowers to Take Home, Create Nature Art, Saturday, May 11 10:00am-12:00pm, UCCE Master Gardener, Demonstration Garden 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County at (209) 754-2880

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at ).

Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.
10:00 AM Mother Lode Round-Up Parade is May 11th at 10am
Sonora, CA...On Saturday, May 11th, 2019, the City of Sonora will be hosting the 62nd annual Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse - Mother Lode Round-Up Parade. This event will bring thousands of visitors to the downtown area of Sonora.

Round-Up Parade Street Closures, Parking Zones, and Alcoholic Beverage Guidelines. Because this is a family event and the safety of all spectators is of the utmost importance, no glass alcoholic beverage containers will be allowed on the streets, sidewalks, or other public areas during this event.

Several streets will be closed before and during the parade, so people need to plan ahead if they are attending the parade or trying to get through town during the parade. Detours will be posted for those streets that will be closed. The following are the major street closures:

South Washington Street between Restano Way and Highway 108 will be closed at 7:30 am.

North Washington Street at Snell/Elkin to South Washington Street at Restano Way will be closed at 9:30 a.m.

All side streets between Stewart Street and Green Street will be closed at 9:30 a.m.
Portions of Snell Street and School Street will also be closed at this time.

Westbound Mono Way traffic will be detoured onto Stewart Street at Restano Way. Vehicle traffic seeking access to Stockton Road will need to use Highway 108.

Residents living in the Tuolumne Street, Calaveras Street, Nevada Street, and Oregon Street areas will be allowed access to their neighborhood from the Highway 108 at South Washington Street closure.

“No parking” will be allowed on Washington Street from Elkin Street to Toby Street, between 5:00 a.m. and the end of the parade. All side Streets between Green Street and Stewart Street will be no parking zones, as well as School Street, Wykoff Street and portions of Snell Street. The parking restrictions also apply to Stockton Road between Washington Street at 70 W. Stockton Road (Cazadora Restaurant). Special signs have been posted for “No parking” zones, and any vehicles parked in these will be towed.

If you are planning on attending the parade the Sonora Police Department encourages you to arrive before 9:00 a.m. to find parking and get settled. Access for participant drop-off will be South Washington Street, south of Restano Way. No access will be allowed from Mono Way after 9:00 a.m., and there will be absolutely no stopping and unloading from Mono Way once controls are in place.

Motorists traveling eastbound on Stockton Road will be detoured at Forest Road. Those who continue Stockton Road will be turned around prior to the Green Street intersection. Large tractor-trailer type vehicles which reach this point may have to remain parked until the conclusion of the parade. Motorists can expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic after the parade, so we ask for your patience and use of extreme caution when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions, you may call the Sonora Police Department at 532-8141.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.

A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Columbia, CA...Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information. Town Tours are every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11 am. Meet at the office on Main Street & State St Columbia, CA 95310

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Community Wildfire Preparedness Open Houses
San Andreas, CA...The CAL FIRE Tuolumne - Calaveras Unit, in partnership with Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services, Calaveras County Sheriff and the Calaveras County Local Fire Agencies, invites you to an open house to discuss fire safety and evacuation preparedness! Please join us to learn about what you can do to prepare yourself and your home in the event of a wildfire.

Saturday May 11 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CAL FIRE San Andreas Headquarters:
785 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249
Saturday May 25 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CAL FIRE West Point Station:
22670 Highway 26, West Point, CA 95255
Saturday June 1 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CAL FIRE Altaville Station:
125 North Main Street, Altaville, CA 95221

Phone: 209-754-3831
785 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
03:00 PM A Concert Celebrating the Avery Hotel Restoration featuring The Rhythm Riders & Tom Drinnon
Avery, CA...The Avery Hotel Restoration is Complete! Built in 1851, the 167-year-old landmark Avery Hotel has been restored to its original splendor and has added a beautiful new stage, nestled among the trees and perfect for concerts and dancing under the stars. Inaugurating the new stage are the popular Johnny Cash / Patsy Cline tribute band, The Rhythm Riders. Fronted by award-winning vocalists Johnny and Dee Price, The Rhythm Riders will perform Johnny Cash’s favorite train songs, including Wabash Cannonball, Hey Porter, and Wreck of the Old 97.

WS Holland, Johnny Cash’s drummer for 37 years, has played with The Rhythm Riders and calls them “one of the best Johnny Cash tribute bands in America today.”
Tom Drinnon opens the show with his acclaimed Tim McGraw tribute. Tom has performed with artists including Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis, and Tim Mcgraw. Best known for his authentic Country sound and versatile range, Tom Drinnon is sure to please any crowd. This will be a great event! Come early for Texas BBQ, starting at 3pm.
Location: The Avery Hotel, 4573 Moran Road, Avery, CA 95224

Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019 3pm – 10pm. Texas BBQ $10 (Bring your own beverage.) 3pm – 5pm. Concert starts at 6pm. Age: This is an adult event, 21+ only.
Tickets: $35 Hotel Accommodations: Private Rooms, very limited. Camping sites available Limited- call ahead to reserve. Website: Buy tickets early – space is limited!
07:00 PM Murphys Creek Theatre's "Barefoot in the Park" is April 26th to May 19th
Murphys, CA...Love conquers All... Right? Opposites attract in Murphys Creek Theatre's hilarious spring production of Barefoot in the Park Newlyweds Paul & Corie Bratter have found the perfect little love nest in New York City. Never mind that you have to climb up 5 flights to get to it (6 if you count the front stoop) and that the heater works backward AND the forecast calls for snow! Oh, and there’s a hole in their skylight...Love can conquer all, right?

It's Neil Simon at his best. Barefoot in the Park debuted on Broadway in 1963 and became wildly successful. The tenth longest running non-musical play in Broadway History in fact. His follow up play was also a smash hit... ‘The Odd Couple.’

Overall, Simon garnered 17 Tony nominations and won three. During one season, he had four successful plays running on Broadway at the same time, and in 1983 became the only living playwright to have a New York theatre, the Neil Simon Theatre, named in his honor. Simon also drew "extensively on his own life and experience" for his stories, with settings typically in working-class New York City neighborhoods, similar to ones in which he grew up. In 1983, he began writing the first of three autobiographical plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Biloxi Blues (1985) and Broadway Bound (1986). With them, he received his greatest critical acclaim. After his follow-up play, Lost in Yonkers (1991), Simon was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

With a deft hand, Maryann Curmi is in her element directing this gem. "I absolutely LOVE Simon's writing, it's real, it's raw and it's ridiculous! "His knack for taking unsuspecting, completely lovable characters and tossing them in a ring just to see what happens is unparalleled. Having a cast that is such fun to work with makes it easy too!" says Curmi.

She's happy to be back at MCT after directing successful runs of "Over the River and Through the Woods", "Last of the Red Hot Lovers", Driving Miss Daisy" and "The Foreigner".

Leading the way as the newly weds are Michelle Low as Corie Bratter and Robbie Allen as Paul Bratter. "It's such a joy to revisit one of my favorite roles" says Allen, who, with Low, played Corie and Paul together 10 years ago, "we're older and a little wiser and are seeing these roles with fresh eyes. Our life experiences since the first go around have brought our understanding of these characters to new, hopefully funnier, heights."

The cast also consists of newcomers to the MCT stage David Rodrigues as the wacky neighbor Victor Velasco and Diane Rodrigues as Corie's straight laced mother, Ethyl Banks. Although new to MCT, David and Diane are no strangers to the stage, garnering impressive theatre resumes spanning decades.

Rounding out the cast is MCT alum Kirk Summers and the wise hard working Harry Pepper and newcomer Dave Stapp as the Delivery Man. Kirk was last seen in Inspecting Carol and The Foreigner.

Please take a walk in the Park with us.. We'll even let you keep your shoes on!

Barefoot in the Park runs April 26th - May 19th Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7pm Sundays @ 2pm

Murphys Creek Theatre
580 S. Algiers st.
Murphys CA 952479

For tickets please call 209-728-8422
Or visit our website:
07:30 PM Almost Blue at Sequoia Woods on May 11th
Arnold, CA...Our kitchen has a "heavy load" tomorrow evening, so we're pushing bar food to a 7:30pm start on Saturday May 11. Almost Blue will be here, and so should you! Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.

The bar serves food several evenings each week and the restaurant is open for dinner every weekend. The dinner menu has a perfect variety of traditional favorites, with creative and contemporary preparations, and our guests marvel at the quality of cuisine to be found here, in this little mountain hamlet. There is dancing in the lounge every Saturday night, with a DJ or frequent live bands. The deli opens its windows to the deck for an extended summer season, with tasty sandwiches, salads and hot specials. Special group events find our venue especially accommodating and fun. This is a truly lovely place to enjoy good food, good friends and good scenery.

This event repeats weekly every Saturday until 09/02/2019

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