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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 Calaveras County Fair Jump Start Program!
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)..Join the action at Frog Jump – Sign up now to form a Jump Start Team. “Be a Kid Again” is the theme for the 2019 Calaveras County Fair, where anyone can form a team to compete in the signature event – The International Jumping Frog Jubilee. The Jump Start Program encourages new participants by providing everything they need to compete as a team. For a fee of $75 each Jump Start Team of two to six people receives six frog competitors plus free admission to the fair the day they compete.

Past Frog Jump winners provide each team with instructions and coaching prior to their first round of competition. These new teams go through the preliminary rounds of competition alongside veteran frog jockeys from teams that have been competing for decades.

The Fair is May 16-19 at Frogtown in Angels Camp and boasts all the features of a traditional county fair – agriculture and livestock exhibits; carnival rides; rodeo; arts, crafts, floral and homemaking displays and a Destruction Derby. The International Jumping Frog Jubilee has been the center of attention for 91 years, with qualifying rounds the first three days and the Grand Finals on Sunday afternoon.

Everyone is trying to beat the World's Record of 21 feet, 5 and ¾ inches, which was set in 1986 by the late Lee Giudici and his frog Rosie the Ribiter. His team of family and friends is among those who have been participating at Frog Jump for over 50 years. A $5,000 prize will be awarded if a new World’s Record is set this year. If not, the winning frog receives $750 and a large trophy.

The 2018 winner was Laura Kitchell of the Calaveras Frog Jockeys team. Last year’s fair was dedicated to this group of local frog enthusiasts and its next generation, The Foothill Froggers. Their teams have been competing for over 30 years and members have won the championship in 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Many of them serve as mentors to the Jump Start Program’s novice frog jockeys.

The volunteer Frog Jump Committee, which stages the event every year, initiated Jump Start in 2014 to encourage more people to get involved. Since then, several Jump Start frogs have advanced to the Grand Finals.

“Most of our frog jumping teams have competed for years,” explains Jump Start Coordinator Bob Lema. “We developed Jump Start because folks watching in the stands have always asked how they can get involved. Jump Start makes it easy. We hope to attract a new wave of frog jockeys who become just as enthusiastic as our veteran competitors.”

“Jump Start Teams should sign up in advance for two reasons,” he adds. “Team members get free admission to the Fair the day they compete and early registration will maximize timing for their training sessions.”
Fairgoers inspired by the jumping action on the Main Stage can form Jump Start Teams at the event on a first-come, first-jumped basis.

For complete Frog Jump details check out Use the Frog Jump link to learn everything you need to know about the event. Sign-up for Jump Start by contacting the Fairgrounds at 209-736-2561 or email You can contact Jump Start Coordinator Bob Lema at
All Day California Carnival to Play the Calaveras County Fair!
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...The biggest difference between California Carnival Co. and our competitors is attention to detail. Since inception in 1981 it has been our goal to provide local communities with not just the excitement that naturally comes when the carnival arrives in town, but to provide a total entertainment venue focused on family and community. At the change of the millennium, after a five year study, California Carnival Co. implemented our "Focus on the Family" philosophy. Our study became our guide to building a safe, inexpensive entertainment venue that has successfully put fun back in the family.

At California Carnival Co. our ride, game and food selections are designed to keep an entire family laughing playing and enjoying all the thrills and excitement of our rides, laughter and smells and flavor of the best food on earth.

Our ride arsenal offers thrilling fun for all ages. In most cases even if you are not big enough to ride a particular ride by yourself. This is where "Focus on the Family" really pays off. Mom, Dad, Uncle, Aunt, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa or even a family friend can accompany you.

The Carnival opens everyday at noon of the Jubilee. Get discount tickets at The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is May 16-19.
All Day California Gold Rush History Comes to Life at Columbia State Historic Park's Annual Diggins Tent
Columbia, CA...Columbia State Historic Park will present “Diggins Tent Town 1852”, their annual living history event this coming May 16th through May 19th 2019. Sponsored by the non-profit organization Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park and depicted by over 150 costumed volunteers, visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850’s mining camp that is re-created in detail with period-accurate clothing, food and entertainment.

This event leads visitors through life in 1852 Columbia. This includes the powerful stories of early miners, women in the mines, and their politics and daily events. Meet the merchants, artisans and entertainers who have come to the Diggins to “mine the miners’ pockets.” Interact with and observe the lifestyles of the early miners as they prepare their meals, launder their clothing, and care for gardens and livestock. Learn about their crafts, how their children played, their music and other forms of entertainment – including gambling! A variety of foods, drinks and other items are available for purchase inside the event.

Open from 10AM to 4PM daily, admission to Columbia “Diggins 1852” is $10 per adult, $2 per child ages 4 through 12, and children 3 and under are free. There is no charge for parking or admission to the park. For more information contact Columbia Visitor Services at or call (209) 588-9128.

Columbia State Historic Park, located in Tuolumne County, California, is designated as a National Historic Landmark District and has been preserved to tell the story of the towns which arose during the California Gold Rush to serve the needs of miners. California State Parks has restored and continues to preserve over 30 of the original brick buildings along the
town’s Main Street.

Columbia State Historic Park annually hosts over 400,000 visitors and is a major tourist destination in Tuolumne County. Its many historic-style stores and restaurants are run by over 20 Concessionaires whose businesses, along with park staff and volunteers, help recreate the experience of the California Gold Rush for visitors from around the world.
All Day American Hero Day at the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee!
Angels Camp, CA...American Hero Day at the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee! Saluting First Responders, Rodeo, Arena Event, Live Music & More today at the Fair. Full Schedule Below...

7:30 a.m. Frogtown Stampede Competitors Meeting

8:00 a.m. Frogtown Stampede —Arena
National Anthem, 3 Man Cattle Penning, 2-Person Cattle Penning,
Cattle Sorting Cattle Stealing, Ranch Roping, Calf Branding

9:00a.m……... Frogtown Bull Pen for New Teams – Frog Jump Stage
PEEWEE Showmanship – Tower Pavilion
9:30a.m…....... Frog Jump Entry Booth Open (Closes at 3:30 p.m.)

10:00a.m…..... Buildings & Booths Open
Petting Zoo – Timber Town
Small Animal Round Robin—Barns
Daily Baked Goods Judging—Home Arts Building
Be a Kid Again, Talent Show— Lawn Stage
Fun Jump Frog Jumping (until 4:00pm) - Rosie the Ribiter’s Stage
Chef Ray Huey… Demo Kitchen in the Wine Pavilion (until 8 p.m)
Jump Start Challenge (until 11:00am) - Main Stage
Doctor Solar – Front Lawn

10:30a.m…..... Frog Spa open for tours—underneath the Main Stage

11:00a.m….....Captain Jack Spareribs Pirate Show- Timber Town
Kids & Junior Qualifying Frog Jumping (until 12:00pm) - Main Stage
Calaveras Cattlemen’s BBQ – Cattlemen’s Park

12:00p.m….... California Carnival OPENS
California Highway Patrol Mounted Unit
Team Challenge Frog Jumping (until 3:00pm) - Main Stage
Salute to First Responders
• Arm Wrestling Competition-Lawn Stage
• Farm Girl Chef— Demo Kitchen in the Wine Pavilion
• Doctor Solar – Front Lawn
• Captain Jack Spareribs Pirate Show – Timber Town
• Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Ranch House
• Craft – Becky Thatcher Hall

1:00p.m……. On-site Flower Arranging Judging– Home Arts
• Large Animal Round Robin—Barns
1:30 p.m. Frog Break

2:00p.m…….Farm Girl Chef— Demo Kitchen in the Wine Pavilion
• Captain Jack Spareribs Pirate Show– Timber Town
• Doctor Solar – Lawn Area
• Michelle Lambert-Ranch House Stage

3:00p.m…......Open Frog Jumping (until 4:00pm) - Main Stage
• Erin Enderlin – Ranch House Stage

4:00p.m……. Farm Girl Chef— Demo Kitchen in the Wine Pavilion
• Captain Jack Spareribs Pirate Show – Timber Town
• Meet the Champion – Frog Spa
• Grover Anderson- Ranch House

5:00p.m…….Buki the Clown – Lawn Stage
• Doctor Solar – Front Lawn
• Erin Enderlin – Ranch House

6:00p.m…….Captain Jack Spareribs Pirate Show– Timber Town
• Dinner on the Porch – Frogeteria Deck (Ticketed Event)
• Michelle Lambert…Ranch House Stage
• Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Lawn Stage

6:30p.m. ……Grand Entry – Celebrating the American Hero
• Salute to First Responders
• Friends of the Fair $1000 Drawing—Arena
• Cowgirl Tricks – Lawn Stage

7:30 p.m…..... CCPRA, Pro Rodeo – Produced by Rocking’ M Productions sponsored by the Higgins Ranch
8:00p.m….. Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Lawn Stage

9:00p.m….... Plan B—Ranch House
12:00p.m…....Grounds Close

Every Day….
Mi-Wuk Village
Old Engine Show
Something Ridiculous
Fables of the West
Totally Twisted Balloons
Sterling the Bubblesmith
Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Rabies & Micro-Chipping in West Point on May 18th
West Point, CA...Free Rabies & Micro-Chipping in West Point on May 18th

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

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
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