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All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!



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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

02:00 PM - 04:30 PM The Games Afoot
Murder? maybe. Mayhem? a distinct possibility. Hilarity? Definitely!

Take a suspense thriller worthy of Sherlock Holmes, wrap it in a stylish screwball comedy, set it at Christmastime and you get the holiday whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot”.
William Gillette, a Broadway superstar, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a holiday dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette finds himself at the center of a mystery that might have stumped Holmes himself and now he must summon every ounce of Sherlock to solve the mystery.
Just for the record…There really was a William Gillette. He really did become immensely wealthy by writing and performing in a play about Sherlock Holmes. He really created the image of the great detective that we hold dear today. But that’s where any semblance of reality ends.
It’s Holmes for the Holidays this Christmas season! Who did it? Who will be next?
See “The Game’s Afoot” and find out. And have yourself a hearty holiday laugh too.
02:00 PM 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!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Murphys, CA...Murder? …Maybe. Mayhem? …A distinct possibility. Hilarity? Definitely! Take a suspense thriller worthy of Sherlock Holmes, wrap it in a stylish screwball comedy, set it at Christmastime and you get the holiday whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot”. William Gillette, a Broadway superstar famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a holiday dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette finds himself at the center of a mystery that might have stumped Holmes himself and now he must summon every ounce of Sherlock to solve the mystery.


Just for the record…There really was a William Gillette. He really did become immensely wealthy by writing and performing in a play about Sherlock Holmes. He really created the image of the great detective that we hold dear today. But that’s where any semblance of reality ends.

It’s Holmes for the Holidays this Christmas season! Who did it? Who will be next?

See “The Game’s Afoot” and find out. And have yourself a hearty holiday laugh too

Cast:
Sharron Perras: Martha Gillette
Don Bilotti: William Gillette/Sherlock Holmes
Charlie Cites: Aggie Wheeler/Alice
Sean M. Lewis: Simon Bright/Count Zerlinsky
Kirk Summers: Felix Geisel/Moriarty
Kebra Stapp: Madge Geisel/Marian
Maryann Curmi: Daria Chase
Sally McClellan: Inspector Goring

Directed by: Maryann Curmi

Thurs-Sat at 7pm & Sunday at 2pm

Accolades
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award, Best Play

Reviews
“An inspired whodunit […] a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” – Broadway World Cleveland

“The play evolves like a mystery thriller, as one tantalizing clue leads to another […] In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression, people flocked to the theater for a few hours of escapism from hard times. Today, in our current recession, here is an antidote and the ideal holiday present – the gift of laughter.” – Cleveland Jewish News

“Ludwig demonstrates the theatrical equivalent of perfect pitch, both in this new work and in his past efforts.” – Cleveland Scene

“From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride.” – Cleveland Examiner

“A hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. The Game’s Afoot is the perfect gift for the holidays..a fantastically fun night out at the theatre. It’s something we can be proud of as a city” – ClueintoCleveland.com

“The Game’s Afoot will be performed by professional and community theaters across the country. Certainly this production is Broadway quality.” – TalkinBroadway.com

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