Tuesday, 23 May 2017

~ Out & About Weekend Edition ~

Covering Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, Eastern Madera County, 
Tuolumne County and Calaveras County

Official Yosemite Guide:
May 17 - June 20, 2017
('Click' link above to see large PDF file)

Your Event Not Listed?...  Just send us an Email: Sierra Sun Times
(The weekend edition is usually up-dated on the Wednesday before the weekend)


Mariposa County 

BINGO first Friday of every month
'Click' for more information
See you at BINGO!

Coulterville Happenings
Weekly: “Dine at the V”
Dinner $6, served 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Tom Jenkins VFW Post #9454, 5019 Main St., Coulterville
Monthly: Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) Fund Raising Breakfasts
 Held the second Sunday of every month. Enjoy breakfast from 8 ‘till 11 a.m.
Call 209-878-3750 or go online to: CoultervilleHistoryCenter.org for additional information.

Upcoming 2017 Sunday Breakfast Dates:
June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10,
October 8, November 12, December 10

Mariposa Farmers Market

Sierra Foothill Conservancy Hikes & Fieldtrips
Native Plants and Traditional Uses on Stockton Creek

Saturday, May 20

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Spend the morning with Miwok Leader Bill Leonard on the Stockton Creek Preserve and learn about traditional plant uses.

Meet at the turnout for Stockton Creek Preserve off of Highway 140 on the right-hand side of the road
just past the Hwy 49 and Hwy 140 intersection heading toward Yosemite Park.
For more information visit: sierrafoothill.org/event/native-plants-and-traditional-uses-on-stockton-creek
There are a limited number of spots available for some hikes & fieldtrips, so reserve yours today!
For more info call 209-742-5556 or go to SierraFoothill.org.  

Mariposa will not be hosting a Relay for Life event this year, but will be joining Oakhurst Relay for Life!
This year’s main Relay event will be held on 
Saturday, May 20th
at 40094 Indian Springs Road in Oakhurst, CA.,
at the Oak Creek softball field from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
. ...

Join the Yosemite Area Audubon Society for a field trip to Foresta in Yosemite on Saturday, May 20, led by Yosemite Conservancy
resident naturalist Pete Devine.  Trip participants will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the conservancy offices in El Portal to carpool. 
Bring binoculars, field guides, water, lunch and snacks, and wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 
The conservancy will provide park entrance fee waivers...

5 20 17 Rodeo Fundraiser

...Mariposa Master Gardeners is offering a free workshop Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County
Board of Supervisors’ chambers, 5100 Bullion St., Mariposa. To register, call (209) 966-2417 or go online at...

5 20 17 Turkey Shoot
Ballroom Dancing
5 21 17 Hospice

5 21 17 Scout Recruitment

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) is holding two linked events in May… a “spring clean-up” of the Sonora Hebrew
Cemetery followed by a BBQ at a home in Jamestown.  Then in June the group’s Annual Meeting and Pool Party will take place in Murphys.

Both the cemetery clean-up and BBQ take place on Sunday, May 21st, 2017.  Folks are welcome to attend one or both...

     SPCA Hours & Days of Operation:     
Tuesday through Saturday
Adoption: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Yard Sale - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Please Spay and Neuter Your Pets”
  Mention above AD for a Discount  
 Free coffee every Saturday morning when you shop at the SPCA Yard Sale.
 Go into the shelter office and enjoy a cup!

You can help the shelter animals by donating items to the “forever” yard sale located at the shelter. 
For drop off, items must be in working condition, and clothes must be clean. 
Located at 5599 Highway 49 North just before the county recycling center. 
Every day, folks drop off really cool stuff and we offer them for sale at bargain prices. 
So, come by and shop till you drop! 

This is a real shopper’s paradise! For more info call the shelter at 209-966-5275.

   ~ Upcoming Events ~    
2017 Mariposa Art and Wine ad  Camp Tweety 2017 2   Calling All Cowgirls Rodeo Queen Ad 



Eastern Madera County, Oakhurst & North Fork 

Bass Lake Farmers Market sm
May 17 - October 11
Every Wednesday in beautiful Bass Lake

from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Oakhurst Farmers MarketCommunity Farmers Market Open Every Thursday from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 at True Value Homecenter at 40596 Westlake Drive in Oakhurst

Bass Lake Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show

Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20
9:00 a.m. 4::30 p.m.
27th Antique & Classic Boat Show sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club will be held Saturday, May 20 at the Pines Marina. 
 43 of the finest preserved and restored watercraft will be featured.
 The event will also feature classic cars from the Fresno Pontiac Club, parked at the marina.
 Admission is $5 per person and will include a boat show program. Children under 10 years old are free.
 The event is sponsored by Bass Lake Lions Club and Tom and Tammy Tuso of Bass Lake Boat Rentals.
 All proceeds from the event will return to the community through the Lions Club,
including cash awards to Yosemite High School graduates.

 Those who turn in old eyeglasses, cell phones, hearing aids, or a small bag of aluminum can
pull-tabs will also receive two free raffle tickets for the 4 p.m. raffle drawing.

  at 54432 Road 432 in Bass Lake
For more information visit: acbs-tahoe.org/events/event/bass-lake

With a camera by his side, Tony Krizan, a local adventurer, author and photographer has been hiking and recording the
“hidden locations snuggled within remote canyons and valleys” of the Sierra Mountains for 34 years. Some of these locations
are great Sierra gold and silver mines that he will present in photos at an Oakhurst Library Workshop
from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on 
Saturday, May 20...

Bass Lake Spring Clean

Saturday, May 20

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer to help Spring Clean Bass Lake!  Bring your family & friends!  Bags, gloves, water, prizes and FREE LUNCH
served by California Land Management, Sierra Recreation staffers and local businesses!!! 
It's also a great way for scout troops to earn merit badges!
For more information, please call 559-642-3212 or email clmbasslake@sti.net

"A Stitch in Time" Quilt Show
Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Featured quilter: Diane Ward
at the Oakhurst Community Center
 The name of the quilt is "Passing Fancy", designed by Kim Diehl.
Quilt Image
 Size" 81" x 81".

 Drawing to be held on Sunday, May 21 need not be present to win!
 Tickets can be purchased from guild members or at Bear Paw Quilts and More.
 1 ticket $1 ~ 6 tickets $5 ~ 30 tickets $20 

Sierra Meadows Presents Live Music by Bootstrap Circus

Saturday, May 20

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$10 at the door
Food & drink at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.
Food for sale by Willow Creek Catering along with beer, wine and cocktails
- this event will be held behind the clubhouse -

Bootstrap Circus combines rock, folk, ska and eastern European influences to create music that is both energetic and richly melodic.
The eclectic songwriting of Adam Burns reflects his passion for the bluesy melodies of Jack White, the lyrical wit of
Elvis Costello and the unbridled energy of The Clash. The band have become known for their
vivacious live shows, characterized by playful interaction with each other and their audience.

Sierra Meadows at 46516 Opah Drive in Ahwahnee, CA
For more information visit: sierrameadows.ticketspice.com/bootstrap-circus 

Painting in the Pines at Bass Lake

Sunday, May 21

Unleash your inner artist and Create your Canvas Masterpiece at The Pines Resort in Bass Lake,
you'll be Painting a beautiful Bass Lake Sunset… watch the sunset as you paint your masterpiece!

Cost: $45.00/ person includes:
Creator and Artist Denine guides you step by step in a two-hour painting instruction
A 16x20 inch canvas is yours to keep
All the acrylic painting supplies
ONE glass of wine OR beer to get your inner artist going (must be 21+) *
*Additional Wine, Beer, or Cocktails will be available for purchase

Important information:
This will be outdoors, under a canopy, the nights get chilly, please remember a sweater!
Be sure to arrive early to pick your creative space, arrange your supplies, and get sipping!

NO OUTSIDE food or beverage
This is a rain or shine event
Sorry no refunds or exchanges 
    ~ Upcoming Events     
Calaveras County/ Angels Camp/ Murphy's

Calaveras County Visitors Bureau

Tuolumne County/ Sonora/ Groveland