~ Out & About Weekend Edition ~

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

Official Yosemite Guide:
December 6, 2017 - February 6, 2018
('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:
 Sunday, December 10...

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When you’re out and about celebrating a Merry Mountain Christmas on Saturday, December 9 add
the Mariposa Library to your list of places to go.  At 9:00 A.M. you can make colorful
dichroic glass pendants (limit three per person) during a free workshop with local artisans
Aubrey Simpson and Mary Foster. Each piece is unique and perfect for gift giving...

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  Families impacted by the Detwiler fire are invited to this free gathering  
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Mariposa Girl Scouts would like to invite victims of the Detwiler Fire to Operation Ornament! 
A free event where the Girl Scouts would like to hand out homemade 
ornaments to those who lost their Christmas keepsakes. 
Light refreshments will be served as well as homemade cards and Christmas cheer! 
On Saturday, December 9th from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. at the Mariposa Lutheran Church 
located at 4469 Hwy. 49 (See Map)
See you there!

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Ocean Jones Art Studio 5th Annual Open House
Saturday, December 9
12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Visit Ocean Jones at her 5th Annual Art Studio Open House.
All are welcome!
In her studio located at: 4470 Triangle Rd, Mariposa
Christmas Show

12 9 17 SFCS Spa FundraiserDon't forget to mark your calendar for Spa and Dinner at the Bug 
starting at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9.
'Click' Here to Visit: 'Yosemite Bug Health Spa'... "We provide a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere... Come in and let us help You Relax"
Spa day begins at 4:00 p.m. with hot tub and sauna access, bentonite clay face mask, plus Champaign.
This portion is for adults to come and relax.
Spa only: $20
For the kids' entertainment while their parents are relaxing, there will be an arts and crafts station
main floor (kids will be making ornaments!), the balloon girls will be making creations by request.
Add to this, dinner off the kid’s menu, and later in the evening, a campfire singalong with S'mores.
All activities for children: $15
'Click' here to visit the 'June Bug Cafe' at the Yosemite Bug for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. They offer Fresh, Local, & Organic options....worth making a trip for! 
Dinner for adults will be available at June Bug Cafe, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This includes your choice of dinner off the menu and 2 drink tickets.
Dinner only: $30
Enjoy both Spa and Dinner for a combined total price: $45.00
Also: Live entertainment by Bagby Station!
What a wonderful evening it is going to be. We hope you can join us.

Please invite your family and friends.All proceeds benefit SFCS students and programs.
Big thanks to the Yosemite Bug!
Let us know you are coming and keep informed of all the details by
marking that you are "going" on the Event page:


Photo's with Santa
Hosted by Relay for Life Mariposa
Saturday, December 9
12 noon - 4:30 P.M.
One day only event Photos will be taken in front of the fire place Christmas setting.
Kids of all ages Only $10.00 photos will be put on a CD.

This is fundraiser for Mariposa Teams Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society

Miners Roadhouse 140 at: 5159 State Highway 140, Mariposa
Visit the Facebook event page

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Bagby Station Band at the June Bug Café
Saturday, December 9
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Authentic Americana at its best, for fun and engaging evening! free entry.

June Bug Café at 6979A Hwy 140 in Midpines

Visit the Facebook Event Page Facebook.com/events/339768253153734
Visit the Bagby Station Band on Facebook Facebook.com/BagbyStationBand

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SPCA Victoria
     NEW Seasonal SPCA Hours & Days of Operation:     
Wednesday 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 ~    








Eastern Madera County, Oakhurst & North Fork 

It’s a Wonderful Life - The Musical
at Sierra Pines Church

12 1 17 Wonderful Life MusicalDirected by Heather Sconce
December 1-16
″Every time a bell rings…an angel gets his wings!”
That’s right! This classic film has been brought to the stage in an amazing Christmas musical!
If you’ve never seen the movie or if it’s a staple Christmas tradition
in your household, you do NOT want to miss this fantastic show! 
SANTA will be in the lobby before each show, starting an hour before curtain!
Also, some beautiful carolers will be there to serenade you into the Christmas spirit! 


December 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m.
December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
December 15 and 16 at 7:00 p.m. 
$14 for adults, $12 for Seniors (60+), $10 for children (10 years old and younger) 
For full information & to buy tickets visit: WonderfulLifeTickets.com
See map: Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Ahwahnee
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12 8 17 Spay Ghetti Dinner
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Golden Chain Theatre presents "Believe in Christmas"
A Holiday Musical Variety Show
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Friday, December 8
7:00 P.M. - Opening Night
Saturday, December 9
7:00 P.M.
Sunday, December 10
2:00 P.M. (Matinee)
Friday, December 15
7:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 16
7:00 P.M.
Sunday, December 17
2:00 P.M.

Final Performance (Matinee)

"A Golden Chain Theatre musical variety show". 
A beautiful Christmas review of classic carols and festive vignettes
in an atmosphere that will help get you into the holiday spirit.
Warm drinks and decadent special desserts will be offered for purchase in the saloon.
Believe in Christmas will bring the joy of the season to everyone’s heart and
once you experience it, is sure to become a family tradition.
Directed by James Mierkey. Rated G.

Golden Chain Theatre has been featuring live theatre and melodrama performances since 1965. 
With its rich history and dedicated performers, it's a must-see attraction during your
Yosemite vacation or when visiting the Oakhurst area.

Located 42130 Highway 41, Oakhurst
Half mile south of the Bass Lake turnoff - opposite the Hounds Tooth Inn.

Christmas Tree Lighting in North Fork
Saturday, December 9th
5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
The North Fork Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 6th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!!
Caroling and fun to be had by all!Bring an ornament to place
on the tree and enjoy an evening of Christmas caroling with the community!

At the North Fork Post Office Parking Lot

Cowboy Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 10
2:30 P.M. & 6:30 P.M.
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Visit OakhurstLutheranChurch.org for more information

~ Upcoming Events     
Calaveras County/ Angels Camp/ Murphy's

Calaveras County Visitors Bureau

Tuolumne County/ Sonora/ Groveland

Tuolumne County Upcoming Events