Mid-July Events in Mother Lode

Bring plenty of water if you are visiting or going out for the many upcoming local events, as temperatures will remain very hot next week.

the The Tuolumne Library Summer Reading Program continues at the Sonora Main Library and other branches as shown here.

Tonight, Thursday July 15th is the 3rd Thursday of the month and Sonora Elks Lodge is hosting their monthly Taco Night as detailed here.

Tonight is also the Twain Harte Mountain Aerial Market from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Later Saturday, Twain Harte’s In The Pines concert will feature Jana & Friends at 6 p.m. ET. Details on the groups scheduled for next week are here.

The Certified Farmer’s Market at Angels Camp is Friday 5:15 to 8:00 p.m. and the Peaceful Valley Farmer’s Market
is also Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday morning is the Certified Sonoran Farmer’s Market and is the second Saturday Art Night in downtown Sonora. Starting at 5 p.m., galleries, restaurants, and shops feature art, live music, artists, and art demonstrations. Look for the banners from top to bottom of Washington Street.

Saturday at 10 a.m. is the Chester & Push Horse Rescue Boots & Belles fundraiser for the non-profit organization. They will open their facility for tours, horseback riding and there will be a barbecue, raffle and photo ops. More details in the calendar of events here.

Saturday is also the The 40th anniversary of the annual California Alps tour wraps up Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Markleeville to Alpine Lake from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass) from Markleeville to Hwy 395 from 5 a.m. to noon.

Keep in mind that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is testing and identified a toxic algal bloom in the Merced River near Hites Cove in Mariposa by El Portal and be careful if you see areas of algae thick as detailed here.

Movie times for Sonora, Angels Camp and Pinecrest are listed in our entertainment section and tickets for the next Shrek the Musical performance by Sierra Repertory are on sale now.

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