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Mariposa Events PLAN YOUR NEXT GETAWAY

2016-2017 County Events

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COMMUNITY Partner CHARLES STREET DINNER HOUSE

For more than 30 years, Charles Street Dinner House has been serving up quality meals with exceptional service. Whether you are celebrating a special moment, or are just looking for a delicious meal at the end of a long day, Charles Street will make your evening memorable. Known for its hand-cut steak, slow-roasted baby back ribs and made-fresh pasta, the restaurant has become a beloved Mariposa institution. Its house-made appetizers and desserts also draw rave reviews, and the restaurant serves wine from Maripsoa wineries. Charles Street Dinner House owners and staff take pride in treating their guests like family. Dinner service at the restaurant provides an elegant ambiance with multi-course entrĂŠes and generous portions, as well as lighter dishes for smaller appetites. Lunch is served on weekdays in a more casual atmosphere, and the menu includes tempting sandwiches, salads and barbecue ribs. Sunday brunch features classics such as Eggs Benedict, breakfast crepes and mimosas. Chef Ed Uebner opened Charles Street Dinner House in the early 1980s after moving his family to Mariposa and purchasing The

Wagon Wheel restaurant. Uebner and Charles Street Dinner House became Mariposa icons over the years and were beloved by many residents. Following Uebner’s unexpected death in 2012, the Uebner family sold the restaurant to Chef Raymond Newman and his wife, Jennifer. A Mariposa native, Chef Newman grew up with a passion for cooking that flourished when

he worked at Charles Street Dinner House. He attended culinary school and worked with a number of chefs who helped him fine tune his culinary artistry. Chef Newman is proud to continue the excellent traditions of Charles Street Dinner house in tribute to Uebner, his friend and mentor. For more information, visit www. charlesstreetdinnerhouse.net.

Charles Street Dinner House

A MARIPOSA TRADITION Catering | Events www.CharlesStreetDinnerHouse.net Highway 140 & 7th St. | Mariposa, CA 95338 | 209.966.2366 2

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TABLE of Contents 2 Community Partner: Charles Street Dinner House 5 Welcome from the County Board of Supervisors 6 Community Partner: Pioneer Market 7 Welcome to the Butterfly Festival 7 Trans-Valley Youth Football League 8 Community Partner: Epic Alpacas 9 Discover Mariposa County 10 Las Mariposas Civil War Re-enactment 11 2016 Butterfly Festival Events 12 Mariposa Museums & Culture 14 Explore Mariposa 16 Community Partner: Mariposa Subway 17 Lodging in Mariposa County 18 Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. 19 The Redwoods in Yosemite 20 Community Organizations 22 Historic Coulterville 23 Mariposa Events 2016-2017 25 Community Partners: Sierra Sun Times and Charles Phillips 26 Advertiser Index

CopyrightŠ 2016 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com

This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Butterfly Festival P.O. Box 1479 • Mariposa, CA 95338 Phone: (209) 966-3232 Website: www.mariposabutterflyfestival.net

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Butterfly Festival and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Butterfly Festival with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Butterfly Festival and Town Square is prohibited.

Chairman, CEO and Publisher Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Stone Director Scott Ray Production Manager Joe Nugara Content Coordinator/Client Liaison Stefanie Nugara Graphic Designer Gail Gaboda Ad Production Coordinators David Abraham and Tiffany Salerno Directory Coordinator Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer Joy Shultz Photos Charles Phillips Acquisition Manager Mark Waligorski Advertising Sales Joy Shultz

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WELCOME from the County Board of Supervisors

JOHN CARRIER

2016 Chairman

On behalf of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, I would like to welcome you to one of the most beautiful counties in California. We hope you enjoy your visit and return soon. As probably the most diverse district in Mariposa County, District 5 consists of several subdivision and organized residential communities including Lush Meadows, Bronco Hollow, Ponderosa Basin, Fish Camp and Wawona. While Lush Meadows is a community with an HOA, all of the residential properties are on private wells, where most Ponderosa Basin residents utilize the local public water system. Most notable in this district is the fact that it encompasses portions of Yosemite National Park (Wawona), including the historic Big Trees Lodge and golf course, as well as the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees. The district is also home to a large portion of the Sierra Nation Forest with various camp grounds and riding trails for both livestock and motorized vehicles. The Tenaya Lodge, a five-star resort in Fish Camp, is also located in District 5, giving this district a well-rounded combination of residential and tourist-based income.

ROSEMARIE SMALLCOMBE

District 1

Welcome to Mariposa and to the wonderful, varied communities that make up our county! Because most of Yosemite National Park is contained within Mariposa County, we’re used to greeting people from all over the world. Wherever you came from, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in Mariposa. Yosemite National Park offers many different types of activities and options for lodging: From rock climbing to lying by the beautiful Merced River as it meanders through Yosemite Valley, to bicycling, boating and hiking, as well as skiing in the winter at Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area. The beautiful, iconic Majestic Yosemite Hotel, which opened in 1927, is a premier

example of National Park Service rustic architecture. There are great campsites throughout the park. Or, if you prefer to backpack, the High Sierra Camps may be just for you. There are many other places visitors can enjoy recreation and rest in District 1. There’s a wide variety of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels as well as RV parks and campgrounds in the communities in District 1 – Yosemite West, Midpines, Jerseydale and El Portal, home to wineries, artisans and residents waiting to greet you and ensure you enjoy your stay!

MERLIN JONES

District 2

District 2 is the northernmost district in Mariposa County, bordered by Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus counties. The communities of Lake Don Pedro, Coulterville, Greeley Hill and Buck Meadows, near Yosemite, stretch through the district. There is a lot of history in this area, particularly dating back to the mining era and the Gold Rush days. Its natural resources include timber, water and grasslands. Lake McClure and Exchequer Dam are in the western part of this district. Some say it is the “hidden gem” of Mariposa County.

MARSHALL LONG

District 3

Welcome to beautiful District 3 of Mariposa County! We have the best of all worlds right here in the western side of the county. We have the most open space, the most cattle range and the most open people you would ever want to meet. Our cowboy mentality has kept District

3 welcoming and friendly. From the most authentic Mexican plaza town of Hornitos to John Charles Fremont’s headquarters in Bear Valley, from Mount Bullion to Catheys Valley, we have beautiful vistas and historic cattle ranches to historic wanderings throughout. Join us for the annual Hornitos Enchilada feed, October flea market and other events throughout the year for fun, entertainment and education. Hope to see you soon.

KEVIN CANN

District 4

Welcome to Mariposa County, home of Yosemite and so much more. Leave the city and interstate highways behind and immerse yourself in this beautiful place and its culture. We host more than 4 million visitors each year and want each one to carry home memories and experiences that bring you back again and again. Please say “hi” and talk to the folks on the street. We are all very proud of our county and very happy you are here. The town of Mariposa is the heart of our county and the jewel of Yosemite’s gateway communities. Here you can experience California’s rich Gold Rush era history and unique “Made in Mariposa” items ranging from art to beef, wine, beer, olive oil and much more. Our eclectic collection of family-owned restaurants will tempt you to stay an extra day and come back soon. 5

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COMMUNITY Partner PIONEER MARKET

Pioneer Market, Mariposa’s only grocery store, is a full-service, fully stocked supermarket with small-town charm and friendly service. Whether you are a tourist stocking up for a visit to Yosemite National Park or a local picking up a roast chicken after work, Pioneer Market has you covered. When you shop at Pioneer Market, you are supporting a local family-owned business that has a long history of giving back to the community. It all started in 1980 when Dieter and Diane Dubberke formed the Triple D Corporation and constructed Mariposa’s Pioneer Shopping Center, the first location of Pioneer Market. The market later moved to 5034 Coakley Cir., its present location, where a new 28,000-square-foot store was built. Pioneer Market has grown and expanded since the move, adding a deli, fresh bakery, florist with delivery service and a pharmacy. Dieter Dubberke, a German immigrant, firmly believed in giving back to the community that supported the family business, and the family has assisted with or sponsored almost all Mariposa events and fundraisers. For example, he created the Pioneer Market

Sports Challenge program, benefiting Mariposa County High School’s athletic program by donating a percentage of sales receipts. To honor Mariposa veterans and express his appreciation for the United States, Dieter had a flagpole installed at the top of the Pioneer Shopping Center, flying the American flag daily over Mariposa. The Dubberkes have four sons; Jason, the youngest, stayed in Mariposa to work at the

market, becoming a partner in 2003. Lance, a physician, lives in Baltimore. Loren, a pastor, lives in Fresno. Brian lives in Merced and assists Jason with the market. After his father’s death in 2014, Jason took over operations for Pioneer Market in Mariposa, the second market in Waterford, Yosemite Liquors, Grizzly Gas and other enterprises. Jason has continued the family tradition of supporting the community.

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WELCOME from the Butterfly Festival The Mariposa Butterfly Festival board welcomes you to Mariposa, and we hope you will return for the many exciting events held in all four corners of Mariposa County. You will find more information listed on the pages of this publication. “Mariposa Events: Plan Your Next Getaway” fulfills the board’s vision to create a guide to inform visitors of year-round events and to invite them to return to experience Mariposa’s breathtaking beauty during each of the four seasons. Seasonal events include ice skating, hiking, swimming, fishing in lakes and rivers, bicycling, viewing wildflowers and waterfalls – taking in the most breathtaking scenery in the world. In addition, Mariposa boasts a variety of restaurants, wonderful lodging, unique shops and friendly residents and business owners. Everyone in Mariposa is ready to welcome you to our world. When you are in town, stop by the Mariposa County Visitors Center, 5158 Hwy. 140, for more information to make your stay here the best ever. For more information on local events, see pages 23 and 24. Enjoy the Butterfly Festival and please come to visit us again!

TRANS-VALLEY YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Come try our Grab and Go Breakfast & Lunch Winter Hours: Tues-Friday 6AM-2PM • Saturday-Sunday 7AM-12:00PM • Closed Monday Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 6AM-4PM • Saturday-Sunday 7AM-2PM

in the Pioneer Village, Hwy 140 @ Hwy 49 South

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Youth football fans will have something to cheer about this fall. In early November, Mariposa hosts the TransValley Youth Football League Super Bowl at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. About a dozen teams from Mariposa, Merced and Stanislaus counties compete in the league finals. The two-day event packs the grandstands as families and friends come out to cheer their favorite player. A bonfire on Friday night kicks off the event, and games continue Saturday and Sunday, from morning into the evening. The TVYFL has been serving youth in the central valley since 1990. Its goal is to provide a safe and productive environment that enables children to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. For more information, visit www.tvyfl.us.

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COMMUNITY Partner EPIC ALPACAS

Find exclusive alpaca products at Epic Alpacas Boutique and Outlet at 5022 B Hwy. 140 in downtown Mariposa. Offering the finest alpaca apparel, accessories, toys and gifts, the store opened in 2015 and sells items crafted from the fibers of alpaca raised at the nearby Epic Alpacas ranch, as well as fair trade items from Peru. Epic Alpacas in Catheys Valley raises top-quality animals in various shades of gray, shearing them each year to produce fantastic yarns, garments and textiles from their sumptuous fleece. The ranch has the largest herd of alpacas in California, 250 head, and is one of the top gray-colored alpaca breeders in the nation. Containing 22 natural colors, alpaca fleece was once reserved for Incan royalty but is becoming popular with North American consumers not only because of its amazing inherent qualities, but also for its natural processing requirements and environmentally conscious production.

Epic Alpacas started four years ago when local attorney Casey Aitchison and her husband, Steve, started a ranch with the intent of raising livestock as a hobby, trying out various animals until they found the perfect fit with a pair of alpacas. The Aitchisons found alpacas were sweet, inquisitive, gentle on the land and easier to care for than most livestock. They added more alpacas, and when the heard reached 20 head, they decided they found their passion and took the turn from hobby farm to full-blown livestock ranch. The ranch hosts events throughout the year, including an alpaca-industry auction and educational event in May, and an open house, Alpaca Farm Days, the last weekend in September. The open house is an opportunity to meet the alpacas up close and learn about what goes into raising them. A fun family event, the open house also features a petting zoo, photo ops and games. Tours of the ranch also are available by appointment. For more information, visit www.EpicAlpacas.com.

Fine Alpaca Apparel and Products Once reserved only for Incan royalty, alpaca fiber is now produced here in Mariposa County at the largest alpaca ranch in California. Epic Alpacas offers the finest alpaca products - whether produced directly from our alpacas and hand-crafted by local artisans or imported from fair-trade villages in South America.

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DISCOVER Mariposa County DISCOVER MAJESTIC BEAUTY, HISTORY AND ADVENTURE IN MARIPOSA COUNTY

Within the boundaries of Mariposa County you will find Yosemite National Park. Many first-time visitors to the county come here to experience the wonders of Yosemite. Majestic mountains, rivers, history, American Indian culture, museums, visitors center, hiking trails and waterfalls abound in the park. The National Forest Service in the Park has many interesting activities for all ages. They publish a tabloid monthly that lists the activities for that month. Mariposa was very active in the Gold Rush, and information on that era can be found at the Mariposa Museum and History Center in Mariposa and the Northern Mariposa County History Center. Why not plan a return visit to experience the natural wonders of Yosemite? Information on Mariposa County events and activities, Yosemite National Park and other information is available at the Mariposa County Visitors Center (Highways 140 and 49 North) in Mariposa and The Northern Mariposa County Visitors Center in Coulterville has a wealth of information available as well as helpful tips on ways to enjoy your stay. Remember to fill up your vehicle or motor home at one of the local gas stations in Mariposa before heading to Yosemite. Gas is not available for purchase in the park. The wonderful, friendly people in Mariposa wish you a fantastic visit. You will be welcomed and everyone will do all they can to make sure you have a memorable stay.

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LAS MARIPOSAS Civil War Re-enactment Learn about California’s role in the Civil War at Las Mariposas Civil War Re-enactment Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. Presented by the Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association, this annual family-friendly event is held at Long’s Mariposa Ranch, once a part of John C. Fremont’s historic 44,386 acre Las Mariposas Land Grant. According to re-enactors, Longs’ Ranch is very like a number of battle fields in the East and South where the original battles were fought. Five battles will be fought during the two-day event. Between battles, visitors can walk to the Union and Confederate encampments to view how soldiers lived during the Civil War. Visit the town of Longville where during wartime soldiers bought guns, uniforms, boots and sundry of items. Souvenirs will be available for purchase. Sutlers Village demonstrates how the people who followed the troops lived; they cooked, laundered and repaired the soldiers’ uniforms and clothing, in addition to other services. A sutler is “a person following an army to sell food, clothing, suppliers, liquor or any other provision to its soldiers.” The re-enactment is held for the purpose of sponsoring Education Day, a free hands-on program for schools, drawing student groups from all over California and other western states. Docents educate students on the many interesting services provided for the soldiers. Students learn how to march, how silversmiths made bullets for the soldiers, procedures performed by the doctors, broom making and women’s chores. Education Day will be held on Friday, April 15. For more information and an event schedule, visit www. thecivilwardays.com or call (209) 769-1451.

Civil War Era Vendors. And Food & Drink from Local Non-Profit Vendors Adults: $7 Kids: 5-17: $5 Carload Specials FREE PARKING

ALWAYS THE 3RD WEEKEND IN APRIL

Longs’ Mariposa Ranch, Yaqui Gulch Road, Mariposa

One of the largest and most authentic reenactments in all the West! Large contingents of both Union and Confederate forces. Civilian “followers”, and lots of great “Sutlers” with shopping for Civil War Era items. Cannons, rifles, horses, wagons and LOTS of soldiers engage in TWO DAY BATTLES and ONE EVENING BATTLE on Saturday, with a final BATTLE on Sunday afternoon!” Tour the camps for all manner of interesting demonstrations! For up-to-date up details,, the schedule

PLEASE visit: www.theCivilWarDays.com

or call 209-769-1451

Please bring your own seating (blanket or lawn chair). No ice chests or pets, please. Produced by the Las Mariposas Civil War Group and the American Civil War Association

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2016 BUTTERFLY Festival Events THE 2016 MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

April 29-May 1

See butterflies up close and personal at the 11th annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival in downtown Maripsoa. This annual family-friendly event includes a parade, live entertainment, children’s activities, art and artisans, food vendors, a costume contest and butterfly releases. This year’s Butterfly Festival will feature two new events, as well as the return of a popular event. One new event, Skate Comp 2016, a skateboard competition, will be held Saturday, April 30, during the festival. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the skateboard area at Mariposa County Park, 4998 County Park Road, off of Stroming Road. For information and entries, call Tony at (209) 275-4226. This competition is open to the public. The second event addition is the Mariposa County Health Department 5K Family Run and 12K mile Trail Run (18 years & older) sponsored by the Mariposa Rotary Club. After the event, participants will be given their time so they can train to lower it next year. This is a smoke-free event that challenges young people and adults to get out and run for

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their health and enjoyment. For more information or entries, visit www. mariposabutterflyfestival.net. This year marks the return of the Little Miss Butterfly Festival and Captain Caterpillar Contest, scheduled for 2 p.m. April 24, at the Bootjack Stompers Building. The contest is open to children ages 2 to 10. For information or entries, visit the festival website: www. mariposabutterflyfestival.net. Deadline for entries is April 17. Taste of Mariposa will once again kick off the festival. The evening features samples from Mariposa’s great restaurants, a hat contest and live and silent auctions. The auctioneer will be Mariposa Assemblyman Frank Bigelow. Fun for the entire family starts Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the Butterfly Festival Parade marching down Highway 140. After the parade will be much-anticipated butterfly releases at the bottom of Fifth Street. Children receive an orange slice with their own butterfly to carry around until the butterfly flies off. Bring your family and be ready for food, fun, vendors, music and entertainment. We will be waiting. For more information, visit www.mariposabutterflyfestival.net.

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MARIPOSA Museums & Culture NORTHERN MARIPOSA COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

CALIFORNIA STATE MINING & MINERAL MUSEUM

The California State Mining & Mineral Museum houses a collection started in 1865 in San Francisco. It is the official California State Mining & Mineral Collection with over 13,000 minerals, rocks, gems, fossils and historic artifacts. The star of this collection is the Fricot Nugget, a crystallized gold specimen weighing 201 troy ounces, or about 13 pounds. Discovered by William Russell Davis in 1865, it is one of the finest and largest specimens of crystallized native gold in the world, and thought to be the largest nugget found during the Gold Rush era. The museum is located on Highway 49 South inside the Mariposa County Fairgrounds at 5005 Fairgrounds Rd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Bus and group tours are available. For more information, visit www.camineralmuseum.com.

The Northern Mariposa County History Center, often referred to as the Coulterville Museum, offers visitors a glimpse of the life and times of early California, from the early 1800s through the boom days of the 1849 Gold Rush and the post Gold Rush era of the late 1800s and early 20th century. A large and varied collection of artifacts and photographs tell the story of the area. The history center boasts an excellent collections of clothing and accessories of past eras, such as exquisite gowns from Worth’s in Paris, vintage wedding and engagement gowns and short beaded flapper dresses. The collection’s beautifully embroidered kimonos and wall hangings represent Coulterville’s Chinese influence, which dates back to 1850. It is housed in two historic rock buildings at 10301 Highway 49 Coulterville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. For more information, visit coultervillehistorycenter.org.

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MARIPOSA Museums & Culture MARIPOSA MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER

The Mariposa Museum and History Center was named “the best little museum of its size west of the Mississippi” by the Smithsonian Institution. Founded in 1957, the museum portrays life in Mariposa County from the Native American and Spanish periods to the California Gold Rush through the early 1900s. Exhibits include documents and artifacts, gold displays, artwork, photos and Native American baskets, implements and beadwork. The museum’s outdoor display features the only operational 5-stamp gold ore mill in California, a fully functional blacksmith shop and broom-making shop, as well as other pieces of mining equipment. Inside exhibits include an extensive Miwok Indian display, an interior view of a miner’s cabin, an authentic saloon, a one-room schoolhouse, and furnishings belonging to former Mariposa County resident and famous explorer John C. Fremont and his wife. The museum is located at 5119 Jessie St. Prearranged guided tours are available for large groups and bus tours. For more information, visit mariposamuseum.com or call (209) 966-2924.

MARIPOSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is a 50-member regional symphony orchestra serving the Mariposa area. Mariposa is considered to be the smallest town in all America with its own symphony orchestra. Celebrating its 14th season in 2016, the MSO has become incredibly refined, exciting, sensitive and exhilarating, and has built a large following, drawing audience members from Mariposa County, as well as other counties, states and countries. The MSO recently received a $33,341 California Arts Council grant for its “American Anniversaries” project, a large-scale cycle of four symphonies composed by Les Marsden, the orchestra’s founding music director and conductor. The symphonies pay tribute to the anniversaries of the Wilderness Act, Yosemite Grant Act, Yosemite National Park and National Park Service. A program of the Mariposa County Arts Council Inc., the orchestra performs four times a year. Tickets are available at the Mariposa County Arts Council Treetop Gallery on the top floor of Chocolate Soup Gift Shop, 5009 Hwy. 140, and the Mariposa County Visitors Center, 5158 Hwy. 140 or by calling (209) 966-3155. For more information on the MSO, visit www.mariposaartscouncil. org/mariposa-symphony-orchestra. Email mso@sti.net to be added to its private, exclusive “Friends of the MSO” e-list.

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EXPLORE Mariposa MARIPOSA COUNTY COURTHOUSE

HISTORIC MARIPOSA COUNTY JAIL

A portion of Mariposa County’s history is represented in its Old Stone Jail building at 5012 Bullion St. Mariposa County’s first recorded jail facility was built in 1852 with timber from the surrounding forest, and destroyed by an 1858 fire that burned the south end of Mariposa. A new two-story stone jail was built in 1858, constructed of 24-inch granite blocks from a nearby quarry. It changed little over the years. After a fire gutted the building in 1892, the top floor was removed. In 1963, the old stone jail was condemned and replaced by a facility near the courthouse. Tours of the historic jail are available. For tour information, call the Mariposa County Visitor Center: (209) 966-2456.

The historic Mariposa County Courthouse at 5088 Bullion St. is California’s oldest court of law and the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Rockies. Constructed in 1854, the Greek Revival-style structure was built with materials from nearby forests. It has served as the seat of county government since 1854 and is No. 670 in the California Historical Landmarks listings. At one time the Mariposa Courthouse served one-fifth of California citizens. The county encompassed what is now the counties of Fresno, Merced, Madera, Mono, Tulare, Kings, Inyo, Kern and into Ventura. For more information on the courthouse, call the Mariposa County Visitor Center: (209) 966-2456.

MARIPOSA CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Mariposa’s Certified Farmers Market, sponsored by Kiwanis, is the place to go for a great variety of locally grown certified organic produce, nuts, honey and jellies, fresh flowers, organic beauty and wellness products, baked goods and homemade soaps. The market starts its season in late May/early June and runs through late October. Visit the market at the bottom of 6th Street between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information and updates, check the Certified Farmers Market Facebook page: www. facebook.com/mariposafarmersmarket.

Butterfly Creek Winery Your Local Full Service Health Food Market We carry a large variety of Fresh Organic and Local Produce

Visitors may tour the winery from Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment anytime. Aside from our winery tours, we also host weddings, and other events such as car club stopovers.

Come into our Cafe for amazing sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, quiches, baked goods and Juice Bar!

4063 Triangle Road, Mariposa, CA 95338 (209) 966-2097 - fax (209) 742-5019 - wine@sti.net

In the 49er Shopping Center at Hwy 140/Hwy 49N 209-966-5111 • www.highcountryhealthfoods.com

See our newly expanded store with new items and brands to choose from. Now open 7 days a week.

Simplicity. Consistency. Quality. Since 2003 casual dinners cocktails • wine • beer

BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER 5038 Highway 140 Mariposa, CA 95338

209.966.7677

(209) 742-7793

www.sugarpinecafe.com

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EXPLORE Mariposa

MARIPOSA (209) 966-3112

MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIR

5005 5th Street DINE IN - TAKE OUT

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Since 1939, the Mariposa County Fair has been providing family fun to residents of Mariposa and surrounding communities. This old-fashioned fair features exhibits, demonstrations, rodeo, entertainment, dances, carnival, midway rides, horse show, petting zoo, livestock, agricultural events, displays, demonstrations, destruction derby and food vendors. The fair also supports FFA and 4-H projects. Students show and auction off their projects, learning more than just caring for farm animals. Displays include cooking, sewing, crafts and photography. A highlight of Saturday’s events is the Destruction Derby on Saturday night, and Sunday evening starts with the crowning of the Rodeo Queen followed by the rodeo. The 2016 fair will be held Sept. 2-5. All tickets go on sale June 1 and can be purchased at the fairgrounds or by phone with a credit card. Call (209) 966-2432 for tickets. For more information, visit www.mariposafair. com.

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HANDCRAFTED PIZZA & PASTA, CALZONE, WINGS, SANDWICHES, SALAD BAR, LUNCH BUFFET DESSERT, BEVERAGES, BEER & WINE

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BETT’S

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COMMUNITY Partner MARIPOSA SUBWAY

While in Mariposa, be sure to visit the local Subway restaurant at 4998 7th St. It is a popular stop for tourists to grab a sandwich on their way to Yosemite, and a go-to place for locals craving a fast, healthy lunch. Owners Marty and Michelle Page opened the restaurant in November 2010 to coincide with the Trans Valley Youth Football League Super Bowl that draws teams and families from surrounding counties. The Pages live in a nearby small mountain community along the foothills and are very passionate about supporting local communities. The store participates in Relay for Life, donating sandwiches to volunteers. It also supports the Butterfly Festival and local schools by donating a portion of sales purchased at the store. In addition, Mariposa Subway supports school football games, programs and events.

. h s e r f t ea 4998 7th Street Mariposa, CA 95338

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LODGING in Mariposa County Tourists in search of lodging in Mariposa County have many options from luxury rentals to traditional motels and rustic cabins. The county’s many accommodations fit all travel needs, whether it’s a family on vacation or a large tour group on a Yosemite National Park excursion. Places to stay include hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, RV parks and campgrounds, backpacking campsites and vacation rentals. If nature is your thing, check out the accommodations in and around Yosemite. The park’s spectacular beauty comes alive in the spring and summer. Enjoy hiking, rock climbing, guided tours and fishing. If you are looking for a quaint small-town experience, book your stay in Mariposa and experience the charm of its lovely downtown. Visit historic sites, shop in its unique stores and dine in one of its many fine restaurants.

www.RiverRo ckM ar i pos a. com

209.966.5793 4993 7th Street • Mariposa

With Yosemite National Park only 19 miles away, Bear Creek Cabins is an ideal base for: rafting, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching and many other activities.



6993 Hwy 140, PO Box 280, Midpines, CA 95345

Call (209) 966-5253 o Toll Free 888-303-6993

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FREE in All Rooms: • Wi-Fi • Microwave • HBO & Cable TV • Refrigerator • Coffee & Tea • Hair Dryer Scan our QR Code for more info & pictures Try us, you’ll just love us!

Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway

A Mariposa hotel near California Gold Country and Yosemite National Park

209-966-4344 Fax 209-966-4655

4994 Bullion Street Mariposa, CA 95338

• Family suites with kitchens • All rooms are non-smoking • No pets allowed • Seasonal pool & hot tub • Free parking • Free wireless Internet access • Newly refurbished • Free newspaper & local calls • Free hot breakfast buffet • Free coffee • Guest use copy machine & fax A highly recommended 45room lodge surrounded by award-winning gardens in the heart of historic Mariposa. Yosemite’s Famous Arch Rock entrance is a short drive along the Merced River.

1-800-966-8819

www.mariposalodge.com 5052 Hwy. 140 - Between Hwy. 49 No. & 49 So. (28 miles to Yosemite National Park entrance)

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MARIPOSA COUNTY Arts Council, Inc.

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s mission is to promote and support all forms of cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County. The arts council offers a variety of high-quality programs designed to enrich the lives of Mariposa residents and visitors through music, theater, dance and the visual arts. Treetop Gallery, housed on the top floor of Chocolate Soup, 5009 Hwy. 140, is a program of the arts council. This retail gallery features works by local artists and curated exhibitions, and serves as a creative community space for both established and emerging artists. The Mariposa County Arts Council sponsors Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings Summer Concert series in the Arts Park Friday and Saturday nights, June through August. These free and very entertaining weekend evenings give local resident and visitors the opportunity to enjoy all genres of music provided by local performers.

The arts council also annually produces a Young Masters Art Competition and Show featuring school age artists; a Storytelling Festival with nationally acclaimed storytellers; storytelling outreach performances in Central California schools, Mairposa Symphony Orchestra, Young Masters Composers Competition, Welcome to Classical Music workshops at schools and Youth Art instructional programs. For more information on Mariposa County Arts Council activities and events, visit www.mariposaartscouncil.org or call (209) 966-3155.

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THE REDWOODS in Yosemite Enjoy all the comforts of home and the majesty of Yosemite National Park, season after season, at The Redwoods in Yosemite. Choose an intimate log cabin for your romantic getaway or bring the entire family to stay in one of the spacious vacation homes. All homes are fully equipped with everything you need to make your home away from home. There are more than 120 homes to choose from, and many are pet friendly.

THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME

It will be difficult to choose from the many stunning views as backdrop for your special event. Weddings in the heart of Yosemite are unforgettable. The Redwoods in Yosemite brings your friends and family together to share in your joyous occasion while enjoying a mini vacation of their own. The Redwoods’ event locations are unique and affordable, and lodging discounts are available for guests. The Redwoods’ Wedding and Event Center seats 80 for wedding receptions in the Fireside Room or on the adjoining Fireside Deck and has full catering facilities.

DO THE UNEXPECTED

Stay inside Yosemite National Park and have your next group event at The Redwoods in Yosemite. For more information, visit www.RedwoodsInYosemite. com.

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844-256-5325

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COMMUNITY Organizations FISH CAMP

Visitors to Yosemite National Park often opt to stay in Fish Camp, a quaint little town at the park’s southern entrance on Highway 41. Lodging options include bed-and-breakfast inns, cabins and a world-class hotel. Fish Camp provides easy access to activities such as horseback riding, fishing and Jeep tours in the summer, and sleigh rides and snow play areas in the winter. A popular attraction is the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and Thornberry Museum, offering rides on a historic steam train. This one-hour narrated excursion through the beautiful Sierra National Forest travels over four miles on the historic Madera Sugar Pine Railroad where locomotives hauled log trains through the mountains.

Soroptimist’s

Christmas Craft Show Always 1st weekend in Dec....Fri. 9am - 6pm & Sat. 9am -4pm.

Free Parking & Admission

Mariposa Fairgrounds Buildings A, B

soroptimistinternationalmariposa@soroptimist.net

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Over75 Crafters Great Food Daily Door Prize Raffles

Foster Ace Hardware • Camping • Appliances • Electrical • Plumbing

• Hardware • Power Equipment • Lawn and Garden • Pool Supplies

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8AM - 6PM, SATURDAY: 8AM - 5:30PM, SUNDAY: 8AM - 4PM

5188 Highway 49 North Mariposa, CA 95338 Ph: (209) 966-2692 Fax: (209) 966-6639

Enjoy a brief stopover in the Lewis Creek Canyon to see the locomotive up close, or explore the outdoors before your return trip to the station. The railroad operates from March through October. The Thornberry Museum, housed in the more than 140-yearold Thornberry log cabin, offers a glance of turn-of-the-century logging camp life. The exhibit features tools used by lumberjacks, and photos of turnof-the century logging operations. Sugar Pine Railroad hosts several special events, such as its Moonlight Train Ride & BBQ featuring an al fresco dinner and live music, Moonlight Special featuring live music and Moonlight Melodrama featuring an outdoor play. For more information on the railroad or to reserve tickets, visit http:// ymsprr.com.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF MARIPOSA

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is part of an international volunteer organization for business and professional women working on projects that improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Our name “Soroptimist” is a coined Latin word which means “best for women.” Mariposa Soroptimist was chartered in December 1965. Members participate in fundraising and service activities in support of local programs targeting youth at risk, domestic violence and women’s health as well as organization-wide programs. Local events include the Christmas Craft Show, Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show, Christmas Home Tour and Spring Fiesta. For more information, visit http://simariposa.org.

TURN SOUTH onto White Chief Mtn. Road

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COMMUNITY Organizations Photo by Delores Ortiz

Photo by Heather Bernikoff

CATHEYS VALLEY AND SIERRA FOOTHILL CHARTER SCHOOL

Catheys Valley in Mariposa County is located 22 miles northeast of Merced and eight miles southwest of Mariposa on Highway 140. It is a crossroads community with cattle and agriculture as the primary industries, and also serves as a serene home for people who commute outside of the area. Rural living is a way of life here. Epic Alpacas, an agricultural operation, offers tours where visitors learn about alpacas and the fiber they produce. On Highway 140, just east of the commercial sector, is Catheys Valley Park featuring picnic spots, a jungle gym, baseball diamond, historic blacksmith shop and the original one-room Catheys Valley schoolhouse where many locals attended as children. To schedule a tour, call (209) 966-6753. Catheys Valley is also home to Sierra Foothill Charter School, a public school that operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The school was founded in 2012 by a group of motivated parents and residents who reopened the local elementary school that was closed in 2010 by the school district. Catheys Valley youngsters now get a quality public education close to home. An important contributor to community life in Catheys Valley, the school annually hosts a Sweetheart Dinner the first weekend in February to raise funds for school programming. It also hosts various open houses, student exhibit events and holiday programs. The school’s Fall Festival is a popular event. Held annually in October, the festival is a time for families and all community members to enjoy the season with old-fashioned games, costume contests, a cake walk, food for purchase and a carnival of games for the children. For more information, visit sierrafoothillcharterschool.org. –Submitted by Heather Bernikoff

HORNITOS PATRONS CLUB

The Hornitos Patrons Club is a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the Hornitos community and history. Hornitos is a Gold Rush-era town located in the foothills of central California. The club also sponsors many community events, and all funds raised support Stag Hall, the community and its children. Don’t miss these events: Famous enchilada dinner, first Saturday in March, 3:30 to 8 p.m., Stag Hall. Dine in or take out. Hornitos Patron Club Flea Market, first Sunday in October. Vendors needed. Saturday evening features a Tri-Tip Dinner before the event. All Souls Day Candle Lighting at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church, Nov. 2, 2016. The public is welcome. For more information on Hornitos Patrons Club events, visit www. hornitospc.com.

HORNITOS PATRONS C L U B

F L M EA ARKE T

Presents the best Flea Market of it’s size in the west. Treasures & Collectibles PLUS a whole lot more!

Sunday Oct. 4, 2016 -7am

Hornitos Park, Hornitos

Vendor spaces or information www.hornitospc.com .h nito nitospc.com

Quality Fuel, convenient Mini-mart, full-service Restaurant and Gathering Facility 4993 Hornitos Road (on Hwy. 140) • Telephone: 209-742-7904

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HISTORIC Coulterville WHERE TIME STANDS STILL

Visiting the historic town of Coulterville is akin to stepping back in time. An authentic Gold Rush town (State Historic Landmark No. 332) that started when Sam Coulter founded a tiny store in the middle of a miner’s tent camp back in 1849, the town grew and withstood three major fires and a major flood before its 50th birthday. Instead of drying up at the end of the Gold Rush, as so many other boomtowns did, the site’s focus on hard-rock mining, then early tourism to Yosemite kept the town alive. Many of its 1800s era buildings, and its historic cemetery, are still in use today. Discover the community’s rich and storied history at the Northern Mariposa County History Center (also known as the Coulterville Museum) at 10301 Hwy. 49 in Coulterville. For a truly immersive Coulterville experience, spend a few hours at one of the town’s annual events, such as a museum gala, Easter egg hunt, a western hoedown, Halloween Trunk or Treat, an all-day Christmas celebration or the largest event, CoyoteFest.

COULTERVILLE EVENTS

Visitors from around the world are always amazed at the warm and welcoming reception they get when attending Coulterville’s oldfashioned community gatherings. The social calendar kicks off in February with Northern Mariposa County History Center’s Gala Reopening. This year’s event, All Aboard to Coulterville, took place on Feb. 6, and the museum resumed its regular 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours on Feb. 10. The museum also presents its Roses of Coulterville walking tour in the spring that highlights the town’s unique and historic roses. This year’s tour will be at 10 a.m. on April 23. For more information about the museum and its events, visit coultervillehistorycenter.org or call (209) 878-3015.

Photos by Dale Silverman

Coulterville Community Club’s Easter Egg Hunt is a popular activity for families. Held at Coulterville Park on Easter morning, this event is open to all children ages 1 to 12 and registration is not required. With summertime comes an old-fashioned Independence Day. Celebrate it at Coulterville’s annual Deep Pit Barbecue at noon on Saturday, July 2, in Coulterville Park. Organized by the local Fire Brigade and crew of Station 26, this event includes live music and old-fashioned games. Perhaps Coulterville is best know for CoyoteFest, its annual fall festival. Join in the family fun on Sept. 24. The popular event includes a parade, car show, the 34th annual Coyote Howl Contest, live bands, vendors and games. For more information, visit coulterville historycenter.org In October, local merchants organize Trunk

or Treat held on or shortly before Halloween. Children trick or treat at local businesses and from the trunks of vehicles parked downtown. The year caps off with Christmas in Coulterville on the third Saturday of December. This day-long event includes Santa’s arrival, a parade, holiday shopping and a free community dinner. For more information about Coulterville’s annual events and community fundraisers, visit the Coulterville Facebook page: www.facebook. com/Coulterville. – Submitted by Dale Silverman

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MARIPOSA EVENTS 2016-2017

APRIL 2016

April 2

Spring Fiesta Dinner/Dance Presented by Soroptimist International of Mariposa (209) 742-4680/742-7780

April 2

Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Pancake Breakfast Location TBA. Free breakfast for cancer survivors. (209) 966-8447 hollpad@sti.net

April 9 & 10

Annual Gem & Mineral Show Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Highway 49 South (1.8 miles from town). Presented by California State Mining and Mineral Museum. (209) 742-7625

Date TBD

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra “Welcome Spring” Concert Mariposa County High School & National Park Service Auditorium in Yosemite. Sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council (209) 966-3155 rodguez@mariposaartscouncil.org

April 16 & 17

Las Mariposas Civil War Days Long’s Ranch (off Yaqui Gulch). Family-friendly event featuring Sutler’s Village, encampments, food vendors. Pets are not allowed. (209) 769-1451 www.mariposacivilwardays.com

April 24

Mariposa Butterfly Festival presents the Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpiller contest Bootjack Stompers Hall. Open to boys and girls ages 2 to 10. (209) 966-3232/742-4933 www.mariposabutterflyfestival.net

April 29

Annual Taste of Mariposa and Hat Contest Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Ln. Kick-off event for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. (209) 966-3232/966-6380

April 30 & May 1

Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival – a smoke-free event Mariposa Art Park, Highway 140 & 4th Street, and surrounding areas. Music, food, vendors, butterfly releases, children’s activities, skateboard contest at Skateboard Park. (209) 966-3232/742-4933 www.mariposabutterflyfestival.net

April 30

Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival parade 10 a.m. along Hwy. 140; steps off at Coakley Circle, ends downtown at Fourth Street. For entries or information: www. mariposabutterflyfestival.net or (209) 966-3232. After parade butterfly releases on Fifth Street near creek. Releases continue throughout the weekend. (209) 966-3232/742-4933 www.mariposabutterflyfestival.net

April 30

Skateboard Competition at Mariposa County Park skateboard area 4998 County Park Rd. Registration, 8 a.m. Free entry; open to the public. Call Tony (209) 275-4226

April 30

Quilt Show Mariposa Museum & History Center, 5119 Jessie St. (209) 966-2924

MAY 2016

First weekend in May

Annual Mariposa County Library Book Sale Date TBA www.mariposalibrary.org

May 7 & 8

Annual POW-WOW Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Traditional Native American celebration featuring music, dance, food and activities. (209)742-2244 mariposapowwow@yahoo.com

Date TBA

Annual Master Gardner Plant Sale Mariposa County Fairgrounds (209) 966-7078

May 21 & 22

Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Walk 9 a.m. May 21 to 9 a.m. May 22, Mariposa County High School upper track field. (209) 966-8447 hollpad@sti.net

Memorial Day Weekend through August

Cousin Jack’s Free Concert Series 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Mariposa Art Park, Highway 140 & 4th Street. Bring blankets or chairs. Sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council. (209) 966-3155 rodriguez@mariposaartscouncil.org

May 28

Annual Rotary Art & Wine Festival Mariposa County Courthouse Call Karen Smith: (209) 769-8198 http://mariposarotary.org

JUNE 2016

June 2

Sierra Foothills Charter School Open House 4952 School House Rd., Catheys Valley (209) 742-6222 sierrafoothillcharterschool.org

June 25

Annual Sausage and Suds Sampler Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg. A. Sponsored by Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds. (209) 742-4680 www.mariposafof.com mariposafriends@yahoo.com

JULY 2016

Date TBA

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Independence Day Spectacular Concert 7 p.m., Mariposa County Park Amphitheater, 4998 County Park Rd. Sponsored by Mariposa Arts Council (209) 966-3155 www.mariposaartscouncil.org 23

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MARIPOSA EVENTS 2016-2017 July 2

Rotary Presents Mother Lode Outhouse Races Mariposa County Courthouse. Call Karen Smith: (209)769-8198 http://mariposarotary.org

July 4

Deep Pit BBQ Coulterville Park, Coulterville. Fundraiser for Coulterville Fire Brigade. (209) 878-3227

All month long

“Photography Fest” Sierra Artist Gallery, corner of Highway 140 & 6th Street, Mariposa. Exhibition featuring local artists. (209) 966-2284 www.sierraartistsgallery.com

AUGUST 2016

August 13

Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Contest Meet the candidates and watch them compete. (209) 966-8150 www.mariposafair.com

August 20

Western Saddle Mount & Gymkhana – Adults & Juniors Mariposa County Fairgrounds. (209) 966-2432 www.mariposafair.com

SEPTEMBER 2016

Sept. 2-5

Annual Mariposa County Fair & Homecoming Mariposa County Fairgrounds. FFA and 4-H showmanship and auctions, carnival, Destruction Derby, rodeo, Western saddle events, crowning of Rodeo Queen and Princesses, exhibits, food and vendors. (209) 966-2432 www.mariposafair.com

Sept. 24

Mariposa County Farms and Ranches Tour Visit locations throughout the county, talk with producers, enjoy art, history, lunch and workshops. (209) 377-8203 www.mariposafarmsranches.com

Sept. 24

Annual Coyote Howl Coulterville (Highway 49 South & Highway 132). Live music, petting zoo, children’s activities, vendors, food and annual Coyote Howling Contest. Sponsored by Northern Mariposa County History Center. (209) 878-3015

OCTOBER 2016

First weekend in October

Annual Mariposa County Library Book Sale www.mariposalibrary.org

Oct. 1

Friends of Fairgrounds Annual Flea Market Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Vendors welcome. (209) 742-4680

Oct.1

Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Outdoor Home and Garden Show Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Vendors needed. www.mariposacontractors.com

Date TBA

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Seasons Opening Concert Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School. Sponsored by Mariposa Arts Council. (209) 966-3155 www.mariposaartscouncil.org

October/November

Gold Rush Art Show Sierra Artists Gallery, corner of Highway 140 & 6th, featuring local artists. (209) 966-2284 www.sierraartistsgallery.com

NOVEMBER 2016

Nov. 2

Annual Hornitos Candle Lighting Ceremony Traditional All Souls Day candle lighting ceremony to honor the souls of the dead. www.hornitospc.com

Nov. 5

Annual Black & White Ball Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Fundraiser for J.C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. (209) 966-3631 x173 lorna.coci@jcf-hospital.com

Nov. 5-6

Tri Valley Youth Football League Superbowl Finals for all age groups. Everyone welcome. Sponsors and volunteers needed. (209) 966-5894

DECEMBER 2016

Date TBA

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert 7 p.m., Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School. Sponsored by Mariposa Arts Council (209) 966-3155 rodriguez@mariposaartscouncil.org www.mariposaartscouncil.org

Dec. 2 & 3

Annual Soroptimist Christmas Craft Fair Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Buildings A & B. More than 70 vendors, professional hand-crafted items food, photos with Santa. (209) 742-4680 simariposa@soroptimist.org

Dec. 10

Soroptimist Christmas Home Show Visit beautifully decorated homes in Mariposa County. (209) 966-4680 simariposa@soroptimist.org

Dec. 10

Lions Club Sponsors Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Mariposa County Courthouse. A Mariposa tradition featuring Santa’s arrival on a firetruck and free hot dogs and beverages. Call Earl: (209) 966-6852

Dec. 10

Coulterville Children visit with Santa Coulterville County Park. (209) 878-3227

JANUARY 2017

Annual Prom Fair Tea and Fashion Show Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Rd. Presented by Soroptimist International of Mariposa. (209) 742-7780 Email: simariposa@soroptimist.org

FEBRUARY 2017

Annual Lions Club Crab Feed Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg. A Call Earl: (209) 966-6852, Matt: (209) 966-5444 or Chris: (209) 966-3314 Sierra Foothill Charter School Sweetheart Dinner 4952 School House Rd., Catheys Valley. (209) 742-6222 Sierrafoothillcharterschool.org Annual Young Master Art Competition & Exhibition Throughout February. Treetop Gallery, Highway 140 & 4th Street. Sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council. (209) 966-3155 rodriguez@mariposaartscouncil.org www.mariposaartscouncil.org Mariposa County 4-H Pancake Breakfast (209) 966-4829 dswice@ucam.edu Republican Central Committee of Mariposa County Annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg. A (209) 742-4680 www.mariposagop.org

MARCH 2017

Hornitos Annual Enchilada Dinner Stag Hall, 2884 Bear Valley Rd., Hornitos. Sponsored by Hornitos Patrons Club. www.hornitospc.org (209) 376-2320 Annual Storytelling Festival Mariposa County High School and National Park Service Auditorium in Yosemite. Sponsored by The Mariposa Arts Council. rodriguez@mariposaartscouncil.org (209) 966-3155

FOR UPDATES ON EVENTS Visit www.sierrasuntimes.com or email sst@goldrushcam.com

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COMMUNITY Partners

SIERRA SUN TIMES www.SierraSunTimes.com Owner and publisher: Gerald “Jerry” Sarazin Advertising, billing, graphic design: Yvonne Sarazin Sierra Sun Times celebrates 12 years of digital publishing in 2016. The Sierra Sun Times/GoldRushCam.com was first published in February 2004 as a seven-day, online only local news source. It is the only media source based in Mariposa that publishes 24/7 and that has a local emergency scanner online and a weather station that updates continuously. The site covers Mariposa and the surrounding Sierra Foothill areas. Billed as the local “original news source,” Sierra Sun Times offers real-time information for residents on area news, events and emergency fire updates. Readers also will find letters to the editor, daily sheriff and booking reports, California news, obituaries, U.S. and world news, political articles and senior news. Because the site is updated and viewed round the clock, the Sierra Sun Times boasts that its ads can be viewed 365 days a year, giving advertisers 24/7 exposure. For more information, call the Sierra Sun Times at (209) 742-4136 or email sst@goldrushcam.com.

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PHOTOGRPAHER CHARLES PHILLIPS Western art & life in the American west through the lens Photographer Charles Phillips enjoys the process of taking photos to record the light and color of nature’s canvas and to preserve western traditions for future generations. He specializes in western and nature photography, as well as photojournalism. His work has been featured in New York’s Kodak Times Square Gallery, on national TV news and in international magazines. Phillips’ work has also been used in National Day of the Cowboy and National Geographic publications. Locally his photographs are on exhibit at downtown Mariposa’s Sierra Artists’ Gallery, and are also sold in various shops.

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ADVERTISER Index 5th Street Inn .................................................................................................................................. 13 Bear Creek Cabins ........................................................................................................................... 17 Bett’s Gold Coin .............................................................................................................................. 15 Bling N Things ................................................................................................................................. 13 Butterfly Creek Winery ..................................................................................................................... 14 Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant .......................................................................................................... 15 Catheys Valley Food & Gas .............................................................................................................. 21 Charles Street Dinner House .............................................................................................................. 2 Chocolate Soup ............................................................................................................................... 12 Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway .............................................................................................. 17 Daily and Company ........................................................................................................................... 3 Donuts A Go-Go ................................................................................................................................ 7 Epic Alpacas ...................................................................................................................................... 8 Foster Ace Hardware ....................................................................................................................... 20 Happy Burger Diner ......................................................................................................................... 15 High Country Health Foods & Cafe................................................................................................... 14 Hornitos Patrons Club Flea Market ................................................................................................... 21 Las Mariposas Civil War Days........................................................................................................... 10 Mariposa Butterfly Festival............................................................................................................... 11 Mariposa Company Store ................................................................................................................ 12 The Mariposa Lodge ........................................................................................................................ 17 Mia Gloor, Full-Time Realtor .............................................................................................................. 9 Miners Inn ...................................................................................................................................... 18 Miriam & Co.................................................................................................................................... 13 Pioneer Market and Pharmacy ........................................................................................................... 6 Pizza Factory ................................................................................................................................... 15 Pony Expresso ................................................................................................................................... 7 River Rock Inn & Cafe...................................................................................................................... 17 Savoury’s ........................................................................................................................................ 14 Sierra Foothill Homes....................................................................................................................... 13 Soroptimist’s Christmas Craft Show.................................................................................................. 20 Subway ........................................................................................................................................... 16 Sugar Pine Cafe .............................................................................................................................. 14 The Redwoods in Yosemite .............................................................................................................. 19 Trans Valley Youth Football League ..................................................................................................... 7 White Chief Mountain Lodge ........................................................................................................... 20 Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad........................................................................................... 27 Yosemite Beads R Us ....................................................................................................................... 12 Yosemite Gifts ................................................................................................................................. 12 Yosemite Sweet Tooth ..................................................................................................................... 12 26

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Yosemite Mtn Sugar Pine Railroad ALL ABOARD!

Authentic Steam Powered Locomotives “Moonlight Special” Train, Barbeque & Entertainment • • • • •

Model-A Powered Railcars Museum Gift Shops Sandwich Shop Gold Panning

HWY 41 • Fish Camp • CA • 93623

(559) 683-7273 www.yosemitesteamtrains.com Founded By The

Family In 1965

Operating in the Sierra National Forest at Yosemite’s South Gate

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Photos by Charles Phillips

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