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September 2016

SRT: The Robber Bridegroom

September 3
Sierra Repertory Theatre (Fallon House),
11175 Washington St.
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents The Robber Bridegroom: September 2nd - 25th, 2016 Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee in place of evening show on September 22 A rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy, with one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical. Set in eighteenth century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber…

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$5.00

History’s Mysteries

September 3
Columbia State Historic Park,
Main St. & State St
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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If you like reading or watching mysteries, don’t miss History’s Mysteries presented by Friends of Columbia. The setting is the 1850s and you are called upon to solve an actual crime that occurred in our mining town. Not only will you witness the results of the crime, you’ll also have an opportunity to personally interview key members to the crime and get a chance to subpoena them in court. Then, you’ll help select one person from your group to question…

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FREE

California Statehood Day Parade

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park,
Main St. & State St
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Admission Day Parade

The Native Sons of the Golden West, Columbia Parlor #258, sponsors a California Admissions Day Parade in Historic Columbia. The Native Sons have a tradition of preserving California History. The parade is one of those that started in 1876, and revived in 2008. There are many other events held on Admissions Day in historic Columbia, the parade is just one of them.  The Columbia Docents will also sponsor a fashion show and additional tours throughout the day. For more information…

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FREE

Back to School 1861

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Schoolhouse,
School House Street
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Back to School 1861

Join us for a beautiful evening at the historic schoolhouse. During this reminiscent event, take a tour of the upstairs, sit in on a lesson taught by a docent dressed as an 1860s school teacher, play games of long ago, listen to music, and help make hand-cranked ice cream. This event is free ($1 for ice cream) Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information.

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FREE

44th Annual Columbia Art Show

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park,
Main St. & State St
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Columbia-Art

This annual Columbia fine art show features over 50 local painters, potters, sculptors and photographers who will display their art on the shady streets of the Columbia State Historic Park.  This event is FREE to the public. For more information, contact Kim Kyhl at candle@mlode.com / 209-536-1329, or Glinda Wolverton at bgwfarms@sbcglobal.net.

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$25

Stories In Stone Cemetery Tour

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia Cemetery,
School House Street
Columbia, 95310 United States
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Guided tour of the Columbia Cemetery after dark by costumed docents holding lanterns. Guests will stop at specific grave sites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will be told by some very convincing characters!  Tours are on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Reservations required and tickets are $25 per person.  Sponsored by Friends of Columbia State Historic Park, go to The Friends Of Columbia SHP website for more information and to purchase tickets.

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34th Annual Fiddle & Bango Contest And Chili Cook-Off!

September 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park,
Main St. & State St
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Fiddle and Bango Contest

The Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, “bango”) is held at the gazebo in Columbia State Historic Park.  More than 40 musicians compete for prizes in the following categories:  fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin, miscellaneous, and original song.  The grand prize is a gold nugget, and there are cash prizes in each category.  The entry fee per category is $15 and contestants sign up between 9 and 10:30 am.  The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring…

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$25

Stories In Stone Cemetery Tour

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia Cemetery,
School House Street
Columbia, 95310 United States
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stories-in-stone

Guided tour of the Columbia Cemetery after dark by costumed docents holding lanterns. Guests will stop at specific grave sites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will be told by some very convincing characters!  Tours are on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Reservations required and tickets are $25 per person.  Sponsored by Friends of Columbia State Historic Park, go to The Friends Of Columbia SHP website for more information and to purchase tickets.

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SRT: The Robber Bridegroom

September 25
Sierra Repertory Theatre (Fallon House),
11175 Washington St.
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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robber

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents The Robber Bridegroom: September 2nd - 25th, 2016 Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee in place of evening show on September 22 A rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy, with one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical. Set in eighteenth century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber…

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Tuolumne Writer’s Retreat

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park,
Main St. & State St
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Tuolumne Writers Retreat

Experience the Tuolumne Writers Retreat in Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA, located at : 11255 Jackson Street. This Gold Rush Town founded by miners in 1850, claims preserved brick buildings, period displays, shops, restaurants, hotels and docents to transport you to another era. While you are embedded in your favorite writing classes, your family will be entertained. Stage coach rides, gold panning, climbing rock formations, watching the blacksmith clang his anvil, candle and candy exhibitions, and creamy ice cream…

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