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Tuolumne Writer’s Retreat

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

Participate in classes, hear featured speakers, take a lantern walk to the cemetery for a Ghost Poetry Open Mic, enjoy professional Literary Performances, Miners Nuggets of Prose & Poetry Reading, Authors Row. Pre-registration. Fee required. Call 209-533-3843 or visit sonorawriters.org for information.  

September 26, 2014 8:00 am
September 28, 2014 5:00 pm

Guided tour of the Columbia Cemetery after dark by costumed docents holding lanterns. Guests will stop at specific gravesites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will be told by some very convincing characters!  Reservations required and tickets are $25 per person.  Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.

September 26, 2014 7:00 pm
September 27, 2014 8:00 pm
$25
Columbia Cemetery
School House Street, Columbia, 95310 United States
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Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

September 27, 2014
September 28, 2014
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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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 and miscellaneous. The grand prize is a gold nugget, and there are cash and gift certificate prizes in each category. The entry fee to compete in each category is $12 and contestants sign up between 9 and 10:30 am. The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. T-shirts will be available for sale ($20). All ages and music genres are represented in this contest, which is sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Competition begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., and continues all day, except for a lunch break, which features a CHILI COOK-OFF ($5).For more information, call 209-536-1672 or visit columbiacalifornia.com.   

September 27, 2014
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Aren’t you just itchin’ to participate? This event is like a traditional flower show, except all entries must include poison oak! Some of the categories are: best arrangement of poison oak, most original poison oak dish (with recipe), best photograph of poison oak, best photograph of poison oak rash (or in person). Sponsored by the Bixel Brewery. For more information, call 209-533-4656.

September 27, 2014
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guided tour of the Columbia Cemetery after dark by costumed docents holding lanterns. Guests will stop at specific gravesites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will be told by some very convincing characters!  Reservations required and tickets are $25 per person.  Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.

October 3, 2014 7:00 pm
October 4, 2014 8:00 pm
$25

Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

October 4, 2014
October 5, 2014
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

October 11, 2014
October 12, 2014
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Join us for a cornucopia of crafts, comestibles, demonstrations of skills, and music and dancing on the shady streets of Columbia State Historic Park, decorated for the harvest season. Almost fifty vendors, dressed in 1850s attire, will display their handmade arts and crafts for sale, including pottery, jewelry, apparel, home décor, wood furniture, baked goods and many others; and some will demonstrate their skills. Attractions include demonstrations of spinning and weaving by the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners, face painting, a petting zoo, and entertainment by various local groups of musicians and dancers. Sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Call 209-536-1672 or visit columbiacalifornia.com.

October 11, 2014 9:00 am
October 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

October 18, 2014
October 19, 2014
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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