Update: Black Oak League Bowling And More Cancellations
Update Mar 18 10:36am: The We are Tuolumne County Open Houses on April 2nd and April 16th are canceled as is the April 3rd Meet the CAO event. The local movie theaters in Angels Camp and Sonora are closed as posted on the movie times page here. Also the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge is closed until further notice. Therefore, the Moose Lodge’s April 4 Kids’ Easter Party has been canceled. The Resource Connections Children’s Fair scheduled to take place on April 4th is going to be rescheduled for the fall. They will announce the new date as soon as they can.
Update 8:53pm: Black Oak Casino has canceled all-league bowling for the remainder of the Winter Season for all eleven leagues. All league presidents and secretaries will be working to close the leagues and process the prize funds/refunds to league members in accordance with USBC guidelines. Everything should be completed by April 2, 2020. Summer league play will be decided at a later time.
A Center For A Non Violent Community says, “In an effort to promote the health and well-being of our community and those we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Center For A Non Violent Community will operate remotely from March 16-March 22. Please call our crisis line at 209-533-3401, if you need support or assistance.”
Update 3:05pm: All Calaveras County Library locations are closing on a directive from the Calaveras County Administration Office.
Update 2:30pm: Twain Harte Branch Library and the Groveland Library branch will be closed during the COVID-19 situation as both staff members have elected to self-isolate during this time. All Tuolumne County library programs are canceled (book clubs, children storytimes, classes, crafts and the Book Mobile). The Tuolumne Branch Library and the Sonora Main Library remain open for the use of computers and books/reference materials.
The Open Garden Day and Plant Sale scheduled for April 4th by the Tuolumne County Master Gardeners has been canceled. They hope to host a plant sale in May.
ATCAA Continues to Provide Critical Services – Limits In-Person Contact
In an effort to keep the most vulnerable in our community safe while still providing emergent services, the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency, (ATCAA) is limiting in-person contact during the COVID-19 crisis. Effective through March 27th, doors will be closed to the general public at the Sonora Service Center, but most programs and services will remain open with the exception of Head Start who will follow the county schools closure protocols and the Free Tax Preparation Program which is awaiting IRS direction.
ATCAA provides services to low-income residents who need assistance in areas such as food, housing, emergency shelter, energy bill and home weatherization assistance, free income tax preparation, childcare, youth prevention programs and more.
There is an application and screening process for almost all services and that process can be handled initially over the phone and through the mail. Information and applications for services are available on ATCAA’s website and outside the Service Center. A secure drop box is also available for completed applications.
When an in-person appointment is necessary, staff will schedule as needed and emphasis will be placed on infection prevention such as disinfecting common areas and practicing social distancing.
The Food Bank will continue to provide food for its partner pantries and residents in need while limiting personal contact. They are also working with the County Schools and other food distribution locations to ensure no interruption of food delivery. Residents are encouraged to call the Food Bank directly at 984-3960 x101 if they find themselves in need.
The ATCAA Service Center can be reached by calling 533-1397, Monday through Thursday from 9 am until 4 pm. For more information about specific programs and how to reach them directly visit ATCAA.org
Update March 17, 12:30pm: The Supporting The Blue A K9 Fundraiser scheduled for March 20th has been canceled.
The Angels Night Out monthly Angels Camp Business Association has also canceled their March 21st event. There is no word yet if April will happen.
Columbia College Foundation has canceled the special campus presentation discussion of Native life scheduled for Monday evening, March 30.
Update 4:17pm: Tuolumne County Library is canceling library programs. We will not be holding storytimes, after school programs, book clubs, computer classes, or other events. The branches will be open to check out library materials and a limited number of computers will be available for individual use. The Tuolumne County Bookmobile will not be making its regular scheduled stops.
Update 3:50pm: All Calaveras County Library locations are closing on a directive from the Calaveras County Administration Office.
Original 12:30pm: A few events that do not expect a large crowd and/or can accommodate social distancing, standing/sitting six feet apart. Also a list of events that have canceled, plus public building closures.
Tuolumne County is running its libraries and other government offices as normal with the exception of closing the Tuolumne Museum and History Center for 60 days from last week. As reported here the Mother Lode League suspended games in a decision that will be reassessed on April 1st. It impacts baseball, softball, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field.
Supporting the Blues Fundraiser, this public dinner fundraiser for the Sonora Police Department is confirmed as scheduled. They will evaluate if recommendations change. The event is at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on Friday March 20 from 5pm until 9pm. Live music and auctions, proceeds will be used for a K9 patrol car and load-bearing vest. Tickets are available at the Sonora Police Department Call Faith at 588-6993.
Last weekend’s TuCARE dinner is already rescheduled for May 16th. Murphys Irish Day 2020 was canceled.
The We are Tuolumne County Open House scheduled in Groveland was canceled,
the remaining two dates and locations in the series of seven open houses is here.
Lambert Center has closed due to mainly senior age volunteers being advised to stay home. The Enrichment Center is open from 8am to 3pm. They have showers and computers and are practicing social distancing, some groups can meet if they are able to spread out enough (computers are also spread out now.) They do ask that everyone who comes in to use hand sanitizer right away and please stay home if they are sick. There is some of the food (pizza) from the Lambert Center. All community Centers are listed here.
Events Also Canceled Saturday, March 21st:
- Hope in the Mother Lode breakfast fundraiser for Adult & Teen Challenge, Jamestown
- ‘Out of This World Trivia Bee’ by Friends of the Library of Calaveras County
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at Soulsbyville Methodist Church
- AAUW Sonora Branch Dinner at the Black Oak Casino Resort
- Raise the Roof for Resiliency Village
The Tuolumne Fun Run is still scheduled for Saturday, March 21, they will be having a 1 mile, 5K, and 10K run to raise money to offer children’s classes at the Westside Fitness Gym. Details are here.
As reported before:
Murphys Senior Center is closed until at least April 6th related to public health recommendations. Their fall prevention program ‘Stay Vertical Calaveras’ has also been canceled until further notice. An overview of local community center closures is on our page here.
Sierra Senior Providers, Inc. has closed the Senior Center and the Congregate Lunch programs in Sonora, Jamestown and Groveland. Starting Monday, March 16th, meals will be made available at the Senior Center for Pick-Up Only for current congregate lunch participants.
The home delivery Meals on Wheels program is continuing without interruption and drivers are following recommended health and safety precautions.
The Senior Center is also closed to all classes, groups, activities and events until further notice.
Common Ground Senior Services Silver Streak Transportation Program, continues to provide transportation to seniors over the age of 60 who have no other means of transportation. This service is for medical appointments only and are considered essential to the participant’s health and safety. Drivers are following the recommended health and safety precautions.
Area 12 Agency on Aging has canceled all exercise programs in Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties until further notice. The Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) will conduct phone appointments only until further notice.
Sierra Repertory Theater notes that Camelot has ended it’s run as of Sunday, March 15. Performances were scheduled through April 12.
You don’t have to go out to see what weather conditions are like in Sonora, we have four webcams and our two ‘Eye in the Sky’ cams are at an elevation of 1,000 feet. You can check them out here.
Upcoming events will continue to be updated, check out the non-profit events that are listed (and canceled) in our Events Calendar here. If you have a local event that you’d like to have listed, use the event submission form here to let us know. For-profit events are invited to promote their events through our promotional event feature explained here.