Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, CA — Activities abound this weekend as the Mother Lode celebrates Easter and other spring-related events and activities. Here’s a sampling…
Friday, for those seeking to connect with the spirit of Easter, a live Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Angels Camp begins at 4:30. The service is free and open to the public. Or you may choose to walk along one of several guided live outdoor performances, Friday through Sunday, of the “Road to Calvary-An Easter Production,” illustrating the last footsteps of Jesus Christ, sponsored by Christian Heights Church, in Sonora.
Friday and Saturday, kids on spring break can build their skills, burn off energy, and perhaps some candy calories at a free basketball clinic.
Saturday, Christian Heights Church invites children 12 and under to participate in its free Easter Egg Hunt, beginning at 10 a.m. sharp.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park also opens this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, residents of Tuolumne, Calaveras and Mariposa counties who show up in person with proof of residency may climb aboard free steam-powered train rides departing at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Regular tickets are also available on line and at the park. As seats are limited, folks are encouraged to arrive early.
Also on Saturday, beginning at noon, an “Elegant to Sporty Annual Fashion Show” benefiting Sonora Cat Rescue will feature new looks, gift and personal shopping opportunities, and door prizes, along with a catered lunch by the new Mickey’s restaurant at Twain Harte Golf Course.
Among the Sunday sunrise services open to all, Calvary Chapel will hold one beginning at 6:39 a.m. (exact local sunrise time) at Mountain Shadow Cemetery, in Sonora. Christian Life Center of Sonora’s early Easter service will begin at 7:30 a.m.
On Sunday, Columbia’s celebrated free Victorian Easter Parade and Egg Hunts kick off at 12:30 p.m. The sponsoring Columbia Chamber of Commerce invites the public to come at 11:30 a.m., decked out in Easter finery, and sign up for the kid and pet-friendly parade, which will award prizes for best costumes. Egg hunts ensue for kids in three age categories from 6-12. Organizers say to BYO Easter baskets and keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny.
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