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Mid-September Weekend Events

Meet and support local Mother Lode residents at one or several of these events listed in our event calendar.

As detailed in yesterday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” the premiere of the locally filmed movie “Breaking Legs will take place at the outdoor Pinecrest Theater on Friday September 16 at 7:30 pm. The free event hosted by UFO Pictures will feature the film’s director Mark Marchillo who will talk about what took place behind the scenes.

Saturday there is an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the senior center in Sonora and a Vets Helping Vets Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees.

The Great Sierra River Clean Up begins Saturday at New Melones Visitors Center. Register after 8am to begin at 9am, breakfast treats will be provided as will trash bags and gloves. The event is open to all levels of mobility and personal kayaks and boats are encouraged.

Over in Murphys the 1st Congregational Church will host a CROP Walk to End Hunger. In Copperopolis take in the Holiday Craft Fair and Rummage Sale at Black Creek Park.

California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) will present the 3rd Annual “Working on the Railroad – A Celebration of Sierra Railway Workers” on Saturday to recognize and honor the hundreds of former Sierra Railway and Sierra Railroad workers, their descendants and family members. The celebration will include special activities and elements, including: a “Memory Wall” with photographs and stories about former workers posted by Railtown staff or attendees who are descendants of the workers themselves; a “hands-on” interpretation table that highlights Sierra Railway’s Chinese cooks and the roles of the telegrapher featuring telegraph demonstrations; a world map that visually shows from which countries the workers came; a live forge and working blacksmith in the historic Roundhouse; children’s activities and more. Details about presentations are in the event listing here.

If you have tickets you can have brunch in Murphys with California State Controller, Betty Yee and the Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee.

More Saturday events are listed here.

Sunday morning is the Sonora Pass Trail Fun Run in Strawberry. View the 44th Annual Columbia Fine Art Show at Columbia State Historic park or meet Bob Derlet, who is running against Tom McClintock for the 4th Congressional district, will appear at three events at various locations in Tuolumne County on Sunday.