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Memorial Day Weekend Events

Many events offer Mother Lode residents a nice way to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.

The 2013 Strawberry Music Festival at Camp Mather, bordering Yosemite National Park began yesterday. It will continue through Sunday but Sunday Day tickets are Sold Out. The festival features a wide range of musical acts representing many different musical genres including americana, bluegrass, swing, rock, blues and gospel. Friday or Saturday Day tickets and some camping passes will be available at the gate according to their website.

A Benefit Barbecue on Saturday for Fire Captain Paul Waite will be held at the Calfire Station in Twain Harte. Paul Waite has been in the fire service for 26 years and he has been with Twain Harte Fire Rescue as a fire captain for the last 12 years. In November, 2012, Paul was diagnosed with class 2 uveal melanoma (eye cancer) which is costly to treat. The event organizers say, “Lets band together as a community to help him out.” From noon to 6pm there will be a silent auction, raffle and barbecue. For tickets and details view the event listing here.

Above Twain Harte is the annual “Rummage Sale” fundraiser to benefit the Mi-Wuk/Sugar Pine Fire Department hosted by their Auxiliary. The event is Saturday beginning at 8:00am at the Mi-Wuk/Sugar Pine Fire Dept. The event listing is here.

35th Annual Arnold Peddler’s Faire is this Saturday and Sunday. The Ebbetts Pass Volunteer Fire Department sponsors and mans their beer booth of local Calaveras County brews, along with over 70 booths of antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted items, gourmet foods, vintage jewelry, and more. The Arnold Lion’s Club holds an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast both days from 7:30am – 11am for $6. More details are in the event listing.

Above downtown Arnold at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, on Saturday is the “Winds in the Sequoias” concert. Beginning at 4pm The Mother Lode Woodwind Quintet will play selections from 200+ years of chamber wind music in Jack Knight Hall. For ticket price and details view the event listing here.