Thanksgiving weekend means WINTERFEST CELEBRATION and we are making plans for winter excitement that will kick-off on Friday Nov. 25th. You can expect fun activities like downhill skiing and snowboarding, bonfires, movies, live music and great food. Now is the time to book your stay for the weekend! To make reservations CLICK HERE or Call Bear Valley Lodge at 209-753-2327.
Friday, November 25
- Bear Valley Mountain Opening Day – Projected, weather permitting, call 209-753-2301 BUY DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS
- Reba Sports Thanksgiving Sale – Ski Area
- BVSEF Ski Swap 10am-2pm ski area Learn More
- Bear Valley Cross Country Opening Day – Tentative date, weather permitting, call 209-753-2834
- 7 PM: “A Walk in the Park” with David Vassar Film, Benefits Sustainable Future, donations welcome – Limited seating, BUY TICKETS
Saturday, November 26
- 10am- 2pm Bear Valley Snowmobile Open House – 209-753-2323 – Tri tip, Hot dogs, Potato salad, Chips and Dips, Beer/wine Come in, visit, eat and enjoy.
- 11 am to 5 pm – snow play and snowman building at Tamarack Lodge – 209-753-2310
- 12 PM: Wine Tasting in the Meadow call 209-753-2834, $10 per person, pre-registration required, space limited, call 209-753-2834
- 3 pm to 6 pm – Winter-fest with marshmallow roast at Tamarack Lodge – 209-753-2310
- 5:30 PM: Winterfest Celebration Bonfire and Family Fun – At the south side of the Bear Valley Lodge across from the main entrance 209-753-2327
- 6:30 PM: Warren Miller Film in Bear Valley Lodge, Benefits youth sports, donations welcome 209-753-2327
- 8–10 PM: Music – In the Cathedral Lounge at the Bear Valley Lodge 209-753-2327
Sunday, November 27
- Bear Valley Mountain and Cross Country Ski Areas- Ski, Ride, Cross-country Ski and snowshoe
Music in the Park
All Music in the Park concerts are free to the public. Our events are Tobacco Free.
Everyone’s invited to bring picnic suppers, lawn chairs and your own shade. Kids can enjoy the Markleeville Community Park playground while the bands play on. Donations to fund the Friends of the Library programs in support of Alpine County Libraries are always welcomed in the giant mandolin case in front of the stage!
The 2017 Musical Line Up:
Saturday, June 24, 5 pm
Carolyn Dolan and Big Red
Contemporary jazz and blues
Saturday, July 29, 5 pm
Swing, Americana and a lotta fun
Sunday, August 13, 5 pm
Beans Sousa and Slade Rivers Band
Selections from the new Honky Tonk Highway album
Saturday, August 26, 5 pm
Bison Bluegrass Band
free range, organic, locally grown
Saturday, September 9, 4 pm
The California Sons
Rocking Americana and bluegrass – return engagement
Music in the Park 2017 thanks the following local businesses and services for sponsoring our days of live music and festive picnics.
This year’s sponsors: Sorensen’s Resort, Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, Intero Real Estate Services, California Alps Coffee Haus, Trailblazer Travel Books, Douglas Disposal and Recycling Services, Friends of Hope Valley, Markleeville General Store, Woodfords Inn, Barbara and Michael Barton, Amy Skewes-Cox and Robert Twiss, Holdridge Family, Donald M. Jardine, Tom and Marilyn Kolpacoff, Rick Meyers.
Celebrate Independence Day weekend, Saturday, July 1st at 10 am. Hwy 4 closes at 9:30 am so the Ebbetts Pass Corridor can celebrate all along the parade route in Arnold.
It is a complete day of fun in Arnold, you can start your day off with a great pancake breakfast from the Lions Club, relax with friends and family while you watch the parade and enjoy a concert at Cedar Center. So grab your lawn chairs, mark you viewing spots and Celebrate America’s Birthday Mountain Style!
November 25, 2016 – Christmas in White Pines – Join the folks of White Pines for their 2nd Annual Parade of Lights – Parade begins at Dunbar Road and proceeds down Blagen Road to White Pines Park – Blagen Road closes at 6:45pm – Visit with Mr & Mrs Claus in the Gazebo beginning at 6pm – Enjoy the 75′ Christmas Tree, Christmas Carols, Refreshments and Treats!
Want to be in the parade or help sponsor this event? Visit whitepinesparadeoflights.com/ for all the information.
A Day in the Park, August 19, 2017
Calaveras Big Trees Association Presents “A Day in the Park” on August 19, 10am – 3pm. Bring your family and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of music by the Magnolia Rhythm Trio. Delicious BBQ will be available by Big Boys Barbecue. Our interpretive aids will provide wonderful arts and crafts for the kids and Columbia State Park will be on hand to share everyday life in the 1870’s. The Columbia rangers and docents will also be sharing old-time games from the 1800’s. This event will be held near the campfire circle and Jack Knight Hall.
This event replaces Family Day which normally is celebrated in July.
Visit bigtrees.org/ to see all the events planned this summer:
Saturday Photography Walks
Wednesday Photography Workshops
November 25, 2016 – A Walk in the Park with David Vassar – Bear Valley Resort and Backcountry Pictures presents “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 7-10pm. This VIP presentation is limited to only 150 tickets and will presented in Bear Valley Resorts’ majestic Cathedral Lounge as part of Winterfest Weekend. The presentation will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with the filmmaker and each attendee will receive a free Bear Valley 2016/17 Season Ski Lift ticket valued at $75. “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” is an epic film retrospective through America’s magnificent Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Death Valley National Parks, among others, highlighted with personal stories from Vassar’s lifetime of environmental filmmaking. Scenes from Vassar’s Academy Award-nominated documentary, Generation on the Wind, and the PBS special featuring California State Parks, California Forever, are also included in the program. The program also includes a sneak peek of Vassar’s new film about the deserts of the American Southwest, “Exquisite Wasteland,” co-produced with Sally Kaplan, which advocates for desert protection and features Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, the Mojave National
Join us for Spectacular Sunsets on Guided Hikes to Cougar Rock
People come from all over the world to hike to Cougar Rock, watch the sunset, and see the full moon! These amazing hikers (and a couple of dogs) are guided by ARTA Docents up to the top of Cougar Rock and treated to spectacular sunsets!
These guided Dave Edney Memorial Sunset Hikes to Cougar Rock are scheduled near the full moon from May through October. Check out our Events Calendar at this link to find out when the next hike is scheduled
Here are the particulars you’ll want to know: The hike begins at 6pm and is a loop about 4 miles total, with 900 feet of elevation gain. Arnold Rim Trail Association docents guide the hike to the top of Cougar Rock to watch the sunset. No sign-up needed, hike proceeds even if cloudy, but rain cancels. Bring layers, snack, water, bug repellent and flashlight (return hike is in the dark). If you use walking sticks, please bring them, because about a quarter of a mile of the return downhill hike is rutted. We gather at the trail head parking area about one hour and forty five minutes before sunset, and depart promptly one and a half hours before sunset. If you haven’t done one of these hikes, you owe yourself the treat, they are special!
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The 2017 Arnold Rim Trail Association calendar year starts with two wonderful interpretive nature walks, guided by two superb educators who make the forest come alive!
Interpretive Nature Walks:
• Saturday, April 22, 9am, Natural & Cultural History of the Area, by Nancy Muleady-Mecham. Saturdays, April 22, May 13, and June 24th, 9am:
Stroll along the Arnold Rim Trail and explore “The Natural and Cultural History of the Area” with National Park Service Ranger, retired, Nancy Muleady-Mecham, PhD. Meet at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum parking area in White Pines at 9am. The walk is two hours and two miles. Bring water. Hike proceeds rain or shine.
• Saturday, April 29, 1pm, Get to Know Your Conifers, by Mary Anne Carlton.
Please see details about both walks below.
Guided Sunset/Full Moon Hikes to Cougar Rock: May 10th, June 9th, July 8th, Aug 5th, Sept 5th, and October 5th. See specific details below.
Volunteer Trail Work Days: May 20th (as always, the third Saturday of each month from May to October.) Details below.
We are very excited about this year’s calendar of events and our plans to add additional trail signage in 2017 to the Arnold Rim Trail and to the other paths that criss-cross the ART. Please send questions, comments, or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts of Bear Valley presents their 16th annual Art Show and Sale. The beauty of the Park is expressed through these amazing artists.
When: Daily June 29 – July 11 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Jack Night Hall
Be sure to stop by and see the beautiful artwork done by local artists. There may be something you cannot resist to remind you of your visit to the Park.
Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky.
Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep sky objects. We’re excited to launch the newly purchased webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can be shown on a 40” monitor in real time. No more standing in line to look through the big telescope!
May 17, 2018 – 8-10 pm – Meet us at the Scenic Overlook in the park, just a few miles past the Visitor Center. This is one of the best night sky viewing areas in the region.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
The Astronomy program at the park is run entirely by docent volunteers with significant investment by the Calaveras Big Trees Association.
This is the first Astronomy Night of this year, but we have an array of other dates: • June 14 – 8:30 p.m. start time • June 21 – 8:00 p.m. start time • July 5 – 8:30 p.m. start time • July 12 – 8:30 p.m. start time • August 9 – 8:00 p.m. start time • August 23 – 8:30 p.m. start time • September 13 – 7:30 p.m. start time • October 11 – 7:00 p.m. start time • October 31 – (Wednesday, Halloween) – 7:00 p.m. start time
Please join us!
Backcountry Film Festival 2017
January 21, 2017
Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Bear Valley on Saturday, January 21st!
Join us for a series of winter sports films and a short avalanche safety presentation hosted by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation.
Admission is FREE, though donations are appreciated and go directly to the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Doors open at 6 PM and films begin at 7 PM.
We hope to see you at the Cathedral Lounge in the Bear Valley Lodge for this special event!
by Lisa Gavon
R-C Alpine Bureau
Alpine County has always been a little bit of paradise for those that live here. Though the population is small, the appreciation for our stellar peaks and valleys, winding rivers and pristine lakes is great. Every community has a unique feel, and Bear Valley is no exception. When Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway closes every winter, it is cut off from the county seat in Markleeville. If you want to get there, it would be by snowmobile only, or by going the long way around: up over Carson Pass, curving around by Angel’s Camp and then past Calaveras Big Trees…..read the rest of the story here.
Bear Valley Development Reaches Key Milestones
After long regulatory process, California ski area readies for expansion
Bear Valley, Calif., (January 23, 2013) – Bear Valley Resorts announced today that it has reached several key milestones in its master development plan, laying the groundwork for the realization of its long-planned renovation and expansion. Situated between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite on California’s scenic Highway 4, Bear Valley has long been known as one of the regions’ premiere mid-size resorts, family-friendly and situated in a breathtakingly beautiful valley.
The milestones include the resort village receiving final approval for its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Master Plan, as well as the completion and approval of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the ski area.
The ski area’s redevelopment and expansion planning began in 2005, when the ownership of the resort and the village was consolidated. At that point, ownership partners laid out a long-term master plan in several phases: the purchase of the resort and village properties; the permitting and entitlement phase; an investment cycle; and a development phase. After nearly seven years of painstaking regulatory and environmental work, the first two phases are now complete.
Greg Finch, the managing partner of Bear Valley Resorts, said, “After many years of very hard work, we have completed the entitlement phase and are now moving into the investment cycle. It is very exciting after all this time to be able to actually start thinking about what we can do, instead of working through regulatory issues. All the groundwork for a spectacular development has been laid –this will be one of the jewels of the Sierra.”
The partnership is now actively at work securing the capital needed to fund the planned expansion, which includes projects such as installing chairlifts; including a lift that would link the Village to the ski area, mountain top dining and a pedestrian village with retail, dining and plans for up to 350 residential units.
“I don’t see the future expansion as changing anything about the unique mountain village living experience that Bear Valley families now enjoy,” said Terry Woodrow, an Alpine County Supervisor. “In addition, it will introduce more families to the area and will help expand economic opportunities in our region. The community is pleased that the Bear Valley ownership group pursued this long regulatory process through to completion and we are looking forward to the future expansion and redevelopment.”
“We’re quite confident that we will secure funding for the expansion,” noted Finch. “Bear Valley represents one of the last great development opportunities in the Sierra. It is the closest multi-facet resort to many of the residents of the Bay Area, and will forever feel uncrowded and unspoiled. Completing all these entitlements is a huge accomplishment but it is just the start. Any meaningful next steps will require a great deal of capital and we want to build on our current momentum.
Finch also noted that he is seeing positive change in the local and national real estate market after several years of depressed pricing and sales. “While we are still some ways away from a total recovery, the movement is finally in the right direction.”
“Alpine county is one of those truly special places in the Sierra and among its greatest assets are two of the best ski resorts in California,” stated Michael Berry, long term CEO of Kirkwood and now President of the National Ski Area Association (NSAA). “I see Bear Valley Mountain as one those rare gems that with a caring group of investors can pursue a renovation and expansion plan that will create a truly unique destination….a place where families can gather and enjoy a spectacular mountain resort summer and winter,” he added.
About Bear Valley Mountain & Bear Valley Village
Bear Valley Mountain and Village is the premier family mountain sports and lodging destination in the Central Sierra. Conveniently located on National Scenic Byway Highway 4 in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range and surrounded by two of California’s largest federally designated wilderness areas, outdoor activities in Bear Valley are abundant. The ski and board area offers 1,680 acres of varied terrain, more than 70 trails, two terrain parks featuring more than 18 features, and 1,900 vertical feet. Bear Valley averages over 30 feet of annual snowfall per year. Bear Valley Village is home to a variety of services, shops, restaurants and a wide range of accommodations. Winters provide skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Hiking, fishing, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, camping and a variety of cultural events make for a perfect summer of activities. More information is available at www.bearvalley.com.
|Bear Valley – MHSA Program Specialist
Behavioral Health Services
Salary Range 44C: ($22.55-$27.40) per hour
80% Full Time Equivalent with Benefits
Under general supervision, the Mental Health Services Act Program Specialist will be responsible for conducting outreach and engagement activities, offering rehabilitation services, providing individual case management services and implementation of the Mental Health Services Act Plan program objectives and other related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Psychology, Sociology, or a related social science field or
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 80% FTE in a five step salary system with advancement upon satisfactory completion of a one year probationary period and annual increases thereafter.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Fax and postmarks will not be accepted. Applications are to be filed at:
Alpine County Administration
P.O. Box 387
Markleeville, CA 96120
Please click here for full job description: MHSA Program Specialist
… Read on
..for a Fantastic Summer.
Summer at Bear Valley has come to an end and it was an amazing one. We had glamping for the first time, a revamped adventure park, and electric mountain bike tours. While we are all sad summer has ended, we are juiced for the upcoming winter season. Our new 6 pack lift is currently under construction and will be ready to ride this December. Get ready for less lines and more runs on the mountain! This lift will get you to Bear Top in about 3.5 minutes allowing you to get more runs in through the day.
If you haven’t yet, make sure you enter our “name the chair” contest for a chance to win some lift tickets or even a season pass!
Or check the lift update page to see the progress on the new lift.
We hope to see you up here for another EPIC winter!
There’s still a lot to see and hear! Visit bearvalleymusicfestival.org for all the details. And don’t forget to check the events list at bearvalley.com/events to see what else is happening in Bear Valley this summer.
July 26 – Motown Night
July 27-29 – Symphonies
July 30 – POPS at the Movies
August 2 – Winetasting – Sips, Sonatas & Surprises
August 3 – Tribute To Queen
August 4 – POPS Great American Songbook
August 5 – Gala Dinner
August 6 – Free Sunday Double Feature for Families
Friday and Saturday evening concerts now offer a pre-concert barbecue meal at the tent. Round-trip shuttle service is available for all evening concerts from Forest Meadows, Arnold, and Dorrington. To reserve a shuttle ride or purchase a barbecue meal, please choose those options at the end of your order when purchasing online, or call 209-813-0554.
Think music! Summer is almost here… If you don’t have your Festival tickets yet, scroll down to browse this summer’s selection.
Select from our tributes to Fleetwood Mac, Motown and Queen. If you like country music, look no further — Hal Ketchum sings his own top hits on Opening Night (July 21). Fans of Beethoven will get a triple treat with his most thrilling string quartet (Opus 132 including the Große Fuge) on July 23, his immortal Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”) on July 28 and his last (and greatest) piano concerto (“Emperor”).
Drive up for the weekend or stay for the whole Festival. Let the music elevate you more than 7,000 feet!
All evening concerts now offer a pre-concert barbecue meal at the tent and round-trip shuttle service from Forest Meadows, Arnold, and Dorrington. To reserve a shuttle ride or purchase a barbecue meal, please choose those options at the end of your order when purchasing online, or call 209-813-0554.
The latest news from the mountain…..
Opening Day 12/23!
4 inches of snow last night, cold temps and we are thrilled to announce that we will be opening this Saturday, December 23rd! Our snowmaking team has been hard at work building our snow base and cold weather patterns should continue to support high snowmaking production levels. In addition to the base and beginner areas, our snowmaking is focused on Mokelumne West and getting a run off the top of the mountain open as soon as possible. For this weekend, we are confirming the following services and activities at Bear Valley Mountain!
- Panda Carpet
- Cub Carpet
- Terrain Park boxes near Koala
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Cub Chair is tentative – stay tuned!
Food and Beverage on mountain opens at 8:00 am Saturday and all guest services, retail, repair and rental areas will be open and ready to serve at 8:30 am. Group and private lessons are available for all ages. Make sure you come on up this weekend and kick off your winter fun and holiday season at Bear Valley!
There’s lot’s more planned during the next couple of weeks. Check it all out here.
At Bear Valley, we focus on fun for the entire family and have geared our season passes and perks to celebrate you. Bear Valley is about PURE MOUNTAIN FUN; whether you cherish powder days in world-class terrain, kickin’ it up in our terrain parks, or if you just prefer a beautiful corduroy finish in a place where people know your name and are glad you came – Bear Valley is for you!
When the lifts stop turning, Winter Explosion festivities begin!
Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, and Family Fun
Join us for MLK (Martin Luther King) Holiday weekend for a great getaway and fun on the slopes. On Saturday, January 13th there is a full day of family fun planned at the mountain and in Bear Valley Village! Activities include the talented Megan Slankard on the sundeck beginning at noon. After the lifts stop turning enjoy special dinner, movie, torchlight parade, a spectacular fireworks show, and kids activities.
After enjoying a day on the slopes stick around for more winter fun, you will be glad you stayed, it is always a night to remember!
Schedule of Events Saturday, January 13th:
- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Tubing hill open – $10 available in the Guest Services/Season Pass office.
- 1:00 PM: Sign-Ups begin for Torch Light Parade until sold out in the Guest Services / Season Pass office.
- 4:00 PM: Torch Light participants – time to pick up special lift ticket at the Sunroom Kiosk – your name will be on a list. NOTE: No Shows will be removed at 5pm and tickets issued to new participants.
- 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Activities for the kids in the Sun Room!
- Pine Cone Decorating – Arts and crafts time! Decorate a pine cone!
- Children’s Face Painting
- 4:45 PM: Movie time! Watch a special showing of Horton Hear’s a Who in the Sun Room!
- 5:00 PM: Dinner Service in Ebbetts Grill begins. Adults – $16; Children – $11. See the link below for the menu!
- 5:45-6pm – Chairload for Parade participants (don’t miss the last chair!)
- 6:15 PM: Torch Light Parade Begins – get ready for fireworks
- 6:30 PM: Fireworks are immediately following the parade
Times are approximate. Times and activities are subject to change.
December 28, 2016 – 7th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival at Big Trees State Park – Ticket includes a carriage ride and park entrance fee – stop by jack Knight Hall for hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies, hot dogs and other surprises – get your tickets early as this event always sells out!
SEPTEMBER 16 – BILL WELLES BAND
$15/TICKET – BUY NOW
A very versatile player, Bill has been playing locally for many years. Bill’s voice has been likened by some as sounding like James Taylor. Some people may remember his rock’n band (The Bills) playing up and down Highway 4.
Classes are two hours in length unless otherwise specified. All materials provided.
Bring your favorite beverage and a friend or two, and let’s have some fun! Prepare for a hearty serving of laughter and healing through art therapy for a breath of fresh air in a stressful world.
Prepare for a hearty serving of laughter and healing through art therapy for a breath of fresh air in a stressful world.
Classes scheduled for October 14, 21 and 28, 2017. Visit Timeless Home Gallery on Facebook for more dates and details.
November 26, 2016 – Right after the Warren Miller film gets you fired up, be sure to stick around to enjoy the sounds of the cool band called “Cabby featuring Brian Jirka”
No Cover Charge
Where: Bear Valley Lodge
President’s Day Weekend is going to be another epic holiday at Bear! Join us in the Cathedral Lounge for a special performance from Matthew Szlachetka. Music starts at 7 PM. Listen Now!
“Los Angeles based solo artist Matthew Szlachetka is an Americana singer-songwriter who plays between 150- 200 shows a year throughout the United States.
In February 2016 Szlachetka recorded his sophomore release with Grammy winning producer David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Lucinda Williams, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, TRAIN). The album entitled, Heart Of My Hometown is slated for an early 2017 release.
Szlachetka’s music has been heard on various movies and TV shows, including the hit NBC show Parenthood (Season 2, Episode 2) where he performed in a scene with actor Dax Shepherd. Artists he has opened for and/or shared the stage with include Mike Campbell (from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Chris Isaac, Brandi Carlisle, Huey Lewis & The News, John Waite, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, Doyle Dykes, Chris Hillman, Laurence Juber, John Jorgensen, Lee Roy Parnell, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Matthew Sweet, Greg Laswell, Johnette Napolitano, Hanson, Fishbone, The English Beat, Madi Diaz, The California Honeydrops.”
“With his new solo album, Waits for a Storm to Find, Szlachetka has taken that step of faith into the unknown. The album is courageously honest and heralds a promising new chapter in his career.”- New York Minute Magazine
“Matt Szlachetka is more introspective here… his considerable strengths are in full flower – especially his ability to craft a song organically into something pleasing to the ears…. A guitar player who writes fine songs and a songwriter who plays great guitar, his songs are built from the ground up, melody and groove at the foundation, typically supported by acoustic guitar and colored by tight electric breaks with no time wasted on empty pyrotechnics”- Vintage Guitar Magazine
This is a rare opportunity to hear music from renowned San Francisco musicians in the intimate rustic setting of Jack Knight Hall among the giant redwoods while celebrating the season of the Dogwoods on May 14, 2017 at 2pm.
Calaveras Ranger District Programs
Lake Alpine Recreation Area:
Lake Alpine Recreation Area is located in Alpine County on Highway 4 approximately three miles east of Bear Valley Village. Programs are held in the Marmot Day Use Area, at the tables near the parking lot or at the amphitheater. In the event that road conditions delay or prevent the opening of Lake Alpine, programs will be moved to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum and White Pines Park in Arnold, California; visit the Forest web site for updates.
- Wednesdays – Native American Crafts and Games, 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Guided Walk, 2 – 3 p.m.
- Thursdays – Animal Tracking, 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Guided Walk, 2 – 3 p.m.
- Fridays – Waterworld Explorers 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Fish N’ Fish Printing 2 – 3 p.m. ($5 materials fee for printing on a T-shirt or tote bag; printing on paper is free)
- Saturdays – Forest Explorers 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Live-Animal Presentations, 2-3 p.m., July 1, 8, 22 and August 5; Campfire Program, 7 – 8 p.m., July 15, 29, and August 12.
Wakalu Hep Yo Campground Amphitheater:
All programs are held on Saturdays. Topics include fish and fish printing, Native American crafts and games, guided walks, pine needle basket weaving, flint knapping, and local Native American history.
To reach the Wakalu Hep Yo Campground, take Highway 4 to Dorrington and turn east onto Boards Crossing Road. Follow the signs and continue five miles to the campground.
For more information on these programs, please contact the Calaveras Ranger District front desk at: 209-795-1381 or the interpretation office at (209) 813-6024; or visit the Stanislaus NF website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus. From the home page, click on Recreation on the left sidebar and then Outdoor Learning for a calendar of events and to download a program schedule. There is also a link to summer interpretive programs directly from the home page.
Enjoy FREE live music at Cedar Center in Arnold, sponsored by local businesses, business associations and non-profits. Located at 4,000 feet, this music venue is one of the coolest in the county. Bring a low-back chair, your own wine and food or purchase there. Well behaved dogs on a leash and children welcome! All show start at 6:30pm, except Arnold Art, Music and Wine Festival which starts at 2:00pm.