From cool to an introduction to summertime, Mother Nature is treating us this weekend.

On Friday, visit a Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AssistCare, 223 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. The senior living facility stages its second annual car show, welcoming entries (call Lety at 601-0849) and guests to enjoy the vehicles and vote for their favorites. It’s free to attend.

Leilani & the Distractions perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Forest Meadows Golf Course, 633 Forest Meadows Drive (off Highway 4), east of Murphys. The popular Tuolumne County band performs as part of a summer series. It’s free to enjoy. Call 728-3439 for more.

Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, then plays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. The Sierra Repertory Theatre production of the musical with a script by L. Frank Baum and music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg follows Dorothy as she follows the Yellow Brick Road with new friends. The musical extravaganza plays through July 21. Tickets are $20 to $37 at or 532-3120.

You can start your Saturday with a Firefighters Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Mountain Ranch Town Hall, 8049 Washington St., Mountain Ranch. The Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue Protection District hosts a pancake breakfast with all the fixin’s for $7 each. Call Linda at 754-3922.

The Sutter Creek Farmers Market opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot at the north end of Main Street. This Amador Framers Market continues on Saturdays through Oct. 19, offering myriad locally products, produce and more. Visit for more.

The Mother Lode Bonsai Club meets at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Calaveras County Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas. The monthly meeting is followed by hands-on educational workshop open to the public for free. Visit or call Richard at 288-2330.

A Kids Day in the Garden opens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Demonstration Garden at Cassina High School, 251 Barretta St., Sonora. The Tuolumne County Master Gardeners welcome children to make Mason bee houses, birdseed feeders, egg carton flowers and clothespin critters, and plant lettuce in a miniature “greenhouse” and start an herb or flower garden at 10:30 p.m. Moms and dads can roam the garden and get their questions answered. All of the fun and education are free to enjoy. Visit or call 533-5912 or 533-5695.

The Throw Down in the Vineyard opens at 10:30 a.m. at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, outside Murphys. The event features a cornhole tournament (enter before 11 a.m.) and a barbecue competition opens among “professionals” is at 11 a.m., featuring some items for sale. The Kool Shifters perform from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate; bring blankets or chairs for your seating. Visit or call 728-1261.

A Judy Cain reception opens her show from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek. The Murphys painter presents colorful, impressionistic works and guests can nosh and visit with her. The reception is free to attend. Visit or call 267-0203.

From art to music to fun in the sun, enjoy the first weekend of June!


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