I’ll take another try with this; I’m so sorry that last week’s missive got lost in the virtual ether (even after I tried to get the correct edition sent again). It’s cooling a bit from the introductory blast of summer that we received earlier this week, and just in time for summer’s music festivities to get underway.

Brian Jirka

Brian Jirka and the Cabby Band perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Murphys Community Park on Algiers Street in Murphys. The Murphys Community Club presents the Calaveras County band with foods and beverages on sale as part of its First Fridays in the Park series. It’s free to enjoy, perfect to get the weekend going. Check visitmurphys.com or call 728-8093 for more.

Gethen Jenkins performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St., Sutter Creek. The award-winning singer-songwriter plays country tunes that have gained popularity. Tickets are $18 in advance at suttercreektheatre.com or $21 on show day.

The Copperopolis Homecoming goes from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Copperopolis Armory, 695 Main St. (O’Byrnes Ferry Road), Copperopolis. The Copperopolis Community Center stages its annual pancake breakfast, complete with all the goodies, but it’s where the vittles are served that’s the kicker here. You’ll dine under a gorgeous canopy of handmade quilts that track the town’s historic roots. The Tower Family Historic Archive is also open from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and music from the Calaveras Community Jazz Band is heard. The festivities support the maintenance of the armory and the “brick church” in town. Breakfast costs $7.50 for adults and $4 for ages 10 and under at the door. Call Sigrid at 785-4358 or Carolyn at 785-3096.

A Murphys Makers Market gets going from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Feeney Park, off Pennsylvania Gulch Road (off Highway 4) just past Michelson Elementary School in Murphys. The park hosts a makers mart and invites makers to reserve booths by emailing susan@feeneypark.org. The event is free to attend.

A Community Carnival promises fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Ranch Community Park, at the corner of Mountain Ranch and Whiskey Slide roads in Mountain Ranch. The fundraiser for the Mountain Ranch Community Hall includes games, prizes, a bounce house, petting zoo, popcorn and bake sale. It’s free to attend. Call Barbara at 754-5360.

Celebrating the Art of Jack Cassinetto is presented from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. The Sonora Area Foundation celebrates the late painter with an exhibition of his works with a short program with speakers at 5 p.m. and two original paintings sold in a silent auction. The reception is free to attend. Call 533-2596 for more.

Knight Foundry

You might get lucky and land a tickets to the Gourmet Burger Bar from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the historic Knight Foundry, 81 Eureka St., Sutter Creek. The Knight Foundry Alliance serves gourmet burgers to support maintenance of the storied foundry. Tickets are $35 at brownpapertickets.com/event/4227098. Call 560-6160 for more.

Feeney Park Disc Golf

Start Sunday with some fun at the Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament, which starts at 8 a.m. at Feeney Park, Pennsylvania Gulch Road, Murphys. The Feeney Park Foundation fundraiser features several rounds of disc golf with lunch, complete with goody bags and prizes. All abilities are welcome. Entry is $35 each by calling Susan Lyneis-Sirias at 757-4344.

A KQBM Garden Party Concert runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the West Point Community Garden, 174 Spink Road, West Point. The radio station that’s part of the Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families welcomes the Slade Rivers Band at 2:30 p.m., with foods and beverages sold. The event is free to attend. Call 293-7177.

Enjoy what looks to be a marvelous weekend outside!


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