Monday, May 11, 2009

What's coming up in Groveland

Last month Carolyn Botel shared with you some stories on who was visiting the Hotel Charlotte and where we were. This month I want to tell you about the neat Groveland things we are looking forward to.

My very favorite of all events is just around the corner, May 14th the Rotary presents another Night at the Races. I like to think of this as Bay Meadows East with six races, full bar, snacks and tons of fun! Parlay your winnings into more bets and then into raffle tickets for great prizes! Gates open at 5pm, first race at 6. $25 contact Jim 209.962.7161.

Then of course the very famous Strawberry Music Festival throughout Memorial Day weekend up at Camp Mather, near the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Next weekend is the May 30th, STCHS wine and foods cruise on Pine Mountain Lake, an annual fundraiser for our Historical Society. Participants are ferried from house to house around Pine Mountain Lake where they enjoy a different restaurant and winery offerings from 7 locations. The Hotel Charlotte will be at the Baker's house again and Linda Struhm and her husband Rich will be serving filet mignon tips with a cajun dip and artichoke crostini. Desserts at the Lake Lodge following. 4:00-7:30. For more information or tickets: 209-962-0300

Next up is the June 1st kickoff for the Honorary Mayor Race at 6pm at the Groveland Hotel. Goose, the Hotel Dog is making another try this year and continues to represent Camp Tuolumne Trails. This fundraiser benefits both the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce and their marketing efforts for Groveland and Camp Tuolumne Trails. To participate as a candidate, and there is room at the top for more of us, contact James Nagle, 209-962-1122. To donate to Goose's mayoral effort, come on in with your check, cash or credit cards and place lots of bribes!

Our next event is wonderully social as we head out to Mountain Sage for teh Sierra Earthfest, Herb & Mountain Craft Fair on June 6th. For more information on this fun way to spend a day contact Robb, 209-962-4686 or visit their website: Good music & food all day long

The next day we will enjoy one of our favorite annual to-do's, the Where the Hell is Groveland Car Show on Sunday, June 7th in Mary Laveroni Community Park. This car show brings in over 150 unique and antique cars to our little park. The all day event includes raffles, food, auctions and is a fund raiser for Groveland area schools. Car buffs and just the curious will love this one!

The next weekend is one we have waited two years for! The Groveland Quilt Show on Saturday, June 13th throughout downtown Groveland & Mary Laveroni Park Free This is an absolutely stunning summer event. The ladies hang seemingly 100s of original quilts throughout all of downtown. Some are for sale too. Inside the Hotel Charlotte we will be hosting the antique quilts and those that need a little more care and less of the elements. We will also be serving our Cafe Menu and offering Wine Tasting on this day, so plan on a whole afternoon in downtown Groveland.

That same night, June 13th, is the grand opening of Movies in the Park with Open Season 2. Follow the families down to Lower Mary Laveroni Community Park. The price is a pittance. For more info and a full schedule of movies, contact Jackie at the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce. 209.962.0429 These weekly showings are great family movies, bring a picnic, blanket & popcorn!

Okay, that sums up what we are doing in the next couple of weeks and we hope to be doing many of these events with you!

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