In the foothills the air is clear and the sky is blue, and a few wildflowers have already opened up. There’s much to see and do this month and next in the Sierra region:
This high school drama club production will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the Mariposa County Arts Council, Mariposa’s Pony Expresso, online at www.bryanstarchman.com or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium.
The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schoolhouse is a few miles northwest of Oakhurst on Highway 49. It sits on Road 600 about 11/2 miles from the highway.
On April 6 the roping and riding events start at 8 a.m. The rodeo queen will be crowned at noon, and the grand entry takes place at 1 p.m.
Tickets are available from local businesses, queen candidates or at the gate. The rodeo arena is at 30433 Yosemite Blvd. La Grange is on Highway 132, just east of Highway 59, 25 miles west of Coulterville, 30 miles east of Modesto. Go to www.lagrangerodeoassociation.com for more information, or call (209) 988-7079.
Tickets are $20 each and available at Happy Burger Diner. Western attire is appropriate. Call (209) 769-1451 for details.
Visitors arriving at 7 a.m. can watch the steam engine crew at work in the roundhouse. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from April to October. Trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go to www.railtown1897.org or call (209) 984-3953 for more information.