For day trips or weekend getaways, one of the following activities scheduled for the central Sierra is a great option sure to be of interest this month:
The American Cancer Society sponsors this annual fundraiser in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries around the world. Cancer survivors, their loved ones and volunteers join together to honor those who have lost their lives and to fight back against the disease. For more information, call (209) 769-7992, (209) 742-3472 or go to www.RelayforLife.org/MariposaCA.
Submissions must be received by MCAC by June 6 at 4 p.m. Go to the website www.mariposaartscouncil.org/young-masters-composer-celebration/ for more information and to download rules and the entry form. Or stop by MCAC, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5009 CA State Highway 140, located above Chocolate Soup on the south end of town.
“A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” is now playing through June 8 at Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. For details go to www.sierrarep.org or call (209) 532-3120.
The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Special activities are planned throughout the day. In the evening, visitors may enjoy campfire and astronomy programs with the possibility of seeing a meteor shower.
A free shuttle will run from Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold, which includes free park admission. The vehicle entrance fee is $12 and food will be available for purchase. For details, call (209) 795-1196.
Trains depart on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular prices apply.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn. Go to the websites www.railtown1897.org or www.parks.ca.gov/Events/EventDetail.aspx?id=5207 for details, or call (209) 984-3953.
At an elevation of more than 5,000 feet, Tenaya Lodge sits near Yosemite’s south entrance. Check www.TenayaLodge.com or call (559) 692-8913 for details and reservations.