Mariposa Life

Debbie Croft: Plenty of autumn events in the Sierra foothills

The trees are already losing their summer garb and dressing for fall. And nights have turned chilly as autumn arrives in the foothills. A favorite season of many folks, nature’s beauty isn’t the only lure to the Sierra communities. This time of year our annual events bring visitors back to our neck of the woods again and again. Maybe one of the following activities will interest you?

Mariposa Life

Debbie Croft: Head to the foothils for fun

What are you in the mood for this month? Music, dramatic stage productions, appreciation of unique art or browsing at a country flea market? The foothills communities provide the setting and backdrop for events that will satisfy whatever you’re interested in.

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Merced Arts Wrap for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

The Mariposa Art Co. will host children’s art workshops at its gallery, 1637 M St., leading up to the company’s Dia de los Muertos art show. Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., a Mexican folk art workshop will feature marigolds; on Oct 10, also from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the workshop will feature sugar skulls. Cost is $10 per child. To register, call (209) 354-6067. On Oct. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m., the company will hold its free “La Ultima Risa: An Artistic Day of the Dead Celebration.”

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