Greetings Sonora Night Out followers... Exciting news! March is here and everyone is already talking funny, getting ready for the 26th Annual Celtic Faire at the Motherlode Fairgrounds. March 9th, 10th and 11, three days of great fun and fantasy! This is a hallmark Sonora event, the oldest and largest of its kind on the West Coast. We can't begin to describe all the activities and attractions this event has to offer but let's start with this year's musical lineup on four stages, featuring: Stand Easy Wicked Tinkers Whiskey and Stiches Black Irish Band 1916 Irish Band Black Eyed Dempseys Golden Bough The Heart of Erin Sequoia Stout Rebellion As well as Jousting Tournaments, Daring Knights, Highland Games, Gypsy Storytelling, Living History and not to mention "The Great Whiskey Tasting Competition" (one of our special favorites). Go to their website at: http://www.sonoracelticfaire.com/index.html for more information. And if by then you still haven't enough Celtic music flowing through your veins you can still look forward to Saturday March 17, for the St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Sonora Opera Hall featuring the Irish music of Milltown & Friends and performances by the O'Sullivan Academy of Irish Dance. Hamlet will wind up it's run at the Stage 3 Theatre on March 18th, the reviews have been fabulous, so don't miss out on a chance to see one of Stage 3's great productions. But not to worry, Sierra Repertory Theatre is about to open their production of "Gypsy" on March 3rd and should be at the top of your "to do" lists. Since SNO launched we've heard nothing but great things about the Red Barn, a little hot spot just outside of town. Their Sunday Jam sessions have become legendary and and seem to have something going on almost every night of the week. Looking for something to do on Thursday night? Download their coupon from SNO and get a draft beer for $1 and loosen up for some Karaoke! Black Oak Casino continues to bring in high powered entertainment this month, we hope this newsletter catches you quick enough to catch Big Earl and the Crying Shame on Friday March 2, Whiskey Dawn on Sat March 3rd, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks on March 9th, Chains Required on March 17, Aquanett on March 23, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings on March March 24, and an evening with the Black Irish Band on March 29. Wow, Sonora is a music town! See Entertainment! Inns of California is offering a great Transportation and Fun Package to Black Oak Casino, round trip ride to and from the Casino, a gaming coupon book, a cozy room overnight and breakfast deal, see Accommodations. And if you haven't heard... We've Got Snow! The Associated Press reported today that the Sierra's received more snow than expected, for what should make some very fine skiing conditions. Don's hesitate to get up the hill and have some fun in the white stuff or we prefer the metaphor "God's Dandruff" doesn't matter, there's great skiing up here, right now! Lifts are running at Dodge Ridge! 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Sonora, March 10. SNO would like to welcome Aloft Art Gallery to our site. SPECIAL EVENT: The Aloft Art Gallery is hosting a reception on Saturday, March 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Artist Renetta Hayes is featured and will be doing a pastel painting demonstration during the event. Come and greet Renetta and enjoy good company, a little wine and goodies. All are welcome! This is a brief rundown of the months events and activities. There is always so much going on in Tuolumne that it's almost impossible to keep up. If you spot any info that is in error or a business listed that no longer exists, please let us know right away. You are our eyes and ears to the community and we appreciate it. Thank you for accepting our newsletter, forward it to your friends. Sonora, Night Out!