Please Note: This concert has NOT been cancelled
(All proceeds stay in the Park and go towards the CBTA mission to support the delivery of high quality educational and interpretive programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park)
Summer Concert in the Park – Cantamos
Please join us at Jack Knight Hall in Calaveras Big Trees State Park for amazing music, hors d’oeuvres. We will be featuring Locke Vineyards wine.
Cantamos - Michela Macfarlane and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from arias, traditional Latin songs and musicals, to contemporary favorites. Their music moves seamlessly from English to Italian, Spanish to French to Portuguese, and back again. Michela Macfarlane spent ten years steeped exclusively in baroque music. To expand her singing world she moved to the realms of jazz, pop, and Latin sounds. She is still true to her operatic roots, but has grown as a performer. Michela is backed by Ron Schaner on (Bass and vocal), Fred Treece (Guitar and vocal), Jerry Solberg (Keyboards and vocal) and Scott Leverone (Drums).
Tickets $30. (Tickets purchased online include Park entrance fee). If tickets purchased at the door, you will have to pay and additional $10 per car Park entrance fee.
Purchase tickets by clicking here.
Please call CBTA at 209-795-1196 for further information.
June 5, 6 and 7, 2015 Natural History Discovery Program – Presented by Dr. Nancy Muleady Mecham
Calaveras Big Trees Association and Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham are proud to once again announce the “Natural History
Discovery Program” to be presented June 5, 6 and 7, 2015. Here is your chance to immerse yourself in the Natural History of the Sierra Nevada at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Hikes of 2 miles, demonstrations, talks, and audio-visual programs will include the topics of astronomy; animal adaptations; Sierra geology and weather; dendrochronology; the mixed conifer forest, wildflowers, and birds; Giant Sequoias and fire ecology; people through time; and the history of the National Park Service and one Ranger’s story. Join Fulbright Scholar and retired National Park Ranger Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham for this unique opportunity to learn so much about this very special place.
Click Here to download more information. Please call CBTA 209-795-1196 to sign up.
Calaveras Big Trees Association Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic
Saturday June 20, 2015 11 am Picnic Area Behind Jack Knight Hall
The CBTA 2015 Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic will be held Saturday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the Group Picnic Area behind Jack Knight Hall. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and utensils. Lemonade and Iced Tea will be provided. Please come and meet our Interns, Carolyn and Katie.
For members there will be an election of the Board of Directors. Also, the Emily M. Hewitt, Steve Stocking and CBTA Scholarships will be awarded.
Afterwards, please visit Arnold Arts & Adventure Expo 2015
The First Annual Arnold Arts & Adventure Expo will showcase local artists and the terrific recreational activities in Arnold and the high country on Saturday, June 20 from 8am – 4 pm. Based at Cedar Center, this one-day event will feature outdoor adventure demonstrations, art displays and booths for organizations which promote outdoor activities.
PROGRAMS AT THE PARK
Camping - All camping is on reservation. Contact Reserve Americaat 1-800-444-7275 for reservations. The Dump Station is open.
North Grove Guided Tours - Guided walks of the North Grove are held Saturday at 1 pm. The walk is 1.5 to 2 hours. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
Summer Interpretive Programs 2015
Weekends only: May 23 – June 14 ** Daily: June 15 – August 16 ** Weekends only: August 22 – September 7
Jr. Ranger: 7 – 12 year olds. Meet behind the old Visitor Center at 10 am for an hour. Earn momentos and learn about the park.
Jr. Cub: 3 – 6 year old friends and their designated adults are invited to join us behind the Visitor Center on most summer mornings at 10 am for up to an hour. Learn about the park with age-appropriate activities.
Astronomy Programs: Meet at the Scenic Overlook
Thursday, June 4 starting at 8:00 PM; Thursday, June 18 starting at 8:00 PM; Thursday, July 16 starting at 8:00 PM; Thursday, August 13 starting at 8:00 PM; Thursday, September 10 starting at 7:30 PM; Thursday, October 15 starting at 7:00 PM; Thursday, October 22 starting at 7:00 PM; Thursday, November 12 starting at 7:00 PM.
Saturday September 19 – “Disturbance and Succession in Sierra Nevada Ecosystems” Presented by Dr. Tom Hofstra
How have our local plant and animal communities changed through time. Dr. Hofstra is Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources at Columbia College.
Dr. Ustach, Professor of Biology at San Joaquin Delta College, has previously presented seminars at this park on various local mammals.
All Seminars will be held in Jack Knight Hall at Calaveras Big Trees State Park from 10:00 am-12 noon There is a day-use fee to enter the Park. The seminars are free and open to the public. Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the Giant Sequoias. For more information call Calaveras Big Trees Association at (209)795-1196 or visit our website at www.bigtrees.org
Other 2015 Dates to Save
May 23 – September 7 - (weekends and holidays) “Summer Sweetness” – Ice Cream and Popcorn sold at the Warming Hut
June 5, 6 and 7 – Natural History Discovery Program presented by Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham
August 15 - Family Day
October 3 – Fundraising Dinner Show - “KCBT – August 1945 – A Radio Play”
December 29 – 6th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival