San Miguel Scene

San Miguel Mission Fiesta to host special visitors

Special to The TribuneSeptember 11, 2013 

Lynne Schmitz

Special guests will be at the Mission San Miguel Fiesta on Sunday.

On Aug. 18, 2012, a group of riders left Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma on horseback on the first half of a 600-mile ride to all 21 California Missions “to discover life and land of current communities in their mission era context.” They arrived at Mission San Miguel that September. Following our Fiesta they will set out on the second part of their journey toward Mission San Diego de Alcala. Follow them online at

Upcoming events

Calling community gardeners: Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. downtown landscape maintenance will be done on the flower beds that line Mission Street. Bring your gloves and gardening tools and meet at the Mercantile.

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Plans are being made for this year’s Christmas Light Parade and Craft Faire, which will be held on Dec. 21. The next committee meeting will be held at the Coffee Station at 10 a.m. Oct. 8.

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On Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Adobes and the Native Sons of the Golden West San Miguel Parlor #150 invite all to step back in time at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe.

There will be a demonstration of Dutch Oven cookery that visitors can sample and a barbecue. Artisans and craftsmen are invited to participate. Information and entry forms are available at the Adobe, open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email Craig Rambo at

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For information on all of the above, visit

Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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