San Miguel Scene

'Passion' at Mission San Miguel

Special to The TribuneMarch 27, 2014 

Lynne Schmitz

On Saturday at 7 p.m. a live presentation of “The Passion of Jesus Christ” will be performed in the front courtyard of Mission San Miguel, ending in the church.

The play will be presented by the theater group of St. Therese Catholic Church in Shafter. Before coming to San Miguel Mission, the Rev. Pedro Umana was pastor there for nine years. All are welcome.

Almond Acres will host a dinner gala

At 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, Almond Acres Charter Academy will host its second annual gala “Hit the High Note …” dinner and auction at the Paso Robles Inn ballroom. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Tickets are available on the school website,

Mission Days at San Antonio Mission

Mission Days at San Antonio de Padua Mission will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.

Events of the day include re-enactors dressed as soldiers, vaqueros and Indian neophytes. Artisans will demonstrate making adobe, ropes and tortillas.

Members of the Native Salinans, who built the missions, will dance and speak of their ancestors.

Michael Muir, grandson of famed naturalist John Muir, will be a special guest. He founded “Access Adventure — Challenging the Limits of Disability” in Fairfield, where people with limited mobility can enjoy the great outdoors so loved by his grandfather.

Parking is $10 per car; the barbecue lunch is $10 a plate. Take Highway 101 north to Jolon Road and turn on Mission Road, which goes through Fort Hunter Liggett.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@   (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 467-3565.

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