Easter week services at Mission San Miguel include a Thursday Mass at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday commemoration of Christs Passion will be from noon to 1 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Easter Vigil Mass will begin at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday Masses will be at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. in English and at 6 p.m. in Spanish.
For information call 467-2131 during business hours or go to http://www.missionsanmiguel.com.
Sagebrush Days, on April 26, is a-comin fast. This year, a new tradition is being introduced honoring a local pioneer family. The Work family, who will be represented by patriarch George, his wife, Elaine, and other family members, will reign over the parade. The Works have farmed in the area since the early 1900s. The flea market will open at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 14th and Mission streets, goes south to the mission and returns.
Contests of the day include salsa tasting from 10 a.m. to noon (submit entries by 9:45 a.m.) and an apple pie tasting at noon (submit entries by 10:45 a.m.).
There will also be Quick Draw at high noon, and Chicken Patty Bingo at 1 p.m. in the middle of Mission Street.
All contests will be in the area of 12th and Mission streets.
There will be a display and demonstration of antique engines, the San Miguel Lions will serve a rib and tri-tip BBQ, and the Native Sons of the Golden West will serve chili cooked in a Dutch oven.
Tickets for all events will be available on site.
For information, call 712-9120 or email MichaelJ.Sanders9@gmail.com.
For information on San Miguel events, history and opportunities to volunteer, visit http://www.discoversanmiguel.com.
Lynne Schmitzs 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@yahoo.com (with San Miguel News in the subject line) or call 467-3565.