Mission San Antonio Days to feature re-enactments, artisan displays

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

Mission San Antonio de Padua in Jolon will hold their annual Mission Days celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6.

The early days of the missions will be re-enacted by costumed soldiers and vaqueros. Artisans and descendents of the Salinan tribe that built the mission will display skills of making tortillas and adobe bricks and grinding acorns which were a staple. Admission/parking is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Mission-era food will be offered for $10 a plate; water and soft drinks are $1.

The mission is still undergoing earthquake retrofit, although the museum is refurbished and open for tours. Since this is a fundraiser, no personal coolers are allowed. Please carry vehicle registration and proof of insurance and personal identification as the mission is on Fort Hunter Liggett.

Take Highway 101 north to Jolon Road, then west on Mission Road.

Bradley Bulldog fun run this weekend

The 26th annual Bradley Bulldog Fun Run/Walk is Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Bradley School.

Participants may register on race day at the Bradley Community Hall from 8:45-9:45 a.m. for 5K and 10K events. This year’s race is in honor of Evan and Darlene Craspay Lloyd. Proceeds benefit the Marjorie Vicente Memorial Scholarship Fund. For information, call the school at 805-472-2310.

Get Sagebrush Days parade entry forms

Sagebrush Days is galloping towards San Miguel so be sure to get your Peddlers’ Faire and Parade entry forms in soon — April 27 will be here before you know it. For information, call Mike Sanders at 805-712-9120. All offers of help are greatly appreciated and accepted.

Groundwater meeting to be held

The San Miguel Community Services District will hold a Groundwater Sustainability Agency meeting to consider draft sections of the Paso Robles Sub-Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Firehouse, 1150 Mission St. It will be followed by a closed session from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. The agenda is available at

Go to to (Resource Connection), for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area.

Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here every other Thursday. Reach her at with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.
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