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Mission San Antonio brings its history to life on April 2

Mission San Antonio de Padua hosts Mission Days on April 2.
Mission San Antonio de Padua hosts Mission Days on April 2. Tribune

Mission San Antonio de Padua, our neighboring mission to the north, invites everyone to experience Mission Days on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This third California Mission in the chain of 21 is in its original setting and is being carefully restored.

Olden days are brought to life on the mission grounds. Costumed re-enactors portray soldiers and vaqueros. Artisans make adobe bricks, grind acorns, make tortillas, weave, make beaded jewelry and braid ropes.

Try panning for gold. Hear the mission bells ring. There will be meals for sale. Proceeds benefit restoration and earthquake retrofit.

Take northbound Highway 101 to the Jolon exit. Follow Jolon Road west to Mission Road through Fort Hunter Liggett. Be sure to have license and insurance for your car and identification with you and follow military speed limits. Admission is $10 per car. For information, call 831-385-4478.

Advisory Council

The San Miguel Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Center in the park. It is an open forum with reports from the sheriff, CHP, county planners and local organizations.

The council is liaison to the county planning department and the Board of Supervisors.

Two more fish fries

Lions Fish Fry Friday dinners will be held two more Fridays — this week and next.

Happy St. Pat’s

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all. It is so nice to look out and see the beautiful and lush green fields and hills surrounding us.

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Go to for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. 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 weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.