Larsen Open House Fiesta Dinner

posted Oct 1, 2011, 1:30 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:30 AM ]

Bring the whole family to enjoy a Fiesta Dinner before Back to School Night at Lillian Larsen School September 14th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Drive-thru or dine in for $8.00 per dinner to include: 4 traditional enchiladas, rice, beans, drink and dessert.
Buy tickets from a Larsen student or call Meg at 805-467-3816 or Ann at 805-3216 x 110.

Fundraising Events for
Mission San Miguel

Mission San Miguel
Entry way into Mission gift shop

Old Mission San Miguel, founded in 1797 as the sixteenth in the California Mission chain, was badly damaged by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in late December 2003. Six years later, the church doors have reopened for services and to display the well-preserved murals painted at the turn of the 19th century and, to this day, remain unretouched.  Insurance did not cover all the expenses of retrofit and restoration.  Fundraisers continue to be held to reconstruct and preserve this priceless early California icon.  Three major events will be held the week of September 18-25:

  • Saturday, September 18, at 7 p.m., a concert by the New World Baroque Orchestra and Chorus will be held at Chapel Hill in Shandon.  “Bach to Broadway” will resonate throughout a moonlit evening, with refreshments and wine-tasting available on site. Ticket prices are $20 and $30.  Contact the Parish Office at 805.467.2131 or Rosemary Szbecki at 805.239.3022 for details.
  • Sunday, September 19, the 213th birthday with its annual Old Mission Fiesta and Barbecue will be held immediately following the 10:00 Mass.  Live music will entertain all, as well as dancing by local ballet folklorico group “Cachanilla”. Tickets for the BBQ, which includes salad, garlic bread, beans, salsa and a choice of beef or chicken, are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 12. Desserts, snow cones and refreshments,, including beer and wine, will also be offered for sale. Games and prizes will be available for the children, as well as raffle prizes for the adults. For more info call Monica at 805-674-2968.
  • On Saturday, September 25, from 2-6 p.m., the Friends of Mission San Miguel invite all to attend the inaugural Wine Experiencia in the Mission Arcade and Inner Sacred Garden.  Over two dozen local wineries, ten local restaurants, several accomplished local artists and live entertainment will be featured throughout the event.  A silent auction and guided tours of the museum round out the day.  Tickets are $35/advance; $40 at the door.  Presale tickets are available at the Mission Gift Shop, 805.467.3256, the Parish Office, 805.467.2131 or online. - submitted by Lynne Schmitz.

Benefit Trailride at Historic Work Ranch

Trail ride at the Work Ranch
The historic Work Ranch is hosting a trailride to benefit CattleWomen Scholarships and Beef Promotion Projects. Event registration is at 8:30 am with the ride starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 12, 2010. The horseback ride includes morning coffee, treats and a barbeque lunch. The cost is $75 per rider, limited to the first 100 to register. Be sure to invite your friends so they don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Contact Kelly Work at 805-467-3362. The working cattle ranch is located east of San Miguel, California. Please visit their website for a map and directions.

Rod Rally Car Show
and Swap Meet

Rod Rally downtown San Miguel
Photos courtesy of Mike Sanders
A Rod Rally was held Aug 27 and 28 in "the Little Town that Time Forgot". The best of show was a home-grown boy, Carl Mumford, with his 1955 Ford pickup- shiny was so black you could see your whiskers in the mirror-like finish! It displayed all sorts of automatic amenities, like the automatic hood opener, the automatic door opener. Cool! -just the most beautiful pickup I have ever seen.
The show was a hoot and there was a great crowd. Over 50 cars showed up for Saturday's  "show and shine". And Friday night was cruise night: a really boss time in the old town. Rock on! And don't forget the Volunteer Fire Fighters and The Ranch for doing a great job by bringing the show to San Miguel. This is what this town is all about. Ride on! - submitted by Mike Sanders

Old Timers Picnic

Old Timers Picnic in San Miguel park
Photos courtesy of Mike Sanders
San Miguel  Lions Club 56th Annual Old Timers BBQ was held Sunday August 22nd 2010 at the San Miguel Park on K street. The Lions cooked and served over 300 half chickens from 12 Noon to 3 pm. Guests 80 years and over ate for free! Pioneer Day Royalty was introduced along with the oldest man and women in attendance.
Forest Willard, 103 years old, was honored as the oldest man. Marcella Mann, 103 years old, was honored as the oldest women. Thank you San Miguel Lions for a wonderful event!