What’s happening in the Ripon area this weekend? Film, market, music and more | What to do


With the last legs of winter, the Ripon area offers plenty of ways to warm up.

Check out your events guide for this weekend:

Saturday — Film on the big screen:

Young and old can enjoy a feel-good film on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Ripon Municipal Library. Rotten Tomatoes reviews rate it 97% fresh.

The title of the film, which is rated PG and runs for 1 hour 54 minutes, is available on the library’s website and on Facebook.

Artisan Marketplace Vines and Bulrushes — Saturday

Vines & Rushes Winery says your next shopping opportunity is here!

“Our second market in March features completely different vendors than our March 5 event,” the winery said.

Vines & Rushes will host an Artisan Marketplace on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Our great hall will be transformed into a marketplace with vendors displaying their beautiful handicrafts,” the winery said.

Participating Vendors: The Tangled Forest, Eve’s Creations, Charmed by Tracey, Stella Blue Bohemian Boutique, Lemon Blossom Fairy Soaps, SilverWear by Darlene, Karen’s Kreative Designs, OliAnna Jewels, Doodles & Paper Artwork, and A Nature’s Touch of Beauty.

Thrasher Opera House: James Hunter Six – Friday

Thrasher Opera House will host the James Hunter Six on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

For 30 years James Hunter worked on the railway, roamed the streets of London, provided backing vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, performed in clubs and theaters around the world, wrote original song scores and recorded some of the most original and honest rhythm & soul albums of the last two decades.

In 2006, Hunter was rewarded with nominations for a GRAMMY® Award (“Best Traditional Blues Album” for People Gonna Talk (Rounder) and an American Music Award (“Best New/Emerging Artist”).

Tickets are $37. Doors and bar open at 6:45 p.m. The show is at 7:30 p.m.

Learn to Cook — Sunday

The Daycholah Center presents “Learn to Cook”: a series of daytime classes where participants will learn to cook a variety of themed dishes.

The next event is Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m.

Each participant will receive their own fully equipped workstation as well as the ingredients to make each recipe. All goodies can be taken home to enjoy after class. These can be taken as individual courses or as full courses taking place over six weeks.

To register – visit www.ucci.org. The cost of the course is $65/session.

Live music with Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton

Vines & Rushes Winery will host live music with Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton are two strong songwriters who play in the same band Kyle Megna & The Monsoons. Seen live, they feed on the mood of the crowd as well as each other.

“Their ‘dark-indie-blues-folk-rock vibe’ keeps you entertained for hours,” the winery said.


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