Friday, April 29, 2011


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."~Winston Churchill
True courage is shown both in the ability to continue to push further when "success" is reached, as well as pushing forward after a bitter failure. We are never done - and that is the gift of this life!

Bass Lake Fishing Derby and Arts & Craft Fair This Weekend!!

Get ready for the 31st Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby!!
The boats are launched, the tackle boxes loaded, the soda and munchies ready, and Bass Lake freshly stocked with 1,000 trout (including the "big one" with the $25,000 tag!).  In addition to the grand prize there will be 150 trout worth $100 each and 849 trout worth $20 each. 
Registration is $25 for individuals or $60 per family.  Visit for entry forms and rules.  Not into fishing?  Check out the Bass Lake Arts & Craft Fair, happening in the Pines Village today through Sunday. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

59th Annual Coarsegold Rodeo is this weekend!

The 59th Annual Coarsegold Rodeo kicks off Saturday morning.  Make a date to check out all of the vendors, exhibits, great food and rodeo excitement.  Enjoy traditional cowboy contests, bull riding, bucking broncs, barrel racing, roping and more!
Admission:  Adults, $10; Students ages 6-17, $5; Children 5 and under free.
For more information visit

Saturdays events: 
11 am  Kids Mutton Bustin' Rodeo
1:30 pm Pro Rodeo
8pm Dance under the stars
Sundays events: 
9:00 am  Cowboy Church
8:30-11:30 am  Cowboy Breakfast
12:00 pm  Rodeo Queen and Princesses Crowned, Grand Entry with 2011 Marshals
1:30 pm  Pro Rodeo, Kids Mutton Bustin' Contest

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Give Yourself a Break

"Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. You may not be perfect, but you are all you've got to work with. The process of becoming who you will be begins first with the total acceptance of who you are." ~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

This beautiful quote reminds us to have patience with ourselves as we navigate our life's journey. Our lives and those of others around us are truly a process of becoming. Patience with yourself and patience with others will make all of our journeys more bearable during the darker moments and more remarkable during the joyous moments. There will be plenty of both!