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‘Hot Spots’ Turn Library Into Den of Mystery

Ramona Library is well known as the place to go for a good mystery. Be there Saturday night and find out what happens when “The Plot Thickens."

Intermountain Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Auxiliary, also known as “The Ramona Hot Spots,” kicks off its eighth annual fundraiser Saturday with a mystery dinner, auctions and a few other clues tossed in for good measure.

“The Plot Thickens…. A Night at the Library” will feature wandering storytellers with literary characters providing the entertainment at Ramona Branch Library. Fans of auctions, live and silent, may be interested in bidding on such prizes as a biplane ride, dinner for eight, golf package or diamond earrings.

A costume contest will take place among those dressed as literary authors or characters.

Ramona Valley Vintners Association will provide wine. Beer has been donated by Stone Brewery. Local caterer John Little will provide mysterious offerings on the menu.

Tickets for the event are $50 in advance or $55 at the door. It will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Community Room at the library, 1275 Main St. For more information, call Lora Tustison at (303) 502-4226 or check the Web site at www.ramonahotspots.com.

Day of Cowboy Drew People From Near and Far

Hot summer weather may have kept attendance down at the National Day of the Cowboy, hosted by Ranger Doug Oliver at the Mountain Valley Ranch on Saturday. But for those coming from near and far away, it was an interesting glance back at the heydays of the West.

Garry McClintock, who has a saddlery in Descanso, gave an interesting talk on the history of saddles. He had several of them on display to highlight his talk, including the paniolo saddle from Hawaii, cavalry saddles from the Civil War era and the Spanish Visalia saddle, among others.

Western re-enactment skits were performed by the Hole in the Wall Gang from Lakeside and the Code of the West from Riverside. Entertaining music was played by Tom Hiatt and the Sundown Riders.

The event is held annually by Ranger Doug’s Shootists’ Emporium.  

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