Teddy Bear Teas

2016 Enchanted Teddy Bear Tea

Dozens of local children experienced holiday magic at the Soroptimist International of Calaveras County’s nineteenth Teddy Bear Tea held on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Frogtown in Angels Camp was the venue once again.

Many storybook themed characters dressed in appropriate costumes greeted the children and guests as they entered Mark Twain Hall. All aglitter with lights, decorations, crafts tables and raffle tables, it was a sight to behold.   Twenty or more actors from “Once Upon a Time Entertainment”, under the direction of the Fairy Godmother Kathy Mazzaferro, sang and danced the afternoon away. Easy to recognize were Pocahantas, Ariel, Mary Poppins, Cinderella and Jasmine. Special thanks to the group for providing special “enchanting” entertainment for all. Creative Catering provided a delicious “tea” luncheon.

SICC owes a debt of gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who made donations to make this experience possible. Included were: Mark Twain Hospital-Dignity Health, Janet Cuslidge, Lavender Ridge Winery, Foothill Pharmacy, Shirley Ryan, Calaveras Lumber, Mike’s Pizza, Mar-Val Food Stores, Black Oak Casino, Rising Sun Nursery, Roberta Bean, and Big Trees Market. Thank you one and all.

Thanks to all our SICC members- you are awesome! It takes all of us to bring an event of this caliber together, and we did it once again! And to all our attendees: Moms, Dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and exciting, engaged children – thank you for attending our Teddy Bear Tea.

Watch for announcements of the date for Teddy Bear Tea in 2017!


2015 Enchanted Teddy Bear Tea

Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) has hosted the Teddy Bear Tea for the past eighteen years. This year it was “enchanted”.   Twenty actors plus from “Once Upon a Time Entertainment”, under the direction of Kathy Mazzaferro, added a fairy-tale “enchanted” atmosphere to the event. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and especially the children were delighted with the event.

An interactive afternoon with the crowd’s favorite fairy tale characters created a truly magical event. Dancing and singing along with Alice, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Ariel, the Fairy Godmother and so, so many others added such a special magical atmosphere. Our sincere and most humble thanks go out to the troupe for their involvement and particularly for interfacing so professionally with the children in attendance. The smiles of sheer joy on the children’s faces were wonderful to see.

No event of this magnitude can survive without our loyal group of sponsors. Donors included: John Redpath, Dignity Health, Dr. Roger Wahlman, Dr. Tim Magnuson, John Rugo, Shirley Becker, Big Trees Market, Umpqua Bank, Janet Cuslidge, Shirley Ryan and Roberta Bean. Thank you one and all.

To SICC’ s members, your dedication & hard work before, during and after the“Enchanted” Tea was beyond reproach. And to our attendees – Thank You For Coming! Please watch the media and mark your calendars for 2016 and the next Teddy Bear Tea.

The 2015 "Enchanted Teddy Bear Tea" cast

The 2015 “Enchanted Teddy Bear Tea” cast


Abigail and NatalieClick Below to view highlights from past Teas

2014 Teddy Bear Tea

2013 Teddy Bear Tea

2012 Teddy Bear Tea

2011 Teddy Bear Tea




Natalie & Abigail, Karen Strand’s granddaughters attend the 2013 Teddy Bear Tea!



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