Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Twisted Oak Winery will present Bushwallaat 7 p.m. Saturday at 4280 Red Hill Road in Vallecito.Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at

The fourth annual "Copper Concerts" music series will continue from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Copperopolis Town Square. This week will feature Rock Show, a theatrical music performance by John Campanella of Copperopolis. High Voltage, ages 12 to 15, will open the show. There also will be a 1980s costume contest for attendees. Admission is free. Parking is $5, with proceeds benefiting the Copper Hills 4-H Club and FFA. For more information, call 785-9700.

The Sonora Master Chorale, under the direction of Melina Cherling, will present "The Best of Cole Porter" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 13880 Joshua Way in Sonora. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students under 18. For reservations, call 984-0704.

Jon Mendle, 11-string archguitarist and member of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet, will appear in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Petroglyphe Art Gallery at 8317 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for refreshments. Advance tickets are $15, available at the Calaveras County Arts Council in San Andreas, Aeolian Harp in Angels Camp and Petroglyphe Gallery in Mokelumne Hill. Admission at the door will be $20. For more information, call 415-297-3542 or visit


Murphys Creek Theater will present "The Imaginary Invalid," a Moliere comedy, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Black Bart Playhouse at 580 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. For reservations, call 728-8422 or visit

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "I Love a Piano," featuring the music of Irving Berlin, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. For reservations, call 532-3120 or visit

Stage 3 Theatre will present "November," a political satire by David Mamet, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. The play contains strong language. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit


The Central Sierra Arts Council will present "Woven Art of the Andes: The Fabric of a Culture" through Oct. 7 at 193 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Sonora llama ranch owner George Caldwell will discuss "The Andean Prophecy: 2012 as a Spiritual Awakening." The Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild also will present a demonstration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-2787.

Columbia College will present "Peru: the Ancient, the Sacred - Architecture, Ceramics, and Textiles - Photographic Explorations by Laurie Sylwester" through Sept. 28 inthe Manzanita Rotunda on campus. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception for the artist will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, with a talk by the artist at 7 p.m.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present "Wood, Weather and Antiquities" through Nov. 3 at 22 Main St. in San Andreas. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit

"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will feature pastels and oil paintings by Kathleen "Kitty" Davids through September. For more information, call 533-5507.

Jodi Sigala and Sydney Taylor are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for September and October. Their oil paintings can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

"Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries" will continue through Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Yosemite Valley Museum. It features paintings from Yosemite National Park's extensive museum collection. Early artists Thomas Ayres, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran are featured in the exhibit, as well as 20th century artists Chiura Obata and Gunnar Widforss. Contemporary pieces by Jane Culp, Gregory Kondos and Richard Richards are also included.The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Stone and Brush: The Paintings of Penny Otwell"will continue through Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village.

Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for September Carol Goff and Jan Alcalde. Goff paints local scenes and florals in oil and watercolor. Alcalde is a photographer and painter with works of local scenes and florals as well as works from her travels. Their works can be seen in the Window Gallery in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch will sponsor the eighth annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour today at Chatom Vineyards on Highway 4 in Douglas Flat. A wine tasting reception will begin at 7 p.m. The featured films from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. will be "From the Mara Soil" and "Second Nature: The Biomimicry Revolution." Admission is free. For reservations or more information, visit

The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation will present its "Swinging on a Star" golf outing on Friday at La Contenta Golf Club, 1653 Highway 26 in Valley Springs. A putting contest will begin at 10:30 a.m., with golf at noon and dinner at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $95, including golf, cart, gift, awards, dinner, live auction and prize drawings. Additional dinners are available for $25. To participate, call Paul Mundy at 736-7706 or email

The Groveland Farmers Market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through September at Mountain Sage Nursery at 18693 Main St. in Groveland. Locally grown produce is featured along with fresh bread, homemade preserves, organic teas and coffees, eggs, crafts, flowers and live music. For more information, call 962-6874.

The Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market takes place from 5 p.m. to dusk each Friday through Oct. 24 at Utica Park. For more information, call 736-1333.

"Poetry Night," an open reading, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sonora Joe's Coffee Shoppe at 140 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Signups for readings begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The readings take place on the third Friday of each month. For more information, call moderator Denella Kimura at 532-6561.

Sparks Ranch Resort at 15550 Tuolumne Road east of Sonora will host a Dance Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Music will be provided by DJ K-Dub. Admission is $10 and food will be available. Minimum age to attend is 21. Proceeds will benefit the Darren Lee Farwell Foundation to combat skin cancer. For more information, call 588-0555.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Sonora will hold an Open Air Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Mono Village Center in East Sonora. For more information, call Al Smith at 532-0140.

The Sonora Certified Farmers Market will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday through Oct. 20 at the corner of Theall and Stewart streets in Sonora. Fresh and organic fruits and vegetables will be featured along with honey, flowers, cheese, jams, pastries, olive oil and handcrafted items. Live music this week will be provided by the Jimblyleg Band. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-7725 or visit

The 16th annual Sierra AIDS Walk will take place Saturday at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Proceeds benefit Sierra HOPE, a nonprofit organization that helps people affected by AIDS and HIV in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Preregistration is required to receive an official walk pledge form and information packet. Registration is available online at or by calling Sierra HOPE at 736-6792. People may begin the walk between 9 and 11 a.m., with three hiking trails available - 600 feet, 1.5 miles and five miles long. A picnic lunch will be provided.

The Arnold Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through summer at the Cedar Center in Arnold. For more information, email

The 16th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Classic cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and trailers will be featured. Admission is $20 each or $35 per couple or family of four. Children under 14 are free. Proceeds will benefit FFA and 4-H youth activities. For more information, call 785-4234 or visit

The seventh annual Sierra Apple Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Admission is free. Attractions will include music, crafts, food, Krinklies the Clown, children's games and activities, a silent auction, cake walk and more. A Mexican food luncheon will be served for $10 per adult and $5 per child over 5. There will also be hot dogs, caramel apples and drinks for sale. Proceeds will benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness, helping people with disabilities live independent lives.

The Tuolumne County Women's Network will present a "Speakeasy Soiree" on Saturday at the Sonora Elks Lodge. A VIP reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with general admission at 5:30 p.m. A 1920s theme dinner, drinks and live music by Swing Gitane will be featured, along with "Keystone Kops" jail and bail, a photo booth and private butlers for VIPs. Patrick Greenwell will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $50, with other levels available. Proceeds will benefit the network's scholarship fund. For more information, call Lorinda Forrest at 768-5416 or visit

Calaveras for Obama will sponsor a Fundraising Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Hall at 384 Church St. in Murphys. Guest speaker will be District 4 congressional candidate Jack Uppal. Music, beverages, silent auction and more also will be featured. Tickets are $30, available at Gold County Roasters in Murphys and Calaveras Democratic headquarters in Mokelumne Hill, by calling 573-3775. Calaveras for Obama is the senior project of Bret Harte High School student Alex Milward, who wanted to organize a grassroots fundraising event for the president.

Jamestown United Methodist Church will hold a picnic at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rocca Park in Jamestown to commemorate the church's 160th anniversary. Period clothing of the 1850s era is encouraged, although casual dress is welcome.Those with stories or memories of the church are welcome to share them.For more information, call Jean Hickey at 984-4133 or Pastor Lisa A. Brown at 624-3993.

The Sierra Foothills Dance Club will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall at the corner of Fir and Pine streets Tuolumne. Ian Nandhra of the Steps To Dance Studio of Sonora will teach the waltz from 3 to 4p.m., followed by general ballroom dancing from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Sierra Foothills Dance Club is a chapter of USA Dance, a nonprofit organization promoting ballroom dancing nationwide. Meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of each month. For more information, call 533-2384.

The 14th annual Tuolumne Village Farmers Market will take place from 4 p.m. to dusk Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Tuolumne Memorial Park. Local fruit, vegetables, meats, flowers, honey, olive oil, breads and jams are available, along with live music, craft booths, face painting and prepared foods. Admission is free. This will be the final market of the season. For more information, call Melitta Varosy at 928-4351.

Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association will hold the ninth annual "Yosemite Facelift" Sept. 25 to 30. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park. Volunteers can register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. A second check-in station will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 to 30 at the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center. For more information and a complete schedule of events, email or visit