Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


The Calaveras Community Band will present its annual fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Dr. Elliot Smart Performing Arts Center at Bret Harte High School, 323 Main St., Angels Camp. It will offer a variety of music including jazz, Latin, paso dobles, and "Seal Lullaby" by the 42-year-old American composer Eric Whitacre. The band, which traces its history to Gold Rush days, will be under the direction of Mic Harper. Admission is free, with donations accepted to help maintain the band. For more information, call 728-9057.

Stage 3 Theater will present Rod Harris and Friends, including Mario Flores, Clinton Day and several singers, in a jazz concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at 208 S. Green St. in Sonora. Tickets are$15, available by calling 536-1778.


Summerville High School and the Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy will present the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" weekends through Nov. 10 in the Summerville High School Theater in Tuolumne. Performances will be given Friday and Saturday and again Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8 to 11. Curtain time is 7 p.m. each day, with matinees added at 2 p.m. each Saturday. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and senior citizens. For tickets or more information, call 928-4228.

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Cinderella" through Saturday, Dec. 22, 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


St. Matthew Lutheran Church's Women's Missionary League will host a Christmas Faire and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the church fellowship hall at 13880 Joshua Way east of Sonora. Admission is free. A soup, salad and dessert luncheon also will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $10. The fair will include baked goods, homemade jams, jellies, candies and canned goods, craft items and a drawing for prizes including a handmade quilt, paintings, afghan and more. Proceeds will be used to help Interfaith Community Social Services, the Pregnancy Center and other local and national charities. For more information, call the church at 532-4639.

Friends of the Tuolumne County Library will hold their final book sale of 2012 on Friday and Saturday in the community room of the library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora. A preview sale for members will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. Non-members who wish to attend the preview may join at the door. Individual memberships are $15, seniors $10 and families $25. The public sale on Saturday will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books with a Christmas theme will be featured, along with an array of inexpensive paperback thrillers. There will also be books for other tastes, from contemporary and classical fiction to history, politics, sports, children's books and many other genres. During the final half-hour of the sale, all books will be reduced to half-price.

The Word Project will present "First Fridays," a monthly open microphone reading of original works, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sonora Joe's Coffee Shoppe at 140 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Signups for five-minute slots begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail

The third annual ITSA Film Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Sonora Opera Hall. The opening gala will take place Friday for $25, including live entertainment, guest celebrity speakers, hors d'oeuvres and film screenings. Saturday will feature workshops and screenings, including "Reel Scary" horror films at 8:30 p.m. Sunday will bring more films as well as a closing concert and awards ceremony. Film tickets start at $10 and are available online at For more information, call 962-0342.

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.

Patricia Chapter 79 of the Young Ladies Institute will host a Flapjack Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant at 851 Sanguinetti Road in Sonora.Tickets are $5, available at the door or by calling 532-5955.

Firefighters of the Columbia Fire Protection District will serve a Pancake Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Angelo's Hall in Columbia State Historic Park. Pancakes, bacon, eggs, toast, juice and coffee will be served for $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. For more information, call 532-8209.

A Holiday Boutique will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Twain Harte Golf Course Clubhouse. Holiday gifts, decor, homemade quilts, baked goods, spices, dolls, jewelry and more will be available. Admission is free. For more information, call 586-9305.

The Calaveras County Garden Club will host its third annual Holiday Craft Faire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Golf Course in Angels Camp. Orders also will be taken for fresh holiday wreaths.

Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host their final Open Garden Day of the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the demonstration garden site on 251 S. Barretta St. in Sonora.Featured will be holiday decorations from the garden and holiday crafts for children. Master Gardener Lisa Page also will talk about overwintering of vegetable gardens. Admission is free.

The Stanislaus River Salmon Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Knights Ferry. Booths, fly casting, salmon barbecue, live music, interactive exhibits and more will be featured. Admission is free.

A fundraiser for Ralph Souza and his family will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elliot Development Group Inc.,18141 Main St., Jamestown, former site of Boomer's Restaurant. The Souzas are victims of a house fire that claimed all of their possessions on Oct. 21. The event will feature a four-course Chinese meal and live music by the Snake Oil band. Tickets are $15, available at the door. For more information, call Liz Sandoval at 352-5755.

Murphys will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Participating merchants will exhibit altars honoring departed family. Cultural activities will include folk art exhibition, traditional food and drink, music, Catrina and Catrin dress contest for adults and candlelight procession to St. Patrick's Cemetery. For more information, visit

Soroptimist International of Sonora will host its fourth annual Nutcracker Tea Party for children of all ages from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tuolumne County Senior Center at 540 Greenley Road in Sonora. There will be performances by Peggy Reza and the Blue Shoes Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, storytelling by Cynthia Restivo and a visit from Santa Claus. Prize drawings also will be held. Tickets are $15, available by calling 532-6218 or by email at Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship program for women and girls graduating from Sonora and Cassina high schools and attending Columbia College.

Presbyterian Women of the Church of the 49ers will host "Turn the Pages with Authors of the Mother Lode," featuring a panel of authors, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the authors, at2 p.m. Saturday in Faith Hall at the corner of Parrotts Ferry Road and Jackson Street in Columbia. Authors will include Janet Atkinson, Carol Biederman, Kimberly Francis and Marylin Martin. Tickets are $10, availableat the church office orat the door. Proceeds will benefit the women's mission projects. For more information, call Gwen Harris at 532-6491 or the church office at 532-2441 or visit

The High Country Mountain Derby Girls will present a roller derby triple header on Saturday at the High County Sports Arena at 18960 Waylon Way in Sonora. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. The Junior Hellcats, Gold Diggers and High Country Hellcats all will compete in their final bouts of the year. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children are $5. For more information, call 588-0776 or visit

A Spaghetti Dinner and Dance to benefit cancer patient Joyce Hacker of Murphys will be held Saturday at the Native Sons Hall in Murphys. Music will be provided by the Fabulous Off Brothers. There will also be a silent auction, prize drawings and a cupcake war. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., with dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 per adult, $10 per children 5 to 12 and free for children under 5. People may also donate frosted cupcakes. For more information, call Liz Brown at 736-2493, Roseanna Tonetti at 728-3018, Kathleen Martens at 770-4221 or Kris Hinkle at 753-8866.

The Summerville High School Foundation will present the seventh annual Feed the Bears dinner on Saturday at Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall in Tuolumne. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Prize drawings and live and silent auctions also will be featured. Tickets are $35, available at El Dorado Savings Bank and Mountain Bookshop or by calling Jan Hiebert at 533-0889. Proceeds will benefit academics, arts and athletics at Summerville High School.

Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch will sponsor the eighth annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dogwood Theater at Columbia College. Featured films will include "Tramping in Bohemia," "Schooling the World," "Watershed," "Into Eternity" and "A Life Ascending." Adult tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Students are free. For more information, visit

Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday.

A Harvest Breakfast to benefit the eighth grade class at Twain Harte Elementary School will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Telele Lodge on the former Black Oak School campus in Twain Harte. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee will be served for $6 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 12. Ages 4 and under are free. For more information, call 768-6616.

American Legion Post 58 will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Sonora Veterans Memorial Hall at 9 N. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12. For more information, call 533-0427.

The 49th annual Pumpkin Roll will take place Sunday in Knights Ferry. There will be a male and female trophy winner in each of five age categories. Signups start at 11 a.m. in front of the Knight Ferry Community Club. A small donation is the registration fee. Children 5 and younger start the pumpkin rolling at noon. The main event begins at 1 p.m. A pancake breakfast also will be served at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street from 8 a.m. to noon. A craft fair will be open in the clubhouse all day.

Soroptimist International of Calaveras County will hold its 15th annual Teddy Bear Tea on Sunday at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. A Catered Affair will provide high tea with sandwiches and confections. Krinklies the Clown, Mountain Mischief Jugglers and Studio 4 Dance Theatre ballerinas will perform. Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painters, Margo and Friends and a giant teddy bear also will be on hand to entertain guests. Tickets are $25 for adults and children 10 and older, $15 for children 9 and younger, including prizes for all children. Reservations are available by calling 736-1947 or emailing

Ballroom Dancing will take place Sunday at the Aronos Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in Sonora. Beginning lessons in Salsa and Schottische will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. for $8, which includes a donation to the Mentoring Works program. Open dancing will follow from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for a donation of $2 or more to Mentoring Works. For more information, call Arno Lascari at 588-8071.