The Sonora United Methodist Church will be host to a free Southern gospel music concert by the Golden State Quartet from Bakersfield at 6 p.m. Saturday at 90 Yaney Ave. For more information, call the church office at 532-4850.
Angels Flight Winery at 19030 Standard Road in Standard will host an evening of live music featuring the Mother Lode Friends of Music Wind Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Quintet members are Janet Telford, flute, Jane Buzzard, oboe, Hank King, clarinet, Bill Minkel, French horn, and Gail Buzzard, bassoon. Tickets are$10 general admission, $5 for seniors 65 and over, available in advance by calling 743-9463 or at the door.
A Drum Circle takes place each Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Sonora. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Admission is free, with donations accepted to offset expenses. For more information, call Rona Hempstead at 984-3774.
A Drum Circle takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. each Sunday at World Mercantile at 1267 S. Main St. in Angels Camp. All ages and abilities are welcome. Family karaoke is featured from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, with an open microphone from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. All events are free. For more information, call 890-7155.
Calaveras Children's Repertory Theater will present "The Adventures of Dr. Doolittle" Friday through Sunday at the Bret Harte High School Theater in Angels Camp. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Prices will be $2 higher at the door. For more information, call Jennifer Barry at 610-7032 or Mary Dougherty at 795-9675 or visit www.calchildrensrep.org. Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Every Christmas Ever Told … And Then Some," a holiday comedy, Friday through Dec. 16 in East Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. For reservations or more information, call 532-3120 or visit www.sierrarep.org. A preview today will benefit the YES Partnership, a community organization dedicated to preventing substance and child abuse within Tuolumne County. A reception and silent auction will start at 6 p.m.followed by the show at 7 p.m. Preview tickets are $25, available by calling 533-1397, ext. 270.
Stage 3 Theatre will present "Brighton Beach Memoirs," by Neil Simon, Friday through Dec. 23 at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations or more information, call 536-1778 or visit www.stage3.org. Murphys Creek Theatre will present "Almost, Maine," by John Cariani, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Black Bart Playhouse at 580 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. For reservations or more information, call 728-8422 or visit www.murphyscreektheatre.org. 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 www.sierrarep.org. EVENTS
Independence Hall Quilters will sponsor a Christmas Boutique Friday through Sunday at the Big Trees Market Shopping Center on Highway 4 in Arnold. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Handcrafted items will be sold, with proceeds helping to fund donations to the community. The boutique will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. For more information, call 795-1464.
"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. For more information, call moderator Denella Kimura at 532-6561.
The Groveland Hotel will continue "Winter Magic," a dinner-theater series featuring world-class magicians, at 7 p.m. Friday at 18767 Main St. in Groveland. Performing this month will be San Francisco mentalist Lawrence Lemon. Admission is $10 plus dinner. For reservations or more information, call 962-4000 or visit www.groveland.com .
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.
Sonora United Methodist Church will serve a Soup Buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 90 Yaney Ave. Cost is $8 for soup, bread, dessert and beverage. Baked goods, gifts and items from the African Team Ministries will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Fellowship ministry projects.
Sonora performing artists Bill Roberson and Cynthia Restivo will hosta concert celebrating the release of their new CD, "Blackberry Love," at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aronos Women's Research Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in Sonora. Admission is free. For more information, call 533-8624.
The Tuolumne County Library will host a free screening of the hit movie "Hugo" at 2 p.m. Saturday at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora. The Academy Award winning film is rated PG and runs about two hours. For more information, call 533-5507.
The Mother Lode Storytelling Guild will host "Tellabration! 2012" from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Angels Camp World Mercantile at 1267 S. Main St. The event is part of an international celebration of the art of storytelling. Tales will be offered by Mark Stoltenberg, Cynthia Restivo, Claudia Tonge, Colleen Dolan, Ray Ladd, Michele Tennant and others. Storyteller B.Z. Smith will be master of ceremonies. The event is free for all ages, with donations accepted. For more information, call 532-7697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Mokelumne Hill Community Historical Trust will present its 28th annual Turkey in a Barrel Dinner on Saturday at Mokelumne Hill Town Hall.Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.and prize drawings at 8 p.m.Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children under 6, available at the Mokelumne Hill Library, Petroglyphe Gallery, Moke Hills Nuts and McHale's Revival Shop. For more information, call Fawn McLaughlin at 286-1573.
A dinner and dance to benefit Santa's Express will take place Saturday at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. Dinner catered by Cody and Tyra Dragmanovich will be served at 7 p.m, with live music by the Fabulous Off Brothers at 8 p.m. Silent auction and prize drawings also will be featured. Tickets are $20 plus a toy donation. For more information, call Gina Calloway at 559-2733 or Rayleane Dias-Gentry at 743-6724.
A Contra Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in Sonora. Live music will be provided by Oldtime Tonic, with dance calling by Wayne Mullen, Sue Endter and Lynn Ferry. All ages are welcome. No experience is necessary. Donation is $7 for adults and $3 for students. An optional potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Chispa Parlor 139 of the Native Sons of the Golden West will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Native Sons Hall at 389 Main St. in Murphys. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee will be served for $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. The meals are served on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 728-8902.
The La Grange Rebekahs will serve Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in La Grange. Ham and cheese omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice will be served for $5. The meals are served on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call George Sylvester at 853-2508 or Chris Stevenson at 853-2128.
Just Dance will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of the 49ers in Columbia. Live music will be provided by Greg Brown's Music Express. Ballroom, swing, Latin and country western dancing will be featured. Each dance also includes free instruction during intermission. All ages are welcome and no partner is needed.A $5 donation is requested to benefit the church's Historic Sanctuary Restoration and Maintenance Fund.Dances are held on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 532-1859.
Mother Lode Christian School and Chapel in the Pines Church in Twain Harte will host a Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall in Tuolumne. Home delivery is available in the Tuolumne area. For more information or to help with donations, call Kerry Semsen at 352-1537.
Thanksgiving With Friends, a free Thanksgiving dinner, will be served at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Heart Rock Cafe at 1 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Take out is available. Anyone needing a meal delivered should call Christian Heights Church at 532-7305 by Tuesday.
Columbia College will present Native American artifacts in theWilliam Walter Collectionthrough Dec. 21 in the Manzanita Rotunda on campus. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Items on display include pottery, baskets, weaving, Kachina dolls, beaded ornaments and wearing apparel, dating from the early 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.
"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will featurefour textile artists in November and December.All four -Lynette Eads, Susan Long, Jan DeSheraandConstance Shields- are members of the Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild.For more information, call 533-5507.
The Calaveras County Arts Council will present its annual"Affordable Gifts of Art"showSaturday through Jan. 5 at 22 Main St. in San Andreas. A reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Regular 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 www.calaverasarts.org. Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for November areSherrie PalmerandMarilyn Richards. Palmer works in oil and watercolors depicting florals and local scenes. Richards specializes in local scenery and florals in acrylics. Their works can be seen in the Window Gallery in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.
Renetta HayesandKathleen Davidsare the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for November. Their paintings can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in Sonora.
TheMother Lode Art Associationwill hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora. The featured speaker will be Sonora watercolor artist, glass engraver and calligrapher Dianne Stearns. Members will also get a final review of the recent Mother Lode Art Show.