Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Stage 3 Theatre Company will present"Fences,"a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by August Wilson, through March 17 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, call 536-1778 or visit

A melodrama,"The Carfields and the McCows, or Wherefore art thou Rodeo?,"will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Hall. Admission is $10. The play will be repeated in dinner shows on March 1, 2, 8 and 9.


The multiplatinum Southern rock band Molly Hatchet will appear in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne. Tickets are $20, available at the Gift Basket inside the casino. Minimum age to attend in 21.

A Drum Circle takes place at 5 p.m. each Wednesday at Sonora Joe's Coffee Shoppe at 140 S.Washington St. 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.


The Central Sierra Arts Council will present a Digital Photography Workshop led by professional photographer Larry Angier from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at 251 S. Barretta St. in Sonora. The cost is $20, including a light dinner. For more information, call 532-2787.

The Calaveras Arts Council will present "Copy Cats," showcasing local artists with their renditions of three photographic images, through Feb. 23 at 22 Main St. in San Andreas. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 754-1774.

"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will feature the oil paintings of Diana Eppler in February. Featured this month are her animal paintings and contemporary western art. For more information, call 533-5507.

Lorna Hunt and Inge Zumwalt are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for February. Their paintings can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

The Arts of Bear Valley featured artist for February is Ruth Morrow. She paints flowers, landscapes and abstracts in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media in a whimsical style. Her paintings, along with a selection of her three-dimentional work and photographs, can be seen in the group's Window Gallery in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


Mother Lode Christian School will present its 33rd annual Winter Jubilee on Friday and Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. A preview dinner, book sale and silent auction bidding will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. Hot food, salad bar and pies will be available, along with a game room for children. The live auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 928-4337, 928-4126 or 586-5701.

Sonora Ballroom Dancing will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in Sonora. Admission is $7. Donations will benefit the Mentoring Works program at the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. For more information, call 532-6901.

The Groveland Hotel will present its final "Winter Magic" dinner-theater show of the season featuring world-class magicians at 7 p.m. Friday. The star performer will be John Gardenier. Admission is $10 plus dinner. For reservations, call 962-4000 or visit

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 532-0140.

Free Walking Tours of historic downtown Murphys are offered at 10 a.m. Saturdays beginning at the Old Timers Museum on Main Street. Call 728-3072 to confirm dates or set up a group tour.

Guided Hikes take place at 1 p.m. each Saturday at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The hikes are free, however, entrance to the park is $8 per vehicle. When snow covers the ground. the hikes are snowshoe walks. Snowshoes are provided free, first-come, first-served. Check in at the Warming Hut no later than 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 795-3840.

The Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability (FOCUS) and Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will present the fifth annual Seed Exchange from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Elementary School. Open pollinated seeds will be available from local farmers and reputable seed sources. The public also is invited to bring non-GMO seeds to share. Admission is $10 for 10 seed packs of any variety. Free workshops and hands-on demonstrations also will be featured. For more information, visit

Calaveras County Master Gardeners will hold anOpen Garden Dayfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. Admission is free. For more information, call 754-2880.

Sonora High Ag Boosters will hold their third annual dinner on Saturday at the Sonora Elks Lodge. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and a rib eye steak dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. An auction will be held and updated information on the new Sonora High Ag Campus will be offered. Tickets are $35, available at Hurst Feed, Radovich Feed, Sonora Feed, Tractor Supply, Sonora Inn Barber Shop and Bearly Quilting or by calling at 694-8679 or 770-2369. They also will be sold at the door.

The Kiwanis Club of Groveland will serve a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Groveland Community Hall. Prize drawings also will be held. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 or $30 for a family of two adults and two children to age 17. Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults, $6 for children and $34 for a family of four. For tickets or more information, call Gloria Stevens at 962-1823, Sandy Smith at 962-4950 or Earl Wright at 534-9548. Proceeds will benefit the club's community service projects.

The Sonora Bridal Faire will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. More than 40 vendors offering apparel, venues and services will be present, with a bridal fashion show at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Sonora Bridal Boutique at 532-8114.

Lorenzo Baca will discuss Native American music, song and instruments when the Tuolumne Band of Cherokee Indians meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora. Guests are welcome at no charge. For more information, call 532-1902 or 586-0495.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present the Chinyakare Ensemble-Zimbabwe Dancers at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bret Harte High School Theater in Angels Camp as part of the 2013 "Ovations" performing arts series. The Chinyakare Ensemble presents authentic Zimbabwean music and dance, and merges powerful traditional art forms with innovative movement. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for youth under 18, available by calling 754-1774 or visiting

Story Time for children is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora. For more information, call 533-5507. The Tuolumne branch at 18636 Main St. holds story time at 11 a.m. each Friday. The Groveland branch, at 18990 Highway 120, offers stories at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The Murphys Volunteer Library presents "Story Time" for children at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, followed by a small art project. The Angels Camp Branch Library at 426 N. Main St. presents story time for children through age 5 at 10:30 a.m. each Friday. Story time at the Calaveras Central Library at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Sierra Waldorf School sponsors Sing-Alongs and Storytime for young children and their parents at 11 a.m. every Friday at the Out of Hand Gallery at 189 S. Washington St. in Sonora. For more information, call 533-1309.