Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


The St. James Concert Series will present cellist Susan Lamb Cook at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Red Church in Sonora. The program will include works by Beethoven and Schumann plus Rachmaninoff's "Sonata in G minor" for cello. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students under 18, available at Mountain Bookshop and Sonora Music or by calling 984-0704.

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.

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.


Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" through Sunday, April 21, on the East Sonora stage. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. For reservations, call 532-3120 or visit

Stage 3 Theatre Company will present "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by August Wilson, through Sunday, 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 dinner show, featuring "The Carfields and the McCows, or Wherefore Art Thou Rodeo?," will take place Friday and Saturday at the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Hall. Tickets are $20. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. and the melodrama will begin at 7:45 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 772-1000.


"Second Saturday Art Night," featuring art, music and refreshments at stores, restaurants and galleries, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Sonora. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-7697 or visit

"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will feature the first public showing of graphite and colored pencil drawings by Kathleen Flores Gold during March. For more information, call 533-5507.

The Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for March are Kathy Canning, whose oil paintings include landscapes, portraits and still lifes, and Jan Alcalde, who is a photographer as well as a watercolor artist. Their works can be seen in the group's Window Gallery in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.

Irene Taylor and Selma Sattin are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for March. Their paintings can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.


The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance will present Wines of the World at 5:30 p.m. today at the Murphys Hotel in Murphys.Steve Collum and Chloe Respess will pour unique wine grape varietals from the rest of North America. Admission is $20 for CWA members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 728-9467 or visit

The 27th annual Sonora Celtic Faire, celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and all Celtic nations, will take place Friday through Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday for alcohol-free Family Day and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Historic encampments, street performers, ethnic dancers, marketplace and more than 20 musical groups will be featured. For ticket information, visit

After a year's hiatus, the Calaveras Follies will return on Friday and Saturday. The theme this year is "A Night at the Oscars." Dress rehearsals will be open to the public on Friday at the Bret Harte High School Theater in Angels Camp. Tickets Friday are $20 for adults and $10 for students, available at the door. The main event will be held Saturday, also at the Bret Harte Theater. The program will feature a red carpet entrance, professionally staged musical revue, celebrity sightings and more. Tickets Saturday are $35, available online at, by calling 800-595-4849 and at the door as space allows. Doors will open both nights at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m. The 2013 event is being presented by the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation and the Bret Harte High School Leadership Class. Proceeds will benefit the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. For more information, call 736-7706 or visit

Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will continue its Silent Movie Series on Friday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a screening of "College," a full length feature starring Buster Keaton and Anne Cornwell, at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be shown in large screen format with music by Dave Moreno on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Tickets are $20, including film and dinner. For reservations, call 728-1251 or visit

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. March 15 will be the St. Patrick's potluck dance party. For more information, call 532-6901.

Jamestown Harley-Davidson will hold its 17th annual Motorcycle Swap Meet beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at 18275 Highway 108. No commercial vendors are allowed. A booth space donation of $5 will go to local charities. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, call 984-4888.

A Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Artisan Dental Foundation of Hope will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora. Tickets are $5, with all proceeds going toward dental care for underprivileged children. For more information, call 532-2915.

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.

The Native Sons of the Golden West will hold a historical dedication ceremony of the 1855 Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys at 11 a.m. Saturday. A dinner will follow at 6 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall at 389 Main St. in Murphys. Dinner is $30 and reservations are required by calling Bert Abreo at 736-4804. There will also be a special pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, with a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. Breakfast reservations are not necessary.

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 Bear Valley California Senior Winter Games will be held Saturday and Sunday at Bear Valley Sk Area. Male and female sports enthusiasts 50 years old and up will compete in Olympic-style contests including downhill and cross-country skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and more. The event will continue on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. For more information, call 753-2301 or visit

Sonora High School student Ashley Burrell will present a Veterans Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday as her senior project. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Sonora. Tickets are $10, $5 for children 10 and under. There also will be a small raffle and all money will be donated to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 391 of Tuolumne County. For more information, call 694-6457.

The Garrotte Lions Club will serve a St. Paddy's Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Groveland Community Hall. Corned beef and cabbage will be served for $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For tickets or more information, call Kay Glaves at 962-6769.

The Tuolumne County Trivia Bee will take place Saturday at the Sonora Opera Hall. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the bee at 6:30 p.m. Audience admission is $15. Proceeds will benefit literacy programs at the Tuolumne County Library. For more information, call Lynn McCormick at 694-2727.

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

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge 65 will serve Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street of La Grange. Biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, French toast and beverages will be served for $6. The meals are served on the second Sunday of each month. For more information, call George Sylvester at 853-2508 or Chris Stevenson at 853-2128 or email

Tuolumne County Hi 4-H will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sonora Elks Lodge. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Hi 4-H member or at the door. For more information, call Linda Mager at 532-5896.

The Northern Mariposa County History Center will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Old Schoolhouse on Broadway in Coulterville. Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, fruit and beverage will be served for $5 for adults, $3 for children, or $15 for a family of two adults and two children. The meals are served on the second Sunday of each month. For more information, call 878-3015.

The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will present its fifth annual Mother Lode Bridal Faire from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. A bridal fashion show presented by the Clothes Mine will start at 1 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 754-5400 or visit

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.