Datebook for March 28-April 3

Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat /

STAGE

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 www.sierrarep.org.

Music

Stage 3 Theater will present an evening of jazz with Rod Harris and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. Tickets are $15, available by calling 536-1778.

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.

Art

"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 Calaveras County Arts Council will present its 16th annual "ArtSpirit" juried high school art show through April 20 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 or visit www.calaverasarts.org.

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 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. April artists will be Marilyn Richards, who paints local scenes and flowers in oil, and Sue King, who works in watercolor and collage.

EVENTS

The Sonora Lions Club will present its annual Cioppino Dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Sonora Elks Lodge. A no-host bar will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30, including cioppino, salad, bread and dessert. Tickets are available by calling Paul Berg at 591-3369, Lisa Melville at 694-8400, Dusty Rhodes at 532-4427, Bill Dunlavy at 532-7601, Tim Atchley at 586-2473 and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the club's sight and scholarship programs.

The Mountain Motion Performance Team, featuring a combination of juggling, comedy, theater and dance, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sonora Opera Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, available at the door. For more information, visit www.emotemproductions.com .

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

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.

In celebration of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 391 will host a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora. Tickets are $6, available from Chapter 391 members, on the web at www.vietnamveterans391.org or by calling 928-3848.All proceeds will support VVA Chapter 391.

The Groveland Library on Highway 120 in Groveland will hold an Easter Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Used books for all ages will be available and free refreshments will be served.

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.

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.

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