Datebook for June 13-19

Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" through Sunday, June 23, in East Sonora. 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


Numerous bands appealing to a wide range of musical tastes will perform Friday in Columbia State Historic Park for Flag Day, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing into the night. Among the performers at the Jack Douglass Saloon, Bixel Brewery at the St. Charles and What Cheer Saloon in the City Hotel will be Thick Soup, Peggy Reza and Erich Quinn, pianist Roger Kirby and a rare appearance by longtime local favorites Doodoo Wah. Admission is free, with food and beverages available for purchase. Donations will support the nonprofit Tuolumne County Citizens for Responsible Growth.

The Murphys Community Club will present the Celtic trio Sequoia from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Murphys Park. Admission is free. Donations will help maintain the park.Guests should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Dinner also will be available for $8.

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will open its 2013 Concerts in the Pines series with a performance by British Invasion, playing music of the Beatlemania era, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Admission is free. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. The concerts will continue each Saturday through Aug. 31. For more information, visit .

Coyote Hill will play bluegrass and Americana music from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Tuolumne Memorial Park as part of the 2013 Tuolumne Concerts in the Park series. Admission is free. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. For more information, call 928-1214.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will open its 2013 Music in the Parks series with a performance by the Bayou Boys from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Admission is free and picnics are welcome. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. The shows will continue through Aug. 14 at various parks throughout Calaveras County. For more information, call 754-1774.

Students studying with Peg Reza of the Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra will perform from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora. The program is appropriate for children ages 6 and up. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 30 people. For more information, call the library at 533-5507.

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 Sonora Drum Circle meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday at Courthouse Square in downtown Sonora. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, call Rona Hempstead at 984-3774.


The Mother Lode Art Association will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Hurst Ranch at 17415 Highway 108 in Jamestown. The meeting will include a potluck lunch, white elephant sale and painting demonstration by Koby Evanoff of Mokelumne Hill.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present a new exhibit, "Creatures in the Garden," through July 30 at 22 N. 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

"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will feature watercolor paintings and egg art by Vicki Fuentes during June. For more information, call 533-5507.

Ruth Morrow and Susie Hoffman are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for June. Their paintings can be seen in the front window of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

The Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for June are Helen Scofield and Ruth Morrow, whose works can be seen in the group's Window Gallery in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold. Scofield paints in oils and is noted for her large floral paintings. Morrow works in acrylic, oil, watercolor and collage and is noted for her whimsical style.


The 64th annual Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee will be held today through Sunday in Tuolumne. The jubilee celebrates the logging industry with logging contests, tug-of-war, queen coronation, vendors, carnival, parade, children's games, women's events, hot dog eating contest, arm wrestling and live music. Most events are free. For more information, call 928-1501or go to .

The Tuolumne County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora. Guest speaker Dave Connery, a docent at Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, will offer more tales about the Angels Branch of the Sierra Railroad. Admission is free.

The Sonora Elks Lodge will celebrate Flag Day with a ceremony at noon Friday at 100 Elk Drive in Sonora. The program will include patriotic songs, a reading and flag folding, followed by a hot dog lunch. Admission is free. Donations will go toward veteran's projects. For more information, call 604-9416.

The Groveland Farmers Market will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Sage Nursery at 18653 Main St. in Groveland. Locally grown produce is featured along with fresh bread, arts and crafts, home-made preserves, nuts, fresh eggs, dried fruit, fresh flowers, organic teas and coffees and live music. The markets will continue each week through September. Admission is free. For more information, call 962-4686.

The Jamestown Certified Farmers Market will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Friday through October at 18530 N. Fifth Ave. in Jamestown. An Open Air Market also will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the same location. Admission to both is free, with proceeds benefiting St. Xavier's Church in Chinese Camp. For more information, call 565-2116 or 532-6122.

"Fresh Fridays," the Angels Camp certified farmers market, will take place from 5 p.m. to dusk Friday at Utica Park. Fresh produce, specialty foods, wine and crafts will be featured. Live music this week will be provided by Grover Anderson. The markets will continue every Friday through Sept. 27. For more information, call 743-3427.

Sonora Ballroom Dancing will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in downtown 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 Sonora Certified Farmers Market will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Theall and Stewart streets in downtown Sonora. Fresh produce, specialty products and live music will be featured. The markets will continue each Saturday through Oct. 19. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-7725.

The Kiwanis Club will host 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.

Airport Appreciation Day, taking the place of the 47th annual Columbia Father's Day Fly-In, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Airport. Admission is free. For more information, call 533-5685 or 533-6688.

Retired California Highway Patrol Officer Ted Shannon of Mokelumne Hill will sign copies of his new book, "Cow County Chip," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill. The book includes 128 true short stories drawn from his CHP career.

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. For more information, call 795-3840.

The Arnold Lions Club will hold its 21st annual Classic Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sequoia Woods County Club. Entry fee is $95, including green fees, cart and a tri-tip and chicken dinner. Additional dinners are available for $20. Live and silent auctions also will be held. For more information, call Joe Hill at 795-1415. Proceeds will benefit Lions eye and hearing services for the needy, scholarships, school programs and more.

Three generations of the Bergstrom family's story will be told in a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tuolumne City Memorial Museum at the corner of Carter and Bay streets in Tuolumne. Admission is free. The Bergstroms were a Swedish immigrant family who contributed their manpower to help build and run the West Side Lumber Co. over its 62-year history. Ed Sieckert, a museum volunteer and West Side historian, will give the presentation.

Onstage Dance Company will present its 11th annual dance recital on Saturday in the Summerville HighSchool Theater. This year's theme is"This Is My Dance Floor." The junior show, with an average age of 8 and under, willbegin at 2 p.m. The senior show for ages 9 and up will start at 6 p.m. Both shows will feature OnStage's traveling competitive dance team. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 588-8828.

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will present the first of the summer Ghost Tours at 3 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the Columbia Museum. Author and historian Carol Biederman will guide visitors through the historic Gold Rush town of Columbia, where they may meet the restless spirits of early residents. Admission is $10 and each tour is limited to 25 persons. All monies go to support Columbia State Historic Park. For reservations, call 532-3184 or contact Audie Buckler at .

Save the Romaggi Adobe Foundation will host a wine tasting, pasta dinner and live auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Gardens at 577 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. Auction items include weeklong stays in Las Cruces and Lake Tahoe, acrylic paintings and sports memorabilia. The foundation's goal is to restore the Romaggi Adobe, a home, store, bar, card room and stagecoach stop near Angels Camp from the Gold Rush era. Tickets are available for $50 at 736-9522.

Friends of the Animal Community will host their annual Bone Appetito fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Rancho Vista Sonora in the Wards Ferry area. An Italian dinner will be featured along with prize drawings and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 per person or $65 per couple, available at Dusty's Den, Tia's Tub'n'Toys and Mountain Bookshop. For more information, call Maureen Miller at 532-1294.

The Italian-Catholic Federation at St. Patrick's Church in Angels Camp will hold its Summer Steak Barbecue on Saturday at 820 S. Main St. in Angels Camp. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by dancing to the music of George Fontaine. Adult tickets are $20, including beer and wine. Children under 12 will receive a free hot dog dinner. Advance purchase is required. For tickets or more information, call 728-0926.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present "Glitter, Gatsby and Gangsters, A Garden Party" from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill. The evening will include dinner, dancing to period music, costume contest, live and silent auctions and more.Tickets are $85. Proceeds will benefit the Calaveras County Arts Council and its programs such as Arts in Education, the "Ovations" performing arts series and free summer concerts at Music in the Parks. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit

The Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Groveland Community Hall on Main Street in Groveland. Guest speaker will be Mark Stoltenberg, appearing as "Ohio George Chance" and telling the Gold Rush adventure of the Clark-Skidmore party, the first gold seekers to arrive via Sonora Pass. Admission is free, with donations accepted.

The La Grange Rebekahs will serve a Father's Day Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street of La Grange. Ham and cheese omelet, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and beverages 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 or email .

Chispa Parlor 139 of the Native Sons of the Golden West will serve a Father's Day 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, coffee and hot chocolate will be served for $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. The breakfast is served on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 728-8902.

The Sonora Emblem Club will serve a Father's Day Breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive in Sonora. French toast, ham, eggs, fruit, juice and coffee will be served for $7 for adults and $4 forchildren 12 and under. For reservations, call 533-1587.

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Columbia Cruise Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Columbia State Historic Park. Owners of custom, classic and antique cars and trucks are welcome to enter their pre-1972 vehicles into the Father's Day show. Entry fee per vehicle is $25, including a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for best truck, best car and People's Choice. To register, visit . On Sunday, register from 7:30 to 8 a.m. in front of the Fallon Theater. For more information, call 768-1786 or email . Space is limited to 50 vehicles. Spectator admission is free.

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 ballroom and swing dance instruction from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and line dance 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. For more information, call 532-1859.

The Tuolumne Certified Farmers Market will take place from 4 p.m. to dusk every Wednesday through October. at Tuolumne Memorial Park in Tuolumne. Fresh and organic produce, fruit, eggs, breads, pastries, jewelry, herbal products, flowers, food and more are featured, along with live music every week. For more information, call Melita Varosy at 928-4351.

The Junction shopping center in East Sonora will host its 17th annual Cruise Night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Admission is free for the classic car show, prize drawings and music from the 1950s and '60s. For more information, call 533-3548.

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.

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.

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.

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