Stage 3 Theatre will present "The Diviners," by James Leonard, Friday through July 28 at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit www.stage3.org. A preview at 7 p.m. today will benefit Professional Referral Organization of Sonora. Preview tickets, including appetizers and dessert, are $30, available by calling 536-6313. Proceeds will go toward high school scholarships.
Murphys Creek Theatre will present the William Shakespeare comedy "Much Ado about Nothing" at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 30 outdoors at the Cornelia B. Stevenot Amphitheater at 2690 San Domingo Road in Murphys. Grounds will open at 6:30 p.m. for picnics or optional catered dinners. For reservations, call 728-8422 or visit www.murphyscreektheatre.org.
Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" through Sunday in East Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. today and Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For reservations, call 532-3120 or visit www.sierrarep.org.
The Groveland Rotary Music Festival will take place Saturday at the Pine Mountain Lake Equestrian Center on Clements Road in Groveland. Gates will open at 2 p.m. for performers by Heart Beat and Home Grown. Food and beverages also will be available. Tickets are $25 for adults and $8 for children. For more information, call Rudy Manzo at 962-5219.
Mountain Sage Nursery at 18653 Main St. in Groveland will continue its 2013 summer concert series on Saturday with a performance by the funk band Jelly Bread. Opening act at 5 p.m. will be Swamp Noir. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Children are $6. Guests should bring their own blankets or chairs. Picnics are welcome but outside alcohol is not allowed. For more information, call 732-6044 or visit www.mountainsagemusic.org.
The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2013 Concerts in the Pines series with classic rock by the Hills Brothers Band 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 www.twainhartecc.com.
Crash Landing will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Tuolumne Memorial Park as part of the 2013 Concerts in the Park series in Tuolumne. Admission is free. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. For more information, call 928-1214.
The Calaveras County Arts Council will continue its 2013 Music in the Parks series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Mountain Ranch Community Park, with the with the B Sides playing 1960s rock. Admission is free and picnics are welcome. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. The shows will continue through Aug. 14 at parks throughout Calaveras County. For more information, call 754-1774.
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 third annual Art, Wine and Jazz on the Square will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Copperopolis Town Square. Admission is free. Numerous artists will display their work and George Allen Durkee will give a plein air demonstration. Music will be provided by the Roger Garcia Trio at 10 a.m., followed by Jana and Friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Wine tasting, prize drawings and food art competition also will be featured. Proceeds will go toward the Bret Harte High School art scholarship fund. For more information, call 866-276-4235 or visit copperopolistownsquare.com.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will present "In Train View," an exhibition of 30 large format photographs by members of the Sonora Photo Club, Saturday through Sept. 1. An opening reception with refreshments will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit is included with park admission, which is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 17 and free for children 5 and under. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Proceeds from sales will benefit the park. For more information, call 984-3953 or 591-8182.
The Calaveras County Arts Council will present the "Creatures in the Garden" exhibit 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 www.calaverasarts.org.
"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 through 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 Murphys-Angels Lions Clubwill sponsor "Classic Car Cruise Nights" from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Murphys Hotel at 457 Main St. in Murphys. There is no charge for entrants or spectators. The gatherings will take place on the third Thursday of each month through September. For more information, call Terry Costa at 728-9971.
The Twain Harte Business Association and Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will present "Third Thursdays in Twain Harte" from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Meadow Plaza at the corner of Meadow Lane and Fuller Road in Twain Harte. Admission is free. Fresh vegetables, eggs, handmade crafts and prepared food will be available, along with animals from the Tuolumne County Humane Society or Sonora Cat Rescue. The gatherings will continue on July 18and Aug. 15. For more information, call the chamber at 586-4482, business associationat 586-1976 or Sandra Asquith at 586-5565.
The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday at Sequoia Woods Country Club in Arnold.This annual event raises money for thetwo high school scholarships the chamber awards each year to graduating seniors with a career focused on business.Green fees are $100, which include a cart and barbecue dinner. For more information, call 754-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Rick Moore. The markets will continue every Friday through Sept. 27. For more information, call 743-3427.
"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. The readings take place on the third Friday of each month. For more information, call moderator Denella Kimura at 532-6561.
The Columbia Volunteer Fire Department will host the 2013 California Firemen's Muster Association state muster Friday through Sunday in Columbia. Friday will be hospitality night at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Fire Station. An equipment parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Columbia State Historic Park, followed by muster contests on Saturday and Sunday at Columbia Elementary School. Admission is free. A spaghetti dinner also will be available Saturday for $7.
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.
Mountain Sage Nursery at 18653 Main St. in Groveland will present the Sierra Eco-Summit and Festival, featuring the latest in science, land practices, community building, farming, local foods and entertainment, on Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. for yoga each day. There will be more than 30 workshops and seminars as well as the outdoor festival with demonstrations, artists, educational booths and live cultural dance and music. All daytime events are free. The celebration will conclude with a concert by Jelly Bread and Swamp Noir from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Concert tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, $6 for children. For more information, call 732-6044 or visit www.sierraecosummit.org.
A grand opening celebration for several new elements at the Historic Sonora Dome Campus will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 251 S. Barretta St. in Sonora. Activities, complete with music and refreshments, will include a birthday party for the Central Sierra Arts Council, tours of the Kids Art Studies Academy, Master Gardeners open garden tour, dedication of the new sports field and rededication of Lions Park. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-2787.
An open house to celebrate 25 years of service by Interfaith Community Social Services will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 18500 Striker Court, off Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, meet the volunteers and learn more about client services. For more information, call Cathie Peacock at 532-0905.
A Contra Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in downtown Sonora. Live music will be provided by Oldtime Tonic, with dance calling by Wayne Mullen, Sue Endter and Lynn Ferry. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Donation is $7 for adults and $3 for children. An optional potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 532-6025.
Habitat for Humanity of Tuolumne County will hold its fifth annual House Party from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lodge, the Twain Harte home of Roger and Judy Houghton. The day will include a catered dinner, live and silent auctions, wine and beer tasting, dessert, entertainment, quilt drawing and more. Tickets are $85. For more information, call 536-0970.
The Sonora Lions Club will serve an Omelet Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tuolumne County Senior Center on Greenley Road in Sonora. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. Prize drawings also will be held. For tickets or more information, call Diann Kaiser at 533-7766, Bob Bader at 586-6045 or Felix Romo at 533-0297.
The Mi-Wuk Village Volunteer Library will celebrate its fourth anniversary as the "Little Library in the Woods" with a birthday party and ice cream social at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at 24411 Sierra Park in Mi-Wuk Village. Admission is free. For more information, call 586-6251.
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.
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.