Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the musical "Oklahoma!" Friday through Aug. 18 at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. 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

The Groveland Hotel in Groveland will present "Way Out West," an evening with Mark Twain and fiddler Dave Rainwater, at 8 p.m. Saturday at 18767 Main St. as part of the Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret series. Mark Twain, as portrayed by Pat Kaunert, will tell stories of the Sierra Nevada in the 1860s accompanied by music of the period. Tickets are $15, available by calling 962-4000 or online at An optional dinner is available.

Stage 3 Theatre will present "The Diviners," by James Leonard Jr., through Sunday, 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

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 catered dinners. For reservations, call 728-8422 or visit


The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2013 Concerts in the Pines series with funk, classic rock and R&B by Threshold 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

Concerts in the Park in Arnold will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. each Saturday through Aug. 31 in the Cedar Center. Performing this week will be Swing Gitane. Admission is free.

Twisted Oak Winery will continue its summer concert series with a performance by Mumbo Gumbo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 4280 Red Hill Road in Vallecito. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Guests should bring their own low-back chairs. No outside alcohol is allowed. For tickets or more information, visit

Swing Gitane will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 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, July 3, at Turner Park in San Andreas with Grover Anderson playing folk-rock and originals. 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.

Celtic harpists Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will appear in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday outdoors at the Walela Institute of Imaginal Healing at 20556 Flora Lane in Sonora. Admission is $20. A free open house will begin at 2 p.m. in celebration of Swedish Midsommer and the institute's 11th anniversary. A Swedish smorgasbord also will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. by open donation. Reservations for the dinner and concert are required and may be made by calling Diane Swanson at 536-0299.

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.


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. 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" exhibition 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 through June. Pat Tippett of Sonora will show her watercolors in July. 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. Artists for July will be Nancy Calhoun, who is noted for her watercolors, and Judy Boles, who is an oil painter specializing in landscapes.

Registration is due by Wednesday, July 3, for the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance'sthirdbus excursion on Wednesday, July 10. The destination will be the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento to see "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami." The cost is $55 for members, $70 for non-members and $30 for children 8 to 13.For more information, call 532-2787 or visit


The Sonora Chamber of Commerce will present its first "TGIF Sonora" from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Sonora. Activities for the whole family will take place along Washington Street, in Courthouse Square and Coffill Park and on Linoberg Street. Live music will be provided by the Blues Box Bayou Band, Black Irish Band, the Hot Dark and Grover Anderson. Coffill Park will have table and chair seating for roaming diners. About 8:30 p.m., the film "Here Comes to Boom" will be shown on Jackson Street. All events are free. For more information, visit or

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.

A Line Dance Workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Copperopolis Armory at 695 Main S. in Copperopolis. There will be a half hour lunch break at 12:30 p.m.Six line dance instructors will teach two dances each in the morning and the afternoon will be devoted to dancing. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Dancers should bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable shoes. Admission is $5, with proceeds go to the Copperopolis Community Center.For more information, call Tess Wade at 785-6176.

Author Mark Francis will sign copies of his new book, "Empire," following the development of the Tuolumne County timber industry and its railroads from 1850 to 1920, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cold Springs Market at 29822 Highway 108 in Cold Springs. For more information, call 965-4242.

The Murphys-Angels Lions Clubwill sponsor the sixth annual "Charity Classic Car Show" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Car show entry is $25 at the gate. Space is limited to 100 cars made in 1975 or earlier. Spectator admission is free. Awards, prize drawings, music, food and beverages will be featured. For more information, call show chairman Terry Costa at 728-9971.

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.

Sonora Odd Fellows will host their first Costume Dog Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown. Events will include a demonstration by the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit, agility course by the Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club, professional photographer, train rides for dogs and their owners, and the actual costume contests with prizes. To participate in the contests, a registration form and $15 is required. Registration after June 25 will be $20. A $2 donation is requested for spectators, but no one will be turned away. Anyone who brings a dog to the event must sign a waiver. All proceeds will benefit charity, including Tuolumne County Foster Youth. Registration forms, waivers and more information are available at Forms can also be picked up or dropped off at Tia's Tub n' Toys in the Sonora Plaza.

Columbia author Frank Smart will sign copies of his new book, "Assignment in Samarra," from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Schnoogs Cafe at 1005 Mono Way in the Timberhills shopping center in Sonora. The novel centers on Vietnam veteran Jack Spraggins, who now finds himself deployed to the ancient city of Samarra, Iraq, in 2011. For more information, email

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.

Randi Murray Dance Studio will present its 36th annual dance recitals on Saturday in the Summerville High School Theater in Tuolumne.The junior program for ages 11 and under will begin at 3 p.m., with older girls performing at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets for the junior recital are $7 for ages 12 and under and $8 for ages 13 and up. For the senior recital, advance tickets are $8 for people 12 and under and $9 for ages 13 and up. All tickets will be $1 higher at the door. For more information, call 532-5819.

The High Country Hellcats women's roller derby team will take on the Shasta Assassins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the High Country Sports Arena at 18960 Waylon Way east of sonora. The High Country Gold Diggers also will take on the SINtral Valley Innocents of Modesto at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Tri-tip, pulled pork, snacks and beer will be available. Advance tickets are $10, available at Jamestown Harley-Davidson, the Outpost, Togo's and Brown Paper Tickets. Admission at the door will be $15 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call 588-0776.

The history committee of the Presbyterian Church of the 49ers will serve a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Faith Hall at 11155 Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia.Diners will be entertained by Columbia's own Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra. Prize drawings also will be held for handmade quilts, a shawl, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. Tickets are $10 for adults,and free for children under 5. Proceeds will go toward paying down the mortgage on Faith Hall. For tickets or more information,call 532-6604 or

The Sonora Elks Lodge will serve a New York Steak and Lobster Dinner on Saturday at the lodge at 100 Elk Drive in Sonora. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, available by calling the lodge at 533-1587. Reservations are required by today.

Angels Camp author Franklin Ted Laskin will sign copies of his new book, "Chance, A Jockey's Odyssey, and a Look into the California Horse Racing Circuit," from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Foothill Village at 1400 Foothill Village Drive in Angels Camp. Joy Roberts and Monika Rose will read excerpts from the book and live music will be provided by Jim Lanier. Admission is free. For more information, call 754-0577.

The Junction shopping center in East Sonora will host its 17th annual Cruise Night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Admission is free for the classic car show, prize drawings and music from the 1950s and '60s. The gatherings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month though Oct. 16. 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.


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.

A Farmers Market will take place from 4 p.m. to dusk Fridays through Sept. 27 at Val Du Vino Winery, 634 French Gulch Road in Murphys. Local produce is featured along with cheeses, rubs, marinades, farm fresh eggs and a different gourmet barbecue dinner each week.

The Twain Harte Farmers Market is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays through summer in front of the Pit Stop diner on Fuller Road.

"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 Los Bongoleros. The markets will continue every Friday through Sept. 27. For more information, call 743-3427.

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.

The Valley Springs Farmers Market, offering fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil, honey, homemade crafts and music, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28 at the Terrace Plaza Market at 1906 Vista Del Lago.

The Arnold Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 14 at the Cedar Center on Highway 4. Local and organic food products are featured along wiht natural soaps and candles. For more information, call 795-7898.

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.