MYACT, the Mountain Youth and Community Theatre, will present "The Little Mermaid Jr." at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Webster Theater at 14372 Cuesta Court east of Sonora.Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors, ages 4 and under free. For more information, call 533-8633 or visit www.mountainyouthact.com .
Stage 3 Theatre will present "The Diviners," by James Leonard Jr., through Sunday at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit www.stage3.org.
Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Respect: A Musical Journey of Women" Friday through Sept. 1 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 www.sierrarep.org. A preview at 7 p.m. today will benefit Sierra Seniors Providers and the Tuolumne County Senior Center. Preview tickets are $18, including wine and appetizers at 6 p.m., available at the senior center or by calling 533-2622.
Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the musical "Oklahoma!" through Sunday, 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 www.sierrarep.org.
The New Christy Minstrels, under the direction of Randy Sparks, will perform at 7 p.m. today in the Bret Harte High School Theater at 323 Main St. in Angels Camp. Tickets are $22 at the door. The box office will open at 5:30 p.m. and doors will open at 6 p.m. Copies of their new recording, "Nice Time to Be Alive," will be available at the concert. For more information, visit www.thenewchristyminstrels.com .
The 45th annual Bear Valley Music Festival will open at 7 p.m. Friday and continue through Sunday, Aug. 11, at the 7,000-foot level in western Alpine County. Performers will include Asleep at the Wheel, Dawn Harms, Richard Glazier, Taylor Eigsti, the Delphi Trio, and more, including 2013 Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko. For ticket information, call 753-2574 or 800-458-1618 or visit www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org.
Mountain Sage Nursery at 18653 Main St. in Groveland will continue its Music in the Garden series on Saturday with a performance by the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. Opening act at 5 p.m. will be Bootstrap Circus. Adult tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Children are $6. For more information, visit www.mountain sagemusic.org.
The Bear Valley Music Festival will present the Delphi Trio in a free outdoor concert from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hovey Winery Tasting Room at 350 Main St. in Murphys. Admission is first-come, first-served. For more information, call 753-2574.
Concerts in the Park in Arnold will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday with Plan B playing classic rock at the Cedar Center. Admission is free.
The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2013 Concerts in the Pines series with Homegrown playing classic rock music from the 1950s to '80s 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 .
Twisted Oak Winery will continue its summer concert series with a performance by Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 4280 Red Hill Road in Vallecito. Gates will 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 www.twistedoak.com .
The 2013 Tuolumne Concerts in the Park series will continue with a performance by the rock band Clan Dyken from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Tuolumne Memorial Park. Admission is free. For more information, call 928-1214.
The Calaveras County Arts Council will continue its 2013 Music in the Parks series with Cantamos playing acoustic folk, jazz, blues and Latin from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Greenhorn Creek 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 parks throughout Calaveras County. For more information, call 754-1774.
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.
Arts of Bear Valley will open its 22nd annual summer art show at 5 p.m. Friday in the Perry Walther Building next to the Bear Valley Music Festival tent in Bear Valley. Admission is free. A reception with hors d'oeuvres will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will open at 11 a.m. through the final concert on Aug. 11. A raffle of four donated works also will be held on the last day of the show. For more information, call Karen O'Neill at 736-6931.
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, 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 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 by Pat Tippett of through July. Western art by Chuck Knowles will be on display during August. For more information, call 533-5507.
Lisa Tebaldi and Sulastri Linville are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for July and August. 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 July are Nancy Calhoun, who is noted for her watercolors, and Judy Boles, who is an oil painter specializing in landscapes.Their works can be seen in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold. Featured in August will be Peggy Huth, who paints abstract acrylics as well as local scenery.
Sonora Ballroom Dancing will take place from 7 to 10 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.
Onstage Dance Studio will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora. Tickets are $7.50, available at the door or by calling Bonnie Hudson at 626-9921. Proceeds will benefit the studio's competitive dance team.
The San Andreas Rumble, featuring a classic car show, food, music and vendors, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Calaveras Government Center in San Andreas. Admission is free. For more information, call 754-0127 or visit www.sanandreasmerchants.com .
The 36th annual Twain Harte Summer Arts and Wine Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Twain Harte. The event will feature 100 craft artists, a hot rod car show, wine tasting and live entertainment by Tom Rigney and Flambeau, the Little Fuller Band, street performer Capt. Jack Spareribs and more. General admission is free. For more information, call 533-3473 or visit www.fireonthemountain.com .
The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will present Wines in the Pines in conjunction with the Twain Harte Summer Arts and Wine Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday in Twain Harte. Wine and food tasting will take place in the Meadow Plaza from noon to 3 p.m. both days. Tickets are $20, including a commemorative glass.Sunday is discount day, with tickets priced at $15 for local residents and $10 for veterans. For more information, call 586-4482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Promotion Club of Jamestown will present its annual Rods to Rails car show and festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday along Main Street in Jamestown. Custom cars and motorcycles from 1972 and earlier are welcome, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Live music, a disc jockey, food and prize drawings also will be featured. Admission is free. More cars and live music by Rich Rinaldi and band also will be featured at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. For more information, call 984-0888.
"History's Mysteries" will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in Columbia State Historic Park. Families and groups will try to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. They will witness the event, interview key characters, subpoena them and question people in court. At the end, they will determine the outcome of the crime. Additional mysteries will be held on Aug. 3, 17 and 31. For more information, call 588-9128.
The Western Sierra chapter of the California Deer Association will hold its ninth annual banquet and auction on Saturday at the Sonora Elks Lodge. A no-host bar will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and auction and prize drawings at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 each or $90 per couple, including dinner, one membership and a T-shirt. Junior tickets, for ages 15 and under, are $30. For tickets or more information, call Ronnie Hobbs at 984-3015 or John or Tonie Kiefer at 962-6192.
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 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. 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. 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 with 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. Fresh and organic produce, fruit, eggs, pastries, jewelry, herbal products, flowers, and more are featured. For more information, call 928-4351.