Murphys Creek Theatre will present "The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)" Friday through Sept. 1 at the Cornelia B. Stevenot Amphitheater at 2690 San Domingo Road in Murphys. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with one Sunday show at 8 p.m. Sept. 1. Picnics are welcome. Dinner also is available for purchase at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 728-8422 or visit www.murphyscreektheatre.org.
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.
Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Respect: A Musical Journey of Women" through Sunday, 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.
Mount Shasta musicians Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill will appear in concert at 7 p.m. today at the Unity Spiritual Center at 19478 Village Drive in East Sonora. Their program will focus on transformational healing music, Celtic songs and chants from around the world. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, call 532-3965.
The 45th annual Bear Valley Music Festival will continue today through Sunday, Aug. 11, at the 7,000-foot level in western Alpine County. Performers will include the Delphi Trio, Dawn Harms, Taylor Eigsti, Shawnette Sulker and more, including 2013 Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko. Concert tickets range from free to $60, half price for youths age 5 to 17. For more information, call 753-2574 or 800-458-1618 or visit www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org.
Plan B will provide the music when the Murphys Community Club's "First Friday of the Month" concert event is presented Friday, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Murphys Community Park. Admission is free. For further information, call 728-8183.
Twisted Oak Winery will continue its summer concert series with a performance by the Deadly Gentlemen at 7:30 p.m. Friday 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.
Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will present Melissa Etheridge in concert at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets range from $45 for general admission lawn seating to $140 for reserved seats with buffet dinner, available online at www.etix.com.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will host the fourth annual "Singing Rails" railroad music festival on Saturday. A music contest will begin at noon, with awards at 5 p.m. Red Dog Ash will take the stage at 5:30 p.m, followed by headliner Sourdough Slim at 7 p.m. Music contest entry fee is $15, including a train ride and concert ticket. Festival tickets for adults are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Admission is alsdo free to same-day train ride ticket holders. For tickets or more information, call 984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org.
The Delphi Trio, performing tonight and Aug. 7 at the Bear Valley Music Festival, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church at the corner of Church and Algiers streets in Murphys. For more information, call 728-3141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerts in the Park in Arnold will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday with Band of Hope 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 the Blues Box Bayou Band playing American, Cajun and zydeco music 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.
The 2013 Tuolumne Concerts in the Park series will continue with a performance by the Paul Atkins Blues Band
from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Tuolumne Memorial Park. Admission is free. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. For more information, call 928-4351.
The Calaveras County Arts Council will continue its 2013 Music in the Parks series with Dyemusica playing rock, reggae and funk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Rail Road Flat Elementary School. 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 continue its 22nd annual summer art show through Aug. 11 in the Perry Walther Building next to the Bear Valley Music Festival tent in Bear Valley. Admission is free. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. through intermissin each day concerts are held. A prize drawing for four donated works also will be held on the last day of the show. For more information, call Karen O'Neill at 736-6931.
Allegorie in Murphys will feature paintings by Maren Conrad, daughter of actor Robert Conrad, through August. A reception for her will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 432 Main St. For more information, call 728-9922 or visit www.allegoriewine.com.
Watercolors and acrylic paintings by Cate Culver will be featured through August at the Hovey Winery Tasting Room at 350 Main St. in Murphys. A reception for her with wine and appetizers will be held from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 728-9700.
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.
"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will feature Western paintings by Sonora artist Chuck Knowles through August. For more information, call 533-5507.
Lisa Tebaldi and Sulastri Linville are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for 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 artist for August is Peggy Huth, who paints abstract acrylics as well as local scenery. Her works can be seen in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.
The Word Project will present "First Fridays," an open microphone reading of original works, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sonora Joe's Coffee Shoppe, 140 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Signups for five-minute slots begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Sierra Foothills Dance Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of the 49ers in Columbia. A lesson will be given at 7 p.m., followed by general ballroom dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Sierra Foothills Dance Club is a chapter of USA Dance, a nonprofit organization promoting ballroom dancing nationwide. For more information, call 533-2384.
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.
The Yosemite Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland. Admission is free to buyers. The markets will take place on the first Saturday of each month through September. For more information, call 962-0429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Lutheran Church in Murphys will hold a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 65 Mitchler St. in Murphys. For more information, call 728-2041.
The Sonora Lions Club will sponsor the second annual Pride Stride on Saturday at Columbia College. A one-mile walk-run will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K at 8:45 a.m. Registration opens at 7 a.m. at Carkeet Park. Race-day fees are $15 for the one-mile, $30 for 5K and $60 per family. Online registration also is available at www.active.com. Proceeds will benefit the Sonora High School cross country program and other Lions Club projects. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call 586-2473 or 532-6515.
"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. 17 and 31. For more information, call 588-9128.
Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will hold an Open Garden Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 251 S. Barretta St. in Sonora. Admission is free. Speakers will include Bette Axiak on canning and freezing fruits, Margaret Klein on berry pruning and Jerry Cadotte on building and using food driers. For more information, call 533-5912 oremail email@example.com.
The Angels Camp Museum at 753 S. Main St. will offer guided tours of its wagon and carriage collections from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Visitors can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as a water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars and even a working model of a stamp mill. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 5 to 11. Ages 4 and under are free. Additional tours will be given on Aug. 10, 24 and 31. For more information, call 736-2963.
"Hats Off to Stage 3," a celebration of 20 years for Stage 3 Theatre Company, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Roger and Judy Haughton's Immanuel Lodge in Confidence. Hors d'oeuvres, hosted beer and wine bar and live and silent auctions will be featured, along with live music and a dramatic performance by Don Bilotti and Maryann Curmi. Guests are encouraged to wear hats. Tickets are $50, available by calling 536-1778 or online at www.stage3.org.
The sixth annual La Grange Catfish Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the LaFayette Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in La Grange. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Take-out is available. Drawings will be held for a 32-inch flat screen television and other prizes. For tickets or more information, call Chris Stevenson
The Calaveras County Arts Council will hold its 20th annual Cajun Fete from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the historic Pioneer Hotel in Sheep Ranch. A Cajun barbecue dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by Tom Rigney and Flambeau. No-host bar and silent auction also will be featured. Tickets are $65. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org.
Traci Chee, a 2003 graduate of Bret Harte High School, will read from her new short story collection, "Consonant Sounds for Fish Songs," and sign copies of the book from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m Saturday at Sustenance Books at 416 Main St. in Murphys. For more information, call 728-2200.
All Saints Catholic Church at Joaquin Gully and Cherokee Drive in Twain Harte will hold its Golden Jubilee "Back to the West Fest" on Saturday. Activities include a tri-tip barbecue, prize drawings, children's games, fiddle music, line dancing and more. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $6 for children 6 to 12. Ages 5 and under eat free. Advance tickets are available for $12 at the parish office. For more information, call 586-3161.
The Murphys Firefighters' Association will hold its fourth annual "Vines and Hoses" event at 7 p.m. Saturday atTwisted Oak Winery at 4280 Red Hill Road in Vallecito.The event will feature a luau style dinner, live music by the Iconics and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $40, available at Murphys Fire Station No. 1 at 37 Jones St. in Murphys.Proceeds will help support Murphys volunteer firefighters. For more information, call 728-3864.
American Legion Post 58 will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Sonora Veterans Memorial Hall at 9 N. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Proceeds go to American Legion projects such as scholarships and Boys and Girls State. For more information, call Ed Brouillard at 984-4719.
The Junction shopping center in East Sonora will host its 17th annual Cruise Night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. 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.
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. 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.
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. For more information, call Melita Varosy at 928-4351.