Datebook for Sept, 26-Oct. 2

Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat

MUSIC

Creekside Community Church at 13650 Bergel Road in East Sonora will take part in the 13th annual "Harvest America" concert and revival at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Performers on a large screen will include Mercyme, Kirk Franklin, Jeremy Camp, Needtobreathe and Lecrea, with an inspirational message by the Rev. Greg Laurie. Admission is free. Doors will open at 3 p.m. For more information, call 532-3205.

Hang artist Matt Venuti will return to Tuolumne County for concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The first will take place at the Unity Spiritual Center at 19478 Village Drive in East Sonora. Sunday's show will take place at the Yoga Loft at 72 S. Stewart St. in Sonora. Tickets are $15, with all proceeds going to the artist. For tickets or more information, call 588-8055 or visit www.bgamedia.eventbrite.com . The Hang was invented about 2000 in Switzerland and invokes symphonic sounds. Venuti, who first visited Tuolumne County in 2012, also will sing during this concert and debut another new instrument, the Gubal.

Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band will present a tribute to Patsy Cline and other legends of country music from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Copperopolis Town Square. Admission is free, with $5 parking to benefit 4-H and FFA. Guests should bring their own chairs. To reserve a table, call 785-9292.

STAGE

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the comedy "Don't Dress for Dinner" through Sunday at the Fallon House in Columbia State Historic Park. 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.

Stage 3 Theatre will present the Tennessee Williams drama "A Streetcar Named Desire," through Sunday, Oct. 13, 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.

Art

Mural Painting Days for the Sonora Farmers Market Mural will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the farmers market site at the corner of Theall and Stewart streets in downtown Sonora. Spectators can stop by to watch master artist Judy Grossman conducting more than 65 volunteer artists, including 15 or more teens. On Saturday, music and children's art activities will begin at 1 p.m. On Sunday the children's art activity area will open at 11 a.m. with live music beginning at 11:30 a.m. Musicians for the weekend will include the Fiddle Gang, Sandy Shoor, Sequoia, Swing Gitane and more. The public is welcome at no charge. For more information, visit www.mural-in-a-day-sonora.org or call 532-2167.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will sponsor its seventh annual Artists Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tour is a self-guided car excursion on back roads to studios featuring nearly 30 artists. Passport tickets with maps and artist information are $10. 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 showcase paintings and tapestry weavings by Sydney Taylor of Sonora through September. The October artist will be Ada "Amy" Haratani. For more information, call 533-5507.

The Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for September are Sherrie Palmer, who paints in acrylics and watercolor, and Lori Sturdivant, a watercolorist. Their works can be seen in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold. Featured in October will be watercolor artists Pat Rohovit and Sandra Maurer.

Barbara Farkas and Jim Alsup are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for September and October. Their paintings can be seen in the front window of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present "Painted to the Nines Returns" through Nov. 2 at 22 N. Main Street in San Andreas. Gallery hours at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org.

EVENTS

Soulsbyville United Methodist Church will hold a Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 19982 Community Drive in Soulsbyville. An abundance of slightly used items will be available. For more information, call Pastor Romeo Gunzon at 775-813-8899 or Gary Rundle at 298-4333.

The Historic Sonora Chamber of Commerce will host "TGIF Sonora," a free end-of-summer event for the whole family, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Sonora. Activities will include a street dance, children's events and live music by Chains Required, the Little Fuller Band and James Faifua and the Jukes. Coffill Park will offer table and chair seating for roaming diners. At dusk, about 7 p.m., the Jackson Street Family Movie Night will host the feature film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." For more information, call 694-4405.

"Under a Tuscan Sunset," the 16th annual art show and auction sponsored by Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, will be held Friday at the Karmere Winery in Plymouth. Champagne, appetizers and viewing of art will begin at 6 p.m., with a live auction at 7 p.m. There also will be live music by Jake Guidi, an Italian-inspired light dinner, wine, silent auction and prize drawings. Tickets are $50, available by calling 223-5500 or online at www.hospiceofamador.org.

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will present the "Stories in Stone Cemetery Tour Walk" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Guests will walk through the Columbia Cemetery and stop along the way to hear stories of those who are buried there. Stories are portrayed by costumed characters who have done research on the citizens of Columbia. All are true. Tickets are $25, with all proceeds benefiting Friends of Columbia State Historic Park. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 588-9128.

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 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 Tuolumne County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Mono Village Center on Highway 108 in East Sonora. This will be in held in place of the cancelled Sierra Apple Festival.

A Bake Sale to benefit the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams at Toyon Middle School will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mar-Val Grocery in Valley Springs. Proceeds will help raise funds for their upcoming tournament and to help pay for referees for home games. For more informaiton, call Suzanne Butler at 602-9667.

The 31st annual Poison Oak Show will take place Saturday at the Bixel Brewery at the St. Charles in Columbia State Historic Park. Entries will accepted from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge to enter or view. Live music also will be featured from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call 533-4656.

The 17th annual Sierra AIDS Walk will take place Saturday at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The walk is a major fundraiser for Sierra HOPE, which helps people affected by HIV-AIDS in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Walkers help raise money for AIDS programs by collecting donations. Participants can choose from three trails to complete the walk, and start anytime between 9 and 11 a.m. A picnic lunch will be provided for everyone who participates in the walk. To register, 736-6792 or visit www.sierrahope.org.

A Harvest Craft Fair and Flea Market to benefit the annual Copperopolis Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Black Creek Park at 920 Black Creek Drive in Copperopolis. For more information, call Dianna Lopez at 770-6888.

The Bureau of Land Management will sponsor a trail improvement project from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. The site is the West Side Trail trailhead, at the intersection of Buchanan and Mira Monte roads near Tuolumne. Go to www.publiclandsday.org for a map. Volunteers will help professional crews install new interpretive kiosks and signs along the trail. No previous experience is necessary. Volunteers will receive T-shirts and a coupon for free admittance to public lands. Volunteers should bring lunch, hat, sunblock, long pants, long-sleeve shirts and sturdy shoes. BLM will provide gloves, eye protection and water. For more information or to sign up, contact James Barnes at 916-941-3140 or jjbarnes@blm.gov.

n The Jamestown Promotion Club will present Pioneer Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Jamestown. Activities will include family games, vendors, firing of the anvil at noon, shootout re-enactments at 12:30 p.m., street dance with live music from 3 to 6 p.m., wagon train arrival and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 996-0147 or 984-0888.

The Sonora Fire Museum and Senior Lounge will host a 10th anniversary celebration and open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 125 N. Washington St. in Sonora. The event will feature guides in period costume, photos with antique fire apparatus, museum tours, sno-cones and children's activities including mini bucket brigade and target knockdown. Admission is free. For more information, call 743-2769 or 984-5887.

The 17th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. More than 300 classic cars, motorcycles, trailers and wooden boats are expected. Admission is $20 per adult or $35 per couple or family of two adults and two children. Children under 14 are free. A discount coupon is available at www.ironstonefoundation.org. Proceeds benefit youth agricultural programs, including 4-H and FFA. For more information, call 785-4234.

The Calaveras Big Trees Association will sponsor a free seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Jack Knight Hall at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Lois Leonard, a historian and producer with the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, will provide a video presentation, "Finding David Douglas," about Scottish botanist David Douglas, who explored western North America in the 1820s and 1830s. Both the Douglas fir and the Douglas squirrel are named for him. The film, which will appear on PBS later, took four years to produce and was filmed at the locations he covered in his travels and studies. Park entrance is $8 per vehicle. For more information, call 795-3840 or visit www.bigtrees.org.

The annual Coulterville Coyote Fest will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade down Main Street in Coulterville. Activities will then move to Coulterville Park for coyote howling contests, children's games, dunk tank, live music and prize drawings. Admission is free, with a $5 entry fee for the howling contest. For more information, call 878-3015 or visit www.coultervillemuseum.org.

The Tuolumne County Museum in Sonora will take part in Museum Day Live! from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Docents in period costume will lead tours and authors Sylvia Roberts and Mark Francis will be present to sign their books. Free custom "wanted posters" also will be available.

As part of Museum Day Live!, the Angels Camp Museum will offer free admission for two on Saturday to visitors who download a Museum Day ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. One ticket is permitted per household. For more information, call 736-2963.

Columbia author Frank Smart will sign copies of his new book, "Assignment in Samarra," from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Charley's Books and Galleria at 18178 Main St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 984-3370.

Dale Campos of Sonora will sign copies of his new book, "Digger's Adventures: Friends," from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Schnoogs Cafe in the Timberhills shopping center on Mono Way in Sonora. For more information, call 532-6408.

Coulterville Odd Fellows Lodge will serve a Chile Verde Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years, available by calling 878-3792 or 878-3136.

The seventh annual "Meals and Wheels for Meals on Wheels" fundraiser, cancelled because of the Rim Fire, has been rescheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown. This year's theme is "The Fabulous '40s." The evening will feature dinner by Seven Sisters Restaurant along with a train ride, prize drawings, live and silent auctions, 1940s costume contest and live music the Rod Harris Kicks Band. Tickets are $75, available by calling 533-2622 or visiting www.sierraseniorproviders.org. Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels.

Big Dreams Universally Accessible Parks and Playgrounds will host a "Starry Night - Dinner in White" fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday to benefit an accessible playground in Tuolumne County.The location of the event will be revealed the day of the event. Tickets are $25 per couple and includes live entertainment by Uplands Drive, dancing, silent auction, and prize drawings. Tickets are available at Mountain Bookshop in East Sonora and at Caffe Blossom in Twain Harte or by contacting Sarah Garcia at BigDreamsUAPP@hotmail.com .

The Sierra Nevada Film Festival will continue with a free screening at sundown Saturday at Chatom Vineyards at 1969 Highway 4 in Douglas Flat. "Symphony of the Soil," directed by Deborah Koons Garcia, runs 104 minutes and explores the complexity of soil. It was filmed on four continents and features the voices of some of the world's most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists. Reservations are requested by emailing info@sierrafilmfest.org. For more information, visit information is at www.sierrafilmfest.org.

Sonora Cat Rescue will hold its third annual "Party at Pam's Place" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Pam and Steven Jones in Confidence. This year's entertainment will feature flute music by June Diggle and a concert by Jana Evans at 2 p.m. There also will be a bar, wine tasting, activities, competitions, prizes, silent and live auctions for vacations, artwork, wine and gift baskets. Tickets are $25, available at Mountain Bookshop and Tia's Tub & Toys, online at www.SonoraCatRescue.org or by phone at 559-2406.Proceeds will benefit the "Fix'em Now Fund" for spaying and neutering.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, is the last day to register for the first "Share the Lane for Amy Wayne: A Glam 10K Run," taking place Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Knights Ferry Recreation Area. Space is limited to 125 runners. Entry fee is $37, including a T-shirt. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m., with the race at 8 a.m. and awards at 10:30 a.m. To register or obtain more information, visit www.sharethelaneforamywayne.com . Amy Wayne, 27, of Sonora, was killed by a car while running on Oct. 26, 2012. The run will benefit her young daughter's college fund and raise awareness of safety on the roadway for runners, walkers, bicyclists and drivers.

The Junction shopping center in East Sonora will host its 17th annual Cruise Night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Admission is free for the classic car show, prize drawings and music from the 1950s and '60s. For more information, call 533-3548.

MARKETS

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. 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. For more information, call 962-4686.

A Farmers Market will take place from 4 p.m. to dusk Friday 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 gourmet barbecue dinner.

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

The final Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market of the season will take place from 5 p.m. to dusk Friday at Utica Park. Fresh produce, specialty foods, wine, crafts and live music by the Shifters will be featured. A roasted chicken dinner also will be available for $10. 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 are featured. The markets will continue each Saturday through Oct. 19. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-7725.

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. Saturday at the Terrace Plaza Market at 1906 Vista Del Lago.

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.

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