Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Sonora High School will present its fall play, "Pride and Prejudice," today through Saturday in the school auditorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each day, with a matinee added at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for students and senior citizens, available at the door.Student Ben Wright directs as his senior project. Megan Pfeiffer also is painting the set as her senior project.

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy "Harvey" Friday through Nov. 24 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

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "The Spitfire Grill," a musical about a young woman released from prison who brings new life to a dying town, 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


The Calaveras County Arts Council will present "Painted to the Nines Returns" through Nov. 2 at 22 N. Main St. in San Andreas. Gallery hours at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 showcase paintings by Ada "Amy" Haratani of Sonora through October. For more information, call 533-5507.

Paintings by Jim Alsup and photographs by Aubin Trojak are featured through October in the Mother Lode Art Association's windows at Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

The Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for October are watercolor painters Pat Rohovit and Sandra Maurer. Their works can be seen in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


A Fall Music Fundraiser to benefit music programs at Twain Harte Middle School will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Banny's Cafe at Mountain Springs Golf Course in Sonora. Tickets are $50, including dinner and dancing to the music of Chains Required. Proceeds will be used to replace the school's outdated musical instruments. New instruments will be available for purchase and direct donation to the school at the event. For reservations or more information, call Principal Dan Mayers at 586-3266.

The 37th annual Sonora Bach Festival will conclude with Bach's Brunch at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Twain Harte Golf Course. Music will be provided by Sandra Betti, Janet Telford and Ralph Retherford. Reservations are required. Tickets are $35, available at Sonora Music and Mountain Bookshop, by phone at 536-6330 and online at


The Tuolumne Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Tuolumne Utilities District Board Room at 18885 Nugget Blvd. east of Sonora. The program will feature geologist John Kramer, founder of Sobek Expeditions in Angels Camp, which leads whitewater rafting and adventure travel around the world. Kramer will share photos from his archives, along with some observations about the physical and political changes of adventure travel.

"Realms of Darkness," the Hi 4-H haunted house, will continue through Oct. 31 in the red barn behind JS West at 730 S. Washington St. Admission is $7. Evening performances are not recommended for young children. A matinee with lights on will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday for $1.Remaining show times are 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31. The haunted house is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 768-8209 or 352-0476 or visit

"Calaveras Live," a variety show to benefit Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys. The event will include a wine reception, local talent and antiques auction. Tickets are $35, available by calling 223-5500 or online at

Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will present its annual screening of the original full length 1925 silent film "Phantom of the Opera," starring Lon Chaney, on Friday and Saturday in the Music Room. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Each show will be accompanied by organist Dave Moreno on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Admission is $20, including a gourmet meal, movie and popcorn. Reservations are advised and may be made by calling 728-1251 or online at

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.

Sonora Elks Lodge will hold an Indoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 100 Elk Drive in Sonora. All reasonable offers will be accepted. For more information, call David Utecht at 532-5033.

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 Ron DeLacy Memorial Doodoo Wah Open Golf Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Twain Harte Golf Club at 22909 Meadow Lane in Twain Harte. Entry fee is $50, including green fees, T-shirt and lunch. For availability of space, call Tom Jepson at 588-0898. All proceeds will benefit the music programs at Sonora and Summerville high schools.

Omega Nu will present its 2013 luncheon, table setting and holiday shopping boutique on Saturday at the Black Oak Casino Hotel in Tuolumne. This year's theme is "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Doors will open at 10 a.m., with lunch at noon. Silent auction and prize drawings also will be featured. Tickets are $35. For availability, call 591-3387 or 743-8028. All proceeds will go to Omega Nu's annual children's Christmas charity.

Columbia Parlor 258 of the Native Sons of the Golden West will hold an Open House and 100th Anniversary Celebration from10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday at the Native Sons Hall on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park. For more information, call Bob Law at 588-8475.

The Calaveras County Garden Club will host its annual Holiday Craft Faire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Camps at Greenhorn Creek Golf Course in Angels Camp. Hand crafted items created by members as well as items by 39 local artisans will be available, including ornament dolls, miniature bird houses, beaded trees, rag doll Santas, jewelry, wood crafts, garden art, decorative gourds, oil paintings, knitted items, lotions and more. Food, beverages and prize drawings also will be featured. Proceeds will go to scholarships for graduating high school seniors and community beautification. For more information, visit

The Jamestown Promotion Club will sponsor a Harvest Festival on Saturday beginning with storytelling by Claudia Tonge at 10:30 a.m. at Rocca Park. Trick or treating will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. Everyone is then invited to take part in the Jamestown Main Street Halloween Parade at noon. All of these events are free. Festivities will then move to Jamestown Elementary School on Fifth Avenue, where the school will hold its annual Harvest Festival with a free pumpkin patch from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 984-0888.

A Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday under the clock in The Junction shopping center. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups - up to 4 years old, 5 to 8 years, and 9 to 12 years - plus group costumes. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Children should bring their own goodie baskets.

Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown will run the Harvest Haunt Express on Saturday and Sunday. Specially decorated excursion trains with a "Skeleton Crew" aboard will depart on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets, including park admission, are $15 for adults, $8 for youths ages 6 to 17, ages 5 and under are free. Free pumpkins also will be provided to those taking a train ride, while supplies last. For more information, call 984-3953 or visit

Ten-year-old Chylee Humphries-Miller of Sonora will serve Root Beer Floats from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Walmart parking lot to raise money for Peach's Neet Feet, which provides custom- painted shoes to children with cancer and other long-term illnesses or disabilities. The floats will be served by open donation. For more information, call 533-1521.

Shelley Muniz of Columbia will sign copies of her new book, "Eagle Feathers and Angel Wings: Micah's Story," from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Schnoogs Café at 1005 Mono Way in Sonora. The memoir tells about a 12-year-old boy's struggle with leukemia and his family's battle over health care coverage.

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will present a Halloween Ghost Tour at 3 p.m. Saturday in Columbia State Historic Park. Author and historian Carol Biederman will lead visitors through Columbia, where she will reveal tales and stories of old Columbia, where ghosts reportedly remain alive and well. Tickets are $10 and limited to 25. Reservation may be made at the Columbia Museum or by calling 532-3184.

A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit fire victims Joe Sullivan and Tish McCready will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Sonora Regional Medical Center training center at 900 Mono Way in Sonora. Silent auction, prize drawings and live music by the Sierra Mountain Band also will be featured. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, available at the door. The Phoenix Lake couple lost their home and all their possessions to fire. For more information, call 352-0469 or 586-2042.

The City of Sonora will present Trick or Treat Street from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday along Washington Street in downtown Sonora. Participating merchants will give treats to costumed children. For more information, call 532-7725.

Sonora United Methodist Church will host Trunk or Treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Yaney Avenue in Sonora.A free hot dog dinner also will be served. For more information, call 532-4850.

The merchants of Columbia welcome children in costume for Trick or Treating from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Following at 5:30 p.m. will be the eighth annual Illumination of the Jack-o'-Lanterns in Columbia State Historic Park. Admission is free. Folks can carve their own pumpkins and bring them to the Columbia Museum on Main Street for judging. Prizes will be awarded for the most original, most gruesome, most entertaining, and more. At dusk, the jack-o'-lanterns will be illuminated. For more information, call the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at 536-1672 or visit

The Tuolumne County Farm Bureau will hold its 65th annual Dinner and Meeting on Saturday at the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse Grounds at 19130 Rawhide Road in Jamestown. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with a barbecue steak and chicken dinner at 7 p.m. Prize drawings and live entertainment by Kim Manuel and the Breakdowns also will be featured. Tickets are $30 at the door. For more information, call 984-5922.

Sierra Bible Church will host Fall Family Fun Night from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 17151 Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. The free event will include trunk or treating, bounce house, cake walk, cotton candy, story time, food and games. Children are requested to wear non-scary costumes. For more information, call 532-1381 or visit

"Have a Heart for the Arts," a fund-raiser for scholarships at Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Seven Sisters Restaurant in Tuolumne. Appetizers, beverages and an art-themed silent auction will be featured. Tickets are $50, available at the school office at 17555 Tuolumne Road or through Principal Diana Harford at 928-4228, ext. 230.

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 holds 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.