Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


An exhibit of digital art featuring new interpretive signs on the West Side Trail in Tuolumne will open Friday and continue though Nov. 26 in the Columbia College rotunda. A public reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance and Bank of Stockton in Sonora will present "Remembering the Trees," a collection of linoleum block prints created in 1932 by Della Taylor Hoss, through November at 242 S. Washington St. Viewers are welcome during regular business hours. For more information, call 532-2787.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present its annual "Affordable Gifts of Arts Holiday Boutique" through Jan. 14 at 22 N. Main St. in San Andreas. Receptions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Regular gallery hours at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit

Margaret Roberts of Valley Springs is the featured artist for November at Deborah Marlene's at 8242 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill. An afternoon tea and reception for the artist will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sonora's "Second Saturday Art Night" will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Sonora. Galleries, restaurants and boutiques will open their doors for art displays, live music and refreshments. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-7697 or visit

"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will showcase works by the Sonora Sock Club through November and December. For more information, call 533-5507.

The Mother Lode Art Association's monthly display features paintings by Cary McGrew through November in the front window of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

The Arts of Bear Valley featured artists for November are Judy Boles and Marilyn Richards, who paint landscapes in acrylics and oils. Their works can be seen in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.

The Copper Art Club will host its first "Gifts of Art Holiday Boutique" beginning Saturday and continuing weekends through the holidays at Copperopolis Town Square. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kids Klub and 79ers Club. For more information, call 785-2050.


The Columbia Jazz Artist Series will present jazz and blues singerBarbara Morrison, backed by the Columbia College Big Band, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Dogwood Theater on campus. Tickets are $20, available at Mountain Bookshop or by calling 588-5126.

The 2013-2014 St. James Concert Series will open at 3 p.m. Sunday with a performance by the Mother Lode Woodwind Quintet at the Church of the 49ers in Columbia. The program will feature artists from Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador counties. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students under 18, available at Sonora Music and Mountain Bookshop, by calling 536-9402 or online at Series tickets for all five concerts also areavailable for $45.


n Mountain Youth and Community Theatre will present the community production of "Seussical: The Musical," based on the works of Dr. Seuss, through Nov. 17 at the Webster Theater at 14372 Cuesta Court off Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and again at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14 to 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The cast includes children through adults. Students Janae Perkins and Gracenn Harvey also are assisting with the production as their senior projects. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Ages 4 and under are free.For tickets or more information, call 533-8633 or visit

n Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy "Harvey" through Sunday, 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


Sonora author Dale Campos will sign copies of his new children's book, "Digger's Adventures: Friends," from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Umpqua Bank in downtown Sonora. For more information, call 532-6408.

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 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 C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Fair, an annual free event for disabled and disadvantaged children, will take place Saturday at New Melones Reservoir. Pre-registration is required. For information, call Ranger Cindy at 536-9094, ext. 217.

St. Patrick's Christmas Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 127 Jackson St. in Sonora. There will be a coffee corner, food, books, gift baskets, jewelry, crafts, white elephants, Christmas decor, prize drawings and more. Admission is free.

The 28th annual Greeley Hill Christmas Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Greeley Hill Community Hall, 10332 Fiske Road off J132. Hand-crafted wooden items, jewelry, quilted items, food and more will be available. The Northside Senior Club will have a dessert table as well as cinnamon rolls in the morning. The Northside Women's Club will again serve homemade soups, chili and hot dogs as a scholarship fundraiser. Admission is free. For more information, call Irene Rhyne at 878-3569 or Dawna Colbert at 878-3034.

The 28th annual Lake Don Pedro Christmas Arts and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hacienda at 5182 Fuentes de Flores in LaGrange.A variety of vendors will be present. Prize drawings also will be held both days. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, Maria's homemade Mexican food and barbecue pork ribs will be available beginning at noon.For more information, call Maria Navarro at 874-2870 or 402-8648.

The Women's Fellowship of the Sonora United Methodist Church will present "Holiday Happenings," a soup buffet and gift sale, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday at 90 Yaney Ave. in Sonora. The buffet includes a choice of homemade soups, dessert, rolls and beverage for $8.Sale items will include goods from African Team Ministries, baked goods, gifts and other treats. This is the annual fund raiser for mission projects of the Women's Fellowship. For more information, call Lorraine Vogt at 536-1206.

Soroptimist International of Sonora will host its fifth annual Nutcracker Tea Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tuolumne County Senior Center at 540 Greenley Road in Sonora. There will be performances by the Fiddle Gang, storyteller Claudia Tonge and surprise visitors from the North Pole. Club members will serve tea sandwiches, desserts and tea and apple cider. Prize drawings also will be featured. Tea Party tickets are $15, available by calling 532-6218 or by email at Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship program for women and girls who are graduating from Sonora and Cassina high schools and others attending Columbia College.

The Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation will present "Dancing With the Sierra Stars" at 5 p.m. Saturday at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Five couples will compete, with a musical performance by soprano Michela Macfarlane. Tickets are $125 each, including champagne reception, dinner, dance competition and live auction. Keys also will be sold for a treasure chest containing an eight-day cruise from Paris to Normandy. For reservations, call 754-2603 or visit Proceeds will help raise funds for a new family medical center and women's health center in Angels Camp.

Yosemite Valley Elementary School will hold its annual Fall Frolic Dinner and Silent Auction from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Camp Curry Pavilion in Yosemite National Park. A chicken dinner will be served for $15 for adults and $8 for children. Silent auction items will include hotel stays, dinners, Badger Pass ski passes, artwork and more. Proceeds will benefit student programs at the school. For more information, call 372-4791. Admission to the park is free this weekend in honor of Veterans Day.

The Sonora Emblem Club will serve a Veterans Day and the Marines Corps Birthday Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Sonora Elks Lodge. Sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served for $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. A bake sale and peddler's fair also will be featured. For more information, call Sona Dixon at 533-0156 about the breakfast or Marilyn Mendenhall at 536-0978 about the peddler's fair.

n The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge 65 will serve Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street of La Grange. Biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, French toast and beverages will be served for $6. For more information, call George Sylvester at 853-2508 or Chris Stevenson at 853-2128.

The Northern Mariposa County History Center will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Old Schoolhouse on Broadway in Coulterville. Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, fruit and beverage will be served for $5 for adults, $3 for children, or $15 for a family of two adults and two children. For more information, call 878-3015.

The Aronos Research Women's Club will present "Come to Tea with Dolly and Me" from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 37 Elkin St. in downtown Sonora. Tea, lunch buffet, doll show and prize drawings will be featured. Admission is $12.50, with proceeds going toward scholarships and community outreach. There also will be a table decorating contest with a $10 entry fee. For reservations, call 288-2045.

The Divide Cemetery in Big Oak Flat will host a short Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, to honor all who have served in the United States armed forces. The flag will be lowered, Taps played and a few words spoken by Roland Elliot. There also will be time given to those who would like to share memories.

A Veterans Day Remembrance will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the historic cemetery in Columbia State Historic Park. The Columbia Foot Dragoons will explain the significance of Veterans Day and how it came into being, and fire a single volley. All are welcome at no charge. For more information, call 536-1672.

"Women of the Mother Lode" will be the topic of the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society meeting at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. Genealogy research volunteers also will be available before the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The Angels Camp Museum at 753 S. Main St. in Angels Camp will sponsor a California Bear Flag Workshop for Children from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The cost is $5 and space is limited to 20 children. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Nov. 13, and may be made by calling Jim Miller, education coordinator, at 736-2963 or emailing education@angels Participants will learn about the history of their state banner as they craft a miniature version of the original flag to take home with them.

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.

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.