Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County will present guitarist, composer and singer Jim Scott, hailed as"Some kind of magician!" by Pete Seeger, on Friday at 19518 Hess Ave. in East Sonora. The theme of the concert will be "Sing for Peace!Sing for Justice!Sing for the Earth!" Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. For tickets or more information, call 928-5874.


The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance will present "In Harmony With Nature," a celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, Saturday through December in the George Post Community Gallery on the Sonora Dome campus at 251 Barretta St. An opening reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, with singing and music by the youth of the Tribal Council Blue House School at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-2787.

An exhibit of digital art featuring new interpretive signs for the West Side Trail in Tuolumne will continue through Nov. 26 in the Columbia College rotunda.

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

"Art in the Library," a rotating exhibit at the Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora, will showcase socks, shawls, and afghans hand knit by members of 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" weekends through December at Copperopolis Town Square. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kids Klub and 79ers Club. For more information, call 785-2050.

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. A reception will be held from 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


Summerville High School and the Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy will present the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. today and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school theater in Tuolumne. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, available at the school office, online at and at the door.

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy "Harvey" through Sunday at the Fallon House Theater 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

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" through Dec. 22 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

Stage 3 Theatre will present "The Game's Afoot," by Ken Ludwig, through Dec. 22 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


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.

Independence Hall Quilters will hold a Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Meadowmont Shopping Center on Highway 4 in Arnold. Unique handmade items will be available. The sale will be repeated Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. For more information, visit www.IndependenceHall

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 i n East Sonora. For more information, call Al Smith at 532-0140.

The Tuolumne County Humane Society's Spay and Neuter Committee will hold a Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the shelter conference room at 10040 Victoria Way in Jamestown. Santa Claus will be present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, along with free coffee, hot spiced cider and cookies. New and nearly new Christmas gifts will be available for purchase. A silent auction also will be held. Pets are welcome and participants are encouraged to bring their cameras. For more information, call 984-5489.

The Mokelumne Hill Christmas Bazaar will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mokelumne Hill Town Hall at 8283 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill. Admission is free. Local artists offer homemade items and unique gifts. Lunch willl be available. Cody the Magic Man will appear at noon and Santa Claus will make an appearance from 2 to 4 p.m. Children's crafts are free with the donation of a canned food or non-perishable item.

Calaveras County Master Gardeners will host an Open Garden Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. The subject for the day will be bareroot plantings and orchard care. Admission is free. For more information, contact the UC Cooperative Extension office at 754-6477 or online at

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will bring together thousands of people around the world who are bereaved after a suicide loss to share in a day of healing and support through the 15th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day program. A local conference will be held on Saturday at the Enrichment Center at the former Tuolumne County Hospital building at 102 Hospital Road in Sonora. Check in and registration begins at 9 a.m. The program, broadcast in more than 300 cities nationwide, will feature a panel of individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide and mental health experts. The day allows those who have are bereaved after a suicide loss to connect in their local community and online in a supportive and healing environment. The program will also be available online at and archived for two years. To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide Day, visit or call 536-4944 or email

A free Ice Skating Exhibition will begin at noon Saturday at the Long Barn Lodge in Long Barn. Olympic-trained instructor Adrienne Anderson of Twain Harte and a group of her students from Stockton will present the half-hour program. This also will mark the opening of the Long Barn Lodge's ice skating rink for the season and the reopening of the Adrienne Anderson School of Skating in Long Barn after an absence of more than 10 years. For more information, call 743-4038.

The Tuolumne County Women's Network will sponsor a Speakeasy Soiree from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom at the Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne. Dinner will be served by Seven Sisters, with music by Swing Gitane. An auction also will be held for a Hawaiian vacation, Disneyland trip, prime rib dinner for eight at Seven Sisters, and more. Dress of the 1920s to 1940s is encouraged. Tickets, including wine at each table, are $50, available by calling 532-9361 or online at Proceeds will benefit the network's scholarship fund.

Country Cowboy Church will sponsor "Rim Fire Ranchers Relief" at 5 p.m. Saturday in the John Muir Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. The event is a fundraiser for Tuolumne County ranchers who lost livestock, feed or buildings to the Rim Fire this summer. Tickets are $30, including a barbecue dinner and live music by the Sierra Mountain Band. Live auction and prize drawings also will be held. For tickets or more information, call 588-1056 or visit

The third annual Santa's Express Dinner and Dance will take place Saturday at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. Doors will open for cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and live music by the Fabulous Off Brothers at 8 p.m. Silent auction, prize drawings, an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and holiday carriage rides pulled by draft horses decorated in sleigh bells and Christmas lights also will be featured. Admission is $20 plus a toy donation to Santa's Express. For more information, call Gina Galloway at 559-2733 or Rayleane Dias at 743-0378.

Reservations are due by Monday, Nov. 25, for the YES Partnership's annual Holiday Gourmet Luncheon, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Black Oak Hotel Conference Room in Tuolumne. Live and silent auctions and prize drawings also will be held. Tickets are $25, available by calling 533-1397, ext. 270, or emailing Proceeds will help prevent substance and child abuse in Tuolumne County.

Pat Kaunert will star in "88 Days … The Story of Mark Twain in the Mother Lode" at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Camps Restaurant at 676 McCauley Ranch Road in Angels Camp. Admission is free. The presentation describes the Gold Rush and life in the Mother Lode, Sam Clemens' early life, tragedies, travels to Nevada and San Francisco, his failures and his escape to Angels Camp and Jackass Hill. For more information, call 736-8181.

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.

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. All Tuolumne County branches will be closed Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1.

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.