Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Mountain Sage Nursery will present Jelly Bread in concert on Saturday at 18653 Main St. in Groveland. Opening act at 5 p.m. will be Bootstrap Circus. Tickets are $17 for adults and $6 for children, available at

The Sonora Community Drum Circle meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Courthouse Square in downtown Sonora. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, call Rona Hempstead at 984-3774.

A Drum Circle takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. each Sunday at the World Mercantile at 1267 S. Main St. in Angels Camp. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, call 559-9936.

Concerts in the Park will begin Wednesday, June 4, with a performance by Crazy Ivan in Tuolumne Memorial Park. Music will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday through Sept. 24 in conjunction with the Tuolumne Village Market. Admission is free. For more information, call 928-1214 or visit


Landscape photography by Tuolumne County native Thomas Atkins is on display through summer at Steve Leontie's Photography Gallery at 22997 Joaquin Gully Road in Twain Harte. The exhibit, titled "Scenes of the Sierra," is his first public display and features more than 30 images of the Emigrant Wilderness, Yosemite National Park and eastern Sierra Nevada.For more information, call 586-7632.

Photographs by Jim Hassay of Groveland are on display through June 24 at Saddle Creek Golf and Resort in Copperopolis. The show is a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. For more information, call 962-6819.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present "My Favorite Spring" through June 21 at 22 Main St. in San Andreas. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit

Arts of Bear Valley will display works by Deborah Marlene Kearney through May in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold. Kearney is a watercolorist who specializes in local scenery as well as florals. Featured in June will be Charlotte Mulcaster, who paints in oils, watercolors and encaustics.

Carey McGrew and Vicki Fuentes are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for May and June. Their works can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in Sonora.


Stage 3 Theatre Company will present the comedy "Becky's New Car" through Sunday at 208 S. Green St. in Sonora. Curtain times are 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the musical "A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel" through Sunday, June 8, at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. For reservations, call 532-3120 or visit

Stage 3 Theatre will hold open auditions for "On Golden Pond" at 6 p.m. Monday, June 2, at 208 S. Green St. in downtown Sonora. Roles are open for the three main characters - Norman and Ethel, ages 65 to 80, and their daughter Chelsea, age 35 to 45 - along with three supporting parts, including two middle-aged men and a boy age 12 to 15. The drama will run July 11 to Aug. 10. For more information, call 536-1778.


Friends of Columbia will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852," an annual living history event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Columbia State Historic Park. More than 150 costumed volunteers will re-create events and environment of an 1850s mining camp. Admission is $5 per adult and $1 per child 12 and under. For more information, call 588-9128 or visit

The Friends of Rail Road Flat School will celebrate the one-year anniversary of their monthly "Farm to Fork Free Community Meal" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the school gymnasium. Chinese chicken salad, ciabatta rolls and dessert will be served. There also will be a student photography show on display including the recent award winning photos from the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. For more information, call 754-1032 or email

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4748 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. Friday at Carters Cemetery at 19042 Cemetery Lane in Tuolumne. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The program will honor the late Tuolumne barber Johnnie Wittorf, who left his money to area churches and Summerville Elementary School when he died in 1959. A barber pole was erected on his grave and local schoolchildren tend to his grave with flowers on a regular basis. The Tuolumne VFW Post holds its ceremony on May 30 each year, the traditional Memorial Day.

The Sonora Certified Farmers Market will continue from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday through Oct. 18 at the corner of Stewart and Theall streets in downtown Sonora. Fresh and organic fruits and vegetables will be available along with plants and flowers, honey, pastries, olive oil, cheese, jams, handmade items and more. Live entertainment also will be featured. For more information, call 532-7725 or visit

The Groveland Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through September at Mountain Sage Nursery at 18653 Main St. in Groveland. Locally grown produce, fresh bread, arts and crafts, home-made preserves, nuts, fresh eggs, dried fruit, fresh flowers, organic teas and coffees and live entertainment are featured. Admission is free.

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 Tuolumne County Garden Club will hold its annual Plant, Rummage and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Open Air Market in Mono Village Center at 14961 Mono Way in East Sonora.The sale will include vegetables, flowering plants, small household items, furniture, books and an accessory boutique. The sale supports the club's scholarships awarded every year to two Tuolumne County students. For more information, call Liana Shulver at 586-0275.

The Tuolumne County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Sierra Apple Festival, helping support individuals living with disabilities, will host a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's Restaurant in Sonora. Tickets are $7, available by calling 586-9351 and at the door.

The Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce will host a "Big Cash Giveaway and Summer Kickoff Barbecue" at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Mountain Lake Lodge in Groveland. Tickets cost $100 and include two barbecue steak dinners and entries into cash prize drawings. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Participants do not need to be present to win. People must be 18 years or older to buy tickets. For more information, call James Nagle at 962-1122, 962-0323 or 770-5230, or email

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte will hold its 18th annual Twain Harte A La Carte from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Meadow Plaza on Fuller Road in downtown Twain Harte. Wine tasting and gourmet food from local food purveyors will be featured, along with prize drawings, silent auction and a live auction. Tickets are $35, including a commemorative wine glass. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For reservations or more information, call Patt Koral at 928-1616.

"Birds of West Side," a program featuring photographs of birds taken on the former West Side Lumber company mill pond, will be presented at the Tuolumne City Memorial Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday. The show, set to music, shows a variety of birds in flight, nesting, feeding and tending their young.It was created by Tuolumne photographer David Wheat, who will be present to answer questions about his techniques.Members of the Central Sierra Audubon Society will also be there to provide information about the birds in the show.Admission is free to the museum, located at the corner of Carter and Bay streets in Tuolumne. It is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends.

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 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. The breakfasts are served on the first Sunday of each month.

The annual "Where the Hell is Groveland Car Show" will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland. Spectator admission is free. Car entry fee is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Space is limited to the first 200 cars, including classics, customs, street rods and muscle cars. Food, music and prize drawings also will be featured. All proceeds will benefit local schools and other community projects. For more information, call 962-6119 or 962-7665 or visit

Western and Latin Line Dance Lessons are given at no charge from 2 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Tuolumne County Senior Center at 540 Greenley Road in Sonora. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Arno Lascari at 588-8071.

The Tuolumne Village Market and Concerts in the Park series will begin Wednesday, June 4, and continue through Sept. 24 at Tuolumne Memorial Park. The market opens at 4 p.m. and music runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 928-1214 or visit

The 18th annual Cruise Night will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at The Junction shopping center. Classic cars, vintage music and prize drawings will be featured. Admission is free. The gatherings will continue on the first and third Wednesday of each month through October. For more information, call Margaret Davis at 533-3548 or email

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. 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.

"Story Time" for children takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Calaveras County Library at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. The Murphys Volunteer Library presents story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. The Angels Camp Branch Library at 426 N. Main St. presents story time at 10:30 a.m. each Friday. Story time at the Copperopolis branch at 60 Copper Cove Drive takes place at noon Wednesdays.