Datebook for June 26-July 2

Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Sierra Repertory Theatre will open its doors for an all-access Open House from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the East Sonora location. Visitors are invited to arrive at any time for informal tours and question and answer opportunities with staff and crew. The scene, prop and costume shops, as well as the Pump Boys and Dinettes stage, will be open for a behind-the-scenes look at how Sierra Rep creates the many different worlds that comprise its season. For more information, call Beverly Handelman, development director, at 532-0502, ext. 111.

The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance will present a reading of "The Money Man," a play in progress by Rick Foster about Alexander Hamilton, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 251 S. Barretta St. on the historic Sonora Dome campus. Admission is free, with donations benefiting the arts alliance. For more information, call 532-2787.

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Pump Boys and Dinettes" through Sunday, July 27, in East Sonora. Performances are held at various times Wednesday through Sunday. For reservations, call 532-3120 or visit

Murphys Creek Theater will present the William Shakespeare comedy "Twelfth Night" through July 19 at Brice Station Vineyards at 3353 E. Highway 4, near Forest Meadows. Performances are given on alternating Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For times and reservations, call 728-8422 or visit

Hardluck Lin will present "Gold Rush Tales of the Mother Lode" from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marmot Amphitheater at Lake Alpine. A $2 donation is requested.


Twisted Oak Winery will present "An Evening with Tim O'Brien" at 8 p.m. Friday at 4280 Red Hill Road off Highway 4 in Vallecito. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Children are $10. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests should bring their blankets and low-back chairs. Picnics are welcome but no outside alcohol is allowed. For more information, visit .

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with Threshold playing classic rhythm and blues from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Admission is free. The shows will continue each Saturday through Aug. 30. For more information, call 586-4482.

Mountain Sage Nursery will present The Duhks in concert on Sunday at 18653 Main St. in Groveland. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with opening act the Trespassers at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $17 in advance, available at www.mountainsage, or $20 at the door. Children's tickets are $6. Guests should bring their blankets and low-back chairs. Picnics are welcome but no outside alcohol is allowed.

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, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present The Shades from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in Tuolumne Memorial Park. Admission is free. The concerts will continue each Wednesday through Sept. 24. For more information, call 928-1214.

The Calaveras County Arts Council will continue its 23rd annual Music in the Parks series with a performance by the Hot Dark from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in West Point. The free concerts will continue each Wednesday through Aug. 13 at parks throughout Calaveras County. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit

Patrick Karnahan, aU.S. Forest Service interpretive ranger and firefighter, will present "Songs and Stories From the Fire Lines" in honor of wildland firefighters from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Pinecrest Amphitheater in Pinecrest. A $2 donation is requested.

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.


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 and eastern Sierra Nevada.For more information, call 586-7632.

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

Arts of Bear Valley will display oils, watercolors and encaustics by Charlotte Mulcaster through June in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


The 65th annual Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee will take place today through Sunday in the township of Tuolumne. Logging events will include ax throwing, hot power saw, stock power saw, choker setting, crosscut sawing, Jack and Jill events for men and women and Bull of the Woods. Also featured will be queen contest, carnival, women's and children's events and live entertainment. Except for the carnival and logging contest entry fees, all events are free. For more information, call Kathy Joice at 928-4507 or Cindy Rhorer at 928-1501.

The Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest will present its weekly "Trees and Trails Hike" at 10 a.m. Friday. There is no charge. Guests should meet at the Summit Ranger Station in Pinecrest to carpool to the destination. Bring lunch, water and comfortable walking shoes. This week, Marie Malo will lead the hike to Burst Rock and Emigrant Trail. For more information, call 965-3434.

The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 Golf Tournament to raise money for college scholarships at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp. Awards, silent auction, prize drawings, banquet and dancing will follow. For entry information, call 754-5400.

The Angels Camp Farmers Market will continue from 5 p.m. to dusk each Friday through Sept. 26 at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Fresh produce, prepared food, crafts, beer, wine and live music are featured. Admission is free. For more information, call 559-5195 or 559-4781.

The Sonora Elks Lodge will sponsor a Rib Dinner on Friday at the lodge at 100 Elk Drive in Sonora. Tickets are $12 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. for beverages, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.Entertainment will be provided by Fiddles Etc. before and after dinner. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the lodge office at 533-1587.

The Sonora Chamber of Commerce will present TGIF Sonora from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Sonora. The evening will include dancing in the street, children's activities, live music and a family movie. Bands will include the Lava Cats in Coffill Park, the Hot Dark on Linoberg Street and the Hills Brothers Band in the farmers market parking lot on Stewart Street. The family movie on Jackson Street will be "The Lego Movie." Admission is free.

Sonora Ballroom Dancing meets from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin Street in Sonora. Admission is $7. Donations help support the Amador-Tuolumne County Action Agency. For more information, call 532-6901.

The Twain Harte Chamber of Commerce and Twain Harte Rotary Club will present Movies in the Pines from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Admission is free. This week's film will be "Free Birds." The screenings will continue each Friday through Aug. 15. For more information, call 586-4482.

The Sonora Emblem Club will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant at 851 Sanguinetti Road in Sonora. Tickets are $7, available by calling Marilyn Mendenhall at 536-0978. All proceeds will benefit the club's veterans and community projects.

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

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 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 Murphys-Angels Lions Club will sponsor its seventh annual Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Space is limited to 135 cars, 1975 and older. Awards, dash plaques, prize drawings, DJ music and vendors will be featured. Barbecued steak, bratwurst and hot dogs will be available along with cold beverages. Registration fee is $25. Spectator admission is free. For more information, call Terry Costa at 728-9971or email . All proceeds will benefit the club's charitable projects.

The Arnold Farmers Market will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through September in the Cedar Center. For more information, call 795-7898.

A Line Dance Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Copperopolis Armory at 695 Main St. in Copperopolis. Admission is $5, with proceeds benefiting the Copperopolis Community Center. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Guests should wear comfortable dancing shoes and bring a sack lunch for a half-hour break at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Tess Wade at 785-6176.

Calaveras County Master Gardeners will host an Open Garden Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at their demonstration garden at the County Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. Admission is free. A variety of ornamental, native and vegetable plants will be for sale. The topic of discussion will be "Great Greens and Edible Weeds." Master Gardeners also will be available to provide answers to home gardening questions.

Randi Murray's Dance Studio will present its 37th annual recital, "Just Dance," at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Summerville High School auditorium. The 15th annual junior recital, "Let It Go," also will take place at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $9 for the senior recital and $8 for the junior recital, available by calling 532-5819. All seats will be $1 higher at the door.

The National Park Service will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act on June 30 with a day full of special guests, events and activities. The landmark legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln marked the first time that U.S. lands were set aside for protection. It established the California State Park system and paved the way for the creation of Yosemite National Park in 1890.

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 will take place from 4 p.m. to dusk each Wednesday through Sept. 24 at Tuolumne Memorial Park. Fresh produce is available along with prepared food, handmade items, live music and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 928-4351.

The 18th annual Cruise Night will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 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.

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