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 www.sierrarep.org.
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 www.murphyscreektheatre.org.
The Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest will present "Friendly Fire: A 49er's Life With the Me-Wuk People" from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Pinecrest Amphitheater in Pinecrest. The Rick Foster drama stars Sonora actor Thomas F. Maguire as a gold miner in 1851 who struggles to deflect catastrophe following his newfound appreciation of the Me-Wuk world. A $1 donation is requested.
The 21st annual show by the Sierra Professional Artists will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Groveland Hotel at 18767 Main St. in Groveland. Artwork will depict scenes of Yosemite National Park. Admission is free. For more information, call 962-4000.
Deborah Marlene's Gallery at 8242 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill will feature paintings by Elaine Cahill of Arnold through July. A reception for her will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The paintings of Jeanne Townsend are back by popular demand for the month of July at the Hovey Winery Tasting Room at 350 Main St. in Murphys. A reception for her will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Complimentary appetizers will be served. For more information, call 728-9999.
Arts of Bear Valley will display oils, watercolors and encaustics by Charlotte Mulcaster through July in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.
Irene Taylor and Loretta Pagni are the Mother Lode Art Association's featured artists for July and August. Their works can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in Sonora.
First Friday in the Park will feature the Stardust Cowboys in a free cowboy music and western swing concert at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Murphys Community Park on Algiers Street in Murphys. Picnics are welcome. A prepared dinner, wine and other beverages also will be available for purchase. For more information, call 728-8183 or visit http://visitmurphys.com.
The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with Jana and Friends playing jazz and dance hits 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.
Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present Route 66 from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 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 Suprecret from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Valley Springs Ball Field. The free concerts will continue each Wednesday through Aug. 13 at parks throughout Calaveras County. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org.
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.
Gold Mine Storage will hold its monthly Flea Market from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 18600 Eagle Ridge Drive, off Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. For more information, call 840-8067.
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's topic is "Fire Ecology with Marie Malo." For more information, call 965-3434.
The Angels Camp Farmers Market will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Utica Park in Angels Camp. This is a special time this week. Fresh produce, prepared food, crafts, beer, wine and live music will be featured. Admission is free. For more information, call 559-5195 or 559-4781.
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 "Man of Steel." The screenings will continue each Friday through Aug. 15. For more information, call 586-4482.
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 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.
The Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland. Admission is free for shoppers. The flea markets are held on the first Saturday of each month through October.
The 27th annual Hernia Hill Half Marathon will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Twisted Oak Winery at 4280 Red Hill Road in Vallecito. Other races also will be held. Entry fee for the half marathon is $45. The 5K and 10K races are $40 and the four-person Rubber Chicken 5K Relay is $35 each. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee includes T-shirt, refreshments, awards, wine tasting and post-race barbecue lunch. The barbecue also is available to non-runners at $10 per adult and $7 per child. Online registration is available at www.Active.com.For more information, call On Your Mark Events of Arnold at 795-7832.
The 42nd annual Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Bristols Ranch House Cafe on Highway 4 in Arnold. More than 65 arts, crafts and food vendors will be present. The Ebbetts Pass Lions Club will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. both days. Live country and swing music will be provided by the Stardust Cowboys from Sacramento and San Francisco juggler Mark "Bonzai" Bunnell will perform both days. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-372-8961 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 downtown 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.
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.
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.
Mokelumne Hill will hold its Fourth of July Celebration on Friday. The Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast at Town Hall from 7:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the annual parade at 11 a.m. and children's games and vendors at Shutter Tree Park. For more information, call event chairman Terry Weatherby at 286-1241.
The Twain Harte Business Association will sponsor its annual "Parade with a Harte" and other activities on Friday in downtown Twain Harte. Games, waterslide, bounce house and more will start at 9 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m. in Meadow Plaza. The Twain Harte Rotary Club also will sell hot dogs and hamburgers.A patriotic sing-along will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Twain Harte Arch, followed by the parade at 11 a.m.along Joaquin Gully Road. Parade entry is free. For more information, call 586-1976 or 586-7632.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will offer train rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Rides behind the Sierra No. 3 "Movie Star Locomotive" are available on Friday and Saturday, with a vintage diesel locomotive pulling the cars on Sunday. Train fares, including park admission, are $15 for adults and $8 for youths 6 to 17, free for children 5 and under. On Friday, live music also will be provided by the Brothers Strong and Co., performing originals and classics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music is included with the $5 park entry fee. For more information, call 984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org.
Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration, featuring a parade, band concert, barbecue and old-fashioned contests, will take place Friday in Columbia State Historic Park, beginning with a ceremonial flag raising and black powder salute at 11 a.m. The parade at noon and band concert afterward are free, with a $1 donation to enter the contests. Tickets for the tri-tip barbecue, beginning at 2 p.m., are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in its work to put on freeeventsin Columbia throughout the year.For more information, call 536-1672or go to www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com.
Dardanelle Resort on upper Highway 108 will hold a Family Fun Parade at 11 a.m. Friday. The Sierra Mountain Band also will perform from noon to 3 p.m.
The Angels Camp Business Association will present "Picnic in the Park: A Salute to Our Veterans" from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Attractions will include crafts, games, contests, Smokey Bear, food, beverages, farmers market, concert by the Governor's Own Military Band from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., a salute to veterans at 1 p.m. and live music by Chains Required at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 736-1333.
Christian Heights Church will sponsor its 22nd annual Family Fourth of July Celebration on Friday on the church athletic field 13711 Joshua Way, off Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. All events except dinner are free. This year's program has a new schedule, with activities beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing through the evening with games, rides, water slide, entertainment, classic car exhibition, live auction, BMX demonstration and laser light show. Dinner tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information, call 532-7305.
ReHorse Rescue Ranch will hold its annual Fourth of July Barbecue from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Pine Mountain Lake Stables at 13309 Clifton Way in Groveland. A barbecue dinner, color guard, live country music by the Michael Beck Band, dancing, beer, wine, wagon rides and prize drawings also will be featured. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12, available at the door.
The Calaveras Community Band will present its annual Fourth of July Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Turner Park in San Andreas. The band, conducted by Mic Harper, will play patriotic favorites and swing tunes from 1940s. Admission is free, with a barbecue chicken dinner available for $10 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Glenn Moore, owner of Mountain Man Catering, is donating the profits to theCalaveras CommunityBand for new music. For more information, call Harper at 770-1258 or Carol Betz at 728-9057, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ebbetts Pass Independence Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday along Highway 4 in Arnold. The highway will be closed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the procession.
An Independence Day Family Carnival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Gypsy Shack at 18145 Main St. in Jamestown. Live music, carnival games, old time photos, fire dancer, vendors, massage room, children's activities, food, beverages and more will be featured. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 12. For more information, call 984-4445.
The Coulterville Fire Brigade will present its 46th annual Deep Pit Barbecue from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Coulterville Park on Highway 49 next to the Hotel Jeffery. Meal tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Other activities will include swimming, family-style relay games, silent auction and prize drawings. Live music will be provided by Coyote Hill. Guests should bring chairs or blankets. For more information, call Gail Tyler at 878-3792 or Debbie Cook at 878-3227.
Ironstone Vineyards will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday at 1894 Six Mile Road in Murphys. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., with fireworks at dark. Also featured will be bounce house, climbing wall, jugglers, food and live music by Jill Warren, Uplands Drive and Shane Dwight. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, ages 5 and under free. For more information, call 728-1251.