Datebook for July 10-16

Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat

Stage

Stage 3 Theatre Company will present "On Golden Pond" Friday through Aug. 10 at 208 S. Green St. in Sonora. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Live music in the Great Room begins an hour before curtain. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit www.stage3.org.

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "The Sound of Music" Friday through Aug. 31 at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia. Most Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7 p.m., Saturday evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 532-3120 or visit www.sierrarep.org. A preview at 7 p.m. Thursday will benefit PEO Chapter TP, which provides scholarships for women. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, available by calling 586-0777 or 532-4453.

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Pump Boys and Dinettes" through Sunday, July 27, in East Sonora. Most Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7 p.m., Saturday evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 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 the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Singers and Dancers from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Pinecrest Amphitheater in Pinecrest. A $1 donation is requested.

Art

The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance will celebrate its 44th birthday with a party from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 251 S. Barretta St. on the historic Sonora Dome campus. Admission is free. Barbecued hot dogs and live music by the Brothers Strong and Co. will be featured from 4 to 6 p.m. at the adjoining Lions Club Park. On view through Sept. 13 in the George Post Community Gallery will be "Paper, Print and Painting," a new show by artist-in-residence Sarah Anne Graham. A reception for her with wine and desserts will held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 532-2787.

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. Their works can be seen in the front windows of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in Sonora.

Music

The Brothers Strong and Co., playing newgrass, alternative and folk music, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne in the third show of the "Notes for Notes" fundraising series. Admission is free, with donations at the door benefiting the music program at Sonora High School. Minimum age to attend is 21.

Mountain Sage Nursery at 18653 Main St. in Groveland will present Supermule in concert on Saturday. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with Tracorum opening at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $17 in advance, available at www.mountainsagemusic.org, or $20 at the door. Children's tickets are $6. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets.

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with Departure, a tribute to Journey, 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.

Chains Required will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Center in Arnold. Admission is free. Guests should bring their own chairs and picnics.

Jamestown fiddler Dave Rainwater will present his "Gold Country Minstrel" show from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Alpine Amphitheater. Celtic music by Sequoia also will be featured from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wakaluu Hepyoo Amphitheater near Dorrington. A $2 donation is requested for each show. For more information, call the Calaveras Ranger District at 795-1381.

Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present the 209 All-Stars from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 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 Murphys musician Grover Anderson, playing original folk and rock, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Shutter Tree Park in Mokelumne Hill. 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.

EVENTS

The 2014 Mother Lode Fair will take place Thursday through Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Agricultural displays, carnival, home arts, fine arts, live music, destruction derby, livestock auctions and more will be featured. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 532-7428.

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 is "Wildflower Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail with Marie Malo."For more information, call 965-3434.

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.

Sonora Ballroom Dancing meets from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St. 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. Admission is free. This week's film will be "Despicable Me 2." 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.

The nonprofit Crystal Falls Homeowners Association will hold a Peddler's Fair and Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Falls Clubhouse at 21725 Crystal Falls Drive in Crystal Falls. Admission is free for shoppers. Proceeds from booth sales will go toward new gym equipment for the clubhouse. For more information, call 533-4877.

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.

Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host an Open Garden Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Demonstration Garden at 251 S. Barretta St. on the Cassina High School campus in Sonora. Admission is free. This month's program topic will be "All About Bugs and All About Bees." For more information, call 533-5912oremailmgtuolumne@ucdavis.edu.

The Independence Hall Community Center will hold a Women's Clothing Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1445 Blagen Road in Arnold. All items will be $1 and all proceeds will go toward maintenance of the hall. The surplus clothing is being sold in advance of the hall's annual rummage sale taking place in August.

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will present the second of their summer Ghost Tours at 3 p.m. Saturday. Author and historian Carol Biederman will guide visitors through the historic Gold Rush town, where they may meet the restless spirit of early Columbia residents. Tickets are $10 and tours limited to 25 people. Reservations may be made at the Columbia Museum or by calling 532-3184.

The second annual Firefighter's Fund Dinner to benefit both the Strawberry and Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Departments will be held Saturday at the Dodge Ridge Creekside Lodge. Dinner is a choice of tri-tip, chicken quarter or pasta. No-host beer and wine will be available from 5 to 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. A silent auction and prize drawing also will be held. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 17 and $10 for children 10 and under, available by calling 965-3878 or 770-5652.

La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will serve Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange. Biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, French toast, eggs to order, coffee and orange juice will be served for $6. The Rebekahs also will have a rummage sale and tours of the Odd Fellows upstairs meeting hall with original 1881 furnishings are available. For more information, call 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.

Country Cowboy Church will show the movie "God's Not Dead" at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 14888 Peaceful Valley Road in East Sonora. Doors will open 45 minutes before the show for open seating. A $2 donation is requested for the film, popcorn and beverage. For more information, call 588-1056.

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 18th annual Cruise Night will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 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 margdavis@sbcglobal.net.

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.

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