MYACT, the Mountain Youth and Community Theatre, will present "Aladdin Jr." today through Sunday at the Webster Theater at 14372 Cuesta Court in Sonora. Show times are 7 p.m. each day, with matinees added at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call 533-8633 or visit www.mountainyouthact.com .
Murphys Creek Theater will conclude its presentation of the William Shakespeare comedy "Twelfth Night" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Brice Station Vineyards at 3353 E. Highway 4, near Forest Meadows. For reservations, call 728-8422 or visit www.murphyscreektheatre.org. Stage 3 Theatre Company will present "For One Dwight Only," a fundraising evening starring Dwight Mahabir, at 7 p.m. Saturday at 208 S. Green St. in Sonora. Two acts of entertainment will be provided by Dwight Mahabir and Dennis Brown, with additional performances by Kai Kellerman, the Connections Academy and other special guests. Appetizers and beverages at intermission will be provided by local businesses of Tuolumne County. Tickets are $50, available by calling 536-1778.
Stage 3 Theatre Company will present "On Golden Pond" through Sunday, 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" through Sunday, 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. 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. Art
"The Artist," an exhibit of works by Christian artists of Sierra Bible Church and the Tuolumne County community, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Commons of Sierra Bible Church at 15171 Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. The event will feature dessert, refreshments and a variety of oils, watercolors, mixed media, pen and ink, photography and ceramics. Admission is free.
Art on Main will host its second anniversary open house reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at 466 Main St. in Murphys. The gallery displays works by 31 foothills artists. Its featured artists for July are Marianna Bologna and Donna Perkins. For more information, call 728-1888.
Artwork by new Sonora resident Susan Kendall will be featured through Aug. 10 at Banny's Restaurant at Mountain Springs 17566 Lime Kiln Road in Sonora. A reception for her will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 925-255-3234.
The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance will present "Paper, Print and Painting," a new show by artist-in-residence Sarah Anne Graham, through Sept. 13 in the George Post Community Gallery at 251 S. Barretta St. on the historic Sonora Dome campus. For more information, call 532-2787.
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.
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.
The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with country rock by Mitch Ballard from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the Rotary Stage at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Admission is free. The shows will continue each Saturday through Aug. 30. For more information, call 586-4482.
The Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus Naitonal Forest will present Irish music by Sequoia in a "Celtic Campfire" from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marmot Amphitheater at Lake Alpine. A $2 donation is requested. For more information, call 795-1381.
Singer-guitarist Jill Warren and drummer Eddie Castro will appear in a free concert from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday atMetzger Wines and Produce Market at 1706 Gold Hunter Road in San Andreas. Doors will open at noon. For more information, call 754-101 or visit www.metzgerwinesandproduce.com .
Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present Crash Landing 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 Soughdough Slim and Robert Armstrong from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Cedar Center in Arnold. 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.
The Murphys-Angels Lions Club will host "Classic Car Cruise Nights" from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Murphys Hotel at 457 Main St. in Murphys. Vintage vehicles, music and prize drawings will be featured. Admission is free and spectators are welcome. The cruise nights will be held on the third Thursday of each month through Sept. 18. For more information, call Terry Costa at 728-9971.
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 "History of Sonora Pass People with Ross Carkeet." 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.
"Poetry Night," an open reading, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sonora Joe's Coffee Shoppe at 140 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Signups for readings begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The readings take place on the third Friday of each month. For more information, call Denella Kimura at 532-6561.
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 "The Lone Ranger" with Johnny Depp. 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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary Post 3154 will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora. Tickets are $6, available by calling Kate Smart at 533-9060 or at the door.Proceeds will go to replenish the group's veterans fund which is used to help local veterans.
The 14th annual Run to the Pines will take place Saturday. All motorcycles and cars are welcome. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Jamestown Harley-Davidson on Highway 108 in Jamestown. Entry fee is $25, including a tri-tip lunch, poker run and live music at Dardanelle Resort. Prize drawings also will be held. Proceeds will benefit charities chosen by the Jamestown Harley Owners Group. For more information, call Terry Carney at 566-5474.
The San Andreas Merchants Association will present the San Andreas Rumble from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Calaveras Government Center on Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. Cars from 1976 or before are welcome, with space limited to 100. Swap meet, food, music and silent auction also will be featured. The event is free to the public. Car show registration is $30. Trophies will be awarded in several categories. For entry forms or more information, call 754-0127 or visit www.SanAndreasMerchants.com .
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 Humane Society of Tuolumne County will hold its "Yappy Hour Pawty and Auction" on Saturday. A winery bus tour will start at 2:30 p.m., followed by dinner in the conference room at the Humane Society shelter in Jamestown 5:30 p.m.Tickets for the wine tour and dinner are $40 for the general public, $35 for Humane Society members, and $65 for a Humane Society member and guest.For the dinner only, tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for Humane Society members. Advance tickets are available at the shelter 10040 Victoria Way in Jamestown and Purrrfect Bargains Thrift Boutique in East Sonora. Any unsold tickets will be available on the day of the event. For more information, call 984-5489 or go to www.hsotc.org. The Murphys Community Club will sponsor the traditional Murphys Homecoming on Saturday at Murphys Community Park on Algiers Street. Admission is free. The Calaveras Community Band will kick off the festivities with a concert starting at 11:30 a.m. The Old Timers Luncheon will begin at noon. Duck races also will be held to benefit the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Foundation. For more information, call 728-8183 or visit http://visitmurphys.com .
Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will present the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at State and Main streets in the park. Headline entertainment will be provided by Rod Harris and the Columbia Kicks Big Band. Admission is free and period dress of the 1940s and '50s is encouraged. For more information, call 532-3184 or visit www.friendsofcolumbiashp.org. A Contra Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aronos Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St. in Sonora. Live music will be provided, with dance calling by Wayne Mullen, Sue Endter and Lynn Ferry. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Donation is $7 for adults and $3 for children. An optional potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The dances are held on the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 532-6025.
Chispa Parlor 139 of the Native Sons of the Golden West will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Native Sons Hall at 389 Main St. in Murphys. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be served for $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. The breakfasts are served on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 728-8902.
Just Dance will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of the 49ers in Columbia. Ballroom, swing, Latin and country-western dancing will be featured, with live music by Les Olson. Each dance includes ballroom and swing dance lessons plus line dance instruction during intermission. All ages are welcome. A $5 donation is requested to benefit the church's Historic Sanctuary Restoration and Maintenance Fund. The dances are held on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 532-1859.
The fourth annual Summer Garden Party to benefit Sierra Repertory Theatre will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the home of Patty and Carleton Penwell in Columbia. Entertainment will be provided by John C. Brown and other members of "The Sound of Music" cast. Tickets are $50, including homemade hors d'oeuvres. For reservations, call SRT Development Director Beverly Handelman at 532-0502, ext. 111, or email email@example.com. The Calaveras County Women's Network will present "Ladies Night Out" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.Admission is $5, including a glass of wine, appetizers and an opportunity to network with many Calaveras Countybusiness women who will have tables there.All proceedswill go to the Calaveras Humane Society. Reservations are required by 1 p.m. Friday and may be sent by email to CalaverasCountyWomens Network@gmail.com .
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.