Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


MYACT, the Mountain Youth and Community Theatre, will present "Singin' in the Rain" 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

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "Pump Boys and Dinettes" through Sunday in East Sonora. Performances begin at 2 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call 532-3120 or see

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 begins an hour before curtain in the Great Room. For reservations, call 536-1778 or visit

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "The Sound of Music" through Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. 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


Arts of Bear Valley will host its 23rd annual summer show Friday through Aug. 10 in the Perry Walther Building adjacent to the Bear Valley Music Festival tent. The show will be open on all concert days from 11 a.m. through intermission. A public reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Most artists will be in attendance and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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 and August. 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 artists for August will be Nancy Macomber, who paints in watercolors and acrylics, and Pat Rohovit, a watercolorist.


Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks will appear in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne. Admission is free to ages 21 and over.

The 46th annual Bear Valley Music Festival will run Friday through Aug. 10 at the 7,000-foot level in Bear Valley. Performers this weekend will include the Brothers Comatose with the Little Fuller Band at 8 p.m. Friday, blues guitarist Tommy Castro and the Painkillers at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Delphi Trio at 1 p.m. Sunday. For ticket information, call 753-2574 or visit

Mountain Sage Nursery will present the California Honeydrops in concert on Saturday at 18653 Main St. in Groveland. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with opening act the T Sisters at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $17 in advance, available at, or $20 at the door. Children's tickets are $6.

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with classic rock by Homegrown 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 National Forest will present "Drums Under the Sky," led by Mark and Bear Dyken, from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wakaluu Hepyoo Campground near Dorrington. A $2 donation is requested. For more information, call 795-1381.

Twisted Oak Winery will present Nina Gerber and Chris Webster in concert at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at 4280 Red Hill Road off Highway 4 in Vallecito. Special guest will be Jill Warren. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 in advance or $25 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 Groveland Hotel at 18767 Main St. in Groveland will present the Legends of Rock Review at 8 p.m. Saturday as part of its 2014 Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret season. Tickets are $22. The dining room will open for optional dinners at 5:30 p.m. For reservations or more information, call 962-4000 or visit

Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present Fiddlestix from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 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 blues and rock performance by Lemon Hammer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Mountain Ranch Community Park. The free concerts will continue each Wednesday through Aug. 13 at parks throughout Calaveras County. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit

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 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 "Experimental Forest Hike with Marie Malo." For more information, call 965-3434.

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance will present its annual Vineyard Tour and Barbecue on Friday. Registration fee is $25, including lunch. Shuttle service from Murphys Park is available at 10 a.m. for an additional $30. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 728-9467.

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 Tuolumne County Farm Bureau will hold its annual Barbecue and Auction on Friday at Hurst Ranch at 17415 Highway 108 in Jamestown. A no-host social and silent auction will begin at 5 p.m., with a barbecue beer and Diestel turkey at 6 p.m. and live auction afterward. Dutch oven desserts will be provided by the Back Country Horsemen. Free miniature train rides are included. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Admission at the door will be $5 higher. Advance tickets are available at Hurst Ranch, Let 'Er Buck, Sonora Feed and the farm bureau office at 77 N. Washington in Sonora. Proceeds will benefit youth scholarships and programs relating to the agricultural industry. For more information, call 533-8386 or 532-7075.

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 "Iron Man 3." 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. 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 Jamestown Promotion Club will present its third annual "Rods to Rails" classic car show beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday on Main Street in Jamestown. Cars from 1972 and earlier are welcome. Pancake breakfast, live music, disc jockeys, food, prize drawings and the High Country Hellcats Roller Derby Girls also will be featured. Admission is free. There also will be free shuttle service to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. For car show registration or more information, call 984-0888 or 996-0147.

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 37th annual Twain Harte Summer Arts and Wine Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Twain Harte. Admission is free. More than 100 crafters and graphic artists will be present along with the 11th annual Twain Harte Classic Car Show and live entertainment by the Blues Box Bayou Band, Little Fuller Band and Vaudeville street performer Captain Jack Spareribs. For car show information, call Dennis Scroggs at 586-4092. For festival information, call 533-3473 or visit

Columbia State Historic Park will present "History's Mysteries" at 10 a.m. Saturday. Park staff and costumed volunteers will stage a live re-enactment of the Gaherty-Jarvis shooting of 1856 and participants will help solve the real case. Guests will walk through the crime scene, interview witnesses and participate in the inquest. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. However, because of the violent nature of this event, parents may find it is not appropriate for children under 12. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by calling 588-9128. The mysteries will be repeated on Aug. 2, 16 and 30.

Calaveras County Master Gardeners will host an Open Garden Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the demonstration garden at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. The discussion topic will be how to "Beat the Heat" in the garden by using shade cloth, mulch and planting locations to help reduce water use and improve outdoor living spaces. Admission is free.

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will present its 29th annual Wines in the Pines from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Meadow Plaza in downtown Twain Harte. Wine and food will be served in conjunction with the Twain Harte Arts Festival.Prize drawings also will be held each day.Live music will be provided by Jana and LeRoy. Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative wine glass. Activities for children will be provided outside the tasting area. For more information, call 586-4482 or visit

Twain Harte Horsemen will hold their Eagle Meadow High Ride Camp Sunday through Aug. 2 at the 7,200-foot level of the Stanislaus National Forest. Guided rides will be offered daily over varying terrain. Other activities will include a horseshoe tournament, silent auction, music and trail challenge. Cost is $400 for adults and $300 for children 12 and under. Campsite, amenities, three meals per day and one bale of hay are included. No dogs, stallions or mares with foals are allowed. Reservations are limited to the first 100 people. For more information, call Judy Meeks at 532-5858 or visit

Quail Hollow One Apartments will present Greeting Card Designing and Bingo for Seniors from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, in the clubhouse at 20230 Grouse Way in Sonora. All seniors age 55 and over are welcome. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 533-1310.

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. Call 533-5507 for details. On Fridays, the Groveland branch at 18990 Highway 120 offers stories at 10:30 a.m. and the Tuolumne branch at 18636 Main St. holds story time at 11 a.m.

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.