Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


The 46th annual Bear Valley Music Festival will continue today through Sunday in Bear Valley. Concerts this weekend will feature the festival orchestra, soprano Shawnette Sulker, pianist Sara Davis Buechner and violinists Stephanie Chase and Dawn Harms. For ticket information, call 753-2574 or visit

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with West Coast blues by the Mofo Party Band 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" from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marmot Amphitheater at Lake Alpine. A $2 donation is requested. Mark and Bear Dyken will lead the evening of drumming, movement, stories and song.

The 20-piece Columbia College Big Band will appear in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Dogwood Theater on campus. Admission is free, with donations accepted. Families are welcome. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 588-5211 or email

Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present Swing Gitane from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 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 conclude its 23rd annual Music in the Parks series with a performance by the Black Irish Band, playing the music of Italy, Ireland and America, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Murphys Community Park. Admission is free. For more information, call 754-1774 or visit


"Art in the Library," a rotating display at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora, features oil paintings by Beth Little during August and September. August's theme is portraits, and landscapes will be featured in September.

Arts of Bear Valley will continue its 23rd annual summer show today through Sunday in the Perry Walther Building adjacent to the Bear Valley Music Festival tent. The show will be open daily from 11 a.m. through intermission.

Arts of Bear Valley will present its summer art show at Calaveras Big Trees State Park beginning Tuesday, Aug. 12. Paintings, photographs, Giclee prints and note cards will be on display daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Admission to the art show is free. There is a $10 per car entry fee into the park.

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 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 works by Nancy Macomber, who paints in watercolors and acrylics, and Pat Rohovit, a watercolorist, through August in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


Stage 3 Theatre Company will present "On Golden Pond" through Sunday at 208 S. Green St. in Sonora. Show times are 7 p.m. today, 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 performances begin at 2 p.m., 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

Murphys Creek Theatre will present the comedy "I Hate Hamlet" through Aug. 31 at the Black Bart Playhouse at 580 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (except no show on Aug. 22) and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20, available by calling 728-8422 or

The Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest will present "Tales of the Mother Lode" from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wakaluu Hepyoo Campground near Dorrington. A $2 donation is requested. Linda Clark as Hardluck Lin will spin yarns about the Gold Rush era.


The Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest will present its final "Trees and Trails Hike" of the summer 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 "History of Logging Camps and Railroad 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.

The Stanislaus River Museum will reopen from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 10 Dodge St. in downtown Sonora, around the corner from its previous location. Regular hours will be 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call curator Martin Blake at 532-8067.

The City of Sonora will present "Magic of the Night" from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday along Washington Street in downtown Sonora. Attractions will include classic cars, live music, antique fire trucks, stories, food, museum tours and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 532-7725 or visit

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 Nut Job." 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 continue 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 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.

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will continue its summer series of Ghost Tours at 3 p.m. Saturday. Authior and historian Carol Biederman will lead guests through the old town of Columbia, where the restless spirits of former residences are said to roam. Tickets are $10, and tours are liumited to 25 people. Tickets may be purchased at the Columbia Museum or by calling 532-3184.

Mountain Youth and Community Theatre will host its second annual "Mid-August Night's Dream" fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Haughton residence at 23616 Confidence-South Fork Road in Twain Harte. The event will feature live performances by MYACT members, silent auction, food, wine and open bar. Tickets are $50, $25 for ages 15 and under, available online at

The Miss Tuolumne County Scholarship Pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Summerville High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door. The following 2014-15 queens will be crowned: Tiny Miss Paige Halencak, Little Miss Kimberly Yaple, Junior Miss Alexis Longeway, Teen Miss Denica Vaca and new Miss Tuolumne County Michaela Emerald, who will be presented with the Kelley Winans Scholarship. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will present "An Evening in Polynesia" at 6 p.m. Saturday in the garden breezeway and wine caves. A South Pacific menu, hula lessons and Polynesian fire dancing will be featured. Tickets are $60. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 728-1251.

La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will serve Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in La Grange. Biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, French toast, eggs to order, coffee and orange juice will be served for $6. For more information, call Chris Stevenson at 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 at 14888 Peaceful Valley Road in East Sonora will host a screening of the movie "God's Not Dead" at 4 p.m. Sunday. A donation of $2 is suggested for the movie, popcorn and beverage. For more information, call 588-1056.

Tuolumne County La Leche League will hold its annual World Walk for Breastfeeding at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Pinecrest Lake. Families are welcome to join the walk and following potluck. For more information or to sponsor a walker, contact

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.