Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "The Sound of Music" through Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. Friday performances begin at 7 p.m., Saturday evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, 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 Sunday, 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 this Friday) and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20, available at 728-8422 or

Stage 3 Theater will present an Actors Workshop Showcase at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 208 S. Green St. in Sonora. Admission is $5, including refreshments. Performances will feature community actors who have been taking classes at Stage 3 led by Jon Dambacher. For more information, call 536-1778.


The Calaveras County Arts Council will hold its annual general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 22 Main St. in San Andreas. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. The annual report for Fiscal Year 2013-14 will be featured, and comments will be taken from those present. Election of the board of directors for 2014-15 also will take place. The council requests reservations be made by calling 754-1774 so that enough chairs can be ordered.

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

Arts of Bear Valley will continue its summer art show at Calaveras Big Trees State Park through Monday, Sept. 1. Works are on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission 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 Pat Rohovit, a watercolorist, and Nancy Macomber, who paints in watercolors and acrylics, through August in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


An acoustic evening with the Box Set Duo will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Black Bart Playhouse at 580 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20, available at Sustenance in Murphys, the Aeolian Harp in Angels Camp and Mountain Bookshop in East Sonora, or online at Admission at the door will be $25. For more information, go to

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with modern rock and country by Uplands Drive from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. For more information, call 586-4482.

Twisted Oak Winery will present the John Jorgenson Quintet in concert at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at 4280 Red Hill Road off Highway 4 in Vallecito. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Children 12 and under are $10. All proceeds from children's ticket sales will go toward music education in local schools. 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, call 736-9080 or visit

The Petroglyphe Gallery at 8317 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill will conclude its 2014 concert series with a performance by harpist Motoshi Kosako at 4 p.m. Sunday. Wine and light appetizers will be served before the show.Tickets are $21 in advance or $23 at the door if available. Seating is limited to 50.For more information, call 286-1387.

Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present Dossi on the Rocks from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Tuolumne Memorial Park. Admission is free. The concerts will continue each Wednesday through Sept. 24. For more information, call 928-1214.

The Sonora Community Drum Circle meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Courthouse Square in 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.

Heritage Christian Church will hold a combination Potluck and Musical Event beginning at noon Thursday, Aug. 28, at 19530 Hillsdale Drive in East Sonora. Bay Area pastors Rod Bowman and Jon Stedman will lead hymn singing and then provide special piano and organ music ending with a piano-organ duel.Admission is free. Guests should bring a dish to share for the noon potluck. The musical presentation will begin at 1 p.m.For more information, call Pastor Charles Westgate at 532-0642 or 768-3835.


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. Spectators are welcome and admission is free. The cruise nights are held on the third Thursday of each month through Sept. 18. For more information, call Terry Costa at 728-9971.

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 35th annual "Mountain Ranch Day in the Park" willbe held Saturday at the corner of Mountain Ranch Road and Whiskey Slide Road in Mountain Ranch. Admission is free to the family day of entertainment, games and activities. The FFA will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. for $5. Craft booths will open at 10 a.m. Antique and restored cars, trucks and motorcycles will go on display at 11 a.m. Live music begins at noon and continues all day. A chicken in the barrel dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. for $12. For more information, call 754-3168.

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 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 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 Delta Gold Diggers will hold this year's Gold and Outdoor Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Gold panning, equipment demonstrations, prospecting seminars, prize drawings and more will be featured. There also will be discovery zones for children and adults, arts, crafts and food. Admission is $5 at the door, children under 10 free with an adult. For more information, call 606-0085 or visit or

The eighth annual "Meals and Wheels for Meals on Wheels" fundraiser will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown. The event will feature dinner by Seven Sisters restaurant, Latin entertainment by Crossfire, train ride, live and silent auctions, costume contest and prize drawings. Tickets are $75, available by phone at 533-2622 or online at Proceeds will benefit meals for homebound seniors.

Quail Hollow One Apartments will present Bingo for Seniors from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the clubhouse at 20230 Grouse Way in Sonora. All seniors age 55 and over are welcome and admission is free. 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.