Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the Arthur Miller drama "All My Sons" Friday through Sept. 21 at 13891 Mono Way in East Sonora. For show times and reservations, call 532-3120 or visit

The Footlight Theatre Companywill present the melodrama "Song of the Lone Prairie, or … Poem on the Range!" on Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 29 through Sept. 20, at Hurst Ranch at 17415 Highway 108in Jamestown. The evening will include a vaudeville show at 5:45 p.m., three-course barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. and two-act play at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 general admission and $36 for students and senior citizens. Dinner ticket require reservations 48 hours in advance. Tickets for the show only are available on a limited basis for $25, or $22 for students and seniors. Due to mature subject matter, children under 12 are not advised. For reservations, call 984-4040 or visit

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "The Sound of Music" through Sunday 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 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" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Black Bart Playhouse at 580 S. Algiers St. in Murphys. For tickets, call 728-8422 or visit


The Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest will present a new program, "Painting With a Ranger," at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lake Alpine Amphitheater. This program, recommended for ages 6 and above, will run less than two hours. A $2 materials fee required. Children and their parents will learn the art of watercolor landscape painting from artist-ranger Patrick Michael Karnahan. Students also will learn about local natural history and how it relates to their artwork. For more information, call 795-1381.

"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. Sherrie Palmer will be featured artist for September. She paints florals and other subjects in oils and watercolors.


Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will present "Bands, Barrels and Barbecue," featuring music by three local bands, at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the wine cave. Admission is free, with food and beverages available for purchase. Music will be provided by the Little Fuller Band, Lightning Boy and His Thundering Blues Band and Cabby featuring Brian Jirka. For more information, call 728-1251.

The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will present the final show in its 2014 Concerts in the Pines series with swing and dance tunes by Rod Harris and the Columbia College Big Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Admission is free. Guests should bring chairs, blankets and picnics. For more information, call 586-4482.

Jamaican roots reggae artists the Wailing Souls will appear in concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sonora Opera Hall. Opening act will be A la Lune. Advance tickets are $25, available at Live Oak Music in East Sonora or by calling 206-0759. Admission at the door will be $30.

The Calaveras Community Band will present a free Labor Day concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Murphys Community Park. Bandmaster Mic Harper will lead a program covering a wide range of concert band music. Concertgoers should bring chairs, blankets and a picnic supper. For more information, call 728-9057 or visit

Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present Rock Slide from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 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.


Film Fest Twain Harte will take place Friday through Monday in Twain Harte. There will be a Western theme to this year's festival. The opening event, a VIP reception at 5 p.m. Friday, will be followed by the presentation of "Pale Rider," a Clint Eastwood film celebrating its 30th anniversary. Event and movie prices vary. Proceeds from the weekend festival will go toward scholarships for film and theater students. For more information, call 586-6301 or visit

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 and wine are featured. Live music this week will be provided by Nicole Sass. Admission is free. For more information, call 559-5195 or 559-4781.

The United Methodist Men will hold their annual Flea Market from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Mono Village Center on Mono Way at Hillsdale Drive in East Sonora. Household items, tools, electronics, appliances, furniture and more will be available. For more information, call Bill Dunlavy at 532-7601, Ron Leedy at 536-9528, Jerry O'Day at 984-5528, Russ Frazier at 533-4291 or Bill Underwood at 206-0143.

The Arnold Lions Club will host its annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ebbetts Pass Gas parking lot on Highway 4 in Arnold. Pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverage will be served for $6 for adults and $4 for children.

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.

Friends of the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum will hold their 19th annual Logging Jamboree on Saturday at White Pines Lake near Arnold. The event will include logging contests for amateurs at 9 a.m. and professionals at noon, plus exhibits, museum tours, prize drawings and more. Admission is $5, under 12 free. For more information, call 795-6782 or 728-0841.

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.

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 second annual Chief Fuller Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the south side of Highway 108 in Mi-Wuk Village. Admission is free. Homemade crafts, face painting and live music will be featured, including performances by the Midnight Movers, Michael, Koya, Alex Kash and Crash Landing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call Mike or Debbie Laurance at 586-1225.

The 42nd annual Cedar Center Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cedar Center at 1225 Oak Circle in Arnold. Admission is free.More than 60 vendors will offer handmade arts, crafts and gourmet foods. Continuous entertainment both days will include juggler Michael Taylor of Catch it Quick and music by Homegrown.The Ebbetts Pass Lions Club also will serve a pancake breakfast both days from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. for $6. A farmers market also will be part of the festival each day. For more information, e-mail

The Ironstone Vineyards Museum in Murphys will present a one-day preview of Gold Rush-era items for an upcoming auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Artifacts on display will include one of three known, authenticated pieces of wood from the original Sutter's Mill, an early 1850s Diamond Springs collection complete with letters and rare photographs, Chinese pottery, a postal history cover from Zodoc, Calif. - the only known cancel from this city - rare American Express stock certificates signed by Wells, Fargo, and Butterfield, Gold Rush letters, an early Lake Tahoe cabinet card collection, and thousands of mining papers from the 1890s. Admission is free. For more information, call 728-1251.

A Beach Cruiser Bike Show will take place from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Murphys Community Park. Classic and custom beach cruiser bicycles will be on display, along with family games, custom bike judging, live music, prize drawings, silent auction, Greek barbecue, children's helmet giveaway and craft vendors. Admission is free. For more information, call 728-1948.

The Mi-Wuk-Sugar Pine Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its fifth annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire station at 24247 Highway 108 in Sugar Pine, following Chief Fuller Day in Mi-Wuk Village. Tickets are $10, $4 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. For more information, call Linda Clark at 770-6231.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park will hold its second annual "Calamity at the Redwood Saloon" fundraiser on Saturday. The adults-only event will be a re-enactment of a raucous 1880 party at the Mammoth Grove Hotel. Campfire chili, apple cobbler, gaming tables and music will be featured, There will also be an assortment of famous characters, some unsavory, milling about. There will be accusations of cheating at cards, a melodrama between the society ladies and the dance hall girls and a series of mysterious thefts, along with a crazy snake oil salesman who promises to fix everyone's health problems. Ticket prices are $50 and costumes are encouraged. Music and refreshments will be at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit

The Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest will present "Wilderness: The 50th Year Celebration" from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Alpine Amphitheater. The program, led by forest rangers, will celebrate the Wilderness Act of 1964. Admission is free. Donations will help fund future interpretive programming. For more information, call 795-1381.

The 22nd annual Bear Valley Triathlon will take place Sunday in Bear Valley Village. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m., with the start time at 10 a.m. For entry information, call On Your Mark Events at 795-7832 or visit

The Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society will present its fifth annual Labor Day Country Barbecue from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Pine Mountain Lake Stables. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. The event will include a tri-tip dinner, bake sale, silent auction, children's games, bounce house, petting zoo, live music and aerial flyover.

The nonprofit Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club will offer Puppy and Basic Obedience Classes starting Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Each class is $75 for a seven-week session. Intermediate obedience, rally and agility classes will also be offered for dogs that have completed a basic class. All types of dogs are welcome. For more information, class times or to register, call 536-0526 or 532-9118 or visit

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.

The 18th annual Cruise Night will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 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