Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat


Oil paintings by Kathleen Dunphy of Murphys will be showcased through September at the Hovey Winery Tasting Room at 350 Main St. in Murphys. A reception for her will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Complimentary appetizers will be served. For more information, call 728-9999.

"Art in the Library," a rotating display at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora, features landscape paintings by Beth Little through September.

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.

Paintings by Lisa Tebaldi are featured through September in the Mother Lode Art Association's display in the front window of Servente's at 64 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora.

Arts of Bear Valley will display works by Sherrie Palmer, who paints florals and other subjects in oils and watercolors, through Septmeber in the Window Gallery at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.


Gold Mine Storage will hold its monthly Flea Market from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 18600 Eagle Ridge Drive, off Tuolumne Road east of Sonora. For more information, call 840-8067.

The Angels Camp Farmers Market will take place from 5 p.m. to dusk Friday at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Fresh produce, prepared food, crafts, beer and wine will be featured. Live music will be provided by Grover Anderson. For more information, call 559-5195 or 559-4781.

Sonora Ballroom Dancing will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. 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 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.

A Pancake Breakfast to benefit Summerville High School FFA will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's restaurant on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora. Tickets are $7 each, $25 for a family of four or $30 for a family of five. Tickets are available at the door, from FFA members or by calling 768-3727.

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 Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland. Admission is free for shoppers. The flea markets are held on the first Saturday of each month through October.

The annual Exotic Bird and Animal Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Mother Lode Fairgroundsin Sonora. Admission is $2 for adults, children free. Birds, reptiles and animal supplies like toys, cages and food will be featured. For more information, call Rodney or Mary Ann Silva at 533-3496.

Tuolumne County Master Gardener will host an Open Garden Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the demonstration garden at 251 S. Barretta St. on the Cassina High School campus in Sonora. Admission is free. Workshop topics will include fall container planting and herbs in a strawberry pot. A harvest brunch also will be available. For more information, call 533-5912 or email

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.

Native Sons of the Golden West will sponsor an Admission Day Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday in Columbia State Historic Park. The parade theme is "California, the Grizzly Bear" and entry is free. Forms are available at, at the Native Sons museum in Columbia and on the day of the parade beginning at 9 a.m. Call 588-8475 for more information. California became the 31st state on Sept. 9, 1850.Admission Day events after the parade will include a barbecue lunch, an 1850s fashion show at 12:30 p.m., music by fiddler David Rainwater at 1 p.m. and free tour of the historic cemetery led by historian Sherrin Grout at 1:30 p.m. Free town tours also will be offered at 1 and 3 p.m.

The Twain Harte Business Association will hold its 2014 Dam Duck Race on Saturday at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Daylong activities will begin at noon, including a community potluck, games, wine and quackers, bounce house, live music by Duckalicious beginning at 1 p.m. and a hot dog eating contest at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Rubber duck races will start at 3 p.m., with cash prizes to be awarded. Duck rentals are available for $5 at Twain Harte Mini Golf, Sam the Barber, All That Matters, Caffe Blossom, Gables Cedar Creek Inn, Walk In Closet, Heart of the Kitchen, Sportsman Cafe, Twain Harte Pizza Factory and Loved Consignment Boutique. Proceeds will benefit the High Country Kids Reach program for art projects in schools. For more information, call 586-7632.

A Barn Dance and Barbecue will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Ranch House at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. A chicken or tri-tip dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Live music will be provided by Plan B. Live and silent auctions, prize drawings and cupcake bake-off also will be featured. Tickets are $25, available from Stacey Spence at 726-9992 or

Soulsbyville United Methodist Church will host a Chili Cookoff at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 19982 Community Drive in Soulsbyville. Tasting tickets are $8, including a cup and spoon. Toppings and bottled water will be provided. All proceeds will go toward repainting the social hall and the church's 155th anniversary concert in January. To enter the cookoff or obtain more information, call 588-1578.

"Big Dreams Starry Night Dinner in White" will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at a location to be announced. Tickets are $15 and dressy white dinner attire is recommended. Guests should bring their own picnic dinners, non-alcoholic beverages, dishes, glassware, utensils, candles, white napkins and small white centerpiece. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Silent auction, prize drawings and live music by Chains Required also will be featured. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and best table setting. Tickets are available at Caffe Blossom and Mountain Bookshop or by email at Proceeds will benefit Big Dreams Universally Accessible Parks and Playgrounds.

The fourth annual Slow Food Calaveras Community Potluck and Movie Night will take place on Saturday at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Admission is free. The potluck and wine social will begin at 6:30 p.m. Five short films and the documentary "The Greenhorns," which explores the lives of America's young farming community will start at dusk. Total running time of all films is about one hour. Prize drawings and silent auction also will be featured. Proceeds will go toward Slow Food Calaveras's activities, which include supporting local producers, acting as a food education resource and encouraging an appreciation of clean, fair food.

American Legion Post 58 will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Sonora Veterans Memorial Hall at 9 N. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Proceeds go to American Legion projects such as scholarships and Boys and Girls State. The breakfasts are served on the first Sunday of each month.

The fourth annual "Party at Pam's Place" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Pam and Steven Jones in Confidence. Entertainment will feature a concert by Jana Evans at 2 p.m. and flute music by June Diggle in the rose garden. Cocktails, wine tasting, competitions, prize drawings and silent and live auctions also will be featured. Tickets are $25, available at Mountain Bookshop or by calling 559-2406. Proceeds will benefit Sonora Cat Rescue's free spay and neutering program.

The Calaveras County Commission on Aging will host its 2014 Senior Volunteer of the Year Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 9, at San Andreas Town Hall at 24 Church Hill Road. Tickets are $15, available by calling 498-2246.

The Calaveras Twirlers square dance club in Valley Springs, former in 1986, will hold an open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Veterans Hall at 9 Pine St. in Valley Springs. The public is invited to learn what square dancing is about. For more information, call 754-1426 or 772-3056 or email

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.


Sierra Repertory Theatre will present the Arthur Miller drama "All My Sons" through Sunday, Sept. 21, at 13891 Mono Way in East Sonora. Most Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7 p.m. Saturday evening shows start at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. For 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 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 and dinner reservations require 48 hours in advance. Tickets for the show only are available on a limited basis for $25. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens. Children under 12 are not advised. For reservations, call 984-4040 or visit


The 19 Nevermindies will perform at 8 p.m. today in the Willow Creek Lounge at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne as part of the "Notes for Notes" fundraising series. Admission is free, with donations benefiting WATCH Resources Inc. for developmentally disabled adults. Minimum age is 21.

First Friday in the Park will feature Chains Required in a free concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Murphys Community Park. The Sonora-based band specializes in swing, jazz and rhythm and blues. Picnics are welcome. Dinner, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 728-8183.

The eighth annual Ebbetts Scenic Celebration will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday along Highway 4 in Calaveras and Alpine counties. The centerpiece is the free, daylong "Hermitfest" live music event in Hermit Valley. Performers will include Billie Shields, Grover Anderson, the Tour Guides, the Hot Dark, Ten Dollar Pony, Clan Dyken and Bill Welles. Hermit Valley is on Highway 4 about 38 miles east of Arnold.The route is not recommended for large RVs or trailers. For more information, call 728-8471 or

Sierra Nonprofit Services and the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance will benefit from a "September Songs Concert Weekend" on Saturday and Sunday at the Sonora Opera Hall. The Great Mother Lode Brass and Reed Band, directed by Hank King, will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday with free admission. Donations will benefit Sierra Nonprofit Services. Now You Hazz Jazz, featuring Grammy Award-winning pianist Alan Weaver Copeland and vocalist Sheila Ross, will then perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets to this show are $25, with proceeds benefiting the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance. On Sunday, the Great Mother Lode Brass and Reed Band will again offer a free concert from 3 to 5:30 p.m, with donations benefiting Sierra Nonprofit Services. For more information, call 532-2787 or 533-1093.

The Promotion Club of Jamestown will present the free Saturday Music Series from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday in September at Rocca Park in Jamestown. The Two for the Road Band will play jazz, swing, old country and Louie Armstrongsongs on Sept. 6 and 20, with Crash Landing playing classic rock and roll on Sept. 13 and 27. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets.

Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will present "Romancing the West," a concert and dinner show celebrating the woven histories of the people of the American West, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, available online at or by calling 541-292-7829.

Copperopolis Town Square will host the Copper Concerts Series each Saturday in September. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. near the intersection of Town Square and Little John roads in Copperopolis. Admission to each concert is free. Event parking is $5, with proceeds benefitting the 4-H Youth Development Organization and Future Farmers of America of Calaveras County. Performing this Saturday will be Close to You: Live Music of the Carpenters. Seating is first-come, first-served. Guests should bring their own chairs. For more information, call 866-276-4235 or

Mother Lode Friends of Music will present Diane Day and Ron Brickman in a concert of two-piano music at the home of Tim and Diane Day in Forest Meadows at 4 p.m.Sunday. Music will include French music hall arrangements, Argentinian tangos and Grainger's "Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess." A summer buffet will follow the concert. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required.For more information, contact Judy McCarroll at 728-9870 or

Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District, will present the Sin City All-Star Rock and Roll Review from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 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.