Daffodils celebrated at Ironstone

The 2017 Spring Daffodil Show will be held today and Sunday at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

The show, sponsored by Ironstone, the Northern California Daffodil Society and Calaveras County Garden Club, will display daffodil exhibits in horticulture, artistic designs and photography.

The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ironstone Vineyards is at 1894 Six Mile Road in Murphys.

For more information, call contact Bob Spotts of the Northern California Daffodil Society at (925) 625-5526 or robert_spotts@comcast.net.

Marums to present museum program

Tuolumne residents Elizabeth Marum, PhD, and Lawrence Marum, MD, will be guest speakers March 18 at a program presented by the Tuolumne City Memorial Museum.

The two will discuss their experiences and work in Africa in HIV research, prevention and care.

The free program will begin at 2 p.m.

The museum is at 18663 Carter St., in Tuolumne.

Open Garden Day
set in San Andreas

Calaveras County Master Gardeners will hold an Open Garden Day March 25 at the demonstration garden in San Andreas.

The garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and topics will include selecting fruit trees, and the impact of the recent wet winter has had on garden and landscape plants. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer home-gardening questions. Additionally, a plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

The garden is at 891 Mountain Ranch Road.

When the garden is not open, home gardening assistance is offered by Master Gardeners at (209) 754-2880.

Gem & Jewelry Show set March 25

The Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society will host its annual Gem & Jewelry Show March 25 and 26 at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp.

Gates open at 10 a.m. both days, and the event will offer exhibits and sales of gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils and meteorites. Gold panning, free demonstrations, children’s activities, a raffle and prizes also will be part of the event.

Entry fee is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult.

For more information, go online to www.calaverasgemandmineral.org.

Animal rescue
seeks volunteers

Rose Wolf Wildlife Rescue will hold a volunteer workshop April 1 at the Tuolumne County Library in Sonora.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the organization is invited to attend. The nonprofit animal-rescue group is also seeking donations.

The workshop will begin at 11 a.m., and will include refreshments.

Those interested should RSVP at pr@rosewolfwildlife.com.

For more information, call (209) 588-1335.

Cat Rescue plans fashion show

Sonora Cat Rescue will hold an Italian-themed Spring Fashion Show April 1 in Twain Harte.

The afternoon will include a fashion show, music, gift and personal shopping opportunities, raffles and door prizes. The Italian-themed meal will include a variety of lasagne and pasta, entrees, salads, garlic bread and homemade desserts.

Tickets cost $25 per person and are available at the Mountain Book Shop in The Junction shopping center, online at sonoracatrescue.org, by phone at (209) 559-2406, or by mail at Sonora Cat Rescue, 14653 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370.

Funds raised are used for the rescue’s spay/neuter program.

Fiber arts group
meets April 8

The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will meet April 8 in Columbia.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the clubhouse at Rambling Hills Estates, 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road.

Anyone interested in fiber arts — spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting — is invited to attend.

For more information, go online to mlwsguild.org or call (209) 533-0593.

Weavers, spinners
meet April 11

Laverne Waddington, a Bolivian weaver and teacher, will be guest speaker April 11 at a meeting of the Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse at Rambling Hills Estates, 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road, in Columbia.

Waddington will show how South American Weavers use rustic looms to create complex cloth and how she has incorporated these techniques in her own backstrap weavings.

Visitors are welcome.

For more information about the guild, go online to www.mlwsguild.org.

Rock Garden Society plans plant sale

The Sierra Rock Garden Society will hold its annual plant sale April 12 at The Farmory in Columbia.

The sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer plants especially suited to foothill gardens. Plants offered will range from rock garden plants to trees.

Sale profits support the group’s free international speaker events.

The Farmory is at 10800 Airport Road.

For more information, call Sheila Deeg at (209) 694-0140 or Val Myrick at (209) 533-3193.

Dog parade
set April 15

Dogs of all breeds and sizes are invited to the Who Let the Dogs Out dog parade and family day April 15 in Twain Harte.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the parade will step off at 11 a.m. in downtown Twain Harte.

The event also will include an agility course and booths. Funds raised will help support local animal shelters.

The event is sponsored by the Twain Harte Rotary and Twain Harte Business Association.

For more information, call (209) 586-1976.

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