Cancer support
offered in Angels Camp

The Calaveras Cancer Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. today at Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek, 676 McCauley Ranch Road in Angels Camp.

The meeting is free and open to the public, caregivers, cancer patients and survivors.

For more information, call Debbie Sellick at (209) 768-9415 or email .

Annual Ladies
Night Out tonight

Adventist Health Sonora will host its fifth annual Ladies Night Out today in recognition of National Breast Health Awareness Month.

Ladies Night Out is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in downtown Sonora.

Events for the evening will include music, a celebration wall, memorial candle lighting, photo booth, “bead walk” to create a “FIND-A-CURE” keyring, free mani‘cures’, window display contest, prizes and a passport book filled with special deals and coupons to be stamped at participating businesses. There will also be a raffle for a large gift basket that will include tickets to the 2018 Joie de Vie Gala, valued at more than $400.

Participants can check in either at Courthouse Square or above Coffill Park to receive a passport book, “bead walk” keyring, window display contest ballot and raffle entry. The first 250 to register will receive a free gift.

Many local businesses will participate in the window display contest and will stay open late to provide special deals and giveaways.

For more information, call (209) 536-5028.

Barrel racing will
benefit Sonora woman

A benefit barrel racing event slated Oct. 15 at the Mariposa Event Center in La Grange will benefit a local woman who is fighting stage 4 breast cancer.

The event, Mindy Strong, will benefit Sonora resident Mindy Nikiforuk, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 at age 28.

Four categories of barrel racing will be offered — Open 4D ($35 registration), Survivor ($25), Junior ($25) and Novice ($25).

Event T-shirts cost $25 and can be pre-ordered by calling event organizer Kristin Barnhart at (209) 588-6630.

Call Barnhart for more information.

TOPS offers support
for weight loss

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a weight-loss support group, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.

For more information, call (209) 213-9265.