Horseless Carriage Club looking to grow

The Sonora Horseless Carriage Club is looking for new members.

The club is made up of owners of antique cars made in 1927 or earlier. Meetings are held once a month, and members take occasional drives or day trips.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Roundtable Pizza in The Junction shopping center on Mono Way in East Sonora.

For more information, call Larry Sidmore at (209) 533-9207.

Emblem to hold St. Patrick’s Day dinner

The Sonora Emblem Club No. 124 will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Saturday at the Sonora Elks Lodge.

Social time will begin at 4 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal will include corned beef with cabbage, carrots and red potatoes, and bread, dessert and coffee.

Cost for the meal is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger.

Reservations are required by March 14 by calling Marilyn Mendenhall at (209) 588-1720 or the Elks Lodge at (209) 533-1587.

The Elks Lodge is at 100 Elk Drive in Sonora.

Aronos to celebrate
103 years

The Aronos Club on Tuesday will hold its annual Founders Day Meeting in honor of its 103rd birthday.

A “green luncheon” will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Aronos Clubhouse, at the corner of Elkin and Stewart Streets in Sonora, and is open to members of the community.

Founders of the Aronos Club purchased the clubhouse building from the Baptist Church and held their first meeting there in March 1937, stated a press release.

Charter members of Aronos included Carrie and Erma Badgley, Ella Burdon, Eleanor Dalameter, Wilhelmina Morgan, Nancy Rother, Edna Winn, Leslie DeVol-Dambacher, Mary Graves, Sarah Parker and Martha Schofield.

Their purpose was “ABC”: Advancement, betterment, culture.

The group studies a topic each year, provides scholarships to Columbia College students and supports other community groups.

For more information, call (209) 288-2045.

Annual Cioppino Dinner set March 30

The Sonora Lions Club will present it annual Harvey “Dusty” Rhodes Cioppino Dinner March 30 at the Sonora Elks Lodge.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the lodge at 100 Elk Drive in Sonora. Tickets cost $40 per person, and proceeds benefit sight and scholarship programs in Tuolumne County.

For more information, call (209) 894-3750.

Sheriff to speak at meeting of Arnold SIR

Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio will be guest speaker at a meeting Tuesday of the Arnold Sons in Retirement Branch 152.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the Snow Flake Lodge at Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association, 335 Blue Lake Springs Drive in Arnold.

Cost for lunch is $18 per person.

For membership information, call Membership Director Kevin Andel at (209) 795-9119.

Songs, stories
will benefit museum

An interactive afternoon of songs and storytelling will benefit the Murphys Old Timers Museum.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. April 8 at Murphys Creek Theatre, 580 South Algiers St., in Murphys. The event will feature the music of George Gershwin performed by pianist Karl Modery.

Tickets cost $30 per person and are available at Sustenance Books on Main Street, Next! Consignment on Big Trees Road, the Murphys Old Timers Museum on Main Street, by calling (209) 728-1160 or at the door.

Free legal help offered in Sonora

Tuolumne County’s older adults can get free legal assistance through the Legal Advocacy for Seniors Program.

Hours are 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at 88 Bradford St., in Sonora, and appointments are strongly encouraged by calling (209) 532-7632.

Attorneys Gary Dambacher, Frank Russell and Carrie McKernan, of Dambacher, Trujillo & Associates, provide free legal services for simple wills, powers of attorney, fraud, contractor issues, debt recovery, utilities dispute and more. Referral and resources are also available.

The Legal Advocacy for Seniors Program is provided through the Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities and funded through grant funds provided by Area 12 Agency on Aging. Please call 532-7632 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Children’s librarian
to speak at meeting

Lynn McCormick, children’s librarian at the Tuolumne County Library in Sonora, will be guest speaker at a meeting April 3 of the Sierra Foothills Women’s Club.

The meeting will begin with social time at 10 a.m. followed by brunch at 11 a.m. at the Black Oak Casino Hotel Conference Center in Tuolumne.

The club welcomes new members.

Reservations are required by calling Pauline Beltran at (209) 586-3165.