Sonora Cat Rescue to benefit from yard sale

Sonora Cat Rescue will benefit from a community-wide yard sale Saturday in Sonora.

The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and will include a year’s worth of donations from estates and donors throughout the county.

The sale will be held at 240 N. Reservoir Road, off Banner Drive in Sonora.

Sonora Cat Rescue is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to solve the overpopulation of cats in Tuolumne County through its adoption and spay/neuter programs.

For more about Sonora Cat Rescue, go online to

Whiskers, Wags and Wine benefits animals

The Humane Society of Tuolumne County’s Whiskers, Wags and Wine event will be held Saturday at the Humane Society in Jamestown.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the conference room at 10040 Victoria Way.

Those attending will receive wine and a brief primer on food and wine pairing by Ayrael Vieux Winery and Chef Dave Cooks. The event also will include a mystery box raffle.

Tickets cost $35 for the general public, $30 for HSOTC members and $55 for an HSOTC member and guest.

Tickets can be purchased online at, at the shelter on Victoria Way, or at the Mountain Bookshop in The Junction shopping center on Mono Way in East Sonora.

For more information, go online to and click on events, or call (209) 984-5489.

Sonora High Class
of 1952 to reunite

Sonora High School’s Class of 1952 will gather Oct. 7 for its 65th reunion.

The reunion will begin with no-host cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. at Mountain Springs Golf Course, 17566 Lime Kiln Road in Sonora.

Classmates wishing to attend can call Delbert Rotelli at (209) 532-5617.

Deadline for centenarian honors is today

The Tuolumne County Commission on Aging is looking for names of the county’s oldest adults and of the county’s most active older volunteers.

The Commission on Oct. 4 will host its annual Centenarian Honors Luncheon at the Tuolumne County Senior Center on Greenley Road in Sonora. County residents who are 100 years old or older will be honored, and adults ages 96 to 99 will be recognized as members of the “University of Life,” stated a press release.

Anyone with information — name, address or phone number — of an older adult is asked to call Cathie Peacock at (209) 586-4802 by today so invitations can be sent out.

Fall Equinox event set Saturday in Moke Hill

The Community Action Project and Calaveras Planning Coalition will hold a Fall Equinox Fundraising Event Saturday in Mokelumne Hill.

The event will feature a chicken-in-a-barrel dinner, silent auction and raffle and live music.

Dinner costs $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

The silent auction and raffle will feature several prizes including a four-night stay in South Lake Tahoe, a four-night stay at a cottage in Lake Almanor, and a guided Sierra Nevada hike.

For tickets, send name, address and a check made payable to CAP/COP, to P.O. Box 935, San Andreas, CA 95249. Write “tickets” in the subject line of the check. For will-call tickets or more information, call Jenny Fuqua at (209) 559-2455.

Saturday’s Band Stand will raise money for music programs

Rock in Road Inc. will hold its first ever Band Stand, a fundraiser for youth music programs in Tuolumne County.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the Sierra Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora.

The event will feature live music by Third Rail Power Trip, Swing Gitane, Brothers Strong, Lucky CuZn Brass Band, Old Soles and more.

Food, including pulled pork with gourmet coleslaw, chicken and veggie nachos and beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available, and a silent auction will be held.

Tickets cost $10 per adult, $5 for youth (17 and younger), and free for kids younger than 10.

For more information, call (209) 532-3911.

Aronos Club tea set
for Oct. 1 in Sonora

The Aronos Club will hold a fundraiser, “Come to Tea with the Phantom of the Opera and Me,” to benefit scholarships and community outreach programs.

The tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Aronos clubhouse, 37 Elkin St., in Sonora, and will include teas, lunch and dessert buffet, entertainment and prize drawings.

Cost is $13 presale or $20 at the door.

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

DA to speak at Women’s Club meeting

Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg will be guest speaker Oct. 3 at a meeting 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 Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort.

Reservations are required by calling Ginny Van Bolt at (209) 928-4374.

Lions to serve lobster at annual dinner Oct. 6

The Sonora Lions Club will hold its annual Newt McKenna Lobster Dinner Oct. 6 in Sonora.

A meal of whole Maine lobster, sweet corn on the cob, garlic bread and dessert will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive.

The event also will feature a no-host bar, door prize and a prize drawing.

Cost for dinner is $40 per person.

For tickets or more information, call (209) 206-0136, (209) 288-2411, (209) 521-5330, (209) 890-9179 or (209) 985-3837.

Harvest Festival set Oct. 29 at Lake Don Pedro School

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School’s annual Harvest Festival will be held Oct. 29 at the school, 2411 Hidalgo St.

The event, organized by the school’s parents’ club, will offer a variety of festival games, including a cake walk, and Trunk or Treat (in the parking lot) and a haunted house.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Entry and some games are free, but the cake walk costs $1, and entry into the haunted house is $1 or $5 for unlimited trips.

Food and drinks will be offered for sale.

Setup for Trunk or Treat will begin at 5 p.m. in the parking lot, and a $25 prize will be awarded for the best-decorated trunk.

For more information or to register a trunk, contact Angel Fisher at .

Golden Regiment 35th anniversary fete set

The Golden Regiment Band will celebrate its 35th anniversary during Sonora High School’s homecoming on Oct. 13.

The celebration will include dinner, a commemorative T-shirt, admission to the homecoming game, a window sticker and a chance at a door prize. Tickets cost $35 per person ($30 without dinner), and the deadline for reservations is Sept. 29.

Checks can be made payable to Sonora High Band Boosters and mailed to 430 N. Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Regiment alumni and their families are welcome.

For more information or to RSVP, email Yvonne Denton at

Senior volunteers sought for honors

Nominations of outstanding senior volunteers are being sought for the annual Senior Volunteer of the Year awards sponsored by the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging.

Nominees must be residents of Tuolumne County 60 or older and not a member of the Commission on Aging.

Nomination forms can be picked up at the Tuolumne County Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road in Sonora; Area 12 Agency on Aging on Standard Road; Interfaith Community Social Services on Striker Court off Tuolumne Road; or by calling (209) 586-4802.

Nominations are due by Oct. 31.

Volunteers will be recognized on Nov. 8 in the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors chambers, 2 S. Green St., in Sonora.

Free legal services offered by Interfaith

Interfaith Community Social Services will offer a legal advocacy program led by attorney Gregory J. Oliver.

The Interfaith Legal Services Program will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at the Interfaith office, 18500 Striker Court, off Tuolumne Road in Sonora.

The program does not go to court for people and does not provide legal services which include, but are not limited to, living trusts, conservatorships, tax issues, family law and bankruptcy.

Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred by calling (209) 694-3481. Having an appointment will mean less wait time.

The program is free and offered to everyone regardless of age or income.