Old Timers meet Sunday in Columbia

The annual Columbia Old Timers Reunion will be held Sunday at the old schoolhouse at Columbia State Historic Park.

Former Columbia classmates, family and friends are welcome at the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event is a potluck and bring-your-own-drink event. Table service will be provided, but those attending should bring their own chairs. Lunch will be served about 12:15 p.m.

Those attending are encouraged to bring old pictures and stories to share.

For more information, call Carpenter Ryder at (209) 536-9695.

Aronos Club tea set for Sunday 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 Tuesday 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

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.

workshop will benefit Search and Rescue

The fifth annual Annie Oakley Academy self-defense workshop for women will be held at the Mother Lode Gun Club in Jamestown from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team to buy equipment to better serve the community.

Tickets cost $45 for women and $25 for men and are available at Let-Er-Buck, Banks Glass and the Sheriff’s Office in Sonora, Hurst Ranch in Jamestown and the Farmory in Columbia. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, call (209) 743-3628 or (209) 768-4158.

Edelweiss Club to celebrate culture with Oktoberfest

The Edelweiss Club of Sonora will hold its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 7 at the Tuolumne County Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road in Sonora.

The event will include traditional German food and music. Tickets cost $20, and beverages will be available for a donation.

For tickets or more information, call Fred or Sigrid Kehr at (209) 785-4358 or Irma Rosenberger at (209) 728-8340.

Sierra Nevada ‘equilibrium’
subject of discussion

Barbara Balen will be guest speaker Tuesday when the Tuolumne Rural Action Agency presents “The Sierra as a Cultural Landscape.”

The discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.

From Indigenous stewardship to the harnessing of the Sierra Nevada’s rivers, people have lived, managed and extracted resources from the Sierra Nevada, stated a press release. For millennia, the Me-Wuk wove nature into culture and consequently wove the Sierra into a cultural landscape. Today, after 170 years of non-Indigenous stewardship, the Sierra is in disequilibrium. The discussion will address ways to regain the equilibrium and live within a dynamic landscape.

Balen has spent more than 40 years in cultural resources management, meadow restoration, tribal relations and post-fire vegetation recovery, notably with the U.S. Forest Service. Currently, a TUD board director, she sees understanding cultural landscapes and eco-literacy as keys to living within our dynamic watersheds.

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.

Sheriff guest speaker
at Sierra SIR meeting

Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele will be guest speaker Oct. 12 at a meeting of the Sierra Sons In Retirement Branch 77.

The meeting will begin with no-host cocktails at 11 a.m. followed by a sirloin steak buffet lunch at noon at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive, Sonora.

Mele will discuss local and county law enforcement, working with the Sonora Police Department, California Highway Patrol and fire departments and other local issues.

All retired men are welcome to join the group for lunch and can find out more about SIR Branch 77 by calling the SIR George Kellerman at (209) 533-9083

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 ydenton@sonorahs.k12.ca.us.

MLK Jr. Committee
to show movie

The Motherlode Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will present a free showing of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary about writer James Baldwin, on Oct. 13 at the Tuolumne County Library.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road in Sonora. A discussion with refreshments will follow.

The film is completely in the words of Baldwin, some in voice-over read by Samuel L. Jackson, and much of it archival footage from the 1950s through 1970s. Though Baldwin died 30 years ago, his work — essays, novels, plays, poetry — remains relevant to what is currently being written about white supremacy, stated a press release.

Many of the words Samuel L. Jackson reads are from an unfinished Baldwin memoir about his personal recollections of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.