to host dinner for prospective members

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte will host a dinner for prospective members at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Mi-Wuk Village.

The meeting will provide information on the ways Twain Harte Soroptimists serve the community. Dinner will be served.

To RSVP or for directions or more information, call Margie Margolis at (209) 536-9440 or Gloria Winton at (209) 743-5762.

Elks plan Halloween party, dinner

The Sonora Elks Lodge will present a Spooky Halloween and Dinner Party Oct. 27 at the lodge, 100 Elk Drive in Sonora.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and a dinner of barbecued St. Louis-style ribs, scalloped potatoes, corn, salad, rolls and a “ghoulish surprise” dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Halloween costumes are encouraged, and awards will be given for best costumes.

Cost for dinner is $13 per person. RSVP by Oct. 25 by calling the lodge, (209) 533-1587.

Fall Festival set
at Curtis Creek School

A Fall Festival will be held Oct. 27 in the gymnasium at Curtis Creek Elementary School.

The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but food and beverage tickets cost $5 per person (family ticket costs $20), an unlimited games wristband costs $5, and an activity punch card costs $2.

In addition to food and games, the event will offer a haunted house ($1 per person entry fee), raffle prizes, silent auction and a photo booth.

Proceeds will benefit sixth-grade science camp.

The school is at 18755 Standard Road in Sonora.

Columbia chamber, others, will host Boo Boulevard Halloween

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will sponsor a Boo Boulevard Halloween Oct. 28 at the park.

From 3 to 6 p.m., Columbia business owners, docents and park staff will partner to open more than 15 trick-or-treat stops for visitors dressed in Halloween costumes.

Beginning and 4 p.m., visitors are invited to bring their carved pumpkins to the Columbia Museum at the center of town for the annual Illumination of Jack-o-Lanterns. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

For more information, call (209) 588-9128, go online to or stop in the Columbia Museum on Main Street.