Pack and Social Club to host 17th annual dinner

The Emigrant Basin Pack and Social Club will hold its 17th annual scholarship dinner Feb. 10 in Sonora.

A social time with a no-host bar will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive in Sonora.

Dinner will include barrel-roasted pork, and live music will be performed by the Mountain Fever Band with Keith Keenom. Prize drawings will also be held.

All proceeds are returned to the community in the form of scholarships and support of the Junior Livestock Auction at the Mother Lode Fair.

Tickets cost $25 per person. For tickets or more information, call (209) 532-8283 or (209) 768-1126.

Chocolate Festival
set Feb. 10 in Murphys

The First Congregational Church in Murphys will hold its seventh annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival Feb. 10 at the church.

The festival will feature more than 60 chocolate exhibitors and a chocolate fountain, where thos attending can blend flavors. Hot and cold beverages will be offered, as well as wine by the glass.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children younger than 8. Tickets can be purchased by calling (209) 728-3141 or at the door.

The church is at 509 Algiers St., in Murphys.

Love Italian Dinner slated for Feb. 10

Unity Spiritual Center in Twain Harte will hold a Month of Love Italian Dinner Feb. 10.

Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. at the center, 23191 Mark Twain Drive.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, and children eat for free.

Reservations are required by calling (209) 677-3928 or emailing .

Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown set for Feb. 10

The annual Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown, a community dance and dinner, will be held Feb. 10 in the Manzanita Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

The event, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County, will include chocolate items suitable for Valentine’s Day gifts, including homemade truffles.

A buffet dinner catered by chef Dave Ingram will include “cowboy caviar,” barbecued pork loin with chocolate-fig sauce, “wranglers’” salad and cake for dessert. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Dance caller Rachel Phillips, of Groveland, will call a hoedown that will include circles, triplets, contras, lines and squares. No experience or partners are necessary.

Cost to attend the event, which will run from 6 to 9 p.m., is $30 per person of $100 for four. Tickets can be purchased at Mountain Bookshop in The Junction shopping center in East Sonora or at Schnoog’s in the Timberhills Shopping Center in Sonora.

For more information call (209) 962-0805.