Odd Fellows Burns Supper set for Saturday

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Odd Fellows Burns Supper, a celebration of

Scottish culture and Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The evening will feature a traditional Scottish dinner (vegan option available), bagpipes and Scottish dancers, scotch tasting, toasts, speeches and works by Burns. The evening is a fundraiser for the Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that provides services and financial support for Tuolumne County children (especially foster youth), the sick and the elderly, as well as the care and maintenance of its historic cemetery in downtown Sonora.

The dark-suit or highland-attire Burns Supper will be held Jan. 26 at the Hurst Ranch barn in Jamestown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for no-host whiskey tasting and full bar. A dinner program will start at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $75 per person and are available online at www.ioofsonora.org or by phone at (209) 536-8939. Advance tickets are necessary; no tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, contact event facilitator Karen McGettigan at mcgetk@gmail.com or (209) 536-8939.

Republican Women meet Monday

Tuolumne County Republican Women’s Federated will meet Monday, Jan. 28, at My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way in East Sonora.

Guest speaker Julie Von Savoye of Cutler-Segerstrom Insurance will discuss homeowners insurance.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m., the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.

Reservation deadline is 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Call or text Roz Whitley at (209) 743-7436 for reservations.

MLAJA to hold annual dinner, auction Feb. 3

Mother Lode Adventist Junior Academy will hold its annual Dinner and Auction Feb. 3 at the school, 80 N. Forest Road in Sonora.

The event will begin at 4 p.m.

For tickets or more information, call (209) 532-2855.

Gala will support
art, music programs
at Curtis Creek

An event to support the art and music programs at Curtis Creek Elementary School will be held Feb. 2 in downtown Sonora.

The event, the Curtis Creek Black and White Gala, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., in Sonora.

Funds raised will go toward art education and lesson curriculum, music classes and band instruments and will benefit all grades schoolwide.

Cost for the event is $40 per person and includes dinner, entertainment and an auction.

For tickets or more information, call Stephanie Petrey at (209) 352-3898.

SMUG moving to Murphys library

The Sierra Macintosh Users Group will meet Feb. 12 in the Community Room at the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park.

The meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Because of iffy weather conditions in higher elevations, SMUG moves its meeting site from its regular Arnold location to Murphys for the winter months.

Members of the SMUG board will be on hand to answer a multitude of questions.

SMUG meetings are designed for dues-paying members, but anyone is welcome to attend to see if they would like to join the group. SMUG was founded in 1995 and is a nonprofit organization run completely by volunteers.

SMUG usually meets the second Tuesday of the month. Annual dues are $20 for an individual or couple, payable at the first of the year.

The organization exists to keep Apple users abreast of the latest developments and to address the nagging questions that arise from time to time. Its goal is to take the mystery out of computers and to enable members to take advantage of all the features their Mac products possess.

Liberty Institute to hold President’s Day Tea Party

The Liberty Institute USA will hold a President’s Day Tea Party Feb. 21 in Columbia.

The event will include tea, lunch and dessert; an appearance by “George and Martha Washington”; Colonial music; raffles and prizes.

Seating is limited to 30 people, and tax-deductible tickets cost $30 per person. Proceeds will be used to support American heritage literacy programs for children.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. at Columbia Kate’s Tea House, 22727 Columbia St.

Tickets can be purchased at Liberty Hall, 161 S. Washington St., Sonora; Columbia Kate’s; or online at www.eventbrite.com.

For more information about the institute, go online to www.libertyinstituteusa.org.