Chili cook-off set for Saturday in Soulsbyville

Chili chefs are invited to participate Saturday in a chili cook-off presented by the Soulsbyville United Methodist Church.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the church, 19982 Community Drive in Soulsbyville.

Cost for tasting is $10 per person.

For more information or information on how to enter, call (209) 928-1376, or go online to

All-you-can-eat crab
on menu in Tuolumne

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte will hold its annual All You Can Eat Crab Feed Saturday at the Tuolumne Veterans’ Memorial Hall.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Dinner will include clam chowder, pasta, salad, all-you-can-eat crab and dessert. A box opportunity drawing also will be held.

Dinner tickets cost $45 per person and can be purchased at or by calling (209) 928-1616.

Proceeds will be used for local community projects.

Tri-tip dinner will be ready for pickup Jan. 22

A Drive-Thru Dinner set for Jan. 22 will raise funds to support 4-H events.

The family dinners will include a barbecued tri-tip, quart of “cowboy” beans, loaf of garlic bread and bagged salad. Cost for the full dinner is $40, or a tri-tip alone can be purchased for $25.

Pick-up will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sierra Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora.

Tickets must be purchased before Friday from any 4-H member, at the 4-H office (52 N. Washington St., Sonora), or by calling (209) 588-3848.

For more information about the University of California 4-H Program, call the UCCE Office at (209) 533-2990.

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 or $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 So nora.

For more information call (209) 962-0805.