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.

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.

Tickets on sale for
Odd Fellows dinner

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Odd Fellows Burns Supper, a celebration of Scottish culture and Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The dinner will be held Jan. 27 at the Hurst Ranch barn off Highway 108 in Jamestown. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $75 per person and are available online at or by calling (209) 536-8939. Tickets will not be sold at the door.