Open Garden Day
set July 8 in Sonora

Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County will hold an Open Garden Day July 8 at its Demonstration Garden, 251 S. Barretta St., in Sonora.

The garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and activities will begin at 10:30 p.m. Subjects covered at the event will include fire-safe landscaping, Integrated Pest Management and an introduction to rock gardening. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Prize drawing will benefit homeless cats

The Calaveras Humane Society will benefit from a prize drawing for a two-night stay at a luxury villa in the Villa Vallecito Vineyards.

Tickets cost $10 each, three for $25 or 15 for $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday (winner need not be present to win).

For tickets, call the society at (209) 736-9417, ext. 8, or visit the CHS Adoption Center in Arnold.

Proceeds will be used to feed homeless cats in Calaveras County

For more information, go online to

Fiber artists
meet July 8

The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at the Tuolumne County Library.

Anyone interested in fiber arts — spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting — is welcome.

The library is at 540 Greenley Road in Sonora. This will be the group’s last meeting until September.

For more information, go online to, or call (209) 533-0593.

Featured quilter announced by guild

The Sierra Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Tuolumne County Senior Center in Sonora.

At the meeting, guild members will recognize Barbara Walker as the 2017 featured quilter for its annual Quilts and Threads Show, set for Sept. 15 and 16 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Walker is a longtime Tuolumne County resident who comes from a long line of quilters.

Guild members will provide ice cream for those in attendance.

The Senior Center is at 540 Greenley Road.

For more information about the guild, go online to

Therapy Dogs International test
set Aug. 12

Therapy Dogs International will hold an evaluation test Aug. 12 for prospective therapy dogs at the Mi-Wuk/Sugar Pine Fire State on Highway 108 in Sugarpine.

Testing will begin at 9 a.m. and run until finished.

Dogs and their handlers must be pre-registered for the test.

For more information, call Marie Tiraschi, TDI evaluator, at (408) 930-9056.