Fiber artists
meet today in Sonora

The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Community Room at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, in Sonora.

Anyone interested in spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting or other fiber arts is welcome to attend.

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

Barktoberfest dog show set this weekend

The Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club will hold its annual AKC licensed all-breed dog show, Barktoberfest, on Oct. 14 and 15 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

About 400 dogs will compete for the Best in Show trophy, and another 100 dogs and their handlers will compete for honors in Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Rally and Barn Hunt categories.

Show hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Admission is free, and parking costs $5. Spectators are asked to leave their own dogs at home.

More information about Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel club can be found online at

Bird boxes
for sale Oct. 21

Fall is the time to put out a bird box so it can age before birds are selecting nesting locations in the spring.

Now is the time to buy and install bird boxes so the boxes are already aged and fitting into their environment, according to TomHarrington, coordinator for the Central Sierra Audubon Society’s bird box sale set for Oct. 21 at Rocca Park in Jamestown.

The bird box sale will be held in conjunction with the California Native Plant Society’s fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon.

Boxes to house bats, owls, bluebirds and other small bird species will be offered as well as books about birds and bird lists for the area. The bird boxes have been built by members of the Audubon Society.

Proceeds of spring and fall bird box sales put on each year by the society to help fund scholarships awarded to local students.

Antiques offered at Memorial Hall Oct. 21

Tuolumne’s Memorial Hall Antique Fair, now in its seventh year, will be held Oct. 21 and 22 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Tuolumne.

The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The first hour on Saturday will be a preview, where buyers pay a $5 entrance fee to shop early. Entry is free the rest of the weekend.