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Last Weekend Of September Events and Fundraisers

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There are several events and fundraisers planned for the last weekend in September.

At the Sonora Opera Hall Friday, September 24 the City of Sonora is sponsoring an In-Person Hiring Event hosted by Mother Lode Job Training. Bring your resume and meet with representatives from 15 different employers. Contact details are available in the event listing here.

All this week the 18th Annual Yosemite Facelift has been hosting a hybrid virtual event themed “Act Local.” Tonight and tomorrow live-streamed video, music and speakers will begin at 6pm. Details about day-use permits and reservations are in the event listing here.

Friday and Saturday at Railtown 1897 tickets are still available for “Tales of the Roundhouse” a tour and train ride for the two evenings only led by guides who recount historic accounts of past railroad workers and passengers who lost their lives. Not recommended for children under the age of 12, guests will experience a nighttime steam train ride behind a historic steam locomotive while learning about railroad superstition and lore. Details are here.

Friday is the last Certified Farmers Market in Utica Park in Angels Camp. There will be a special Annual Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Fair in addition to the usual market with 40 vendors. Enjoy live music, food trucks, chocolates, handcrafted jewelry, signs, candles and more, plus a pumpkin patch and fun for kids, raffle prizes, beer and wine.

Friday is also the Groveland Farmers Market. The Friday Peaceful Valley Farmers Market at 4pm will continue Fridays into October. Sonora’s Football team has a home against the Hayward team from Stellar Prep Friday night, Summerville will be away at Stone Ridge Christian in Merced.

Reservations for the Friday Sonora Elks Lodge Dinner were due Wednesday. Doors open Friday at 5pm, dinner is served at 6:30pm. Details are in the event listing.

Shrek the Musical is being performed at the East Sonora Sierra Repertory Theater. Catch a play this weekend, next weekend are the last shows ending October 3rd. Movie times at the Sonora and Angels Camp theaters are posted here.

Saturday morning is the Sonora Certified Farmer’s Market which will continue Saturdays into October.

Saturday from 9am to 4pm the annual Concours d’Elegance will be held at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Over 300 antique and classic cars participate. The event also features vintage trailers, housecars, antique trucks and motorcycles, race cars and wooden boats. Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. In addition, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt CAlifornia; scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair; and the Calaveras County Fair scholarship program. Details are on the Ironstone Concours website here.

At the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp on Saturday is the Red, White and Blues music event details are on their website here.

Saturday from 4pm to 8pm is the Evening with the Horses Dinner Dance and Auction. Get tickets by the end of today for the event that will support Equestrian Therapy Programs helping those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, autism and other illnesses. Menu, and ticket details are in the event listing.

Saturday is the Annual Sierra Walk for HOPE. The fundraiser benefits Sierra HOPE, an agency that helps residents in Tuolumne, Amador and Calaveras counties who face food or housing insecurity in addition to testing and case management for HIV and AIDS. Those who raise at least $100 get a commemorative T-shirt and every walker gets lunch. The link to register and more information is in the event listing.

Join C.A.S.T. in a fundraising event for the different art programs at Connections/Summerville High School. Food, drinks, and other concessions will be available in addition to games and raffles. Location details are in the event listing here.

An Annie Oakley Academy will be held Saturday this year at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds to benefit the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (TCSAR) team. Workshops Include; home defense strategies and tactics, unarmed self-defense, shoot the bad guy, legalities of firearm ownership, and be prepared at home or outdoors. Funds raised will help replace outdated and old equipment, maintain gear, and provide quality training to volunteers. Ticket details are in the event listing.

Saturday join the Sonora High Foundation Golf Tournament at Teleli Golf Club to raise funds for Sonora High student scholarships and classroom mini-grants. Details are here.

The Mother Lode Art Association has postponed the 67th Fine Art Show & Exhibit until April due to COVID-19 concerns. Details are on their website,