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2nd Weekend Of The New Year Events

Several events will take advantage of this weekend’s partly cloudy weather.

A Copperopolis Community Center sponsored wine tasting will be held this Saturday. Over a dozen Calaveras County Wineries have been invited to the 29th Annual “First Tasting of the Year” in Copperopolis. Ticket Sales include a donation to restore and maintain the Historic Old Church and Armory Buildings, Historical Archive Preservation, Homecoming Celebration and Annual History Program at Copper Elementary School. Ticket information is here.

Downtown Sonora’s 2nd Saturday Art Night, features Film Screening of Nobody’s River which has sold out. Organizers say drop by around 6:30pm on Saturday night, “We’re trying to add some chairs and offer some “Standing Room Only” spots.” Proceeds benefit Mountain Music Makers’ Fund to support local musicians, who perform for the monthly Art Night stroll.  Starting at 5pm galleries, restaurants, and shops offer art and live music. 2nd Saturday ART NIGHT works in partnership with the Sonora Chamber of Commerce to support Historic Downtown Sonora’s presence for the arts and culture. More details are in the event listing.

Ovations Performing Arts Series held at Bret Harte High School Sunday features Tom Rigney. Rigney is famous for his energetic fiddling and will also show his sweeter side on the violin. John R. Burr is a rare pianist who combines jazz techniques with a genuine love for folk music. Together, the duo will entertain with Americana, folk, bluegrass, and a little bit of Louisiana Cajun music. Details in this event listing.

Angels Camp Museum invites everyone to the “Rock the New Year Tour” for family and friends. A guided tour of the museum’s collections will be held between 1 and 2pm on Saturdays this month. Find out about the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region, details here.

Sunday is the 20th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. Usually held the Sunday before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, which this year, falls on Monday, Jan. 19, this year’s event was moved up a week to accommodate a special, internationally known guest, says Pat Cervelli, the committee’s board of directors chair. Details in the news story here.