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March Indoor Weekend Events

Get ready for the rainy weekend and go out to enjoy some indoor events. This first weekend of March will host several indoor events including the 27th annual TuCARE Dinner and Auction Saturday March 12th at the Sonora Elks Lodge. As reported here by Melinda Fleming, TuCare Executive Director, in Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” the special guest speaker is Igor Birman.

This Friday evening, when only light rain is expected, Support Sonora Elementary School and go to the Family Movie Night. The event is free with food to buy and parents watch a film in the Sonora Elementary gym.

Friday also begins Columbia College’s 37th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival in their Dogwood Building. The event is held on both Friday and Saturday with 22 school groups attending. Tickets are $18 and include performances by Jazz singer Kenny Washington, vocalist Barbara Morrison, Matt Falker and Rod Harris will direct an all-star group of musicians including Paul Contos on sax and flute, Clinton Day on bass and vocal, David Hawkes on drums. Listen to the Columbia College “Little Big Band” and Vocal Jazz arrangements performed by the Columbia Vocal Jazz Sextet.

Saint Patrick’s Church Hall in Angels Camp will hold an “Everything’s coming up springtime” handcrafter’s faire on Saturday.

Saturday the Stanislaus Employees Association will present: Compassion Spreads Like Wildfire a dinner at the Sonora Elks Lodge. Enjoy a night of food, music and fun in support of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF) providing support to anyone who is injured in support of firefighting efforts as well as their families. Tickets details are here.

At the Sonora Main Library the Mother Lode Wildlife Care Volunteer Orientation will be held. Talk with the fully permitted, all volunteer, non-profit organization specializing in birds and squirrels. They are seeking new volunteers to train to provide housing and food for animals, build cages, and fundraise.

Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of the Sierra will hold “Dinner With a Doc,” a benefit dinner on Saturday at Black Oak Casino Resort Hotel. Proceeds benefit Hospice patients. Gail Witzlsteiner, Executive Director of the Medical Center’s Foundation said, “This event has become so popular, it fills up fast. It should be another fun-filled evening with great food and time spent with friends and supporters of our program. We are grateful for the continued support of a generous community who sustains our charitable mission and to Dr. Cleveland for serving as our guest chef.” Tickets and more information are in the event listing here.

Also Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds is the Rites of Spring Auction hosted by and for the Sierra Waldorf School. The theme this year is “Speakeasy Soiree”
Advanced tickets were $40 after Feb. 26, and at the door $50.

The 2016 Ovations Performing Arts Series will feature the Stanford Woodwind Quintet (classical music) at Bret Harte Theater Sunday, doors open at 2:00p. Performance begins at 3:00p and it is scheduled to end at 5:00p.
 

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