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Update 3:00 pm: Columbia College Campus is closed and the free film screening of “Picture a Scientist” has been cancelled. Ruth MacNeille, Biology faculty member said she is looking forward to rescheduling the event at a later time.

The Volunteer Fair today at the Fairgrounds is also cancelled.

Update 1:25 pm: The ICES play date at Summerville Parent Nursery School planned for Friday has been rescheduled due to the snowy weather.

Original Post 1:26 pm: There are several events planned this weekend. First, leading up to the weekend, join Columbia College today, Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. for a free film screening of “Picture a Scientist” in the Dogwood Theater on the Columbia College campus. The film documents the struggles of women scientists. It will be followed with a short audience discussion. The event is sponsored by the Columbia College Foundation through a Brady-Wise Mini Grant award details are here.

The Tuolumne County Volunteer Fair is today from 4 to 7 PM. The event will bring people who don’t know where to start or what organizations exist in Tuolumne County with nearly 75 nonprofits at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. The event is funded by the Sonora Area Foundation.

The midsummer night’s dream fundraiser for Sierra Waldorf School has a noble quest is to amass $80,000 to bolster the tuition adjustment program. The Silent Auction Kick-Off Night is Friday, April 5th at 6pm at The Armory. Online Silent Auction runs through the following Saturday, April 13th with another party details are here.

Saturday is opening day for Railtown 1897 in Jamestown. In addition to train rides there will be blacksmith demonstrations and assortment of historic vehicles and machines on display in the park. Train ticket details and more information is in the event listing.

The Watch Resources Mural Unveiling will be held at the Low Office of Tamara Polley in Sonora by the Sonora Opera hall. The event is this Saturday from 10 to 11am.

League of Women Voters of the Motherlode April General Meeting will feature a “Go Bag” demonstration by the Twain Harte Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) describing how to be prepared for emergency evacuation of your home so you can leave within 5 minutes. The event is at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sonora as detailed here.

The Calaveras Children’s Fair will take place this Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Calaveras High School in San Andreas. There will be family activities, face painting, reptiles, a healthy lunch, community resources and much more. The event is sponsored by the Calaveras Child Care Council, First 5 Calaveras and Prevent Child Abuse Council Calaveras.

Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall is this Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. The Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is hosting this annual event from 9 am to 2 pm to spotlight the importance of home hardening and defensible space. Participants will learn invaluable strategies and expert tips on how to safeguard their property and loved ones. Additionally, the meeting will cover current conditions, the seriousness of personal preparedness, how to sign up for emergency alerts, and other useful tips.

Courthouse Park will be the location for a Rally to inform and educate the community about the Fentanyl Crisis. The event is hosted by FACTS the Fentanyl Awareness Coalition of Tuolumne and Surrounding areas from 1 pm to 3 pm.

The Party Pardee Bicycle Tour will impact several roads in Calaveras Satuday between 7 am and 3:30 pm. Details on all the roads are in the event listing here.

Columbia Kicks Big Band will perform a concert at the Dogwood Forum from 2 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday. The concert will feature vocalist and guitarist Alex Lucero and several other special guest artists will join the band. Admission is free and a courtesy shuttle will provide transportation from Columbia College’s staff parking lot to Dogwood Forum door. Details are in the event listing here.

The Sonora High School Ag Boosters Dinner will take place this Saturday. The dinner is drive through style, where you’ll pick up your meal at the Posse grounds in Jamestown from 4 to 6 PM. The whole choice tri-tip meal feeds four to six people and the proceeds support Sonora High School’s FFA.

Local youth talent between the ages of 13 and 26 will showcase their history through spoken word at a fundraising event Saturday evening as detailed here

A Wiffle Ball Tournament will raise money for the Youth Sports Foundation (YSF) to build a new batting cages at the Foundation Park, next to Standard Park. The Tournament is Saturday from 10am-5pm at the Freedom Sports Facility.

Fallon House in Columbia is hosting Sierra Repertory Theater’s performance of Little Shop of Horrors. Performances will continue through April 28th. Details about the play are in the blog review here.

The Todd Schroeder and Friends Benefit Concert for the Sonora High School Young Artist Grant is next Saturday, April 13th inside of the Sonora High School Auditorium, starting at 7:30 with reserved seating only, get ticket information here.

The restaurant of the month in our dining guide is Pinnochio’s. Check out the movie times at local theaters, review the Snow Report in the weather section and see the conditions yourself via local webcams here.