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Tuesday, Jan 22
05:00 PM Chili Tuesdat Fundraiser for Mountain Melody
05:00 PM The January 22, 2019 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda
06:45 PM Valley Springs' Rachelle Snitchler to Speak at Toastmaster's Open House, January 22nd
Wednesday, Jan 23
05:00 PM MTUSD Board Holding Study Session on January 23rd
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Friday, Jan 25
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Jan 26
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
06:00 PM Song Posse
Sunday, Jan 27
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Tuesday, Jan 29
01:00 PM “Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+
Wednesday, Jan 30
08:30 AM Agritourism Intensive class
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
Friday, Feb 1
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
05:30 PM The Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner is February 1st
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Feb 2
08:00 AM Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Sunday, Feb 3
All Day Agritourism Intensive class
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Feb 4
All Day Agritourism Intensive class

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All Day Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile is having a huge moving sale this week through MLK holiday. Don’t miss it! It’s your oppor-tunity to stock up on baby shower, birthday, anniversary or even next year’s Christmas gifts at 50% off the retail price! Independent Mercantile is currently located at 78 Scott St. We will be moving to 237A Main Street (currently nd&x) from 1/22/19-2/1/19 and will be closed at both stores during this time. Our plan is to combine both of our stores and offer an even better shopping experience by having all the product under one roof.

We are so excited about this move but not super excited about moving all the stock. Please help us out by taking it off our hands at deep discounts. We are looking forward to re-opening around the first week in February and hope you will come by to see the newly redone space.
All Day Winter Explosion – Torchlight & Fireworks at Bear Valley!
Bear Valley, CA...When the lifts stop turning, Winter Explosion festivities begin! Spend your MLK weekend in the mountains with our spectacular annual Winter Explosion event! On Saturday 1/19, once the lifts stop running we will keep the party going with tubing after dark, dinner at the mountain, a safety talk by our very own Mattly Trent, and finish the night with a bang with a torch-light parade and fireworks!

All-day FUN, itinerary:
11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Live Band on the Sundeck
*weather permitting

11 A.M. – 3 P.M., 4 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Bar on the Sundeck
*weather permitting

2:30 P.M.
Sign-ups for participating in the Torch-Light parade, located in the Sunroom.
Based on first-come-first-serve, there are 150 spots available

Sign-ups for the torch-light parade are based on first-come-first-serve and on-site ONLY. We will not have reservations available over the phone.
150 spots available.

PLEASE NOTE: participates 12 and under need to bring their OWN flashlights. Flashlight or torches will not be provided to participates 12 and under.

4 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Activities on the lower Breeze Way:
Tubing after dark – $10
S’mores & Hot Coco Available for purchase! *subject to change.

4 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Monte Wolfe Saloon OPEN!

4:15 P.M. – 5 P.M.
Mountain and Ski/Ride Safety Talk, ft. Mattly!
To commemorate Safety Month, in partnership with NSAA, we are participating in and helping educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe, and to use common sense on the slopes.

5 P.M.
Dinner Starts – Located in the cafeteria
Serving a Pasta Buffett
$18 Adults | $12 Children (ages 12 and under)

6:15 P.M. – 6:45 P.M.
Kids Activity – Located in the Sunroom
Face Painting: fire-work themed!

6:15 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Chair load for Torch-Light parade

7:00 P.M.
Torchlight Parade begins!
If you are not participating in the parade the best viewing area is on the sundeck.
*time is subject to change

As some of the last participants in the torchlight parade come down the hill watch the fireworks light up the sky!

7:45 P.M.
A Shuttle Bus will be available to take you down to the Bear Valley Village
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.

A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Columbia, CA...Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information. Town Tours are every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11 am. Meet at the office on Main Street & State St Columbia, CA 95310

05:00 PM FOCSO’s Big Annual Crab/Pasta Feed is Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019
San Andreas, CA...It’s time for FOCSO’s Annual Crab/Pasta Feed Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019 at the San Andreas Town Hall 5pm. If you want to support the Calaveras Co. Sheriff’s Office and have a fun filled night with great prizes and tasty food this is it! If you would like to donate a raffle or auction item for this annual event, please contact Candace for pickup or Your donations are so appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

05:00 PM Grover Anderson & Jimbo Scott Live January 19th 5pm At Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...Grover Anderson & Jimbo Scott Live January 19th 5pm At Camp Connell General Store. Jimbo Scott and Grover Anderson are two northern California singer/songwriters who have joined forces for this folk-based act. “Freight” honors the famed Freight & Salvage of Berkeley, California, where they met at a 2011 Open Mic.

Jimbo was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Oakland, CA, while Grover grew up in the gold rush town of Murphys, CA. Though their journeys have been very different, both upbringings were steeped in traditions of folk, roots, country, bluegrass and rock. After sampling each others’ music at the open mic, they began holding a weekly jam session, and in time wrote their first song together, “Pick Up Your Horn.” They booked a tour through the western US together in Summer 2014, and while they’d originally intended to play individual sets, they soon found themselves playing extended sets backing each other up. They returned and booked a six-month residency in San Francisco, where they played and experimented for people three hours a week, forging a powerful musical bond.

As Freight, Jimbo & Grover put on a show much greater than the sum of their parts. Joined in a full band setting by Josh Certo and Marshall Henry, as well as Jimbo’s impressive beard, their harmonies and energy are lighting up the Northern California music scene.
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Song Posse
Saturdays, January 19 & 26 from 6 to 8:30: Song Posse meets at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. For information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or 209-728-6171.
07:30 PM Music & Dancing Tonight at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...If you're looking for music tonight, we've got you covered with DJ Ryan! Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.

The bar serves food several evenings each week and the restaurant is open for dinner every weekend. The dinner menu has a perfect variety of traditional favorites, with creative and contemporary preparations, and our guests marvel at the quality of cuisine to be found here, in this little mountain hamlet. There is dancing in the lounge every Saturday night, with a DJ or frequent live bands. The deli opens its windows to the deck for an extended summer season, with tasty sandwiches, salads and hot specials. Special group events find our venue especially accommodating and fun. This is a truly lovely place to enjoy good food, good friends and good scenery.

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