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Sunday, Feb 24
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
07:30 AM The 5th Annual Dragoon Gulch Run
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
03:30 PM "Cattle in the Sierra" Presentation at the Old School House in Murphys on February 24th
Monday, Feb 25
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Tuesday, Feb 26
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
11:00 AM Next in MTMC ‘A Plan 4 Me’ Series is ‘Focus on Heart Health’ Feb. 26 & Other Events on Heart
Wednesday, Feb 27
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Feb 28
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Friday, Mar 1
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Mar 2
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Sunday, Mar 3
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Mar 4
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Tuesday, Mar 5
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Wednesday, Mar 6
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Mar 7
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Friday, Mar 8
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Mar 9
All Day 46th Annual Bjornloppet Hits the Nordic Trails March 9 & 10
All Day Columbia Gold Rush Days
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM First Ever Cajun Festival Slated for San Andreas! Fundraiser benefits Hospice of Amador and Calaver
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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< Sunday, February 17, 2019 >


All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
San Andreas, CA...February is American Heart Month We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. For 16 years "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone. Ve can help save your life! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. FREE Complete Cholesterol Tests for Women during February Provided by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) provides financial support for this vital test during February, working with Mark Twain Medical Center. Since 1947, SICC has improved the lives of women and girls in Calaveras County. To learn more call 753.9700.


This test could literally save your life! Every woman should have a complete cholesterol test (lipid panel) that measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides that includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke.

FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital
Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968
Dignity Health Family Medical Centers
Angels Camp 736.0813
Arnold 795.4193
Copperopolis 785.7000
Valley Springs 772.9538
Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas

SAVE THE DATE FEB. 26: FREE "A PLAN 4 ME" HEART HEALTH SEMINAR - CALL 754.5919
All Day Independent Mercantile's FINAL CLEARANCE SALE! 50 - 75% Off Feb 16th & 17th
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile announcing it’s FINAL CLEARANCE SALE 50-75% off on all left over stock items including fixtures and display pieces. Still lots of great stuff left! Please come by and bring cash! Saturday, Feb. 16th & Sunday Feb. 17th. CASH ONLY! Independent Mercantile has moved to 237A Main Street where our ND&X store has been located for several years. We have combined the stores for more convenient one stop shopping. Please come in and take a look, we love it and hope you will too! The Clearance Sale will be at the old location, 78 Scott St. and will run from 9 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday only.

All Day The 23rd Annual Presidents' Wine Weekend
Murphys, CA...Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is hosting the 23rd Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend on February 16th and 17th 2019 from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Nestled in a beautiful landscape, at the base of the Sierra Foothills and just 90 minutes from the Bay Area and Sacramento region, Calaveras Wine Country is the perfect one-stop wine and adventure wonderland. The 23rd Annual “Presidents’ Wine Weekend” in Calaveras County opens the doors to discovering wineries, wine experiences and special events in the Gold Rush town of Murphys, CA. Weekend visitors will be given a map to explore the tasting rooms of their choice with the purchase of a $25 commemorative glass where they can enjoy a limited flight of award-winning wines at over 24 participating wineries. All-Weekend passes and One-Day tickets are pre-sold online with a limited amount of passes available on the day of the event. Advance ticketing at https://www.calaveraswines.org/presidentswineweekend.






While visiting Calaveras County wineries, attendees can also purchase tickets to exclusive winemaker events, participate in barrel tastings, and many more activities that surround this wine-centric festival. Ironstone Vineyards is hosting the Presidents’ Wine Weekend Kick-Off Party on Friday, February 15th at 6:00 where attendees will enjoy appetizers and wine pairings along with live entertainment. Tickets available at Ironstone Winery event page. The "How to Taste Wine" experience will take place at Locke Vineyards where attendees will be guided thru the five main components of wine tasting. Each class is 45 minutes and starts at 10:30 am Saturday and Sunday during Presidents' Wine Weekend. Advance tickets are available at the Locke Vineyards event page. Wine Weekend visitors can join a "guerrilla-style" Tap Takeover at the Newsome Harlow downtown Tasting Room on Saturday and Sunday by an exciting new label, Ten By Ten Wines! Fans of Newsome Harlow can finally have a chance to experience this latest project which includes varietals like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Primitivo. Weekend attendees can also pop over to the Newsome Harlow winery (about a 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk from downtown) and taste several of their classics with winemaker & owners, Scott & Melanie Klann. The winery is located at 107 Emerald Creek Drive Murphys. The fun team at Twisted Oak Winery will be hosting an intimate winery dinner party on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 featuring “Favorite Foods of Past Presidents” paired with wines and live music! Only 70 tickets available for this dinner event at the Twisted Oak Winery “Goings On” events page. To wrap up the weekend festivities, a select group of attendees can join the Dixieland “Stars & Stripes” Brunch at the newly remodeled Dunbar House and outdoor event space on Sunday, February 17th 11:00 - 1:00. Limited to 50 attendees, tickets are available through pre-sale at the Dunbar House Bed and Breakfast website.

Presidents’ Wine Weekend in Calaveras County is the best time for wine lovers to get to know local winemakers and family producers, taste their way through unique Calaveras varietals, learn more about the region's terroir and connect with family-run craft wineries that make up the emerging Calaveras Wine Country. Growers and winemakers from the Calaveras County wine region take great pride in their production of wines that include award-winning Spanish and Italian varietals as well as Bordeaux and Rhone-style varietals.

Visitors to Calaveras County Wine Country can also find special hotel packages, restaurant recommendations, weekend activities, and more at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website. Several lodging packages are available for this popular event including Copperopolis' Saddle Creek Golf Resort in Copper Valley where guests can book a stay in the luxurious bungalows with golf course views and attend a morning wine presentation with the regions own local wine expert.

The 23d annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend event is sponsored by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA). The Calaveras Wine Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of all wines produced in Calaveras County and/or produced from Calaveras grapes. We are Calaveras County families that are making some of the most exciting wines in California’s historic Sierra Foothills region. To learn more about the CWA email visit www.calaveraswines.org or email info@calaveraswines.org.

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07:30 AM - 11:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
Murphys, CA...Native Sons of the Golden West Monthly Breakfast – Chispa Parlor #139 of the Native Sons of the Golden West will serve an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the Native Sons Hall from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be served. The breakfast is served on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 209-728-8902.


What is a Native Son of the Golden West?

What is a Native Son of the Golden West? Gold and “Newcomers” both have played a big part in the history
of the state of California, and both of them played a big role in the formation of the Native Sons of the Golden West.

To answer “What is a Native Son of the Golden West“
We must go back in history to the California Gold Rush, which was one of the unmatched marvels of American history. In 1848, California was a tranquil wilderness where the population density was so low that, on average, only one human being dwelt per each 528 square miles. But after President James K. Polk made the official announcement on Dec. 5, 1848 that gold had been discovered, things ramped up very quickly.

Gold seekers (mostly young men) came in droves from all corners of the earth. Within a short time, 100,000 people were living in California. They were industrious, civic-minded people. They held a Constitutional Convention, and activated a state government on Dec. 20, 1849. They acted so rapidly that it took Congress almost a year to catch up. Partially because California was not officially declared a state until Sept. 9, 1850.

It was an unparalleled phenomenon. No other American state has been organized in such “can-do” circumstances. But by the mid-1870s, many more new residents were flooding into California. They were Civil War veterans seeking grants of public lands. There were people who could enjoy the convenient transportation of the newly completed transcontinental railroad.

Old-timers shook their heads and worried that, with the nature of the population changing so rapidly. That it was only a matter of time before the colorful history of the Gold Rush and early-day statehood soon would be forgotten and neglected. So they hit upon an idea. Why not form an organization of men who had been BORN in California. Whose mission it would be to preserve the state’s history.

And that’s exactly what happened, causing the Native Sons of the Golden West to be formed on July 11, 1875.

What do Native Sons of the Golden West do?
UCSFCraniofacialCenterCheckCeremoneyLong before there were such things as state historical parks and the like, in the 1880s Native Sons kicked off fund-raising campaigns to save the disintegrating buildings that were icons of early California history;

We Native Sons also began placing historical markers and partnered with the state to encourage it to do the same (most notably starting with the monument at the gold discovery site at Coloma). Today, Native Sons are still very active:

Monthly Group (we call a parlor) Meetings. Our Charitable Foudation -provides funds to hospitals caring for children born with cleft palate Participating in local parades. Historical preservation. Dedications – including buildings or sites of historical importance. Sponsor history essay contents for school children, Scholarship awards to high school students, co-sponsor conferences and lectures and work with other historical organizations.

We also get involved in many other non-history related civic activities and charities. And we have our social side tooDonnerCelebration22. In this day and age, when it gets tiresome staring into the screen of a TV or computer monitor, we offer an alternative: The chance to look into real human faces at a multitude of dinners, family picnics, barbecues and other just-plain-fun events.
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


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