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All Day The 24th Annual Presidents' Wine Weekend is February 15th & 16th! Get Your Tickets Early!!
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is set to host the 24th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend on February 15th and 16th 2020 from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Calaveras Wine Country stretches between Angels Camp and Murphys at the base of the Sierra Foothills and is just 90 minutes from the Bay Area. The perfect wine and adventure wonderland.


NEW THIS YEAR! Advance ticket holders will begin the day at a winery for a 45-minute winemaker seminar (included in ticket price). 2-day ticket holders get first-access to one winemaker seminar each day. Confirmed winemaker seminar locations include: Brice Station Vineyards, Chatom Winery, Coppermine Winery, Locke Vineyards, Boyle MacDonald Wines, Aloria Vineyards, Stevenot Winery, Prospect 772 and Twisted Oak. Watch for more being added! Winemaker seminar locations and details will be emailed one week in advance of the event.

After picking up commemorative wine glasses and wristbands at winemaker seminar, event attendees will enjoy hand-selected wine flights at 30 participating tasting rooms in Calaveras Wine Country. This popular event sells out each year so be sure and get your tickets in advance. Check this page to find out if event is SOLD OUT before heading to the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Wine Information Center 202 Main Street Murphys, CA to get same-day tickets.

Also, we invite you to explore winery events, winemaker dinner parties, live music and weekend celebrations throughout Calaveras County!

Watch for our Presidents' Wine Weekend Events Schedule releasing January 17th. We are working with our members to offer Lodging Packages, VIP dinner event tickets, Ski & Play programs, and more.

The 24th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend event is presented by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) and co-sponsored by Bear Valley Mountain Resort. The CWA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of all wines produced in Calaveras County and/or produced from Calaveras grapes. Our family winemaking teams are making some of the most exciting wines in California’s historic Sierra Foothills region. The CWA Wine Information Center is open Thursday through Sunday 11:00-5:00 at 202 Main Street in Murphys where visitors can find maps and get recommendations. For more information about Presidents’ Wine Weekend, contact us at info@calaveraswines.org or 209-728-9467.
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
San Andreas, CA...We 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.


February is American Heart Month
We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. Since 2004 "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone.

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.
V. Dignity Health. Family Medical Centers & Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968 FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital James Dalton Medical Office 736.0813 Arnold 795.4193 Copperopolis 785.7000 590 Stanislaus Street • Angels Camp Meadowmont Center Lake Tulloch Plaza Valley Springs 772.9538 Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 La Contenta Plaza 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas


All Day Kindness Week in Calaveras County
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to Proclaim the week of February 10th through February 15th, 2020 as Kindness Week in Calaveras County and further deem the County as a Random Acts of Kindness Zone


DISCUSSION/SUMMARY:
Seeds of Kindness was formed in 1994 in Angels Camp, spearheaded by Jim & Judy Bergantz, then owners of Bergantz Nursery.
A small group of local residents are working together to encourage and promote random acts of kindness throughout Calaveras County. In 1995, the Angels Camp City Council passed a proclamation that Angels Camp is a Kindness Zone. We are asking the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to pass a county-wide Kindness Zone proclamation as well.

Our goal is to purchase 8,000 “Pass It On” kindness ribbons and support materials. This year, as in the past, the Seeds of Kindness project will encourage and work with Calaveras County schools, organizations and businesses to create an increased awareness for being kind. The light blue ribbons will be distributed county-wide; when a ribbon-bearer sees an act of kindness being done, they are to sign the back of the ribbon and pass it on. The idea is that the ribbons will encourage acts of kindness throughout the county.
Kindness donations will be used to purchase three miles of light blue ribbon, (to be displayed in and around buildings), 8,000 “Pass It On” ribbons and a large kindness banner for each elementary school in the county.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the 2020 Ripples of Kindness Project in Calaveras County February 10-15, 2020. To learn more about random acts of kindness activities, visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website at www.actsofkindness.org.
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees Class is February 15
Jackson, CA...“Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees” class on February 15, 2020. Do you have fruit trees in your yard? Would you like to make the most of what you have and possibly create a little more variety? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, “Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees” on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Our dormant season (late winter to early spring) is a wonderful time to expand the options in your fruit orchard. Join our instructors as they demonstrate how to graft different varieties of fruit trees to provide an abundant, varied crop. Graft scions may be available for participants to take and try. Handouts will be provided. This class is free and open to the public.


Reservations are not required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9 a.m. until Noon.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10 am until noon, Tuesday through Thursday, at 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucanr.edu .
06:00 PM The Big 2020 AMA Crab Feed is February 15th. Get Your Tickets Now!!
Angels Camp, CA...The Big 2020 A.M.A Crab Feed is February 15th . Tickets $50 per person - All you can eat crab, Tri Tip Available. No Host Bar @ 6:00 Dinner @ 7:00! Door Raffle & 50/50 prizes. Live Music by "Copper Holdings" Mark Twain Hall, Calaveras Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit youth sports provided by A.M.A. Questions, call 209-736-0334 www.amayouthsports.com


AMA Mission
Angels – Murphys – Arnold Booster’s Club (AMA) was developed and will continue to operate as a volunteer organization aimed at promoting and encouraging equal access to athletics for youth in the Angels, Murphys and Arnold vicinities. AMA athletic programs are designed to educate, encourage and enable youth of all backgrounds and abilities to develop athletic skills, sportsmanship, respect, and team camaraderie. AMA further strives to maintain a safe and disciplined environment for the personal development of each athlete. It is the goal of AMA to generate positive changes in the lives of youth and provide inspiration for both participants and volunteers as they work together toward these goals.

About AMA
AMA stands for Angels – Murphys – Arnold, and has been a strong force supporting kids sports programs since 1971. Much of AMA’s success should be credited to the original founders. Around the end of 1969, a few men, Larry Ziehlke, Millard Smallin and Dan Miller, were trying to put a football team together for the kids in the community. In moving forward with their ideas, these men were joined by Ray Shires, Terry Erickson, Don Peirano and Bob Sanders to form the AMA Booster’s Club in 1971. After a great deal of hard work and dedication, the first Pop Warner Football Teams were fielded. These men inspired the local community to donate to their youth sport program. For the community, it was a matter of pride to be able to contribute to AMA. One contributor, Dave Copello, took interest in AMA and offered to help this organization. Subsequently, Dave Copello donated six acres to build softball fields for the girls, since little league already had a place to play. In order to begin development on Copello Park, many volunteers came forward to donate their time and equipment. Mother Lode Engineering, Fletcher Construction, Sutton Construction, Hydrox Inc., George Reed Inc., Baileys Masonry, Wayne Segale General Contractor and Ray Shires Excavating were the pioneers of contributions that helped build Copello Park. In 1974, Dave Copello passed away, but not before he saw most of Copello Park completed. His legacy is still with us as he left AMA 5/7 of his estate.

Along with donations to the Club, AMA has maintained many types of fundraisers throughout the years. In the mid-70’s, AMA began the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as other events such as the Mountain Aire Concerts, the Camel Races, the Harvest Festival, the Renaissance Fair and most recently the Ironstone Vineyard Concerts. Currently, AMA carries on the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as the Bret Harte FFA Oysters ‘n Oinkers event. Fair Parking and our Annual Crab Feed are the principal fundraisers that benefit the maintenance and improvements for Copello Park, as well as purchasing insurance, sports equipment, uniforms and other necessary operational items.

As the Club evolved over the years, AMA has sponsored the annual Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament organized by Dave Cosgrave, the AMA Wrestling Tournament under the direction of Mike Burke, and the Girls Ponytail Softball League under the direction of Bill Fish, with significant help from Darlene Sanders and Sharon Canepa.

AMA benefits youth of ages between 6 to 15 years old. These activities have included such sports as basketball, cheerleading, football, ponytail softball, snow sports, soccer, summer softball, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Over the years, AMA has supported many youth activities such as high school – middle school – grammar school sports programs, the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Fair, local Jr. Olympics, Special Olympics, Academic Decathlon’s, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, FFA, 4-H, Little League, MACTA Tennis and more. AMA also has a Scholarship Program that benefits past AMA participants for college; (8) $500.00 scholarships yearly.

What is so remarkable about AMA is that it operates solely on volunteers. Not only are there nine directors, (three from the Mark Twain School District - three from the Vallecito School District - three At-Large), there are also commissioners, coaches, spouses and other volunteers that make these programs possible. Copello Park was built by and has been maintained by volunteers since 1971.

AMA’s mission is to involve youth in sports related recreational activities. Through our sports programs, we have seen many lives change for the better. Our youth learn respect, safety, sportsmanship, team play, fundamentals and skills needed to become successful athletes, future leaders within our community, and upstanding individuals. With the help of donations, fundraising and volunteers, we can continue to support and improve our youth programs.

Current Directors
Shawna Davis - President
Monica Parker - Vice-President / Director of Events
Darren Diebold - Treasurer / Director of Concessions
Nicole Bain - Secretary / Director of Football & Cheer
Jeremy Wood - Sergeant at Arms / Director of Parking
Jon Bernasconi - Historian / Director of Ponytail Softball
Ronnie Davis - Director of Copello Park
Nic Valente - Director of Wrestling
Chelsie McDaniel - Director of Basketball
Melissa Walraven - Executive Secretary

Current Commissioners
Becca Kane - Commissioner of Youth Basketball
Kim Paulden - Commissioner of Cheer
Paul Paulden - Commissioner of Football
Jessica Day - Commissioner of Wrestling
Nichole Willis - Commissioner of Ponytail Softball
Bob Barnett - Commissioner of Copello Park

Past Directors
Larry Ziehlke, Dan Miller, Millard Smallin, Terry Erickson, Ray Shires, Bob Sanders, Don Peirano, Bill Fish, Myron Jones, Don Fitzgerald, Paul Sherrow, Mike Bradford, John Franklin, Kay Wallace, Bob McReynolds, Mina Peirano, Nick Lucero, Jack Johnson, Bob Owen, John Rice, Doug Brown, Rick Soracco, Ward Redman, Pete Daniels, Mike Croshaw, Mike Ziehlke, Jon Kitchell, Jody Brunz – Exec. Sec., Gary McGeorge, Bob Monsen, Don Dorsey, Tom Tuthill, Fred Artiaga, Rick Darby, Ralph Emerson, Shawna Davis – Exec. Sec., Harry Williams, Tina Croshaw – Exec. Sec., Darla Rehling – Exec. Sec., Doug Dryer, Jim Sherrow, Clayton Carpenter, Mike Ziehlke (2x), Dave Barnes, Steve Ziehlke, Bryan Gross, Rob Dunn, Todd Sherrow, Bob Barnett

Contact Information: AMA Booster’s Club, Inc., PO Box 664, Altaville, CA 95221 www.amayouthsports.com
07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
Murphys, CA...Launching Murphys Creek Theatre’s 2020 Season is David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, Proof. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Proof is a story with characters so evidently full of flaws that we can easily relate to a few of them in ourselves. They are tough and resilient in the face of common and uncommon adversity, and still they trudge on with heartfelt ferocity.Proof: (/pro͞of/) noun 1. evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement. When most people think of this play's title, it is typically understood that there is a double meaning. The associations with mathematics and evidence are commonly recognized. There is another, less common association, however. adjective 1. able to withstand something damaging; resistant.







Living in the shadow of her father (a world-renowned mathematician), Catherine lives with the burden
of his mental illness, a strained relationship with her sister, adoration from one of her father’s former
students, and the possibility that she might have inherited more from her father than his propensity for
math.

These characters are just words on a page and, as incredible as they are, they are nothing without the
human soul. With this as his main focus, director Todd Thomas has assembled a veritable hand-picked,
gypsy family of brilliant talent from near and far who bring so much life to these words that each phrase
they utter is a breathtaking journey of tender, incendiary, hilarious, and heartbreaking moments.
Todd Thomas, having started his professional acting career with MCT almost two decades ago, returns
from his time in NYC and Portland Oregon to direct this season’s opener. Thomas tells us, “I have always
been fond of this script and I was so excited when Robbie Allen sent me his picks for this season.” It
turns out that both Artistic Director Robbie Allen and Thomas have portrayed the role of Hal in previous
productions. Thomas goes on to say, “We both had very high expectations for the level of talent in this
production, but we didn’t see much turnout for Proof at our General auditions. After discussing it with
Robbie, I decided to reach out to some of the talented people I have met during my career. I could never
have imagined how fruitful that would be.”

Michael Crich, an actor-turned pilot-turned actor, portrays the world famous and wildly charming
mathematical genius, Robert. Since returning to the stage a few years ago, he has performed in over 25
productions in the Motherlode. A rare gem in the region, Crich’s moments on stage as Robert are potent
and unapologetic.

Sarah Coykendall is Claire, Catherine’s financial analyst sister who resides in NYC. A former resident of
Calaveras County, Coykendall is Associate Director of the annual Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite,
former Impact Theatre company member, founder of Splathouse Theatre in Oakland, and one of Todd’s
friends since she was a teenager.

Hal is tackled by Jon Verkler. A Chicago native, Verkler studied with Second City in Chicago, the famous
Improv and sketch comedy school before moving to Portland and working with several local theatres.
Verkler and Thomas met in Portland while performing in a 10-minute play festival. After discovering that
Jon was not only hilarious, but extremely intense and moving, Jon was most recently cast as Adam
in Missing Link Theatre Company’s production of The Shape of Things to which he received many a
standing ovation.

Our Catherine is brought to life by Lauren Elyse Taylor. Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Taylor works in
both film and stage. Currently based in Oakland, Lauren has studied with Shakespeare &
Company in Lenox Massachusetts, Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles, The American
Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and The Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley
California. From day one, she has entrenched herself with the cast as if she had known them her whole
life.

Where does this all take place? In a house. Not just any house, though. A Chicago-style, 2-story house
built by Micki Dambacher, Jack Summers, and Naomi Elias. Perhaps the largest set design undertaken
yet, there is quite literally a house on stage!

Stage Manager: Courtney Gillaspie
Set Design: Micki Dambacher
Lighting Design: Todd Thomas & Cortney Gillaspie
Sound Design: Todd Thomas
Costumes: Catelin Schenstrom
Properties: Todd Thomas
Photo Credit: Leslie Davis

The performance schedule for Proof is as follows:
Murphys Creek Theatre is located at 580 S Algiers St, Murphys CA, just steps away from the
heart of bustling downtown Murphys. Shows will be held on Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm and
Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available at www.murphyscreektheatre.org or call the Box Office at 209-728-8422 to
purchase tickets. For more information and updates on the current goings on at Murphys Creek
Theatre, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @murphys_creek_theatre.

Prices:
General Admission $28
Senior Rate: $22
Group Rate: $20
Student Rate: $12
08:00 PM Alchemy Late Night Kicks Off This Weekend with Live Music by Plan B!
Murphys, CA...Kick off party at Alchemy! Open every Friday and Saturday til midnight. Live music by Plan B Saturday Feb 15th starting at 8:00. #murphyscalifornia #murphysrestaurant #diningoutingoldcountry #gocalaveras #alchemycafe


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