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< Saturday, July 14, 2018 >


All Day The 2018 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® is July 14th. 129 Miles & 15,000 Feet of Climb
Markleeville, CA...(Ebbetts Pass Closed 5am to 3pm) Celebrating 38 years in California’s Alps (1980-2018) Recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the West. The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce invites riders to participate in the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride®, while enjoying the magnificent scenery and warm hospitality of Alpine County! Registration along with the start and end point of the ride takes place at Turtle Rock Park just north (Hwy 89) of Markleeville, California. The five pass ride includes 129 miles and 15,000+ feet of lung busting climbing. You also have the option of riding one, two, three, four or five passes. For your safety, the first four passes will be closed at specific times to vehicular traffic.


This year’s ride returns riders to our infamous five pass course including:
• Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet
• Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) 8,730 feet
• Carson Pass (Highway 88) 8,580 feet

Five pass finishers will receive a Five-Pass Pin and are eligible to purchase an exclusive Five-Pass Finisher Jersey.

The 2018 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® will affect three California highways; State Route 4 SR-4 Ebbetts Pass, SR-89 Monitor Pass and SR-88 Carson Pass.
On Saturday, July 14, 2018 State Highways will be impacted as follows:

• SR-89 Monitor Pass will be closed from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm.

• SR-4 Ebbetts Pass will be closed from 5:00 am to 3:00 pm.

• SR-89 from Markleeville to the intersection of SR-4 and SR-89 will be closed from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm as determined appropriate by the California Highway Patrol. It is anticipated that access to the Carson River north of Markleeville will be available shortly after 7:00 am.

• Portions of SR-88 Carson Pass from the Top of Carson Pass to Woodfords and the segment of SR-89 from Woodfords to Markleeville will be subject to lowered speed limit zones and associated longer travel times.

The highway closures and reduced speed limits are approved under permit from the State of California. For the safety of the special event participants, please plan alternate travel routes.

For further information, motorists are encouraged to contact either the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce at (530) 694-2475 or Caltrans at (800) 427-7623 or (209) 948-7977.

2018 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® Road Closure Information

Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
(530) 694-2475
Fax: (530) 694-2478
info@alpinecounty.com

3 Webster Street
PO Box 265
Markleeville, CA 96120 Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
Angels Camp, CA...Discover the magic! Join us as we celebrate 45 years of Keepsake Ornaments and you—the fans and collectors who've inspired us from the beginning. Discover 200+ new designs, unlock the biggest Bonus Points of the year on opening weekend, plus get special offers and free gifts all week long! We are open this Weekend including on Sunday 7/15 from 11-4. This year the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premier runs from July 14 - 22.








All Day Exotic Bird Show
Starting Saturday, May 26th, 2018, repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday and holidays until Sunday, September 02, 2018 — repeats every hour, all day.

Weekends and holidays at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park, 11 AM to 4 PM, every hour. Beautiful exotic birds - they talk, sing, dance and do tricks, too. Learn about their environments, care in captivity, and conservation. Great family fun!
All Day Columbia Gold Rush Days
Columbia, CA...Reserve the second Saturday of every month for Gold Rush Days at Columbia State Historic Park. You’ll get to see inside special exhibits, stores and residences not regularly open to the public.  Docents in period attire will provide lots of information on the structure of their featured building, nature of its business and equipment, contents of store merchandise, or interior décor of family homes, along with history of the times for visitors. If you’re lucky, the gambling table will be set up on the boardwalk for everyone to try their hand at betting against a mining camp gambler. This event is free.


Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information.
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Writers Unlimited Morning Meetings
Mondays, July 2 and 16: Daytime Writers Unlimited Meeting, 9-11:30 am. at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St. Angels Camp 95222. Free.
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA...Bring your camera on a Saturday in summer to enjoy an early morning guided hike around the North Grove trail. This walk offers tips for photographing Giant Sequoias, and highlights several trees popular with photographers, historically. Be sure to get water and stop at the restroom before meeting your guide at the trailhead, by the Warming Hut.


Saturdays Through August from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

Calaveras Big Trees State Park
1170 E Highway 4, Arnold, California 95223
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
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 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

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is open Thurs – Sun, 12pm – 4pm Learn More About Logging History in Sierra Nevada
05:00 PM Oysters & Oinkers 2018
Angels Camp, CA...The Annual Oysters & Oinkers is an event not to be missed.

05:30 PM - 08:30 PM Independent Mercantile Hosting Artist Reception for Thea Schoettgen at ND&X
Murphys, CA...Independent Mercantile will be hosting our 2nd of 5 artist receptions of the summer at our Main St. store, the ND&X, July 14th. This reception will feature the work of another local favorite Thea Schoettgen. Thea finds beauty and inspiration in the panoramic views that surround her home in Bear Valley, CA and in those bright little moments whose compositions grab her attention. Finding inspiration in the near and far is her passion.


Thea primarily paints with acrylic paints on canvas, and loves the way acrylic paints dry quickly allowing layers of colors to be built. Working from her own photographs taken while skiing, hiking, mountain biking and mucking about she is able to bring her vision to all of us. She considers herself a studio painter who always has water filled brushes and watercolor paints and paper kits nearby or in a backpack. Please join us for a lovely evening celebrating Thea and her work. Wine by Boyle MacDonald and nibbles will be provided.

Jill & Linda
ND&X 237 Main Street Murphys, CA 209-728-8963 theindependentmercantile.com
06:00 PM Crush Pad Party with Milliaire Winery
Celebrate the beginning of Harvest with us! Join us for a big bash at the Milliaire Winery for live music by Plan B and mouth-watering BBQ courtesy of Calaveras BBQ Co. A great time guaranteed. Tickets are $30 and limited to 50 people.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Summer Chalking Class Series
“Mary Sexton’s Summer Chalking Class Series,” Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, August 7 and 21, 6-9 pm. Cost: $220 for 4-class package.. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222. Last day to reserve: July 5. marysexton@comcast.net or (209) 770-5818.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
Mondays, July 9 and 2:3 Writers Unlimited Evening Meeting, San Andreas (see website for location), 6-9 pm. Email manzanitawp@gmail.com for information. Free.
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Song Posse
Saturdays, July 14, 21, and 28, 6-8:30 pm: Song Posse. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. For information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439. Free.
06:00 PM Grover Anderson on July 14th at Bistro Espresso
Arnold, CA...Summer Concerts, entertainment & dining are in full swing at Bistro Espresso in Arnold. On Saturday Night Calaveras's own Grover Anderson will take to the stage for a GREAT Show. Join us for great organic, fair trade coffee drinks, delicious sandwiches & salads, ice cream, beer & wine and homemade pastries! Special Events!






Bio

Declaring oneself “The Optimist” is a bold move, especially on an album with as many songs of murder, heartache, and South American gunslinging as Grover Anderson’s 2014 release. Even interweaved with the songs about growing old together or how much fun it is being the big spoon, there’s always a thorn or two hidden somewhere in the lenses of Grover’s rose-colored glasses. A long-held belief that the darkness leads us to appreciate the light permeates his songwriting and informs his mission to celebrate life in all its ups and downs through songwriting and performance.

Grover was raised in the historic gold rush town of Murphys, CA. The rich culture of the area (along with lifelong immersion in fiction, theater and 90’s country music) instilled a storytelling nature that is evident in Grover’s writing. He assembled a bar band while attending UC Santa Barbara, put all of the tips from his restaurant job into a jar, and used it to record a pop/rock album.

After some layovers in LA and Oakland, where he formed the folk duo Freight with Jimbo Scott, Grover and his family returned to Murphys to reconnect with the small mountain atmosphere that provided such inspiration as a youth. Living in California’s vastly varying environments provided ample material for his next two albums, which Grover self-produced. “Moonshine”, the opening track on the mostly-acoustic Tourniquet (2011), has grown into a fan favorite since its original recording as a duet with LA artist Samantha Free. While recording The Optimist (2014), which includes love songs like “Little Spoon” and “Sick of You” and more tragic ballads “The Lampolier” and “Grindstone“, Grover assembled the musicians from all over the state to create a diverse collection of country, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.  His 2017 acoustic album, From the Pink Room, is a collection of songs that Grover recorded at his home studio deep in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and was named the #2 album of the year by music site Independent Clauses. 

While he loves sharing his recorded music (he currently has over 1.7 million streams on Spotify), Grover’s true passion is live performance. Whether performing solo with his acoustic guitar or with the full band behind him, he channels musical heroes like Garth Brooks and Josh Ritter, leaving everything he has on stage. He is a passionate performer who grows his fanbase with every gig, be it for a wine bar of thirty or an amphitheater of thousands.
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
Bear Valley, CA...We brought you the Winter Music Series and now we are bringing you the Summer Music Series! BV Live Presents! will start bringing you LIVE MUSIC at the mountain during the warm summer months. Live music will be every Saturday night during summer operations (June 30th – Labor Day weekend) out on the Monte Wolfe Saloon Deck – weather permitting.


We’ll have great food, the bar will be open, and live music – all with a great view of the Mokelumne Wilderness.. What more could you ask for on a Saturday night?
07:30 PM Live Music on the Deck with The Cabby Band at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...Saturday we're having live music on the deck with The Cabby Band. Sunday back to regular operations...


You’ve dreamed about it ... un-crowded, serene, clean air; mild summers, blue skies and a challenging golf course nestled among native evergreens.

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.
08:00 PM - 12:00 AM Karaoke
Sweet Harmony Entertainment presents Karaoke Night at the Gold Diggers Saloon downtown Angels Camp.
08:00 PM An Evening With Sam Bush, July 14th at Twisted Oak
Vallecito, CA...The 2018 Twisted Folk Concert Series continues with An Evening With Sam Bush. Saturday, July 14th at 8pm - live at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito! Yes, we have Sam Bush! Grammy Award-Winning multi instrumentalist, Sam Bush, “King of Newgrass,” - as offically decreed by the government of Kentucky! - makes his Twisted Oak debut. Sam brings his rockin’ band with him. This is a DO NOT MISS show.





“A true innovator.” – Billboard

Advance tickets are only $48 and can be purchased right here online. Concertgoers will be admitted starting at about 7:00pm - please carpool! - the show starts at about 8:00pm. Admission is $10 for children under 12. All proceeds from children's ticket sales will be donated to support music education in Calaveras County.

Tickets will be $55 at the door. Please order now!

Dinner will be available for purchase for $15 (check back later for the menu, we will post it as soon as we decide what it is!) The dinner, Delicious Twisted Oak Wines, popcorn & soft drinks will be available for purchase. Please do not bring other alcoholic beverages. Our license does not permit it.

Seating is "festival style", first come first served - but all locations are good! Bring your own low back "beach" chairs for up-front seating. Click here for everything you might like to know about our concert venue.

Please note: Advance ticket sales end at 4pm on the day of the event - or when sold out. After that time tickets - if available - will be available at the winery after 6:30pm. In any case, all ticket sales are final and there are no refunds.

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up honors such as an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and suite of Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Association trophies, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new.

Raised on a farm just outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bush grew up plowing tobacco fields in the Southern summer heat alongside his family. He started playing mandolin when he was 11 years old. “I believe growing up on a farm probably helped me channel my energy into learning music and being so interested in it,” Bush says. “Me and my sisters, we all loved it. I’ve often wondered if that’s because growing up on a farm, you couldn’t go ride your bike all over town and horse around like the other kids.”

For Bush, a lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike.

Sam Bush has been awarded a Grammy for...

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal with Emmylou Harris & Nash Ramblers on Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers in 1992.
Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Béla Fleck & The Flecktones on The Sinister Minister in 1996.
Album of the Year with various artists such as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, and Tim Blake Nelson for O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2001.

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