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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mark Twain Medical Center Hosts Annual Fall Health Fair September 30th
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 19th Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 30th from 7am to noon at the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. “Our purpose is to serve our community in many ways,” said Bob Diehl, Hospital President. “MTMC cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of our community members and beyond. Hosting our annual health fairs is just one way that we are able to provide valuable and needed resources in our rural community.”

09:30 AM Calaveras Genealogical Society's DNA Workshop
Calaveras Genealogical Society presentsw "Discovering Our Ancestry Through DNA" presented by Linda Parker-Magellan and Katherine Borges who are founding members of the International Society for Genetic Genealogy which promotes and provides education about genetic genealogy to over 10,000 members and 70 countries.
This workshop is for ANYONE, whether considering DNA testing or have done already !

Workshop held at the Copperopolis Armory 695 Main st. Copperopolis.
Cost: $15 CGS members and $20 non-members
at the door is $20 CGS and $25 non-members
More Info and registration forms available at: or email
10:00 AM CROP Hunger Walk
A one or two mile walk in downtown Murphys on Saturday, September 30 to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger. Starts at 10 a.m. At parking lot of First Congregational Church, Murphys, UCC.
register online at or on day of event. Contact: Faye at 209 890 7466
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Get Ready to Muck & Swab With Free Practice at Twisted Oak Murphys Tasting Room
Murphys, CA...FREE Grape Stomp Demo and Practice Day THIS SATURDAY at Twisted Oak Winery Murphys Tasting Room from 1-3pm. Try your "feet" at Muckin and Swabbin while we prepare for next weekends 24th Annual Grape Stomp and Gold Rush Street Fair Harvest Celebration!

04:00 PM Harvest Happy Hour at Milliaire, Live Music by Blu Cidity from 4-6
Murphys, CA...Join us for our free fall concert series! Your before dinner stop to enjoy live music by Blu Cidity, cheese plates & and $5 Wines By the Glass! Saturdays from 1 – 6 pm. Join us for our free fall concert series. Your before dinner stop to enjoy live music, cheese plates and $5 wines by the glass.

9/30/17- Blu Cidity
10/14/17- Jerry McKay
10/21/17- Ras Beeken Dan
10/28/17- Bart Vogel
05:00 PM Moon Bash Demolition Derby Coming to Calaveras County Family Fun and Hard-Hitting Action
Angels Camp, CA...Get ready to watch the mud fly and see metal crunch at Moondog’s Moon Bash Demolition Derby September 30th at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. “This is going to be hard-hitting action the whole family will love,” said Jeremy Leonard, owner of Whiskey Slide Productions, LLC, in Angels Camp. Leonard has teamed up with Guy “Moon” Mullins of Moondog Motorsports out of Modesto to bring the night of entertainment to the Gold Country. Mullins produces the ever-popular destruction derby at the Calaveras County Fair every May. Fans will recognize his signature heats. Drivers from throughout the West Coast, and some local favorites, are expected.

Slightly calmer action will open with a Power Wheels Derby for children. Little battery-powered cars will have balloons attached to front and back bumpers. The last driver to protect their balloon wins. “It’s pretty cute and funny,” said Leonard.

Tickets are now on sale at for $12 each. Kids five and under are FREE. Parking is an additional $5 charge. No outside food, beverages, coolers or pop-up tents will be allowed on the fairgrounds. Low back chairs and blankets are encouraged. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with opening horn sounding at 5:00. Food and beverages will be offered for sale. Drivers may enter qualifying cars by contacting Mullins at (209) 566-4280. Bash Style Rules can be found at

Sponsors include Budweiser, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Black Oak Casino, Angels Camp Body Shop, Carson Hill Concrete and Rock, and Rolleri Excavation, Inc.

Care to make it an overnight get-away? Accommodations for full hook-up RVs and camping are available onsite at the Frogtown RV Park at the Fairgrounds. Go to, click on Facility Rentals then RV Park. Other lodging options may be accessed through the Calaveras County Visitor’s Bureau at
05:00 PM Make Plans for "A Night at the USO" Don't Miss It!
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Arts Council is hosting “A Night at the USO,” a fundraiser to pay for free art lessons for local veterans and their families. It’s going to be a GREAT evening with dancing and dining. Will you enlist to be a part of this fun-filled step back in time?

★ Dance to Big Band Tunes by Blow Daddy ★
★ Meat & Taters Dinner  No-Host Bar ★
★Apple Pie Tasting Contest★
★Dessert Auction★
★Opportunity Drawing★

$25 in advance/$30 at the door

Buy tickets at the Gallery
22 Main St. , San Andreas
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Social hour: 5-6
Dancing to live band: 6
Dinner: 6:45
Dancing to live band: 7:45-10
Drawings: 8:45
Proceeds will help provide free art lessons for
veterans and their families
05:00 PM The Jank Tones Rock the Garden at Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...Season closer, The Jank Tones, come celebrate Ocktoberfest! We'll have craft beers, wood Fired pizzas, burgers, wings and more!!! Rocking the seasons finale!!!! 10% off your food order before 6pm!

"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright

The story of Camp Connell Continues....

The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors.

While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since.

Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community."
07:00 PM "Faithfully" A Tribute to Journey Will Rock Copperopolis Town Square Tonight
Copperopolis, CA...We are so EXCITED here at The Square!! Get ready for more from the September Concert Series at Copperopolis Town Square. Back every year by popular demand as part of our FREE September Concert Series ....Formally as Journey Revisited we now welcome Jeff Salado's new band "Faithfully" a Tribute to Journey on Saturday, September 30th at 7pm! Don't forget your blankets and chairs and oh yeah your DANCING shoes for a spectacular eve here at The Square! Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the Copper Concerts series beginning September 2nd and continuing every Saturday through September 30th. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. near the intersection of Town Square Road and Little John Road. Admission to each concert is free. The following acts headline the series: September 2nd – Fuse Box, A High Voltage Tribute to ACDC, September 9th – Max Headroom, 80’s Rocks and Hits, September 16th – Dakota Crossing, Pop and Country Hits, September 24th Dive Bar Poets, A Local Favorite Returns and finally September 30th, Faithfully, A Tribute to Journey featuring vocalist, Jeff Salado.

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