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Monday, Sep 16
05:00 PM Upcoming Mentoring Information Sessions
06:00 PM State Department of Insurance Town Hall Meeting With State of California Insurance Commissioner Rica
Tuesday, Sep 17
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Sep 18
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Sep 19
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Sep 20
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
06:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ 20th Annual Art Auction at Karmère Winery & Vineyards!
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Bear Valley Ski Club's Annual Ski Sale
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
03:30 PM Days of Wine and Noses
03:30 PM Days of Wine and Noses
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM Los Pinguos – Hot Argentine Folk Groove Band
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday By 9am!
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Tuesday, Sep 24
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Sep 25
05:45 PM Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Sep 26
10:00 AM VA Training Health Care Training on Sept 26th
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
05:00 PM Kathleen Brown, Former Ca State Treasurer, to Tell Brown Family Story At Calaveras County Historical
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center Showcases Local Health Resources at Fall Health Fair
All Day Shop Local at Spence Ranch Feed & Supply! Customer Appreciation Sale September 28th!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Free Rabies Vaccinations & Microchipping at Spence Ranch Feed & Supply on September 28th
09:00 AM 3rd Annual Breathe Deep Amador Crazy Hat/Hair 5K Fun Run/Walk
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Easy Leaves with opener Trevor McSpadden – Country, the lean Bakersfield sound
Sunday, Sep 29
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
09:00 AM Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday By 9am!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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All Day 47th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1
Arnold, CA...Situated among the pines and redwoods, Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features over 50 booths of original crafts & art of all kinds – all exhibited by the artists: Woodwork, metal sculpture, yard art, pottery, jewelry, quilts, chain-saw sculptures, soaps & spa essentials, fine art, clothing, scarves, dolls, birdhouses/feeders, fused glass plates & windchimes, hand-painted furniture, photography, kid’s toys, hats, purses, succulents, leather, – just to name a few! There’s gourmet foods to sample and face painting & henna for the kids – or ‘adult’ kids.


Continuous shows of live country/swing music by the “Homegrown Trio” from Modesto both days! This trio has been with the Festival for over 30 years and are very popular!

The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. always serves local Calaveras County beers, and a variety of home-made, hot prepared food booths, kettlekorn, pre-packaged foods of all kinds for you gourmet chefs, and baked goodies round out the deliciousness!

The Festival hours are 10am - 5pm Sat., and 10am – 4pm Sun., and is held on the park-like grounds around Bristol’s Ranch House Café in downtown Arnold. Admission and parking are free, so come join the celebration!

For GPS directions, the address is 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, 95223.

For further information, please call: 925-372-8961 or e-mail Kim at afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.net
All Day Giant Book Sale at Arnold Library
Arnold, CA...Over the Labor Day weekend Friends of the Library hosts a Giant Book Sale at the Arnold Branch Library, 1065 Blagen Road (just off Hwy 4), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. Hardcover and paperback books, children's books, CDs, DVDs and more! Win an Apple Watch Series 4 (retail value: $529). Raffle tickets $10 each - a fundraiser for the library. More info at 795-1009.

All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long! Today Enjoy The Sounds of Brad Peterso
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 music by Brad Peterson & Friends from 1-4.  Mimosas for purchase Bring a picnic and your friends.


On January 16, 2019 the Oliveto Family purchased the former location of Irish Vineyards in Vallecito, CA. This is the now the location of the Stevenot Winery production facility as well as a second Tasting Room currently opened every Saturday and Sunday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to move the production facility back to Calaveras County and to be close to Murphys.” stated Jon Oliveto, President and Production Manager for Stevenot Winery. With everyone in the company living in Murphys it made sense to pursue the opportunity. Over the past few months the Oliveto family has started on the complete remodeling to include the winery and tasting room as well as the historic Batten House. “We have so many plans including more parties and bringing live music to this venue. On weekends we will have winery and vineyard tours including barrel tastings.” said Lorraine Oliveto, Tasting Room Manager for both locations. Stevenot will be doing their crush in the new location and then begin production shortly after that working with Stevenot’s Winemaker, Nancy Steel. Stay tuned and look for more information on events and the Grand Opening!

More about the history of Stevenot Winery and the Oliveto Family . . . . .
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all part of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. With a new Winery Property and Tasting Room located in Vallecito and the Tasting Room on Main Street located in downtown Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1979.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

A New Generation
On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines, operating the Stevenot Tasting Room on Murphys’ Main Street, as well as the Stevenot Wine Club. Brothers Jon Oliveto and David Oliveto are the Owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company previously based out of Sutter Creek and now located in Vallecito. “We are very honored and excited to have this opportunity!” exclaims David Oliveto, Vice President of Stevenot Winery. “We want to carry on the tradition of Barden Stevenot and grow the business. Stevenot has always been a quality brand, well respected in the community and has always sold very well. This compliments the wine in the bottle.” The Oliveto family has distributed Stevenot wines since the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. “It’s all about quality.” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives and will continue to focus on wine making.”

Oliveto Family History
Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages, with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.
In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The company was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.

The community has embraced Jon and David with open arms. “It surprises us how excited people are about our new venture.” Jon said. “We are receiving overwhelming support.”

Jon and his wife Lori now live in Murphys. David has lived in Calaveras County for 20 years and resides in Murphys with his wife, Lorraine. Daughters Elizabeth and Brooke (with her husband Robert and newborn son Cashton) are also residents of Murphys.

The Oliveto family welcomes and encourages your comments, suggestions and input.
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
Jamestown, CA...Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California’s scenic Gold Country. Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from Petticoat Junction, and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California’s Mother Lode country. At the end of the line (Rock Spur), your train will pause as the locomotive uncouples, runs around your car on a side track, then re-couples to the train’s opposite end for the return trip to Railtown.



Train Ride Days: Saturdays & Sundays, April-October (weather permitting)
Departure Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Prices: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $10, Children (5 and under) Free
Members ride free
All prices include park admission
Departure Location: Depot platform at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Tickets: During the operating season, weekends April-October, tickets for excursion train rides are available to purchase online during the week or on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket office on the day of the train ride.
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
Murphys, CA...The Murphys Farmers Market Sponsored by Calaveras Grown and supported by the Murphys Community Club. “Murphys has needed a community farmers market for a long time and this is just another reason to come into Murphys on a Sunday morning and enjoy the park and town” stated Sue Friedman of the Murphys Community Club.


The market runs from 9am to 1pm every Sunday. The farmers participating in the market offer a myriad of fresh produce grown within Calaveras County. All producers are free from artificial pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and naturally grown. Most incorporate permaculture and regenerative practices in their farming. Popular food vendors at the market included Pure Mountain Smoothies, a newly formed business in Calaveras and the baked goods by Butter and Cream out of Arnold who brought 80 loaves of bread, dozens of baked goods, muffins and cookies and was sold out within the first hour of the market.

Although the park is full of vendors selling locally produced goods, produce and crafts, there is still plenty of areas to enjoy the parks picnic tables, grass and creek. “We listened to the community who wanted to make sure the park was not overrun with vendors and not accessible to families and visitors so we made sure to keep the creek and gazebo accessible so kids could still play and people could still enjoy a picnic in the park or set up blankets on the grass. We heard from a lot of visitors that the extra activities and opportunities to shop the market was an extra perk to visiting Murphys park” said Freya Borean, event coordinator of the market.

Although a small market by comparison to others in the neighboring counties, the Murphys Farmers Market was made up of many small farms and producers and all were local to Calaveras County. “We are delighted with all these new farms and new members to Calaveras Grown and pleased to have another farmers market in the county that offers them an opportunity to connect to their community and build their businesses” stated Billie Hammer, president of Calaveras Grown. “And we have our long term members attending like John's Natural Food Products selling grass fed beef and free range chicken. Now there is something for everyone to source food from our local Calaveras producers.”

The Murphys Farmers Market is being co-managed by Micalah Frey and Freya Borean, who both grew up in Calaveras County. Because the park can only hold a limited number of vendors, they had to be selective when extending applications to vendors to join the market. “Our number one goal for this market, stated Micalah Frey, is to create a community hub for a localized food system. We will be adding a few more vendors including olive oil and vinegar, local honey and farm fresh eggs and we have a full list of workshops that we will be hosting every week including workshops on fermenting, seed saving, permaculture, and beekeeping from local agricultural experts. We also will be hosting yoga, live music, a farm to kitchen walk of the market with a local chef, art lessons, indigo dying and music play for kids.”


The Murphys Farmers Market runs weekly on Sundays mornings starting at 9am thru 1pm with the exception of July 21st where the park will be hosting a previously scheduled event for the Murphys School of Music. Visitors are encouraged to come early for best selection and to take part in one of the weekly activities. For more info email murphysfarmersmarket@gmail.com or follow on Murphys Farmers Market on Facebook.

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

01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Arnold, CA...Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
Over the years, other parcels of mixed conifer forests have been added to the park. This amazing park has a huge variety of habitats and recreational opportunities to explore. Click Below for Latest Activity Guide

05:00 PM The Calaveras Community Band's Labor Day Concert
Murphys, CA...Labor Day Concert, Monday, September 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Murphys Community Park! Come listen to the Calaveras Community Band perform a free Labor Day Concert at the Murphys Community Park on Monday, September 2, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (Please note this time is earlier than usual starting times.) The Calaveras Community Band is led by Conductor Mic Harper, and its members play all manner of instruments: trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, drums, and more! They are something special!


Bring your friends and family to Murphys Park to enjoy the live music on this Labor Day holiday celebrating the hard workers who make this country great. You might want to bring a picnic dinner and your swimsuit for a dip in the creek, while the Band performs familiar favorites. There will be something for everyone!

Musicians of all ages and experience are invited to join the Calaveras Community Band. For more information, please contact conductor Mic Harper at (209) 770-1258; or Carol Thompson at (209) 728-5001, calaverascommunityband@gmail.com; or visit our website at calaverascommunityband.org. We would love to have you join the Band!
06:00 PM The Sushi Cowboys - Country Music Served California Style Tonight at Bistro Espresso
Arnold, CA...The Sushi Cowboys - Country Music Served California Style. You take four transplanted Hoosiers and two California natives, mix in some twang, some fiddle, pick'em up trucks, some country rock, some old school country, dancing boots, some modern country and everything in-between and you get a fresh take on Country Music with a SF Bay Area vibe that will get you off your chair and onto the dance floor. Please join on the three day Labor Day weekend for a very special Sunday Evening Show at the awesome Bistro Espresso Stage and Park. THIS IS A FREE SHOW!!!






Bistro Espresso began in July 2005 serving coffee, smoothies and a variety of cold sandwiches. Expanding in 2016 to include live music and beer and wine. In 2018 we moved to a larger locations and venue to serve a more menu choices and live music in the park. Serving the community whenever possible, the Bistro is grateful for local loyal patrons and tourists alike.
07:00 PM A Weekend of Music at Brice Station Vineyards! Risky Biscuits Aug 31st & Poor Man's Whiskey Sep
Murphys, CA...Fresh outta the oven, the Risky Biscuits totes a more diverse band than a New York Subway. Whether passionately pursuing all four commemorative cans of the banquet beer or vehemently bellowing for the freshest of pots, this band is the tits. From the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Risky Biscuits bring an original mix of heel-kicking stompers and humble ballads, creating an eclectic mix of Americana, bluegrass, and country.










Birds of Chicago at Brice Station from James Freeman on Vimeo.



SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 ~ POOR MAN’S WHISKEY
“Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. Poor Man’s Whiskey has been growing exponentially in the past 5 years selling out venues across the country such as the legendary Fillmore in SF.This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans. PMW has released 6 studio albums and have a stunning repertoire to choose songs from creating a new show every night. In addition to their upbeat original sets Poor Man’s Whiskey have developed special late night “tribute sets” with their original bluegrass/americana twists which include “Dark Side of the Moonshine” (bluegrass interpretation of the classic Pink Floyd album) , “Graceland” (tribute to the classic Paul Simon album), “Old and In the Way”, “Tribute to Allman Brothers Band”, and “Tribute to Kate Wolf”. Crowds of all ages will sing, dance and have a good time!” – from the Poor Man’s Whiskey website

Risky Biscuits ~ Saturday, August 31st ~ $20.00
Doors 5:30 ~ Music 7:00 ~ Jimbo Scott Opening
Wine Club Members and Children Under 12 ~ FREE
Labor Day Weekend 2-Day Pass $40.00

Saturday and Sunday, August 31st - September 1st
Risky Biscuits and Poor Man's Whiskey
Doors 5:30 ~ Music 7:00 ~ both nights
Wine Club Members and Children Under 12 FREE

Save $5 on the ticket price when you attend both concerts! Come hang with us at Brice Station all Labor Day weekend, with local favorites Risky Biscuits serenading us on Saturday evening and legendary Poor Man’s Whiskey tearing up the stage on Sunday evening.

Camp up the hill in Arnold or Dorrington, rent a house next door in Forest Meadows, or enjoy the vacation at your favorite weekend getaway. Contact info@bricestation.com with any questions!

A new overnight option is 'Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden' at Brice Station
https://www.hipcamp.com/california/sierra-circles-sculpture-garden/sierra-circles-sculpture-garden

Doors 5:30 ~ Music 7:00 ~ both nights
Wine Club Members and Children Under 12 FREE

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