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Wednesday, Nov 13
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit's Whittle Prescribed Burn Now Scheduled for Ignition November 13th
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Nov 14
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit's Whittle Prescribed Burn Now Scheduled for Ignition November 13th
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Friday, Nov 15
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM MEN: Make Time to Take Care of Yourself MTMC Marks Men’s Health Month with November 15th Workshop
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
08:00 PM Whitey Morgan & the 78s with Alex Williams – Outlaw Country!
Saturday, Nov 16
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Make Plans to Attend The Crafty Chicks Holiday Road Show on November 16
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!
02:00 PM The 21st Soroptimist International of Calaveras County Teddy Bear Tea
07:00 PM Joe Craven & the Sometimers – Americana, standards, and more at the Sutter Creek Theatre
Sunday, Nov 17
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Monday, Nov 18
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tuesday, Nov 19
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Nov 20
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Nov 21
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
08:00 PM Darrell Scott – Multi-Grammy nominated country
Friday, Nov 22
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM Chris Cain Band – Award winning blues guitarist extraordinare - at the Sutter Creek Theatre
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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All Day The 2019 Bear Valley Fat Tire Festival is October 5th
Bear Valley, CA...The Bear Valley Fat Tire Festival celebrates the awesome mountain bike trails and terrain in our backyard. This action-packed day is all about having fun with other mountain bike enthusiasts, riding great trails, and enjoying good food and brew. Festival participants can expect fun guided rides, exhilarating shuttle descents, lunch, games, and prizes. Basically, we are excited to share the Bear Valley trails with you.


Nestled in the heart of the Central Sierra between the Mokelumne and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness areas, Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company is located on all-weather Highway 4 / Ebbetts Pass, a designated National Scenic Byway.

On December 1, 2018, Bear Valley Cross Country, Inc. was purchased by Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc. (doing business as Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company), a subsidiary of Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative. The new company has a passion for both winter and summer sports and adventures with guests of Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company. Their mission is to promote and offer quality year 'round people-powered recreational opportunities to fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Bear Valley Cross Country is currently the only cross country ski area in California to be owned by a Cooperative and it's members. For information on becoming a member, please visit www.bvmcoop.org.

During the winter season, Bear Valley Cross Country boasts an extensive trail system of over 3,000 acres. Amenities include 35 trails carefully groomed for track, skate skiing and snowshoeing, ski school, the Meadow Cafe, a complete rental, demo and retail facility, 4 Trailside Huts, a sledding/tubing facility and a variety of special events and races. The elevation of 7,000 feet to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid November) and last to close (usually mid April) status among Sierra cross country centers.

During the summer season, Bear Valley Cross Country converts to Bear Valley Adventure Company with bike, flatwater kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, sales, and repair, retail clothing and accessories, mini-mart, fishing and camping supplies, a variety of special events and races, and is your connection to all of Bear Valley's summer adventures.

Bear Valley Village offers a variety of lodging options, all walking or skiing distance from the trails. From ski in, ski out cabin rentals to family friendly condos, and a classic ski lodge you will find a nice place to stay. Bear Valley is only 3 hours from many parts of the Bay Area. With no stop lights for over 35 miles and little traffic and no avalanche areas, Highway 4 (now a National Scenic Byway) is an easy driving route to your next winter recreation adventure.

Nearby Bear Valley Mountain Resort, one of California's finest mid-sized snow sport destinations, has all the amenities you come to expect at a modern area including 8 lifts and nearly 2,000 vertical feet on super scenic runs.
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
Donate your gently used shoes to our annual Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty! Your donated shoes will be cleaned and repaired and distributed to those in need domestically and internationally! Shoes are also provided to start micro-businesses, and the proceeds go back to purchasing new shoes for children and adults wherever there is a need.


NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 23, DROP SHOES IN OUR BINS AT:
MICHELSON SCHOOL, MURPHYS
MARK TWAIN SCHOOL, ANGELS CAMP
HAZEL FISCHER SCHOOL, ARNOLD
AVERY MIDDLE SCHOOL, AVERY
BRET HARTE HIGH SCHOOL, ANGELS CAMP
CALAVERAS HIGH SCHOOL, SAN ANDREAS
MURPHYS HISTORIC HOTEL, MURPHYS
SIERRA HILLS MARKET, MURPHYS
ANGELS FOOD MARKET, ANGELS CAMP
IGA MARKET, COPPEROPOLIS
SABRINA JULIAN INVESTMENTS, MURPHYS
COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, ANGELS CAMP
RE/MAX GOLD, COPPEROPOLIS
STEVENSON WEALTH MANAGEMENT, COPPEROPOLIS
Questions? Call (209) 278-0455
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
Arnold, CA...Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!

All Day The CWA is Ready for 26th Annual Grape Stomp on October 5th! 2018 Finals Video & Over 100 Photos!
Murphys, CA...(Our Coverage of last year's event to get you ready to Stomp). The 25th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp was another special day in Murphys Community Park. Previous Champions the Grapeful Dead came back stronger than ever after an injury kept them out of last year's stomp competition. Another great story was the Local father and son duo of Matt & Sewell Hatcher who stomped their way into third. For 25 years the Calaveras Grape Stomp has brought thousands of people to historic Downtown Murphys for a day of fun and entertainment the first Saturday in October! The annual community Grape Stomp has grown into the Largest and Oldest Grape Stomp Competition in California! Final Results of the 2018 25h Anniversary Calaveras Grape Stomp — Championship Stomp Grapeful Dead Dale Marcum Jennifer Marcum 20.08, Sushi & Waswabi Craig Wright Tamao Nakahara 19.47. Hatcher Winery Matt Hatcher Sewell Hatcher 17.94. Mucker Truckers Brett Nocentini Christoher Lusardi 17.75. Dwelley Devastators Arroya Eddie Dwelley 17.2. Flast Nasty Joel Hilton Tony Ramsdell 14.93. SCUMBAGS Klyle Park Brian Royston 14.45. Cluster Buster 2 Brent Hoffman Brooke Lawrence-Howell 14.16. Zin It to Win It Kailyn Finley Matt Puppo 12.51. Country Crushers Rachel Burke Steve Banke 12.46.














During the stomp, teams of two, many with creative names and costumes, compete to collect the most juice out of 25 pounds of grapes in three-minute heats. Teams consist of a “stomper,” who stands in half a wine barrel with the grapes, and a “swabber, or mucker” who stands outside the barrel and reaches in to help flow the juice out of a drain spout.

Teams are encouraged to appear in costume and prizes are awarded based on originality, design and effort. Previous winners include the “Mucker Truckers“, “Grapeful Dead” and the “Cork Fungus Fairies”. The most anticipated heat of the day is the Winemakers Heat where local winemakers come out to compete in a friendly rivalry for most juice stomped and the Presidents Cup. Competitions are highly encouraged between businesses, sponsors, organizations and friends and pre-registration is strongly recommended as stomp competitions sell out well before the event.

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Quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and food booths offer wares for sale in addition to Murphys’ multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and tasting rooms that line Main Street.

In addition, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance holds a silent and live auction that includes donations from local and regional supporters such as Bear Valley Ski Resort, Saddlecreek Golf Resort, Murphys Historic Hotel and wine and winemaker event tickets from local wineries. All proceeds from the silent and live auction are distributed back to local community organizations and help fund the CWA scholarship funds.

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All Day Lumberjack Day 2019 is October 5th! We Have Video & Photos of 2018 to Get You Ready!
West Point, CA...Lumberjack Day takes place on the first Saturday in October and celebrates the history and traditions of the Calaveras County lumber industry. Lumberjack Day includes a parade and car show, vendors, lumberjack competitions including big timbers, chainsaws, and axes! There are activities for the kids and food and fun for the whole family!





























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All Day Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut Event!! October 5 - 13
Angels Camp, CA...Ornament Debut Event, October 5-13, Enjoy 140+ new releases, event-only savings and big opening weekend Bonus Points. From ornaments for the Star Wars fanatic to the Disney aficionado to snowman collectors, there's a huge range of designs. You'll even find spook-tacular Halloween ornaments! With old favorites like Snoopy and Charlie Brown next to stars of recent superhero flicks—like Wonder Woman from DC Comics and Captain Marvel from Marvel— Hallmark Christmas ornaments feature dozens of licensed characters, including many you won't find anywhere else. Sprinkle some nostalgia on your tree, with classic American car and train ornaments. The artistry and detailing in our premium ornaments and blown-glass Heritage ornaments will wow you. Add a little more magic to your Christmas tree with sound and light ornaments that delight both kids and kids-at-heart. The Storytellers ornaments connect to each other with a Keepsake Power Cord for an immersive experience.





Hallmark Keepsake ornaments can bring back memories from your own childhood just as easily as they capture the passions and personalities of loved ones. From food and drink themes to sports, a Christmas ornament can mark the hobbies they love. Commemorate life's occasions, like graduations and new homes, with a Hallmark ornament. Don't forget your furry family members with a pet ornament.

Limited on space? We have miniature ornaments, plus a range of miniature Christmas trees, that's right up your alley. You'll also find a unique selection of tabletop decorations, tree skirts and Christmas tree toppers. Don't forget to browse personalized ornaments for a one-of-a-kind memory; picture frame ornaments to display your favorite photos of the year; and ornaments that celebrate baby's first Christmas.
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
Murphys, CA...The Hopper Will Connect You to Calaveras’ Wine Country Angels Camp • Murphys • Arnold. Runs hourly from 10 AM to 7 PM, every Saturday from February 16 to November 2, 2019. Visit www.CalaverasConnect.org or call 209-754-4450 for complete schedule information Scheduled stops are shown on the map. You can also flag the bus down anywhere along the route that it is safe to stop. Or call us to request a pickup within ¾ mile of the route (limitations apply). Fare: $3.00 $1.50 for 65+, Veterans and persons with disabilities $.50 Youth ages 7-12 Children 6 and under free with fare-paying adult. Pay with exact cash or download the Token Transit app to pay with your Smartphone.

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.
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Flea Market Fund Raiser
Tuolumne County Garden Club will have a booth at the Gold Mine Storage Flea Market to raise funds for our annual $1,000 Columbia College scholarship. Jewelry, accessories, home decor, etc., etc.. You never know what treasure you will find.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.


A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
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 Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo Games
Doors open 5 PM
Dinner 5:30 $10.00 under 8 $5.00
Bingo 6:30 PM cards 6 for $5.00 Cash prizes
No Host Bar
Proceeds benefit our non-profit
Community Hall
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Jimbo Mathus featuring Matt Patton (of Drive By Truckers) – Edgy Americana – new album release
Saturday October 5 @ 7:00 pm at the Sutter Creek Theatre

Jimbo Mathus has blazed a singular path as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and shaman for 40 years, recording and releasing more than 300 songs that are a testament to his hoodoo craftsmanship and to the sounds, sights and spirits of his inspirations in the deep South. His new album, Incinerator, which debuted is the epitome of that art — an incendiary reflection of his world in music. Mathus describes the 11 songs on Incinerator as “a huge tapestry of my experiences, hard work and dedication to living a creative life. I really took stock of what I do and why I do it … why I weave stories and dreams and visions I have into songs. And I tried to squeeze every bit of meaning out of every note and every word I wrote and recorded. It’s impossible to separate this album from me. This is who I am.” Bronson Tew and Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patton (with Mathus for the Sutter Creek Performance) handled production of Incinerator.

Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses. Jimbo Mathus remains a rising-star powerhouse that feeds the soul. As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’”

In addition to producing albums for J.D. Wilkes, Shinyribs, Ironing Board Sam, and many others, Mathus has a discography as a solo artist and bandleader that’s more than 20 titles deep.

He is also a member of the South Memphis String Band, with Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart, and his many session credits include recordings with Buddy Guy, Samantha Fish, and Amy LaVere. These days, when Mathus is at home in Mississippi’s hill country and Delta, he also leads a local blues band called Dirty Crooks.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sond. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site Click Text Here

Tickets $24 advance / $28 day of show

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