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All Day Wilseyville Classic Motorcycle Race To Benefit Camp Fire Victims
Wilseyville, CA...Breaking News.....The 65th Annual Wilseyville Hare Scramble is now #Race4Paradise!! In light of the recent horrific events that are occurring as a result of the Camp Fire in Butte County, ALL proceeds from this year’s race will be donated directly to victims of the Camp Fire. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people in Paradise and surrounding communities, and our hearts go out to all who are suffering as a result of this terrible fire. We thank you for your support in this endeavor. In addition to donating all of the proceeds we will have a raffle going on, with prizes and a donation box.

07:30 AM - 11:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
Murphys, CA...Native Sons of the Golden West Monthly Breakfast – Chispa Parlor #139 of the Native Sons of the Golden West will serve an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the Native Sons Hall from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be served. The breakfast is served on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 209-728-8902.


What is a Native Son of the Golden West?

What is a Native Son of the Golden West? Gold and “Newcomers” both have played a big part in the history
of the state of California, and both of them played a big role in the formation of the Native Sons of the Golden West.

To answer “What is a Native Son of the Golden West“
We must go back in history to the California Gold Rush, which was one of the unmatched marvels of American history. In 1848, California was a tranquil wilderness where the population density was so low that, on average, only one human being dwelt per each 528 square miles. But after President James K. Polk made the official announcement on Dec. 5, 1848 that gold had been discovered, things ramped up very quickly.

Gold seekers (mostly young men) came in droves from all corners of the earth. Within a short time, 100,000 people were living in California. They were industrious, civic-minded people. They held a Constitutional Convention, and activated a state government on Dec. 20, 1849. They acted so rapidly that it took Congress almost a year to catch up. Partially because California was not officially declared a state until Sept. 9, 1850.

It was an unparalleled phenomenon. No other American state has been organized in such “can-do” circumstances. But by the mid-1870s, many more new residents were flooding into California. They were Civil War veterans seeking grants of public lands. There were people who could enjoy the convenient transportation of the newly completed transcontinental railroad.

Old-timers shook their heads and worried that, with the nature of the population changing so rapidly. That it was only a matter of time before the colorful history of the Gold Rush and early-day statehood soon would be forgotten and neglected. So they hit upon an idea. Why not form an organization of men who had been BORN in California. Whose mission it would be to preserve the state’s history.

And that’s exactly what happened, causing the Native Sons of the Golden West to be formed on July 11, 1875.

What do Native Sons of the Golden West do?
UCSFCraniofacialCenterCheckCeremoneyLong before there were such things as state historical parks and the like, in the 1880s Native Sons kicked off fund-raising campaigns to save the disintegrating buildings that were icons of early California history;

We Native Sons also began placing historical markers and partnered with the state to encourage it to do the same (most notably starting with the monument at the gold discovery site at Coloma). Today, Native Sons are still very active:

Monthly Group (we call a parlor) Meetings. Our Charitable Foudation -provides funds to hospitals caring for children born with cleft palate Participating in local parades. Historical preservation. Dedications – including buildings or sites of historical importance. Sponsor history essay contents for school children, Scholarship awards to high school students, co-sponsor conferences and lectures and work with other historical organizations.

We also get involved in many other non-history related civic activities and charities. And we have our social side tooDonnerCelebration22. In this day and age, when it gets tiresome staring into the screen of a TV or computer monitor, we offer an alternative: The chance to look into real human faces at a multitude of dinners, family picnics, barbecues and other just-plain-fun events.
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Writers United
Monday Mornings, November 5 & 19, 9-11:30 am, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. FREE. Email interest in attending first to manzanitawp@gmail.com.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards –Nothing says luxury like a mimosa, the daytime drink blend of OJ & California champagne that no weekend catch-up would be complete without! #SundayFunday Starting July 9, we will serve mimosas in our tasting room on Sundays between 11am-5pm!

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

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" writing classes
“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 1- 3 pm, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. FREE program. Go to manzapress.com for times and locations. November Writing coach: Chrys Mollett.
Tuesday, November 27, 3:15-5 pm: “Voices of Wisdom” Participants Open Reading Special Event: Free public event.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Writers Unlimited
Monday Evenings, November 12 & 26, 6-9 pm in San Andreas (see website for location). FREE. Email manzanitawp@gmail.com before attending.
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Song Posse
Saturdays, November 10, 17, 24, 6-8:30 pm: Song Posse, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. Call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or gallery at 209-728-6171.

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