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All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around the week of October 21, 2019 through the end of November in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete 382 acres this fall (see maps below). Ignitions are expected to occur when weather conditions are favorable and adequate resources are available. Some of the units have been previously thinned to reduce the fuel loading, which allows for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California.



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These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, enhance the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and prescribed fire, an ecologically healthy forest system can be restored and maintained. Additional benefits of these prescribed burns include protection for the Big Trees developments (Visitors Center, campground, etc.), and the North Grove of giant sequoias.

Pile burning will also take place throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons within the North and South Grove and along the Big Trees Village and Blue Lake Spring park boundaries.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. The burns are planned and coordinated with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Districts in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Spring and Arnold may experience smoke from the burning operations. California State Parks is working with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke sensitive areas.

Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. The Parkway may experience short-term closures prior to the end of season closure. Some public campsites and dirt roads near the burn areas will be closed to public access during prescribed burn operations including the East and West Moran Roads, East and West 5000 Foot Roads, as well as the South Rim Road. Please obey all warning signs.

For questions or comments about the projects or about the prescribed burn program, contact Jackie Olavarria at (209) 984-8703.
All Day What’s Happening in Murphys Through Nov. 8, 2019
Murphys, CA...Happy Halloween Everybody!– Stay Safe Out There Saturdays in Murphys - are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Tim Chisholm at (209) 728-8511 to confirm dates and times or arrangements for large groups. No tours on event days! November 1, 2019 – 1st Annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Symposium - California! Kick off your weekend Friday evening with Murphys 1st annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Symposium. Learn about the history of Dia de los Muertos; its cultural traditions, art, dancing, music and food. Symposium activities include Family Ofrendas, Artist inspired Coco Figures by Marlene Zamora, Aztec Dancers Kalpulli Ketzalkoatl Ehacatl, Music by Pedro Sermeño and a lecture by noted Spanish Professor Emeritus Dr. Jorge Santana. Tapas Menu will include Chicken Tamalitos, Champurrado, Quesadilla (Salvadorian bread). Suggested donation is $10. Wine sales will help support the Murphys Old Schoolhouse renovation project. Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Old Schoolhouse, Murphys. please RSVP by emailing evelyn@bodegadelsur.com or calling (209)728-9030.


November 2, 2019 – Murphys Dia de los Muertos – Celebrate the Day of the Dead in the Land of the Skulls. Murphys businesses and tasting rooms will be celebrating their 10th annual Day of the Dead again this year with traditional decorations, treats and celebrations between 11am and 6pm. Join us in celebrating the lives of those who have passed but are with us in heart and spirit on this day. Join the walking tour, shop the Folk Art Mercado, compete in the Catrin/Catrina dress contest, enjoy music and dancers in the Park, have your face painted, taste traditional foods, sip a little wine and stay for the final blessing of the messages. Visit us at visitmurphys.com or join the conversation on facebook.com/DiaDeLosMurtosMurphysCalifornia for more information.

November 2, 2019 – Coco, the Movie, at Murphys Creek Theater - MCT is having a special viewing of Disney's COCO. Bring the whole family for this fabulous and heartfelt film. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. 1-3 pm.

November 2, 2019 – Mayan Dinner - The founders of our Murphys Dia de los Muertos celebration, Bodega del Sur, Tanner Vineyards and Gossamer Cellars, are hosting this year’s Founders' dinner in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Dia de los Muertos Event in Murphys at the Old Schoolhouse on Jones Street. Join Chef Guilberth from San Francisco's Guilberth's Mayan Restaurant for amazing authentic cuisine. Call and RSVP Bodega del Sur Winery at 209-728-9030.

November 2, 2019 – Day of the River of Dead Skulls Dinner - Learn the true meaning of “Calaveras,” and celebrate the Day of the Dead with a fabulous Twisted Wine Dinner! It’s happening Saturday, starting at 6:30pm, at the lovely Alchemy Cafe. A scrumptious multi-course Mexican theme dinner. Show up in costume and/or face paint! We’ll have a prize or two for the best! Space is limited – call 209-736-9080 for reservations.

November 3, 2019 – Pints with Pups at the Pourhouse - Tails are taking over the Murphys Pourhouse on Sunday, from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm! Pints with Pups, presented by FOAC's Dog House, will be a tail waggin good time for dogs and their owners. MW Fidography will be here to snap pictures of you and your pup. FOAC will be on site with information and adoptable dogs and kitties. All while sitting back and enjoying brews from Bike Dog Brewing out of Sacramento. We will also be donating 100% of the profits to FOAC from the draft sales of Bike Dog Brewing's Zebra Pants and Dog Years - two fantastic IPAs.

November 3, 2019 – Sunday Funday Mimosas at Milliaire Tasting Room - Celebrate the bubbly side of Milliaire! Enjoy a Mimosa out on our Creekside Patio or in our Tasting Room and start your Sunday off right. Cheers!

November 6, 2019 – Trivia Night at Murphys Pourhouse - Join the Murphys Pourhouse every Wednesday at 6:00pm for Trivia Night with trivia master, Jeff Carrico! Bring a team, join a team, or compete solo to win prizes!

November 7, 2019 – Murphys Business Association Meeting – The Business Association meets at the Murphys Historic Hotel at 8:30 am on the first Thursday of most every month. All interested parties are welcome to join us. We’ll be reviewing recent events, talking about upcoming events and brainstorming about the challenges of success. Please drop by and add your voice to the conversation.

November 7, 2019 – Thriving Every Other Thursday at Outer Aisle - Every other Thursday we celebrate diversity, nutrition, and artistry – enjoy a meal and shop the produce market beginning at 6 pm. Call 209-728-1164 for more information or visit outeraislefoods.com.

November 8, 2019 – Totally Twisted Fridays - It's cozy in our Twisted Oak Tasting Room in Murphys! The talented Mindy Lancanster is back! Mary’s Taco Truck will be parked out front. See you there from 5-8 pm!

November 8, 2019 – Holiday Appetizer Cooking Demo Featuring Bill Mitchell at Marisolio Tasting Room -
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All Day 10th Annual Murphys Dia de los Muertos, Saturday November 2, 2019 from 11am-6pm
Murphys, CA...Celebrate the Day of the Dead in the Land of the Skulls for our 10th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration so plan to join us! Murphys businesses and tasting rooms will be celebrating their 10th annual Day of the Dead again this year with traditional decorations, treats and celebrations between 11am and 6pm.Every year on the first Saturday in November, Murphys celebrates the lives of those who have passed on but are with us in heart and spirit on this day.


Participating businesses and vendors will be offering authentic cultural art, food, sugar skulls, face painting, and live music, as well as displaying ofrendas (altars) celebrating the lives of those who have passed on but are with us in heart and spirit on the Day of the Dead.

Join us for the celebration in the Park from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm featuring face painters, folklorico dancers, rondalla musicians, and artisan vendors. Traditional food and drinks will be for sale in the Park until 4:00 pm or whenever they sell out. Purchases of food, wine, and beer will benefit the Murphys Community Club who are responsible for maintaining and improving our lovely park along the creek.

The Catrina and Catrin Dress Contest will begin at 4:30 pm in the Community Park followed by a final blessing of the messages to the dead. Those wishing to compete in the Catrina Contest must be signed up by 3 pm. Stop by our booth in the Park to sign up. There will be competitions for men, women, and children. The final blessing of the messages to the dead will begin at 5:30 pm. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muertos will be available for purchase during & after or until it’s sold out.

The Folklorico Dancers will be offering dancing lessons in the Native Sons Hall beginning at 2:30 pm. Sign up at our booth in the Park or just come by the Hall at 2:30pm.

In the event of rain, all entertainment and food sales will be in the Native Sons Hall at 389 Main Street in Historic Downtown Murphys.

Don’t forget to stop by the Murphys Historic Schoolhouse on Jones for more altars and activities including the characters from Coco.

This ancient holiday traces its roots back to the indigenous cultures of Mexico, Latin America, and Europe but has become inextricably intertwined with the Catholic observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day over time. Although this celebration is associated with the dead, it is traditionally a period full of life, happiness, color, food, family, and fun. In Mexico, outdoor markets display and sell symbolic items like special breads, pottery, baskets, candles, paper puppets, candy skulls, and flowers. Skeletons are also an important symbol of this day and are displayed hugging, dancing and laughing in shop windows and on street corners.

Traditional activities are believed to “welcome the souls of the dead.” The souls are said to return each year to enjoy the pleasures of the life that they once had. These souls are thought to return as spirits from another world to be with their loved ones for a few brief hours. A widely held belief is that the souls of children (angelitos) return first so food and gifts appealing to children are set out for them. The adult dead are said to return a day or two later and their favorite items, as well as elaborate food and drink, are set out for them as well. It is believed that candlelight, as well as the scent of marigolds and copal incense, will help the ghosts find their way back home.

The public is welcome to participate in the remembrance of loved ones by contributing items to the Community Altar in the Park or specific altars. Please contact the individual business owner first though to make sure there is an appropriate space for your item. Make sure to check out our program online to see a list of all the Ofrendas and activities or pick up a printed program at our booth in the Park. Programs will also be available at The Spice Tin, Marisolio Tasting Room, Tanner Vineyards Tasting Room, Murphys Pourhouse and the Bodega del Sur Tasting Room in the days before the event.

Like the event on our Facebook page where you can find additional information on this year’s celebration and download the event program and map. Or visit us at visitmurphys.com/ for additional information.

And, last but not least, thank you to our generous sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible each year.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with us in the Land of the Skulls!
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.

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

02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Columbia, CA...Now though December 15th the Sierra Repertory Theatre is performing the classic musical Grease. The Historic Fallon House theatre in Columbia the production venue. It is about Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. Performances are weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of each week. Click below for tickets...





About Sierra Repertory Theatre
Now in our 40th year as the premier theatre company of California’s Gold Country, Sierra Repertory Theatre has earned a local and national reputation for delivering artistic excellence and exceptional world-class entertainment.

The Wizard of Oz, May 31-July 21 at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.
The productions in our 2019 Season collectively tell a story about the value of strong communities and the quest to find home. Audiences will find their stories and journeys reflected onstage in the troupe of Broadway vagabonds upon which A Chorus Line is based; The Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion helping Dorothy and Toto back home to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz; the high school greasers and Pink Ladies of Grease, who are all looking for a place to belong. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary it was important to pick shows that celebrated community and comradery. It is a fundamental truth that we would not be able to operate in Tuolumne County if it were not for the combined efforts and support of our audience, our business partners, and local charitable organizations. Our 40th Anniversary is not simply a celebration of Sierra Rep, but of our relationship with Tuolumne County. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre!
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Fun For the Whole Family Today at The Calaveras Family Showcase
Valley Springs, CA...The Calaveras Family Showcase is a show where all singers, dancers, hams and show-offs are invited to display their talents to help create a fun show the first Saturday in November from 3-5pm. In 2019 the show will be at the Jenny Lind Veterans’ Community Hall in Valley Springs. Tickets are $10.00 for seniors 65 or over, and under 10 years old, and $20.00 for everyone else. They can be purchased online at CalaverasVolunteer.com, Umpqua Bank, or call 209-304-6556. This is a friendly venue to show off your talent while supporting your community. All family appropriate acts are welcome.


Saturday...3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jenny Lind Veteran's Memorial Hall
300 Daphne Street, Valley Springs CA 95252

Valley Springs Youth and Family Center
201 Pine St, Valley Springs, CA 95252
209-772-3922
06:00 PM 50's Sock Hop Karaoke Party Tonight at the Metropolitan
San Andreas, CA...50's Sock Hop Karaoke Party Tonight at the Metropolitan


Originally a hotel, the historic Metropolitan was built at the base of Main Street in 1859. A fire consumed the building in 1926, and in its place a movie theater was constructed in the early 1950s. It was later renovated as a dining hall and performance venue.

Rumor has it that Mark Twain found his inspiration for The Jumping Frog right in the Metropolitan’s luxurious bar-room.
07:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Columbia, CA...Now though December 15th the Sierra Repertory Theatre is performing the classic musical Grease. The Historic Fallon House theatre in Columbia the production venue. It is about Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. Performances are weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of each week. Click below for tickets...





About Sierra Repertory Theatre
Now in our 40th year as the premier theatre company of California’s Gold Country, Sierra Repertory Theatre has earned a local and national reputation for delivering artistic excellence and exceptional world-class entertainment.

The Wizard of Oz, May 31-July 21 at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.
The productions in our 2019 Season collectively tell a story about the value of strong communities and the quest to find home. Audiences will find their stories and journeys reflected onstage in the troupe of Broadway vagabonds upon which A Chorus Line is based; The Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion helping Dorothy and Toto back home to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz; the high school greasers and Pink Ladies of Grease, who are all looking for a place to belong. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary it was important to pick shows that celebrated community and comradery. It is a fundamental truth that we would not be able to operate in Tuolumne County if it were not for the combined efforts and support of our audience, our business partners, and local charitable organizations. Our 40th Anniversary is not simply a celebration of Sierra Rep, but of our relationship with Tuolumne County. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre!
08:00 PM Jill & The Giants to Rock Sequoia Woods this Weekend.
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club has a big Jill & the Giants concert ahead for you this weekend. Celebrate the Day of the Dead and come in costume.  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.




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