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All Day The 2019 Chips for Kids Toy Drive
San Andreas, CA...From San Andreas CHP...Just a reminder that it is our annual Chips for Kids toy drive. All the toys collected in our area go to Calaveras County children. Collection barrels are located at the San Andreas CHP office, Treats grocery and the VFW in San Andreas, Common Grounds in Valley Springs and the Starbucks in Angels Camp.

All Day The 2019 Annual Mokelumne Hill Holiday Open House
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Discover small town holiday cheer at Mokelumne Hill's annual Holiday Open House. This quaint, historic, gold rush town comes to life with special activities for the entire family! Enjoy a Horse Drawn Wagon Ride down Main Street, have a Photo taken with Santa. There will be Face Painting, Reindeer Games, Magic & Fire Breathing Performances, Gingerbread House Decorating & Ornament Making Crafts. Mountain Melody & Gordon Rowland will perform. Children can mail their 'wish list' to the North Pole. The Tree Lighting will happen just before dark.. . Complimentary Holiday Food & Beverages.


All activities are FREE.
FREE Parking & Shuttle at Wendell's Parking Lot on Hwy 49.
Find the schedule of activities on mokehill.org.
Sponsored by the Mokelumne Hill Community Historical Trust
All Day Pictures with Santa Today at Calaveras Lumber
Angels Camp, CA...Join us Sunday December 8th from 1:00pm-3:00pm for our Pictures with Santa - a Toys for Tots fundraiser! Come dressed in your holiday best (or your Ugly Christmas Sweater) and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to help us bring joy to children this Christmas! bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive a 30% coupon good toward anything Christmas TODAY ONLY!



No spot reservation required, just bring your smiling faces and a donation. We can't wait to see you all!


DEC 8
Pictures with Santa
Calaveras Lumber Co.
Today at 1 PM – 3 PM
155 S Main St, Angels Camp, California 95222
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!



If you own or run a local business in Calaveras, Amador, Alpine & Tuolumne Counties give us a call at 209.768.3929 or email us at news@thepinetree.net for great Sunday Special ad rates. During the week ads and promotions compete with the news, on Sundays the ads and features are the news!!

ThePineTree.net only accepts advertising from locally owned or core businesses in our local area. Shop Local!!
All Day Stevenot Music In The Barrel Room Every Sunday
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music In The Barrel Room Every Sunday.  Join us every Sunday all year long! During spring, summer & fall our live music is on our patio. During the winter we take the entertainment inside to our barrel room. We are open 11-5 & music 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.



This event repeats weekly every Sunday until 11/17/2020
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 - 04:30 PM The Games Afoot
Murder? maybe. Mayhem? a distinct possibility. Hilarity? Definitely!

Take a suspense thriller worthy of Sherlock Holmes, wrap it in a stylish screwball comedy, set it at Christmastime and you get the holiday whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot”.
William Gillette, a Broadway superstar, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a holiday dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette finds himself at the center of a mystery that might have stumped Holmes himself and now he must summon every ounce of Sherlock to solve the mystery.
Just for the record…There really was a William Gillette. He really did become immensely wealthy by writing and performing in a play about Sherlock Holmes. He really created the image of the great detective that we hold dear today. But that’s where any semblance of reality ends.
It’s Holmes for the Holidays this Christmas season! Who did it? Who will be next?
See “The Game’s Afoot” and find out. And have yourself a hearty holiday laugh too.
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
“Holiday Belles” will be ringing out once again as the Ladies of Mountain Melody bring their musical magic to the foothills in four delightful seasonal concerts.

Lots of new favorite tunes such as “Cool Yule,” and Gettin’ In The Mood For Christmas,” and old gems such as “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride” will get you in the holiday spirit!

Sunday December 8th at 2 pm
Renegade Winery
8345 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill CA 95245

Suggested Donation $10

Call Julia Shelby for more information
209-419-0028
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!
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Mokelumne Hill, CA...“Holiday Belles” will be ringing out once again as the Ladies of Mountain Melody bring their musical magic to the foothills in four delightful seasonal concerts. Lots of new favorite tunes such as “Cool Yule,” and Gettin’ In The Mood For Christmas,” and old gems such as “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride” will get you in the holiday spirit! A new venue in Sutter Creek, the Old Grammar School, extends our concerts into Amador County, and we will also be a part of the Moke Hill Holiday Open House with a performance at Renegade Winery.


Please join us at one of our concerts!
Suggested Donation $10

Call Julia Shelby for more information
209-419-0028

Saturday December 7th at 2 pm
Union Congregational Church
1141 South Main Street
Angels Camp CA 95222
Suggested Donation $10.00

Sunday December 8th at 2 pm
Renegade Winery
8345 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill CA 95245
Suggested Donation $10.00
(As part of the Moke Hill Christmas Open House we will be performing our holiday concert and some favorite carols until the Tree Lighting takes place)

Saturday December 14th 2 pm
The Historic Grammar School
113 Cole Street / Room 6
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Suggested Donation $10.00

Sunday December 15th at 2 pm
Ayrael Vieux Winery
1690 Monge Ranch Road
Douglas Flat CA 95247
Suggested Donation $10.00

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