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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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09:00 AM 2nd Annual Peddlers' Faire
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All Day 5th Annual Chaw’se Day Presented by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
Until 04:00 PM 2nd Annual Peddlers' Faire
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
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10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
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< Saturday, February 10, 2018 >


09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Grafting Fruit Trees Class
Jackson, CA...Interested in improving the quality and variety in your backyard orchard? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, February 10, 2018 for this timely class on grafting backyard fruit trees. Local Master Gardeners will present a hands-on clinic covering grafting techniques for home gardeners. Whip, tongue and cleft grafts will be demonstrated and practiced. Bud grafts will also be discussed. Learn how to grow a fruit salad tree. A variety of fruit tree scions will also be available for participants to take home. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon.


For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu. Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Living History Day
Come join us at the Angels Camp Museum for a truly rewarding experience.
History comes alive on the second Saturday of each month as docents staff the Artisan’s Exhibits in the Mining and Ranching building. If you don’t know what we are talking about, it’s been too long since you visited your Museum!
The Artisan’s Exhibits include a Carpenter's Shop, Print Shop and Historic Textile Shop. Each shop will be staffed by informed docents ready to demonstrate their respective craft. Plan ahead and don’t miss this opportunity!
Cost: Free with general museum admission ($7 for adults and $3 for children).

Angels Camp Museum
753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222
209.736.2963
angelscamp.gov/museum
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 - 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

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
Murphys, CA...Funded by a California Stories grant from California Humanities, the Murphys Old Timers Museum, has produced an exhibit on the long-established practice of transhumance in the California Foothills and Sierra Nevada. Since gold was discovered in California in the winter of 1848, cattle have roamed the foothills in winter and spring, summered in the rich grasslands of the Sierra Nevada, and returned to their lowland homes in the fall. This annual pattern (transhumance), with established ranches and farms in the lower elevations and summer camps and pasturages in the high mountain meadows, is rapidly disappearing. Threatened with the diminishing price of beef to producers, difficulties in transporting livestock to their summer ranges, and environmental regulations, this 160-year old California tradition may disappear in the near future. Proponents of grazing argue that this will result in loss of mountain meadows and ponds as well as lowland ranches with their grass ranges to residential sprawl. Some environmental and hiking groups contend that livestock grazing in the mountains has led to degradation of streams and native ecosystems. The exhibit, and a video, recount the stories of historic cattle ranching in the California foothills and its battle to stay alive in the face of current environmental and economic challenges, also addressing the effects of its continued operation on mountain ecosystems. Utilizing historical and current photographs and the installation of a 1911 high country cow camp, this exhibit argues that by working together to solve grazing issues, ranchers, the Forest Service, scientists, environmental groups, and the public can resolve their differences, resulting in a win-win for all. A 15-minute video, presenting both sides of the issue and a hope for reconciliation, is forthcoming.




The exhibit will be on display at the Murphys Old Timers Museum, 470 Main Street, Murphys Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm through April 29, 2018. Call for more info 728-1160.
01:00 PM 7th Annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival
7th Annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival is a dream come true where guests can enjoy unlimited handmade chocolate treats. This is a festival of treasured family recipes along with unique flavor combinations using rich dark, creamy milk and white chocolates. Come and enjoy the 60+ entries plus a chocolate fountain where you can create your own blend of tastes or create an always favorite “S’more”. $12 adults, $5 children under 8. Hot & cold beverages included. Wine by the glass to enjoy with your chocolate will be available for sale. 509 Algiers St., 1st Congregational Church Murphys; Saturday, February 10th at 1-4 pm Tickets @ 728-3141 and at the door.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM 7th Annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival
Murphys, CA...7th Annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival is a dream come true where guests can enjoy unlimited handmade chocolate treats. This is a festival of treasured family recipes along with unique flavor combinations using rich dark, creamy milk and white chocolates.


Come and enjoy the 60+ entries plus a chocolate fountain where you can create your own blend of tastes or create an always favorite “S’more”. $12 adults, $5 children under 8. Hot & cold beverages included. Wine by the glass to enjoy with your chocolate will be available for sale. 509 Algiers St., 1st Congregational Church Murphys; Saturday, February 10th at 1-4 pm Tickets @ 728-3141 and at the door.
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
A free series of weekly writing classes for participants to write their memories of living in our community to share as living historical documents. Project funded by a generous grant from Calaveras Community Fund. February classes on Tuesdays at 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222
06:00 PM The 2018 AMA Crab Feed Is February 10. A Great Evening & Support Local Sports
Angels Camp, CA...Don't miss the AMA Annual Crab Feed. This year the festivities are on February 10th at Mark Twain Hall at Frogtown. The fun starts at 6:00pm with the No Host Bar. There will be Music, Door Raffle, Silent Auction & 50/50 Prizes. Dinner is at 7:00pm and the All You Can Eat Dinner is only $40 per person.


AMA stands for Angels – Murphys – Arnold, and has been a strong force supporting kids sports programs since 1971. Much of AMA’s success should be credited to the original founders. Around the end of 1969, a few men, Larry Ziehlke, Millard Smallin and Dan Miller, were trying to put a football team together for the kids in the community. In moving forward with their ideas, these men were joined by Ray Shires, Terry Erickson, Don Peirano and Bob Sanders to form the AMA Booster’s Club in 1971. After a great deal of hard work and dedication, the first Pop Warner Football Teams were fielded. These men inspired the local community to donate to their youth sport program. For the community, it was a matter of pride to be able to contribute to AMA. One contributor, Dave Copello, took interest in AMA and offered to help this organization. Subsequently, Dave Copello donated six acres to build softball fields for the girls, since little league already had a place to play. In order to begin development on Copello Park, many volunteers came forward to donate their time and equipment. Mother Lode Engineering, Fletcher Construction, Sutton Construction, Hydrox Inc., George Reed Inc., Baileys Masonry, Wayne Segale General Contractor and Ray Shires Excavating were the pioneers of contributions that helped build Copello Park. In 1974, Dave Copello passed away, but not before he saw most of Copello Park completed. His legacy is still with us as he left AMA 5/7 of his estate.

Along with donations to the Club, AMA has maintained many types of fundraisers throughout the years. In the mid-70’s, AMA began the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as other events such as the Mountain Aire Concerts, the Camel Races, the Harvest Festival, the Renaissance Fair and Ironstone Vineyard Concerts. AMA continues to carry on the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as the Bret Harte FFA Oysters ‘n Oinkers. Our Annual Crab Feed held in February continues to be one of our biggest fundraisers. These, among other fundraisers, support AMA in the maintenance and improvements for Copello Park, as well as purchasing insurance, sports equipment, uniforms and other necessary operational items.

As the Club evolved over the years, AMA has sponsored and hosted the annual Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament organized by Dave Cosgrave, the AMA Wrestling Tournament under the direction of Mike Burke, and the Girls Ponytail Softball League under the direction of Bill Fish, with significant help from Darlene Sanders and Sharon Canepa.

AMA benefits youth of ages between 7 to 15 years old. These activities have included such sports as basketball, cheerleading, football, ponytail softball, snow sports, soccer, summer softball, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Over the years, AMA has supported many youth activities such as High School – Middle School – Grammar School Sports Programs, the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Fair, local Jr. Olympics, Special Olympics, Academic Decathlon’s, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, FFA, 4-H, Little League and more. AMA also has a Scholarship Program that benefits past AMA participants for college; (8) $500.00 scholarships yearly.



What is so remarkable about AMA is that it operates solely on volunteers. Not only are there nine directors, (3) from the Mark Twain School District - (3) from the Vallecito School District - (3) At-Large, there are also commissioners, coaches, spouses and other volunteers that make these programs possible. Copello Park was built by and has been maintained by volunteers since 1971.

AMA’s mission is to involve youth in sports related recreational activities. Through our sports programs, we have seen many lives change for the better. Our youth learn respect, safety, sportsmanship, team play, fundamentals and skills needed to become a successful athlete. With the help of donations, fundraising and volunteers, we will continue to see improvement in our youth programs.



* Current Directors

o Shawna Davis / President / Director of Ponytail Softball

o Monica Parker / Vice President / Director of Events

o Darren Diebold / Treasurer / Director of Concessions

o Todd Sherrow / Secretary / Director of Wrestling

o Bob Barnett / Historian / Director of Copello Park

o Jeremy Wood / Sergeant at Arms / Director of Parking

o Ronnie Davis / Director of Basketball

o Nic Valente / Director of Football

​o Nicole Bain, Director

o Melissa Walraven / Executive Secretary



* Current Commissioners

o Jon Bernasconi / Commissioner of Ponytail Softball

o Suzzi O'Flinn / Commissioner of Cheer

o AC Barnes / Commissioner of Wrestling

o Becca Bales/ Commissioner of Youth Basketball

o Nick Shawkey / Commissioner of Snow Sports



* Past Directors

Larry Ziehlke, Dan Miller, Millard Smallin, Terry Erickson, Ray Shires, Bob Sanders, Don Peirano, Bill Fish, Myron Jones, Don Fitzgerald, Paul Sherrow, Mike Bradford, John Franklin, Kay Wallace, Bob McReynolds, Mina Peirano, Nick Lucero, Jack Johnson, Bob Owen, John Rice, Doug Brown, Rick Soracco, Ward Redman, Pete Daniels, Mike Croshaw, Mike Ziehlke, Jon Kitchell, Jody Brunz – Exec. Sec., Gary McGeorge, Bob Monsen, Don Dorsey, Tom Tuthill, Fred Artiaga, Rick Darby, Ralph Emerson, Shawna Davis – Exec. Sec., Harry Williams, Tina Croshaw – Exec. Sec., Darla Rehling – Exec. Sec., Doug Dryer, Jim Sherrow, Clayton Carpenter, Mike Ziehlke, Dave Barnes, Steve Ziehlke, Bryan Gross, Rob Dunn

Contact Information:

AMA Booster’s Club, Inc., PO Box 664, 700 Copello Drive, Altaville, CA 95221

www.amayouthsports.com
06:00 PM Love on the Vine at Ironstone Vineyards is January 10th
Murphys, CA...Love is in the air and on the vine at Ironstone Vineyards! Bring your Valentine (or Galentine), your dancing shoes and your appetite to our annual Love on the Vine this Saturday at 6 PM. Skip the cooking and enjoy a fully catered dinner, wine, and live music thanks to The Stompbox Band. Call (209) 728-1251 to reserve your place at the table (and on the dance floor).


Tickets available by advance purchase only. Cost is $75 per person, $65 for Wine Club Members.

Menu:
Appetizer
Choice of Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
- or -
Roasted Vegetable Spring Roll

Buffet
House Baked Rolls

Baby Spinach Salad
Cranberries and Gorgonzola in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad
Parmesan Cheese & House-made Garlic Croutons

Roasted Broccoli & Baby Carrots

Herb & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Jasmin Rice Pilaf

Butternut Squash Ravioli
Sage Buerre Blanc

Garlic Roasted Beef
Cabernet Wild Mushroom Sauce

Seared Chicken Breast
House-smoked Bacon and Brandy Cream

Dessert Station
An assortment of Petite Fours, Truffles, and Valentine Cupcakes

Includes Complimentary Cocktail, Coffee, and Hot Tea

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