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Tuesday, Feb 18
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
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05:30 PM Local's Night at Alchemy is Every Tuesday Night!
Wednesday, Feb 19
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
08:30 AM James Dalton Medical Office Completed in Angels Camp! Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Feb. 19th!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Feb 20
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11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
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All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
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03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
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All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
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Monday, Feb 24
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
08:00 PM Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill
Friday, Feb 28
All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
03:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
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All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
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All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
San Andreas, CA...We can help save your life! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. FREE Complete Cholesterol Tests for Women during February Provided by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) provides financial support for this vital test during February, working with Mark Twain Medical Center. Since 1947, SICC has improved the lives of women and girls in Calaveras County. To learn more call 753.9700.


February is American Heart Month
We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. Since 2004 "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone.

This test could literally save your life! Every woman should have a complete cholesterol test (lipid panel) that measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides that includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke.
V. Dignity Health. Family Medical Centers & Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968 FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital James Dalton Medical Office 736.0813 Arnold 795.4193 Copperopolis 785.7000 590 Stanislaus Street • Angels Camp Meadowmont Center Lake Tulloch Plaza Valley Springs 772.9538 Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 La Contenta Plaza 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas


All Day Kindness Week in Calaveras County
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to Proclaim the week of February 10th through February 15th, 2020 as Kindness Week in Calaveras County and further deem the County as a Random Acts of Kindness Zone


DISCUSSION/SUMMARY:
Seeds of Kindness was formed in 1994 in Angels Camp, spearheaded by Jim & Judy Bergantz, then owners of Bergantz Nursery.
A small group of local residents are working together to encourage and promote random acts of kindness throughout Calaveras County. In 1995, the Angels Camp City Council passed a proclamation that Angels Camp is a Kindness Zone. We are asking the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to pass a county-wide Kindness Zone proclamation as well.

Our goal is to purchase 8,000 “Pass It On” kindness ribbons and support materials. This year, as in the past, the Seeds of Kindness project will encourage and work with Calaveras County schools, organizations and businesses to create an increased awareness for being kind. The light blue ribbons will be distributed county-wide; when a ribbon-bearer sees an act of kindness being done, they are to sign the back of the ribbon and pass it on. The idea is that the ribbons will encourage acts of kindness throughout the county.
Kindness donations will be used to purchase three miles of light blue ribbon, (to be displayed in and around buildings), 8,000 “Pass It On” ribbons and a large kindness banner for each elementary school in the county.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the 2020 Ripples of Kindness Project in Calaveras County February 10-15, 2020. To learn more about random acts of kindness activities, visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website at www.actsofkindness.org.
All Day Support the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras in Their Take a Chance on Love Valentine's Drawing
Jackson, CA...Support the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras in Their Take a Chance on Love Valentine's Drawing. Our 11th Annual 'Take a Chance on Love' Valentine's Day Drawing will be held at our Jackson Thrift Store on Friday, Feb. 14 with KVGC broadcasting our winning tickets live as they're drawn! Support your local Hospice by purchasing tickets for this drawing!




Who We Are
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is an independent, non-profit healthcare provider of end-of- life care,
and spiritual and psychological support to patients facing a terminal illness. Our grief support services
are available as a free resource to the entire community, including children.

Our interdisciplinary team includes doctors, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical social
workers, spiritual care providers, hospice aides, and volunteers.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and
Medicare/MediCal certified. We receive financial support from Medicare, HMOs, MediCal and private
insurance providers. However, as an independent non-profit, we rely on the support of community
donors to eliminate the shortfalls that are not covered by insurance. In over 35 years, we have never
turned away a patient for the inability to pay.

We proudly serve Amador and Calaveras Counties.

Mission:

The mission of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is to provide exceptional end-of- life care to everyone in
our community who needs it regardless of their ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with
health care providers and community members at large in promoting exceptional end-of- life care.

Vision:

As a highly-skilled and compassionate team, our vision is to sustain and continually improve our ability
to provide extraordinary care in our community both today and into the future, so that members of our
community select Hospice of Amador & Calaveras as their preeminent choice for hospice care.

Values:

Active Listening
Compassion and Empathy
Quality and Excellence
Honesty and Trust
Appreciation
Professionalism and Accountability
All Day Flights of Fancy at the Metropolitan Through February 23rd
San Andreas, CA..."Flights of Fancy" revolves around Jeffrey Chambers, a middle age would-be Hemingway who makes his living writing hot romance novels under the pen name of Dominique Desiree. When his inspiration dries up, he is assigned a collaborator, an ardent young feminist who just happens to be the boss' daughter. Sparks fly as the two novelists bring to life their polar opposite characters (Hero vs Fop, Femme Fatale vs Tomboy) as they attempt to meet their demanding publisher's deadline. RSVP required for dinner theatre option on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets: https://flights.bpt.me/


Flights of Fancy
FEB 14 Fri 7:00 PM
FEB 15 Sat 7:00 PM
FEB 16 Sun 2:00 PM

FRI 21 7:00 PM
SAT 22 7:00 PM
SUN 23 2:00 PM

Metropolitan
59 Main St, San Andreas, California 95249
209-754-5555
10:00 AM A Plan 4 Me Heart Health = Everything Seminar on Feb. 14th
San Andreas, CA...January 13, 2020 –A healthy heart is essential to overall health and well-being. Mark Twain Medical Center will host a special workshop on Feb. 14 focusing on how to achieve and maintain heart health. Heart Health = Everything is from 10 a.m. to noon in the MTMC Education Center. A complimentary luncheon follows the workshop and free CPR training is also available.


“It’s fitting that this workshop focuses on heart health,” notes Doug Archer, President and CEO of MTMC. “February is American Heart Month and this program features insightful discussion on many aspects of this important topic.”
“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men AND women. The message is universal – it’s essential to take care of your heart,” he adds. “We think those attending Heart Health = Everything may be surprised to learn of the many specialized local resources available to help.”

Topics are--
 Simple Steps to Manage Blood Pressure
 Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women
 Cardiac Services Close to Home
 Our Technology to Diagnose Heart Health
 Save a Life – Learn Hands Only CPR in a Few Minutes

Speakers are Laura Keller, Family Nurse Practitioner; Denise Mordue-Lane, Nurse Practitioner- Women’s Health; Jaymee Loverin, RN, Cardiac Services; Gary Arvin, Director of Imaging Services and Jana Carter, RN, Education Manager. There will be a special guest testimonial from a community member about her heart emergency scare and her successful outcome.

Heart Health = Everything is part of the ongoing “A Plan 4 Me” workshop series held at Mark Twain Medical Center on topics of interest to the Calaveras community.

Workshop seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website at. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Bear Valley, CA...In the winter we open the Meadow Cafe located 350 yards from the trailhead. Skiers, snowshoers, and pedestrians access the cafe on groomed trails and enjoy “alpine cuisine” on the deck or cozy indoor seating. New for the 2019/2020 winter season, a special Après-Ski menu is served Thursday through Saturday from 3:30-6:30pm.

03:30 PM - 06:30 PM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
Bear Valley, CA...In the winter we open the Meadow Cafe located 350 yards from the trailhead. Skiers, snowshoers, and pedestrians access the cafe on groomed trails and enjoy “alpine cuisine” on the deck or cozy indoor seating. New for the 2019/2020 winter season, a special Après-Ski menu is served Thursday through Saturday from 3:30-6:30pm.

05:30 PM - 09:00 PM "Leap into Love" A Valentine's Day Dinner-Dance
Mountain Ranch, CA...Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance at the Mountain Ranch Community Club Town Hall. Scrumptious Three Course Meal with No Host Bar featuring Calaveras County Wines. Music by The Bob Eisenman Jazz Band with featured vocalist Tari Takara. $25 Per Person , $40 Per Couple. Reservations Encouraged by calling 209-754-9223—-Pay at the door. Childcare Available. Proceeds to benefit the operation of Mountain Ranch Town Hall.

06:00 PM Love on the Vine at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...LOVE ON THE VINE - FEBRUARY 14, Wine Reception prior w/ Glass of Ironstone Sparkling Wine and Assorted Cheese & Cracker Display, Buffet Dinner includes: Mixed Green Salad Smoked Feta, Pink Peppercorn, Cherry Tomatoes, Herb Vinaigrette, Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Grilled Chicken Marsala Cream Sauce, Sautéed Mushrooms, Prime Rib Carving Station with Chimichurri Creamed Horseradish and Au Jus, Assorted Dessert Station, Arrival at 6pm | Dinner served at 6:30-8pm | Dinner Music & Dancing 6:00 - 10pm, Reservations Required. Limited seating available.

07:00 PM Proof at Murphys Creek Theatre
What exactly is discovered in an old speckled-bound notebook left behind by a brilliant mathematician? Follow Catherine, a loving daughter, as she battles for the truth in a mysterious mathematical Proof. Her father Robert, a man who made major contributions to the world of math, has left nothing but questions in his wake. Be swept in as family secrets begin to unfold and surround you in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about love, family, and reconciliation.
07:00 PM Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
Murphys, CA...Launching Murphys Creek Theatre’s 2020 Season is David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, Proof. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Proof is a story with characters so evidently full of flaws that we can easily relate to a few of them in ourselves. They are tough and resilient in the face of common and uncommon adversity, and still they trudge on with heartfelt ferocity.Proof: (/pro͞of/) noun 1. evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement. When most people think of this play's title, it is typically understood that there is a double meaning. The associations with mathematics and evidence are commonly recognized. There is another, less common association, however. adjective 1. able to withstand something damaging; resistant.







Living in the shadow of her father (a world-renowned mathematician), Catherine lives with the burden
of his mental illness, a strained relationship with her sister, adoration from one of her father’s former
students, and the possibility that she might have inherited more from her father than his propensity for
math.

These characters are just words on a page and, as incredible as they are, they are nothing without the
human soul. With this as his main focus, director Todd Thomas has assembled a veritable hand-picked,
gypsy family of brilliant talent from near and far who bring so much life to these words that each phrase
they utter is a breathtaking journey of tender, incendiary, hilarious, and heartbreaking moments.
Todd Thomas, having started his professional acting career with MCT almost two decades ago, returns
from his time in NYC and Portland Oregon to direct this season’s opener. Thomas tells us, “I have always
been fond of this script and I was so excited when Robbie Allen sent me his picks for this season.” It
turns out that both Artistic Director Robbie Allen and Thomas have portrayed the role of Hal in previous
productions. Thomas goes on to say, “We both had very high expectations for the level of talent in this
production, but we didn’t see much turnout for Proof at our General auditions. After discussing it with
Robbie, I decided to reach out to some of the talented people I have met during my career. I could never
have imagined how fruitful that would be.”

Michael Crich, an actor-turned pilot-turned actor, portrays the world famous and wildly charming
mathematical genius, Robert. Since returning to the stage a few years ago, he has performed in over 25
productions in the Motherlode. A rare gem in the region, Crich’s moments on stage as Robert are potent
and unapologetic.

Sarah Coykendall is Claire, Catherine’s financial analyst sister who resides in NYC. A former resident of
Calaveras County, Coykendall is Associate Director of the annual Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite,
former Impact Theatre company member, founder of Splathouse Theatre in Oakland, and one of Todd’s
friends since she was a teenager.

Hal is tackled by Jon Verkler. A Chicago native, Verkler studied with Second City in Chicago, the famous
Improv and sketch comedy school before moving to Portland and working with several local theatres.
Verkler and Thomas met in Portland while performing in a 10-minute play festival. After discovering that
Jon was not only hilarious, but extremely intense and moving, Jon was most recently cast as Adam
in Missing Link Theatre Company’s production of The Shape of Things to which he received many a
standing ovation.

Our Catherine is brought to life by Lauren Elyse Taylor. Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Taylor works in
both film and stage. Currently based in Oakland, Lauren has studied with Shakespeare &
Company in Lenox Massachusetts, Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles, The American
Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and The Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley
California. From day one, she has entrenched herself with the cast as if she had known them her whole
life.

Where does this all take place? In a house. Not just any house, though. A Chicago-style, 2-story house
built by Micki Dambacher, Jack Summers, and Naomi Elias. Perhaps the largest set design undertaken
yet, there is quite literally a house on stage!

Stage Manager: Courtney Gillaspie
Set Design: Micki Dambacher
Lighting Design: Todd Thomas & Cortney Gillaspie
Sound Design: Todd Thomas
Costumes: Catelin Schenstrom
Properties: Todd Thomas
Photo Credit: Leslie Davis

The performance schedule for Proof is as follows:
Murphys Creek Theatre is located at 580 S Algiers St, Murphys CA, just steps away from the
heart of bustling downtown Murphys. Shows will be held on Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm and
Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available at www.murphyscreektheatre.org or call the Box Office at 209-728-8422 to
purchase tickets. For more information and updates on the current goings on at Murphys Creek
Theatre, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @murphys_creek_theatre.

Prices:
General Admission $28
Senior Rate: $22
Group Rate: $20
Student Rate: $12

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