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All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
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All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
09:00 AM Murphys Certified Farmers' Market 2021
Tuesday, Oct 26
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All Day The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Cross Country Meet is September 18th!
Angels Camp, CA..(Frogtown, USA)...Cross Country is back and we have an event Saturday, September 18, 2021. Hosted by Bret Harte High School, the fairgrounds will have as many as 1,000 kids, coaches and parents throughout the day. Local eateries may expect an increase in business and residents may experience traffic delays.

The course encompasses the Calaveras County Fairgrounds and the historic Tryon Ranch. Activities begin at 7 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m.
All Day Calaveras Public Health is Bringing Covid Vaccinations & Testing Close to You!!
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Public Health mobile vaccination van is now offering COVID-19 PCR testing. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. COVID-19 tests are free to the individual. Please bring health insurance information if available. If you're uninsured, the government pays for your test. Register online to reduce waiting times at People who do not have internet access can register at the site.

All Day The Calaveras Arts Council Artists Studio Tour Going On Now!! Don't Miss It!!
San Andreas, CA...The Arts Council is in the planning stage for the 2021 Artists Studio Tour, an open-studio event that encourages a close personal relationship between artists and art lovers. The two day event offers art collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to tour the county and see the artwork of our rural and urban artists. Some of the artists on our tour rarely exhibit publicly, so this is an opportunity to meet them and see their work.

The tour is self-guiding using a brochure provided free of charge at the CCAC Gallery on Main Street in San Andreas as well as businesses and libraries throughout Calaveras County. The map inside the passport will guide you to sites where artists work or display their art. You will travel through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods. Spread your trip over Saturday and Sunday for a leisurely journey. You'll discover that Calaveras art is as enjoyable as its wine and gold rush towns.

We'll keep you informed! Over the next few months, look for artist profiles on our blog, on Instagram, or on our Facebook page. Or you can call us for more information. We're planning for this year to be our best, and we are looking forward to meeting you in our studios. Stay tuned!​
All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
Vallecito & Murphys, CA...Come Enjoy our Patio or Lawn while enjoying wine!! Stevenot Winery is open from Wednesday - Sunday, 11am to 4pm in Vallecito. On Weekends you can drop by the Stevenot Tasting Room on Main Street in Murphys as well.


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About Stevenot Winery
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all parts of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. Located in downtown Murphys and in Vallecito, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1978.

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 Barden Stevenot, a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family in Calaveras County, 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.

Stevenot also looks back at Calaveras County history. The Tasting Room in downtown Murphys was part of the Rufe and Keilber Meat Market, built in 1893. Behind the Tasting Room is the Matterson house, built in the 1860’s, which was damaged, but not destroyed, by the 1893 explosion of the nearby Manuel and Garland Store warehouse. Much of the center of town was destroyed by this accident caused when a clerk left a candle burning in the warehouse which ignited some black powder stored nearby.

New Generation
At about the same time Barden Stevenot was establishing his winery, the Oliveto family was establishing a distribution business in Jackson, which is now headed by brothers Jon and David Oliveto. 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. 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 Oliveto family began distributing Stevenot wines in the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. Oliveto Distributing 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.

Oliveto Family - Stevenot Winery Owners
Left to Right: David, Lorraine, Elizabeth, Ross, & Jon.

On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines and now operates the Stevenot Tasting Rooms on Murphys’ Main Street,and at the winery in Vallecito. Jon and David Oliveto are now owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company based out of Vallecito.

Into the twenty first century
Recently the Stevenot presence has expanded beyond the Tasting Room on Main Street to the winery in Vallecito. The winery is on property developed by John Batten in 1852. In addition to a facility that allows for local crush and bottling, the vineyards grow Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, and Merlot grapes which provides the opportunity to produce Estate Bottled wines. As you pass through the decorative iron gates in the dry stone wall, past the pond, the heritage oaks, and landscaped meadow, your eye is immediately drawn to the Batten House. The Olivetos have put a great deal of thought and effort into the rehabilitation of this mid nineteenth century landmark. There are ample shaded outdoor areas to enjoy a glass, or two, of Stevenot wine.

Management of the Stevenot label is a family affair. Jon Oliveto is President of Oliveto Distributing. Jon lives in Murphys and is Production Manager and Vineyard Manager. He works closely with winemaker Nancy Steele in the making of each year’s vintage. David Oliveto is Vice President, Operations Manager, and Office Manager. David’s wife Lorraine is Tasting Room Manager and Head Groundskeeper. David and Lorraine live in Murphys. The next generation of Olivetos all live in Murphys as well. Sisters Brooke and Elizabeth have been involved in the business for years. Brooke Peterson is married to Robert Peterson who is a Company Officer and Sales Director. Brooke is currently on sabbatical to raise Cashton, who anchors the third generation. He was seen in the vineyards before his first birthday. Elizabeth is Wine Club Director. Working closely with her father and uncle, Elizabeth is perfectly placed to learn more about the wine making business.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of Barden Stevenot,” said David. “Stevenot has always been a quality wine and well respected in the community.” “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.”

With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.

This event repeats weekly every Sunday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday until 10/27/2021
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mokelumne River Cleanup on September 18th!
Amador County, CA...Foothill Conservancy invites everyone to join in the 2021 Mokelumne River Cleanup on Saturday, September 18, from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will focus on the Mokelumne Electra Run south of Jackson, the most popular section of the river. The annual, family-friendly event gives people an opportunity to protect the Mokelumne’s water quality and clean up recreational sites while enjoying a beautiful morning along California’s 15th state wild and scenic river. Click 'Read More' below for more details.


“The Mokelumne River Cleanup volunteers remove trash and recyclables from the river. Every year they share the satisfaction of making our river enjoyable and safe for all, from the wildlife that live there to the people who enjoy the river for fishing, swimming, picnicking and paddling,” said Carolyn Schooley, cleanup coordinator. “We welcome participation by groups as well as individuals.”

The Mokelumne River Cleanup this year is being held the same day as the California Coastal Cleanup. The Foothill Conservancy has been conducting annual river cleanups since 1991.

All participants must register in advance by going online to (see events) or by calling Carolyn at 209-223-3508. Volunteers under 18 are welcome, but must have adult supervision, and their liability releases must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Liability release forms will be emailed once you register (please bring with you to check in).

Volunteers checking at the parking lot at Vaught’s Beach, 3 miles down Electra Road and should wear sturdy boots and long pants. Please bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a filled water bottle. Coffee, water and a snack will be provided. No pets or alcoholic beverages, please.

Foothill Conservancy of Jackson is the leading conservation organization involved in protecting and restoring the upper Mokelumne River and led the successful effort to secure California Wild and Scenic River designation for 37 miles of the river in 2018. The Conservancy continues to pursue is river conservation, smart water planning and watershed restoration efforts in our area.

For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or

04:00 PM Back to School Night Night 1861 At Columbia State Park
Columbia, CA... Columbia State Historic Park (SHP) announced the annual Back to School 1861 event will be Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors are invited for a look inside the Old Columbia Schoolhouse. This event is free and open to the public. The evening of fun and educational opportunities includes 1861 school lessons every half hour, old-fashioned toys and dress up clothes, homemade ice cream, and a sing-along on the steps of the schoolhouse. Donations made during this event go to the non-profit organization Friends of Columbia State Historic Park, which provides funding for unique educational opportunities at Columbia SHP. 

     What:   Back to School 1861

     When:  September 18, 2021, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

     Where: Old schoolhouse, Columbia State Historic Park

     Cost:    Free

Columbia’s schoolhouse is the oldest two-story brick schoolhouse in the state. In 1861, the doors first opened to students to serve the educational needs of the growing families in the mining town. The schoolhouse closed in 1937 when the new Columbia School on Parrotts Ferry Road opened.

When the old Columbia schoolhouse became a part of the California State Park System in 1945, the opportunity to bring the condemned relic back to life began. In the 1950s, the California Teachers Association began a fundraising drive for restoration. Thousands of schoolchildren throughout the state contributed their pennies to raise the $60,000 needed for the restoration. The California State Park System and ongoing fund-raising efforts brought unique educational opportunities back to life. Thousands of students throughout the year visit the schoolhouse and participate in living history programs led by costumed docents. Back to School 1861 is a special event where the old schoolhouse doors are open for the public to enjoy. 

05:00 PM - 10:00 PM 55th reunion canceled for SUHS class of 1965 &1966
Sonora Union High School class of 1965 and 1966 have canceled their combined 55th reunion. It was scheduled for the third weekend of September 17,18, and 19 of 2021.
Covid 19 Delta variant cases and deaths are continuing to increase in Tuolumne County. County public health is now recommending postponing all gatherings with 50 or more people. The committee felt that it would not be a wise decision to risk the health of our classmates, their guests, and the community at large with a weekend gathering.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this decision might cause to you who planned to attend. Those who paid will be reimbursed for the reservation.
The reunion committee would appreciate any suggestions for a future gathering of our SUHS class. Please let one of your classmates know your thoughts.
Take care and stay safe "until we meet again".
06:00 PM Cantamos at Brice Station Vineyards, September 18, 2021, 6pm. Don't Miss It!
Murphys, CA...Michela and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from traditional Latin songs, and musicals, to contemporary favorites. Their music moves seamlessly from English to Italian, Spanish to French, Portuguese to Hawaiian and back again. Michela Macfarlane spent ten years steeped exclusively in baroque music. To expand her singing world she moved to the realms of jazz, pop, and Latin sounds.

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