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< Saturday, February 24, 2018 >


All Day "ART SPIRIT” Teen Art Show Exhibit Continues Through March 5th
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Arts Council is proud to present an art show called “Artspirit.” Artwork will be by middle school and high school students in Calaveras County. For more information, contact Calaverasarts.org or 209/754-1774. The 21st annual Calaveras student exhibition ArtSpirit will open on February 2 with a reception at Calaveras Arts Council’s Gallery Store in San Andreas. The reception, where refreshments will be served, is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. People will be encouraged to vote for their favorite artworks for peoples’ choice awards.


A popular showcase for young talent, ArtSpirit includes the art work of middle school and high school students in Calaveras County, ranging from paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography. ArtSpirit was chosen as the title to symbolize that through art, students often feel a spirit to express their innermost feelings, whether it be rage and fear, or joy and spirituality.

This year part of the exhibition will feature artwork by students of Martha Wallace. Wallace, a popular watercolor teacher in Calaveras County, passed away in late 2017. She touched the lives of many kids through art, and they are pleased to have this opportunity to remember her.

Calaveras Arts Council has been assisting local schools for over two decades with its Arts in Education program which provides a wide range of visual and performing arts workshops and assemblies.

The exhibit provides the public with the rare opportunity to observe and purchase art created by the county’s many very talented teens.

The public is welcome to view the show during regular gallery hours, Monday –Thursday from 11:00am to 5:00pm; call for hours Friday and Saturday. The show closes on March 5. The gallery is located at 22 Main, San Andreas.

Art show dates: February 2 – March 5
Opening reception Friday February 2, 2018 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closing reception Friday March 2, 2018 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 209/754-1774
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
San Andreas, CA...Valentine’s Adoption Special! FOCAS –Friends Of Calaveras Animal Services is a non-profit organization with its primary mission being to enhance County Animals Services by providing a better environment for the animals housed at the existing county shelter. It was created by a small group of local residents who understood that Animal Services is also public safety and plays an important role in keeping our community healthy.


FOCAS is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible.

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Post Abortion Support Study
ARE YOU GRIEVING THE LOSS OF AN ABORTED CHILD?
KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? COME JOIN OUR "FORGIVEN AND SET FREE" 8 week post abortion bible study starting the week of February 18th. No charge, but registration is required. ALL ARE WELCOME. Time and day of week to be determined. For more information call 736-9600 or Vicki Harrington 768-1765. All information is confidential.
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plant Propagation Class
Jackson, CA...Do you know how you can best prepare for your springtime garden? By attending our “Plant Propagation” class where you will learn the best practices for getting your vegetables off to a successful start! This Public Education class is presented by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Basic principles and general techniques of propagation including seed starting, division, and taking cuttings will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Bring seeds or cuttings (keep cuttings damp) for a plant you wish to start. Some seeds and cuttings as well as hand-outs will be available. The class is free and open to the public. 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
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Red Cross Preparedness Fair in San Andreas February 24th
San Andreas, CA...Volunteers with the American Red Cross in the Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Amador counties are organizing a community outreach event focused on safety and preparedness. On average, the American Red Cross Gold Country Region responds to home fires every eight hours. In addition to home fires, volunteers in the region respond to flooding, wildfires, lightning strikes, and more. Being prepared can help save lives.


On Saturday, February 24 from 11am-4pm, come to the San Andreas Town Hall to learn how you can be more prepared in case of an emergency. Learn hands-only CPR, find out what to put into your go-kit, how often you should test smoke alarms, and more. Local fire departments and law enforcement officers will also be on hand with their rigs to give safety information. We’ll have we’ll have delicious treats for kids of all ages, plus a few raffle prizes.

This is a great family event with a special purpose and best of all the event is FREE.

About the American Red Cross Gold Country Region

The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit redcross.org/GoldCountry or cruzrojaamericana.org. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @ARCGoldCountry or Facebook @ARCGoldCountry.
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 Everything But Animals Day
The Tuolumne County 4-H invites you to come and attend Everything But Animals Day at Sonora Elementary School on Feb. 24. This event includes a variety of activities that showcase the projects in 4-H outside of livestock and farming/ranching practices. This will include experiential learning in areas such as STEM, cooking, community service and much more. This free event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. We hope to see you all there!
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
04:00 PM Cattle in the Sierra Reception
Reception: Saturday, February 24, 4-7 p.m. Appetizers and libations will be served.
Attend a reception for an exhibit on the long-standing practice of taking cattle to the mountains in the summer, returning to their foothill ranches in the fall of the year, and the positive and negative aspects of the practice-- at the Murphys Old Timers Museum 470 Main St. Appetizers and libations will be served.
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM "Cattle in the Sierra" Museum Exhibit Reception at Murphys’ Old-Timers Museum
Murphys, CA...Museum Exhibit Reception at Murphys’ Old-Timers Museum. Saturday February 24, 4 – 7 PM. Main Street Murphys, Calaveras County. Grazing cattle in the high country is a subject of controversy. Historic traditions and public use of forest resources must be balanced with water quality, meadow impacts, and the ringing of cowbells. A grant from California Humanities allowed historian Judith Marvin and Julia Costello to research this topic and this exhibit –and a forthcoming short film -- are results of their study. With help from the US Forest Service, Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center, and the Rasmussen, Dell’Orto, and Whittle ranching families, both history and modern practices are addressed. Descriptive panels with text and photos are displayed within a reconstructed ca. 1911 cow-camp tent outfitted with period gear.




All are welcome to the reception. The exhibit can also be viewed during regular museum hours: Friday – Sunday 12-4 PM.

Questions can be sent to judithmarvin@goldrush.com

Cattle in the Sierra Reception
When: February 24, 2018
Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
Where: Murphys Old Timers Museum
470 Main Street
Murphys, CA

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