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All Day Wild West Bass Pro/Am is Heading to Northern California’s Tuolumne County
Sonora, CA...For the first time in Tuolumne County (“To-All-O-Me”) Don Pedro Lake will host the Wild West Bass Pro/Am. Sponsored by the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau this event will take place March 2-4 and is expected to bring in over 200 professional and amateur anglers. Located in the heart of Gold Country and the gateway to Yosemite, Don Pedro is the sixth-largest reservoir in California and is packed full of Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass making it a prime location for the pro/am.

Catch all the bass action- The events are scheduled at Fleming Meadows Marina, 11500 Bonds Flat Rd, La Grange, CA 95329. Daily events include Facebook Live Videos, Interviews, Weigh-Ins, and How-to Tips from Pros like Ken Mah and Vince Hurtado. Anglers are expecting to bag 20-25lb bass making the daily 3 pm Weigh-Ins a must-see event. For schedule, information and directions,

Adventure outside the fishing zone- From Don Pedro Lake take Highway 132 to Highway 120 for the short and scenic drive to Yosemite National Park. This time of year is one of the best to come visit Yosemite National Park as visitors will get the grand park experience without the crowds. The weather is brisk, making it perfect for day hiking. March has great water flow and is popular for waterfall sightseeing. Get the prime Yosemite experience with Hetch Hetchy Reservoir that combines waterfalls with hikes. Visitors can walk across the dam to a series of waterfalls for a powerful negative ion blast along the path.

Things to do after the fish quit biting- From Lake Don Pedro take J-59 Highway 108 up to Historic Jamestown, home to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Here viewing the locomotives or taking a tour the of the roundhouse is like taking a step back in history. The State Park admission ranges from free-$5 dollars depending on age and is open daily until 3 pm, After the history lesson sip some wine in local tasting rooms at Inner Sanctum Cellars, open until 7 pm Friday and Saturday, and Gianelli Vineyards, open until 6 pm Friday and Saturday. There are many dining establishments in Historic Jamestown, one being the 1859 National Hotel and Restaurant where gold is accepted as payment. Tucked away around a street corner is Stogies Gold Country Lounge featuring live entertainment, liquor, and fine cigars Walk off the full stomachs and wine buzzes while shopping in all the charming antique and eclectic shops that line the streets.

Play with the Pros- Black Oak Casino Resort has thirteen-hundred slot machines, twenty-six table games, and a large non-smoking gaming area. The all-new Willow Creek Lounge features free live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. There are a plethora of restaurants and bars. A favorite is Seven Sisters a fine dining restaurant with a wide-ranging menu. Top that all off with a family fun floor featuring a 24-lane Brunswick Bowling Center and a full game arcade with the world’s largest Pac-Man and Galaga game,

About Yosemite’s Tuolumne County
Tuolumne (rhymes with “follow me”) County, located 133 miles/200 km east of San Francisco, is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Gold was discovered in Tuolumne County in 1848, setting off the major gold rush of 1849. The main highways leading to the picturesque drive from the San Francisco and East Bay Area are Highways 108 and 120 from the west and Highway 49 from the north. The State Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park is considered the “front door” of the park for the San Francisco Greater Bay Area. The Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park, and other surrounding areas provide natural vistas and settings for hiking, water skiing, horseback riding, rafting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, snow skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities. Seven restored historic hotels, four golf courses, numerous and varied dining establishments, historic saloons, five wineries and hard cider distillery, train rides, casino, seven museums, two state historic parks, five live theaters, and many bed-and-breakfast inns are among the many other attributes that make the county a year-round vacation destination.

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All Day The 21st Annual Spring Obsession Art Show at Ironstone
Murphys, CA...Celebrate the dawn of Spring with the 21st Annual Spring Obsession Art Show. Browse a stunning selection of mixed media pieces, on display through Mother's Day weekend. Debut weekend details below:

Saturday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 4th:
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
We kick off the art show with the artist themselves! Join us in the Music Room as artist display and discuss their works. You may even witness a painting or two in action! Select items will be available for purchase.

Saturday, March 3rd:
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for wine, hors 'd oeuvres, entertainment, but most importantly art. Meet the artist behind the 21st Annual Spring Obsession winning submission while celebrating the many artists who make this event possible.

Admission is free of charge!

For additional information about this event, contact Heritage Museum Director Chris Gomez, at (209) 728-1251 or
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 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
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Post Abortion Support Study
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.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards –Nothing says luxury like a mimosa, the daytime drink blend of OJ & California champagne that no weekend catch-up would be complete without! #SundayFunday Starting July 9, we will serve mimosas in our tasting room on Sundays between 11am-5pm!

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

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

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.
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM LECTURE "The Chinese in Amador and Calaveras Counties from the Gold Rush Onwards"
LECTURE "The Chinese in Amador and Calaveras Counties from the Gold Rush Onwards"
by Elaine Zorbas
This presentation will focus on the Chinese immigrants who came to Amador and Calaveras Counties to search for riches and work in the 19th century. They faced pervasive hostility throughout the state and the mining areas. Yet these Chinese immigrants formed supportive communities where they maintained their culture. Ms. Zorbas will talk about Chinatowns in both counties, especially in Fiddletown where the Chew Kee Store tells the story of Chinese life through its artifacts and papers.
Elaine Zorbas is author of Banished and Embraced: The Chinese in Fiddletown and the Mother Lode (2015) and Fiddletown: From Gold Rush to Rediscovery (1997). Until March 1999, she headed the research department at Pasadena Public Library. She and her husband moved to Fiddletown in 2001, where they grow fruit and nuts. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Southern California.
Cost: free for museum members, $10 non-members
Angels Camp Museum
753 S Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-2963 |
04:30 PM - 09:00 PM Oscar Night Benefit for Hospice of Amador & Calaveras at Taste Restaurant
Plymouth, CA...Put on your fancy red carpet outfits on Sunday, March 4, from 4:30 – 9 p.m. and head to Taste Restaurant in Plymouth, for “Dress to the Nines,” a benefit for Hospice of Amador & Calaveras. Taste will roll out the red carpet and donate 9% of the dinner bill to Hospice, for all guests dining in their Oscar-worthy outfits!

Don’t miss this fun, easy opportunity to support your local independent, non-profit hospice agency! Make your reservations today at, or call 245-3463.

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