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All Day The Eleventh Annual Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride is Saturday, April 14, Don't Miss It!!
Murphys, CA...Registrations are now being accepted from cyclists throughout the Motherlode and beyond for the eleventh annual Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride to be held in the verdant hills of Calaveras County on Saturday, April 14. John Zunino, who is himself a successful bicycle racer at the national level, is this year’s ride director. The ride has become one of the most popular cycling events in northern California. It features two scenic routes, the Wild Ride of approximately 50k and the Wilder Ride of approximately 100k. Riders will wend their way through the countryside at the height of the wildflower season. The longer ride will also include the New Melones Lake area.





The course for Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride has been carefully laid out to take advantage of the area’s many back roads and scenic byways with enough changes in elevation to challenge seasoned riders without overtaxing less experienced cyclists. The Wild Ride has an elevation increase of 2,461 feet and the Wilder Ride has an increase of 4,436 feet. Both routes begin and end at Feeney Park where all participants can enjoy an after-ride chicken-in-a-barrel barbeque, or a vegetarian meal, included in the registration fee.

The course opens at 7:30 a.m. and all riders must start by 9 a.m.

In addition to being a rewarding biking experience, the event is a primary fundraiser for the Feeney Park Foundation. The non-profit organization has the responsibility for the creation and maintenance of the area’s major multi-use recreational facility and community park. This is one of two annual fundraisers that keep the park open for the community’s benefit.

Feeney Park, located on Pennsylvania Gulch Rd., just off Highway 4, behind Michelson Elementary School, serves thousands of youth and adult athletes from throughout Calaveras County. It is the home field for the Bret Harte Little League and Ebbetts Pass Youth Soccer League.

In addition, the park offers unique opportunities for casual recreation with its disc golf course, skate park, walking trails, picnic areas, and amphitheater.

Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride is named in honor of Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”

Registration information is available at www.mrfrogswildride.org. In addition to the after-ride barbecue, the price includes snacks at various rest stops, SAG support and a relaxing massage. Registration for the 50k is $50 and the 100k is $60. Club discounts are available on request for six or more registrations at the same time. The cut-off date for online registration is midnight April 11.

On site registration and check-in at Feeney Park will be available on Friday, April 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Day of the ride check-in and registration will begin at 7 a.m. and close at 9 a.m.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on ride day, bicycle maintenance and tech support will be offered by Eric Olson of Mountain Pedaler in Angels Camp. He will be on site to provide bicycle maintenance and tech support for any last minute bike needs such as minor tune-ups and repairs or tire checks.

For further information on all aspects of the ride, including ways to volunteer, visit www.mrfrogswildride.org.
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09:00 AM Calaveras Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar
CGS Welcomes Kathryn Miller Marshall, PhD and Genealogist expert will speak on 4 topics at this years Spring Seminar.
Finding Voyagers, In Quest of Maidens, Brick Wall Busting and Newspaper Research.
Located at the Historic Copperopolis Armory, 695 Main Street, Copperopolis, CA 95228
Begins 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Costs: pre-registration $25 CGS members & $30 non-members
At the door - $30 members $35 non-members
Time: 9:00 - 3:00 pm
bring your lunch -
(snacks & drinks available for purchase)
For more information and to register go to
www.calaverasgenealogy.com
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro Chipping on April 14th
San Andreas, CA...The Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS), Calaveras County Animal Services, Mike Hayes, DVM & Lost and Found Pets 209 are offering FREE RABIES VACCINATIONS & MICRO-CHIPPING, Saturday ~ April 14, 2018 ~ 9am to 12 noon at Calaveras County Animal Services, 901 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas


Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. We live in an area where the rabies virus can be found in wildlife and transmitted to your pet and you through a bite that punctures the skin. To protect your dog, other pets, yourself and your family, you need to vaccinate your companion. And for the protection of the greater public, the law requires you to vaccinate and license all dogs 4 months of age or older.

Questions?
Contact Animal Services at 754-6509 For Calaveras County residents only; All dogs must be on leash and all cats in carriers.
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 - 02:00 PM The 19th Annual Children's Fair, Celebrating "The Week of the Young Child"
Angels Camp, CA...The Resource Connection is proud to announce that the 19th Annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bret Harte High School Campus in Angels Camp. The event is an opportunity for families in our communities to enjoy a free fun-filled day with their family. The day will include valuable resources, food, activities and entertainment.


This event relies on the involvement of our community members and businesses. Please join The Resource Connection to make the Children’s Fair 2018 fun and informative day for the families of Calaveras County.

The mission of the Resource Connection is “Engaging Families, Empowering Communities, and Enriching Lives.” We are a community-based non-profit organization which was established in 1980 to meet the needs of members of our communities by offering programs and services related to children and families, nutrition, and prevention and intervention. Such programs include preschool and childcare, Women Infant and Children (WIC), Calaveras Food Bank, Crisis Center and Legal Services.

For more information, Contact Savannah 209-754-1075 ext. 125 or email smulderrig@trcac.org

Children's Fair
Hosted by The Resource Connection Child Care Resource & Referral Services and Calaveras Child Care Council
April 14th 11 AM - 2 PM
Bret Harte Union High School
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

11:30 AM Spring Luncheon
Women's Ministry Spring Luncheon
Location Foothill Community Church
3710 Whittle Road
Angels Camp
Catered by Pickle Patch Deli
Guest Speaker: Liz Dixon
The cost is $10 at the door
RSVP the church office 736-9338
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.
03:00 PM Blind Tasting with Milliaire Winery
Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres and tasting a variety of wines without the labels! Can you tell which wine you're drinking just by the smell and taste? Join Liz and Steve for this exciting evening of discovering your inner sommelier.
06:00 PM Hoe-down! Whiskerino Dinner Dance is April 14th
Angels Camp, CA....(Frogtown, USA)The Friends of the Calaveras County Fair and the Junior Livestock Committee are hosting a Hoe-down, Show-down. The Whiskerino Dinner Dance is planned for April 14. The dinner dance will be the official kick-off event leading up to the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee May 17-20. The Whiskerino has a fine historic tradition in Calaveras County. Although the Whiskerino dates back to the 1940s it was revitalized in the 1950's and held for the next forty years. In 1955 Bob Petithome, Angels Camp resident, won the award for best full beard. He says the best part of the event was seeing "all the slick chins" try to grow beards. The event marked the month long Jubilee. Originally held at the Gun Club adjacent to the Fairgrounds, men and women donned their best gold rush attire. However the biggest draw was the actual whisker competitions.





In recent years the Friends of the Fair has rejuvenated the annual event. Partnering with the Junior Livestock Committee funds are raised to make improvements to the Fairgrounds and support the livestock program.

It it the Fair's kickoff event. The food is great, catered by Lightening Q Catering, Plan B is the band, bounce house for the kids and the competitions are crazy fun!

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