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Friday, Nov 22
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
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10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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07:00 PM The Games Afoot
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Monday, Nov 25
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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< Sunday, April 15, 2018 >


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 - 03:00 PM Sixth Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off This Sunday April 15th
Mountain Ranch, CA...Sixth Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off This Sunday April 15th.


6th Annual Mountain Ranch 4-H Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Mtn. Ranch Community Park

Registration Form
Deadline: Wed. April 11th


Team Name:_________________________________________________________
Team Captain:________________________Phone:_________________
Address:_________________________________________________________
Email:_____________________________
Team Assistants:_____________________________________________________

[ ] Contestant Fee: $10.00 (Deadline 4/11/18) or pay that day by arrangement

[ ] We wish to sponsor the event: $___________

[ ] Unable to participate: Please accept my tax-deductible donation of $_______

Check payable to Mtn. Ranch 4H Club: Total $__________

* Teams will prepare a minimum of 3 gallons of Chili.
* International rules will not apply.
* Teams are required to supply Chili ingredients (prepared on-site), propane
stoves, BBQ's, cookware, cutting boards, table clothes, paper towels, and trashbags.
* The Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club will provide 1 table, 2 chairs, cups, napkins, spoons.
* Costumes/Booth decorations encouraged for contest. Best Booth trophy will be awarded.
* Entrants give their permission to the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club for their photos to be used in Chili
Cook-Off publicity and media articles.
* A $100 Cash Prize will be awarded for Judges’ Award, & People's Choice Award.
* Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place as well as for Best Booth/Costumes and
Kid’s Choice.
*Contact: Melissa Komure at (209)256-5569 or melissa.klegseth@gmail.com

Please mail entry form with your check to:
Mtn. Ranch 4-H Chili Cookoff
Attn: Melissa Komure
PO Box 54
Mountain Ranch, CA 95246
Thank you for supporting the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club!
Annual Mountain Ranch 4H CHILI Cook-Off
Rules & Guidelines
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Welcome to the 6th Annual Mtn. Ranch 4H CHILI Cook-Off
Benefitting the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club!

RULES & GUIDELINES:

1) CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8AM: Before unloading, please check in at the 4-H Booth/Registration Table to confirm your reservation. Your signed Registration Form, along with the $10.00 fee must be received no later Wed. 4/11/18. Spaces are chosen on first come/first serve basis.

2) Parking: You may pull into the park to UNLOAD ONLY! All vehicles must then be parked in the parking lot or in the field across the street from the Blunder Inn.

3) EZ Ups: Please provide your own EZ-UPS. We will be set up under a covered area, but the sun does shine around the perimeter.

4) Tables/Chairs/Cups/Spoons: The 4H Club & Mtn. Ranch Community will provide 1 (one) 8'x2' table and 2 chairs, 2 oz. tasting cups, spoons and napkins. You MUST write you booth # on the cups. For booths 6 and 9, please underline the # for an accurate vote.

5) Stoves/BBQ's - Propane stoves are recommended. BBQ's are acceptable. No electricity is available. There will be thermometers available to insure proper food handling practices.

6) What is CHILI?: If you call it chili, then enter it! Traditional red chili, Chili Verde, vegetarian chili, or any home recipe (with or w/o beans/meat) is acceptable.
Sides: Chili sides/condiments (cornbread, salsa, guacamole, chips, cheese, onions, etc.) are welcomed, but not necessary. No sides/condiments will be allowed for Judges’ Choice.

7) CHILI Amount: Chili Chefs need to bring an adequate amount of chili. A minimum of 2 gallons is suggested (3 gallons is ideal). We anticipate 200 tasters at 2 oz. per tasting. Avoid running out of chili.
*****(ICS) International rules will NOT apply.*****

8) Tasting Fee: Tasting Fee is $5. Tasters will receive a 4H Clover sticker or wristband. Please do not serve a taste without seeing this sticker/wristband.

9) Judging: Volunteers will begin collecting your CHILI at 11:30 am to be judged for the Judge’s Awards. For this judging, only the CHILI itself will be tasted. No condiments will be judged. (For the People's Choice Awards, you may "DRESS UP" your CHILI if you'd like.)

10) Publicity: There will be press on-site during this event. Please bring a camera and share your photos with us so we can share them! You can email photos to Shannon at skipnshannon@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page: Mountain Ranch 4H.


Contact: Melissa Komure at 209-256-5569 or melissa.klegseth@gmail.com
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.

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