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11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
04:00 PM The 15th Annual Hoedown For Humanity is August 24th
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM DonGato Latin Band presents “Havana Nights” with Lemaya Dancers!
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM MACBETH Continues Through August 24th at Brice Station Vineyards
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & BBQ @ Hotel Leger
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Tuesday, Aug 27
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
Wednesday, Aug 28
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Aug 29
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Giant Book Sale at Arnold Library
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
10:00 AM 47th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1,Arnold
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Giant Book Sale at Arnold Library
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
Until 05:00 PM 47th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1,Arnold
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Tuesday, Sep 3
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
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09/28/2019 - The Easy Leaves with opener Trevor McSpadden – Country, the lean Bakersfield sound
Usually a duo, the Easy Leaves appear as a full band for this concert.

When some folks talk of country music — or any genre, for that matter — there’s sometimes a tendency to over-generalize. For some, country means the watered-down-power-pop-with-a-touch-of-twang that dominates the airwaves. The Easy Leaves consist of Kevin Carducci (vocals, guitar) and Sage Fifield (vocals, bass), formed north of the Golden Gate in 2008. Initially, their intent was to form a traditionally oriented string band, but they found too many influences delightfully intruding — the towers of strength that are Bob Wills and Smokey Robinson were too powerful to be denied. Carducci’s musical fires were stoked by “Bob Dylan, Hank Williams [and his progeny], the Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Gillian Welch, Otis Redding, George Jones,” among others, he said. As for Fifield, he said, “I was into a lot of your characteristic classic rock radio stuff: Stones, Who, the Dead, Floyd, Zeppelin, but also some mellow songwriter stuff: John Prine, Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson. For a while I lived in Northwest Pennsylvania, where a former band-mate and I began frequenting a weekly bluegrass jam. Those jams were my first foray into the world of bluegrass, and it opened my ears to a whole new world of acoustic and country music.”

The Easy Leaves have toured as a duo and as part of a full band. For their upcoming show Carducci said, “We’ll be performing with a five-piece lineup, with Vicente Rodriguez on drums, Dave Zirbel on [electric] Telecaster [guitar], and Josh Yenne on pedal steel.” Without a hint of compromise, The Easy Leaves’ inclusive-yet-very-personal approach holds much appeal for fans of Steve Earle, Whiskeytown, The Avett Brothers, and Brad Paisley.
Trevor McSpadden was raised in the Texas Hill Country and seasoned in the clubs of Chicago, and is a genuine honky tonk song and dance man. He spent five years as the lead singer of Chicago’s most beloved country band, The Hoyle Brothers, before taking to the road as a solo act. Now working out of Southern California, McSpadden is making the most of his West Coast residency. He teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson to record a heartbreak album called The Only Way, followed by a Bakersfield-flavored collection of love songs called Let’s Fall Together. His latest is a groovy live album recorded in the parking lot of Grand Ole BBQ in San Diego. With a little twang from Texas, a bit of grit from Chicago, and some flash from the Golden State, McSpadden remains faithful to the eternal verities of the country tradition, but nothing if not original.
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09/07/2019 - Tim Bluhm Band – Coffis Brothers and Mountain Men will open and back Tim – California Soul
Tim Bluhm has earned a reputation as the quintessential California musician. Born and raised in the Golden State, as the singer/guitarist and primary songwriter of rock band The Mother Hips, Bluhm has spent the last two decades performing, writing, collaborating on, and producing music.

Tim is backed at this performance by the Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men, who will also open the show.

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles.

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09/21/2019 - Los Pinguos – Hot Argentine Folk Groove Band
Los Pinguos combine Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, bass and harmonizing vocals. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, these five guys have been called the “Latin Beatles” by the Los Angeles Times. Join us for a fun, upbeat evening of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock!

Los Pinguos’ music has appeared on TV shows like The Shield and The L Word, in movies such as Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson’s Imagining Argentina, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and two of their songs were included in Katherine Heigl’s movie The Ugly Truth. They’ve played with such acts as Plácido Domingo, Paul Anka, Taj Mahal, The Skatalites, The Neville Brothers, Pablo Montero, Ozomatli, Cigala and Charly García.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site Click Text Here

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08/16/2019 - Vogan Toll and Red VooDoo (formerly Teazer) – Hard hitting rock and roll!
Local band Vogan Toll has released a new, debut album. This Amador County band, fronted by 16-year-old, Davin Loiler, hit the rock-and-roll target dead-center with their self-titled album, “Vogan Toll.” From Davin’s classic vocals to his guitar prowess, audiences both young and old will find this music entertaining and energizing. Including both covers and originals, Vogan Toll provides a classic rock sound that is simultaneously easy-listening and toe-tappin’. Support the efforts of this talented, local protégé and purchase the first of many albums by Vogan Toll.
Red VooDoo (formerly Teazer) is a Sacramento based band that specializes in 80’s rock n roll.
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08/17/2019 - Jimmy Thackery – Rockin’ Blues guitar
Singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Jimmy Thackery has carved an enviable niche for himself in the world of electric blues. Known for his gritty, blue-collar approach and marathon live shows, Thackery was for many years part of the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working blues bar bands in North America; since the late 1980s, he has been touring and recording under his own name, and has found widespread acceptance on the festival circuit. His hard-edged, tough-as-nails approach to guitar playing and his trio’s driving rhythm section holds appeal for fans of both the straight-ahead blues of Muddy Waters and the roots-rock of Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky.

Like the Nighthawks and Grushecky’s Houserockers, much of the material Thackery performs can safely be called blues or blues-rock. Hardcore blues like “It’s My Own Fault” and popular blues-rock chestnuts like “Red House” from Jimi Hendrix are fair game for Thackery and his Drivers, who include Michael Patrick on bass and Mark Stutso on drums and vocals.

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08/24/2019 - DonGato Latin Band presents “Havana Nights” with Lemaya Dancers!
DonGato Latin Band is a group of seasoned musicians that loves the perfect combination of great music, great time and entertaining a exciting audience. “Havana Nights” is an evening of Latin jazz, Cuban, salsa, and more! The Lemaya Dancers perform onstage!

DGLB plays Smooth Latin Music blended with Latin Jazz, Cuban Son, Salsa and with a dash of a tropical feel. DGLB song list includes various tunes from the great Buena Vista Social Club songbook. DGLB also incorporates American standards classics in a latin beat format. Songs like, Besame Mucho, Sway, Perhaps, Perhaps. Perhaps, Imagine, Clocks, Hotel California, Ain’t No Sunshine, Stand by Me, Feel Like Making Love, and many more. DGLB signature guayaveras (Cuban/Puerto Rican/Island shirts) and Panama hats are always the band’s attire. This band has horns, congas, bongos, keyboards, and more – a whole lot going on!

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09/14/2019 - Make Plans to Attend the 3rd Annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival on September 14th
San Andreas, CA...The 3rd annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival is back bigger and better than ever hosted at the Metropolitan in San Andreas, CA! Sept 14 starting at 4:00 PM $25 per ticket in advance, $30 at the door if available. Attendee receives a commemorative wine glass and glass holder plate and can taste all the food and wine they wish. There will be 3 live bands inside and out at the Metropolitan Theater in San Andreas. There will be a number of local restaurants there serving free hors d'oeuvres for all attendees. Tickets available at Gooney's Bar & Grille, Pizza Factory & the Chamber of Commerce Office all of which are in San Andreas or online at www.sanandreasrotary.com. Proceeds will benefit Calaveras Meals on Wheels.


Nestled at the base of the Gold Country foothills, this new popular festival celebrates the Good Life the miners enjoyed with their riches: Wine, Olives and Cheese. Foothill wineries, some whose grapes harken back to the Gold Rush days, will be pouring their best vintages. Cheese and Olive purveyors, several local to the area, will be offering delicious samples of their craft. Live music and a silent auction will round out the evening.

The Rotary Club of San Andreas produces this festival with volunteer help. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Meals on Wheels program of Common Ground Senior Services - Serving Amador and Calaveras Counties, and other Rotary projects.

The Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival has sold out of tickets every year. There will only be 500 tickets available so buy while you still can!

Note: no tickets will be sold at the door.


Event occurs on 09/14/2019 from 04:00 PM to .
09/07/2019 - 13th Annual Hermitfest Music Festival is the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Celebration
Ebbetts Pass, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) presents the 13th annual scenic byway celebration, known as Hermitfest, on Saturday, September 7th from 11 am – 8pm. This quintessentially Californian, early-fall music festival takes place in Hermit Valley in the Stanislaus National Forest, 38 miles east of Arnold and 23 miles west of Markleeville on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River and features outdoor performances by an array of local musicians.


This year’s lineup includes Bodie Goi Band, Beans Souza, Bill Welles Band, Grover Anderson and the Lampoilers, and the Hermitfest Allstar Band. Music starts at 11:00 am, and officially ends at 8:00 pm, but the joyful celebration of this gorgeous stretch of Sierra-straddling highway often continues around the campfires late into the evening.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase along with locally made artisanal items. Telescopes will be set up for stargazing, and experts will be on hand to help identify planets, constellations and stories of the night sky beginning at 9:00 pm, weather permitting.

Primitive campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those wishing to spend the night. There are sites in the immediate vicinity of the event as well as a few more on the river side of the road. Additional camping is available nearby in the beautiful Pacific Valley campgrounds. Well-socialized dogs are welcome if kept on a six-foot leash and not left unattended. For those planning to spend the night, there will be late night treats and coffee and goodies on Sunday morning.

Attendees are advised to dress in layers and bring warm clothing since although Fall weather in Hermit Valley (elevation: 7,000 ft) is generally warm, quick afternoon showers are possible and mornings and evenings can be chilly. The route along Highway 4 includes some narrow, twisty and steep sections at the higher elevations between Lake Alpine on the west and Silver Creek on the east side, so large RVs and trailers are not recommended. The pass from either side includes spectacular mountain scenery, so planning extra time for pulling over at designated spots for some sightseeing is highly recommended. Full details on all there is to see and do along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway can be found at: Scenic4.org and Facebook.com/Scenic4.

For those interested in additional activities on the way to or from the celebration, a stop at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce offices in downtown Markleeville is a great option for obtaining maps, cold drinks and lots of information about things to do over the weekend. On the Arnold side, the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum’s creative displays are always worth checking out. Next to the parking lot is a trailhead to the dog-friendly Arnold Rim Trail for hikers and mountain bikers. Just 5 minutes away, Calaveras Big Trees State Park gives easy access to trails with spectacular Giant Sequoias. The pools at Grover Hot Springs State Park, outside Markleeville, are expected to be open but calling 530-694-2248 to double check is recommended.

In 2005, Ebbetts Pass was honored with National Scenic Byway status. It is one of only seven nationally-designated byways in California. The EPSBA is the non-profit organization tasked with preserving, enhancing and promoting the unique resources of the byway. A guidebook for the area featuring its history, geology, wildlife and recreation is available from their website at Scenic4.org/Guidebook.

This event is made possible by the generous support of event partners and sponsors including the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce & Cal Waste. Those wishing to join the family of EPSBA sponsors can find sponsorship information here: Scenic4.org/donate. This event is presented under permit with the US Forest Service.
The EPSBA thanks local media and the many local organizations who help to promote this event. Special thanks to Ron Schaner who coordinates and schedules the musicians every year and is a tireless supporter of live music in the Ebbetts Pass area.

For other events in the area and lodging information, contact the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 209-736-0049 or the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce at 530-694-2475. On the west side, visit BearValley.com, ComeToArnold.com, and VisitMurphys.com.
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09/28/2019 - Save the Date! Make Plans to Attend the 21st Annual Fall Family Health Fair!
San Andreas, CA...Our medical services are provided by highly trained, compassionate health care professionals who know that human kindness enables a more effective treatment and a quicker recovery. We help keep people healthy so they can enjoy a good life. We are what the next generation of excellent health care looks like in Calaveras County. For more than 60 years, we have provided quality health care and are recognized as the leader in meeting the diverse health care needs of Calaveras County, and in working to make our community a healthier place to live.


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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute
care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad
range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being
a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers.
More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is
a member of Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information,
please visit our
08/18/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 music by Tonilee Faughnan from 1-4.  Mimosas for purchase Bring a picnic and your friends.


On January 16, 2019 the Oliveto Family purchased the former location of Irish Vineyards in Vallecito, CA. This is the now the location of the Stevenot Winery production facility as well as a second Tasting Room currently opened every Saturday and Sunday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to move the production facility back to Calaveras County and to be close to Murphys.” stated Jon Oliveto, President and Production Manager for Stevenot Winery. With everyone in the company living in Murphys it made sense to pursue the opportunity. Over the past few months the Oliveto family has started on the complete remodeling to include the winery and tasting room as well as the historic Batten House. “We have so many plans including more parties and bringing live music to this venue. On weekends we will have winery and vineyard tours including barrel tastings.” said Lorraine Oliveto, Tasting Room Manager for both locations. Stevenot will be doing their crush in the new location and then begin production shortly after that working with Stevenot’s Winemaker, Nancy Steel. Stay tuned and look for more information on events and the Grand Opening!

More about the history of Stevenot Winery and the Oliveto Family . . . . .
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all part of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. With a new Winery Property and Tasting Room located in Vallecito and the Tasting Room on Main Street located in downtown Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1979.

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 a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family 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.

A New Generation
On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines, operating the Stevenot Tasting Room on Murphys’ Main Street, as well as the Stevenot Wine Club. Brothers Jon Oliveto and David Oliveto are the Owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company previously based out of Sutter Creek and now located in Vallecito. “We are very honored and excited to have this opportunity!” exclaims David Oliveto, Vice President of Stevenot Winery. “We want to carry on the tradition of Barden Stevenot and grow the business. Stevenot has always been a quality brand, well respected in the community and has always sold very well. This compliments the wine in the bottle.” The Oliveto family has distributed Stevenot wines since the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. “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.”

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

The community has embraced Jon and David with open arms. “It surprises us how excited people are about our new venture.” Jon said. “We are receiving overwhelming support.”

Jon and his wife Lori now live in Murphys. David has lived in Calaveras County for 20 years and resides in Murphys with his wife, Lorraine. Daughters Elizabeth and Brooke (with her husband Robert and newborn son Cashton) are also residents of Murphys.

The Oliveto family welcomes and encourages your comments, suggestions and input.
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