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Friday, Feb 22
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
04:00 PM Sierra Foothill Residential Care Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser
04:00 PM Sierra Foothill Residential Care Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Marisolio Presents Cassoulet with Melanie Klann
Saturday, Feb 23
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
05:00 PM Silent Movie Night at Ironstone Vineyards - Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush"
Sunday, Feb 24
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
03:30 PM Cattle in the Sierra Video Presentation
Monday, Feb 25
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Tuesday, Feb 26
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
11:00 AM Next in MTMC ‘A Plan 4 Me’ Series is ‘Focus on Heart Health’ Feb. 26 & Other Events on Heart
Wednesday, Feb 27
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Feb 28
All Day We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Friday, Mar 1
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Mar 2
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Sunday, Mar 3
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Mar 4
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Tuesday, Mar 5
All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
Wednesday, Mar 6
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Mar 7
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03/17/2019 - Ride & Walk4Art is a Day of Fun to Support Arts in Education!
San Andreas, CA...Join us for a day of fun to support arts in education! Please join us on March 17, 2019 for Ride & Walk4Art in the beautiful California foothills in West Calaveras County. Choose from 2 bicycle rides—25-miles or 45-miles—or an easy 4.5-mile walk skirting New Hogan Lake. ​Afterwards, the Tri-Dam lions will prepare a Chicken-in-a-Barrel lunch. This is the fourth year the Calaveras County Arts Council has held Ride & Walk4Art. Past participants say that this event is the best local bike and walk event, and serves a sensational lunch along with a friendly community atmosphere.

We're accepting no more than 290 participants—250 cyclists and 40 walkers—making this an intimate ride with a community vibe. You'll traverse rolling California foothills along roads that rarely see cars, past scenic views of oak forests and pastoral meadows and the blue waters of three reservoirs.

Your participation will help raise funds for the Calaveras Arts Council Arts in Education program, a program designed to bring art, music, dance, and theatre to the schools of Calaveras County. In the last two years we have supported watercolor classes, collage instruction, ceramic classes, and school murals. The kids are creative; they are hungry for art. In 2019 the CCAC plans to offer even more art. Simply by having fun, you can help us help the children of Calaveras County.

Registration: January 1-March 15.
​Registration closes at 250 riders and 40 walkers.
Fees: $40 for bicyclists/$50 on day of event
$20/age 16 and under/$30 on day of event
$20 for Walkers
NEW IN 2019!
Two timed climbing challenges
•Hogan Dam, .7 miles and 4.6% grade
•Pardee Dam, .6 miles and 5.8% grade
•Every rider is timed and tracked by satellite!
•Compare your personal best segment performance to others.
•Let friends online follow your ride and progress.
02/22/2019 - Marisolio Presents Cassoulet with Melanie Klann
Murphys, CA...Melanie Klann is a favorite here at Marisolio. She is an accomplished baker of all things bread. She has taught some fun classes her at Marisolio! Her Paella class was amazing! Southern Ribs with her signature “crack corn” creamed corn is fantastic. She also owns a successful winery, Newsome Harlow her in downtown Murphys, with her husband Scott.

Melanie will be making a Cassoulet, a slow-cooked rich traditional French dish comprised of Duck, Sausage and white beans, and Melly’s French Onion Soup this time.

Bring a friend to get $5 off.
02/23/2019 - Silent Movie Night at Ironstone Vineyards - Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush"
Murphys, CA...In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change. Featuring Dave Moreno on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Tickets: $35 - Includes gold rush dinner, dessert, popcorn, and show. Doors at 5pm, Dinner at 5:30pm. Show at 6:30pm Limited seating available. This event will likely sell out.

Date: Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Ironstone Vineyards
Contact: Ironstone Vineyards
Phone: 209-728-1251 ex 10
03/27/2019 - Columbia State Historic Park Celebrates 169 Years on March 27th
Columbia, CA...169 years ago gold was discovered in Columbia. This discovery changed the land forever when thousands of people came to the Gem of Southern Mines to “strike it rich.” Come experience and commemorate this monumental event. Celebrate with us as we remember Columbia and how it grew into one of the richest Gold Rush era towns in California’s history. Please join us and celebrate Columbia’s birthday. This free event will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 11:00am to 3:00pm in front of the museum and along Main Street.

Costumed docents will be present serving birthday cake and punch as the town comes alive with music, speeches, and re-enactments of the events that occurred on that historic day in 1850.

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Columbia State Historic Park, located in Tuolumne County, is designated as a National Historic Landmark District. It has been preserved to tell the story of the towns which arose to serve the needs of the miners during the California Gold Rush. California State Parks has restored, and continues to preserve, over thirty of the original brick buildings along the town’s Main Street.

Friends of Columbia members, docents and volunteers raise funds to support the educational and Interpretive Programs at Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park annually hosts over 600,000 visitors, and is a major tourist destination in Tuolumne County. Its many historic-style stores and restaurants are run by over twenty-five concessionaires whose businesses, along with park staff and volunteers, help recreate the experience of the California Gold Rush for visitors from around the world.
03/09/2019 - 46th Annual Bjornloppet Hits the Nordic Trails March 9 & 10
Bear Valley, California    On Saturday, March 9th, cross country skiers from near and far will assemble in the Bear Valley Meadow for the 46th running of the Bjornloppet Ski Race and Festival. With a 10:30 am start, The “Bjornloppet”, meaning Bear Race in Norwegian, is enjoyed by young and old alike. There are divisions for all ages and two distances are offered, 20 kilometers (two laps) and 10 kilometers in Saturday’s freestyle (striding or ski skating) race.

The mass start is fun to watch with the go-fast racers using the ski skating technique. The course winds through aspen trees, over some roller coaster terrain and ends up on the Bjornloppet Trail with its notorious Bjornloppet Downhill. Big thrills are part of the racing game as the race can be won or lost on this section alone. After the race is over, skiers will gather for an outrageous awards party with food, awards and prizes from Salomon, local businesses and suppliers.

Saturday is the main event, but on Sunday, March 10th, a second day of racing is offered up for striders (classic skiers only – no ski skaters). This 10 Kilometer (or 5 Kilometer for junior racers) event starts at 10:00 am (don’t forget to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time), features a different course and is followed up with awards for overall (1st, 2nd & 3rd) winners and raffle prizes as well.

This year’s events are hosted by Bear Valley Cross Country staff, awesome volunteers and Dianne and Paul Petersen. BVCC is reporting excellent mid-winter ski conditions with many days of All Trails Open.

For more information contact or 209 753-2834.

Bear Valley Cross Country (Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc.), is now owned by the Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative. For more information on how to become a Bear Valley Mountain Co-Op member, please visit
02/16/2019 - 50's Sock Hop Tonight at Murphys Irish Pub..Oh This is Gonna Be Fun!
Murphys, CA...50's Sock Hop Tonight at Murphys Irish Pub..Oh This is Gonna Be Fun!

02/16/2019 - Dine Like A President at Twisted Oak's Twisted Presidents Dinner
Vallecito, CA...Jimmy Carter had his Peanuts - George HW Bush hated Broccoli! Forty-five Presidents have occupied the office - and every one has had their most and least favorite foods. So why not spend an evening with us - featuring a delicious multi-course Presidential dinner whipped up by Lila & Sage, and perfectly matched with yummy Twisted wines! And who knows, you might even meet a past President or First Lady!

It's happening Saturday, February 16th, 2019, starting at 6:00pm, at the Winery in Vallecito.

Just follow the ticket link for more info and to buy tickets!

Space is limited (there is only so much room in here) so purchase your tickets now! Don't be disappointed!

(No politics will be served at this event.)
02/16/2019 - A Taste From The Heart Valentine's Dinner
Murphys, CA...Experience a “down to earth” four course dinner celebrating Valentine’s at Outer Aisle’s “high vibe” venue. Entertainment by Nate Frazier, The Experimentalist. We love to create exquisite cuisine using seasonal farm fresh organic ingredients and sustainable proteins. Combined with our good tastes and high quality service you’ll experience food that nourishes.

For menu and pricing, visit:

For reservations, please email or phone at 209-728-9112
02/16/2019 - The 23rd Annual Presidents' Wine Weekend
Murphys, CA...Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is hosting the 23rd Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend on February 16th and 17th 2019 from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Nestled in a beautiful landscape, at the base of the Sierra Foothills and just 90 minutes from the Bay Area and Sacramento region, Calaveras Wine Country is the perfect one-stop wine and adventure wonderland. The 23rd Annual “Presidents’ Wine Weekend” in Calaveras County opens the doors to discovering wineries, wine experiences and special events in the Gold Rush town of Murphys, CA. Weekend visitors will be given a map to explore the tasting rooms of their choice with the purchase of a $25 commemorative glass where they can enjoy a limited flight of award-winning wines at over 24 participating wineries. All-Weekend passes and One-Day tickets are pre-sold online with a limited amount of passes available on the day of the event. Advance ticketing at

While visiting Calaveras County wineries, attendees can also purchase tickets to exclusive winemaker events, participate in barrel tastings, and many more activities that surround this wine-centric festival. Ironstone Vineyards is hosting the Presidents’ Wine Weekend Kick-Off Party on Friday, February 15th at 6:00 where attendees will enjoy appetizers and wine pairings along with live entertainment. Tickets available at Ironstone Winery event page. The "How to Taste Wine" experience will take place at Locke Vineyards where attendees will be guided thru the five main components of wine tasting. Each class is 45 minutes and starts at 10:30 am Saturday and Sunday during Presidents' Wine Weekend. Advance tickets are available at the Locke Vineyards event page. Wine Weekend visitors can join a "guerrilla-style" Tap Takeover at the Newsome Harlow downtown Tasting Room on Saturday and Sunday by an exciting new label, Ten By Ten Wines! Fans of Newsome Harlow can finally have a chance to experience this latest project which includes varietals like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Primitivo. Weekend attendees can also pop over to the Newsome Harlow winery (about a 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk from downtown) and taste several of their classics with winemaker & owners, Scott & Melanie Klann. The winery is located at 107 Emerald Creek Drive Murphys. The fun team at Twisted Oak Winery will be hosting an intimate winery dinner party on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 featuring “Favorite Foods of Past Presidents” paired with wines and live music! Only 70 tickets available for this dinner event at the Twisted Oak Winery “Goings On” events page. To wrap up the weekend festivities, a select group of attendees can join the Dixieland “Stars & Stripes” Brunch at the newly remodeled Dunbar House and outdoor event space on Sunday, February 17th 11:00 - 1:00. Limited to 50 attendees, tickets are available through pre-sale at the Dunbar House Bed and Breakfast website.

Presidents’ Wine Weekend in Calaveras County is the best time for wine lovers to get to know local winemakers and family producers, taste their way through unique Calaveras varietals, learn more about the region's terroir and connect with family-run craft wineries that make up the emerging Calaveras Wine Country. Growers and winemakers from the Calaveras County wine region take great pride in their production of wines that include award-winning Spanish and Italian varietals as well as Bordeaux and Rhone-style varietals.

Visitors to Calaveras County Wine Country can also find special hotel packages, restaurant recommendations, weekend activities, and more at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website. Several lodging packages are available for this popular event including Copperopolis' Saddle Creek Golf Resort in Copper Valley where guests can book a stay in the luxurious bungalows with golf course views and attend a morning wine presentation with the regions own local wine expert.

The 23d annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend event is sponsored by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA). The Calaveras Wine Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of all wines produced in Calaveras County and/or produced from Calaveras grapes. We are Calaveras County families that are making some of the most exciting wines in California’s historic Sierra Foothills region. To learn more about the CWA email visit or email

08/04/2019 - Hank Williams Jr with Moonshine Bandits at Ironstone Amphitheatre Sunday, August 4, 2019
Murphys, CA...Thrilled to have our first show announcement of the year be the legendary Hank Williams Jr! Hank Williams Jr.'s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released IT’S ABOUT TIME (Nash Icon Records) on January 15. In addition to the history making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. IT’S ABOUT TIME is Hank's 37th album in his five decade career. He continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which includes ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. As a touring artist, Hank was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.

We are also thrilled to welcome to Ironstone for the first time, from right here in Northern California, Moonshine Bandits! Long before people figured out country and rap had a lot in common, the Moonshine Bandits released their genre-blending album, “Whiskey & Women,” and took the world of outlaw music by storm. The group’s blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has led to over 60 million views on the ShinerTV YouTube channel – collectively over 80 million views on YouTube – while their video for “My Kind of Country” peaked at #1 on CMT Pure. The Bandits also charted Billboard simultaneously with a top 10 in Rap and a top 20 in Country Music and have been Recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine, CMT, Youtube Honors, MTV, AOL THE BOOT, YAHOO, and the list goes on. Connecting with fans on all levels, Moonshine Bandits have built a solid “Shiner Nation” of loyal fans, started their own 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization known as Operation Packing Company, Inc. that specializes in sending supplies to our Troops Overseas, Beef Jerky and legal Moonshine. The Bandits earned a 2018 Telly Award for their “Take This Job” music video featuring David Allan Coe.

This is going to be an outstanding night of Outlaw Country music!
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