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Sunday, Mar 26
02:00 PM "The Mouse Trap," An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Monday, Mar 27
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Tuesday, Mar 28
06:00 AM Press Release Work Shop With Mike Taylor ~ March 28th, 2017
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Wednesday, Mar 29
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Thursday, Mar 30
01:00 PM Guided Tours of the 'Medicine in the Gold Rush' Exhibit
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Friday, Mar 31
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
07:30 PM "The Mouse Trap," An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
Saturday, Apr 1
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Calaveras County Deputy Sheriffs Association Annual Dinner-Dance
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Until 09:30 PM The Mousetrap
Sunday, Apr 2
08:00 AM 70th Annual La Grange Rodeo Sunday April 2, 2017
12:00 PM Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off
12:00 PM 5th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Park
01:30 PM "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre," A Lecture By Jeff Olson
02:00 PM 9th Annual Taste For Mentoring ~ Dessert Contest & Antique Auto Show
02:00 PM LECTURE "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre" by Jeff Olson
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Monday, Apr 3
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Apr 4
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday, Apr 5
06:00 PM Luminary Ceremony For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
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Thursday, Apr 6
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Friday, Apr 7
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Saturday, Apr 8
09:00 AM Columbia College Free Financial Aid Workshop
10:00 AM Living History Day
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Mountain Ranch Spring Fling Fundraiser
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM Save The Date ~ Whiskerino Dinner Dance April 8th
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04/02/2017 - "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre," A Lecture By Jeff Olson
Angels Camp, CA...The Mother Lode Theatre celebrated its grand opening on February 9, 1924 with a miniature review accompanied by a five-piece orchestra. The Theatre was remodeled in 1927 to accommodate "talkies" or moving pictures. It was again remodeled in 1935 and the name eventually was changed to Angels Theatre as it remains today.

Come hear about early cinema and how it changed with World War II. Jeff will also give a general overview of the theatre and how important it was, and still is, to this community's economy.

Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, the Angels Camp Museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country’s past.

Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is a destination. Take a walk in this historical park to explore both indoor and outdoor exhibits on Gold Rush-era mining, ranching, medicine; artisan interactive displays including a print shop, weaving loom, and carpenter's shop; as well as a Mark Twain exhibit.

Sunday, April 2
1:30 p.m. light refreshments, lecture 2 - 3 p.m.
in the Museum's Carriage House

Cost: free for museum members, $10 non-members
Memberships start at just $35. Become a member and receive free entry to lectures and unlimited free admission to the museum for one year. Sign up today!

753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 | 209.736.2963
04/16/2017 - Champagne Easter Brunch At The Murphys Hotel
Murphys, CA...The Murphys Historic Hotel is now accepting reservations for their Annual Easter Brunch on April 16th.

04/09/2017 - Friends Of Music Concert April 9th
Pine Grove, CA...Two of the country’s leading trombonists are the featured artists in the next concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music. The concert is Sunday, April 9 starting at 3 pm in the Pine Grove Community Church, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Supported by its membership base, the Friends of Music offers this concert to the general public without admission charge.

Bass trombonist Rudi Hoehn is the principal bass trombonist of the Hawaii Symphony and the Santa Barbara Symphony. Rudi received his M.M. degree from The Juilliard School in 2012, where he studied on scholarship with James Markey, then of the New York Philharmonic. Rudi has previously held positions with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with numerous other organizations including the Seattle Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. He has recorded professionally with contemporary music ensemble NOVUS NY, has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today, and was also one of three finalists in the 2012 International Trombone Festival Donald Yaxley Solo Competition. Rudi earned his B.M. degree in 2009 from California State University Sacramento, where he studied with Joel Elias. During 2006-2007, Rudi was awarded Rotary International's Ambassadorial Scholarship, whereupon he lived in Germany and studied at the Musikhochschule Trossingen with Abbie Conant, retired principal trombone of the Munich Philharmonic.

Tenor trombonist Craig Beattie is a graduate of The Guildhall School of Music of Music and Drama in London. He moved to New York City in 2011 where he graduated from The Juilliard School. Now based in Houston, Texas, Craig is currently Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Lonestar College, Lee College and an instructor at the British International School of Houston. He enjoys an active performance and chamber career and is a regular guest with ensembles throughout the United States such as Paragon Brass, The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Second Baptist Church, The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, The Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet and the Houston Symphony.

Aided by pianist Ron Brickman, the two trombonists offer a range of music for bass trombone and piano and music for tenor and bass trombone duet. Highlights include New Orleans by Eugene Bozza and the Suite of Negro Spirituals, both for bass trombone and piano, and Conversation for trombone duet by Charles Small.

Opening the program is a performance of the String Quintet in G minor of W. A. Mozart. Scored for
two violins, two violas and cello, the work is universally regarded as one of Mozart’s finest chamber works. It will be performed by an ensemble of professional string players from the Sacramento area: Anthony Wills and Christine Choi on violin, Randy Fisher and Kate Capra on viola, and Jia-Mo Chen on cello.

More information, go the Friends of Music’s website at or call (209) 293-4227.
04/02/2017 - 9th Annual Taste For Mentoring ~ Dessert Contest & Antique Auto Show
Sonora,CA...A Taste for Mentoring is a dessert contest showcasing creations from our county’s finest restaurants as a fund raiser for the Mentoring Works program.

Mentoring Works matches caring adults in our community with at risk children under the guidance of the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency.

A Taste for Mentoring Dessert Contest and Antique Auto Show will be held Sunday, April 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 100 Elks Drive off of Shaws Flat Road in Sonora. Admission is $20 per person.

Restaurants and caterers participating in the dessert competition are Chef Dave Cooks, Columbia Kate’s Bakery, Country Faire, Seven Sisters at Black Oak Casino, and more fun treats.
The desserts will be tasted and rated by a panel of judges. There will also be an opportunity for those in attendance to vote for a “People’s Choice.”

Our Judging Panel will be led by Marcia VanSwoll. Marcia VanSwoll founded Gold Rush Gourmet Personal Chef Services and also served as a mentor with Mentoring Works.

Those in attendance can enjoy live music from Blue Shoes and the Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra. Guests can win one of the delicious cakes donated by Tuolumne County vendors in a traditional cake walk held throughout the event.
Safari Smiles Dental is sponsoring a table of sugar free treat at the event.

Returning this year is an antique car show sponsored by the Sonora Model A’s Club and the Antique Automobiles of America.

“We have enjoyed tremendous support from the community for our Silent Auction and from our business sponsors,” Elena Linehan, ATCAA’s Youth and Family Program Director, said. “We especially thank our sponsors Black Oak Casino, Blue Mountain Mineral, Oak Valley Bank, Sonora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the Union Democrat, and KVML/KZSQ/KKBN and My”

Event organizers can be contacted at ATCAA at 533-1397 ext. 297.
04/02/2017 - 5th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Park
Mountain Ranch, CA...Join us for the 5th Annual Mountain Ranch 4-H Club Chili Cook Off in the park on Sunday, April 2nd! Chili, Music, Petting Zoo, Snack Bar, Silent Auction, Cash Prize, Family Fun! Proceeds Directly benefit the Mountain Ranch 4-H Club including the costs associated with the county fair in May. CHILI COOKS NEEDED!

Enter your Own Chili $10.00
Tasting Fee $5.00
$100.00 Grand Prize & Other Prizes

VENT DATE & TIME: Sunday April 2nd 2017 12:00-3:00pm
LOCATION: Mountain Ranch Community Park 7867 Whiskey Slide Rd. Mountain Ranch

For More Information or to enter competition:
Skip and Shannon Sharp 209-754-9430
04/08/2017 - Mountain Ranch Spring Fling Fundraiser
Mountain Ranch, CA...Spring Fling at the Mountain Ranch Community Hall, April 8, 2017. Doors open 5:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM Entertainment 7-9:00 PM Everything is coming up daisies as we gear up for our first fundraiser of the year.
This event will be entertaining and lots of fun.

The Northern California Brothers (NCB) winners of "Calaveras has Talent" will be on stage. You can put on your dancing shoes, you'll love the music. We have some fabulous door prizes, and will have a silent auction too. No host bar available featuring, wine, beer, soda, water & coffee. To top it all off, serving for dinner : Baked Potato Bar with everything imaginable for toppings salad and garlic bread for the small cost of $20.00. Children under 8 years old $5.00. Reservations would be appreciated to help us know what to purchase; call 754-5360. All net proceeds will benefit our non-profit Community Hall for operating expenses.
04/22/2017 - Hop, Skip, Jump, Run, Walk For Autism Awareness!
Murphys, CA...April 22nd, Saturday from 8-11 Mind Matters is holding its 6th Annual Off the Beaten Path, Walk/Run for Autism Awareness, A Mind Matters Fund Raiser! This is a fun activity for people of all ages. The event starts in beautiful Murphys Park where we will have music, warm-up group exercises, and face-painting for children and those young at heart! You can walk or run [or hop, skip & jump!] for the 5K distance, but, the 10K will be a timed race. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for each age group; female and male. Age groups are 0-19 years, 20-39 years, 40-59 years, and 60 years and over.

Cost is $30 for those 8 years old and up [7 & under free]. The first 100 paid registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt. The sizes to choose from are M, L, or XL and are a unisex style. Register by phone at 209-728-2184 or on-line on our Facebook page, or website: or by mailing a check and form to Mind Matters, 150 Big Trees Road, Suite D, Murphys, CA 95247.

So come join us from 8am-11am with the walk/run starting at 9am, awards ceremony at 10:30am and the event ending at 11am. Help support Mind Matters and its clients and have some fun and get some exercise at the same time!

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!

03/25/2017 - Skeleton Crew VS NorCal Vigilantes
Sonora, CA...Save the date! MOtherlode Area Derby is pleased to announce our first co-ed game of the 2017 season! Our Skeleton Crew will be battling the NorCal Vigilantes on March 25th at 6:30 pm at the High Country Sports Arena. Not only is there awesome roller derby action, we have a half time show, raffles, food, drinks, beer and merchandise for purchase to support your favorite league!

High Country Sports Arena, 18960 Waylon Way Sonora
Doors open at 6:30- Bout begins at 7:30
Tickets are $10 dollars for adults and children 10 and up, available at the door or Murphys Pourhouse, Hot Shotz,a team player or through

Follow us on facebook "Motherlode Area Derby," for all the latest news and upcoming events.

04/29/2017 - Shakespeare On The Vine Theatre Company’s Annual Spring Gala
Douglas Flat, CA...The Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company is proud to partner with Brice Station Vineyards for their third season. In the summer of 2017 the company will launch a new theatre education program for local youth and present William Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy, Hamlet – under the direction of the company’s Artistic Director, Tara Kayton, and starring Sean M. Lewis as the title character. Hamlet runs July 20-August 19 at Brice Station.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the company will host their 3rd annual Spring Gala at Ayreal Vieux Winery located at 1690 Monge Road, Douglas Flat from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The European countryside picnic will serve delicious cuisine provided by V Restaurant with multiple wine pairings from Ayreal Vieux. The silent auction promises to include artwork, vacation packages, and beautiful gifts from all over California. The talented Jill Warren will play music for the event and actors will be there to answer questions about the theatre and show.

The gala costs $75 and includes the wine, food, and will support this summer’s production of Hamlet and the newly announced theatre education program for local youth.

Information on the gala, Hamlet, the education program, and other ways to support the company can be found at or by following Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company on Facebook.
04/08/2017 - Columbia College Free Financial Aid Workshop
Sonora, CA...The Columbia College Financial Aid Office invites the community to a free workshop to learn about Financial Aid for college on Saturday, April 8 between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Starbucks conference room located in the Sonora Junction shopping center at 13761 Mono Way, Sonora. The workshop is open to all and no appointment is necessary.

Financial Aid professionals will be available to answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Undocumented students will receive assistance completing the Dream Act Application.

To complete the applications, current and prospective students will need to bring the following materials: Social Security Card or Alien registration number, if you have one; 2015 federal income tax forms or any 2015 income data collected for student and parents/guardians, such as W2 forms or year-end pay stubs, if you have not yet filed a 2015 tax return; Records of untaxed income, if applicable; List of colleges you are interested in attending.

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need to provide most of the above information from your parents.

For more information about this workshop or on Financial Aid in general, please call the Columbia College Financial Aid Office at (209) 588-5105 or (209) 588-5272

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