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Thursday, Jul 18
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
08:00 PM Amy Helm- Grammy winning Americana, country, blues, gospel at the Sutter Creek Theatre Thursday 7/18
Friday, Jul 19
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!
All Day Celebrate Murphys Homecoming Weekend! Something for Everyone July 19 - 21!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM 70th Birthday Party / Music in the Park
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
06:30 PM Full Moon Disc Golf at Feeney Park
08:00 PM The Sugaray Rayford Band – 2019 BMA Blues Soul Male Artist winner - at the Sutter Creek Theatre 7/
Saturday, Jul 20
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!
All Day Celebrate Murphys Homecoming Weekend! Something for Everyone July 19 - 21!
All Day The 15th Annual Arnold Classic Car Show "Thunder at the Lake" is July 20th (Preview Photos & Video f
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 Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
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, Jul 21
All Day Murphys Music Fest
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!
All Day Celebrate Murphys Homecoming Weekend! Something for Everyone July 19 - 21!
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!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Monday, Jul 22
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 23
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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, Jul 24
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
07:00 PM Sugarland Rolls Into Ironstone Amphitheatre on July 24th
Thursday, Jul 25
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
09:00 AM Calaveras Democrats Meetup
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Jul 26
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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
05:30 PM The Next Concert at Cameo Plaza Coming Up on July 26th
Saturday, Jul 27
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
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 An Evening with Jason Eady – Classic Country, Americana - at the Sutter Creek Theatre 7/27
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
09:30 AM New Presbyterian Church Launching in Calaveras County
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
Monday, Jul 29
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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, Jul 31
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting

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06/28/2019 - Ziggy Marley - Michael Franti & Spearhead, with English Beat Tonight at Ironstone Amphitheater
Murphys, CA...An eight-time GRAMMY winner, Emmy winner, author, philanthropist, and reggae icon, Ziggy Marley has released thirteen albums to much critical acclaim. Now with his own label, Tuff Gong Worldwide and publishing company, Ishti Music, Marley has complete control of his master recordings and publishing. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.


As front man to Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three GRAMMYs, Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a GRAMMY in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo studio album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored a 5th GRAMMY award for “Best Children’s Album. Ziggy’s fifth solo studio album, Fly Rasta was released to mass critical acclaim in 2015, and earned his 7th GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album”. 2016 marked the release of Marley’s self-titled album, which garnered his
8th GRAMMY. His GRAMMY-nominated ‘Rebellion Rises’ is out now via Tuff Gong Worldwide.
06/29/2019 - Rock Out to Plan B at Gooney's Bar & Grill in San Andreas
San Andreas, CA...Come see Plan B at the newly remodeled Gooney’s Bar & Grill. The night’s dinner special will be Barrel Smoked Chicken. Must be 21 or over to enjoy all the fun.

06/29/2019 - Free Appraisal Clinic This Weekend at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Ironstone Vineyards along with Holabird Americana is hosting a FREE Appraisal Clinic. I have attached a flyer you may post. Fred Holabird is also available for a phone interview if you would like more details. His number is 775-843-0229. WE have done it in the past, like 7 years ago!, and it was a blast. Just to see the great stuff that comes in and learn the fun histories.


The Clinic is the Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, after the Friday night Ziggy Marley Concert June 28. The clinic will run from 10 am to 5 pm. If anyone has a rather large collection that would be too difficult to bring in, they may email me at cgomez@ironstonevineyards to possibly arrange a scheduled visit from Fred.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Fred Holabird at 775-843-0229.
07/06/2019 - Free Seminar on the Me-Wuk of the Big Trees: July 6
Arnold, CA...A Presentation on the Me-Wuk of the Big Trees is July 6 at 2pm (after the 4th of July Parade in Arnold) at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Jack Knight Hall. After you enjoy the parade in Arnold, come on up to the park for a free seminar about the Native American people who lived in the Big Trees area, presented by Carlos Geisdorff representing the Tuolumne Tribal Council.


Geisdorff will speak about the daily lives of the Me-Wuk people, how they lived before the settlers arrived, their stories, culture and more. He will also have on display historical items collected by the tribe.

This seminar is put on by the Calaveras Big Trees Association as one in a series of educational programs within the park.

Geisdorff is the Me-Wuk Language Program Manager.

All seminars are free and open to the public. There is a day-use fee to enter the park. Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the giant sequoias. For more information, call Calaveras Big Trees Association at 209-795-1196. (Please note the time change from the originally announced schedule, a change implemented to avoid conflict with the annual Arnold parade.)
06/26/2019 - Child & Babysitting Safety Classes Being Offered at Mark Twain Medical Center
San Andreas, CA....Child & Babysitting Safety Classes Being Offered at Mark Twain Medical Center! Sign Up Now!

06/23/2019 - Sunday Music on the Patio with Gregory Sutton at Stevenot Winery
Vallecito, CA...Sunday Music on the Patio with Gregory Sutton at Stevenot Winery. Mimosa Bar with Fresh Fruit & Juice. Food Available for Purchase from Stacey's Pop-Up Restaurant. Bring a Picnic and Your Friends all While Enjoying a Bottle of Wine.


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.
06/22/2019 - The 2019 Brice Station Hilltop Concert Series Starts June 22nd with the Hot Dark!
Nurphys, CA...Brice Station Hilltop Concert Series returns for it's 2019 season! Birds of Chicago will be returning for their third concert at Brice with their original, sweet, unique tunes, as well as Poor Man's Whiskey with their wild psychedelic outlaw country. We will also see some familiar local faces and a few new acts such as Rose’s Pawn Shop for 4th of July weekend. Check out our NEW Hilltop Season Pass and our Labor Day Weekend Special! Tickets are available NOW at tickets.bricestation.com - get yours early!




Food and delicious Brice Station wine and homemade wine cocktails will be available. Stay tuned for announcements about our catering availability.

Don’t forget to also join us for Shakespeare too! Macbeth will be running Thurs-Sat through August - see www.bricestation.com/events for info about our Spring Fiesta fundraiser and tickets for the show. 🎭

Questions? Contact info@bricestation.com
06/29/2019 - Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro Chipping in Mountain Ranch on June 29th
Mountain Ranch, CA...The Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS), Calaveras County Animal Services, Ginnie Ringuette,DVM, and Mt. Ranch Youth Alliance are offering FREE RABIES VACCINATIONS & MICRO-CHIPPING. Saturday ~ June 29, 2019 9 a.m. till noon Mt. Ranch Youth Alliance 7869 Whiskey Slide Rd. Mt. Ranch 95246


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 must be in carriers.
07/04/2019 - Mokelumne Hill July 4th Main Street Parade and Events
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Moke Hill Lions Club is hosting the July 4th Main Street Parade and Events in Mokelumne Hill on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The Parade runs from 11 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., however, Main Street will be closed to traffic from 7:00 A.M. To 7:00 P.M. The Parade will impact the following roads: Main Street, Church Street, Marlette Street, Old School Way, and China Gulch.










Please observe all traffic control signs and personnel. There will be a detour set up on Persall Avenue and Center Street. We apologize for any inconvenience this event may cause and appreciate your patience. Please contact Moke Hill Lions Club at 209-609-0381 for more details about this event.
06/22/2019 - The 2019 Ironstone Summer Concert Kicks Off June 22 With A Night of Rock and Romance,
Murphys, CA...One epic night of the best of the 70’s with Don Felder’s Eagles hits like Hotel California, Those Shoes and many more! More incredible music from the Iconic band Little River Bands performing the huge hits of “Lonesome Loser”, “Got You On My Mind”, and “Lady” and the epic hits don’t stop there. 70 & 80’s band Ambrosia brings their hits like “How Much I Feel and Biggest Part of Me”. And the night doesn’t stop there with more classic 70’s music from Firefall with hits like “You Are The Woman”, “Strange Way”, “Just Remember I Love You”, and many more!










Four-time Grammy award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times best-selling author, amazing guitarist and captivating performer is the best way to describe Don Felder. Renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The bandʼs record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Currently, Don and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eaglesʼ biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes”. He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more. “Hotel California” was recently voted the Number 1 best 12 string guitar song in the world by Guitar World magazine.

Felder comes to the Ironstone Amphitheatre in support of his new CD “The Road To Forever” which features some of the best musicians and close Felder friends in the business including Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tommy Shaw (from STYX), Randy Jackson (American Idol). Steve Lukather and David Paich (Toto). The latest single “Wash Away The Pain” has reached #4 on the classic rock media charts between Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones and has been critically acclaimed throughout the industry

Little River Band
The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, knew what he was saying when he dubbed Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.”

Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart-topping hits like:
“Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “We Two,” “Man On Your Mind,” “The Other Guy,” and “It’s A Long Way There.”
With worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years – In fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status! According to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with over 5 million air plays on American radio, and“Lady” is close behind with over 4 million air plays.

The Little River Band is hotter than ever selling out shows and making music from coast to coast nationwide continuing their legacy of being “the best singing band in the world.

Firefall
In an age where new bands come and go, Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Firefall’s commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band’s biggest hit, “You Are the Woman” has been played on commercial radio more than 7,000,000 times and has also appeared in many movies and television shows.

Over the past four decades, Firefall has toured the world and shared stages with other iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Heart, ELO and Marshall Tucker Band.

Currently touring with three original members (Jock Bartley, David Muse, Mark Andes), longtime drummer Sandy Ficca and talented newcomer Gary Jones, Firefall continues to make great music for a loyal following, adding new fans at each show.


Ambrosia
In its brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay, and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this was in addition to Sold Out concerts around the world.

Today the band is more alive than ever. The band recently rocked the Jimmy Fallon show with accolades from Jimmy himself (”that’s how you do it!”) and has shown it’s musical versatility with the ability to play a prog set of music with Yes and Genesis or glide into their pop hits “How Much I Feel and Biggest Part of Me” with a romantic soul. With three of the four original members intact plus the addition of the very talented and inspiring Ken Stacey on acoustic guitar and amazing lead vocals, Mary Harris on soulful keys and vocals, and the six-string ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and vocals.
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