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Friday, Nov 15
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM MEN: Make Time to Take Care of Yourself MTMC Marks Men’s Health Month with November 15th Workshop
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
08:00 PM Whitey Morgan & the 78s with Alex Williams – Outlaw Country!
Saturday, Nov 16
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Make Plans to Attend The Crafty Chicks Holiday Road Show on November 16
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 Services This Saturday for EPFD Board Director, Veteran & Retired Battalion Chief Thomas J. Sullivan
02:00 PM The 21st Soroptimist International of Calaveras County Teddy Bear Tea
05:00 PM Make Plans to Attend Angels Night Out on November 16th
07:00 PM Joe Craven & the Sometimers – Americana, standards, and more at the Sutter Creek Theatre
Sunday, Nov 17
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Monday, Nov 18
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tuesday, Nov 19
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Nov 20
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Nov 21
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
08:00 PM Darrell Scott – Multi-Grammy nominated country
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
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM Chris Cain Band – Award winning blues guitarist extraordinare - at the Sutter Creek Theatre
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Nov 27
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
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Nov 28
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
01:00 PM Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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10/31/2019 - Pumpkin Palooza at Mountain Christian Fellowship!
Murphys, CA...A fun, safe alternative to trick-or-treating! Games! 1400 Square Foot Glow Maze! 100 Foot Zip Line!
Round Table Pizza Trailer! Nachos! Pumpkin Launching! Fun! All Free! On OCT 31st. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM at Mountain Christain Fellowship, 3488 E Highway 4, in Murphys.

10/26/2019 - Trick or Treating in Historic Downtown Angels Camp on October 26th
Angels Camp, CA...Bring the kids to come 🎃Trick or Treat🎃 downtown Angels Camp! Participating merchants will hand out candy from 1-5 pm and there will be a costume contest with prizes at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

10/25/2019 - Michelson Elementary Halloween Carnival Hosted by Michelson Parent Club
Angels Camp, CA...Join us for a night of spooky, family friendly fun! We will have carnival games, a haunted house, and a cake walk in our gym. Admission is 1 bag of candy per child, which will be donated to the residents of the Rocky Hill neighborhood. Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!


October 25th from 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Albert A. Michelson Elementary
196 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys, California 95247
10/26/2019 - Bistro Espresso Will Be Open During Planned PG&E PSPS Events
Arnold, CA...Bistro will remain open for business during the planned outages and *may* stay open past 4:00. Arnold will likely be affected over weekend for 36-48 hours according to PG&E.

10/26/2019 - Join Nickolay Dodov Foundation For FREE Avalanche Safety Presentation
Bear Valley, CA...Join Nickolay Dodov Foundation For FREE Avalanche Safety Presentation with one of our AMAZING Educators Paul Henrickson!... This a great learning event for all of you who live and play on the snow!... We are looking forward to see you all there!... Spread the word!!!


OCT 26
Avalanche Safety Presentation
Bear Valley Adventure Company
2 PM – 3 PM

Bear Valley Adventure Company
1 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223
10/26/2019 - UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras Open Garden & Plant Sale on October 26th, 10am to 1pm!
San Andreas, CA...UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras Open Garden & Plant Sale on October 26th, 10am to 1pm!

11/08/2019 - The SNAC Winter Film Fest! A Night of Snowboard & Ski Movies on November 8th!
Murphys, CA...Come party with us, win awesome stuff, hang with your friends and watch cool movies!!! #winterfilmfest #murphys #murphyscreektheatre #snacattack #ski #snowboard #skiing #snowboarding #movie #movies #prayforsnow #winter #bearvalley #nickolaydodovfoundation


Back in the early 90’s, when Shawn was selling out of the back of his truck as “The Eddy Mart”, the most important items to have on hand were life jackets, river shorts, sandals and river knives. Oh yes, and a few things the rafting customers would want, t-shirts, hats, sunscreen, etc. It became obvious that The Eddy Mart was getting too big to operate out of a garage when the whitewater kayaks came. It was time for a storefront. That’s when providence arrived on the scene.

In 1994, the Sonora Mountaineering building in Downtown Sonora became available so Shawn & Jill decided to go for it. They gathered together an experienced team of salespeople with a passion for outdoor sports and opened the doors to see what would happen.

We’ll never forget that first day in Sonora when we were selling out of the boxes because, well we weren’t quite ready. We came into the business with an open mind to do our best to meet the needs of the active outdoorspeople in our area and with the mission to provide our customers with “the most exciting, innovative new products at affordable prices.” We definitely had a good start with hiking and climbing gear, but for these seasoned river guides, something was missing — watersports! First whitewater kayaks came, then to our surprise, recreational boats took over. What started as “bringing in a few rec kayaks to test the waters” became our biggest department! As usual, listening to what our customers wanted turned out to be what worked.

Not long after our second year in business, we started noticing many of SNAC’s adventurous Calaveras County neighbors shopping in Sonora. Since Calaveras County was Shawn and Jill’s home, the idea of having a mountaineering & paddling store along the Highway 4 corridor just sounded like the right thing to do. Hence, the need for SNAC Arnold. Opening our “above snow level” location came with an awareness that the folks who lived above 4000 ft. in elevation needed winter gear badly! Cold weather clothing, snowshoes, skis and snowboards all found a welcome spot in the SNAC product line-up!

In 2008 we opened our 3rd store in Downtown Murphys. We remodeled the old 1911 General Store building (located directly across the street from the historic Murphys Hotel). With great community support, we hit the ground running! Our Murphys location, which we call the Sierra Nevada Adventure Company General Store, offers you one of the best selections of men’s and women’s clothing and footwear in the Sierra. Be sure and stop by on your way up to the high country!

Much like the ever-expanding inventory, the SNAC family has also grown. It’s exciting to see new staff members bringing their passion for different activities with them. In that regard we are like a soup that gets richer when more time and ingredients are added. We find that SNAC is not only a reflection of the owners, but also of the staff and our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t have made it this far on the journey and it wouldn’t have been this much fun.

Shawn & Jill Seale
… and the entire SNAC Team!

Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence; and so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical, and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, part of the natural world and competent to belong to it.

– Excerpts from Wallace Stegner’s Geography of Hope
10/26/2019 - The 7th Annual Seasons in The Woods Craft Fair is October 26th & 27th
Arnold, CA...The Seasons In The Woods 7th annual craft fair is October 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 pm & October 27th from 10am to 4pm. At the craft fair you will find floral designs, holiday crafts, jewelry, button art, photography art, glass blower, jams, breads, candy, hand-woven baskets, local artists, Independence Hall Quilters. hand-sewn items, crochet and knit items Pampered Chef, paper art, local authors, ceramics, gourd art, Master woodwork. Green Frog Soap, wreaths, doll clothes, olive oils, refreshments and food trucks.


It will be held at Independence Hall at 1445 Bladen Road in Arnold for more information you can call 209-795-2574
11/15/2019 - MEN: Make Time to Take Care of Yourself MTMC Marks Men’s Health Month with November 15th Workshop
San Andreas, CA...Many men neglect their health. Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) highlights oft-heard excuses and offers tips on how to take action at a Nov. 15 luncheon workshop. The session is from 10 a.m. to noon and includes a complimentary luncheon. “The central theme is to make time to take care of yourself,” says Doug Archer, MTMC President and CEO. “Men tend to overlook their own health as everyday demands pull them in many different directions,” he adds.


“November is Men’s Health Month so we’ve planned this event to draw attention to local resources available to help men achieve and maintain good health,” Archer adds, “We will also focus on other items men should be addressing in a timely manner – like Veterans Benefits and establishing a Medical Power of Attorney.”

Featured speakers on men’s health issues are Dr. Vik Moharir and Dr. Wyatt Jaffe; both are physicians in the MTMC Emergency Room. Veterans’ resources will be explained by Natasha Johnson of the Calaveras Veterans Services Office

Topics include –
•Prostate Awareness •Healthy Tips for Better Quality of Life • Medical Power of Attorney
•Emergency Care Can Save Your Life• Local Resources for Veterans
This workshop is the latest in Mark Twain Medical Center’s “A Plan 4 Me” series which provides access to information that can help to address everyday situations, as well as identifying and preventing health issues. When attending their first session, participants receive a free “A Plan 4 Me” binder in which to organize reference materials distributed at each event.
Workshop seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.

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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 and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website at www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
10/20/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday With "Jill Warren" Entertaining You Today
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 & music 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.

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