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Friday, Dec 6
04:30 PM San Andreas Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
04:30 PM The Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony is Decenber 6th
05:00 PM Join Your Friends at Murphys Open House on December 6th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
08:00 PM Drew Harrison – “In the Spirit of Lennon” at the Sutter Creek Theatre
08:00 PM Drew Harrison – “In the Spirit of Lennon”
Saturday, Dec 7
09:00 AM Mountain Christain Fellowship Annual Craft Fair & Holiday Boutique!
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 Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
08:00 PM “Winterdance” – A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celt
08:00 PM “Winterdance” – A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celt
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Tuesday, Dec 10
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 11
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, Dec 12
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Friday, Dec 13
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
All Day The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
08:00 PM Bob Malone Band – The Christmas Collection Live
Saturday, Dec 14
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 Mountain Melody Women's Presents: "Holiday Belles"s"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Until 09:30 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
10:00 AM Make Plans to Attend Moms, Mimosas & Muffins at Crafty Chicks & Co.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
02:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Tuesday, Dec 17
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 18
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Dec 19
06:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker

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10/05/2019 - The CWA is Ready for 26th Annual Grape Stomp on October 5th! 2018 Finals Video & Over 100 Photos!
Murphys, CA...(Our Coverage of last year's event to get you ready to Stomp). The 25th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp was another special day in Murphys Community Park. Previous Champions the Grapeful Dead came back stronger than ever after an injury kept them out of last year's stomp competition. Another great story was the Local father and son duo of Matt & Sewell Hatcher who stomped their way into third. For 25 years the Calaveras Grape Stomp has brought thousands of people to historic Downtown Murphys for a day of fun and entertainment the first Saturday in October! The annual community Grape Stomp has grown into the Largest and Oldest Grape Stomp Competition in California! Final Results of the 2018 25h Anniversary Calaveras Grape Stomp — Championship Stomp Grapeful Dead Dale Marcum Jennifer Marcum 20.08, Sushi & Waswabi Craig Wright Tamao Nakahara 19.47. Hatcher Winery Matt Hatcher Sewell Hatcher 17.94. Mucker Truckers Brett Nocentini Christoher Lusardi 17.75. Dwelley Devastators Arroya Eddie Dwelley 17.2. Flast Nasty Joel Hilton Tony Ramsdell 14.93. SCUMBAGS Klyle Park Brian Royston 14.45. Cluster Buster 2 Brent Hoffman Brooke Lawrence-Howell 14.16. Zin It to Win It Kailyn Finley Matt Puppo 12.51. Country Crushers Rachel Burke Steve Banke 12.46.














During the stomp, teams of two, many with creative names and costumes, compete to collect the most juice out of 25 pounds of grapes in three-minute heats. Teams consist of a “stomper,” who stands in half a wine barrel with the grapes, and a “swabber, or mucker” who stands outside the barrel and reaches in to help flow the juice out of a drain spout.

Teams are encouraged to appear in costume and prizes are awarded based on originality, design and effort. Previous winners include the “Mucker Truckers“, “Grapeful Dead” and the “Cork Fungus Fairies”. The most anticipated heat of the day is the Winemakers Heat where local winemakers come out to compete in a friendly rivalry for most juice stomped and the Presidents Cup. Competitions are highly encouraged between businesses, sponsors, organizations and friends and pre-registration is strongly recommended as stomp competitions sell out well before the event.

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Quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and food booths offer wares for sale in addition to Murphys’ multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and tasting rooms that line Main Street.

In addition, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance holds a silent and live auction that includes donations from local and regional supporters such as Bear Valley Ski Resort, Saddlecreek Golf Resort, Murphys Historic Hotel and wine and winemaker event tickets from local wineries. All proceeds from the silent and live auction are distributed back to local community organizations and help fund the CWA scholarship funds.

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10/29/2019 - Spooktacular Monster Mash at Greenhorn Creek on October 29
Angels Camp, CA....Spooktacular Monster Mash at Greenhorn Creek on October 29. Come and join us at this year's Spooktacular Monster Mash! Ghoulish Hors D'oeuvres, Casino, Costumes Contest, Prizes and More...Call & Reserve your spots today at 209.729.8181


Greenhorn Creek Resort is located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County and is home to a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. re-designed golf course that wanders through the rolling hills spotted with 100-year old oak trees and above ancient underground diggings and artifacts of the Gold Rush era. Combined with on-site accommodations, including the unique five bedroom Caddy Shack, plus the award-winning Camps Restaurant, wine tasting at the Cellar Room, bocce ball, and more... Greenhorn Creek is the perfect locale for a golf getaway, wedding, or corporate retreat!
10/03/2019 - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion Calaveras County Emergency Communications Tower
San Andreas, CA...The American Red Cross invites members of the news media and citizens of Calaveras County to a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating completion of the county’s new communications tower. The tower project a joint effort between the American Red Cross, Calaveras County Water District and the Sheriff’s Office that is designed to improve radio coverage and capabilities for first responders, while making the system more robust.


The tower project began after one of the county’s communications towers was damaged in the Butte Fire in September 2015. At that time a second tower was rendered inoperable during the fire because massive amounts of smoke disrupted solar panels that provide it with electricity.

The loss of the two towers caused an interruption to communication capabilities across approximately half of Calaveras County. Sheriff’s deputies and mutual aid unites responding to evacuated or endangered citizens had limited, if any, communications capabilities.

Thanks to the generosity of donors who supported Red Cross relief and recovery efforts during and after the Butte Fire, the Red Cross was able to provide a grant worth nearly $108,000 to fully fund the tower construction project.

The project was made possible through the cooperation of the Calaveras County Water District, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Volunteer Unit, Calaveras Information Technology Department, and the Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office.

Location: Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, 1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas, CA 95249
Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Debbie Calcote at (209) 346-1854 or Red Cross Communications Director Steve Walsh at (916) 208-4058.

About the American Red Cross Gold Country Region:

The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit redcross.org/GoldCountry. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter and Facebook (@ARCGoldCountry) or by visiting our blog at https://capitalcrosswords.com.
10/03/2019 - TuCARE's Annual Natural Resources Summit! Working Together Preventing Disaster
Sonora, CA...TuCARE's Annual Natural Resources Summit! Working Together Preventing Disaster. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Come and hear great information on how we can make our community a more fire resistant, safe zone if wildfire breaks out.

10/01/2019 - Taco Tuesday Continues on Inside with Bill Walsh, Aaron Gayden & Friends
Arnold, CA...INDOOR CONCERT! Taco Tuesday live with Bill Walsh and Aaron Gayden and friends. “INTERCHANGE” is sure to get your feet movin’ and booty groovin’! Bring your chairs, jackets and dancin’ shoes!


The Bistro serves fresh, made-to-order American cuisine. We serve fair trade, organic espresso and coffee, a variety of beers and wines.

Bistro Espresso began in July 2005 serving coffee, smoothies and a variety of cold sandwiches. Expanding in 2016 to include live music and beer and wine. In 2018 we moved to a larger locations and venue to serve a more menu choices and live music in the park. Serving the community whenever possible, the Bistro is grateful for local loyal patrons and tourists alike.
10/01/2019 - Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
Arnold, CA...Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!

09/29/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday Wit Almost Blue 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 musicbfrom 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.
09/28/2019 - The 2019 Blues & Bones Festival at Frogtown
Angels Camp, CA...Going on today at Frogtown! There’s nothing like the raw sound of Blues music combined with Barbeque that’s been cooked low and slow to leave a lasting impression on your summer. This year’s Blues and Bones Festival is sure to satisfy your cravings for both. Come join us for the annual Blues and Bones Festival on September 28, 2019 at the Calaveras Fairgrounds in Angels Camp CA.


The event is laid back and family friendly! Come enjoy some of the country’s best traveling Blues Bands along with award winning Barbeque!

To view complete and updated 2019 Lineup:

Ryder Green 12:00 – 1:30

Jeremy Norris and The Dangerous Mood 2:00 – 3:30

Terri Obadi 4:00 – 5:30

Shane Dwight 6:00- 7:30

Artist Jam Session 7:45- 9:00
09/29/2019 - Union Congregational Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary! Community Invited to Celebration Sunday!
Angels Camp, CA...Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, the first Open and Affirming church in Calaveras County, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary serving Angels Camp and Calaveras county this Sunday, with a 10:00 AM worship service and catered noon luncheon. All who are friends of "the little church with the great big heart" are welcome to attend. Music during the worship service will include hymns written as early as the 18th century and on down the years to hymns from the late 20th century. Pastor Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong's sermon will be "Birth, Life, and Restoration." Following the worship service, music will be performed prior to lunch by Mountain Melody and Yeshua's House, and singing led by Dr. Darryl Hollinger, music director at First Congregational Church of Murphys.



Union has a long history of service in Calaveras County. John Anderson, the late Pastor Emeritus, was very active in getting Calaveras Habitat for Humanity started. During the Butte Fire, Pastor Armstrong and council member Gail Williams served as members of the spiritual care team, and the church, with the assistance of Sierra Quilt Guild, "adopted" two families that had been completely burned out, and, through the UCC national program "Neighbors in Need," was able to provide approximately $4000 in goods to fire victims. Last year, during the Camp Fire, the church provided warm gloves for 200 fire fighters. Union is currently active serving on the Calaveras County Homeless Coalition, and in supporting the Resource Center, Sierra Hope, and the 12-Step community. Currently ten groups meet at the church during each week. Our favorite saying about our church is "We are small, but we are mighty!"

Whatever your connection with Union Congregational Church, we invite you to join us for our 150th Anniversary celebration. If you plan to come to the luncheon, please RSVP to Gail Williams at 209-559-1805 by Saturday.
09/28/2019 - The 23rd Annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is September 28th
Murphys, CA...The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show held each September at Ironstone Vineyards near Murphys, California. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate. The event also features vintage trailers, housecars, antique trucks and motorcycles, race cars and wooden boats. Honored guests from the old-car hobby and the auto industry regularly participate.


Featured vehicle marques vary from year to year—such names as Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, BMW, Corvette, Studebaker, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Special classes spotlight early Fords, streamlined cars, sports cars, exotics, race cars, coachbuilt luxury marques plus significant unrestored and original automobiles.

The Ironstone Concours d'Elegance weekend begins with a Friday evening Cars & Stars wine tasting, dinner and auction. The concours itself takes place on Saturday, climaxed by an awards ceremony. Class winners drive onto the Ironstone Amphitheatre stage to receive their trophies. Among regular participants are Reno’s National Auto Museum, the California Automotive Museum in Sacramento, the Blackhawk Museum in Dublin and San Francisco’s Academy of Art University auto collection.

Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. In addition, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt CAlifornia; scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair; and the Calaveras County Fair scholarship program.

September 28, 2019
​9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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