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10/19/2019 - A Big 50% Off Sale This Weekend at CHS Thrift in Arnold
Arnold, CA...A Big 50% Off Sale This Weekend at CHS Thrift in Arnold. Don't Miss it! Shop Local & Save! The mission of the Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Stores is to raise funds that support an excellent quality of life for the animals of Calaveras County. They are open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Meadowmont Shopping Center.


http://calaverashumane.org

About
Our thrift store supports the mission of the Calaveras Humane Society. Proceeds from sales help pay for animal care as well as our programs and services.

Meadowmont Center - 2182 Hwy 4, Arnold, directly adjacent to Big Trees Market

Company Overview
The Calaveras Humane Society cares about the destiny and comfort of companion animals. Our Thrift Store, via donations and purchases, raises funds that support our animal rescue mission.

We rely on local donations and do not accept funding from, nor support from, national animal rights organizations or humane societies.

We are a local non-profit organization. Our challenge is local animal welfare, not animal rights.

DONATIONS & PURCHASES: Donations accepted until 3 pm when the store is open.

CHS ARNOLD THRIFT STORE
Meadowmont Shopping Center
2182 Hwy 4, Arnold CA
209-795-4483 (795-GIVE)
HOURS: Tues.–Thurs. 10am to 5pm, Fri.–Sat. 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm (closed Monday) Arnold Thrift Store Adoption Center - open Fri-Sun., 10am to 5pm.
10/19/2019 - Friends Real Estate Service Murphys Grand Opening!
Murphys, CA...Friends Real Estate Service Murphys Grand Opening is this Saturday, October 19th from Noon to 5pm. There will be food, treats & raffle prizes. Leilani and the Distractions will be playing out front from 3-5pm. So stop by 90 Big Trees Road during the Murphys Witch Walk. Friends Real Estate Services is an established Local Real State Company. We are a fully Licensed independent Brokerage serving the Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and portions of the San Joaquin Valley. Broker and Founder John Friend brings 25 years of Real Estate experience to the table.


During his many years appraising properties in the foothills and the valley, he appraised well over 10,000 homes in five Counties. He knows all of Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties extensively, as well as San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. This knowledge of the market in multiple Counties allows John to suggest other similar foothill areas that are similar to where the clients started that have better pricing and/or inventory, and allows him to suggest areas that fit his clients best needs and interests.

Selling your home or looking to buy? Check out our Current Listings on our “Property Search Page” with our state-of-the-art search engine; or, find everything you need to sell your home on our “Sell Your Home” page, as well as on our “Resources” tab.

“As a Broker who has been in the Industry for 25 years, I am very familiar with the local markets in the Counties we serve, and their many quirks. I love helping people find the property that suits them best, and there is nothing more rewarding to me than a satisfied customer.”

Contact us today! We can’t wait to bring you quality service and an exceptional experience! Tell a friend!
10/07/2019 - Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
Vallecito, CA...Break out the Halloween costumes! If your kids are between 6 and 11 years old and they wear their Halloween costume to Moaning Caverns between October 7th and 31st, their admission will be only $5 for a Spiral Tour! Now, that’s a treat! Walk in only, not available online. Only available on regular price tickets, cannot be combined with any other offer.




Moaning Caverns is a solution cave located in Calaveras County, California, near Vallecito, in the heart of the Gold Country. It was discovered in modern times by gold miners in 1851, but it has long been known by prehistoric peoples. It gets its name from the moaning sound that echoed out of the cave luring people to the entrance. Still today during certain times of the year sounds may be heard echoing up from the bottom of the cave. The most unique feature is the cavern’s main chamber with a vertical shaft 165 feet tall, which you may descend to the bottom of by a combination of stairs and a unique 100-foot high (30m) spiral staircase built in the early 1900s. Moaning Caverns is home to the largest single cave chamber in California. The massive room extends into the marble deposit of the Calaveras Formation over 180 feet before funneling into smaller passageways. With a 20-30 foot thick ceiling, the open area inside the chamber is, in fact, tall enough to hold the Statue of Liberty (pedestal excluded). There is only one natural entrance into the chamber in the form of a 30-foot vertical chimney dropping into the center of the room. Visitors may view the cavern’s main chamber by walking and climbing the narrow wooden staircase to a flat platform 65 feet underground. For the truly athletic and adventurous, from there, a ten-story spiral staircase leads down to a second platform at the base of the chamber.
10/19/2019 - Mark Twain Wildwest Fest is October 19th in Historic Downtown Angels Camp!
Angels Camp, CA...The Mark Twain Wildwest Fest will close Hwy 49 through Historic Downtown Angels Camp on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Hwy 49 will be closed from 8am to 6pm for all the fun in Historic Downtown Angels Camp. The Closure will be Hwy 49 at Sam’s Way (Utica Park) to Vallecito Road. Main Street OPEN to local traffic to Utica Park. Southbound detour will be Eastbound Highway 4 Bypass to Vallecito Road exit. Then Travel west on Vallecito Road to Highway 49/Main Street and vice versa.

10/23/2019 - Buy Your Drinks & Treats at Day-O Espresso on October 23rd & 24th!
San Andreas, CA...BUY YOUR DRINKS AND TREATS AT DAY-O, SAN ANDREAS, OCTOBER 23-24 TO HELP CHILDREN AND TEENS IN GRIEF. On Wednesday and Thursday, October 23rd and 24th, Day-O Espresso and Smoothies in San Andreas will donate 10% of your purchase to the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras GRIEFBUSTER Program! Griefbusters are Volunteers trained by Hospice of Amador & Calaveras to help children and teens, ages 5-19, who are grieving the death of someone they love.


This program is provided FREE OF CHARGE and open to ALL grieving youngsters in Amador and Calaveras counties. To learn more about the Griefbuster Program, visit the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Griefbuster webpage at: http://hospiceofamador.org/griefbusters/ For more information about all Hospice of Amador and Calaveras services or
11/30/2019 - Lacy J Dalton with Dale Poune – Country’s Queen – A Country Christmas show! At the Sutter Cree
Lacy and Dale kick off our Christmas music for the year!

Awarded Best New Female Artist by the Academy of Country Music in 1979, she also brought home numerous Grammy nominations and 3 prestigious, back to back (1979, 1980, 1981) Bay Area Music Awards for Best Country-Folk Recordings. Appearing on those shows with the likes of Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane.

She continues to record and perform. As an independent artist , Lacy has released three albums, “Wild Horse Crossing” on her own label, Song Dog Records in 1999. The “Last Wild Place Anthology” went #1 on the World Independent Chart, a year later the CD went #1 on the American Western Music Chart, and then Allison Eastwood, Clint Eastwwood’s daughter, used the hit song “Slip Away” from the Anthology CD on the sound track of her independent film, “Don’t Tell”.

Dale Poune great supporting vocals and guitar and mandolin makes this a great duo show you won’t want to miss!

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sond. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site www.suttercreektheatre.com

Tickets $25 advance / $29 day of show

Here’s video https://youtu.be/7d9rRNbOijc
11/16/2019 - Joe Craven & the Sometimers – Americana, standards, and more at the Sutter Creek Theatre
His music combines so many diverse elements that it is practically its own genre. ~ Audiophile Review

Joe has made music with many folks – notably violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley, harmonica wizard Howard Levy and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown.

Jonathan Stoyanoff is a much in demand bassist who has played and/or shared bills with Larry Coryell, B.B. King, Robert Cray, Huey Lewis, Dave Mason, Jackie Greene, and many more.

Bruce MacMillan is a wonderfully intuitive musician dedicated to the holy temple of American Roots Music, including Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Jazz and Rock & Roll.

Hattie Craven has built a reputation as one of the finest young, if not youngest, performers on the stages of the Strawberry Music Festival, California Worldfest, Kate Wolf Memorial Festival and the Millpond Music Festival – all to standing ovations.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sond. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site www.suttercreektheatre.com

Tickets $20 advance / $23 day of show

Here’s video https://youtu.be/L0EpBFhaLaQ

11/12/2019 - Reckless Kelly – Grammy winning Alt-country rock, Roots, Americana
This is a Tuesday show!

Reckless Kelly continues to do what’s made them among the best in the Texas music scene, balancing roots country and rock with original songs centered around rousing and introspective melodies, and dynamic musicianship. Their 2016 album release (their 9th) Sunset Motel has already been named the #10 Best Essential Album of 2016 and scored a 2017 Grammy nomination. This was a follow-up to their Grammy-winning, ballad rich Long Night Moon- with tartly honest roots-rocking tunes about heartache and indecision. Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums includes Grammy –nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013).

“Son Volt’s album Trace had a major effect on us. People like Joe Ely, Ray Kennedy and Robert Earl Keen were always big supporters. Our goal was to make music that had a country vibe but a solid rock edge.”

“The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following. ” – A Taste of Country

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sond. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site www.suttercreektheatre.com

Tickets $36 advance / $41 day of show

Here’s video https://youtu.be/d8iz5PE1nMk

10/13/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday With "Cool Beans" 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.

10/11/2019 - The 42nd Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire Going on Now!!
Murphys, CA...The 42nd Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire is going on now at Ironstone Vineyards. It started yesterday and continues on Saturday October 12, 2019 ♥ 10am – 4pm and Sunday October 13, 2019 ♥ 10am – 4pm. Large Entry Showroom** Featuring Quilts, Wall Hangings, Dolls, Needle/Wearable Arts, Member Challenge Exhibit. Vendor Booths, Country Store, Boutique & Blade Sharpening Services. The Scholarship Quilt Drawing Sunday, 3:30 pm.


“Heritage”
Pattern by Lynn Wilder of Sew’n Wild Oaks
Pieced by The Independence Hall Quilters
Quilted by Debra Coleman

Admission $10.00 at the door
Good for all 3 days!
15 years & under are free

ALL proceeds from ticket sales are used for awarding scholarships to local graduating high school seniors.

For information on how to apply for a scholarship, contact:
Courtney Brookshear,
(209) 736-8315
Scholarship Coordinator at Bret Harte High School.

The mission of this Association shall be to encourage the art PrettyRoomof quilting and to promote fine and useful quilting in an atmosphere of friendliness and sharing among people; to promote public interest in America’s oldest folk art form; to encourage quilt making and collection; to contribute to the growth and preservation of quilting techniques through education and instruction; to maintain a current and active quilt library; to present qualified speakers and demonstrations; to promote seminars and other quilt-related events; to use funds earned by this group for the benefit of its members in achieving the above stated purposes; to contribute up to 5% of the previous year’s profits from the annual Quilt Faire to any philanthropic or scholarship programs with which the membership is in agreement.

EVENTS
Education of IHQ members is a major element of our charter and mission. Trunk shows and workshops will provide new ideas and techniques. Member-taught classes will continue to be diverse and exciting. Particular emphasis will be given to the many requests for basic quilting classes. We will continue to present the design challenge, a special display at our annual Quilt Faire. Quilt Camp continues to be offered, providing another opportunity to learn new quilting techniques and nurture new and continuing relationships.
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