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10/12/2019 - Oktoberfest at the Metropolitan
San Andreas, CA...Guten Tag! We hope you will join us on October 12, 2019 for our Oktoberfest featuring authentic German cuisine, plenty of beer, costume contest, vendors, music and dancing! Doors open at 3:00 pm. Open to all ages! Tickets are $15 at the door, and children un-der 5 get in free! Contact us at 209-754-555


Originally a hotel, the historic Metropolitan was built at the base of Main Street in 1859. A fire consumed the building in 1926, and in its place a movie theater was constructed in the early 1950s. It was later renovated as a dining hall and performance venue.

Rumor has it that Mark Twain found his inspiration for The Jumping Frog right in the Metropolitan’s luxurious bar-room.
10/12/2019 - Studio 4 Dance Theater's 4th Annual Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
Angels Camp, CA...It's a beautiful for day for fun at the park! Join us TODAY at Utica Park in Angels Camp, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. for fun, raffles, food, and our annual golf ball drop! Winner receives $1000!

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.
10/11/2019 - Calaveras Has Talent 2019
Angels Camp, CA...Exciting two day show ahead Oct 11 and 12th. Proceeds benefit all music education programs in Calaveras County!


The Calaveras Youth Organization founded the Calaveras SAVE Campaign because MUSIC MATTERS

Why does Music Matter?
1. Creativity, teamwork and fun at school
2. Music is a bond between people, cultures and language
3. Promotes Self Esteem, builds character and purpose.

Calaveras SAVE Campaign Goals:
1-Plan for a short term rescue by developing plans to raise as much as $266,000.
2-Partner with CUSD to guarantee monies donated will be used specifically for music programs.
3-Collaborate with other groups to participate in seeking a Long Term solution to this budget problem

Thank you so much for joining us! #musicmatters
10/06/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday With "Us For Love" 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.
10/24/2019 - Tina Macuha Headlines ‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon on Oct. 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center
San Andreas, CA...Breast cancer survivor Tina Macuha, one of the Sacramento region’s most popular television personalities, will headline the Oct. 24 Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon presented by Mark Twain Medical Center. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a tented pavilion on the hospital grounds. Tina has appeared on the CW31/CBS13 morning show "Good Day Sacramento" since its inception in 1995, covering just about any topic you can imagine on this fast-paced, fun show. In April 2009, she shared her breast cancer story on the show. Recently marking her tenth anniversary as a survivor, Tina continues to share her journey at many breast cancer events.




Tina Macuha, anchor of the "Good Day Sacramento" morning show on CW31/CBS13, is featured speaker at the Oct. 24
‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon at Mark Twain Medical Center.

MTMC president and CEO Doug Archer notes, “We are so excited that Tina will be here to help us mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Mark Twain Medical Center. Our Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon will focus on our resources to diagnose, treat and triumph over breast cancer.”

Tina will provide a special focus on the final step --“surviving confidently.”
Tina adds, “It’s important we hear from fellow survivors not only to gain support but to learn about the journeys we’ve taken. Often times we feel alone and don’t have people to talk to, but this event is a plus for the community.”

The luncheon program will include the MTMC Care Team, explaining the Steps to Kick Cancer –
1. Self-exam, routinely; 2. Mammogram, annually; 3. Diagnosis, frightfully; 4. Treatment, optimistically. Tina will share Step 5. – Surviving, confidently.

In keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s traditional pink theme – luncheon organizers will use pink shoes as fun elements for promotions and decor. Attendees are urged to wear pink shoes to qualify for special prizes. Community groups are supporting the event with entries for a PINK SHOE ART SHOW – watch for details soon.
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, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information,
please visit our
10/05/2019 - Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut Event!! October 5 - 13
Angels Camp, CA...Ornament Debut Event, October 5-13, Enjoy 140+ new releases, event-only savings and big opening weekend Bonus Points. From ornaments for the Star Wars fanatic to the Disney aficionado to snowman collectors, there's a huge range of designs. You'll even find spook-tacular Halloween ornaments! With old favorites like Snoopy and Charlie Brown next to stars of recent superhero flicks—like Wonder Woman from DC Comics and Captain Marvel from Marvel— Hallmark Christmas ornaments feature dozens of licensed characters, including many you won't find anywhere else. Sprinkle some nostalgia on your tree, with classic American car and train ornaments. The artistry and detailing in our premium ornaments and blown-glass Heritage ornaments will wow you. Add a little more magic to your Christmas tree with sound and light ornaments that delight both kids and kids-at-heart. The Storytellers ornaments connect to each other with a Keepsake Power Cord for an immersive experience.





Hallmark Keepsake ornaments can bring back memories from your own childhood just as easily as they capture the passions and personalities of loved ones. From food and drink themes to sports, a Christmas ornament can mark the hobbies they love. Commemorate life's occasions, like graduations and new homes, with a Hallmark ornament. Don't forget your furry family members with a pet ornament.

Limited on space? We have miniature ornaments, plus a range of miniature Christmas trees, that's right up your alley. You'll also find a unique selection of tabletop decorations, tree skirts and Christmas tree toppers. Don't forget to browse personalized ornaments for a one-of-a-kind memory; picture frame ornaments to display your favorite photos of the year; and ornaments that celebrate baby's first Christmas.
10/05/2019 - Lumberjack Day 2019 is October 5th! We Have Video & Photos of 2018 to Get You Ready!
West Point, CA...Lumberjack Day takes place on the first Saturday in October and celebrates the history and traditions of the Calaveras County lumber industry. Lumberjack Day includes a parade and car show, vendors, lumberjack competitions including big timbers, chainsaws, and axes! There are activities for the kids and food and fun for the whole family!





























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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.

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