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02/15/2020 - The Big 2020 AMA Crab Feed is February 15th. Get Your Tickets Now!!
Angels Camp, CA...The Big 2020 A.M.A Crab Feed is February 15th . Tickets $50 per person - All you can eat crab, Tri Tip Available. No Host Bar @ 6:00 Dinner @ 7:00! Door Raffle & 50/50 prizes. Live Music by "Copper Holdings" Mark Twain Hall, Calaveras Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit youth sports provided by A.M.A. Questions, call 209-736-0334

AMA Mission
Angels – Murphys – Arnold Booster’s Club (AMA) was developed and will continue to operate as a volunteer organization aimed at promoting and encouraging equal access to athletics for youth in the Angels, Murphys and Arnold vicinities. AMA athletic programs are designed to educate, encourage and enable youth of all backgrounds and abilities to develop athletic skills, sportsmanship, respect, and team camaraderie. AMA further strives to maintain a safe and disciplined environment for the personal development of each athlete. It is the goal of AMA to generate positive changes in the lives of youth and provide inspiration for both participants and volunteers as they work together toward these goals.

About AMA
AMA stands for Angels – Murphys – Arnold, and has been a strong force supporting kids sports programs since 1971. Much of AMA’s success should be credited to the original founders. Around the end of 1969, a few men, Larry Ziehlke, Millard Smallin and Dan Miller, were trying to put a football team together for the kids in the community. In moving forward with their ideas, these men were joined by Ray Shires, Terry Erickson, Don Peirano and Bob Sanders to form the AMA Booster’s Club in 1971. After a great deal of hard work and dedication, the first Pop Warner Football Teams were fielded. These men inspired the local community to donate to their youth sport program. For the community, it was a matter of pride to be able to contribute to AMA. One contributor, Dave Copello, took interest in AMA and offered to help this organization. Subsequently, Dave Copello donated six acres to build softball fields for the girls, since little league already had a place to play. In order to begin development on Copello Park, many volunteers came forward to donate their time and equipment. Mother Lode Engineering, Fletcher Construction, Sutton Construction, Hydrox Inc., George Reed Inc., Baileys Masonry, Wayne Segale General Contractor and Ray Shires Excavating were the pioneers of contributions that helped build Copello Park. In 1974, Dave Copello passed away, but not before he saw most of Copello Park completed. His legacy is still with us as he left AMA 5/7 of his estate.

Along with donations to the Club, AMA has maintained many types of fundraisers throughout the years. In the mid-70’s, AMA began the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as other events such as the Mountain Aire Concerts, the Camel Races, the Harvest Festival, the Renaissance Fair and most recently the Ironstone Vineyard Concerts. Currently, AMA carries on the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as the Bret Harte FFA Oysters ‘n Oinkers event. Fair Parking and our Annual Crab Feed are the principal fundraisers that benefit the maintenance and improvements for Copello Park, as well as purchasing insurance, sports equipment, uniforms and other necessary operational items.

As the Club evolved over the years, AMA has sponsored the annual Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament organized by Dave Cosgrave, the AMA Wrestling Tournament under the direction of Mike Burke, and the Girls Ponytail Softball League under the direction of Bill Fish, with significant help from Darlene Sanders and Sharon Canepa.

AMA benefits youth of ages between 6 to 15 years old. These activities have included such sports as basketball, cheerleading, football, ponytail softball, snow sports, soccer, summer softball, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Over the years, AMA has supported many youth activities such as high school – middle school – grammar school sports programs, the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Fair, local Jr. Olympics, Special Olympics, Academic Decathlon’s, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, FFA, 4-H, Little League, MACTA Tennis and more. AMA also has a Scholarship Program that benefits past AMA participants for college; (8) $500.00 scholarships yearly.

What is so remarkable about AMA is that it operates solely on volunteers. Not only are there nine directors, (three from the Mark Twain School District - three from the Vallecito School District - three At-Large), there are also commissioners, coaches, spouses and other volunteers that make these programs possible. Copello Park was built by and has been maintained by volunteers since 1971.

AMA’s mission is to involve youth in sports related recreational activities. Through our sports programs, we have seen many lives change for the better. Our youth learn respect, safety, sportsmanship, team play, fundamentals and skills needed to become successful athletes, future leaders within our community, and upstanding individuals. With the help of donations, fundraising and volunteers, we can continue to support and improve our youth programs.

Current Directors
Shawna Davis - President
Monica Parker - Vice-President / Director of Events
Darren Diebold - Treasurer / Director of Concessions
Nicole Bain - Secretary / Director of Football & Cheer
Jeremy Wood - Sergeant at Arms / Director of Parking
Jon Bernasconi - Historian / Director of Ponytail Softball
Ronnie Davis - Director of Copello Park
Nic Valente - Director of Wrestling
Chelsie McDaniel - Director of Basketball
Melissa Walraven - Executive Secretary

Current Commissioners
Becca Kane - Commissioner of Youth Basketball
Kim Paulden - Commissioner of Cheer
Paul Paulden - Commissioner of Football
Jessica Day - Commissioner of Wrestling
Nichole Willis - Commissioner of Ponytail Softball
Bob Barnett - Commissioner of Copello Park

Past Directors
Larry Ziehlke, Dan Miller, Millard Smallin, Terry Erickson, Ray Shires, Bob Sanders, Don Peirano, Bill Fish, Myron Jones, Don Fitzgerald, Paul Sherrow, Mike Bradford, John Franklin, Kay Wallace, Bob McReynolds, Mina Peirano, Nick Lucero, Jack Johnson, Bob Owen, John Rice, Doug Brown, Rick Soracco, Ward Redman, Pete Daniels, Mike Croshaw, Mike Ziehlke, Jon Kitchell, Jody Brunz – Exec. Sec., Gary McGeorge, Bob Monsen, Don Dorsey, Tom Tuthill, Fred Artiaga, Rick Darby, Ralph Emerson, Shawna Davis – Exec. Sec., Harry Williams, Tina Croshaw – Exec. Sec., Darla Rehling – Exec. Sec., Doug Dryer, Jim Sherrow, Clayton Carpenter, Mike Ziehlke (2x), Dave Barnes, Steve Ziehlke, Bryan Gross, Rob Dunn, Todd Sherrow, Bob Barnett

Contact Information: AMA Booster’s Club, Inc., PO Box 664, Altaville, CA 95221
02/05/2020 - What's Happening in Murphys From February 5 - 13
Murphys, CA...Saturdays in Murphys Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Tim Chisholm at (209) 728-8511 to confirm dates and times or arrangements for large groups. No tours on event days! Now Open: The Murphys Watering Hole featuring a curated list of the world's finest beers, ciders, and meads, from the most esoteric and hard to find to some everyone will know and an always changing menu, utilizing local farmhouse ingredients and featuring innovative vegetarian options, smoked and locally-cured meats, and new takes on familiar pub fare. Open Thursday through Tuesday, call (209) 890-7146 for more information or visit

February 5, 2019 – Trivia Night at Murphys Pourhouse - Join the Murphys Pourhouse every Wednesday at 6:00pm for Trivia Night with trivia master, Jeff Carrico! Bring a team, join a team, or compete solo every week to win prizes!
February 5, 2020 – Taize Service at First Congregational Church - A contemplative candlelit service of prayers, readings and songs offering comfort and Peace to help refresh and relax from 7-8 pm. Call Faye at 209 890 7466 for more information.

February 6, 2020 – – The Business Association meets at the Murphys Historic Hotel at 8:30 am on the first Thursday of most every month. All interested parties are welcome to join us. We’ll be reviewing recent events, talking about upcoming events and brainstorming about the challenges of success. Please drop by and add your voice to the conversation.

February 6, 2020 – Winetastic Dinner Series at Murphys Grille featuring Vina Moda - Meet representatives from local wineries. They will pair their selected wines with dishes from Murphys Grille’s regular delicious dinner menu and share tips on winemaking and pairing wines with food. Glasses and bottles of featured wines will be greatly discounted for your enjoyment. Pair with their suggested food selections or simply go rogue and drink with anything! Receive 50% off one appetizer per table when selecting a featured wine of the night. Please inform your server that you would like to participate in the Winetastic Dinner to receive the discounts. Reservations highly recommended: 209-728-8800. Dining room opens at 5pm; dinner from 6-8 pm.

February 8, 2010 – Ninth Annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival - The ninth annual HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Murphys will be on Saturday from 1 until 4 pm. All you can eat homemade chocolate delights. Wine to accompany the tasting will be available for adults.. Tickets can be ordered by emailing or purchased at the door 509 N. Algiers St, Murphys, CA. All proceeds will support the outreach, educational and other programs sponsored by the church. Call Faye at 209 890 7466 for more information.

February 9, 2020 – Sunday Funday Mimosas at Milliaire Tasting Room - Celebrate the bubbly side of Milliaire! Enjoy a Mimosa out on our Creekside Patio or in our Tasting Room and start your Sunday off right. Cheers!
February 9, 2020 – Artist Reception at Hovey Winery - Join us in welcoming Susan Ashby to the Hovey Tasting Room for a reception on February 9th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Susan is a long time Calaveras County resident. She worked in publishing for 28 years and has traveled the world extensively. Susan devotes all available time to being an artist. Her collection shows her love of paper, texture, cubism and music. Susan’s art can be viewed in February and March 2020.

February 11, 2020 – Romantic Pasta-bilities Cooking Class at Marisolio - Join us Tuesday for a day of Romantic Pasta-bilities! Chef Melanie Klann returns for this wonderful Valentine’s themed demonstration featuring our delicious Pappardelle Pastas! The re will be TWO times available for this class: From 10 am- 12 PM and from 6 PM-8 PM Please call (209) 728-8853 or come into the store to reserve your spot ASAP.

February 11, 2020 – Local’s Night at Alchemy - Tuesday is local’s night at Alchemy. Enjoy local music while sipping $5 local wines, $5 Craft beers, $5 well cocktails and 50% off appetizers from 5:00pm-8:00pm

February 12, 2019 – Trivia Night at Murphys Pourhouse - Join the Murphys Pourhouse every Wednesday at 6:00pm for Trivia Night with trivia master, Jeff Carrico! Bring a team, join a team, or compete solo every week to win prizes!

February 13, 2020 – Proof at Murphys Creek Theatre / Mind Matters Fundraiser - On Feb 13th 2020, enjoy an evening of Theatre and support a good cause in the process. All proceeds from this evening’s ticket sales will go to support Mind Matters. Mind Matters Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based treatment center for individuals and families who struggle with ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities. Visit for tickets and information. - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is set to host the 24th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. After picking up commemorative wine glasses and wristbands at winemaker seminar, event attendees will enjoy hand-selected wine flights at 30 participating tasting rooms in Calaveras Wine Country. This popular event sells out each year so be sure and get your tickets in advance.

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02/03/2020 - February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
San Andreas, CA...We can help save your life! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. FREE Complete Cholesterol Tests for Women during February Provided by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) provides financial support for this vital test during February, working with Mark Twain Medical Center. Since 1947, SICC has improved the lives of women and girls in Calaveras County. To learn more call 753.9700.

February is American Heart Month
We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. Since 2004 "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone.

This test could literally save your life! Every woman should have a complete cholesterol test (lipid panel) that measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides that includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke.
V. Dignity Health. Family Medical Centers & Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968 FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital James Dalton Medical Office 736.0813 Arnold 795.4193 Copperopolis 785.7000 590 Stanislaus Street • Angels Camp Meadowmont Center Lake Tulloch Plaza Valley Springs 772.9538 Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 La Contenta Plaza 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas

02/01/2020 - Jane & Jean is Expanding!! Grand Opening of Additional Location is February 1st!!
Murphys, CA...We are excited to announce that Jane & Jean is expanding! Our grand opening in the new space is this Saturday, February 1st! Join us for promos, giveaways, refreshments and more!

Our current space is not closing, we are expanding our store into the space at 207 Main Street (next to Alchemy)! We are growing our store thanks to our wonderful customers! We will have more of what you love in our current departments and adding some new ones!

Both stores will be open and refreshed with all new spring pieces and accessories this weekend! See you Saturday!
01/29/2020 - Prime Rib Dinner at Snowshoe Brewing Every Wednesday & Saturday!
Arnold, CA...Introducing Snowshoe’s Daily Specials! Every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 4 PM we will have a special Prime Rib dinner available. This dinner includes Stockyard’s Angus Prime Rib with a baked potato, seasonal veggies, au jus and horseradish. The Prime Rib is available in two cuts, Alpine which is 12oz and Snowshoe which is 16 oz. The Alpine cut is available for $24 and the Snowshoe cut is $30. Make sure to ask your server about our daily specials! #snowshoebrewingco #primeribdinner #arnoldcalifornia #dailyspecials

02/15/2020 - Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees Class is February 15
Jackson, CA...“Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees” class on February 15, 2020. Do you have fruit trees in your yard? Would you like to make the most of what you have and possibly create a little more variety? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, “Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees” on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Our dormant season (late winter to early spring) is a wonderful time to expand the options in your fruit orchard. Join our instructors as they demonstrate how to graft different varieties of fruit trees to provide an abundant, varied crop. Graft scions may be available for participants to take and try. Handouts will be provided. This class is free and open to the public.

Reservations are not required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9 a.m. until Noon.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10 am until noon, Tuesday through Thursday, at 209-223-6838 or email .
02/01/2020 - The 34th Annual Orient Express Run
Sonora, CA...“The Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to continue sponsoring the 34th Annual Orient Express Run in Chinese Camp, come rain or shine to raise money for Special Olympics. Over 150 “Special Olympians” take part in the Tuolumne County Special Olympics program participating in track and field, floor hockey, basketball, the state games and other sports. “These activities contribute to their quality of life, personal growth, and provide an opportunity for them to be actively engaged in competitive sports and recreation”, says Dave Thoeny, president of the Sonora Sunrise Rotary. “These activities greatly contribute to an improved quality of life for everyone in the program”, adds Thoeny.

Sonora Sunrise Rotary will close Hwy 120 between Sims Rd and Red Hills Rd on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for the: 34th Annual Orient Express Run. Traffic will be detoured onto Sims Rd and Hwy 49. Where: Chinese Camp School, One mile run at 9:00 am., Four mile run at 10:00 am. Register on line at “”

Contact Cathie Peacock at 209-586-4802 or Del Hodges at 209 743-1648 for event details.

02/09/2020 - Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands brings Bluegrass to Angels Camp on February 9
Angels Camp, CA...Last year attendees at the Calaveras County Arts Council’s performing-arts series Ovations had a chance to weigh in on the kinds of music they would like to hear at 2020’s winter concerts. According to the Arts Council Executive Director Kathy Mazzaferro, “bluegrass was one of the top genres requested. It’s what our audience wanted.” Choosing Laurie Lewis to scratch that itch was a no-brainer. “She’s one of the top bluegrass artists,” Mazzaferro said. “By all accounts, she’s amazing. We’re very grateful she was available.”

Fiddler, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and Grammy-winner Laurie Lewis has long been a staple of the Northern California (and beyond) bluegrass scene. “When I was in my early 20s I discovered the vibrant bluegrass community in the Bay Area and I just stayed,” she said. She’s built a career performing this traditional art form, helping found two West Coast legends, the Good Ol’ Persons Band and the Grant Street String Band, has twice been voted female vocalist of the year by the International Bluegrass Association. Her classic rendition of Kate Long’s song, "Who Will Watch the Home Place?" won International Bluegrass Song of the Year, and her latest album with her band the Right Hands, The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017. Lewis was an influencer in the bluegrass world before “influencer” was an Instagram path to fame.

Bluegrass is the quintessential melting-pot American music, hailing from Appalachia and built on a framework of influences from Africa, the British Isles and mainland Europe. Old time string music, blues, sacred music, gospel, and jazz intertwined to create the high lonesome sound and rollicking stringed instrumentals that burst into life the early 20th century with performers like Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, and Ralph Stanley.

“It is a very communal sort of music,” Lewis said. “You want to be in a band to play it. It’s so much about communication with the other band members.” With her silvery voice, Lewis weaves intricate and skin-tingling harmonies with members of The Rights Hands: Singer and mandolin player Tom Rozum, Banjo player Patrick Sauber, fiddle player Brandon Godman, and stand-up bass player Andrew Conklin.

Lewis says she and the band gravitate towards the older traditional style, as opposed to the modern smoother style of bluegrass. Although she admits that “I also write a lot of songs, and I’m not necessarily bound to the tradition when I write. It’s impossible to be true to yourself and be a complete dyed-in-the-wool traditionalist.”

Traditional doesn’t equal stuffiness. “I would argue that blue grass started out as a pretty cutting edge music,” Lewis said. “It was music that combined the interest of Bill Monroe. He loved the church singing and old time fiddle tunes, and he was a singer songwriter. You could sort of define it as a singer song writer with a string band. If you look at it that way, we are perfectly in the tradition.”

The Calaveras County Arts Council presents Laurie Lewis on Sunday, February 9
3 to 5 p.m.

Tickets: $25 adults/$10 under 18. Available online at, or call 209/754-1774 Monday through Thursday.

Location: Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center, Bret Harte High
School, Angels Camp
02/02/2020 - The Dennis Dalton Foundation to Host Super Sunday Fundraiser
Jackson, CA...Foundation Aims to Provide Low-Income Children with Financial Assistance for Organized Sports. Join The Dennis Dalton Foundation on Sunday, February 2 starting at 11 a.m. for a Super Sunday Fundraiser event. Enjoy the Big Game on 1 of 7 large TV screens. All ages are welcome. Reservations are encouraged but not necessary.

The fundraiser will include a Silent Raffle and a 50/50 Raffle. All proceeds benefit The Dennis Dalton Foundation.

The goal of The Dennis Dalton Foundation is to ensure that any Native American and/or low income child in Amador and Calaveras County who has the desire to participate in organized sports can do so regardless of their family’s financial status.

For more information on The Dennis Dalton Foundation or to make a donation, please call (209) 223-8140.

WHEN: Sunday, February 2, 2020
11 a.m.

WHERE: Dennis Dalton Foundation
Parking in Lot 6 Across from the Public Safety Building on Dalton Road

CONTACT: Jose Cortez
(209) 223-8140

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians own and operate Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, which includes the Casino, Hotel, RV Park, General Store & Gas Station. Jackson Rancheria is one of the largest employers in Amador County, with more than 1,000 employees in a county with a population of only 35,000. The tribe is committed to supporting charitable programs, protecting the environment, and contributing to the county.

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians was first recognized by the Federal Government in 1898.
01/27/2020 - Growing Backyard Berries Class is March 28
Jackson, CA...“Growing Backyard Berries” class on March 28, 2020. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and more! Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, “Growing Backyard Berries” on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Master Gardeners will discuss which berries are best suited for our home gardens and how to successfully maintain and care for them. Topics discussed will include pruning, pests, cultivation and weather tolerance. Handouts will be provided. This class is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9 a.m. until Noon.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10 am until noon, Tuesday through Thursday, at 209-223-6838 or email .
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