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03/07/2020 - The Sugaray Rayford Band – Grammy nominated premier Soul Blues vocalist
“Sugaray” Rayford is an American Soul blues singer and songwriter. He has released Six albums to date and was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in 2019 – Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. HE WON SOUL BLUES MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR! His last album is nominated for a 2019 Grammy.

When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6’5” he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind you of the Legendary James Brown.

Texas born Caron “Sugaray” Rayford began his musical career at the age of 7 singing & playing drums in church, and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. Rayford’s phrasing is intimate and conversational and the soulful gravel in his voice hints at his firsthand experience with hardship.

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site Click Text Here

Tickets $27 advance / $31 day of show.

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02/12/2020 - Get Your Prime Rib Dinner Wednesdays & Saturdays at Showshoe Brewing Company
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

02/14/2020 - Support the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras in Their Take a Chance on Love Valentine's Drawing
Jackson, CA...Support the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras in Their Take a Chance on Love Valentine's Drawing. Our 11th Annual 'Take a Chance on Love' Valentine's Day Drawing will be held at our Jackson Thrift Store on Friday, Feb. 14 with KVGC broadcasting our winning tickets live as they're drawn! Support your local Hospice by purchasing tickets for this drawing!




Who We Are
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is an independent, non-profit healthcare provider of end-of- life care,
and spiritual and psychological support to patients facing a terminal illness. Our grief support services
are available as a free resource to the entire community, including children.

Our interdisciplinary team includes doctors, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical social
workers, spiritual care providers, hospice aides, and volunteers.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and
Medicare/MediCal certified. We receive financial support from Medicare, HMOs, MediCal and private
insurance providers. However, as an independent non-profit, we rely on the support of community
donors to eliminate the shortfalls that are not covered by insurance. In over 35 years, we have never
turned away a patient for the inability to pay.

We proudly serve Amador and Calaveras Counties.

Mission:

The mission of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is to provide exceptional end-of- life care to everyone in
our community who needs it regardless of their ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with
health care providers and community members at large in promoting exceptional end-of- life care.

Vision:

As a highly-skilled and compassionate team, our vision is to sustain and continually improve our ability
to provide extraordinary care in our community both today and into the future, so that members of our
community select Hospice of Amador & Calaveras as their preeminent choice for hospice care.

Values:

Active Listening
Compassion and Empathy
Quality and Excellence
Honesty and Trust
Appreciation
Professionalism and Accountability
02/15/2020 - Alchemy Late Night Kicks Off This Weekend with Live Music by Plan B!
Murphys, CA...Kick off party at Alchemy! Open every Friday and Saturday til midnight. Live music by Plan B Saturday Feb 15th starting at 8:00. #murphyscalifornia #murphysrestaurant #diningoutingoldcountry #gocalaveras #alchemycafe


Welcome & Everyone is Family Here!
Alchemy is situated on Main Street, occupying a site amongst Murphy’s finest wineries like Newsome-Harlow, Four Winds, Lavender Ridge, Twisted Oak and many others. The restaurant is where many winemakers rub shoulders with visitors in our bar or restaurant. Alchemy offers the finest seasonal ingredients and dishes intended to perfectly complement the extraordinary wines of the region. Enjoy modern American comfort food, Gold Country cuisine.
02/10/2020 - Kindness Week in Calaveras County
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to Proclaim the week of February 10th through February 15th, 2020 as Kindness Week in Calaveras County and further deem the County as a Random Acts of Kindness Zone


DISCUSSION/SUMMARY:
Seeds of Kindness was formed in 1994 in Angels Camp, spearheaded by Jim & Judy Bergantz, then owners of Bergantz Nursery.
A small group of local residents are working together to encourage and promote random acts of kindness throughout Calaveras County. In 1995, the Angels Camp City Council passed a proclamation that Angels Camp is a Kindness Zone. We are asking the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to pass a county-wide Kindness Zone proclamation as well.

Our goal is to purchase 8,000 “Pass It On” kindness ribbons and support materials. This year, as in the past, the Seeds of Kindness project will encourage and work with Calaveras County schools, organizations and businesses to create an increased awareness for being kind. The light blue ribbons will be distributed county-wide; when a ribbon-bearer sees an act of kindness being done, they are to sign the back of the ribbon and pass it on. The idea is that the ribbons will encourage acts of kindness throughout the county.
Kindness donations will be used to purchase three miles of light blue ribbon, (to be displayed in and around buildings), 8,000 “Pass It On” ribbons and a large kindness banner for each elementary school in the county.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the 2020 Ripples of Kindness Project in Calaveras County February 10-15, 2020. To learn more about random acts of kindness activities, visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website at www.actsofkindness.org.
02/19/2020 - James Dalton Medical Office Completed in Angels Camp! Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Feb. 19th!
Angels Camp, CA...Hometown health care is now state-of-the-art with completion of the James Dalton Medical Office. The new facility is part of Mark Twain Medical Center’s network of clinics and specialty centers serving Calaveras County communities. The facility at 590 Stanislaus Street has been approved for licensing by the State of California and will welcome its first patients on February 13, 2020. “This is a community effort,” says Doug Archer, President and CEO of MTMC. “It has taken over ten years to make this a reality and it would not have happened without the perseverance of the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation. Through its generous donors, the Foundation has contributed $2.6 million for the $7.5 million project.”



“The power of caring for one another should never be overlooked,” he adds. “This project illustrates the power of friends and neighbors working together to better their community.”

“It is fitting that the facility is named for the late James Dalton, long-time Foundation board member with a vision for expanding local health care services. The Dalton Family are generous donors to this project.”
As a comprehensive health care clinic services will include primary care, including women and pediatric services, along with orthopedics, tele-psychiatrics, counseling services, laboratory and diagnostic imaging.

“The James Dalton Medical Office will offer residents of Angels Camp and neighboring communities on the Highway 4 corridor the opportunity to establish local health care relationships with primary care physicians,” Archer notes. “That is a key first step in achieving and maintaining good health.”

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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.
02/13/2020 - Valentine on the Vine is February 13 - 16 at Camps Restraurant
Angels Camp, CA....Chef Bob Anderson presents four nights of wine friendly, limited menu's. This is a not to be missed event for food lovers. Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek resort offers award-winning dining, with a menu that highlights the comfort of tradition, along with the flair of contemporary cuisine, accentuated by local, seasonal ingredients.


Service is extraordinary, executed gracefully, and is only matched by the warmth and friendliness of the staff. We have a carefully curated wine list featuring many of The Sierra Foothills’ local wineries, and boast a bar that is a buzz with an exciting array of specialty cocktails, and an excellent selection of draft beers. The restaurant features an elegant main dining room, an outdoor patio with wood-fired pizza bar, and a more intimate dining experience in our Mark Twain Library.

The grounds are appointed with Bocce Ball Courts, The Wisteria Arbor, perfect for weddings and outdoor events, and is nestled amid one of the most picturesque settings in the Sierra Foothills, Greenhorn Creek Golf Course, nationally recognized as one of California’s finest golf experiences.
02/09/2020 - Stevenot Winery Presents Brandon Pierce Today at Music on the Patio
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Winery Presents Brandon Pierce Today at Music on the Patio.  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.
02/09/2020 - Beppe Gametta returns to Murphys!
Murphys, CA...Sunday, February 9, 6:00 pm Beppe Gametta returns to Murphys! Beppe is a renowned guitarist, singer, composer, and researcher who loves to perform and tell stories about his journeys with a sense of humor and irony. Mentored by Doc Watson, Beppe shows in his performances a new and unique approach to flat picking the acoustic guitar, a style that he developed in a career of forty years of travelling, meeting with masters of many cultures, researching old forgotten traditions, and performing for audiences of different Continents.


Suggested donation of $20 per person

Please email nugget@fccmurph.org for more information.
02/13/2020 - Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
Murphys, CA...Launching Murphys Creek Theatre’s 2020 Season is David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, Proof. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Proof is a story with characters so evidently full of flaws that we can easily relate to a few of them in ourselves. They are tough and resilient in the face of common and uncommon adversity, and still they trudge on with heartfelt ferocity.Proof: (/pro͞of/) noun 1. evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement. When most people think of this play's title, it is typically understood that there is a double meaning. The associations with mathematics and evidence are commonly recognized. There is another, less common association, however. adjective 1. able to withstand something damaging; resistant.







Living in the shadow of her father (a world-renowned mathematician), Catherine lives with the burden
of his mental illness, a strained relationship with her sister, adoration from one of her father’s former
students, and the possibility that she might have inherited more from her father than his propensity for
math.

These characters are just words on a page and, as incredible as they are, they are nothing without the
human soul. With this as his main focus, director Todd Thomas has assembled a veritable hand-picked,
gypsy family of brilliant talent from near and far who bring so much life to these words that each phrase
they utter is a breathtaking journey of tender, incendiary, hilarious, and heartbreaking moments.
Todd Thomas, having started his professional acting career with MCT almost two decades ago, returns
from his time in NYC and Portland Oregon to direct this season’s opener. Thomas tells us, “I have always
been fond of this script and I was so excited when Robbie Allen sent me his picks for this season.” It
turns out that both Artistic Director Robbie Allen and Thomas have portrayed the role of Hal in previous
productions. Thomas goes on to say, “We both had very high expectations for the level of talent in this
production, but we didn’t see much turnout for Proof at our General auditions. After discussing it with
Robbie, I decided to reach out to some of the talented people I have met during my career. I could never
have imagined how fruitful that would be.”

Michael Crich, an actor-turned pilot-turned actor, portrays the world famous and wildly charming
mathematical genius, Robert. Since returning to the stage a few years ago, he has performed in over 25
productions in the Motherlode. A rare gem in the region, Crich’s moments on stage as Robert are potent
and unapologetic.

Sarah Coykendall is Claire, Catherine’s financial analyst sister who resides in NYC. A former resident of
Calaveras County, Coykendall is Associate Director of the annual Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite,
former Impact Theatre company member, founder of Splathouse Theatre in Oakland, and one of Todd’s
friends since she was a teenager.

Hal is tackled by Jon Verkler. A Chicago native, Verkler studied with Second City in Chicago, the famous
Improv and sketch comedy school before moving to Portland and working with several local theatres.
Verkler and Thomas met in Portland while performing in a 10-minute play festival. After discovering that
Jon was not only hilarious, but extremely intense and moving, Jon was most recently cast as Adam
in Missing Link Theatre Company’s production of The Shape of Things to which he received many a
standing ovation.

Our Catherine is brought to life by Lauren Elyse Taylor. Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Taylor works in
both film and stage. Currently based in Oakland, Lauren has studied with Shakespeare &
Company in Lenox Massachusetts, Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles, The American
Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and The Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley
California. From day one, she has entrenched herself with the cast as if she had known them her whole
life.

Where does this all take place? In a house. Not just any house, though. A Chicago-style, 2-story house
built by Micki Dambacher, Jack Summers, and Naomi Elias. Perhaps the largest set design undertaken
yet, there is quite literally a house on stage!

Stage Manager: Courtney Gillaspie
Set Design: Micki Dambacher
Lighting Design: Todd Thomas & Cortney Gillaspie
Sound Design: Todd Thomas
Costumes: Catelin Schenstrom
Properties: Todd Thomas
Photo Credit: Leslie Davis

The performance schedule for Proof is as follows:
Murphys Creek Theatre is located at 580 S Algiers St, Murphys CA, just steps away from the
heart of bustling downtown Murphys. Shows will be held on Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm and
Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available at www.murphyscreektheatre.org or call the Box Office at 209-728-8422 to
purchase tickets. For more information and updates on the current goings on at Murphys Creek
Theatre, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @murphys_creek_theatre.

Prices:
General Admission $28
Senior Rate: $22
Group Rate: $20
Student Rate: $12
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