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Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day The 2019 Chips for Kids Toy Drive
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
All Day The CFLC Students Present "The Christmas County Spelling Bee" Christmas Play
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
All Day The CFLC Students Present "The Christmas County Spelling Bee" Christmas Play
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
05:00 PM Totally Twisted December Fridays!
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
All Day The CFLC Students Present "The Christmas County Spelling Bee" Christmas Play
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!
01:00 PM Chocolate Festival
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!
01:00 PM Just in Time for the Holidays Horse Adoption on December 15th
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
All Day Studio 4 Dance Theater’s 2019 Nutcracker is December 19, 20 & 21
06:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Studio 4 Dance Theater’s 2019 Nutcracker is December 19, 20 & 21
All Day Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Studio 4 Dance Theater’s 2019 Nutcracker is December 19, 20 & 21
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!
Until 09:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker
Sunday, Dec 22
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!
Tuesday, Dec 24
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras

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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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10/05/2019 - 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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10/12/2019 - East Meets West Charity Gala at Stevenot Winery
Douglas Flat, CA...East Meets West Charity Gala benefiting Pacific Smiles (Safari Smiles Dental charity foundation) - providing dental care to children in California, Asia and Mexico. Wine tasting, Asian and European appetizers, live music with the Brian Jirka Band, silent and live auction. Previewing the documentary "Magic of Dao”. Tickets $35 at the door or contact Dao French 510-304-9499. Donations can be made at pacificsmiles.org. Pacific Smiles is a 501-c non profit organization.


East Meets West Charity Gala at Stevenot Winery

Saturday. October 12th
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tickets $35/person
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!
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