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Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Friday, Apr 26
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day Come Celebrate Calaveras’ Spring Wine Weekend
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
All Day Huge Savings at Millworkz Inventory Reduction Sale Every Saturday!
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Come Celebrate Calaveras’ Spring Wine Weekend
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Saturday, May 4
All Day Get Your Tickets Now for the Fourth Annual Ragin Cajun Festival!! (Past Years Photos Below)
09:00 AM The 24th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic is May 4th!
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04/17/2024 - Drive in Movie Night at Bret Harte on April 17
Angels Camp CA...Students will come together on April 17th in the back of the Bret Harte student parking lot near the baseball field. Students will come in a vehicle, park, and watch the movie from the comfort of their own, or one of their friend’s vehicles. For those that wish to not sit in a vehicle a few hay bales will be provided so they may use them to sit on. Soda and water will also be provided.

Admission is $5 per vehicle and they will pay either at the door or at the sign-up table and students will be able to sign up for spots by coming to the sign up table in the quad on April 11-15 to reserve their spot if they choose to do so. Those who do not sign- up/reserve a spot will still be allowed to participate but they may not use the spot(s)
reserved by other students. The movie that will be shown is High School Musical.

April 17, 2024 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Drive in Movie


Bret Harte Union High School District is an educational community committed to
providing all students a quality education with multiple learning opportunities in a safe
and orderly environment fully equipped to teach 21st century skills. As a learning
community, we strive to increase student achievement, to be responsive to community
needs and to foster accountability for all. For more information, visit
04/20/2024 - Big Plans at Big Trees State Park for Earth Day!
Arnold, CA...We're Calaveras Big Trees State Park, of course we have plans for Earth Day! 🌲Join us next weekend, 4/20-4/21, and the day itself, Monday 4/22, to celebrate Earth Day! 🥳Saturday and Sunday we will have an Inspiration Station from 11:00am-2:00pm by our Visitor Center where you can learn all the big and little ways you can help the environment. Plus, as you can see, there's a cute photo booth attached!

Want to explore and learn more about the park? Our nonprofit partner, the Calaveras Big Trees Association, will be hosting a seminar on bird watching Saturday 4/20 10am-12pm at our Education Building. There will be a guided bird walk on Sunday, 4/21, at 9:30am leaving from our Visitor Center and a guided hike around the North Grove Saturday 4/20 at 11:30 and Monday 4/22 at 11:30.

Can't make it to the park? We're also doing a live webinar: California Redwoods VS Climate Change with Hendy Woods State Park Monday 4/22 at 11:00. Sign up for it here:

Phew! Thanks for hanging in there, we just ❤ the earth!

04/18/2024 - Tickets on Sale Now for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!"
San Andreas, CA...Tickets on Sale Now for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!" presented by the students at Calaveras High School.  Tickets can be purchased at   Thank you all for supporting our Students!

04/13/2024 - Annual Airport Day Takes Flight at Calaveras County's Airport, Maury Rasmussen Field
Calaveras County, CA...The Calaveras County Airport is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated annual Airport Day, set to take place at the Calaveras County Airport – Maury Rasmussen Field on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 am until 3 pm. The public is invited to explore the captivating world of aviation, with free admission granting access to an array of aircraft displayed on the airport grounds.

From vintage planes to helicopters, remote control models, and homebuilt aircraft, attendees will have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these impressive flying machines. Adding to the excitement, the EAA Mother Lode Chapter #484 will offer thrilling airplane rides, providing a bird's-eye view of Calaveras County's picturesque landscapes. Priced at $30 for adults and ages 13+, and $20 for children aged 12 and under, this unforgettable experience promises an exhilarating adventure for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

For inquiries or additional information, please contact the Calaveras County Airport by phone at (209) 736-2501 or via email at Don't miss out on the excitement - mark your calendars and join us for a day of aviation thrills at the Calaveras County Airport! About Calaveras County Airport: The Calaveras County Airport, located at Maury Rasmussen Field, serves as a vital hub for aviation enthusiasts and travelers alike. With a commitment to safety, innovation, and community engagement, the airport strives to provide exceptional service and memorable experiences for all who pass through its gates.
04/07/2024 - History of Photography Lecture @ Angels Camp Museum ~ CVB Feature
Angels Camp, CA...Kristopher Mandell has an international art education. He received his BA in Art History while at San Francisco State University where he studied abroad at the University of Amsterdam and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He received his MA in Art History from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. He is currently the Executive Director of the Calaveras County Historical Society and the Director of the County Museums located in San Andreas.

Photography During the Gold Rush

During the California Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century, photography played a crucial role in documenting the dramatic social and environmental transformations of the time.

In my lecture, I will be showcasing a variety of photographic examples that illustrate the diverse uses of photography during this period. This will include daguerreotypes and tintypes capturing the faces of gold miners and settlers, providing a glimpse into their daily lives and struggles.

Additionally, I’ll explore photographs depicting the booming mining towns, bustling with activity and commerce, as well as images of the rugged landscapes that drew thousands in search of fortune. Overall, these photographic examples will offer insight into the multifaceted ways in which photography both documented and shaped the narrative of the California Gold Rush era.

We hope you’ll join us Sunday, April 7th at the Angels Camp Museum Carriage House!

Source = Calaveras Visitors Bureau

April, 7th @ 1:30 pm

Angels Camp Museum

753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp CA 95222

04/21/2024 - The 11th Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off!
Mountain Ranch, CA...Join Mountain Ranch 4-H for our chili cook-off! Great food, silent auction, baked goods, vendors, petting zoo and lots of Chili. Fun for the whole family. Interested in entering your chili or being a vendor? Please contact Shannon at 209-996-4910

Mountain Ranch 4H Chili Cook Off
Sunday, April 21st
11:30am to 2pm
Mountain Ranch Community Park
05/04/2024 - The 24th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic is May 4th!
Murphys, CA...Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9:00am ‘til 1:00pm - 1st through 8th Grade. Murphys Community Park, Go south on Algiers Road at the Murphys Hotel. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the fishing gear, or you can bring your own. Bring the whole family and enjoy the day!

Sponsored by the Calaveras County Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
03/12/2024 - March 16th Pressure Canning Class by UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador/Calaveras Counties
Jackson, CA...Join UCCE Master Food Preservers on Saturday, March 16th, and we’ll show you how a pressure canner works. Build your confidence in pressure canning by watching the entire process. Learn the multiple safety features included on every modern canner and compare a variety of canner types. Do you know when you need to use a pressure canner and why? Don’t risk a case of botulism because you didn’t practice safe canning.

This in-person class takes place from 9am to 12noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200B Airport Road in Jackson. Cost is $5 payable at the door by cash/check to UC Regents. Pre-registration is recommended. Please register at
03/23/2024 - Saturday, March 23: Green Sand Molding & Foundry Practice Workshop at Knight Foundry
Sutter Creek, CA...In this full-day, hands-on workshop, taught by a team of Knight Foundry’s own experts, you will experience every step of the foundry workflow, from preparing the sand to pouring your completed molds in aluminum and removing your finished castings. You’ll gain a wealth of foundry practice tips, tricks, and techniques that have been used since time immemorial. And you’ll take home the castings that you made on your day at the Foundry.

To learn more or sign up, visit the Education page at, email, or call 209-560-6160.

03/23/2024 - Calaveras Gem & Mineral Show 3/23 & 3/24
Calaveras Gem and Mineral Show at the Calaveras Fairgrounds


Admission: $5.00 per Adult, Kids 12 and under free with paying adult.
Free Parking, Free Shuttle

Activities: Gold panning, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, kids zone, treasure hunt, prize drawing, live snake exhibit, rock & mineral identification.
Items for Sale: Gems, rocks, minerals, fossils, tools, beads, jewelry and more!
Food and Coffee Bar onsite

Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the knowledge and interest in rocks and minerals and all their associated arts with our community.
CGMS was established in 1948 and serves members of more than five counties of California.
Our clubhouse and shops are located on Meacham Ranch Road in Angels Camp.

The Gem Show event is the main fundraiser that supports the survival and continuance of the Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society.
For more information, please check out our website at

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing everyone at the Gem and Mineral Show!
Thank you.
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