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Saturday, Apr 20
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
All Day The Importance of Being Earnest at The Metropolitan
All Day Railtown 1897 Offers Wildly Popular Wildflower Trains -- 4/13, 14, 20 & 21!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Sunday, Apr 21
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
All Day Make Plans for Easter Brunch at CAMPS
All Day Railtown 1897 Celebrates Easter with Egg Hunt, Train Rides, Visit by the Easter Bunny & More!
All Day The Importance of Being Earnest at The Metropolitan
All Day Railtown 1897 Offers Wildly Popular Wildflower Trains -- 4/13, 14, 20 & 21!
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
10:30 AM Make Plans For Easter Brunch at Murphys Historic Hotel
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Apr 22
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
Tuesday, Apr 23
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
11:00 AM Chronic Disease Self-Management is Focus of "A Plan 4 Me" Free Health Seminar on April 23rd
Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
Friday, Apr 26
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day The 2019 Calaveras County Airport Fly-In & Open House
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
10:00 AM Agents of Discovery Digital Scavenger Hunt in Columbia
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!
12:00 PM Get Your Tickets for Taste of Calaveras 2019 at Ironstone Vineyards
02:00 PM Be Crowned “Champion of the Wharf” at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Lobster Eating Contest
06:00 PM Don't Miss the 10th Annual Arnold Library FUNdraising Dinner!
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
11:45 AM Phantom of the Pawpera Champagne Brunch
Monday, Apr 29
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
Tuesday, Apr 30
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, May 1
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, May 2
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
12:30 PM Mentoring Program Information Session
Friday, May 3
All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
All Day The 14th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference at Hotel Leger – May 3, 4, 5, 2019

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05/26/2019 - “THE PARTY – Boots and Bling” Sunday, May 26, 2019 Vida Buena Farm, Vallecito
Vallecito, CA...THE PARTY is moving out to the barn! Grab your boots and bling and mark your calendar to join the fun on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 6-10pm at Vida Buena Farm, 3286 Vallecito Bypass Road, Vallecito. The atmosphere will be relaxed yet festive in celebration of this year’s “Boots and Bling” theme; and tickets are only $40 per person, available at or by calling 209-736-7706. THE PARTY is the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser for the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program.

The Mentoring Foundation is taking THE PARTY 2019 in a fun new direction: instead of formal sit-down dinner, there will be delicious barbeque and all the fixin’s by Outer Aisle Catering, so revelers can mix and mingle all evening long at seating scattered throughout the venue. There will live music by Slade Rivers Band, dancing (perhaps even some line dancing,) an exciting live auction, and raffle prizes. This year’s treasure chest keys are just $50 for a chance to win a trip to Nashville or New Orleans, designed exclusively for the winner by Above and Beyond Travel.

Sponsorships for THE PARTY are available now and include tickets, keys, and other special benefits. Information about sponsorship is available by contacting Donna R. Shannon, sponsorship coordinator, at 209-754-4997.

The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for youth mentoring in Calaveras County. The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program connects local youth with safe, positive mentors who offer friendship, opportunity, and support for making healthy life decisions. For more information about the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program, please visit

05/04/2019 - Sutter Creek's Knight Foundry Announces a Hands-On Workshop
Sutter Creek, CA...Come play in the sand at the Foundry! Sutter Creek’s historic Knight Foundry presents "Introduction to Sand Casting & Foundry Practice," its first on-site class since the early 1990s. In this full-day, hands-on workshop, taught by Knight Foundry’s own experts, students will experience the entire foundry workflow, from sand preparation and conditioning to bench molding, furnace operation, casting, and much more.

Knight Foundry staff will pour completed student molds in aluminum. The workshop is Saturday, May 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The fee is $200, which includes all materials and lunch. Space is limited.

For more information, to register, or to join the mailing list for future classes, please call 209-560-6160 or email

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05/03/2019 - The 14th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference at Hotel Leger – May 3, 4, 5, 2019
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The 14th annual Gold Rush Writers Conference will be held May 3 - 5th in the picturesque Gold Country town of Mokelumne Hill at the historic Hotel Leger. The goal of the Gold Rush Writers Conference is to provide creative writers of all levels a chance to learn from established professionals through workshops, lectures, panels and readings. Limited to 80 participants, the conference prides itself on its intimacy and charm.

Opportunities abound for networking and developing community with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the written word. Even those who just love to listen are encouraged to attend. The conference in 2005 by New York Times bestselling author and Mokelumne Hill resident Antoinette May, with the help of a dedicated group of fellow writers.
The Gold Rush Writers Conference draws participants from the tri-county region of Tuolumne, Calaveras, and Amador, with some attendees traveling from as far away as Sacramento, the Bay Area, and beyond. Over the years, nearly 800 individuals have benefited from the conference, and numerous attendees choose to return year after year.  

Past attendee Marianne Barisonek, a freelance journalist from Portland, Oregon, states, “I’ve attended twice and would go again in a heartbeat. The quality of the workshops has been outstanding. You’ll meet interesting people and be inspired. If you want to try a writer’s conference without spending a fortune, this is a good place to start.”
The 14th annual conference jumpstarts Friday night, May 3, with a picnic supper in a Victorian garden at the home of Antoinette May, followed by a poetry reading from featured guests and a chance for attendees to join at the open mic.
Saturday, May 4, offers a rich array of workshops throughout the day and ends with a dinner, followed by a
presentation (open to the public) by bestselling novelist Kathleen Kent.

After the evening presentation, attendees are welcome to participate in an open mic reading before meandering over to the hotel's saloon to ‘schmooze’ with friends and enjoy a ‘nightcap’.

Sunday, May 5, offers additional morning workshops, then the conference winds down with a lunch and special presentation by bestselling author Joe Quirk.
2019 presenters and instructors include: Antoinette May (founder), Erika Mailman (co-director), Sally Kaplan (executive director), Kathleen Kent, Joe Quirk, Kevin Arnold, Lucy Sanna, Amy Smith, Monika Rose, Anara Guard, Kathy Boyd Fellure, Indigo Moor and Kathie Isaac-Luke (conference co-director).
For more information and to register, please visit: or call Sally Kaplan at 310 927-6929.
What: Gold Rush Writers Conference
When: May 3 – 5, 2019
Where: Hotel Leger, 8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245,, telephone: (209) 286-1401. Google Map:
The address for the May 3 evening picnic supper will be provided long in advance to all registered attendees.
Registration Prices: Please visit the website at
Other: Individual Offerings available for $40 and May 4 After Dinner Presentation Featuring Best Selling Author Kathleen Kent is open to the public. $5 at the door.
05/11/2019 - 12th Annual Kid's Day In The Garden
San Andreas, CA...The 12th Annual Kid's Day In The Garden. This is a FREE Family Event! Ride the smoothie Bike, Explore the World of Worms, Experience Sensory Play, Face Painting, Music time, Farm Stand, Plant Flowers to Take Home, Create Nature Art, Saturday, May 11 10:00am-12:00pm, UCCE Master Gardener, Demonstration Garden 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County at (209) 754-2880

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at ).

Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.
04/09/2019 - Password Management is this Month's Tuesday Tech Talk With Tony Topic
Angels Camp, CA...Tuesday Tech Talk with Tony is held at Blastronix IT at their new offices in Historic Downtown Angels Camp. (limited space please call to reserve your seat at the table) (209) 795-0738. 2nd Tuesday of the month 6pm-8pm. April 9th Talk is on Password Management. Using one app to organize them all & Q&A. $15.00 (per person for an hour and half session). Upcoming classes include……Computers for Beginners, Word & Excel, Computer Part Recognition

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04/07/2019 - Altaville Schoolhouse Lecture & Tour
Angels Camp, CA...Join us in the Angels Camp Carriage House at the museum to learn about our Charming Altaville Schoolhouse. Sunday, April 7, 2019. 1:30 p.m. refreshments, 2 – 3 p.m. lecture. Altaville Grammar School is one of the great architectural and cultural treasures of Calaveras County. Built in 1858 and funded by local residents, this brick Greek revival jewel is one of the oldest surviving grammar schools in California.

The Angels Camp Museum welcomes you to come and hear about the schoolhouse from retired Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools Kathy Northington. Kathy will highlight the school’s history and share stories from students who attended class there.

Many former students still live in the area as the schoolhouse closed its doors a mere 68 years ago. The schoolhouse will be open for touring directly after the lecture. Parking is available in the small lot adjacent to the school, on highway 49 and also in the CVS shopping area. See you there!

Cost: Free for museum members, $10 non-members

Become a member and receive free entry to annual lectures series and unlimited free admission to the museum for one year. Sign up today!
04/27/2019 - The 2019 Calaveras County Airport Fly-In & Open House
San Andreas, CA...On Saturday April 27th Calaveras Airport and the Mother Lode Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapter 484 will be hosting our annual open house and Fly-In. For more than 20 years now this event is popular with our local community and for many California pilots who fly in just to relax, eat, and enjoy their day here in the scenic Mother Lode.

We will have classic cars on display along with the Mountain RC club's static display of their radio controlled airplanes. Antique, classic, and experimental aircraft will fly in to participate in our airport day event. We start the day with a pancake breakfast offered by Tri-Dam Lions Club. Our EAA chapter 484 will host a BBQ lunch and the Murphy's Boy Scout Troop 473 will be serving up hot dogs.

Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day starting with “The Calaveras Community Band” followed by “The Rusty Rockers”.

We are expecting Cal Fire and the Highway Patrol to set up information booths. Cal Fire will have a fire truck display. CHP is planning to fly in a helicopter to put on display along with one of their patrol cars.
Very popular are the scenic airplane rides offered throughout the day starting around 8:30am. Our local pilots donate their time, fuel, and airplanes for the wonderful experience of viewing the Mother Lode from the air. Tickets sell out early and the line gets long so come out for breakfast and enjoy an early morning flight!

A nominal donation for the airplane rides of $10 for children and $20 for adults goes to our EAA chapter 484 for their scholarship fund. These funds are given to aspiring youths in our Young Eagles Program that desire to pursue an aviation career. The national EAA organization has flown over 2 million kids between the ages of 8-17. Our EAA chapter 484 hosts a Young Eagle Flight event each month between May and October.

Make Calaveras Airport you destination for the day! For more information you can contact Kathy Zancanella at 209-736-2501 or by email at
04/23/2019 - Chronic Disease Self-Management is Focus of "A Plan 4 Me" Free Health Seminar on April 23rd
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC), founded in 1951, is located at 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA. It became a member of Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, in 1996. The facility is a not-for-profit, 25-bed Critical Access Hospital serving all of Calaveras County, California. Over 300 employees provide the necessary services.

The hospital’s services include 24-hour Emergency Services; Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery; Intensive Care Unit; Medical and Surgical Units; General X-ray, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT Scan, MRI and Nuclear Medicine; Respiratory Therapy Services; Cancer/Infusion Center; Orthopedic Center, Gastroenterology Center, Physical Therapy Services; Inpatient Skilled Rehabilitation; Full Service Clinical Lab; Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Health Education.

MTMC’s affiliated medical staff provide Family Practice, Allergy, Alternative Medicine, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Psychology, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Podiatry, Allergy, Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine.

Access to care in the county is further supported by five MTMC’s Medical Centers located in Arnold, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, San Andreas, and Valley Springs. Services at these Ambulatory Centers include Immediate Care, Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Occupational Health, Pediatrics, General X-ray, Laboratory Draws and Health Education. Additionally, MTMC now also operates four Specialty Care Centers: in Angels Camp for Orthopedics and in San Andreas on the Medical Center campus for Cancer and Infusion Therapy, and Gastroenterology Specialty Care.
03/30/2019 - 2019 Calaveras 4-H Color Me Green Run
Angels Camp, CA...What is a Color Me Green Run?  The Color Me Green 5K Run is a state-wide service learning opportunity specific to the improvements of health. With the support of adult leaders, youth organize and execute a 5K run in their community. In Calaveras, this event is hosted by the Calaveras Wranglers and Copper Hills 4-H community clubs. The event is set to be held on March 31, 2019 at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds and begins at 2 p.m. This event is free to 4-H members and $5 to other participants.

Register by March 15 to ensure your $10 optional t-shirt order.

The theme "Color Me Green" refers to the green powder used to splash runners who complete the run, in the spirit of color runs. It is our hope that through participation in the Calaveras 4-H Color Me Green Run people in our community will aspire to increase their health habits.

If you would like to participate in this year's Color Me Green Run, register here:

For more information, check out this handout: Color Run 2019 Flyer
04/05/2019 - Community Job Fair Organized by Columbia College and Mother Lode Job Training
Columbia, CA...Columbia College will hold a Community Job Fair that is cosponsored with Mother Lode Job Training. The event will host 66 employers and will take place on Friday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Columbia College campus in the Oak Pavilion. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their résumé, dress for success, and be ready to discuss their experience and skills with prospective employers at the event.

The event is organized through a partnership with Mother Lode Job Training. Mary Watts, Columbia College Career & Transfer Center Program Technician, shared that area employers are looking for job applicants in many fields including public utilities, forestry, healthcare, education, hospitality management, fire, and administrative support. Employers are looking to hire full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. “I encourage job seekers to attend to find out about the wonderful opportunities available in our community, network with employers, and practice their “elevator pitch” to employers.”

The event is by far the largest job fair in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties serving local area residents with many small, medium, and large employers attending from throughout the region, including:

Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tuolumne Utilities District
U.S. Forest Service
Sierra Pacific Industries
California State Parks
Condor Earth Technologies
Adventist Health Sonora
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
Calaveras County Water District
…and; county, state, and federal government representatives.

The purpose of the event is to connect job seekers at the college, or those in the community, with employers to learn more about the different positions available, make valuable connections, and potentially find employment. Columbia College student Kathy Marquez secured an internship with the U.S. Forest Service after attending the 2018 job fair and said it “will look good on my resume and hopefully be a foot in the door.”

The event will feature eight information session panels on careers in hospitality management, natural resources, law enforcement, health, fire, education, the arts, and the military. The panels will feature industry experts providing valuable information on their profession and how to get a job in that field.

Parking will be relaxed on April 5th, so that attendees will not need to purchase a parking permit the day of the event. Columbia College and Mother Lode Job Training are equal opportunity employers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request at the event for individuals with disabilities. For more information contact, Mary Watts, Columbia College Career & Transfer Center Program Technician at (209) 588-5273,, visit or
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