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Saturday, Dec 16
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
07:00 PM Winter Sports History Night Honoring Mark Phillips & Ski Racing at Bear Valley is December 16th
07:00 PM Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
08:30 PM Jill & The Giants will be Rocking Sequoia Woods in December
09:00 PM Plan B This Sat at JJ's Dive Bar
Sunday, Dec 17
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
04:00 PM Symphony of the Sierra to Perform at Columbia College on December 17th
Until 02:00 PM Looking Over the President's Shoulder
07:00 PM Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
Monday, Dec 18
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Tuesday, Dec 19
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
01:30 PM Santa is Coming to the Arnold Library December 19th
Until 04:00 PM Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Wednesday, Dec 20
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Thursday, Dec 21
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Friday, Dec 22
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Saturday, Dec 23
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Sunday, Dec 24
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07:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Monday, Dec 25
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Tuesday, Dec 26
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Wednesday, Dec 27
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
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Thursday, Dec 28
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09/12/2017 - "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
Capturing and Preserving the Stories of Our Elders

Manzanita Writers Press continues with its Calaveras County-based series of FREE writing classes for participants to write their memories of living in our community. The September session of four weekly classes takes place at San Andreas Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. Expert teacher-leaders guide participants in a relaxed cooperative workshop setting, where they spend time recalling memories with a variety of activities, learn the craft of memoir writing, and collect writing into print or Ebook forms.

This project has been made possible through a generous grant from the Calaveras Community
Foundation.

To sign up, contact manzanitawp@gmail.com or call 209-728-6171.
September 5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays 9-11 am San Andreas Senior Center

08/27/2017 - Advance Your Photography
Cristi Canepa again offers her “Advance Your Photography” class on Sunday, August 27, 2017, 4:30-6 pm. The $25 cost covers all class materials. Participants bring their own camera, and the class covers tips on improving photo compositions and the exposure triangle of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Due to this subject’s popularity, spaces in the class will fill quickly. Reserve a space by calling 209-728-6171 or clicking on art classes at manzapress.com. Use a credit card to reserve Check www.manzapress.com for the schedule.
02/24/2018 - Everything But Animals Day
The Tuolumne County 4-H invites you to come and attend Everything But Animals Day at Sonora Elementary School on Feb. 24. This event includes a variety of activities that showcase the projects in 4-H outside of livestock and farming/ranching practices. This will include experiential learning in areas such as STEM, cooking, community service and much more. This free event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. We hope to see you all there!
12/17/2017 - Symphony of the Sierra to Perform at Columbia College on December 17th
Columbia, CA...Columbia College will present its winter concert “Symphony of the Sierra” at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th in the Dogwood Theatre. The wide-ranging repertoire promises to be a performance well worth hearing. According to orchestra conductor, Mic Harper, “The repertoire provides an eclectic exploration of works from the late 1890’s to 2014.


Concert repertoire includes, The Children of Sanchez, South County Sketches, a medley of Duke Ellington’s works, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles, Gounod’s Marionetten—Trauermarsch, Christmas Festival by the ever-popular Leroy Anderson and more.

The concert is free and the public are invited to attend.
11/29/2017 - Order Your Fresh Christmas Wreaths & Support Bret Harte Grad Night!
Murphys, CA...Order Your Fresh Christmas Wreaths & Support Bret Harte Grad Night!

12/14/2017 - Celebrate the Season with a Local Tradition and a Holiday Classic: Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The
Angels Camp, CA...It’s beginning to look a lot like… Nutcracker! Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the ninth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 14-16, 2017 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Reserved seats for this acclaimed annual production are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 9, 2017 at www.studio4dancetheater.com.  Every year, Studio 4 Dance Theater offers a fresh version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” the classic holiday tale of Clara’s dreamlike adventures with her Nutcracker Prince. The professional-quality production has become the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances year after year. This year’s “Nutcracker” will feature some exciting and ambitious technical surprises.


Sixty-three dancers will appear in Studio 4 Dance Theater’s 2017 production of “The Nutcracker.” Artistic Director Tammie Lee has double-cast the role of Clara to offer another exciting new twist: on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, Ruby Eustis-Smith will dance the role of Clara, and on Friday and Saturday evenings Clara will be played by Jillian Buteau. Madison Pelland will portray the Dew Drop Fairy, Taylor Wilson will be the Mouse Queen, and Michaela Jarnagin will be the Snow Queen. Archer Bitner will make his first appearance with the company as the Nutcracker Prince; with special guest Kathy Mazzaferro appearing as Mrs. Gingerbread. Damian Homer-Goltz will dance the role of the Cavalier; and Molly Johnson and Tim Smith will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dr. Drosselmeyer.

“We have a magnificent cast this year and I'm so thrilled that two of our very talented principal dancers will be dancing the role of Clara,” said Tammie Lee. “We are always trying something new and exciting to keep our audiences coming back, and this year is no exception!”

“The Nutcracker” is appropriate for all ages, and is just about two hours long including an intermission with treats, warm beverages, and chances to win an amazing array of nearly 40 raffle baskets. There will be a “Meet and Greet” for photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy and other cast members immediately following the Saturday matinee.

Many local businesses and individuals have supported Studio 4 Dance Theater by sponsoring the production, donating raffle prizes, or advertising in the printed program. Wintercreek Foundation has awarded the company another generous grant, and major sponsors this year include 1st Impressions Dentistry, Lunch Lady Catering, Murphys Pourhouse, Pelland Enterprises, The Buteau Family, The Epperly and Vuilleumier Families, David and Melissa Wagner, Joe Thorton Logging, John Lux, Timothy J. O'Connor D.D.S., Vino Metate Winery, and Waiaki Fishing.

What: “The Nutcracker” ballet, presented by Studio 4 Dance Theater, Artistic
Director Tammie Lee

When: 6pm, Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, 2017
1pm and 6pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: Bret Harte Theater
323 Highway 49 near Murphys Grade Road
Angels Camp, California

Tickets: Thursday: Advance purchase- $15/adult; $12/youth ages 13-17; $9/children 12 and under. At the door - $18/adult; $15/youth ages 13-17; $12/children 12 and under.
Fri/Sat: Advance purchase - $17/adult (13 and up); $12/children 12 and under. At the door - $20/adult (13 and up); $15/children 12 and under.

Tickets go on sale at 8am, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tickets will be available on the internet at www.studio4dancetheater.com
or at the box office one hour before each performance
11/14/2017 - Trip Through High Sierra Among SMUG’S November 14 Highlights
Arnold, CA...A trip through High Sierra, with stops at other Apple points of interest, will be the main topic at the Tuesday, November 14 meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Rd., Arnold, just off Highway 4. This exploration was originally set for the October meeting but had to be delayed.


Seth Summersett, a professional computer programmer and one of SMUG’s major presenters, will lead the excursion. High Sierra is the recently released macOS operating system. Apple has also introduced new versions of the iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Along with exploring the features of each of these innovations, Summerset will give guidance on when or why users should upgrade.

A SMUG tradition, questions about any Apple product or application will be welcomed and encouraged.

SMUG meetings are designed for dues paying members but anyone is welcome to attend to see if they would like to join the group. SMUG was founded in 1995 and is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. It meets the second Tuesday of the month, January through November. Annual dues are $20 for an individual or couple payable at the first of the year. Members joining mid year need only pay $10 for 2017.

The organization exists to keep Apple users abreast of the latest developments and to address the nagging questions that arise from time to time. Its goal is to take the mystery out of computers and to enable members to take advantage of all the features their Mac products possess.

For more information visit the SMUG website at www.SierraMacintoshUsersGroup.org or call 795-3798 or 728-9012.
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11/18/2017 - Hindu Deities and Archetypes with Sierra Stange
This class, Hindu Deities and Archetypes, is designed for students of all levels interested in learning about Indian Spirituality through the Myths of their Deities. The class also explores Archetypes, based on the work of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Yoga and Indian culture through the symbolism of their Deities and how they relate to our lives.

Sierra Rose Stange, is an Ancient Historian and Yoga instructor. She specializes in the history of India, Hindu Deities and Mythology. She has been a tour guide in India, teaching the symbolism and stories of the Deities.
11/21/2017 - ARNOLD SIR, Branch 152, Monthly Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:00 am
Arnold, CA...ARNOLD SIR (Sons in Retirement), Branch 152, will hold its Monthly Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:00 am, Snow Flake Lodge at the Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association, 2255 Blue Lake Springs Dr., Arnold, CA


Dr. John Kramer


This month, we will complete our Speaker Series for 2017 and we are very fortunate to have, Dr. John Kramer, Senior Geologist for Condor Earth as our speaker on November 21st. Condor Earth is a diversified, multidisciplinary organization providing a variety of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemical Risk Management, GIS, and Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection Services to private and public clients. Condor Earth has offices in Sonora, Stockton, Jamestown, Merced, and Rancho Cordova.

Dr. Kramer directs project work on mine closure activities, subsurface investigations, environmental monitoring, and remediation. He has published numerous articles on a wide variety of topics related to geology and has presented short-courses and training lectures on digital field mapping at the state and national levels.

Dr. Kramer, in addition to being a Professional Geologist, is a certified Engineering Geologist and a Certified Hydro-Geologist. With over 30 years of experience, he shows an enormous cache of knowledge about the geology of our surrounding hills, mountains, and our county.

SIR (Sons in Retirement) is a Men’s only organization. We are not political, and not associated to any religious organization, we are not a service club, we have no paid employees and no physical assets; we meet entirely for the benefit of our members. Visitors are asked to contact the Membership Director about attending scheduled meetings, we welcome all retired gentlemen.

Lunch is $16.00. For further information regarding Arnold Branch 152 SIR membership, please contact Membership Director, Kevin Andel, PO Box 2038, Arnold, CA 95223-2038, (209) 795-9119 or e-mail at, kncbear@aol.com.
12/02/2017 - Amador Flyfishers Hosting Free Fly Fishing Faire Saturday, December 2
Jackson, CA...Amador FlyFishers (AFF) will be hosting a free Fly Fishing Faire Saturday, December 2, from 10am to 2pm at Detert Park, 530 Highway 49, Jackson, California. There will be booths with club members demonstrating the use of the tools of the sport and answering questions to help attendees learn more about the wonderful sport of flyfishing. There will also be hands-on activities. Most importantly, AFF will be highlighting its Youth Program which targets junior high and high school age kids and provides good hands-on flyfishing classes.


AFF is a family oriented fly fishing club based in Jackson that was started in 1991. Many family oriented events are planned each year, including fishing outings near and not too far, a potluck dinner each August, and a sit-down dinner in the winter months. There are monthly club meetings that feature presentation by flyfishing experts from northern California and Nevada.

AFF members fish rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, the delta and even salt water. Flyfishing has something for just about everyone’s tastes in fishing.

AFF is starting its 2018 Membership Drive and accepting sign-ups for its Spring 2018 youth classes.

Come out and meet AFF members and learn what flyfishing is all about! To get more information about the Fly Fishing Faire and other club activities, visit www.amadorflyfishers.org. AFF also has a Facebook page and uses Meetup to organize activities.
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