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Friday, Oct 19
08:00 AM Rummage to the Rescue
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09:00 AM Quilt Show
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05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
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10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
All Day Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
04:00 PM Harvest Happy Hour with Milliaire
Sunday, Oct 21
12:00 AM Before I Die Forum is Sunday, October 21st from 1 - 5pm in San Andreas
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
Until 04:00 PM Quilt Show
Until 04:00 PM Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
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Saturday, Oct 27
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11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
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04:00 PM Harvest Happy Hour with Milliaire
Sunday, Oct 28
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
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10/21/2018 - Before I Die Forum is Sunday, October 21st from 1 - 5pm in San Andreas
San Andreas, CA...“Our culture simply does not know what to think about death,” says noted author on death and dying issues, Rob Moll. “Through medicine and science, we know more about death and how to forestall it than ever before. Yet, we know very little about caring for a dying person. We don’t know what to expect or how to prepare for our own death. And we’re often awkward at best when trying to comfort a friend in grief.”



In the photo, the giant chalk board is Candy Chang’s idea. The “Before I Die” caption invites the participant to write a response. Pictured left to right are: Sarah Lunsford, Glenn Moore, Tammy Beilstein, Krista Sutton, and Tim Johnson.

The San Andreas Memorial Chapel is offering a ground-breaking, upbeat, free-to-the-public forum on death and dying. The goal is to ease the “stigma” of a very real event that will one day happen to everyone. An afternoon of art, music, food, and presentations are being planned.

Presentations include legal matters with attorney Steven Airola and arrangement options with long time industry professional, Glenn Moore. Fire Chaplain Dick Brown and Hospice Chaplains George Stathos and Hilde Brooks, along with several others will be present to help address spiritual concerns. Members from local hospice agencies will be on a panel to discuss caring for a dying loved one.

Krista Sutton of San Andreas Memorial Chapel will host an open house to a beautiful display of jewelry, urns, and caskets. The prep room/autopsy room will also be open for guests to see and ask questions. In addition, there will be up to a dozen booths outside reflecting art, music, and delicious treats!

At dusk, an optional walking or driving historical tour of People’s Cemetery will be led by event coordinator Tim Johnson and Cemetery Manager, Tom Duckett.

The “Before I Die” movement began shortly after a “TED talk” was given by national speaker, Candy Chang in 2012. Ms. Chang is an artist who creates art that prompts people to think about their secrets, wishes and hopes – and then share them. Before I Die “Festivals” originated in the United Kingdom in 2013. The first Before I Die Festival in the United States was held in Louisville, Kentucky in 2016.

In the photo, the giant chalk board is Candy Chang’s idea. The “Before I Die” caption invites the participant to write a response. Pictured left to right are: Sarah Lunsford, Glenn Moore, Tammy Beilstein, Krista Sutton, and Tim Johnson.
10/06/2018 - Lumberjack Day Parade & Logging Show
West Point, CA...Our 44th Annual Lumberjack Day includes a family fun filled day of adventure starting with soap box derby races at 8:30 am, Best parade in the Mother Lode starts at 11:00 am numerous events throughout the day include, Car show, Logging show, Ax throwing competition, Horseshoe tournament, Childrens play area with face painters and a free petting zoo.


Any questions Please contact Diana Inslee

www.lumberjcakday.org, fb: Lumberjack Day, West Point, CA
209-293-7135
di3gypsies@gmail.com
10/13/2018 - Help Feed The Food Bank & Meals on Wheels
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Hi Friends ... We hope you can help "Feed the Need" at the Annual Island Luau Fundraiser benefiting The Resource Connection Food Bank, The Interfaith Food Bank and Common Ground Senior Services Meals on Wheels.

11/01/2018 - Prevent Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot
San Andreas, CA...Dean Kelaita, Health Officer, is urging Calaveras County residents to get vaccinated against influenza (the flu) this season as soon as possible. In California, flu usually begins to increase in late November or December. It takes a couple of weeks after vaccination for the body to respond fully, so now is the time to get vaccinated to have the best protection as the flu season begins. “Deaths related to flu are tragic reminders that the flu virus needs to be taken very seriously,” said Dr. Kelaita. “A yearly flu shot is the best way to protect against infection and prevent others from coming down with the flu.” A person with flu may be contagious and infect others before they even feel sick. This season your health care provider may be offering several different kinds of injectable influenza vaccines, such as the regular version or high dose version for those over 65. Calaveras County Public Health expects there to be enough injectable vaccine to meet the expected demand. Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and, sometimes, tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.


To reduce this threat, an annual flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, including pregnant women. Flu shots are needed every year to maintain the greatest protection, because the vaccine changes each season to match the viruses that are circulating.

Common symptoms of the flu include fever or feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, chills, fatigue and body aches. Children may also have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. To stop the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses, you should also:  Stay home when you are sick and limit your contact with others  Cover your coughs or sneezes with your sleeve or a disposable tissue  Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer  Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth Calaveras County residents are urged to contact their health care provider, physician’s office, clinic or pharmacy about obtaining the flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine is available at Calaveras County Public Health on Mondays 3pm-4:30pm. There will be drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Nov. 1, 2018, 11am – 2pm. For more information call (209)754-6460.
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09/22/2018 - Local Health Care District Saves Lives with New "Stay Vertical Calaveras" Program
San Andreas, CA...Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through a gentle exercise program to increase strength and balance, a person can substantially reduce their falling, and save their life.


In recognition of National Falls Prevention Day, the Mark Twain Health Care District is hosting at the Murphys Senior Center (65 Mitchler Ave) the KICK-OFF of a new program - Stay Vertical Calaveras on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am – 12 noon, highlighting the multiple opportunities throughout Calaveras County to join a free exercise class designed to keep you up and active. Exercise demonstrations and refreshments will be available. The classes will focus on Tai Chi and Strength Training for low impact exercise to help with flexibility, balance and stability for fall prevention. Other benefits achieved from these classes are enhanced mental capacity, help with arthritis pain, and promote deep breathing.

Stay Vertical Calaveras is a new program sponsored by Mark Twain Health Care District, Your Health, Our Mission - since 1946. “Through community collaboration, we serve as the stewards of a community health system that ensures our residents have the dignity of access to care that provides high quality, professional and compassionate health care.” For more information, visit www.mthcd.org.

We are looking for more location sites to make these classes available to all the senior residents of Calaveras County. If you have space available to host a class, please contact Steve Shetzline for more information at stayverticalcalaveras@gmail.com or (209) 915-2450.
09/28/2018 - Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center
Valley Springs, CA...Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center will be September 28th at 10:30am. Make plans to attend and celebrate the future of healthcare in Valley Springs.


About the District
Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD)
Healthcare Districts are public entities that provide community-based health care services to residents throughout the state.

They respond to the needs in their District by providing a range of services, which may include a hospital, clinic, skilled nursing facility or emergency medical services; as well as education and wellness programs.

Each of California’s Healthcare Districts is governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees who are directly accountable to the communities they serve.

History of Mark Twain Health Care District
The Mark Twain Hospital District, a public agency, was formed by a vote of the people of Calaveras County in a special election held August 27th, 1946.

The vote of the people was 1,702 in favor of formation and 111 voting against its formation.

The political boundaries of the Mark Twain Hospital District comprised the entire County of Calaveras.

Hospital Districts were a product of the Health and Safety Code 32000, the “Local Hospital District Law.”

In 1994 the State Legislature broadened the scope of activity of a Hospital District and renamed the statute to its current reference, Health Care District Law.

The focus of today’s health care district is to provide direct support and education for the health care needs of the communities served by the district.

The Mark Twain Health Care District, as a public agency, is subject to the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.

In August 1951 The Mark Twain District hospital located in San Andreas was dedicated.

Mark Twain Medical Center
Discussions with the St Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton began in February 1986.

An Affiliation Study Summary was developed in August 1986.

The Sierra St. Joseph’s HealthCare Corporation Board of Trustees was formed and the first meeting was on March 11, 1987.

The above name was changed to Mark Twain St. Joseph’s HealthCare Corporation and the first Articles of Incorporation were filed on March 18, 1987.

The Mark Twain Health Care District leases the land and buildings to the Mark Twin St. Joseph’s HealthCare Corporation. This lease was effective January 1, 1990.

The Mark Twain St. Joseph’s HealthCare Corporation entered into a Management Agreement with Catholic Healthcare West effective September 20, 2001.

Catholic Healthcare West changed its corporate name to Dignity Health in 2012. This management agreement expires December 31, 2019.

Mark Twain St Joseph’s Hospital Corporation changed its name to Mark Twain Medical Center in January 2013.
10/04/2018 - A Plan 4 Me FREE Women's Health Seminar Oct. 4th at 11:30 a.m.
San Andreas, CA...Valuable Health Care Resources to Help Shape Your Future Women's Breast Health Answers. Dr. Eldo Frezza is a Board Certified General Surgeon, specializing in breast reconstruction, wound care, and colon dissections and repairs. Dr. Frezza has practiced Medicine in both the United States and Italy. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is now practicing full-time at Mark Twain Medical Center's Specialty Care Center in San Andreas. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. Dr. Frezza noted, "When my patients are recovering, they need their family nearby. I understand the importance of keeping patients close to home."


Lunch will be served and seating is limited, so please make your reservations as soon as you can.
Thursday, Oct. 4th • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • At the Hospital Call 209.754.5919 for Reservations. Deadline Oct. 1st
09/27/2018 - Candidate’s Debate Night September 27th in Angels Camp
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Calaveras County Association of Realtors will be hosting a Candidate’s Debate Night for Supervisorial and Sheriff Candidates. This event will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Bret Harte Theatre located at 323 South Main Street in Angels Camp. Candidates will be available for the Meet and Greet at 5:00pm followed by the debate from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Supervisorial candidates will participate in a debate format while the Sheriff candidate participates in a Q&A.


The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce and Calaveras County Association of Realtors are not endorsing any candidates. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 209-754-5400.
09/29/2018 - Mark Twain Medical Center Hosts 20th Annual Fall Health Fair Saturday September 29th!
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 20th Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 29th from 7am to noon at the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. In addition to the many valuable services and information that will be available; this year the MACT Health Board, Inc. will have two of their Optometrists from their San Andreas Clinic at the 20th Annual Fall Health Fair to provide free vison and glaucoma screenings.


Over thirty community health related service groups will participate in this community-wide event. A wealth of information is available on topics such as; senior support and health services, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and Learning Disabilities, health insurance information, long term and short term care, various support groups will be in attendance, including experts in chronic disease management, mental health and nutrition. The low cost health screening and services include the five-panel blood analysis, including a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, PSA for men, and vitamin D deficiencies ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($20). Those participating in the blood analysis need to be fasting after 10pm the night before. Flu shots are free.

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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 fifth largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information, please visit our website at www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
09/27/2018 - VA Health Van Clinic Sept. 27th Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Bldg.
Valley Springs, CA...VA Health Van Clinic, Sept. 27th, 2018, 10 am- 2 pm, Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Bldg. 300 Daphne St. Valley Springs, CA 95252. VA Medical Provider No Appointment Necessary. Local Agencies Represented:
VA Health Care Enrollment, Calaveras County Veterans Service Office, Silver Paw Ranch, California Telephones, Common Ground Senior Services. If you are NOT currently in the VA system, bring acopy of your DD214 (discharge papers) to attach to your enrollment form. If you do not have a copy of your DD214, we may be able to obtain one for you.

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