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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
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Tuesday, Dec 19
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
01:30 PM Santa is Coming to the Arnold Library December 19th
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Wednesday, Dec 20
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
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Thursday, Dec 21
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Sunday, Dec 24
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Tuesday, Dec 26
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Wednesday, Dec 27
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12/16/2017 - Winter Sports History Night Honoring Mark Phillips & Ski Racing at Bear Valley is December 16th
Bear Valley, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Historical Association (EPHA) hosts the annual Winter Sports History Night at the Bear Valley Lodge on December 16, 7pm. Mark Phillips will be given the Peter Brinkman Award for outstanding contributions to winter sports in the Ebbetts Pass area. A retrospective of the history of ski racing in the area will be given. From Snowshoe Thompson to the junior race teams to Nastar to star graduates like Kyle Rasmussen, Eric Arvidsson, Holly Beatty, Claude and Nancy Fiddler – both downhill and cross country racing will be honored.

Skyline Bear Valley Mountain Resort will give a presentation on the new chairlift.

Mark Phillips came to Bear Valley in 1975. He taught skiing and coached racers from 1977 to 1983. He was Mt. Reba’s Marketing Director from 1983 to 1987. He helped establish the Nastar citizen racing program. He managed the Bear Valley Lodge. And he was an enthusiastic supporter of EPHA, getting a reputation as our Cecil B. DeMille with his movie productions on our history.

The event in the Cathedral Lounge of the Lodge is free to all.
10/31/2017 - Autum Abstract Botanical Art Class with Janet Trinkle
Sunday, November 5, 1-3 pm • $35, all materials supplied

Capture the intense colors of fall with Botanical Artist, Janet Trinkle on Sunday, November 5 from 1-3 at her Glencoe studio. Janet says, “It’s like painting with flowers!” Learn to press your own flowers and leaves and create a framed piece of art in a relaxing environment. This makes a fun girl-friend adventure. Everyone is welcome to attend over 12-years of age.Bold TextBold Text
10/29/2017 - A Triathlon Where You Avoid the Swim The 21st Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run
Knights Ferry, CA...On Your Mark Events presents its 21st Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run on Saturday, November 4, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet (and it’s surroundings) of Knights Ferry, California. This fall classic has become a very popular event for serious and weekend athletes throughout California. The Salmon Duathlon course distances consist, in the order of, a 5K Run (two loops), 30K Bike, and 2.5K Run (one loop). The Duathlon and the 5K run courses are on paved surfaces that run through rolling hills and features running along the Stanislaus River, through the Knights Ferry covered bridge (the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi), and into and around Knights Ferry – all of this, plus the beautiful fall foliage in full season!

Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, snacks, refreshments (including beer), and entry into an exciting raffle. The traditional On Your Mark Events’ beautiful trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as top Master’s (age 50 and over) male and female finishers. In addition, medals will be awarded to men and women, three deep (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), in ten-year age groups through 70+ in each race.

The entry fee to the duathlon is $55.00 per person, pre-registered and $65.00 race-day registration. For duathlon relay teams (1 runner and 1 biker) are $100.00 pre-registered and $120.00 for day-of registration. The 5K Run fee is $35.00 pre-registered and $40.00 race-day registration.

Both, the Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run will start at 8:45 a.m., with check-in and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., in the parking lot of the Knights Ferry State Park, locate right off Sonora Road, Knights Ferry, Calif.

For more Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run information, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website. Online registration is available on IT’S YOUR RACE.

Since 1988 On Your Mark Events has produced, managed, and provided timing and results services for more than 1,000 sporting events. These numerous sporting events include runs, duathlons, triathlons, bike races, swimming competitions, and track and field meets. Headquartered in Arnold, California (central Sierra), the company is directed by (co-principals and husband and wife) Mark and Kandee Aiton.
10/14/2017 - Area Players Encouraged to Enter MACTA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament
Murphys, CA...Tennis players from throughout the Motherlode are invited to sign up for the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) Mixed Doubles Tournament to be held Saturday, October 14th at Bret Harte High School, in Angels Camp, and MACTA’s Wintercreek Facility located behind the historic schoolhouse on Jones St. in Murphys. Entry deadline is October 11th, but those interested in taking part are encouraged to enter as soon as possible.

The tournament is open to players of all ages and abilities. Tennis enthusiasts can enter by contacting the tournament director, Jim Triolo, by phone, 795-3183, or by email, There will be two flights determined by the ability level of the players entered.

Players enter as individuals and will be paired with a partner based on ability. They will be notified by email of their check-in time and court location.

A round-robin tournament, preliminary matches will be played at both locations. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The finals will take place around 1:30 p.m. at the Murphys courts. Tournament rules will be those of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each flight.

The entry fee is $20 per player, plus a can of balls. The event is a fundraiser to help MACTA maintain the Wintercreek Facility, to sponsor youth and adult clinics, and to continue to promote tennis in Murphys and the surrounding communities.

During lunchtime, MACTA will have food and beverages, including beer and wine, for purchase in Murphys.

MACTA was formed in the autumn of 2010 to channel the interests and efforts of the many tennis players in the greater Murphys area. It is a community tennis association affiliated with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and has 501(c) 3 non-profit status.

MACTA is designed to welcome tennis players of all ages and all skill levels. Anyone wishing to join can do so by making an annual donation of at least $25. Contributions can be sent to PO Box 344, Murphys CA 95247.

09/16/2017 - 21st Annual Sierra AIDS Walk
The Sierra AIDS Walk is a family event with a beautiful walk in the redwood forest to raise awareness of and funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Everyone who preregisters for the event will receive a chance to win 4 Park Hopper Passes to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.

Check in begins at 9:00 am. Walk times are flexible. Participants can choose their own trail and walk at their own pace. (Trails are available for all skill levels.)

Music and lunch will be provided for all participants. This event benefits local HIV and AIDS services in Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador Counties.

Registration is available online at, or by calling Sierra HOPE at (209) 736-6792.
08/20/2017 - 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Wo
Arnold, CA...On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM, The Sequoia Woods Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs, will sponsor the 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament, at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold, CA Phone: (209) 795-1000

This year supporting:
1. Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office

2. The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum

3. Bret Harte High School Golf Program

Please help by signing up to play in this local community Tournament ($66 for Club Members and $96 for Non-Members, Includes an awards dinner) or by becoming a Tee Sponsor for $100 or both. Tee Sponsor And Signup sheets are attached.
Tee Sponsors will receive a personal Tee Sign on a tee and 1 round of golf for 2 people w/Cart.

This years format will be; Mixed Foursome Scramble Event (2 men and 2 women per Team) Signup as a Team, couple, or Individual. Additional Dinners are $26 per person.

Forms may be returned with your check payable to SWCC Men’s Club, PO Box 574, Arnold, CA 95223 or dropped off at the Pro Shop.
07/02/2017 - Hernia Hill Half Marathon Turns 30: A Mid Sierra 4th of July weekend tradition celebrate 30 years
Vallecito, CA...For those who like their half marathons with plenty of scenery, AND elevation (not to mention some outstanding wine tasting afterwards), be sure to put Sunday July 2 down on your calendar for the 30th annual Hernia Hill Half Marathon at Twisted Oak Winery. Produced by On Your Mark Events, this exciting race, as well as its popular post-race lunch, has become a mid Sierra area Fourth of July holiday weekend tradition—for both the locals and those who travel in from throughout California and Nevada.   Along with the half marathon, the “Hernia Hill” also offers a 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk.

The Hernia Hill Half Marathon will be headquartered at the Twisted Oak Winery, in Vallecito (located between Angels Camp and Murphys, on Highway 4). The three courses feature a combination of hilly paved surfaces and packed gravel roads, which offer the beautiful views of the crest of the Sierra and nearby vineyards. All three courses finish up dashing through the infamous Twisted Oak “Cardiac Cave” (the winery’s barrel-aging cave), just steps away from the finish line.


The Courses:
All distances are beautifully scenic with hills and finish with a "dash" through the 'Wine Cave'.
5K - Has one fun hill prior to the finish line
10K - Includes a dash up the finishing hill twice, so you get the punishment twice.
Half Marathon - Utilizes Red Hill Road with a long and very pretty run through the California Hill...beautiful and golden at this time of year.


The Hernia Hill Half Marathon was started by the late Ernie Klann, of Arnold, CA, in 1988,” says Mark Aiton, co-principal of On Your Mark Events. “We are proud to have been associated with Ernie, and proud to continue his race.” The Ernie Klann Half Marathon trophies will be given to the overall male and female Half Marathon winners.


Along with the Ernie Klann Trophies given to top Half Marathon male and female winners, medals will awarded to the top three male and female ½ marathon finishers, in each age group, as well as the Half Marathon Clydesdale division (men over 185 lbs., women over 150 lbs. Top male and female 5K and 10K finishers, in their age groups, will be given medals as well.


Participants will receive refreshments, post-race lunch, commemorative T-shirt, awards, and, raffle ticket.


Entry fee for the Half Marathon is: $50.00 advance and $55.00 race day, while the 5K and 10K races are $35.00 advance and $40.00 race day. The Half Marathon Relay (team of four) is $30.00 pre-registered (each), and $35.00 on race-day (each). (The post-race lunch is available to non-runners at $10.00 per person, $7.00 per non-participant child.)


Twisted Oak Winery is located at 4280 Red Hill Road, in Vallecito, just off Highway 4 (between the towns of Angels Camp and Murphys. The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races will start at 8:00 a.m. Event check-in and registration commences at 6:30 a.m., with the awards lunch following, at 10:30 a.m.


For more Hernia Hill Half Marathon information and/or an application contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website.  To register online, visit ITS YOUR RACE. For nearby lodging information, call the Calaveras County Visitors Bureau at 800-225-3764. To learn more about Twisted Oak Winery, visit their website.


Along with major sponsor, Twisted Oak Winery, additional event sponsors include Barry Ward Realty, Bear Valley Business Association. and Fleet Feet Sports Stockton.


Since 1987 On Your Mark Events has produced, managed, and provided timing and results services for more than 1,000 sporting events.  These numerous sporting events include runs, duathlons, triathlons, bike races, swimming competitions, and track and field meets.  Headquartered in Arnold, California (central Sierra), the company is directed by (co-principals and husband and wife) Mark and Kandee Aiton.
07/18/2017 - Bear Valley Soccer Camp July 18-21 2017, Discounts For EPYSL Families
Bear Valley, CA...You're invited to the Bear Valley Soccer Camp that runs July 18-21 2017. Special "At Cost" discount to all EPYSL families for boys and girls 9-16 day and overnight camp. Coached by NCAA Division 1 Coaches and Players. Back fro his 7th year is assistant head coach Curtis McAlister from the National Championship winning Santa Clara University Women's team. He brings with him past and present members from the squad.

Why BV Soccer Camp?

Bret Harte Varsity Girls coach Scott Fairman and Bret Harte Varsity Boys coach Joel Barnett started this camp 9 years ago because there simply was not any quality soccer summer camp for miles around.

We want to win on the high school field. The better our youth players, the better our high school players!

This camp is a labor of love for us.

Special Deal fOR ALL EPYSL KIDS!!!

Your kids get to attend for literally at our cost. We don't want to make a dime off our local community. You can go to our website at but you won't see the special discount listed there!

Full overnight camper
4 days, 3 nights, all meals and activities: public price: $789... EPYSL price: $575

Day Camper
4 days of excellent soccer coaching, kayaking, rock climbing, camp t-shirt and final night BBQ Public price: $569 EPYSL price: $375

If you are interested, call Joel Barnett at 209 753-2334 (w) or email at I'll email or mail you all of the forms.


Bear Valley, 3 Bear Valley Road, PO Box 5250, Bear Valley, CA 95223
08/20/2017 - Make Plans To Play In The 2017 Sequoia Woods Men's Club Benefit Golf Tournament
Arnold, CA...Save the Date! August 20th - Golf Tournament by Sequoia Woods Mens Club in Arnold to benefit Friends of the Calaveras Sheriffs Office, Sierra Nevada Logging Museum and Bret Harte High School Golf Programs. For more info or to donaste a raffle email Tom - or Candace

Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.

The bar serves food several evenings each week and the restaurant is open for dinner every weekend. The dinner menu has a perfect variety of traditional favorites, with creative and contemporary preparations, and our guests marvel at the quality of cuisine to be found here, in this little mountain hamlet. There is dancing in the lounge every Saturday night, with a DJ or frequent live bands. The deli opens its windows to the deck for an extended summer season, with tasty sandwiches, salads and hot specials.

Special group events find our venue especially accommodating and fun. This is a truly lovely place to enjoy good food, good friends and good scenery.
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