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Tuesday, Jul 23
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
Wednesday, Jul 24
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
07:00 PM Sugarland Rolls Into Ironstone Amphitheatre on July 24th
Thursday, Jul 25
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
09:00 AM Calaveras Democrats Meetup
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Jul 26
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
05:30 PM The Next Concert at Cameo Plaza Coming Up on July 26th
Saturday, Jul 27
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM An Evening with Jason Eady – Classic Country, Americana - at the Sutter Creek Theatre 7/27
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
09:30 AM New Presbyterian Church Launching in Calaveras County
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Monday, Jul 29
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
Wednesday, Jul 31
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Aug 1
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Aug 2
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
07:30 PM Gary Hoey – with opener Jon Mulvey Trio - Intense blues guitar
Saturday, Aug 3
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Rummage Sale
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
08:00 AM Ebbetts Pass WOTM White Elephant sale
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!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM Shamarr Allen – The definition of New Orleans!
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Aug 4
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
07:00 PM Hank Williams Jr with Moonshine Bandits at Ironstone Amphitheatre Sunday, August 4, 2019

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07/18/2019 - The Chamber Mixer Roadshow Rolls Into Murphys Suites Tonight!
Murphys, CA...Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce July Mixer will be held at Murphys Suites 134 Hwy 4 Murphys July 18th 5:30 to 7 pm. Come to network, promote your next event, win raffle prizes and eat some tasty treats.


About Calaveras County from the Chamber...

Life in Calaveras County is good. It is a privilege residents regard with heartfelt pride and commitment.

With a land area of 1,036 square miles (652,920 acres) and a population of 40,554 (2000 Census), there are approximately 16 acres of land for every resident. From near sea level with rolling foothills dotted with century old oaks to the spectacular Sierra crest in the west topping 8,000 feet, Mother Nature’s beauty abounds.

With that comes a wide range of recreational opportunities and a thriving tourism industry, alongside a burgeoning business community. Excellent Schools and Health Care. Quality of life. Community. History. This is Calaveras County.

Location
Calaveras County is situated in the heart of California’s Gold Country, nestled between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains – approximately one hour from the Central Valley, two hours from Sacramento and three hours from the Bay Area. Calaveras is bordered by Amador, Tuolumne and Alpine counties and by the Mokelumne River to the north and the Stanislaus River to the south.

Climate
The average low ranges from 40 degrees in the lowlands to 20 degrees in the high country in the winter months. Average highs range from 80 to 90 degrees. Annual rainfall can range from 40-50 inches with average snowfall in the High Sierra up to 300 inches.

Attractions
The county features numerous attractions including Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 250,000 acres of national forest land in the Stanislaus National Forest, nearby Bear Valley Ski Area and an abundance of recreational venues including three public caverns, a myriad of museums depicting local and Gold Rush history, over 15 wineries, six public or semi-private golf courses and nine public lakes.

Activities range from mountain biking, camping, hiking, fishing, cave exploration and golfing to river rafting, kayaking, boating and water skiing in the warmer months and world-class downhill and cross country skiing in the winter.

The natural beauty of Calaveras County also attracts artists of every passion, supporting a bevy of art galleries, live music, craft fairs and theatrical events.

A yearly calendar of special events include Calaveras’ signature “Jumping Frog Jubilee,” inspired by Mark Twain’s first published classic, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Over the years, many events have gained popular momentum, becoming premier regional attractions in their own right.

History
Created in 1850, Calaveras County is one of California’s original 27 counties. Calaveras was awakened in 1848 by the California Gold Rush. The county’s heritage centers around the multitude of fortune seekers who came from around the world. Over 9 million ounces of gold were mined from its land.

The county became world-famous in 1865 with Mark Twain’s short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. That history lives on in the many Gold Rush towns and in the people who settled here after the Gold Rush and started ranches, planted vineyards and remained for the exceptional quality of life.

Population
Calaveras County is one of California’s fastest growing counties. The county’s population in 1990 was 31,998 and in 2000 was recorded at 40,554, a rate increase of 26.7%, about twice the average state growth rate during this period of 13.8%.

Countywide population projections from the California State Dept. of Finance:
2005: 47,800
2010: 53,400
2015: 57,900
2020: 62,200
39% of the population is 25-54 years of age, 32% are 55 and older, 18% are age 0-14, and 10% from ages 15-24.

Visitor Services
Conveniently located on Highway 4 in the heart of the county on Main Street in downtown Angels Camp, the Calaveras Visitors Bureau is open daily for tourist and resident information. Newly built in 2000, the Visitors Bureau office has a landscaped rest area with picnic tables, clean public restrooms and a large porch with oak rocking chairs.

The Calaveras Visitors Bureau is a proactive non-profit organization devoted to providing comprehensive visitor services and marketing the county through the CVB’s Visitor Guide, press releases, media contacts, trade shows, web site and working together with the community, members, neighboring organizations and trade associations for the betterments of the tourism industry in Calaveras County.

Calaveras Visitors Bureau
1192 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 637
Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-0049 or (800) 225-3764
www.gocalaveras.com
info@gocalaveras.com

Satellite Visitor Center Locations:
Arnold – Century 21 – Sierra Properties, 2037 Highway 4
Bear Valley – Bear Valley Lodge, commercial center and Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Copperopolis – Century 21 Lake Tulloch Real Estate, 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Road
Mokelumne Hill – Hotel Leger, 8304 Main Street
Murphys – Realty World/Murphys Realty, Highway 4 at 230 Big Trees Road
San Andreas – Calaveras County Museum, 30 N. Main Street
West Point – Maynard Management, 22399 Highway 26

Housing and Real Estate
After experiencing life in Calaveras County, many a visitor has turned homeowner. Calaveras land and homes remain affordable, and recent upscale housing developments and planned communities are gearing up to handle its growing population in style.

A host of knowledgeable real estate agencies throughout the county can provide up-to-date statistics and information on current listings, as well as provide personal tours.

Land Use in Acres (1998)
Rangeland: 412,874
Farm Land: 245,116
Public Land: 154,216
Land in Agricultural Preserve: 126,348
Land in Timber Preserve: 75,930
Water: 5,772
Number of Farms: 457
Miles of streets, roads and highways: 867.5
08/16/2019 - CEO Crash Course!
Want to learn how to operate your business like a real CEO? Have a good idea for a business but unsure of what you need to do?

Join the CEO Crash Course brought to you by BlueTechValley, CleanStart and Valley Ventures! BlueTechValley’s CEO Crash Course is a business development boot camp being offered in Stockton.

The course will provide you with an understanding of the key components necessary for drafting a business model. We will have concentrations in CEO fundamentals such as how to pitch an idea, the legalities of business, marketing, leadership, team building and more! By the end of the course, you will have developed concrete skills that will aid in advancing your venture.

Attendees will learn:
- essential knowledge and skills required to develop their ventures
- individualized mentoring
- benefit from networking opportunities to connect with other companies and domain experts
- be provided with opportunities to publicize their companies and ideas

This kind of deal doesn’t come around often so act now! It is FREE but a limited number of seats are available!
Stockton
Location: University of the Pacific
Dates: August 16, 23 September 6

*A $200 deposit by each participating venture will be needed to secure a spot. The deposit will be returned upon completion of the CEO CC, which would entail participating in each of the three sessions.
06/30/2019 - Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
Murphys, CA...The Murphys Farmers Market Sponsored by Calaveras Grown and supported by the Murphys Community Club. “Murphys has needed a community farmers market for a long time and this is just another reason to come into Murphys on a Sunday morning and enjoy the park and town” stated Sue Friedman of the Murphys Community Club.


The market runs from 9am to 1pm every Sunday. The farmers participating in the market offer a myriad of fresh produce grown within Calaveras County. All producers are free from artificial pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and naturally grown. Most incorporate permaculture and regenerative practices in their farming. Popular food vendors at the market included Pure Mountain Smoothies, a newly formed business in Calaveras and the baked goods by Butter and Cream out of Arnold who brought 80 loaves of bread, dozens of baked goods, muffins and cookies and was sold out within the first hour of the market.

Although the park is full of vendors selling locally produced goods, produce and crafts, there is still plenty of areas to enjoy the parks picnic tables, grass and creek. “We listened to the community who wanted to make sure the park was not overrun with vendors and not accessible to families and visitors so we made sure to keep the creek and gazebo accessible so kids could still play and people could still enjoy a picnic in the park or set up blankets on the grass. We heard from a lot of visitors that the extra activities and opportunities to shop the market was an extra perk to visiting Murphys park” said Freya Borean, event coordinator of the market.

Although a small market by comparison to others in the neighboring counties, the Murphys Farmers Market was made up of many small farms and producers and all were local to Calaveras County. “We are delighted with all these new farms and new members to Calaveras Grown and pleased to have another farmers market in the county that offers them an opportunity to connect to their community and build their businesses” stated Billie Hammer, president of Calaveras Grown. “And we have our long term members attending like John's Natural Food Products selling grass fed beef and free range chicken. Now there is something for everyone to source food from our local Calaveras producers.”

The Murphys Farmers Market is being co-managed by Micalah Frey and Freya Borean, who both grew up in Calaveras County. Because the park can only hold a limited number of vendors, they had to be selective when extending applications to vendors to join the market. “Our number one goal for this market, stated Micalah Frey, is to create a community hub for a localized food system. We will be adding a few more vendors including olive oil and vinegar, local honey and farm fresh eggs and we have a full list of workshops that we will be hosting every week including workshops on fermenting, seed saving, permaculture, and beekeeping from local agricultural experts. We also will be hosting yoga, live music, a farm to kitchen walk of the market with a local chef, art lessons, indigo dying and music play for kids.”


The Murphys Farmers Market runs weekly on Sundays mornings starting at 9am thru 1pm with the exception of July 21st where the park will be hosting a previously scheduled event for the Murphys School of Music. Visitors are encouraged to come early for best selection and to take part in one of the weekly activities. For more info email murphysfarmersmarket@gmail.com or follow on Murphys Farmers Market on Facebook.

06/28/2019 - The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
Angels Camp, CA...Bring your family, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a night of great food, beer & wine, music, fresh produce and locally handmade crafts. See you in the park for the perfect small town Friday night! Each week features a local musician / band and winery.


The Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market runs every Friday starting 5 p.m. to dusk at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Hosted by the Angels Camp Business Association, the annual Farmers Market brings farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers and fruits, handmade products, live entertainment, dinner options, desserts and a different featured local winery and musician each evening. Entry and parking is free. For more information visit angelscampbusiness.com or call 209-736-1333.
07/06/2019 - The 39th Annual Arnold "Independence Day Parade" is July 6th! Attend, Enter or Become a Sponsor!
Arnold, CA...The Greater Arnold Business Association (GABA) is sponsoring the 39th Annual "Independence Day Parade" in Arnold on Saturday, July 6th, 2019. This parade is one of the biggest draws of spectators, local and secondary home residents and tourists to our town, reaching 8 to 10,000 visitors for the day. We celebrate our independence day in conjunction with other civic community groups such as: Arnold Lions, Arnold Rotary, and the Ebbetts Pass Firefighters Association.


This year we find it necessary to step outside of our current role as the sole monetary supporter of this event and seek additional sponsorship to support: our efforts. The increase in Cal Trans Fees, insurance and the basis cost of providing this event have increased substantially. As a non-profit organization, it is difficult to increase revenue for marketing and still continue to provide this annual event.

There are two $500 Title Sponsorships Available & 4 $250 Sponsorships avaailable. Sponsors will receive poster recognition, radio identification, press release mentions & acknowledgements in our advertising and endorsements.

This is new territory for GABA, but we hope you will be able to extend support to our efforts to continue this wonderful day of recognition and patriotic appreciation. If you have any questions, or comments, please contact me at 209/768-6396 during the day and 209/795-5600 in the evenings.

Sincerely,
Linda Baker
Parade Chairperson

P.S..There are also several GABA Board Positions available. If you would like to join GABA in promoting the business community from Forest Meadows to Lake Alpine Join Us Today!
06/25/2019 - California Arts Council To Visit San Andreas to Hold Quarterly Business Meeting
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Arts Council is deeply honored to be invited to host a meeting of the California Arts Council (CAC), a California state organization whose mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The CAC, through grants and initiatives, helps support arts programs that benefit communities like Calaveras County.


This will be an all-day working meeting for the CAC board and staff; one of the agenda items scheduled will be a vote on allocations for two grant programs—State-Local Partners and Statewide and Regional Networks—for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. According to Kathy Mazzaferro, executive director of the Calaveras County Arts Council, “It’s a great opportunity for our citizens to find out more without having to travel to Sacramento. I’m a firm believer that the more transparency in government, the better. If you want a better understanding of the inner workings of the California Arts Council, this is your chance.”

The members of the California Arts Council meet throughout the state approximately five times each year. All meetings are open to the public and are held in various locations around California to encourage broad and diverse attendance. The meetings are governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act of 2004. Agendas are posted on the California Arts Council website no later than ten days prior to the meeting date, and minutes are posted once approved by the Council (minutes for each meeting are normally approved at the next meeting).

“We welcome the opportunity to share the challenges of the arts in rural California,” Mazzaferro said. “We have unique challenges with our rural economy, such as the lack of industry and jobs, limited public transportation. At the same time, we are so blessed with the talent of our artists and performers in Calaveras County.”

“To know that the state arts council is not only willing, but that they want to take the time to visit different areas so that the entire state can better understand what they do is inspiring.”

The meeting will be held at the Calaveras Performing Arts Center (CPAC) at Calaveras High School in San Andreas on Tuesday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. As there will be no time for CAC members to visit our Gallery Store, art from the annual summer gallery show will be on display at the performing arts center while the meeting is in session.

Tuesday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Calaveras Performing Arts Center at Calaveras High School in San Andreas

For more information, contact Calaverasarts.org or 209/754-1774.
06/22/2019 - Arnold Senior Expo & Health Fair 2019
Arnold, CA...The Arnold Senior Expo & Health Fair for 2019 is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd at the Arnold Branch Library. Friends of the Library hosts Senior Expo and Health Fair 2019. Learn about senior county health, transportation, financial and other services. Meet with medical professionals, service organizations, government agencies, medical helicopter services and more. Plus: Free help navigating your digital devices, FREE raffle drawing for two nights on Maui donated by Above and Beyond Travel, free giveaways and free diabetes test! Free entry and parking. For more information, call 209-795-1009.

06/03/2019 - PG&E Hosting Regional Open House in Angels Camp Tonight for Community Wildfire Safety Program
Angels Camp, CA...Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting an open house in Angels Camp for customers in Calaveras County to share information about its Community Wildfire Safety Program. Topics will include expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure, enhanced vegetation management around power lines, and hardening the electric system for the future by replacing equipment and installing stronger and more resilient poles and covered power lines.


PG&E is inviting customers to participate by dropping in any time between 6 and 8 p.m. Webinars will also be available for those who are unable to attend an event in person. More information, as well as the schedule for upcoming open houses and webinars can be found at pge.com/wildfiresafety.

WHEN
Monday, June 3
6 - 8 p.m.

WHERE
Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Frogeteria
2465 Gunclub Road
Angels Camp, Calif. 95222

WHY
Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and communities safe.

PG&E is also expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines – both distribution and transmission – that pass through high fire-threat areas. Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, power may be shut off even for those who do not live or work in a high fire-threat area or an area experiencing extreme fire danger conditions. PG&E will only proactively turn off lines in the interest of safety to help reduce the likelihood of an ignition when extreme weather and fire danger conditions are forecasted.

More information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program, including a schedule of upcoming open houses and informational webinars, can be found at pge.com/wildfiresafety.
06/01/2019 - Free Community Shredding Day & E-Waste Recycling
Murphys, CA...Free Community Shredding Day & E-Waste Recycling!

05/26/2019 - Big Bear Cafe Grand Opening is May 26th! Don't Miss It!!
Arnold, CA...We serve fresh baked goods such as Donuts, Danishes, Bagels, cookies, plus much more. In the afternoon we also serve deli sandwiches, pastas, salads, and soups. We look forward to serving your sweet tooth made with LOVE!





Big Bear Cafe
1131 HWY-4
Arnold, California
(209) 822-3318
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