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Friday, Nov 22
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Grad Night Wreath Fundraiser! Order Yours Today!!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Grad Night Wreath Fundraiser! Order Yours Today!!
10:00 AM The 2019 Bear Valley Winter Job Fair is November 23rd at Bistro Espresso
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!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM Chris Cain Band – Award winning blues guitarist extraordinare - at the Sutter Creek Theatre
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Nov 27
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Nov 28
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
01:00 PM Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Friday, Nov 29
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM The 5th Annual Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights!
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Saturday, Nov 30
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
09:00 AM Christmas in the Country Craft Faire
09:00 AM "Christmas in the Country" Craft Faire, Breakfast, Lunch and Bake 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!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Community Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30th at Big Trees Fitness & Smokehouse BBQ
07:00 PM Lacy J Dalton with Dale Poune – Country’s Queen – A Country Christmas show! At the Sutter Cree
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Dec 1
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Tuesday, Dec 3
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 4
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Dec 5
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
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12/19/2019 - Studio 4 Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker
Studio 4 Dance Theater presents Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” the classic holiday tale of Clara’s dreamlike adventures with her Nutcracker Prince in the Candy Kingdom.

This year’s production brings on a new cast, stunning costumes, high tech props and spectacular special effects. Artistic Director Tammie Lee introduces the new “Angels” who open Act II this year. The “Party Scene”, bright and fun, opens the production set in the Stahlbaum home in Germany where Clara and her brother Fritz anxiously await the excitement of this holiday tradition.

Briar Gibson will portray Clara, with Rocky Harwood as her Nutcracker Prince. Iris Stafford will dance the role of the Mouse Queen, Taylor Wilson will be the Snow Queen, and Madison Gonzales will be the Dew Drop Fairy. Jillian Buteau will be the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier will be Judah Harwood, and Tim Smith will return as Godfather Drosselmeyer.

This year marks the 11th annual Studio 4 Dance Theater production of
“The Nutcracker” at Bret Harte Theater. The full-length, professional-quality ballet has become the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances every year.

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 - $19/adult (13 and up); $14/children 12 and under. At the door - $22/adult (13 and up); $17/children 12 and under.
Tickets go on sale at 10am, Thursday, November 8, 2018
Tickets will be available on the internet at www.studio4dancetheater.com
or at the box office one hour before each performance.
12/07/2019 - Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Mokelumne Hill, CA...“Holiday Belles” will be ringing out once again as the Ladies of Mountain Melody bring their musical magic to the foothills in four delightful seasonal concerts. Lots of new favorite tunes such as “Cool Yule,” and Gettin’ In The Mood For Christmas,” and old gems such as “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride” will get you in the holiday spirit! A new venue in Sutter Creek, the Old Grammar School, extends our concerts into Amador County, and we will also be a part of the Moke Hill Holiday Open House with a performance at Renegade Winery.


Please join us at one of our concerts!
Suggested Donation $10

Call Julia Shelby for more information
209-419-0028

Saturday December 7th at 2 pm
Union Congregational Church
1141 South Main Street
Angels Camp CA 95222
Suggested Donation $10.00

Sunday December 8th at 2 pm
Renegade Winery
8345 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill CA 95245
Suggested Donation $10.00
(As part of the Moke Hill Christmas Open House we will be performing our holiday concert and some favorite carols until the Tree Lighting takes place)

Saturday December 14th 2 pm
The Historic Grammar School
113 Cole Street / Room 6
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Suggested Donation $10.00

Sunday December 15th at 2 pm
Ayrael Vieux Winery
1690 Monge Ranch Road
Douglas Flat CA 95247
Suggested Donation $10.00
11/23/2019 - The 2019 Bear Valley Winter Job Fair is November 23rd at Bistro Espresso
Bear Valley, CA...We're looking for enthusiastic, snow-lovers to join our team this winter! Come by Bistro Espresso (1225 Oak Circle – Cedar Center, Arnold) between 10am and 2pm on Saturday November 23rd to learn more and to have an on the spot interview. Most departments/positions are hiring! Check out job listings in advance at bearvalley.com/careers



NOV 23
Bear Valley Resort Winter Job Fair
Saturday at 10 AM – 2 PM
Bistro Espresso
1225 Oak Circle, Arnold, California 95223
11/17/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 & music from 1-4.  Mimosas for purchase Bring a picnic and your friends.


On January 16, 2019 the Oliveto Family purchased the former location of Irish Vineyards in Vallecito, CA. This is the now the location of the Stevenot Winery production facility as well as a second Tasting Room currently opened every Saturday and Sunday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to move the production facility back to Calaveras County and to be close to Murphys.” stated Jon Oliveto, President and Production Manager for Stevenot Winery. With everyone in the company living in Murphys it made sense to pursue the opportunity. Over the past few months the Oliveto family has started on the complete remodeling to include the winery and tasting room as well as the historic Batten House. “We have so many plans including more parties and bringing live music to this venue. On weekends we will have winery and vineyard tours including barrel tastings.” said Lorraine Oliveto, Tasting Room Manager for both locations. Stevenot will be doing their crush in the new location and then begin production shortly after that working with Stevenot’s Winemaker, Nancy Steel. Stay tuned and look for more information on events and the Grand Opening!

More about the history of Stevenot Winery and the Oliveto Family . . . . .
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all part of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. With a new Winery Property and Tasting Room located in Vallecito and the Tasting Room on Main Street located in downtown Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1979.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

A New Generation
On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines, operating the Stevenot Tasting Room on Murphys’ Main Street, as well as the Stevenot Wine Club. Brothers Jon Oliveto and David Oliveto are the Owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company previously based out of Sutter Creek and now located in Vallecito. “We are very honored and excited to have this opportunity!” exclaims David Oliveto, Vice President of Stevenot Winery. “We want to carry on the tradition of Barden Stevenot and grow the business. Stevenot has always been a quality brand, well respected in the community and has always sold very well. This compliments the wine in the bottle.” The Oliveto family has distributed Stevenot wines since the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. “It’s all about quality.” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives and will continue to focus on wine making.”

Oliveto Family History
Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages, with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.
In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The company was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.

The community has embraced Jon and David with open arms. “It surprises us how excited people are about our new venture.” Jon said. “We are receiving overwhelming support.”

Jon and his wife Lori now live in Murphys. David has lived in Calaveras County for 20 years and resides in Murphys with his wife, Lorraine. Daughters Elizabeth and Brooke (with her husband Robert and newborn son Cashton) are also residents of Murphys.



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11/16/2019 - Services This Saturday for EPFD Board Director, Veteran & Retired Battalion Chief Thomas J. Sullivan
Arnold, CA...It is with deep regret that the Ebbetts Pass Fire District must announce the passing of one of our Board of Directors Thomas J. Sullivan. Tom passed away on Saturday November 9, 2019 at his home in Arnold. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 PM at Ebbetts Pass Fire District Station 1, located at 1037 Blagen Road in Arnold, CA 95223.


After the funeral service, his wife, Jackie, and his family would like to invite you to celebrate the life of Tom Sullivan at a reception to be held at the Independence Hall located at 1445 Blagen Rd, Arnold, CA 95223. The Family has requested that anyone planning on attending the Celebration of Life to please R.S.V.P. by emailing Ebbetts Pass Fire District at epfd@epfd.org

Tom had served for over 24 years on the Board of Directors for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District. Tom was a Veteran of the United States Army and a retired Battalion Chief from Orange County Fire.

Tom started his career with Orange County Fire in 1960 retiring in 1987. In 1994, Tom became a Director for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District where his knowledge, guidance and direction helped to evolve our current Fire District.
11/10/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday With "Brian Jirka" Entertaining You Today
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 & music from 1-4.  Mimosas for purchase Bring a picnic and your friends.


On January 16, 2019 the Oliveto Family purchased the former location of Irish Vineyards in Vallecito, CA. This is the now the location of the Stevenot Winery production facility as well as a second Tasting Room currently opened every Saturday and Sunday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to move the production facility back to Calaveras County and to be close to Murphys.” stated Jon Oliveto, President and Production Manager for Stevenot Winery. With everyone in the company living in Murphys it made sense to pursue the opportunity. Over the past few months the Oliveto family has started on the complete remodeling to include the winery and tasting room as well as the historic Batten House. “We have so many plans including more parties and bringing live music to this venue. On weekends we will have winery and vineyard tours including barrel tastings.” said Lorraine Oliveto, Tasting Room Manager for both locations. Stevenot will be doing their crush in the new location and then begin production shortly after that working with Stevenot’s Winemaker, Nancy Steel. Stay tuned and look for more information on events and the Grand Opening!

More about the history of Stevenot Winery and the Oliveto Family . . . . .
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all part of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. With a new Winery Property and Tasting Room located in Vallecito and the Tasting Room on Main Street located in downtown Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1979.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

A New Generation
On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines, operating the Stevenot Tasting Room on Murphys’ Main Street, as well as the Stevenot Wine Club. Brothers Jon Oliveto and David Oliveto are the Owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company previously based out of Sutter Creek and now located in Vallecito. “We are very honored and excited to have this opportunity!” exclaims David Oliveto, Vice President of Stevenot Winery. “We want to carry on the tradition of Barden Stevenot and grow the business. Stevenot has always been a quality brand, well respected in the community and has always sold very well. This compliments the wine in the bottle.” The Oliveto family has distributed Stevenot wines since the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. “It’s all about quality.” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives and will continue to focus on wine making.”

Oliveto Family History
Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages, with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.
In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The company was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.

The community has embraced Jon and David with open arms. “It surprises us how excited people are about our new venture.” Jon said. “We are receiving overwhelming support.”

Jon and his wife Lori now live in Murphys. David has lived in Calaveras County for 20 years and resides in Murphys with his wife, Lorraine. Daughters Elizabeth and Brooke (with her husband Robert and newborn son Cashton) are also residents of Murphys.
11/09/2019 - Make Plans to Attend the American Heritage Girls Taco Dinner Fundraiser
Murphys, CA...The American Heritage Girls Troop CA016 is holding a Taco Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, November 9th from 5pm – 6:30pm at the Murphys Diggins Club House. The menu is Tacos, rice, beans, dessert, drinks & great fellowship. Please join them to support your local American Heritage Girls Troop. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door or contact Tricia at 209.785.2587.


American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.

They will also be at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Murphys handing out THANK YOU cards to the Veterans and flags.
11/16/2019 - The 21st Soroptimist International of Calaveras County Teddy Bear Tea
Murphys, CA...The 21st Annual Soroptimist International of Calaveras County Teddy Bear Tea is at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys on Saturday November 16th at 2pm. Join for tea, desserts, face painting, photo booth, raffle, entertainment and fun! Call (209)-753-9700 for Reservations are required by Wednesday November 13th. Children 12 and under $15, Adults $25.


Proceeds will benefit activities for Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
11/11/2019 - Make Plans to Attend the Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial District Veteran’s Day Ceremony
Murphys, CA...On Monday, November 11th at 10 a.m. the Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial District hopes you will join them in honoring those who served. Taking part in the program will be the BSA Scout Troop 343 Color Guard, The American Heritage Girls, Michelson Elementary 5th Grade Students Speakers and the Calaveras Community Band. We have video and photos below of last year’s ceremony below… When you visit Murphys whether you are a visitor or a local resident take a few minutes to visit the park. We had posted the video of the program earlier but now the photos are below as well.














Lots of Additional Photos Are Enclosed...






























The Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial District through sale of memorial bricks, community donations including a large donation from the Kautz Family that included the iconic statue that is the Park's focal point.
11/02/2019 - 10th Annual Murphys Dia de los Muertos, Saturday November 2, 2019 from 11am-6pm
Murphys, CA...Celebrate the Day of the Dead in the Land of the Skulls for our 10th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration so plan to join us! Murphys businesses and tasting rooms will be celebrating their 10th annual Day of the Dead again this year with traditional decorations, treats and celebrations between 11am and 6pm.Every year on the first Saturday in November, Murphys celebrates the lives of those who have passed on but are with us in heart and spirit on this day.


Participating businesses and vendors will be offering authentic cultural art, food, sugar skulls, face painting, and live music, as well as displaying ofrendas (altars) celebrating the lives of those who have passed on but are with us in heart and spirit on the Day of the Dead.

Join us for the celebration in the Park from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm featuring face painters, folklorico dancers, rondalla musicians, and artisan vendors. Traditional food and drinks will be for sale in the Park until 4:00 pm or whenever they sell out. Purchases of food, wine, and beer will benefit the Murphys Community Club who are responsible for maintaining and improving our lovely park along the creek.

The Catrina and Catrin Dress Contest will begin at 4:30 pm in the Community Park followed by a final blessing of the messages to the dead. Those wishing to compete in the Catrina Contest must be signed up by 3 pm. Stop by our booth in the Park to sign up. There will be competitions for men, women, and children. The final blessing of the messages to the dead will begin at 5:30 pm. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muertos will be available for purchase during & after or until it’s sold out.

The Folklorico Dancers will be offering dancing lessons in the Native Sons Hall beginning at 2:30 pm. Sign up at our booth in the Park or just come by the Hall at 2:30pm.

In the event of rain, all entertainment and food sales will be in the Native Sons Hall at 389 Main Street in Historic Downtown Murphys.

Don’t forget to stop by the Murphys Historic Schoolhouse on Jones for more altars and activities including the characters from Coco.

This ancient holiday traces its roots back to the indigenous cultures of Mexico, Latin America, and Europe but has become inextricably intertwined with the Catholic observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day over time. Although this celebration is associated with the dead, it is traditionally a period full of life, happiness, color, food, family, and fun. In Mexico, outdoor markets display and sell symbolic items like special breads, pottery, baskets, candles, paper puppets, candy skulls, and flowers. Skeletons are also an important symbol of this day and are displayed hugging, dancing and laughing in shop windows and on street corners.

Traditional activities are believed to “welcome the souls of the dead.” The souls are said to return each year to enjoy the pleasures of the life that they once had. These souls are thought to return as spirits from another world to be with their loved ones for a few brief hours. A widely held belief is that the souls of children (angelitos) return first so food and gifts appealing to children are set out for them. The adult dead are said to return a day or two later and their favorite items, as well as elaborate food and drink, are set out for them as well. It is believed that candlelight, as well as the scent of marigolds and copal incense, will help the ghosts find their way back home.

The public is welcome to participate in the remembrance of loved ones by contributing items to the Community Altar in the Park or specific altars. Please contact the individual business owner first though to make sure there is an appropriate space for your item. Make sure to check out our program online to see a list of all the Ofrendas and activities or pick up a printed program at our booth in the Park. Programs will also be available at The Spice Tin, Marisolio Tasting Room, Tanner Vineyards Tasting Room, Murphys Pourhouse and the Bodega del Sur Tasting Room in the days before the event.

Like the event on our Facebook page where you can find additional information on this year’s celebration and download the event program and map. Or visit us at visitmurphys.com/ for additional information.

And, last but not least, thank you to our generous sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible each year.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with us in the Land of the Skulls!
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