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Saturday, Jun 15
All Day New Melones Lake Marina Presents Hyperlite Wake Weekend! June 14 - 16th
All Day Huge Parking Lot Sale at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore on June 15th!
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through June 18th
All Day The 53rd Annual Father's Day Fly-In at Columbia Airport
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
09:00 AM The 8th Annual Arden Saville Memorial Ride
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!
12:00 PM State of Jefferson Family Fun Day & Fundraiser
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
06:00 PM The Free Radicals in The Beer Gardens at Camp Connell General Store‎
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
07:30 PM The Bear Boogie Band Tonight at Sequoia Woods
Sunday, Jun 16
All Day New Melones Lake Marina Presents Hyperlite Wake Weekend! June 14 - 16th
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through June 18th
All Day The 53rd Annual Father's Day Fly-In at Columbia Airport
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
11:00 AM Sunday Father's Day Music on the Patio at Stevenot Winery
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Jun 17
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through June 18th
09:30 AM "Better Together" Social Skills Camp at Mind Matters
Tuesday, Jun 18
All Day What's Happening in Murphys Through June 18th
All Day "Better Together" Social Skills Camp at Mind Matters
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
06:30 PM The Amador Fly Fishers Monthly Meeting is June 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Jun 19
All Day "Better Together" Social Skills Camp at Mind Matters
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Jun 20
Until 12:30 PM "Better Together" Social Skills Camp at Mind Matters
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Saturday, Jun 22
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
10:00 AM Senior Expo and Health Fair - Arnold Branch Library
10:00 AM Arnold Senior Expo & Health Fair 2019
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!
06:00 PM The Music & Minds Matter Benefit Concert at Twisted Oak
06:00 PM Rain Delay! THE PARTY for Youth Mentoring Will Now Take Place Saturday, June 22, 2019
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jun 23
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Jun 24
05:30 PM Painting With Pandora at the Metropolitan
Tuesday, Jun 25
All Day California Arts Council To Visit San Andreas to Hold Quarterly Business Meeting
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, Jun 26
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Jun 27
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Jun 28
11:00 AM A Plan 4 Me Free Health Seminar on Oral Health Practices, June 28th at 11am.

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06/24/2019 - Painting With Pandora at the Metropolitan
San Andreas, CA...Paint and Sip classes offered the last Monday of the month. Featuring local artist, Pandora Muetterties. Your $30 admission provides you with a canvas, easel, paint, brushes, wine and appetizers! Seating is limited, so make your reservations now! Sign up now for the class on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


In 1994, Cyndie Hoffman (Klorer) was involved in her first theatrical production out of high school at the historic Metropolitan Theater in San Andreas. Once bitten by the theater bug, she was smitten. Not only with the art of theater, but with the beautiful facility at 59 Main Street in San Andreas. For many years to come, Cyndie would dream of running a theater of her own.

In the meantime, Benjamin Klorer, a young man in Germany was running a kiosk, which consisted of a bar, restaurant, mini golf course, small lake, and volley ball court. Who could have ever known that in 2012 the two would meet and start a partnership that would lead to Fourth Wall Entertainment Troupe conducting business at the Metropolitan in San Andreas, California?

Cyndie has over 30 years experience in theater arts and is certified in Arts Management through UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business in association with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Benjamin majored in business in Germany and is a Merchant of Wholesale and Trade. It only made sense for the two to join forces, not only in marriage, but in business!

Together they began a journey to bring some culture to their little town in the foothills. A vision was born:

Fourth Wall Entertainment Troupe provides interactive theatrical experiences by producing quality entertainment through drama, dance, music, comedy and culture. We endeavor to support our community and enlighten audiences with whimsical live theatre.

Ben and Cyndie had a dream, and are making it come true! Part of their mission is to support local businesses by employing local artists, serving local wines, hiring local staff, encouraging local artists, and cultivating knowledge of local history. They hope to bring patronage to our community from all over California. The restaurant at The Metropolitan is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm. Fourth Wall Entertainment Troupe events are on the weekends.


Fourth Wall Entertainment
www.4thwalltroupe.com
www.calaverasmet.com

Metropolitan
59 Main St, San Andreas, California 95249
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06/15/2019 - The Free Radicals in The Beer Gardens at Camp Connell General Store‎
Camp Connell, CA...Join us creekside for great food, music, and good times. The Free Radicals in The Beer Gardens at Camp Connell General Store‎.


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"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright


The story of Camp Connell Continues with Camp Connell General Store & The Beer Garden. Owner Dan Tulipani and his crew show what Mountain Life is all about.

The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors.

While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since.

Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community."
06/15/2019 - The Bear Boogie Band Tonight at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...We're happy to announce more live music tonight, on the patio! Come listen and dance to The Bear Boogie Band, playing here for the first time. Bar food available from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Open seating, no cover charge. Sequoia Woods Country Club has a complete summer music schedule to keep you entertained all summer long.  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.
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!
06/12/2019 - Summer Pool Party for Avery Middle School Students at Big Trees Fitness
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Fitness congratulates the students of Avery Middle School for their outstanding achievements during the school year. On Wednesday June 12, 2019, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

06/11/2019 - Summer Pool Party for Hazel Fischer Students at Big Trees Fitness
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Fitness congratulates the students of Hazel Fischer elementary School for their outstanding achievements during the school year. On Tuesday June 11 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

06/09/2019 - Sunday Music on the Patio at Stevenot Winery
Vallecito, CA...Come join us June 9th we are open 11-5 music by Daniel Kushnir from 1-4. Food Shack Food Truck and Mimosa Bar for purchase.


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.

The Oliveto family welcomes and encourages your comments, suggestions and input.
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.

06/08/2019 - Big Trees Fitness Summer Get Acquainted Party is June 8 & 9!
Arnold, CA...From Big Trees Fitness..."Our facility is a landmark in the Arnold, California area. After a period of inactivity for several years, we have recently refurbished the entire facility, purchased tons of new equipment, trained and certified staff, and have opened the most complete fitness facility in Calaveras County.


Come check us out. We feel you’ll see how reasonable our pricing is and want to join us. You are completely welcome to use the facility as a drop-in guest, and we welcome you just as much as any member. We hope to see you soon."
06/15/2019 - Huge Parking Lot Sale at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore on June 15th!
San Andreas, CA...Habitat Calaveras ReStore is a unique nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. We sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, building material and home accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Our inventory is always changing, so COME BUY OFTEN! All proceeds from our ReStore are used toward furthering our mission to build and repair homes, communities and hope.





The New ReStore
Don’t dump It, Donate It!
Call for a pick up: (209) 754-3234
Drop off your gently used home improvement items or furniture at:
770A Industrial Way
San Andreas, CA 95249

Our Hours of Operation
Wednesday – Saturday
9 am – 4 pm (closed Holidays)

Send us an email restore@habitatcalaveras.org

DONATION QUALIFICATIONS
Items must be good quality, gently used and in good working order. We regret that we cannot accept all potential donations. It is important that we inventory only those items that can be resold.

Habitat is NOT able to accept the following items that are: Damaged, Broken, Rusted or Rotting, Mattresses or Bedding, Clothing, Toys, Older Style TV’s (only working flat screen TV’s), Blinds or Window Coverings, Entertainment Cabinets, Opened cans of paint or stain

Please contact us if you have questions regarding items you wish to donate or call us at (209) 754-3234.

We DO accept items in the following categories: Furniture, Hardware, Power Tools, Appliances, Housewares, Light Fixtures, Low-Flow Toilets, Doors and Windows, And More!
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