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Tuesday, Aug 21
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Until 09:00 PM Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Song Posse
Wednesday, Aug 22
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
05:30 PM Locals' Night with Milliaire
All Day Song Posse
Thursday, Aug 23
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
All Day Song Posse
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Friday, Aug 24
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
All Day Song Posse
06:00 PM Cool Beans at Cameo Plaza
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Saturday, Aug 25
All Day Exotic Bird Show
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
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
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
05:00 PM Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Tri-Tip Fundraiser Dinner & Dance
Until 08:30 PM Song Posse
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Sunday, Aug 26
All Day Exotic Bird Show
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
02:00 PM Concert of the Summer
02:00 PM Celebration of Life set for Marcy Crawford
Monday, Aug 27
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Tuesday, Aug 28
Until 03:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Wednesday, Aug 29
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Thursday, Aug 30
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Friday, Aug 31
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM One Hot August Night
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Saturday, Sep 1
All Day Exotic Bird Show
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM 46th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Arnold
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
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
05:00 PM Snarky Cats at Cameo Plaza
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Sunday, Sep 2
All Day Exotic Bird Show
Until 05:00 PM 46th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Arnold
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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10/06/2018 - Murphys Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Grape Stomp Competition! Registration Open Now!
Murphys, CA...Stomp competition, costume contests, and street fair brings thousands of people to historic Downtown Murphys for a day of fun and entertainment for all the first Saturday in October! Crowds of over 5,000 people from near and far flood the little town of Murphys, to celebrate the beginning of the wine harvest season. Murphys puts on a lively stomp competition. This exciting all-day event happens on the first Saturday in October every year, and includes the Gold Rush Street Fair lining Main Street with over 100 outside vendors. Now in its 25th year, the annual community Grape Stomp has grown to include over 120 teams vying to be known as “Champion of the Juice” or winner of the “Best Costume” award. Come witness the Largest and Oldest Grape Stomp Competition in California!






During the stomp, teams of two, many with creative names and costumes, compete to collect the most juice out of 25 pounds of grapes in three-minute heats. Teams consist of a “stomper,” who stands in half a wine barrel with the grapes, and a “swabber, or mucker” who stands outside the barrel and reaches in to help flow the juice out of a drain spout.

Teams are encouraged to appear in costume and prizes are awarded based on originality, design and effort. Previous winners include the “Mucker Truckers“, “Grapeful Dead” and the “Cork Fungus Fairies”. The most anticipated heat of the day is the Winemakers Heat where local winemakers come out to compete in a friendly rivalry for most juice stomped and the Presidents Cup. Competitions are highly encouraged between businesses, sponsors, organizations and friends and pre-registration is strongly recommended as stomp competitions sell out well before the event.

Quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and food booths offer wares for sale in addition to Murphys’ multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and tasting rooms that line Main Street.

In addition, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance holds a silent and live auction that includes donations from local and regional supporters such as Bear Valley Ski Resort, Saddlecreek Golf Resort, Murphys Historic Hotel and wine and winemaker event tickets from local wineries. All proceeds from the silent and live auction are distributed back to local community organizations and help fund the CWA scholarship funds.

Attending the 25th Annual Grape Stomp Competition and Gold Rush Street Fair is free to the public and the event runs from 9:30am – 5pm on Saturday October 6th. For more info and to register visit https://goo.gl/1LYf7y (shortened link)


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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Shelby French at 209.728.9467, or email calaveraswines@att.net.
08/18/2018 - Brad Peterson & Friends at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...Brad Peterson & Friends at Sequoia Woods

08/16/2018 - William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Murphys, CA...(Now Playing)..In their fourth season, Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s comedy The Tempest -- critically thought to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote. The piece will be performed on the outdoor Arden Stage at Brice Station Vineyards. Director, Tara Kayton and her talented company will bring this magical story of family, art, and reunion to life from August 9 to September 1.Twelve years ago, Prospero was the beloved Duke of Milan, but his attention to books caused him to leave the management of his state to his brother, Antonio. Eventually, with the help of Alonso, Queen of Naples, Antonio usurped the dukedom for himself. Prospero and his baby daughter Miranda were put to sea and eventually landed on a fantastical island inhabited only by a native, Caliban, and a powerful spirit, Ariel.





Since then Prospero has ruled the island and its two inhabitants by his knowledge and books. When
Prospero’s enemies are close to the island and he sees an opportunity to work his revenge, Ariel raises a
storm that wrecks them, but really disperses them about the isle unharmed. Ariel leads Ferdinand, the
Queen's son, to Prospero's cell, where he and Miranda instantly fall in love. The Queen of Naples searches
for her son, although fearing him to be drowned, while Antonio plots more corruption. The boat drunkards,
Stephano and Trinculo, encounter Caliban and plan to kill Prospero so that they can rule the island.
Prospero presents the young couple with the blessings of marriage, ensuring his lasting lineage in Milan
and Naples before reuniting everyone on the island to return to Italy.

The cast features: Elyse Sharp as the ethereal Ariel, Jake Edmondson as the wronged Duke Prospero,
Sean M. Lewis as the island native Caliban, and an island spirit musician is played by Holly
Johnston. Tyler Mattson and Vickie Hall adorably play the young lovers, Ferdinand and Miranda. The
drunken clowns are hilariously paired in Lillian McLeod as Stephano and Sara Garcia as Trinculo.
Lahna VonEpps joins the cast as Queen Alonso, John Baker as the evil brother Antonio, Stephen Daly
as loyal Gonzalo, and Laura Johnson as the plotting Adrian.

The creative team is composed of: Director Tara Kayton, Dramaturg Ryan M. Davis, Stage Manager
Kierin Harrison, Production Manager Janet Cunningham, Scenic Carpenter Dan Swanson, Costume
Designer Herin Kaputkin, Lighting Designer Ross Aldrich, Scenic Painters Dolores Mast & Lubov
Mazur, Assistant Stage Manager Nicole Job, and Production Assistants Jenia Willhite, Cortney
Gillespie, Nichole Markle, and Daniel Harrison.

This season marks the company’s fourth summer at Brice Station after successful productions of Hamlet
(’17), As You Like It (’16), and The Taming of the Shrew (’15). These productions helped to earn Brice
Station the Calaveras Visitor’s Bureau’s Innovations in Tourism Awards for Most Innovative
Attraction and Most Innovative Business. Brice Station Vineyards’ award-winning wine will be available
for purchase at 5:00pm, along with coffee from Gold Country Roasters.

The production runs August 9 to September 1 - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00pm.

Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company’s production of The Tempest is proudly sponsored by:
Insight Manufacturing, Arnold Ace Home Center, Inspired Media, Paula Cobbett & Sherry
Crawford, Alan Peters, Better Altitude Realty, Ayrael Vieux Winery, Gold Country Roasters,
Murphys Music Company, and Brice Station Vineyards.

Tickets are currently on sale!
The Tempest
Thursday, Friday Saturday at 7:00pm
Opens: Thursday, August 9
Closes: Saturday, September 1
House Opens at 5:00pm
No Outside Alcohol – Brice Station wine available
Picnics Encouraged!
3353 East Highway 4 – Murphys, CA 95247
Tickets on sale at: www.bricestation.com/events/#shakespeare
Or call 209.736.7238
Follow Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company on Facebook
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08/25/2018 - Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Tri-Tip Fundraiser Dinner & Dance
San Andreas, CA...Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Tri-Tip Fundraiser Dinner & Dance is August 25th. Don't miss out and get your tickets now. Gary has been a professional peace officer for more than 28 years. His dedication to law enforcement began as a young adult, and he remains true to the profession to this day. After all his years in law enforcement, Gary still looks forward to going to work. How many people in any profession can say that?


He has always worked and served in law enforcement. His career has always been serving the public. The trust that the public has placed upon him as a peace officer is something he holds very close to his heart. Gary took an oath and swore to always be honest and true to the profession, both in his professional life and his personal life, and continues to do so to this day.


Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
- Patrol Deputy
- Field Training Officer
- Crisis (Hostage) Negotiator
- Arnold Resident Deputy
- Search and Rescue Manager
- Detective
- Narcotics Investigator


Amador County Sheriff’s Office
- Patrol Deputy
- Investigations
- Crisis (Hostage) Negotiator
- Narcotics Investigator
- P.O.S.T. Academy Instructor


Amador County District Attorney’s Office
- Criminal Investigator
- Crime Scene Investigations and Reconstruction
- Latent Fingerprint Examiner


Education
- Associate in Science-Law Enforcement, 1985 Napa Valley College
- Associate in Science-Wildlife Law Enforcement, 1985 Napa Valley College
- Associate in Arts-Social Science, 1985 Napa Valley College

Professional Affiliations

- California Narcotics Officers Association (Lifetime Member)
- Amador County Peace Officers Association
- California District Attorney's Investigators Assoc.

Local Organizations

- Calaveras High School Quarterback Club-Member
- Calaveras Historical Society-Member
- Calaveras Athletic Boosters-Member
- Angels Gun Club-Member
- Friends of the Fair (Calaveras County, Member)
- Calaveras Arts Council-Member
- Mind Matters, 2013, 2014 (Board Member)
- Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation-Member
- Mountain Ranch Community Club-Member


Family
Gary has been happily married to his wife Nicki for more than 20 years. They enjoy camping, fishing, traveling, and participating in local clubs and organizations.

Gary comes from a working class family with Christian values; his father was a Korean War veteran who was a private business owner and his mother worked in the school system. He learned from a young age what hard work means, and the rewards garnered from hard work. Gary continues to pass these morals and values along to his family, by leading from the front and by example.

Gary is dedicated to his family, his friends, his work and the community in which he lives. The Stevens family believes that in order to make our community better, we need to be a part of our community by participating in it.

Gary belongs to several local organizations for the purpose of being involved in our community to give back to the community. Gary does not belong to or join community based organizations for the purpose of advertising himself.

Gary enjoys hunting, taking photos of wildlife, and spending as much time as he can outdoors.

Paid for by The Committee to Elect Gary L. Stevens FPPC# 1400921
08/11/2018 - The Crystal Image Band at Camp Connell General Store's Beer Garden.
Camp Connell, CA...The Crystal Image Band, a repeat performance at the Beer Gardens at Camp Connell....these guys are great!!! Doors open at 5pm, good music 🎶, good food, good times!!!



The story of Camp Connell Continues....

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."
08/11/2018 - The Fabulous Off Brothers at Bistro Espresso
Arnold, CA...FREE CONCERT in the park at the Bistro! Serving up Chicken in a Barrel, appetizers, a variety of beer, wine, coffee drinks and ice cream! Bring a friend, your lawn chairs and dancing shoes. The Bistro serves fresh, made-to-order American cuisine, created by Chef Barr. We serve fair trade, organic espresso, coffee, beer & wine. Our Menu features weekly and daily specials. Breakfast until 11; all others until an hour before closing.



Bistro Espresso
1225 Oak Circle, Arnold, California 95223
08/11/2018 - Who's Ready to Play? New Melones Lake Charity POKER RUN for FUN!!
Angels Camp, CA...Who's Ready to Play? New Melones Lake Charity POKER RUN for FUN!!! Come on out and support great non-profits including Bret Harte FFA boosters, Mark Twain Badger boosters, Calaveras Tuolumne Cattlewomen, Sonora's HS leadership & New Melones Waterski Club. Come on out to New Melones for an amazing day on the water! August 11, 2018 is the day to play! $100.00 per hand Buy in. Buy in's will be available Starting at 8am the day of the event at the Marina store (Cash Only).



General Rules and layout of event:
* 5 stations spread out thru out the lake of $20 per card per hand
(this money collected is straight donation to the Non-Profit running the
booth)
* Each booth will give you clues to your next station
* Play your final hand at the Marina store @ 6pm. Winner takes 50% of
original 100.00 buy in pot. The other 50% goes to direct purchase of items
appointed by winning hand for around or in store to help facilitate boaters
and their guests. (ie; carts, trash cans, recycle bins, etc.)
* This event is designed to allow boaters to enjoy the entire lake,
while boating station to station picking up your cards and
raising money for charity
* Can use any method of travel. Houseboat, wave runner, ski boat etc.
* Can play multiple hands per person and per boat

Don't have a boat??? No problem, we have a great
selection of options for you from houseboats, Ski Boats, or
Personal Watercraft available for rental!

Saturday at 8 AM - 5 PM
New Melones Lake Marina
6503 Glory Hole Rd, Angels Camp, California 95222

Hosted by New Melones Lake Marina
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08/04/2018 - Freight with Jimbo Scott and Grover Anderson at Brice Station August 4th
Murphys, CA...“Jimbo Scott and Grover Anderson are two northern California singer/songwriters who have joined forces for this folk-based act. “Freight” honors the famed Freight & Salvage of Berkeley, California, where they met at a 2011 Open Mic… As Freight, Jimbo & Grover put on a show much greater than the sum of their parts. Joined in a full band setting by Josh Certo and Marshall Henry, as well as Jimbo’s impressive beard, their harmonies and energy are lighting up the Northern California music scene.” – from the Freight website





Doors open at 5:30pm & Concert is 7pm on August 4th

Since the days of original owner, Durant Brice’s first stage stop, Brice Station has been a must see destination for travelers from all around the world. And nothing has changed! With the addition of the tasting room to the property in 2003 the old stage stop added wine tasting to the already impressive list of things to see and do including: Pottery, Fine Art, Blacksmithing, Mechanical Printing, Livestock, Organic Gardens and Impressive Vistas.
08/04/2018 - Chains Required Live on the Patio Tonight at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...It's going to be another fun weekend at the club! The golf course and pool will be in full mode; the deli will be making great sandwiches, with seating on the deck, and the party on Saturday will be filled with good food, good friends and good music! HEADS UP: no bar food available on Saturday due to this event.

08/04/2018 - The Crafty Chicks Road Show 2018, Frogtown, August 4th
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by and see us tomorrow at the Crafty Chicks Road Show! We'll be in the cute vintage trailer pouring mimosas, cider and wine! 10 AM - 4 PM at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds! You don't want to miss this event! We are the premier independent arts & craft fair and vintage flea market of Calaveras County. Made up of over 80 local artisans and collectors, we gather 3 times a year to market our handcrafted, repurposed, up cycled, vintage and carefully curated treasures. Rounding out our lineup is a variety of local food trucks/vendors and hand selected non profit organizations. Raffle prizes, a photo booth, live music and other fun elements make our event a fun way to spend your day. Follow us for previews of our events, vendors and goods.

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