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Thursday, Apr 19
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
06:00 PM Birds & Water, program on region's native birds
06:00 PM Birds & Water program on region's native birds
07:00 PM Bret Harte Drama: The Addams Family Musical
07:00 PM Bret Harte Drama Proudly Presents "The Addams Family Musical"!
Friday, Apr 20
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Sip N' Paint with Artist Mary Sexton
07:00 PM Bret Harte Drama Proudly Presents "The Addams Family Musical"!
Saturday, Apr 21
All Day Calaveras Airport Day 2018, Fly-In & Open House is April 21
08:00 AM CGMS Rock Tailgate Swap & Sale
10:00 AM Make Plans To Attend The Trout Spot's 3rd Annual Fly Fishing Open House on April 21st
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
01:00 PM SAVE THE DATE - Novelist, Robin Burcell
01:00 PM The Arnold Library Presents an Afternoon with Robin Burcell, Novelist & Clive Cussler Co-Author
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
04:00 PM New Artists Reception at Manzanita Arts Emporium
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:30 PM Casino Night Fundraiser
07:00 PM Bret Harte Drama Proudly Presents "The Addams Family Musical"!
Sunday, Apr 22
08:00 AM The Annual Erica Seawell and Sheriff Gary Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament
08:00 AM Off The Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Mind Matters Clinic
10:00 AM Amador FlyFishers Hosting Free Fly Fishing Faire April 22
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Monday, Apr 23
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Tuesday, Apr 24
12:00 PM Healthy Living Cooking Class Arnold Independence Hall
12:00 PM Healthy Living Cooking Class Arnold Independence Hall
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Wednesday, Apr 25
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Thursday, Apr 26
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
07:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
Friday, Apr 27
10:00 AM Bret Harte Blood Drive
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:30 PM State of Jefferson Town Hall Meeting
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Polish Feast
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Polish Feast
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio-Polish Feast
07:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
Saturday, Apr 28
08:00 AM Central Calaveras Fire Mud Run 5K
08:00 AM Off the Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for Mind Matters
10:00 AM The 2nd Annual Murphys Mutt March and the 1st Muttminster Dog Show
10:00 AM Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th
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 Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
02:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" Book Launch
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
05:00 PM Bret Harte Leadership Fundraiser Dinner
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:00 PM Ladies Night Out Bingo Fundraiser to Benefit Bret Harte Grad Night!!!
07:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
Sunday, Apr 29
10:00 AM The 2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador Plant Sale
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
11:45 AM Humane Society of Tuolumne County's Tails of Two Kitties Spring Brunch
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
02:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Monday, Apr 30
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Tuesday, May 1
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
06:00 PM Community Town Hall Meeting on Planned Development in Arnold
Wednesday, May 2
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"

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04/28/2018 - Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th
Mountain Ranch, CA...Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th! What is the Stop, Drop & Mud? We are proud to be bringing a mud run to Mountain Ranch again this year. For our 2nd Annual Central Fire Mud Run we are planning approximately 16 obstacles along the route that will range from fire fighter skills to strength and endurance tests. Participants will start and finish at the Mountain Ranch Park in the heart of Mountain Ranch. All participants will receive a 2018 Stop, Drop & Mud T-shirt.


Participant are welcome to walk or run the course. All obstacles are designed to be challenging but are accomplishable by people of all ages and abilities.
Obstacle Course

Obstacle course races have become one of the most popular events in the running world in the last five years. There are races out there that have you run through mud, bounce down slides or even get splattered with paint. We wanted there to be more of a firefighter theme to this run. The Stop, Drop & Mud Firefighter Challenge has several firefighter themed obstacles that give you a glance of the live of a firefighter. You will battle through 16 different obstacles that will challenge your strength, stamina and endurance.

Runners will run the race in a wave format beginning at 10:00 a.m. and every 30 minutes thereafter. This race is open to anyone age 11 and up.

Kids 1 Mile Mud Run

This year we are adding an additional Kids 1 mile Mud Run for kids under 10 years old. The kids run will be in/around the Park in Mountain Ranch and will include at least one mud pit. All obstacles for the kids will be the full size adult obstacles to challenge the kids in strength and endurance.

Why run it?

The Stop, Drop & Mud is hosted by the Central Calaveras Firefighters Association. When you run in some of the larger obstacle races you are supporting a company that is hosting the race and then donate a very small percentage of the funds to some charity. Our race is different. Every single aspect of the race is planned, constructed and organized by our Volunteer Firefighters and Association members. Countless hours are spent to get this race ready for our participants.

Financially every single dollar that is raised goes directly to supporting Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue Protection District. It is with fundraisers like this that allow the Association to purchase vital equipment for the Department that its dwindling annual budget can’t cover.

When you register for the Stop, Drop & Mud you are directly supporting Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue. With this in mind we want to say thank you to everyone who has presently signed up and to those considering signing up!

Where does my race registration fee go?

All registration fees and sponsorships will go directly to purchase new test equipment for Central Calaveras Fire District new SCBA’s (self-contained breathing apparatus). In 2017 Central Fire purchased new SCBA equipment thanks to our inaugural mud run. Annual testing is required for Department personnel. It is fundraising events like the Stop, Drop & Mud 5K along with grants that allow us to purchase vital equipment for the Department that its dwindling annual budget can’t cover.

April 28, 2018

Race Registration Opens - 8:00 a.m.
Race Registration Closes - 9:30 a.m.
Race Starts - First wave at 10:00 a.m. then every 30 minutes after until 11:30 a.m

Kids 1 mile Mud Run starts at 12:00 noon

Mountain Ranch Community Park
7867 Whiskey Slide Road
Mountain Ranch, CA 95246

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The Central Calaveras Firefighters Association is a registered 501c3 non-profit. Our tax ID # is 45-2853418.
04/15/2018 - Sixth Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off This Sunday April 15th
Mountain Ranch, CA...Sixth Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off This Sunday April 15th.


6th Annual Mountain Ranch 4-H Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Mtn. Ranch Community Park

Registration Form
Deadline: Wed. April 11th


Team Name:_________________________________________________________
Team Captain:________________________Phone:_________________
Address:_________________________________________________________
Email:_____________________________
Team Assistants:_____________________________________________________

[ ] Contestant Fee: $10.00 (Deadline 4/11/18) or pay that day by arrangement

[ ] We wish to sponsor the event: $___________

[ ] Unable to participate: Please accept my tax-deductible donation of $_______

Check payable to Mtn. Ranch 4H Club: Total $__________

* Teams will prepare a minimum of 3 gallons of Chili.
* International rules will not apply.
* Teams are required to supply Chili ingredients (prepared on-site), propane
stoves, BBQ's, cookware, cutting boards, table clothes, paper towels, and trashbags.
* The Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club will provide 1 table, 2 chairs, cups, napkins, spoons.
* Costumes/Booth decorations encouraged for contest. Best Booth trophy will be awarded.
* Entrants give their permission to the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club for their photos to be used in Chili
Cook-Off publicity and media articles.
* A $100 Cash Prize will be awarded for Judges’ Award, & People's Choice Award.
* Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place as well as for Best Booth/Costumes and
Kid’s Choice.
*Contact: Melissa Komure at (209)256-5569 or melissa.klegseth@gmail.com

Please mail entry form with your check to:
Mtn. Ranch 4-H Chili Cookoff
Attn: Melissa Komure
PO Box 54
Mountain Ranch, CA 95246
Thank you for supporting the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club!
Annual Mountain Ranch 4H CHILI Cook-Off
Rules & Guidelines
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Welcome to the 6th Annual Mtn. Ranch 4H CHILI Cook-Off
Benefitting the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club!

RULES & GUIDELINES:

1) CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8AM: Before unloading, please check in at the 4-H Booth/Registration Table to confirm your reservation. Your signed Registration Form, along with the $10.00 fee must be received no later Wed. 4/11/18. Spaces are chosen on first come/first serve basis.

2) Parking: You may pull into the park to UNLOAD ONLY! All vehicles must then be parked in the parking lot or in the field across the street from the Blunder Inn.

3) EZ Ups: Please provide your own EZ-UPS. We will be set up under a covered area, but the sun does shine around the perimeter.

4) Tables/Chairs/Cups/Spoons: The 4H Club & Mtn. Ranch Community will provide 1 (one) 8'x2' table and 2 chairs, 2 oz. tasting cups, spoons and napkins. You MUST write you booth # on the cups. For booths 6 and 9, please underline the # for an accurate vote.

5) Stoves/BBQ's - Propane stoves are recommended. BBQ's are acceptable. No electricity is available. There will be thermometers available to insure proper food handling practices.

6) What is CHILI?: If you call it chili, then enter it! Traditional red chili, Chili Verde, vegetarian chili, or any home recipe (with or w/o beans/meat) is acceptable.
Sides: Chili sides/condiments (cornbread, salsa, guacamole, chips, cheese, onions, etc.) are welcomed, but not necessary. No sides/condiments will be allowed for Judges’ Choice.

7) CHILI Amount: Chili Chefs need to bring an adequate amount of chili. A minimum of 2 gallons is suggested (3 gallons is ideal). We anticipate 200 tasters at 2 oz. per tasting. Avoid running out of chili.
*****(ICS) International rules will NOT apply.*****

8) Tasting Fee: Tasting Fee is $5. Tasters will receive a 4H Clover sticker or wristband. Please do not serve a taste without seeing this sticker/wristband.

9) Judging: Volunteers will begin collecting your CHILI at 11:30 am to be judged for the Judge’s Awards. For this judging, only the CHILI itself will be tasted. No condiments will be judged. (For the People's Choice Awards, you may "DRESS UP" your CHILI if you'd like.)

10) Publicity: There will be press on-site during this event. Please bring a camera and share your photos with us so we can share them! You can email photos to Shannon at skipnshannon@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page: Mountain Ranch 4H.


Contact: Melissa Komure at 209-256-5569 or melissa.klegseth@gmail.com
03/21/2018 - "Battle For The Badge" Live Sheriff Candidate Debate March 21st
San Andreas, CA...Join the Sheriff Candidates at San Andreas Town Hall from 6-8pm on March 21st. "Battle For The Badge" will be a two hour candidate debate for arguably the most important county wide elected office. Appointed Sheriff Rick DiBasilio and Challengers Gary Stevens & Pat Garrahan will answer your questions on the topics you care about as you get ready to mark your ballots. Email your questions for consideration to news@thepinetree.net.


We will also be Livestreaming the entire event right here on ThePineTree.net. Join us for a battle of wits, experience & rhetoric to see who will get your vote in June.
02/24/2018 - Red Cross Preparedness Fair in San Andreas February 24th
San Andreas, CA...Volunteers with the American Red Cross in the Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Amador counties are organizing a community outreach event focused on safety and preparedness. On average, the American Red Cross Gold Country Region responds to home fires every eight hours. In addition to home fires, volunteers in the region respond to flooding, wildfires, lightning strikes, and more. Being prepared can help save lives.


On Saturday, February 24 from 11am-4pm, come to the San Andreas Town Hall to learn how you can be more prepared in case of an emergency. Learn hands-only CPR, find out what to put into your go-kit, how often you should test smoke alarms, and more. Local fire departments and law enforcement officers will also be on hand with their rigs to give safety information. We’ll have we’ll have delicious treats for kids of all ages, plus a few raffle prizes.

This is a great family event with a special purpose and best of all the event is FREE.

About the American Red Cross Gold Country Region

The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit redcross.org/GoldCountry or cruzrojaamericana.org. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @ARCGoldCountry or Facebook @ARCGoldCountry.
03/01/2018 - CHP is Offering an Age Well Drive Smart Class in Valley Springs March 1
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is Offering an Age Well Drive Smart Class in Valley Springs March 1

04/28/2018 - Central Calaveras Fire Mud Run 5K
Central Calaveras Firefighters Association is holding its second annual Stop, Drop & Run 5K consisting of approximately 16 obstacles along a route that will range from fire fighters skills to strength and endurance tests. There will be waves of runners every 30 minutes starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a kids' run beginning at 12:00 noon. Starting at Mountain Ranch Park, the route is designed to be fun and challenging through a variety of obstacles, terrain and MUD. Early entry fees range from $30-35; after 4/1 $40-45; Race Day $50. Kids $20: Race Day $25. There will also be a Bake Sale, Raffle and Vendor Booths. Registration and sponsorship fees will go to purchase new test equipment for Central Calaveras Fire's new SCBA's (self-contained breathing apparatus).

More information and registration available online at www.centralcalaverasfire.org/5k/ or call 209-736-6167.
02/11/2018 - Seeds of Kindness Week is Feb 11-17 When You See a Blue Ribbon, Start a Conversation About Kindness
Angels Camp, CA...Passing on Ripples of Kindness week in Calveras County is FEB 11-17, 2018. 2018 CHALLENGE: When you see a blue ribbon, start a conversation about kindness in your home or workplace! We invite everyone to join us in celebrating Kindness Week in Calaveras County February 11 - 17, 2018.


As in the past, our project will provide kindness pass it on ribbons and tie up ribbon for all Calaveras County Schools who wish to participate.
Over the years and going forward, the project is supported by the kindness and generosity of local residents.

We have delivered more than 4,000 pass-it-on ribbons and several hundred yards of tie up blue ribbon to Calaveras County Schools.

Look for the blue ribbons during the week of kindness and start a conversation about kindness in your home or workplace.
The Angels Camp City Council on FEB 6th and The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Feb 13th, will once again issue "kindness zone"
proclamations to encourage acts of kindness in our communities.

The Seeds of Kindness 2018
Jim Bergantz, Coordinator
02/03/2018 - The Big & Delicious Central Calaveras Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
Mountain Ranch, CA...CCFFA is holding a pancake breakfast on February 3 at the Mountain Ranch Town Hall. The fare is $7. T-shirts and hats are for sale, and there will be a raffle. Please come. Join us for a wonderful breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy all served to you at your table by one of our firefighters or association members. Cost is only $7 per person.

02/03/2018 - Central Calaveras Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast
CCFFA is holding a pancake breakfast on February 3 at the Mountain Ranch Town Hall. The fare is $7. T-shirts and hats are for sale, and there will be a raffle. Please come.
01/18/2018 - 2nd Annual Business Mega Mixer is January 18th
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Mega Mixer will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:30pm till 7:00pm at the San Andreas Town Hall located at 24 Church Hill Road in San Andreas. This event, sponsored by Mark Twain Medical Center, will be free to attend as a “Thank You” to all the supporters of the local business community.


“This is an opportunity for the community to meet with the business associations and find out what will be happening this calendar year” says Staci Johnston, Executive Director of the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce. “Our businesses/community will be able to network with the local business associations and each other.”

During this event, each participating business association will be able to promote their services, resources and event calendars. Appetizers will be available catered by Lunch Lady Catering as well as wine and raffle tickets.

For more information please contact the Chamber office at 209-754-5400 or email chamber@calaveras.org.
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