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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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05/05/2018 - The 13th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference Presents An Evening with New York Times Best-Selling Au
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Gold Rush Writers’ Conference opens to the public its guest speaker event featuring Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times best-selling author of The Jane Austin Book Club. Fowler, the author of six novels and three short story collections has written literary, contemporary, historical, and science fiction. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner, the California Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker. “It’s been years since I’ve felt so passionate about a book. When I finished at 3 a.m., I wept, then I woke up the next morning, reread the ending, and cried all over again.” says—Ruth Ozeki, author of My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being. For more information on Karen Joy Fowler, see: http://karenjoyfowler.com/biography/ Join us for a special presentation by Karen Joy Fowler, where she will speak about: Coping with the Bleak, Bracing Inevitability of Rejection Presentation = $10 begins at 7:30 PM Dinner and Presentation = $35 begins at 6 PM


Order tickets for An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler through Eventbrite.com at: https://bit.ly/2Hm9weN For other offerings at Gold Rush Writers Conference, see: http://goldrushwriters.com/

Gold Rush Writers’ Conference was founded in 2005 by New York Times best-selling author and Mokelumne Hill resident Antoinette May with the help of a dedicated group of fellow writers. The goal of the Gold Rush Writers’ Conference is to provide creative writers of all levels

a chance to participate one-on-one with established professionals through workshops, lectures,
panels and readings. In January 2017, Arnold resident, Sally Kaplan, came on board as the Co-
Director of Gold Rush Writers’ Conference with the goal of widening its appeal.


Kaplan states, “For nearly twelve years, the Gold Rush Writer’s Conference has been a bit of
secret gem. Now we continue to bring the Conference out of hiding to share with a wider public
the riches offered by world-class authors who attend the event.”

• What: An Evening with New York Times Best-Selling Author Karen Joy Fowler
Presented by The Gold Rush Writers’ Conference

• When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

• Time: 7:30 pm (Dinner at 6:00 PM)

• Where: Hotel Leger Ballroom, 8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245,
http://www.hotelleger.com, telephone: (209) 286-1401. Google Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/v4Q1qzgMJEM2

• Ticket Prices: $10 for Speaker only/$35 for Dinner & Speaker through Evenbrite.com:
https://bit.ly/2Hm9weN

• For more information and to register for the conference, please visit:
http://www.goldrushwriters.com/ or call Sally Kaplan at 310 927-6929.
04/16/2018 - CCWD Town Hall Meeting Tonight in West Point
West Point, CA...CCWD Town Hall Meeting Tonight in West Point. Proposed water and sewer rate changes discussion. When? 6 p.m. Monday April 16, 2018. Where? West Point Elementary School Multipurpose Room. Who? Dave Eggerton, General Manager. Jeffrey Meyer, Director of Administrative Services. Jesse Hampton, Interim Director of Operations. Joel Metzger, External Affairs Manager. Terry Strange, Board of Directors – Division 2. Agenda: CCWD staff will present the District’s proposed water and sewer rate changes followed by a question and answer session. More information: Go to www.ccwd.org/rates, www.facebook.com/calaveraswaterdistrict or contact Joel Metzger at joelm@ccwd.org or (209) 754-3123.




About CCWD

 
Our History
The District was formed in 1946 under the laws of the State as a county water district for the purpose of providing water and sewer service to the residents of the Calaveras County. The District is also engaged in the development of hydroelectric power for financial support and development of water supplies. We have operated continuously since 1947.

The District is a political subdivision of the State of California and is not part of, or under the control of, Calaveras County. The District includes all of Calaveras County in the Central Sierra Nevada foothills in the northeastern portion of the State. CCWD boundaries encompass approximately 1,037 square miles of land, (US Census Bureau) ranging from the San Joaquin Valley at its western edge to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east.

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General District Information
The District includes all of Calaveras County in the Central Sierra Nevada foothills in the northeastern portion of the State. The District boundaries encompass approximately 640,000 acres of land ranging from the San Joaquin Valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

San Andreas, the County seat, is approximately 100 miles east of San Francisco and 60 miles southeast of Sacramento. The city of Angels Camp is the only incorporated community in the County. The population of the County as of January 2009 is estimated by the California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, to be approximately 46,000, with most of the residents living within the various unincorporated communities.

The District currently provides water service to approximately 12,700 municipal and residential / commercial customers in four improvement districts located throughout the County. The District currently provides sewer service to approximately 4,700 customers in six improvement districts located throughout the County.
Governance and Management
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who are elected by qualified voters in the District to four-year terms. Day-to-day management of the District is delegated to the General Manager and other staff members.
District Powers
The District is a not-for-profit public agency. As a California special district, CCWD’s powers include provision of public water service, water supply development and planning, wastewater treatment and disposal and recycling.

The District has broad general powers over the use of water within its boundaries, including the right of eminent domain, authority to acquire, control, distribute, store, spread, sink, treat, purify, reclaim, process and salvage any water for beneficial use, to provide sewer service, to sell treated or untreated water, to acquire or construct hydroelectric facilities and sell the power and energy produced to public agencies or public utilities engaged in the distribution of power, to contract with the United States, other political subdivisions, public subdivisions, public utilities, or other persons, and - subject to Article XIIIA of the State constitution - to levy taxes and improvements.
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.
04/09/2018 - Gary L. Stevens for Sheriff Meet and Greet on April 9th
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Gary L. Stevens for Sheriff Meet and Greet scheduled for April 9th, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Located at the Town Hall in Mokelumne Hill. Gary cares about our community, our schools, and our Sheriff’s Office. Gary Stevens has lived in Calaveras County for more than 28 years. His family lives here. He has raised his children here and one still attends school here. Gary's close friends live here. Gary is the only candidate who has worked for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office and outside of Calaveras County, and for 5 different Sheriffs! His expertise and experience have given him the insight as to how to provide services to the community.


Paid for by The Committee to Elect Gary L. Stevens FPPC# 1400921


There are many challenges facing the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office and Calaveras County as a whole.  One of the biggest concerns and overall challenges we are facing is the quality of life that we are losing. Gary wants to restore and protect it.

​Gary is the only candidate running for Sheriff who is against commercial marijuana activity, and he advocates for a ban on commercial marijuana activities in Calaveras County.  The future of our environmental health, and the overall health and well being of our county is in danger as we speak. The degradation it is causing in our community and our schools will have long term negative consequences.

​It's time the people of Calaveras hear what is really happening in our community.  As your Sheriff, Gary will speak out publicly against any proposed local and state laws that will have a negative effect on the citizens and community in which we live.

​He is running for the office of Sheriff because character and quality leadership matters.  Gary is not beholden to any person or any organization as a peace officer, nor would he be as your Sheriff.  Gary looks forward to earning your trust, hearing your opinions and serving as your Sheriff, a Sheriff you can trust.
03/31/2018 - Moke Hill Lions Easter Egg Hunt
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Moke Hill Lions Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 31st at 10:00. Hobbs Field-Mokelumne Hill Ball Park. Open to all and free. Prizes, raffle, eggs with candy,hot dogs,chips, and drinks for a picnic after.

04/22/2018 - The Annual Erica Seawell and Sheriff Gary Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Deputy Sheriff’s Association Proudly Presents the Annual Erica Seawell and Sheriff Gary Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament. Sunday, April 22, 2018, Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort, Angels Camp, CA 8:00 am check in 9:00 am Shotgun Start, Entry Fee: $125.00. In memory of Erica Seawell and Sheriff Gary Kuntz, scholarship funds have been set up for 7 separate scholarships to be given to Calaveras and Bret Harte students. At this year’s tournament, we will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Last Place prizes for your gross score. A long drive contest and closest to the pin contest will also take place during the tournament. Entry fee includes golf, cart, on course contests, mulligans, 10 raffle tikets and dinner.


Click Above for Entry Form. For more information please contact Tom DeLappe (559-9659) or Amy Haire (209) 890-6517 Make checks payable to CHAMPS, 2521 Vista Del Lago Drive, Valley Springs, CA 95252
03/24/2018 - The 9th Annual Spring Health Fair at Ironstone Vineyards March 24th Sponsored By Mark Twain Medical
Murphys, CA...We want our community to stay healthy! Mark Twain Medical Center is sponsoring the 9th Annual Spring Health Fair. Services offered will include FREE health screenings, community health groups, $20 bone density screenings, and $45 blood draw analyses. The 9th Annual Spring Health Fair will be at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys on March 24th from 8 AM to NOON!


Over fifty community health related service groups will participate in this community-wide event. A wealth of information is available on topics such as senior health services, health insurance information, long term and short term care, various support groups will be in attendance, including experts in nutrition, fitness and diabetes.

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, the fifth largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information, please visit our website at www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
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.
03/08/2018 - Calaveras Marketing Tour, How to Get People Into Your Community, Seminars at 5 Locations on March 8t
San Andreas, CA...On March 8 & 9, Lani Lott of LL Consulting will be speaking to business owners throughout the county on how they can grow their customer base and create a unique experience for visitors. This is a very special and rare opportunity for Calaveras businesses to talk with a “world class” marketing expert who truly understands our “Hwy 49” Historic communities. Lani will discuss ways to improve marketing efforts, plan quality events, individual merchandising, and how to create a memorable overall customer experience AT NO COST! There will be different topics at each venue. People can attend the event closest to them or choose to go to all of them!


Thursday, March 8, 2018
Murphys, Murphys Historic Hotel
8:30am – 11:00am

Copperopolis, Saddle Creek Golf Resort
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Angels Camp, Bank of Stockton
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Friday, March 9, 2019
San Andreas, Calaveras Business Resource Center
9:00am – 11:30am

Mokelumne Hill, Hotel Leger
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Lani Lott is the President of L.L. Consulting. She has worked for over 25 years in retail marketing and economic
revitalization and has assisted numerous California Gold Rush communities improve their historic downtowns.

Contact: Calaveras County Chamber (209) 754-5400
02/16/2018 - The CSTARS Production of The Wizard is Feb. 16, 17 & 18th
Angels Camp, CA...You're invited to travel with us to the merry ol' land of Oz. Find wisdom, heart, and courage, while discovering there really is no place like home! Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for children 12 & under. Reserve your tickets at http://cstarswizardofoz.brownpapertickets.com/ or purchase at the door. Invite your friends to join us!

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