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All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
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10:00 AM 47th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1,Arnold
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06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
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All Day Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake!
Tuttletown, CA...The Bureau of Reclamation announces the third annual spring photography contest at New Melones Lake. The contest is only open to amateur photographers and the deadline for submissions is June 3, 2019. The photo contest has three categories: landscape, flora/fauna, and recreation. Participants may submit one photograph per category. All photographs must be from the New Melones Lake Recreation Area, taken in 2019, and must be in their original, un-edited form.


Two photographs from each category will be selected and the winning photographers will be awarded a two-night camping certificate for New Melones Lake. One photograph will be selected as “Best of Show,” and the winner will receive a New Melones Lake Annual Pass. The winning photographs will be announced by July 4, 2019.

Please submit photographs to Joshua Pelham at jpelham@usbr.gov, and include: the photographer’s name, contact information, location of the photograph and photographic category of each picture. For more information, contact Joshua at 209-536-9094 ext. 236.

The photographer retains their rights to the photograph; however, they grant Reclamation (and those authorized by Reclamation) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Reclamation purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion, website, exhibition, and commercial products, including, but not limited to Reclamation publications. Any photograph reproduced will be given photograph credit as Bureau of Reclamation.

The New Melones Lake Administration office and Visitor Center and Museum is located at 6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370. For additional information call the Visitor Center at 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit https://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html

Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov. Follow us on Twitter @USBR and @ReclamationCVP.
All Day The 14th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference at Hotel Leger – May 3, 4, 5, 2019
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The 14th annual Gold Rush Writers Conference will be held May 3 - 5th in the picturesque Gold Country town of Mokelumne Hill at the historic Hotel Leger. The goal of the Gold Rush Writers Conference is to provide creative writers of all levels a chance to learn from established professionals through workshops, lectures, panels and readings. Limited to 80 participants, the conference prides itself on its intimacy and charm.



Opportunities abound for networking and developing community with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the written word. Even those who just love to listen are encouraged to attend. The conference in 2005 by New York Times bestselling author and Mokelumne Hill resident Antoinette May, with the help of a dedicated group of fellow writers.
The Gold Rush Writers Conference draws participants from the tri-county region of Tuolumne, Calaveras, and Amador, with some attendees traveling from as far away as Sacramento, the Bay Area, and beyond. Over the years, nearly 800 individuals have benefited from the conference, and numerous attendees choose to return year after year.  

Past attendee Marianne Barisonek, a freelance journalist from Portland, Oregon, states, “I’ve attended twice and would go again in a heartbeat. The quality of the workshops has been outstanding. You’ll meet interesting people and be inspired. If you want to try a writer’s conference without spending a fortune, this is a good place to start.”
 
The 14th annual conference jumpstarts Friday night, May 3, with a picnic supper in a Victorian garden at the home of Antoinette May, followed by a poetry reading from featured guests and a chance for attendees to join at the open mic.
 
Saturday, May 4, offers a rich array of workshops throughout the day and ends with a dinner, followed by a
presentation (open to the public) by bestselling novelist Kathleen Kent. http://www.kathleenkent.com/

After the evening presentation, attendees are welcome to participate in an open mic reading before meandering over to the hotel's saloon to ‘schmooze’ with friends and enjoy a ‘nightcap’.

Sunday, May 5, offers additional morning workshops, then the conference winds down with a lunch and special presentation by bestselling author Joe Quirk.
https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Joe-Quirk/1499839
 
2019 presenters and instructors include: Antoinette May (founder), Erika Mailman (co-director), Sally Kaplan (executive director), Kathleen Kent, Joe Quirk, Kevin Arnold, Lucy Sanna, Amy Smith, Monika Rose, Anara Guard, Kathy Boyd Fellure, Indigo Moor and Kathie Isaac-Luke (conference co-director).
 
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.goldrushwriters.com/ or call Sally Kaplan at 310 927-6929.
 
What: Gold Rush Writers Conference
When: May 3 – 5, 2019
Where: Hotel Leger, 8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245, http://www.hotelleger.com, telephone: (209) 286-1401. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/v4Q1qzgMJEM2
The address for the May 3 evening picnic supper will be provided long in advance to all registered attendees.
Registration Prices: Please visit the website at http://www.goldrushwriters.com
Other: Individual Offerings available for $40 and May 4 After Dinner Presentation Featuring Best Selling Author Kathleen Kent is open to the public. $5 at the door.
 
All Day Monty Python and the Holy Grail Playing in Angels Camp 5/5 & 5/8 as Part of Flashback Cinemas!
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.  Join Monty Python on their medieval quest to find The Holy Grail as King Arthur and his trusty servant Patsy seek Knights to join their Round Table at Camelot. Along the way you will encounter the Black Knight, the Nights if Ni, the singing dancers at Camelot, the Bridge of Death and endure a French taunting in this hilarious beloved comedy classic. Part of the Flashback Cinema series at the Angels 6 Theatres in Angels Camp 5/5 & 5/8 only.




All Day Hawaiian Luau Sale at Humane Society Thrift Store
Arnold, CA...Aloha! Join us for the Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store's annual Hawaiian Luau Sale on May 4 and 5! Our Arnold store will put out a HUGE amount of Hawaiian-themed clothing -- including vintage and designer Hawaiian shirts, dresses, shorts, and more -- plus vintage and kitschy decor, dishware, and collectibles, for these two days only. We have an amazing quantity this year!


Come Saturday at opening for the best selection. We'll be serving homemade pineapple upside down cake and Hawaiian punch while it lasts.

Proceeds from our thrift store support the shelter animals and programs of the Calaveras Humane Society. Ike oe malaila (see you there)!
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Cinco Sunday at Stevenot Winery & Celebrating New Winery Location
Vallecito, CA...Come for the fun of live music by Grover Anderson & The Lampoliers from 1pm-4pm. The Food Shack Taco Truck food for purchase from 11am to 3pm. House made Sangria by Jon Oliveto and a Mimosa bar.


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.


MAY 5
Cinco Sunday at Stevenot Winery
Sunday at 11 AM – 5 PM
2849 Batten Rd, Vallecito, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Columbia, CA...Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information. Town Tours are every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11 am. Meet at the office on Main Street & State St Columbia, CA 95310

02:00 PM Murphys Creek Theatre's "Barefoot in the Park" is April 26th to May 19th
Murphys, CA...Love conquers All... Right? Opposites attract in Murphys Creek Theatre's hilarious spring production of Barefoot in the Park Newlyweds Paul & Corie Bratter have found the perfect little love nest in New York City. Never mind that you have to climb up 5 flights to get to it (6 if you count the front stoop) and that the heater works backward AND the forecast calls for snow! Oh, and there’s a hole in their skylight...Love can conquer all, right?



It's Neil Simon at his best. Barefoot in the Park debuted on Broadway in 1963 and became wildly successful. The tenth longest running non-musical play in Broadway History in fact. His follow up play was also a smash hit... ‘The Odd Couple.’

Overall, Simon garnered 17 Tony nominations and won three. During one season, he had four successful plays running on Broadway at the same time, and in 1983 became the only living playwright to have a New York theatre, the Neil Simon Theatre, named in his honor. Simon also drew "extensively on his own life and experience" for his stories, with settings typically in working-class New York City neighborhoods, similar to ones in which he grew up. In 1983, he began writing the first of three autobiographical plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Biloxi Blues (1985) and Broadway Bound (1986). With them, he received his greatest critical acclaim. After his follow-up play, Lost in Yonkers (1991), Simon was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

With a deft hand, Maryann Curmi is in her element directing this gem. "I absolutely LOVE Simon's writing, it's real, it's raw and it's ridiculous! "His knack for taking unsuspecting, completely lovable characters and tossing them in a ring just to see what happens is unparalleled. Having a cast that is such fun to work with makes it easy too!" says Curmi.

She's happy to be back at MCT after directing successful runs of "Over the River and Through the Woods", "Last of the Red Hot Lovers", Driving Miss Daisy" and "The Foreigner".

Leading the way as the newly weds are Michelle Low as Corie Bratter and Robbie Allen as Paul Bratter. "It's such a joy to revisit one of my favorite roles" says Allen, who, with Low, played Corie and Paul together 10 years ago, "we're older and a little wiser and are seeing these roles with fresh eyes. Our life experiences since the first go around have brought our understanding of these characters to new, hopefully funnier, heights."

The cast also consists of newcomers to the MCT stage David Rodrigues as the wacky neighbor Victor Velasco and Diane Rodrigues as Corie's straight laced mother, Ethyl Banks. Although new to MCT, David and Diane are no strangers to the stage, garnering impressive theatre resumes spanning decades.

Rounding out the cast is MCT alum Kirk Summers and the wise hard working Harry Pepper and newcomer Dave Stapp as the Delivery Man. Kirk was last seen in Inspecting Carol and The Foreigner.

Please take a walk in the Park with us.. We'll even let you keep your shoes on!

Barefoot in the Park runs April 26th - May 19th Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7pm Sundays @ 2pm

Murphys Creek Theatre
580 S. Algiers st.
Murphys CA 952479

For tickets please call 209-728-8422
Or visit our website:
www.murphyscreektheatre.org
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Spring Concert
Mountain Melody is once again presenting a Spring Concert Series called "New York, New York!!!"

Fresh from our thrilling concert in Carnegie Hall where we performed with a 200+ voice women's chorus in a program entitled "Magnificat, Music in Celebration of International Women's Day," we will be performing a program of tunes celebrating the vibrant city of New York.

The New York concert held in the famous Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall was well received by all who had the good fortune to hear it. The program was varied and showcased music from the late 1700's to the 1930's as well present day contemporary composers.

Mountain Melody represented Calaveras County beautifully in NYC. We added lovely singing to the combined women's chorus, bringing finessed and blended tones. It was a fabulous experience to sing on the Carnegie Hall stage, and to reflect on the musical history that has taken place in this legendary space.

Mountain Melody is so grateful and thankful to our wonderful community who supported us in participating in this amazing event.

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming concerts so you can be serenaded, entertained, and dazzled by the dulcet tones of Mountain Melody Women's Chorus and even get to hear a couple of the beautiful pieces we performed in New York!

Sunday May 5th at 2:30 pm
Ayrael Vieux Winery
1690 Monge Ranch Rd. Douglas Flat CA 95247
Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the winery and purchase estate grown wines by the glass and by the bottle!
Refreshments will be served.
Suggested donation $10.00
Carpooling recommended due to limited parking.

Call Julie Shelby for more info at (209) 419-0028

Or go to our website: www.mountainmelody.org

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