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All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
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10:00 AM Arnold Senior Expo & Health Fair 2019
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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
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Sunday, Jun 23
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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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)
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09:00 AM Democrat Coffee Meetup
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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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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 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 30
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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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 Arts of Bear Valley Presents 18th Annual Art in the Park, Co-sponsored by Calaveras Big Trees Associ
Arnold, CA...Arts of Bear Valley presents, “Only at Big Trees”, an art exhibit and sale at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in the Jack Knight Hall. The show dates are May 22nd – June 4th, 2019. The hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. On Saturday, May 25th from 11-3 there will be artists creating their artwork in designated areas in the park for all to observe. On June 1st, from 11-3 visitors will be able to work with clay and create a bear sculpture. Space is limited to 8. Sign ups will be in Jack Knight Hall. The show will close with a raffle drawing for selected art works on June 4th at 2:30. Raffle proceeds will go to the Parks Visitor Center. Come and enjoy the new work of our 20 local artists! For more information please visit our website at: Artsofbearvalley.com

09:00 AM “Run Like Goose” 5K Run/Walk: Local Father Starts Non Profit in Honor of His Son
Murphys, CA, June 2nd 9am – The first annual “Run Like Goose” 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for Grief and Trauma Recovery will be benefiting local Tavius Aiton’s nonprofit Live Like Goose in honor of his son “Goose.” About the event: The 5K Run/Walk starting at Murphy’s Park on Algiers Road in Murphy’s, CA. The run will go out six mile road towards Ironstone Vineyards and back to Murphys Park. The scenic course has some rolling hills and is a fun run or walk.


Join us in raising money and awareness around Grief and Trauma Recovery on Sunday June 2nd, 9am for the start of our first annual “Run Like Goose” 5K event at Murphys Park in Murphys, CA. Preregistration is online at https://RunLikeGoose.itsyourrace.com/register/

$35 for adults $40 race day and $25 under 18, $30 race day. This will include special race event tee shirt and participation metals as well as refreshments and live music!

ABOUT LIVE LIKE GOOSE
After the loss of his son, Aiton made it a mission to help others through their grief and trauma in partnership with Monica Martin, a PHD student specializing in Trauma Recovery. Together, they founded Live Like Goose in 2018 and have been supporting individuals through grief and trauma recovery ever since. Live Like Goose offers ongoing, long-term education, services and support through mindfulness and holistic modalities to children, youth, and adults who have experienced grief or complex trauma. Now, we are expanding our group programs and raising money to help bring youth programs to Calaveras County.

Donations may also be made directly to www.livelikegoose.org. We are a Charitable Foundation 501c3 nonprofit (EIN#82-5376182) providing holistic and ongoing grief and trauma education and recovery services in safe healing communities. For more information, please visit www.livelikegoose.org.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Summer of Fun Kick Off Party at Stevenot Winery!
Vallecito, CA...The Summer of Fun Kick Off Party at Stevenot Winery is Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Live Music from Blu'Cidity from 1pm to 4pm. Mimosa Bar with Fresh Fruit & Juice for $7.00 a Glass. Come & Join the Fun!!


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.
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 Truly Unforgettable is The Natalie Cole Story at Black Bart Playhouse
Murphys, CA...Starring Michelle Allison and Dwight Mahabir as Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole, a musical presentation of the life and times of Natalie Cole as inspired by her father. Hosted at Murphys Creek Theatre


Michelle Allison and Dwight Mahabir as Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole performing with

The Band Members
Francois Rambau - Piano
Donald Carter - Bass
Donald McKeague

Singers
Alicia Wessendorf Bolhke
Ledean Jones
Lillian McCloud
Jordyn D. Allison
Carla Fleming

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