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All Day The 41st Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire Going On Now
12:00 AM Before I Die Forum is Sunday, October 21st from 1 - 5pm in San Andreas
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
Until 04:00 PM Quilt Show
Until 04:00 PM Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Oct 27
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
All Day Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
04:00 PM Harvest Happy Hour with Milliaire
Sunday, Oct 28
10:00 AM Join the Bear Valley Team this Winter! Job Fair in Murphys, October 28th!
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
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Monday, Oct 29
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Wednesday, Oct 31
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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11:00 AM Prevent Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot
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Friday, Nov 2
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05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Nov 3
08:00 AM Pawliday Portraits 2018
08:00 AM Pawliday Portraits 2018
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group

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All Day 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.

All Day Exotic Bird Show
Starting Saturday, May 26th, 2018, repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday and holidays until Sunday, September 02, 2018 — repeats every hour, all day.

Weekends and holidays at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park, 11 AM to 4 PM, every hour. Beautiful exotic birds - they talk, sing, dance and do tricks, too. Learn about their environments, care in captivity, and conservation. Great family fun!
08:00 AM Golf Tournament
Amador UpCountry Rotary’s and Up Country 88 Lions’ Golf Tournament will be held August 4, 2018 at Mace Meadows Golf Course. Address: 26570 Fairway Dr, Pioneer, CA 95666. Proceeds benefit community services and scholarships. $75 per player. Includes: Golf, Cart, & BBQ. 8am Check-In, 9am Start, 1:30pm BBQ, $15 for Non-Players. 1st -3rd place, Closest to Pin, Men’s/Women’s Longest Drive. For Sponsorship Opportunities & Registration Information, call Joe (209)295-3343 or email upcountry88lions@gmail.com. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/187655071851863/
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA...Bring your camera on a Saturday in summer to enjoy an early morning guided hike around the North Grove trail. This walk offers tips for photographing Giant Sequoias, and highlights several trees popular with photographers, historically. Be sure to get water and stop at the restroom before meeting your guide at the trailhead, by the Warming Hut.


Saturdays Through August from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

Calaveras Big Trees State Park
1170 E Highway 4, Arnold, California 95223
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.


A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
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 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

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is open Thurs – Sun, 12pm – 4pm Learn More About Logging History in Sierra Nevada
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM Make Plans To Attend The 2nd Annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival
Valley Springs, CA...The 2nd annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival is back bigger and even better August 4th at the LaContenta Golf Club in Valley Springs. Nestled at the base of the Gold Country foothills, this new, popular festival celebrates the Good Life the miners enjoyed with their riches: Wine, Olives and Cheese. Foothill wineries, some whose grapes harken back to the Gold Rush days, will be pouring their best vintages. Cheese and Olive purveyors, several local to the area, will be offering delicious samples of their craft. Live music and a silent auction will round out the evening.


The Rotary Club of San Andreas produces this festival with volunteer help. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Meals on Wheels program of Common Ground Senior Services and other Rotary projects.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-calaveras-wine-chee…

Questions? Call (209) 498-8054.

Check back often here for participating vendors, auction items and updates!
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM Meals on Wheels Fundraiser Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival Slated for August 4
Valley Springs, CA...The 2nd annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival is back bigger and even better August 4th at La Contenta Golf Club in Valley Springs. “How can you go wrong with such incredible food and drink,” asked Dave Schemedes, festival chairperson. Nestled at the base of the Gold Country foothills, this popular festival celebrates the Good Life the miners enjoyed with their riches: Wine, Olives and Cheese. Foothill wineries, some whose grapes harken back to the Gold Rush days, will be pouring their best vintages. Cheese and olive purveyors, several local to the area, will be offering delicious samples of their craft. Live music and a silent auction will add to the fun. A special voting for the People’s Choice Wine Award will cap off the night.


The Rotary Club of San Andreas produces this festival with volunteer help. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Meals on Wheels program of Common Ground Senior Services serving Calaveras County, as well as other Rotary projects.

“Common Ground provides a vital service to our seniors here in Calaveras,” said Schemedes. “Our Rotary motto is Service Above Self so it makes sense we host this festival and help raise funds for the Meals on Wheels program.”

Gold sponsors helping to underwrite the festival include Mark Twain Medical Center, Mar-Val Food Stores, Gooney’s Bar & Grill and George Reed Construction, Inc.

The event is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and may be purchased at La Contenta Golf Club or online at www.sanandreasrotary.com. Questions? Call (209) 498-8054.

For more information, go online to www.SanAndreasRotary.com or check out their Facebook page.
05:00 PM Honeywood at Cameo Plaza
Arnold, CA...Aug 4, 5-8pm, Music in the Park at Cameo Plaza, presenting Honeywood and Friends. Entry is free. Bring your lawn chairs and beverages. 1004 Hwy 4, Arnold.

05:00 PM “The Greatest Show Yet” Gala – August 4, 5PM – Midnight at the Bear Valley Music Festival
Bear Valey, CA...Our gala benefit gets better every year, and this will be the best one yet! Join us to celebrate our 50th with a scrumptious meal, fine wines, dancing, auction and a concert by the Bear Valley Orchestra.




A mere 3.5-hour drive from San Francisco, Bear Valley is known primarily as a ski resort. Now in his sixth summer as music director, internationally recognized conductor Michael Morgan has put Bear Valley and the Highway 4 corridor on the map as a summer destination as well, drawing an audience of thousands.

Highlights of this year's festival include tributes to Tom Petty and The Eagles, a concert by the real and authentic rock band Pablo Cruise, a reunion performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto by legendary pianist Olga Kern and the festival's retired conductor Carter Niece, the world-premiere of a new commission by composer David Conte, and a performance by world-famous jazz violinist Mads Tolling. Following the popularity of their Bear Valley debut concert last year, the Thalea String Quartet returns as the festivals ensemble-in-residence. The classical lineup includes Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony in partnership with the Mother Lode Chorale, and Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Other renowned artists are cellist Emil Miland, violinist Dawn Harms and Italian guitarist Peppino d'Agostino. There's even a sampling of Broadway and opera this year with soprano Shawnette Sulker, mezzo-soprano Betany Coffland, tenor Jack Wilkins, and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu.

"This is the most significant cultural event of the year in our scenic part of the Sierra," says executive director Eman Isadiar. "We always strive to present the widest possible variety of artists and musical styles to appeal to every taste and every generation."

Tickets and information are available online at www.bearvalleymusic.org or by calling 209-813-0554. Lodging is available in Bear Valley and in nearby Tamarack and Arnold. A pre-concert gourmet dinner can be added to all evening concert tickets, and a round trip shuttle ride may be reserved in advance from Murphys, Forest Meadows, Arnold and Dorrington.

Event occurs on 08/03/2018 from 07:00 PM to .
05:00 PM The Kool Shifters this Saturday at The Beer Garden at Camp Connell
Camp Connell, CA...Doors open at 5pm, band starts between 6 and 7, good food, great fun!



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."
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Summer Chalking Class Series
“Mary Sexton’s Summer Chalking Class Series,” Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, August 7 and 21, 6-9 pm. Cost: $220 for 4-class package.. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222. Last day to reserve: July 5. marysexton@comcast.net or (209) 770-5818.
07:00 PM 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.

07:00 PM 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.
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
Bear Valley, CA...We brought you the Winter Music Series and now we are bringing you the Summer Music Series! BV Live Presents! will start bringing you LIVE MUSIC at the mountain during the warm summer months. Live music will be every Saturday night during summer operations (June 30th – Labor Day weekend) out on the Monte Wolfe Saloon Deck – weather permitting.


We’ll have great food, the bar will be open, and live music – all with a great view of the Mokelumne Wilderness.. What more could you ask for on a Saturday night?

Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Bank of Stockton
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Jenny's Kitchen

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