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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)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Jun 27
09:00 AM Democrat Coffee Meetup
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Jun 28
11:00 AM A Plan 4 Me Free Health Seminar on Oral Health Practices, June 28th at 11am.
Saturday, Jun 29
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
09:00 AM Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro Chipping in Mountain Ranch on June 29th
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!
Tuesday, Jul 2
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, Jul 3
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Jul 4
All Day Mokelumne Hill July 4th Main Street Parade and Events
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Saturday, Jul 6
All Day 47th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival, July 6 & 7, Arnold
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
10:00 AM The 39th Annual Arnold "Independence Day Parade" is July 6th! Attend, Enter or Become a Sponsor!
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, Jul 7
All Day 47th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival, July 6 & 7, Arnold
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Monday, Jul 8
12:00 PM Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
01:00 PM "Better Together" Social Skills Camp at Mind Matters

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All Day Calaveras County Arts Council is Proud to Present the Annual Calaveras County Artists Studio Tour
San Andreas, CA...Thirty artists in nineteen locations throughout Calaveras County will open their homes and studios and display their artwork during the Calaveras County Arts Council Artists Studio Tour on September 22-23. The self-guided tour, free and open to the public, is an opportunity to meet the artists face-to-face, learn about their artwork, and discover treasures you will want to take home. Tour maps are available at businesses and public places throughout the county, as well as from the Arts Council. Call 209/754-1774 for more information, or go online at

The kinetic and motorized sculptures by Vicki Burnham Wilson are a terrific addition to the gardens, gypsy wagons and blacksmithing at Michel Olson’s studio off Appaloosa Drive between Angels Camp and Copperopolis.

Ryan Anderson brings back the romantic art of vintage letterpress printing at his studio on French Gulch Road.

Sharon Strong’s masks (Pictured: Maori) are powerful pieces of art that remind us of our own spirits.

Shay Baker fills her Sheep Ranch studio with simple designs full of fun and fancy.

There will be a special preview reception for Artists Studio Tour at the Gallery store at 22 N. Main Street in San Andreas on September 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. A general membership meeting will be held for the public as well. Artworks by the artists on the Artists Studio Tour will be on exhibit and there will be light refreshments; everyone is invited.

Touring for art

Calaveras County is rich with creativity. On September 22 and 23, you can experience that creativity up close and personal on the free, self-guided Artists Studio Tour presented by the Calaveras County Arts Council. Free guides are available throughout the county and at the Arts Council in San Andreas; a free map is available for download at

There’s a lot to see. Thirty artists in nineteen locations will exhibit their artwork, opening normally private studios and homes to the public. You can meet the artists, learn about their artwork, and discover treasures that you’ll want to take home. And this year, some of the artists are participating in an abandoned art project; during the week before the tour, keep your eyes peeled for artwork left in public places as a free gift to the finders.

Every corner of the county will be represented. Starting in the Valley Springs area, you’ll find three artists conveniently located off Baldwin Street. Marlene Chapple fills her studio with oil paintings, hammered copper jewelry, ice-dyed scarves, and amazing encaustic work. From there, head over to Sue Carracedo’s studio to be charmed by her colorful watercolors and acrylics. Nearby, Brad Stone is a new addition to Artists Studio Tour, creating impressionistic landscapes and scenes of classic cars and horses in acrylic paint.

A short ride to Mokelumne Hill will bring you to Acme Art on Center Street, where four artists will show their work. Owner Ann Cook makes joyful collages and mosaics, as well as new jewelry she creates from repurposed older jewelry. Deborah Marlene’s glowing watercolors and alcohol ink paintings on tile will share the space, along with Lynne Sutton’s whimsical assemblages and watercolors. New this year, Kevin Brady brings his watercolor illustrations and paintings to Acme Art as well.

A few blocks away on Clark Street, oil painter Sue Smith opens her home and studio to show her strongly designed work, featuring landscapes, animals, and portraits.

It’s a bit of an adventure to Lower Dorray Road in Glencoe, but it’s worth making the beautiful drive to see the four artists on that street. Brenda Montelongo’s jewelry, made from glass beads, silver forms, and stamped metal would be tempting enough, but alongside Sonya Ziegler’s gorgeous paintings, photographs and decorated gourds, Andy Trinkle’s fancy woodworking and Janet Trinkle’s pressed flower pictures, it’s hard to resist.

Above Mountain Ranch, watch Steven Hall make fine pottery from porcelain in his studio as he demonstrates wheel techniques and glazing. And just a short hop away, Black Eagle and MB Black Eagle open their amazing hand-crafted hill top home and studio filled with turquoise jewelry, leather bags, masks, reclaimed artist furniture, and cultural craft work. They’re new on the tour this year; don’t miss this opportunity to meet them.

In Sheep Ranch, Shay Baker is back again with her fanciful paintings and drawings in acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. From there, it’s a popular but twisty drive to Michael Gustavson’s ceramic studio near Murphys on Fullen Drive, where his giant sculptures punctuate incredible views of the mountains.

In Dorrington, Ann Nancy Macomber says that people say they like to start their tours at her studio, where they can see her award-winning acrylic and watercolor paintings. From there, it’s an easy drive down Highway 4 to Arnold, where Ruth Morrow, a venerable, well-known and well-loved artist holds court in her studio that’s chockablock with paintings and found-object assemblage. This year Heidi Gaissert joins the tour, displaying hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics at her studio on Meadow View Road.

The historic Quyle Kilns will host four artists this year, and not all of them are clay workers. Victoria Fout covers canvases with thick acrylic impasto to create semi-abstract pieces that often have fairy princesses and demons on the same canvas; her miniatures of fantasy animals make terrific gifts. If realism is more your style, George Haskell’s tonalist landscapes and corgi paintings will please you. It’s reasonable to expect ceramics at Quyle Kilns, and Pamela Quyle and Amanda Sedgwick-Maule won’t disappoint with their functional pottery and sculptural pieces.

Just outside of Murphys you’ll find Susan King and Aaron Quinn on Coyote Drive. Susan’s studio will be full of her luminous watercolors and collage, and Aaron, new to the tour this year, will be showing his complex and colorful ink and watercolor drawings.

The elegance of letterpress printing is unmatched in our modern world, and Ryan Anderson aims to bring it back to Murphys in his print shop and studio off French Gulch Road. Come learn about this vintage art form and take home posters and cards that will inspire.

At Michel Olson’s studio just off Appaloosa Lane between Angels Camp and Copperopolis, there’s more to see than art, although Sharon Strong’s otherworldly masks and sculptures will anchor the site in artwork. But Olson, a skilled blacksmith who will be demonstrating his craft, has created gardens of standing stones and outdoor assemblage, plus a collection of gypsy wagons. Vicki Burnham Wilson’s kinetic and motorized art vehicles will give the site, and the tour, plenty of zoom.

Artists Studio Tour dates:  September 22 and 23, 2018 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.            

A special preview reception with light refreshments will be at the Arts Council Gallery on Main Street in San Andreas on September 15, 3 to 5 p.m., with a general membership meeting at 4 pm.

22 North Main Street, San Andreas
All Day The Big CHS Thrift Annual Winter Apparel & Ski Sale!
Arnold, CA...The Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store in Arnold carrives a variety of high-end used goods. Shoppers will find high-quality, like-new and gently used clothing and accessories, household items and furnishings, vintage items and collectibles, jewelry, books, toys, branded CHS goods, and lots more! The merchandise changes frequently, so come in often and see what we have! You’re sure to find some treasures. Senior Discount – Tuesdays Only! (5% discount to shoppers 55 years & older)

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Calaveras Humane Society is to promote an excellent quality of life for the animals of our County. We seek to involve and engage the greater community in achieving our mission.

Who We Are:
We are an organization with a small staff and an enthusiastic volunteer group who care about the destiny and welfare of companion animals.

We are a local non-profit organization.
Our challenge is local animal welfare, not animal rights.

The Calaveras Humane Society relies on local donations and does not receive funding from national animal rights organizations or humane societies.

If you have any questions regarding the Calaveras Humane Society, please contact us at (209) 736-9417 or email us at

To learn more about how you can help, please go to: Help the Animals
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards –Nothing says luxury like a mimosa, the daytime drink blend of OJ & California champagne that no weekend catch-up would be complete without! #SundayFunday Starting July 9, we will serve mimosas in our tasting room on Sundays between 11am-5pm!

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 Fundraiser for Hazel Fischer Playground Project on September 23rd at Bistro Park
Arnold, CA...Fundraiser for Hazel Fischer Playground Project on September 23rd from 12 -4pm at Bistro Park. Join Chapel In the Pines and Bistro Espresso in support of the Hazel Fischer PTA Playground Completion Fundraising & Community Outreach Event! 1. You can support their goal of $5,000.00 by purchasing your Picnic BBQ meal to include a your choice of hamburger, cheeseburger or hotdog with choice of side of potato salad or baked beans and corn on the cob! $10.00 per plate! 2. Buy a RAFFLE ticket for $5.00 each or three for $20.00 for your chance to win a gift certificate to local shops, restaurants and other gifts! 3. Play a game or two of Cornhole for $2.00 per person! 4. Make a donation to the “Hazel Fischer PTA” by bringing cash or check. Bistro is providing awesome LIVE entertainment with the Jank Tones! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and the whole family for a wonderful afternoon following Chapel's Worship service in the park!

GOAL: to raise $5000.00 to complete Hazel Fischer Playground project. The school also has several other “wish list” items below and a Donation jar will be set up to help purchase them. Those making a donation can choose to contribute towards these items, to the general playground fund or donate an item of value for the raffle prizes. We hope to see you at the community event! Thank you for helping bless our kids!

Chapel Outreach goal is to demonstrate the love of Christ by serving and helping the community for the event. Bistro has donated the use of the space and paid for the Band to draw in the community to the event. Both Chapel & Bistro Espresso have donated $500.00 to help cover expenses. The PTA has a goal to sell 336 tickets at $5.00 each to the families at the school. They will keep the money they collect and apply it to their

Playground Completion Fund. The Bistro is selling $10.00 BBQ plates at the door to the community and will donate $2.00 per plate to help them reach their ticket goal. The PTA & Chapel Volunteers will be selling Raffle tickets for $5.00 each or 3 for $20.00 and will also be selling Cornhole game tickets at $2.00 per person. All of the Raffle & Game proceeds will go toward the Playground Completion Fund. Raffle prizes and other dona-tions will be donated by local businesses solicited by the PTA and Chapel Volunteers before and during the event.

CHAPEL PICNIC BBQ is $10.00 per person at the door
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
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Make Your American Heritage Girl Connection on Sept 23rd
Arnold, CA...Make Your American Heritage Girl Connection on Sept 23rd from 3-5 pm at White Pines Lake.

05:00 PM Lions' Steak Feed & Raffle
Up Country 88 Lions Club's Steak Feed & Raffle. Sept. 23, 2018. 5pm No-Host Bar. 6pm Dinner. $25 Donation. Tickets available at the door. BBQ Ribeye Steak, Beans, Green Salad, Rolls, Potato Salad, Dessert. Grand Door Prize: Jackson Rancheria’s Stay & Play - many Raffle Prizes. Canine Companions for Independence trainers & puppy. Music: Wife & husband team Nedra & Julio. American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Rd, Sutter Creek CA. Joe (209)295-3343. Proceeds benefit community services.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Writer United writing group
Mondays, September 10 and 24: Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings, San Andreas (see website for location), 6 - 9 pm. Email for information. FREE
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Song Posse
Saturdays, September 22 and 29, 6 - 8:30: Song Posse, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. For information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or gallery at 209-728-6171.

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