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All Day Fantastic Estate Sale
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Murphys is having a Fabulous Estate Sale consisting of furniture including TVs, lamps, kitchenware and other household and boutique items. Refreshments can be purchased to enjoy while treasure hunting. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 8 am until 4 pm at the Church Fellowship Hall, 509 Algiers Street, Murphys. All proceeds will benefit church ministries in the community and abroad.
All Day The 5th Annual Seasons in the Woods Craft Faire is Oct. 28th & 29th!
Arnold, CA...The 5th Annual Seasons in the Woods Craft Faire is Oct. 28th & 29th!

All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, Dale Laitinen. Reception - Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs October 8 through November 26, 2017 At Petroglyphe Gallery 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea is a celebration of Dale Laitinen's favorite places seen while crisscrossing the great state of California.  Laitinen states, "Twenty years ago my wife and I chose Mountain Ranch, uprooting home, studio, family and pets to a beautiful place tucked away in Calaveras County.  The now infamous Butte Fire swept through our area and destroyed all that we had built for those years.  Crossing California is a rising from the ashes exhibit as a way of moving forward from catastrophe."

In this exhibition, Dale Laitinen has chosen a multi medium way of depicting varied landscapes, employing water media, acrylics, and oils. He states, “Although my theme remains constant, my technical use of mediums is as diverse as California. Expect scenes of Tahoe, Yosemite and other Northern California locales…but also be prepared for some surprises.”

When Laitinen returns home to Northern California after traveling, teaching, and observing all over the country and abroad, he sighs in appreciation for all that is offered in this magnificent area. This is easily detected in the predominant subject matter of his work.

Dale Laitinen is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. He is a past juror of many national and regional exhibitions including Watercolor West, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Red River Watermedia Show, Magnum Opus and numerous others. Some of the periodicals featuring him have been Southwest Art Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Magazine, and Drawingboard Magazine.

Marisa Chaffey and Denise Ebbett, owners of Petroglyphe Gallery share, “It has been an honor to represent Dale Laitinen and his fine art since our opening in 2011.This exhibit is an opportunity for Mr. Laitinen to share his newest collection since the Butte Fire. We look forward to unveiling these stunning works, which showcase his talent for both Sierra landscapes and Coastal landscapes.”

Reception and Demonstration at Petroglyphe Gallery, Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2-5pm. Watch artist Dale Laitinen at work and visit with him to learn more about his process and the inspiration behind his new collection.

Wine and cheese will be served. There will be a free drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to the gallery.
08:45 AM A Triathlon Where You Avoid the Swim The 21st Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run
Knights Ferry, CA...On Your Mark Events presents its 21st Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run on Saturday, November 4, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet (and it’s surroundings) of Knights Ferry, California. This fall classic has become a very popular event for serious and weekend athletes throughout California. The Salmon Duathlon course distances consist, in the order of, a 5K Run (two loops), 30K Bike, and 2.5K Run (one loop). The Duathlon and the 5K run courses are on paved surfaces that run through rolling hills and features running along the Stanislaus River, through the Knights Ferry covered bridge (the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi), and into and around Knights Ferry – all of this, plus the beautiful fall foliage in full season!

Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, snacks, refreshments (including beer), and entry into an exciting raffle. The traditional On Your Mark Events’ beautiful trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as top Master’s (age 50 and over) male and female finishers. In addition, medals will be awarded to men and women, three deep (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), in ten-year age groups through 70+ in each race.

The entry fee to the duathlon is $55.00 per person, pre-registered and $65.00 race-day registration. For duathlon relay teams (1 runner and 1 biker) are $100.00 pre-registered and $120.00 for day-of registration. The 5K Run fee is $35.00 pre-registered and $40.00 race-day registration.

Both, the Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run will start at 8:45 a.m., with check-in and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., in the parking lot of the Knights Ferry State Park, locate right off Sonora Road, Knights Ferry, Calif.

For more Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run information, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website. Online registration is available on IT’S YOUR RACE.

Since 1988 On Your Mark Events has produced, managed, and provided timing and results services for more than 1,000 sporting events. These numerous sporting events include runs, duathlons, triathlons, bike races, swimming competitions, and track and field meets. Headquartered in Arnold, California (central Sierra), the company is directed by (co-principals and husband and wife) Mark and Kandee Aiton.
12:30 PM Brunch and Bach Festival Trio Conclude 41st Sonora Bach Festival
Sonora, CA...The Sonora Bach Festival will present their last event of this year’s festival. The Sonora Bach Festival Trio will perform at the Bach’s Brunch October 29, at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Sugar Pine. Music will include selections from Bach's trio sonatas as well as trios by other Baroque and Classical Composers. The Brunch, prepared by Chef Dave Ingram, will be Moroccan themed. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets, at $35, are available at the festival webpage or by calling the festival office at 209 536-6330.

The final event of the 41st Sonora Bach Festival will feature a brunch of Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes accompanied by the Sonora Bach Festival Trio. Guests will help themselves to the buffet consisting of varied Moroccan and Mediterranean fare. The Sonora Bach Festival Trio will provide music. The event, held at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, was selected, according to festival board member Barbara Fish because “it offers the best of many things for our audiences: it is located in the woods of the Sierras at only 14 miles from Sonora. And at 4700 feet the temperature is ideal”

The Sonora Bach Festival Trio consists of Janet Telford, flute; Sandra Betti, flute; and Ralph Retherford, cello. All three came from out of the area at separate times, met here, realized they all had similar skills and interests and formed their trio. They play regularly in the Central Mother Lode at a variety of events and venues.
For this event the Trio will play selections from Bach’s Trio Sonatas as well as Trio Sonatas of other Baroque composers Fasch, Loeillet, Telemann, Tartini. Also on the program will be music by classical composers Haydn and Mozart. Some of the composers have ties to Bach. Johann Friedrich Fasch lived in Leipzig before Bach, studied with Bach’s predecessor Kuhnau, and even founded the Collegium Musicum orchestra from which Bach borrowed instrumentalists. Telemann, one of the major composers of the era, (and at the time much better known that Bach), was originally offered the Leipzig church job that Bach originally took.

Chef Dave Ingram of Tuolumne County will prepare the Brunch menu. A Popular caterer in the Central Mother Lode, with experience cooking at restaurants in the Bay Area and locally as Pastry Chef at the Black Oak Casino, Chef Dave will be preparing a Mediterranean/Moroccan-themed menu. Items include Zucchini-Orso Salad, Spinach-Mushroom-Provolone Frittata, Assorted Chicken Sausages, and Grilled Moroccan Chicken Breasts. Vegetables include Roasted red Potatoes with onions in Olive Oil and Grilled Tuscan-style Veggies. The Meal will begin and end with fruit: A Fresh-Fruit Salad with Honey-Yogurt Dressing starts the meal and it finishes with Peach Cobbler. While the whole meal is clearly Mediterranean/Moroccan, the final delicacy is definitely NOT. Chef Dave says, “I’m breaking the theme with the last dessert of Peach Cobbler with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Sauce. Although it’s a popular American classic, the ingredients would be available in Morocco as well.”

Janet Telford, flutist in the Trio, holds degrees in music from San Francisco State and Penn State Universities. She is the former Executive Director of the Sonora Bach Festival, founder of the San Jose Chamber Music Society, and former co-editor of Music for the Love of It, a newsletter for amateur musicians. She maintains an active, private music-teaching studio. Ms. Telford performs with numerous chamber music groups in concerts in the Mother Lode as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area, appearing as guest soloist with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra.  She is a member of the Mother Lode Friends of Music Orchestra and the Mother Lode Woodwind Quintet.

Ralph Retherford, cellist, was raised in a musical family, his mom being a concert violinist and brother a violist.  By ten years old he was studying the cello, and eventually performing with the California Youth Symphony. He is active as a solo and ensemble performer. Quite the rounded musician, Ralph is also a singer, composer and “picker”. Locally he sings with the Columbia College Community Chorus and with the doo-wop acappella group, Sincerely.  He's also performed with local groups singing and picking mandolin, banjo and guitar.  His talent and experiences gel in his original songs which tell of his love of the mountains, the desert and the fairer sex.   His tune, “Dozer Man” prompted him in 1983 to leave his Carmel Valley medical practice and do a national radio station/ performance circuit to promote the song onto the Billboard charts. Quite a “Dozer Man” himself he recently retired from his private, medical practice.

Sandra Betti, flutist and director of the Sonora Bach Festival, performs extensively throughout the Mother Lode.  She is a frequent artist for the Mother Lode Friends of Music Concert Series, plays with the Amador Concert Band, has performed at the National Hotel in Jackson, and for both the St. James Concert Series and the Sonora Bach Festival.  She has a music degree from San Francisco State and has studied with principal flutists of both the San Francisco and Boston Symphony Orchestras. In addition to her performing, Sandra gives flute lessons to aspiring musicians, and is the music director at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to hear beautiful music in a beautiful setting,” says Ms. Fish. “The venue is small and intimate so you are close to the musicians. And with the wonderful food, beautiful music and quiet forest it’s a perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.”
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM 6th Annual TRUNK-or-TREAT is back at Chapel in the Pines - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 5:00-7:00pm (RAIN
Arnold, CA...Chapel in the Pines (Arnold) welcomes the community by hosting the 6th annual Trunk-or-Treat event Sunday, October 29 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This event is totally FREE for families in the community to come out and enjoy fun fall activities, trick-or-treating, a bounce house, and FREE hot dogs. If you would like more information or might like to host a car, call Jill Jodie at the Chapel in the Pines Office – (209) 795-1064. Go to the Chapel in the Pines webpage for additional information at

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