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All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Grad Night Wreath Fundraiser! Order Yours Today!!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Grad Night Wreath Fundraiser! Order Yours Today!!
10:00 AM The 2019 Bear Valley Winter Job Fair is November 23rd at Bistro Espresso
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!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM Chris Cain Band – Award winning blues guitarist extraordinare - at the Sutter Creek Theatre
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
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11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Nov 27
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Nov 28
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
01:00 PM Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Friday, Nov 29
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM The 5th Annual Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights!
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Saturday, Nov 30
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
09:00 AM Christmas in the Country Craft Faire
09:00 AM "Christmas in the Country" Craft Faire, Breakfast, Lunch and Bake Sale
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!
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Community Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30th at Big Trees Fitness & Smokehouse BBQ
07:00 PM Lacy J Dalton with Dale Poune – Country’s Queen – A Country Christmas show! At the Sutter Cree
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Dec 1
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
Tuesday, Dec 3
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 4
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
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All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
Arnold, CA...Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!

All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around the week of October 21, 2019 through the end of November in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete 382 acres this fall (see maps below). Ignitions are expected to occur when weather conditions are favorable and adequate resources are available. Some of the units have been previously thinned to reduce the fuel loading, which allows for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California.



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These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, enhance the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and prescribed fire, an ecologically healthy forest system can be restored and maintained. Additional benefits of these prescribed burns include protection for the Big Trees developments (Visitors Center, campground, etc.), and the North Grove of giant sequoias.

Pile burning will also take place throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons within the North and South Grove and along the Big Trees Village and Blue Lake Spring park boundaries.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. The burns are planned and coordinated with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Districts in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Spring and Arnold may experience smoke from the burning operations. California State Parks is working with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke sensitive areas.

Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. The Parkway may experience short-term closures prior to the end of season closure. Some public campsites and dirt roads near the burn areas will be closed to public access during prescribed burn operations including the East and West Moran Roads, East and West 5000 Foot Roads, as well as the South Rim Road. Please obey all warning signs.

For questions or comments about the projects or about the prescribed burn program, contact Jackie Olavarria at (209) 984-8703.
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
Vallecito, CA...Break out the Halloween costumes! If your kids are between 6 and 11 years old and they wear their Halloween costume to Moaning Caverns between October 7th and 31st, their admission will be only $5 for a Spiral Tour! Now, that’s a treat! Walk in only, not available online. Only available on regular price tickets, cannot be combined with any other offer.




Moaning Caverns is a solution cave located in Calaveras County, California, near Vallecito, in the heart of the Gold Country. It was discovered in modern times by gold miners in 1851, but it has long been known by prehistoric peoples. It gets its name from the moaning sound that echoed out of the cave luring people to the entrance. Still today during certain times of the year sounds may be heard echoing up from the bottom of the cave. The most unique feature is the cavern’s main chamber with a vertical shaft 165 feet tall, which you may descend to the bottom of by a combination of stairs and a unique 100-foot high (30m) spiral staircase built in the early 1900s. Moaning Caverns is home to the largest single cave chamber in California. The massive room extends into the marble deposit of the Calaveras Formation over 180 feet before funneling into smaller passageways. With a 20-30 foot thick ceiling, the open area inside the chamber is, in fact, tall enough to hold the Statue of Liberty (pedestal excluded). There is only one natural entrance into the chamber in the form of a 30-foot vertical chimney dropping into the center of the room. Visitors may view the cavern’s main chamber by walking and climbing the narrow wooden staircase to a flat platform 65 feet underground. For the truly athletic and adventurous, from there, a ten-story spiral staircase leads down to a second platform at the base of the chamber.
All Day The 7th Annual Seasons in The Woods Craft Fair is October 26th & 27th
Arnold, CA...The Seasons In The Woods 7th annual craft fair is October 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 pm & October 27th from 10am to 4pm. At the craft fair you will find floral designs, holiday crafts, jewelry, button art, photography art, glass blower, jams, breads, candy, hand-woven baskets, local artists, Independence Hall Quilters. hand-sewn items, crochet and knit items Pampered Chef, paper art, local authors, ceramics, gourd art, Master woodwork. Green Frog Soap, wreaths, doll clothes, olive oils, refreshments and food trucks.


It will be held at Independence Hall at 1445 Bladen Road in Arnold for more information you can call 209-795-2574
All Day Bistro Espresso Will Be Open During Planned PG&E PSPS Events
Arnold, CA...Bistro will remain open for business during the planned outages and *may* stay open past 4:00. Arnold will likely be affected over weekend for 36-48 hours according to PG&E.

All Day The 1st Annual Pre-Winter Dust-Off Event is Today at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Bear Valley, CA...On Saturday, October 26th the Bear Valley Adventure Company is hosting the 1st Annual Pre-Winter Dust-Off Event with new gear, clothing, discounts, educational clinics, ski swap and a special one-day season pass sale (for those who missed the Spring Pass Sale ;-) Visit the store and checkout new ski equipment from Rossignol, Salomon, and Fisher, plus new apparel from Patagonia and Sherpa. Discounts on last winters clothing and gear too!


Educational Clinics:
Physical Ski Conditioning at 10 AM
Ski Waxing at 12 PM
Avalanche Awareness from the Dodov Foundation at 2 PM
All clinics are free and last about an hour

XC Ski & Snowshoe Swap
BVAC wants to help your gear to find a new home. All items must be in good working order and no older than ~5 years. Bring items between 9-10 AM and pick up any unsold items by 5 PM. No commission collected from BVAC.

Special 1-Day Season Pass Sale*:
Adult - $295 (in-store); $305 (online); $335 (regular)
Senior - $220 (in-store); $230 (online); $250 (regular, 60+ yrs)
Super Senior- $85 (in-store); $90 (online); $95 (regular, 70+ yrs)
Junior- $110 (in-store); $120 (online); $125 (regular, 13-17 yrs)
Child- $85 (in-store); $90 (online); $90 (regular, 7-12 yrs)
Child – FREE 6 & under 

B.V. Coop Members
Adult & Senior- $130 (in-store); $140 (online); $150 (regular)
Super Senior- $60 (in-store); $70 (online); $75 (regular)
Junior & Child- $60 (in-store); $70 (online); $75 (regular)

*- season passes will also be available to print and pickup

Bear Valley Adventure Company is A year-round mountain resort located at 7,100’ elevation in Bear Valley, California. Featuring one of the largest cross country ski areas in California with 35 trails for 65 kilometers of groomed track and skating lanes, rental and retail shop, lessons, trailside lunch café, sledding hills open daily and tubing hills open weekends/holidays (note: only rental sleds/tubes allowed) during the winter. Featuring over 100 miles of USFS single track and trails for mountain biking, excellent, high mountain road biking, hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing on 4 nearby lakes during the summer. Located on all-weather Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) which is a designated National Scenic Byway, situated between the Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness areas.

WINTER ACTIVITIES
XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sledding and Tubing

SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Mountain and Road Biking, Flatwater Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Hiking, Fishing and Camping
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
Murphys, CA...The Hopper Will Connect You to Calaveras’ Wine Country Angels Camp • Murphys • Arnold. Runs hourly from 10 AM to 7 PM, every Saturday from February 16 to November 2, 2019. Visit www.CalaverasConnect.org or call 209-754-4450 for complete schedule information Scheduled stops are shown on the map. You can also flag the bus down anywhere along the route that it is safe to stop. Or call us to request a pickup within ¾ mile of the route (limitations apply). Fare: $3.00 $1.50 for 65+, Veterans and persons with disabilities $.50 Youth ages 7-12 Children 6 and under free with fare-paying adult. Pay with exact cash or download the Token Transit app to pay with your Smartphone.

All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
Jamestown, CA...Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California’s scenic Gold Country. Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from Petticoat Junction, and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California’s Mother Lode country. At the end of the line (Rock Spur), your train will pause as the locomotive uncouples, runs around your car on a side track, then re-couples to the train’s opposite end for the return trip to Railtown.



Train Ride Days: Saturdays & Sundays, April-October (weather permitting)
Departure Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Prices: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $10, Children (5 and under) Free
Members ride free
All prices include park admission
Departure Location: Depot platform at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Tickets: During the operating season, weekends April-October, tickets for excursion train rides are available to purchase online during the week or on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket office on the day of the train ride.
10:00 AM UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras Open Garden & Plant Sale on October 26th, 10am to 1pm!
San Andreas, CA...UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras Open Garden & Plant Sale on October 26th, 10am to 1pm!

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 - 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

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM Trick or Treating in Historic Downtown Angels Camp on October 26th
Angels Camp, CA...Bring the kids to come 🎃Trick or Treat🎃 downtown Angels Camp! Participating merchants will hand out candy from 1-5 pm and there will be a costume contest with prizes at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Arnold, CA...Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
Over the years, other parcels of mixed conifer forests have been added to the park. This amazing park has a huge variety of habitats and recreational opportunities to explore. Click Below for Latest Activity Guide

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Join Nickolay Dodov Foundation For FREE Avalanche Safety Presentation
Bear Valley, CA...Join Nickolay Dodov Foundation For FREE Avalanche Safety Presentation with one of our AMAZING Educators Paul Henrickson!... This a great learning event for all of you who live and play on the snow!... We are looking forward to see you all there!... Spread the word!!!


OCT 26
Avalanche Safety Presentation
Bear Valley Adventure Company
2 PM – 3 PM

Bear Valley Adventure Company
1 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM Sunset Dinner
Sunset Dinner – Saturday, October 26 from 5 until 7:30 pm
Join us for Food, Fun and Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 509 Algiers, Murphys. The experience will include Chicken in a Barrel with all the trimmings, non-alcoholic beverages, live music, activities for children and a dessert auction. Bid for your favorite to take home or share with those at your table. Tickets are available from the church office 209-728-3141 or emailing am.desmidt@gmail.com. Children 5 and under eat Free. Youth from 6 to 13 eat for $10 and Adults $25. Wine will be available for purchase. All proceeds support church sponsored global and local programs of education and outreach.
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Make Plans to Attend Hazel Fischer's 2nd Annual Fall Festival on Oct 26th from 5-7pm!
Arnold, CA...A family-friendly community event for all to enjoy! There’s food, games, a haunted house, trunk-or-treating, costume contests and more! The carnival, food and haunted house are inside the gym. Tickets for all inside activities and concessions are $0.50 each; meal tickets are $5 each. As always, the trunk-or-treating is free! All proceeds earned will benefit Hazel Fischer Elementary School. Tickets available at the door.


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
Calaveras Mentoriing

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Jenny's Kitchen

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