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All Day Columbia Gold Rush Days
Columbia, CA...Reserve the second Saturday of every month for Gold Rush Days at Columbia State Historic Park. You’ll get to see inside special exhibits, stores and residences not regularly open to the public.  Docents in period attire will provide lots of information on the structure of their featured building, nature of its business and equipment, contents of store merchandise, or interior décor of family homes, along with history of the times for visitors. If you’re lucky, the gambling table will be set up on the boardwalk for everyone to try their hand at betting against a mining camp gambler. This event is free.

Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information.
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM CGMS Rock Swap & Sale
Saturday Nov. 10, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
2500 Meacham Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
Off Hwy 49, 2 Miles North of Angels Camp

Serving Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne Counties and More!

This event is free and open to the public. Come on down and learn what our club has to offer!!
Items for sale include rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, gifts and more!!
Fun for everyone! Hope to see you there.
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Writers United
Monday Mornings, November 5 & 19, 9-11:30 am, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. FREE. Email interest in attending first to
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 - 07:00 PM San Andreas Fire Protection District Spaghetti Lunch & Dinner Fundraiser is November 10th
San Andreas Fire Protection District Spaghetti Lunch & Dinner Fundraiser is Noon to 7pm on November 10th at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" writing classes
“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 1- 3 pm, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. FREE program. Go to for times and locations. November Writing coach: Chrys Mollett.
Tuesday, November 27, 3:15-5 pm: “Voices of Wisdom” Participants Open Reading Special Event: Free public event.
04:00 PM Veterans Day Spaghetti Feed at the Moose Lodge
The Loyal Order of Moose will host a Spaghetti dinner with salad, bread & dessert at Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge on Saturday, November 11 from 4-7 pm. Veterans, Active Military and First Responders eat FREE. Guests pay $6. This event is open to the public. Thank you for your service!
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Song Posse
Saturdays, November 10, 17, 24, 6-8:30 pm: Song Posse, Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. Call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or gallery at 209-728-6171.
06:00 PM The Sierra Nevada Film Festival is Tonight at Bistro Espresso
Arnold, CA...Come to Bistro Espresso for an evening of films from around the world. Grab a sandwich and a drink and enjoy the evening. Admission: $15 at the door; $10 online. Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Bistro Espresso, 2182 Highway 4 G700, Arnold, California. Hosted by: Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch.

The Can 
Young guy walking down the street, drinking soda. He throws the empty can in the box and misses. After that, the bank begins to pursue him. Alexey Protsenko | 2016 | 3 mins. | Russian Federation

First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed. When going to the bins in the basement, Stephan will have to face those who could still benefit from them, but who are excluded by the system. He will also have to confront who he was before getting a job. Sacha Ferbus | 2017 | 12 min. | Belgium

An old couple are living in an apartment, the man is sleeping and the woman is doing housework. The lady wants to change the fish tank’s water but it slips out of her hand and falls on the ground. They've ran out of water and there’s no water for the fish. But with the help of the man they find water for it. Saman Hosseinpuor | 2016 | 4 mins. | Islamic Republic of Iran

Forgotten but not Gone: The Pacific Fisher
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, populations of the fisher (Pekania pennanti)—a forest-dwelling member of the weasel and otter family—were in steep decline across much of its native range of northern North America. Both fur trapping and habitat loss from logging and urbanization took a heavy toll. However, once trapping bans and timber harvest restrictions were put in place, the species rebounded in many regions. Unfortunately, that trend hasn’t carried over to the West Coast of the U.S., where an isolated population of fishers, known as the Pacific fisher, continues to struggle. Scientists estimate that only 4,000 Pacific fishers remain, with just 300 left in California’s Sierra Nevada Range. These individuals now face a new and rising threat: illegal marijuana grow sites that are cropping up on public lands. Growers use poisons to protect their plants from rodents, and these chemicals are indiscriminate killers. Morgan Heim, Day's Edge Productions, BioGraphic | 2017 | 8 min. | USA

"Problems can also be opportunities" Jordi Mayals. We discovered L'estoc on a back street of Barcelona and were so impressed with the philosophy and people behind the project that we decided to spend a few days learning about the work so we could share the story of L'estoc with everybody else. Bessie Byrne | 2017 | 9 min. | Australia, Spain

Sheltered in Oak
An Iranian squirrel's life in oak trees of the Ilam Province's oak forest, with many dangers posed by fellow forest inhabitants and humans. Majid Mohammaddoust | 2017 | 55 min. | Islamic Republic of Iran 

Turtle on a Fence Post
Former Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore takes us behind the scenes of the climate change denial movement and points to signs that we’re moving towards a clean energy economy. Gabriel Diamond | 2017 | 4 min. | USA

One tree makes millions of matches, but when the time comes, only one match would be enough to burn millions of trees. Time is more powerfull than you. Mahdi Mousavi Azad | 2017 | 2 min. | Islamic Republic of Iran

Vanishing Coral
"Vanishing Coral" reveals the devastating effects of warming oceans and bleaching events within the “coral triangle” of southeast Asia, and powerfully illustrates what some dedicated scientists and environmental activists are doing to save these unique coral populations. 

"Vanishing Coral" comes at a pivotal moment, when coral reef populations are declining world-wide. Mass coral bleaching events due to elevated ocean temperatures occurred in 1998, 2002 and 2006, and coral bleaching is now expected to become an annual occurrence. The environmental costs are staggering: in 2016, one-third of the Great Barrier Reef along the eastern coast of Australia was decimated by a warm spell attributed to climate change.
Coral reefs in the Florida Keys have declined by 80% over the past three decades. Scientists warn that all Caribbean coral could disappear in the next 20 years. Considered “the canary in the coal mine” of global warming, coral reefs are the most sensitive and diverse of all marine ecosystems. The film follows the work of marine biologist and coral expert Dr. Phil Dustan, who presents powerful insights and direct, visual evidence of the year-by-year dramatic decline in the coral triangle of southeast Asia, changes which are directly tied to the burning of fossil fuels, pollution and other human behaviors. 
Photographed aboard the 100 year-old sailing vessel “Mir”, a floating headquarters for a young, international group of environmental activists, "Vanishing Coral" presents the insights and research of scientists and naturalists as they work with local Indonesian communities to protect the coral reefs."Vanishing Coral" offers an ecological alarm bell to the world, with specific suggestions on how viewers themselves can get involved and take action.  Stephen Olsson | 2017 | 26 min. | USA


6:00 PM Welcome
6:10 PM Introduction 
6:11 PM Time
6:13 PM Forgotten but not Gone: the Pacific Fisher
6:21 PM Sheltered in Oak
7:16 PM Intermission
7:30 PM A Turtle on a Fence Post
7:36 PM Fish
7:38 PM Vanishing Coral
8:04 PM Intermission
8:20 PM The Can
8:23 PM L'estoc
8:32 PM FIFO
8:44 PM Closing 

HOST: The film festival is hosted by Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch. The mission of Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch is to protect, promote, and restore healthy forests and watersheds to maintain the quality of life in the Sierra Nevada. Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch supports responsible forest management and logging methods.
SPONSORS: Dr. Dorit Eliou (, Penny Sarvis, Sol Sierra (

Admission: $15 at the door; $10 online
Date Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Bistro Espresso, 2182 Highway 4 G700, Arnold, California
Hosted by: Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch

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