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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 Don't Miss SNAC Arnold's Parking Lot Sale This Saturday!
Arnold, CA..SNAC Arnold's Parking Lot Sale is This Saturday! USED Ski & Board Boots $5 - $40! USED Jr. Skis Start at $20! USED Demo Skis Start at $240! Get Ready for the Season & Save!!

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
All Day Saddle Creek Golf Resort is Holding Their 2nd Annual Military Golf Classic
Copperopolis, CA...Saddle Creek Golf Resort will hold the 2st Annual Military Salute Benefit Tournament on Saturday, September 22 in Copperopolis. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit four non-profit organizations that support Veterans, active military personnel and their families. The four recipients of the funds raised this year will go to the Silver Paw Ranch in San Andreas, Copperopolis VFW Post, San Andreas VFW Post and Sonora VFW Post. Last year the event raised $13,000.

The Copperopolis VFW will open the event with a flag ceremony. Players will enjoy tee prizes, food and beverage stations throughout the course, an awards dinner and lots of great prizes. The lucky player who gets the 1st hole in one on the 4th hole will win an $11,000 trip to St. Andrews in Scotland from Platt’s Travels of Sacramento. The 1st hole in one on the 11th hole will win a new state of the art Club Car golf cart.

The Annual Military Salute Golf Classic just earned Saddle Creek Golf Resort a nomination from the Calaveras Visitors Bureau for an Innovations in Tourism award for “collaborating with the Copperopolis and Calaveras community at large through the creation of their innovative Military Salute Golf Classic fundraising event”.

Businesses and individuals who would like to play, sponsor and/or donate to the event should call Saddle Creek Golf Shop at 209 785-3700. Players can register online at .
All Day The 2018 Ironstone Concours d'Elegance, Rolling Art, History & Automotive Culture
Murphys, CA...We love Concours weekend in Murphys. If you can head on out to see Ironstone holding the event it was designed for. We have the awards ceremony from last year embedded below to get you in the mood as well. The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show held each September at Ironstone Vineyards near Murphys, California. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate. The event also features vintage trailers, housecars, antique trucks and motorcycles, race cars and wooden boats. Honored guests from the old-car hobby and the auto industry regularly participate.

Featured vehicle marques vary from year to year—such names as Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, BMW, Corvette, Studebaker, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Special classes spotlight early Fords, streamlined cars, sports cars, exotics, race cars, coachbuilt luxury marques plus significant unrestored and original automobiles.

The Ironstone Concours d'Elegance weekend begins with a Friday evening Cars & Stars wine tasting, dinner and auction. The concours itself takes place on Saturday, climaxed by an awards ceremony. Class winners drive onto the Ironstone Amphitheatre stage to receive their trophies. Among regular participants are Reno’s National Auto Museum, the California Automotive Museum in Sacramento, the Blackhawk Museum in Dublin and San Francisco’s Academy of Art University auto collection.

Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. In addition, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt CAlifornia; scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair; and the Calaveras County Fair scholarship program.

September 22, 2018
​9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Local Health Care District Saves Lives with New "Stay Vertical Calaveras" Program
San Andreas, CA...Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through a gentle exercise program to increase strength and balance, a person can substantially reduce their falling, and save their life.

In recognition of National Falls Prevention Day, the Mark Twain Health Care District is hosting at the Murphys Senior Center (65 Mitchler Ave) the KICK-OFF of a new program - Stay Vertical Calaveras on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am – 12 noon, highlighting the multiple opportunities throughout Calaveras County to join a free exercise class designed to keep you up and active. Exercise demonstrations and refreshments will be available. The classes will focus on Tai Chi and Strength Training for low impact exercise to help with flexibility, balance and stability for fall prevention. Other benefits achieved from these classes are enhanced mental capacity, help with arthritis pain, and promote deep breathing.

Stay Vertical Calaveras is a new program sponsored by Mark Twain Health Care District, Your Health, Our Mission - since 1946. “Through community collaboration, we serve as the stewards of a community health system that ensures our residents have the dignity of access to care that provides high quality, professional and compassionate health care.” For more information, visit

We are looking for more location sites to make these classes available to all the senior residents of Calaveras County. If you have space available to host a class, please contact Steve Shetzline for more information at or (209) 915-2450.
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
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM With Trails at Risk Sierra Snowmobile Foundation to Meet in Sonora.
Sonora, CA...We're in! Join us for an informational session, meet and greet, and of course discussion on how to best comment on the proposed alternative from the Stanislaus National Forest. We bring the maps, Standard Pour supplies the food and drink, and you bring your own awesome self! See you there!

Did you know that over 80% of the high alpine terrain in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is currently closed to snowmobiles? Five of the The National Forests in California are developing over snow vehicle (OSV) travel management plans as a result of lawsuits from anti-snowmobile groups. Check the tabs for each forest. The Stanislaus NF is currently accepting comments on proposals that could close 84% of the forest permanently to snowmobiles. We’re currently digging through the details, so check back soon to find out more, and to keep access open to your favorite snowmobile and sled-ski areas before it’s gone forever.

03:30 PM Pour for the Paws
Tickets are on sale now!

The fundraiser festivities will include four courses of food appetizer and wine pairings to be discussed by Gianelli Winery and Chef Dave Cooks, and a wine- themed silent auction. Guests can also participate in a wine pull raffle. For a $10.00 donation, the recipients will win a bottle of wine from a local winery.

Tickets for the event are $30.00 for HSOTC members, $55 for an HSOTC member and guest, $35.00 for the general public, and $65.00 for the general public and a guest.

Tickets are available at the HSOTC, 10040 Victoria Way in Jamestown, Mountain Bookshop in the Junction Shopping Center in Sonora, and online at Any unsold tickets will be available at the shelter on the day of the event.

For additional information go to or call 209-984-5489.
04:00 PM Harvest Happy Hour with Milliaire
Enjoy a glass of wine on our creekside patio accompanied by live music featuring George Haskell!
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.
06:00 PM Blow Daddy at Bistro Park on September 22nd...Don't Miss It
Arnold, CA...Join us for a late season concert outdoors! Bring your lawn chairs, dancing shoes and light jacket!
Serving up barrel chicken and all the fixings! The bar is open as well as all our drink menu! Blow Daddy is awesome and sure to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping!

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1225 Oak Circle, Arnold, California 95223
07:30 PM Jank Tones Live at Sequoia Woods Tonight
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