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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.
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM "The Dodge Brothers" Lecture at Angels Camp Museum
Donn Marinovich has a history in Tuolumne County as a General Contractor but his passion lies with the study and preservation of vintage Dodge Brothers Trucks. Marinovich is an officer of the Northern California Dodge Brothers & Sisters, a chapter of the worldwide Dodge Brothers Club that was founded in 1983 and is dedicated to the research and preservation of Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicles and Graham Brothers Commercial Vehicles 1914-1938. Donn Marinovich and his wife Sherrin are also the proud owners of a family heirloom 1923 Dodge Business/Commercial Truck that Donn personally restored between 1995 and 2000. Marinovich's talk will focus on the history of the Dodge Brothers company including some insight into the mysteries of the original company logo. He has also promised some interesting information on the Dodge Brothers/American La France Chemical Fire Truck once used by the Angels Camp Volunteer Fire Department, now preserved in the Museum’s Carriage House.

Cost: free for museum members, $10 non-members

Memberships start at just $35. Become a member and receive free entry to lectures and unlimited free admission to the museum for one year. Sign up today!

Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, the Angels Camp Museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country’s past.

753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 | (209) 736-2963 |

Event occurs on 11/05/2017 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM.
03:00 PM Broadway Musicals Featured in Calaveras Community Band Concert on November 5th
Angels Camp, CA...The uplifting songs from some of America’s favorite Broadway musicals will be featured when the Calaveras Community Band presents its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m. in the Dr. Elliot A. Smart Performing Arts Center at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp. Under the direction of Mic Harper, the band will take the audience on a musical tour through the fabled theatre district with stops at “Man of La Mancha”, “Westside Story” and “Beauty and the Beast”. In the spirit of the season, the program will also include “Autumn Leaves” and “October”.

Harper and the musicians look forward to performing this light-hearted, nostalgic concert as a celebration of the band’s energy packed, successful 2017 season. “It has been a joy, as always, and an honor to play at the various venues around Calaveras County,” says Harper. “We’re looking forward to performing this concert of uplifting and thoughtful music. In many ways it is a tribute to the good people of Calaveras County.”

Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to be in attendance. There is no admission charge for the performance, but there will be an opportunity for concertgoers to make a donation to help support this unique Motherlode treasure.

Harper cautions the day of the concert will mark the end of Daylight Savings Time so people should check their clocks. “We would hate to have you miss the chance to enjoy this musical journey,” says Harper.
The Calaveras Community Band traces it history to the days following the Gold Rush. Men would brush away the grime of the mines, put on a uniform, take up their musical instruments and entertain the crowds at many public functions. Creating music brought extra meaning to their lives and provided a counterpoint to the stresses of the day.

In those times they were known as the Angels Camp Miners Band, the Murphys Independent Cornet Band, or by a dozen other names.

Today the Calaveras Community Band carries on this honored tradition. The age range has been expanded. Women are now welcomed and respected. The military uniforms have been put aside. But the spirit remains the same – people who love to play music performing for those who enjoy listening. And together they create a relaxing and enriching environment.

“We greatly appreciate the enthusiastic audiences who attended our concerts this summer in Murphys Community Park and other venues” says Harper. “The musicians had a wonderful time playing jazz, swing, and summertime favorites.

“We want to thank the Murphys Community Club for allowing us to spend our summers rehearsing and playing music in Murphys Park and the Bret Harte School District for letting us use its beautiful auditorium for our concert. We continue to look for new musicians to join us. All wind instruments and skill levels are welcome. If you have an instrument you no longer use, please donate it to the band so we can put it in the hands of student musicians who will bring it to life.”

For information, contact Mic Harper, 770-1258, or Carol Betz, 728-9057. The email addresses are and

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