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06/13/2020 - AMA Youth Football & Cheerleading Registration Now Open
Angels Camp, CA...Register at Coppello Ballpark in Angels Camp 8am - 1pm Every Saturday thru August 22nd. First Practice on Monday August 24th.

05/17/2020 - Junior Livestock Auction, Not Cancelled Just Online. Support Our Youth on May 17th
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)..The Junior Livestock Auction is Not cancelled and will move online. The Calaveras County Fair is facilitating an online Livestock Auction for the youth of our community who have raised quality market animals. The Auction is May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buyers can purchase quality beef. pork, lamb, goat and rabbit. register at frogtown.org. This is a private sale, so do not be alarmed that it is not listed on the Show Circuit Website. There will be a direct link on show day. If you have questions or need help registering just call the Fair office at 209.736.2561.


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Sponsored by the Bank of Stockton and the Calaveras County Cattlemen's Association.
04/21/2020 - Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Training New Hogan Vegetation Management Plan
San Andreas, CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit will be completing hazardous fuel reduction in cooperation with the CAL FIRE Training Center in the vicinity of Highway 26 and Hogan Dam Road within the community of Rancho Calaveras in Calaveras County from April 21st to May 8th, 2020.


The CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Academy instructs students in the operation of heavy equipment for wildland fire suppression, as well as for fuels reduction in various landscapes. Training will occur on the New Hogan Vegetation Management Plan (VMP), which encompasses three fuels reduction units. This site provides excellent topography and vegetation to conduct field training for this academy. Each unit was selected for fuels treatment due to proximity to densely populated areas between State Highway 26 and New Hogan Reservoir in the Rancho Calaveras area. Additionally, each unit contains a high density of chaparral species where much of the brush exceeds six feet in height. Using heavy equipment during training to reduce these fuels will alleviate threat from damaging wildfire to the residential subdivisions adjacent to the VMP. Treatment of a portion of the approximately 500 acres included in the VMP will be completed during the Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Training.

The training is anticipated to begin daily at approximately 7:30 A.M. and conclude by 5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday. Operations will conclude at 10:00 P.M. during a portion of the identified dates to accommodate training for night operations. The public may observe dust or hear equipment during these times in the Rancho Calaveras area.

For additional information on preparing for and preventing wildfires visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.
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04/08/2020 - NHVino is Coming to Your House! Live, Wednesday, April 8th @ 6pm PST
Murphys, CA...Virtually, that is. Join Scott and Sydney Klann for our live tastings every Wednesday at 6pm. Until further notice, join Scott and Sydney Klann every Wednesday at 6pm LIVE from Newsome Harlow. You can order the wines ahead of time and taste right along with us from your own home. We'll also include our NH "Geek Sheets" on the wines and recipes straight from Melanie for pairing with these wines just in case you are feeling adventurous enough to hit the kitchen before or after the event. Our goal is to pay particular attention to your tastes in wine so that we may bring to you the wines and stories that are tailored to your preferences.






 

Petite Sirah "Terroir Trios", Ten By Ten virtual tastings, free local delivery, free shipping, lions, tigers, bears...Oh2thaMy! See below for the 2017 Petite Sirah "Terroir" Trio.

Retail Price: $96 Wine Club Price: $72
Free Shipping on all NH orders of 6 or more bottles
Free local delivery on all NH orders of 6 or more bottles
All NH orders are also available for pickup from the NH Winery

ter● roir: noun, unique environmental characteristics and farming practices that affect a crop when grown in a specific habitat, the characteristic taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced.

This Trio provides you with an opportunity to take the true test of ‘Terroir’…Three different Calaveras County vineyards, same vintage, same varietal. Blended together, these three make up the current 2017 Petite Sirah. However, you now have the chance to try them as Single Vineyards. Enjoy them side by side, or one at a time.

Newsome Harlow - Wines Defined By The Sierra Foothills

The gang here at Newsome Harlow is singularly focused on the experience of our customers. Our goal is to pay particular attention to your tastes in wine so that we may bring to you the wines and stories that are tailored to your preferences.

Furthermore, we may be winemakers and wine marketers, but we are wine drinkers first. So we get that not everyone cares how many awards our wines have won, that we work with some of the greatest Zinfandel vineyards in the Sierra Foothills or that the small batches of wine we produce are becoming harder and harder to get.

Most people care that our wines taste good. Really good. And we get that. That’s why we pay attention to the details — we walk the vineyards, we know the land, and we steward the greatest wines we possibly can into existence — and let you reap the rewards.
03/13/2020 - (Postponed) Calaveras High School to present “Oklahoma!” March 13 - 15!
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras High School Performing Arts is proud to present its Spring 2020 musical, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” Onstage at the Calaveras High School Performing Arts Center in San Andreas for one weekend only, performances are March 13 at 7:00, March 14 at 2:00 and 7:00, and March 15 at 2:00. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly (Zachary Zahniser), a charming cowboy, and Laurey (Amaya Halepota and Madeleine Hedger, alternate performances), a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie (J'Cie Garrett) and hapless Will Parker (Nate DeYarmon) in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.

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Oklahoma! returned to Broadway several times, and now this American classic comes to the Calaveras Performing Arts Center with a cast and crew of over sixty talented and dedicated high school students from Calaveras High School. The cast includes Nya Rexelle and Samantha Leach alternating in the role of Aunt Eller, Michael Barci as the darkly villainous Jud Fry, Marco Bertsch Ortega as the antic peddler Ali Hakim, Anthony Barci as Andrew Carnes, Jordan Berry as Gertie Cummings, and Taylor Wilson and Emma Darmsted in alternate performances as Dream Laurey in Act One’s iconic dream ballet. The ensemble features Sam Shelton, Gabe Garcia, Joseph Gates, Anna Alziebler, Alexis Horlacher, Anaiya Messa-Street, Travis Wright, Christopher Cathcart, Jolee Aleshire, Luke Zeugin, Abbee Wernick, Arielle Esposito, Cora Heusel, Libby Silva, Carlynn Moore, Trista Kingsbury, Sophia Stokes, Leah Carpenter, Chloe Bryden, Dreama Cathcart, Kyra Zeugin, Isabel Piedra, Sydney Guerrero, Tyler Squires, Elizabeth Enderlein, Zoe Stockdale, Audrey Powers, Danny Visperas, and Kyle Barry.

Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals and with music provided by The MT Pit LLC, "Oklahoma" is directed by Ann Mazzaferro, with choreography by Taylor Wilson and Emma Darmsted. Set design is by Karan Bowsher, scenic painting is by John Turnbeaugh, costume design is by the Mazzaferro Collective, costume coordination is by Emmy Baggie, prop design is by Kelly Zahniser, lighting design is by Irene Melendez, and Stage Management is by Cody Young. Run crew members include Celeste Yeaman, Savana Owens, Misha Dabbs, Natalia Russak, and Theo May. Tickets can be purchased online at chsoklahoma.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door an hour prior to the event. Reservations and additional information are available by calling 209.754.1800, ext. 5213.

Please note: Due to stage violence and mature themes, this production may not be suitable for audience members under age 10. Water-based fog and gunshot sound effects will be used in this production.
03/28/2020 - Dance the Night Away at “Spring Swing 2020,” Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Ironstone Vineyards!
Murphys, CA...It’s time to celebrate Springtime at the 2020 Spring Swing, presented by the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation to raise funds for the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. Spring Swing is coming right up on Saturday, March 28, 2020 beginning at 5:30 pm at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.





Ironstone’s ballroom will be sparkling with festive decorations reminiscent of the era of Big Bands. Diners will enjoy a scrumptious... hearty buffet dinner catered by Lila & Sage. Some menu items include their signature Mac & Cheese, Good ‘Ol Meatloaf and Loaded Baked Potatoes. For everyone’s listening and dancing enjoyment, Rod Harris and the Columbia Kicks will deliver their distinctive style of Big Band dance music all evening long.

Master of Ceremonies, Dave Bowman, will host the evening’s entertainment, which also includes a live auction of exciting adventures in dining and travel. Auction items are still being created; generous bidders can anticipate competing for a Two-Night stay at Shenandoah Valley’s luxurious Grand Reserve Inn, a Two-Day Tuolumne River Rafting Trip for a family of four with O.A.R.S., a Gourmet Mexican Dinner for Twelve under the Arbor at Casa de Lucas and a sightseeing flight over and around the Motherlode among others.

Many wonderful sponsors are already supporting the Spring Swing, and more are always welcome. Some of the sponsors this year include Tad and Jane Bottomley-Winans, Mark Twain Medical Center, Calaveras County Office of Education., B.L.V. Insurance Services as well as friends of youth mentoring, Donna R. Shannon and Bill Senger.

Spring Swing reservations ($65 each) are available online via CalaverasMentoring.org, by contacting the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation at (209) 736-7706 or emailing CalaverasMentoringFoundation@gmail.com. Interested sponsors should contact Donna Shannon, President and sponsorship coordinator, at (209) 754-4997.

The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for youth mentoring in Calaveras County. The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program connects local youth with safe, positive mentors who offer lifelong friendship, opportunities and support to youth and young adults for making healthy life decisions. For more information about both the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation and the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program, please visit CalaverasMentoring.org.

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03/01/2020 - Join Us to learn the history of California Big Trees Sunday, March 1, 2020
Angels Camp, CA...JOIN US IN THE Carriage House at the Museum, 1:30 p.m. refreshments, 2 - 3 p.m. lecture. The Angels Camp Museum Foundation invites you to join us for this very special lecture on Big Trees History by Joan Allday who is the historian and a docent for Big Trees State Park



Joan grew up in southern California and attended the University of California at Long Beach where she met her husband. After retiring from the Thousand Oaks School District she and her husband decided to move to the Sierras because of their love for backpacking and camping. Joan has also had a lifelong passion for California history and credits her grandmother for planting the “seed of historical curiosity in” her.

After moving to Arnold in 2011 Joan became immersed in Calaveras Big Trees State Park as a docent. Two years later, she was a director on the Association’s Board and is currently the Vice-President. Besides chairing events for the park, she is the park’s historian conducting oral interviews and overseeing the Park’s annual Discovery Day, held in July. Discovery Day introduces historical knowledge to park visitors through docent interpretation.

Joan always looks forward to meeting more people with a historical connection to Big Trees State Park. “Their stories are always fascinating!”

See you there!

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

Become a member and receive free entry to our annual lecture series and unlimited free admission to the museum for one year. Sign up today!
02/10/2020 - Kindness Week in Calaveras County
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to Proclaim the week of February 10th through February 15th, 2020 as Kindness Week in Calaveras County and further deem the County as a Random Acts of Kindness Zone


DISCUSSION/SUMMARY:
Seeds of Kindness was formed in 1994 in Angels Camp, spearheaded by Jim & Judy Bergantz, then owners of Bergantz Nursery.
A small group of local residents are working together to encourage and promote random acts of kindness throughout Calaveras County. In 1995, the Angels Camp City Council passed a proclamation that Angels Camp is a Kindness Zone. We are asking the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to pass a county-wide Kindness Zone proclamation as well.

Our goal is to purchase 8,000 “Pass It On” kindness ribbons and support materials. This year, as in the past, the Seeds of Kindness project will encourage and work with Calaveras County schools, organizations and businesses to create an increased awareness for being kind. The light blue ribbons will be distributed county-wide; when a ribbon-bearer sees an act of kindness being done, they are to sign the back of the ribbon and pass it on. The idea is that the ribbons will encourage acts of kindness throughout the county.
Kindness donations will be used to purchase three miles of light blue ribbon, (to be displayed in and around buildings), 8,000 “Pass It On” ribbons and a large kindness banner for each elementary school in the county.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the 2020 Ripples of Kindness Project in Calaveras County February 10-15, 2020. To learn more about random acts of kindness activities, visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website at www.actsofkindness.org.
02/15/2020 - The Big 2020 AMA Crab Feed is February 15th. Get Your Tickets Now!!
Angels Camp, CA...The Big 2020 A.M.A Crab Feed is February 15th . Tickets $50 per person - All you can eat crab, Tri Tip Available. No Host Bar @ 6:00 Dinner @ 7:00! Door Raffle & 50/50 prizes. Live Music by "Copper Holdings" Mark Twain Hall, Calaveras Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit youth sports provided by A.M.A. Questions, call 209-736-0334 www.amayouthsports.com


AMA Mission
Angels – Murphys – Arnold Booster’s Club (AMA) was developed and will continue to operate as a volunteer organization aimed at promoting and encouraging equal access to athletics for youth in the Angels, Murphys and Arnold vicinities. AMA athletic programs are designed to educate, encourage and enable youth of all backgrounds and abilities to develop athletic skills, sportsmanship, respect, and team camaraderie. AMA further strives to maintain a safe and disciplined environment for the personal development of each athlete. It is the goal of AMA to generate positive changes in the lives of youth and provide inspiration for both participants and volunteers as they work together toward these goals.

About AMA
AMA stands for Angels – Murphys – Arnold, and has been a strong force supporting kids sports programs since 1971. Much of AMA’s success should be credited to the original founders. Around the end of 1969, a few men, Larry Ziehlke, Millard Smallin and Dan Miller, were trying to put a football team together for the kids in the community. In moving forward with their ideas, these men were joined by Ray Shires, Terry Erickson, Don Peirano and Bob Sanders to form the AMA Booster’s Club in 1971. After a great deal of hard work and dedication, the first Pop Warner Football Teams were fielded. These men inspired the local community to donate to their youth sport program. For the community, it was a matter of pride to be able to contribute to AMA. One contributor, Dave Copello, took interest in AMA and offered to help this organization. Subsequently, Dave Copello donated six acres to build softball fields for the girls, since little league already had a place to play. In order to begin development on Copello Park, many volunteers came forward to donate their time and equipment. Mother Lode Engineering, Fletcher Construction, Sutton Construction, Hydrox Inc., George Reed Inc., Baileys Masonry, Wayne Segale General Contractor and Ray Shires Excavating were the pioneers of contributions that helped build Copello Park. In 1974, Dave Copello passed away, but not before he saw most of Copello Park completed. His legacy is still with us as he left AMA 5/7 of his estate.

Along with donations to the Club, AMA has maintained many types of fundraisers throughout the years. In the mid-70’s, AMA began the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as other events such as the Mountain Aire Concerts, the Camel Races, the Harvest Festival, the Renaissance Fair and most recently the Ironstone Vineyard Concerts. Currently, AMA carries on the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as the Bret Harte FFA Oysters ‘n Oinkers event. Fair Parking and our Annual Crab Feed are the principal fundraisers that benefit the maintenance and improvements for Copello Park, as well as purchasing insurance, sports equipment, uniforms and other necessary operational items.

As the Club evolved over the years, AMA has sponsored the annual Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament organized by Dave Cosgrave, the AMA Wrestling Tournament under the direction of Mike Burke, and the Girls Ponytail Softball League under the direction of Bill Fish, with significant help from Darlene Sanders and Sharon Canepa.

AMA benefits youth of ages between 6 to 15 years old. These activities have included such sports as basketball, cheerleading, football, ponytail softball, snow sports, soccer, summer softball, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Over the years, AMA has supported many youth activities such as high school – middle school – grammar school sports programs, the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Fair, local Jr. Olympics, Special Olympics, Academic Decathlon’s, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, FFA, 4-H, Little League, MACTA Tennis and more. AMA also has a Scholarship Program that benefits past AMA participants for college; (8) $500.00 scholarships yearly.

What is so remarkable about AMA is that it operates solely on volunteers. Not only are there nine directors, (three from the Mark Twain School District - three from the Vallecito School District - three At-Large), there are also commissioners, coaches, spouses and other volunteers that make these programs possible. Copello Park was built by and has been maintained by volunteers since 1971.

AMA’s mission is to involve youth in sports related recreational activities. Through our sports programs, we have seen many lives change for the better. Our youth learn respect, safety, sportsmanship, team play, fundamentals and skills needed to become successful athletes, future leaders within our community, and upstanding individuals. With the help of donations, fundraising and volunteers, we can continue to support and improve our youth programs.

Current Directors
Shawna Davis - President
Monica Parker - Vice-President / Director of Events
Darren Diebold - Treasurer / Director of Concessions
Nicole Bain - Secretary / Director of Football & Cheer
Jeremy Wood - Sergeant at Arms / Director of Parking
Jon Bernasconi - Historian / Director of Ponytail Softball
Ronnie Davis - Director of Copello Park
Nic Valente - Director of Wrestling
Chelsie McDaniel - Director of Basketball
Melissa Walraven - Executive Secretary

Current Commissioners
Becca Kane - Commissioner of Youth Basketball
Kim Paulden - Commissioner of Cheer
Paul Paulden - Commissioner of Football
Jessica Day - Commissioner of Wrestling
Nichole Willis - Commissioner of Ponytail Softball
Bob Barnett - Commissioner of Copello Park

Past Directors
Larry Ziehlke, Dan Miller, Millard Smallin, Terry Erickson, Ray Shires, Bob Sanders, Don Peirano, Bill Fish, Myron Jones, Don Fitzgerald, Paul Sherrow, Mike Bradford, John Franklin, Kay Wallace, Bob McReynolds, Mina Peirano, Nick Lucero, Jack Johnson, Bob Owen, John Rice, Doug Brown, Rick Soracco, Ward Redman, Pete Daniels, Mike Croshaw, Mike Ziehlke, Jon Kitchell, Jody Brunz – Exec. Sec., Gary McGeorge, Bob Monsen, Don Dorsey, Tom Tuthill, Fred Artiaga, Rick Darby, Ralph Emerson, Shawna Davis – Exec. Sec., Harry Williams, Tina Croshaw – Exec. Sec., Darla Rehling – Exec. Sec., Doug Dryer, Jim Sherrow, Clayton Carpenter, Mike Ziehlke (2x), Dave Barnes, Steve Ziehlke, Bryan Gross, Rob Dunn, Todd Sherrow, Bob Barnett

Contact Information: AMA Booster’s Club, Inc., PO Box 664, Altaville, CA 95221 www.amayouthsports.com
02/03/2020 - February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
San Andreas, CA...We can help save your life! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. FREE Complete Cholesterol Tests for Women during February Provided by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) provides financial support for this vital test during February, working with Mark Twain Medical Center. Since 1947, SICC has improved the lives of women and girls in Calaveras County. To learn more call 753.9700.


February is American Heart Month
We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. Since 2004 "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone.

This test could literally save your life! Every woman should have a complete cholesterol test (lipid panel) that measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides that includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke.
V. Dignity Health. Family Medical Centers & Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968 FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital James Dalton Medical Office 736.0813 Arnold 795.4193 Copperopolis 785.7000 590 Stanislaus Street • Angels Camp Meadowmont Center Lake Tulloch Plaza Valley Springs 772.9538 Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 La Contenta Plaza 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas


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