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Monday, Oct 14
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
12:00 PM Calaveras/Amador County Autism/Aspergers Peer Support Group
Tuesday, Oct 15
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Oct 16
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Oct 17
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
Friday, Oct 18
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
11:00 AM MURPHYS DIGGINS ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
11:00 AM Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening on October 18th
04:00 PM Mountain Ranch 4H Club Enchilada Dinner
Saturday, Oct 19
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Until 05:00 PM MURPHYS DIGGINS ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
07:00 PM The Young Dubliners – Irish Rock
Sunday, Oct 20
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
04:00 PM Austin Lounge Lizards – Folk/country/bluegrass and laughable weirdness!
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
11:30 AM Tina Macuha Headlines ‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon on Oct. 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center
11:30 AM Steps To Kick Cancer Awareness Luncheon is October 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center!
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
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!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
05:00 PM Sunset Dinner
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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10/18/2019 - Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening on October 18th
Valley Springs, CA...The Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center is slated to open with a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, October 18, 2019 located at 51 Wellness Way in Valley Springs - corner of Hwy 26 and Vista del Lago. It will begin at 10:00 am with a guest speaker and a ribbon cutting at 11:00 am. Then tour the new facility right after, with light refreshments served.


The Center will provide primary care, pediatric care, internal medicine, vaccinations, dentistry, radiology and laboratory services. It will be open Monday-Friday 8-5pm. We will see patients starting on Wednesday, October 16, therefore you can call now to make an appointment at 772-7070.

Because the center will be a federally designated “Rural Health Clinic” the target patient population is Medi-Cal, Medicare-Medi-Cal, and managed Medi-Cal. That said, anyone with any insurance may receive appointments and care and we expect about 20% of our patients to be Medicare, commercial insurance, or cash pay. Everyone is welcome.

The Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center is wholly owned and operated by the Mark Twain Health Care District.

“We are really excited about serving the community and providing access to care, customer service, and quality care at the highest level possible,” says Dr. Randy Smart, MTHCD CEO.

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10/24/2019 - Tina Macuha Headlines ‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon on Oct. 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center
San Andreas, CA...Breast cancer survivor Tina Macuha, one of the Sacramento region’s most popular television personalities, will headline the Oct. 24 Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon presented by Mark Twain Medical Center. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a tented pavilion on the hospital grounds. Tina has appeared on the CW31/CBS13 morning show "Good Day Sacramento" since its inception in 1995, covering just about any topic you can imagine on this fast-paced, fun show. In April 2009, she shared her breast cancer story on the show. Recently marking her tenth anniversary as a survivor, Tina continues to share her journey at many breast cancer events.




Tina Macuha, anchor of the "Good Day Sacramento" morning show on CW31/CBS13, is featured speaker at the Oct. 24
‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon at Mark Twain Medical Center.

MTMC president and CEO Doug Archer notes, “We are so excited that Tina will be here to help us mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Mark Twain Medical Center. Our Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon will focus on our resources to diagnose, treat and triumph over breast cancer.”

Tina will provide a special focus on the final step --“surviving confidently.”
Tina adds, “It’s important we hear from fellow survivors not only to gain support but to learn about the journeys we’ve taken. Often times we feel alone and don’t have people to talk to, but this event is a plus for the community.”

The luncheon program will include the MTMC Care Team, explaining the Steps to Kick Cancer –
1. Self-exam, routinely; 2. Mammogram, annually; 3. Diagnosis, frightfully; 4. Treatment, optimistically. Tina will share Step 5. – Surviving, confidently.

In keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s traditional pink theme – luncheon organizers will use pink shoes as fun elements for promotions and decor. Attendees are urged to wear pink shoes to qualify for special prizes. Community groups are supporting the event with entries for a PINK SHOE ART SHOW – watch for details soon.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute
care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad
range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being
a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers.
More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is
a member of Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information,
please visit our
10/11/2019 - Big Trees Fitness Opens a Member's Lounge! Kick Off Event on Oct. 11th
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Fitness Opens a Member's Lounge! Kick Off Event on Oct. 11th. Our facility is a landmark in the Arnold, California area. After a period of inactivity for several years, we have recently refurbished the entire facility, purchased tons of new equipment, trained and certified staff, and have opened the most complete fitness facility in Calaveras County.


Come check us out. We feel you’ll see how reasonable our pricing is and want to join us. You are completely welcome to use the facility as a drop-in guest, and we welcome you just as much as any member. We hope to see you soon.
10/24/2019 - Steps To Kick Cancer Awareness Luncheon is October 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center!
San Andreas, CA...Steps To Kick Cancer Awareness Luncheon is October 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center!

10/01/2019 - 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!!

09/23/2019 - Today is Falls Prevention Awareness Day! Stay Vertical Calaveras Noon Event in Murphys Community Pa
Murphys, CA...Today is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Join us September 23! Healthy living is about education and action. Stay Vertical, Calaveras is a Fall Prevention Program that provides FREE Strength Training and Tai Chi classes throughout Calaveras County. Stay Vertical, Calaveras CLASS SCHEDULE – FALL


Stay Vertical, Calaveras is a Fall Prevention Program that provides FREE Strength Training and Tai Chi classes throughout Calaveras County.

Each unit goes for 16 classes and participants are expected to complete all 16 classes.

~  CLASSES START ON TIME  ~

All classes are provided FREE through a grant from the Mark Twain Health Care District.

If you are a returning exerciser, please sign up through your instructor.

Any new participants fill out the form below, including the class you want.






Community Description Day Time Location Start
Angels Camp Tai Chi Mon & Wed 10:30 am The Body Shop Sept 9
Murphys Strength Training Mon & Wed 9:00 am Murphys Senior Center On-Going
Murphys Tai Chi Tues & Thurs 10:30 am Murphys Senior Center Sept 3
Murphys Tai Chi Mon & Wed 10:00 am Murphys Diggins Sept 9
San Andreas Tai Chi Tues & Thurs 8:50 am Town Hall Sept 3
Valley Springs Strength Training Mon & Wed 10:45 am Power Up! Fitness Sept 9
Valley Springs Tai Chi Tue & Fri 9:45 am Power Up! Fitness Sept 8
Valley Springs Strength Training Tues & Thurs 9:00 am United Methodist Church Sept 5
Valley Springs Tai Chi Mon & Wed 9:00 am United Methodist Church Sept 4



09/20/2019 - Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ 20th Annual Art Auction at Karmère Winery & Vineyards!
Jackson, CA...Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ signature fundraising event, the 20th Annual Art Auction, is almost underway, but tickets are going quickly. On Friday, September 20, this popular affair is once again being hosted at Karmère Vineyards & Winery in the Shenandoah Valley. The evening promises an unforgettable experience, including music, wine, food, art, and what could be a record turnout. Tickets and a few tables of four, six or eight are still available, but they will not last long!


This elegant evening, set against the panoramic backdrop of harvest-season vineyards, will begin with a preview of raffle prizes and unique pieces of artwork donated by talented local artists. Guests will nosh on appetizers, sip award-winning Amador County wine, and enjoy the late-summer sunset. A sit-down dinner provided in partnership by The National Hotel & Bistro49 Culinary Laboratory will be followed by a live auction, giving guests an opportunity to take home inspired pieces of art, or perhaps this year’s signature “experience” auction item: a Taste of Spain chef-inspired winemaker dinner for 20 people, featuring traditional paella and Spanish varietals. Donated by Volcano Union Pub + Inn and Bokisch Vineyards.

Local long-time favorite Herb Boxhorn returns to bring his flavor of jazz, swing, and blues with a set list of eclectic music from the thirties to today.

For only $100 per person, guests will experience a delightful and delicious evening, with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of Amador & Calaveras—our region’s only non-profit, independent hospice agency. For more than 35 years, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has provided families with compassionate end-of-life care for all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.

This event would not be possible without the generous donation of the venue by Karmère Vineyards & Winery, and this year’s Major Sponsors: Sutter Amador Hospital, American Legion Ambulance Service, Horizon Oxygen & Medical Equipment, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, and Mark Twain Medical Center.

To order your tickets, call 209-223-5500, or go online to www.hospiceofamador.org. This event regularly sells out, so don’t delay!

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09/28/2019 - 3rd Annual Breathe Deep Amador Crazy Hat/Hair 5K Fun Run/Walk
The third annual Breathe Deep Amador 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on September 28. Breathe Deep Amador originated in honor of Len Jagoda, who lost his fight with lung cancer in 2011. This year, in memory of Len’s love of crazy hats, the event will be a Crazy Hat/Hair event. Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest hat or hairdo to celebrate all those who are living with or have been lost to lung cancer and to support the LUNGevity Foundation. The event will once again be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds, 581 CA-49, in Sutter Creek. Registration for the event costs $25 for adults, $15 for Seniors 60+, $15 for students with valid ID, $10 for Youth 5-13 years, and is free for Lung Cancer Survivors as well as children under 5 years; all participants will receive a T-shirt. To register or make a donation, please visit LUNGevity.org/Amador or call 312-407-6100. This annual event supports LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s leading lung cancer organization investigating lifesaving, translational research and providing support services and education for patients and caregivers.
09/28/2019 - Free Rabies Vaccinations & Microchipping at Spence Ranch Feed & Supply on September 28th
Angels Camp, CA...The Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS); Calaveras County Animal Services; Jules Wurzler, DVM and Spence Ranch Feed & Supply are offering FREE RABIES VACCINATIONS and Microchipping! Saturday ~ September 28, 2019 ~ 9am to 12 noon at Spence’s Feed Highway 49 Angels Camp 95221


Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. We live in an area where the rabies virus can be found in wildlife and transmitted to your pet and you through a bite that punctures the skin. To protect your dog, other pets, yourself and your family, you need to vaccinate your companion. And for the protection of the greater public, the law requires you to vaccinate and license all dogs 4 months of age or older.

Questions?
Contact Animal Services at 754-6509
For Calaveras County residents only;
All dogs must be on leash and all cats must be in carriers.
09/28/2019 - Mark Twain Medical Center Showcases Local Health Resources at Fall Health Fair
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center presents the 21st Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 28 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. “Participation in this event is just as enthusiastic now as it was when we started over two decades ago,” notes Doug Archer, MTMC President and CEO. “It’s a tradition – a great opportunity to find out about the latest in local resources for health care, wellness and social services.” He explains this Health Fair includes an especially wide-range of health and wellness professionals, nonprofit entities, and government agencies that collaborate in providing education, support services and lifestyle tools to the local community.


In addition, the event offers low cost health screening and services. Attendees can take advantage of a five-panel blood analysis, including a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, PSA for men, and vitamin D deficiencies ($45); and Bone Density Screenings ($25). Those participating in the blood analysis should not eat or drink anything after 10 p.m. the night before. Adult Flu shots will be administered at no cost.

Archer notes over 40 community partners will be featured at the event. “They value our Health Fair as a great opportunity to offer insights into their areas of expertise including senior support and health services, health insurance information, long term and short term care, hospice, home health, mental health and nutrition. MTMC is proud to continue this tradition.”

Here is what some of the participating organizations have to share about why they are involved:

MACT HEALTH BOARD, INC., Kevin Cornwell, OD --“Access to eye care plays an integral role within health care today. Eye doctors routinely encounter the ocular manifestations of many systemic diseases through an eye exam. Many patients may be asymptomatic, yet have the signs of undiagnosed hypertension or type 2 diabetes in their eyes. Including optometry at health fairs gives patients a better understanding on the importance of receiving routine eye care to maintain their health.”

CALAVERAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, CALAVERAS TRANSIT AGENCY, Amber Collins Executive Director– “The MTMC Health Fair is a great (and free!) resource for agencies to gain exposure with the community, as well as other organizations. This is an ideal venue for Calaveras Connect to share information about our public transit system and how to access the service.”
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