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04/04/2019 - OHV Enthusiasts Encouraged to Join Stanislaus National Forest at Open House April 4
Sonora, CA...The Stanislaus National Forest is hosting an open house to gather feedback and answer questions from OHV enthusiasts on April 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s office, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora. The forest submitted preliminary applications for the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division 2019/ 2020 grant cycle. The applications to the OHMVR Division include a ground operations grant for maintenance and repair of routes and trails, including OHV facilities, a law enforcement grant to support OHV law enforcement activities across the forest and a forest-wide restoration grant to repair areas impacted by unauthorized OHV activity.


Past grants have provided funding for route and trail maintenance and repairs, including clearing downed trees, on more than 1,693 miles of OHV routes on Stanislaus National Forest, provided law enforcement patrols on an additional 756 miles of native surface roads on the forest, printed the free Motor Vehicle Use Maps and provided for other education, planning, development and restoration activities.

The preliminary grant applications are available to review and comment on the OHMVR website between March 5 and May 6, 2019. To review the grant applications submitted by the Forest, go to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx. Visitors also may provide written comments during the open house.

The public may provide electronic comments to the Stanislaus National Forest by emailing Beth Martinez at bethmartinez@fs.fed.us. Please cc emailed comments to the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov. You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications to Beth Martinez, Stanislaus National Forest Public Services, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370

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03/09/2019 - The 17th Annual Love the Forest Concert March 9th at the Vida Buena Farms in Vallecito
Vallecito, CA...Mark your calendars for the 17th annual Love the Forest Concert at our New Location at the Vida Buena Farms in Vallecito, Saturday, March 9th, beginning at 7 pm. Cantamos with Michela Macfarlane: Michela and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from arias, traditional Latin songs, and musicals, to contemporary favorites. Their music moves seamlessly from English to Italian, Spanish to French, Portuguese to Hawaiian and back again. Michela Macfarlane spent ten years steeped exclusively in baroque music. To expand her singing world she moved to the realms of jazz, pop, and Latin sounds. Michela is still true to her operatic roots and has grown as a performer. Michela is backed by Ron Schaner on (Bass and vocals), Gunther Huse (Keyboards, Trumpet, and vocal), and Ray Price (Drums), Ras Beeken Dan: Sax, Clarinet & Flute, Brandon Broholm: Trombone and Tonja Peterson: vocals & percussion.


When: Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 pm
Where: Vida Buena Farms ~ 3286 Vallecito Bypass Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251
Tickets Now available:
Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance

From one of the following outlets:
In Angels Camp: Manzanita Arts Emporium (1211 S Main St, Angels Camp);
In Arnold: SNAC (2293 HWY 4, Arnold);
In Murphys: Sustenance Books (416 Main St, Murphys), SNAC (448 Main St., Murphys), & Murphys Music Company (88 HWY4, Murphys).

FUNdraiser for: Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch [501c (3)]
http://www.forestwatchers.org or visit our Facebook page
The mission of Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch is to protect, promote and restore healthy forest and watersheds to maintain the quality of life in the Sierra Nevada.
03/02/2019 - The Big American Heritage Girls Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on March 2nd.
Murphys, CA...American Heritage Girls Troop CA0016 is hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Murphys Diggins, March 2, from 9:00 until 11:00. Walk ins are welcome or tickets can be purchased by contacting Tricia at 985-2587. All funds raised will be used for badges, supplies, activities and service projects in our community.

03/09/2019 - 46th Annual Bjornloppet Hits the Nordic Trails March 9 & 10
Bear Valley, CA...On Saturday, March 9th, cross country skiers from near and far will assemble in the Bear Valley Meadow for the 46th running of the Bjornloppet Ski Race and Festival. With a 10:30 am start, The “Bjornloppet”, meaning Bear Race in Norwegian, is enjoyed by young and old alike. There are divisions for all ages and two distances are offered, 20 kilometers (two laps) and 10 kilometers in Saturday’s freestyle (striding or ski skating) race.


The mass start is fun to watch with the go-fast racers using the ski skating technique. The course winds through aspen trees, over some roller coaster terrain and ends up on the Bjornloppet Trail with its notorious Bjornloppet Downhill. Big thrills are part of the racing game as the race can be won or lost on this section alone. After the race is over, skiers will gather for an outrageous awards party with food, awards and prizes from Salomon, local businesses and suppliers.

Saturday is the main event, but on Sunday, March 10th, a second day of racing is offered up for striders (classic skiers only – no ski skaters). This 10 Kilometer (or 5 Kilometer for junior racers) event starts at 10:00 am (don’t forget to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time), features a different course and is followed up with awards for overall (1st, 2nd & 3rd) winners and raffle prizes as well.

This year’s events are hosted by Bear Valley Cross Country staff, awesome volunteers and Dianne and Paul Petersen. BVCC is reporting excellent mid-winter ski conditions with many days of All Trails Open.

For more information contact www.bearvalleyxc.com or 209 753-2834.

Bear Valley Cross Country (Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc.), is now owned by the Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative. For more information on how to become a Bear Valley Mountain Co-Op member, please visit www.bvmcoop.org.
02/26/2019 - Next in MTMC ‘A Plan 4 Me’ Series is ‘Focus on Heart Health’ Feb. 26 & Other Events on Heart
San Andreas, CA.... “Focus on Heart Health” is the timely topic for the latest in Mark Twain Medical Center’s “A Plan 4 Me” wellness workshop series. Those attending the Feb. 26 event will learn how to keep their heart healthy; how Mark Twain Medical Center supports local cardiac patients, and what types of minimally invasive surgical techniques are available. This event during American Heart Month will feature medical professionals from the Mark Twain Heart Center, along with General Surgeon Dr. Andrew McCoy, MD. Steve Shetzline, Executive Director of the Murphys Senior Center, who will give an overview of Stay Vertical Calaveras, a free exercise program for seniors sponsored by Mark Twain Health Care District.


Larry Philipp, Interim CEO at MTMC notes, “Heart health is a national focus every year during American Heart Month in February. We’ve planned this workshop to build public awareness on the local level. Every year during February we join forces with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County to provide Free Complete Cholesterol testing for local women. We are excited to see others also joining the effort to raise awareness about heart health in Calaveras County – like the ‘Love Your Heart’ wellness event planned on Feb. 16th at the Copperopolis Branch Library.” (See related story for details.)

“This outreach has had such an impact on the women in Calaveras County, noted Take Women to Heath (TWTH) chairperson and treasurer Billie Westernoff, “Soroptimist International of Calaveras County is very excited and humbled by the fact that our Sister Club in Pesaro Italy has asked us to mentor them so that they can replicate TWTH with a similar program, understanding the fact that women's health issues are worldwide.”

“Focus on Heart Health” begins at 11 a.m. in the MTMC Education Center, with a free lunch to follow. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.

Ann Walton, RN, will discuss two topics -- “Be Heart Smart” and “We Are Here to Help” offering prevention tips and
insights into the many ways Heart Center experts can help guide you back to good health if an emergency or lingering condition calls for cardiac care.

Dr. McCoy will “Ease Surgery Fears” by sharing the latest updates on minimally invasive procedures
which improve outcomes and enhance recovery techniques that have improved outcomes for a quicker
recovery.

Shetzline will give an update on Stay Vertical Calaveras, the free exercise program for seniors which
began last fall and currently offers Tai Chi and Strength Building classes in Murphys, Arnold, Angels
Camp, Valley Springs and San Andreas.

“A Plan 4 Me” is an ongoing workshop series focusing on general health awareness and prevention
strategies. When attending their first session participants receive a free “A Plan 4 Me” binder in which to
organize reference materials distributed at each event.

Philipp adds, “We are excited to see such a positive response to these workshops. 50 people attended the
Jan. 11 session featuring Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Roger Rogalski – a
positive reaction indicating the community is eager to learn more about the timely topics covered at these
events. By taking advantage of ‘A Plan 4 Me,’ you have access to information that can be key to
preventing and identifying health issues, as well as arming you with knowledge to better address
everyday situations.”

County Events Pump Up Awareness About Heart Health
Free Complete Cholesterol Tests for local women and a wellness challenge for Copperopolis residents
will help raise awareness about heart health during American Heart Month in February. In addition, Mark
Twain Medical Center will “Focus on Heart Health” at a Feb. 26 workshop which is the latest in the
ongoing “A Plan 4 Me” workshop series.

American Heart Month was first observed in February 1964, following a Congressional Resolution
signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Dec. 30, 1963. It declared, “It is essential to the health and
well-being of our nation that our citizens be made aware of the medical, social, and economic aspects of
the problem of cardiovascular diseases, and the measures being taken to combat them.”
County Events Pump Up Awareness About Heart Health

Local Heart Month activities include --
Jan. 31 to Feb. 14 – Wellness Challenge sponsored by the Copperopolis Branch Library. Local
residents can pick up self-monitoring cards to log two weeks of exercise activity. The branch will hold
weekly check-ins and post results. Participants logging the most minutes of activity are eligible for
rewards at the “Love Your Heart” event on Feb. 16. For complete details, contact Shannon Jewel at 209-
785-0920.

Feb. 1-28 – Free Complete Cholesterol Tests for local women. MTMC joins forces with Soroptimist
International of Calaveras County every year on this project to raise awareness that heart disease is the
NO. 1 killer of women. Financial support from SICC and MTMC make it possible for local women to
have the test that could literally save their life. It measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides and
includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke. Call 209-754-2968.

Feb. 16 – Copperopolis Branch Library “Love Your Heart” event, 10 a.m. to noon. Featuring
wellness activities; healthy eating tips; a one-mile walk; and more. Prizes will be presented to winners of
Wellness Challenge. For complete details, contact Shannon Jewel at 209-785-0920.

Feb. 26 – “Focus on Heart Health” workshop; 11 a.m. with free lunch to follow; MTMC Education
Center --Learn how to keep your heart healthy; how Mark Twain Medical Center supports local cardiac
patients and why surgery options aren’t as scary as they used to be. The event will feature medical
professionals from the Mark Twain Heart Center, along with General Surgeon Dr. Andrew McCoy, MD,
and Steve Shetzline of Stay Vertical Calaveras. Reservations required; 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 fifth largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more
information, please visit our website at www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org. Mark Twain Medical Center is also
on Facebook.
02/01/2019 - We Can Help Save Your Life with FREE Cholesterol Tests in February!
San Andreas, CA...February is American Heart Month We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. For 16 years "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone. Ve 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.


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.

FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital
Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968
Dignity Health Family Medical Centers
Angels Camp 736.0813
Arnold 795.4193
Copperopolis 785.7000
Valley Springs 772.9538
Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas

SAVE THE DATE FEB. 26: FREE "A PLAN 4 ME" HEART HEALTH SEMINAR - CALL 754.5919
01/26/2019 - Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
The Wednesday night OA Meeting in Murphys is from 6:30-7:30pm

Is food a problem for you? Whatever your food issues, we welcome you to the Wednesday Night "Welcome Home" meeting of Overeaters Anonymous (OA).

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church in Murphys.
01/19/2019 - Music & Dancing Tonight at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...If you're looking for music tonight, we've got you covered with DJ Ryan! Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.



The bar serves food several evenings each week and the restaurant is open for dinner every weekend. The dinner menu has a perfect variety of traditional favorites, with creative and contemporary preparations, and our guests marvel at the quality of cuisine to be found here, in this little mountain hamlet. There is dancing in the lounge every Saturday night, with a DJ or frequent live bands. The deli opens its windows to the deck for an extended summer season, with tasty sandwiches, salads and hot specials. Special group events find our venue especially accommodating and fun. This is a truly lovely place to enjoy good food, good friends and good scenery.
01/19/2019 - Grover Anderson & Jimbo Scott Live January 19th 5pm At Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...Grover Anderson & Jimbo Scott Live January 19th 5pm At Camp Connell General Store. Jimbo Scott and Grover Anderson are two northern California singer/songwriters who have joined forces for this folk-based act. “Freight” honors the famed Freight & Salvage of Berkeley, California, where they met at a 2011 Open Mic.


Jimbo was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Oakland, CA, while Grover grew up in the gold rush town of Murphys, CA. Though their journeys have been very different, both upbringings were steeped in traditions of folk, roots, country, bluegrass and rock. After sampling each others’ music at the open mic, they began holding a weekly jam session, and in time wrote their first song together, “Pick Up Your Horn.” They booked a tour through the western US together in Summer 2014, and while they’d originally intended to play individual sets, they soon found themselves playing extended sets backing each other up. They returned and booked a six-month residency in San Francisco, where they played and experimented for people three hours a week, forging a powerful musical bond.

As Freight, Jimbo & Grover put on a show much greater than the sum of their parts. Joined in a full band setting by Josh Certo and Marshall Henry, as well as Jimbo’s impressive beard, their harmonies and energy are lighting up the Northern California music scene.
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