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Monday, Sep 21
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
Tuesday, Sep 22
10:00 AM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Offering Weekly Grief Support
Wednesday, Sep 23
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Sep 24
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
04:00 PM San Andreas Certified Farmers Market is Weekly from Thursdays 18 June to October 29
08:00 PM Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill
Friday, Sep 25
05:00 PM Don't Miss Angels Camp Farmers Market Every Friday, 5pm Till Dusk
Sunday, Sep 27
All Day The 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp! Backyard Edition-September 27, 2020, Register Today!
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Tuesday, Sep 29
10:00 AM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Offering Weekly Grief Support
Wednesday, Sep 30
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Oct 1
04:00 PM San Andreas Certified Farmers Market is Weekly from Thursdays 18 June to October 29
08:00 PM Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill
Sunday, Oct 4
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!

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10/05/2020 - Bret Harte Post Secondary Virtual Planning Night is October 5th
Angels Camp, CA...Bret Harte High School would like all junior and seniors and their parents to attend a live virtual post-secondary planning night on October 5, 2020 at 6 pm. Guest speakers from the University of California, the California State University, California Community Colleges, Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, Private Colleges of California, Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center, United States Air Force ROTC, United States Army, and changes to the college planning process due to COVID-19 will be included. More information will be released prior to the event on the Bret Harte Career Center web page and through Remind text alerts. Please visit: for more information and to sign up for text alerts for all Career Center events.

09/05/2020 - Forest Meadows Community Garage Sale in Murphys Sat., Sept. 5 8:00 – 2:00
Murphys, CA...This is a gated community, ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY until 8:00 a.m., All visitors MUST wear a mask, 16’ Aluminum boat & 40 hp motor, dirt bike, treadmill, wine fridge, furniture, canoe, home décor,sporting goods, h/h, tools, books, clothing, toys, video games,cribs, small appliances, fire pit, golf cart, golf clubs, plus too many items to list! Off Hwy 4 between Murphys and Arnold Receive list at entrance gate showing location of over 25 participating residents. This event is subject to County Health Dept. mandates in effect on September 5.

09/27/2020 - The 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp! Backyard Edition-September 27, 2020, Register Today!
Murphys, CA...Celebrating 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp. You won't want to miss this opportunity to stomp in the First of Its Kind "Virtual Grape Stomp". Pick your Stomp Team Name, Get Registered, Pickup your Virtual Grape Stomp Kits, Get your Backyard Setup & HAVE FUN!





Registration is now open for the Calaveras County Virtual Grape Stomp Event set to take place using Zoom Online Event Services on Sunday, September 27th at 11:00-5:00 PDT! The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is excited to host this first of its kind community event and fundraiser. Now's the time to get your team connected and costumes ready. The REGISTRATION DEADLINE has been extended to August 31st! 

The registration entry fee is $120 per team of two and includes advance access to the Virtual Grape Stomp Auction. The number of stomp teams is limited to 400 so be sure to get your teams registered at the same time (if stomping in the same backyard). VIRTUAL GRAPE STOMP KITS WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP AT THE CWA WINE INFO CENTER IN MURPHYS, CA ON 9/25 OR 9/26. Kits weigh about 27 pounds and include the Grape Stomp bucket, 25 pounds of Grapes, Measuring Devices, 1-Day Tasting Passes ($40 value) for each Adult Stomper, Rules Sheet and some Surprises! Assistance is available with loading kits in car outside of Wine Info Center. Choice of kit pickup date is included in the registration form. Starting times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and the schedules will be provided one week prior to the event. Each stomp heat will last 3 minutes and the virtual event time-slot is 30 minutes (warm up, posting of scores, etc.)  As a non-profit organization, this event is one of our annual fundraisers and entry fees are non-refundable.

All teams must check in online using the Zoom Meeting Link at least 15 minutes before their scheduled starting time. We want to ensure that all teams have the opportunity to compete and appreciate you being on time. NOTE: Zoom Online Meeting & Recording instructions will be sent in registration confirmation email with link to watch video tutorial. For purpose of this event, a SmartPhone or Tablet is recommended to join the Zoom Meeting and Record the Stomp.

All starting times and advance auction access link will be emailed one week in advance of the event and also posted at Check the website and your email frequently for updates. The Virtual Grape Stomp Auction supports Calaveras County community groups as well as high school scholarships - your contributions are appreciated. For more information, contact  the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance office at 209-728-9467 or email


Please review the CWA_2020 Virtual Grape Stomp Rules_062620.pdf prior to registering.

We encourage you to come in costume! The Top 10 Winning Teams will be scored based on Skills, Style and Spirit. A tutorial video can be found HERE

One entry per team and multiple teams must register separately. Stomp at your own risk.

We thank our event sponsors for their support of this fundraising event:
08/17/2020 - Calaveras County Continues Cooling Centers Through Thursday
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division has issued a heat advisory due to extreme heat for an extended period. Cooling centers will continue through Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 10AM to 6PM at the following locations where the heat will be most extreme. The location for the cooling center in Copperopolis has been updated. Cooling centers will comply with state guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required.

Calaveras Public Health urges people to remain vigilant about the prevention of COVID-19 transmission during this heat warning.

The best ways to avoid exposure to the virus are to:
 Stay home if you are sick
 Stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household
 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
 Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when around others

For more information about prevention and signs of heat-related illness, call Public Health at 209-754-6460 or visit

07/24/2020 - Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Winery is now open for wine tastings with safety precautions in place. Reservations recommended with limited availability of walk-in tastings as well. Social distance, wear your face coverings, enjoy a beautiful winery setting and great wines today.

On January 16, 2019 the Oliveto Family purchased the former location of Irish Vineyards in Vallecito, CA. This is the now the location of the Stevenot Winery production facility as well as a second Tasting Room currently opened every Saturday and Sunday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to move the production facility back to Calaveras County and to be close to Murphys.” stated Jon Oliveto, President and Production Manager for Stevenot Winery. With everyone in the company living in Murphys it made sense to pursue the opportunity. Over the past few months the Oliveto family has started on the complete remodeling to include the winery and tasting room as well as the historic Batten House. “We have so many plans including more parties and bringing live music to this venue. On weekends we will have winery and vineyard tours including barrel tastings.” said Lorraine Oliveto, Tasting Room Manager for both locations. Stevenot will be doing their crush in the new location and then begin production shortly after that working with Stevenot’s Winemaker, Nancy Steel. Stay tuned and look for more information on events and the Grand Opening!

More about the history of Stevenot Winery and the Oliveto Family . . . . .
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all part of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. With a new Winery Property and Tasting Room located in Vallecito and the Tasting Room on Main Street located in downtown Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1979.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

A New Generation
On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines, operating the Stevenot Tasting Room on Murphys’ Main Street, as well as the Stevenot Wine Club. Brothers Jon Oliveto and David Oliveto are the Owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company previously based out of Sutter Creek and now located in Vallecito. “We are very honored and excited to have this opportunity!” exclaims David Oliveto, Vice President of Stevenot Winery. “We want to carry on the tradition of Barden Stevenot and grow the business. Stevenot has always been a quality brand, well respected in the community and has always sold very well. This compliments the wine in the bottle.” The Oliveto family has distributed Stevenot wines since the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. “It’s all about quality.” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives and will continue to focus on wine making.”

Oliveto Family History
Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages, with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.
In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The company was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.

The community has embraced Jon and David with open arms. “It surprises us how excited people are about our new venture.” Jon said. “We are receiving overwhelming support.”

Jon and his wife Lori now live in Murphys. David has lived in Calaveras County for 20 years and resides in Murphys with his wife, Lorraine. Daughters Elizabeth and Brooke (with her husband Robert and newborn son Cashton) are also residents of Murphys.

08/15/2020 - Be Unselfish & Buy Some Shellfish at the Big 2020 Drive Thru Shrimp & Pasta Feed!!
Murphys, CA...Normally at this time of year, we would be plastering posters all over town and selling tickets to locals and visitors alike, spreading excitement for the return of the annual Shrimp Feed event. We look forward to having that kind of fun in the park again in 2021! Because all our community service programs depend on this one fundraiser, this year we will have a “DRIVE-THRU SHRIMP FEED” so folks can enjoy a bounteous meal & drinks to-go! Our Silent Auction and Magic Card Raffle will continue, NOW ALL ONLINE! BUY TICKETS, BOOK YOUR PICKUP TIME & REGISTER FOR BIDDING ON OUR FUNDRAISER SITE! You can also donate to our causes or become a sponsor!

Who Are Rotarians?
Rotary is made up of people like you...neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a need, unite, and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Angels-Murphys Rotary Club Makes Calaveras Better
Rotarians are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things by working together. It’s the original social network for good. What do we do in the community? We raise money and give it to those who strengthen and improve the community. We do hands-on projects that directly improve lives, and we have fun doing it.

Schedule · Saturday, August 15, 2020
4:00 PM
Meal Pickup Hour 1
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Online Silent Auction Bidding
5:00 PM
Meal Pickup Hour 2
6:00 PM
Meal Pickup Hour 3
7:30 PM
Magic Card Drawing - to be broadcast on FB Live
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