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03/07/2020 - The 18th Annual "Love the Forest" Concert Will Rock Vallecito on March 7th!
Vallecito, CA...Mark your calendars for the 18th annual Love the Forest Concert at the Vida Buena Farms in Vallecito, Saturday, March 7th, beginning at 7pm. Expect the unexpected...from Bach to Rock, Ragtime to Swing and Billy Joel to Sting, it will be an evening of entertainment. 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 (Vocals and Ukulele) is backed by Ron Schaner on (Bass and Vocal), Gunther Huse (Keyboards, Trumpet, and Vocal), Fred Treece (Guitar and Vocals), Ray Price (Drums), Ras Beeken Dan (Sax, Clarinet and Flute), Matt Albright (Trombone and Vocals) and Tonja Peterson (Vocals and Percussion).

Tickets Now available:
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door.
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: Books on Main (416 Main St, Murphys), SNAC (448 Main St., Murphys), and Murphys Music Company (88 HWY4, Murphys).
02/27/2020 - The Stevenot Winetastic Dinner at Murphys Grill is February 27th
Murphys, CA...We hope you will join us on Thursday night, February 27th, from 6-8pm for the Winetastic Dinner! Enjoy our Reserva Barbera and Reserva Chardonnay paired with special meals selected by Murphys Grille. Come see us, the owners and family of Stevenot Winery, and get discounted on your choice of appetizer when ordering one of the featured wines.


~Reservations highly recommended: 209-728-8800~
03/21/2020 - Annual Irish Days Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, March 21, Annual Irish Days Pancake Breakfast, from 8 until 10 am at First Congregational, United Church of Christ on the corner of Algiers and Church Streets in Murphys, CA. The menu includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, juice, tea and coffee. Tickets may be ordered by calling the church office at 209-728-3141 or purchased at the door; $8 for adults and $5 for children ten and under. Proceeds will go to various local and global charities supported by the Church.
02/14/2020 - Love on the Vine at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...LOVE ON THE VINE - FEBRUARY 14, Wine Reception prior w/ Glass of Ironstone Sparkling Wine and Assorted Cheese & Cracker Display, Buffet Dinner includes: Mixed Green Salad Smoked Feta, Pink Peppercorn, Cherry Tomatoes, Herb Vinaigrette, Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Grilled Chicken Marsala Cream Sauce, Sautéed Mushrooms, Prime Rib Carving Station with Chimichurri Creamed Horseradish and Au Jus, Assorted Dessert Station, Arrival at 6pm | Dinner served at 6:30-8pm | Dinner Music & Dancing 6:00 - 10pm, Reservations Required. Limited seating available.

02/13/2020 - Proof Preview Night, a Fundraising Event for Mind Matters Clinic
Murphys, CA...Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer and Tony Award for best play, Murphys Creek Theatre invites you to their preview night of "Proof". All ticket proceeds will be donated to Mind Matters Clinic, a 501(c)-3 non profit located in Murphys, that serves individuals and families affected by autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the production begins at 7:00 pm.








Proof, written by David Auburn;
What exactly is discovered in an old speckled-bound notebook left behind by a brilliant mathematician? Follow Catherine, a loving daughter, as she battles for the truth in a mysterious mathematical Proof. Her father Robert, a man who made major contributions to the world of math, has left nothing but questions in his wake. Be swept in as family secrets begin to unfold and surround you in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about love, family, and reconciliation.
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 - Alchemy Late Night Kicks Off This Weekend with Live Music by Plan B!
Murphys, CA...Kick off party at Alchemy! Open every Friday and Saturday til midnight. Live music by Plan B Saturday Feb 15th starting at 8:00. #murphyscalifornia #murphysrestaurant #diningoutingoldcountry #gocalaveras #alchemycafe


Welcome & Everyone is Family Here!
Alchemy is situated on Main Street, occupying a site amongst Murphy’s finest wineries like Newsome-Harlow, Four Winds, Lavender Ridge, Twisted Oak and many others. The restaurant is where many winemakers rub shoulders with visitors in our bar or restaurant. Alchemy offers the finest seasonal ingredients and dishes intended to perfectly complement the extraordinary wines of the region. Enjoy modern American comfort food, Gold Country cuisine.
02/09/2020 - Beppe Gametta returns to Murphys!
Murphys, CA...Sunday, February 9, 6:00 pm Beppe Gametta returns to Murphys! Beppe is a renowned guitarist, singer, composer, and researcher who loves to perform and tell stories about his journeys with a sense of humor and irony. Mentored by Doc Watson, Beppe shows in his performances a new and unique approach to flat picking the acoustic guitar, a style that he developed in a career of forty years of travelling, meeting with masters of many cultures, researching old forgotten traditions, and performing for audiences of different Continents.


Suggested donation of $20 per person

Please email nugget@fccmurph.org for more information.
02/09/2020 - Stevenot Winery Presents Brandon Pierce Today at Music on the Patio
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Winery Presents Brandon Pierce Today at Music on the Patio.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 & music from 1-4.  Mimosas for purchase Bring a picnic and your friends.


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.
02/13/2020 - Proof is coming to Murphys Creek Theatre February 14th - March 8th
Murphys, CA...Launching Murphys Creek Theatre’s 2020 Season is David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, Proof. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Proof is a story with characters so evidently full of flaws that we can easily relate to a few of them in ourselves. They are tough and resilient in the face of common and uncommon adversity, and still they trudge on with heartfelt ferocity.Proof: (/pro͞of/) noun 1. evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement. When most people think of this play's title, it is typically understood that there is a double meaning. The associations with mathematics and evidence are commonly recognized. There is another, less common association, however. adjective 1. able to withstand something damaging; resistant.







Living in the shadow of her father (a world-renowned mathematician), Catherine lives with the burden
of his mental illness, a strained relationship with her sister, adoration from one of her father’s former
students, and the possibility that she might have inherited more from her father than his propensity for
math.

These characters are just words on a page and, as incredible as they are, they are nothing without the
human soul. With this as his main focus, director Todd Thomas has assembled a veritable hand-picked,
gypsy family of brilliant talent from near and far who bring so much life to these words that each phrase
they utter is a breathtaking journey of tender, incendiary, hilarious, and heartbreaking moments.
Todd Thomas, having started his professional acting career with MCT almost two decades ago, returns
from his time in NYC and Portland Oregon to direct this season’s opener. Thomas tells us, “I have always
been fond of this script and I was so excited when Robbie Allen sent me his picks for this season.” It
turns out that both Artistic Director Robbie Allen and Thomas have portrayed the role of Hal in previous
productions. Thomas goes on to say, “We both had very high expectations for the level of talent in this
production, but we didn’t see much turnout for Proof at our General auditions. After discussing it with
Robbie, I decided to reach out to some of the talented people I have met during my career. I could never
have imagined how fruitful that would be.”

Michael Crich, an actor-turned pilot-turned actor, portrays the world famous and wildly charming
mathematical genius, Robert. Since returning to the stage a few years ago, he has performed in over 25
productions in the Motherlode. A rare gem in the region, Crich’s moments on stage as Robert are potent
and unapologetic.

Sarah Coykendall is Claire, Catherine’s financial analyst sister who resides in NYC. A former resident of
Calaveras County, Coykendall is Associate Director of the annual Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite,
former Impact Theatre company member, founder of Splathouse Theatre in Oakland, and one of Todd’s
friends since she was a teenager.

Hal is tackled by Jon Verkler. A Chicago native, Verkler studied with Second City in Chicago, the famous
Improv and sketch comedy school before moving to Portland and working with several local theatres.
Verkler and Thomas met in Portland while performing in a 10-minute play festival. After discovering that
Jon was not only hilarious, but extremely intense and moving, Jon was most recently cast as Adam
in Missing Link Theatre Company’s production of The Shape of Things to which he received many a
standing ovation.

Our Catherine is brought to life by Lauren Elyse Taylor. Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Taylor works in
both film and stage. Currently based in Oakland, Lauren has studied with Shakespeare &
Company in Lenox Massachusetts, Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles, The American
Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and The Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley
California. From day one, she has entrenched herself with the cast as if she had known them her whole
life.

Where does this all take place? In a house. Not just any house, though. A Chicago-style, 2-story house
built by Micki Dambacher, Jack Summers, and Naomi Elias. Perhaps the largest set design undertaken
yet, there is quite literally a house on stage!

Stage Manager: Courtney Gillaspie
Set Design: Micki Dambacher
Lighting Design: Todd Thomas & Cortney Gillaspie
Sound Design: Todd Thomas
Costumes: Catelin Schenstrom
Properties: Todd Thomas
Photo Credit: Leslie Davis

The performance schedule for Proof is as follows:
Murphys Creek Theatre is located at 580 S Algiers St, Murphys CA, just steps away from the
heart of bustling downtown Murphys. Shows will be held on Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm and
Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available at www.murphyscreektheatre.org or call the Box Office at 209-728-8422 to
purchase tickets. For more information and updates on the current goings on at Murphys Creek
Theatre, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @murphys_creek_theatre.

Prices:
General Admission $28
Senior Rate: $22
Group Rate: $20
Student Rate: $12
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