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Sunday, Sep 15
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
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
Monday, Sep 16
05:00 PM Upcoming Mentoring Information Sessions
06:00 PM State Department of Insurance Town Hall Meeting With State of California Insurance Commissioner Rica
Tuesday, Sep 17
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Sep 18
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Sep 19
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Sep 20
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
06:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ 20th Annual Art Auction at Karmère Winery & Vineyards!
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Bear Valley Ski Club's Annual Ski Sale
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
03:30 PM Days of Wine and Noses
03:30 PM Days of Wine and Noses
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM Los Pinguos – Hot Argentine Folk Groove Band
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday By 9am!
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
Tuesday, Sep 24
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Sep 25
05:45 PM Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Sep 26
10:00 AM VA Training Health Care Training on Sept 26th
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
05:00 PM Kathleen Brown, Former Ca State Treasurer, to Tell Brown Family Story At Calaveras County Historical
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center Showcases Local Health Resources at Fall Health Fair
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Free Rabies Vaccinations & Microchipping at Spence Ranch Feed & Supply on September 28th
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
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Easy Leaves with opener Trevor McSpadden – Country, the lean Bakersfield sound

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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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09/13/2019 - (All Chickens Adopted) Something to Crow About! Chicken Adoption Event This Friday & Saturday
Angels Camp, CA...Something to Crow About! There will be a Chicken Adoption Event at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds this Friday & Saturday, September 13th & 14th From 10 am to 2 pm. Over 100 hens & young chickens of various ages available $2.50 each or $5.00 per pair; cash only Bring your own carriers or crates


The Calaveras County fairgrounds is housing 156 roosters, hens and chicks after an illegal marijuana grow was raided by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office on August 28th in Copperopolis. Calaveras County Animal Services assisted by fairgrounds staff, Sheriff’s Office volunteers and Calaveras County Code Compliance worked from morning until past midnight to rescue the birds and transport them safely to the fairgrounds.

The roosters are sadly not available but many healthy, beautiful hens and chicks are in need of homes and ready for adoption now.

Please help!
Questions? Please call Animal Services at 754-6509
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.”
09/16/2019 - Upcoming Mentoring Information Sessions
Angels Camp, CA...Mentoring Programs Info Session September. Monday, September 16, 2019. 5:00 PM 6:00 PM. Join us for one hour to learn about the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program- we will give you an in-depth view of the role of a mentor and how to start the application process! No commitment required. We rely on informed community members to spread the word about mentoring in Calaveras County!


Our goal is to offer concrete, one-to-one support to youth in setting and achieving personal goals and maximizing their potential. You can help!
09/08/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long! Today Enjoy The Sounds of Blu'Cidi
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 music by Blu'Cidity 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.

The Oliveto family welcomes and encourages your comments, suggestions and input.
09/12/2019 - Mark Twain Union School District Public Meeting on Instructional Materials on September 12th
Copperopolis, CA...The Mark Twain Union Elementary School District will hold a Public Hearing at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the Gym at 217 School St, Copperopolis, CA. This Public Hearing will be held to determine whether each student in each school will have sufficient textbooks and instructional materials in each subject consistent with the content and cycles of the state curriculum frameworks during the 2019 /20 fiscal year.


The MTUESD Board of Trustees encourages the participation by parents / guardians, teachers, interested community members and bargaining unit leaders in this hearing.
09/06/2019 - First Friday's Live Music at Greenhorn Creek
Angels Camp, CA...CAMPS Restaurant Presents First Fridays Live Music. Enjoy live music the 1st Friday and the 3rd Saturday of every month through Summer!! Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a glass of wine or just come hang out! Wood fired pizza oven, or choice of full service restaurant. If dining, restaurant reservations recommended. (209) 729-8181.


First Friday of the month 7 PM – 9 PM at CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek, 711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels CampGreenhorn Creek Resort. Visit: www.Greenhorncreek.com, or facebook.com/greenhorncreek/ to learn more.

Free live music entertainment. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No RSVP required.

CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Resort
711 McCauley Ranch Road Angels Camp, CA 95222

Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek resort offers award-winning dining, with a menu that highlights the comfort of tradition, along with the flair of contemporary cuisine, accentuated by local, seasonal ingredients. Service is extraordinary, executed gracefully, and is only matched by the warmth and friendliness of the staff. We have a carefully curated wine list featuring many of The Sierra Foothills’ local wineries and boast a bar that is abuzz with an exciting array of specialty cocktails and an excellent selection of draft beers. The restaurant features an elegant main dining room, an outdoor patio with wood-fired pizza bar, and a more intimate dining experience in our Mark Twain Library. The grounds are appointed with Bocce Ball Courts, The Wisteria Arbor, perfect for weddings, receptions, and outdoor events. Where it is nestled amid one of the most picturesque settings in the Sierra Foothills, Greenhorn Creek Golf Course, nationally recognized as one of California’s finest golf experiences.
09/01/2019 - Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long! Today Enjoy The Sounds of Brad Peterso
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long.  Come join us today! We are open 11-5 music by Brad Peterson & Friends 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.

The Oliveto family welcomes and encourages your comments, suggestions and input.
09/26/2019 - Kathleen Brown, Former Ca State Treasurer, to Tell Brown Family Story At Calaveras County Historical
Vallecito, CA...Ms. Brown will share her family’s story and her efforts to learn more about her family’s roots and the Vallecito area. Her grandmother, Alice M. Cuneo, was descended from the Giovanni Batiste Cuneo family, early settlers who built the Cuneo Building in Vallecito in 1851. In a recent interview she commented: “Just imagine the miners and the people who came to shop at the store which offered an unbelievable range of everything from picks and shovels to vermicelli and champagne!”


The Brown family’s connection to Vallecito was renewed last fall when her brother,Jerry Brown, Governor of California at that time, was spotted in the area looking for traces of his ancestor’s building. Vallecito resident Joel Metzger struck up a conversation with Governor Brown and subsequently wrote a news story published last fall in the Calaveras Enterprise about the visit.

Upon learning of the family’s history in Calaveras County, the Historical Society reached out to Kathleen, “self-appointed historian” of the Brown family, to request that she tell her family’s story to a local audience.

Ms. Brown will share her family’s story of their ancestors and the Vallecito area on Thursday, September 26th at the Chatom-School Street Winery in Vallecito, located at 1969 Highway 4.

Date: September 26th, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm “Social Hour” followed by Dinner
Cost: $25 per person – make checks payable to: Calaveras Co. Historical Society (CCHS)
Send to: CCHS, P.O. Box 721, San Andreas, CA 95249

For more information call the Calaveras County Historical Society at 209 754-1058
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