January 31, 2015

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Facebook linkWelcome to the current events calendar page for Calaveras County. Here, you will find a wide variety of fun events from food and wine tasting tours to live music and art classes to trademark events like Frog Jump, Murphys Day of the Dead, Calaveras Grape Stomp, Big Trees Winter Wonderland and Lumberjack Day. If you have a public event in Calaveras County that you think our visitors would be interested in, please use our online event submission form. For a full list of the regular annual events that happen throughout Calaveras, check our annual events page. Use the search bar below to search for a specific date, event or location.

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January 2015

Sledding at Tamarack Lodge

January 31
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Every day until February 28, 2015
Tamarack Lodge,
18278 Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223 United States
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Only a $10 per car day use fee for drop-in day visitors who wish to picnic at the Lodge. Day visitors need to bring their own sleds. Sled and snow play at your own risk! Call for more information.

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Fee for sledding

Marshmallow Roast/S’mores ~ Tamarack Lodge

January 31
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Every week on Saturday until February 28, 2015
Tamarack Lodge,
18278 Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223 United States
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Every Saturday night stop by Tamarack Lodge for a marshmallow roast and s’mores! You can sled (at your own risk) on the property as well for a nominal fee. Call for more information.

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Bear Valley Freeheel Race Series

January 31
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Last Saturday of each month through March 2015
Bear Valley,
Bear Valley, CA

The Bear Valley Freeheel Race has expanded into three separate events which tackle a different courses for each race. Come for one, come for all, just come and treat yourself to an alpine adventure. Doesn’t matter if your a seasoned backcountry traveler or new to the scene, this event is intended to both challenge and inspire winter enthusiasts. Call or visit website for more information.

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FREE

Journey Revisited Show

January 31
Black Oak Casino,
19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne, CA 95379 United States
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The Journey Tribute band returns to the lounge to perform more hits. Show starts at 9pm.

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2 Runs 10 | Unlimited Runs $15

Nastar Recreational Races ~ Bear Valley

January 31
Bear Valley Mountain,
2280 SR 207, Bear Valley, CA 95383 United States
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NASTAR recreational racing  provides the opportunity for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels to compete with friends, family and other racers around the country. The NASTAR handicap system provides racers with a handicap number that represents their ability. Your will be able to see your stats and how you rank nationally on the NASTAR website. Based on performance racers can win medals and qualify to compete in the NASTAR National Competition each year. All races will be held,…

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Donations gratefully accepted

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys

January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week
Murphys Old Timers Museum,
470 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Tours are available at no charge leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Jo Sanders at 209-728-3072 to confirm dates and times or make arrangements for large groups.

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Winter Art Workshop ~ Introduction to Aquabord

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Petroglyphe Gallery,
8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Dale Laitinen launches the 2015 series on January 31 with Introduction to Aquabord. Be sure to sign up early to ensure your spot. Register online at www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/workshops, call 209-286-1387, or drop by the gallery and sign up, we will answer all your questions and give you the studio tour. Introduction to Aquabord with Dale Laitinen  - Open to all levels Learn the basics of Aquabord with watercolor master, Dale Laitinen. This is an alternative surface to painting on paper. The advantages…

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FREE

Kid’s Art Class

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Town Hall Arts,
145 Stone Street, Copperopolis, CA 95228 United States
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Watercolor Valentines with Kim Barrington of Angels Camp. This is a great free watercolor class for kids of all ages. there is no cost for instruction or supplies. Funds for these classes are obtained through silent auctions of artist’s donated works. Call for more information.

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$65

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

January 31, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday
Murphys,
Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Join Murphys Food and Wine Tours every Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2:30 pm. Each tour is approximately three and a half hours. In an adventure for the mind and palate, you’ll get the inside story about the area’s rough-and-tumble past while making 8 stops at the best restaurants and shops, meeting chefs, owners and winemakers and sampling their creations. Tour includes a personal shopping bag for your goodies. These tours get outstanding reviews.  Tour details and tickets. Private group tours are…

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FREE

Mineral Wines weekend tastings

January 31, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every week
Mineral Wines,
769 Dogtown Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Join us on our beautiful patio overlooking the pond for weekend wine tasting. After January 4, 2015, the tasting room will be open on Saturdays or by appointment for the winter season.

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Free with paid Park Admission

North Grove Guided Walk at Big Trees State Park

January 31, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Saturday
Calaveras Big Trees State Park,
Highway 4 - three miles east of Arnold, Arnold, CA United States

Docents/rangers offer a guided walk  through the North Grove area of the park. Enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the park while learning about why this place is so special. The walk is approximately 1.5 hours long and is free with paid admission to the park. When the snow covers the ground the walks become guided snowshoe walks. Snowshoes are provided free, first come first served. No reservations are allowed. Check in at the Warming Hut no later than 12:30 pm.

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FREE with museum admission

Rock the New Year Tours

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until January 31, 2015
Angels Camp Museum,
753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Bring family and friends for a guided tour of the museum’s spectacular collections of wagons and carriages. Our knowledgeable educators are happy to tell you all about the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. You can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars and even a working model of a famous stamp mill. Tours run from…

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Varies

Zucca After Hours Wine Bar

January 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday
Zucca Moutain Vineyards Tasting Room,
431E Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Join us year-round on Friday and Saturday night for a relaxing evening in our garden with your favorite Zucca varietals. Enjoy a glass, bottle or a flight of four wines and savor the atmosphere of our wine garden. Pair your wine with our new salami and cheese platters for $10 or bring your own dinner from home or one of the great local restaurants. Have extra Zucca Fivers from the day? Use them toward your purchase at night!

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$25.00

Calaveras Chairs for Charity

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Andreas Town Hall,
24 Church Hill Street , San Andreas, CA 95249 United States

A collaboration of Calaveras Arts Council and Soroptimist International of Calaveras County bringing you a fun event featuring professional artists, community groups and individuals-creating a variety of chair-related art! Auction, Buffet Dinner, Raffle, Beverages Available.

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FREE

Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week

Come on down for Open Mic Night and show us what you got!

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Free

What is that bird doing?

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gold Country Roasters,
78 Scott St., Suite A, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

We all enjoy observing birds, but as we look more closely, their behaviors are quite fascinating and sometimes quite amusing. Barry Boulton of Central Sierra Audubon will present high definition video sequences showing and describing many of these patterns.

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Live Music At The Whitewater Saloon

January 31, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday
Whitewater Saloon,
8304 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Every other Saturday night from 9pm to Midnight- Local and regional artists offering a variety of styles including classic rock, country, blues and more.

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February 2015
Tasters Entry Fee: 5 cans of food OR $5 | Competitor Entry Fee: 10 cans of food OR $10

Chili Cook-Off ~ Murphys

February 1
Murphys Historic Hotel,
457 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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8th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Held on Super Bowl Sunday. All Monies Raised are donated to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras and Food raised is donated to The Resource Connection Food Bank. Bring a team or come taste! Email or call Brian @ 209-728-3444 ext. 416 for more information. Chili Cook-Off Contestants: Entry fee is Ten cans of food or $10. Judge’s Award and People’s Choice Awards. General Public Tasting: 2pm – 4pm. General Public Entry: 5 cans of food OR $5…

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Super Bowl Party

February 1
Calaveras County Fairground,
101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Haven’t decided what your going to do or where you are going to go to watch the Super Bowl? Come to the Ranch House at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Come on by anytime after 1pm! (Game starts at 3:30pm) We’ll have the game showing on multiple screens including a 60 inch screen. Corona or Coors Light for $4, Tri Tip sandwiches for $5 You’re more than welcome to bring an appetizer to share and enjoy in the company.

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FREE

Drum Circle – San Andreas

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday
Center for Creativity and Community,
23 W. St. Charles (Hwy 49) , San Andreas, CA 95249 United States
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Come join the drum circle. Bring your favorite percussion instrument or borrow ours. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome.

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FREE

“88 Days…The Story of Mark Twain in the Mother Lode”

February 4, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week
CAMPS Restaurant,
676 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States

This free, informative presentation describes through pictures and commentary the 1848 Gold Rush and life in the Mother Lode, Sam Clemens’ early life, terrible tragedies, travels to Nevada and San Francisco, his failures and his escape to Angels Camp and Jackass Hill! Refreshments available.

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Spaghetti Western Wednesdays

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every First Wednesday of each month
Hotel Leger,
8304 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States

Offered the first Wednesday of each month.  Enjoy a western movie with your meal. During the summer the event has been modified. You may order off the menu with an Italian dish available. Call for movie title, reservation and more information.

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Live Music at The Prospector Brewery

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every Thursday
The Prospector Brewery,
415 Main Street , Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Live music every Thursday  featuring local musicians including the Experimentalists, Owen and Kiel and Jill Warren. Have a cold beer and appetizers while enjoying the music. Check FaceBook page for details. Have a cold beer and appetizers while enjoying the music.    

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FREE music

Fridays at Alchemy

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week
Alchemy Market and Cafe,
191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Matt Cullen Delivers style with pop, country and jazz vocal performances from the 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond every Friday on our patio. The music is free, and there’s room to dance.

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$20 in advance

“Conversation with a Tramp: An Evening with John Muir”

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mokelumne Hill Town Hall,
8283 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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The Foothill Conservancy celebrates it’s 25th anniversary by presenting actor Lee Stetson as John Muir. Tickets at www.ticketriver.com/event/13835 . Call for more information.

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Comedy Nite At The Hotel Leger

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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First Friday of each month
Hotel Leger,
8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States

Come on down and get your laughs on with some talented comedians from the Sacramento and Bay areas. Call or click here for more information.

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One-Hundred Plus Bass Tournament

February 7
New Melones Lake,
6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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100 Plus Bass Tournaments is coming to New Melones February 7th and 8th (two separate tournaments). Tell all your friends and come out and fish the next event on New Melones.  Call Glory Hole Sports for more information.

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Mosiacs Class

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Town Hall Arts,
145 Stone Street, Copperopolis, CA 95228 United States
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Saturday, February 7 • 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, February 11 2pm to 3pm. Stained Glass Mosaic Lighted Blocks or Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis. Feb 7 glue pieces in place.February 11 grout stone and polish. (sealer will be given to apply the following day).  Kathie will provide a pattern and jars and jars of colored glass for your background. All supplies are included for this project. Kathie has been doing stained glass for ten years and has expanded into mosaics as a means…

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Adults $12 | Children 8 and under $5

Heavenly Chocolate Festival

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Murphys,
Church and Algiers Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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The 4th Annual Chocolate Festival to be an even  more delicious “All-You-Can-Eat” dream come true. Indulge your chocolate fantasy! Unlimited Tastings of close to 75 different homemade chocolate treats along with a chocolate fountain and beverages.  We also offer a chocolate gift table for guests to pick up Valentine gifts. This event has grown in attendance each year with regulars coming from Stockton, Fresno and the Bay Area. Information and tickets available at the door or by calling 728-3141, 728-3306.

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$40 per person

Lake Tulloch Lions Club Crab Feed

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Creek Home Owners Association,
920 Black Creek Road, Copperopolis, CA 95228

Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets available at: The Sports Pub 785-4646, Century 21 Copperopolis, Umpqua Bank Copperopolis or call Lois Kline at 785-6219. All proceeds go back into the community through humanitarian aid, Bret Harte Scholarships and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  

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Series tickets go on sale November 14, 2014 | Individual tickets go on sale December 1, 2014

Ovation Series ~ Pacific Guitar Ensemble

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bret Harte Theater,
323 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Eight classically trained guitarists performing their own arrangements and arrangements of great composers from Bach to Brahams. Click here for more information.

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Artist Reception

February 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hovey Winery Tasting Room,
350 A Main St., Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Artist Reception at Hovey Tasting Room – The award-winning watercolors of Margaret Roberts will be featured during the month of February at Hovey Winery Tasting Room, 350 A Main St., Murphys. An artist’s reception will be held in her honor from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Complimentary appetizers will be served and wine will be available by the glass for $6.

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Live Music featuring Plan B

February 13
Murphys Historic Hotel,
457 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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On Friday the 13th, Plan B returns for a suspicious night of amazing music, come listen from 9pm to 1am. Call for more information.

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Wine By The Fire at Irish Family Vineyards

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The second and fourth Friday night of each month.
Irish Family Vineyards,
2849 Highway 4, Vallecito, CA 95251 United States
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Join Irish Family vineyards every 2nd and 4th Friday every month for a relaxing evening of sipping wine, delicious appetizers and chatting with new or old friends. No cover charge. The tasting room will stay open until 9pm. Fire pit starts at 5pm. Come purchase wine by the bottle or by the glass. Call for more information. 

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$22.50 plus tax and gratuity

Silent Movie

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ironstone Vineyards,
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Silent Comedy “Speedy”. Includes buffet, dessert, popcorn, film and fun! Call for reservations and more information.

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Open Mic Night

February 13, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Whitewater Saloon,
8304 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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On the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month – Always entertaining, with local and regional musicians  doing their thing from 9pm til Midnight. Wanna showcase your musical talent? Come on down, its open to everyone! Call or visit website for more information.

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Valentine’s Prix Fixe

February 14
Outer Aisle FOODS,
164 Highway 4, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Join us and Val Du Vino Winery for a romantic evening. Reservation Only. More details to follow.

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Roundhouse Day at Railtown 1897 SHP

February 14
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park,
Corner of 5th Ave. & Reservoir Road, Jamestown, CA 95327 United States
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Come by and see what happens during the winter months to prepare the locomotive and cars for the operating season. A behind scenes tour of the Roundhouse will be offered. The park is open every day. Winter hours, 10am-3pm.

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Fondue for two

February 14
Roquefort,
425 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Cheese+Champagne+Candles=❤️ Join us for our second annual Valentine’s Day Fondue for Two. Space is extremely limited, call for reservations 209-728-9743. Parties of any size are welcome!

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14
Murphys Historic Hotel,
457 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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The Valentine’s Day menu will be a Coursed Meal planned for you by Chef Joel and Brian. Call for more information and reservations.

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Tickets are $35 per person

AMA Crab Feed Dinner

February 14
Calaveras County Fairground,
101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States

AMA will be holding their annual AMA Crab Feed. A no-host bar will begin at 6pm and dinner will begin at 7pm. Tri-tip is available upon request. Contact Bob Barnett at 209-736-0334 or contact any Director by visiting our website at www.amayouthsports.com. All proceeds benefit youth sports programs.

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Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner

February 14
Hotel Leger,
8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner. Reservations Required. 6:00 and 8:00 seating times. See the menu at hotelleger.com . Call for more information.

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$20

President’s Wine Weekend

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until February 15, 2015
Calaveras Wineries,
13 Earnest Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend at all 22 CWA wineries from 11 am to 5 pm. This is a great opportunity to sample the fine wines of Calaveras, celebrate with friends old and new, and take advantage of special discounts. With the purchase of a $20 commemorative wine glass, you are entitled to a free “limited-tasting” flight at all participating member wineries Saturday through Sunday. Full tastings will be available in each tasting room…

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Free

Premiere of 88 Days in the Mother Lode: Mark Twain Finds His Voice

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sonora Opera Hall,
250 S. Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370 United States

The Tuolumne County Historical Society will host the premiere documentary by This ‘n That Films, about the 88 days Mark Twain spent in the Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties in the winter of 1864-1865. This FREE event will include crafts and storytime for kids 2-5pm. Kids are welcome to come dressed up like Tom Sawyer, Huck, or Becky. Fine art and photography will be on display 2-8pm. Ukes ‘n’ More will provide entertainment. A PowerPoint presentation will begin at    6:30pm…

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Valentine’s Dinner ~ Rob’s Place

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rob’s Place,
140 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Lobster and Steak Special. Call for more information and reservation.

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Wine Club Members: $45 + tax and tip | Non-Members: $55 + tax and tip

Love on the Bayou Dinner & Dance

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ironstone Vineyards,
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Dinner and Dancing with the Bayou Boys. Cajun Cuisine. Oysters available at additional cost. Call today to make a reservation for an evening of food, fun and dancing or for more information.

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A donation for the artist of $15 will be taken at the door

Beppe Gambetta Solo Concert

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Murphys,
Church and Algiers Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Guitarist Beppe Gambetta will sing and play a solo concert of “American Roots with European Passion”. The concert will be held at the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church, which. Gambetta plays guitar in a flat-pick style and sings a mix of U.S. and European folk music. This year’s program will include traditional American folk tunes, played in the flat-picking style which originated in rural America and made widely popular through folk and bluegrass festivals. In addition, Gambetta will provide part of his “Canzoni…

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Mardi Gras Celebration

February 17
Murphys Historic Hotel,
457 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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On Fat Tuesday (February 17th) Murphys Historic Hotel will be bringing Mardi Gras to Murphys!  Kicking Mardi Gras Music, authentic food and drinks, and possibly even some face painting!  Contact Kevin and Brian for more information, or visit http://murphyshotel.com/ . Spots will be limited so call now.

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Film and Reception - $30 | Film Showing - $20

Movie Premiere of “88 Days in the Motherlode…Mark Twain Finds His Voice”

February 21
Bret Harte Theater,
323 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Days after his 29th birthday at the end of November in 1864, Samuel Clemens was broke and in debt. He posted a $500 bail bond for a friend with money he didn’t have. The friend jumped bail and Clemens had to get out of San Francisco. He sought refuge in the cabin of a friend on Jackass Hill in Tuolumne County. He would spend the next 88 days drinking a little, smoking a little, mining a little and listening to a…

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$20

Calaveras Genealogy Society

February 21
Calaveras Genealogy Society,
San Andreas, CA United States

Calaveras Genealogy Society is offering a two-part class: Beginning/Intermediate Family History Research, Presented by Lynne Storm. Saturdays, Feb 21 & 28, from 10am-2:30pm,at the LDS Church, 221 Church Hill St. San Andreas. Registration is $20, and includes both sessions and handouts. Register by Feb 14; seating is limited. For more info and to register, go to www.calaverasgenealogy.com or call Linda @ (209) 754-1325

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Glory Hole Sports Big Bass Bash

February 21
New Melones Lake,
6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Team Tournament $160 ALL-IN 100% PAYBACK!! Format: Two fish limit- one spotted bass- one largemouth bass combined weight  (Must be one of each species for a two fish limit. If you can only catch one species than you can only weigh-in one fish) Each fish will be weighed separately and then the weights will be added together weight wins. Big Fish Pot for biggest spotted bass and Big Fish Pot for biggest largemouth bass. Payout Based on a 50-boat field 1st Place- $3150…

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Winter Art Workshop ~ Creativity with Oil Pastels

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Petroglyphe Gallery,
8317 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Be sure to sign up early to ensure your spot. Register online at www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/workshops, call 209-286-1387, or drop by the gallery and we’ll sign you up, answer all your questions and give you the studio tour. Creativity with Oil Pastels with Doug Lawler. Open to all levels. In this class participants will examine new ways to tap into the creative self. We will explore the role our subconscious plays in creating art.  Discover new and innovative ways to use oil pastels…

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Museum member Free | Non-members $10

Lecture and Book Signing

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Angels Camp Museum,
753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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1:30 p.m. light refreshments, lecture 2 – 3 p.m. in the Museum’s Carriage House. Abandoned as an infant and raised as a refugee in Japanese-occupied Malaya during World War II, Sylvia Sun Minnick’s inauspicious beginnings honed her will to survive. Hear her talk about her new memoir, Never a Burnt Bridge, a story of humility, humor and pluck. Author of SAMFOW: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy and The Chinese Community of Stockton, Sylvia Sun Minnick is recognized for her lectures…

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Series tickets go on sale November 14, 2014 | Individual tickets go on sale December 1, 2014

Ovation Series ~ Le Jazz Hot

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bret Harte Theater,
323 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States

Gypsy Jazz in the likes of Django Reinhardt. A blend of Gypsy and American Jazz – once you hear it you can’t forget it. It’s sophisticated, yet it has sentimental qualities. It’s Gypsy Jazz. Click here for more information.

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Open Paint Wednesday

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Town Hall Arts,
145 Stone Street, Copperopolis, CA 95228 United States
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Open Painting with “Dramatic Pastel Skies” Activity. Bring any project you would like to work on or participate in the suggested activity each week. You may come at anytime during the day to use the studio, but the activity will start at 10 am. This week’s activity is skies in pastels. Bring any photo you think would work will with this exercise. Handout will be available. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

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Wine By The Fire at Irish Family Vineyards

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month
Irish Family Vineyards,
2849 Highway 4, Vallecito, CA 95251 United States
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Join Irish Family Vineyards on the 2nd and 4th Friday night every month for a relaxing evening of sipping wine, delicious appetizers and chatting with new or old friends. No cover charge.

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Open Mic Night

February 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Second and fourth Friday of each month
Whitewater Saloon,
8304 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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On the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month – Always entertaining, with local and regional musicians  doing their thing from 9pm til Midnight. Wanna showcase your musical talent? Come on down, its open to everyone! Call or visit website for more information.

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Winter Art Workshop ~ Mokelumne Hill

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Petroglyphe Gallery,
8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Practical Color Mixing in Watercolor with Dale Laitinen. 10am – 2:30pm. Open to all levels. More than just color theory, this workshop will introduce you to the practice of color mixing. Learn what colors are actually in your paint tubes and how they mix with each other. This gives you a head-start for other workshops and will make your painting experience more exciting. (Class is limited to 12 students.) Be sure to sign up early to ensure your spot. Register online…

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March 2015
Adults $25 includes 50/50 Raffle Ticket | Kids $10

Old El Dorado Jamboree Dinner and Dance

March 7
Mountain Ranch Community Hall,
8049 Washington Street, Mountain Ranch, CA 95246 United States
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Wanted! Gold Totin’, Belly Achin, Hungry Town Folk to attend the Old El Dorado Jamboree Dinner/Dance. Emporium Saloon opens at 5pm. No host wine n’ beer, BBQ, Music and Historical Entertainment. Special appearances by Black Bart and other Historical Characters. Raffle. Period attire encouraged by not required. Tickets available until March 4th at the Mtn. Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center, Country curl Salon. Call for more information.

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Walk/Run for Cancer

March 7
The Terrace Plaza,
1906 Vista Del Lago Drive, Valley Springs, CA 95252 United States
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Hosted by Terrace Plaza and the Toyon Middle School Relay for Life team will take place on March 7 at Highway 26 and Vista del Lago Drive in Valley Springs, near La Contenta Golf Club. Registration is from 7:30-8:45am. There will be a Tot Trot for ages 1 to 5 years old at 9am and a Youth Dash for ages 6 to 10 at 9:05am, both of which are free and give ribbons to all participants. The 2 mile and…

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Series tickets go on sale November 14, 2014 | Individual tickets go on sale December 1, 2014

Ovation Series ~ Yemaya Salsa Dance Company

March 8 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bret Harte Theater,
323 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Beginning in NYC in the 1970′s Salsa dancing is centuries old, originating from African slaves brought to Cuba by the Spanish. It evolved over the years blending Cuban, African, and French dance styles. Click here for more information.

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Wines of the World

March 12
Murphys Historic Hotel,
457 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Sponsored by the Calaveras WineGrape Alliance.Reservations are required, as tickets will not be available at the door. Call or  Email Sara at the CWA office.

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Free admission | Concert tickets: Advance $25. At the door $30

Backcountry Horsemen of California Annual Rendezvous

March 13
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Every day until March 15, 2015
Calaveras County Fairground,
101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 United States
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Open to the public. Events include: Clinicians Jerry Tindell and JoDe Collins, Large Animal Rescue, Dutch Oven Cooking, Dinner & Auction, Beer, Wine & and Cheese Tasting, Pack Scramble, Western Art Show, Kids Activities, Vendors, Vendors and more Vendors. Friday night concert featuring Dave Stamey, Nationally Acclaimed Cowboy Entertainer. Advance Tickets $25/At the Door:$30. Tickets at www.bchcalifornia.org . Call or email for more information.

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$22.50 plus tax and gratuity

Silent Film at Ironstone Vineyards

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ironstone Vineyards,
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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A Evening with Laurel and Hardy. Includes buffet, dessert, popcorn, film and fun! Call for reservation and more information or visit website.

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Winter Art Workshop ~ Mokelumne Hill

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petroglyphe Gallery,
8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Encaustics—Beyond the Basics with Suzanne Bell 10am – 3pm. Open to all levels. This one day encaustic workshop focuses on the safety, studio set up, history of encaustics, and several encaustic painting techniques. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn how to fuse with iron, carve to define shapes, discover layers of color by scraping, and use tape for line and design. Students will also explore the use of various encaustic tools such as blow torches, heat guns, the stylus,…

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Winter Art Workshop ~ Mokelumne Hill

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petroglyphe Gallery,
8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Encaustics: Texture and Collage with Suzanne Bell   10am – 3pm. Encaustic experience required. Take your art to the next level. We’ll focus on the more advanced techniques available in the encaustic art world, such as, grout, impressions, stamping, oil staining, antiquing, image transfers, embedded elements, water designs, fun papers, charcoal, graphite, metallic powders, and much more! Students will complete several encaustic masterpieces. Come to have fun, dress for mess. (Class is limited to 10 students.) Be sure to sign up early…

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17
Murphys Historic Hotel,
457 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Chef Joel will have Corned Beef and Cabbage Specials, so come in and get your fill! Call for more information.

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Murphys Irish Day Parade and Event

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Murphys,
Murphys, CA 95247 United States

Rain or Shine. Thousands of people from Northern California and beyond gather in the historic gold rush town of Murphys to honor its Celtic heritage and to celebrate as only the Irish can. Its picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering hand crafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages. The day begins with a pancake breakfast.  At 11 a.m. the swirl of bagpipes heralds a parade of marching bands, classic cars, horses, community organizations, novelty entries. Continuous…

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Admission is free

Mother Lode Daffodil Show

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until March 22, 2015
Ironstone Vineyards,
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Spectacular daffodils in vibrant colors, displayed in full bloom, in creative artistic designs, and in photography. During the short drive from downtown Murphys to Ironstone Vineyards, you’ll marvel at thousands of naturalized daffodils blooming along the country roadside and across the landscape.  At the winery, you’ll be greeted by spectacular barrels of brightly blooming daffodils. But these are just appetizers! Inside the Showroom you’ll find captivating daffodils in horticulture exhibits, artistic designs and photography. In horticulture, blooms will be in…

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Calaveras Wedding Faire

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ironstone Vineyards,
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Save the date! Over 40 vendors. Fashion Show at 2:30pm. Call, email or go to www.calaverasweddings.com for more information.

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River Reflections Artist Reception

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hotel Leger,
8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Please join us in celebrating the Mokelumne.  This is no charge…you are only responsible for celebrating our wonderful river. Showcasing the works of 50 artists, inspired by the Mokelumne River, to bring understanding and appreciation of the source of water for 1.4 million people.  A partnership of Amador and Calaveras Arts Council, Foothill Conservancy and East Bay Municipal Utility District. March 6-29, 2015 Hotel Leger | 8304 Main St. | Mokelumne Hill Artist Reception | Saturday, March 24 | 2-5pm Finale…

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Winter Art Workshop ~ Mokelumne Hill

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Petroglyphe Gallery,
8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 United States
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Learn the Techniques to Painting Clouds with Dale Laitinen. Open to all levels. Watercolor is the perfect medium to paint skies and clouds. In this one-day class we will paint it all from rain clouds to sunset clouds. Effective skies will make all your landscapes more dramatic. Join us, the sky is the limit. (Class is limited to 12 students.) Be sure to sign up early to ensure your spot. Register online at www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/workshops, give us a call at 209-286-1387, or…

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Spring Sculpture Exhibition

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakwilde Ranch,
7111 S. Burson Rd, Valley Springs, CA 95252 United States
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Oakwilde Ranch & Sculpture is a 52 acre private park in the Sierra foothills, 30 miles east of Stockton, CA.  It is an artist’s designed park celebrating the relationship between contemporary art and nature. Call or visit website for more information.

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April 2015

Railtown 1897 SHP Opening Weekend

April 5 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 6, 2015
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park,
Corner of 5th Ave. & Reservoir Road, Jamestown, CA 95327 United States
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Opening weekend for Railtown 1897 SHP regular Steam Train Operationg Season. Grand Opening Festivities, both days. This weekend only, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne County residents ride trains for free (proof of residency required). Arrive at 7am and watch the crew prepare the train for the day in the historic roundhouse. Departures are at 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm. Steam engine on Saturday and Diesel engine on Sunday unless otherwise noted. Visit website for more information.

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Easter Brunch ~ Ironstone Vineyards

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ironstone Vineyards,
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Call for more information and reservations.

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