VSABA mixer

The Valley Springs Area Business Association will hold its May Mixer at Century 21’s restored building at the intersection of Highways 12 and 26 in Valley Springs on Friday, May 8, starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to network with local businesses. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. For more information, visit valleyspringsaba.com.

Angels Camp barber shop grand opening

A grand opening celebration will be held at Mike’s Main Street Barber Shop in the Baldwin Building, 520 N. Main St., Angels Camp, starting at noon Friday, May 8, officiated by a member of the City Council as a service of Destination Angels Camp. Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be served. A ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 12:15 p.m.

Mike Baker, owner, opened Mike’s Main Street Barber Shop April 14.

The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. To reach the shop, call (530) 966-6063.

The grand opening ceremony is one of the services for new and expanding businesses offered by Destination Angels Camp, the economic development arm of the City of Angels. DAC’s all-volunteer board meets the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at DAC headquarters, 1211 S. Main St., Suite 220, Angels Camp. Board meetings are open to the public.

For information about DAC, call 736-0088 or visit destinationangelscamp.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Ironstone Vineyards

Ironstone Vineyards will host a Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10, with two seatings available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seating is limited so call 728-1251 for cost and reservations.

GABA general membership meeting

The next general membership meeting of the Greater Arnold Business Association will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, May 11, at the Ebbetts Pass Fire Station in Arnold. Parking is in the back. On the agenda that night will be Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry presenting a new GABA online marketing initiative: Promotional videos of GABA member businesses. Bear Valley will also be on hand to discuss their ongoing plans for the mountain.

Meetings are open to everyone. For more information, visit cometoarnold.com or call 795-4222.

Sierra Business Council Green Drinks event

The Sierra Business Council will host a Green Drinks event from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, at Paloma Pollinators, 18048 Butte View Court in Jackson. Sean Kriletich, steward of Paloma Pollinators and event host, will give a personalized tour of the farm and its many activities. Practicing agriculture in the region since his youth, Kriletich will discuss his approach not only to food production techniques, but also the pollination of ideas and the distribution of goodwill throughout the western hemisphere.

For more information, or if you or a business/group/organization you know of is interested in hosting a Green Drinks event, please contact Brenda Gillarde by email at bgillarde@sierrabusiness.org.

All things Google at SMUG meeting

The exciting world of Google, the computer environment invented in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, will be explored when the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) has its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 12, beginning at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Road, just off Highway 4.

Brian Thomas, director of instructional technology for the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office, will lead the tour. Gmail, Google Docs, Google Chrome, Google World, Google News, and Google Goggles will be some of the points of disembarkation. As with all Thomas presentations, there will be some surprises and side roads along the journey.

Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her Mac related questions to be addressed.

SMUG meets the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. The organization exists to keep Mac users abreast of the latest developments and to address the nagging questions that arise from time to time. Its goal is to take the mystery out of computers and to enable members to take advantage of all the features their Macs possess.

SMUG was founded in 1995 and is a nonprofit organization run completely by volunteers. Annual dues are $15. For more information visit the SMUG website at sierramacintoshusersgroup.org or call 795-3798 or 728-9012.

Workshop Wednesdays

The Mother Lode Job Training “Workshop Wednesdays” series continues from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Calaveras Career Center, 700 Mountain Ranch Road, Suite A, San Andreas, Wednesday, May 13, with “Career & Training Assessment: use self-directed online tools to match your skills and interests with potential career paths.”

Emily Graham, Mother Lode Job Training career counselor, conducts the workshops. Workshops are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Call 754-4242 to reserve a spot.

Arnold Independence Day parade meeting

The Greater Arnold Business Association will hold a planning meeting Tuesday, May 19, for the 34th annual Independence Day Parade, which will be held on the Fourth of July. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Arnold Firehouse. For more information, call Linda Baker at 768-6396.

Daymon Doss to speak at VSABA luncheon

The Valley Springs Area Business Association will hold its monthly luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at El Torero Restaurant in Burson. Guest speaker is Daymon Doss, executive director of the Mark Twain Health Care District. Doss’s work as a registered nurse and respiratory therapist greatly informed his career path and decision making. He is known as an administrator who understands the needs of clinicians. He has served on multiple boards, including Community Health Foundations, COTS, Healthy Community Consortium, Sunrise Rotary of Petaluma, Housing Land Trust Sonoma County and Partnership Health Plan. He has served in a variety of management positions at the Petaluma Health Care District and currently is the executive director of Mark Twain Health Care District.

Tickets for the luncheon are $12 for VSABA members and $15 for non-members. RSVP to Colleen Reyes at 786-3929 or by email at crossfitdemolition@gmail.com.

VSABA board meeting

The Valley Springs Area Business Association will hold its monthly board meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Umpqua Bank, 87 South Hwy. 26 in Valley Springs. For more information, email info@valleyspringsaba.com.

Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2015 Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, June 19, at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp.

The format will be a four-man scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $125 per individual or $450 per team of four. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Dinner tickets can also be purchased for those not playing in the tournament.

“This will be a fun event for both players and spectators,” Chamber Executive Director Staci Johnston said. “We are looking forward to a great turn out in support of our wonderful scholarship program.”

The annual golf tournament funds the Chamber’s college scholarship program for Bret Harte and Calaveras high school graduates entering college with a career goal in business.

For more information, contact the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce at 754-5400 or email chamber@calaveras.org.

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