Calaveras Enterprise

What’s Hoppin’ for THURSDAY, Feb. 13

VALENTINE’S BASKET RAFFLE: 11 a.m. at Murphys Preschool, 24 baskets prepared by students of the preschool will be raffled off. Over 100 merchants have contributed prizes that are included in the baskets. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and are available at the school or by calling 728-1309. For more What’s Hoppin’ highlights, click on the day above.

AMA PONYTAIL SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS: 5 to 7 p.m. at Michelson Elementary School, girls in ninth through 12th grade may sign up for this year’s softball league. Cost is $25 per player, $20 for the second player from the same family. Call 795-2220 for more information.

TOWN HALL MEETING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Community Education Center, Assemblyman Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto, will hold a town hall meeting to discuss rural healthcare issues. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns regarding the quality of healthcare in Calaveras County.

ACORNS AND WELLSPRINGS: 7 p.m. at the Douglas Flat schoolhouse on Main Street, the Schoolhouse Series continues with an archeologist, a cultural resource specialist and representatives from the Calaveras Band of Miwok discussing artifacts. The cost is $35 for the series, or $10 per lecture. Call 736-9111 for reservations.


VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE: At the Veterans Memorial Hall in Valley Springs, American Legion Post 102 presents a barbecued tri-tip dinner and dance. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar, dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and dancing to Have Music Will Travel begins at 9 p.m. Dinner and dance tickets are $15 each and must be purchased in advance. Dance only tickets are $5 each. Proceeds benefit the Post. Call 772-9650, 772-0415, 772-2405 or 772-2465 for reservations.


WESTERN DANCE: 7 to 11 p.m. at Angelo’s Hall in Columbia State Historic Park, the Sierra Gold Country Western Dancers will kick up their heels. Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for others. Call 532-2956 for more information.

PEACE MARCH: 12 p.m. at Woods Creek Rotary Park in Sonora, a peace march will take place. Call 533-4032 for more information.

PRESIDENT’S WINE WEEKEND: Today and tomorrow from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. at participating Calaveras County wineries, the Calaveras Wine Association presents its seventh annual weekend of wine tasting, live music and hors d’oeuvres. The event is free of charge and runs rain or shine. Call 736-6722 or visit for more information.


GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY MEETING: At the clubhouse on Meecham Ranch Road outside Angels Camp, the Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society will meet. Tom and Sue Reeves will discuss equipment, techniques and the joy of faceting. Potluck lunch at 12 p.m., the meeting follows. The public is welcome. Call 532-3939 for directions and more information.

GREAT DECISIONS: 2 p.m. at the Murphys Congregational Church, the American Association of University Women presents its continuing forum “Great Decisions” with a discussion of “Multilateralism vs. Unilateralism.” Call 728-2663 for more information.


ART ASSOCIATION MEETING: 1 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Library, the Mother Lode Art Association will meet. Guest artist Chella Gonsalves will demonstrate pleine aire painting. The public is invited at no charge. Call 532-0207 for more information.


PLANT PROPAGATION SEMINAR: 10 a.m. at Rising Sun Nursery in Burson, owner Don Urbanus presents a free plant propagation workshop. Learn to properly cut, graft, layer and divide plants. Call 772-3451 for reservations or more information.

QUILTING CLASS: At All Together Family Quilting, Daisy Kasun of the Loose Threads of Valley Springs teaches a Baltimore Album class. This is a yearlong class that will meet on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 772-2686.

SIRS MEETING: 12 p.m., the Arnold SIRS will meet at the Snowflake Lodge in Arnold. Ralph Squire will speak on dousing for water and crop circles. Refreshments at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Call 795-5305 for more information.

GRAD NIGHT MEETING: 7 p.m. at the Bret Harte High School Library, the Grad Night Committee will meet. Call 795-1864 or 736-2450 for more information.


CHILD CARE COUNCIL MEETING: 12 to 2 p.m. in the Black Oak conference room at St. Charles Place in San Andreas, the Calaveras Child Care Council will meet. Call 754-5348 for more information.

WET DREAMS: GREED, GOLD AND WATER: 7 p.m. at the Douglas Flat schoolhouse on Main Street, the Schoolhouse Series continues with Judith Marvin and Dave Gano discussing flumes, ditches and other water systems. The cost is $35 for the series, or $10 per lecture. Call 736-9111 for reservations.

TOWN HALL MEETING: 7 p.m. at the old gymnasium at Calaveras High School in San Andreas, Assemblyman Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto and state Senator Rico Oller, R-San Andreas are scheduled to attend a Town Hall meeting to discuss proposed cuts in education. Everyone from Amador, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties is invited to attend. There will be a few other speakers and a question and answer session.

BIG VALLEY RV AND BOAT SHOW: Today through Sunday at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, the 2003 Big Valley RV, Sports and Boat Show takes place. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. through Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free. Free parking. Call 956-2111 for more information.

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