Fundraiser to honor Amelia Ann Adams

Honoring the legacy of Amelia Ann Adams, who was an elementary school educator, community center director, community organizer, mentor and local pastor, the Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center will hold a fundraising gala from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Vereschagin Alumni House, 1022 Dave Brubeck Way, on the University of the Pacific campus.

The “Bridges Over Many Waters” Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the legacy and impact Adams had within and beyond the Stockton community. Tickets are $75 each and available at

As a local 501(c)(3) organization, the AAAWLC offers programs and opportunities to carry on the transformative influence the Rev. Adams had on the community as well as honor local change agents that serve as “bridges” in education, health, social justice and faith.

For table and program scholarship information, contact AAAWLC Executive Director Christina Peoples or Shani Richards at

Murphys plans Homecoming

The town of Murphys celebrates its 70th anniversary with its annual homecoming from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 21 at the Community Park, 505 Algiers St.

Among the attractions will be a waterslide, bounce house, juggling clinics, dunk tank, food, including a free lunch for anyone 70 and older who has been in Murphys as least 10 years, and live music by Mic Harper and the Calaveras Community Band and Jim Bailey and Plan B.

The annual event also features a duck race and bocce tournament.

Admission is free, but reservations for the free lunch, offered by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, must be made by July 20 by calling Mary Piumarta at (209) 728-8392.

Two-person teams wanting to enter the bocce tournament should contact Jan Schulz at (209) 728-3753. Entry fee is $50 per team with proceeds going to maintain and improve the park’s courts.

The money raised will go to maintaining and improving the courts.

For more information, call (209) 728-8093 or visit the Community Club link at

Blood drive in Valley Springs

A blood drive is scheduled for 1:30-6:30 p.m. on July 26 at Valley Springs Sports & Fitness Center, 145 Mangili Road off Highway 26.

Sponsored by BloodSource and Mother Lode Council of the Knights of Columbus, the drive is intended to meet the community’s blood needs.

Anyone age 16 and older weighing at least 110 pounds and in fairly good health is eligible to donate. Donors must bring photo identification and are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids before donating.

For information, phone (916) 453-3039 or visit

Wine Cheese and Olive Festival to benefit seniors

San Andreas Rotary Club’s second annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival to benefit Meals on Wheels for seniors in Calaveras County, is set for 4-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at La Contenta Golf Club in Valley Springs.

Foothill wineries, some whose grapes date back to the Gold Rush days, will be pouring their best vintages. Cheese and olive purveyors, several local to the area, will be offering delicious samples of their craft. Live music and a silent auction also are planned with voting for the People’s Choice Wine Award.

Tickets, available to those 21 and older, are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and benefit Common Ground Senior Services Meals on Wheels for Calaveras County, and other Rotary programs. They’re available at La Contenta Golf Club, 1653 Highway 26, Valley Springs, or online at

Lincoln Class of ’93 plans reunion

Lincoln High School’s Class of 1993 is planning a 25-year reunion Sept. 28 in conjunction with Homecoming.

A happy hour is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. at Papapavlos in Lincoln Center, also on Sept. 28, with a family-friendly event at Swenson Park on Sept. 29. More details are being worked out.

Free genealogical help offered

The San Joaquin County Genealogical Society provides volunteers to help research family ancestries free of charge on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second floor of the Cesar Chavez Central Library, 605 N. El Dorado St., Stockton.

For more information. email