|10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
|| Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
White Pines, CA...The Flea Market is our only fundraiser for the year. The proceeds provide for maintenance of the building and grounds. It is always held on the first full weekend in August. Donations to the Flea Market are accepted all year.
Independence Hall Community Center - History
Independence Hall Community Center, Arnold, California, was officially established in 1974. From its inception, the Hall has served as a non-profit, non-tax-supported community facility for the Ebbetts Pass area. Originally, the Hall was the Avery School, a one-room elementary school with a divider creating two classrooms.
The attendance area extended along California Highway 4 from Camp Connell nearly to Murphys. The first function to be held in the building was a school Christmas program in December, 1941. The school was rededicated in 1964 as Hazel Fisher Elementary School in honor of its first principal and teacher, Miss Hazel Fisher. Following construction of a new Hazel Fisher Elementary School, the original building was signed over to the Ebbetts Pass Wonderland Association and in recognition of our nation’s bicentennial was renamed Independence Hall. The Hall was dedicated and remains this area’s community center.
P.O. Box 2056
1445 Blagen Road
Arnold, CA 95223
|05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
|| Zucca After Hours
Join us all year on Friday and Saturday nights from 5-8pm 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.
Bring your own dinner from home or one of the great local restaurants.
|05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
|| Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Every Friday, Alchemy features jazz standards by Matt Cullen on our patio from 5:30-8 pm. Matt will play with an “enhanced rhythm” section and will sometimes be joined by guests. There’s room to dance :)
The music is free; all we ask is that you call 728-0700 for reservations and that you eat some dinner. Hear samples of Matt’s music on his website here: mattcullenonline.com
|06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
|| Overeaters Anonymous
Chapel of the Pines
2286 Cedar Ln, Arnold
Basement (left of entrance)
|07:00 PM - 02:00 PM
|| The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
February 17-March 5th
Saturdays and Sundays at 7PM, Sundays at 2PM
Murphys Creek Theatre: 580 S. Algiers Road, Murphys
For tickets visit: murphyscreektheatre.org or call 209-728-8422
Directed by Don Bilotti. Starring Matthew Hobgood. “Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams.” These are the words of John Merrick, the ‘Elephant Man’, the horrific side-show freak, the mal-formed monster of a man who revealed what it is to be human, what it means to be humane. This play is a powerful, passionate, uplifting story that traces the story of Merrick who is plucked from a life of abject misery and studied as a ‘science project’ by physician Frederick Treves. Merrick becomes a favorite of the media and the aristocracy. They are baffled, amazed and amused that something so disgusting in appearance can contain such beauty, brilliance, humor and courage.
But Merrick is doomed, not just from a body that betrayed him before birth, but from a society that can only see him as something non-human, alien, a performing animal, the side-show freak - tolerated but never accepted. Through Pomerance’s play, Merrick’s life and death , though wracked with pain and loneliness, gives the world a tremendous gift – the gift of compassion, the gift of seeing beyond the differences between peoples, the gift of seeing the humanity that unites us all.