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All Day 46th Annual Bjornloppet Hits the Nordic Trails March 9 & 10
Bear Valley, CA...On Saturday, March 9th, cross country skiers from near and far will assemble in the Bear Valley Meadow for the 46th running of the Bjornloppet Ski Race and Festival. With a 10:30 am start, The “Bjornloppet”, meaning Bear Race in Norwegian, is enjoyed by young and old alike. There are divisions for all ages and two distances are offered, 20 kilometers (two laps) and 10 kilometers in Saturday’s freestyle (striding or ski skating) race.

The mass start is fun to watch with the go-fast racers using the ski skating technique. The course winds through aspen trees, over some roller coaster terrain and ends up on the Bjornloppet Trail with its notorious Bjornloppet Downhill. Big thrills are part of the racing game as the race can be won or lost on this section alone. After the race is over, skiers will gather for an outrageous awards party with food, awards and prizes from Salomon, local businesses and suppliers.

Saturday is the main event, but on Sunday, March 10th, a second day of racing is offered up for striders (classic skiers only – no ski skaters). This 10 Kilometer (or 5 Kilometer for junior racers) event starts at 10:00 am (don’t forget to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time), features a different course and is followed up with awards for overall (1st, 2nd & 3rd) winners and raffle prizes as well.

This year’s events are hosted by Bear Valley Cross Country staff, awesome volunteers and Dianne and Paul Petersen. BVCC is reporting excellent mid-winter ski conditions with many days of All Trails Open.

For more information contact or 209 753-2834.

Bear Valley Cross Country (Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc.), is now owned by the Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative. For more information on how to become a Bear Valley Mountain Co-Op member, please visit
All Day What’s Happening in Murphys March 5-13, 2019
Murphys, CA...Try out the Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Arnold with stops in Murphys from February to October. Enjoy a day in Murphys and leave the driving to Calaveras Transit! March 5, 2019 – Winemakers Night at Alchemy - Enjoy jazz and blues performed by Anthony Delaney while sipping $5 glasses of Brice Station wines. $20 per bottle. Call (209) 728-0700 for reservations. March 6, 2019 - Taize Service at First Congregational Church in Murphys - A contemplative candlelit service of prayers, readings, and songs offering comfort and peace from 7-8 pm. Contact Faye at 209 890 7466 for more information.

March 7, 2018 – Murphys Business Association Monthly Meeting – Business owners, staff and other interested persons are welcome to join the Murphys Business Association at 8:30 am to discuss topics of interest in Murphys.

March 7, 2019 – The Thursday Night Experiment at Murphys Irish Pub - Anthony Delaney from 6-9 pm

March 7, 2019 – Thriving Every Other Thursday at Outer Aisle - Every other Thursday we celebrate diversity, nutrition, and artistry – you can enjoy a meal and shop the produce market for seasonal ingredients beginning at 6 pm. Call 209-728-1164 for more information or visit

March 8, 2019 – Friday Night Music at Alchemy - Jerry McKay will be performing his music for baby boomers. 6:00pm-8:30pm. Call (209) 728-0700 for reservations.

March 8, 2019 – Art Night at the Murphys Pourhouse – Join us from 5-9 pm for Art Night with featured artist Pilar Barnes. Pilar is a self-taught watercolor artist whose current collection is painted exclusively with wine. Yes... wine! By letting the wine age in her paint palette, the wine changes consistency and darkens allowing her to use it as a paint medium. When we first saw her paintings, we were blown away and we are elated to be showcasing her work here.

March 8-9, 2019 – Murphys Irish Pub gets Lively on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm.

March 9, 2019 - Wine & Whimsy, Comedy Night featuring Michael Mancini at Ironstone Winery - Purchase tickets online at or call 209-753-9700, no tickets sold at the event. Michael Mancini, a comedian dubbed “the World’s Funniest Cop” will be bringing his wit to Wine and Whimsy at Ironstone Vineyards on March 9th. The event, presented by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, promises to provide an evening of laughter, friendship and wine while honoring local first responders. Doors open at 6:30pm.

March 9-10, 2019 - Spring Daffodil Show at Ironstone Vineyards - The Spring Show is brought to you by the Northern California Daffodil Society and the Calaveras County Garden Club. The show will display captivating daffodil exhibits in horticulture, artistic design, and photography. The show opens at 12 p.m. Saturday and 10 am Sunday.
For information, contact Bob Spotts at (925) 625-5526 or, or visit

March 9, 2019 – 17th Annual Love the Forest Concert & Fundraiser Featuring Cantamos – Join us at our New Location at the Vida Buena Farms in Vallecito beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are available in advance at Sustenance Books, SNAC, & Murphys Music Company. This event is a FUNdraiser for Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch [501c (3)]. Visit

March 10, 2018 – Second Sunday Artisan Tasting Series at Lavender Ridge – Four Rhones with Cheese Pairings – 2-3 pm at the Tasting Room.

March 10, 2019 – Round the World Culinary Delights at Murphys Grille - Join us every other Sunday night to enjoy a special menu highlighting the epicurean delights of a specific region of the world, from France to the American South. Call 209-728-8800 for reservations.

March 10, 2019 – Ovation Concert Series with Tom Rigney in Angels Camp – Sunday from 3–5 p.m. Visit the Calaveras County Arts Council website to purchase tickets. Tom Rigney is one of the premier blues and roots music violinists in the world and continues to be a prolific composer of powerfully compelling music for the violin, music whose influences come from an extremely wide range of musical styles within the broad boundaries of American Roots Music.

March 12, 2019 – Winemakers Night at Alchemy - Come and enjoy delicious wine for only $5 glass from Four Winds Cellars while listening to the music of Ras Beeken Dan. Call (209) 728-0700 for reservations.

March 12, 2019 – Maximizing Your Mac with SMUG - Getting the most out of your Apple computer will be the main topic when SMUG (Sierra Macintosh User Group) holds its monthly meeting Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Murphys Library. SMUG meetings are designed for dues paying members, but anyone is welcome to attend to see if they would like to join the group. SMUG’s goal is to take the mystery out of computers and to enable members to take advantage of all the features their Mac products possess. – Celebrate Murphys Irish Heritage with us each year on the third Saturday in March. Main Street is closed to traffic so you may enjoy the pancake breakfasts, hometown parade, craft vendors, all day music and entertainment, and, of course, all our local shops, restaurants and wineries in downtown Murphys.
Visit MurphysLiveMusic on Facebook for more events from Copperopolis to Bear Valley.
All Day The Sonora Celtic Faire, Celtic Heritage Celebration, Jousting Championships & More
Sonora, CA...March 8-10th, 2019 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. It is one of the oldest and largest Celtic Faires in existence. Since 1986 it has been a fixture on the spring calendar.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Columbia, CA...Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information. Town Tours are every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11 am. Meet at the office on Main Street & State St Columbia, CA 95310

02:00 PM A Chorus Line Continues Through March 24th
Sonora, CA...A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” Audiences, critics, and artists agree… A Chorus Line is the perfect musical.

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by ​Michael Bennett​
Book by James Kirkwood & ​Nicholas Dante
Music by ​Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by ​Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.
February 10-March 24
East Sonora Theatre
Rated ​PG-13

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