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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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Friday, May 25
09:00 AM 2nd Annual Peddlers' Faire
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05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Aloha Friday Hawaiian
Saturday, May 26
All Day 5th Annual Chaw’se Day Presented by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
Until 04:00 PM 2nd Annual Peddlers' Faire
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Sunday, May 27
All Day 5th Annual Chaw’se Day Presented by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
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All Day Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber
Arnold, CA...Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber!

All Day Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!
Arnold, CA...Stop by the Arnold Branch Library as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary 5/23-5/28. Fun for the whole family. Scavenger Hunts, prizes, snacks, story time with a fire fighter, Patron Appreciation Day and our Giant Book Sale!!!!

All Day The Big Greenhorn Creek Community Yard Sale is May 27th!
Angels Camp, CA...The Big Greenhorn Creek Community Yard Sale is May 27th!

All Day The Big Ol Furniture Sale At Independence Hall
Arnold, CA...The Big Ol Furniture Sale At Independence Hall

07:00 AM The Arnold Lions Pancake Breakfasts Are Back This Weekend
Arnold, CA...Arnold Lions will once again host a Pancake Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day Weekend. All money raised at the Arnold Lions fund raisers go to worthy cusses for the benefit of our community.

08:00 AM 3rd Annual Heroes Fun Run
Calaveras Door of Hope 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run"
May 27th, 2017 at Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys
Calaveras Door of Hope is hosting a Fun Run on May 27, 2017 at Ironstone vineyards. The Heroes Fun Run offers a 5k and 10k run, or a 2 mile walk. The 5/10k run starts at 8:30 a.m. (registration open at 7:45 a.m.); 2 mile walk at 10:00 a.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.). 100% of funds raised will go to the non-profit organization Calaveras Door of Hope. Tee shirts, etc. to runners. Preregister at (events tab) or call (209)736-9600. Requested entry donation is $30 for run and $20 for walk.
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM St. Patrick's, Angels Camp Altar Society Rummage Sale
St. Patrick's, Angels Camp Altar Society Rummage sale
St. Patrick's Catholic Church Hall
May 26, 27, 28 Fri. Sat Sun
8am to 4pm

Donations may be dropped off Thursday, May 25th, 9am to 4 pm
08:30 AM Calaveras Door of Hope Announces the 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run" and Family Fun Day May 27th, 2017 a
Murphys, CA...Calaveras Door of Hope is hosting a Fun Run and Family Day on May 27, 2017. The Heroes Fun Run will be located at Ironstone Vineyards’ Amphitheatre. The Heroes Fun Run offers three options to participate in: a 5k run, 10k run, or a 2 mile walk. There will also be a party in the park with: Live music by Dyemusica, silent auction, raffle prizes, games and activities for kids of all ages. Food will be available for purchase on the grounds. Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the day. No outside food or drinks, please. Family Fun Day hours are from 9 AM – 2 PM. Admission is free. The 5k/10k run will start at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 7:45 a.m.); The 2 mile walk will start at 10:00 a.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.).

100% of funds raised will go to the non-profit organization Calaveras Door of Hope. Preregister at: (events tab) or call (209)736-9600 or register day of event.

Calaveras Door of Hope Pregnancy Center’s purpose is to serve women and their families in our community by offering hope and help both during and after pregnancy. Calaveras Door of Hope’s services include: free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, parenting classes and many other resources.
09:00 AM Twain Harte Chamber Chili Cook-Off
Twain Harte, CA...Join the Twain Harte Area Chamber for their first Memorial Day Weekend Chili Cook-Off! This event will be held in Meadow Plaza in Twain Harte on Saturday, May 27, from 9 am to 3 pm with kids’ activities at the nearby park.

Chili chefs should go to the Chamber website – – and pick up the application or call the chamber office at 209-586-4482. Cooking will start at 8 am with tasting beginning at 11:30 am. The chamber is also seeking vendors who wish to have booths at the event. Chamber members pay $12.50 and non-members booths are $25. Call the chamber to reserve your booth – or email the chamber at
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM 39th Annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Faire

The 39th Annual Spring Peddler’s Fair will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 27 & 28, in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold on Highway 4 (Ebbett’s Pass). Situated amongst the pines and redwoods at the 4000' elevation, the Peddler’s Faire features about 70 booths: Antiques, collectibles, original art & crafts, gourmet foods, & vintage jewelry are just a few of the range of items offered. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, for your home or cabin, or your next camping trip, you’ll be sure to find it here!

The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. serves local beers, along with home-made food booths, kettlekorn, and baked goodies. There will be face painting for the kids – and adult kids! The Arnold Lion’s Club holds an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast of ham, eggs, & pancakes both days from 8am – 11am for just $8.

The Peddler’s Fair is held from 9am - 4pm in downtown Arnold on the park-like grounds of Bristol’s Ranch House Café. (Physical address for Google Maps, GPS, etc. is 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA)

It’s free for everyone, so come enjoy the fun and maybe find that treasure you’ve been searching for!

For vendor space or further info, call Kim or Mark:
925/372-8961, or email us at:

Calaveras Door of Hope 3rd Annual "FAMILY FUN DAY"
May 27th, 2017 at Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys
Calaveras Door of Hope is hosting a Free Family Fun Day at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheatre in Murphys from 9 AM – 2 PM. Live music by Dyemusica, silent auction, raffle prizes, games and activities for kids of all ages. Food available on site for purchase. Bring your family, lawn chairs and join us! 100% of funds raised will go to the non-profit organization Calaveras Door of Hope Pregnancy Center. For more info go to or call (209)736-9600. FREE ADMISSION.
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
(209) 795-2152
04:00 PM Beep, Beep! Food Trucks are Rolling In on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Saturday, May 27th, 4 p.m. – 8
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Business Association and Destination Angels Camp will host the first of four Summer Nights Food Truck Festivals on Saturday, May 27th from 4- 8 p.m. at Utica Park in Angels Camp. The Summer Nights Food Truck Festivals are a unique opportunity for community members and visitors to enjoy a variety of different cuisine from Food Trucks of the Foothills, a group out of Placerville as well as local food trucks and food vendors. The Fabulous off Brothers, a well-loved, local rock and roll band, will be performing during the Festival.

The Angels Camp Business Association will be selling beer and wine with proceeds to help support ACBA’s events such as the Fresh Fridays Certified Farmers Market, Taste of Calaveras, Mark Twain Wild West Fest, sidewalk sales, lighting for the building outline and landscaping on Historic Main Street, a Bret Harte High School scholarship fund, the annual Hometown Christmas Parade and Festivities and our year end Christmas Gala.

Destination Angels Camp is a public-private partnership whose mission is to create a vibrant business environment showcasing Angels Camp’s strengths and uniqueness, cultivate social and educational opportunities and improve upon the tourism infrastructure year round for residents, businesses and visitors through economic and destination development.

We invite you to follow our Angels Camp Business Assn and Destination Angels Camp Facebook page updates and events. For information about Angels Camp Business Association, call 736-1333 or visit
06:00 PM The 2017 Sequoia Woods Country Club Saturday Patio Parties
Arnold, CA...Make plans to join the fun at Sequoia Woods Country Club Saturday Patio Parties! Saturday May 27 Saturday September 2 JILL & the GIANTS. Saturday July 1 Saturday August 5 CHAINS REQUIRED. 2017 Saturday Patio Parties. Music & Food, Buffet Dinner from 6-7pm Live Music & Dancing from 7:30--10:30 pm. General Public: $30. Members: $24 guaranteed reservations required and taken one month before event… call 209-795-1000 (price includes dinner, music, sales tax & gratuity)

Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.

The bar serves food several evenings each week and the restaurant is open for dinner every weekend. The dinner menu has a perfect variety of traditional favorites, with creative and contemporary preparations, and our guests marvel at the quality of cuisine to be found here, in this little mountain hamlet.

There is dancing in the lounge every Saturday night, with a DJ or frequent live bands. The deli opens its windows to the deck for an extended summer season, with tasty sandwiches, salads and hot specials.

Special group events find our venue especially accommodating and fun. This is a truly lovely place to enjoy good food, good friends and good scenery.
06:00 PM Chains Required Kicks Off The 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station!
Murphys, CA...We are excited to announce our 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station! Join us starting May 27th for some amazing acts from all over - come see nationally touring bands such as Poor Man's Whiskey and Patrice Pike Band, or your favorite locals like Chains Required and Grover Anderson. You can read more about the bands and purchase tickets online now at ! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Brice Station Tasting Room, Fridays-Sundays from 12-6PM.

Below are a few photos from the "Tour Guides" in 2015!


The schedule is as follows:

May 27th - Chains Required
June 21st - Juni Fisher
June 24th - Jazz Night! With Bob Eisenman Trio and Now You Hazz Jazz
July 2nd - Poor Man's Whiskey
July 8th - Dead Winter Carpenters
July 15th - Patrice Pike
July 16th - Murphys Old Timers Museum Fundraiser: Jill and the Giants, Plan B, and Bill Welles Band
August 26th - Risky Biscuits
September 2nd - Grover Anderson Band + Brice Station Blending Party*
September 16th - Bill Welles Band

All concerts will be catered by Tyler Waterman and Laughing Mother - Waterman Farms using home-grown organic produce right from the Brice Station property. Our meat options will also be organic and locally sourced. You can purchase food at the bar during the event.

Please send us an email at if you have any questions, or give us a call in the Tasting Room at (209) 728-9893.

06:30 PM Silent Movie Night Featuring "Alice in Wonderland" At Ironstone On May 27th.
Murphys, CA...Ironstone Vineyards presents a Silent Movie Production of Alice in Wonderland (1915). We'll have Organist Dave Moreno playing the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Buffet dinner, popcorn during the movie, and wine available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm, movie at 7:30pm.

$35 per person (includes buffet dinner, dessert, and popcorn)
For reservations, call (209) 728-1251

The Movie:
Alice in Wonderland (1915)
Alice goes with her sister to a picnic and then she falls asleep and starts dreaming about a wonder land full of talking animals and walking playing cards.
06:45 PM Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester at Twisted Oak Winery May 27th
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series – Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester. "Jerry Douglas! Jerry (freakin') Douglas!!" said winery owner Jeff Stai. “I've been a fan for years, and I know there are a lot of folks who feel the same way. By way of 'Alison Krauss and Union Station', Jerry Douglas is an icon in bluegrass music, considered the best Dobro player in the world. We're delighted to be able to welcome Jerry and the Earls for one of a very few dates currently scheduled in California this year!”

A yummy BBQ rib dinner with side salads will be available for purchase, along with yummy Twisted Oak wine, popcorn, and soft drinks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics and non-alcoholic drinks, but we ask that no outside alcoholic beverages be brought in.

Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served – bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. We’re on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze – it can get a little chilly after dark so please plan ahead.

Jerry Douglas

Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times, fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, the Grammy-winning The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester and is is co-Music Director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions, and his latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and Eric Clapton, among others. 

As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges as a true pioneer in American music.

The Earls of Leicester

The Grammy© and IBMA award-winning band The Earls of Leicester encompasses dobro great Jerry Douglas plus acclaimed writer, producer, and solo artist Shawn Camp on lead vocals and guitar, renowned Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman on banjo and guitars, second-generation fiddle phenom Johnny Warren, and Barry Bales, Douglas' longtime bandmate in Alison Krauss and Union Station, on vocals and bass. The group is the product of the band’s shared lifelong passion for the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys, and pays homage to their seminal work in the '50s and '60s which created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and transcended traditional genre barriers to popularize the music with an unprecedented mass audience.

What: Twisted Folk Concert Series Announces "Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester"

Where: Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Hwy 4, Vallecito
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 – 7:45pm. Concertgoers admitted 6:45pm

Ticket Information:
Tickets $39 advance ($34 Twisted Few wine club members), or $45 at the door, if available.
Children 12 and under: $10. 200% of children’s ticket sales will be directed to supporting music education in local schools.

For more info, or to purchase tickets: 209-736-9080,
07:00 PM The Route 88 Band At Camp Connell General Store May 27th
Camp Connell, CA...Since 1929 The Camp Connell General Store has been serving generation after generation of customers. New Owner Dan Tulipani and his family are excited to continue and expand on the rich fabric of history and traditions that have made the store an integral part of the community. With Dining, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Groceries & Gas they have everything you need to make your high country adventure a great one.

The story of Camp Connell Continues....

The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors.

While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since.

Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community."

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