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All Day Grand Re-Opening Of Bear Valley General Store On July 1st
Bear Valley, CA...New, improved, and stocked with all the necessities. Join us on July 1st for the grand re-opening of the Bear Valley General Store, located in the Bear Valley Village! Our first 50 visitors will leave with a special gift.
All Day The 2017 Ironstone Independence Day Celebration!!
Murphys, CA...Independence Day Celebration is back!

Gather your family and friends for:
- Fireworks
- Food + Wine + Beer
- Bouncy House
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Fire Jugglers
- Face Painting
- Live Entertainment from Risky Biscuits, JankTones and our headliner: Jill and the Giants

Adults: $15
Children (6-12): $10
Children Under 5: No Charge

July 1 Tasting Room & Museum Hours: 2pm-7pm
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Native Daughters YARD SALE This Weekend
Murphys, CA...FLEA MARKET Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1 from 9-3. Native Daughters of the Golden West, Ruby Parlor No. 46, 268 Main St., Murphys. (Next to Milliaire's tasting room) All proceeds go back to the community!

About the Native Daughters of the Golden West...

Founding of the Order of Native Daughters of the Golden West
By Grand Historian Bertha A. Briggs, Past Grand President 1953

The historic mining city of Jackson, Amador County, has the honor of being the birthplace of the Order of Native Daughters of the Golden West.

Pursuant to a call issued by Lilly O. Reichling, about twenty young women met in Pioneer Hall on September 11, 1886. Miss Reichling explained that the object of the meeting was to form an Order of California-born women to be known as the Native Daughters of the Golden West.

The Order was organized in Pioneer Hall, at a meeting held on September 25, 1886, when, by request, Judge Curtis Lindley presided, Miss Lilly O. Reichling acting as Secretary.

Chosen for the first Parlor of the Order was the distinctive name of Ursula (meaning "The Bear" - suggestive of courage and strength).

Tina L. Kane was named as the first President, and the charter list closed after thirty days with a membership of thirty-three. Charter Officers were installed March 7, 1887.

The first emblem chosen was the spotted fawn, which, however, was discarded for the more impressive emblems of Minerva, the Oriflamme, Sheaves of Wheat, and the mystic letters P.D.F.A.

Founding principles adopted were Love of Home, Devotion to the Flag of our Country, Veneration of the Pioneers of California, and an Abiding Faith in the Existence of God.

Between the date of the organization of Ursula Parlor No.1 and June 1887, seventeen Parlors were instituted.

The first Grand Parlor was held in San Francisco in July 1887, with the seventeen Parlors instituted by Ursula No.1 represented by thirty-nine delegates. Tina L. Kane, President of the Mother Parlor, was elected as the first Grand President. Years later the special honor and title, Founder of the Order of Native Daughters of the Golden West, was conferred upon Lilly O. Reichling, later Mrs. Lilly O. Reichling Dyer.

Ursula Parlor No. 1 reserved the right to institute the Subordinate Parlors until that right was surrendered to the Grand Parlor in July 1887, when it met in San Francisco for its first session. At this time, Grand Parlor adopted its Constitution and selected a full corps of Grand Officers.
09:30 AM Get Ready To Race In The Firecracker Mile!!
Arnold, CA...Hazel Fischer Elementary Parents Club has brought back The Firecracker Mile! This "mile" race through Arnold will kick off the Annual 4th of July Parade. Runners and walkers welcome! July 1st, 2017 9:30 a.m. at the bottom of the Arnold Byway No parking at the race start. Catch the shuttle at Cedar Center at 8:00 and 8:30. Register online and check for updates at by searching "Firecracker Mile" $5 children age 4 and under I $10 everyone else Find us on Facebook at"2017 Arnold Firecracker Mile" Questions? Email

10:00 AM - 05:00 AM 45th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival

The 45th Annual ‘Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival will be held over the Independence Day Weekend, July 1 & 2, in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold right on Highway 4.

Situated among the pines and redwoods, the Festival features over 60 booths of original crafts & art of all kinds: Woodwork, metal sculpture, yard art, pottery, jewelry, quilts, chain-saw sculptures, soaps & spa essentials, fine art, clothing, scarves, dolls, birdhouses/feeders, fused glass plates & windchimes, hand-painted furniture, photography, kid’s toys, hats, purses, succulents, leather, – just to name a few! – ALL exhibited by the artists. There’s gourmet foods to sample and face painting & henna for the kids – or ‘adult’ kids.

The annual Ebbett’s Pass Independence Day Parade will begin at 10am on Saturday, July 1, and it runs adjacent to the Festival on Hwy. 4. The Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Club serves an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30am - 11am both days for just $8.

AND NEW TO THE SHOW! We’re proud to announce a new change in the Festival in our live musical entertainment to a popular group out of Murphys: ‘The Magnolia Rhythm Trio.’ These 3 women will have you ‘off your feet’ with their unique blend of Americana & Bluegrass harmonies! And they’ll be followed after each set with professional juggling for all.

The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. always serves local Calaveras County beers, and a variety of home-made, hot prepared food booths, kettlekorn, pre-packaged foods of all kinds for you gourmet chefs, and baked goodies round out the deliciousness!

And if you don’t want to cook after a long day at the Festival – or just want to bring your wine & listen to the music ~ The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. also holds their annual tri-tip BBQ with live music on Saturday evening from 6 – 9pm ~ making for a full day of fun!

The Festival is held on the park-like grounds of Bristols Ranch House Café right at 961 Highway 4 in downtown Arnold from 10am - 5pm both days. Further Info: email Kim at .

Admission and parking are free, so come join the celebration!

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GABA Independence Day Parade!
Arnold, CA...Celebrate your Country this Saturday, July 1st at 10 am. Hwy 4 closes at 9:30 am so the Ebbetts Pass Corridor can celebrate all along the parade route in Arnold. It is a complete day of fun in Arnold, you can start your day off with a great pancake breakfast from the Lions Club, relax with friends and family while you watch the parade and enjoy a concert at Cedar Center. So grab your lawn chairs, mark you viewing spots and Celebrate America's Birthday Mountain Style!

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
05:00 PM The Blonde Tells at Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...The Blonde Tells at Camp Connell General Store. Music, Beer, Wine Wood Fired Pizza, Burgers, Fries and a whole lot more - now at the Beer Garden at Camp Connell - The Beer Garden is open Fridays and Saturdays for Lunch and Dinner. This event is a special thanks to the Calaveras County Local Road Crews, CalTrans, and The California Highway Patrol

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."
05:30 PM Big Trees Fitness Grand Opening Pool Party On July 1st!!
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Fitness Grand Opening Pool Party On July 1st!! Live music by the Rusty Rockers. The first in a series of free party/concerts throughout the summer. Come check us out!!

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
Murphys, CA...Saturday evenings from 6-8PM, kick back in downtown Murphys and enjoy Flight Night with Tanner Vineyards. Every week a new and special combination of Tanner family wines are offered in different flights, wines by the glass and by the bottle. Weekly flights may include selections from Tanner library wines or a "vertical" of outstanding vintages. Tanner Vineyards' tasting room is located at 435 Main Street, across from Murphys Historic Hotel.

“Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards
Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
435 Main Street, Murphys
(209) 728-8229
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
Arnold, CA...You know it’s summer when the music begins in the mountain town of Arnold. Staged at the outdoor theatre in Arnold’s Cedar Center, these events are produced by the Greater Arnold Business Association and are free to the public.

For 2017, the concert venue is better than ever thanks to the creativity and investment by new property owners Dean and Jessica Ryan. Adjacent to the outdoor theatre is their all-new Heart of Arnold restaurant, which will offer both indoor and outdoor food and beverage service. So bring your lawn chairs and something to eat if you like, but please do not bring adult beverages. You can buy 16 oz. Stella Artois or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for $5, Stevenot or Vino Metate wine for $5 per glass or the whole bottle for just $14.

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Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
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