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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
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Sunday, Jul 21
All Day Murphys Music Fest
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!
All Day Celebrate Murphys Homecoming Weekend! Something for Everyone July 19 - 21!
All Day Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 23
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
07:00 PM Sugarland Rolls Into Ironstone Amphitheatre on July 24th
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
05:30 PM The Next Concert at Cameo Plaza Coming Up on July 26th
Saturday, Jul 27
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM An Evening with Jason Eady – Classic Country, Americana - at the Sutter Creek Theatre 7/27
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
09:30 AM New Presbyterian Church Launching in Calaveras County
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Bear Valley, CA...Celebrating the start of its second half-century in the High Sierra, the Bear Valley Music Festival begins on Friday, July 19 and runs through Sunday, August 4, 2019 with a total of 14 concerts including a special free family matinee on Saturday, July 27. The festival showcases a wide selection of artists and genres including rock, classical, Broadway and jazz.




A mere 3.5-hour drive from San Francisco, Bear Valley is known primarily as a ski resort. Now in his seventh summer as music director, internationally recognized conductor Michael Morgan has put Bear Valley and the Highway 4 corridor on the map as a summer destination as well, drawing an audience of thousands.

Highlights of this year's festival include tributes to Carole King & James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton and Billy Joel, a concert by the legendary Mimi Fox and the Mimi Fox Jazz Trio, the return of world-famous pianist Olga Kern this time with her son Vladik Kern in Mozart's Double Piano Concerto, the world-premiere of a new commission by composer Michael Taylor, and three concert pieces for violin and orchestra featuring soloist Kelly Hall-Tompkins. The classical lineup includes Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto with soloist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. The Motherlode Chorale (featured last summer in Beethoven’s Ninth) will return, this time with a concert version of a hilarious Broadway musical by George and Ira Gershwin titled "Of Thee I Sing" about a US presidential candidate running on a creative and unusual platform. Michael Morgan will also conduct a special concert dedicated to symphonic movie themes, including Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, The Godfather and more.

"This is the most significant cultural event of the year in our scenic part of the Sierra," says executive director Eman Isadiar. "We always strive to present the widest possible variety of artists and musical styles to appeal to every taste and every generation."

Tickets and information are available online at www.bearvalleymusic.org or by calling 209-813-0554. Lodging is available in Bear Valley and in nearby Tamarack and Arnold. A round trip shuttle ride may be reserved in advance from Murphys, Forest Meadows, Arnold and Dorrington.
All Day Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!
Angels Camp, CA...The Big Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event kicks off this weekend at Middleton's Hallmark. They are even open this Sunday for your shopping pleasure. This is where holiday magic begins! Shop over 250 new ornaments available for the very first time, get the best Bonus Points and offers of the year, and much more. The Ornament Premier runs July 13-21 with a special kick off weekend July 13 & 14!



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Middleton's Hallmark Shop in Mark Twain Center is here for all of your gift, ornament and card needs! With a broad selection of year-round and seasonal gifts, gift wrap, Keepsake Ornaments and greeting cards, Middleton's Hallmark Shop located in Angels Camp, CA is the perfect store for all of your special occasions. Our gift and card shop has something to help you celebrate any special occasion, holiday or even ordinary day! Celebrate Holidays with Hallmark. This gift shop’s selection includes cards and gifts for holidays including but not limited to: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, The 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah
New Year’s, And more..

Hallmark Helps You Show You Care. Let our kind, courteous staff help you celebrate life events large and small or show you care in moments of need. We’re proud to offer a wide selection of gifts and cards for important moments such as: Anniversaries, Birthdays, Baby Showers & New Babies, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations. Get Well, Graduations, Sympathy. Thank Yous, Weddings & Bridal Showers, And more...

When you need to send support and encouragement, we offer a selection of thinking-of-you, get well and sympathy cards. With Hallmark Gold Crown’s variety of products, including home decor, picture frames, photo albums, accessories, stationery, Christmas ornaments, candles, candy, books, gift wrap, stuffed animals and more, we have gifts for kids and adults alike. Product selection and availability varies throughout the year, so stop by today and check out what’s in store for you at Middleton's Hallmark Shop. For questions, call us at (209) 736-4931.

Middleton's has been part of the Angels Camp Community Since 1955!

Family owned and operated since 1955, Middleton’s Mark Twain Center, Inc. was originally Calaveras Mercantile bought by Hank and Matilda Middleton in 1955. Starting as a furniture, feed, fabric, and appliance business in the original 1500-sq-ft location proved to not meet the needs of the community. Hank and Mat were now raising their young family, and seeing the potential growth and needs of Calaveras County, purchased acres of land in 1960 just on the edge of town. They built and developed the first shopping center in the county. Hank anchored his 27,000 sq. ft. furniture, appliance, hardware, and gift shop with a local bank and grocery store.

Fast forward to 1977 with youngest son Bob graduating college with a BS in Business. Taking over the family business, Bob also saw the needs of the community he was raised in and joined a National Buying Group for Middleton’s in 1981. Being a member of BrandSource gives Middleton’s the ability to serve their customers with name brand furniture, mattresses, appliances, and televisions such as La–Z–Boy, Ashley, Simmons, Tempur–Pedic, GE, Electrolux, Speed Queen, Frigidaire, Samsung TVs and also Hoover and Simplicity vacuums at competitive prices with the bonus of expert customer service that an independent retailer can offer.

Here it is, 2012, and Middleton’s Mark Twain Center still boasts a local bank, trophy shop, cellular phone store, grocery store, Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark shop, and their BrandSource Furniture, Appliance, and TV store. This 3rd Generation Family Business is a viable part of the entire community with involvement in schools, service clubs, and scholarships to high schools, and belongs to the local business association. Middleton’s was also chosen Business of the Year in 2010 by the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce.

After over 57 years in business, Middleton’s wants to invite all new and old customers to check out all that we offer for your household needs in the furniture, appliance, mattress, and TV department.
All Day Celebrate Murphys Homecoming Weekend! Something for Everyone July 19 - 21!
Murphys, CA...There will be something entertaining for each and every member of the family during the multi-faceted Murphys Homecoming Weekend stretching from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 in and around the cool environs of the Murphys Community Park. The park activities will include the Murphys Old Timers Museum’s 70th Birthday Celebration on Friday, the traditional Murphys Homecoming on Saturday, and the Murphys School of Music’s Music Fest on Sunday. At each event there will be food, wine, beer and other drinks for sale. The park’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license prohibits the bringing of wine, beer or liquor into the park at any of the events. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a series of small town America gatherings.


Friday, July 19
The Murphys Old Timers Museum will be throwing a 70th Birthday Party on July 19 in the Murphys Community Park offering free Musical entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m. by the Calaveras/Tuolumne All Star Jam. A BBQ dinner consisting of hamburgers, the museums famous hot dogs with all the fixings, beans and birthday cupcakes may be purchased. This event will be the Museum’s summer fundraiser, so attendees are encouraged to purchase food and beverages from Helen’s Hut to assist in the Museum’s fundraising efforts. Dancing is encouraged.

The museum, which will be the beneficiary of this park event, is located in the heart of town at 470 Main St. It celebrates the town’s gold rush history with many extensive exhibits and knowledgeable docents. It is open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Monday holidays. There is no admission charge. It also conducts walking tours every Saturday at 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 20
The traditional Murphys Homecoming will take place for the 71st year on Saturday, July 20 starting at 11 a.m.
During the day there will be a wide variety of things to do for all ages including a water slide, dunk tank, cake walk, bounce house and a juggling clinic. A special feature will be the jailing of local celebrities in the ancient pokey and their efforts to seek bail.

From 11:30 to 1 p.m. rousing music provided by Mic Harper and the Calaveras Community Band will fill the air. Tracing its heritage to the gold rush days, the band plays a wide range of music from Sousa marches to popular show tunes. Its repertoire includes pieces for everyone’s musical taste.

Following the band concert, the ever-popular Jim Bailey and Plan B will take center stage and provide the music and public announcements until 4 p.m.

Throughout the morning, and well into the afternoon, Helen’s Hut will be the place to go to purchase barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, ice cream, and a wide variety of beverages including beer and wine.

At 12 noon, a long-standing Homecoming tradition, the Old Timers Luncheon, sponsored by the Native Daughters of the Golden West and hosted by Murphys Senior Center, will be provided free of charge for any Murphys, Douglas Flat or Vallecito resident who has lived in the area for at least ten years and has reached the age of 70. This year the luncheon will be held at the Native Daughters Hall at 268 Main Street. Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling Sue Friedman at 728-8183. The cut off date for reservations is July 15.

In the park, at 1 p.m. the first of three much anticipated duck races will be held for the benefit of the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Foundation. Information on how to participate is available at CalaverasMentoringFoundation.org.

The day’s activities will conclude with the Third Annual Murphys Homecoming Bocce Ball Tournament starting at 6 pm. Organized by Jan Schulz and his Boccie Buddies, the tournament will feature 20 two-person teams that will descend on the recently improved bocce courts to vie for fame and prizes. “Commissioner” Schulz is taking reservations, and supplying information at 728-3753. Entry fee is $50 per team. The money raised will go to maintaining and improving the courts.

There is no admission charge for Murphys Homecoming and ample free parking is available nearby. Donations to help maintain the park are always gratefully received.

Sunday, July 21
On Sunday, July 21 the Murphys School of Music will be presenting their second annual Music Fest from 12 noon to 9 p.m. A variety of local bands with a diversity of musical styles will be playing throughout the day.

The roster of bands includes Terra Manthorne & Keith Evans, Nick & Ras, Cool Beans, Plan B, Nate Nathan & The Control, Brian Jirka & The Cabby Band, Leilani & The Distractions, and Cantamos.

Each band will play a 45-minute set, except for the headliner, Cantamos, which will be on stage an hour and fifteen minutes. There will also be a student and teacher stage with mini performances in between the band set-ups.

Saxophonist and Murphys School of Music co-founder and board president Ras Beeken Dan plays sax in five out of the eight bands on this list and will be guest artist with the other three.

This is an important fundraiser for our nonprofit,” says Dan, “Proceeds will cover a lot of things: keeping our doors open, materials for the classroom and office, instruments and supplies for our Outreach Program, equipment for our new recital and performance space, and more!”

Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets may be purchased from the schools website www.murphysschoolofmusic.com and clicking on the events page. They will also be available at the event.

Murphys School of Music is a 501(c)(3) organization that believes the Performing Arts are essential to have in every community. Their mission is to keep the Arts alive by providing private lessons, classes, workshops, and live performances at their facility and on location wherever needed. It is located at 265 Tom Bell Rd. #E in Murphys

Murphys Community Park is located on Algiers St. in historic downtown Murphys. Membership in the Murphys Community Club is open to everyone and contributions are tax deductible. For further information, call 728-8093, or click on the Community Club link at visitmurphys.com.
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All Day Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale. Click Below for Full Sized Images.



All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
San Andreas, CA...Gooney’s Bar & Grill is now serving Fish & Chips every Friday while the supply lasts. Located at 6 N. Main st. San Andreas. Open every day at 4pm. Twenty-one and over, I.D. required.

05:00 PM - 09:00 PM 70th Birthday Party / Music in the Park
The Murphys Old Timers Museum will be throwing a 70th Birthday Party on July 19 offering FREE Musical entertainment from 5:00 to 9 p.m. by the Calaveras/Tuolumne All Star Jam. A BBQ dinner consisting of hamburgers, their famous hot dogs with all the fixin’s, beans and birthday cupcakes may be purchased.

This event will be the Museum’s summer fundraiser, so attendees are encouraged to purchase food and beverages from Helen’s Hut to assist in the Museum’s fundraising efforts. Dancing is encouraged! There is no admission charge for the Museum Birthday Celebration and ample free parking is available nearby.

05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
Angels Camp, CA...Bring your family, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a night of great food, beer & wine, music, fresh produce and locally handmade crafts. See you in the park for the perfect small town Friday night! Each week features a local musician / band and winery.


The Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market runs every Friday starting 5 p.m. to dusk at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Hosted by the Angels Camp Business Association, the annual Farmers Market brings farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers and fruits, handmade products, live entertainment, dinner options, desserts and a different featured local winery and musician each evening. Entry and parking is free. For more information visit angelscampbusiness.com or call 209-736-1333.
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM Full Moon Disc Golf at Feeney Park
Our inaugural #FEENEYFLING will commence on Friday, July 19th... We hope to bring excitement to the amazing Disc Golf course and also raise funds to enhance the experience of the course. What better way than to commune under a full moon and 'illuminate' the course with excitement and fundraising that benefits us all!
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07:00 PM The 2019 Bear Valley Music Festival Kicks Off With The Carole King & James Taylor Story on July 19th
Bear Valley, CA...Following a critically acclaimed sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Carole King & James Taylor Story opens the 2019 Bear Valley Music Festival to take us on a journey through the careers of six-time Grammy winner and twenty-time platinum hit-maker Carole King, and five-time Grammy winner & American folk legend James Taylor. Featuring passionate renditions of “Fire and Rain,” “Sweet Baby James,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and many more, this astonishing back catalog is realized with authenticity by Phoebe Katis and Dan Clews, both well established artists in their own right.





SHUTTLE & DINNER

We are pleased to offer round-trip shuttle service from Murphys with stops in Forest Meadows, Arnold and Dorrington for all evening concerts. You may add this option to your concert ticket purchase by clicking on “continue shopping” at checkout. We have also arranged for a pre-concert meal to be served at the Festival tent prior to our evening shows.
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Sugaray Rayford Band – 2019 BMA Blues Soul Male Artist winner - at the Sutter Creek Theatre 7/
“Sugaray” Rayford is an American Soul blues singer and songwriter. He has released Six albums to date and was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in 2019 – Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and won the former.
When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6’5” he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind you of the Legendary James Brown.
Texas born Caron “Sugaray” Rayford began his musical career at the age of 7 singing & playing drums in church, and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. Rayford’s phrasing is intimate and conversational and the soulful gravel in his voice hints at his firsthand experience with hardship.
Beginning about 15 years ago in the San Diego area, he sang lead vocals with a R&B/Funk band called Urban Gypsys. With this band he had the privilege of sharing the stage with many notable artists such as The Average White Band, Dennis Quaid, Joe Luis Walker, Kal David, Super Diamond & Venice, to name a few.
After some soul searching he left the Urban Gypsys and became lead vocalist for Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz, a Temecula area blues band. Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz represented San Diego (Blues Lovers United San Diego) in Memphis Tennessee January 26th- 28th, 2006 at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), and brought home the 2nd place prize. The band began playing higher profile gigs and in 2007 released their 2nd CD “It’s Tight Like That”. In September 2008, the Boyz won the LAMN Jam Grand Slam Urban Artist of the Year title by a landslide; they beat out hundreds of competitors.
Sugaray formed his own band in 2010, and it includes keyboards, trumpet, and sax.
The historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the website www.suttercreektheatre.com
Here’s video https://youtu.be/0xxLgXODtaI https://youtu.be/pVFbyo7kkEI

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