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All Day The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum's 22nd Annual Logging Jamboree
Arnold, CA...The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in Arnold will be holding it's 22nd annual Logging Jamboree on September 2nd, Labor Day Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be competition first for the amateurs, then the pro's with prizes. There will be BBQ by the Moose,local beer and wines, snow cones, tours of the museum & exhibits, and auction. Admission for those 12 years or over is only $8, or two for $15. Benefits to the Logging Museum.

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 Labor Day Weekend. All money raised at the Arnold Lions fund raisers go to worthy cusses for the benefit of our community.

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM 45th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
The 45th Annual ‘Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival’ will be held Sat. & Sun, September 2 & 3 - in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold on Highway 4.

Situated among the pines and redwoods, Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features over 50 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.
Continuous shows of live country/swing music by “Homegrown” from Modesto and juggling performances are held in between both days.

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! The Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Clubs holds their all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast of ham, eggs, & pancakes both days from 7:30 - 11:00 for only $8.

The Festival runs from 10am - 5pm each day on the park-like grounds around Bristol’s Ranch House Café in downtown Arnold (Formerly held at Cedar Center). Admission and parking are free, so come join the celebration! For ‘Google Maps’ or GPS directions, the address is 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, 95223.

For further information, please call: 925-372-8961 or e-mail Kim at

12:00 PM - 08:00 PM Second Annual Pride in the Park is September 2nd.
Murphys, CA...Pride in the Park, a celebration The Tri-County LGBT Alliance is proud to announce their second annual fundraising and awareness event, Pride in the Park, at the Murphys Community Park, located at South Algiers Street, Murphys, CA, on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. The event will take place from noon to 8pm and will feature a variety of entertainment and educational events for all ages including live music, DJ, photo booth, carriage rides, merchandise, silent auctions, beer & wine booth, food vendors, and more.

The Tri-County LGBT Alliance is a newly formed, all volunteer, non-profit 501 c3, organization which holds the mission to provide a safe and secure network for the LGBT community, with a primary focus on education, awareness, resource development, youth scholarships, and spreading a message of love and peace throughout the world.

With a focus on inclusivity, people from all walks of life are welcomed with no exclusion based on gender, sexual preference, sexual identity, race, religion, nationality or background.

Tri-County LGBT Alliance strives to establish good relationships within the community, friends and neighbors for social, economic, human and utopian growth.

Programs and support in the community are currently serving Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador, as well as Alpine County. All proceeds will be used to further the mission to support the LGBT community, outreach, and enhance the youth scholarship programs.

All donations are tax deductible and made out to TRICOUNTY LGBT Alliance PO Box 894, Murphys CA 95247 EIN: 81-3047741 For more information, or how to get involved please contact: 209.781.6341
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM The Free Radicals At Big Trees Fitness
Don't miss The Free Radicals at Big Trees Fitness on Saturday September 2nd from 6 -9 pm.
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
07:00 PM Long Time & Fuse Box Kick Off September Concert Series at Copperopolis Town Square
Copperopolis, CA...We are so EXCITED here at The Square!! We now have a double header planned for you this Saturday as the opening of our popular September Concert Series! Starting at 7pm we present Long Time, A HIGH Energy Tribute to Boston! To follow is Fuse Box, A HIGH Voltage Tribute to ACDC! This is too hott to miss! FREE! $5 parking to benefit a local charity! Fuse Box will also be doing a raffle to benefit a 16 year old young man battling cancer. Don't forget your blankets and chairs and oh yeah your DANCING shoes for a spectacular eve here at The Square! Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the Copper Concerts series beginning September 2nd and continuing every Saturday through September 30th. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. near the intersection of Town Square Road and Little John Road. Admission to each concert is free. The following acts headline the series: September 2nd – Fuse Box, A High Voltage Tribute to ACDC, September 9th – Max Headroom, 80’s Rocks and Hits, September 16th – Dakota Crossing, Pop and Country Hits, September 24th Dive Bar Poets, A Local Favorite Returns and finally September 30th, Faithfully, A Tribute to Journey featuring vocalist, Jeff Salado.

Lawn seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure to bring your own chairs. Event parking is $5.00, with all parking proceeds benefitting charity.

Copperopolis Town Square is situated in the rolling foothills of the Central Sierra on Highway 4 in Calaveras County, two hours from the Bay Area and 1.5 hours from Sacramento. The area offers visitors a wide variety of amenities and activities including golf, tennis and dining at the acclaimed Saddle Creek Resort ( with accommodations for guests in luxurious Lodge Bungalows conveniently located within a few paces of the golf course.

For more information: 866.276.4235, or visit “Like” the Copperopolis Town Square Facebook page to get all the event information.
07:00 PM The Kool Shifters in The Beer Garden at Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...The Kool Shifters Band is made up of 4 members, seasoned musicians, which have mastered their skill through out a 30 year span. They play classic rock, country and blues. Their music is sure to make you want to get up and dance. Please visit our web site for full Bios, video and a performance schedule.

"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright

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."

07:30 PM Don't Miss Jill and the Giants At Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...Jill and the Giants tonight at Sequoia Woods.

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