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Saturday, Sep 19
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
09:00 AM Free Drive-Thru Rabies Vaccinations on September 19th
03:00 PM San Andreas Rotary's Drive Thru Rib Dinner is September 19th
Sunday, Sep 20
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
Monday, Sep 21
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
Tuesday, Sep 22
10:00 AM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Offering Weekly Grief Support
Wednesday, Sep 23
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Sep 24
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
04:00 PM San Andreas Certified Farmers Market is Weekly from Thursdays 18 June to October 29
08:00 PM Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill
Friday, Sep 25
05:00 PM Don't Miss Angels Camp Farmers Market Every Friday, 5pm Till Dusk
Sunday, Sep 27
All Day The 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp! Backyard Edition-September 27, 2020, Register Today!
Tuesday, Sep 29
10:00 AM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Offering Weekly Grief Support
Wednesday, Sep 30
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Oct 1
04:00 PM San Andreas Certified Farmers Market is Weekly from Thursdays 18 June to October 29
08:00 PM Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill

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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Post Abortion Support Study
KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? COME JOIN OUR "FORGIVEN AND SET FREE" 8 week post abortion bible study starting the week of February 18th. No charge, but registration is required. ALL ARE WELCOME. Time and day of week to be determined. For more information call 736-9600 or Vicki Harrington 768-1765. All information is confidential.
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Easter Sunday Worship Service
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Easter Sunday Worship Service
Join Murphys Community Church to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Breakfast, uplifting message and music.
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Black Bart Playhouse
580 Algiers St., Murphys
Facebook: @MurphysCC
Info: (209) 728-2688
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Easter at Ironstone
Murphys, CA...Can you believe Easter is just around the corner? Join us for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 1st!

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM The Annual Easter Brunch Buffet at Hotel Leger
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Our annual Easter Brunch Buffet, featuring a Carving Station, Breakfast Station, Omelets to order, Seafood, Salads, SideS Desserts & More.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Make Plans for Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Sequoia Woods
Arnold, CA...As the snow melts and the bulbs peak through the ground, we're looking forward to a lovely spring day for Easter. Our brunch is in "wait-list" status, and the egg hunt will be a "go", at 1:30 Sunday, for children ages 3 to 10. BYOBasket! (remember, no bar food or dinner served on Easter Sunday)

The Restaurant at Sequoia Woods offers an eclectic dining experience. Its unique location for dining in Arnold is situated away from the bustling highway. The setting is casually elegant, with a menu that is both contemporary and familiar. Our excellent cuisine and service continue to satisfy and impress our guests, whether loyal repeat customers or new visitors to the area. The restaurant features an enticing assortment of fine wines including many from local foothill wineries.

The great flavors from the kitchen are visually enhanced by the ambience of the dining room. Light and airy in design, the view of the greens and the trees provides a perfect natural backdrop for enjoying delicious cuisine.


Known for his creativity, Executive Chef Ryan Niblack has created a menu and quality for our country club that is receiving a lot of positive attention. His cuisine includes a blend of time-honored classics with contemporary infusions, using the freshest ingredients available. His changeable menu offerings have continued to please our customers since his association with Sequoia Woods Country Club began in 2001.

Ryan trained at the culinary program at Columbia College in Sonora, California. He began his professional career as a banquet chef at the local Ironstone Winery. He moved on as head chef at the Murphys Grille restaurant, and from there he worked with the newly-opened Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek.

Ryan is assisted by Bill Kenworthy and by Donald Strickland.

Open to the Public
Serving Dinners Only
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Reservations recommended.
209-795-1000 ext. 1
10:30 AM - 03:00 PM Make Plans For Easter Brunch at Murphys Historic Hotel
Murphys, CA...In continuous operation since 1856, the Murphys Historic Hotel is a quaint and charming piece of yesterday in the heart of the picturesque California Gold Rush town of Murphys in Calaveras County. This registered National Historic Landmark has hosted such notable historic figures as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Susan B. Anthony, JP Morgan, John Wayne, Sunny Ficus, and Charles Bolton, a.k.a. Black Bart the “Gentleman Bandit.” Step into our parlor, and step back in time! Murphys Historic Hotel is the only hotel on historic Main Street and the only hotel in town providing a full service dining room and saloon seven days a week! If desired, guests may park their car for their entire stay, and walk the Main Street to shop and sample local wines from 24 tasting rooms. Over eight vineyards surround the town of Murphys. The Murphys Historic Hotel offers

29 guest rooms, including 9 in the original historic stone building and 20 in two “modern” wings added in the 1950’s and 60’s

Fine dining in our historic dining room, open to serve you 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seasonal outdoor patio dining

Old fashioned saloon with full service bar and periodic live entertainment on weekends
Meeting facilities and banquet rooms for seminars, receptions, meetings, weddings, conferences and special events, with full service catering

Lawn garden for our lodging guests and groups to use for their special outdoor events

Easy access to wineries, art galleries, natural wonders such as the Calaveras Big Trees, Moaning and Mercer Caverns and activities such as golf, skiing, river rafting, cycling, biking and more!

History of the Murphys Historic Hotel

The Murphys Hotel was first opened in the summer of 1856 by James Sperry and John Perry, and was known for many years as the Sperry & Perry Hotel. The hotel thrived as the natural stopover for Matteson’s Stage en route from the railhead at Milton to the Calaveras Big Trees, which had just been discovered by A.T. Gus Dowd in 1852. The grove of giant sequoias was one of the greatest natural wonders of the nineteenth century, attracting people from all over the world. Mercer Caverns, discovered in 1885 by Walter J. Mercer one mile away from the hotel, also enticed many visitors to the area, as did the rich gold diggings.

Notable guests who stayed at the Murphys Hotel during its early years include Mark Twain, Horatio Algiers Jr., John Jacob Astor, Thomas J. Lipton, J.P. Morgan, and former President Ulysses S. Grant. Copies of the original registration signatures of these notables may be viewed today in the hotel’s lobby. The original register now resides at the Calaveras County Museum in San Andreas.

Fire destroyed most of downtown Murphys and damaged the hotel in 1859. The hotel was protected because of it’s stone construction and iron shutters, and was restored and reopened in 1860. The hotel was operated by a succession of owners over the next 100 years, undergoing two name changes, first to the Mitchler Hotel and then, in 1945, to the Murphys Hotel. In 1963, a group of 35 investors purchased the hotel. Former University of the Pacific students, they had been coming to the hotel since 1942 as members of the informal Murphys Ale and Quail Club, and called their investment group the “Murphys Ale and Quail Corporation.” Numerous improvements were made to the facility over the years, including the addition of the two motel wings just west of the original structure.
In 1978, several original members as well as two new investors formed a new corporation called MAQ, Inc. The group achieved a listing for the hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2003, long-time Calaveras county resident Dorian Faught became the sixth owner of the Murphys Hotel. Under Faught’s guidance, additional enhancements and improvements to the hotel were made, with close attention to preserving the character and feel of this very historic facility. in 2012 a trio of managers took over operations to help guide the nineteenth century hotel into catering to 21st century guests.

Over 150 years after it first opened, the Murphys Hotel still hosts travelers touring the central Mother Lode region while also functioning as the true center piece for the downtown Murphys business community. Local fraternal, service, and professional organizations use the hotel for their monthly meetings, and the hotel regularly hosts seminars, retreats and board meetings for a number of state associations, cities and other organizations from outside the area. The Murphys Hotel is not simply a preserved relic of the nineteenth century. Rather, it proudly continues its long-standing tradition of serving the needs of its community and travelers from around the world.

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards –Nothing says luxury like a mimosa, the daytime drink blend of OJ & California champagne that no weekend catch-up would be complete without! #SundayFunday Starting July 9, we will serve mimosas in our tasting room on Sundays between 11am-5pm!

11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
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 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

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Easter Brunch on the Lawn at Hovey Winery Tasting Room
Murphys, CA...Join us for Easter Brunch on the lawn! We'll have a mimosa bar, an Easter egg hunt, games, and a lovely brunch box prepared by Rocky's Artisanal Foods.

About Hovey

After nearly 20 years as the Director of Winemaking for Stevenot Winery in Murphys in the famed Sierra Foothills of California, Chuck Hovey’s professional reputation for quality, consistency and excellence is a well established .

Chuck started his career at J Lohr Winery in San Jose, where he worked for six years. It was great on the job training.

Haven fallen in love with the Sierra Foothills on a quick visit through the area, Chuck was thrilled when he was offered a position at Stevenot Winery as Assistant Winemaker. Five years later in 1988, he was promoted to Director of Winemaking in charge of all production, and so began a Golden Age for Stevenot Winery. He brought the winery national recognition, receiving over 500 medals at major wine competitions and repeated favorable reviews in major publications and newspapers.

Over last two decades, Chuck, with his pioneering spirit, created some of the most impressive and innovative wines that the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA) has seen. He introduced such varietals as Tempranillo, Albarino and Verdelho into the mainstream market. Chuck's winemaking style and finesse is unmistakable – his passion is contagious.

The 2008 release of Chuck's 2007 Chardonnay marked the realization of a life­long dream, one dedicated to producing the finest wines the Sierra has ever seen ... with the Hovey name on the bottle!

Chuck quickly added the Hovey Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera and Viognier. Production and sales doubled in less than a two ­year period. Since then, several other varietals have been added, including the Isabel Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Cinsaut, Sangiovese Rosato and the C2 White and Red blends. Winery growth and expansion continue upwards!

Chuck continues to be involved in the daily operations of the winery. He enjoys the long term relationships he has developed with the growers and looks to the future with new additions to the Hovey wine portfolio. Chuck feels that he has the ability to not only continue his winemaking legacy, but to surpass it. When you taste Hovey Wine, we are sure you’ll agree!

The Partners
In the Fall of 2015, as Chuck was recovering from his stroke, a group of friends got together to figure out how we could help Chuck and the winery. We pooled our talents and have jointly purchased an interest in Hovey Winery. With Chuck at the helm, we help make his vision a reality. We take an active role in business operations, production and marketing, but we leave the winemaking to the expert, Chuck.

Jim and Yvonne Heryford, Brian Klassen, Laura and Rick Lowell, Susan Lyneis­ Sirias and Peter Maurer, Mark and Sharon Nelson
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
Murphys, CA...Funded by a California Stories grant from California Humanities, the Murphys Old Timers Museum, has produced an exhibit on the long-established practice of transhumance in the California Foothills and Sierra Nevada. Since gold was discovered in California in the winter of 1848, cattle have roamed the foothills in winter and spring, summered in the rich grasslands of the Sierra Nevada, and returned to their lowland homes in the fall. This annual pattern (transhumance), with established ranches and farms in the lower elevations and summer camps and pasturages in the high mountain meadows, is rapidly disappearing. Threatened with the diminishing price of beef to producers, difficulties in transporting livestock to their summer ranges, and environmental regulations, this 160-year old California tradition may disappear in the near future. Proponents of grazing argue that this will result in loss of mountain meadows and ponds as well as lowland ranches with their grass ranges to residential sprawl. Some environmental and hiking groups contend that livestock grazing in the mountains has led to degradation of streams and native ecosystems. The exhibit, and a video, recount the stories of historic cattle ranching in the California foothills and its battle to stay alive in the face of current environmental and economic challenges, also addressing the effects of its continued operation on mountain ecosystems. Utilizing historical and current photographs and the installation of a 1911 high country cow camp, this exhibit argues that by working together to solve grazing issues, ranchers, the Forest Service, scientists, environmental groups, and the public can resolve their differences, resulting in a win-win for all. A 15-minute video, presenting both sides of the issue and a hope for reconciliation, is forthcoming.

The exhibit will be on display at the Murphys Old Timers Museum, 470 Main Street, Murphys Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm through April 29, 2018. Call for more info 728-1160.

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