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04:30 PM San Andreas Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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05:00 PM Join Your Friends at Murphys Open House on December 6th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
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08:00 PM Drew Harrison – “In the Spirit of Lennon”
Saturday, Dec 7
09:00 AM Mountain Christain Fellowship Annual Craft Fair & Holiday Boutique!
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
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08:00 PM “Winterdance” – A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celt
08:00 PM “Winterdance” – A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celt
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All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Tuesday, Dec 10
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 11
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Dec 12
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
07:00 PM The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Friday, Dec 13
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
All Day The Games Afoot
07:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
08:00 PM Bob Malone Band – The Christmas Collection Live
Saturday, Dec 14
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Presents: "Holiday Belles"s"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
Until 09:30 PM The Games Afoot
Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Music on the Patio Every Sunday
10:00 AM Make Plans to Attend Moms, Mimosas & Muffins at Crafty Chicks & Co.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
02:00 PM The Games Afoot
02:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Presents: "Holiday Belles"
02:00 PM Mountain Melody December Concerts in Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, Sutter Creek & Douglas Flat
02:00 PM Sierra Repertory Theatre's Production of Grease Runs Through December 15th
02:00 PM The Games Afoot at Murphys Creek Theatre Through December 15th
Tuesday, Dec 17
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Dec 18
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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!





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 The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
Murphys, CA...The Hopper Will Connect You to Calaveras’ Wine Country Angels Camp • Murphys • Arnold. Runs hourly from 10 AM to 7 PM, every Saturday from February 16 to November 2, 2019. Visit www.CalaverasConnect.org or call 209-754-4450 for complete schedule information Scheduled stops are shown on the map. You can also flag the bus down anywhere along the route that it is safe to stop. Or call us to request a pickup within ¾ mile of the route (limitations apply). Fare: $3.00 $1.50 for 65+, Veterans and persons with disabilities $.50 Youth ages 7-12 Children 6 and under free with fare-paying adult. Pay with exact cash or download the Token Transit app to pay with your Smartphone.

All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
Jamestown, CA...Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California’s scenic Gold Country. Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from Petticoat Junction, and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California’s Mother Lode country. At the end of the line (Rock Spur), your train will pause as the locomotive uncouples, runs around your car on a side track, then re-couples to the train’s opposite end for the return trip to Railtown.



Train Ride Days: Saturdays & Sundays, April-October (weather permitting)
Departure Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Prices: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $10, Children (5 and under) Free
Members ride free
All prices include park admission
Departure Location: Depot platform at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Tickets: During the operating season, weekends April-October, tickets for excursion train rides are available to purchase online during the week or on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket office on the day of the train ride.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.


A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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 here 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

01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Arnold, CA...Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
Over the years, other parcels of mixed conifer forests have been added to the park. This amazing park has a huge variety of habitats and recreational opportunities to explore. Click Below for Latest Activity Guide

06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
Arnold, CA...The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series will bring music to Cedar Center all summer long. The Bistro serves fresh, made-to-order American cuisine. We serve fair trade, organic espresso and coffee, a variety of beers and wines.


Bistro Espresso began in July 2005 serving coffee, smoothies and a variety of cold sandwiches. Expanding in 2016 to include live music and beer and wine. In 2018 we moved to a larger locations and venue to serve a more menu choices and live music in the park. Serving the community whenever possible, the Bistro is grateful for local loyal patrons and tourists alike.

07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club has a complete summer music schedule to keep you entertained all summer long.  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.

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