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Sunday, Mar 26
All Day Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society Gem & Jewelry Show
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day New Artwork Displayed at the Arts of Bear Valley Window Gallery in Arnold
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
Monday, Mar 27
All Day Traffic Restrictions Scheduled Next Week in Amador County
All Day Scheduled Work Next Week in Calaveras County
All Day New Artwork Displayed at the Arts of Bear Valley Window Gallery in Arnold
Tuesday, Mar 28
All Day Traffic Restrictions Scheduled Next Week in Amador County
All Day Scheduled Work Next Week in Calaveras County
All Day New Artwork Displayed at the Arts of Bear Valley Window Gallery in Arnold
05:30 PM Ebbetts Pass Town Hall Meeting-Tuesday March 28th at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar 29
All Day Traffic Restrictions Scheduled Next Week in Amador County
All Day Scheduled Work Next Week in Calaveras County
All Day New Artwork Displayed at the Arts of Bear Valley Window Gallery in Arnold
Thursday, Mar 30
All Day Traffic Restrictions Scheduled Next Week in Amador County
All Day Scheduled Work Next Week in Calaveras County
All Day New Artwork Displayed at the Arts of Bear Valley Window Gallery in Arnold
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
06:00 PM Wino Bingo Night at The Game Room
Friday, Mar 31
All Day Traffic Restrictions Scheduled Next Week in Amador County
All Day Scheduled Work Next Week in Calaveras County
All Day New Artwork Displayed at the Arts of Bear Valley Window Gallery in Arnold
Saturday, Apr 1
05:00 PM Get Your Tickets Now for the Calaveras Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner
Sunday, Apr 2
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
Thursday, Apr 6
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
06:00 PM Wino Bingo Night at The Game Room
Friday, Apr 7
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
Saturday, Apr 8
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
07:00 PM Saturday Night Live Music!

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03/25/2023 - Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society Gem & Jewelry Show
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society's GEM & JEWELRY SHOW is March 25 & 26, 2023! Saturday 10 - 5 & Sunday 10 - 4 at Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, California. Admission $5, Kids Under 12 Free (with adult). FREE PARKING, Free shuttle service from parking lot to Mark Twain Hall.

World class dealers will offer great values on top quality gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, petrified wood, fluorescents, lapidary material, equipment, books and supplies and service.

Talented demonstrators will show how lapidary and jewelry items are made.

Outstanding case displays will feature fine mineral, lapidary and jewelry by members and guest exhibitors.

Fun and interesting activities for children. Door Prizes! Raffle! Food Booth!

Our silent auction will have a wide variety of rocks and minerals.

Enjoy the show in a setting that is rich in history and plentiful in present day interests.
05/27/2023 - Arnold Peddler’s Faire 2023
Arnold, CA... Arnold Peddler’s Faire 2023 Saturday, May 27th! The Annual Arnold Peddler’s Faire will be held over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, in the mountain resort town of Arnold, on Highway 4. Arnold’s ‘Beginning-of-Summer’ festival is situated among the pines and redwoods, and features over 50 booths of high-quality, hand-crafted artisans, specialty food and antiques that will make this event memorable for years to come. Enjoy the fresh mountain air as you stroll to find some treasures for yourself, your home, your cabin, or the next camping trip.

The festival is held at Bristol’s Ranch House Café parking lot at 961 Highway 4 in downtown Arnold. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
04/22/2023 - The 2023 Calaveras Wine Weekend is April 22nd & 23rd! Get Your Tickets Now!
Murphys, CA...Explore Calaveras Wine Country 4/22 & 4/23!  Enjoy two days of spring weekend fun in Calaveras Wine Country. 1-day and 2-day tickets include a commemorative wineglass, a wristband for special tasting flights at 25 participating tasting rooms, and a weekend guide with maps. Advance ticketing is recommended as this event will sell out.  Wineglass/wristband/map pickup starts at 9:30 at the Wine Info Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tasting rooms are open at 11:00. The event wraps up at 5:00 each day. Find a list of participating tasting rooms HERE.

Catch the spring bloom and early bud break in the vineyards. Ticket holders will enjoy vineyard exploration, live music, tasting experiences, special events, and a whole lot of fun!

This fundraising event supports the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance non profit organization, allowing us to host these annual programs.
03/17/2023 - 2023 Murphys Irish Day Is Coming March 18, 2023! (2022 Photos & Video to Get You in the Mood!)
Murphys, CA...Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 10am to 5pm!  A Celebration of the Irish! Free Admission!  One of the premier annual events in the Mother Lode is Murphys Irish Day. Each year on the third Saturday in March, thousands of people from Northern California and beyond gather in the historic gold rush town of Murphys to honor its Celtic heritage and to celebrate as only the Irish can. Our picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering handcrafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages.

Volunteers needed!  Are you friendly and enthusiastic about Murphys?  We could use an hour and a half of your time on Irish Day to help us manage traffic and help visitors find where they need to go on the day of the event.  In return, we’ll invite you to our volunteer thank-you party at Newsome Harlow and enter you in the raffle.  Sign up at  A huge thank you to all the folks who help every year.
The day begins with a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 am at the First Congregational Church of Murphys just a block off Main Street at the corner of Church & Algiers Streets. Purchase tickets in advance from their website.

At 11 am, the swirl of bagpipes heralds a parade of marching bands, classic cars, horses, community organizations, novelty entries, and some of the finest children in the land.  This year we will be honoring John and Gail Kautz, owners of Ironstone Vineyards and tireless supporters of Murphys who will serve as the Grand Marshalls of the parade.

The day continues with live entertainment on the stages and the street featuring singers, dancers, musicians, and jugglers.

All this, in addition to the charming shops, fine restaurants, and tasting rooms that line historic Main Street and help create what is nationally recognized as one of the finest small towns in America.

This year the Murphys Community Club will be hosting the Murphys School of Music and selling food & drink in the Community Park from noon-4.  Enjoy performances by the Murphys School of Music students and take a walk through the park down to the Creek for a break from the crowds on the street.

The Native Daughters will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt beginning in their Hall.  Purchase a ticket and be entered for a chance to win a cash prize and show off your skills.

The Murphys Business Association hosts Irish Day each year with the knowledge that if you visit Murphys once, you will want to return again and again.  Our next community event will be Spring Wine Weekend, hosted by the Calaveras Wine Grape Alliance.  Please stop by our Visitors Center at the corner of Main Street & Big Trees Road to catch up with them and our stage sponsor, the Calaveras Visitor’s Bureau, to learn more about Wine Weekend, local wines & wineries, and all the other ways to play in Murphys and Calaveras County.

Sponsored by the Murphys Business Association, Murphys Irish Day is a fundraiser for many community projects and non-profit organizations and is the primary fundraiser for the Murphys Business Association and the Murphys Firefighters Association. For more information, contact us at

Things to know if you are planning to attend in 2023

Get the 2023 Murphys Irish Day Cheat Sheet Here

Parking is very limited in town during events. We encourage you to take advantage of the free parking available on the beautiful grounds of Ironstone Vineyards and use the free shuttle into town.  The shuttle runs between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm and drops you off in the parking area behind the Arbors Shopping Area next to the Black Sheep Tasting Room, just a short, level walk from Main Street and the main event area. Ironstone has impressive plantings of daffodils and other spring bulbs and a lovely winery & tasting room, so it’s worth the visit.  Parking will not be available until the afternoon in the Black Bart parking lot across from the Community Park. It will be used for parade staging in the morning, and parking on the surrounding sidestreets is extremely limited due to their narrowness and use as detour routes during this event.  We need to ensure that emergency vehicles can get through and around town and that private driveways do not get blocked….please be considerate and honor those No Parking signs!  It would undoubtedly wreck your day if you found your vehicle had been towed.

Whether you plan to park at Ironstone or in the free parking lot at the Old Schoolhouse on Jones Street, the free parking lot at the Masonic Hall on the corner of Church & Algiers, or the surrounding side streets, please come early.  The hour before the parade begins at 11 am, the area around Murphys can become congested, traffic moves slowly, and the shuttles can get backed up.  We’d hate to see you miss the parade because you are sitting in traffic.

Accessible parking is available in the Masonic Hall parking lot, but it fills up quickly.  Additional accessible parking is available on Jones Street behind Alchemy Cafe; show the volunteers your placard, and they will let you through if parking is available.

Please remember that Main Street is closed to traffic from 6 am and will not reopen to vehicles until about 7 pm or whenever the street is clear and safe to access.  Vendors & entertainers with event passes will have access through the Big Trees Road intersection between 6-9 am for setup.

It’s been a wet and snowy winter and spring here in Murphys.  Please come prepared to enjoy yourself with warm clothing as the weather can change quickly here, and we often have days that include both sun and rain or even a little snow.  That rarely dampens our spirits, and this is a rain-or-shine event.  We consider a little precipitation to be authentic Irish weather! We have never canceled for weather, but very low snow and unsafe conditions could result in a cancelation, so please keep an eye on our home page to keep up on what to expect.  Happily, the forecast is currently for mostly dry weather on Irish Day.

Many people make a weekend of it for this event.  Check out our calendar and the countywide calendar at GoCalaveras to see what else is planned for the weekend.  You can expect live music at the Murphys Irish Pub and Boyle MacDonald Tasting Room on Friday evening, live music at Pop the Bubbly during the event, live music at the Newsome Harlow Tasting Room & the Murphys Irish Pub after the event, and more live music at the Murphys Irish Pub on Sunday.

Please plan to celebrate responsibly by arranging for a designated driver or planning to stay for dinner and enjoy some non-alcoholic drinks before heading out.  Calaveras does have public transportation, but it is limited.  They will be running their Saturday Hopper to Murphys on Irish Day.  You’ll be able to catch it in the same parking lot where our shuttle picks up and drops off.  Please make sure you are in the right line! You can check out their schedule and stops here.  We also have a taxi service and a couple of tour companies who may be able to arrange something for you.  There is rarely Uber or Lyft available in the area.  Make sure to stay hydrated, enjoy plenty to eat during the day, and keep moving…we want you to enjoy our wines and beers, but, most importantly, we want you to stay safe and come back often!

Lost and found items may be brought to the Volunteer Check-In Desk inside the Native Sons Hall.  First Aid is provided by our firefighter’s association and first responders at their booth at the corner of Main & Church Streets near the Hovey Tasting Room.  Lost children should also be brought to the first responders, who will work with our volunteers to reunite them with their families as soon as possible.  Want to support our Fire Department? Buy a t-shirt or a sweatshirt from them while you’re here!

Enjoy the day!
03/19/2023 - The Seventh Annual Ride & Walk 4 Art in March 19th!
Valley Springs, CA...The Seventh Annual Ride & Walk 4 Art on March 19, 2023 offers a variety of fun for everyone in West Calaveras County. This popular event, organized by the Calaveras County Arts Council and managed by the Mother Lode Bicycle Coalition, has three bicycle ride choices--30, 45, and 70 miles--or a 4.5 mile walk along New Hogan Lake. It finishes with a home-cooked lunch at the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District in Valley Springs.

A fundraiser for the Arts Council’s Arts Education fund, Ride & Walk 4 Art has grown from a neighborhood event in its first years in San Andreas to a cross-country road ride. It starts and ends at the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District in Valley Springs.

Ride director Rob Williams said the move to the Valley Springs site has been a great choice. “There is parking for over 200 cars. There are indoor bathrooms. And it starts and ends the ride at a safe neighborhood location.”

Bicycling Routes

The cycling routes are designed to offer cyclists a choice for their fitness level.Out-and-back rides branch from a central route; riders can add the mileage that is just right for their fitness level. Williams cautioned that riders should honestly assess their abilities. Some of the hill climbs are intense.

For those who are less sure about pedaling up a hill, Pedego Electric Bikes Elk Grove are offering a 25% discount to participants who want to experience the ride on a pedal-assist bike. Contact Lisa or Dave at 916/829-2813 to rent an e-bike.

Safe and secure

One of the benefits of joining an organized ride is the safety that comes from a well-run ride. The event relies on volunteers to keep the wheels spinning. “The volunteers that manage the event have been together for 5 years,” Williams said. “The radio operators, the rest stop crew and the support crew all work together to make sure it’s a safe, fun ride.”

“We’re really proud of our safety record, and of making sure cyclists feel comfortable on the road.” He emphasized that road safety control will be available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the day of the event, and the American Legion Ambulance service will be on site.

If you get stuck with a flat tire, or you just run out of air, volunteers with the Calaveras Amateur Radio Association are stationed at key points along the ride to call a sag wagon. Three local bike shops will provide mechanical assistance along the route: Mountain Pedaler Bicycles from Angels Camp, Bear Valley Bicycles from Arnold, and Jackson Bike and Board.

All rest stops will be fully stocked. “I’d like to thank Moke Hill Nuts & Candies for leading off with a donation,” Williams said. He gave a nod to the volunteers who will be stationed at the rest stops. “They’ll take every health precaution to keep riders safe.”

Take a walk

If cycling isn’t your jam, you can enjoy a sedate walk along the Cameron Trail starting at the New Hogan Lake Over Look near the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. Hike as much of the 4.5-mile trail as you wish, then head over at noon to the veterans hall for lunch.

Eat some lunch

As she has for the last 6 years, Cynthia Pryzbyla will lead her team of volunteers as they serve a chicken-in-a-barrel lunch with “all the fixins” in the comfort of the veterans hall. Their volunteer service goes beyond this event. “The cooking crew has been together since the Cajun
Fete,” Williams said, “so they’ve been together for close to 30 years. They are really experienced and do a great job with the chicken-in-a-barrel.”

This year local vendor Cowabunga Ice Cream truck will be on hand to sell ice cream treats, Powerade frozen pops, and pickle pops. They pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Arts in Education fund.

Past participants say that this event is one of the nicest local bike-and-walk events, with plenty of volunteers and a friendly non-competitive community atmosphere. And the proceeds go to a worthy cause.

Ride & Walk 4 Art Supports Arts in Education

Ride & Walk 4 Art supports the Calaveras County Arts Council’s mission to support arts education in Calaveras public schools. Every year the fundraising event Ride & Walk 4 Art raises between $4000 and $6000 for the Arts in Education program.

“The Calaveras Arts Council is committed to supporting the arts of every medium in our local schools,” said Executive Director Kathy Mazzaferro. “We are delighted to sponsor such programs as the Fine Arts Day in Jenny Lind, performances by "B Street" theater in San Andreas, as well as lessons with visiting artists in the classrooms.”

But most importantly, this fundraiser provides resources for schools to help students make sense of their lives as they learn critical real-world skills like creative thinking, resilience, problem solving, and project management. “There are any number of studies that prove that the arts help students in everything from math to science, language and social skills,” Mazzaferro said. “And it's fun!”

Just by having fun riding a bike, participants give the gift of art to Calaveras County students. That’s a pretty good time for all.

To Register:
Contact information:
Register at

For more information:
Rob Williams. 209/273-8009

Kathy Mazzaferro. 209/754-1774
03/18/2023 - Road Closures for Murphys Irish Day
Murphys, CA...The following roads in Murphys will be impacted by Murphys Irish Days taking place on March 18, 2023: Main Street, from Big Trees Road to Murphys Grade Road, will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Through traffic will be required to use an alternate route. Sheep Ranch Road, Church Street, and Algiers Street will all be closed at Main Street and restricted at Jones Street. Algiers Street, from Scott Street to Main Street will be closed for the parade. Scott Street, from Jones Street to Main Street will be closed for the parade.

Please observe all traffic control signs and the instructions of onsite personnel.

Contact Murphys Business Association at (209) 401-8208 for more details.
05/10/2023 - The 8th Annual Tablescape Show and Scholarship Luncheon
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras County Garden Club is holding their 8th Annual Tablescape Show & Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. There will be a viewing open to the public from 10:30 to noon, followed by a 3-course plated lunch. Tickets for the lunch are $52.00 cash/check and $53.50 Square. For tickets call Linn at 209-890-9277 or email CCGC at Tickets must be purchased by April 22.

Over 20 Hostesses will be displaying beautifully decorated tables. Each table is unique, beautifully set, and decorated by individual Hostesses Each has its own theme and decor. This stunning event is CCGC’s major fundraiser, generating funds to provide three scholarships each year to graduating high seniors in Calaveras County.

CCGC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1941 to further interest in horticulture, gardening, floral and landscape design, promote civic improvement and encourage conservation of natural resources. For more information go to or email

2023 Tablescape Show and Scholarship Luncheon

· Wednesday, May 10, 2023 10:30am to 2:30pm

· Ironstone Vineyards Music Room & Culinary Center, 1894 6 Mile Rd, Murphys

· Fundraising event

· Features individually decorated tables for viewing and a 3-course plated lunch

· Contact Linn Pillsbury, Chair, at 209-890-9277 or
04/15/2023 - The 50th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race Weekend is April 15-16
Bear Valley, CA...Due to storm-related issues, the 50th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race Weekend is rescheduled to April 15-16, 2023. We hope many of you can join this historic and challenging event. On the upside, California has one of the deepest snowpacks in recent memory. Therefore the Bear Valley Adventure Company anticipates a long spring ski season ahead and plans to extend the cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and tubing season to at least April 30th, 2023. It’s a winter wonderland up here!

04/15/2023 - Crafty Chicks Road Show 2023
Frogtown, CA... Crafty Chicks Road Show 2023! Crafty Chicks Spring Event at Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Fairgrounds! A large gathering of makers/sellers of all things vintage repurposed, handmade! Saturday, April 15th, 2023 from 10AM-4PM. $2.00 Entry. Handmade jewelry, home decor, vintage boutiques, rustic garden goods, lemonade, teas, candles, succulents, and so much more will be available! Food trucks too!

03/12/2023 - Lackler Ceramics Date Night: The Meditative Pinch Pot
Arnold, CA... Lackler Ceramics Date Night: The Meditative Pinch Pot! The technique of pinching invites us to slow down, feel into the clay, and release tension. Get your sweetie, your bestie, your sister, or brother and take some time to unplug and be creative together. Cup, bowl, sculpture, the options are limitless. Come with a shape in mind, or allow the clay to surprise you. This class is being hosted TOMORROW 4-6PM, $40 Admission Fee.

Please allow 2 weeks minimum for your piece to be fired. I will message you when you can come pick it up. I am happy to ship for an additional fee.
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