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Friday, May 27
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07:00 PM Boeing Boeing at the Metropolitan Through June 19th
Saturday, May 28
08:00 AM Greenhorn Creek Annual Community Garage Sale
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07:00 PM Mario Flores Latin Ensemble Kicks Off The Brice Station
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03/11/2022 - 36th Annual Calaveras Celtic Faire is March 11 - 13
Angels Camp, CA...The 36th Annual Calaveras Celtic Faire returns with the Largest and Biggest Celtic Event on the West Coast! Celebrating the cultures of Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow), Wales (Cymru), Scotland (Alba), Ireland (Éire), Isle of Man (Mannin, or Ellan Vannin) Galicia (Galiza), and Asturias, (Asturies)

We are welcoming back the Imperial Knights Tournament of Champions!
Imperial Knights Production Company produces an exciting medieval tournament with spectacular stunts on horseback, jousting and top-of-the-line, hand-to-hand combat with a variety of medieval weapons, cheer on your favorite knight!

We pride ourselves on our sword fighting and heavy armor jousting capabilities. With practice and hard work, we get better every day. Don’t miss any of the excitement when the Imperial Knights take the field!

Friday is an educational day for families and students. No alcohol is served, because it is a day for cultural and historical learning. See schedule for educational entertainment and exploring.


No Outside Food or Drinks
No Ice Chests
No Guns or Weapons
Historical swords & daggers Must be Peace Tied
Entertainment or Times subject to change
Open rain or shine.”
03/11/2022 - The Blue Mountain Theater Opens a New Play in March!
West Point, CA...After two long dark seasons, the Blue Mountain Players are excited to open a new play and welcome patrons back to our little theater in the heart of West Point. We dare you not to die laughing with this local production of The Cemetery Club, written by Ivan Menchell and directed by Vicki Snead-Hinkell.

The Cemetary Club tells the story of three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida, played by Sherry Parkey, is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille, played by Nicole Wilson, is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris, Debbie Blankenship, is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher, played by Craig Lafargue, enters the scene. Also introducing Sandy Gilcrest as Mildred.

Opens March 11th! Opening Gala at 6:30 p.m. Curtain at 7:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays, March 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees March 13th; 20th & 27th at 2:00pm

Ticket prices for, “The Cemetery Club”, are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For information and to purchase or reserve tickets please call 209 293-3100 or at
COVID precautions in place to keep our community safe. Ticket sales limited, masks requested.
03/12/2022 - Knight Foundry Celebrates Five Years! Saturday, March 12
Sutter Creek, CA...On March 4, 2017, a chilly windy day, Sutter Creek’s historic Knight Foundry opened its doors to the public for the first time in nearly 20 years. Nearly 1,200 people visited, and two decades of pent-up interest and enthusiasm was unleashed. Now, five years later, the organization that made it possible is both looking back at how they got here and making exciting plans for the future.

Looking back
Founded by Samuel Knight in 1873, the Foundry is unique as it is the only remaining water-powered foundry and machine shop in all of North America. Samuel Knight was an inventor as well as a machinist and entrepreneur, and his design for a water-driven impulse wheel would power the Foundry’s system of line shafts and belt drives largely unchanged through 123 years of continuous operation with four different owners. Knight Foundry would help to supply and equip Amador County’s deep shaft hard rock gold mines, as well as railroads and industrial facilities throughout California and beyond.

But by the early 1990s the unchanging machinery could not keep up with the ever-changing economic times. The final hot iron pour at the Foundry was in July 1996, after which the doors were padlocked and all activity, industrial and educational, ended. That same year the Foundry was named as one of America’s most endangered historic sites by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The site remained dormant for a solid two decades, as various nonprofit groups tried and failed to raise funds to purchase the site and open it to the public fell short. While the long sleep frustrated those who saw the immense historic value of the site, the historic machinery and inventory contents of the site surprisingly remained preserved and untouched during that period.

The breakthrough came in late 2016, when a deal was struck between the private owners of the Foundry and the City of Sutter Creek. The City lacked the funds to complete the transaction, but the community rallied to the cause, and through the Knight Foundry Alliance, the necessary money was raised in just four months. Donations came in from hundreds of individuals, families, and community organizations, all committed to seeing the Foundry as a public resource once again.

Looking forward
With the Foundry officially transferred, the work of transforming the Foundry into a world-class interactive museum and educational facility was begun. Second Saturday Public Tour Days began and have continued every month except during the height of the pandemic. The contents of the main building are organized, restored, and displayed, and other buildings in the complex have been rebuilt and either repurposed or returned to their original uses. The demonstration power system has wheels and belts turning overhead. Classes in blacksmithing and foundry practice are being held, and molten cast iron is being poured at the Foundry once again.

Knight Foundry Alliance has a wealth of projects planned for the next five years, including the complete reconstruction of the Pipe Shop building, cataloguing and digitizing the extensive Foundry archives, and expanding the education and interactive programs that draw upon the Foundry’s unique history, to name just a few.

Robin Peters, chairman of Knight Foundry Alliance (and a Foundry worker during his high school days), says, “If Knight Foundry is lost, along with it go technologies that may never be replicated.” Knight Foundry visitors will see these ancient technologies in action.

Visit Knight Foundry
On Saturday, March 12, and at every Second Saturday Tour Day, expert docents – many of whom have been on hand for the full five years and more – will be firing up the antique blacksmithing forge, pouring and crafting hot metal, re-creating the ancient art of tinsmithing, and demonstrating the magnificent and still-intact machinery.

Tickets are $15 for adults 18 and older; $5 for students age 5-17; free for children under 5 and Knight Foundry Alliance members. Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All demonstrations are included in the ticket price. No reservations are needed. Masks are suggested.

Knight Foundry is at 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685. Learn more: #VisitKnightFoundry, email, or phone 209-560-6160.
03/31/2022 - “The Sound of Music”
Students at Bret Harte Union High School will perform The Sound of Music this month and next, marking their twentieth year of performances inside the Dr. Elliott A. Smart Performing Arts Center. The Bullfrogs return with their first full-length show since 2019; The Sound of Music caters to audiences of all ages.

The musical, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, features numerous classic songs including “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” and “Maria.”

Five performances will take place over 8 days, beginning with 7pm shows on Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1. A 2pm matinee will show Saturday April 2. On Wednesday April 6, the theater offers free admission to all middle and elementary school students at a special 6pm showing (though guests of all ages are welcome). Closing night curtain is Thursday April 7 at 7pm.

Tickets will be available at the door, or can be pre-ordered at General admission is $10, students and seniors are $5.

Attendees will be asked to comply with current guidance from the Calaveras County Health Department.
03/10/2022 - Law Enforcement, Fire Season Update, 4th of July Parade & More at GABA Community Meeting!
Arnold, CA...The Greater Arnold Business and Community Assoc. has announced their First Town Hall meeting of 2022!  It will be at Independence Hall - March 10th @ 7:00 pm.   Guest speakers are : Calaveras County Sheriff Rick Dibasilio & Ebbetts Pass Fire Chief Mike Johnson. Coffee & refreshments will be served.   This is your opportunity to get involved in our community and discuss the upcoming 4th of July Parade & more.

About GABA
The Greater Arnold Business and Community Association's goal is to serve the business and community needs by promoting our local communities and the small businesses that serve them.

Building The Community By Shopping Local!
03/04/2022 - Sylvia at the Metropolitan Through March 20th
San Andreas, CA...After Greg and Kate move to Manhattan, he brings home a dog he found in the park bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. The marriage is put in jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

4th Wall at the Metropolitan provides interactive theatrical experiences by producing quality entertainment through drama, dance, music, comedy and culture.
(209) 754-5555
03/26/2022 - Fundraiser for Kenny & Tammie Lee on March 26
Angels Camp, CA...Kenny and Tammie have given so much to our community. In this challenging time, we can now give our support in return

Date and time
Sat, March 26, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Family 4 Fitness Center
4868 California 4
#Suite A
Angels Camp, CA 95222
03/05/2022 - 25th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show & Artist Reception
Murphys, CA...We welcome all to attend the 25th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Artist Reception. On March 5, starting at 11am, all of this year’s entries will be on display for everyone to see. Come by and spend the day perusing the artwork, mingling with the artists, and visiting the art-in-action booths. If you’d like to attend the actual Artist Reception, that begins at 3pm.

Call 209.728.1251 to sign up or get more info!

(Saturday) 11:00 am

Ironstone Vineyards
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247
03/06/2022 - Angels Camp Museum Lecture Series: Frank Tortorich - Big Tree Carson Valley Wagon Road
Angels Camp, CA...Join Us In The Carriage House at the Museum March 6, 2022 from 2 – 3 p.m. featuring Frank Tortorich, “Big Tree Carson Valley Wagon Road”. The Foundation’s Lecture Series is a labor of love between the foundation and museum historians. The series starts in October and runs through April occurring monthly on the first Sunday of each month from 2:00-3:00 pm (No January lecture). This popular series has been offered since 2011 and take place in the Museum's Carriage House. Lecture attendance is $10.00 per person with complementary refreshments.

Frank has been a student and researcher of the California Trail for the past 40 years. He is an author of numerous articles, three books, and is a sought-after speaker. Frank is considered by many as an authority on the history of the Carson River Route of the California Trail. His published books are “Gold Rush Trail, A Guide to the Carson River route of the Emigrant Trail” published in 1998 and “Hiking the Gold Rush Trail” published in 2004. His newest book, “John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson, Pioneer Mail Carrier of the Sierra” published in 2015 was 10 years in the making.

Cost: $10 at the Carriage House. Doors open at 1:30. Tickets are not available at the museum’s main entrance. Please contact Gina at 925-788-6344 for more information.

Additional Lecture Dates and Topics | First Sunday of each month now through April 2022

April 3, 2022 – Lynn Downey, “The Fascinating and Sometimes Hilarious History of the Dude Ranch”

Check back for further lecture dates.

If you have ideas for future lecture topics, feel free to submit them to

About the Angels Camp Museum Foundation

The Angels Camp Museum Foundation supports the development and expansion of the collections, programs, and resources of the Angels Camp Museum in Angels Camp, Calaveras County, California, to help establish it as one of the premier local history and educational museums in Northern California.
05/07/2022 - Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride Returns to Feeney Park in Murphys
Murphys, CA...Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride returns to Feeney Park in Murphys on Saturday, May 7 with three all-new bicycle rides that are challenging, exhilarating, and take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world at one of the most beautiful times of the year. And after the ride, there will be a party in the park with barbecue prepared by Chef Laura Lowell and a crew of Feeney Park volunteers.  Live music will add more fun to the day.

A fundraiser for Feeney Park—a community resource managed and supported solely by volunteers—Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride went dark due to the pandemic. This year the Feeney Park Board of Directors want to bring the ride back to real-time, and they want to do it in a big way. Local cyclists Keith Maurer, Peter Maurer, and Motherlode Bicycle Coalition board members Rob Williams and Carl Baker scouted three new routes that loop from Feeney Park into the foothills and mid-elevation up-country that surround Murphys.

Each of the three rides are challenging to some degree, with remote routes on a variety of road surfaces, heart-thumping climbs and winding descents, all on back roads that emphasize the wildness of Mr. Frog’s Ride. Williams, who is organizing the ride, advises that while a SAG wagon will be available to rescue worn-out cyclists, riders should honestly assess their capabilities, and that, once on the road, “ride slowly and enjoy yourself. It’s a ride, not a race.” Of course, e-bikes provide a welcome boost and are perfectly acceptable on this ride.

Along the way, riders will find fully-stocked rest stops; restrooms will be available. All rides return to Feeney Park, where an after-ride party will include barbecue and live music.

The event owes its success to volunteers who do everything from check-in, to food prep, to ride safety. Board member Susan Lyneis extends an invitation to the community to participate in the event. “If you’re not a rider, but you’d like to volunteer or sponsor the ride, we’d love to have you,” she says. “It’s a great group of people. Sometimes it’s more fun to be a volunteer than it is to ride.”

Register in advance for Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride online at Or you can register the day of the event between 7 and 9 a.m.

However you choose to participate—as a cyclist or a volunteer—you’re bound to have a wonderful, wild time!

Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride
Sunday, May 7
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feeney Park, Murphys

For more information, contact Maggie Sloan at

Registration Maggie Sloan

Routes and Road information Rob Williams

To Volunteer Susan Lyneis

Location: Feeney Park, Murphys, CA

Event date:
Sunday, May 7, 2022

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Rob Williams takes a break from organizing Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride and pedals one of the route’s new bicycle routes along Whiskey Slide Road.

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Cyclists at previous Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride.

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Volunteers watch over one of the rest stops at Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride
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