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01/08/2022 - 2nd Saturday Art Nights Continue on in 2022
Sonora, CA...The second Saturday of every month, the merchants in Historic Downtown Sonora open their doors from 5:00-8:00 pm to host artists of all types for entertainment for locals and visitors. Starting at 5pm galleries, restaurants, and shops offer a magical blend of Art, Live Music, Performers & Art Demonstrations!

Look for our banners up and down Washington Street. This is where you will find Shops participating in​ 2nd Saturday ART NIGHT!
01/08/2022 - Winter on Main Street in San Andreas
San Andreas, CA...Main Street merchants are staying open late for shopping, food, drinks, music, and fun! Come get cozy with your neighbors in down town historic San Andreas! Saturday, January 8, 2022 6-10pm.

12/12/2021 - Rescheduled Due to Weather..."One Mad Apple" is Author Tom Pratt's Debut Novel! Book Signing on
Murphys, CA...We live in a divided country and in these tumultuous times, school board meetings have become an uncivilized forum for activists and angry parents to engage in public discourse on a variety of subjects from critical race theory, funding mental health programs, mask mandates, and in California the vaccine mandates for all children that attend public and private schools.

Tom Pratt, an elected school board member, releases his debut fictional novella One Mad Apple. It tells the story of the struggles and crazy crusade of an unlikely foe, a school board member who is out to destroy the book's central character as well as the peaceful town and its innocent children.

“In my first published work, I have taken a subject that is part of my life – being a local school board member – and taken creative license to craft a fictional story that especially in today’s volatile environment might not be so far out of the realm of possibility,” Pratt said.

One Mad Apple is available for purchase at


TOM PRATT has been elected three times to his local school board in two different communities in California and actively participates and volunteers in community activities. He loves all things that have to do with baseball, gardening, writing, reading, and watching movies that have intrigue as the central theme.

Tom has a keen interest in national politics, is active in local politics, and has run for statewide office. His professional experience as an art insurance broker has helped him hone critical skills of investigation and communication – and his career has provided many intriguing stories!

Tom lives with his wife and their two sons in the foothills of Northern California.


Book signing event:

Sunday, December 12, 2021

3:00 pm 

Murphys Pourhouse

350 Main Street, Unit B

Murphys, CA 95247 

For Information and RSVP: (209) 206-3390
12/04/2021 - The 38-39th Annual Valley Springs Christmas Parade!
Valley Springs, CA...The Valley Springs Area Business Assn. Presents The 38-39th Annual Valley Springs Christmas Parade! Saturday, December 4th at 10am to 2pm.

12/04/2021 - Angels Camp's Light Up The Night Decoration Challenge
Angels Camp, CA...Cuddle up the kids (and adults!) into those matching Christmas footie pj’s and load into the car to tour Angels Camp homes and businesses decked out for the holidays! The Angels Camp Business Association, Angels Camp Community Club, and Bank of Stockton are hosting the second annual Light Up the Night Christmas lights tour of the city, and they need you to vote for the best decorations! Download the map here starting December 3, 2021, drive around Angels Camp to check out the lights, then vote for your favorites.

December 11, 2021 is the finale and last chance to vote, wave to Santa, hear Christmas caroling, and get treats for the kiddos. There will also be donation stations on the route for Toys For Tots at the Angels Camp Museum and Calaveras Lumber, and The Resource Connection will have a donation station at Calaveras Lumber for the local food bank. You can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit with this fun, family-friendly, small-town event.
12/03/2021 - Murphys Open House is December 3, 2021
Murphys, CA...Murphys is excited to welcome everyone back to our annual Open House taking place on the first Friday in December in historic downtown Murphys from 5-8 pm. While we won’t have a parade this year, and there won’t be Santa photos inside the Native Sons Hall, there will be an abundance of holiday cheer. Our businesses will be open, the street will be closed, the firepits will be lit, and we’ll all be looking forward to seeing you. There will be live music at local businesses, folks singing on the street, and Santa will be visiting. This is the time of year when Murphys’ businesses thank our customers for their support throughout the year.

Stop by V Restaurant with a toy (or bicycle) to donate and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, or just keep your eye out for a Santa sighting on the street. The donation of a bicycle at V Restaurant will earn you a gift certificate to be used at the restaurant. The Murphys Village Toy Store also hosts a Toys for Tots drop-off box and you can buy a toy right there and contribute to the box!

Climb the step to Boyle McDonald for live music on the rooftop or spend a little time around the firepits catching up with friends and neighbors. Or enjoy the music of Sequoia from 5-7 pm in the lobby at the Watering Hole on Big Trees Road.

The Murphys Irish Pub hosts live music every Friday night as well. They will have a food donation box at the pub for donations to The Resource Connection’s Food Bank and will be serving warm apple cider and cookies. Graham and Laura will be singing Christmas carols from 4-6 pm on the piano at the pub followed by Mario Flores’ live Latin Jazz band from 7-10pm.

Or maybe, join up with a group of friends and help serenade us on the street! Walk-in entertainment is welcome but please keep it family-friendly and be considerate of other entertainers. Missing the parade? Feel free to dress up, visit the firepits, and bring some joy to everybody who sees you.

The Murphys Creek Theatre will be presenting Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some at 7 pm and throughout the holiday season. Get here early to grab a parking space and visit Main Street before heading over to the play.

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Visitor Center will be open from 5-8 pm and will be kicking off their “Wine Country Weekend Getaway” contest so stop by and get all the details.

Stop by the Icebox (old Ice House near Black Sheep Winery) at the Arbors’ end of town and shop local artisans.

Pop in to Pop the Bubbly for live music with Scott Moughton from 4-7 pm with hot chocolate and cider, with appetizers and other drinks available to purchase, or grab a bottle of bubbly to go at a great price.

The fun continues on Saturday with more live music at the Irish Pub, another performance of Every Christmas Story Ever Told, a craft fair & holiday boutique at the Mountain Christian Fellowship, visits with Santa in Arnold at the Arnold Plaza, and the 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Ironstone Museum featuring appraisals by Holabird Americana on both Saturday & Sunday.

Thank you to the Murphys Firefighters Association who will be with us on Friday night with their popular sweatshirts for sale, the Calaveras Garden Club who will be near the Native Sons with holiday greenery for purchase, the Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers who help keep us safe, our Firepit sponsors, and all the volunteers who make these events possible.

Make sure to thank the Firepit Sponsors when you visit with them:

Cedar Creek Realty
Century 21 Sierra Properties Realty (they’ll be in front of the Stevenot Tasting Room for the evening)
Gateway Press
Gold Electric
Murphys Creek Theatre
Murphys Pourhouse
Newsome Harlow Winery

Want to make sure there’s a parade next year? Contact us at to put your name on a list of volunteers willing to help with organizing this event, the parade, and the management of street closures. Conditions allowing, we hope to be back with our beloved hometown parade next year and could use your help. Because our businesses need their employees during events (and employees are currently in short supply), we rely on volunteers from the community to help with our events, and it takes a surprising number of people to make it all happen. Given the current situation, our membership opted to play it safe this year, respect the concerns of many community members, and skip the parade but it was not for lack of interest on our part. Plan now to volunteer for Irish Day coming in March! We are working out the logistics right now and it will be good to know we will have plenty of volunteers on hand to help us make it all happen.
12/04/2021 - GABA Presents: Arnold’s Winter Wonderland on December 4th
Arnold, CA...GABA invites you to come celebrate the magic of Christmas with your Arnold community! Pictures with Santa, Carolers, Facepainting, Old Fashion Popcorn, Hot Chocolate…. And more! Businesses in the Arnold Plaza will be open - come show your support, and shop local.

Arnold Plaza’s businesses that will be open:
Linda's Loft Etc.
Hinterhaus Distilling
Sierra Photo and Framing
Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods
El Vaquero Restaurant
December 4th, 5-7pm
Arnold Plaza 🎅🏼
*weather pending*
“Building the community, by shopping local.”
11/02/2021 - Mix & Mingle at ACBA's Coffee Talk Tuesday!
Angels Camp, CA...Join ACBA for Coffee Talk Tuesdays! At Angels Camp Business Association, 300 S. Main Street, Angels Camp (209) 736-1333. Coffee Talk Tuesdays will take place on the first Tuesday of every month from 8 am - 10 am at the ACBA Office. This is a casual meetup with no agenda. Please feel free to come and go anytime between 8am and 10am. You do not need to be an Angels Camp Business Association member to attend.

10/30/2021 - The Third Annual Annual Historic Downtown Trick or Treat, October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Angels Camp, CA...The merchants of Histoic Downtown Angels Camp invite local children to The Third Annual Annual Trick or Treat, October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

About ACBA
Since the 1960s, Angels Camp Business Association (ACBA) has been intricately involved in the life and commerce of our historic Gold Rush town – Angels Camp.

We work to unify and involve the business community in order to promote and support business success and goodwill in the greater Angels Camp area. Our goal is to build an Active Community of Businesses Aligned for a successful Angels Camp

ACBA’s many activities include Fresh Fridays certified farmers market, Taste of Calaveras, Gold Rush Day, the Spring Fling and Autumn Harvest sidewalk sales, lighting and landscaping on Historic Main Street, a scholarship fund for Bret Harte High School students, the annual Christmas Gala, and the annual downtown Christmas Parade, Open House, and Wine Stroll.

Membership is open to any company doing business in Angels Camp as well as to individuals and retirees who are interested in making Angels Camp a better community.
11/13/2021 - Bear Valley Resort Winter Job Fair is November 13th!
Arnold, CA...The Bear Valley Resort Winter Job Fair is November 13th!

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