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Monday, Dec 18
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
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Tuesday, Dec 19
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01:30 PM Santa is Coming to the Arnold Library December 19th
Until 04:00 PM Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Wednesday, Dec 20
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
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Thursday, Dec 21
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Friday, Dec 22
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Sunday, Dec 24
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07:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Monday, Dec 25
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Tuesday, Dec 26
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Wednesday, Dec 27
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Thursday, Dec 28
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Friday, Dec 29
Until 12:00 PM Yoga - Gentle Flow
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12/24/2017 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Murphys, CA...Join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the light of the world. A traditional candlelight service with lessons and carols, children's time, a message, and Holy Communion, open to all. Come early for a piece of Jesus' birthday cake. O come, let us adore him -- Christ the Lord!

11/29/2017 - Order Your Fresh Christmas Wreaths & Support Bret Harte Grad Night!
Murphys, CA...Order Your Fresh Christmas Wreaths & Support Bret Harte Grad Night!

12/14/2017 - Celebrate the Season with a Local Tradition and a Holiday Classic: Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The
Angels Camp, CA...It’s beginning to look a lot like… Nutcracker! Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the ninth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 14-16, 2017 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Reserved seats for this acclaimed annual production are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 9, 2017 at  Every year, Studio 4 Dance Theater offers a fresh version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” the classic holiday tale of Clara’s dreamlike adventures with her Nutcracker Prince. The professional-quality production has become the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances year after year. This year’s “Nutcracker” will feature some exciting and ambitious technical surprises.

Sixty-three dancers will appear in Studio 4 Dance Theater’s 2017 production of “The Nutcracker.” Artistic Director Tammie Lee has double-cast the role of Clara to offer another exciting new twist: on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, Ruby Eustis-Smith will dance the role of Clara, and on Friday and Saturday evenings Clara will be played by Jillian Buteau. Madison Pelland will portray the Dew Drop Fairy, Taylor Wilson will be the Mouse Queen, and Michaela Jarnagin will be the Snow Queen. Archer Bitner will make his first appearance with the company as the Nutcracker Prince; with special guest Kathy Mazzaferro appearing as Mrs. Gingerbread. Damian Homer-Goltz will dance the role of the Cavalier; and Molly Johnson and Tim Smith will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dr. Drosselmeyer.

“We have a magnificent cast this year and I'm so thrilled that two of our very talented principal dancers will be dancing the role of Clara,” said Tammie Lee. “We are always trying something new and exciting to keep our audiences coming back, and this year is no exception!”

“The Nutcracker” is appropriate for all ages, and is just about two hours long including an intermission with treats, warm beverages, and chances to win an amazing array of nearly 40 raffle baskets. There will be a “Meet and Greet” for photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy and other cast members immediately following the Saturday matinee.

Many local businesses and individuals have supported Studio 4 Dance Theater by sponsoring the production, donating raffle prizes, or advertising in the printed program. Wintercreek Foundation has awarded the company another generous grant, and major sponsors this year include 1st Impressions Dentistry, Lunch Lady Catering, Murphys Pourhouse, Pelland Enterprises, The Buteau Family, The Epperly and Vuilleumier Families, David and Melissa Wagner, Joe Thorton Logging, John Lux, Timothy J. O'Connor D.D.S., Vino Metate Winery, and Waiaki Fishing.

What: “The Nutcracker” ballet, presented by Studio 4 Dance Theater, Artistic
Director Tammie Lee

When: 6pm, Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, 2017
1pm and 6pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: Bret Harte Theater
323 Highway 49 near Murphys Grade Road
Angels Camp, California

Tickets: Thursday: Advance purchase- $15/adult; $12/youth ages 13-17; $9/children 12 and under. At the door - $18/adult; $15/youth ages 13-17; $12/children 12 and under.
Fri/Sat: Advance purchase - $17/adult (13 and up); $12/children 12 and under. At the door - $20/adult (13 and up); $15/children 12 and under.

Tickets go on sale at 8am, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tickets will be available on the internet at
or at the box office one hour before each performance
11/23/2017 - Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot Celebrates Eleven Years of Fun, Friends, Family and Fitness
Murphys, CA – More than 1,000 people will spend Thanksgiving morning getting some exercise and giving back to their community at the 11th Annual Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot. The event is held at Murphys Park, behind Main Street in downtown Murphys, CA. Brian Klassen and his daughters, Sally and Riley, put on this unofficial, family-oriented walk/run, along with a handful of volunteers. Since 2007 the event has collected more than fifteen tons of food for local food banks and raised $23,000 for local families in need. This year’s recipients are the Murphys Food Bank and the Zach Peterson Memorial Fund. Zach was a 16 year-old Bret Harte High student who died unexpectedly of a blood clot in September (photo below). His mother, Jolee Peterson, commented, “I am very honored that you have chosen Zach’s Memorial Fund this year. "

What you need to know

· 8:00 am – entry table opens, registration only for those who want to be timed (unofficially)

· 8:00 am – t-shirts sales begin, $25 for one or $40 for two (limited sizes and quantities)

· 8:45 am – group warm-up

· 9:00 am – race begins, runners, walkers, strollers, dogs welcome

Race details

· 2.5 miles or 5 miles, beginning and ending at Murphys Park

· Token awards given out to

· First place under 12 girl in 2.5 and 5 mile

· First place under 12 boy in 2.5 and 5 mile

· First place woman 2.5 and 5 mile

· First place man 2.5 and 5 mile

As seen in the Stockton Record
By Almendra Carpizo
Record Staff Writer

Posted Nov 21, 2015 at 5:30 Pm
MURPHYS — Nine years ago, Brian Klassen and about a dozen friends and family members decided to go for a morning run before their Thanksgiving feast.

That run, now known as the Klassen Klassic Annual Turkey Trot, has since evolved into a race that attracts hundreds of participants and has raised thousands of dollars for people in need.

Brian Klassen, who along with his daughters created the annual event, said the family run was taken to the next level by his daughter, Sally Klassen, who in 2007 decided to focus her senior project on organizing a run.

The race drew 200 runners that year, he said. But every year since, the Turkey Trot has grown, last year 800 people particpated.

Sally, who is now 23, also started asking for canned food or non-perishable food items, which are donated to the food pantry at the Murphys Senior Center, in lieu of an entry fee. And Klassen said that remains the participation cost.

Last year, the Klassen Klassic Annual Turkey Trot collected enough food to last 10 weeks, Klassen said.

The event has also collected thousands of dollars that have been donated to local families; each year they identify a family in need and donate the proceeds from a commemorative T-shirt sale. Klassen and his daughters continue to organize and plan the event because of their desire to give back to the community, in which the family has lived in for 20 years, Klassen said. It reinforces the sense of community in Murphys.

“It’s fantastic,” he said. “It’s very rewarding and fulfilling. It makes me happy to do this.”

ZACH PETERSEN 2001 - 2017
11/24/2017 - The 2017 Avery Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday November 24th
Avery, CA...Avery Christmas Tree Lighting - Friday, November 24, 2017 begins at 5:30 pm with refreshments and caroling (cookies and coffee/hot chocolate) please help out by bringing cookies/goodies to share with your friends and neighbors. Tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:00 pm with the lighting of the tree shortly thereafter.
Santa Claus will make an appearance and be available for pictures with the kids.

12/01/2017 - Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
Murphys, CA...Looking Over the President’s Shoulder is a one-man play based on the real-life experiences of Alonzo Fields, Chief Butler in the White House for 21 years. Entertaining and educational, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder will appeal to audience members of all ages. From his unique insider’s perspective, Fields recalls his service to four American Presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Richard Mann, and starring AEA Actor Dwight Mahabir.

Interspersed throughout the play are reminiscences of Field’s life, his family history, and his own personal dream and philosophies. Playwright James Still culled material from Field’s private papers, diaries and interviews; and with the overlay of music and historical sound bites, has created a humorous and poignant tour de force.This play is sure to touch your heart and perfect for the holiday season.

Don't miss out!

Looking Over the President’s Shoulder
December 1-17th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM
Tickets: $10 children under 12, $20 student/senior, $22 adults
11/30/2017 - Dr. Smart of MTHD Speaks at Independence Hall on November 30th
Arnold, CA...On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6pm at Independence Hall in Arnold, Dr. Randall Smart, Executive Director of the Mark Twain Health Care District will address residents of Ebbetts Pass on the state of health care in Calaveras County. Dignity Health’s current contract with the district expires in 2019. The health care district will decide between three options which include remaining with Dignity Health or another affiliate, choosing to operate the hospital independently or with a management-of-services agreement. All voters are requested to attend, if possible, as the district’s decision becomes an election issue in 2018 for the Calaveras registrant.

Dr. Smart will begin with a history of the hospital in order to bring the audience to a common understanding of the organization and workings of health care in the county. The Mark Twain Health Care District was formed 8/27/46 by the Calaveras voter. The governance of the district includes the executive director and the elected board : Lin Reed, President, Ann Radford FNP, Susan Atkinson MSW, Debbie Sellick CMP and Talibah Al-Rafiq Member-at-Large. Peggy Stout is the Administrative Assistant. The board is dedicated to the health and well-being of the individuals and communities of Calaveras County through direct support and education.
12/08/2017 - The 8th Annual Caroling in the Cavern at Moaning Cave
Vallecito, CA...Reserve your space soon- tickets go fast! Our 8th Annual Caroling in the Cavern Concert at Moaning Cavern is Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:30pm (check-in begins at 6pm) featuring the talented local choir Jazz@8 from Summerville High School. Beautifully arranged carols sung a cappella in multi-part-harmony come to life in this spectacular environment with its incredible natural acoustics. Join in during sing-a-longs and enjoy a surprise visit from Santa! Santa will be available for photos and he will distribute a souvenir gift to each guest. Tickets are $22 each, or $20 with a food donation.

Be sure to visit our web page,, for all the details. Reservations are recommended.
12/01/2017 - Murphys Open House, December 1, 2017, 5-8 pm Presented by the Murphys Business Association
Murphys, CA...Every year on the first Friday in December, Murphys celebrates the start of the holiday season with a community Open House from 5 to 8 pm on Historic Main Street. Admission is free, the streets are closed to traffic and we are ready to celebrate the winter holidays. Chestnuts will be roasting, carolers will be singing, and Santa will be visiting! A favorite of locals, the annual event is an old-fashioned celebration featuring a parade, holiday treats and entertainment hosted by Main Street merchants, restaurants, wineries and the Murphys Business Association. Santa arrives with the parade and stays for photos with the kids in the Native Sons Hall. Bring your phone or camera to snap a picture. The New Horizon Band will be providing music in the Native Sons Hall and Road Trip Espresso will be offering hot drinks for sale nearby.

Each year the merchants, wineries and other businesses of Murphys put on this event to help all of us find our holiday spirit, let us show off our town and, most importantly, to say thank you to locals and visitors for their support throughout the year.

The parade begins promptly at 5:30 pm starting at the Historic Murphys Hotel and continues to Big Trees Road, so come early and grab a good spot.

Open House is a fun time to visit Murphys’ shops, tasting rooms and restaurants, see what’s new and visit with friends, old and new, while warming yourself around the fire-pits manned by our local Boy Scouts. It's also good time to check out some of the new businesses in town: Broll Mountain Vineyards is now down in the middle of town, Kola Farms General Store & Tasting Room is open, Gabby’s is open in the Arbors and there’s going to be lots to see. Center right off the patio with the Christmas Tree. Make sure you wander all of Main Street including our side streets and nooks and crannies just off Main Street. Take a moment to admire the town tree located on the Arbors patio and provided by Ironstone Vineyards. If you are planning on having dinner downtown you might want to make reservations early.

Free parking is available at the Masonic Hall and behind the Arbors as well as on surrounding streets but please be considerate of the residents when selecting a parking place. The Black Bart Theater parking lot will be closed for parade staging until about 6:30pm. There will be no parking on Main Street during the event.

The Calaveras Wine Alliance will be celebrating their Festival of Wines in Murphys on Friday evening and at wineries throughout the county over the weekend so plan to visit Murphys and other Calaveras County wineries for entertainment, specials and more on Saturday & Sunday. Don’t forget that you can ride the Saturday Hopper bus from Valley Springs to Murphys and points in between on Saturdays. Get all the details at Wondering what else is going on in Murphys during the holidays? Visit our online calendar at
12/02/2017 - Make Holiday Memories at Ironstone's Breakfast with Santa 2017
Murphys, CA...Make Holiday Memories at Ironstone's Breakfast with Santa 2017. Limited seating available. To make reservations, please call (209) 728-1251

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