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Saturday, Oct 21
All Day The Mark Twain Wild West Fest, All Day Street Fair on October 21st.
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
04:00 PM Harvest Happy Hour at Milliaire Winery on October 21st
07:00 PM Last of the Red Hot Lovers Now Playing at Murphys Creek Theatre
Sunday, Oct 22
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
02:00 PM Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Murphys Creek Theatre
Monday, Oct 23
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
Tuesday, Oct 24
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in August
Wednesday, Oct 25
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Until 04:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
Thursday, Oct 26
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
05:00 PM ‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose
05:00 PM Caltrans to Host a Public Meeting about Potential Safety and Mobility Project in Groveland
Friday, Oct 27
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
10:30 AM Caltrans Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting (1C300)
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Oct 28
All Day Fantastic Estate Sale
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
01:00 PM Tree Trek Tour
01:00 PM Floating Pumpkin Patch & Carnival At Bret Harte Aquatic Center Oct 28th
06:00 PM Make Plans For Phantom of the Opera at Ironstone on October 28th
Sunday, Oct 29
All Day Fantastic Estate Sale
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
Wednesday, Nov 1
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
07:30 AM Good Morning Calaveras on November 1st with CHP Lieutenant Commander John Warren
Thursday, Nov 2
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
Friday, Nov 3
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
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07/08/2017 - Pine Leaf Boys at Twisted Oak June 8th!
Vallecito, CA...Louisiana's finest Cajun band, four-time Grammy-Nominated, world-renowned Pine Leaf Boys are making a live appearance at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito this Saturday, July 8th, starting at 8pm. Gates open at 7pm, festival seating, please bring a chair! Dinner featuring BBQ ribs plus all the trimmings will be available for purchase, as well as lots of yummy wine! For even more information about the Pine Leaf Boys, including a couple of fun videos, and to purchase tickets, please visit

Pine Leaf Boys Bio

The Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from the southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Louisiana music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Being described in the New York Times as, "... the link that connects the young and the old generations," and, "the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a very long time," the Pine Leaf Boys play the old fashion dance hall standards while making a priority to bring many of the more obscure songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto.

The variety and energy they release evolves through their shows, bringing multi-faceted angles to Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco. Their mission is to present the beautiful, powerful music of their ancestors and present the real Cajun music to the world and prove that it is still thriving and full of life. The Pine Leaf Boys have preserved the traditional Cajun sound, while allowing it to breathe and stretch with those who play it.
08/08/2017 - History of Irish and Scottish tartans and kilts discussed at Aug. 8 Murphys program
Murphys, CA...Learn the historical origins of Scottish and Irish tartans and kilts at a free cultural program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, at Murphys Irish Pub, 415 Main Street, downtown Murphys. The discussion will be led by Western Sierra Celtic Society member Don Burns of Murphys. With more than 2,300 Scottish and Irish tartan cloth patterns and colors registered, Burns will explain how they differ and should be properly worn. He will demonstrate the basics of kilt wear and will offer suggestions when buying a complete kilt outfit, which can cost $1,300.

The August 8 cultural program will be at the end of the Irish-Scottish club meeting. Meetings are 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Murphys Irish Pub. Each will include a presentation on either Irish or Scottish history or culture.

For details, please visit the Celtic club’s web site at or e-mail
07/07/2017 - The Bill Welles Band At First Friday in the Park July 7th
Murphys, CA...The Bill Welles Band, playing a variety of styles from Americana and folk to blues and rock and roll, will be the featured performers when the Murphys Community Club’s First Friday in the Park event is presented July 7 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the cool confines of Murphys Community Park. In addition to Welles on guitar, the popular local band includes Ron Schaner on bass, Ray Price on drums, Jerry Solberg on keyboards, Larry Drummond on Mandolin, and Ras Beeken Dan on sax, flute, and percussion. The members share the vocal chores.

From June to September, the First Friday in the Park series features a performance by a popular musical group playing in the iconic gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m. From 4 p.m., tickets for a special dinner will be available for purchase at $10 per person and an excellent local wine will be on sale along with other beverages. This month, the Murphys Historic Hotel will be offering a menu of pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, corn on the cob, and a watermelon wedge.

Friends and neighbors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy a small town America happening. There is no admission charge and ample free parking is available nearby. Donations to help maintain the park are always gratefully received.

The Murphys Community Club is celebrating its 69th year of providing services and programs for the greater Murphys area. Its prime responsibility is the management and maintenance of the beautiful Murphys Community Park.

This is the eleventh year the club has presented First Fridays in the Park. These summertime events continue to grow in popularity and have fast become a Mother Lode tradition.

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
07/03/2017 - Independence Day Concert Calaveras Community Band
Murphys, CA...Celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with an old-fashioned Independence Day concert by the Calaveras Community Band in beautiful Murphys Park on Algiers Street, Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM. The Band will play patriotic favorites, marches, swing and popular tunes from the past under the baton of conductor Mic Harper.

Bring your folding chairs and perhaps a picnic dinner to enjoy a free family friendly concert on a summer evening in Murphys Park. The Band rehearses and performs in the Park during the summer season thanks to the generosity of Murphys Community Club. The Calaveras Community Band brings musicians of all ages and musical skills together to enjoy learning and performing traditional and at times innovative community band music. We are always seeking new musicians to join us in keeping community band music alive in Calaveras County.

Contacts: Mic Harper, (209) 770-1258 or
Carol Betz, (209) 728-9057 or
07/02/2017 - Poor Mans Whiskey at Brice Station Tonight, The Gates Open at 5:30pm
Murphys, CA...Poor Man’s Whiskey is: Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. Poor Man’s Whiskey has been growing exponentially in the past 5 years selling out venues across the country such as the legendary Fillmore in SF.This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans. PMW has released 6 studio albums and have a stunning repertoire to choose songs from creating a new show every night. In addition to their upbeat original sets Poor Man’s Whiskey have developed special late night “tribute sets” with their original bluegrass/americana twists which include “Dark Side of the Moonshine” (bluegrass interpretation of the classic Pink Floyd album) , “Graceland” (tribute to the classic Paul Simon album), “Old and In the Way”, “Tribute to Allman Brothers Band”, and “Tribute to Kate Wolf”. Crowds of all ages will sing, dance and have a good time!

Notable festivals and shows: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Byron Bay Blues and Roots Music Festival (Australia), High Sierra Music Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, Phases of the Moon, Hillside Music Festival (Canada), Evolve Festival, (Canada) Harmony Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Dead on the Creek, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, The Summer Meltdown, Las Tortugas, Lohi Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival (band competition finalists), Salmonstock Music Festival, String Cheese’s Horning’s Hideout, Multiple sell out shows at the Fillmore San Francisco, and many many more.


Josh Brough -Banjo, keyboards, harmonica, vocals

Jason Beard- Guitar,mandolin

Aspen Stevenson – Bass,

George Smeltz – Drums, suitcase,

David Noble- guitar and vocals

About the 2017 Brice Station Concert Series

We are excited to announce our 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station! Join us starting May 27th for some amazing acts from all over - come see nationally touring bands such as Poor Man's Whiskey and Patrice Pike Band, or your favorite locals like Chains Required and Grover Anderson. You can read more about the bands and purchase tickets online now at ! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Brice Station Tasting Room, Fridays-Sundays from 12-6PM.

The schedule is as follows:

May 27th - Chains Required
June 21st - Juni Fisher
June 24th - Jazz Night! With Bob Eisenman Trio and Now You Hazz Jazz
July 2nd - Poor Man's Whiskey
July 8th - Dead Winter Carpenters
July 15th - Patrice Pike
July 16th - Murphys Old Timers Museum Fundraiser: Jill and the Giants, Plan B, and Bill Welles Band
August 26th - Risky Biscuits
September 2nd - Grover Anderson Band + Brice Station Blending Party*
September 16th - Bill Welles Band

All concerts will be catered by Tyler Waterman and Laughing Mother - Waterman Farms using home-grown organic produce right from the Brice Station property. Our meat options will also be organic and locally sourced. You can purchase food at the bar during the event.

Please send us an email at if you have any questions, or give us a call in the Tasting Room at (209) 728-9893.

Event occurs on 06/24/2017 from 07:00 PM to .

“Doors” typically open at 5:30pm for concerts.

Brice Station’s Hilltop Venue is located four miles past Murphys, on the way towards Arnold, on Highway 4. Look for the old red truck at the bottom of the driveway – and head up the road past our tasting room and Quyle Kilns Pottery. You should be greeted by our helpful parking staff then head up towards the barns to our box office tables.

Please check in to get your ticket and wristband.

Seating is “festival style”. Plastic adirondack chairs are available on a first come, first serve basis, and we recommend you bring your own low back chairs for seating on our lawn. Feel free to walk around the venue, but please stay inside marked boundaries. We are a working operation that includes a lot of hazardous equipment and steep terrain. Feel free to dance your heart out anywhere on the lawn!

Wine, wine cocktails, sodas, water, farm-to-table dinner and desserts are available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own food and non alcoholic drinks with you, but please clean up after yourself and take full advantage of the trash and recycling cans.

Our Farm-to-Table dinners will be provided by Tyler Waterman and Waterman Farms – fresh organic vegetables straight from the Brice Station property! There will be vegetarian options available. Call for more information.

Please do not bring any outside alcoholic beverages. Just don’t. Not only do you hurt our feelings, but it is not permitted under our alcohol license and you could get us in lots of trouble with the gub’ment.

Feel free to smoke in designated areas only.

Concert tickets are available online .

If you have any other questions, or just want to chat, feel free to call us at (209) 728-9893 or send an email to
06/30/2017 - Native Daughters YARD SALE This Weekend
Murphys, CA...FLEA MARKET Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1 from 9-3. Native Daughters of the Golden West, Ruby Parlor No. 46, 268 Main St., Murphys. (Next to Milliaire's tasting room) All proceeds go back to the community!

About the Native Daughters of the Golden West...

Founding of the Order of Native Daughters of the Golden West
By Grand Historian Bertha A. Briggs, Past Grand President 1953

The historic mining city of Jackson, Amador County, has the honor of being the birthplace of the Order of Native Daughters of the Golden West.

Pursuant to a call issued by Lilly O. Reichling, about twenty young women met in Pioneer Hall on September 11, 1886. Miss Reichling explained that the object of the meeting was to form an Order of California-born women to be known as the Native Daughters of the Golden West.

The Order was organized in Pioneer Hall, at a meeting held on September 25, 1886, when, by request, Judge Curtis Lindley presided, Miss Lilly O. Reichling acting as Secretary.

Chosen for the first Parlor of the Order was the distinctive name of Ursula (meaning "The Bear" - suggestive of courage and strength).

Tina L. Kane was named as the first President, and the charter list closed after thirty days with a membership of thirty-three. Charter Officers were installed March 7, 1887.

The first emblem chosen was the spotted fawn, which, however, was discarded for the more impressive emblems of Minerva, the Oriflamme, Sheaves of Wheat, and the mystic letters P.D.F.A.

Founding principles adopted were Love of Home, Devotion to the Flag of our Country, Veneration of the Pioneers of California, and an Abiding Faith in the Existence of God.

Between the date of the organization of Ursula Parlor No.1 and June 1887, seventeen Parlors were instituted.

The first Grand Parlor was held in San Francisco in July 1887, with the seventeen Parlors instituted by Ursula No.1 represented by thirty-nine delegates. Tina L. Kane, President of the Mother Parlor, was elected as the first Grand President. Years later the special honor and title, Founder of the Order of Native Daughters of the Golden West, was conferred upon Lilly O. Reichling, later Mrs. Lilly O. Reichling Dyer.

Ursula Parlor No. 1 reserved the right to institute the Subordinate Parlors until that right was surrendered to the Grand Parlor in July 1887, when it met in San Francisco for its first session. At this time, Grand Parlor adopted its Constitution and selected a full corps of Grand Officers.
07/08/2017 - Join Milliaire for their July Patio Party!
Murphys, CA...Join Milliaire for their July Patio Party! This is one of their most popular events of the year, so purchase your tickets NOW!

Milliaire Winery is a small family-owned winery founded by Liz and Steve Millier in 1983 in the cellar of their former home in Murphys CA. In 1990, the winery moved to an old Flying A gas station on Main Street in Murphys. The whole building was utilized for daily operations; barrels stacked in the repair bays, wine tanks in the backyard, bottling in the front yard and the tasting room in the office. There were jokes about what was in "those tanks" and a friend of the Milliers' dubbed it the "Roadside Chateau". Following their dreams of making premium wines from the Sierra Foothills, today Milliaire Winery has expanded and occupies over an 8,000 square foot winery with a dedicated barrel room and modern crush pad facility. The Milliaire Winery tasting room still resides in the old "Roadside Chateau" at 276 Main Street. Learn more about how Liz and Steve met!

The Winemaker

In 1975, Steve got his first winemaking job at David Bruce Winery in Santa Cruz after graduating from Fresno State with a degree in enology with an emphasis in viticulture. He knows the science and art of winemaking and grape growing from the ground up. After over 40 harvests, Steve is still exploring, learning and, most importantly, having fun in the winery. He is part alchemist, part artist and part farmer. The rest of us are fortunate to enjoy both his company and the fruit of his life's work - great bottles of wine! Read more about Steve's long winemaking career.

Event occurs on 06/28/2017 from 05:30 PM to .
07/01/2017 - The 2017 Ironstone Independence Day Celebration!!
Murphys, CA...Independence Day Celebration is back!

Gather your family and friends for:
- Fireworks
- Food + Wine + Beer
- Bouncy House
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Fire Jugglers
- Face Painting
- Live Entertainment from Risky Biscuits, JankTones and our headliner: Jill and the Giants

Adults: $15
Children (6-12): $10
Children Under 5: No Charge

July 1 Tasting Room & Museum Hours: 2pm-7pm
06/29/2017 - VA Health Van Clinics at Foothill Village, June 29th, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm
Angels Camp, CA...VA Health Van Clinics, June 29th, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm. Foothill Village 1400 Foothill Village Drive, Angels Camp, CA, 95222. VA Medical Provider, No Appointment Necessary. Local Agencies Represented:

Calaveras County Mental Health Provider
VA Health Care Enrollment
Calaveras County Veterans Services Office
Calaveras Transit
Common Ground Senior Services
Area 12/HICAP
Catholic Charities (Veterans Housing Assistance)
Silver Paw Ranch
Vets Night/Women Who Love Vets
California Telephone Access
Victory Village
Public Health

If you are NOT currently in the VA system, bring a copy of your DD214 (discharge papers) to attach to your enrollment form. If you do not have a copy of your DD214, we may be able to obtain one for you.

07/02/2017 - Hernia Hill Half Marathon Turns 30: A Mid Sierra 4th of July weekend tradition celebrate 30 years
Vallecito, CA...For those who like their half marathons with plenty of scenery, AND elevation (not to mention some outstanding wine tasting afterwards), be sure to put Sunday July 2 down on your calendar for the 30th annual Hernia Hill Half Marathon at Twisted Oak Winery. Produced by On Your Mark Events, this exciting race, as well as its popular post-race lunch, has become a mid Sierra area Fourth of July holiday weekend tradition—for both the locals and those who travel in from throughout California and Nevada.   Along with the half marathon, the “Hernia Hill” also offers a 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk.

The Hernia Hill Half Marathon will be headquartered at the Twisted Oak Winery, in Vallecito (located between Angels Camp and Murphys, on Highway 4). The three courses feature a combination of hilly paved surfaces and packed gravel roads, which offer the beautiful views of the crest of the Sierra and nearby vineyards. All three courses finish up dashing through the infamous Twisted Oak “Cardiac Cave” (the winery’s barrel-aging cave), just steps away from the finish line.


The Courses:
All distances are beautifully scenic with hills and finish with a "dash" through the 'Wine Cave'.
5K - Has one fun hill prior to the finish line
10K - Includes a dash up the finishing hill twice, so you get the punishment twice.
Half Marathon - Utilizes Red Hill Road with a long and very pretty run through the California Hill...beautiful and golden at this time of year.


The Hernia Hill Half Marathon was started by the late Ernie Klann, of Arnold, CA, in 1988,” says Mark Aiton, co-principal of On Your Mark Events. “We are proud to have been associated with Ernie, and proud to continue his race.” The Ernie Klann Half Marathon trophies will be given to the overall male and female Half Marathon winners.


Along with the Ernie Klann Trophies given to top Half Marathon male and female winners, medals will awarded to the top three male and female ½ marathon finishers, in each age group, as well as the Half Marathon Clydesdale division (men over 185 lbs., women over 150 lbs. Top male and female 5K and 10K finishers, in their age groups, will be given medals as well.


Participants will receive refreshments, post-race lunch, commemorative T-shirt, awards, and, raffle ticket.


Entry fee for the Half Marathon is: $50.00 advance and $55.00 race day, while the 5K and 10K races are $35.00 advance and $40.00 race day. The Half Marathon Relay (team of four) is $30.00 pre-registered (each), and $35.00 on race-day (each). (The post-race lunch is available to non-runners at $10.00 per person, $7.00 per non-participant child.)


Twisted Oak Winery is located at 4280 Red Hill Road, in Vallecito, just off Highway 4 (between the towns of Angels Camp and Murphys. The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races will start at 8:00 a.m. Event check-in and registration commences at 6:30 a.m., with the awards lunch following, at 10:30 a.m.


For more Hernia Hill Half Marathon information and/or an application contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website.  To register online, visit ITS YOUR RACE. For nearby lodging information, call the Calaveras County Visitors Bureau at 800-225-3764. To learn more about Twisted Oak Winery, visit their website.


Along with major sponsor, Twisted Oak Winery, additional event sponsors include Barry Ward Realty, Bear Valley Business Association. and Fleet Feet Sports Stockton.


Since 1987 On Your Mark Events has produced, managed, and provided timing and results services for more than 1,000 sporting events.  These numerous sporting events include runs, duathlons, triathlons, bike races, swimming competitions, and track and field meets.  Headquartered in Arnold, California (central Sierra), the company is directed by (co-principals and husband and wife) Mark and Kandee Aiton.
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