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Wednesday, Oct 18
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Until 02:00 AM Annual Tuolumne County Health Fair & Flu Vaccination Clinic 2017
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
Thursday, Oct 19
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
Friday, Oct 20
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
09:00 AM 40th Annual Moutain Heirloom Quilt Faire
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
06:00 PM “Sip N’ Paint with Artist Mary Sexton”
06:30 PM Sierra Story Winds STORY SLAM-#4
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
07:00 PM Last of the Red Hot Lovers Now Playing at Murphys Creek Theatre
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
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
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

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06/03/2017 - The 28th Annual Chicken in a Barrel
Murphys, CA...Today is the day!!! Michelson Elementary's 28th annual Chicken in the Barrel! 12-5pm Murphys Park. Fun for the whole family! Don't miss it!!!We are getting so excited for this Saturday from 12-5. Can't wait to see you there!! This Fun Family event in the Murphys Community Park benefits the Michelson Elementary Parent's Club! Saturday, June 3rd - noon to 5pm.... (Below are a few photos from past years, video from 2012 and some grainy video from 2006.)

Below is a bit of grainy video from 2006

06/09/2017 - The Iconics Kick Off First Friday Series On Second Friday In June
Murphys, CA...The Iconics, a seven-member band from San Jose that plays tunes from the 50’s and 60’s with a nod to the roots of Rock & Roll, will kick off this year’s season of First Fridays in the Park concerts to be held in the Murphys Park. The sponsoring Murphys Community Club is actually staging the June event on the second Friday of the month, June 9, to avoid a conflict with the graduation ceremony at Bret Harte High School.

“We are a cover band specializing in the music of such greats as Elvis, Dion, Beatles, Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, and more,” states band leader Jim Barnes. “It’s still the best stuff going, and great for dancing and singing along.”

From June to September, First Friday in the Park will feature performances by a variety of musical groups playing in the familiar gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m. Starting at 4 p.m., a special dinner will be available for purchase at $10.00 per person and a featured local wine will be on sale along with other beverages. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a small town America gathering in the cool confines of Murphys Community Park.

The caterer for the June concert will be The Art of Entertainment. The menu will consist of grilled Italian chicken, pasta salad, and a watermelon slice.
The other performers and caterers in the First Fridays series are:

July 7: Bill Welles will provide the music .The caterer will be the Murphy’s Hotel serving a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, corn on the cob, and a watermelon wedge.

August 4: 
Music by Plan B.  The meal will be catered by Sierra Hills Market/Lila & Sage offering a choice of grilled flat iron steak or grilled chicken accompanied by pasta salad, couscous salad, garlic bread, watermelon and a cookie.
September 1: The featured band will be Dyemusica. Dinner will be prepared by Pipin’ Hot and will consist of smoked sausage, coleslaw, potato salad, pretzel rolls, and a cookie.  

There is no admission charge and ample free parking is available nearby. Donations to help maintain the park are always gratefully received.

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
05/29/2017 - Don't Miss The Calaveras Community Band Memorial Day Concert
Murphys, CA...The 2017 music season in Murphys Community Park will get an exciting and eclectic kick-off when the Calaveras Community Band presents a special Memorial Day concert under the direction of conductor Mic Harper on Monday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for the program that will honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces in the past and those currently stationed around the world. The band will play a service song for each branch of the military, Sousa Marches, popular tunes from Sinatra, a Beach Boys medley, Four of a Kind featuring the trumpet section, and many more summer-in-the-park tunes.

Families and other members of the community are invited to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy this start of the season concert. There will not be any food or beverages for sale in the park.

The Calaveras Community Band traces its history to the days following the Gold Rush. Men would brush away the grime of the mines, put on a uniform, grab their horns and entertain the crowds at many public functions. Creating music brought extra meaning to their lives and provided a counterpoint to the stresses of the day.  In those times it was known as the Angels Camp Miners Band, the Murphys Independent Cornet Band, and a dozen other names as the years passed.

Through the cooperation of the Murphys Community Club, during the warm-weather months the band holds its weekly Monday rehearsals in the park’s distinctive gazebo starting with a short informal concert at 6:30 PM, followed by the rehearsal from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.

“Please join us, bring some food and beverage, and relax for the evening with family and friends in Murphys beautiful park” says Harper.

The band is always looking for musicians to join it in providing entertainment throughout Calaveras County.

“We invite members of our community who play a musical instrument to join us in keeping the tradition of live community band music alive in Calaveras County." says Harper.  “We are a fun group that gets great joy out of providing all forms of band music in the Mother Lode. No matter your age, you can find a place with us. Many people who have not played for years discover that they still have chops.”

Anyone wanting to learn more about becoming a band member should call Carol Betz at 728-9057. The band’s website is

Murphys Community Park is located on Algiers St. in historic downtown Murphys. The Murphys Community Club, that has oversight of the park, is hosting eight music-centered events from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Membership in the club is open to everyone and contributions are tax deductible. For further information, call 728-8183, or click on the Community Club link at
05/27/2017 - Chains Required Kicks Off The 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station!
Murphys, CA...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.

Below are a few photos from the "Tour Guides" in 2015!


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.

05/26/2017 - Don't Miss “A Good Year” at Their Last Film Friday at Milliaire
Murphys, CA...Join Milliaire for their LAST Film Friday of the season! Enjoy “A Good Year”, starring Russell Crowe and Abbie Cornish, on the Creekside Patio with a glass of wine and popcorn in hand!

“A Good Year”: A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold."
Starring: Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish

For more info, visit:
05/27/2017 - Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester at Twisted Oak Winery May 27th
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series – Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester. "Jerry Douglas! Jerry (freakin') Douglas!!" said winery owner Jeff Stai. “I've been a fan for years, and I know there are a lot of folks who feel the same way. By way of 'Alison Krauss and Union Station', Jerry Douglas is an icon in bluegrass music, considered the best Dobro player in the world. We're delighted to be able to welcome Jerry and the Earls for one of a very few dates currently scheduled in California this year!”

A yummy BBQ rib dinner with side salads will be available for purchase, along with yummy Twisted Oak wine, popcorn, and soft drinks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics and non-alcoholic drinks, but we ask that no outside alcoholic beverages be brought in.

Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served – bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. We’re on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze – it can get a little chilly after dark so please plan ahead.

Jerry Douglas

Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times, fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, the Grammy-winning The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester and is is co-Music Director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions, and his latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and Eric Clapton, among others. 

As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges as a true pioneer in American music.

The Earls of Leicester

The Grammy© and IBMA award-winning band The Earls of Leicester encompasses dobro great Jerry Douglas plus acclaimed writer, producer, and solo artist Shawn Camp on lead vocals and guitar, renowned Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman on banjo and guitars, second-generation fiddle phenom Johnny Warren, and Barry Bales, Douglas' longtime bandmate in Alison Krauss and Union Station, on vocals and bass. The group is the product of the band’s shared lifelong passion for the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys, and pays homage to their seminal work in the '50s and '60s which created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and transcended traditional genre barriers to popularize the music with an unprecedented mass audience.

What: Twisted Folk Concert Series Announces "Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester"

Where: Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Hwy 4, Vallecito
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 – 7:45pm. Concertgoers admitted 6:45pm

Ticket Information:
Tickets $39 advance ($34 Twisted Few wine club members), or $45 at the door, if available.
Children 12 and under: $10. 200% of children’s ticket sales will be directed to supporting music education in local schools.

For more info, or to purchase tickets: 209-736-9080,
06/25/2017 - University of Texas Students to Bicycle 4000 miles to Support Cancer Care
Murphys CA...Texas 4000 Riders to Meet Cancer Patients. The Mark Twain Cancer Center will welcome the Texas 4000 to beautiful downtown Murphys Park on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25th. This peloton of University of Texas student/athletes will pedal the brutal 4000 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to support cancer awareness and prevention. The welcome celebration will include the rider’s sharing tales of their adventure with the audience, and connecting with current oncology patients. Included are a bar-b-que, and music by the LavaCats starting at 3 PM. For information, call the Mark Twain Cancer Center at 209-754-9670.

Founded in 2003, Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. Pedaling
more than 4,000 miles, Texas 4000 is a journey that takes grit, determination, and support
– that’s why we think of it as a metaphor for the fight against cancer.

Texas 4000 is a community of cancer fighters. We are comprised of student riders,
volunteers and community supporters. All members of Texas 4000 are passionate about
fighting cancer. Through fundraising, educating, and volunteering we strive to
spread hope to those fighting cancer.

The Texas 4000 family also consists of those who support our cause, including our
board of directors, sponsors and partners, countless host families, donors, and
volunteers who help make the annual Texas 4000 ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage,
Alaska a reality every year.

Texas 4000 is dedicated to fighting cancer by sharing HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, and
CHARITY. We cultivate the next generation to lead the fight against cancer through
our cornerstone event, a more than 4,000 mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage.

We share HOPE by letting those touched by cancer know that people like us are riding
for them and are determined to eliminate the disease. We share KNOWLEDGE by
bringing life-saving information about cancer prevention to communities large and
small. We share CHARITY by making a commitment to support cancer research and
lead the charge in overcoming cancer. Our goal is to ensure our fundraising dollars are
donated to the most effective initiatives towards fighting cancer.

Over the past fourteen years, Texas 4000 has proudly raised more than $7.2 million for
the fight against cancer.

Created in 2004, the Sierra route traverses the southwestern desert climates of West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada before heading north up the California, Oregon, and Washington coasts and into British Columbia and the Yukon before finally reaching Alaska. The route stops in large cities, small towns, and national parks along the way, including: Santa Fe, NM; Zion National Park, UT; South Lake Tahoe, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC; Prince George, BC; and Whitehorse, YT. The Sierra route was one of the two original routes that were created when Texas 4000 was founded in 2004.

  • Day 0 (6.02): Cedar Park, TX
  • Day 1 (6.03): Lampasas, TX
  • Day 2 (6.04): Brownwood, TX
  • Day 3 (6.05): Snyder, TX
  • Day 4 (6.06): Lubbock, TX
  • Day 5 (6.07): Clovis, NM
  • Day 6 (6.08): Santa Rosa, NM
  • Day 7 (6.09): Santa Fe, NM
  • Day 8 (6.10): VMR, NM
  • Day 9 (6.11): VMR,NM
  • Day 10 (6.12): Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Day 11 (6.13): Farmington, NM
  • Day 11 (6.14): Bluff, UT
  • Day 13 (6.15): Kayenta, AZ
  • Day 14 (6.16): Page, AZ
  • Day 15 (6.17): Zion National Park, UT
  • Day 16 (6.18): Zion National Park, UT
  • Day 17 (6.19): Caliente, NV
  • Day 18 (6.20): Rachel, NV
  • Day 19 (6.21): Tonopah, NV
  • Day 20 (6.22): Bishop, CA
  • Day 21 (6.23): Lee Vining, CA
  • Day 22 (6.24): Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Day 23 (6.25): Murphy's, CA
  • Day 24 (6.26): South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Day 25 (6.27): South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Day 26 (6.28): Placerville, CA
  • Day 27 (6.29): Davis, CA
  • Day 28 (6.30): Napa, CA
  • Day 29 (7.01): San Francisco, CA
  • Day 30 (7.02): San Francisco, CA
  • Day 31 (7.03): Cloverdale, CA
  • Day 32 (7.04): Fort Bragg, CA
  • Day 33 (7.05): Redway, CA
  • Day 34 (7.06): Eureka, CA
  • Day 35 (7.07): Redwood National Park, CA
  • Day 36 (7.08): Crescent City, CA
  • Day 37 (7.09): Grant Pass, OR
  • Day 38 (7.10): Crater Lake National Park, OR
  • Day 39 (7.11): Roseburg, OR
  • Day 40 (7.12): Coos Bay, OR
  • Day 41 (7.13): Coos Bay, OR
  • Day 42 (7.14): Florence, OR
  • Day 43 (7.15): Lincoln City, OR
  • Day 44 (7.16): Portland, OR
  • Day 45 (7.17): Mossyrock, WA
  • Day 46 (7.18): Mount Rainier National Park, WA
  • Day 47 (7.19): Olympia, WA
  • Day 48 (7.20): Seattle, WA
  • Day 49 (7.21): Seattle, WA
  • Day 50 (7.22): Anacortes, WA
  • Day 51 (7.23): Vancouver, BC
  • Day 52 (7.24): Vancouver, BC
  • Day 53 (7.25): Whistler, BC
  • Day 54 (7.26): Lillooet, BC
  • Day 55 (7.27): Prince George, BC
  • Day 56 (7.28): Prince George, BC
  • Day 57 (7.29): Fraser Lake, BC
  • Day 58 (7.30): Telkwa, BC
  • Day 59 (7.31): Johnsons Crossing, BC
  • Day 60 (8.01): Whitehorse, YT
  • Day 61 (8.02): Whitehorse, YT
  • Day 62 (8.03): Haines Junction, YT
  • Day 63 (8.04): Burwash Landing, YT
  • Day 64 (8.05): Beaver Creek, YT
  • Day 65 (8.06): Tok, AK
  • Day 66 (8.07): Chistochina, AK
  • Day 67 (8.08): Glennallen, AK
  • Day 68 (8.09): Nelchina, AK
  • Day 69 (8.10): Wasilla, AK
  • Day 70 (8.11): Anchorage, AK
05/27/2017 - Calaveras Door of Hope Announces the 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run" and Family Fun Day May 27th, 2017 a
Murphys, CA...Calaveras Door of Hope is hosting a Fun Run and Family Day on May 27, 2017. The Heroes Fun Run will be located at Ironstone Vineyards’ Amphitheatre. The Heroes Fun Run offers three options to participate in: a 5k run, 10k run, or a 2 mile walk. There will also be a party in the park with: Live music by Dyemusica, silent auction, raffle prizes, games and activities for kids of all ages. Food will be available for purchase on the grounds. Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the day. No outside food or drinks, please. Family Fun Day hours are from 9 AM – 2 PM. Admission is free. The 5k/10k run will start at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 7:45 a.m.); The 2 mile walk will start at 10:00 a.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.).

100% of funds raised will go to the non-profit organization Calaveras Door of Hope. Preregister at: (events tab) or call (209)736-9600 or register day of event.

Calaveras Door of Hope Pregnancy Center’s purpose is to serve women and their families in our community by offering hope and help both during and after pregnancy. Calaveras Door of Hope’s services include: free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, parenting classes and many other resources.
05/21/2017 - Computer
Free Computer Help @ Murphys Volunteer Library.
Apple & PC. Every Tuesday 2-4 Open to all questions,
Call Karen 728-8573
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