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Saturday, Aug 19
All Day 2nd Annual Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest returns to the Mother Lode Five national bands to be show
All Day The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off is August 19th
10:00 AM Calaveras Big Trees Association's "A Day in the Park" is August 19th
04:00 PM The Annual Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed is August 19th
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Make Plans To Play In The 2017 Sequoia Woods Men's Club Benefit Golf Tournament
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
01:00 PM 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Wo
Tuesday, Aug 22
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar - Gluten Free & Fancy Free
12:00 PM Build your Wordpress Website
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in July
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Aug 24
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, Aug 25
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Aug 26
04:00 PM Hoedown for Habitat
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
Sunday, Aug 27
04:30 AM Advance Your Photography
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
Tuesday, Aug 29
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Aug 31
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
Friday, Sep 1
07:00 PM Don't Miss The "First Fridays" Dinner Show With Jill Warren At Sequoia Woods
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso

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08/19/2017 - The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off is August 19th
Arnold, CA...Don’t count us out. If the bridge on Blagen road is not in place, we will hold this event at Independence Hall Community Center. Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off. Car enthusiasts and Chili lovers bring the family to Arnold, CA, on Highway 4 across from White Pines Lake. There will be food and raffles, Chili tasting, and lots more. Admission is free. “Anything on Wheels” can be entered into the Car Show, even your Covered Wagon. Saturday, August 19, 11-3pm. Car Show entry donation is $20, Chili Cook Off entry donation is $10 per team. Those who want to taste Chili can get a tasters wrist band for $5 that includes tasting and a People’s Choice Award ballot. Car Show entries will be allowed day of show space permitting. Get your entry forms in advance, set up time details, and more information, at This event is a fundraiser that benefits the many local charities and non-profits supported by the Woman of the Moose Chapter 1714, Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge, 1965 Blagen Road, Arnold, CA 95223.

08/19/2017 - The Annual Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed is August 19th
Murphys, CA...One of the most anticipated dates on the August calendar every year is the annual Angels-Murphys Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed. It is August 19th from 4-10pm at Murphys Community Park and is not to be missed.

08/13/2017 - Steve Miller with Peter Frampton at Ironstone on August 13th
Murphys, CA...Coming off an extraordinary 63 shows in 2016, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller is excited to announce his 2017 summer tour campaign. Steve and his band look forward to delving into their deep catalog of hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The Steve Miller Band has played to more than 15 million people in the last 20 years. In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music. In 2016, Miller presented five sold out shows at JALC: “Ma Rainey Meets Miles Davis” and “T Bone Walker – A Bridge From Blues to Jazz.” Joining The Steve Miller Band on the summer 2017 tour is special guest Peter Frampton.

“Peter and I first met at Olympic studios in London in the late sixties when we were both just starting our recording careers,” said Miller. “He was a wonderful guitarist and songwriter then and he is even more so today. Over the years, we’ve played together in venues from theaters to football stadiums and everything in between. He always sets the musical bar high, his band always knocks me out, and I’m thrilled we are going to spend the summer together doing a great run of concerts. This is the kind of quality and talent we both strive to present and I’m looking forward to a summer of great music, exceptional performances and fun. Peter is a remarkable musician.” – Steve Miller

Buffet Dinner
(Get Buffet Tickets)

Barrel Roasted Tri Tip with Basil Chimichurri

Rosemary Garlic Pork Loin

Cheese tortellini with pesto cream sauce and sundried tomatoes

Rice Pilaf

Fresh fruit

Spinach Spring Mix salad with feta, red onion, bacon, and tomato

Fresh baked bread with butter

Dark chocolate cake
08/12/2017 - Leilani and the Distractions at Big Trees Fitness Saturday Night
Arnold, CA...Free Poolside Concert Saturday, August 12 @ 5:30 pm. Tri-Tip Dinner will be available for purchase. BYOB

Discover Big Trees Fitness Center, a full-service gym facility, with swimming pool, saunas and jacuzzi, as well as a large group exercise room and lounge.
08/12/2017 - The Incredible Sonny Landreth at Twisted Oak on August 12
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the final concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series – Sonny Landreth. "I can't think of a higher note to end our season than with Sonny Landreth," said winery owner Jeff Stai. “In fact, I'm sure Sonny can play that higher note just fine! What else can you say about someone who Eric Clapton called 'the most underestimated musician on the planet' - other than 'you should be here August 12th!'

A yummy BBQ rib dinner with side salads will be available for purchase (vegetarian option available), 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 to sit up front, or a regular chair to sit farther back. 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.

Sonny Landreth

When Sonny Landreth was 16, he began experimenting with the slide, “much to the horror of my family,” he chuckles. "I didn’t have anybody to teach me, so I had to find my own way with playing it,” Landreth recalls. He made his first slide, one he still uses: “I got a handlebar from a bike and got a hacksaw and cut myself a little slide. I actually used it on my new album on the acoustic side; I still favor it for the tone."

“My jazz and blues heroes—and the time I had spent playing trumpet, flute, and piano—helped push me to reach for a higher purpose in my music. Classical jazz is all about articulation and dynamics,” Landreth says, “and I could take all that and apply it to guitar. I think that helped make me to come at the guitar from a different perspective.”

Playing slide, says Landreth, “gave me a way to combine all these influences. I had to pull it together stylistically to form a concept and to form all these layers of sound.” Landreth lyrically describes the impact of these influences on him, and the key to his own playing: “The sound of the guitar emulates the human voice; all great acoustic bluesmen do this. I noticed that’s what my jazz and blues heroes were doing, trying to emulate the human voice; they’d use the slide as a profound and emotive form of call and response, and this is why I especially I got into playing bottleneck slide.”

After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth found himself at an artistic crossroads. He wanted to finally create the full-length acoustic collection his fans had long requested. But he was also itching to capture the sound of his stalwart electric trio augmented by a couple of his favorite collaborators. And the time was certainly right for an elastic, career-spanning double-live album.

So Landreth and his longtime friends decided to do it all. ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette’ is a 16-song opus that covers more musical ground than any single album ever could, as the singer and songwriter’s work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic and electric bottleneck lightning.

Landreth has collaborated with the very top names in guitar over the years: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks – the list goes on. The noted slideman cut his musical teeth in The Red Hot Louisiana Band of zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and Landreth has since recorded and toured with artists ranging from John Mayall to John Hiatt. ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette’ adds another major chapter to his tale, as new vocal and instrumental colors emerge.

"Sonny Landreth is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also is probably one of the most advanced." - Eric Clapton

"The best slide guitar player in the world” - Marc Knopfler

"I think that the reason he sounds so different is 'cause of where he's from. I can hear fiddles a lot in his playing, just from the way he raises the notes. Slide is just another voice you can have. You can really make a guitar sound like a person, and Sonny knows what that's about." - Dobro ace and fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas
08/12/2017 - Arnold Art, Music and Wine Festival...Saturday, August 12th!!!!
Arnold, CA...Greater Arnold Business Association presents the 12th Annual Arnold Art, Music & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 12, at Cedar Center (The Heart of Arnold) in downtown Arnold. Directions are easy – go East on Highway 4 through Arnold until you come to El Dorado Savings Bank on the left. Turn left onto Oak Circle. The park is between Hwy 4 and Oak Circle. There is no entrance charge. The Heart of Arnold offers a grassy, shady area, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and beat the heat! This event is a must for every one of all ages. The day starts at 2:00pm the Arts & Wine vendors open to let you peruse and buy their crafts while bands play all day. Wine tasting from 2pm – 5pm will be $15 per person and includes a really cool glass to taste wines from the various wineries. All this fades into a blur as Music in the Park with the band Cantamos starts at 6:30pm.

* Entrance and Parking is free and The Heart of Arnold will offer food and Beverages of all kinds are available at the event. No Outside Alcohol…Please.
* A number of Artist and Wineries will have Booths are expected to be available for your afternoon pleasure and experience. Wineries include: Ayrael Vieux, Black Sheep, Brice Station, Calaveras Creek, Hovey, Ironstone, Jazz Cellars, Metate, Milliare, Mineral Wines & Stevenot
* Music will play throughout the day:

2:00 – 2:45: Nathan Ignacio (Americana)
3:00 – 4:15: Almost Blue (Jazz)
4:30 – 6:00: Cantamos (Everything…In multiple languages)
6:30 – 8:30: Bill Welles and Friends (Americana & Rock)

The day is being sponsored by our Sponsor’s ~ Dye Painting, High Country Stove & Spa, and Dignity Health Mark Twain Hospital.

08/04/2017 - Murphys's Own Plan B is August First Friday Entertainment
Murphys, CA...Plan B, featuring Ken Rojas on guitar, Vince Rojas on bass, and Jim Bailey on drums, will provide the music when the Murphys Community Club’s First Friday of the Month event is presented August 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the tree shaded Murphys Community Park. The band is a local group that tailors its music to fit the audience, with an emphasis on rock hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.

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, Sierra Hills Market/Lila & Sage will be offering a choice of grilled flat iron steak or grilled chicken, accompanied by pasta salad, couscous salad, garlic bread, watermelon, and a cookie.

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

08/05/2017 - Independence Hall Annual Flea Market is August 5th & 6th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arnold, CA...Independence Hall Annual Flea Market Saturday - August 5, 2017 Sunday - August 6 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The largest indoor-outdoor Flea Market in Calaveras County. Thousands of items including: Housewares, Clothing, Tools, Toys, Furniture, Collectibles & much, much more! Booths available - Bob @ 795-2768 or Walt 795-1464 Independence Hall Community Center - Arnold/White Pines.

Independence Hall Community Center - History

Independence Hall Community Center, Arnold, California, was officially established in 1974. From its inception, the Hall has served as a non-profit, non-tax-supported community facility for the Ebbetts Pass area. Originally, the Hall was the Avery School, a one-room elementary school with a divider creating two classrooms.

The attendance area extended along California Highway 4 from Camp Connell nearly to Murphys. The first function to be held in the building was a school Christmas program in December, 1941. The school was rededicated in 1964 as Hazel Fisher Elementary School in honor of its first principal and teacher, Miss Hazel Fisher. Following construction of a new Hazel Fisher Elementary School, the original building was signed over to the Ebbetts Pass Wonderland Association and in recognition of our nation’s bicentennial was renamed Independence Hall. The Hall was dedicated and remains this area’s community center.

P.O. Box 2056
1445 Blagen Road
Arnold, CA 95223
(209) 795-2152

08/02/2017 - Sips, Sonatas & Surprises Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 7:00 PM at Bear Valley Music Festival
Bear Valley, CA...On Wednesday, August 2, join our wine expert Shelby French along with Festival resident artists Thalea String Quartet, for an evening exploring delightful pairings of wine and music. After creating a delightful ruckus at last year’s event, Opera Frontier is returning to add its own kind of flavor to the evening. Enjoy the entertaining commentary while tasting some of the Sierra’s best local wines. In this intimate setting you will experience the performers up close — and mellowed by the warm conviviality of the experience.

 Maestro Michael Morgan and the Bear Valley Music Festival invite you to a dazzling concert lineup from July 21 to August 6. Here are some highlights:  COUNTRY ARTIST – Hal Ketchum and the amazing Hal Ketchum Country Trio.    TRIBUTES – Fleetwood Mac * Motown * Queen  PIANIST – Vladislav Kern  SYMPHONY – Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony – Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony– Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony

TENOR – Jonathan Blalock & The Bear Valley Orchestra

POPS – Symphonic Music from Hollywood with Richard Glazier


WINE TASTING CONCERT – Sips , Sonatas & Songs

JAZZ ARTIST – Kalil Wilson & The Kalil Wilson Jazz Ensemble

GALA DINNER & AUCTION – “Bear Valley Does Hollywood”

– Free: Family Concert with Dawn Harms
– Free: Stars of Tomorrow

Round trip shuttle transportation will be available for all evening concerts from Forest Meadows, Arnold and Dorrington (by prior reservation). Barbecue meals will be prepared at the Festival tent for all evening concerts (advance reservation recommended).

See you at the big white tent!

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08/10/2017 - Thank You, Dr. Bill Griffin! Breakfast Reception on August 10th!
San Andreas, CA...Thank You, Dr. Bill Griffin! Since April, 1989, Dr. Bill Griffin has served our community as a Radiologist, Chief of Staff, and Corporate Board Chair. Please join us in thanking Dr. Griffin for his dedication over the past twenty-eight years. We will have a breakfast reception on August 10th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Mark Twain Medical Center dining room. All are welcome!

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