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Tuesday, Oct 17
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04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in August
Wednesday, Oct 18
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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”
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 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
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02:00 PM Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Murphys Creek Theatre
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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
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Friday, Oct 27
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
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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
Until 05:00 PM MURPHYS DIGGINS FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL
01:00 PM Tree Trek Tour
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10/09/2017 - Bear Valley Season Premiere and More At GABA Meeting Monday Night
Arnold, CA...Bear Valley opens for the 2017-2018 season on November 24, and boy do they have great news. Come to hear about the new lift that carries six people per chair and other improvements to enhance your mountain enjoyment. General manager Andrea Young and director of resort revenue Rosie Sundell will lead the presentation followed by Q&A.



When was the last time you visited Calaveras Big Trees State Park? The volunteer association is spearheading some significant improvements and president Rod Smith will be there to show us all what’s happening.

Bear Valley and Big Trees park draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to the greater Arnold area each year. To a large extent, these two attractions are the lifeblood for our community, resulting in jobs and revenue. So please join us Monday at 6:00 PM at the Ebbetts Pass Fire Station on Blagen Road. We’ll meet in the training room, accessed from the rear parking lot.

Get to Know Your GABA Representatives
OFFICERS
Bob Doten, President • Linda Baker, Vice President • Debbie Bertini, Treasurer • Linda Payton, Secretary

DIRECTORS
Bruce Rohrer • Christy Almen • Tami Schaner • Mike Borean • Your Name Here (yes, we have a vacancy!)

Greater Arnold Business Association
PO Box 2385, Arnold CA 95223
(209) 795-GABA
Info@ComeToArnold.com
09/30/2017 - The Jank Tones Rock the Garden at Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...Season closer, The Jank Tones, come celebrate Ocktoberfest! We'll have craft beers, wood Fired pizzas, burgers, wings and more!!! Rocking the seasons finale!!!! 10% off your food order before 6pm!





"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright



The story of Camp Connell Continues....

The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors.

While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since.

Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community."
09/16/2017 - South Sac Jookes in The Beer Garden at Camp Connell General Store September 16th
Camp Connell, CA...The Beer Garden at Camp Connell welcomes the South Sac Jookes! Doors open at 5pm 10% off your food order before 6pm . Wood Fired Pizzas, Burgers, wings and more! From now till the end of the season we are giving free admission to anyone with a drivers license showing the 95223 zip code.



09/23/2017 - The Big, The Ginormous Annual Winter Ski Sale at CHS Thrift
Arnold, CA...The Arnold CHS Thrift Store is holding tier Big Annual Ski Sale on September 23rd & 24th. Don;t miss out on the best prices in town on all skis, boots, snowboards, sleds & winter wear for the entire family.

09/09/2017 - 11th Annual Ebbetts Scenic Celebration or "Hermitfest" is September 9th
Hermit Valey, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) will be hosting their 11th Annual Scenic Celebration on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 11am until 7pm. We invite you to “Come Play on the Pass” with us and enjoy one of the last free, outdoor, live music events of the year. Our annual celebration takes place in Hermit Valley and is affectionately referred to as “Hermitfest” by locals and longtime attendees.


This year we’ll be enjoying the music of long time Hermitfest favorites Bill Welles and Grover Anderson who have been with us from the very beginning. Ten Dollar Pony, who were the heroes of the Butte Fire version of Hermitfest, providing daylong music for those who escaped the smoke and fire, will be back again this year too. And, we’ll be welcoming the Magnolia Rhythm Trio, Jimbo Scott and Risky Biscuits (who will be just back from performing on the main stage at the Strawberry Music Festival).

The music begins around 11am this year and will officially end at 7 pm but those of you who have attended before know that the music may continue around the campfire long into the evening. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Tonja and Jana will be back with their locally roasted coffee, specialty teas, cold drinks and who knows what else! The work of a few local artisans will also be available for purchase. Weather permitting; we will have opportunities for stargazing with telescopes & experts available at around 9pm to help us enjoy the stars, constellations, and stories of the night sky.

Hermit Valley has plenty of opportunity for hiking and playing in the river. Fall weather is generally warm and sunny but a quick afternoon rain shower is always a possibility in the mountains and you’ll want to make sure you bring warm clothing as the mornings and evenings can be quite chilly. Primitive campsites are available on a first come basis for those wishing to spend the night. There are sites in the immediate vicinity of the event as well as a few more on the riverside of the road. Additional camping is available nearby in the beautiful Pacific Valley campgrounds. While we welcome your well-socialized dogs, please keep them on a six-foot leash and do not leave them unattended. For those of you planning to spend the night, there will be late night treats and coffee and goodies on Sunday morning.

On your way to the celebration in Hermit Valley, stop by the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce offices in downtown Markleeville where they will have maps, cold drinks and lots of information about things to do over the weekend. On the Arnold side, you may want to visit the Logging Museum, hike a portion of the Rim Trail or stop in at Calaveras Big Trees State Park to admire the Giant Sequoias. It looks like the pools at Grover Hot Springs State Park, outside Markleeville, will be closed for maintenance this year.

Hermit Valley is located on Highway 4 in the Stanislaus National Forest about 38 miles east of Arnold and 23 miles west of Markleeville on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River at about the 7000-foot elevation. If you haven’t driven the pass before, remember that we are a scenic byway for good reason. The higher elevation portion of Highway 4 between Lake Alpine on the west and Silver Creek on the east is narrow, twisty, steep and so worth the drive with beautiful mountain views and many opportunities to get out of your car and take a closer look. The route over the top is not recommended for large RVs or trailers.

Ebbetts Pass was honored with National Scenic Byway status in 2005. It is one of only seven nationally-designated byways in California. The Ebbetts Pass Byway Association is the non-profit organization tasked with preserving, enhancing and promoting the unique resources of the byway. The EPSBA had developed a guidebook for the area which is available on our website for those who want to know more about the history, geology, wildlife and recreation available in the area.

This event is made possible by the generous support of our event partners and sponsors so make sure to visit them and let them know you appreciate their support of this event. Our 2017 event sponsor is Cal Waste with additional support from Mary Trotter, Tom’s Automotive, Mark Twain Hospital/Dignity Health, Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, Bear Valley Business Association, Better Altitude Properties, Calaveras Big Trees Association, Little Trees Wellness, Cedar Creek Realty, Merita Callaway, Fox Security, Mary Jane Genochio, Black Bear Inn, Greg Castleberry, Bob Doten & John Ehret of Barry Ward Realty, Century 21 Realty, Ebbetts Pass Lumber& Ace Hardware and the US Forest Service.

We also want to thank Pioneer Electric, our local media and the many other organizations who all help to promote this event. We especially want to thank Ron Schaner who coordinates and schedules the musicians every year and is a tireless supporter of live music in the Ebbetts Pass area.

For more information about the Ebbetts Pass area, this event and what’s happening along the byway all year long, visit scenic4.org or facebook.com/Scenic4 or e-mail us at info@scenic4.org.

For other events in the area and lodging information, contact the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 209-736-0049 (gocalaveras.com) or the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce at 530-694-2475 (alpinecounty.com). On the west side you can also visit bearvalley.com, cometoarnold.com, calaveraschronicle.com and visitmurphys.com.
09/10/2017 - Tri-Trip Dinner For Baby Jace on September 10th
Dorrington, CA....Tri-Trip Dinner For Baby Jace on September 10th

08/25/2017 - Jazz and Wine Tasting at The Beer Garden! ~ Camp Connell General Store
Camp Connell, CA...We're "jazzing" things up at the Beer Garden at Camp Connell - with Jazz and Wine tasting! We'll have local wines and some special select wines, and of course Wood Fired pizzas, burgers, wings, and a special Pasta !( because apparently I'm the only one who thinks Beer and Pasta go together!) Since 1929 The Camp Connell General Store has been serving generation after generation of customers. New Owner Dan Tulipani and his family are excited to continue and expand on the rich fabric of history and traditions that have made the store an integral part of the community. With Dining, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Groceries & Gas they have everything you need to make your high country adventure a great one.



"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright


The story of Camp Connell Continues....

The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors.

While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since.


Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community."
08/19/2017 - Calaveras Big Trees Association's "A Day in the Park" is August 19th
Arnold, CA...Calaveras Big Trees Association Presents A Day in the Park on Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of music by the local favorite, Magnolia Rhythm Trio. They will be performing from 12 – 2 at the Campfire Center. Delicious barbecue will be available prepared by Big Boys BBQ’IN. Food will be available in front of Jack Knight Hall from 11 – 3.


Columbia State Park reenactors will be on hand to share everyday life in the 1870s. The Columbia State Park rangers and docents will also be sharing old-time games from the 1800s. This event will be held in the area between the campfire center and Jack Knight Hall. Come join the fun!
08/12/2017 - The Beer Garden at Camp Connell Welcomes Chains Required! 100% Grove Guaranteed!
Camp Connell, CA...The Beer Garden at Camp Connell welcomes Chains Required! Creekside dining, wood fired pizza, burgers, wings and more! Call 209-795-1121 for more info Saturday at 5 PM. Since 1929 The Camp Connell General Store has been serving generation after generation of customers. New Owner Dan Tulipani and his family are excited to continue and expand on the rich fabric of history and traditions that have made the store an integral part of the community. With Dining, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Groceries & Gas they have everything you need to make your high country adventure a great one.




"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright

The story of Camp Connell Continues....

The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors.

While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since.

Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community."
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

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