Murphys, CA...The 2016 music season in Murphys Community Park kicks-off when the Calaveras Community Band presents a special Memorial Day concert under the direction of conductor Mic Harper on Monday 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, that traces its history to California’s gold rush days, will perform a mixture of patriotic songs, marches, jazz, Latin music, and even some instrumental opera. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic dinner as food and drinks will not be sold in the Park.
Arnold, CA...On Memorial Day weekend, Sat &Sun May 29, 30 The Friends of the Arnold Library will hold their annual Memorial day book sale. Customers have been known to come from as far away as the Bay area for this event. For more information contact Arnoldfotl@yahoo.com
First First Friday In The Park Will Be Second Friday In June! Chains Required To Kick Off Season
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2016 01:13 PM
Murphys, CA...To kick off this year’s season of First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concerts, the sponsoring Murphys Community Club is actually staging the June event on the second Friday of the month, June 10 to avoid a conflict with the graduation ceremony at Bret Harte High School. “It has become a tradition to move our June performance ahead seven days,” states MCC president Suzanne Friedman. “With many of our families involved with Bret Harte we don’t want to compete with the school’s important year-end celebration.” From June to September, First Friday in the Park will feature a performance by a local musical group playing in the iconic gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m. From 4 p.m., a special dinner will be available for purchase at $12.00 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.
Sunday Is Jumpin' With Things To Do! Will Rosie's Record Hold? (Stickied....New Stories Below)
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2016 06:25 AM
Frogtown, CA...Sunday is jumpin' with things to do! 9AM - Junior Livestock Auction down in Tower Pavilion and Swine Ring, come on down and support our local youth! 10AM - Booths and buildings open up, Barrel of Monkeez opens, Barnyard Adventures opens 12PM - Both Carnivals open up, Best of Calaveras performs out on the Lawn Stage, Cole Porter is rockin' at the Ranch House 2PM - Kurt Gravenhorst performs a rendition of Mark Twain's celebrated tale on the Main Stage 3PM - The FINALS of the International Frog Jumping Competition start leapin' on the Main Stage. Come watch if the record is broken after 30 years! 5:30PM - Friends of the Fair $10,000 raffle followed by the Destruction Derby! 8PM - Boys of Summer (an Eagles tribute band) rockin' on the Lawn Stage Check out these other great acts all throughout the day: Doctor Solar Show, Cowgirl Tricks, Gypsy Time Travelers, Something Ridiculous, and of course check out our Frogs!!!
Makayla Ruthrauff Is Miss Calaveras 2016! Her court is Sierra Stackpole & Brighton Hamari. Full Video & Photos
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2016 05:21 PM
Frogtown, USA...The 2016 Miss Calaveras Is....Makayla Ruthrauff and her court is Sierra Stackpole & Brighton Hamari. Miss Ruthrauff follows in the royal footsteps of her mother and sister. The Miss Calaveras competition for 2016 was a great show and great group of young ladies. Taking the stage for Miss Calaveras were Macy Breaux (Bret Harte), Hailey Long (Calaveras), Brighton Hamari (Bret Harte), Emma Hampton (Calaveras), Makayla Ruthrauff (Calaveras), and Sierra Stackpole (Calaveras). We have over 100 photos and complete video of the pageant.
Frogtown, CA...The 2016 Calaveras Saddle Queen Is Samantha Smith, First Runner Up is Christa Gillio, Second Runner Up is Melanie Nelson. As one of the hosts said..."The are gorgeous and they can ride horses too" Congratulations to Samantha Smith
Sonora Pass Opens For Summer Driving Season. All Mountain Passes Now Open
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 01:14 PM
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route. Caltrans crews responsible for the road opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities this part of California has to offer.