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01/19/2022 - Vallecito Union School District Regular Meeting on January 19th
Avery, CA...The Vallecito Governing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, January 19th at the Avery Middle School gym at 5:30 p.m. 4545 Moran Road, Avery, CA. Click Here for full agenda.

01/22/2022 - January 22 Celebration of Life for Inga Johnson, 1976 - 2021
Murphys, CA...Join Us To Honor And Celebrate Inga Johnson's Life. Loving Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister & Friend. 5/8/1976 - 11/27/2021. You're Invited to Celebrate with Us! Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Native Son's Hall, 389 Main St, Murphy's, CA 95247


We will begin with remarks from Pastor Bart Rush at 1:15PM Followed by a celebration / mixer with attendees Some light snacks and drinks provided
12/25/2021 - Murphys Friends Free Christmas Dinner
Murphys, CA...Murphys Friends CHRISTMAS DINNER, is being served at the Native Sons Hall in Murphys on Christmas Day from 1 to 3 pm featuring a great Diestel turkey dinner with all the trimmings. For home delivery call (209) 736-1415, for pick up at the Native Sons or Treats in San Andreas call (209) 736-6177. Please tell your family, friends and neighbors.

12/10/2021 - Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some at Murphys Creek Theatre!
Murphys, CA...Get ready for high octane jollity and wacky festive frivolity as MCT brings Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) to Murphys! Not just another annual production of A Christmas Carol, but a (slightly irreverent) look at all our favorite “beloved holiday classics”. So, tuck some mistletoe behind your ear and join us as we bring you “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Frosty”, “Rudolph” and more…all in one wild production! Whether you’ve been “Naughty” or “Nice” this year, you’re guaranteed to leave with laughs, and (perhaps) a little bit of holiday wisdom.



by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez

Composition by Will Knapp

12/12/2021 - Rescheduled Due to Weather..."One Mad Apple" is Author Tom Pratt's Debut Novel! Book Signing on
Murphys, CA...We live in a divided country and in these tumultuous times, school board meetings have become an uncivilized forum for activists and angry parents to engage in public discourse on a variety of subjects from critical race theory, funding mental health programs, mask mandates, and in California the vaccine mandates for all children that attend public and private schools.




Tom Pratt, an elected school board member, releases his debut fictional novella One Mad Apple. It tells the story of the struggles and crazy crusade of an unlikely foe, a school board member who is out to destroy the book's central character as well as the peaceful town and its innocent children.

“In my first published work, I have taken a subject that is part of my life – being a local school board member – and taken creative license to craft a fictional story that especially in today’s volatile environment might not be so far out of the realm of possibility,” Pratt said.

One Mad Apple is available for purchase at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/one-mad-apple-ebook/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

TOM PRATT has been elected three times to his local school board in two different communities in California and actively participates and volunteers in community activities. He loves all things that have to do with baseball, gardening, writing, reading, and watching movies that have intrigue as the central theme.

Tom has a keen interest in national politics, is active in local politics, and has run for statewide office. His professional experience as an art insurance broker has helped him hone critical skills of investigation and communication – and his career has provided many intriguing stories!

Tom lives with his wife and their two sons in the foothills of Northern California.

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Book signing event:

Sunday, December 12, 2021

3:00 pm 

Murphys Pourhouse

350 Main Street, Unit B

Murphys, CA 95247 

For Information and RSVP: (209) 206-3390
12/04/2021 - 25th Museum Anniversary & Free Appraisal Clinic at Ironstone Vineyards!
Murphys, CA: Ironstone Vineyards is hosting a free appraisal clinic along with a casual gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Heritage Museum. Home of the world’s largest Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen (44 lbs.), the Heritage Museum was erected December 8, 1996, as a tribute to the Gold Rush and Mining era that took place 170+ years ago. The appraisal clinic will be hosted by Fred Holabird of Holabird Americana, the world’s largest specialist and auction house of early Americana, that day from 10am-4pm, and again on Sunday from 10am – 1pm. Following the clinic, renowned Author Robin Holabird will do a special reading of several excerpts from her newest book, “Around the World in 80 Movies”, as well as a Q&A session. Finally, at 5pm, guests are welcomed to the Museum to mingle and enjoy champagne and appetizers while listening to presentations from Ironstone President Stephen Kautz, Fred Holabird and Ironstone Founder & Owner John Kautz. “Aside from the wine, our Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen and Heritage Museum has played a massive role in making Ironstone the premier attraction that it is,” says Stephen Kautz, President at Ironstone Vineyards. “It is our great pleasure to have an opportunity to invite guests to the property to celebrate with us.”


Admission to the Appraisal Clinic and celebration is free of charge. Reservations are not necessary for either event, however those with large collections planning to attend the clinic are recommended to make an appointment with Chris Gomez at cgomez@ironstonevineyards.com. Reservations for the Bistro are recommended. For more information email info@ironstonevineyards.com or call 209.728.1251

About Ironstone Vineyards: Ironstone Vineyards, located in Murphys, Calaveras County is a premier destination with Wine Tasting, Dining, Estate Tours, Fabulous Gardens, Weddings, Concerts, Corporate Events, Wine Caves, Jewelry Shoppe and much more. Their wines reflect the diversity of offerings from the Lodi and Sierra Foothills Appellations of Northern California. Through emphasizing the practice of Sustainable Viticulture, Ironstone Vineyards conserves water use, builds healthy soil, and maintains the surrounding wildlife habitat. Come for the wine, stay for the day!
12/03/2021 - Murphys Open House is December 3, 2021
Murphys, CA...Murphys is excited to welcome everyone back to our annual Open House taking place on the first Friday in December in historic downtown Murphys from 5-8 pm. While we won’t have a parade this year, and there won’t be Santa photos inside the Native Sons Hall, there will be an abundance of holiday cheer. Our businesses will be open, the street will be closed, the firepits will be lit, and we’ll all be looking forward to seeing you. There will be live music at local businesses, folks singing on the street, and Santa will be visiting. This is the time of year when Murphys’ businesses thank our customers for their support throughout the year.


Stop by V Restaurant with a toy (or bicycle) to donate and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, or just keep your eye out for a Santa sighting on the street. The donation of a bicycle at V Restaurant will earn you a gift certificate to be used at the restaurant. The Murphys Village Toy Store also hosts a Toys for Tots drop-off box and you can buy a toy right there and contribute to the box!

Climb the step to Boyle McDonald for live music on the rooftop or spend a little time around the firepits catching up with friends and neighbors. Or enjoy the music of Sequoia from 5-7 pm in the lobby at the Watering Hole on Big Trees Road.

The Murphys Irish Pub hosts live music every Friday night as well. They will have a food donation box at the pub for donations to The Resource Connection’s Food Bank and will be serving warm apple cider and cookies. Graham and Laura will be singing Christmas carols from 4-6 pm on the piano at the pub followed by Mario Flores’ live Latin Jazz band from 7-10pm.

Or maybe, join up with a group of friends and help serenade us on the street! Walk-in entertainment is welcome but please keep it family-friendly and be considerate of other entertainers. Missing the parade? Feel free to dress up, visit the firepits, and bring some joy to everybody who sees you.

The Murphys Creek Theatre will be presenting Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some at 7 pm and throughout the holiday season. Get here early to grab a parking space and visit Main Street before heading over to the play.

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Visitor Center will be open from 5-8 pm and will be kicking off their “Wine Country Weekend Getaway” contest so stop by and get all the details.

Stop by the Icebox (old Ice House near Black Sheep Winery) at the Arbors’ end of town and shop local artisans.

Pop in to Pop the Bubbly for live music with Scott Moughton from 4-7 pm with hot chocolate and cider, with appetizers and other drinks available to purchase, or grab a bottle of bubbly to go at a great price.

The fun continues on Saturday with more live music at the Irish Pub, another performance of Every Christmas Story Ever Told, a craft fair & holiday boutique at the Mountain Christian Fellowship, visits with Santa in Arnold at the Arnold Plaza, and the 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Ironstone Museum featuring appraisals by Holabird Americana on both Saturday & Sunday.

Thank you to the Murphys Firefighters Association who will be with us on Friday night with their popular sweatshirts for sale, the Calaveras Garden Club who will be near the Native Sons with holiday greenery for purchase, the Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers who help keep us safe, our Firepit sponsors, and all the volunteers who make these events possible.

Make sure to thank the Firepit Sponsors when you visit with them:

Cedar Creek Realty
Century 21 Sierra Properties Realty (they’ll be in front of the Stevenot Tasting Room for the evening)
Gateway Press
Gold Electric
Murphys Creek Theatre
Murphys Pourhouse
Newsome Harlow Winery

Want to make sure there’s a parade next year? Contact us at info@visitmurphys.com to put your name on a list of volunteers willing to help with organizing this event, the parade, and the management of street closures. Conditions allowing, we hope to be back with our beloved hometown parade next year and could use your help. Because our businesses need their employees during events (and employees are currently in short supply), we rely on volunteers from the community to help with our events, and it takes a surprising number of people to make it all happen. Given the current situation, our membership opted to play it safe this year, respect the concerns of many community members, and skip the parade but it was not for lack of interest on our part. Plan now to volunteer for Irish Day coming in March! We are working out the logistics right now and it will be good to know we will have plenty of volunteers on hand to help us make it all happen.
11/25/2021 - Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Arnold, CA....The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Tomorrow, November 25th from 1-4pm. The Moose could also use the community's help supporting the costs of this event.


From the Moose..."We need your help with the Free thanksgiving Dinner at the Moose Lodge. Please send monetary donations to W.O.T.M and write "Thanksgiving" in the memo line and mail to Women of the Moose PO Box 2104 Arnold, CA 95223 or drop in the Women's Mail Box at the lodge."
11/19/2021 - Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some at Murphys Creek Theatre!
Murphys, CA...Get ready for high octane jollity and wacky festive frivolity as MCT brings Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) to Murphys! Not just another annual production of A Christmas Carol, but a (slightly irreverent) look at all our favorite “beloved holiday classics”. So, tuck some mistletoe behind your ear and join us as we bring you “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Frosty”, “Rudolph” and more…all in one wild production! Whether you’ve been “Naughty” or “Nice” this year, you’re guaranteed to leave with laughs, and (perhaps) a little bit of holiday wisdom.


by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez

Composition by Will Knapp
11/25/2021 - The Mighty Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot is Back on Thanksgiving Morning!
Murphys, CA....Y’all, we’re BACK! We can’t wait to see you on Thanksgiving morning at the Murphys park.
We’ll be there at 8:00AM with our friends from the Murphys senior center food pantry to collect your non perishable food donations. Kat Juarez will lead a warmup just before the race at 9:00. See ya SOON!


The Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot is an annual community run held in Murphys on Thanksgiving morning. 2.6 and 5 mile events. Benefits local food banks!

Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot Celebrates Fourteen Years of Fun, Friends, Family and Fitness

More than 1,000 people will spend Thanksgiving morning getting some exercise at the 11th Annual Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot. The event is held at Murphys Park, behind Main Street in downtown Murphys, CA.

Brian Klassen and his daughters, Sally and Riley, put on this unofficial, family-oriented walk/run event, along with a handful of volunteers. Since 2007 the event has collected more than fifteen tons of food for local food banks and raised $23,000 for local families in need.

What you need to know
• 8:00 am – entry table opens, registration only for those who want to be timed (unofficially)
• 8:00 am – t-shirts sales begin, $25 for one or $40 for two (limited sizes and quantities)
• 8:45 am – group warm-up
• 9:00 am – race begins, runners, walkers, strollers, dogs welcome

Race details
• 2.5 miles or 5 miles, beginning and ending at Murphys Park
• Token awards given out to
• First place under 12 girl in 2.5 and 5 mile
• First place under 12 boy in 2.5 and 5 mile
• First place woman 2.5 and 5 mile
• First place man 2.5 and 5 mile See less

(209) 728-7051
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