MLJC Annual Chanukah Party

December 29, 2016 – Annual Chanukah Party – The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding its annual Chanukah Party on Thursday evening, December 29th in Murphys, CA. This is a casual, fun evening for families and adults of … READ MORE

Masquerade Party at the Lucky Penny

December 31, 2016 – Masquerade Party at the Lucky Penny with the Jank Tones – Don your masks and fancy duds to say goodbye to 2016! Let’s RING IN THE NEW YEAR at The Lucky Penny with JANKTONES and a … READ MORE

2016 Santa Photos Available

Open House photos are available now.  Visit the link below, scroll to your photo, right click and download to your computer or phone. 2016 Santa Photos Enjoy!

Merry Christmas Everybody!

The rain is here and the snow is coming…time to wrap up that last bit of holiday shopping, have a quick bite to eat, go home, start a fire and get ready for the big day.  Murphys businesses and tasting … READ MORE

Photography Show at Hovey Tasting Room

December 11, 2016 – Photography Showing at Hovey Tasting Room – Hovey Winery is excited to host the Sonora Photography Club in December and January. We will be displaying the art of 15 talented photographers with a variety of styles … READ MORE

Murphys Open House Thank You

The Murphys Business Association wants to thank all the volunteers and participants who helped kick of the holiday season  with our annual Murphys Open House celebration.  We especially want to thank our parade coordinator, Jenny Baxter, and Santa and Mrs. … READ MORE

Wines of the World

December 15, 2016 – Wines of the World – The Annual Bubbly Version – Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) invites you to join us for Wines of the World – Bubbles with Steve. A popular event that is growing each year!  … READ MORE

Mother Lode Jewish Community Chanukah Party

December 29, 2016 – The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding its annual Chanukah Party on Thursday evening, December 29th in Murphys, CA. This is a casual, fun evening for families and adults of all ages. If you … READ MORE

Caroling in the Caves at Moaning Cavern

Caroling in the Cave  December 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Moaning Cavern, Vallecito.  Hear gorgeous multi-part harmony performed by local award-winning choir & sing along to Christmas favorites all in a spectacular environment with amazing acoustics. Special guest: rappelling Santa! … READ MORE

Small Business Saturday is Here

Enjoy a day wandering around Murphys and getting a start on your holiday shopping. When you shop here you are guaranteed to be shopping a small, independent business and helping to create a community that will here for the long … READ MORE

Sounds of the Season

December 4, 2016 – Sounds of the Season at Ironstone Vineyards – Final Encore Performance – Join us for a live performance of timeless Christmas Carols – Doors open at 3:30pm – Buffet Dinner to follow performance – Call 209-728-1251 … READ MORE

Mountain Melody Winter Concert at the Black Bart Playhouse

Coming Up In Saturday December 3, 2016 in Murphys…..Mountain Melody Presents: Winter’s Child Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus presents a delightful program of Holiday music at venues all around Calaveras County. The group showcases traditional Christmas carols as well as contemporary songs … READ MORE

Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2016 – Breakfast Buffet, Pictures with Santa and Craft Corner at Ironstone Vineyards at 10am and 1pm – Call 209-728-1251 for reservations or visit

Mother Lode Jewish Community

Our group was formed in 1987 by four families living in the Murphys/Arnold corridor. It grew quickly and in 1996, incorporated as a 501(c)3 to serve the needs of the small Jewish population here in the Mother Lode.  While there … READ MORE

Dinner and Dance Party at Outer Aisle

November 19, 2016 – Swing Gitane at Outer Aisle from 6pm – Join Outer Aisles for their annual dinner dance and party – call 209-728-1164 for reservations and information.

Sip ‘n Paint at Milliaire

November 18, 2016 – Sip ‘n Paint at Milliaire – Join Milliaire for a little paint, a little wine & a whole lot of fun! With the expert guidance of local artist Mary Sexton, we will create our very own … READ MORE

2016 Murphys Open House

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! December 2, 2016 – Every year on the first Friday in December, Murphys celebrates the holiday season with a community Open House from 5 to 8 pm. Admission is free, the streets are closed … READ MORE

The Experimentalist at the Lucky Penny

November 17, 2016 – Third Thursday at the Lucky Penny with the Experimentalist – Bring your friends and family for dinner and enjoy the incredible music and vocals! All ages welcome – 6-8pm.

Thank You to our 2016 Day of the Dead Sponsors!

Another Day of the Dead has come and gone but we want to thank our sponsors as well as all the attendees, volunteers, entertainers and businesses who participated.  Please thank our sponsors for their support when you stop by their … READ MORE

10th Annual Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot

November 24, 2016 – Local Turkey Trot Marks 10 years  Murphys, CA — In 2006, Brian Klassen and some of his running buddies thought it would be a good idea to get in a jog prior to indulging in their … READ MORE


A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stoned walls, iron shutters, and pastoral gardens with white picket fences ...

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