Monday, August 5, 2019

New Trio joins the Heritage Museum team

Meet Fu Lu Shou, our new trio joining us in the Heritage Museum.

Fu Lu Shou - The Three Star Gods represent happiness & Prosperity, status and authority, and health and longevity. The Chinese term is San Xing. San means three in Chinese and Xing means star.  They are referred to collectively as Fu Lu Shou.

If you are into Feng Shui, these three are considered lucky symbols.

Shou, often called the "Old man of the South Pole", is the star god of longevity. Images of Shou Xing are often found in birthday cards as it is said he has the power to fix the date of every person's death.  I guess that equates to a long and happy life?

Shou Zing
Next in line is Lu Zing. Lu is dedicated to the sixth star of the Wen Chang cluster, in the West known as Urs Majoris. To receive Lu is to receive wealth and Social status.  It is said Lu Xing might originally have been the Prince of Fen-yang Wang, a most honored General. He died in 781 AD at the age of 84.  (in this photo he has forgotten to put on the wings of his headdress. They are very impressive)

Last but not least, if Fu Xing.  The star of Fu is dedicated to Jupiter which is considered very auspicious. Fu has proven to bring happiness, prosperity and good luck to those who need it the most.

This ceramic deities are 36" tall. As legend states they must be in proper order and at eye level. One should never look down on them. So, here they are, looking you in the eye making promises we hope they keep!

They are actually extremely detailed and stunning to look at.  Two of the Xing's carry children that have very distinctive features.  Even if you are not into Feng Shue, you would find these interesting to observe.  Stop on by and have a look. 
They are also available for purchase should you need all the happiness, wealth and longevity they are proposed to offer.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Calaveras Transet Concert Service

Calaveras Connect just announced a new service for Ironstone Vineyard's Concert goers.  For the following concerts, July 20, July 27, August 24, August 31, Sept. 7 & Sept. 14, Calaveras Saturday Shuttle will be adding a 10:00 pm - Midnight shuttle service from Ironstone to downtown Murphys, Angels Camp and Arnold.  There will be two busses dedicated to this evening route with exact departure and arrival times depending of traffic conditions.

Great opportunity to jump on the shuttle and head out to Ironstone for a wonderful musical evening where you can relax knowing you have a ride back to your car.  Angels Camp pickup points are Raspberry Lane, Historic Downtown, Bret Harte High School, Travelodge and WorldMark.  Pickup points in Murphys is the Black Bart Playhouse and of course, Ironstone Vineyards. Arnold pickup is at the Big Trees Market.

Check out more details like fares and special pricing at the link below.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Ironstone Gold in Quartz and Natural Nugget Jewelry now for sale online!

You may now check out Ironstone's excellent line of Gold in Quartz and Natural Nugget jewelry directly from our website.

Ironstone is proud to have been working with Orocal for the past 20 years.  Their stunning designs have been a hallmark for Ironstone's best selling line of Jewelry.  Unique in design and one of Mother Nature's most elegant creations, Gold in Quartz jewelry is an heirloom worth investing in.

Check out the line now...  shopping!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

First Fridays in Murphys Back for the Summer!

First Fridays in the Park 2019
Starts this Friday, June 6 at 5:30 pm

Brian Jirka and the Cabby Band will blend their stylish creations of pop, rock and soul into a unique experience for the whole family when they kick off the Murphys Community Club’s popular First Fridays in the Park series on Friday, June 7, 5:30 pm.

From June to September, First Fridays in the Park will feature performances by a variety of musical groups playing in the familiar gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m.  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.  The park’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license prohibits the bringing of wine or liquor into the park but wine and beer will be available to purchase with the proceeds going to the Murphys Community Club. . Each event will have a community sponsor. Murphys Pour House and Murphys Irish Pub are the June sponsors. 

Beginning at 4 p.m. music lovers can purchase food from two food trucks. Lorenzo Neto and his Food Shack sells hamburgers, burritos, salads and more. Mary’s Taco Truck offers a variety of Latin favorites. There will be a featured local wine, beer and other beverages for sale at “The Hut”.  All proceeds will go to maintaining and improving the park.

There is no admission charge and ample free parking is available nearby. Donations to help maintain the park are always gratefully received.

The featured bands for the rest of the First Fridays series are:  July 5, Two Hoots and a Holler; August 2, The Iconics; September 6, Leilani and the Distractions.

The park will also be the site for the Calaveras Arts Council’s Wednesday, August 7 Music in the Parks performance featuring Cantamos, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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 209-728-8093.

MBA, P.O. Box 2034, Murphys, CA 95247 -