The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, March 11, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Motorcar Rail Ride

Motorcar Rail Ride

Second Saturdays
March through November
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Motorcar Rail Rides take you along the historic Amador Central Railroad, a six-mile round trip which takes about an hour.
Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills.
First ride leaves at 10:00 am and last ride leaves at 2:30 pm.

First come first served, no advance tickets will be sold. 

Motorcar rides are $10.00 round trip. NO open toed shoes or sandals, and riders must be a minimum of 5 years old. 

If you are a motorcar operator\owner and are NARCOA licensed and insured and would like to participate in giving rides, contact name is below.

Boarding at rail crossing on Highway 104 (Ridge R.), between Highway 88 and Ione. (Look for the signs.)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa

03/11/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday
March thru October

 During the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo stage to San Francisco. This is also where ore samples were processed to see if a particular underground area was worthy of further investigation. See the stamp and gold recovery mill, tailing wheels, a steam boiler and the huge steel head frame whose pulleys guided the miners into the bowels of the earth. You will also see the building [now a museum] where the men changed into their mining garb before dropping nearly a mile underground to work. View a historic video of the men working circa 1914, and much more. Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner's way of life.

FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6.

Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot.

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students.

To book tours,

Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, California 
(209) 223-9542

The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit Corporation operating under the 501(c)3 regulations.

03/11/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Trivia Challenge

Trivia Challenge

March 11th 2017
2-3pm Check-In
3-5pm Challenge
Do you know everything about everything, not matter how trivial?  Then the Trivia Challenge is for you.
Form a team, test your brain power, win cash prizes, have fun, and support Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).
Teams will compete with up to 30 other teams in answering clever trivia questions in categories such as history, entertainment, art, geography, sports, and science.
Proceeds from this fun new event will benefit camp RYLA, Rotary’s week long leadership and self-awareness experience for high school juniors.
The Rotary Club of Jackson looks forward to providing you with a fun and rewarding experience. 
Don’t delay.  Save the date but register now, Official registration forms will be available soon. 
Sutter Creek Auditorium
18 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Rotary Club of Jackson:
Elizabeth Rhein at (209) 217-8126
03/11/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Dinner Mystery Theatre

Dinner Mystery Theatre

March 11Th
March  25th  6:00PM
April 1St & 8Th  6:00PM
The Baker Street Players present Dinner Mystery Theatre
A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Written and Directed by Beth Barnard
Tickets are $65 per person and includes dinner from Chef Chuck Swisher of The National Hotel.  No Host Bar.
Please reserve tickets as soon as possible.  Phone:  209-223-2215.  E-mailing is a wonderful, and at times preferable, alternative for ordering tickets:
Baker Street West is an unusual setting, and you will find it an unparalleled experience. Baker Street West, where the game is always afoot!
Baker Street West
(above Hein & Co.Bookstore)
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9076
03/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm