The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, August 5, 2017

All day
 
 
Before 1am
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Caples Lake Fishing Derby

Caples Lake Fishing Derby

Fish all day, then settle in for a fish fry at Kirkwood Inn. Great family fun!
The community fishing derby is held on the first Saturday of each August.
 
 
 
 
Caples Lake
1111 California 88
Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-8888
 
Kirkwood Inn
Highway 88, east of Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Kirkwood, CA

 

 

 

08/05/2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
 
 
Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

Saturdays
June-September
9am-12 Noon
 
 
Visit the Sutter Creek Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun.
 
SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY 8/26/17!  Put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest. Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes)  between 8:30 -9:30 AM.  Judges begin their tasting at 10:00 and announce their favorites by 11:30 AM.  Prizes given for the biggest and for best tasting red, non-red and cherry tomatoes. Our fantastic judges this year include Steve Muni of Hometown radio, Darius Somary, consultant, and Scott Oneto, Amador County Farm Advisor and Farmer.

Face painter & artist various times. FREE easel painting for kids Saturday mornings during the market from 9-12 across from Sutter Creek Post Office on Gopher Flat.

Enjoy historic Sutter Creek before or after shopping the market.

We are located at the parking lot on the corner of Main Street and Gopher Flat Road, locally called Violich Palrking Lot.
 
The Amador County Farmers Market Association sponsors four farmers markets a week throughout Amador County
 
Amador Farmers Market
P.O. Box 1543
Jackson, CA 95642        
209-418-7591
08/05/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday
March thru October
10am-3pm
 

 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. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

To book tours, http://kennedygoldmine.com/index.html

Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, California
info@kennedygoldmine.com 
(209) 223-9542

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

 
08/05/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
08/05/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Preston Castle Wine Tasting and Tour

Preston Castle Wine Tasting and Tour

Saturday, August 5, 5 pm to 8 pm
 
Taste the fine wines of Amador County and enjoy the aura of the historic and majestic Preston Castle.  Experience the history and feel the sensation of the past.  Attendees will sample fine wines, poured by 15 different wineries, from commemorative Preston Castle wine glasses. 
 
Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a variety of foods, and listen to live music on the patio, and in Wine Cellar. The popular Midtown Jazz from Sacramento will be entertaining guests on the patio.  Also, you will be able to take a self-guided tour of the public areas in the Castle, where docents will be on hand to answer your questions.
 
Participating Wineries include:
Amador Cellars, Bella Grace, Bray, Drytown, Karmere, Prospect Cellars, Scott Harvey, Sera Fina, Sobon, Story, Tanis, Terra d’Oro, Vino Noceto, Wine Tree Farm, and 24 Brix.
 
Tickets, $40, are  available online.
 
About Preston Castle Foundation
 
The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just impris­­­oning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Motherlode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
The Mission of the Preston Castle Foundation is to preserve, rehabilitate, and utilize the historic Preston Castle site. 
Help Save The Castle and learn more about our history, events, and tours by visiting www.prestoncastle.com.  All contributions are tax deductible.
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Drive
Ione, CA  95640
08/05/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
Dancin’ in the Street

Dancin’ in the Street

Amador City
Saturday Nights: 8/5, 8/12
6PM - 9PM
 
 
Saturday nights this summer in Amador City will be the place to get your groove on. We’ll have some fantastic bands to get you movin’, as well as delicious food and drink. Come early to check out the shops and stake out your seat on a hay bale. This will be a great summer to dance in the street. See you there!

Our 2017 summer schedule is jam packed with rockin' bands and all the festivities you need to get those feet a movin’ and remember the good times all year long.

 

Amador City

 

 

 

08/05/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

June 16-17 (Fri. & Sat.)
Aug. 4-5 (Fri. & Sat.)
Aug. 17-18 (Thurs. & Fri.)
7:00PM

 

Baker Street Players presents a Live Radio Theatre series this summer!

Join the usual suspects -- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson – as they solve cases originally broadcast featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. YOU will be the audience in our radio studio (including live sound effects) at Baker Street West for a live broadcast on KVGC Radio. You hear, you observe, and you untangle the case along with our dynamic detectives, Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson.

A Double Bill Each Night!

June 16-17 (Fri. & Sat.): “The Musgrave Ritual” & “The Case of the Dead Adventuress”
Aug. 4-5 (Fri. & Sat.): “The Problem of Thor Bridge” & “Murder in the Casbah”
Aug. 17-18 (Thurs. & Fri.): “A Scandal in Bohemia”& “The Adventure of the Tolling Bell”

PERFORMANCES: 7:00 pm
TICKETS: $20 per person,  www.BakerStreetWest.com or call 209-223-2215

Broadcast live from Baker Street West on KVGC Radio in Jackson – and YOU are the audience!

Baker Street West
204 Main Street, 2nd floor at Hein & Co. Bookstore
Jackson, CA     
Wheelchair access available
209-223-2215
 
08/05/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

 
Friday & Saturday nights in August and September
8/4,8/5, 8/11,8/12, 8/18,8/19, 8/25, 8/26
9/1, 9/2, 9/8, 9/9, 9/15, 9/16, 9/22, 9/23, 9/29, 9/30
8:00pm
 
 
Shakespeare from a new perspective! Set in the Old West, using modern English and a Mel Brooks style of humor, it's the Bard with a twist.
 
Directed by Vince Murdock, Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
Student (18 and younger) Tickets: $14.00
To purchase ticketsor for further information visit at www.volcanotheatre.net

Amphitheatre doors open at 6:30 pm for picnic dining or to reserve your spot.

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/05/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
 
Music on the Terrace

Music on the Terrace

Every Saturday, 9pm - 11pm
June 17 through September 19, 2017

 

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort invites you to enjoy Lone Wolf Music on the Terrace.

Enjoy your summer nights surrounded by friends, eating deliciously prepared cuisine, and watching local bands perform on the Lone Wolf Terrace.

 Must be 21 or older to attend.

 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642.
800-822-9466

 

08/05/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm