The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, September 9, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Annual Jug and Rose Benefit

Annual Jug and Rose Benefit

2nd Saturday in September, 9/9/2017
Amador High School Performing Arts’ presents the 44th Annual Jug and Rose 7.7 mile run. "This fund-raiser is not only fun but also a great source of ur income for the year.", Josh Lewis, Drama Club President
The non-competitive event begins at 7:15 a.m., Open Walk at 7:30 a.m. and Run at 8 a.m.
The course runs from Volcano to Amador Recreation Agency/Lions Club Park, 7.7 miles down Sutter Creek-Volcano Road.
Finish line photographs will be taken by David Tearpak, Digital Productions and a number of special honors will be awarded to participants.
Early registration forms are available at: Shenandoah Valley -Spinetta Family Vineyards; Martell - Starbucks Coffee; West Point - Black Diamond Graphics); Jackson - Safeway, New York Fitness, Gordon Hill Flower Shop, JB’s Awards & Engraving; Sutter Creek - Amador County Recreation Agency; Volcano - St. George Hotel, Whiskey Flat Saloon, Volcano Union Inn & Pub, Volcano Country Store, Kneading Dough Bakery.
Early Registration, $25, closes Tuesday, 9/5/17, Amador High Performing Arts
Race-day registration is $30, 7 a.m. at Volcano Park
Send forms to: Amador High Performing Arts, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.
Please help support Amador High School Performing Arts and thank you for supporting the youth in our county.
Volcano Park
Main Street
Volcano, CA
Amador High Performing Arts
330 Spanish Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
09/09/2017 - 7:00am to 2:30pm
Willow Springs Schoolhouse Flea Market

Willow Springs Schoolhouse Flea Market

Saturdays on:
May 13, June 10, July 8 & August 12, 2016
Willow Springs Restoration Fundraiser- a community sale & flea market to support restoration of the school building.
From the beginning, the school house and out buildings were installed and maintained by members of the local community. When the school closed in June 1955, the school house and grounds became a community center and continues to be maintained by the Willow Springs Community Club and was used for local functions. It has always been a local gathering place for people of all ages and is equipped for multiple uses.
Stop by to and find favorite treasure or a delightful surprise you didn't know you had to have! Help us maintain our historic gathering place.
Willow Springs School
Corner of Highway 16 & Demartini Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
Phone: Kathy (209) 245-4385
09/09/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
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

09/09/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

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        
09/09/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Knight Foundry Open House

Knight Foundry Open House

Monthly, 2nd Saturday
Tours Start at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm


The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its gold rush-era heyday.

Knight Foundry never significantly modernized; the original machinery is still powered by patented Knight Water Motors via a system of line shafts and belt drives. In addition to a full complement of tools and machinery, no other site preserves an unbroken line of nearly extinct foundry skills down to the present. These skills associated with the foundry craft are another unique element of the site’s historic fabric.Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) and the other skilled artisans who worked there were a major, albeit unsung, source of technological invention, innovation and engineering for early California industry.

Knight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.  

TOUR FEES: Adults 18 and over, $10, students 5-17, $5, children under 5, free.

Knight Foundry Alliance
81 Eureka St.
PO Box 1392
Sutter Creek, California 95685



09/09/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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.

09/09/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Amador STARS Camp Out For Cancer

Amador STARS Camp Out For Cancer

2nd Saturday
Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth
Join AmadorSTARS for the Annual Camp Out for Cancer and the "Color Me HOPE" Fun Run. 
Camp Out for Cancer is an annual 21-hour event where teams take turns hiking to raise money for local cancer needs.
It is a wonderful community event for families, with fun, music and food.  The candlelight ceremony at night lights the way for the night time walkers with luminaries dedicated to those touched by cancer.
Register Online at
18621 Sherwood Street
Plymouth, CA  95669

Amador STARS (Support, Transportation and Resource Services) is a nonprofit organization in Amador County which offers support, transportation and resource services to the community. All proceeds raised at the event remain local, except for eight percent, which goes toward cancer research.
Amador STARS
60 D Ridge Road
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-1246 STARS                        
09/09/2017 - 1:00pm to 11:30pm
"Color Me HOPE" Fun Run & 5K at Camp Out For Cancer

"Color Me HOPE" Fun Run & 5K at Camp Out For Cancer

2nd Saturday
Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth
Join AmadorSTARS for the the "Color Me HOPE" Fun Color Course at Camp Out for Cancer. 
You will be showered with powdered colors as you make your way around a fun-filled obstacle course!  Also an optional 5K Run (check-in 1:15pm).
Camp Out for Cancer is an annual 21-hour event where teams take turns hiking to raise money for local cancer needs. It is a wonderful community event for families, with fun, music, food and special ceremonies to honor all those touched by cancer.
Registration Fee includes "Color Me HOPE" white event t-shirt, Participation in the Fun Color Course, Snack Bar Certificate.  Register Online at
Phone: (209) 267-1246
Facebook: Amador STARS                        
09/09/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
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
09/09/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
The Crucible

The Crucible

Fridays and Saturdays - August 11th ~ September 9th
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics.
Show starts at 8:00pm


The Crucible, directed by Susan McCandless. Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: When the girls of this small, devout town, under the malign spell of their ringleader Abigail Williams, accuse countless decent people of witchcraft, fear, anger and injustice rip apart the village. Only gradually does it become clear that Abigail has her own motives for revenge. Arthur Miller’s explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics. It has the intensity of a thriller, but is also a cautionary tale of extremism that can lead to dangerous mass hysteria. 

Main Street Theatre Works is donating 50% of the net proceeds from their September 1st performance of The Crucible to the Kennedy Mine Foundation (KMF), to help with repairs from the fire on their property August 14th.

Along with each ticket, you'll get a voucher good at the amphitheatre for a bottle of water or cup of coffee/tea, and you can use one of our chairs instead of bringing your own. The fundraisers include the performance, a dessert bar and coffee/tea.

Ticket Prices
Adults - $20.00
Seniors: $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $54.00


Tickets available at the gate or on-line at or at


Hein & Company
204 N Main St
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-9076
open 9am-6pm
Jackson CA
The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre 
1127 N. Main Street
Jackson CA
09/09/2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
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.


09/09/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm