The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, November 4, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Fall Harvest UCCE Master Food Preserver Classes

Fall Harvest UCCE Master Food Preserver Classes

Saturday November 4th, 2017
9:00am – noon

November 4th, CHARCUTERIE BASICS (Spicing, Curing, Fermenting, Aging and Smoking Cooked and Uncooked Meat)

9am – noon.  Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson

$10.00 payable at the door.  Lecture will include: types of meat, spices, cultures, fermenting, smoking and equipment.  Demonstration will include making pepperoni, smoked salmon, dried salmon, Canadian bacon and corned beef/venison. To save a seat and to help us ensure enough handouts and samples, please register at

Amador County GSA Building
12200-B Airport Road
Jackson, CA
(209) 304-7819






11/04/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Terra d'Oro Annual Library Weekend

Terra d'Oro Annual Library Weekend

Saturday & Sunday
November 4th & 5th, 2017
 It’s Cellar-bration time at Terra d'Oro.
Come join us for a weekend of digging into the wine archives.
Walk through our Library Room and enjoy some small bites and sample some of our rich history with Zinfandels and Italian varietals, oh and some special pricing for our special Library collection that you can take home and show off your old school mojo.
Terra d'Oro Winery
20680 Shenadnoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
11/04/2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday
of the Month
11:00-6:00 pm


Take a trip on the Amador Art Trek this month.  First Saturday Amador Art Trek is a free self-guided walk or drive-and-walk tour that provides easy public access to where art is located. Part of Art Trek is the monthly “1st Saturday” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick-off their new shows. 

You can go on the Art Trek ANYTIME that the 12 galleries are open. Go to to find the details about each month’s specific gallery events. A brochure is out in the galleries that will highlight the gallery participants. It’s a quick reference guide -- map, names, addresses, and hours.

Here is a brief listing in alphabetical order of participating galleries and if they have featured art in November:

Add Art- Jackson.  Fine art framing services and the colorful original work of the late John Johannsen are featured.  This world renowned artist’s vibrant and whimsical canvases are sought after by many collectors. Even though his home/studio burned to the ground last year, here is where you can still see and buy Johannsen’s rare works. 

AmadorArts Gallery-  Sutter Creek.  For November:  Annual Holiday Adornments Show and Sale featuring 20 artists with great ideas for gift-giving and seasonal decorating. Lots of ornamaents, cards, feather art, wood works, jewelry and more. Order your fresh holiday wreath at the free Art Trek reception on November 4 from 2-5 pm. The exhibit will run through Dec. 23 Hours: Sat. and Sun 11 to 4.  Call 209-267-9038 for weekday hours on Tues.- Friday.

Blue Belle Studio – Pioneer.  Deb Wright has closed her working art studio for the winter. Open again in the spring. Visit

Chaos Glass Works- Sutter Creek. Art Glass Gallery and Hot Shop: David and Heather Hopman offer a wide selection of art glass items. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen all-day on weekends. Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, the artists melt glass from batch, add colors, and working the glass at over 2100 degrees, they blow and hand shape the pieces to achieve a unique array of forms.  

Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery- Plymouth.  The tasting room includes one of Northern California's largest wildlife art galleries with original watercolors, sculpture, pottery, and hundreds of framed prints.  Sip wine while you gaze at this amazing collection.

Fine Eye Gallery- Sutter Creek – For November: Andy Byrne and Lorra Lee Rose. Using scrap metal in an untraditional manner, Andy Byrne makes provocative pieces out of simple components.  Design elements are derived from his fascination with Euclidian and Fractal Geometry; each piece is exceptional and one of a kind.   it can take years for Lorra Lee Rose to collect enough feathers to make one of her signature masks. she places them, one at a time, with painstaking detail, using hot glue. Her monumental 3-year project the feather fairy is now on display in the gallery.  Open daily 10-5:30.

Gallery 10 - Sutter Creek.  For November: Sharon Galligan  will be showing her collection of watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings with subjects of California and European scenes. A reception will be held in Sharon’s honor at Gallery 10 on November 4, 2-5 pm. Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet Sharon, enjoy her beautiful work, and have refreshments.  The gallery is open Thursday-Monday, and some Wednesdays, 11-5 throughout November.

Gifted Local & American Made - Jackson.  Gifts and goods for everyone, including Charleen Tyson’s colorful and whimsical painted furniture and cheese and cake stands. Let owner Jeannette help you find the perfect gift for the holidays and for any occasion. 

Heart & Soul Studio – Sutter Creek. This 3,800 sq ft warehouse is the setting for a variety of fun on-going workshops and is also available to rent for public and private events. 21 Badger St. The retail boutique is at 42 Main St. Daily 10–4 pm. (209) 256-9702.

Little City Studio and Gallery- Amador City.   Welcoming in the Season with a display designed to recognize ART as the perfect Holiday gift!  Featured are many popular local artists with works at very affordable prices. In addition, there’s jewelry, knitting and crochet, weaving, pottery, cards, scarves, etc. Carefully chosen consignment clothing will please as well! Show continues through Dec. Gallery hours are: F,S,S 10-5. Main Street, Amador City. Info at 209-256-0781.

Petroglyphe Gallery - Mokelumne Hill. For November: Works by Dale Laitenin in a show called, “Crossing California – Sierra to the Sea.” See the culmination of his years of zigzagging the state in mediums as diverse as the scenes. Also in the gallery are many gift items and works from fine artists known nationwide. Open Thursdays through Sundays at 11:30.

Shenandoah Gallery at Shenandoah Vineyards – Plymouth.  The owners and their family have created an art-filled experience in their tasting room. 12300 Steiner Rd. Daily 10-4:30.

Sutter Creek Gallery “Art for Everyone”- Sutter Creek. For November : painter and photographer Wendy Ward whose art centers on concepts she feels compelled to explore, such as “peace” and “sensuality.”  She applies her images to prints, tiles, small collages and tote bags and pillow. Meet her 2-5  pm on Nov. 4 during the 1st Saturday reception. Enjoy refreshments too. Open daily 10 am – 5 pm, but closed Tuesdays.

These businesses also have art on their walls, so drop in while you’re on the Art Trek:  Full Circle Trading Co. in Jackson; Amador 360 Collective on Hwy 49 in Plymouth; Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty – Sutter Creek…come see a stunning variety of art at 54 Main St.; and in Rosebud’s Café Farm to Fork at 26 Main St. in Jackson.

To obtain the addresses and hours of all the locations listed above go to and click on Art Trek. 

11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038






11/04/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Holiday Adornments Show

Holiday Adornments Show

Saturdays and Sundays only
With this exception: Chistmas Eve, Saturday, 12/24, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
ClosedChristmas Day


AmadorArts’ Holiday Adornments Show and Sale offers a wide variety of clever and affordably-priced gift ideas including ornaments, holiday decorations and cards, jewelry, wearable accessories and much more. Many local artists have been selected. Get a head start on the season because this event opens November 4th and continues through December.

Saturday, November 4th, is not only the 1st Saturday Art Trek Artist Reception from 3-6 pm, but the time to place special orders for Millie Butler’s wreaths for pick-up later.

On Saturday, November 11, the gallery will be open until 7:00 pm because it’s one of the stops on the Winefest.

The extended hours in November and December will be from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

 Usually on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays, the gallery is also open when the admin. office is open, generally 10-3. Best to call ahead.

Remember, AmadorArts members receive 10% discounts, and you can join the day you shop.

Put AmadorArts Gallery on your list of where to holiday shop for unique, affordable items.

Amador County Arts Council
11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038


11/04/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Lions Clubs presents Eye Care Seminar

Lions Clubs presents Eye Care Seminar

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Did you know your local Lions Clubs have a resource for free eye care and surgery? If you or someone you know needs eye care or surgery and cannot afford it or do not have insurance to cover eye care, Sutter Creek Lions and Up Country 88 Lions Clubs are sponsoring a free one-day seminar.

Presenters will include Lions Clubs Past District Governors Don Allen, Kent Christensen, and Gene Weatherby. If you wonder where those old glasses that the Lions have been collecting go, Dr. Todd Pickens will present a slideshow for you to discover their destination. In addition, The Society for the Blind will be represented by Kathleen Shevlin to talk about their Senior Impact Program to assist the vision-challenged manage their daily living.

A light luncheon will be available for a $5.00 donation at 12:30.

Meet and Greet the speakers, collect flyers, gather information and applications. No eye care, screenings or glasses available at this event. Limited seating.

For reservations: President Gloria Swiderski (209)296-3457, Please reference “vision care”.

American Legion Hall #108
Hwy 49 and Airport Road
Sutter Creek, CA
11/04/2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Sutter Creek Gallery Artist Reception

Sutter Creek Gallery Artist Reception

November 4, 2017
2:00pm -5:00pm


Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Wendy Ward at our reception and to view her artwork exemplifying the theme, “The soul speaks in images.”

Using art to explore concepts, she first writes her intention and feelings on the canvas or in a journal, then shifts to using color and shapes to continue her exploration about the topic. Next, she creates an image based on what she sees during meditative visualizations. Most of Ward’s paintings or mixed media pieces have several layers of colors and symbols that transform as the piece progresses. “Peace,” “sensuality” and “love” are some of the concepts she has worked with along with playful encounters with faeries and mermaids. Often messages or poems are received during or after the process. She practices listening and allowing her connection to the image to continually direct the process.

The artist has worked in various careers during her life including applications programming, finance and marketing and is grateful to finally have more time to create art. She works primarily in acrylic, mixed media, collage and photography. In addition to exhibiting at the Sutter Creek Gallery, her artwork can be seen throughout Amador County as part of the Art in Public Places program or on her website.

 Also on hand will be tote bags and purses created by Mary Nahhas, pillows, and small collages, all incorporating Ward’s designs. 

Wendy Ward is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek.

Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA

Gallery Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

11/04/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Wine & Dine

Wine & Dine

Saturday, 11/4/17
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Operation Care invites you to an elegant dinner at the Volcano Union Inn.
There will be wine pairing with Vino Noceto, music, raffle prizes and fun!
Tickets at Operation Care. $60/person or $100/couple. Reservations due no later than 10/27/17.
Volcano Union Inn
21375 Consolation St.
Volcano, CA
Operation Care
817 Court Street, Suite 12
Jackson, CA


11/04/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Redneck BBQ Bash Release Party

Redneck BBQ Bash Release Party

First Saturday
of November
Git yerselves on over to Andis Wines for the Annual Redneck BBQ bash! New red wine releases, rockin' live music, and a feast of finger-lickin' good food. It's a hootin’ and hollerin’ great time y’all won’t wanna miss.
Taste new wine releases, dance your shoes off to classic rock n' roll music, and feast on mouth-watering baby back ribs, stuffed grilled jalapenos, shish kabobs and more. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass, or bring back your glass from last year's event and get $5 off your ticket price.
RSVP required, seating limited.

$45/person, $40/wine club (must login to receive discount)

More Info  Here
11000 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
Andis Wines is a modern boutique winery located in the historic wine country of Amador County in California's beautiful Sierra Foothills. They seek out the best fruit from the best vineyards in the Sierra Foothills to craft delicious wines with balance, character and complexity. Their building is a state-of-the-art winemaking facility built with a "green" design. The spacious tasting room offers picturesque vineyard views of surrounding Amador wine country and comfortable picnic areas to spend time with family and friends. Their contemporary design, gracious staff, and commitment to making superior wines make Andis a must-stop on your Amador wine tasting adventure. The winery is located at 11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA 95669, and open daily from 11am-4:30pm.
11/04/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Americana Maverick

Ray Wylie Hubbard - Americana Maverick

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
8 pm
$32 adv / $36 day of show

Ray is only playing 3 places in CA this tour, and we have him for the only Saturday! A leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard remains best known for authoring the perennial anthem “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother.”

Hubbard is one of those musicians who don’t fit comfortably into anybody’s safe little niche. He’s not really country, blues, rock or folk, but he’s all of those things. He plays a mean slide guitar and invokes people like Lightnin’ Hopkins in a rough hewn voice which, to paraphrase his old buddy Jerry Jeff Walker, sounds like the voice of age when he speaks right out. It’s not age as in old, but age as being tapped into some inner wisdom – some seam that allows him to gather the past and the present together to reveal little gems of truth.

Ray Wylie Hubbard has risen over the last decade to elder statesman stature within the Texas music scene as well as earning his place as one of the most esteemed songwriters within American roots music. It’s an accomplishment that actually surprises him. “For so many years I was this wild child of progressive country. I wasn’t even thinking about the future, much less anything like a legacy. And now here I am at 58, still doing it,” he notes with his typically wry bemusement. And, it should be noted, despite Hubbard’s characteristic modesty, he’s doing it better than ever, if also as well as anyone does contemporary folk spiced by blues, rock and country these days.

In August 2017 he returned with the studio album Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can, – in which the Americana maverick delivers divine comedy, devilish groove and enlightened wisdom on self – produced set with guests Lucinda Williams, Eric Church, Patty Griffin and psych- rockers Bright Light Social Hour – just released August 18.

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street, P Box 29
Sutter Creek, CA
11/04/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Saturday, November 4th, 2017  Doors open 7:15 Show Starts 8PM 
Sunday, November 5th, 2017  Doors open 1:15  Show 2PM


The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Their brief run, just shy of two years, presented many classical pieces of literature, created many memorable moments. Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating another one of their literary classic radio plays.

We’re setting things in a more intimate environment, perfect to relive the golden age of radio, complete with live sound effects.

Join us for a fun flashback to the days when people “watched” their radios, and sound effects were done live. Watch how the magic is really made and support Main Street Theatre Works at this fall fundraiser.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit Tickets for this fundraising event are $25 each and include a dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show. On Saturday night, there will be a no-host wine bar.

Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA

All proceeds go towards MSTW’s 2018 Summer’s Season at the Kennedy Mine Ampitheatre.



11/04/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm