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Winefest in Sutter creek

Winefest in Sutter creek

Tickets to the 20th annual Winefest in Sutter Creek, the popular walk-about wine-tasting event sponsored by AmadorArts, will go on sale September 1st. The actual event is Saturday, November 11, from 4:30 – 9:00 pm when guests stroll historic Main Street and enter 25 shops to taste a huge selection of fine Amador County wines. There’s a cap on the number of tickets to be sold. Tickets are $40 each in advance, or $45 the day of the event. By using a credit card through www.amadorarts.org , your printed PayPal receipt is your Winefest ticket.  The website also lists the places to buy tickets locally.

 

On November 11, Winefest participants’ first stop is at the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 4:00 pm to check-in, pick up wine glasses, wristbands and maps. From 4:30 to 7:00 pm hit the shops and start tasting. Just remember: the law states that no wine can be in your glass when you’re outside the shops. 

 

By 7:00 pm, return to the Auditorium for the Winefest festive Grand Finale, which will feature live music, desserts, sweet wines, the popular Mystery Wine-in-a-Bag Auction and the final call for auction final bids on the sumptuous silent auctions for Art, Wine, and a Table for Premier Gifts and Travel Packages.  

 

Now’s the time to contact your friends, book your dinner or lodging reservations, possibly a limo, and generally prepare for this greatest fundraiser of the year for AmadorArts. Proceeds of the 20th annual Winefest provide much-needed funds for arts in education in local schools and in the community. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization that has been serving the county for 35 years. Visit www.amadorarts.org or phone 209-267-9038.

 

 

09/01/2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
 
Friends of the Library Book Drive

Friends of the Library Book Drive

Saturdays, August 19 and September 16
10 am – 2pm

 

The Friends of the Amador County Library is accepting donations of gently read books and audio-visual materials in good condition at the FACL Book Storage Building.

Please! No magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, or damaged materials.

FAXL Book Storage Building
42A Summit Street
Jackson (behind the old Court House).
209-217-1911
Jim Powell, FACL Board Member

The Friends of the Amador County Library is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
 

09/01/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Feist Wines Pizza Night

Feist Wines Pizza Night

Title: Wood Fired Pizza Night at Feist Wines

Date (All Fridays of September):  1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
 
Start: 5:00 PM End: 8:00 PM
 
Organization: Feist Wines

Phone Number# 209-267-8020
 
The Place: Feist Wines

 Address: 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, CA, 95685

Website: https://feist.myshopify.com/

 

09/01/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Annual 49er Day Gold Panning Championship & Saturday Night BBQ

Annual 49er Day Gold Panning Championship & Saturday Night BBQ

Annual 49er Day Gold Panning Championship & BBQ
Last Saturday in July
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:30PM-10:00PM
 
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning 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.
 
Call (209)296-4100 for BBQ reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
09/01/2017 - 2:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Helwig at Dusk

Helwig at Dusk

Every Friday from May 26-September 29, 2017
5:00-9:00pm
 

Join us and relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
$5 cover charge. (Wine Club members and 2 guests complimentary. Click HERE for info and to join!)

2017 bands
After Dark 5/26
The Stance 6/2
The Kool Shifters 6/9
The Rusty Rockers 6/16
120 West Band 6/23
Crazy Chester 6/30
Rhythm Vandals 7/7
Wasted Space 7/14
The Bongo Furies 7/21
The Tony Quinn Band 7/28
Merry Mac 8/4
Category 4 Band 8/11
Dean Rogers 8/18
The NoBS 8/25
The Uncovered Band 9/1
Vino Banditos 9/8
Mama T and the Gents 9/15
Legal Addiction 9/22
The Car Tunes Band 9/29

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Sangria sold by the glass. Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.

Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week. Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
Phone:209-245-5200

 

09/01/2017 - 5:00pm 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 www.facebook.com/mstw.org/ 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
09/01/2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
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
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
 
09/01/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Kirkwood Thin Air Chili Cook-Off & 5K/10K Run

Kirkwood Thin Air Chili Cook-Off & 5K/10K Run

Annually
Saturday
Labor Day Weekend
 
Start the day at 9 am with the annual 5k/10k runs. Meet in front of The Lodge.
 
Chili tasting, featuring the region’s top chili makers, begins at noon on the Plaza.
 
Scenic chair rides will also be available.
 
These events, sponsored by the Kirkwood Community Association, benefit the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department and includes wine and beer tasting for adults with logo glass for $30, live music, fun activities for the kids and lunch on the plaza.
 
Kirkwood Community Association
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
Kirkwood, CA 95646
(209)258-7260
 
 
 
 
 
09/02/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
 
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
09/02/2017 - 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.

 
09/02/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Andis Wines Stellar Cellar Sale

Andis Wines Stellar Cellar Sale

Saturday & Sunday
Labor Day Weekend
11am-4:30pm
 
Andis Wines is opening the cellar doors for Labor Day weekend with stellar deals on older-vintages, library and large format wines.
 
Find what's remaining of your old favorites, or find new favorites you never knew before.
 
These wines are available in very limited quantities and won't last long!
 
Andis Wines
11000 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
209-245-6177
 
09/02/2017 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
 
Labor Day BBQ Celebration

Labor Day BBQ Celebration

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00 - 4:30pm
 
Head to Deaver Vineyards for our annual Labor Day Celebration. Grab a bottle of wine, listen to live music, bring a picnic or purchase a BBQ lunch and simply relax with friends and family.

 

 

 

Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
 
09/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
 
Amador City Tomato Fest

Amador City Tomato Fest

Annually
1st Saturday
of September
12-4pm
 
September 2, 2017
 
It's the "Biggest Little Tomato Festival" in Historic Downtown Amador City.
 
California’s smallest incorporated city will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a tomato festival. 
 
Farmers’ market tomatoes as well as award winning local wines and an array of tomato centric foods will be available.  Also offered is a tomato carnival complete with a dunk tank and tomato toss
 
Amador City is well known for its charming antique stores and boutiques as well as the Amador Whitney museum which is full of local gold rush history.  Visitors will enjoy small town peace and get plenty of tomatoes. 
 
 
 
09/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Labor Day Harvest Fete!

Labor Day Harvest Fete!

Saturday, September 2nd,  2017
1pm to 4pm

Join us for our Harvest Fete at our new home in Sutter Creek. We sell small lot, artisan wines.

Feist Wines
15 Eureka Street
209-267-8020
09/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
"Open Studios:Revised Version"

"Open Studios:Revised Version"

Saturday,9/2/17
Sunday, 9/24/17
 
Weekdays
Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday & Friday, 9am to 2pm.
Best to call ahead on weekdays in case staff is out for a meeting.
Weekends
11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Artist reception on Saturday, September 2, 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

 

A Preview Show of the 25 artists who are participating in “Open Studios: Revised Version” will be in the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek during the month of September. 

Instead of our usual Amador Arts Trek around the county, in September this year's artists will be centered in the Sutter Creek Auditorium.

As always, this free event is produced by the Amador County Artists Association. You’ll be able to see one piece of artwork from each artist to get a feel for “the bigger picture” of what will be available during the different kind of open studios events.

The artwork in the Preview Show, in every media imaginable, will be for sale. Also during the preview show, a take a look at the book containing photos of all the raffle prizes to be won on September 17. The raffle is Open Studios’ main fundraiser that allows the Artists Association to give monthly art demonstrations for the community and a student scholarship to a high school student going on to study art in college.  Raffle tickets will be available for sale during the preview show.

 

Amador Arts “Open Studios: Revised Version” Exhibit
Sutter Creek Auditorium
18 Main St.
Sutter Creek, CA
 
AmadorArts Gallery/Office
11-A Randolph St.
Sutter Creek, CA
209-267-9038
09/02/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
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
 
 
 
 
09/02/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Annual Jackson Fire Department dinner/dance

Annual Jackson Fire Department dinner/dance

Saturday, September 2nd 2017
6 pm - 10pm

 

Please come support your local Fire Department!

Tri Tip/Chicken dinner, Live music, Raffle

Contact:  Connie Gonsalves, 209-304-5188 or Mark Morton, 209-223-2147

Kennedy Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd.
Jackson, CA
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/02/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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 www.facebook.com/mstw.org/ 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
09/02/2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
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
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
 
09/02/2017 - 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

 

09/02/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Sundays
June-September
9am-12:00pm

 

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun. Start prepping for the annual Salsa Contest. Free participation prizes for winners.
 
The market will be El Dorado Bank Parking Lot 135 Main Street, Jackson.
 
 
09/03/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Sidewalk Sale

Sutter Creek Sidewalk Sale

Saturday & Sunday
September 2nd & 3rd
10:00am -5:00pm
 
Have fun at Sutter Creek's great Labor Day week-end sidewalk sale!
 
Stroll down historic Main Street for bargains on everything from antiques to chatchkies.
 
There is something for everyone!
 
Stop at the Farmers Market on Eureka Street Saturday morining for local, fresh produce and baked goods.
 
For More Info: SutterCreek.org
09/03/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
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.

 
09/03/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Andis Wines Stellar Cellar Sale

Andis Wines Stellar Cellar Sale

Saturday & Sunday
Labor Day Weekend
11am-4:30pm
 
Andis Wines is opening the cellar doors for Labor Day weekend with stellar deals on older-vintages, library and large format wines.
 
Find what's remaining of your old favorites, or find new favorites you never knew before.
 
These wines are available in very limited quantities and won't last long!
 
Andis Wines
11000 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
209-245-6177
 
09/03/2017 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
 
National Hotel Concert Series

National Hotel Concert Series

1st Sunday of the Month
June-November
3-5pm

 

You are invited to enjoy an afternoon of music at the National Hotel on the first Sunday of the month.

Events are held on the main floor just off the lobby. Tickets are $20, seating is limited.  

Schedule
Sunday June 4, Michael Manring, Fretless 5 string bass
Sunday July 2, Aaron Caplan and Peter Jansen, Boston Guitar Duo
Sunday Aug 6, Sandra Betti, flute with pianist by Diana Day 
Sunday Sept 3, Motoshi Kosako, Jazz on the grand harp
Sunday Oct 1, Alex Degrassi, Windham hill guitar sensation
Sunday Nov 5, Corina Stoian, Violin 

 

National Hotel

 

2 Water Street
Jackson, CA
415-297-3542 

 

09/03/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Photographer's Day at Preston Castle

Photographer's Day at Preston Castle

Sunday
September 3rd
4pm-8pm
 
On Photographer's Days, you can roam the Castle on a self-guided tour.
 
Visitors are allowed four hours to explore the non-restricted areas of the castle.  This gives you the time you need to setup shots without rushing to keep up the pace of our normal informative tours.

 

$40 per person

 

 
Preston Castle
900 (end of) Palm Drive
Ione, CA
(209)256-3623
 
 
 
09/03/2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Labor Day Progressive Picnic

Labor Day Progressive Picnic

Labor Day
1st Monday
in September
11am-4pm
 
Septemer 5th 2016
 
Join Amador Flower Farm and the Wineries on Shenandoah Schoolhouse Road for a progressive picnic on Labor Day.
 
Have your passport stamped at each location and enter to win a gift basket loaded with goodies from the participating businesses.
 
Start at Wilderotter Vineyard with a hotdog and gourmet (home cooked) beans;
Head to Terra D'Oro for gourmet chips and dip;
Then on to Cooper for ice cold watermelon;
Finally, stop by Amador Flower Farm for free ice cream and ice cold water!  
 
Of course, if you're the sort who believes in dessert first...start at the end of the loop!
 
Wine tasting all along the way at some of the BEST wineries in Amador County!
 
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6660
 
Cooper Vineyards
21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6181
 
Tera d'Oro
20680 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6942
 
09/04/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Labor Day BBQ and Blues Celebration

Labor Day BBQ and Blues Celebration

11am-3pm
 

Mark your calendar and plan to spend the day at Driven.

Chicago style blues and BBQ.

Look for late summer surprise wine sales.

Driven Cellars
12595 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-4545

DrivenCellars.com

09/04/2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
Holmes' Hounds Sherlockian Society

Holmes' Hounds Sherlockian Society

The game's afoot at Baker Street West in Hein and Company Books and Vintage Goods!
 
A Mecca for all things Sherlockian including a museum-quality reproduction of Holmes's and Watson's sitting room, otherwise known as 221B Baker Street.
 
Beth Barnard and Linda Hein are the eccentric creators of Amador County’s Sherlockian Society, called Holmes’ Hounds. What began as two long-time friends discussing their favorite books and authors, has transformed into a community of whimsical individuals with a fascination of the most re-written character in history: Sherlock Holmes.
 
Whether you are versed in every detail of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life, or you simply enjoy the BBC Sherlock series, the Holmes’ Hounds Sherlockian Society cordially invites you to visit 221B Baker Street and investigate for yourself.
 
Meetings are held bi-monthly, on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months, at 6 p.m., in the upstairs of Jackson Main Street’s Hein & Company Bookstore.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Company Books and Vintage Goods
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA  95642
209)223-9076
 
For additional information, contact “Mrs. Hudson,”
at (209) 223-9076, or visit bakerstreetwest.com
 
 
 
 
09/05/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Wednesdays
June-September
3-6PM
 
 
Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun, especially on the last Wednesday of each month.
 
Amador Farmer’s  Market and Upcountry Rotary Club  are collaborating to present an event the last Wednesday of each month including food, wine ,and local microbrew  tasting. Added bonus will be music with some of the counties best musicians. Don’t miss this great event the last Wednesday of each month through the summer.
 
Pine Grove Community Park, Hwy 88 & Irishtown Rd.across from the Pine Grove Town Hall.
 
 
09/06/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Plymouth Farmers Market

Plymouth Farmers Market

Thursdays
Aug.-Sept.
4-7pm
 

 

Spend a Pleasant Summer Evening in the shady grass of McGee Park on historic Main Street in Plymouth. Fresh produce is a big draw at the weekly market as well as fresh baked goodies and breads, olive oil, candy, crafts, lavender, soaps, jewelry and so much more.  

The Plymouth Farmers Market is a well-known gathering place to not only purchase fresh produce, but to enjoy live music while having a glass of wine and small plate dinner — all in a grassy shaded park. We have a terrific line-up of wineries who will be pouring again this year, including: Helwig Winery, Le Mulet Rouge, Karmere, Andis Wines, Sobon Wine Company, Deaver Vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars, Vino Noceto and Prospect Cellars. Our food vendors will keep us full and happy; here’s who will be here this year: Billy Bones BBQ, Beth Sogaard Catering, Rustic Oven Wood Fired Pizzas, In Cahoots BBQ, Taste Restaurant and Prospect Cellars. Music is always a highlight of the evening and you will find some of the same talent from last year’s roster coming back for a repeat performance this year.

A Place to Bring the Whole Family. There are picnic tables with table cloths and grassy areas for your picnic blanket. The park also offers a fenced playground for those younger and still able to climb up and down play structures. You can watch your kids play while enjoying the community feeling the event offers. This is a great way to meet your community and find out just how friendly and fun we are.

McGee Park
Main Street
Plymouth, CA
 
 
 
09/07/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Helwig at Dusk

Helwig at Dusk

Every Friday from May 26-September 29, 2017
5:00-9:00pm
 

Join us and relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
$5 cover charge. (Wine Club members and 2 guests complimentary. Click HERE for info and to join!)

2017 bands
After Dark 5/26
The Stance 6/2
The Kool Shifters 6/9
The Rusty Rockers 6/16
120 West Band 6/23
Crazy Chester 6/30
Rhythm Vandals 7/7
Wasted Space 7/14
The Bongo Furies 7/21
The Tony Quinn Band 7/28
Merry Mac 8/4
Category 4 Band 8/11
Dean Rogers 8/18
The NoBS 8/25
The Uncovered Band 9/1
Vino Banditos 9/8
Mama T and the Gents 9/15
Legal Addiction 9/22
The Car Tunes Band 9/29

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Sangria sold by the glass. Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.

Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week. Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
Phone:209-245-5200

 

09/08/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Museum

Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Museum

Friday, 9/8/17
5:30-9:30PM
 
Welcome to our 3rd Annual Wine and cheese tasting at the Amador County Museum.
 
Guest speaker will be Eric Costa, "Pioneer Vineyards, Orchards and Gardens". Jake Guidi providing music from 6-8PM.
 
Funds will be used for a new livery building on the museum grounds.
 
$20/person
209-223-6386 or 209-257-1485
 
Amador County Museum
225 Church Street
P.O. Box 761
Jackson, CA
Museum open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 3pm
09/08/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
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 www.facebook.com/mstw.org/ 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
09/08/2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Annual Jug and Rose Benefit

Annual Jug and Rose Benefit

Annually
2nd Saturday in September, 9/9/2017
7:00am
 
 
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
209-267-257-7329
 
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

925-980-7069
09/09/2017 - 9:00am 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
09/09/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Fall Harvest UCCE Master Food Preserver Classes

Fall Harvest UCCE Master Food Preserver Classes

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00am – noon

 

Fall harvest marks the maturity of many fruits and vegetables. We invite you to join us to learn how to safely preserve your favorite fall fruits, vegetables and nuts. We will cover the process of canning pumpkin and will share recipes for pumpkin, apples and pecans just to name a few.

For a complete list of the 2017 Master Food Preserver classes please visit: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/Master_Food_Preservers/Classes/

Fee: $5.00      Walk-ins are always welcome.

Register at http://ucanr.edu/2017-ac-sat-mfp-class

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

 

 

 

 

 

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
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.

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

Amador STARS Camp Out For Cancer

2nd Saturday
September
 
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 AmadorSTARS.org/CampOut
 
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

info@amadorstars.org

 
 
Facebook.com/Amador 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
September
1:00pm
 
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 AmadorSTARS.org
 
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
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
 
 
 
 
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 www.facebook.com/mstw.org/ 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.
800-822-9466

 

09/09/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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Grandparent's Day at the Farm

Grandparent's Day at the Farm

Sunday
September 10th
9am-4pm
 
Late summer at Amador Flower Farm is PERFECT for picnicking!
 
Bring Grandma and Grandpa out for a day in the gardens.

Take a free tram ride tour of the grounds, enjoy your picnic and let us treat everyone in your party to free ice cream!

There is no admission fee. Come spend the day at the farm!
 

Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6660
 
09/10/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Sundays
June-September
9am-12:00pm

 

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun. Start prepping for the annual Salsa Contest. Free participation prizes for winners.
 
The market will be El Dorado Bank Parking Lot 135 Main Street, Jackson.
 
 
09/10/2017 - 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.

 
09/10/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
 
Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Wednesdays
June-September
3-6PM
 
 
Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun, especially on the last Wednesday of each month.
 
Amador Farmer’s  Market and Upcountry Rotary Club  are collaborating to present an event the last Wednesday of each month including food, wine ,and local microbrew  tasting. Added bonus will be music with some of the counties best musicians. Don’t miss this great event the last Wednesday of each month through the summer.
 
Pine Grove Community Park, Hwy 88 & Irishtown Rd.across from the Pine Grove Town Hall.
 
 
09/13/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Plymouth Farmers Market

Plymouth Farmers Market

Thursdays
Aug.-Sept.
4-7pm
 

 

Spend a Pleasant Summer Evening in the shady grass of McGee Park on historic Main Street in Plymouth. Fresh produce is a big draw at the weekly market as well as fresh baked goodies and breads, olive oil, candy, crafts, lavender, soaps, jewelry and so much more.  

The Plymouth Farmers Market is a well-known gathering place to not only purchase fresh produce, but to enjoy live music while having a glass of wine and small plate dinner — all in a grassy shaded park. We have a terrific line-up of wineries who will be pouring again this year, including: Helwig Winery, Le Mulet Rouge, Karmere, Andis Wines, Sobon Wine Company, Deaver Vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars, Vino Noceto and Prospect Cellars. Our food vendors will keep us full and happy; here’s who will be here this year: Billy Bones BBQ, Beth Sogaard Catering, Rustic Oven Wood Fired Pizzas, In Cahoots BBQ, Taste Restaurant and Prospect Cellars. Music is always a highlight of the evening and you will find some of the same talent from last year’s roster coming back for a repeat performance this year.

A Place to Bring the Whole Family. There are picnic tables with table cloths and grassy areas for your picnic blanket. The park also offers a fenced playground for those younger and still able to climb up and down play structures. You can watch your kids play while enjoying the community feeling the event offers. This is a great way to meet your community and find out just how friendly and fun we are.

McGee Park
Main Street
Plymouth, CA
 
 
 
09/14/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Helwig at Dusk

Helwig at Dusk

Every Friday from May 26-September 29, 2017
5:00-9:00pm
 

Join us and relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
$5 cover charge. (Wine Club members and 2 guests complimentary. Click HERE for info and to join!)

2017 bands
After Dark 5/26
The Stance 6/2
The Kool Shifters 6/9
The Rusty Rockers 6/16
120 West Band 6/23
Crazy Chester 6/30
Rhythm Vandals 7/7
Wasted Space 7/14
The Bongo Furies 7/21
The Tony Quinn Band 7/28
Merry Mac 8/4
Category 4 Band 8/11
Dean Rogers 8/18
The NoBS 8/25
The Uncovered Band 9/1
Vino Banditos 9/8
Mama T and the Gents 9/15
Legal Addiction 9/22
The Car Tunes Band 9/29

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Sangria sold by the glass. Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.

Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week. Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
Phone:209-245-5200

 

09/15/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Paws and Claws Dinner

Paws and Claws Dinner

Friday, September 15, 2017
5:30 - 9:30pm
 

A Salute to Wildlife!

In the fall each year, after baby season is over, the TCWC gang get together for a wonderful dinner, some recognition for our wonderful volunteers and donors, some entertainment, and an auction of donated items to support the critters.

Come support wildlife rescue at the Annual Tri-County Wildlife Care "Paws and Claws" Dinner and Auction!

 
American Legion Hall
12134 Airport Road
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
 
Tri-County Wildlife Care Office:  (209)547-3233
 
09/15/2017 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Westover Wings and Wheels

Westover Wings and Wheels

Annually, 3rd Saturday of September
9am-2pm
 
9/16/17
 
Free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 with parental permission. 
 
Displays of aircraft, helicopters, and hot rods.
 
Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagle Flights.
 
12380 Airport Road
Jackson, CA
Dave Sheppard dsheppard@amadorgov.org 209-223-2376.
 
09/16/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
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
09/16/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Volcano Historical Walk

Volcano Historical Walk

Saturday, 9/16/17
9am to 12noon
 
Learn the history of this once great mining community. Tour historical Volcano. Start a the St. George Hotel, 16104 Main Street.
 
This is free for Be Active members and $10 for non-members.  Bring your camera!
 
Contact: Nettie Fox 209-223-6349 or amfox@amadorgov.org
 
Amador County Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd
Ste. 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-223-6349
 
 
09/16/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Men's Softball Tournament

Men's Softball Tournament

Saturday and Sunday
9/16 and 9/17/17
9am - 9pm
 
Men's Softball Tournament benefitting the Pioneer Park Softball Program.
 
Single elimination at the Pioneer Park Ball Field.
$300 per team. Sign up by 9/8/17.
 
Amador County Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd
Ste. 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-223-6349
Contact: Nettie Fox - amfox@amadorgov.org
09/16/2017 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Historic Walk

Volcano Historic Walk

Saturday, September 16th
9:00am-12:00pm

 

Sign up for this unique tour and learn the history of this once great mining community.

Tour starts at the St. George Hotel, 16104 Main St. at 9:00am

FREE for Be Active member, $10 for non-member

 

Amador County Recreation Agency
 
10877 Conductor Blvd, Ste 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
 
209-223-6349

http://goacra.org/

 

09/16/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Fiddler's Jam & Street Fair

Fiddler's Jam & Street Fair

Annually
3rd Saturday
of September
10am -5pm
 
Sept. 16, 2017
 
All day long hear fiddler's of all ages and from near and far play fiddle-fabulous tunes! Fiddlers' contest, toe-tapping, foot stomping, and some "mean" fiddle playing!
 
Historic Gold Rush Town Street Fair
Unique Crafts
Local Artists
Tours of Historic Buildings
Annual Horseshoe Competition
Cowboy Poetry
Fiddletown Amador Vintners Wine Tasting
Incahoots BBQ
Draft Beer by Amador Brewing Co.
Two Huge Raffles
Prizes awarded throughout the day
And more!
 
A free shuttle will be provided from the Moose Lodge parking lot on Ostrom Road. Signs at the event will direct you to the Moose Lodge.
 
For more information call Joanne at (209)296-5705.
 
Fiddletown Community Center
Jiboom Street
Fiddletown, CA 95629
 
 
09/16/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
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.

 
09/16/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Book Drive

Book Drive

Book Drive: 

 

The Friends of the Amador County Library is accepting donations of gently read books and audio-visual materials in good condition on Saturdays, August 19, from 10 am – 2pm at the FACL Book Storage Building, 42A Summit Street, Jackson (behind the old Court House).

For information, call (209) 217-1911

Please, no magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, or damaged materials.

The Friends of the Amador County Library is a 501(c)3 organization.
All donations are tax deductible.

 

--

Jim Powell

FACL Board Member

 

09/16/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Barbera Festival

Barbera Festival

3rd Saturday of September
11am - 4 pm.
 
The Barbera Festival is an outdoor wine and food festival focusing on Barbera wines. Enjoy over 80 wineries, top area restaurants and chefs, live music, local artists and vendors among vineyards and rolling hills.
 
The festival location features a beautiful meadow spotted with ancient oaks tucked among hillside vineyards and is the original home of barbera in Amador County: Terra d'Oro/Montevina Winery.  With elbow room for everyone, the tradition continues: a day of Barbera tasting like no other in California.
 
Tickets must be purchased online in advance at BarberaFestival/Eventbrite.com or at Amador360 in Plymouth.
 
No tickets will be available at the gate. This event is expected to sell out extremely quickly. Ticket includes admittance, wine tasting, and commemorative wine glass. Food sold separately. No outside food, beverages, or coolers allowed. No pets other than service animals. This is a No-Smoking event. There is no designated smoking area on site. Attendees must be 21 or older to taste or purchase wine, and will be required to show photo I.D. as proof of age.
 
All net proceeds from this green event go to the Amador Community Foundation to be distributed to local charitable causes.
 
Terrra D'Oro/Montevina Winery
20680 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA
209-418-5707
 
09/16/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Oktoberfest of the Gold Country

Oktoberfest of the Gold Country

3rd Saturday in September
1:00PM-8:00PM
9/16/17
 

Willkommen in the Gold Country! Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen and come join the fun at the Jackson Oktoberfest on the third Saturday of September. Oktoberfest promises fun for the entire family, including live entertainment, contests, music and dancing, and an authentic taste of Bavaria with Wolfgang's soft pretzels, and of course, the mainstay of any Oktoberfest...German beer!

Jackson Oktoberfest was founded by Wolfgang's Pretzels of Pioneer, California in 2012. Wolfgang wanted to share his German heritage with the community, while raising some money for local charities. The event will be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, which has been aptly dubbed "Oktoberfest Picnic Grounds" for the day, so there's plenty of room for everyone!

Beer aficionados will experience the taste of authentic German Oktoberfest beer without going across the pond. Delight in the flavors of Original Hofbrau Oktoberfest brew, along with several other Hofbrau beer selections. Wine, soft drinks and water will also be available.

Adding to the fun, will be a showcase of authentic oompah, polka, and waltzing music, and Bavarian Country & Folklore dances. So put on your dancing shoes and brush up on your “Chicken Dance”!

Of course the best of any Oktoberfest celebration is the hearty menu of delicious German foods. Menu items include Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, smoked pork chops & Sauerkraut, Wolfgang's authentic Bavarian Soft Pretzels, apple strudel, and vanilla battered apple rings!

Adding to the excitement are traditional contests with plenty of prizes. Try your hand at Keg Rolling, Yodeling, Bratwurst Throwing, or see how many mugs you can hold in one hand!

To add to the fun, everyone is encouraged to dress in traditional German attire, however costume is not required. All are welcome…costume or not!

Pre-sale tickets are just $25 for a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, and entertainment.

Youth ages 6 – 20 are $12 including a soda and entertainment. Children under 6 are free.

VIP Dinner packages are available for $38 and include reserved seating, a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, your choice of pork chop or two bratwurst, sauerkraut and/or red cabbage & pretzel dinner, and entertainment. A VIP table of 8 is just $280.

Jackson Oktoberfest is hosted by Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels. It is a for profit event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit local charities.

 
Italian Picnic Grounds
Highway 49, Sutter Creek
(209)295-4664
 
09/16/2017 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm
 
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
 
 
 
 
09/16/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Jackson Fire Department Dinner Dance

Jackson Fire Department Dinner Dance

Annually
3rd Satruday
of September
 
September 17, 2016
 
6:00pm-9:00pm
 
Annual fundraiser for the Jackson Fire Department at the historic Kennedy Gold Mine in Jackson, California. 
 
All of the funds raised from this event go towards the purchase of much needed firefighting equipment.
The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a no host bar of wine and beer, followed up by a catered BBQ dinner from Laughton's Ranch beginning at 7:00. After dinner, a silent auction and raffle will take place while the band Full Circle plays your favorite tunes to dance the night away.
 
Tickets:  $50/person; $75/couple.  Limited to first 300 guests.
 
Tickets can be purchased from Jackson City Hall, Swensen's Shoe Store, AAA in Martell or any Jackson Firefighter or Fire Station. For additional tickets or more event info, please call (209) 223-9039
 
Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
 
 
09/16/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date:October 15, 2017
 
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at www.volcanotheatre.net
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
 
 
09/16/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
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Old Sutter Creek Flea Market

Old Sutter Creek Flea Market

The 3rd Sunday of September, October, November, December, 2017
9/17/17, 10/15/17, 11/19/17, 12/17/17
 
Vendors: 5am-2pm
Public: 6am-2pm
 
Come to the Old Sutter Creek Flea Market for antiques, collectibles and vintage items.
 
Admission: $1.00
 
Don't forget to visit historic downtown Sutter Creek. Shop, dine, stroll.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
Hwy. 49
Sutter Creek, CA
Info: Peter, 661-609-1464
09/17/2017 - 6:00am to 2:00pm
 
Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Sundays
June-September
9am-12:00pm

 

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun. Start prepping for the annual Salsa Contest. Free participation prizes for winners.
 
The market will be El Dorado Bank Parking Lot 135 Main Street, Jackson.
 
 
09/17/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Men's Softball Tournament

Men's Softball Tournament

Saturday and Sunday
9/16 and 9/17/17
9am - 9pm
 
Men's Softball Tournament benefitting the Pioneer Park Softball Program.
 
Single elimination at the Pioneer Park Ball Field.
$300 per team. Sign up by 9/8/17.
 
Amador County Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd
Ste. 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-223-6349
Contact: Nettie Fox - amfox@amadorgov.org
09/17/2017 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
 
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.

 
09/17/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Celebrate the Grape with the Godfather of Barbera

Celebrate the Grape with the Godfather of Barbera

Annually
3rd Sunday
in September
12pm-4pm

September 17, 2017

 

Celebrate Barbera with the Godfather of Barbera, Dick Cooper and Winemaker Michael Roser.
 
Enjoy live music, wine, food and friends.  It’s an easy day of winetasting on a Sunday afternoon.
 
Cooper Vineyards
21365 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6181
 
 
 

"If you want the best barbera in Shenandoah Valley, see Dick Cooper -- or "Mr. Barbera," as he is known around Amador County. Over the past 30 years, Cooper has provided cuttings, grapes and advice for most of the barbera produced in the Sierra foothills."
 San Jose Mercury News - September 2014
 
09/17/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Jackson Rancheria presents Rock Band Styk

Jackson Rancheria presents Rock Band Styk

JACKSON, CA- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes legendary rock band Styx to the Outdoor Concert Venue on Sunday, September 17 at 8 p.m.

Styx was formed in Chicago in 1972 and rose to local fame with their recordings Styx, Styx II, and The Serpent is Rising.

Will Call opens at 5 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Full bar and food will be available for purchase. 

Tickets are on sale now starting at $45 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage, and starting at $50 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online at JacksonCasino.c

09/17/2017 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
 
 
Fly Fishers Meeting

Fly Fishers Meeting

September 19, 2017: Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM, 810 Court St, Jackson, CA

09/19/2017 - 6:30pm
 
Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Wednesdays
June-September
3-6PM
 
 
Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun, especially on the last Wednesday of each month.
 
Amador Farmer’s  Market and Upcountry Rotary Club  are collaborating to present an event the last Wednesday of each month including food, wine ,and local microbrew  tasting. Added bonus will be music with some of the counties best musicians. Don’t miss this great event the last Wednesday of each month through the summer.
 
Pine Grove Community Park, Hwy 88 & Irishtown Rd.across from the Pine Grove Town Hall.
 
 
09/20/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Plymouth Farmers Market

Plymouth Farmers Market

Thursdays
Aug.-Sept.
4-7pm
 

 

Spend a Pleasant Summer Evening in the shady grass of McGee Park on historic Main Street in Plymouth. Fresh produce is a big draw at the weekly market as well as fresh baked goodies and breads, olive oil, candy, crafts, lavender, soaps, jewelry and so much more.  

The Plymouth Farmers Market is a well-known gathering place to not only purchase fresh produce, but to enjoy live music while having a glass of wine and small plate dinner — all in a grassy shaded park. We have a terrific line-up of wineries who will be pouring again this year, including: Helwig Winery, Le Mulet Rouge, Karmere, Andis Wines, Sobon Wine Company, Deaver Vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars, Vino Noceto and Prospect Cellars. Our food vendors will keep us full and happy; here’s who will be here this year: Billy Bones BBQ, Beth Sogaard Catering, Rustic Oven Wood Fired Pizzas, In Cahoots BBQ, Taste Restaurant and Prospect Cellars. Music is always a highlight of the evening and you will find some of the same talent from last year’s roster coming back for a repeat performance this year.

A Place to Bring the Whole Family. There are picnic tables with table cloths and grassy areas for your picnic blanket. The park also offers a fenced playground for those younger and still able to climb up and down play structures. You can watch your kids play while enjoying the community feeling the event offers. This is a great way to meet your community and find out just how friendly and fun we are.

McGee Park
Main Street
Plymouth, CA
 
 
 
09/21/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Monthly, 3rd Thursdays
5:30 pm
 
Got talent to share? Time to let that inner skill-set escape!
 
Come to Open Mic Night sponsored by AmadorArts. Our Host M.C., Sid Cohen, will make it easy to be brave. Performances are family friendly and usually include musicians of all ages and levels, story tellers, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, even fearless kids performing songs or dances.
 
This is a FREE monthly event, but purchases of light fare and beverages are welcomed.  Open Mic is always on third Thursdays.
 
Rosebud's Cafe
26 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 257-0227

 

09/21/2017 - 6:30pm
 
Cops and Kids Charity Golf Tournament

Cops and Kids Charity Golf Tournament

Friday, September 22nd  2017
Breakfast 7:00am
Shotgun Start 8:30am
 
The Tri-City Police Officers Foundation will be hosting their Annual Cops and Kids Charity Golf Tournament at Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione.
 
This is a four-man scramble with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00 am and shotgun start at 8:30 am. The cost is $125 per person and includes breakfast, a cart and barbeque at the end of the tournament.
 
Lots of fun, prizes, and a chance to win a Pebble Beach Golf Vacation and a new set of clubs!
 
The proceeds benefit the Ione, Sutter Creek, and Jackson Police Officers Foundations.
 
If you would like more information on registration, sponsoring a tee or making a donation please contact Chief Busby at (209)743-1013 or Jeff Arnold at (209)256-5464 and email at arnold@ione-ca.com.
 
You can also stop by any of the three police departments in Ione, Sutter Creek or Jackson to pick up a registration form.
 
1000 Castle Oaks Drive
Ione, CA  95640
(209)274-0167
 
 
09/22/2017 - 7:00am to 5:30pm
 
Annual West Coast Swift Wing Fly In

Annual West Coast Swift Wing Fly In

Friday -Sunday
Sept. 22nd-24th 2017
 
The public is invited to view these aircraft built during the late 1940's and early 1950's. Since their original construction, several of these aircraft have been modified with larger, more powerful engines and improved aerodynamics. There will also be several examples of the original aircraft just as they were when they came off the factory assembly line.
 
There will be wine tasting from local Amador wineries as well.
 
For more  information about the West Coast Swift Wing Fly-In, contact Dave Richards:
(209)304-6668 or (209)267-0640
 
or Gerry Hampton: av8rgnh@sbcglobal.net
 
Westover Field (O70) now JAQ
12380 Airport Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
09/22/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Art on the Lawn

Art on the Lawn

JACKSON, Calif.—Sept 8, 2017—Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ signature fundraising event, the 18th Annual Art Auction is almost underway, but tickets are going quickly. On Friday, September 22, this popular affair is once again being hosted at Karmère Vineyards & Winery in Shenandoah Valley, and promises an unforgettable evening of music, wine, local art, and what looks like a sellout crowd of nearly 200 people! Tickets and a few tables of eight are still available, but they will not last long!

This elegant evening, with the backdrop of panoramic, harvest-season vineyards, will begin with a preview of raffle prizes, and unique pieces of artwork donated by talented local artists. Guests will nosh on appetizers donated by The National Hotel, sip award-winning Amador County wine, and enjoy the late-summer sunset. Dinner, graciously donated by Highway House Restaurant and Bar, and a live auction follow, giving guests an opportunity to take home inspired pieces of art, or win a lovely raffle prize, and more.

Musical entertainment donated and provided by local favorite songstress Darcel Hunter, and guitarist Gordon Rowland.

For only $70 per person, guests will experience a delightful and delicious evening, with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of Amador & Calaveras—our region’s only non-profit, independent hospice agency. For 35 years, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has provided families with quality, compassionate end-of-life care for all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.

This event would not be possible without the generous major sponsorships and donations of venue, food and wine, music, and more. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Karmère Winery, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Sutter Amador Hospital, The National Hotel, Highway House Restaurant & Bar, Assist Care Residential Communities, Calaveras Community Foundation, Dan Fields, MD, Sutter Medical Group, Plymouth Clinic, G.E.M. Electric, and Mark Twain Medical Center.

To order your tickets, call 209-223-5500, or go online to www.hospiceofamador.org. Tickets will be sold out soon so don’t delay!

 

09/22/2017 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Helwig at Dusk

Helwig at Dusk

Every Friday from May 26-September 29, 2017
5:00-9:00pm
 

Join us and relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
$5 cover charge. (Wine Club members and 2 guests complimentary. Click HERE for info and to join!)

2017 bands
After Dark 5/26
The Stance 6/2
The Kool Shifters 6/9
The Rusty Rockers 6/16
120 West Band 6/23
Crazy Chester 6/30
Rhythm Vandals 7/7
Wasted Space 7/14
The Bongo Furies 7/21
The Tony Quinn Band 7/28
Merry Mac 8/4
Category 4 Band 8/11
Dean Rogers 8/18
The NoBS 8/25
The Uncovered Band 9/1
Vino Banditos 9/8
Mama T and the Gents 9/15
Legal Addiction 9/22
The Car Tunes Band 9/29

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Sangria sold by the glass. Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.

Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week. Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
Phone:209-245-5200

 

09/22/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
"Celebrate Life" Art on the Lawn

"Celebrate Life" Art on the Lawn

 September 22
6:00PM
 
"Celebrate Life", Art on the Lawn will be held at the majestic Karmere Winery in Plymouth,.
 
The event begins at 6 PM with champagne and appetizers and viewing of art by local artists. Live auction begins at 7PM. 
 
This beloved elegant evening amongst the vineyards, includes music, local wine, dinner and both a silent auction and raffle to enjoy. 
 
All proceeds benefit Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, end-of-life care specialists trusted by Physicians, Patients and Families since 1982.
 
Call or visit the website to purchase tickets or to reserve a table. HospiceofAmador.org
 
Event location:
Karmere Winery
11970 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
Phone: (209) 223-5500
 

 

09/22/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Celebrate Pine Grove

Celebrate Pine Grove

Friday, 9/22/17

6PM - 8PM

Come and celebrate the historic township of Pine Grove. The Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club hosts this event with music, food, and fun for the whole family. Pine Grove Elementary School Choir will perform at 6PM in the park and at 7PM in the Town Hall. 

 Come meet local businesses and non profit organaizations. Play Business Bingo and win prizes. Great for families and friends of Pine Grove! 

Parking available courtesy of Volcano Vision.

Pine Grove Town Hall and Community Park
Hwy. 88
Pine Grove, CA
(209) 296-7626
09/22/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

09/22/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date:October 15, 2017
 
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at www.volcanotheatre.net
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
 
 
09/22/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Annual West Coast Swift Wing Fly In

Annual West Coast Swift Wing Fly In

Friday -Sunday
Sept. 22nd-24th 2017
 
The public is invited to view these aircraft built during the late 1940's and early 1950's. Since their original construction, several of these aircraft have been modified with larger, more powerful engines and improved aerodynamics. There will also be several examples of the original aircraft just as they were when they came off the factory assembly line.
 
There will be wine tasting from local Amador wineries as well.
 
For more  information about the West Coast Swift Wing Fly-In, contact Dave Richards:
(209)304-6668 or (209)267-0640
 
or Gerry Hampton: av8rgnh@sbcglobal.net
 
Westover Field (O70) now JAQ
12380 Airport Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
09/23/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Chaw'se Big Time Indian Celebration

Chaw'se Big Time Indian Celebration

Saturday-Sunday
4th Weekend
September
 
Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in Pine Grove is home to the The Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum.
 
Big Time brings together Indian families on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering.
 
Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at this event. Spectators are welcome, but there is no fixed schedule of events. Native American crafts and foods are available.  During this event please ask for permission before taking photographs of Native Americans.
 

THE ROUNDHOUSE (HUN’GE)
For the Northern Sierra Miwok who settled in this area centuries ago, the Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) was the true center of ceremonial and social life.
In 2013 the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, along with neighboring Miwok tribes, began the once-in-a-generation rebuilding the Ceremonial Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) at Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
The sacred process and traditions of deconstruction and rebuilding utilized traditional materials and construction techniques, and was completed in September of 2015.  Every element of the Hun’ges architecture contains spiritual significance, and the Roundhouse continues to be used by today’s local tribes for private ceremonies.
 
ROUNDHOUSE ETIQUETTE
Big Time is one of two annual events when the public is allowed access to the Roundhouse; the other is Chaw’se Days which takes place each Memorial Day weekend.  Please observe the following guidelines:
  • Enter in between dances.
  • Do not leave until after a dance is completed.
  • No photographs in the Roundhouse.
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of Native Americans.

Indian Grinding Rock SHP
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
209-296-7488
 
 
09/23/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
 
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
09/23/2017 - 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.

 
09/23/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Heritage Days

Sutter Creek Heritage Days

September 23rd & 24th  
Saturday 10am -4pm 
Sunday 11am -2pm
 

Take a stroll through Sutter Creek’s colorful past and celebrate its historic legacy. Come one, come all as we open the doors for you to visit the past and experience a bit of what it was like to live in Sutter Creek during the Gold Rush!

Try your hand at Gold Panning, take a ride on a real Stage Coach, hear historians tell stories of the past and visit Sutter Creeks’ amazing historical sites, some that are rarely open to the public. All this fun and it’s free too!

Sutter Creek is known as the “Jewel of the Motherlode” because of the rich veins of gold that were discovered there. During the Gold Rush, thousands flocked there to make their fortune.  Over $160 million dollars in gold ($5 Billion by current standards) was extracted from this region between 1851 and 1942.

Self-Guided Tours:  Maps will be available at all venues. Pick one up and start having fun at any location!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR SATURDAY ONLY

  • 10am, City Hall/Auditorium: "Seldom Told Tales of Sutter Creek", local Historian Frank Tortorich will do a FREE walking tour limited to the first 20 people who arrive. Meet in front of the City Hall/Auditorium. It will last about an hour to an hour 1/2.
  • 1pm, Sutter Creek Theatre: "49ers -- How They Got Here", local Historian Frank Tortorich will do a FREE presentation.
  • 12 – 3pm, Stage Coach Rides and the Sutter Creek Visitor Center Museum: Stop by 71A Main Street and see the old photos and historic relics. Then catch a free ride on an authentic stage coach, provided by “Doc” Wiser.ALL
  • Gold Panning and the Miners’ Bend Park:  The earliest gold seekers worked the local creek and stream bed with simple gold pans. To celebrate those endeavors there will be gold panning demonstrations and everything you need to try your hand at panning to see just how it was done. Then stroll through Miners’ Bend and learn the history of the mines at the south end of Sutter Creek. The early mines of this area are featured on the interpretive signs of the park.
  • Wrap up Saturday with a Feast at the Foundry” A vintage, gold rush feast with libations, dancing and live music, right outside the Knight Foundry.  All proceeds will go to the restoration of this historic location.
SPECIAL EVENT SUNDAY ONLY
On Sunday morning, start your day off with a family fun “Pancake Breakfast” at the new Sutter Creek Fire Station, 350 Hanford Street, from 8am to 11am. Then finish seeing all the sites you missed on Saturday while exploring modern day Sutter Creek, too.
 
ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
  • The Central Eureka Mine, up the hill from Miners’ Bend, will be on the map for you to visit as a representation of these famous mines. The Old Eureka Mine was first opened in 1852 and it was operated independently until 1924 when it merged with the Central Eureka Mine, the combined properties operated as the Central Eureka Mine, which is credited with producing $36 million dollars in gold!  Hetty Green, the one-time richest woman in the world, was the owner of the Old Eureka Mine.
  • Sutter Creek’s Original Fire Departments: Sutter Creek’s old firehouse at 18 Main Street is now a Fire Museum and will be open to visitors. Sutter Creek’s first fire truck is being recreated here in a 1930’s auto workshop, along with the Firemen’s Meeting Hall and other displays. Fire History Volunteers will also be on site at Sutter Creek’s first fire house on Spanish Street and at the fire bell tower on Main Street at City Hall.
  • Sutter Creek Auditorium and City Hall:  Located at 18 Main Street, this 89 year old building houses locally painted murals depicting Sutter Creek’s colorful history.
  • Historic Methodist Church: At 14 Main Street, this beautiful church has all the charm of yesteryear, a sight to behold.
  • The Knight Foundry: Located on Eureka Street, is the last remaining water run foundry in the county. It will be open with the machines running and historians on hand to give you an amazing insight to the production that went on there.
  • Monteverde General Store museum:  Which opened as a country store in 1896, still displays all the paraphernalia of the past on its shelves. A local Historian will be there to tell you its’ history. Right next door is another treasure not to be missed, with floor to ceiling murals of the history of Sutter Creek, painted by local artist Rand Huggett.
  • Sutter Creek Historic Grammar School: The large, two-story brick building served as a school from 1870 to 1964 and is the second oldest 2 story brick schoolhouse in California. This beautiful schoolhouse is currently being restored by the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation. Take a look at how much they have done and how beautiful it really is.
  • Ghosts of the Past:  Visit the Catholic Cemetery and the City Cemetery. Many locally famous families and settlers found their final resting place there.
  • Sutter Creek Theater:  A former silent film theater, which just turned 100 years old, will be open for you to see FREE movies. This beautiful theater has events every weekend with live music and now showing films too.
Additional parking is available at the Sutter Creek Primary School on Broad St.and at the Parish Church on Spanish/Badger Streets.
 
Presented By: Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation
www.sccbf.org
209-560-6880
09/23/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Dad & Me

Dad & Me

For more information for Dad or Me September 23    Call 209-257-1092

09/23/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
 
Buckles & BBQ Horse Show

Buckles & BBQ Horse Show

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
 
BBQ Slam Down & Horse Show
Great food, Beer & Wine, Live Music, Vendors & Artisans!!
FREE Admission, Parking: $5/$6
Horse Show: 8am to 6pm
Music: 2pm to 6pm
 
Nothing says “summer” like grillin’ and chillin’ – and we do it BIG in Amador at the family-friendly Buckles & BBQ  at the historic Amador County Fairgrounds.
Revitalizing a long-time tradition of horse show circuits, come watch (or participate) as riders of all ages and classes compete for prize buckles. 

For BBQ fans, three local grillers compete in a “people’s choice” slam-down! Come vote for your favorite while enjoying local wines, beer, live music, and local artisan crafts and vendors.

FREE ADMISSION.  Parking $5/$6

 

Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA 95669    
209-245-6921
 

Proceeds go to the Amador Country Fair Foundation, a non-profit funding facility improvements and repairs at this historic resource. 

09/23/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
 
Driven Cellars Wine Release Party

Driven Cellars Wine Release Party

Saturday
September 23, 2017
11am-4pm
 
Join us as we introduce new release wines. This is a terrific opportunity to visit the winery, sample wines, and enjoy the view of the Shenandoah Valley and the Sierra Nevada’s from our hilltop winery.
 
Come and celebrate this complimentary, fun filled event with folks who enjoy tasting delicious wine, eating tasty foods and listening and dancing to outstanding music.  And wine discounts too!
 
Driven Cellars
12595 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-4545
09/23/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Scott Harvey Wines Annual Grape Stomp

Scott Harvey Wines Annual Grape Stomp

Anually,
Fourth Saturday in September
Noon - 5pm
9/23/17
 
 
One of the best wine tasting rooms anywhere is hosting one of the most entertaining events of the year - the annual Grape Stomp!
 
Stompers will feel the gush between your toes as your Swabbie collects the nectar of the Gods, leading you both to victory… and great prizes! 
 
Each ticket includes lunch, snacks, soft drinks, a glass of Scott Harvey wine, music and tons of fun!  We expect tickets to go fast and furious…just like your feet in the barrel.
 
Space is limited, so purchase your ticket today by using VinoVisit.com.
 
Scott Harvey Wines
10861 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-3670
09/23/2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Drive In on the Green

Drive In on the Green

Saturday
September 23rd, 2017
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Up country Rotary invites you to enjoy an evening of 50's fun with Classic Cars, Hot Rods & a Movie.
The free car show and movie and small fee for parking.

Donations are welcome. All Proceeds Benefit UpCountry Communities

 Mace Meadows Golf Course
26498 Fairway Drive
Pioneer CA
For more information call  209-295-6493
09/23/2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
 
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
 
 
 
 
09/23/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Night Out for Pioneer

Night Out for Pioneer

Annually
4th Saturday
September
5:30pm
 
September 23, 2017
 
Dinner fundraiser for Pioneer Elementary School
 
An evening of Ribs, Pasta, Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle
 
Tickets $30 or $50 for a couple or $200 for a table of 8
 
Purchase tickets at Pioneer School, Young’s Payless Market
 
 
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church
26750 Tiger Creek Road
Pioneer, CA  95666
Amy Reilly (209)295-6506 
Sponsored by Young’s Payless Market
 
09/23/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
 
Feast at the Foundry

Feast at the Foundry

Saturday, 9/23/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm

 

Experience a Gold Rush meal along a row of locally handcrafted farm tables. Sip wine while staring in awe of the historic Knight Foundry. Dance the night away to Americana band Pine Street Ramblers. The dinner helps benefit restoration efforts for the Knight Foundry. 

​The five course meal will be cooked over open flame by Wood Fire Smoke. The meal is inspired by the cuisine of the Gold Rush days, focusing on the provisions available at that time, and foraged locally now.  

After appetizers in the 'saloon', we'll sit down outside to three courses served family style.  Botanical greens with local chevre and grilled figs, followed by wild salmon and coal roasted veggies, then to wood oven roasted leg of lamb and open 'fired' chickens, along with greens and potatoes. Tracey Berkner, sommelier and Taste Restaurant owner, will pair our wines with each course. Local pies and ice cream will be provided later to keep your dancing shoes tapping.

Tickets $129 per person. Ticket price includes dinner and dancing, plus a Wine on 49 tasting certificate for all nine tasting rooms in Sutter Creek on Sunday, September 24th.

The dinner is part of Sutter Creek's Heritage Days, a weekend celebrating our town's unique history where you can stroll through our past and enjoy our present.

Knight Foundry is located in downtown Sutter Creek and is the last remaining water powered foundry to still exist in the U.S. A California landmark and national treasure, new efforts are underway to restore this rare piece of Gold Rush history. Docents will be available the night of the dinner and all weekend to provide a guided tour. 

Get tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3051577.

Knight Foundry
81 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek, CA
209 267-8190

 

09/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

09/23/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date:October 15, 2017
 
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at www.volcanotheatre.net
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
 
 
09/23/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
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25
26
27
28
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Annual West Coast Swift Wing Fly In

Annual West Coast Swift Wing Fly In

Friday -Sunday
Sept. 22nd-24th 2017
 
The public is invited to view these aircraft built during the late 1940's and early 1950's. Since their original construction, several of these aircraft have been modified with larger, more powerful engines and improved aerodynamics. There will also be several examples of the original aircraft just as they were when they came off the factory assembly line.
 
There will be wine tasting from local Amador wineries as well.
 
For more  information about the West Coast Swift Wing Fly-In, contact Dave Richards:
(209)304-6668 or (209)267-0640
 
or Gerry Hampton: av8rgnh@sbcglobal.net
 
Westover Field (O70) now JAQ
12380 Airport Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
09/24/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Chaw'se Big Time Indian Celebration

Chaw'se Big Time Indian Celebration

Saturday-Sunday
4th Weekend
September
 
Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in Pine Grove is home to the The Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum.
 
Big Time brings together Indian families on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering.
 
Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at this event. Spectators are welcome, but there is no fixed schedule of events. Native American crafts and foods are available.  During this event please ask for permission before taking photographs of Native Americans.
 

THE ROUNDHOUSE (HUN’GE)
For the Northern Sierra Miwok who settled in this area centuries ago, the Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) was the true center of ceremonial and social life.
In 2013 the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, along with neighboring Miwok tribes, began the once-in-a-generation rebuilding the Ceremonial Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) at Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
The sacred process and traditions of deconstruction and rebuilding utilized traditional materials and construction techniques, and was completed in September of 2015.  Every element of the Hun’ges architecture contains spiritual significance, and the Roundhouse continues to be used by today’s local tribes for private ceremonies.
 
ROUNDHOUSE ETIQUETTE
Big Time is one of two annual events when the public is allowed access to the Roundhouse; the other is Chaw’se Days which takes place each Memorial Day weekend.  Please observe the following guidelines:
  • Enter in between dances.
  • Do not leave until after a dance is completed.
  • No photographs in the Roundhouse.
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of Native Americans.

Indian Grinding Rock SHP
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
209-296-7488
 
 
09/24/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Amador Farmers Market – Jackson

Sundays
June-September
9am-12:00pm

 

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun. Start prepping for the annual Salsa Contest. Free participation prizes for winners.
 
The market will be El Dorado Bank Parking Lot 135 Main Street, Jackson.
 
 
09/24/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Musical Organ Rally & Concert

Musical Organ Rally & Concert

Antique Musical Organ Rally -- Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 24 – 25 2016. Experience the music of yesteryear! Unusual musical organs from all over the country and their colorful owners, performing on Main Street, Saturday and Sunday. Free indoor concert at Jackson United Methodist Church on Sunday. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for the whole family! Free, on Main Street, Jackson.

Sat: 10 am – 4 pm, throughout Main Street, Jackson

Sun: 10 am – noon, Main Street.

1 pm, Concert at the former Jackson Methodist Church, 120 Church St, Jackson

Contact: www.visitJacksonCA.com or Amador Council of Tourism, 209-267-9249

 

Strolling Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday, this free musical treat features beautiful vintage organs ranging from “monkey grinder” size to majestic. The mechanical  instruments play a variety of melodies, from dance tunes and marches to carousel and classical pieces.
 
Known as nickelodeons, music boxes, pianos, and dance hall organs, musical organs play perforated punch cards, “books,” or player piano rolls, and were featured attractions at fairgrounds and dance halls until the mid-1900s.
See these wonderful machines work and learn a little about America’s past. A free one-of-a-kind opportunity for the whole family!
 
On Sunday at 1 pm, the musical organs will assemble for a free indoor concert at:
Former Jackson United Methodist Church
(two blocks from Main Street)
120 Church Street
Jackson. CA  95642
 
Thanks to Jackson antiques dealer and organizer John MottoRos, and the Automatic Musical Collectors’ Association, music lovers of all ages and fans of all things antique have a chance to see, hear, and learn about these mechanical instruments that have entertained people for centuries. Their colorful musician-operators are always happy to answer questions about the music and the instruments.
 
The organs heard today are based on instruments produced in France, but more popularly thought to have originated in Holland or Germany. In the eighteenth century, the first mechanical organs, turned by a crank, were invented to teach canaries to sing. Soon owners realized they could earn money playing outside. That was the beginning of organ grinders. In the U.S., Wurlitzer Co. manufactured player organs for merry-go-rounds that are still a favorite in parks and at county fairs. 
 

VisitJacksonCA.com/MusicalOrganRally

09/24/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
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.

 
09/24/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

 

 

 

09/24/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date October 15th.
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at www.volcanotheatre.net
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
 
 
09/24/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
 
 
Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Amador Farmers Market – Pine Grove

Wednesdays
June-September
3-6PM
 
 
Visit the Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun, especially on the last Wednesday of each month.
 
Amador Farmer’s  Market and Upcountry Rotary Club  are collaborating to present an event the last Wednesday of each month including food, wine ,and local microbrew  tasting. Added bonus will be music with some of the counties best musicians. Don’t miss this great event the last Wednesday of each month through the summer.
 
Pine Grove Community Park, Hwy 88 & Irishtown Rd.across from the Pine Grove Town Hall.
 
 
09/27/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival

Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival

Friday - Sunday
September 28th – October 1st 2017
9:00am-11:00pm
 

The Sutter Creek Theatre is pleased to announce the Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival, an international film festival featuring high-quality submissions from around the globe.This 4-day event will feature from Australia, India, Iran, Italy, and Switzerland among others. Shorts, full length features, animated, and documentaries. We have discussion panels with directors and actors, an awards dinner, breakfasts with filmmakers, mixers, and much more.

 

 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GET A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, DESCRIPTIONS OF FILMS, TRAILERS, AND MORE

 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA

 

 

 

 
 
09/28/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
 
Plymouth Farmers Market

Plymouth Farmers Market

Thursdays
Aug.-Sept.
4-7pm
 

 

Spend a Pleasant Summer Evening in the shady grass of McGee Park on historic Main Street in Plymouth. Fresh produce is a big draw at the weekly market as well as fresh baked goodies and breads, olive oil, candy, crafts, lavender, soaps, jewelry and so much more.  

The Plymouth Farmers Market is a well-known gathering place to not only purchase fresh produce, but to enjoy live music while having a glass of wine and small plate dinner — all in a grassy shaded park. We have a terrific line-up of wineries who will be pouring again this year, including: Helwig Winery, Le Mulet Rouge, Karmere, Andis Wines, Sobon Wine Company, Deaver Vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars, Vino Noceto and Prospect Cellars. Our food vendors will keep us full and happy; here’s who will be here this year: Billy Bones BBQ, Beth Sogaard Catering, Rustic Oven Wood Fired Pizzas, In Cahoots BBQ, Taste Restaurant and Prospect Cellars. Music is always a highlight of the evening and you will find some of the same talent from last year’s roster coming back for a repeat performance this year.

A Place to Bring the Whole Family. There are picnic tables with table cloths and grassy areas for your picnic blanket. The park also offers a fenced playground for those younger and still able to climb up and down play structures. You can watch your kids play while enjoying the community feeling the event offers. This is a great way to meet your community and find out just how friendly and fun we are.

McGee Park
Main Street
Plymouth, CA
 
 
 
09/28/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival

Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival

Friday - Sunday
September 28th – October 1st 2017
9:00am-11:00pm
 

The Sutter Creek Theatre is pleased to announce the Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival, an international film festival featuring high-quality submissions from around the globe.This 4-day event will feature from Australia, India, Iran, Italy, and Switzerland among others. Shorts, full length features, animated, and documentaries. We have discussion panels with directors and actors, an awards dinner, breakfasts with filmmakers, mixers, and much more.

 

 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GET A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, DESCRIPTIONS OF FILMS, TRAILERS, AND MORE

 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA

 

 

 

 
 
09/29/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
 
Helwig at Dusk

Helwig at Dusk

Every Friday from May 26-September 29, 2017
5:00-9:00pm
 

Join us and relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
$5 cover charge. (Wine Club members and 2 guests complimentary. Click HERE for info and to join!)

2017 bands
After Dark 5/26
The Stance 6/2
The Kool Shifters 6/9
The Rusty Rockers 6/16
120 West Band 6/23
Crazy Chester 6/30
Rhythm Vandals 7/7
Wasted Space 7/14
The Bongo Furies 7/21
The Tony Quinn Band 7/28
Merry Mac 8/4
Category 4 Band 8/11
Dean Rogers 8/18
The NoBS 8/25
The Uncovered Band 9/1
Vino Banditos 9/8
Mama T and the Gents 9/15
Legal Addiction 9/22
The Car Tunes Band 9/29

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Sangria sold by the glass. Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.

Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week. Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
Phone:209-245-5200

 

09/29/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

09/29/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

 

 

 

09/29/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date:October 15, 2017
 
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at www.volcanotheatre.net
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
 
 
09/29/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

Annually, Last Saturday of September
8:30am-1:00pm
 
Registration Begins at 8:00am
Mutt Strut Begins at 9:00am
 
There will be a Mutt Strut, dog games, Sheriff K-9 demo, speed zone, vendors, food and more! Bring your dog and join in the fun!
 
Advance registration $20
Day of event $25
Seniors & military members $18
 
All proceeds benefit A-PAL adoption, spay and neuter programs.

 

 
Detert Park
Hiways 49/88
Jackson, CA  95642
(209)223-0410
 
 
 
09/30/2017 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
 
Fall Festival at Amador Flower Farm

Fall Festival at Amador Flower Farm

Annually, last weekend in September
September 30th – October 1st, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm
 

After our long hot summer, the days begin to cool and the fall planting season heats up! Join us for our Fall Fun Days Festival.

There will be fun for the entire family. Visit the farm animals, take a free tram ride tour of the farm and venture through the hay bale maze, pumpkin patch and cornfield maze.

Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209)-245-6669
 

 

09/30/2017 - 9:00am 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
09/30/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival

Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival

Friday - Sunday
September 28th – October 1st 2017
9:00am-11:00pm
 

The Sutter Creek Theatre is pleased to announce the Sutter Creek Velvet Rope Film Festival, an international film festival featuring high-quality submissions from around the globe.This 4-day event will feature from Australia, India, Iran, Italy, and Switzerland among others. Shorts, full length features, animated, and documentaries. We have discussion panels with directors and actors, an awards dinner, breakfasts with filmmakers, mixers, and much more.

 

 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GET A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, DESCRIPTIONS OF FILMS, TRAILERS, AND MORE

 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA

 

 

 

 
 
09/30/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
 
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.

 
09/30/2017 - 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
 
 
 
 
09/30/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Farm to Fork Dinner

Farm to Fork Dinner

Saturday
September 30th 2017
5:30pm
 
Our Bountiful Foothills Under a Harvest Moon,  A Mother Lode  Celebration. Mother Lode Harvest’s Farm-to-Fork dinner will take place at Vino Noceto, in the Shenandoah Valley. 
 
The evening includes a seasonally-inspired dinner prepared from locally-grown foods, music, harvest festivities and a silent auction.
 
Music by the Amador City All-Star Ukamaniacs will set a lively tone for the evening.
 
The celebration includes a tour of Vino Noceto's new garden at 5:30.  The evening concludes with a sing-along of harvest songs.
 
Dinner will feature locally-grown grass-fed beef or vegetarian options.  Appetizers, salad and the main course will abound with fall vegetables from local farms followed by pear tarts for dessert. Local wines and beer will be available for purchase.
 
This event is a fundraiser to help Mother Lode Harvest as well as, add upgrades to the website. Mother Lode Harvest is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture organization, serving  Amador, Calaveras and El Dorado Counties.
 
Tickets to the event are $50 for MLH members and $55 for non-members and are available online or at Mother Lode Harvest's Distribution Center, located behind Teresa's Restaurant, 1235 Jackson Gate Road, Tuesdays, 10:30 to noon and 4:30 to 6:00 pm.
 
 
Vino Noceto
1101 Shenandoah Valley Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
 
 
 

 

09/30/2017 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
 
SCORE with Argonaut High School

SCORE with Argonaut High School

Saturday
September 30,2017
5:30pm -9:30pm
 
 
Rancho Arroyo Seco will sponsor its annual Big Red Barn fundraiser for a digital scoreboard for Argonaut High School.

SCORE with Argonaut High School is a fundraising event to assist in the purchase of a high tech video scoreboard for the high school stadium. It will support football, soccer, track, youth football, and special events such as graduations and award programs. It will also provide a revenue stream for the school through advertising. In addition, the video production classes offered at the high school will manage the pre and post production for the scoreboard. This course is providing students with vocational training for today's world.

The September 30th event will feature a tri-tip dinner catered by Amador Catering, a live auction, silent auction, and raffle. There will be an no-host bar sponsored by the Jackson Lions Club. The BIG RED BARN at Rancho Arroyo Seco provides the back drop for this annual event. This is the 11th year that Rancho Arroyo Seco has provided matching funds and sponsored this community fundraiser for a different group each year. The focus has been on education, youth groups, and public safety.

Tickets $30/person. They can be purchased at Argonaut High School or on-line at: scoreargo.eventbrite.com. Tickets for the event will bre available at the Argonaut High School office, Homestead Mortgage in Jackson, and Clark’s Corner in Ione.
 
The goal is to raise $25,000 or more toward the purchase of a video scoreboard for Arognaut High School. All donations will be matched by Rancho Arroyo Seco & Newman Minerals up to $7,500.
If you cannot attend, your donation may be mailed to Amador Ranch Associates, PO Box 1730, Ione, CA.
All donations are tax deductible through the Amador Community Foundation; tax ID#68-0447992.
 
Big Red Barn
Rancho Arroyo Seco
3740 Highway 104
(across from the entrance to Mule Creek State Prison)
Ione, CA  95640
 

 

09/30/2017 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

09/30/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Baker Street West

Baker Street West

 

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at BakerStreetWest.com

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

 

 

 

 

09/30/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date:October 15, 2017
 
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
 
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at www.volcanotheatre.net
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
 
 
09/30/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
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