The Heart of the Gold Country

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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
 
 
 
08/01/2017 - 2:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Kennedy Gold Mine 20th Anniversary

Kennedy Gold Mine 20th Anniversary

Thursday
June 22, 2017
5 pm to 9 pm

 

KENNEDY GOLD MINE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF PRESERVING THE KENNEDY GOLD MINE

The evening at the beautiful grounds around the iconic Kennedy Mine headframe includes a catered dinner, no host beer and wine, music by Double Edge, and a silent auction and raffle.

The 20th Anniversary event will honor founding members of the Kennedy Mine Foundation for recognizing and acting to keep the historic gem available to the public: Kevin Bonneau, Susan Bragstad, Bob Devlin, Rich Escamilla, Georgia Fox, Carolyn Fregulia, Dick and Dot Haislet, Mike Hewitt, Doug Ketron, Aprille Phil, and MaryAnn and Frank Tortorich.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Foundation has commissioned a limited edition 16” by 20” poster, featuring an original painting of Kennedy Tailing Wheel No. 1 by Ione artist, George Lambert. Tailing Wheel No. 1 stands three stories tall at the lower entrance to the Kennedy Mine property on Jackson Gate Road. The posters are available for $20.00 at the Kennedy Mine gift store and at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce office, 115 Main Street, Jackson.

Twenty years ago, the Kennedy Mine Foundation received the keys to the historic Kennedy Gold Mine, once one of the world’s richest gold mines, and today, a rich depository of California’s gold mining history. The Foundation is celebrating the anniversary and its mission of preservation, restoration and education.

The Kennedy Mine was at the 5912-foot depth when it closed in 1942 due to WWII, and was considered one of the deepest mines in the world. At the dinner, the Foundation will kick off its “Dig Deep” campaign with a funding goal of $35 per foot of mine depth to preserve and restore the historic headframe, buildings and property.

Tickets are $40 each, $75 for a couple and are available online at www.KennedyGoldMine.com.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Kennedy Mine on weekends, and at the offices of the Amador Council of Tourism (209.267.9249) and Amador Chamber of Commerce (209.223.0350).

Kennedy Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd.
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9542

 

08/01/2017 - 5:00pm 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.
 
 
08/02/2017 - 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
 
 
 
08/03/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Friday Night Stroll

Friday Night Stroll

August 4th thru September 29th, 2017
Until 7:00 PM, or later

 

Come stroll Main Street Jackson on Friday nights.

Our Friday Night Stroll will be happening the next 9 Friday nights with more than 19 merchants, and Jackson Cleaners, open until 7 PM or later.

Different stores will be offering 2-3 hour specials on various Fridays. Check with your favorite merchants.

After strolling Main Street Jackson, browsing the stores, running into friends; stay and have dinner at one of our local restaurants.

Main Street restaurants open for dinner service:
Brickhouse Brews
Rosebud’s Cafe
Stanley’s Steakhouse
Mel and Faye’s (close to Main St. on 31 N State Highway 49-88)

 
Visit Historic Main Street in Jackson
The Heart of the Gold Country on Scenic Highways 88 & 49
08/04/2017 - 10:00am 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

 

08/04/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
2017 TGIF Summer Music Series

2017 TGIF Summer Music Series

 
Friday evenings, June - August
except Friday during County Fair (the last Friday in July)
6:00PM until dusk
 
It’s a summer tradition, TGIF Free Summer Concert Series! 
 
The 10 weekly concerts, sponsored by AmadorArts every Friday during the summer, all at a different outdoor setting, provide an experience for locals and visitors to unite around good music and picnicking, enjoyed in a variety of beautiful environments.
Being able to spread out your blanket and your chairs, eat and sip whatever you want, and invite friends and family to join you, is a true summertime joy.

2017 Musicians & Locations:

June 9th, Twilight Drifters, Hanford Courte, Sutter Creek
June 16th, Juke Box Gumbo, Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek
June 23rd, Johnny Gold Trio, Plymouth City Park
June 30th, Ideateam, Preston Castle
July 7th, City of Trees Brass Band, Detert Park
July 14, Four for the Road, Volcano Amphitheatre
July 21, Wicked Sisters, Pine Grove Park
August 4th, Church Street Sinners, Kennedy Mine
August 11th, Debbie Wolfe & Halfmoon Highway, Mollie Joyce Park
August 18th, Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, Terra d'Oro Winery
 
To pay the musicians and other costs, the non-profit AmadorArts relies on sponsorships and on individuals when the “buckets are passed” at each concert. 

AmadorArts, the Amador County Arts Council, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the arts in our schools and community.

 
AmadorArts
11-A Randolph Street (Monteverde Store Museum annex)
P.O. Box 206
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209)267-9038

 

08/04/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

 

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

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

A Double Bill Each Night!

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

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

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

Baker Street West
204 Main Street, 2nd floor at Hein & Co. Bookstore
Jackson, CA     
Wheelchair access available
209-223-2215
 
08/04/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/04/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Caples Lake Fishing Derby

Caples Lake Fishing Derby

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

 

 

 

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

Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

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

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

Enjoy historic Sutter Creek before or after shopping the market.

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

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

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

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

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

 
08/05/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday
of the Month
11:00-6:00 pm
 
Take the 1st Saturday Amador Art Trek and experience colorful art of all styles, sizes and price ranges. Free and easy parking makes it all worthwhile plus there are complimentary refreshments offered at some of the 12 galleries. Going on the Art Trek is a time to have fun seeing what participating galleries are currently exhibiting. It's a great way to tour Amador County.
 
 
A free, handy tri-fold brochure has been created to guide visitors to various locations to experience the vibrant local art scene. Pick up one at the first gallery you visit, or you can find one on-line at Participating ArtTrek Locations and MAP. 
 

These are the participating Art Trek galleries on 1st Saturday:
 
Acme Art
8359 Center Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245
209-286-8040
Community based art and craft workshops.
 
Add Art
20 Main Street, Jackson, CA
Mon.-Fri. 10:30-5; Sat. 10:30-4
209-223-3339
Fine art framing services and the colorful work of the late John Johannsen are featured. This internationally known artist first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Fancisco.
 
AmadorArts Gallery
11A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Sat. & Sun. 12-4, weekday hours vary (call ahead)
209-267-9038
 
Chaos Glassworks Art Glass Gallery and Hotshop
121A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Wed.- Fri.11-5 (ofen open earlier), Sat. 10-7, Sun., 10-6, Mon. and Tues. by appt.
209-267-9317
Just north of downtown Sutter Creek on old Hwy 49. David and Heather Hopman make a wide variety of art glass items including vases, bowls, pumpkins, lighting, sculpture, beads, paperweights, jewelry and other blown and lampworked pieces. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen all day on weekends.
 
Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery
12557 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA
Mon, Thurs., Fri. 8-4; Sat. & Sun. 10-4:30
209-245-3384
The tasting room includes one of Northern California's largest wildlife art galleries with original watercolors, sculpture, pottery, and hundreds of framed prints. The distinctive Spinetti Wine label paintings by Joe Garcia are not to be missed.  Sip wine while you gaze at this amazing collection.
 
Fine Eye Gallery
71 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Every day 10:30-5:30
209-267-0571
From sophisticated and stylish to quirky and whimsical, quality works from talented makers are gathered for your enjoyment.
 
Full Circle Trading Co.
15 Main St, Jackson,  CA
(209)-223-1214
Many art & craft supplies.cultural gifts, and home decor.
 
Gallery 10
15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Thurs.-Mon. 11-4 (winter), 11-5 (summer)
209-267-0203
Gallery 10 specializes in a variety of artistic mediums including original wall art (pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics mixed medium and pencil drawings), welded aluminum, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, cards, hand blown glass and sculpture. While spotlighting original art, prints and giclees are also available. In a recent survey, local residents voted Gallery 10 as the best art gallery in Amador County. Gallery 10 is member-owned and also features consignment artists representing a variety of mediums.
 
Gallery M
Corner of Shenandoah Rd (E16) & Holly Lane
River Pines, CA
Thurs.-Sun. 10-5 (winter hours vary please call ahead)
209-256-9561
Objects of art from steel and copper and handmade jewelry.
 
Gifted
8 Main Street, Jackson, CA
Tues.-Thurs. 10-5; Fri. & Sat.10-6; Sun. 11-4
209-223-1558
Gifted is a one-of-a-kind gift shop and studio that exclusively carries American manufactured and locally made gifts and goods.Here we value originality, sincerity and glitter. Look for Gifted on the ground floor of the majestic three story Odd Fellows building, Historic Jackson Main Street.
 
Little City Studio & Gallery
14180 Main StreetAmador City
Fri., Sat., Sun. 10-5
209-267-9189
Working textile studio & gallery. Weaving, knitting, fabric collage and quilts. Art, jewelry, hand-knit wearables, gifts -featuring local atists and craftspeople. Rugs & scarves toGeo Tourism Logo order. Also, new and gently worn clothing. We carry beautiful handmade things at very reasonable prices. Functional stoneware pieces from the collection of Joyce Theurkauf, long-time Amador City resident and potter.
 
Petroglyphe Gallery
8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA
Thurs.-Sat. 11:30-5:30; Sun. 11:30-4
209-286-1387
Petroglyphe Gallery features original contemporary works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, ceramic and jewelry.  Also on display, are limited edition bronze sculptures and copper plate etching prints.
The gallery represents North American artists, many from California, who have impressive credentials with works in private, corporate, and public collections.
 
Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Mon., Wed.,Thurs., Sun., 10-5; Fri. & Sat. 10-6
209-267-0228
An Amador artist coop,our artists produce many works of art that are reflective of Amador County and its beautiful Gold Country. Look for Gold Rush themes in historic buildings and mining ruins, landscapes, vineyards, flora, and fauna.
 
Volcano Gallery
16105 Main Street,Volcano, CA
Sat. & Sun. 10ish-5ish
209-296-3334
An eclectic mix of contemporary local art. Featuring paintings, ceramic sculpture and pottery by Bob Benker; ceramics by Marilyn Baldwin; jewelry and leather goods by Ellen Record; misc. jewelry,  gourds & fun stuff by Delores Weaverling;  weaving by Gretchen Johnson & rotating local artists featured monthly.
 
Art Trek businesses with local art on their walls for viewing:
Sina's Back Roads Coffee House
74 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-0440
 
Choc-O-Latte
46 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-4411
 
Rosebuds Cafe
26 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209)257-0227
 
Sierra Ridge Tasting Room
54 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-1316
 
Union Inn and Pub
21375 Consolation Street
Volcano, CA
(209)296-7711
 
Uphill Vineyards
18590 Highway 49
Plymouth, CA
209-245-6600 or(707) 718-1121
 
Valley View Interiors
48 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-5515
 
AmadorArts Gallery
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
 
Amador County Arts Council – Supporting, promoting and encouraging the Arts in our schools and community for more than 30 years.
08/05/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

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

Preston Castle Wine Tasting and Tour

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

Dancin’ in the Street

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

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

 

Amador City

 

 

 

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

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

 

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

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

A Double Bill Each Night!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music on the Terrace

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

 

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

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

 Must be 21 or older to attend.

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

 

08/05/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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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.
 
 
08/06/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

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

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

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

 
08/06/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
August Wine Luncheons at Taste

August Wine Luncheons at Taste

Sundays
12:00pm-3:00pm
 
Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar invites you to the 2017August Wine Luncheons

Four Courses. Four Wines. Intimate Setting. Learn about a new winery or visit with a favorite.

Each lunch will be limited in seating allowing for an imitate afternoon with the winemaker.  Four wines paired with four custom paired dishes will be served.  If you haven't tasted wines from these wineries this is a fun way to enjoy an afternoon, discover new wines, dine on one of a kind dishes and make new friends.  

 
These lunches sell out.  If you are interested do not delay.
 
Summer Wine Luncheon Schedule

July 23- Binz Wines

August 6- Distant Cellars

August 20- Chateau Davell Winery and organic gardens
 

Restaurant Taste
PO Box 268
9402 Main Street
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-3463
Dinner: Thursday - Tuesday
Lunch: Friday - Sunday
 
08/06/2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
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 

 

08/06/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Supper Under the Stars

Supper Under the Stars

Annually
1st Sunday in August
5:30pm-9:30pm
 
Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
Toast to the good life in Amador County.
 
On the first Sunday of August, Volcano will close Consolation Street and adorn the street with one VERY long table for dinner. You and your friends, dressed in white, make a dashing entrance to the Volcano Armory Hall.
 
Event ticket includes live music, appetizers, local wine, family-style dinner, dessert, dancing and gazing at the stars under the beautiful Amador summer sky. Plus, the opportunity to bid via silent auction, on Amador's best experiences and destinations.
 
Do not miss out on this amazing evening.  Join the Amador Council of Tourism as they host the event of the summer ~ Supper Under the Stars in downtown Volcano!
 
 
For more information or if you have questions about this event, contact:
 
Amador Council of Tourism
460 Sutter Hill Road,Suite D
Sutter Creek, CA
209-267-9249
 
08/06/2017 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 
 
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.
 
 
08/09/2017 - 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
 
 
 
08/10/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Friday Night Stroll

Friday Night Stroll

August 4th thru September 29th, 2017
Until 7:00 PM, or later

 

Come stroll Main Street Jackson on Friday nights.

Our Friday Night Stroll will be happening the next 9 Friday nights with more than 19 merchants, and Jackson Cleaners, open until 7 PM or later.

Different stores will be offering 2-3 hour specials on various Fridays. Check with your favorite merchants.

After strolling Main Street Jackson, browsing the stores, running into friends; stay and have dinner at one of our local restaurants.

Main Street restaurants open for dinner service:
Brickhouse Brews
Rosebud’s Cafe
Stanley’s Steakhouse
Mel and Faye’s (close to Main St. on 31 N State Highway 49-88)

 
Visit Historic Main Street in Jackson
The Heart of the Gold Country on Scenic Highways 88 & 49
08/11/2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
 
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. 

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
08/11/2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

The second weekend in August
 
Friday starts at 4PM
Saturday starts at 10AM
Sunday starts at 9AM.
 
The Annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival is a loaded-with-fun weekend! Sutter Creek will be jumping with sparkling solo sets, the festival extravaganza concerts, mixed sets featuring the talents of several festival artists, plus all the hilarity and good music that spills into the After Hours sessions. 
 
All events badges reserved through Mother Lode Ragtime Society, 11310 Prospect Drive #10, pmb 12, Jackson, CA 95642. Daily badges and concert tickets also available. No credit cards or ATM cards — cash or check only.
 
Main Street
Sutter Creek
209-405-1563
 
08/11/2017 - 4:00pm 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

 

08/11/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Downtown Wine

Downtown Wine

August 11, 2017
5:30 to 8:30
 

Amador City will be hosting their DownTown Wine Event.  Come taste wines from 14 Amador County wineries while tasting some delightful tidbits. 

Enjoy the smooth sounds from Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi.

Purchase pre-sale tickets  for $25.00 / Designated Driver tickets for $5 or purchase tickets at the door for $30/ Designated Driver for $5.

There will be a live Auction to help us raise money for the local community events that we support.

 
08/11/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Music @ 73 Main

Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May - September
6:00pm-9pm
Seating area opens at 5:00pm.
Fun-filled Friday nights! What a perfect way to start any weekend! BellaGrace Vineyards' tasting room in Sutter Creek presents Friday night concert series featuring live music from area artists, food ,and award winning Bella Grace wine by the glass or the bottle. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy music and atmosphere under the stars.
Cover charge varies based on musicians.
Please no outside alcoholic beverages

Fri, May 26, 2017
Wicked Sisters in Concert at Bella Grace  
$10 General Admission, Complimentary for Club. $10 additional for pizza, salad, and ice cream. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 
Anne Jeffries, Lynn Vasquez, Tami McBroom and Harry Briggs - all share a kindred spirit in music. They play acoustic rock, folk, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies. Wicked Sisters, named for their feisty and edgy side, play a variety of acoustic folk, pop, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies.  They play covers by artists such as Little Big Town, Lucinda Williams, Miranda Lambert, The Waifs and Mamuse and many original songs.

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
The Sky Kings in Concert
Ticket pricing TBA, complimentary for Wine Club. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 

Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Aaron Gayden Band in Concert at Bella Grace
 
The Aaron Gayden Band includes some of Sacramento’s best musicians who share a desire to play new music inspired by the sounds of Santana, and funk bands of the 70’s. The band features guitar, bass, vocals, keys, drums and percussion.
Ticket pricing TBA.Food available for purchase from Stuffed Food Truck. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.

Fri, Jul 7, 2017 
Four For the Road in Concert at Bella Grace 
Ticket pricing TBA, complimentary for Wine Club. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening (6-9pm). Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 
Juni Fisher - Singer, Songwriter & Horsewoman
Juni Fisher's name is synonymous with the kind of songwriting that, according to one promoter "Plumbs the depth of your soul…".  
Juni Fisher gets to the heart of the horse-human bond and takes listeners on a musical journey celebrating stock horses and the people who ride them. Her knowledge of and sensitivity to the horse come through in her lyrics, and anyone who knows horses can tell they were written from personal experience.  Her first Western release,"Tumbleweed Letters" (1999) reached Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival director Gary Brown in late 2003. He shared Juni's music with other promoters and soon Juni would shift to music full time as her profession. Fisher now performs at the major festivals, and concert venues of all sizes across the US, and spends saddle time on her cutting horse, keeping her tuned up for competition.
Ticket pricing TBA. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. Food available for purchase from Sutter Creek's famous La Esparanza Food Truck. 
 

Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Wicked Sisters In Concert
 
$10 General Admission, Complimentary for Club. Food available for purchase from RC Pizza Wagon. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 
Anne Jeffries, Lynn Vasquez, Tami McBroom and Harry Briggs - all share a kindred spirit in music. They play acoustic rock, folk, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies. Wicked Sisters, named for their feisty and edgy side, play a variety of acoustic folk, pop, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies.  They play covers by artists such as Little Big Town, Lucinda Williams, Miranda Lambert, The Waifs and Mamuse and many original songs.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017 
Dave Stamey
 
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one fo the most popular Western entertainers working today! He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter ofthe Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award fromthe Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. 
Limited Tickets & Seating Availble for this Exclusive Dave Stamey Concert. Ticket includes BBQ from Incahoots BBQ. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 
Reunion Concert - Over the Edge

Join us for a Reunion concert at Bella Grace of Over The Edge! 

OTE reunion will be the quartet of Dave Holob on electric violin and mandolin, Adam Gottstein, guitar & vocals, Allan Alexopulos on percussion and Joe Bellamy on keyboard. Based in the western slope foothills of Amador County,east of Sacramento, they feature mostly original music with a strong emphasis on Latin-based rhythms while not ignoring our jazz, blues, rockabilly and traditional roots.
BellaGrace
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-8053
 
 
 
 
08/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Juni Fisher at Bella Grace

Juni Fisher at Bella Grace

Friday, 8/11/17
6:00-9:00pm

 

Juni Fisher gets to the heart of the horse-human bond and takes listeners on a musical journey celebrating stock horses and the people who ride them. Her knowledge of and sensitivity to the horse come through in her lyrics,and anyone who knows horses can tell they were written from personal experience.

Fisher now performs at the major festivals, and concert venues of all sizes across the US, and spends saddle time on her cutting horse, keeping her tuned up for competition. 

$15 General Admission, $10 for Wine Club. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer from Amador Brewing Co. Food available for purchase from Sutter Creek's famous La Esparanza Food Truck. 

Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening (6-9pm).

Bella Grace Vineyards
73 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA

Ranked #7 of 160 for Best Winery on Sacramento's 2017 A List

 

 

08/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
2017 TGIF Summer Music Series

2017 TGIF Summer Music Series

 
Friday evenings, June - August
except Friday during County Fair (the last Friday in July)
6:00PM until dusk
 
It’s a summer tradition, TGIF Free Summer Concert Series! 
 
The 10 weekly concerts, sponsored by AmadorArts every Friday during the summer, all at a different outdoor setting, provide an experience for locals and visitors to unite around good music and picnicking, enjoyed in a variety of beautiful environments.
Being able to spread out your blanket and your chairs, eat and sip whatever you want, and invite friends and family to join you, is a true summertime joy.

2017 Musicians & Locations:

June 9th, Twilight Drifters, Hanford Courte, Sutter Creek
June 16th, Juke Box Gumbo, Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek
June 23rd, Johnny Gold Trio, Plymouth City Park
June 30th, Ideateam, Preston Castle
July 7th, City of Trees Brass Band, Detert Park
July 14, Four for the Road, Volcano Amphitheatre
July 21, Wicked Sisters, Pine Grove Park
August 4th, Church Street Sinners, Kennedy Mine
August 11th, Debbie Wolfe & Halfmoon Highway, Mollie Joyce Park
August 18th, Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, Terra d'Oro Winery
 
To pay the musicians and other costs, the non-profit AmadorArts relies on sponsorships and on individuals when the “buckets are passed” at each concert. 

AmadorArts, the Amador County Arts Council, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the arts in our schools and community.

 
AmadorArts
11-A Randolph Street (Monteverde Store Museum annex)
P.O. Box 206
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209)267-9038

 

08/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/11/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
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
 
 
08/12/2017 - 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
08/12/2017 - 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
08/12/2017 - 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

 

 

08/12/2017 - 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.

 
08/12/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

The second weekend in August
 
Friday starts at 4PM
Saturday starts at 10AM
Sunday starts at 9AM.
 
The Annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival is a loaded-with-fun weekend! Sutter Creek will be jumping with sparkling solo sets, the festival extravaganza concerts, mixed sets featuring the talents of several festival artists, plus all the hilarity and good music that spills into the After Hours sessions. 
 
All events badges reserved through Mother Lode Ragtime Society, 11310 Prospect Drive #10, pmb 12, Jackson, CA 95642. Daily badges and concert tickets also available. No credit cards or ATM cards — cash or check only.
 
Main Street
Sutter Creek
209-405-1563
 
08/12/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Historical Tours
Most Saturdays, April 1 through Aug.19, 2nd
Tuesdays in June, July, August
10am to 1pm
 

The majestic Preston Castle will be open for guided historical tours. You will be guided by a trained docent through the first floor, second floor and basement and learn about the history of the Preston School of Industry. No reservations are necessary. The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes.

The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just imprisoning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Mother lode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

We also offer self-guided tours on May 13th and the June 13th, July 11, and August 8 and December 9. These allow you to go through the Castle at your own pace, with information provided by posted descriptions.  Docents will be available along the way to answer questions. 

Also available is a Virtual Tour for our mobility restricted guests which will take place on the accessible ground floor (basement) of the Castle.

Plan a visit to Ione and enjoy a tour of the Castle, including a visit to the Farm Museum. 

Guided tours - Adis$15, 12 and under $12
Self-Guided and Virtual tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
35 miles southeast of Sacramento, CA off HWY 104 in Ione
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/12/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Sippin on Steiner!

Sippin on Steiner!

Aug 12th 2017, Saturday

11:00am-4:00pm

Summer is under way on Steiner Road and it is time to start Sippin’ On Steiner! We invite you to indulge in a cornucopia of seasonal delights for an exclusive event among the stunning views, vines and wines. Each of the 9 wineries will be offering a diverse selection of wine country experiences ranging from pairings, library releases, art and music. Discover the finesse, elegance and diversity of the Steiner Road wineries, Amador County’s first wine trail.

Participating Wineries: Deaver Vineyards and Winery, Dillian Wines, BellaGrace Vineyard & Wine Cave, Renwood Winery,  Shenandoah Vineyards, Charles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art Gallery, Iron Hub Winery, Driven Cellars and Dobra Zemlja Winery.

Steiner Road Wineries 12138-12595 Steiner Rd. Plymouth, CA 95669

08/12/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Farms of Amador Tour and Dinner

Farms of Amador Tour and Dinner

Sunday, 8/12/17
Farm Tour begins at Noon
Drinks at 4:30 pm
Dinner at 5:30 pm

          The Amador County Farmers Market and the Farms of Amador are holding their annual Farm Tour and dinner August 12th 2017. Each year this tour has different farms to tour in the county.  This year the tour , which begins at  12 PM, is in the Jackson Valley / Ione  area. Featured farms are: the Westhaven  Ranch , Upcountry Farms and the Pope Taylor Ranch where the dinner will be held. The dinner will be catered by Lucy’s  Spice  Box and will be served at  5:30 PM. Drinks are served at the no host bar at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $75 per person and $65 per person for Farms of Amador Members. Tickets can be purchased at all of the Amador Farmers Markets .Purchase your tickets soon as they are sold out each year.

          The Pope-Taylor farm is a beef cattle farm, with 525 acres of pasture land. The West haven Farm is also a beef cattle farm and the Upcountry Farms  is an  organic vegetable and flower Farm  . These farms  have  fabulous  foothill scenery. They will be sharing information about their methods of farming.  Amador County has so much to offer in its agriculture and it’s beauty .Don’t miss this opportunity to see Amador County at its finest.

          There will be live music provided by Claudia and friends as well as an auction and Raffle at the dinner. Farms and Amador and the Amador County farmers Market Assn. are looking  forward to seeing you there. Contact us at:   AmadorCountyFarmersMarket.com

Tickets are $75 per person and $65 per person for Farms of Amador Members. Tickets can be purchased at all of the Amador Farmers Markets .Purchase your tickets soon as they are sold out each year. Or online at Amadorfarmersmarket tickets

New location for 2017:
Pope-Taylor Ranch 1605 Cook Rd, Ione
Ione, CA 95640
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

08/12/2017 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
 
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. 

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
08/12/2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
08/12/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Helwig Winery Round-Up Party

Helwig Winery Round-Up Party

Saturday, August 12, 2017
5-9:30pm
 
Time to pull out your "dude" gear and do your best Woody & Jessie (Toy Story) impersonations...or not. It's that time of year again! Our 5th annual Helwig Winery Round Up!
 
Escape the heat with housemade Sangria slushies, delicious round-up wines and outstanding BBQ!
 
Doug Thomas of the Eagle will be our celebrity guest MC. Go a round on Rocky the Mechanical Bull!  Compete in our cowboy boot contest and dance the night away with special guests Cripple Creek Band. Enjoy a solo acoustic performance by Jamie Kyle.
 
Concessions: Billy Bones BBQ will be smokin’ up some Saint Louis Ribs and Fire Roasted Chicken with Ceasar Salad for $15, plus tax.
 
Click HERE to Review the Event Ticket Notice.
Wine Club Members receive an additional $5 off each ticket purchased.
Amador Residents? You may buy a $10 Advance Ticket… see you there neighbor!
This is a 21 and older Event! 
 
Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA  95669
(209)245-5200
 
08/12/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:30pm
 
Dancin’ in the Street

Dancin’ in the Street

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

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

 

Amador City

 

 

 

08/12/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/12/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Music on the Terrace

Music on the Terrace

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

 

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

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

 Must be 21 or older to attend.

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

 

08/12/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

The second weekend in August
 
Friday starts at 4PM
Saturday starts at 10AM
Sunday starts at 9AM.
 
The Annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival is a loaded-with-fun weekend! Sutter Creek will be jumping with sparkling solo sets, the festival extravaganza concerts, mixed sets featuring the talents of several festival artists, plus all the hilarity and good music that spills into the After Hours sessions. 
 
All events badges reserved through Mother Lode Ragtime Society, 11310 Prospect Drive #10, pmb 12, Jackson, CA 95642. Daily badges and concert tickets also available. No credit cards or ATM cards — cash or check only.
 
Main Street
Sutter Creek
209-405-1563
 
08/13/2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
 
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.
 
 
08/13/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

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

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

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

 
08/13/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
Preston Castle Self Guided Tours

Preston Castle Self Guided Tours

Self Guided tours:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Tuesday, July 11th  2017
Tuesday, August 15th 2017
Tours start 10 am. Last Self guided tour starts 1:00pm
 
Come to Ione and enjoy an informative historical tour of the magnificent Preston Castle and surrounding grounds.  The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just imprisoning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Motherlode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Also available is a Virtual Tour for our mobility-restricted guests which will take place on the accessible ground floor (basement) of the Castle.

Guided tours - $15, age 12 and under $12
Virtual tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
 
08/15/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
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.
 
 
08/16/2017 - 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
 
 
 
08/17/2017 - 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

 

08/17/2017 - 6:30pm
 
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

 

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

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

A Double Bill Each Night!

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

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

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

Baker Street West
204 Main Street, 2nd floor at Hein & Co. Bookstore
Jackson, CA     
Wheelchair access available
209-223-2215
 
08/17/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Friday Night Stroll

Friday Night Stroll

August 4th thru September 29th, 2017
Until 7:00 PM, or later

 

Come stroll Main Street Jackson on Friday nights.

Our Friday Night Stroll will be happening the next 9 Friday nights with more than 19 merchants, and Jackson Cleaners, open until 7 PM or later.

Different stores will be offering 2-3 hour specials on various Fridays. Check with your favorite merchants.

After strolling Main Street Jackson, browsing the stores, running into friends; stay and have dinner at one of our local restaurants.

Main Street restaurants open for dinner service:
Brickhouse Brews
Rosebud’s Cafe
Stanley’s Steakhouse
Mel and Faye’s (close to Main St. on 31 N State Highway 49-88)

 
Visit Historic Main Street in Jackson
The Heart of the Gold Country on Scenic Highways 88 & 49
08/18/2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
 
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. 

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
08/18/2017 - 2:00pm 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

 

08/18/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Music @ 73 Main

Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May - September
6:00pm-9pm
Seating area opens at 5:00pm.
Fun-filled Friday nights! What a perfect way to start any weekend! BellaGrace Vineyards' tasting room in Sutter Creek presents Friday night concert series featuring live music from area artists, food ,and award winning Bella Grace wine by the glass or the bottle. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy music and atmosphere under the stars.
Cover charge varies based on musicians.
Please no outside alcoholic beverages

Fri, May 26, 2017
Wicked Sisters in Concert at Bella Grace  
$10 General Admission, Complimentary for Club. $10 additional for pizza, salad, and ice cream. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 
Anne Jeffries, Lynn Vasquez, Tami McBroom and Harry Briggs - all share a kindred spirit in music. They play acoustic rock, folk, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies. Wicked Sisters, named for their feisty and edgy side, play a variety of acoustic folk, pop, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies.  They play covers by artists such as Little Big Town, Lucinda Williams, Miranda Lambert, The Waifs and Mamuse and many original songs.

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
The Sky Kings in Concert
Ticket pricing TBA, complimentary for Wine Club. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 

Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Aaron Gayden Band in Concert at Bella Grace
 
The Aaron Gayden Band includes some of Sacramento’s best musicians who share a desire to play new music inspired by the sounds of Santana, and funk bands of the 70’s. The band features guitar, bass, vocals, keys, drums and percussion.
Ticket pricing TBA.Food available for purchase from Stuffed Food Truck. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.

Fri, Jul 7, 2017 
Four For the Road in Concert at Bella Grace 
Ticket pricing TBA, complimentary for Wine Club. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening (6-9pm). Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 
Juni Fisher - Singer, Songwriter & Horsewoman
Juni Fisher's name is synonymous with the kind of songwriting that, according to one promoter "Plumbs the depth of your soul…".  
Juni Fisher gets to the heart of the horse-human bond and takes listeners on a musical journey celebrating stock horses and the people who ride them. Her knowledge of and sensitivity to the horse come through in her lyrics, and anyone who knows horses can tell they were written from personal experience.  Her first Western release,"Tumbleweed Letters" (1999) reached Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival director Gary Brown in late 2003. He shared Juni's music with other promoters and soon Juni would shift to music full time as her profession. Fisher now performs at the major festivals, and concert venues of all sizes across the US, and spends saddle time on her cutting horse, keeping her tuned up for competition.
Ticket pricing TBA. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. Food available for purchase from Sutter Creek's famous La Esparanza Food Truck. 
 

Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Wicked Sisters In Concert
 
$10 General Admission, Complimentary for Club. Food available for purchase from RC Pizza Wagon. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 
Anne Jeffries, Lynn Vasquez, Tami McBroom and Harry Briggs - all share a kindred spirit in music. They play acoustic rock, folk, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies. Wicked Sisters, named for their feisty and edgy side, play a variety of acoustic folk, pop, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies.  They play covers by artists such as Little Big Town, Lucinda Williams, Miranda Lambert, The Waifs and Mamuse and many original songs.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017 
Dave Stamey
 
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one fo the most popular Western entertainers working today! He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter ofthe Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award fromthe Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. 
Limited Tickets & Seating Availble for this Exclusive Dave Stamey Concert. Ticket includes BBQ from Incahoots BBQ. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 
Reunion Concert - Over the Edge

Join us for a Reunion concert at Bella Grace of Over The Edge! 

OTE reunion will be the quartet of Dave Holob on electric violin and mandolin, Adam Gottstein, guitar & vocals, Allan Alexopulos on percussion and Joe Bellamy on keyboard. Based in the western slope foothills of Amador County,east of Sacramento, they feature mostly original music with a strong emphasis on Latin-based rhythms while not ignoring our jazz, blues, rockabilly and traditional roots.
BellaGrace
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-8053
 
 
 
 
08/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
2017 TGIF Summer Music Series

2017 TGIF Summer Music Series

 
Friday evenings, June - August
except Friday during County Fair (the last Friday in July)
6:00PM until dusk
 
It’s a summer tradition, TGIF Free Summer Concert Series! 
 
The 10 weekly concerts, sponsored by AmadorArts every Friday during the summer, all at a different outdoor setting, provide an experience for locals and visitors to unite around good music and picnicking, enjoyed in a variety of beautiful environments.
Being able to spread out your blanket and your chairs, eat and sip whatever you want, and invite friends and family to join you, is a true summertime joy.

2017 Musicians & Locations:

June 9th, Twilight Drifters, Hanford Courte, Sutter Creek
June 16th, Juke Box Gumbo, Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek
June 23rd, Johnny Gold Trio, Plymouth City Park
June 30th, Ideateam, Preston Castle
July 7th, City of Trees Brass Band, Detert Park
July 14, Four for the Road, Volcano Amphitheatre
July 21, Wicked Sisters, Pine Grove Park
August 4th, Church Street Sinners, Kennedy Mine
August 11th, Debbie Wolfe & Halfmoon Highway, Mollie Joyce Park
August 18th, Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, Terra d'Oro Winery
 
To pay the musicians and other costs, the non-profit AmadorArts relies on sponsorships and on individuals when the “buckets are passed” at each concert. 

AmadorArts, the Amador County Arts Council, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the arts in our schools and community.

 
AmadorArts
11-A Randolph Street (Monteverde Store Museum annex)
P.O. Box 206
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209)267-9038

 

08/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/18/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

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

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

Enjoy historic Sutter Creek before or after shopping the market.

We are located at the parking lot on the corner of Main Street and Gopher Flat Road, locally called Violich Palrking Lot.
 
The Amador County Farmers Market Association sponsors four farmers markets a week throughout Amador County
 
Amador Farmers Market
P.O. Box 1543
Jackson, CA 95642        
209-418-7591
08/19/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Top Cop Challenge

Top Cop Challenge

Annually
3rd Saturday
of August
August 19, 2017

 

The banquet theme is "The Forgotten War". We'll be honoring all the men and women who served in Korea. All times and location for the events, competition and banquet are the same as last year, The True Sportsman Club for the competition, Grand Oak Ballroom for the awards banquet. In addition to funds raised going to help our veteran's, we're now including financial support to organizations that help our first responders recover from service related injuries/disabilities.

Information on events, tickets and donations may be found on our website at Top Cop Challenge 

Available soon online and at American River Bank, Jackson and Foothill Firearm Supply, Jackson.  All proceeds benefit wounded and disabled veterans and their families.
 
For more information contact Joe Dirickx, Chairman at (209) 223-0000 or email topcop_1@yahoo.com
 
9:00am -Gates Open to the Public
True Sportsman Club
8250 True Sportsman Drive
Ione, CA  95640
 
5:00pm - Awards Banquet
Grand Oak Ballroom
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Rd.
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Founded in 2012 by Joe Dirickx of Gold Country Firearms, Top Cop was formed as a way to raise funds for our wounded and disabled veterans. Top Cop financially supports non-profit organizations that are not only equipped to aid our veterans recover from every type of injury from the physical to the invisible wound, but that also support, encourage and help them and their families meet essential daily needs, adjust to their new normal and work toward a brighter future.
 
08/19/2017 - 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.

 
08/19/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Historical Tours
Most Saturdays, April 1 through Aug.19, 2nd
Tuesdays in June, July, August
10am to 1pm
 

The majestic Preston Castle will be open for guided historical tours. You will be guided by a trained docent through the first floor, second floor and basement and learn about the history of the Preston School of Industry. No reservations are necessary. The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes.

The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just imprisoning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Mother lode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

We also offer self-guided tours on May 13th and the June 13th, July 11, and August 8 and December 9. These allow you to go through the Castle at your own pace, with information provided by posted descriptions.  Docents will be available along the way to answer questions. 

Also available is a Virtual Tour for our mobility restricted guests which will take place on the accessible ground floor (basement) of the Castle.

Plan a visit to Ione and enjoy a tour of the Castle, including a visit to the Farm Museum. 

Guided tours - Adis$15, 12 and under $12
Self-Guided and Virtual tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
35 miles southeast of Sacramento, CA off HWY 104 in Ione
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/19/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Jug Band Festival

Jug Band Festival

Annually
3rd Saturday of August
11:00am - 9pm
 
The Annual International Jug Band Festival & Folk Art Fair is held each year in Sutter Creek.
 
A celebration of the essence of the jug-band: "people jamming music for free and for fun with an extremely unrehearsed, spontaneous nature to it".
 
Folk Art Fair 11am-9pm. 
 
Free event with suggested $5 or more donation.
For Vendor Information contact Sutter Creek Inn.
 
Sutter Creek Inn
75 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-5606
 
 
08/19/2017 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
 
Plasse's Mountain BBQ and Live Charity Auction

Plasse's Mountain BBQ and Live Charity Auction

Annually, 3rd Saturday of August
11:00am
 
Head to the mountains for live music, charity auction, day-long craft faire, a horseshoe tournament, excellent BBQ, fresh air and fabulous scenery.
 
Craft Fair All day
Live Auction 11am
Argentinean Style BBQ 12:30 pm
Horseshoe Tournament 1:00 pm
Live Band After Dark 8 pm - 11 pm

Benefits the Food Bank

Plasse's Resort
30001 Plasse Road
Silver Lake, CA
(209) 258-8814
08/19/2017 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Art Class with Anje at Andis

Art Class with Anje at Andis

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
1pm to 3pm  

 

Art Class with Anje: Collages and wine!

Anje Olmstead, a multi-faceted and talented artist, is hosting a collage class. You'll learn her techniques, have some fun and drink some delicious Andis wines while creating a masterpeice of your own.

Only 20 spots available in each class so get your tickets early. $45/person, includes all materials, one glass of wine of your choice and a heck of a good time!

Topping it off, Cali Love Food Truck will be on site from 1-3 pm.

Andis Wines
11000 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
209-245-6177

 

08/19/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
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. 

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
08/19/2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
08/19/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM    
Saturday 19th, Sunday the 20th & Saturday 26th
 

Join us at the Vineyard as we celebrate the end of Summer and the harvest to come. Each evening will feature a tasting of our limited release 2016 white and 2014 red wines, complimentary Mexican cuisine from El Matador Mobile Mex, and some of our favorite musicians:

      August 19: The Random Strangers

      August 20: Primitivo

      August 26: The Aaron Gayden Band

 

Pick an evening, grab your friends, and we'll see you in the vineyard! 

Tickets are free for club members, $25 for guests. Please RSVP by August 15th to at http://www.bellagracevineyards.com/Wine-Shop/Hot-August-Nights

22715 Upton Road. Plymouth, CA 95669

 

08/19/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Join us for a little paint, a little wine, hors d’oeuvres and a “Whole Lot of FUN!”

We'll be meeting at the historic Kennedy Mine Office built in 1907. 

Includes canvas, paints, brushes, elegant wines provided by Amador County wineries and spectacular views of East Jackson and the stunning Sierras.

With the expert guidance of artist Priscilla Carpenter from Heart & Soul, you will create your very own magnificent 12 x 12 painting.

Space is limited. Purchase tickets now. $45/person.For tickets contact Operation Care. Payment required prior to event.

Kennedy Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA
 
Operation Care
817 Court St., Suite 122
Jackson, CA
209-223-2897
08/19/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Taste of Amador

Taste of Amador

Saturday
August 19
6-9 PM

The Taste of Amador is an award-winning event that provides a unique experience for everyone. Guests will wander the shaded, lush gardens of Hanford Courte Park in Sutter Creek, taste and enjoy offerings of food and wine. Restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and vendors will have the opportunity to share their stories, talk about their specialties and celebrate with their patrons — all in the name of paying it forward and helping an amazing non-profit organization, the Interfaith Food Bank.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and $15 for designated drivers. Tickets are available at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Interfaith Food Bank and the Ledger Dispatch. Online tickets are available here.

Hanford Courte Park
128 Hanford St.
Sutter Creek CA 95685
 
Call (209) 223-8761 for more information.
08/19/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/19/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Helwig Summer Concert Series: Fab Four

Helwig Summer Concert Series: Fab Four

August 19th, 2017
8 pm

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute.

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Gates open at 5:30pm, concert begins at 8:00pm, winery access gate closes at 8:30pm
Low back beach chairs and blankets in tiered sections.  Regular height chairs will be provided in ground level on a first come basis.
No outside food, drinks or pets allowed.  No children under 12 admitted.
Wine sold by the glass and the bottle.  Drinking water available. Food Concession on site for additional charge. Ticket includes Govino GoAnywhere reusable plastic wine glass.
All ticket sales are final.  Concert is Rain or Shine.
Order tickets online at:  http://www.helwigwinery.com/Concerts
 
Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA        
(209) 245.5200
info@HelwigWinery.com

HelwigWinery.com

08/19/2017 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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

 

08/19/2017 - 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.
 
 
08/20/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

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

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

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

 
08/20/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Dick Cooper’s Birthday Celebration

Dick Cooper’s Birthday Celebration

Annually
3rd Sunday
in August
12pm-4pm
 
8/20/17
 
Celebrate in honor of Dick Cooper – founder of Cooper Vineyards and respectfully known as “Godfather of Barbera.”
 
Pop in for winetasting and share a little birthday cheer!
 
 
"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
 
Cooper Vineyards
21365 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6181
 
 
 
08/20/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Summer Wine Luncheon Binz Wines

Summer Wine Luncheon Binz Wines

Sundays
12:00pm-3:00pm
 
Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar invites you to the Summer 2017 Wine Luncheons
 
Each lunch will be limited in seating allowing for an imitate afternoon with the winemaker.  Four wines paired with four custom paired dishes will be served.  If you haven't tasted wines from these wineries this is a fun way to enjoy an afternoon, discover new wines, dine on one of a kind dishes and make new friends.  
 
These lunches sell out.  If you are interested do not delay.
 
 
Summer Wine Luncheon Schedule
 

July 23- Binz Wines

August 6- Distant Cellars

August 20- Chateau Davell Winery and organic gardens
 

Restaurant Taste
PO Box 268
9402 Main Street
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-3463
 
 
08/20/2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Mrs. Hudson's Afternoon Tea

Mrs. Hudson's Afternoon Tea

Sunday, 8/20/17
12:30-3:30
 
"It's brilliant! Afternoon tea at 221B Baker Street! You must not miss it, Love!"
 
Please wear your best tea dress, hat, and gloves. Includes a tour of Mr. Sherlock Holmes' and Dr. Watson's study conducted by Mrs. Hudson.
 
Delectable scones, tea sandwiches, salad, fruit, and cookies by Jackie Tarchala of Kneading Dough Bakery in Volcano. All the tea you can drink, of course, by Mrs. Hudson. Served in Victorian Square at Baker Street West, 2nd Floor at Hein & Company Bookstore.
 
Reservations most certainly necessary! Tickets may be purchased on our website.
$32/person
 
Hein & Company Bookstore
204 N. Main Street
Jackson, CA
209-223-2215
 
 
08/20/2017 - 12:30pm 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.
 
 
08/23/2017 - 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
 
 
 
08/24/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Friday Night Stroll

Friday Night Stroll

August 4th thru September 29th, 2017
Until 7:00 PM, or later

 

Come stroll Main Street Jackson on Friday nights.

Our Friday Night Stroll will be happening the next 9 Friday nights with more than 19 merchants, and Jackson Cleaners, open until 7 PM or later.

Different stores will be offering 2-3 hour specials on various Fridays. Check with your favorite merchants.

After strolling Main Street Jackson, browsing the stores, running into friends; stay and have dinner at one of our local restaurants.

Main Street restaurants open for dinner service:
Brickhouse Brews
Rosebud’s Cafe
Stanley’s Steakhouse
Mel and Faye’s (close to Main St. on 31 N State Highway 49-88)

 
Visit Historic Main Street in Jackson
The Heart of the Gold Country on Scenic Highways 88 & 49
08/25/2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
 
ParaCon at the Castle

ParaCon at the Castle

Friday & Saturday
August 25th & 26th
10:00AM-8:00PM
 

Castle Spirits hosts Preston Castle Foundation’s Second Annual Benefit Paranormal Conference.  Castle Spirits is a paranormal investigation team that has served as the Preston Castle's overnight paranormal docents for the past six years.  All proceeds from this event will go towards the preservation and rehabilitation of the Preston Castle.

Three packages are available:

The Visitation: $75; ParaCon all day Friday, August 25, 10 am to 6 pm. with numerous guest speakers and workshops.

The Apparition: $100; ParaCon all day Saturday, August. 26, and a 2+ hour investigation of the Castle on Saturday night.

The Full Possession: $125; includes a Meet and Greet from 6 pm to 8 pm Friday evening, Aug.25, in the Preston Castle Courtyard, ParaCon at the Castle all day Saturday, Aug.26, and a 2+ hour investigation of the Castle on Saturday night.  We will have up to 3 different investigation times Sat. night, with a maximum of 30 people per time. Buy your tickets according to which time you want for your investigation.

You will receive a 10% discount off of the above prices if you buy your tickets before July 1.

The Guest Speakers are a Who’s Who of the paranormal world.  See website for additional information and tickets:  www.prestoncastle.com

For details and to puchase tickets, visit Preston Castle Foundation's website:  PrestonCastle.com/Paracon
 
Preston Castle
900 (end of) Palm Drive
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
 
08/25/2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
 
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. 

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
08/25/2017 - 2:00pm 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

 

08/25/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Music @ 73 Main

Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May - September
6:00pm-9pm
Seating area opens at 5:00pm.
Fun-filled Friday nights! What a perfect way to start any weekend! BellaGrace Vineyards' tasting room in Sutter Creek presents Friday night concert series featuring live music from area artists, food ,and award winning Bella Grace wine by the glass or the bottle. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy music and atmosphere under the stars.
Cover charge varies based on musicians.
Please no outside alcoholic beverages

Fri, May 26, 2017
Wicked Sisters in Concert at Bella Grace  
$10 General Admission, Complimentary for Club. $10 additional for pizza, salad, and ice cream. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 
Anne Jeffries, Lynn Vasquez, Tami McBroom and Harry Briggs - all share a kindred spirit in music. They play acoustic rock, folk, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies. Wicked Sisters, named for their feisty and edgy side, play a variety of acoustic folk, pop, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies.  They play covers by artists such as Little Big Town, Lucinda Williams, Miranda Lambert, The Waifs and Mamuse and many original songs.

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
The Sky Kings in Concert
Ticket pricing TBA, complimentary for Wine Club. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 

Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Aaron Gayden Band in Concert at Bella Grace
 
The Aaron Gayden Band includes some of Sacramento’s best musicians who share a desire to play new music inspired by the sounds of Santana, and funk bands of the 70’s. The band features guitar, bass, vocals, keys, drums and percussion.
Ticket pricing TBA.Food available for purchase from Stuffed Food Truck. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.

Fri, Jul 7, 2017 
Four For the Road in Concert at Bella Grace 
Ticket pricing TBA, complimentary for Wine Club. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening (6-9pm). Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 
Juni Fisher - Singer, Songwriter & Horsewoman
Juni Fisher's name is synonymous with the kind of songwriting that, according to one promoter "Plumbs the depth of your soul…".  
Juni Fisher gets to the heart of the horse-human bond and takes listeners on a musical journey celebrating stock horses and the people who ride them. Her knowledge of and sensitivity to the horse come through in her lyrics, and anyone who knows horses can tell they were written from personal experience.  Her first Western release,"Tumbleweed Letters" (1999) reached Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival director Gary Brown in late 2003. He shared Juni's music with other promoters and soon Juni would shift to music full time as her profession. Fisher now performs at the major festivals, and concert venues of all sizes across the US, and spends saddle time on her cutting horse, keeping her tuned up for competition.
Ticket pricing TBA. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. Food available for purchase from Sutter Creek's famous La Esparanza Food Truck. 
 

Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Wicked Sisters In Concert
 
$10 General Admission, Complimentary for Club. Food available for purchase from RC Pizza Wagon. Wine by glass/bottle, and Beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 
Anne Jeffries, Lynn Vasquez, Tami McBroom and Harry Briggs - all share a kindred spirit in music. They play acoustic rock, folk, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies. Wicked Sisters, named for their feisty and edgy side, play a variety of acoustic folk, pop, country and blues with sweet four-part harmonies.  They play covers by artists such as Little Big Town, Lucinda Williams, Miranda Lambert, The Waifs and Mamuse and many original songs.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017 
Dave Stamey
 
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one fo the most popular Western entertainers working today! He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter ofthe Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award fromthe Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. 
Limited Tickets & Seating Availble for this Exclusive Dave Stamey Concert. Ticket includes BBQ from Incahoots BBQ. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 
Reunion Concert - Over the Edge

Join us for a Reunion concert at Bella Grace of Over The Edge! 

OTE reunion will be the quartet of Dave Holob on electric violin and mandolin, Adam Gottstein, guitar & vocals, Allan Alexopulos on percussion and Joe Bellamy on keyboard. Based in the western slope foothills of Amador County,east of Sacramento, they feature mostly original music with a strong emphasis on Latin-based rhythms while not ignoring our jazz, blues, rockabilly and traditional roots.
BellaGrace
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-8053
 
 
 
 
08/25/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
The Americans

The Americans

Friday, August 25, 2017
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

 

Los Angeles Rock Americana comes to Downtown Sutter Creek. Feist Wines welcomes the Los Angeles Rock-Americana band, The Americans, to their new tasting room. 

T. Bone Burnett terms the Americans, “genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music…it sounds even better…”  and Greil Marcus says of the group, "From the first rolling guitar notes, carrying sadness and defiance like dust, this sweeps me up: I want to know everything about where that feeling came from, and where it's going." With credits such as performing on the Late Show with David Letterman and playing the first dance at Reese Witherspoon’s wedding, the Americans are rising stars in original rock and roll with deep roots in traditional American music.

“These guys are awesome,” says Tony Feist, proprietor at Feist Wines, “They bring an energy and vitality at the forefront of the music scene today. It is amazing to host musicians of this caliber.” The Americans are first in a summer concert series at Feist Wines that features Sean Watkins, The Lowest Pair and Smooth Hound Smith who are currently on tour with the Dixie Chicks. www.theamericansmusic.com/

General admission tickets are $20 at the Sutter Creek tasting room or at feistwines.com.

Feist Wines
15 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek, CA
Feist Wines, 209.267.8020
Susan Feist, 209.256.3779 cell
08/25/2017 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/25/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Northern CA Junior Rodeo

Northern CA Junior Rodeo

Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, 2017

Check-in time begins at 5:45 am and ends at 6:00 am.
Rodeo starts at 7:00 am
 
Mail rodeo entries to:
NCJRA
PO Box 7188
Spreckels, CA 93962
Entries must be postmarked by Monday, August 14th!
 
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA 
call/text Kathleen Goetz at (831) 261-6693 or email goetzfam@gmail.com
08/26/2017 - 6:45am 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
08/26/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

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

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

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

 
08/26/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Historical Tours
Most Saturdays, April 1 through Aug.19, 2nd
Tuesdays in June, July, August
10am to 1pm
 

The majestic Preston Castle will be open for guided historical tours. You will be guided by a trained docent through the first floor, second floor and basement and learn about the history of the Preston School of Industry. No reservations are necessary. The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes.

The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just imprisoning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Mother lode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

We also offer self-guided tours on May 13th and the June 13th, July 11, and August 8 and December 9. These allow you to go through the Castle at your own pace, with information provided by posted descriptions.  Docents will be available along the way to answer questions. 

Also available is a Virtual Tour for our mobility restricted guests which will take place on the accessible ground floor (basement) of the Castle.

Plan a visit to Ione and enjoy a tour of the Castle, including a visit to the Farm Museum. 

Guided tours - Adis$15, 12 and under $12
Self-Guided and Virtual tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
35 miles southeast of Sacramento, CA off HWY 104 in Ione
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/26/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Mediterranean Madness Cellar Blowout Sale

Mediterranean Madness Cellar Blowout Sale

Annually
4th Saturday of August
11am-4pm
 
8/26/2017
 

Come on down to Dickson Road as Terre Rouge/Easton Wines and Vino Noceto celebrate our 13th Annual Mediterranean Madness Cellar Blowout Sale!

Mediterranean Madness is our opportunity to clear out the cellars before harvest and your chance to score some nutty deals. Grab some food from Molto Benny Pizza at Vino Noceto, sample delicious small bites at Terre Rouge, or just enjoy wonderful wines with great company. Come enjoy incredible deals and an amazing time at this one-day only event.

Entry and wine tasting are complimentary. 

 
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556 xt 2, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
 
10801 Dickson Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4277
 
 
08/26/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Sip, Savor & Sounds

Sip, Savor & Sounds

Saturday
August 26th
12pm-4pm
 
Toast to summertime in Amador and Renwood’s newest releases!
 
Sip on delicious wines while you savor the great sounds of Tamra Godey.  Renwood wine flights, wines by the glass and deli menu will all be available for purchase.  It will be the perfect day to relax and enjoy Renwood Winery.
 
Reservations are not required for groups of 7 or less. Space is limited. Please arrive early for the best seating. For groups of 8 or more, reservations are required.
 
Contact Jennifer at 209-245-6979 ext. 217, or by email at jennifer@renwood.com.
 
Renwood Winery
12225 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6979
 
 
 
08/26/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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. 

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
08/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
08/26/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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

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

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

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
 
08/26/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Music on the Terrace

Music on the Terrace

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

 

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

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

 Must be 21 or older to attend.

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

 

08/26/2017 - 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.
 
 
08/27/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students. http://kennedygoldmine.com/schooltours.html

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

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

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

 
08/27/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Photographer's Day at Preston Castle

Photographer's Day at Preston Castle

2017
Sunday, June 4, Noon to 4 pm,
Sunday, August 27, 4 pm to 8 pm
 

On Photographer’s Day 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 set up shots without rushing to keep up the pace of our normal informative tours. 

Come to one, two, or all three times – you will never run out of cool shots.  Note the dates are on Sunday, and the August 27 date includes twilight/evening light. $40 per person. 

Limited to 100 tickets each day. Buy your tickets early as these always sell out. Tickets available on our website, www.prestoncastle.com

 
Preston Castle
900 (end of) Palm Drive
Ione, CA
(209)256-3623
 
08/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
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.
 
 
08/30/2017 - 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
 
 
 
08/31/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
 
 
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