The Heart of the Gold Country

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
 
 
Holmes' Hounds Sherlockian Society

Holmes' Hounds Sherlockian Society

The game's afoot at Baker Street West in Hein and Company Books and Vintage Goods!
 
A Mecca for all things Sherlockian including a museum-quality reproduction of Holmes's and Watson's sitting room, otherwise known as 221B Baker Street.
 
Beth Barnard and Linda Hein are the eccentric creators of Amador County’s Sherlockian Society, called Holmes’ Hounds. What began as two long-time friends discussing their favorite books and authors, has transformed into a community of whimsical individuals with a fascination of the most re-written character in history: Sherlock Holmes.
 
Whether you are versed in every detail of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life, or you simply enjoy the BBC Sherlock series, the Holmes’ Hounds Sherlockian Society cordially invites you to visit 221B Baker Street and investigate for yourself.
 
Meetings are held bi-monthly, on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months, at 6 p.m., in the upstairs of Jackson Main Street’s Hein & Company Bookstore.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Company Books and Vintage Goods
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA  95642
209)223-9076
 
For additional information, contact “Mrs. Hudson,”
at (209) 223-9076, or visit bakerstreetwest.com
 
 
 
 
05/02/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Thursday May 4th, 2017
7:30pm
 
May 6th & May 7, 2017
3:00pm
 
The Choraliers spring concert series begins Thursday at the Cornerstone Church in Ione and concludes at the Argonaut High School on Saturday & Sunday. 
 
Doors open a ½ hour before show time.
 
Tickets may be purchased in advance: Amador Choraliers Concerts
 
Advance tickets are highly recommended as seating is limited at venues.
 
Cornerstone Church of Ione
116 S Church Street
(Corner of Church & Market Streets)
Ione, CA  95640
 
 
 
05/04/2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Revision Brewing Company at Provisions

Revision Brewing Company at Provisions

Friday, 5/5/17
5PM
 
Revision Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Sparks, Nevada. Jeremy Warren and the first brewer that he hired at Knee Deep Brewing Company, Jeb Taylor, are combining their passion for brewing great, fresh beer at Revision Brewing Company.
 
Warren and Taylor are best known for winning first place at the Bistro 12th Annual Double IPA Festival, where Knee Deep's Hoptologist beat out Russian River's Pliny the Elder.
 
We've been anxiously awaiting these beers for so long!
 
We'll have 5 beers on draught from Revision Brewing. Come on down...we'll start the party at 5pm....beer, prizes, and lots of fun!!
 
Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
209-267-8034

www.facebook.com/suttercreekprovisions

05/05/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Ms Senior Citizen Pageant

Ms Senior Citizen Pageant

Annually
1st Firday
of May
 
Common Grounds Senior Services & Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Present Ms. Senior Citizen Beauty Pageant.
 
5:00pm Cocktails (no Host Bar)
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm  Pageant  
 
Tickets may be purchased online.  $50.00 per person. 
 
Proceeds from the event benefit Meals-On-Wheels and other Senior Service Programs in Calaveras and Amador Counties.
 
For more information please contact Common Ground Senor Services at (209)223-3015 or (209)498-2246
 
Grand Oak Ballroom
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
800-822-9466
 
 
05/05/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Plymouth Flea Market

Plymouth Flea Market

Annually
1st Saturday
of May
8am-3pm
 
May 6, 2017
 
The Plymouth Flea Market and Old Fashioned Country Breakfast is coming, rain or shine!
 
They pride themselves in truly being a flea market, not a crafts fair.  While you’ll see crafts, it’s the junk (er, collectables) and stuff (er, antiques) that sets them apart.  More than 100 vendors and thousands of customers.
 
The Old Fashioned Country Breakfast continues to be a wild success; lots of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits & sausage gravy, OJ and coffee.
 
10'x12' vendor spaces available for $35 each.  Vendors can sign up online and pay for your space with PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account, just a credit card. Or you can download a registration form, fill it out and mail it with your check.
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills
PO Box 56
Plymouth, CA 95669
Booth registration: info@plymouthfleamarket.com
Lynn Clevenger, (209) 296-6262
 
 
 
05/06/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
 
Gem & Craft Fair

Gem & Craft Fair

Annually
Saturday & Sunday
First Weekend of May
10am - 4pm
 
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society's Fun, Free & Kid-Friendly Gem & Craft Fair
 
Featuring Rocks, Slabs, Hand-crafted Jewelery, Beads, Gemstones.
 
Favorite Foods, Other Items, Great Buys & Crafts Galore!
 
Fair is FREE, Parking $2.00
 
Tours of Historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee ($2 for parking)
 
For more information call Gaylene Lichty (916)698-9853 or email mountaingirl@volcano.net
 
Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
 
 
05/06/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
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.

 
05/06/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Science Saturday

Science Saturday

Saturday, 5/6/17
10am-2pm
 
Science Saturday!
This is an interactive day of Science, Technology, Emngineering and Math (STEM) activities and exploration that will fuel kids' passion for a lifetime. We are inviting students in grades K-6 County wide to have the opportunity to do science with us.
 
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Lunch will be available for purchase at the event offered by PAWS (Parents Assoc. Working for Children).
 
Presented by Pine Grove STEM School, AAUW, Jackson Rancheria and Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club.
 
Pine Grove School
12101 State Highway 88
Pine Grove, CA
209-295-4618
 
05/06/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
 
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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/06/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Amador Four Fires

Amador Four Fires

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11am-4pm 
 
 
Ignite your senses.
Amador Four Fires is a one-of-a-kind food and wine immersion experience blending open-flame cooking by renown local chefs, meet-the-winemaker sessions, cooking demonstrations, sensory stations, and tastings of Amador’s award-winning wine inspired by the regions of Southern France, Italy, Spain/Portugal, and Heritage California. Local merchants, live music, and art exhibits add a spark to this adventure that is more than just another tasting. 
 

Wines are paired with regionally-inspired, open-fire dishes presented by renowned chefs. More than “just another tasting,” Amador Four Fires is a veritable rural county fair teeming with all things wine and food.

 
Come early and bring a big appetite for this sensory adventure: culinary feast, vetted wines, seminars, County Store, demonstrations, and more.
 
Proceeds benefit the Amador Fair Foundation and their Farm to Future Initiative.
 
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA  95669
05/06/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

Annually
First Weekend in May
11am to 4pm
 
Inspiration is all around at the annual flower show “Springtime in the Foothills,” collectively presented by Sierra Madre Garden Club, Mother Lode Rose Society, and Amador Bonsai Society. 
 
Enjoy gorgeous displays of cut flowers and roses, succulents, container plants, bulbs, and edibles; manicured bonsai trees; plant and vegetable sale; hourly raffles with prizes donated by local businesses; delicious goodies baked by members; and, of course, the 100+ wildflower specimens collected throughout Amador County and identified by garden club members. Admission to this event is free.
 
Of special note are “My First Bonsai” classes presented both days by members of Amador Bonsai Society.
 
To enter cut flowers, container plants, or original floral arrangements; to sign up to attend the bonsai class; or for any other questionscontact flower show chairperson
 
Amador Senior Center
229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
 
05/06/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Vino en Mayo

Vino en Mayo

Annually
First Saturday
of May
11am-5pm
 
Enjoy live music by The Rhythm Vandals a Tribute to Santana, authentic Mexican food coming straight from Nora Borjón's kitchen, new releases and a sale on select wines!!
 
Tickets are available online at shop.borjonwinery.com.
 
Borjon Winery
11270 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-3087
 
 
05/06/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
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.
05/06/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
 
Zins on Horizon

Zins on Horizon

Annually
1st Saturday
of May
12pm & 2pm
 
1st Sunday
of May
11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
 
You are invited to BLIND taste the Deaver Zinfandels.
 
In this once-a-year experience we open our wide array of Deaver Zinfandels for your tasting pleasure.
 
Test your knowledge of the Deaver Zins. Can you pick out the Ten Zins? Nana's Vineyard? Signature Zin? Circa 1860's?
 
Seminar times available:
Saturday: 12pm, 2pm
Sunday: 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
 
$5/per person, Club members complimentary (limit 2 per membership). Ticket resevations start April 1st, 20 Tickets per session, Seating is on first come first reserve basis.
 
Deaver Vineyards & Winery
12455 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4097
 
 
05/06/2017 - 12:00pm
 
Cruisin' in the Gold Country Car Show

Cruisin' in the Gold Country Car Show

Annually
1st Saturday
of May
 
Cruise into Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort for their "Cruisin' in the Gold Country" Show.
 
Admission is free. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase.
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson,CA
209-223-8589
05/06/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

 
 
 
May 6th  & May 7th 2017
3:00pm
 
The Choraliers spring concert series begins Thursday at the Cornerstone Church in Ione and concludes at the Argonaut High School in Jackson
 
 

 

 
05/06/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
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
 
 
 
 
05/06/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours

Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours

7:00PM - 4:00AM
Saturday 4/22/17
Saturday, 5/6/17
Saturday, 6/3/17
Saturday, 7/8/17
Saturday, 11/18/17
 
Thanks to our partnership with an experienced Paranormal Research Group, the Preston Castle Foundation is excited to offer opportunities for visitors to spend the night in the Preston Castle. You can have the opportunity to spend a night in this truly scary Castle with a small number of other ghost hunters. You will have access to three floors of the Castle throughout the night with only your flashlight and paranormal investigation gear along for comfort. Experiences at the castle have included EVP, humming, whispers, touching, channeling, and seeing and recording orbs and apparitions. There have been no harmful events and no one has been hurt during these overnight events. Numerous Paranormal research groups have investigated this location and report that it is one of the most active sites they have had the pleasure to experience. You will also have the chance to learn paranormal investigation techniques if you wish to do so.

Every person in the Castel will have a docent with them to insure their safety throughout the evening.

DETAILS

  • The cost for the night paranormal investigation is $100.00 per person. Your paypal receipt is your ticket - bring it.
  • You will receive an email with instructions the week before you are scheduled.
  • We cannot issue refunds for cancellations. We will work with you to reschedule to another date.
  • The size of the groups will be kept small, usually no more than 15.
  • No person under the age 18 will be allowed to spend the night in the castle.
  • There are no handicapped areas available. Some of the stairs leading to upper floors can be steep.
  • Investigations typically start at 7 pm and last until 4 am, when everyone leaves the Castle. 
  • There are not any suitable places to sleep in the Castle, but feel free to sleep in your car for awhile if you get tired.  The Ione Hotel can be booked if you want a place to sleep after you are finished with your investigations.
  • Attendees may bring food and beverages (no alcohol). A refrigerator is available for your use.
  • Be aware of the changing seasons and weather. The Castle is not heated.
  • Clothing is of your own accord but we suggest no open toe shoes as well as prefer jeans or long pants for your safety.
  • You are welcome to bring your own cameras, audio recorders, temperature sensors.  We are not responsible for any equipment that is broken or stolen so this is at your own risk.  We have NOT had any problems with broken or stolen equipment to this point. For the most part, access to electricity is limited in the castle.
  • You can investigate the grounds inside the fence and around the castle, the visitor center, the garages, the castle's basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor. You will not have access to the upper areas of the castle, as the condition is too hazardous. Please leave everything as you found it. You are responsible for any damage to this majestic, but fragile, historic site.
  • There is NO SMOKING anywhere in or on the Preston Castle site.

Purchase Tickets: https://a.zozi.com/#/express/1465847249531/products/197968

For further information or questions, contact: Paranormal Coordinator Sally Aquiono:castlespirits@aol.com

Preston Castle
05/06/2017 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm
 
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Gem & Craft Fair

Gem & Craft Fair

Annually
Saturday & Sunday
First Weekend of May
10am - 4pm
 
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society's Fun, Free & Kid-Friendly Gem & Craft Fair
 
Featuring Rocks, Slabs, Hand-crafted Jewelery, Beads, Gemstones.
 
Favorite Foods, Other Items, Great Buys & Crafts Galore!
 
Fair is FREE, Parking $2.00
 
Tours of Historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee ($2 for parking)
 
For more information call Gaylene Lichty (916)698-9853 or email mountaingirl@volcano.net
 
Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
 
 
05/07/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
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.

 
05/07/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

Annually
First Weekend in May
11am to 4pm
 
Inspiration is all around at the annual flower show “Springtime in the Foothills,” collectively presented by Sierra Madre Garden Club, Mother Lode Rose Society, and Amador Bonsai Society. 
 
Enjoy gorgeous displays of cut flowers and roses, succulents, container plants, bulbs, and edibles; manicured bonsai trees; plant and vegetable sale; hourly raffles with prizes donated by local businesses; delicious goodies baked by members; and, of course, the 100+ wildflower specimens collected throughout Amador County and identified by garden club members. Admission to this event is free.
 
Of special note are “My First Bonsai” classes presented both days by members of Amador Bonsai Society.
 
To enter cut flowers, container plants, or original floral arrangements; to sign up to attend the bonsai class; or for any other questionscontact flower show chairperson
 
Amador Senior Center
229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
 
05/07/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Sunshine & White Wine Release Party

Sunshine & White Wine Release Party

Sunday May 7th
11am to 4pm

 

“His approach is very gentle. I think it shines through in our wines,” Havill said.

The Vermentino will debut at Bella Grace Vineyards “Sunshine and White Wine” pairing and release party at their wine cave property in Plymouth.

Guests will taste a flight of five white wines, including Bella Grace Vineyards’ 2016 Grenache Blanc, which also won a gold medal at this year’s wine competition. Each white wine will be paired with different cheeses carefully selected by Havill.

The tasting fee is $5 per person. Pizza will also be for sale.

Bella Grace Vineyards & Wine Cave
22715 Upton Road
Plymouth CA
(209) 418-5040
05/07/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Wine Tasting at the Cave

Wine Tasting at the Cave

Join us at the wine cave.

22715 Upton Rd. Plmouth

May 7, 2017

Flights of 5 white wines, including the recent California State Fair "Best of California" 2016 Vermentino, paired perfectly with 5 unique cheeses.

Wine & Cheese flights are $5, complementary for club members

 

05/07/2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
 
Sunshine and White Wine Party

Sunshine and White Wine Party

Sunday, 5/7/2017 
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM   

 

Nothing pairs with Amador County sunshine like white wine, and we have 5 for you to try! 

 

Join us May 7th at the wine cave as we pair flights of white wine with unique cheese, carefully selected by winemaker Michael to compliment these Spring releases.

After your tasting, relax by the cave and enjoy the view with pizza from RC Pizza Wagon.

Tastings are $5, complementary for wine club members. 

Purchase your tasting pass at www.bellagracevineyards.com/events.

See you in the Sun!

Bella Grace Vineyard and Wine Cave
22715 Upton Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
Lauren 209-267-8053, lauren@bellagracevineyards.com
05/07/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Zins on Horizon

Zins on Horizon

Annually
1st Saturday
of May
12pm & 2pm
 
1st Sunday
of May
11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
 
You are invited to BLIND taste the Deaver Zinfandels.
 
In this once-a-year experience we open our wide array of Deaver Zinfandels for your tasting pleasure.
 
Test your knowledge of the Deaver Zins. Can you pick out the Ten Zins? Nana's Vineyard? Signature Zin? Circa 1860's?
 
Seminar times available:
Saturday: 12pm, 2pm
Sunday: 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
 
$5/per person, Club members complimentary (limit 2 per membership). Ticket resevations start April 1st, 20 Tickets per session, Seating is on first come first reserve basis.
 
Deaver Vineyards & Winery
12455 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4097
 
 
05/07/2017 - 11:00am
 
Bowling For A Cure

Bowling For A Cure

Sunday
May7th
1-4 pm
 
5th ANNUAL BOWLING FOR A CURE!
 
Bowl for Khylee's sake and TheCure Starts Now.
 
Please join us for a fun filled family event to support a great cause. 
 
The Cure Starts Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research. 
 
This event is being held in loving memory of Khylee Monson from Pioneer, who at age 5 lost her battle with brain cancer (DIPG), April 14, 2010.
 
The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children under 18, which includes 3 games, bowling shoes, hot dog, chips and soda. 
 
Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for a variety of raffle items.  In addition a 50/50 raffle will go to the winning ticket drawn at the end of the event. 
 
Tickets Sold at: The Jackson CHP office, Gold Country Lanes or by contacting Jackie Harrison-Harmon at (209)304-8036 or Jackie.Harrison@thecurestartsnow.org
 
Gold Country Lanes
81 W. Ridge Road
Sutter Creek
 
05/07/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

 
 
 
May 6th  & May 7th 2017
3:00pm
 
The Choraliers spring concert series begins Thursday at the Cornerstone Church in Ione and concludes at the Argonaut High School in Jackson
 
 

 

 
05/07/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
Preston Castle Flea Market

Preston Castle Flea Market

Friday May 12th,& 13th  8 AM to 4 PM

Preston Castle Flea Market

Preston Castle Foundation’s FIRST EVER Flea Market!  Up for grabs will be furniture, clothing, paintings, art, jewelry and YOU NAME IT!  Items being sold are donations made to the PCF to use or sell for the betterment of the Castle.  We need to clear out space in the buildings for more restoration and better usage of the rooms, and we have some BIG plans in the works!

The sale will be held on the grounds near the Colonial Building. Volunteers are welcome to help out-contact Mary Martel at (209) 256-3623. The Castle itself will be open for self-guided tours on Saturday, the 13th so stop by on the way out.  Don’t miss your chance to own a treasure that belonged to the Castle and be a part of the future beautification of our famous Preston Castle

05/12/2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
 
Savor Amador

Savor Amador

Fri, May 12, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
 

7th Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner & Auction.

Elegant evening in the garden at Bella Grace Tasting Room in Sutter Creek. Dinner, dessert, fine wines and music. Beautiful Artisan, local auction items donated for this important community event.

All proceeds raised at Savor Amador each year fund the essential programs (Art, PE and Music) at Sutter Creek's Elementary and Primary Schools.

 

BellaGrace
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209)267-8053
05/12/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Ione Homecoming

Ione Homecoming

This annual celebration has been held during the 2nd weekend of May almost every year since that first Centennial celebration in 1876. The Ione Picnic Association coordinates this historic event. Celebrations include a wide variety of activities for all ages!

Friday, 6pm - 9pm:

  • Rib Cook-Off
  • Live Music
  • Carnival
  • Vendors
  • Dance Performance
  • Fireworks

Saturday, 7:30am - 11pm:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk
  • Sheep Dog Trials
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Preston Castle Tours
  • Vendors
  • Carnival
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Cow/Calf Chip Bingo
  • Petting Zoo
  • Horseshoe Tournament
  • Petting Zoo
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Salsa Contest
  • Live Music
  • Pet Contest
  • Bingo
  • Mutton Bustin'
  • Rancher's Day Rodeo
  • Kid's Airplane Candy Drop
  • Ione H.S. Alumni Dinner/Dance
Ione Picnic Committee - 209-274-2541
05/12/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Art Garfunkel in Concert

Art Garfunkel in Concert

Friday
May 12, 2017
Concert Starts 7 p.m. 
 

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes Art Garfunkel to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage.

Art Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others. 

 After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, including Carnal Knowledge (opposite Jack Nicholson), Catch 22 and Nicholas Roeg’s Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession. His solo debut Angel Clare spawned the top 10 hit “All I Know.” The 80s and 90s found Garfunkel doing what he does best: singing for an audience.  “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says Garfunkel, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world.  “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job. I try to soothe, to lift...That’s my life.”

Will Call opens at 5 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Beer, food, and wine will be available for purchase. 

Tickets are on sale now starting at $40 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage and starting at $45 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com. 

 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642.
800-822-9466
 
05/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Dirk Hamilton on Stage

Dirk Hamilton on Stage

Friday May 12, 2017
8 pm - 10:30pm
 

Assimilating bits of Dylan and Van Morrison and various other cool artists into a style that is at once unique and compelling, poetic and prosaic, mystical and heartfelt.

A poet and musician known for his uniquely intelligent lyrics and passionate performance style, Hamilton creates music that can't be pigeon-holed into one genre or another, so indie rock, alt-rock, roots music, americana and folk-rock are often used. For his lyrics and performance style he is most often compared to Dylan, Van Morrison, and John Hiatt.

Dirk is comfortable playing solo and often tours by himself, singing and playing guitar and harmonica.

 
$17 adv/ $19 day of show
 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.
Sutter Creek CA
P.O. Box 29
Sacramento CA 95812
(916) 425-0077
info@suttercreektheatre.com
Tickets available on-line and at:Heart & Soul, 42 Main St., 11-5 pm everyday, (209) 256-9702
05/12/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Spring Fruits: Canning and preserving

Spring Fruits: Canning and preserving

Saturday, May 13th, 9 am to Noon

The Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras Counties will be presenting a new class on SPRING FRUITS.

Spring is in the air and fruit is plumping on the vine, in the garden and in the orchard. Your cupboard may be full of beautiful jams and jellies from last year-so what will you can this year? Pie, tart and cake fillings may be just the answer! The UCCE Master Food Preservers will discuss and demonstrate how to select and prepare fruit using Clear-Jel as a thickener, and adding other ingredients to produce flavorful fillings.  Learn how to use atmospheric steam canners and boiling water canning to preserve these fruits and fillings to be used throughout the year.  We will also discuss how to dehydrate and freeze your spring fruits.

Join us at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson.  There is a $5.00 fee.  Walk-ins are welcome or you can save a seat by registering at http://ucanr.edu/2017-ac-sat-mfp-class.

For more information, call 209-223-6857 or visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs.

05/13/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
String Bean Alley 5K Fun Run

String Bean Alley 5K Fun Run

Annually
May 13th 2017  
Check in 8AM
Start Time 9AM
 
This Amador City event is geared toward kids and family. Many who attend wear green costumes.FREE T-shirt for entrants and medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
 
Race starts on Water Street and ends 3 miles later on String Bean Alley.
 
 
Check-in at on Water Street by the Post Office

Facebook.com/StringBeanAlleyFunRun

 

05/13/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
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.

Rail crossing at Highway 104, between Highway 88 and Ione. (Look for the signs.)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa

925-980-7069
05/13/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Docent Tours of 221B Baker Street West

Docent Tours of 221B Baker Street West

Wonder what it would be like to view The Great Detective's flat, 221B Baker Street, from the eyes of a character in one of the stories? Your opportunity is here at Baker Street West.

  • Imagine being secretly ushered into the flat by Silas Brown, horse trainer, from The Adventure of Silver Blaze. “Secret” you ask? Well, Mr. Brown has a bone to pick with Mr. Holmes, and he does his tours on the sly.
  • Fortunate you would be to see 221B from the viewpoint of Irene Adler, “The Woman,” from the story A Scandal in Bohemia. She is proud to be the object of Mr. Holmes' admiration, as she is the only woman to “best” Sherlock Holmes.
  • Eliza Barrymore has come all the way from Baskerville Hall of Dartmoor to 221B to retell her part in this sinister story of a supernatural hound, the moor, and mayhem.
  • Miss Burnet, from The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, will relate on her tour of 221B how she toiled undercover to trap the “Tiger of San Pedro,” a brutal dictator from Central America.
  • Examine 221B with Hilda Adair, who lost her brother by way of a murderous act perpetrated by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Her tale takes place after The Great Hiatus, when the errant Mr. Holmes returns to Baker Street and to The Adventure of The Empty House.
  • Mary Maberley is one of Mr. Holmes' newest clients.  An unknown party has asked to buy her house, The Three Gables, contents and all of her personal effects. Should she be suspicious? Perhaps you can advise her.

 

A donation of $5/person suggested, but please donate within your comfort level.

 

Hein & Co.Used and Rare Books
204 N. Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-2215
 
05/13/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Annually
Saturday & Sunday
Mother's Day Weekend
10am - 5:00pm
 
Treat your mama to a fabulous weekend of wine tasting in the heart of Amador County's wine country.
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery
12505 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209)245-3183
 
 
 
05/13/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
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
 
05/13/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
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.

 
05/13/2017 - 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/13/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Healing Arts Fair

Healing Arts Fair

Saturday, 5/13/17
11am - 4pm

 

Healing arts and energy healing for body, mind and spirit

Holistic Modalities and Intuitive Arts. Free admssion. Hand-crafted goods, music, massage therapy, breath works, yoga demonstration and more. 

$1/minute for all services.

 

Old Amador Hotel
14204 Hwy. 49
Amador City, CA
Outside in the courtyard behind the hotel and upstairs in Suite 14
05/13/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/13/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Shrimp Feed

Shrimp Feed

2nd Satuday
May
6:00pm
 
The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation's Annual Shrimp Feed at the Native Sons Hall with all you can eat Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce, Pasta, Salad, French Bread, and Ice Cream.
 
There will be fabulous items on display for a Silent Auction and the evening wraps up with a delicious Dessert Auction. Cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 7:30.
 
Sponsored by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Amador Parlor #17. All proceeds will be donated to the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation.
 
Call for Tickets
 
Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209) 267-1003
 
05/13/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
 
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Mother's Day Brunch at Clark's Corner

Mother's Day Brunch at Clark's Corner

Annually
Mother's Day
2nd Sunday
of May
8am-2pm
 
Clark’s Corner is celebrating Mother's Day with a brunch.
 
Come and treat your mom with a terrific spread of eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, French toast casserole, delectable pastries, ham, bacon, eggs and country potatoes. We will also be serving mimosas and champagne along sides of orange juice, coffee, tea and water to cheers mothers of all.

 

Show mom how much you care and bring her to Clark’s Corner for her special day. 

 

 
Reservations are encouraged, so call (209) 274-2233 to secure your spots today.
 
Clark's Corner
12 West Main Street
Ione, CA  95640
 
 
05/14/2017 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
 
Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk

Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk

Annually
2nd Weekend
of May
 
May 15th 2016
 
The Bedbug Challenge 10K Run & 5K Walk/Run - an Ione Homecoming tradition!
 
The Ione Picnic Association has teamed up with Ione Elementary School and members of the community to chart a new course for the Bedbug Challenge.
 
This year's race goal is to raise $5,000 or more for Ione Elementary 5th Grade Science Camp!  Funds will be for approximately 90 students to attend Science Camp.
 
Start/Finish:
Castle Oaks Golf Club, 1000 Castle Oaks Drive, Ione
Check-In Time: 8:30am
Race Start Time: 9:00am
 
Registration Forms available online and at Ione City Hall.
 
Questions or concerns, please call Angela Bennett (916) 798-9251
 
 
 
05/14/2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am
 
Mother's Day at Amador Flower Farm

Mother's Day at Amador Flower Farm

Annually
Mother's Day
2nd Sunday
of May
9am-4pm
 
Mother’s Day at Amador Flower Farm - it’s become a tradition!
 
The farm invites families to treat Mom to a day in the Shenandoah Valley.
 
Everyone is welcome to stroll through acres of flowers at the farm and picnic under the oaks.
 
The earliest daylilies have begun to bloom and there are many other varieties of flowers showing off in the gardens.
 
The tram will be running all day with free tours of the farm. Bring a picnic, the camera and Mom, Auntie, Grandma…all your favorite women!
 
Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6660
 
 
05/14/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Mother's Day Brunch at Sierra Mountain Restaurant

Mother's Day Brunch at Sierra Mountain Restaurant

 

Come Celebrate Mom at the new Sierra Mountain Restaurant! Mother’s Day Brunch served from 9am to 2 pm on Sunday, May 14th.

Come and treat your mom with a delicious brunch including two kinds of eggs benedict, salmon, biscuits and gravy, French toast, sweet cream pancakes, bacon, sausage, country potatoes, coffee cake, caprese salad, and more! Your mom will leave happy and full and enjoy her special rose as a remembrance of the enjoyable meal.

Reservations encouraged but not necessary – call 209-296-7671 to reserve or for more information.

 

05/14/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
Black Chasm Cavern Tour Mother's Day

Black Chasm Cavern Tour Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017
9am-5pm
 
 
Free Cave Walk Tours for Mom on Mother's Day!
 
Cave & Mine Adventures loves moms so much we are letting them have a FREE guided cave walk tour!  Moms can visit Black Chasm Cavern for a free guided cave walk tour on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. 
 
Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976 after being recommended by local members of the National Speleological Society, and as such is considered a “nationally significant natural area.”  
 
Visitors to the cave are enchanted by the beauty of a wide variety of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow-stones and the vast arrays of rare helictite crystals, for which Black Chasm Cavern is justly famous.
 

 

Black Chasm Cavern
15701 Pioneer Volcano Rd.
Pine Grove, CA 95689

 

05/14/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
 
Docent Tours of 221B Baker Street West

Docent Tours of 221B Baker Street West

Wonder what it would be like to view The Great Detective's flat, 221B Baker Street, from the eyes of a character in one of the stories? Your opportunity is here at Baker Street West.

  • Imagine being secretly ushered into the flat by Silas Brown, horse trainer, from The Adventure of Silver Blaze. “Secret” you ask? Well, Mr. Brown has a bone to pick with Mr. Holmes, and he does his tours on the sly.
  • Fortunate you would be to see 221B from the viewpoint of Irene Adler, “The Woman,” from the story A Scandal in Bohemia. She is proud to be the object of Mr. Holmes' admiration, as she is the only woman to “best” Sherlock Holmes.
  • Eliza Barrymore has come all the way from Baskerville Hall of Dartmoor to 221B to retell her part in this sinister story of a supernatural hound, the moor, and mayhem.
  • Miss Burnet, from The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, will relate on her tour of 221B how she toiled undercover to trap the “Tiger of San Pedro,” a brutal dictator from Central America.
  • Examine 221B with Hilda Adair, who lost her brother by way of a murderous act perpetrated by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Her tale takes place after The Great Hiatus, when the errant Mr. Holmes returns to Baker Street and to The Adventure of The Empty House.
  • Mary Maberley is one of Mr. Holmes' newest clients.  An unknown party has asked to buy her house, The Three Gables, contents and all of her personal effects. Should she be suspicious? Perhaps you can advise her.

 

A donation of $5/person suggested, but please donate within your comfort level.

 

Hein & Co.Used and Rare Books
204 N. Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-2215
 
05/14/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Annually
Saturday & Sunday
Mother's Day Weekend
10am - 5:00pm
 
Treat your mama to a fabulous weekend of wine tasting in the heart of Amador County's wine country.
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery
12505 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209)245-3183
 
 
 
05/14/2017 - 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.

 
05/14/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Amador Holistic Center Healing Arts Fair

Amador Holistic Center Healing Arts Fair

Sunday
May 14th 2017
11am - 4pm
 
Amador Holistic Center proudly presents their annual Healing Arts Fair.
 
There will be a large variety of Holistic Modalities, Intuitive Arts as well as vendors with Hand Crafted Goods, Stones, Crystals, Jewelry and Wood Carvings.  Live music.
 
Admission is free.  All services are priced per minute up to 30 minutes.
 
Old Amador Hotel
14204 Old Highway 49
Amador City, CA 95601
(Inside Suite 14 as well as outside in the Courtyard behind)
 

 

05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Mother's Day Andis Wines

Mother's Day Andis Wines

Sunday May 14, 2017
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM       

 

This Mother’s Day at Andis Wines sip on mimosas, enjoy a picnic, play a family game of bocce, make an art collage, or simply sit back and relax.

Treat Mom to an 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 an 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!

It will be a day she will appreciate almost as much as you appreciate her.

Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be there with their delicious, buttery lobster rolls & more from the famous Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck. Chow dow & drink up surrounded by Andis' breathtaking scenery!

Andis Wines

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

 

05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Mother's Day Brunch at Helwig

Mother's Day Brunch at Helwig

Sunday
May 14th
11am - 1:30pm
 
Celebrate Mother's Day at Helwig Winery at the Annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the Pavilion.
 
Enjoy endless sparkling wine, delicious brunch stations by Beth Sogaard Catering, beautiful vineyard views and the musical delights of Bob Rawleigh.
 
Reservations are available between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. .
 
Seating is limited. Call (209) 245-5200 Ext. 3 to make a reservation and purchase a ticket.
 
Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth CA  95669
(209)245-5200
 

 

05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
 
Mother's Day at Blue Moon

Mother's Day at Blue Moon

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blue Moon will be open for Mothers Day May 14th.
Call us for reservations.
 

We always have a delightful selection of artfully prepared salads, sandwiches, and soups. Check our daily special board for the chef's specialty.

Enjoy elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. Our chef creates a variety of seasonal dinners including fresh Dungeness crab, pork, prime rib, and pasta. Menu items change often.

The Blue Moon Cafe & Catering Company
19885 State Highway 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
209-296-3800
05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
Mother's Day at Iron Hub Winery

Mother's Day at Iron Hub Winery

Sunday
May 14th, 2017
11 AM - 5 PM
 
Come to celebrate Mother’s Day with gourmet brownies and wine tasting.
 
Complimentary event, no reservations needed.
 
Plus, half and full case specials on all Amador Foothill wines.
 
Iron Hub Winery
12500 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6307
 

IronHubWines.com

 
05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Mother's Day Rancheria Style!

Mother's Day Rancheria Style!

Sunday
May 14th 2017
11am-9pm
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort spoils the special ladies in your family this Mother’s Day.
 
Treat Mom to a one of a kind Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  A special brunch menu will be served until 2 p.m. and signature chef features like whole warm lobster, prime rib, and Dungeness crab will be served throughout the day. Buffet meals are also paired with an endless selection of desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth!
 
All guests who earn 750 Dreamcatcher’s Club® points can print their receipt from a kiosk to receive a luxurious Spa and Bath Gift Bag. Guests who received a postcard and redeem it upon arrival will also receive the gift bag. Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random throughout the day who will take home a Coleman Lay-Z Spa prize!
 
“Mother’s Day has easily become one of our biggest celebrations throughout the year and we are excited to make this year a memorable treat for all,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria.
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(800)822-WINN (9466)
 
05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
 
Mother's Day Brunch at Vino Noceto

Mother's Day Brunch at Vino Noceto

Sunday
May 14th 2017
11:00AM
Reservations are now open for Mother's Day Brunch! Bring mom for Asparagus Frittata Bites, Gruyere & Rosemary Popovers, and more!

35/person; 22/kid under 12; kids under 6 free
28/person for club

Call 209.245.6557 or email events@noceto.com to make a reservation. Space is limited.

 
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
05/14/2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
Mothers Day Carriage Rides

Mothers Day Carriage Rides

Sunday
May 14th
12:00-4:00pm
 
Come to Sutter Creek this Mothers Day, May 14th and enjoy a wonderful day with your Mom in a beautiful, peaceful little town.
 
Do something really special and take her on a free horse drawn Carriage Ride that will create a lifelong memory for all of you.
 
This charming carriage will pick you up at the Sutter Creek Visitor Center, 71A Main street and will take you on a leisurely tour of the historic town.
 
Carriage Rides will be from 12 - 4pm and are free!
 
209-267-1344
 
05/14/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase

AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase

Tuesday, May 16
4-7 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
3 to 5pm

 

A free community event with complimentary refreshments will be happening.It’s the annual AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase, the time to view a wildly creative cross-section of art created by local elementary school students. 

The Heart and Soul Studio at 21 Badger Street in Sutter Creek will be the place, and AmadorArts will be the hosts and organizers of the Student Arts Showcase.

Each year AmadorArts brings in-depth standards-based instruction by professional artists into all of our local elementary schools. In the 2015-2016 school year, a total of 1,450 students will have participated in arts classes facilitated by the non-profit organization. Classes included: 1st grade Color Wheel, 2nd grade Doodle Art, 3rd grade Matisse-inspired Paper Collage, 4th grade Watercolor Technique and 5th grade Chalk Pastel. 

Arts education not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also gives them a sense of emotional satisfaction when they are involved in making art. They have control over the materials they use, making decisions about form, color, etc.  And, it brings joy.

Stop by and enjoy the students’ art that is the result of these programs. Be amazed by our youth’s creativity!  The Chair of the California Arts Council confirms the idea: “It is always exciting to see what creative minds attempt to do when being guided by professional working artists.”

Event Location:
Heart and Soul Studio
21 Badger St.
Sutter Creek
 
 
AmadorArts
Amador County Arts Council
11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
05/16/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Learn to Speak Spanish

Learn to Speak Spanish

Tuesdays, May 16 - June 13, 2017
5:30-7:00PM
 
Learn to speak Spanish with instructor Lila Grover.
$75 for 5 week course.
 
The Hub
206B Main St.
Jackson, CA
209-223-6349

 

05/16/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
 
Amador Fly Fishers

Amador Fly Fishers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:30 PM

 

Amador Flyfishers will be hosting Liz and Don Weirauch, Eastern Sierra fly fishing guides and owners of the Angler’s Edge Fly Shop (theanglersedge.com) in Gardnerville, NV. 

There will also be our monthly raffle of fly fishing gear and the great comradery of fellow fly fishers.

 

Amador Fly Fishers
810 Court Street
PO Box 1798
Jackson, CA 95642
05/16/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase

AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase

Tuesday, May 16
4-7 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
3 to 5pm

 

A free community event with complimentary refreshments will be happening.It’s the annual AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase, the time to view a wildly creative cross-section of art created by local elementary school students. 

The Heart and Soul Studio at 21 Badger Street in Sutter Creek will be the place, and AmadorArts will be the hosts and organizers of the Student Arts Showcase.

Each year AmadorArts brings in-depth standards-based instruction by professional artists into all of our local elementary schools. In the 2015-2016 school year, a total of 1,450 students will have participated in arts classes facilitated by the non-profit organization. Classes included: 1st grade Color Wheel, 2nd grade Doodle Art, 3rd grade Matisse-inspired Paper Collage, 4th grade Watercolor Technique and 5th grade Chalk Pastel. 

Arts education not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also gives them a sense of emotional satisfaction when they are involved in making art. They have control over the materials they use, making decisions about form, color, etc.  And, it brings joy.

Stop by and enjoy the students’ art that is the result of these programs. Be amazed by our youth’s creativity!  The Chair of the California Arts Council confirms the idea: “It is always exciting to see what creative minds attempt to do when being guided by professional working artists.”

Event Location:
Heart and Soul Studio
21 Badger St.
Sutter Creek
 
 
AmadorArts
Amador County Arts Council
11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
05/17/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Sierra Ridge Culinary Workshop

Sierra Ridge Culinary Workshop

Thursday, 5/18/17
6 to 8 p.m.

 

A culinary workshop at Sierra Ridge Wine & Culinary in Sutter Creek.

Chef Darius Somary will teach a hands on workshop to demonstrate a range of techniques for salad dressing including vinaigrettes, emulsified dressing, gremolata & aioli.

Everything you need to know for great summer salads. Cover the basics and learn some trade secrets from the Chef. Learn how to balance flavors, work with herbs and garlic to enhance your grilled fish, meat and veggies.

Class includes a glass of wine or two & appetizers.

Sierra Ridge and Winery will also be giving to attendees a handy stainless steel whisk to help you with your upcoming salad dressing creations.

Make your reservations at Sierra Ridge Wine & Culinary. Class cost $40.00 Check or cash only.  Limited space

Fundraiser for Savor Amador, Sutter Creek Elementary School

 

Sierra Ridge Wine & Culinary
Hours: Wed 11-4, Fri thru Sat 11-5 , Sun 11-3 
54 Main St.
Sutter Creek, CA
209-267-8168

http://www.sierraridgewine.com/index.html

 

 

 

 

05/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
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

 

05/18/2017 - 6:30pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

 
Friday
May 19th 2017
6pm-9:30pm
 
Saturday
May 20th 2017
8am-9:30pm
 
Sunday
May 21st 2017
8am-4pm
 
Friday Night is Karaoke and Open Mike Movie night & Kid Zone
 
Saturday and Sunday is a free kids zone, flea market & craft fair with food vendors & music.
 
Saturday night is a Dinner/Dance with silent auction and Sunday is BINGO!
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
05/19/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
 
Spring Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, 4/20/17
9am to 12pm

 

Spring Plant Sale at the historic Chichizola Store and Cuneo Ranch. Featuring summer veggies organically raised and uncommon varieties and heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, melons and more!

 

Chichizola Store and Cuneo Ranch
1334 Jackson Gate Road
Jackson CA
209-223-2300, Hillary

 

 

 

05/20/2017 - 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.

 
05/20/2017 - 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/20/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Shine, Wine & Dine

Shine, Wine & Dine

Anually
3rd Saturday in May
10am - 3pm
5/20/2017
 

Cruise on down to Main Street Jackson  for a day-long street festival of Art, Music and a Vintage Car Show. 

Free fun for the whole family!

Wine tasting with popular Amador wineries will be offered in select Main Street shops – wine tasting tickets benefit the Amador Community Foundation.

  • Motherlode Cruise Show: 10 am – 3 pm, Judging announced at 2 pm.
  • Fine Arts and Crafts: Artists show and sell on Main St, 10 am – 3 pm.
  • Dining specials at participating Jackson restaurants – free coupons available at 115 Main Street, Chamber of Commerce.
  • Live music on Main Street, 11 am – 2 pm
Amador Chamber of  Commerce
P.O. Box 596
115 Main Street
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-0350

 

05/20/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Sip, Savor and Sounds

Sip, Savor and Sounds

Sat, May 20, 2017
12pm-4pm

 

Join us on our patio as we toast to spring in Amador and our newest releases!

We invite you to sip on delicious wines while you savor the great sounds of Tamra Godey!

Our daily 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. Individual reservations are not required but space is limited so please arrive early for the best seating. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more.

 

Rewood Winery
12225 Steiner Rd.
Plymouth, CA 95669
jennifer@renwood.com or  209-245-6979 ext. 217
 
 

 


05/20/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Brea Burns & the Boleros on Stage

Brea Burns & the Boleros on Stage

Saturday,May 20, 2017
4:30-7:30pm

 

Brea Burns and The Boleros are a Classic Country/Honky Tonk band based in Phoenix, Arizona, founded by singer/songwriter Brea Burns. Backed by some of the best Classic Country and Rockabilly musicians the city has to offer, Brea and her band have quickly become a prominent force in the Arizona Country music scene.
 

Brea's sound is reminiscent of Country greats such as Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Wanda Jackson, and the like; with a modern edge that captivates young and old fans alike.

$5 cover, cash only

Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(209) 267-8034
05/20/2017 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Community Arts Receptions

Community Arts Receptions

Saturday, May 20,2017
1-3 pm
 
Friday, May 26, 2017
4-6pm

 

Half the fun of creating art is in the recognition and pride that comes from showing the art to others. That’s why AmadorArts is hosting receptions to celebrate the weeks of creativity participants recently spent learning various art forms, including painting, mixed media collage, drawing, dance movement, creative writing, scratchboard, and doodle art. 

The first reception will be held on Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm at the Upcountry Community Center in Pine Grove at 19386 Highway 88.  The exhibit will include  watercolors, mixed media collage, and creative writing samples.

The second reception will be Friday, May 26, 4-6 pm at the Lake Camanche Community Center at 4240 Camanche Parkway N., in Ione. The exhibit here will include drawings, doodle art, and mixed media.

At both receptions, which are free and open to the public, there will be complimentary refreshments, including locally made cupcakes, and live music by Jake Guidi. Expect to see examples of the work produced, meet participants and their families and some of the local professional art teachers.

Begun this past December and continuing through April, the well-attended daytime classes were held in Ione, Camanche, Pine Grove and Jackson. Teachers were Julie Trail, Judy Day, Christie Lane, Cynthia Dunn-Selph, Meghan O’Keefe, Donna Bohlin, and Linda French.  Administered by AmadorArts, the classes were affordably priced at $5 per session, with the majority of funding coming from a Local Impact Grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, in order to improve access to the arts for underserved populations in outlying areas.

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

 

05/20/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/20/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Live Music at Feist

Live Music at Feist

Saturday May 20th 7 pm
Friday May 26th 7 pm
Sunday May 28th 1 pm to 4 pm

Live Music at Feist Wines

Saturday, May 20th: Bent Honey, cover charge $15

Friday May 26th 7 pm The Stray Birds, $25

Sunday May 28th 1 pm to 4 pm Music with The Winemaker, Tony Feist, no cover

Feist Wines
15 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek CA 95685
(209) 267-8020

 

 

 

05/20/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine BBQ

Kennedy Mine BBQ

Annually, the 3rd Saturday in May
5:30-8:00pm

 

The Kennedy Mine hosts this annual fundraiser in the shadow of the great headframe of the Kennedy Mine in Jackson. Featuring Plasses Famous Deep-Pit BBQ and all the fixings, live music, mine tours, raffle prizes and terrific fun! 

Gates open at 5PM. Tickets available at Amador Council of Tourism Visitor Center, 115 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek and Jackson City Hall, 33 Broadway

 

Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-6349
 
05/20/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
A Divine Affair

A Divine Affair

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Will Call: 4 p.m.
Doors Open: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Wine lovers are invited to enjoy A Divine Affair in the Jackson Rancheria's Grand Oak Ballroom and on the Garden Terrace. 

This event features award winning Amador County wine selections, divine chocolate, specialty food pairings, flavorful olive oil and cigar tastings. Enjoy tasting and experiencing all of Amador County’s most enriching flavors at A Divine Affair. Tickets include Tickets include complimentary wine glass and tray, wine tasting, food and entertainment. Wine purchases may be ordered, but must be shipped by or picked up at the winery.

Tickets for A Divine Affair are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets for Elite and VIP Dreamcatcher’s Club® members are only $10 and $10 for designated drivers. They can be purchased at the Casino Cashier’s Cage or JacksonCasino.com.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Amador County community organizations.
 
Tickets are available online or at the Dreamcatcher’sClub.
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
800-822-WINN (9466)
05/20/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
A Night at the Oscars

A Night at the Oscars

Saturday
May 20st 2017
 
Cocktails
6:00 pm
 
Dinner & Dancing
7:00-10:00 pm
 
Operation Care Presents Amador County A Night at the Oscars.
 
Semi-formal attire requested or dress as your favorite actor.
 
Tickets may be purchased at operationcare.org or call (209) 223-2897!
 
Tickets:  $50 per person.  Proceeds benefit Operation Care
 
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
11361 Prospect Drive
Martell, CA  95642
 

Operation Care has been providing services and safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1980.  The organization provides domestic violence and sexual assault support services, crisis intervention and education in the community.

 

05/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

 
Friday
May 19th 2017
6pm-9:30pm
 
Saturday
May 20th 2017
8am-9:30pm
 
Sunday
May 21st 2017
8am-4pm
 
Friday Night is Karaoke and Open Mike Movie night & Kid Zone
 
Saturday and Sunday is a free kids zone, flea market & craft fair with food vendors & music.
 
Saturday night is a Dinner/Dance with silent auction and Sunday is BINGO!
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
05/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
 
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
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.

 
05/21/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

May 21st  Sunday
11 AM to 5 PM
 

Enjoy complimentary wine tasting, gourmet cheese bites and a game of cornhole.

Bring your own picnic and enjoy the view.

Wine by the glass or bottle, and gourmet deli items available for purchase.

Plus, half and full case wine discounts all weekend.  Complimentary event, no reservations needed.

Amador Foothill Winery
12500 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6307
 
 
05/21/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Mother Lode Harvest Open House

Mother Lode Harvest Open House

Sunday
May 21, 2017
12pm - 3pm

 

Mother Lode Harvest, a local foods and farm products association, is having its spring quarter open house at the farm of one of its producer members. Mother Lode Harvest members, as well as local residents who would like to learn about sustainable agriculture and accessing local food, are invited to tour the farm and enjoy demonstrations, information, and light refreshments. Other participating growers will also be on hand to answer questions about sustainable farming.

The event will take place at Casa de la Pradera, the farm of Alice Kaiser, 20161 American Flat Road in Fiddletown. Parking for the event is at the old Schoolhouse across the road from the cemetery and the farm; attendees should park at the Schoolhouse and walk the short distance to the farm.

A  suggested donation per adult is requested to support the work of Mother Lode Harvest, which is a nonprofit association.

Casa de la Pradera, farm of Alice Kaiser
20161 American Flat Road
Fiddletown, CA
209-245-6042
05/21/2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Darin Sexton & Highway 49 on Stage

Darin Sexton & Highway 49 on Stage

Sunday, May 21, 2017
3:00-5:00 PM

 

Darin's high-energy approach motivates the audience and the band always delivers an outstanding performance drawing from all types of musical genres. 

Whether they're playing Classic Rock hits, Country, Blues, or something in-between, the band delivers on getting the crowd involved and enjoying themselves.

 

$5 cover, cash only

 
Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(209) 267-8034
05/21/2017 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

 
Friday
May 19th 2017
6pm-9:30pm
 
Saturday
May 20th 2017
8am-9:30pm
 
Sunday
May 21st 2017
8am-4pm
 
Friday Night is Karaoke and Open Mike Movie night & Kid Zone
 
Saturday and Sunday is a free kids zone, flea market & craft fair with food vendors & music.
 
Saturday night is a Dinner/Dance with silent auction and Sunday is BINGO!
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
05/21/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
 
 
Learn to Speak Spanish

Learn to Speak Spanish

Tuesdays, May 16 - June 13, 2017
5:30-7:00PM
 
Learn to speak Spanish with instructor Lila Grover.
$75 for 5 week course.
 
The Hub
206B Main St.
Jackson, CA
209-223-6349

 

05/23/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
 
 
 
Community Arts Receptions

Community Arts Receptions

Saturday, May 20,2017
1-3 pm
 
Friday, May 26, 2017
4-6pm

 

Half the fun of creating art is in the recognition and pride that comes from showing the art to others. That’s why AmadorArts is hosting receptions to celebrate the weeks of creativity participants recently spent learning various art forms, including painting, mixed media collage, drawing, dance movement, creative writing, scratchboard, and doodle art. 

The first reception will be held on Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm at the Upcountry Community Center in Pine Grove at 19386 Highway 88.  The exhibit will include  watercolors, mixed media collage, and creative writing samples.

The second reception will be Friday, May 26, 4-6 pm at the Lake Camanche Community Center at 4240 Camanche Parkway N., in Ione. The exhibit here will include drawings, doodle art, and mixed media.

At both receptions, which are free and open to the public, there will be complimentary refreshments, including locally made cupcakes, and live music by Jake Guidi. Expect to see examples of the work produced, meet participants and their families and some of the local professional art teachers.

Begun this past December and continuing through April, the well-attended daytime classes were held in Ione, Camanche, Pine Grove and Jackson. Teachers were Julie Trail, Judy Day, Christie Lane, Cynthia Dunn-Selph, Meghan O’Keefe, Donna Bohlin, and Linda French.  Administered by AmadorArts, the classes were affordably priced at $5 per session, with the majority of funding coming from a Local Impact Grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, in order to improve access to the arts for underserved populations in outlying areas.

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

 

05/26/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Live Music at Feist

Live Music at Feist

Saturday May 20th 7 pm
Friday May 26th 7 pm
Sunday May 28th 1 pm to 4 pm

Live Music at Feist Wines

Saturday, May 20th: Bent Honey, cover charge $15

Friday May 26th 7 pm The Stray Birds, $25

Sunday May 28th 1 pm to 4 pm Music with The Winemaker, Tony Feist, no cover

Feist Wines
15 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek CA 95685
(209) 267-8020

 

 

 

05/26/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Soft Ball Tournament

Soft Ball Tournament

May 26th and 27th,2017
Friday and Saturday
5-9pm

 

Co-ed Softball Tournament to benefit the Argonaut High Softball Program. This tournament is bringing back the old popular Wells Fargo Memorial Day Weekend Tournament from the 80's and 90's

Games start Friday evening under the lights at John Aime Field, Detert Park.

$200/team. Double elimination toureny. 3 games guaranteed for every team.

Fun prizes given away throughout the tourney for random reasons.

Sponsored by Amador Recreation Agency

Detert Park
Highway 49/88
Jakcson, CA
John Williams at 209-223-6349 or johnwilliamson@amadorgov.org
 
Amador Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd, Ste 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-223-6349
05/26/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
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

 

05/26/2017 - 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
 
 
 
 
05/26/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Summer Concert Series Wicked Sisters

Summer Concert Series Wicked Sisters

Friday, 5/26/2017 
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM   

 

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.

Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. Ticket pricing TBA. Wine by glass/bottle and beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co.

Sutter Creek Tasting Room
73 Main St.
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-267-8053
05/26/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Trash To Treasures

Trash To Treasures

Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend
8 am - 3pm
May 27, 2017
 
What will you find? Booths filled with goodies. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
 
Join us for our Annual Street Fair with antiques, collectibles, jewelry, garden stuff, and lots of wonderful junk! This fun event has venders selling old and new treasures up and down Eureka Street and in the Eureka Street Parking lot. You will never know what you may find at the unusual market.
 
Want to sell your stuff at our event? Booth spaces Click here for an application www.suttercreek.org/pdf/trash-to-treasures-2015-application.pdf
 
(209) 267-5505

 

05/27/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
 
Soft Ball Tournament

Soft Ball Tournament

May 26th and 27th,2017
Friday and Saturday

 

Co-ed Softball Tournament to benefit the Argonaut High Softball Program. This tournament is bringing back the old popular Wells Fargo Memorial Day Weekend Tournament from the 80's and 90's

Games start Friday evening under the lights at John Aime Field, Detert Park.

$200/team. Double elimination toureny. 3 games guaranteed for every team.

Fun prizes given away throughout the tourney for random reasons.

Sponsored by Amador Recreation Agency

Detert Park
Highway 49/88
Jakcson, CA
John Williams at 209-223-6349 or johnwilliamson@amadorgov.org
 
Amador Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd, Ste 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-223-6349
05/27/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
 
Chaw'se Day

Chaw'se Day

Annually
Saturday & Sunday
of Memorial Day Weekend
9:30AM - 4:00PM
 

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites you to attend the 4th annual Chaw’se Day. A weekend long celebration welcoming Spring with Native American games, cuisine, dancing, crafts and much more! Admission is free and open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for Californians near and far to learn about Native American history and simultaneously enjoy a variety of unique food, music, and activities,” said Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians.

Created in 1968, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (IGR) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles east of Jackson, CA. The native name for the site is "Chaw’se", the Miwok word for "grinding rock". The areas ample supply of acorns and other seeds were ground upon the grinding rock  to produce meal, slowly forming the cup-shaped depressions in the stone, which can still be seen today. Miwok village complete with a ceremonial roundhouse  is registered as a California Historical Landmark and is one of the only known occurrence of mortars intentionally decorated with petroglyphs.

For additional event information and for Native American craft and vendor registration, please contact Natasha Ballew at nballew@jacksonrancheria.com or (209) 223-8102.

 

THE ROUNDHOUSE (HUN’GE)
For the Northern Sierra Miwok who settled in this area centuries ago, the Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) was the true center of ceremonial and social life. In 2013 the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, along with neighboring Miwok tribes, began the once-in-a-generation rebuilding the Ceremonial Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) at Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. The sacred process and traditions of deconstruction and rebuilding utilized traditional materials and construction techniques, and was completed in September of 2015.  Every element of the Hun’ges architecture contains spiritual significance, and the Roundhouse continues to be used by today’s local tribes for private ceremonies.
 
ROUNDHOUSE ETIQUETTE
Chaw'se Days is one of two annual events when the public is allowed access to the Roundhouse; the other is Big Time, which takes place the 4th weekend of September.  Please observe the following guidelines:
  • Enter in between dances.
  • Do not leave until after a dance is completed.
  • No photographs in the Roundhouse.
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of Native Americans.

The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free.
Park Fee: $8.00 per vehicle day use.  Senior Discount $1.00 off day use.
 
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove Ca 95665                                     
(209) 296-7488
 
Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.
 
05/27/2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
 
Knight Foundry Open House

Knight Foundry Open House

Sunday, May 27, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Free open house at the historic Knight Foundry.

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.  

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

 

 

05/27/2017 - 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.

 
05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Motorcar Rail Ride

Motorcar Rail Ride

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY 
Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
 
The Amador Central Railroad will be offering rides on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  If you can't make it on 5/27/17, please note the other opportunities in the details below.
 
Second Saturdays (REGULAR SCHEDULE)
March through November
10:00 am to 2:30 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.

Rail crossing at Highway 104, between Highway 88 and Ione. (Look for the signs.)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa

925-980-7069
05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
 
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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Annnually
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
5/27, 28, 29, 2017
 
 
Deaver Vineyard’s annual Memorial celebration with wine, live music and BBQ. A great day to spend with friends and family.

Wear red, white and blue to salute those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Reservations start May1st
 
Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
05/27/2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
 
Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Saturday & Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
11am - 4pm
 
May 27th & 28th 2017
 
Join Double D and the gang for Bocce, cornhole, and other lawn games for the long weekend.
 
Bring a picnic with you, and make a day of it!
 
Don't forget...we also offer Daily Farm to Glass Tours of our estate Sangiovese vineyards and winery at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm every day. Call 209-245-6556 x2 or email info@noceto.com to make a reservation.
 
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
 
 
05/27/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
South Sac Jooks

South Sac Jooks

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Rudy Cunyo, Darius Houshmand and his son Jake play riveting jug band blues that are exciting and infectious. The gypsy guitar of Cunyo is reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club and their energy is top notch. 

The Jooks have become a staple at Feist and the audience loves them.  Feist has become a center for culture with authentic Americana music, farm to fork dinners and award winning wines.

 

Feist Wine

15 Eureka Street

(209)267-8020
05/27/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/27/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Pine Street Ramblers on Stage

Pine Street Ramblers on Stage

Saturday 5/27/17
5:30-7:30pm

 

Pine Street Ramblers back by popular demand! 

Hailing from the Sierra Nevada foothills, Pine Street Ramblers are a four piece string band performing bluegrass, country, old-time and good old-fashion roots rock.
 
Their high energy sound is a refreshing take on the typical modern string-band; their live show is a raucous powerhouse that deftly showcases their songwriting prowess in the context of foot stompin' good times and remarkable collective instrumental chops.

$5 cover, cash only

Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(209) 267-8034
05/27/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
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.

 
05/28/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Annnually
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
5/27, 28, 29, 2017
 
 
Deaver Vineyard’s annual Memorial celebration with wine, live music and BBQ. A great day to spend with friends and family.

Wear red, white and blue to salute those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Reservations start May1st
 
Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
05/28/2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
 
Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Saturday & Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
11am - 4pm
 
May 27th & 28th 2017
 
Join Double D and the gang for Bocce, cornhole, and other lawn games for the long weekend.
 
Bring a picnic with you, and make a day of it!
 
Don't forget...we also offer Daily Farm to Glass Tours of our estate Sangiovese vineyards and winery at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm every day. Call 209-245-6556 x2 or email info@noceto.com to make a reservation.
 
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
 
 
05/28/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Live Music at Feist

Live Music at Feist

Saturday May 20th 7 pm
Friday May 26th 7 pm
Sunday May 28th 1 pm to 4 pm

Live Music at Feist Wines

Saturday, May 20th: Bent Honey, cover charge $15

Friday May 26th 7 pm The Stray Birds, $25

Sunday May 28th 1 pm to 4 pm Music with The Winemaker, Tony Feist, no cover

Feist Wines
15 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek CA 95685
(209) 267-8020

 

 

 

05/28/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Annnually
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
5/27, 28, 29, 2017
 
 
Deaver Vineyard’s annual Memorial celebration with wine, live music and BBQ. A great day to spend with friends and family.

Wear red, white and blue to salute those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Reservations start May1st
 
Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
05/29/2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
 
Learn to Speak Spanish

Learn to Speak Spanish

Tuesdays, May 16 - June 13, 2017
5:30-7:00PM
 
Learn to speak Spanish with instructor Lila Grover.
$75 for 5 week course.
 
The Hub
206B Main St.
Jackson, CA
209-223-6349

 

05/30/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
XMLXMLXMLXMLXMLXMLXMLXML