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BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May-October
6:00pm
 
BellaGrace’s Sutter Creek Tasting Room, 73 Main, is located in a restored, 1860's era building on Main Street.  Stop by to taste  award winning wines, and current releases, including new limited Reserve wines.
 
Beginning in mid-April and running through mid-October, “Music @ 73 Main” features live music on the outside deck. 
 
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music of local artists with a glass of BellaGrace wine and light food.
 
Cover price of $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Food offerings will be available for $10. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.
 
Music @ 73 Main 2015 Schedule:
May 1- Legal Addiction
May 8 - Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi in Concert
May 15 - Shiloh and Mirian Trio
May 22 - Over the Edge
May 29 - Darcel
June 5 - Aaron Gayden Band
June 12 - Midtown Jazz
June 19 - Sambandha ~ Music of the World
June 26 - Over the Edge
July 3 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
July 10 - The Bad Catz Band
July 17 - Jesse Hendricks in Concert
July 31 – Peekablue
August 7 - Wicked Sisters in Concert
August 14 - Charged Particles
August 21 - Dave Stamey
August 28 - Over the Edge
September 4 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
September 11 - Midtown Jazz
September 18 - Darcel
September 25 - Legal Addiction
October 2 - Over the Edge
 
BellaGrace Sutter Creek Tasting Room
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Phone:  (209)267-8053
 
 
05/01/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/01/2015 - 8:00pm
 
Plymouth Flea Market

Plymouth Flea Market

Annual Plymouth Main Street Flea Market & Old Fashioned Country Breakfast
First Saturday in May,2, 8 AM TO 3 PM - Rain or Shine!

We pride ourselves 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 us apart. Vendors can sign up right here and pay for a space with PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account, just a credit card. Or you can download our registration form, fill it out and mail it to us with you check.

Our Old Fashioned Country Breakfast continues to be a wild success; lots of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits & sausage gravy, OJ and coffee. You can download a $1.00 off breakfast coupon for an adult right here. Vendors are welcome to start breakfast at 6:30 am,1 1/2 hours before the market opens. We will not be able to deliver breakfasts this year. To-Go plates will be available.

 
(209) 245-6921
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth
 

 

05/02/2015 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
 
Ground Preparation & Drought Friendly Gardening Techniques

Ground Preparation & Drought Friendly Gardening Techniques

May 2nd
9:00 – 11:30am
 
ACRA-ARCD COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM presents its first Garden workshop! 
 
“Ground Preparation & Drought Friendly Gardening Techniques” Located at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, Jackson Gate Road. 
 
The cost will be $15 per person. Please bring your own tools and gloves.  Please call ACRA for more information at 223-6349.
05/02/2015 - 9:00am to 11:30am
 
Gem & Craft Fair

Gem & Craft Fair

Saturday & Sunday
May 2nd & 3rd
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 (lesst $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
 
 
 
05/02/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Jammin’ Jam & Sassy Sauces Class

Jammin’ Jam & Sassy Sauces Class

Saturday
May 2nd
10am - Noon
 
The Master Food Preservers of Amador/Calaveras Counties presents a FREE class covering Jams and Sauces.
 
Achieve the perfect gel with your jams and jellies and create an appetizing product that will please even the most sophisticated palette.  Also discover canned sauces, perfect as a condiment or side to a meal or available for last minute desserts.
 
This class will offer an inspiring discussion and demonstration of boiling water canning and go home prepared to line your pantry with beautiful preserves and sauces.
 
Contact the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador/Calaveras Counties at acmfp@ucdavis.edu for any questions.
 
Amador County GSA Building
12200-B Airport Road
Jackson CA  95642
 
 
05/02/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
 
Amador Four Fires

Amador Four Fires

Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:00am
 
As much County Fair as Wine Festival.
 
IGNITE YOUR SENSES -- Amador Four Fires Festival is a new concept wine and food festival, coming to the Amador County Fairgrounds. Four celebrated wine regions inspire the art of Amador’s winemakers and winegrowers: Southern France, Italy, Iberia, and "Heritage California" paired with regionally-inspired, open-fire dishes presented by renowned chefs. More than “just another tasting,” A4F 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.
 
Advance sales continued on amadorfourfires.com/tickets until Midnight May 1.  Tickets $75.  Designated Driver $45.  4-Pack Group Discount $70 (x4).  Day-of festival May 2, tickets $85.
 
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA
 
Rooms available:
Days Inn-Sutter Creek  209-267-9177
Volcano Union Inn - 1 room Friday - 209-296-7711
Imperial Hotel - Plymouth 209-267-9172
Eurreka Street Inn one Room
St George Hotel  few rooms 209-296-4458
Sutter Creek Inn 2 Night Stays 209-267-5606
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort - Sold Out
 
 
05/02/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

May 2nd and 3rd from 11am - 4pm
Amador Senior Center, Jackson Ca
 

 

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. 

 

From 11am to 4pm, May 2nd and 3rd, 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

RayMona Cunha (209) 256-3517 or visit sierramadregardenclub.org.

Amador Senior Center

229 New York Ranch Road

Jackson, CA

05/02/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America

Vintage Chevrolet Club of America

Saturday, 5/2/15, 1pm to 4 pm
 
The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America will cruise into Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort for their "Cruisin' in the Gold Country Car" Show.
 
The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America is a national organization that was founded in 1961. Their motto is, "The restoration, preservation of any Chevrolet automobile" and accepts original, rerstored, or modified Chevrolets ranging from 1911-2000. Vote for your favorite vintage car to choose this year's Public's Choice vehicle. Enjoy live music from the Rusty Rockers, cars, and food. What's not to love?
 
Admission is free. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase.
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson,CA
209-223-8589
www.jacksoncasino.com/

 
05/02/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Amador Art Trek

Amador Art Trek

"1st Saturday Art Trek"
First Saturday of the Month
1:00-6:00 pm

Going on the Art Trek is a time to have fun seeing what participating galleries are currently exhibiting. Take the free Art Trek anytime on the 1st Saturdays of each month, from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

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. 

Check AmadorArts.org for the monthly special 1st Saturday receptions. Many galleries have receptions to celebrate new artists’ on exhibit. There might cookies and punch, wine and cheese; always festive with gallery-hoppers.

 
Galleries:
AmadorArts Gallery
11A Randolph Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-9038
 
Chaos Glassworks
121A Hanford Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-9317
 
 
Fine Eye Gallery
71 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-0571
 
Gallery 10
15 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-0203
 
Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street
 Sutter Creek
(209)267-022
 
Little City Studio & Gallery
14180 Main StreetAmador City
(209)267-9189
 
Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery
12557 Steiner Road
Plymouth
(209)245-3384
 
Gallery M
Corner of Shenandoah Rd (E16) & Holly Ln
River Pines
(209)256-9561
 
Volcano Gallery
16105 Main Street
Volcano
(209)296-3334
 
Add Art
20 Main Street
Jackson
(209)223-3339
 
Gifted
8 Main Street
Jackson
(209)223-1558
 
Petroglyphe Gallery
8317 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill
(209)286-1387
 
Art Trek businesses with art on their walls for viewing include:
Back Roads Coffee House
74 Main Street, Sutter Creek
(209)267-0440
 
Kaffeine's Coffee
46 Main Street, Sutter Creek
(209)267-4411
 
Sierra Ridge Tasting Room
54 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-1316
 
Valley View Interiors
48 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-5515
 
Union Inn and Pub
21375 Consolation Street
Volcano
(209)296-7711
 

Rosebuds Cafe

26 Main Street
Jackson
(209)257-0227
 
AmadorArts
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.
05/02/2015 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Artist's Reception at Sutter Creek Gallery

Artist's Reception at Sutter Creek Gallery

Saturday
May 2nd
4pm - 7pm
 
Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet photographer Nancy O'Gorman at the reception in her honor on Saturday, May 2nd from 4 to 7 p.m.,as part of Amador Arts First Saturday Art Trek.
 
Photographer Nancy O’Gorman specializes in capturing vignettes and scenes in and around Sutter Creek and the wine country.   She calls the project Sutter Creek Treasures.  "There are so many charming, historical buildings to capture downtown," she says, "and how can you beat the beauty of these foothills?" 
 
O’Gorman is a native of San Francisco and has been photographing people, places, and things since 1972, when she studied photography under Marion Patterson at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.  Her father John Gorman was her best inspiration; he lived in Sutter Creek from 1995 to 2005 after retiring from the “San Francisco Examiner” as a 35-year staff photographer.  O’Gorman has worked as a photojournalist and freelance photographer and has been published in several newspapers and magazines over the years.  Her favorite photographic activity is taking pictures of Sutter Creek scenes. 
 
The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209)267-0228
 
 
05/02/2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Saturdays
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
 
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call (209)296-4100 to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/02/2015 - 4:30pm
 
Live Music at Clark's Corner

Live Music at Clark's Corner

Saturday Nights
 
Fit Clark's Corner into your Saturday night plans.
 
They have you covered from dinner, drinks, and dancing!
 
Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-8:00pm with a different special each night.
 
Music Starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm.
 
Clark's Corner
12 W. Main St
Ione, CA  95640
(209) 274- 2233
 
 
 
05/02/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours

2015 Public Tours: May 2, May 30 (ParaCon), June 27, July 25, August 29, September 12, November 7
 
2015 Private Tours: May 23, June 13, July 11, August 15, September 5, November, 14, December 5
 
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. Now 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 venturing through the castle will have a member of theCastle Spirits Paranormal team as your docent  to insure your safety throughout the evening. 

Public nights are $100 per person, via Pay Pal; limited to 15 guests each night. Private nights are $1,100 minimum, via Pay Pal. If there are more than 11 people in your groupl, then it is $100/per additional person with a maximum of 15 people. 

Fall, winter and spring times are 6:00 pm to 4 am. Summer times are 7:00 pm to 4:00 am. 

Must be 18 years and older.

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

 

Preston Castle
900 (end of) Palm Drive
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
05/02/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Victorian Garden Acoustic Concert

Sutter Creek Victorian Garden Acoustic Concert

Saturday
May 2nd
7:00pm
 
Aryeh & Lisa - Harp & Multi-Instrument Duets
 
Tickets online at guitarwork.com
Tickets at the Door: $25.00
 
Skunk Hollow Victorian Gardens
60 Gold Dust Trail
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209)267-8193
 
 

 

05/02/2015 - 7:00pm
 
Delta Wires at Sutter Creek Theatre

Delta Wires at Sutter Creek Theatre

Saturday
May 2nd
8:00pm
 
Delta Wires is a Big, high-energy, harmonica & horns blues band which started as a college anthology of blues project in Oakland, CA.
 
For years Delta Wires have shared billing with such blues luminaries as Van Morrison, Boz Skaggs, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson and many others. These elements culminate in this finely-honed presentation of rhythm and blues stylings as an art form.
 
$20 adv / $23 day of show
 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
916-425-0077
 
 
05/02/2015 - 8:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/02/2015 - 8:00pm
 
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Gem & Craft Fair

Gem & Craft Fair

Saturday & Sunday
May 2nd & 3rd
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 (lesst $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
 
 
 
05/03/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

May 2nd and 3rd from 11am - 4pm
Amador Senior Center, Jackson Ca
 

 

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. 

 

From 11am to 4pm, May 2nd and 3rd, 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

RayMona Cunha (209) 256-3517 or visit sierramadregardenclub.org.

Amador Senior Center

229 New York Ranch Road

Jackson, CA

05/03/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Amador Wedding Faire

Amador Wedding Faire

Sunday
May 3rd
Noon-4:00pm

The 3rd Annual Amador Wedding Faire

Jackson Rancheria Casino & Resort
Hotel Ballroom
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642

A fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation & Kennedy Mine Foundation

On Facebook at: Facebook.com/AmadorWeddings

05/03/2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Bowling For A Cure

Bowling For A Cure

Sunday
May3rd
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
 
05/03/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Music Concert

Sunday
May 3rd
2:00 pm
 
The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents its last concert of the 2014-2015 season.
 
The program includes the Septet for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, cello and piano in A minor, Op. 147 of Louis Spohr (1784-1859).  Spohr was a highly successful German violin virtuoso, conductor and composer in the era immediately following Beethoven and Schubert.  His compositions, full of engaging melodies and novel instrumental effects, include eleven operas, ten symphonies, thirty four string quartets and numerous other chamber music compositions, many of which remain important components of the contemporary repertoire.
 
The Septet will be performed by several of the top instrumentalists living in the Mother Lode counties, all frequent performers with the Friends of Music:  Sandra Betti, flute, Hank King, clarinet, Bill Minkel, horn, Gail Buzzard, bassoon, Randy Fischer, violin, Alice Williams, cello, and Ron Brickman, piano.
 
Also on the program is Alden Cohen, double bass virtuoso and the Friends of Music’s Distinguished Young Artist of the Year.  Cohen will perform works by Koussevitsky, Paganini, Bruch, Francaix and Piazzolla, accompanied by Ron Brickman on piano.  He will also perform the unaccompanied jazz solo, “Bach to Blues” by John Clayton.
 
A San Francisco native, Cohen received his bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and his master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Since 2004, he has been on the San Francisco Symphony double bass substitute list and often performs with the symphony. Recently, he placed as a finalist for the Marin Symphony Principal Bass audition and co-won the Berkeley Symphony Assistant Principal Bass audition. In 2008, Mr. Cohen won the Santa Cruz County Symphony principal bass audition. He is also a contracted section bass member of the Napa Valley Symphony and Modesto Symphony. He has performed as Principal Bass for the Berkeley Symphony, Fresno Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, Pacific Chamber Symphony, and San Francisco Lyric Opera.   As a soloist, Cohen has performed with Stephen Tramontozzi, San Francisco Symphony bassist, at the San Francisco Bass Bash in 2005.  Mr. Cohen is also an experienced musical arranger, publicist and music theory instructor. He has written a book called, Virtuoso Bass Skills for Double Bass Rookies, that is a compilation of original and borrowed bass techniques and famous melodies specially arranged for the double bass.
 
The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the organization of classical music performances serving the central region of California’s historic gold country.  For further, up-to-date information about all Friends of Music’s events, consult thier web site at www.mlfm.org.
 
Church of the Nazarene
14050 Ridge Road
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
 
For more Information call (209) 293-4227
 
 

 

05/03/2015 - 2:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/03/2015 - 2:00pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

May 2nd and 3rd from 11am - 4pm
Amador Senior Center, Jackson Ca
 

 

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. 

 

From 11am to 4pm, May 2nd and 3rd, 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

RayMona Cunha (209) 256-3517 or visit sierramadregardenclub.org.

Amador Senior Center

229 New York Ranch Road

Jackson, CA

05/04/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting at the Union
 
21st Amendment Brewing from San Francisco
 
Monday, May 4 from 5 to 6:30
Discover your new favorite beer from Watermelon Wheat to a Black IPA and lots of flavors in between.
The kitchen will be serving up some tasty treats to pair with the beers.
It's our way of Making Monday feel like Friday
 
Price $15.00 Per Person at the Volcano Inn
05/04/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
Holmes' Hounds

Holmes' Hounds

The game's afoot. Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? Fancy yourself a bit of an amateur slueth? Align yourself with Dr. Watson in the love of a Good Story? We are the home of Baker Street West and the Sherlock Holmes Society, Holmes' Hounds. Visit Baker Street West our 2nd floor, up the stairs, cross the threshold, and you wil find yourself in Sherlock's Victorian England.
 
Join us for our next meeting of Holmes' Hound at Baker Street West.  Meetings are on the first Tuesday in odd-numbered months.
 
Hein & Co. Books and Vintage Goods
204 Main Street
Jackson
 
Baker Street West
209-223-9076
05/05/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Comedy Bandidos

Comedy Bandidos

Cinco de Mayo, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7 p.m.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Comedy Bandidos will perform on Jackson Rancheria’s Grand Oak Ballroom stage.

The Comedy Bandidos began their career at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club over nine years ago. What first started as stand-up quickly became one of the hottest shows in town. In 2008, the group released their first comedy special and the 95-minute comedy routine went international.

Although all three comedians perform individually, The Comedy Bandidos reunite to bring a unique comedy experience with three personalities and different perspectives. The first Bandido is Richard Villa. Villa has been on numerous TV shows on Comedy Central, HBO specials, and MTV. Next is Sam Butler from El Paso, Texas. Butler travels through the United States with his own comedy tour and is about to release his own comedy special on Netflix. The last Bandido is Phil Medina. Medina is considered the “King of Fresno” when it comes to comedy. His own comedy special will be released in summer 2015.

Enjoy a roller coaster comedy ride with the Comedy Bandidos!

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

Tickets are $10 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier’s Cage, and $15 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier’s Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com.

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

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.

05/05/2015 - 7:00pm
 
 
College Open House

College Open House

Thursday
May 7th
5:30-6:30pm
 
 
Amador Centers for Higher Learning College Open House
 
 
See ITV Demonstration from Shasta College
 
 
Refreshments
 
 
 
 
Amador County Transportation Commision (ATCT) Center
117 Valley View Way
Sutter Creek, CA  95669
 
 
 
 
05/07/2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Mother's Day Weekend at Amador Foothill Winery

Mother's Day Weekend at Amador Foothill Winery

Friday - Sunday
May 8th - 10th
11 AM to 5 PM
 
Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with gourmet cheese & salami bites and wine tasting.
 
Bring your own picnic and enjoy the view and a game of cornhole.
 
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
 
 
05/08/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May-October
6:00pm
 
BellaGrace’s Sutter Creek Tasting Room, 73 Main, is located in a restored, 1860's era building on Main Street.  Stop by to taste  award winning wines, and current releases, including new limited Reserve wines.
 
Beginning in mid-April and running through mid-October, “Music @ 73 Main” features live music on the outside deck. 
 
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music of local artists with a glass of BellaGrace wine and light food.
 
Cover price of $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Food offerings will be available for $10. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.
 
Music @ 73 Main 2015 Schedule:
May 1- Legal Addiction
May 8 - Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi in Concert
May 15 - Shiloh and Mirian Trio
May 22 - Over the Edge
May 29 - Darcel
June 5 - Aaron Gayden Band
June 12 - Midtown Jazz
June 19 - Sambandha ~ Music of the World
June 26 - Over the Edge
July 3 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
July 10 - The Bad Catz Band
July 17 - Jesse Hendricks in Concert
July 31 – Peekablue
August 7 - Wicked Sisters in Concert
August 14 - Charged Particles
August 21 - Dave Stamey
August 28 - Over the Edge
September 4 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
September 11 - Midtown Jazz
September 18 - Darcel
September 25 - Legal Addiction
October 2 - Over the Edge
 
BellaGrace Sutter Creek Tasting Room
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Phone:  (209)267-8053
 
 
05/08/2015 - 6:00pm
 
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
05/08/2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/08/2015 - 8:00pm
 
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
05/09/2015 - 7:30am to 10:00pm
 
Workshop: Establish a Summer Garden

Workshop: Establish a Summer Garden

Saturday
May 9th
9-11:30am
 
ACRA-ARCD Community Garden: Growing a Successful Garden in the Mother Lode! 
 
 Learn which vegetables are best suited for our climate, when, where, and how they should be planted along with gardening techniques for the best produce this summer. 
 
Cost $15 per person. 
 
Location: The Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, 1334 Jackson Gate Road
 
Please call ACRA for more information at 223-6349.
 
 
05/09/2015 - 9:00am to 11:30am
 
Mother's Day Weekend at Amador Foothill Winery

Mother's Day Weekend at Amador Foothill Winery

Friday - Sunday
May 8th - 10th
11 AM to 5 PM
 
Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with gourmet cheese & salami bites and wine tasting.
 
Bring your own picnic and enjoy the view and a game of cornhole.
 
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
 
 
05/09/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Community Garden Grand Opening

Community Garden Grand Opening

Saturday
May 9th
12-3pm
 
It's the grand opening of the ACRA-ARCD Community Garden in Jackson.
 
Plot reservations are now available!
Small plots: 4x12 - $50 annual fee
Large plots: 4x24 - $100 annual fee
PLUS $100 refundable deposit
Location: The Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, 1334 Jackson Gate Road
 
Please call ACRA for more information at 223-6349.
 
 
05/09/2015 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Ranchers Day Rodeo

Ranchers Day Rodeo

Cowboys Incahoots is bringing the Ranchers Day Rodeo back to Ione Homecoming!
 
Events this year include:
 
Ranch Team Roping

3 Man Doctoring

4 Man Branding

Trailer Loading (cattle rustling)

Working Cow Horse

New this year...Ranch Bronc Riding (WSRRA Sanctioned)!

Saturday, May 10th at 1:00pm

Hughes Arena
Charles Howard Park
600 S. Church Street
Ione, CA  95640
 
More more information contact Jeff (916)802-3149 or Lynn (209)304-1998
 
 
05/09/2015 - 1:00pm
 
River Reflections

River Reflections

The finale event of "River Reflections"
Saturday, 5/9/2015, 2:00PM - 5:00PM, Pardee Reservoir
 
The finale event will focus on the performing arts to celebrate the conclusion of the project which began last summer. What better place than at the nearby reservoir which holds the Mokelumne River before it begins its journey to the East Bay…the beautiful . The human river water fountain, aka Leslie Vasquez, will greet guests.
 
"River Reflections" is a landmark arts endeavor created by AmadorArts, (Amador County Arts Council), as a “Creative California Communities” Project funded by the California Arts Council.  Project partners are the Calaveras County Arts Council, the Foothill Conservancy, and East Bay Municipal Utility District. Artists of all disciplines have created works reflecting the project’s mission of creating awareness and significance of the Mokelumne River in all of our lives, whether for drinking water for 1.4 million people, irrigation, power, recreation, or beauty.
 
Take in the gorgeous Pardee setting while enjoying the entertainment and fresh locally-sourced finger food by Rosebuds Café, local wines and beverages. Suggested donation is just $10. Many of those present to celebrate will be those involved in the creation of the art and poetry for the successful three exhibits in Amador, Calaveras, and Oakland. Anybody who treasures the Mokelumne River can and should be there.

The River Reflections Project began in July, 2014, with a call for artists to participate. Besides visual artists and poets, categories also included musicians and dancers. Therefore, the May 9th event will include these performances: an original dance choreographed by Cara Agustin and performed by 10 dancers from The Studio; music by Adam Gottstein, Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus, Megan O’Keefe, and Kat Everitt’s Mokelumne River Song performed by Nedra and Julio; plus more. All of the awards in the overall competition will be announced, including the Popular Choice Awards.

Pardee Recreation Area
4900 Stony Creek Rd.
Ione, CA
AmadorArts
209- 267- 9038
 
 

 

05/09/2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Saturdays
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
 
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call (209)296-4100 to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/09/2015 - 4:30pm
 
Live Music at Clark's Corner

Live Music at Clark's Corner

Saturday Nights
 
Fit Clark's Corner into your Saturday night plans.
 
They have you covered from dinner, drinks, and dancing!
 
Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-8:00pm with a different special each night.
 
Music Starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm.
 
Clark's Corner
12 W. Main St
Ione, CA  95640
(209) 274- 2233
 
 
 
05/09/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Rita Hosking Trio at Feist Wines

Rita Hosking Trio at Feist Wines

Saturday
May 9th
7pm
 
Rita Hosking writes and sings classic country-folk originals.  Cahalen Morrison and Eli West play new, original music that captures the essence of the old time country sound. Together this trio creates:  “Authentic American folk-music to stir the soul,” –No Depression
 
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available at the Feist Wines tasting room.
 
Feist Wines is a small lot, artisan winery in Amador City.  Their tasting room, housed in a 19th century western saloon, is developing into a center for culture and has become a community gathering place for big city quality music.
 
Winemaker Tony Feist plays the guitar and fiddle and performs regularly at the tasting room with the Allen Frank Doghouse Blues.
 
Feist Wines
14173 Old Highway 49
Amador City, CA  9560
(209)267-8020
 
 
05/09/2015 - 7:00pm
 
James Garner's tribute to Johnny Cash

James Garner's tribute to Johnny Cash

Saturday
May 9th
8:00pm
 
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash delivers the Man in Black's music with conviction, accuracy, sincerity, and honesty.
 
Garner not only takes his audience through a musical journey of Johnny Cash's biggest hits, but also on an expedition of the Man in Black's legendary life.
 
While James Garner is not a Johnny Cash impersonator, between accurate performances of Cash's songs, Garner recounts the stories of Johnny's childhood, entrance into the music business, and the highs and lows Cash experienced in a career that spanned 48 years.
 
Most importantly, audience members will definitely find themselves tapping their toes and singing along with the train-like rhythm that became synonymous with the songs of Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Three.
 
$20 adv / $23 day of show
 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
916-425-0077
 
 
05/09/2015 - 8:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/09/2015 - 8:00pm
 
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Mother's Day Brunch in Ione

Mother's Day Brunch in Ione

.
Sunday
May 10th
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.
 
We will also have Dennis Yancey playing the piano throughout the brunch. 
 
Show mom how much you care and bring her to Clark’s Corner for her special day. 
 
Pricing is $15.95 for an all you can eat Buffet children 6 to 12 $10.95 Five and under free.
 
Reservations are encouraged, so call (209) 274-2233 to secure your spots today.
 
Clark's Corner
12 West Main Street
Ione, CA  95640
 
 
05/10/2015 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
 
Mother's Day at Amador Flower Farm

Mother's Day at Amador Flower Farm

Sunday
May 10th
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
 
 
05/10/2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Free tours on Mother's Day

Free tours on Mother's Day

Cave and Mine Adventures is delighted to announce FREE activities for moms at Black Chasm Cavern, California Cavern and Moaning Cavern Adventure Park on Mother's Day!

This special offer is only available for moms, because they do so much for us! Every mom deserves a day of fun and adventure, so bring your mom to any one of the Cave and Mine Adventures locations. Moms can choose from a thrilling zip line ride across the gold country foothills, a 165-foot rope rappel to the bottom of Moaning Cavern's massive main chamber, a climb on the 32-foot custom climbing tower, or a guided walk tour at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park. At Black Chasm Cavern and California Cavern, moms can take a walk tour free of charge.

Please see rules below for more detail on our special offer for moms.

  • This offer only applies to moms on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015.
  • The offer is for ONE activity only. Any additional activities will be at regular rates.
  • Waiver, age or weight restrictions may apply for some activities. Call 209-736-2708 or check our web site, www.CaveAndMineAdventures.com, for more information about restrictions.
  • Acceptable proof of motherhood includes, but not limited to, a purse full of band-aids and hand sanitizer, a proud parent bumper sticker on the car and a few grey hairs.

Thank you Moms!

05/10/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Mother's Day Andis Wines

Mother's Day Andis Wines

Mother’s Day
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM        Sun, May 10, 2015
Venue: Andis Wines, 11000 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth CA 95669
Contact: 209-245-6177

Treat Mom to something sweet! This Mother’s Day, delight in Frenchy’s Waffles authentic Belgian Liege "sugar" waffles topped with locally sourced organic ingredients of your choice while sipping mimosas on the lawn. Picnic, play a family game of bocce or simply sit back and relax. It will be a day that she will appreciate almost as much as you appreciate her.

Food Tickets: $10/person (includes 1 mimosa); $5/person

 

05/10/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Mother's Day Brunch at Helwig

Mother's Day Brunch at Helwig

Sunday
May 10th
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. at $60/person.
 
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
 

 

05/10/2015 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
 
Free Carriage Rides for Mothers Day

Free Carriage Rides for Mothers Day

Sunday
May 10th
12:00-4:00pm
 
Come to Sutter Creek this Mothers Day, May 10th 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!
 
 
05/10/2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
Preston Castle Golf Classic

Preston Castle Golf Classic

Thursday
May 14th, 2015
11:00 a.m
 
Golf to save the castle!
 
One afternoon of golf can make a big difference at the Annual Preston Castle Golf Classic.
 
Register today for this four person scramble. It's great fun for a great cause.
 
Act now! Only the first 120 golfers will be accepted.
 
Registration 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Putting Contest 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Shotgun start 12:45 p.m.
Cocktail hour immediately following.
 
Enjoy an awards ceremony and a delightful dinner at  Caddy's in the clubhouse.
All proceeds go to the rehabilitation of the Preston Castle.
 
Event Cost:  
$95 per player
$25 dinner only for player guest
 
Golf fees include golf and cart, practice balls, lunch, dinner, contests, raffle, silent auction, and prizes, and are non-refundable.
 
Castle Oaks Golf Club
1000 Castle Oaks Drive
Ione, CA  95640
 
For more information: about this event,
209-274-2166,
to register or to purchase dinner tickets, visit:  PrestonCastle.com/GolfClassic
 
05/14/2015 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
 
BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May-October
6:00pm
 
BellaGrace’s Sutter Creek Tasting Room, 73 Main, is located in a restored, 1860's era building on Main Street.  Stop by to taste  award winning wines, and current releases, including new limited Reserve wines.
 
Beginning in mid-April and running through mid-October, “Music @ 73 Main” features live music on the outside deck. 
 
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music of local artists with a glass of BellaGrace wine and light food.
 
Cover price of $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Food offerings will be available for $10. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.
 
Music @ 73 Main 2015 Schedule:
May 1- Legal Addiction
May 8 - Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi in Concert
May 15 - Shiloh and Mirian Trio
May 22 - Over the Edge
May 29 - Darcel
June 5 - Aaron Gayden Band
June 12 - Midtown Jazz
June 19 - Sambandha ~ Music of the World
June 26 - Over the Edge
July 3 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
July 10 - The Bad Catz Band
July 17 - Jesse Hendricks in Concert
July 31 – Peekablue
August 7 - Wicked Sisters in Concert
August 14 - Charged Particles
August 21 - Dave Stamey
August 28 - Over the Edge
September 4 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
September 11 - Midtown Jazz
September 18 - Darcel
September 25 - Legal Addiction
October 2 - Over the Edge
 
BellaGrace Sutter Creek Tasting Room
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Phone:  (209)267-8053
 
 
05/15/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/15/2015 - 8:00pm
 
Amador Holistic Center Healing Arts Fair

Amador Holistic Center Healing Arts Fair

Saturday
May 16th
10am - 5pm
 
Amador Holistic Center proudly presents their 5th annual Healing Arts Fair.(formerly known as Health in Harmony Retreat).
 
There will bea large variety of Holistic Modalities, Intuitive Arts as well as vendors with Hand Crafted Goods, Stones, Crystals, Jewelry and Wood Carvings.
 
Live music provided by Gregory Cain.
 
Admission is free. All service are $1 per minute up to 30 minutes.
 
Old Amador Hotel
14204 Old Hwy 49
Amador City, CA 95601
(Inside Suite 14 as well as outside in the Courtyard behind)
 
 
05/16/2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Motherlode Cruise Car Show

Motherlode Cruise Car Show

Saturday
May 16th
10am - 3pm
 

The fifth annual Motherlode Cruise Car Show will take you back in time with 125 vintage cars, from Model Ts to muscle cars. Stroll down Main Street to enjoy blues tunes by The Esquires, fine arts and crafts for sale by local artists and Main Street’s unique shops and eateries.

  • Motherlode Cruise Car Show: 10 am – 3 pm, Judging announced at 2 pm.
  • Wine tasting in Main Street shops from 12 noon – 3 pm.
     $10 each, tasting glasses available at JBCA, 148 Main Street. Must be 21 years of age.
  • 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 JBCA, 148 Main St.
  • Music by The Esquires Chicago Blues Party, on Main Street, 11 am – 2 pm
If you have a 1975 or older car to enter in the Motherlode Cruise, go to www.VisitJacksonCA.com for details and entry forms. Entries close at 125 cars.
 
Another free and fun event for Jackson, sponsored by the Jackson Business and Community Assoc. with special thanks to the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort and the Motherlode Cruisers Car Club.
 
05/16/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Shine, Wine & Dine

Shine, Wine & Dine

Saturday
May 16th
10am - 3pm
 
Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for Shine, Wine & Dine a day of wine, art, music and gorgeous vintage cars. Plus, a day of special “car show” discounts at Jackson restaurants – it’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!
 

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

  • Motherlode Cruise Car Show: 10 am – 3 pm, Judging announced at 2 pm.
  • Wine tasting in Main Street shops from 12 noon – 3 pm.
     $10 each, tasting glasses available at JBCA, 148 Main Street. Must be 21 years of age.
  • 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 JBCA, 148 Main St.
  • Music by The Esquires Chicago Blues Party, on Main Street, 11 am – 2 pm
Artists and wineries interested in participating should call Lucy Hackett, 223-4603, to reserve your spot.
 
Another free and fun event for Jackson, sponsored by the Jackson Business and Community Assoc. with special thanks to the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort and the Motherlode Cruisers Car Club.
 
For more information contact Jackson Business & Community Assoc., 223- 1263, or visit VisitJacksonCA.com
 
05/16/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Saturdays
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
 
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call (209)296-4100 to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/16/2015 - 4:30pm
 
Live Music at Clark's Corner

Live Music at Clark's Corner

Saturday Nights
 
Fit Clark's Corner into your Saturday night plans.
 
They have you covered from dinner, drinks, and dancing!
 
Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-8:00pm with a different special each night.
 
Music Starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm.
 
Clark's Corner
12 W. Main St
Ione, CA  95640
(209) 274- 2233
 
 
 
05/16/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine BBQ

Kennedy Mine BBQ

RESCHEDULED FOR SATUDAY, MAY 16TH DUE TO RAIN

5:00PM

Second Thursday in May, annually

Amador County Recreation Agency 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 the ACRA Office, Amador Council of Tourism Visitor Center, Jackson City Hall.

209-223-6349.
Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-6349
 
05/16/2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Savor Amador

Savor Amador

Saturday, May 16, 2015
6 p.m.to 9 p.m.

 

Four of Amador County’s star winemaking families will come together for a unique evening pairing Amador County wines with farm to fork tapas direct from the gardens of Amador County.  "Savor Amador" will be held at the Bella Grace tasting room in the middle of downtown Sutter Creek. 

The Havill family has generously donated their historic venue for the event. Bella Grace is housed in a beautifully restored home and garden built in the 1860’s. Join the Sutter Creek food and wine families in this building definitive of Victorian charm to celebrate the connection between local food and wine.

"Savor Amador" will feature the wines of Sutter Creek families of Bella Grace Vineyards, Karmere Winery, Drytown Cellars and Feist Wines. San Francisco chef Darius Somary, a recent transplant to the gold country will pair regional dishes with the award winning wines.

Guests will dine al fresco to the jazz of Jack Tone Riordan and his band. Riordan is a Sutter Creek Elementary graduate and son of local favorite teacher Lottie Tone. Of Riordan, SF Jazz Hotplate says, “one of the Bay Area's most gifted guitar players. He first caught our ear in Wil Blades' band, and blew us all away with his relentless chops and deep sense of soul.”

These winemakers know that it takes a lot of beer to make wine and the good folks at the newly opened Provisions will be hand selecting a keg of craft beer to serve for the evening. ($5 donation/ beer)

This intimate evening will be full of the hospitality and western vibe that Amador County embodies. 

Tickets are $40/ person and are available at participating wineries and http://www.SavorAmador2015.eventbrite.com. 

 
Bella Grace Wine Tasting Room
73 Main St.
Sutter Creek, CA
209-267-8053
 
05/16/2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

Saturday
May 16th
8:00pm
 
Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer’s latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for “…soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.”
 
$17 adv / $19 day of show
 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
916-425-0077
 
 
05/16/2015 - 8:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "The Miracle Worker"

April 11th-May16th
 
Friday & Saturday
8:00pm
Sunday Matinee
2:00pm
 
This true story dramatizes the process, often with humor, through which Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went to awaken Helen's mind and spirit.
 
Directed by Sue Haldane & Marty Brifman. Produced by Tracy Morris & Debbie Robinson.
 
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
 
General Admission Tickets: $16.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $14.00
 
Tickets available online and at:
Hein & Co. Book Store
204 N Main St #A
Jackson, CA  95642
 
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
 
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
 
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
 
 
05/16/2015 - 8:00pm
 
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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys at Feist Wines

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys at Feist Wines

Saturday
May 17th
4pm
 
Performing live, the Flatbellys delight in swapping instruments back and forth. There’s a great sense of play and warmth in their music, the fantastically sarcastic “Criminal Style or the lovely housewarming song “House Together” prove this.  The bands camaraderie has no doubt been bolstered by long car rides while on tour.  Much of the power of this interplay comes from the impressive mastery each member shows over their instruments.
 
Leading the group, Lindsay Lou has a remarkable voice. One part jazz singer, effortlessly transitioning octaves, one part blues, soaring over the band like a clarion call, and one partfolk singer, rousing them all together in song. Mandolinist Joshua Rilko picks with a careful precision that turns surprising when he slams into speedy power chords, dobro player Mark Lavengood is remarkably deft at matching melody lines with quick responses, and bassist PJ George creates bass lines cleverly crafted to uphold the whole structure of the songs.
 
The instruments and the bedrock of the band may come from bluegrass, but the music that Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys present on their new album Ionia can best be described as Americana. This is music that’s caught between the pull of the past and the push of the beckoning future, ready to leap forward bursting with new ideas and youthful energy
 
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available at the Feist Wines tasting room.
 
Feist Wines is a small lot, artisan winery in Amador City.  Their tasting room, housed in a 19th century western saloon, is developing into a center for culture and has become a community gathering place for big city quality music.
 
Winemaker Tony Feist plays the guitar and fiddle and performs regularly at the tasting room with the Allen Frank Doghouse Blues.
 
Feist Wines
14173 Old Highway 49
Amador City, CA  9560
(209)267-8020
 
 
05/17/2015 - 4:00pm
 
 
Amador Flyfishers

Amador Flyfishers

Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00PM

Amador Flyfishers, a local fly fishing club, monthly meeting presents Jon Baiocchi, Northern California Flyfishing Guide. His program will be "Lake Davis".

There will be a fly tying demonstration at 6:00 PM, with the meeting to follow at 7:00PM. All visitors are welcome and it's free.

 

Amador Flyfishers
PO Box 1798
Jackson, CA 95642
Dustin Rocksvold at (209)295-7551

 

05/19/2015 - 6:00pm
 
 
Winemaker Dinner at Blue Moon Café

Winemaker Dinner at Blue Moon Café

Thursday
6:00pm

A five -course gourmet meal w/ wine pairings.

$40/person.

Call Blue Moon Cafe  for Reservations and more info.

19985 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-3800
05/21/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 22nd - 25th
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
 
 
05/22/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Friday
May 22nd
4:00pm
 
Saturday
May 23rd
9am-6pm
 
Sunday
May 24th
10am
 
Friday Night is Outdoor Family Movie night.
 
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
 

 

05/22/2015 - 4:00pm
 
BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May-October
6:00pm
 
BellaGrace’s Sutter Creek Tasting Room, 73 Main, is located in a restored, 1860's era building on Main Street.  Stop by to taste  award winning wines, and current releases, including new limited Reserve wines.
 
Beginning in mid-April and running through mid-October, “Music @ 73 Main” features live music on the outside deck. 
 
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music of local artists with a glass of BellaGrace wine and light food.
 
Cover price of $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Food offerings will be available for $10. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.
 
Music @ 73 Main 2015 Schedule:
May 1- Legal Addiction
May 8 - Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi in Concert
May 15 - Shiloh and Mirian Trio
May 22 - Over the Edge
May 29 - Darcel
June 5 - Aaron Gayden Band
June 12 - Midtown Jazz
June 19 - Sambandha ~ Music of the World
June 26 - Over the Edge
July 3 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
July 10 - The Bad Catz Band
July 17 - Jesse Hendricks in Concert
July 31 – Peekablue
August 7 - Wicked Sisters in Concert
August 14 - Charged Particles
August 21 - Dave Stamey
August 28 - Over the Edge
September 4 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
September 11 - Midtown Jazz
September 18 - Darcel
September 25 - Legal Addiction
October 2 - Over the Edge
 
BellaGrace Sutter Creek Tasting Room
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Phone:  (209)267-8053
 
 
05/22/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Trash To Treasures

Trash To Treasures

Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend, 8 am
May 23, 2015
 
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 are $40.00 for a 10 x 14 space. Click here for an application www.suttercreek.org/pdf/trash-to-treasures-2015-application.pdf
 
(209) 267-5505

 

05/23/2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
 
Ione Rail Fair & Vintage Motor Fest

Ione Rail Fair & Vintage Motor Fest

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday
8am - 6pm

Each year over Memorial Day weekend the Rail Fair which features rides on the rails, many exhibits including model railroads, antique cars, trucks, and gas engines as well as vendors and other activities.

Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills.

Runs on Saturday, all day until 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday morning until noon.

Tickets go on sale at 8:00 a.m. with the first run scheduled to depart at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Ione Jr. High school in front of the auditorium.

Due to the popularity of these motorcar rides it will once again be first come first served, no advance tickets will be sold. 

Motorcar rides are $20.00 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, please contact Tom Correa to sign up and for more information.

Ione Jr. High School
S. Mill Street (end of)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa: thomascorrea@volcano.net or (209)296-4356

AmadorCentral.com/Events

Facebook.com/AmadorCentralRailroad

 

05/23/2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Saturday
May 23rd
9am-6pm
 
Sunday
May 24th
10am
 
Friday Night is Outdoor Family Movie night.
 
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
 

 

05/23/2015 - 9:00am
 
FREE: Yoga for Everyone

FREE: Yoga for Everyone

Saturday
May 23rd
9:30-11:30am
 
Local yoga enthusiasts will present a FREE opportunity for all ages to try a gentle yoga session, outdoors in Detert Park with lovely live classical music.
 
All levels are welcome, even if you've never done yoga before. No pre-registration is required -- check in starting at 9:15am.
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat if you have one. If not, bring a large towel or two. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
 
For more information, email Benita Asher or call 209-57-1208.
 
Detert Park
Highway 49/88
Jackson, CA  95642
 

 

05/23/2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
 
Chaw'se Day

Chaw'se Day

Saturday
May 23rd
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
 
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites everyone to join them for the 2nd Annual Chaw’se Day.

Attendees of the event will enjoy traditional Indian tacos, guided park tours and Native dancing while shopping for unique, custom crafts from local Native vendors, basket weaving demos, Native American games and Miwuk and other Sierra Nevada native American displays and artifacts at the Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum.

$8 per car and $7 for seniors

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

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.

 

05/23/2015 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
Saturday @ the HUB!

Saturday @ the HUB!

Come to the HUB Youth and Community Center Saturday, May 23rd, 10am - 5pm.

Play Pool, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foosball

Projects, Activities, Group Games, Movies

And MUCH more!

Children of all ages are invited, and bring your parents too!

For only $5 have a fun filled day!

Call ACRA at (209)223-6349 and ask for Katelyn to pre-register.  Drop-ins are welcome.

The HUB is located above Hein & Co. Bookstore in the Krabbenhoft Bldg., 3rd Floor, at 206 North Main Street (Corner of California & Main), Jackson, CA  95642.

GoACRA.com

Facebook.com/GoACRA

Facebook.com/TheHUBYouthCommunityCenter

 

05/23/2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 22nd - 25th
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
 
 
05/23/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Saturdays
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
 
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call (209)296-4100 to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/23/2015 - 4:30pm
 
Live Music at Clark's Corner

Live Music at Clark's Corner

Saturday Nights
 
Fit Clark's Corner into your Saturday night plans.
 
They have you covered from dinner, drinks, and dancing!
 
Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-8:00pm with a different special each night.
 
Music Starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm.
 
Clark's Corner
12 W. Main St
Ione, CA  95640
(209) 274- 2233
 
 
 
05/23/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Clone of Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

Clone of Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours

2015 Public Tours: May 2, May 30 (ParaCon), June 27, July 25, August 29, September 12, November 7
 
2015 Private Tours: May 23, June 13, July 11, August 15, September 5, November, 14, December 5
 
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. Now 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 venturing through the castle will have a member of theCastle Spirits Paranormal team as your docent  to insure your safety throughout the evening. 

Public nights are $100 per person, via Pay Pal; limited to 15 guests each night. Private nights are $1,100 minimum, via Pay Pal. If there are more than 11 people in your groupl, then it is $100/per additional person with a maximum of 15 people. 

Fall, winter and spring times are 6:00 pm to 4 am. Summer times are 7:00 pm to 4:00 am. 

Must be 18 years and older.

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

 

Preston Castle
900 (end of) Palm Drive
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
05/23/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Southern Drawl at the Sutter Creek Theatre

Southern Drawl at the Sutter Creek Theatre

Saturday
May 23rd
8:00pm
 
 
 
Southern country rock with a little Caribbean spice!    
 
 
 
$21 adv / $24 day of show
 
 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
916-425-0077
 
 
05/23/2015 - 8:00pm
 
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Ione Rail Fair & Vintage Motor Fest

Ione Rail Fair & Vintage Motor Fest

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday
8am - 6pm

Each year over Memorial Day weekend the Rail Fair which features rides on the rails, many exhibits including model railroads, antique cars, trucks, and gas engines as well as vendors and other activities.

Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills.

Runs on Saturday, all day until 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday morning until noon.

Tickets go on sale at 8:00 a.m. with the first run scheduled to depart at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Ione Jr. High school in front of the auditorium.

Due to the popularity of these motorcar rides it will once again be first come first served, no advance tickets will be sold. 

Motorcar rides are $20.00 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, please contact Tom Correa to sign up and for more information.

Ione Jr. High School
S. Mill Street (end of)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa: thomascorrea@volcano.net or (209)296-4356

AmadorCentral.com/Events

Facebook.com/AmadorCentralRailroad

 

05/24/2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Friday
May 22nd
4:00pm
 
Saturday
May 23rd
9am-6pm
 
Sunday
May 24th
10am
 
Friday Night is Outdoor Family Movie night.
 
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
 

 

05/24/2015 - 10:00am
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 22nd - 25th
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
 
 
05/24/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Helwig Winery Anniversary Party

Helwig Winery Anniversary Party

Sunday
May 24th
11:00am-4:00pm
 
As a thank you and in celebration the winery will have live music.
 
"Mike Rogers" and waive Current Release tasting fees.
 
Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy tasty BBQ snack ribs and pulled pork sliders from Billy Bones BBQ. 
 
Meet up in the Pavilion to enjoy live music, good company, and great wine!
 
Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth CA  95669
(209)245-5200
 
 
05/24/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 22nd - 25th
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
 
 
05/25/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

BellaGrace: Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May-October
6:00pm
 
BellaGrace’s Sutter Creek Tasting Room, 73 Main, is located in a restored, 1860's era building on Main Street.  Stop by to taste  award winning wines, and current releases, including new limited Reserve wines.
 
Beginning in mid-April and running through mid-October, “Music @ 73 Main” features live music on the outside deck. 
 
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music of local artists with a glass of BellaGrace wine and light food.
 
Cover price of $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Food offerings will be available for $10. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available.
 
Music @ 73 Main 2015 Schedule:
May 1- Legal Addiction
May 8 - Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi in Concert
May 15 - Shiloh and Mirian Trio
May 22 - Over the Edge
May 29 - Darcel
June 5 - Aaron Gayden Band
June 12 - Midtown Jazz
June 19 - Sambandha ~ Music of the World
June 26 - Over the Edge
July 3 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
July 10 - The Bad Catz Band
July 17 - Jesse Hendricks in Concert
July 31 – Peekablue
August 7 - Wicked Sisters in Concert
August 14 - Charged Particles
August 21 - Dave Stamey
August 28 - Over the Edge
September 4 - Mariachi Mi Tierra
September 11 - Midtown Jazz
September 18 - Darcel
September 25 - Legal Addiction
October 2 - Over the Edge
 
BellaGrace Sutter Creek Tasting Room
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Phone:  (209)267-8053
 
 
05/29/2015 - 6:00pm
 
ParaCon at the Castle: The Full Possession

ParaCon at the Castle: The Full Possession

Friday, May 29, 7-9PM
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-6:00pm
 

Castle Spirits hosts Preston Castle Foundation’s First Annual Benefit Paranormal Conference. Castle Spirits is a paranormal investigation team that has served as the Preston Castle's overnight paranormal docents for the past five years. The Guest Speakers are a Who’s Who of the paranormal world. 

Two packages are available:

The Full Possession: $150; includes a Meet and Greet Friday evening, May 29 from 7pm to 9pm in the Preston Castle Courtyard; Paracon at the Castle all day Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am to 6:00pm; and a 2 hour investigation of the Castle on Saturday night.
 
The Visitation: $100; ParaCon all day Saturday, May 30, from 8:30am to 6:00pm. with numerous guest speakers and workshops. We will have up to 3 different investigation times Sat. night, with a maximum of 30 people per time.

 

Buy your tickets according to which time you want for your investigation. All proceeds from this event will go towards the preservation and rehabilitation of the Preston Castle.

See website for additional information and tickets:  www.prestoncastle.com

Preston Castle
Preston Avenue and Palm Drive
Ione, CA
209-256-2633
05/29/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Sierra Century Ride

Sierra Century Ride

Saturday
May 30th
Check-In: 6-9am
Start Time: 7am
 
Presented by the Sacramento Wheelmen, the 40th Sierra Century offers five different routes for the seasoned cyclist through the beautiful rolling oak woodland and pine forests of Amador and El Dorado Counties, including the wine country of Fair Play and the Shenandoah Valley and the historic Gold Rush towns of Ione, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Fiddletown, Mt. Aukum and Slug Gulch.
 
Routes:
35 mi./1700 ft.
65 mi./4500 ft.
69 mi./5800 ft.
102 mi./7800 ft.
122 mi./9600 ft.
 
All routes are fully supported by rest and water stops, SAG vehicles with HAM radio communication, bicycle mechanics, flaggers, law enforcement personnel and a large corps of volunteers
 
For more details about the ride and routes, including elevation changes: SierraCentury.org.
 
 
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA  95669
05/30/2015 - 6:00am
 
Raft trip on the Mokelumne River

Raft trip on the Mokelumne River

Take a raft trip on the Mokelmune River!
 
Foothill Conservancy’s annual benefit raft trip is Saturday, May 30th.
 
Three trips on the Electra-Middle Bar Run are scheduled for 8:00 a.m., noon and 3:00 p.m.
 
Cost is $75 per person. Sorry, no children under 7.
 
Online registration is required at www.foothillconservancy.org.
 
For more information, call or email Carolyn, carolyn@foothillconservnacy.org, 209-223-3508.

 

05/30/2015 - 8:00am
 
ParaCon at the Castle: TheVisitation

ParaCon at the Castle: TheVisitation

Friday, May 29, 7-9PM
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-6:00pm
 

Castle Spirits hosts Preston Castle Foundation’s First Annual Benefit Paranormal Conference. Castle Spirits is a paranormal investigation team that has served as the Preston Castle's overnight paranormal docents for the past five years. The Guest Speakers are a Who’s Who of the paranormal world. 

Two packages are available:

The Full Possession: $150; includes a Meet and Greet Friday evening, May 29 from 7pm to 9pm in the Preston Castle Courtyard; Paracon at the Castle all day Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am to 6:00pm; and a 2 hour investigation of the Castle on Saturday night.
 
The Visitation: $100; ParaCon all day Saturday, May 30, from 8:30am to 6:00pm. with numerous guest speakers and workshops. We will have up to 3 different investigation times Sat. night, with a maximum of 30 people per time.

 

Buy your tickets according to which time you want for your investigation. All proceeds from this event will go towards the preservation and rehabilitation of the Preston Castle.

See website for additional information and tickets:  www.prestoncastle.com

Preston Castle
Preston Avenue and Palm Drive
Ione, CA
209-256-2633
05/30/2015 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
 
String Bean Alley 5K Fun Run

String Bean Alley 5K Fun Run

Amador City

Saturday
May 30th
9:00am

Race starts on Water Street and ends 3 miles later on Sting Bean Alley. 

Winners will get to participate in the Centennial Anniversary of Amador City later that day.

Register by May 25th, 2015

Check-in at 8:00am on Water Street by Post Office

FREE T-shirt for entrants

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Youth $20 • Adults $25

Proceeds benefit Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA). 

Register online at:  Active.com/StringBeanAlley5KFunRun

Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 for more information.

GoACRA.com/StringBean5k

Facebook.com/GoACRA

 

05/30/2015 - 9:00am
 
Show and Shine

Show and Shine

Saturday

May 30th, 2015

9:00-4:00pm

Open to the public

Cost:  $10.00 parking fee

All proceeds will go to youth organizations, the Amador Interfaith Food Bank and other non-profit organizations.

Rotary of Ione's second annual Show & Shine Car and Vintage Aircraft  Show opens its gates on May 30th. The event organizers are expecting over 500 car entries.This year, attendees will enjoy vehicles in over 43 car classes. That same day, the airshow will feature a WWII Hawker Sea Fury made by Hawker Company in England. The Sea Fury is a heavy fighter and known for its imposing size and mass. Sanders Aeronautics, located on the Eagle’s Nest Airport will be performing the air show. All aircraft including the Hawker Sea Fury will be on display.

The Rotary of Ione would like to thank the following major donors and local businesses who have supplied materials and labor--- The Jackson Rancheria & Casino, Sanders Aeronautics, Tommy’s Garage, Downtown Ford, Mather Aviation, American Legion Post 108, UNI Waste, AAA Auto Club, Newman Mineral, Les Schwab Tires, ACES Waste, Sweet Pea Septic, Voodoo P-51 aircraft, Jelly Belly P-51 aircraft, Snap-on Tools, Rux Oneto, Robert Hahn Automotive, Toma and Associates, Lewis Yager Construction, Carson Yager Water Trucks, Rich Gold & Sons Trucking, Adris Wines, Dillian Wines, 9 Gables Winery, Meguiar’s Wax & Clearners, Cruisin’ News, H  & E Equipment, Finch Auto Body, Richard Forster, Rux Oneto, and Kreth Inc.

For more information and car registration forms logon to www.ioneshowandshine.org, or call Dave Wardall at 209-274-9160. Pre-show registration for cars is $26.75, $35 day of show. For lodging and general Amador County information go to www.touramador.com.

05/30/2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
A Garden Tour in the Foothills

A Garden Tour in the Foothills

Saturday
May 30th
10am to 4 pm
 
Foothill Garden Club presents "A Garden Tour in the Foothills".  Visit five beautiful unique country gardens.
 
$20.00 per person, includes:  8 page ticket booklet, description and color photo of each garden, map showing garden locations, list of "places to eat" in the area.  Refreshments at each garden.
 
RAFFLE  PRIZES ~ Tickets:  $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 ~ Raffle Tickets available at all five gardens on the tour or call 916-524-8566.  Drawing will be held at the Foothill Garden Club June 11 meeting.  Winners will be notified by phone call.
 
For tour tickets or information, call Marie 209-296-1571 or Shirley 530-620-1080
 
If you want to order by mail, your tickets will be mailed to you.  Checks payable to "Foothill Garden Club".
 
Mail to:
Foothill Garden Club
P.O. Box 75
Mt. Aukum, CA 95656
(Please include your phone number and email address.)
 
Tickets are also available from the following businesses:
 
Amador Flower Farm 22001
Shenandoah School Rd.
Plymouth
209-245-6660
Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort
18265 Hwy.49
Plymouth
209-245-6981
Brown’s English Toffee
14285 Fiddletown Road
Fiddletown
888-443-4302
Front Yard Nursery
5801 Mother Lode Drive
Placerville
 530-626-3494
Ridge Road Garden Center
18815 Ridge Road
Pine Grove
209-296-7210
Sutter Creek Wine Tasting
85 Main Street
Sutter Creek
 209-267-5838
Hein & Company Book Store
204 Main Street
Jackson
209-223-9076
Clark’s Corner Follow
12 West Main
Ione
209-274-3233
05/30/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

Deaver Vineyard’s annual Memorial celebration with wine, live music and BBQ. A great day to spend with friends and family.
 
Reservations start May1st
 
Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
05/30/2015 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
 
Amador City Centennial Celebration

Amador City Centennial Celebration

Saturday
May 30th
11:00am-4:00p
 
Amador City, our charming gold rush town located along historic Highway 49 is turning 100 years old!
 
One of California’s smallest incorporated cities, with a population of just over 200 residents, Amador City is a little city with a lot to celebrate.
 
Main Street
(Historic Highway 49)
Amador City, CA
 
“Amador City stands today among the liveliest and most go-ahead towns on the Pacific Coast.  It is situated in a romantic spot on the Jackson and Drytown wagon road, two miles from Sutter Creek.  Old landmarks in the shape of frame business houses have disappeared and substantial brick edifices arisen in their stead.  At all hour of the day and far in to the night the camp wears a lively aspect”     - Sacramento Daily Union, January 27, 1879.
05/30/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Saturdays
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
 
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call (209)296-4100 to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/30/2015 - 4:30pm
 
Live Music at Clark's Corner

Live Music at Clark's Corner

Saturday Nights
 
Fit Clark's Corner into your Saturday night plans.
 
They have you covered from dinner, drinks, and dancing!
 
Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-8:00pm with a different special each night.
 
Music Starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm.
 
Clark's Corner
12 W. Main St
Ione, CA  95640
(209) 274- 2233
 
 
 
05/30/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Celebrate Spring Fundraiser

Celebrate Spring Fundraiser

Saturday
May 30th
6 to 10 PM
 
Operation Care presents "Celebrate Spring" May 30 at Sierra Ridge Winery.
 
Festivities include food, raffle and live music by The Box Music Family. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and music last until 10 p.m.
 
Tickets are $55 per person, which includes $10 in free raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit Operation Care's new Fresh Start program to provide financial assistance to help survivors of domestic violence transition from the safehouse into their own safe, violence-free housing.
 
Tickets can be purchased at the Operation Care office at 619 New York Ranch Road in Jackson or online at operationcare.org. For more information, call (209) 223-2897.
 
Sierra Ridge Winery
14110 Ridge Road
Sutter Creek, CA
 
Operation Care is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization providing domestic violence and sexual assault support services, crisis intervention and education in Amador County. The group is supported through Federal and State grants which require matching funds in order to continue.    Events such as "Celebrate Spring" keep their doors open.
 
05/30/2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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