The Heart of the Gold Country

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Days of 49

Days of 49

April 28th to
May 1st
2016
 
The colorful Kit Carson Mountain Men will rendezvous for their living history Days of 49 Wagon Train re-enactment through the Gold Country, where everyone is invited to visit with horse-men and women at stops and encampments along the way. All public events are free.
 
An authentic wagon train of 15 horse-drawn covered wagons will start their journey from the encampment at Amador County Fairgrounds through Plymouth, Drytown, Amador City and Sutter Creek, to Jackson for a celebration of California’s pioneer heritage.   
        
The public is invited to join the wagon train nightly for barbecue dinners and casual entertainment, such as singing by the campfire.
 
The Wagon Train 4-day adventure begins at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth and ends on historic Main Street Jackson.
 
Day 1
Thursday April 28th
9:00am
Wagon Train departs Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth and loops 49er RV Park and the Shenandoah Valley
2:00pm
Wagon Train arrives Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth
4:00pm-8:00pm
Visit the Wagon Train Camp
BBQ Dinner available
Overnight encampment
 
Day 2
Friday April 29th
8:00am
Wagon Train departs Plymouth
Morning
Visit Wagon Train on Old Hwy 49, Amador City
Late Lunch
Visit Wagon Train on Main Street, Sutter Creek
Wagon train continues to Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Hill
3:00pm
Visit the Wagon Train Camp
5:00pm-9:00pm
BBQ Dinner available
Campfire entertainment, music, dancing
Overnight encampment
 
Day 3
Saturday April 30th
10:00am
Wagon Train leaves Italian Picnic Grounds
1:15pm
Wagon Train procession on Main Street Jackson. Once in a lifetime photo before the National Hotel.
Wagon Train continues to historic Kennedy Mine (entrance via Jackson Gate; 1127 N. Main Street, Jackson)
3:00pm-7:00pm
Visit the Wagon Train Camp
3:00pm-6:00pm
BBQ Dinner available
4:00pm-7:00pm
Old West Variety Show at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheater
 
Day 4
Sunday, May 1st
8:30am
Cowboy Church Services, Kennedy Mine Chapel
10:00am
The Wagon Train travels down North Main Street from the Kennedy Mine to Main Street Jackson, where all can view the Wagon Train Parade.
11:00am
Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train Parade begins at Main Street Jackson.
 
Link to video of the 2014 Days of '49 Wagon Train: 
 
For more information contact:
Amador Council of Tourism
(209) 267-9249
 
 
05/01/2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am
 
Zins on Horizon at Deaver

Zins on Horizon at Deaver

Friday
April 29th
12pm & 2pm
 
Sunday
May 1st
11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
 
You are invited to BLIND taste the Deaver Zinfandels.
 
In this once-a-year experience we open our wide array of Deaver Zinfandels for your tasting pleasure.
 
Test your knowledge of the Deaver Zins. Can you pick out the Ten Zins? Nana's Vineyard? Signature Zin? Circa 1860's?
 
Seminar times available:
Friday: 12pm, 2pm
Sunday: 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
 
$5/per person, Club members complimentary (limit 2 per membership). Ticket resevations start April 1st, 20 Tickets per session, Seating is on first come first reserve basis.
 
Deaver Vineyards & Winery
12455 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4097
 
 
05/01/2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
 
Amador Wedding Faire

Amador Wedding Faire

Sunday
May 1st 2016
1:00-4:00
 
Spend the day with your family or bridal party while you mingle with Wedding Professionals to create the day of your dreams.
 
Attendees of the Amador Wedding Faire get to taste fine cuisine by various catering services, peruse wedding décor and floral arrangements, enjoy a bridal fashion show, will be entered into a drawing to win lavish prizes, and take home a complimentary Bridal Bag.
 
 
There will be a no-host bar and concessions available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased at the Casino Cashier’s Cage or JacksonCasino.com.
 
Grand Ballroom
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
800-822-9466
 
05/01/2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
May Day Celebration

May Day Celebration

Sunday
May 1st 2016
12 Noon
 
An informal gathering of Amadorians to celebrate our community at Chaw'se Indian Griding Rock State Park.
 
Bring a picnic lunch (no alcohol) and be prepared to meet new friends.  Let’s talk about issues affecting Upcountry and greater inclusion in the County.
 
$8 per car parking fee. Carpool where possible.
For more information, contact Adam Gottstein at adam@volcanopress.com
 
Park Open Daily
Dawn to Dusk
 
Museum Hours:
7 Days a Week
10am-4pm
 
Indian Grinding Rock SHP
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
209-296-7488
 
 
05/01/2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
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
 
05/01/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Sunday
Doors open 1:30

 

When the highlight of your life for the past 30 years is your weekly bridge night with "the girls, what happens when one of the foursome inconveniently dies? You simply "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last game.
 
The 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.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.
 
General Admission: $18.00
Senior (62 and over): $16.00
Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
To purchase tickets or for further information visit our website
 
Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street
Volcano
 
05/01/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Saturday & Sunday 
Last Weekend in April
3:00pm
 
The Choraliers spring concert series begins Thursday at the Cornerstone Church in Ione and concludes Saturday & Sunday at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish in Martell.
 
Doors open a ½ hour before show time.
 
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce on Main St. in Jackson.
 
Call 223-0350. Advance tickets are highly recommended as seating is limited at both venues.
 
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
11361 Prospect Drive
Martell, CA  95642
 
 
 
05/01/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
 
Holmes' Hounds Sherlockian Society

Holmes' Hounds Sherlockian Society

The game's afoot at Baker Street West in Hein and Company Books and Vintage Goods!
 
A Mecca for all things Sherlockian inclucing a museum-quality reproduction of Holmes's and Watson's sitting room, otherwise known as 221B Baker Street.
 
Beth Barnard and Linda Hein are the eccentric creators of Amador County’s Sherlockian Society, called Holmes’ Hounds. What began as two long-time friends discussing their favorite books and authors, has transformed into a community of whimsical individuals with a fascination of the most re-written character in history: Sherlock Holmes.
 
Whether you are versed in every detail of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life, or you simply enjoy the BBC Sherlock series, the Holmes’ Hounds Sherlockian Society cordially invites you to visit 221B Baker Street and investigate for yourself.
 
Meetings are held bi-monthly, on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months, at 6 p.m., in the upstairs of Jackson Main Street’s Hein & Company Bookstore.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Company Books and Vintage Goods
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA  95642
209)223-9076
 
For additional information, contact “Mrs. Hudson,”
at (209) 223-9076, or visit bakerstreetwest.com
 
 
 
 
05/03/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
 
 
Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Fridays: May, June, July, August, and September
5:00pm-9:00pm
 

Relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion. The schedule is:

5/6 - After Dark                                   8/5 - Keep On Truckin'
5/13 - The Stance                               8/12 - Category 4
5/20 - Mere Mortals Band                    8/1 9 - FBI Band
5/27 - Category 4                                8/26- The Stance
6/3 - The Rusty Rockers                      9/2 - Car Tunes
6/10 - Kick-n-60's                                9/9 - Keep On Truckin'
6/17 - The Kool Shifters                       9/16 - Mere Mortals Band
6/24 - The Uncovered                           9/23 - Legal Addiction
7/1 - Rythm Vandels                            9/30 - After Dark  
7/8 - Loose Gravel
7/15 - The Howlers
7/22 -120 West
7/29 - The Uncovered
 
  • $5 cover charge. (No charge to Wine Club members.
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm.
  • Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm.
  • Wine sold by the glass or bottle.
  • Sangria sold by the glass.
  • Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.
  • Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week.
  • Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

 

Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth , CA 95669
Tel: 209.245.5200   Fax: 209.245.5202
05/06/2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Ms Senior Citizen Pageant

Ms Senior Citizen Pageant

Friday
May 6th 2016
 
Common Grounds Senior Services & Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Present Ms. Senior Citizen Beauty Pageant.
 
5:00pm Cocktails (no Host Bar)
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm  Pageant  
 
Tickets may be purchased online.  $50.00 per person. 
 
Proceeds from the event benefit Meals-On-Wheels and other Senior Service Programs in Calaveras and Amador Counties.
 
For more information please contact Common Ground Senor Services at (209)223-3015 or (209)498-2246
 
Grand Oak Ballroom
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
800-822-9466
 
 
05/06/2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
 
When the highlight of your life for the past 30 years is your weekly bridge night with "the girls, what happens when one of the foursome inconveniently dies? You simply "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last game.
 
The 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.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.
 
General Admission: $18.00
Senior (62 and over): $16.00
Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
To purchase tickets or for further information visit our website
 
Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street
Volcano
 
05/06/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Southern Drawl Band

Southern Drawl Band

Friday
May 6, 2016
8:00pm

 

Much like its derivative name, Southern Drawl Band is a melting pot of sound, attitude and entertainment. Defined in categories like Country, Southern Rock, Trop Rock, and Bluegrass, Southern Drawl Band attracts a range of listeners from a broad spectrum of music genre and extends no restrictions on a targeted audience. Their unique trait of extraordinary music and song writing, along with impressive entertainment style and unforgettable live performance is what sets this band apart from any other on the market.

Sweating out their own brand of rockin' country music distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee, Southern Drawl Band has been relentlessly touring the U.S. from coast to coast since it's beginnings in 2012. Aggressively playing over 200 shows a year to sold out crowds of fiercely loyal fans. "Tirelessly building our grass roots fan base from the ground up is the key to our success" says Mike Nash, frontman and guitarist for the band. "We have been honored to have won several awards for Band of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year beacuse of the support of our incredible fans who will regularly drive hundreds of miles for our shows and who have spread our message like wild fire."

Tickets $21 adv / $24 day of show

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St. Sutter Creek CA
(916) 425-0077
info@suttercreektheatre.com

www.suttercreektheatre.com

05/06/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Plymouth Flea Market

Plymouth Flea Market

Annually
1st Saturday
of May
8am-3pm
 
The Plymouth Flea Market and Old Fashioned Country Breakfast is coming, rain or shine!
 
They pride themselves in truly being a flea market, not a crafts fair.  While you’ll see crafts, it’s the junk (er, collectables) and stuff (er, antiques) that sets them apart.  More than 100 vendors and thousands of customers.
 
The Old Fashioned Country Breakfast continues to be a wild success; lots of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits & sausage gravy, OJ and coffee.
 
10'x12' vendor spaces available for $35 each.  Vendors can sign up online and pay for your space with PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account, just a credit card. Or you can download a registration form, fill it out and mail it with your check.
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills
PO Box 56
Plymouth, CA 95669
 
05/07/2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
 
Gem & Craft Fair

Gem & Craft Fair

Saturday & Sunday
May 7th & 8th
10am - 4pm
 
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society's Fun, Free & Kid-Friendly Gem & Craft Fair
 
Featuring Rocks, Slabs, Hand-crafted Jewelery, Beads, Gemstones.
 
Favorite Foods, Other Items, Great Buys & Crafts Galore!
 
Fair is FREE, Parking $2.00
 
Tours of Historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee ($2 for parking)
 
For more information call Gaylene Lichty (916)698-9853 or email mountaingirl@volcano.net
 
Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
 
 
05/07/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Saturday & Sunday
May 7th & 8th 2016
10am - 5:00pm
 
Treat your mama to a fabulous weekend of wine tasting in the heart of Amador County's wine country.
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery
12505 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209)245-3183
 
 
 
05/07/2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Schedule for  public tours:
Every Saturday from April 2, 2916 through September 3, 2016
The 2nd and 3rd Thursdays from June 9, 2016 through August 25, 2016.
 
The last tour, guided or self-guided, starts at 1:00pm
 

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

New this year is the option to take a self-guided tour via your smart phone using QR codes we have posted throughout the Castle.Tour the Castle at your own pace. No reservations are necessary.  The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes. 

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

Guided tours - $15, age 12 and under $12
Sefl-Guided and Virtural tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
 
05/07/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/07/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Amador Four Fires

Amador Four Fires

Saturday
May 7th 2016
11:00am
 
Promising an immersive experience, Amador Four Fires offers a wealth of sensory activities.
 
Over forty wineries pouring 140 wines from the four celebrated wine regions that inspire the art of Amador’s winemakers and winegrowers: Southern France, Italy, Iberia, and "Heritage California".
 
Wines are 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.
 
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA  95669
 
 
 
05/07/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

First Weekend in May
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, 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

05/07/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Vino en Mayo

Vino en Mayo

Annually
First Saturday
of May
11am-5pm
 
Enjoy live music by The Rhythm Vandals a Tribute to Santana, authentic Mexican food coming straight from Nora Borjón's kitchen, new releases and a sale on select wines!!
 
Tickets are available online at shop.borjonwinery.com.
 
Borjon Winery
11270 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-3087
 
 
05/07/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America

Vintage Chevrolet Club of America

Saturday, 5/7/16, 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/

 
05/07/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

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

 

Take the 1st Saturday Amador Art Trek and experience colorful art of all styles, sizes and price ranges. Free and easy parking makes it all worthwhile plus there are complimentary refreshments offered at some of the 12 galleries. Going on the Art Trek is a time to have fun seeing what participating galleries are currently exhibiting. It's a great way to tour Amador County.

A free, handy tri-fold brochure has been created to guide visitors to various locations to experience the vibrant local art scene. Pick up one at the first gallery you visit, or you can find one on-line at Participating ArtTrek Locations and MAP. 

Check back for the monthly special 1st Saturday receptions. Many galleries have receptions to celebrate new artists’ on exhibit.

These are the participating Art Trek galleries on 1st Saturday:

1. AmadorArts Gallery
11A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Sat. & Sun. 12-4, weekday hurs vary (call ahead)
209-267-9038
 
2. Chaos Glassworks Art Glass Gallery and Hotshop
121A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Wed.- Fri.11-5 (ofen open earlier), Sat. 10-7, Sun., 10-6, Mon. and Tues. by appt.
209-267-9317
Just north of downtown Sutter Creek on old Hwy 49. David and Heather Hopman make a wide variety of art glass items including vases, bowls, pumpkins, lighting, sculpture, beads, paperweights, jewelry and other blown and lampworked pieces. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen all day on weekends.
 
3. Fine Eye Gallery
71 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Every day 10:30-5:30
From sophisticated and stylish to quirky and whimsical, quality works from talented makers are gathered for your enjoyment.
 
4 .Gallery 10
15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-0203
Thurs.-Mon. 11-4 (winter), 11-5 (summer)
Gallery 10 specializes in a variety of artistic mediums including original wall art (pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics mixed medium and pencil drawings), welded aluminum, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, cards, hand blown glass and sculpture. While spotlighting original art, prints and giclees are also available. In a recent survey, local residents voted Gallery 10 as the best art gallery in Amador County. Gallery 10 is member-owned and also features consignment artists representing a variety of mediums.
 
5. Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-0228
Mon., Wed.,Thurs., Sun., 10-5; Fri. & Sat. 10-6
An Amador artist coop,our artists produce many works of art that are reflective of Amador County and its beautiful Gold Country. Look for Gold Rush themes in historic buildings and mining ruins, landscapes, vineyards, flora, and fauna.
 
6. Little City Studio & Gallery
14180 Main StreetAmador City
(209)267-9189
Fir., Sat., Sun. 10-5
Working textile studio & gallery. Weaving, knitting, fabric collage and quilts. Art, jewelry, hand-knit wearables, gifts -featuring local atists and craftspeople. Rugs & scarves toGeo Tourism Logo order. Also, new and gently worn clothing. We carry beautiful handmade things at very reasonable prices. Functional stoneware pieces from the collection of Joyce Theurkauf, long-time Amador City resident and potter.
 
7. Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery
12557 Steiner Road
Plymouth
(209)245-3384
209-245-3384
Mon, Thurs., Fri. 8-4; Sat. & Sun. 10-4:30

The tasting room includes one of Northern California's largest wildlife art galleries with original watercolors, sculpture, pottery, and hundreds of framed prints. The distinctive Spinetti Wine label paintings by Joe Garcia are not to be missed.  Sip wine while you gaze at this amazing collection.

 
8. Gallery M
Corner of Shenandoah Rd (E16) & Holly Lane
River Pines, CA
(209)256-9561
Thurs.-Sun. 10-5 (winter hours vary please call ahead)
Objects of art from steel and copper and handmade jewelry.
 
9. Volcano Gallery
16105 Main Street
Volcano, CA
(209)296-3334
Sat. & Sun. 10ish-5ish
An eclectic mix of contemporary local art. Featuring paintings, ceramic sculpture and pottery by Bob Benker; ceramics by Marilyn Baldwin; jewelry and leather goods by Ellen Record; misc. jewelry,  gourds & fun stuff by Delores Weaverling;  weaving by Gretchen Johnson & rotating local artists featured monthly.
 
10.Add Art
20 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209)223-3339
Mon.-Fri. 10:30-5; Sat. 10:30-4
Fine art framing services and the colorful work of the late John Johannsen are featured. This internationally known artist first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Fancisco.
 
11. Gifted
8 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209)223-1558
Tues.-Thurs. 10-5; Fri. & Sat.10-6; Sun. 11-4
Gifted is a one-of-a-kind gift shop and studio that exclusively carries American manufactured and locally made gifts and goods.Here we value originality, sincerity and glitter. Look for Gifted on the ground floor of the majestic three story Odd Fellows building, Historic Jackson Main Street.
 
12. Petroglyphe Gallery
8317 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill
(209)286-1387
Thurs.-Sat. 11:30-5:30; Sun. 11:30-4
Petroglyphe Gallery features original contemporary works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, ceramic and jewelry.  Also on display, are limited edition bronze sculptures and copper plate etching prints.
The gallery represents North American artists, many from California, who have impressive credentials with works in private, corporate, and public collections.
 

Art Trek businesses with local art on their walls for viewing:

Back Roads Coffee House
74 Main Street, Sutter Creek
(209)267-0440
 
Choc-O-Latte
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.
05/07/2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Sutter Creek Gallery Artist of the Month

Sutter Creek Gallery Artist of the Month

Saturday, May 7, 2016
2 p.m. to 6 p.m

 

Julie Muela-Farris considers pastels and charcoal as “my first love,” even as she has branched out to other media.  She will be the featured artist for May at the Sutter Creek Gallery showcasing her new work. We will be holding a reception in honor of Julie Muela-Farris. Last year she created a series of hands and has been working on a new series featuring glass and water. She finds it challenging to capture the textures, highlights and depth of these elements in two dimensions. 

A reception is being held in her honor as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek. Wine and other beverages will be on hand along with appetizers.  She is one of 25 local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek

Please join us on to meet this engaging artist.

Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 
209-267-0228

 

05/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
 
House Concert with Jia-mo Chen & Ron Brickman

House Concert with Jia-mo Chen & Ron Brickman

Saturday, 5/7/16
3:00PM

 

Cellist Jia-mo Chen will be giving a recital of music for cello and piano with pianist Ron Brickman at the Brickman residence in West Point. The concert will be followed by a reception.

The program will feature the first Suite in G minor for solo cello by J.S, Bach, the third Sonata for cello and piano in A major of Beethoven, and the first Sonata for cello and piano in E minor of Johannes Brahms.

Jia-mo Chen holds a MM degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has performed in many concerts as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in different venues throughout North America. Chen has performed with North State Symphony, California State University Sacramento Orchestra, where he served as principal cellist for 2 years, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, where he served as principal cellist for one year, and was a regular member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago with which he played under conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bernard Haitink, and Riccardo Muti. He is now a member of the Stockton Symphony. For the past two years, Chen has been principal cellist of the Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music.

Advance reservations are required. Seating is very limited and requests for admission will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. You need not worry about purchasing your ticket until you arrive at the door on May 7.

The admission charge is $20 per person.

To reserve your place, contact brickman@volcano.net or call (209) 292-4227. Directions will be sent to those attending.

05/07/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/07/2016 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
 
When the highlight of your life for the past 30 years is your weekly bridge night with "the girls, what happens when one of the foursome inconveniently dies? You simply "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last game.
 
The 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.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.
 
General Admission: $18.00
Senior (62 and over): $16.00
Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
To purchase tickets or for further information visit our website
 
Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street
Volcano
 
05/07/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Concert with Hal Ketchum

Concert with Hal Ketchum

Saturday
May 7, 2016
8pm

 

Country music legend Hal Ketchum has distinguished himself as a hitmaker with 15 Top Ten singles and five million albums sold. One of the most engaging performers on the American live music circuit, he has forged a singular presence in popular music thanks to vibrant talent and creativity, artistic integrity and natural soulfulness.

Hal started playing drums at age nine and by 14 was gigging at local bars. His professional start was at historic Gruene Hall, the virtual mother church of the Texas music scene where talents like George Strait, Lyle Lovett, and many others also began their rise to fame. Hal went on to national success by the 1990s with hits like 'I Know What Love Is', 'Hearts Are Gonna Roll' and 'Small Town Saturday Night'.

Ketchum's latest offering I'm the Troubadour is the sound of an artist finding his own redemption in the strum of an acoustic guitar, the boom of a kick drum, and the trill of an upright piano. It's an album inspired by years of struggle, performed by a songwriting legend who is glad to finally get his groove back and finds him ditching the country rulebook in favor of a combination of folk, blues, and soul music, tying the whole thing together with the rootsy rumblings of his studio band and the same croon that helped make him a permanent member of the Grand Ole Opry and a regular presence on A Prairie Home Companion.

Join us for a great evening of country and roots music with Hal Ketchum.

Tickets $35 adv / $40 day of show

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.
Sutter Creek CA
(916) 425-0077
info@suttercreektheatre.com
05/07/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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Mother's Day Brunch in Ione

Mother's Day Brunch in Ione

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Sunday
May 8th
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
 
 
05/08/2016 - 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
 
 
05/08/2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Gem & Craft Fair

Gem & Craft Fair

Saturday & Sunday
May 7th & 8th
10am - 4pm
 
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society's Fun, Free & Kid-Friendly Gem & Craft Fair
 
Featuring Rocks, Slabs, Hand-crafted Jewelery, Beads, Gemstones.
 
Favorite Foods, Other Items, Great Buys & Crafts Galore!
 
Fair is FREE, Parking $2.00
 
Tours of Historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee ($2 for parking)
 
For more information call Gaylene Lichty (916)698-9853 or email mountaingirl@volcano.net
 
Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
 
 
 
05/08/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Dobra Zemlja Winery’s Treat Your Mama Well

Saturday & Sunday
May 7th & 8th 2016
10am - 5:00pm
 
Treat your mama to a fabulous weekend of wine tasting in the heart of Amador County's wine country.
 
Dobra Zemlja Winery
12505 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209)245-3183
 
 
 
05/08/2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/08/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Mother's Day Andis Wines

Mother's Day Andis Wines

Mother’s Day
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM        Sun, May 8, 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

 

05/08/2016 - 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
 

 

05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
 
"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

"Springtime in the Foothills" Annual Flower Show

First Weekend in May
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, 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

05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Monther's Day at Iron Hub Winery

Monther's Day at Iron Hub Winery

Sunday
May 8th
11 AM - 5 PM
 
Come to celebrate Mother’s Day with gourmet brownies and wine tasting.
 
Complimentary event, no reservations needed.
 
Plus, half and full case specials on all Amador Foothill wines.
 
Iron Hub Winery
12500 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6307
 

IronHubWines.com

 
05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Mother's Day Rancheria Style!

Mother's Day Rancheria Style!

Sunday
May 8th 2016
11am-9pm
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort spoils the special ladies in your family this Mother’s Day.
 
Treat Mom to a one of a kind Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  A special brunch menu will be served until 2 p.m. and signature chef features like whole warm lobster, prime rib, and Dungeness crab will be served throughout the day. Buffet meals are also paired with an endless selection of desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth!
 
All guests who earn 750 Dreamcatcher’s Club® points can print their receipt from a kiosk to receive a luxurious Spa and Bath Gift Bag. Guests who received a postcard and redeem it upon arrival will also receive the gift bag. Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random throughout the day who will take home a Coleman Lay-Z Spa prize!
 
“Mother’s Day has easily become one of our biggest celebrations throughout the year and we are excited to make this year a memorable treat for all,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria.
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(800)822-WINN (9466)
 
05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
 
Mother's Day Brunch & Suzy's Birthday

Mother's Day Brunch & Suzy's Birthday

Sunday
May 8th 2016
11:00AM
 
Head up to the foothills for a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch with Vino Noceto.
 
A sitdown Mothers' Day Brunch in the beautiful new shade structure and celebrating owner Suzy Gullett's 66th birthday.
 
Serving a delicious buffet brunch aside the vineyard, accompanied of course by thier famous Frivolo Bellinis and Mimosas!  This year, they've added Rosato Slushies as a sweet dessert treat.
 
Seatings at 11am and 1pm.  $28 for adults and $22.00 for children under 10.
 
Call 209-245-6556 x2 or email events@noceto.com to make a reservation.
 
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
 
05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
Free Carriage Rides for Mothers Day

Free Carriage Rides for Mothers Day

Sunday
May 10--8th
12:00-4:00pm
 
Come to Sutter Creek this Mothers Day, May 8th 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!
 
 
05/08/2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Fridays: May, June, July, August, and September
5:00pm-9:00pm
 

Relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion. The schedule is:

5/6 - After Dark                                   8/5 - Keep On Truckin'
5/13 - The Stance                               8/12 - Category 4
5/20 - Mere Mortals Band                    8/1 9 - FBI Band
5/27 - Category 4                                8/26- The Stance
6/3 - The Rusty Rockers                      9/2 - Car Tunes
6/10 - Kick-n-60's                                9/9 - Keep On Truckin'
6/17 - The Kool Shifters                       9/16 - Mere Mortals Band
6/24 - The Uncovered                           9/23 - Legal Addiction
7/1 - Rythm Vandels                            9/30 - After Dark  
7/8 - Loose Gravel
7/15 - The Howlers
7/22 -120 West
7/29 - The Uncovered
 
  • $5 cover charge. (No charge to Wine Club members.
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm.
  • Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm.
  • Wine sold by the glass or bottle.
  • Sangria sold by the glass.
  • Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.
  • Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week.
  • Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

 

Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth , CA 95669
Tel: 209.245.5200   Fax: 209.245.5202
05/13/2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Ione Homecoming

Ione Homecoming

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

Friday, 6pm - 9pm:

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

Saturday, 7:30am - 11pm:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk
  • Sheep Dog Trials
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Preston Castle Tours
  • Vendors
  • Carnival
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Cow/Calf Chip Bingo
  • Petting Zoo
  • Horseshoe Tournament
  • Petting Zoo
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Salsa Contest
  • Live Music
  • Pet Contest
  • Bingo
  • Mutton Bustin'
  • Rancher's Day Rodeo
  • Kid's Airplane Candy Drop
  • Ione H.S. Alumni Dinner/Dance
Ione Picnic Committee - 209-274-2541
05/13/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Grand Funk Railroad at Jackson Rancheria

Grand Funk Railroad at Jackson Rancheria

Friday
May 13th 2016
7:00pm
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes Grand Funk Railroad to the Grand Oak Ballroom
 
Known as “The American Band,” the Grand Funk Railroad laid the groundwork for bands such as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi with their signature muscular instrumentation and forceful melodies.
 
After nearly five decades in the industry, Grand Funk Railroad has toured the world, selling out shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and South America.
 
The group has accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records, with sales in excess of 25 million copies worldwide! 
 
Doors open at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m. Beer, food, and wine will be available for purchase. 
 
Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage and starting at $30 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online.
 
Grand Ballroom
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
800-822-9466
 
05/13/2016 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
 
When the highlight of your life for the past 30 years is your weekly bridge night with "the girls, what happens when one of the foursome inconveniently dies? You simply "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last game.
 
The 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.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.
 
General Admission: $18.00
Senior (62 and over): $16.00
Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
To purchase tickets or for further information visit our website
 
Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street
Volcano
 
05/13/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Concert with Curtis Salgado

Concert with Curtis Salgado

Friday
May 13, 2016
8:00PM

 

"Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked R&B - this is music that hits hard and makes you want to move. Salgado is one of the most down-to-earth, soulful, honest singers ever, and his harmonica work is smoking and thoroughly invigorating... rollicking, funky and electrifying."" - Blues Revue

Award - winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. Singing and performing with the Robert Cray Band, Santana, Roomful of Blues, the inspiration for John Belushi's Blues Brothers, he's also released 8 solo albums. Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heaMake your newsletter a valuable source of information and advice and you will successfully position yourself as an expert.

2010 and 2013 BMA Soul Blues Artist of the year
2013 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
2013 Soul Blues Album of the Year

Tickets $35 adv / $40 day of show

 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.
Sutter Creek CA
(916) 425-0077
info@suttercreektheatre.com
05/13/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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
05/14/2016 - 7:30am to 10:00pm
 
Willow Springs Schoolhouse Flea Market

Willow Springs Schoolhouse Flea Market

Saturdays on:
May 14, June 11, July 9 & August 13, 2016
 
Willow Springs Restoration Fundraiser- a community sale & flea market to support restoration of the school building.
 
From the beginning, the school house and out buildings were installed and maintained by members of the local community. When the school closed in June 1955, the school house and grounds became a community center and continues to be maintained by the Willow Springs Community Club and was used for local functions. It has always been a local gathering place for people of all ages and is equipped for multiple uses.
 
Stop by to and find favorite treasure or a delightful surprise you didn't know you had to have! Help us maintain our historic gathering place.
 
Willow Springs School
Corner of Highway 16 & Demartini Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
 
Phone: Kathy (209) 245-4385
 
 
 
 
05/14/2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Schedule for  public tours:
Every Saturday from April 2, 2916 through September 3, 2016
The 2nd and 3rd Thursdays from June 9, 2016 through August 25, 2016.
 
The last tour, guided or self-guided, starts at 1:00pm
 

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

New this year is the option to take a self-guided tour via your smart phone using QR codes we have posted throughout the Castle.Tour the Castle at your own pace. No reservations are necessary.  The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes. 

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

Guided tours - $15, age 12 and under $12
Sefl-Guided and Virtural tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
 
05/14/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/14/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/14/2016 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Shrimp Feed

Shrimp Feed

2nd Satuday
May
6:00pm
 
The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation's  Annual Shrimp Feed at the Native Sons Hall with all you can eat Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce, Pasta, Salad, French Bread, and Ice Cream.
 
There will be fabulous items on display for a Silent Auction and the evening wraps up with a delicious Dessert Auction. Cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 7:30.
 
Sponsored by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Amador Parlor #17. All proceeds will be donated to the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation for Sutter Creek's South Main Park and Gold Mining Display project.
 
Tickets - $40
 
Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209) 267-1003
 
 
05/14/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

2016 Dates: 
March 19 -SOLD OUT
April 16 - SOLD OUT
May 14
June 25
July 9
August 20
September 16, 17 (Preston Castle Paracon)
November 5
 
Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours
 
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. The cost for the overnight stay is $100.00 per person. Your paypal receipt is your ticket - bring it. You will receive an email with instructions the week before you are scheduled.

We cannot issue refunds for cancellations. We will work with you to reschedule to another date.

The size of the groups will be kept small, usually no more than 15. No person under the age 18 will be allowed to spend the night in the castle.

 

For Private Groups: We have set aside some dates for private groups from 1 to 15 people to reserve the Castle for their very own overnight tour. The same rules apply as for the Public overnight tours, which are repeated above.

To reserve a date, you must pay for at least 5 people ($500) now, and then pay for at least 6 more ($600) by 30 days prior to your date.

If you do not have 11 people in your group, you still need to pay for 11 by 30 days prior, to achieve the $1,100 minimum charge and confirm your date.  You can add more people, up to 15 total ($1,500).

Remaining avaliable dates for private groups are:Saturday, 8/6; Friday, 9/16; Saturday, 9/17; Saturday, 12/3

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

For further information or questions, contact: Paranormal Coordinator Sally Aquiono: castlespirits@aol.com
 
Preston Castle
05/14/2016 - 6:00pm to 11:45pm
 
Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

Overnight Ghost Tours at the Castle

2016 Dates: 
March 19
April 16
May 14
June 25
July 9
August 20
September 16, 17
November 5
 
Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours
 
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
 
 
05/14/2016 - 6:00pm to 11:45pm
 
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Exit Laughing"

Friday & Saturday
8:00PM
 
When the highlight of your life for the past 30 years is your weekly bridge night with "the girls, what happens when one of the foursome inconveniently dies? You simply "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last game.
 
The 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.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.
 
General Admission: $18.00
Senior (62 and over): $16.00
Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
To purchase tickets or for further information visit our website
 
Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street
Volcano
 
05/14/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Concert with Tribe of the Red Horse

Concert with Tribe of the Red Horse

Saturday
May 14, 2016
8pm

 

Sacramento-based Tribe of the Red Horse celebrates the music of Neil Young and Crazy Horse with a resonance that is true to the music, not the shtick. Forget the long hair and mutton chops. Remember the wall of sound full of electricity and passion.

This is a SPECIAL show featuring a solo acoustic first set with favorites such as Heart of Gold, Sugar Mountain, Comes a Time, Harvest Moon, The Damage Done. The second set will be a rockin rendition of full electric Neil Young & The Damage Done. The second set will be a rockin rendition of full electric Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Tribe of the Red Horse is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Wayne "Tex" Whitzell, guitarist Frank Kenney, bass player Charles Williams and drummer Ernie Belles. Their goal is to deliver what Neil Young and Crazy Horse is known for: The guitar tone, raw energy and genuine concern for the human race communicated through music.

Tickets $16 adv / $18 day of show

 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.
Sutter Creek CA
(916) 425-0077
info@suttercreektheatre.com
05/14/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk

Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk

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

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/15/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Amador Holistic Center Healing Arts Fair

Amador Holistic Center Healing Arts Fair

Sunday
May 15th 2016
11am - 4pm
 
Amador Holistic Center proudly presents their annual Healing Arts Fair.
 
There will be a large variety of Holistic Modalities, Intuitive Arts as well as vendors with Hand Crafted Goods, Stones, Crystals, Jewelry and Wood Carvings.  Live music.
 
Admission is free.  All service are $1 per minute up to 30 minutes.
 
Old Amador Hotel
14204 Old Highway 49
Amador City, CA 95601
(Inside Suite 14 as well as outside in the Courtyard behind)
 

 

05/15/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 20th - 22nd
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
 
 
05/20/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Fridays: May, June, July, August, and September
5:00pm-9:00pm
 

Relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion. The schedule is:

5/6 - After Dark                                   8/5 - Keep On Truckin'
5/13 - The Stance                               8/12 - Category 4
5/20 - Mere Mortals Band                    8/1 9 - FBI Band
5/27 - Category 4                                8/26- The Stance
6/3 - The Rusty Rockers                      9/2 - Car Tunes
6/10 - Kick-n-60's                                9/9 - Keep On Truckin'
6/17 - The Kool Shifters                       9/16 - Mere Mortals Band
6/24 - The Uncovered                           9/23 - Legal Addiction
7/1 - Rythm Vandels                            9/30 - After Dark  
7/8 - Loose Gravel
7/15 - The Howlers
7/22 -120 West
7/29 - The Uncovered
 
  • $5 cover charge. (No charge to Wine Club members.
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm.
  • Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm.
  • Wine sold by the glass or bottle.
  • Sangria sold by the glass.
  • Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.
  • Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week.
  • Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

 

Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth , CA 95669
Tel: 209.245.5200   Fax: 209.245.5202
05/20/2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Friday
May 20th
6pm-9:30pm
 
Saturday
May 21st
8am-9:30pm
 
Sunday
May 22nd
8am-4pm
 
Friday Night is Karaoke and Open Mike Movie night & Kid Zone
 
Saturday and Sunday is a free kids zone, flea market & craft fair with food vendors & music.
 
Saturday night is a Dinner/Dance with silent auction and Sunday is BINGO!
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
05/20/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
 
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Fridays & Saturdays
5/20 - 6/11/16
 
Doors Open
6:30pm
 
Curtain
7:00pm
 

“Watson here will tell you that I never can resist a touch of the dramatic.”

                         (Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Naval Treaty)

 
We announce the World Premiere of Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The American Twins, written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Its distinction is that it is the first play to be produced at Baker Street West venue. Baker Street West is an unusual setting, and we think you will find it an unparalleled experience. Study our Facebook page and you will see how rare a place it is. Baker Street West, where the game is always afoot!
 
Ticket price includes the performance as well as dessert, tea and coffee. We will be serving Chess Pie (the recipe originating in old England) as our dessert. It can be made gluten free upon request. 
 
The opening night is a Gala World Premiere and will include champagne and sparkling cider and a chance to meet and speak to the author of the play, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The closing night will also include champagne and sparkling cider as well as other celebratory delicacies and a chance to greet and bid goodbye to the author. 
 
The tickets for the opening and closing nights are $40 per seat.  The tickets for the remainder of the performances are $30 per seat.
 
Please reserve tickets as soon as possible.  Phone:  209-223-2215.  E-mailing is a wonderful, and at times preferable, alternative for ordering tickets: info@bakerstreetwest.com.
 
The performance dates are as follows: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Gala Opening
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Gala Closing
 
The author grants that the story of the play is original to her, using characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with original characters created for the play.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Co.Bookstore
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9076
 
 
 
05/20/2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Jackson Rancheria presents Paul Rodriguez

Jackson Rancheria presents Paul Rodriguez

Friday
May 20th
2016 
7 p.m.
 
Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world for nearly three decades with his unique humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage and the American Dream. Over the course of his career, Paul has starred in and made featured appearances in over 45 films and television series. These features include “Without Men” with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “A Cinderella Story,” “Rat Race,” and “Crocodile Dundee in LA.” Paul has also appeared in numerous television series including “The Wanda Sykes Show”, “American Family,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” and “King of the Hill.”
 
Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America, Rodriguez has remained a constant force in his community throughout his career. He was awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by The National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the United States. Paul is also involved in charitable organizations like the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and The Leukemia Society. In addition to writing, directing, and performing across the country, Paul enjoys spending time with his two sons and granddaughter.
 
Will call opens at 5 p.m., the doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Beer, wine, and food will be available.
 
Tickets are on sale now at $35 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier’s Cage, and $40 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier’s Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com.
 
Grand Oak Ballroom
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA
800-822-WINN (9466)
05/20/2016 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
 
Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Friday
May 20th
6pm-9:30pm
 
Saturday
May 21st
8am-9:30pm
 
Sunday
May 22nd
8am-4pm
 
Friday Night is Karaoke and Open Mike Movie night & Kid Zone
 
Saturday and Sunday is a free kids zone, flea market & craft fair with food vendors & music.
 
Saturday night is a Dinner/Dance with silent auction and Sunday is BINGO!
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
05/21/2016 - 8:00am to 9:30pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Schedule for  public tours:
Every Saturday from April 2, 2916 through September 3, 2016
The 2nd and 3rd Thursdays from June 9, 2016 through August 25, 2016.
 
The last tour, guided or self-guided, starts at 1:00pm
 

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

New this year is the option to take a self-guided tour via your smart phone using QR codes we have posted throughout the Castle.Tour the Castle at your own pace. No reservations are necessary.  The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes. 

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

Guided tours - $15, age 12 and under $12
Sefl-Guided and Virtural tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
 
05/21/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Shine, Wine & Dine

Shine, Wine & Dine

Anually
3rd Saturday in May
10am - 3pm
5/21/2016
 
Cruise on down to Main Street for a day-long street festival of Wine, Art, Music and a Vintage Car Show.  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 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.
  • Live music on Main Street, 11 am – 2 pm
For more information contact Jackson Business & Community Assoc., 209-223- 1263, or visit VisitJacksonCA.com
 
Another free and fun event for Jackson, sponsored by the Jackson Business and Community Assoc.
05/21/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/21/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 20th - 22nd
11 AM to 5 PM
 

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

Bring your own picnic and enjoy the view.

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

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

Amador Foothill Winery
12500 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6307
 
 
05/21/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Become a Winemaker for an Afternoon!

Become a Winemaker for an Afternoon!

Saturday
 
April 23rd
April 30th
May 21st
May 28th
 
12:00pm
 
Enjoy a step-by-step, hands-on wine blending experience.
 
First, you’ll taste a blended wine from the Wine Tree Winery. Next, you’ll taste three wines: Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre and learn their history and discern their unique characteristics. Then, you’ll mix several different blends to see which you like best.
 
Everyone has their own preferences, so you’ll get a chance to create a wine that appeals to your own taste. Once you discovered your preferred blend, you can take home a bottle of your very own creation!
 
Space is limited. $45/person, includes the approximately 2 hour seminar and a take-home bottle of your unique wine blend. Discounts are available for parties of 2 or more – please call for information.
 
Wine Tree Farm offers Wine Blending Class on most Saturday’s from 12 pm, and by appointment. If none of these dates work, please call. They do offer private sessions.
 
Open Fridays-Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment.
 
14467 California 49
Amador City, CA
209-783-5049
 
corinne@winetreefarm.com for reservations.
 
 
 
05/21/2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/21/2016 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine BBQ

Kennedy Mine BBQ

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

 

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

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

 

Kennedy Gold MIne
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-6349
 
05/21/2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
A Divine Affair

A Divine Affair

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Will Call: 4 p.m.
Doors Open: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Wine lovers are invited to enjoy A Divine Affair in the Jackson Rancheria's Grand Oak Ballroom and on the Garden Terrace. 

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

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

A portion of the proceeds benefit Amador County community organizations.
 
Tickets are available online or at the Dreamcatcher’sClub.
 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
800-822-WINN (9466)
05/21/2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
A Night at the Oscars

A Night at the Oscars

Saturday
May 21st 2016
 
Cocktails
6:00 pm
 
Dinner & Dancing
7:00-10:00 pm
 
Operation Care Presents:  Amador County A Night at the Oscars
 
Semi-formal attire requested or dress as your favorite actor.
 
Tickets may be purchased at operationcare.org or call (209) 223-2897!
 
Tickets:  $50 per person.  Proceeds benefit Operation Care
 
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
11361 Prospect Drive
Martell, CA  95642
 

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

 

05/21/2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Little Piggy

Little Piggy

Saturday
6PM-10:00pm
May 21, 2016

Little Piggy BBQ dinner dance, no host bar, raffle and silent auction and music. A great time for a good cause!

Amador County Jr. Livestock Exhibitors presents this Livestock Barn benefit.

Tickets $25 each, 2 for $40, kids 8-12 $10, 7 and under free
Tickets available at:
Amador County Fair
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth   
209-245-6921             
 
Ranchers Outlet
6980 Highway 16
Plymouth
209- 245-6631

Noele@ 209-633-1342

Or, contact a local 4-H, Jr. Grange or FFA member.

Pokerville Hall, Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/21/2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Project Thank-You Dinner & Dance

Project Thank-You Dinner & Dance

Saturday
May 21st
6:30-9:30pm
 
Mediterranean"Farm to Fair"  Feast ​
 
A Gathering of Amador County Delicacies & Delights
 
Tasty Tapas * Seasonal Sides 
Herbal Citrus Chicken * Slow Cooked Corsican Beef
Fruit & Artisian Cheese * Decadent Mini Desserts & More
 
Singe $30.00
Couple $50.00
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 

 

 

 

05/21/2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Fridays & Saturdays
5/20 - 6/11/16
 
Doors Open
6:30pm
 
Curtain
7:00pm
 

“Watson here will tell you that I never can resist a touch of the dramatic.”

                         (Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Naval Treaty)

 
We announce the World Premiere of Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The American Twins, written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Its distinction is that it is the first play to be produced at Baker Street West venue. Baker Street West is an unusual setting, and we think you will find it an unparalleled experience. Study our Facebook page and you will see how rare a place it is. Baker Street West, where the game is always afoot!
 
Ticket price includes the performance as well as dessert, tea and coffee. We will be serving Chess Pie (the recipe originating in old England) as our dessert. It can be made gluten free upon request. 
 
The opening night is a Gala World Premiere and will include champagne and sparkling cider and a chance to meet and speak to the author of the play, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The closing night will also include champagne and sparkling cider as well as other celebratory delicacies and a chance to greet and bid goodbye to the author. 
 
The tickets for the opening and closing nights are $40 per seat.  The tickets for the remainder of the performances are $30 per seat.
 
Please reserve tickets as soon as possible.  Phone:  209-223-2215.  E-mailing is a wonderful, and at times preferable, alternative for ordering tickets: info@bakerstreetwest.com.
 
The performance dates are as follows: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Gala Opening
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Gala Closing
 
The author grants that the story of the play is original to her, using characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with original characters created for the play.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Co.Bookstore
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9076
 
 
 
05/21/2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Concert with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Concert with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Saturday
May 21, 2016
8pm

 

This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. Their new album, Before the Sun Goes Down, is slated for release this winter.

From his powerful yet sympathetic vocal interpretations of traditional and contemporary material to his jaw-dropping instrumental skills on both acoustic and electric guitar and considerable songwriting talents, Trey Hensley is bursting at the seams with freshness and musical excitement. His resonant baritone voice is rich, expressive, and equally at ease with classic bluegrass, traditional country, and original compositions. Trey has already, in his young life, played with Johnny and June Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, The Oak Ridge Boys ,and Janie Fricke. He's appeared on bills with Sara Evans, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Randy Owen, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart, and has appeared before President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Rob Ickes has been playing bluegrass with his much-decorated band Blue Highway for over twenty years, during which time he has been adjudged Bluegrass Dobro Player Of the year fifteen times. Rob has played on countless sessions, recording with artists such as Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Patty Loveless, and Alison Krauss. He has also helped form a jazz -oriented trio, Three Ring Circle, along with Andy Leftwich and Dave Pomeroy. His most recent album Three Bells is a true dobro summit, collaborating with fellow greats Jerry Douglas and the late Mike Auldridge. He even once received a surprise phone call from admirer, jazz guitar and harmonica master Toots Thielemans! In Before the Sun Goes Down, the listener will have the chance to view Rob Ickes, by now an acknowledged master of the dobro and lap steel guitar, outside of the box.

Tickets $20 adv / $23 day of show

 
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.
Sutter Creek CA
(916) 425-0077
info@suttercreektheatre.com
05/21/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Project Thank You's Family Fun Fair

Friday
May 20th
6pm-9:30pm
 
Saturday
May 21st
8am-9:30pm
 
Sunday
May 22nd
8am-4pm
 
Friday Night is Karaoke and Open Mike Movie night & Kid Zone
 
Saturday and Sunday is a free kids zone, flea market & craft fair with food vendors & music.
 
Saturday night is a Dinner/Dance with silent auction and Sunday is BINGO!
 
All proceeds benefit Project Thank You which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support military, veterans and their families.
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
05/22/2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/22/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration

Friday - Monday
May 20th - 22nd
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
 
 
05/22/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Old-Timers' Music Jam

Old-Timers' Music Jam

Annually
Sunday before Memorial Day
12pm-4pm
 
May 22nd 2016
 
Come on out for a little home-spun music on the original Cooper Vineyards crush pad.  Cooper’s early music career kept food on the table, and now it’s just for fun.
 
Dick Cooper and friends play the old country music standards, and when it’s time for a break, winemaker Mike Roser and his band Wasted Space shred classic rock.
 
It’s a low-key day of fun with the Coopers benefiting Plymouth Elementary, a school so near and dear to our hearts!
 
Cooper Vineyards
21365 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6181
 
 
 
05/22/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Helwig at Dusk presents After Dark

Fridays: May, June, July, August, and September
5:00pm-9:00pm
 

Relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion. The schedule is:

5/6 - After Dark                                   8/5 - Keep On Truckin'
5/13 - The Stance                               8/12 - Category 4
5/20 - Mere Mortals Band                    8/1 9 - FBI Band
5/27 - Category 4                                8/26- The Stance
6/3 - The Rusty Rockers                      9/2 - Car Tunes
6/10 - Kick-n-60's                                9/9 - Keep On Truckin'
6/17 - The Kool Shifters                       9/16 - Mere Mortals Band
6/24 - The Uncovered                           9/23 - Legal Addiction
7/1 - Rythm Vandels                            9/30 - After Dark  
7/8 - Loose Gravel
7/15 - The Howlers
7/22 -120 West
7/29 - The Uncovered
 
  • $5 cover charge. (No charge to Wine Club members.
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm.
  • Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm.
  • Wine sold by the glass or bottle.
  • Sangria sold by the glass.
  • Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.
  • Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week.
  • Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

 

Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth , CA 95669
Tel: 209.245.5200   Fax: 209.245.5202
05/27/2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Music @ 73 Main

Music @ 73 Main

Fridays
May - September
6:00pm-9pm
 
2016 season starts Friday, May 27, 2016

It's another full-filled summer of Friday night music at 73 Main. What a perfect way to start any weekend!

BellaGrace Vineyards Sutter Creek Tasting Room's Friday night concert series featuring live music from area artists, food catered by local restaurants, and award winning Bella Grace wine by the glass or the bottle.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy music and atmosphere under the stars. Cover charge varies based on musicians.

Food offerings by local restaurants for $10. Beer and wine by glass/bottle are available. Please no outside alcoholic beverages.
BellaGrace
73 Main Sreet
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-8053
 
 
 
 
05/27/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Fridays & Saturdays
5/20 - 6/11/16
 
Doors Open
6:30pm
 
Curtain
7:00pm
 

“Watson here will tell you that I never can resist a touch of the dramatic.”

                         (Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Naval Treaty)

 
We announce the World Premiere of Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The American Twins, written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Its distinction is that it is the first play to be produced at Baker Street West venue. Baker Street West is an unusual setting, and we think you will find it an unparalleled experience. Study our Facebook page and you will see how rare a place it is. Baker Street West, where the game is always afoot!
 
Ticket price includes the performance as well as dessert, tea and coffee. We will be serving Chess Pie (the recipe originating in old England) as our dessert. It can be made gluten free upon request. 
 
The opening night is a Gala World Premiere and will include champagne and sparkling cider and a chance to meet and speak to the author of the play, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The closing night will also include champagne and sparkling cider as well as other celebratory delicacies and a chance to greet and bid goodbye to the author. 
 
The tickets for the opening and closing nights are $40 per seat.  The tickets for the remainder of the performances are $30 per seat.
 
Please reserve tickets as soon as possible.  Phone:  209-223-2215.  E-mailing is a wonderful, and at times preferable, alternative for ordering tickets: info@bakerstreetwest.com.
 
The performance dates are as follows: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Gala Opening
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Gala Closing
 
The author grants that the story of the play is original to her, using characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with original characters created for the play.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Co.Bookstore
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9076
 
 
 
05/27/2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Trash To Treasures

Trash To Treasures

Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend, 8 am
May 28, 2016
 
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

 

05/28/2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
 
Show & Shine Car Show

Show & Shine Car Show

Annually
4th Saturday
of May 5/28/2016
9:00am-4:00pm
 
The Rotary Club of Ione will sponsor its Annual Show & Shine Classic and Vintage Car Show.
 
The location has been moved to the Westover Field Amador County Airport located at 12380 Airport Blvd, Jackson, CA off of Hwy 49. The layout of the new location offers addition space for show cars, vendors and the public, and is ideally configured for this event. The show expects cars from throughout California and Nevada, and will feature vehicles in all categories from street rods to stock pre-1960, modified, foreign cars and more. Some trucks will also be on display.
 
Last year, over 350 cars were on display and an estimated 2,500 people were in attendance. In addition to the car show, vintage WWII aircraft will do a fly-by. Many improvements have been made to accommodate both the show cars on display, and public attendees. A new show T-shirt will be for sale on-site, and can also be pre-purchased by car owner at time of registration. Food, beverage, auto accessory, and gift vendors will be on site to serve all attendees.
 
Show car check-in is 7-9 AM, a pancake breakfast will be served by the local Boy Scout Troop 477 from 7-10 AM. All proceeds from this breakfast will be donated to the Troop. Other food vendors, including food trucks will include a variety of tasty faire. Show car judging will be from 10-12 noon, and the award ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM. The event is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
 
General admission for the public will be $5 per person. Pre-registration for display vehicles is $30, and  day of registration $40.  A website for show car registration, www.ioneshowandshine.org, is currently under construction and will be available in mid-February. For information on displaying a car at the show, contact Dave Wardall at,davidwardall@gmail.com, or 209-274-9160.
 
All proceeds will go to local youth organizations the Interfaith Food Bank and other non-profit organizations. The food bank currently serves 6000 individuals and 2400 families. They experience lower donations during the mid-year months and this event will help to ease that burden.
 
12380 Airport Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-2376
 
05/28/2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Chaw'se Day

Chaw'se Day

Annually
4th Saturday & Sunday
of May
9:30AM - 4:00PM
 
May 28th & 29th 2016
 
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites everyone to join them for the Annual Chaw’se Days
 
Over the last three years, the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians have led and completed the restoration efforts at the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. They now invite the public to join them in welcoming Spring!

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.

The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free.

Park Fee: $8.00 per vehicle day use.  Senior Discount $1.00 off day use.

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.

 

05/28/2016 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
 
A Garden Tour in the Foothills

A Garden Tour in the Foothills

Saturday
May 28th
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
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Schedule for  public tours:
Every Saturday from April 2, 2916 through September 3, 2016
The 2nd and 3rd Thursdays from June 9, 2016 through August 25, 2016.
 
The last tour, guided or self-guided, starts at 1:00pm
 

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

New this year is the option to take a self-guided tour via your smart phone using QR codes we have posted throughout the Castle.Tour the Castle at your own pace. No reservations are necessary.  The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes. 

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

Guided tours - $15, age 12 and under $12
Sefl-Guided and Virtural tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
 
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
(209)256-3623
 
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/28/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
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
05/28/2016 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
 
Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Saturday & Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
11am - 4pm
 
May 28th & 29th 2016
 
Join Double D and the gang for Bocce, cornhole, and other lawn games for the long weekend.
 
Bring a picnic with you, and make a day of it!
 
Don't forget...we also offer Daily Farm to Glass Tours of our estate Sangiovese vineyards and winery at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm every day. Call 209-245-6556 x2 or email info@noceto.com to make a reservation.
 
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
 
 
05/28/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Become a Winemaker for an Afternoon!

Become a Winemaker for an Afternoon!

Saturday
 
April 23rd
April 30th
May 21st
May 28th
 
12:00pm
 
Enjoy a step-by-step, hands-on wine blending experience.
 
First, you’ll taste a blended wine from the Wine Tree Winery. Next, you’ll taste three wines: Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre and learn their history and discern their unique characteristics. Then, you’ll mix several different blends to see which you like best.
 
Everyone has their own preferences, so you’ll get a chance to create a wine that appeals to your own taste. Once you discovered your preferred blend, you can take home a bottle of your very own creation!
 
Space is limited. $45/person, includes the approximately 2 hour seminar and a take-home bottle of your unique wine blend. Discounts are available for parties of 2 or more – please call for information.
 
Wine Tree Farm offers Wine Blending Class on most Saturday’s from 12 pm, and by appointment. If none of these dates work, please call. They do offer private sessions.
 
Open Fridays-Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment.
 
14467 California 49
Amador City, CA
209-783-5049
 
corinne@winetreefarm.com for reservations.
 
 
 
05/28/2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
4:30PM
 
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
 
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
 
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
 
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
 
Call to make your reservations.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209)296-4100
 
 
 
 
05/28/2016 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Helwig Summer Concert Series: Georgia Satellites

Helwig Summer Concert Series: Georgia Satellites

Saturday, 5/28/16
Gates open at 5:50pm, concert begins at 8:00pm, winery access gate closes at 8:30pm
 

From their bar band roots to their chart-crashing megahits to their current tour of sold-out shows, The Georgia Satellites have kept the world moving to sweet, gritty, three-chord rock n roll.

Low back beach chairs and blankets in tiered sections. Regular height chairs will be provided in ground level on a first come basis.
 
No outside food, drinks or pets allowed. No children under 12 admitted.
 
Wine sold by the glass and the bottle. Drinking water available. Food Concession on site for additional charge. Pre-Concert Billy Bones BBQ and live music by "Tony Quinn".
 
Ticket includes Govino GoAnywhere reusable plastic wine glass.
 
All ticket sales are final, no refunds. Concert is Rain or Shine.
 
Order tickets online at:  HelwigWinery.com/  BE SURE TO PRINT YOUR TICKETS AS THE BARCODE WILL BE YOUR ACCESS TO THE EVENT.
 
Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA        
(209) 245.5200
info@HelwigWinery.com
HelwigWinery.com
05/28/2016 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm
 
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins

Fridays & Saturdays
5/20 - 6/11/16
 
Doors Open
6:30pm
 
Curtain
7:00pm
 

“Watson here will tell you that I never can resist a touch of the dramatic.”

                         (Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Naval Treaty)

 
We announce the World Premiere of Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The American Twins, written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Its distinction is that it is the first play to be produced at Baker Street West venue. Baker Street West is an unusual setting, and we think you will find it an unparalleled experience. Study our Facebook page and you will see how rare a place it is. Baker Street West, where the game is always afoot!
 
Ticket price includes the performance as well as dessert, tea and coffee. We will be serving Chess Pie (the recipe originating in old England) as our dessert. It can be made gluten free upon request. 
 
The opening night is a Gala World Premiere and will include champagne and sparkling cider and a chance to meet and speak to the author of the play, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The closing night will also include champagne and sparkling cider as well as other celebratory delicacies and a chance to greet and bid goodbye to the author. 
 
The tickets for the opening and closing nights are $40 per seat.  The tickets for the remainder of the performances are $30 per seat.
 
Please reserve tickets as soon as possible.  Phone:  209-223-2215.  E-mailing is a wonderful, and at times preferable, alternative for ordering tickets: info@bakerstreetwest.com.
 
The performance dates are as follows: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Gala Opening
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Gala Closing
 
The author grants that the story of the play is original to her, using characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with original characters created for the play.
 
Baker Street West
Hein & Co.Bookstore
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9076
 
 
 
05/28/2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 
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Chaw'se Day

Chaw'se Day

Annually
4th Saturday & Sunday
of May
9:30AM - 4:00PM
 
May 28th & 29th 2016
 
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites everyone to join them for the Annual Chaw’se Days
 
Over the last three years, the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians have led and completed the restoration efforts at the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. They now invite the public to join them in welcoming Spring!

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.

The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free.

Park Fee: $8.00 per vehicle day use.  Senior Discount $1.00 off day use.

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.

 

05/29/2016 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Weekends
March thru October
10am-3pm
 
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
 
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
05/29/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Helwig Winery Anniversary Party

Helwig Winery Anniversary Party

Sunday
May 29th 2016
11:00am-4:00pm
 
As a thank you and in celebration the winery will have live music and waive Current Release tasting fees.
 
Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy tasty BBQ 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
 
 
05/29/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Saturday & Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
11am - 4pm
 
May 28th & 29th 2016
 
Join Double D and the gang for Bocce, cornhole, and other lawn games for the long weekend.
 
Bring a picnic with you, and make a day of it!
 
Don't forget...we also offer Daily Farm to Glass Tours of our estate Sangiovese vineyards and winery at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm every day. Call 209-245-6556 x2 or email info@noceto.com to make a reservation.
 
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
 
 
05/29/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm