The Heart of the Gold Country

Week of Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
04/23/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Master Gardener Plant Sale

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Sunday
April 23, 2017
10:30am-4pm
 
Jump Into Spring! – Come by for lunch, baked goodies, winetasting, and support the Amador Master Gardeners as they offer seeds, plants, and gardening tips.
 
Seminars on drought, drip irrigation, and more. 
 
All proceeds go to support local revitalization efforts.
 
Buy a plant and get 15% off any wine purchase.
 
Plymouth Ace Hardware
17705 State Highway 49
Plymouth, CA 95669
 
 
04/23/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
 
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
 
 
04/23/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
Spring Book Sale

Spring Book Sale

Friday, April 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., FACL Members only. Non-members may join at the sale
Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Open to the general public

Sunday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Open to the general public and everything on sale at half price (Sunday only)

 
Our Spring Book Sales enable us to help the library as they need money for subscriptions, new computers, systems for DVD storage, children's story time and the summer reading program, Little Libraries, adding to the general collection and lots more. We are fortunate to live in a community with so many people who are generous with their donations and time. The book sale takes five days to assemble, host and disassemble, but it has become a labor of love. It is so wonderful to work with all of the enthusiastic, competent volunteers.
 
American Legion Hall
12134 Airport Road
Sutter Creek, CA
209-296-2771
04/23/2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
 
BOWLING FOR A CURE!

BOWLING FOR A CURE!

Sunday, April 23, 2016
1PM-4PM

 

BOWLING FOR A CURE! BOWL FOR KHYLEE’S SAKE and THE CURE 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 event is being held at the Gold Country Lanes in Sutter Creek, 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 209.304.8036. 

For more information about the Cure Starts Now Foundation please visit www.thecurestartsnow.org  or email Jackie.Harrison@thecurestartsnow.org.

For more information: http://au.thecurestartsnow.org/media/70666/Bowling-for-a-Cure-2016.pdf

Gold Country Lanes
81 Ridge Road
Sutter Creek, CA 95685 
04/23/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Murder Mystery Dinners

Murder Mystery Dinners

Thursday, April 20
Sunday, April 23
5:30pm

 

Murder Mystery Dinners for the Arts Return for Fourth Hilarious Year!

What happens when a local actor creates a comedy, and local actors have fun turning it into a mystery that unfolds before your eyes?  A rollicking good time while making money for the non-profit  AmadorArts.

The hilarious mystery uses local actor Rocky Lane’s script titled "The Heartache of Billy Buckaroo," described as a fun story about love from the past finding you in surprising places.  Be sure to be there as it unravels during dinner from all corners and secret spaces of the restaurants. The Director is Meghan O'Keefe and the play stars Giles Turner and other local celebrities who will spring into action. Light on memorized words and heavy on improv.

Admission is $40 each and includes dinner, dessert and all the fun! The Arts Raffle is always fun too. Space is limited, so it’s advised to make reservations quickly.  This has sold-out before. Contact AmadorArts to reserve your place on the guest list at info@amadorarts.org or phone 267-9038.

Thursday, April 20 is at Buffalo Emporium on 76 Main St.,Sutter Creek. You can’t miss the Buffalo Emporium’s bright red door.

Sunday. April 23, is at St. George Hotel on 16104 Main St.,Volcano. The historic Dining Room of the St. George Hotel in Volcano will be filled with titillating laughter as the mystery unravels.

 

AmadorArts
Amador County Arts Council
11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
 
AmadorArts is a 35-year-old non-profit arts agency serving the county with arts education, free concerts, promotion of visual and performing artists, and much more. It works in close partnership with the California Arts Council, a state agency. 
04/23/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Horseless Carriage Cars

Horseless Carriage Cars

Tuesday, 4/25/17
11am-3pm

 

The Horseless Carriage Car Club is coming to Main Street, Sutter Creek. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see these pre1916 cars with picturesque Sutter Creek as the backdrop. 

In essence, all automobiles are Horseless Carriages, but HCCA has defined the Horseless Carriage as any pioneer gas, steam and electric motor vehicle built or manufactured prior to January 1, 1916. Very few remaining collectible automobiles represent the dawning of the age of the automobile industry.This unique period of automotive history covers the turn of the century to the end of carriage coachwork, gas lights, hand cranking and profuse use of brass. 

For the most part, only the wealthy owned automobiles during this pre 1916 era, and ownership required a pioneering spirit, inventiveness and superior mechanical ability to keep these early automobiles functioning. These early automobiles were called horseless carriages as they were capable of transporting people and freight faster and longer distances without the need of a horse to pull them. Unlike a horse, the automobile did not require feeding or veterinarians to maintain health when not in service, but like a horse they often got a colorful language/lecture by the owner when they would not perform.Children and adults are fascinated even today, as they were in the early days, at the uniqueness, charm and character exemplified by these historic vehicles. 

 Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these magnificent cars on Main Street Sutter Creek.

Horseless Carriage Club
04/25/2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denim Day Balloon Release

Denim Day Balloon Release

Wednesday
April 26th 2017
10am-2pm
 
Keep your eyes on the sky from 10am to 2pm for Operation Care’s Denim Day Balloon Release in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
 
Balloons will be released to signify the 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men that are sexually assaulted every 2 minutes in the United States .  Teal and white balloons will be released, with the white balloons in each grouping representing the victim.
 
If you would like to participate in the balloon release stop by the Operation Care booth between 10 am and 2 pm at Petkovich Park in Jackson.  They will have education materials on sexual violence and the services they provide to victims and their loved ones.
 
Petkovich Park
100 Water Street
(intersection of Water & Broadway)
Jackson, CA  95642
 
For more information:
 

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.
 
04/26/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Days of 49 Wagon Train

Days of 49 Wagon Train

April 27th to
April  30th
2017
 
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 16 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.
 

Days of 49 & the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train -  April 27-30, 2017
An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons takes a three-day journey through Amador County, with stops at the Amador County Fairgrounds (4/27, Plymouth), Italian Picnic Grounds (4/28, Amador City,Sutter Creek, and Kennedy Gold Mine (4/29, Jackson). Enjoy music, Gold Rush-era activities and much more family fun at the Kennedy Mine all day on Saturday. Bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade on Sunday, 4/30, 11 am. Watch for schedule updates, schedule subject to change due to weather conditions.

 
Day 1
Thursday April 27th
9:00am
Wagon Train departs Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth for a loop through Shenandoah Valley, Amador County’s popular wine region.
The Wagon Train will stop on Main Street Plymouth for a group photo commemorating the City of Plymouth’s Centennial Anniversary, visit Far Horizons RV Resort and Plymouth Elementary School, and then head back to the Fairgrounds for the night.
4:00pm-8:00pm
Visit the Wagon Train Camp
BBQ Dinner available
Overnight encampment
 
Day 2
Friday April 28th
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
BBQ lunch available from Sina's Backroads Coffee House.
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 29th
9:00am to 5pm
The Wagon Train will visit Jackson Main Street around lunch time before camping at historic Kennedy Gold Mine (lower entrance on Jackson Gate Road) in Jackson, near the iconic Kennedy Tailing Wheels and the head frame of one the deepest gold mines in the world.

Lunch, hamburger/hot dog available. 10 am wagon train departs for Italian Picnic Grounds, Hwy 49, Sutter Creek. 2 pm wagon train leaves for Kennedy Mines.(lower entrance). 2-4 pm Ice Cream Social, Kennedy Mine (upper Entrance off highway 49).

In addtion to their tours, Kennedy Gold Mine will host pony rides, face painting, a gunslinger, flim-flam man, and gold panning.

Saturday afternoon families can visit the wagon encampment (near the Kennedy Gold Mine entrance on Jackson Gate Road), talk to the wagoneers and their horses, and soak up some authentic wagon train grub available at an evening BBQ. During dinner and throughout the evening, enjoy a Gold Rush variety show on the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre outdoor stage.

Day 4
Sunday, April 30 th
11:00am

8 am Cowboy Church Services Kennedy Mine Chapel (lower Entrance)The Wagon Train returns to Main Street, Jackson, at 11 am with the entertaining Wagon Train Parade of horses, buggies, music and pioneer fun. The Kennedy Mine Foundation will offer a Miners’ Brunch, Breakfast Burritos while you watch the parade.

This free, community-wide celebration highlights the historic Hwy 49 Main Streets in Amador County, Amador County and Whitney Museums, the Kennedy Gold Mine and Kennedy Tailing Wheels, and Amador County's Pioneer Cemeteries.  

 
Link to video of the 2014 Days of '49 Wagon Train: 
 
For more information contact:
Amador Council of Tourism
(209) 267-9249
 
 
04/27/2017 - 10:00am to 10:30pm
 
 
Preston Castle Golf Classic

Preston Castle Golf Classic

Thursday
April 27th 2017
 
11:00 a.m., Shotgun 1:00pm
 
Golf to save the castle! The annual Preston Castle Golf Classic returns at the Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione. 
 
The day starts at 11am with registration, lunch, and a putting contest, followed by a 1 pm shotgun start.  Besides golf and cart, your Registration includes lunch, putting contest, and other prize opportunities.
 
Your day of golf doesn’t end there -- it also includes dinner at the Castle Oaks Clubhouse with the chance to win outstanding raffle prizes.  Don’t miss this sell-out golf tournament - register now.  Your  entry fee will support efforts to restore the Castle.  Tickets are also available for guests of golfers..
 
Register on the Preston Castle website or by mailing your check to Preston Castle Foundation at P.O. Box 488, Ione, CA 95640.  Registration forms are also be available at the Castle Oaks clubhouse.
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Golf fees include golf and cart, practice balls, lunch, dinner, contests, raffle, silent auction, and prizes, and are non-refundable.
 
Castle Oaks Golf Club
1000 Castle Oaks Drive
Ione, CA  95640
 
For more information: Jackie or Tom at (209) 274-2166 or email: prestoncastle@aol.com
 
 
04/27/2017 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Days of 49 Wagon Train

Days of 49 Wagon Train

April 27th to
April  30th
2017
 
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 16 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.
 

Days of 49 & the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train -  April 27-30, 2017
An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons takes a three-day journey through Amador County, with stops at the Amador County Fairgrounds (4/27, Plymouth), Italian Picnic Grounds (4/28, Amador City,Sutter Creek, and Kennedy Gold Mine (4/29, Jackson). Enjoy music, Gold Rush-era activities and much more family fun at the Kennedy Mine all day on Saturday. Bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade on Sunday, 4/30, 11 am. Watch for schedule updates, schedule subject to change due to weather conditions.

 
Day 1
Thursday April 27th
9:00am
Wagon Train departs Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth for a loop through Shenandoah Valley, Amador County’s popular wine region.
The Wagon Train will stop on Main Street Plymouth for a group photo commemorating the City of Plymouth’s Centennial Anniversary, visit Far Horizons RV Resort and Plymouth Elementary School, and then head back to the Fairgrounds for the night.
4:00pm-8:00pm
Visit the Wagon Train Camp
BBQ Dinner available
Overnight encampment
 
Day 2
Friday April 28th
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
BBQ lunch available from Sina's Backroads Coffee House.
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 29th
9:00am to 5pm
The Wagon Train will visit Jackson Main Street around lunch time before camping at historic Kennedy Gold Mine (lower entrance on Jackson Gate Road) in Jackson, near the iconic Kennedy Tailing Wheels and the head frame of one the deepest gold mines in the world.

Lunch, hamburger/hot dog available. 10 am wagon train departs for Italian Picnic Grounds, Hwy 49, Sutter Creek. 2 pm wagon train leaves for Kennedy Mines.(lower entrance). 2-4 pm Ice Cream Social, Kennedy Mine (upper Entrance off highway 49).

In addtion to their tours, Kennedy Gold Mine will host pony rides, face painting, a gunslinger, flim-flam man, and gold panning.

Saturday afternoon families can visit the wagon encampment (near the Kennedy Gold Mine entrance on Jackson Gate Road), talk to the wagoneers and their horses, and soak up some authentic wagon train grub available at an evening BBQ. During dinner and throughout the evening, enjoy a Gold Rush variety show on the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre outdoor stage.

Day 4
Sunday, April 30 th
11:00am

8 am Cowboy Church Services Kennedy Mine Chapel (lower Entrance)The Wagon Train returns to Main Street, Jackson, at 11 am with the entertaining Wagon Train Parade of horses, buggies, music and pioneer fun. The Kennedy Mine Foundation will offer a Miners’ Brunch, Breakfast Burritos while you watch the parade.

This free, community-wide celebration highlights the historic Hwy 49 Main Streets in Amador County, Amador County and Whitney Museums, the Kennedy Gold Mine and Kennedy Tailing Wheels, and Amador County's Pioneer Cemeteries.  

 
Link to video of the 2014 Days of '49 Wagon Train: 
 
For more information contact:
Amador Council of Tourism
(209) 267-9249
 
 
04/28/2017 - 10:00am to 10:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5K and Duckling Dash

5K and Duckling Dash

Annually
Last Saturday of April
8:00AM
 
April 29, 2017
 
It's the annual 5K Duckling Dash!
 
A fun family friendly run/walk that benefits the Amador High Cross Country Team.
 
The race will start promptly at 8:00AM at Minne Provis Park and the course will take you on mini tour of beautiful and historic Sutter Creek.
 
Register online: Active.com/SutterCreekDuckDash2016.  Packet pick-up and late registration will begin at 7:00AM @ Minnie Provis. For more information contact Erica Pophal, (209)642-1293, epophal@gmail.com
 
Minnie Provis Park
71 Church Street
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

 

 

 

04/29/2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
 
Antique Truck Show & BBQ

Antique Truck Show & BBQ

Annually
Last Saturday in April
8am - 6pm
 

The  American Truck Historical Society Truck show (Central California Chapter) will be showing antique trucks from all over California and out of state. Great trucks, great food, great friends! What more could you ask for?

Along with the wide variety of trucks, this year's show will feature live operation of the steam powered sawmill on the Amador County Fairgrounds. The Amador Sawmill is one of the last operational steam powered sawmills in California.

The authentic 19th century sawmill is run by the powerful 1907 Corliss single cylinder steam engine with a 7 ft. flywheel, and will turn giant logs into useful boards as they pass through the 48” circular blade.

The 1890 Smith & Sayer steam engine will again come to life to drive the sawdust removal conveyor. Watch the sawmill crew muscle a huge log onto the carriage that moves it through the 48” saw blade. Watch as the Sawyer communicates with hand signals to direct the efforts of setters and off-bearers. Take a look in the Engine Room and be hypnotized by the rhythmic machinery huffing and puffing, turning steam into 60 horse power.

Dinner starts at 4pm.
We sell out. Place your order early

To participate in the show print and complete the Registration Form and send form and check to:

Emogene Thomas
321 Paloma Court
Martinez,CA 94553
(925)228-5483

Pre-show work day is Friday. If you can help please contact us:
Dennis Chan
916-761-8854
DCHAN@REDI-GRO.COM

Ed Coughlin at (209)825-1704, edcoughlin1125@comcast.net
 

Amador County Fair Grounds

18621 Sherwood Street
Plymouth Ca. 95669 
 

04/29/2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
 
Great Sutter Creek Duck Race-cancelled

Great Sutter Creek Duck Race-cancelled

The Great Sutter Creek Duck Race is cancelled for 2017.

Look for its return on the fourth Saturday in April, 2018.

04/29/2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
 
 
 
Days of 49 Wagon Train

Days of 49 Wagon Train

April 27th to
April  30th
2017
 
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 16 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.
 

Days of 49 & the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train -  April 27-30, 2017
An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons takes a three-day journey through Amador County, with stops at the Amador County Fairgrounds (4/27, Plymouth), Italian Picnic Grounds (4/28, Amador City,Sutter Creek, and Kennedy Gold Mine (4/29, Jackson). Enjoy music, Gold Rush-era activities and much more family fun at the Kennedy Mine all day on Saturday. Bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade on Sunday, 4/30, 11 am. Watch for schedule updates, schedule subject to change due to weather conditions.

 
Day 1
Thursday April 27th
9:00am
Wagon Train departs Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth for a loop through Shenandoah Valley, Amador County’s popular wine region.
The Wagon Train will stop on Main Street Plymouth for a group photo commemorating the City of Plymouth’s Centennial Anniversary, visit Far Horizons RV Resort and Plymouth Elementary School, and then head back to the Fairgrounds for the night.
4:00pm-8:00pm
Visit the Wagon Train Camp
BBQ Dinner available
Overnight encampment
 
Day 2
Friday April 28th
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
BBQ lunch available from Sina's Backroads Coffee House.
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 29th
9:00am to 5pm
The Wagon Train will visit Jackson Main Street around lunch time before camping at historic Kennedy Gold Mine (lower entrance on Jackson Gate Road) in Jackson, near the iconic Kennedy Tailing Wheels and the head frame of one the deepest gold mines in the world.

Lunch, hamburger/hot dog available. 10 am wagon train departs for Italian Picnic Grounds, Hwy 49, Sutter Creek. 2 pm wagon train leaves for Kennedy Mines.(lower entrance). 2-4 pm Ice Cream Social, Kennedy Mine (upper Entrance off highway 49).

In addtion to their tours, Kennedy Gold Mine will host pony rides, face painting, a gunslinger, flim-flam man, and gold panning.

Saturday afternoon families can visit the wagon encampment (near the Kennedy Gold Mine entrance on Jackson Gate Road), talk to the wagoneers and their horses, and soak up some authentic wagon train grub available at an evening BBQ. During dinner and throughout the evening, enjoy a Gold Rush variety show on the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre outdoor stage.

Day 4
Sunday, April 30 th
11:00am

8 am Cowboy Church Services Kennedy Mine Chapel (lower Entrance)The Wagon Train returns to Main Street, Jackson, at 11 am with the entertaining Wagon Train Parade of horses, buggies, music and pioneer fun. The Kennedy Mine Foundation will offer a Miners’ Brunch, Breakfast Burritos while you watch the parade.

This free, community-wide celebration highlights the historic Hwy 49 Main Streets in Amador County, Amador County and Whitney Museums, the Kennedy Gold Mine and Kennedy Tailing Wheels, and Amador County's Pioneer Cemeteries.  

 
Link to video of the 2014 Days of '49 Wagon Train: 
 
For more information contact:
Amador Council of Tourism
(209) 267-9249
 
 
04/29/2017 - 10:00am to 10:30pm
 
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
04/29/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/29/2017 - 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
 
 
04/29/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Saturday, 4/29/17
11am to 5pm

 

"Tantalize your Tate buds" with BBQ pulled pork sliders paired with Iron Hub Winery Zinfandel.

11 am- 5 pm, complimentary with wine tasting.

 

Iron Hub Winery & Vineyards
12500 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209)-245-6307
04/29/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Ione Veterans Memorial Parade

Ione Veterans Memorial Parade

Saturday
April 29th 2017
11:00am
 
The Walk for the Troops event is always a memorable ceremony that reminds us how special the military family is.
 
Full military ceremony.  All ages welcome. Special guest speakers.
 
Following the ceremony will be a walk to Evelynn Bishop Hall where lunch, prepared by Ione's Chief of Police, will be served.
 
There will also be live music, raffle prizes and a door prize.
 
No admission charge for the ceremony, although lunch is charged.
Lunch tickets are available at American River Bank in Ione, Robyn's Nest Salon and Clark's Corner.
 
For more information contact Robyn at (209) 304-8780.
 
04/29/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
At Feist Wines Futures Release Party

At Feist Wines Futures Release Party

Saturday
April 29th  1 to 4 PM
Futures Release Party
Barrel Tasting & Wood Fired Pizza
No charge to Futures Buyers, $25 Guest
 
14173 Old Highway 49
Amador City, CA  9560
(209)267-8020
 
 
 
04/29/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan Thompson and Steve Randall on Stage

Ryan Thompson and Steve Randall on Stage

Saturday, 4/29/17
6pm-8pm

 

Come spend the evening enjoying the original music of singer-songwriter Ryan Thompson. You may recognize him from the band Million Dollar Giveaway.

Armed with new material and old favorites, as well as special guest Steve Randall- one of Sacramento's best- on guitar, it's sure to be a great night of musical entertainment.

 
Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
04/29/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
Tony Lindsay's Soul Soldiers

Tony Lindsay's Soul Soldiers

SAT. 4/29/17
8pm-10pm

 

Tony was here as one of the 2 lead vocalists for the Ray Charles Project. He has won 11 Grammys and been the voice of Santana for over 20 years.

Soul Soldiers performs the hits of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin with guest vocalist and keyboardist Janice Maxie-Reid.

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(916) 425-0077

 

04/29/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm