The Heart of the Gold Country

Week of Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
03/26/2017 - 10:00am 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.
 
Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
03/26/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Come OUT to Amador

Come OUT to Amador

Come OUT to Amador... the county's first food and wine weekend for the LGBT community taking place  March 24-26, 2017.
Come OUT to Amador is an LGBT weekend of curated food, wine and fun experiences in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Participants will experience intimate sessions with renowned wine makers, grape growers, acclaimed chefs, farmers and so much more, all with the backdrop of beautiful Amador County. 

Tickets include:

- Friday evening reception/light tapas style dinner with wine pairings

- Friday evening interactive entertainment experience, with wine, of course

- Either an all day excursion or two smaller intimate experiences focused around food, wine, the outdoors and history. All experiences include specially crafted catered lunches, afternoon snacks, and... wine!

- Beer vs Wine Dinner on Saturday night, catered by James Beard recognized Restaurant Taste

- Light brunch on Sunday

- Sunday afternoon activities on your own

- Transportation to/from all events and experiences from host hotels (park your car on Friday evening and don't touch it again until Sunday afternoon).

- All host hotels include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday for Come OUT guests. 

All information and ticket purchases can be found at Come Out to Amador Tickets and questions can be sent to comeouttoamador@gmail.com.

 

03/26/2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Booneville Redemption

Booneville Redemption

Fri 3/242017, 7 pm
Sat 3/25/17 1:30 pm
Sun 3/26/17 4 pm

 

Booneville Redemption: A story of wrong decisions and redemption.

For 13-year-old Melinda (Emily Hoffman), life is difficult as she wonders what happened to her real father, who hasn't been seen in years. Her stepfather, Maddox, is a wealthy man and the number one employer in Anderson Valley in 1906, the year the story takes place. But he is a cruel man, unfaithful to Melinda's mother Alice, and mean spirited to Melinda as well as others he comes in contact with. When Melinda is sent to help care for her ailing grandmother, she learns more about her father. "Boonville Redemption" has a bad guy, a few good guys, some action, suspense, a faith-based theme, and a lot going for it. Starring Pat Boone, Edward Asner, Diane Ladd, Richard Tyson and Shari Rigby .

Director and some cast members will be in attendance.

$9 advance or at the door

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
916-425-0077

Purchase Tickets: Through our website, at the door, or at Heart & Soul, 42 Main St. in the theatre building, open Sun-Tues 10-4; Wed-Sat 10-5 CASH AND CHECK ONLY AT HEART & SOUL – please call them only during business hours.

03/26/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
03/27/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
03/28/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
03/29/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
03/30/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astronomy In the Upcountry

Astronomy In the Upcountry

Thursday March30th and 31st, 2017
6PM to 8PM

 

Telescope workshop provided by Gold Country Astronomers. Learn how to use your telescope and about the night sky.

Come to the Star Party April 1st at Mollie Joyce Park, 23922 Woodfern, Pioneer.

$35.00 Per Family for more information

Contact Richard at 295-6651 or astrorich@volcano.net

Please contact Katelyn from ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349) or E-mail (kgoehner@amadorgov.org) if you’re interested or have questions.

Pioneer Vet's Hall
25155 Buckhorn Ridge Rd.
Pioneer, CA
03/30/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
03/31/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astronomy In the Upcountry

Astronomy In the Upcountry

Thursday March30th and 31st, 2017
6PM to 8PM

 

Telescope workshop provided by Gold Country Astronomers. Learn how to use your telescope and about the night sky.

Come to the Star Party April 1st at Mollie Joyce Park, 23922 Woodfern, Pioneer.

$35.00 Per Family for more information

Contact Richard at 295-6651 or astrorich@volcano.net

Please contact Katelyn from ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349) or E-mail (kgoehner@amadorgov.org) if you’re interested or have questions.

Pioneer Vet's Hall
25155 Buckhorn Ridge Rd.
Pioneer, CA
03/31/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
49er Bypass 5K/10K Challenge

49er Bypass 5K/10K Challenge

Annually
1st Saturday in April
Check-in 8am
Race 9am sharp
 
Lace up your shoes for the Amador County Recreation Agency's Annual 49er Bypass Run in downtown Sutter Creek.
 
This 5K and 10K course takes you through the rolling hills of Sutter Creek and Amador City and offers views of the Sutter Gold Mine and the Freemont/Grover Mine Head Frame. Road closed down for this special event.
 
Participants will receive a custom race shirt and a swag bag filled with goodies from this year’s sponsors. Overall Winners will receive great prizes a custom medal.  Custom medals will also be handed out to the top 3 finishers from each age group for male and females.
 
Online registration: goacra.org/sports
 
Packet pick-up starts at 8am in the middle of Main Street Sutter Creek, race starting at 9am. Race day registration will be available.

 

 
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA)
10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 100
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
 
04/01/2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
Amador Flower Farm Spring Fling

Amador Flower Farm Spring Fling

1st Saturday & Sunday
9:00am-4:00pm
 
 
A celebration of the beginning of spring!
 
The nursery will be filled with vegetable starter plants- the largest selection in all of Amador County!

Visit with Amador County artists and craftsmen! Food will be available or you can pack your own picnic.

Free tram rides all day (weather permitting).

This event will take place rain or shine.

Free admission, free parking!

Sorry, no pets are allowed at the farm.

 

Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
22001 Shenandoah School Rd
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6660
04/01/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Party Pardee Century Ride

Party Pardee Century Ride

1st Saturday in April
 
Join the fun at the Party Pardee Century presented by Sacramento Bike Hikers

Come and enjoy this early season metric century in the rolling foothills of Amador and Calaveras counties near the gold rush town of Ione. You'll find well stocked rest stops and friendly volunteers to greet and refuel you along your tour. At the end of the ride you'll enjoy a delicious after-ride meal and live music.

Ride check-in: Saturday between 7:00a.m and 9:30a.m (No check-ins on Friday)

Course start times: 100k Route: 7:30a.m. until 9:30a.m. and 50k Route: 8:30a.m. until 9:30a.m.

The Post Ride Meal will be served from 11a.m. until 3:30p.m

The Party Pardee starts and ends at Howard Park in Ione. Located on Hwy 124 approximately 1 mile south of the intersection of Hwy 124 and Hwy 104 in Ione.
 
Howard Park
600 S Church St.
Ione, CA

 

 

04/01/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
 
 
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Effective March 20, 2017: Daffodil Hill will be closed through Sunday March 26, 2017 due to weather complications. Please check back for confirmation of reopening date.
 
Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
 
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
 
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
 
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
 
 
04/01/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Amador County Science Fair

Amador County Science Fair

WHEN:  Saturday, April 1, 2017
Open Viewing for the public  2pm-4pm before and during the awards ceremony.  Judging 11:30-2:00, 10am-5pm (student set-up and tear-down included)

 

WHAT:  Amador County Recreation Agency presents a county wide science fair. Public, private, and charter students are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Categories range from math and computer science to animal and plant sciences.

WHO:  Students grades K-12

WHERE:  Argonaut High School Multi-Purpose Room, 501 Argonaut Ln, Jackson, CA

PRICE :  $25 registration fee

For more information, please contact Hillary by Phone ((209) 223-2300) or E-mail (hsolsbery@amadorgov.org

04/01/2017 - 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.
 
Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
04/01/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Tours
Saturdays  April 1st, 2017 thru  August 19 , 2017 
Except July 29th August 5th
10am to 1pm
 

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 Mother lode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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

Guided tours - $15, age 12 and under $12
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
 
04/01/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

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

These are the participating Art Trek galleries on 1st Saturday:
 
Acme Art
8359 Center Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245
209-286-8040
Community based art and craft workshops.
 
Add Art
20 Main Street, Jackson, CA
Mon.-Fri. 10:30-5; Sat. 10:30-4
209-223-3339
Fine art framing services and the colorful work of the late John Johannsen are featured. This internationally known artist first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Fancisco.
 
AmadorArts Gallery
11A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Sat. & Sun. 12-4, weekday hours vary (call ahead)
209-267-9038
 
Chaos Glassworks Art Glass Gallery and Hotshop
121A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Wed.- Fri.11-5 (ofen open earlier), Sat. 10-7, Sun., 10-6, Mon. and Tues. by appt.
209-267-9317
Just north of downtown Sutter Creek on old Hwy 49. David and Heather Hopman make a wide variety of art glass items including vases, bowls, pumpkins, lighting, sculpture, beads, paperweights, jewelry and other blown and lampworked pieces. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen all day on weekends.
 
Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery
12557 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA
Mon, Thurs., Fri. 8-4; Sat. & Sun. 10-4:30
209-245-3384
The tasting room includes one of Northern California's largest wildlife art galleries with original watercolors, sculpture, pottery, and hundreds of framed prints. The distinctive Spinetti Wine label paintings by Joe Garcia are not to be missed.  Sip wine while you gaze at this amazing collection.
 
Fine Eye Gallery
71 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Every day 10:30-5:30
209-267-0571
From sophisticated and stylish to quirky and whimsical, quality works from talented makers are gathered for your enjoyment.
 
Full Circle Trading Co.
15 Main St, Jackson,  CA
(209)-223-1214
Many art & craft supplies.cultural gifts, and home decor.
 
Gallery 10
15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Thurs.-Mon. 11-4 (winter), 11-5 (summer)
209-267-0203
Gallery 10 specializes in a variety of artistic mediums including original wall art (pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics mixed medium and pencil drawings), welded aluminum, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, cards, hand blown glass and sculpture. While spotlighting original art, prints and giclees are also available. In a recent survey, local residents voted Gallery 10 as the best art gallery in Amador County. Gallery 10 is member-owned and also features consignment artists representing a variety of mediums.
 
Gallery M
Corner of Shenandoah Rd (E16) & Holly Lane
River Pines, CA
Thurs.-Sun. 10-5 (winter hours vary please call ahead)
209-256-9561
Objects of art from steel and copper and handmade jewelry.
 
Gifted
8 Main Street, Jackson, CA
Tues.-Thurs. 10-5; Fri. & Sat.10-6; Sun. 11-4
209-223-1558
Gifted is a one-of-a-kind gift shop and studio that exclusively carries American manufactured and locally made gifts and goods.Here we value originality, sincerity and glitter. Look for Gifted on the ground floor of the majestic three story Odd Fellows building, Historic Jackson Main Street.
 
Little City Studio & Gallery
14180 Main StreetAmador City
Fri., Sat., Sun. 10-5
209-267-9189
Working textile studio & gallery. Weaving, knitting, fabric collage and quilts. Art, jewelry, hand-knit wearables, gifts -featuring local atists and craftspeople. Rugs & scarves toGeo Tourism Logo order. Also, new and gently worn clothing. We carry beautiful handmade things at very reasonable prices. Functional stoneware pieces from the collection of Joyce Theurkauf, long-time Amador City resident and potter.
 
Petroglyphe Gallery
8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA
Thurs.-Sat. 11:30-5:30; Sun. 11:30-4
209-286-1387
Petroglyphe Gallery features original contemporary works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, ceramic and jewelry.  Also on display, are limited edition bronze sculptures and copper plate etching prints.
The gallery represents North American artists, many from California, who have impressive credentials with works in private, corporate, and public collections.
 
Sutter Creek Gallery
35 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
Mon., Wed.,Thurs., Sun., 10-5; Fri. & Sat. 10-6
209-267-0228
An Amador artist coop,our artists produce many works of art that are reflective of Amador County and its beautiful Gold Country. Look for Gold Rush themes in historic buildings and mining ruins, landscapes, vineyards, flora, and fauna.
 
Volcano Gallery
16105 Main Street,Volcano, CA
Sat. & Sun. 10ish-5ish
209-296-3334
An eclectic mix of contemporary local art. Featuring paintings, ceramic sculpture and pottery by Bob Benker; ceramics by Marilyn Baldwin; jewelry and leather goods by Ellen Record; misc. jewelry,  gourds & fun stuff by Delores Weaverling;  weaving by Gretchen Johnson & rotating local artists featured monthly.
 
Art Trek businesses with local art on their walls for viewing:
Sina's Back Roads Coffee House
74 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-0440
 
Choc-O-Latte
46 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-4411
 
Rosebuds Cafe
26 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209)257-0227
 
Sierra Ridge Tasting Room
54 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(209)267-1316
 
Union Inn and Pub
21375 Consolation Street
Volcano, CA
(209)296-7711
 
Uphill Vineyards
18590 Highway 49
Plymouth, CA
209-245-6600 or(707) 718-1121
 
Valley View Interiors
48 Main Street
Sutter Creek
(209)267-5515
 
AmadorArts Gallery
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
 
Amador County Arts Council – Supporting, promoting and encouraging the Arts in our schools and community for more than 30 years.
04/01/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
Amador Arts Gallery Show

Amador Arts Gallery Show

1st Saturday Art Trek, 2-5 pm
April 1, 2017

 

April Show in AmadorArts Gallery to Feature Soft Pastel Landscape Paintings by Bobbie Johnson, Gourds by Leanne Kelly and Robert Swendsen.

Landscape paintings created in soft pastels by Bobbie Johnson will be featured on the walls of the AmadorArts Gallery for the month of April.  Additionally, three-dimensional artists Leanne Kelly and Robert Swendsen will show their meticulously created gourd art for another month, in case you missed seeing their incredible work in March. 

Following a successful 20-year career in graphic arts, Bobbie Johnson explored a new creative outlet with soft pastel painting. She says once she started she didn’t want to give up because of the rich and vivid colors she discovered.  She’s intrigued by landscapes and lighting and playing with color value.  She and her husband Brian are Humboldt County natives, but currently live in Rocklin with two daughters. Johnson is involved with the Rocklin Fine Arts organization participating in exhibits and the annual November Placer Arts Open Studios Tour. She’s an advocate for arts education saying, “The great thing about youth art is that it is so spontaneous and liberating. As an adult I work at trying to be loose and impressionistic in my style, while kids just get it right the first time.”

Leanne Kelly is an indigenous artist of Onondaga/ Potawonomi decent. Since early childhood she has had a pencil in her hands, drawing pictures on her homework and entering school art contests. Her early mediums were predominantly graphite and colored pencil, although she played with other mediums as well. In high school Leanne won the Congressional Art Award for the State of Michigan, where her drawing "Endangered Species" was hung in the nation's Capitol for over a year and she was featured on the "Today Show." 

The drive to use different and unusual mediums is what eventually led to the discovery of gourds. Kelly creates her work with gourds as a form of meditation and a way to share herself with others. She says, “If my pieces bring joy and wonder to those who see and hold them, then it was worth every second it took me to make them”.

Robert Swendsen is a self taught, self trained artist from as he says, “The school of hard knocks.”  In his youth, he started expressing himself using pastels, oil paints, charcoal and pencil drawings. His travels through life lead me him to a career in taxidermy, where he learned sculpting and various other useful artistic skills. Combined with his second career as a surgical technician, he developed a fine tuned understanding of manipulating stitching which became the basis of his current gourd artwork. In 2015 he entered his first ever art competition at the Davis Gourd Festival and was awarded Best of Show. The same year he was honored with the award of Gourd Artist of The Year by the American Gourd Society. Together, these awards inspired him to take his art to new levels, sharing his work with people who appreciate the skill of beading and the love of working with gourds.

The show opens during the 1st Saturday Art Trek on April 1. A reception that day will honor the artists from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The show will run until April 30. The AmadorArts Gallery is located in Sutter Creek at 11-A Randolph St.

Hours on weekends are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The gallery is open during the week, Tuesday through Friday, but it’s best to call ahead, 209-267-9038 because the office staff might be out for meetings.

Amador Arts Council
11-A Randolph St.
Sutter Creek, CA
 209-267-9038

 

04/01/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Dinner Mystery Theatre

Dinner Mystery Theatre

Saturdays
March 11Th
6:00PM
March  25th  6:00PM
April 1St & 8Th  6:00PM
 
The Baker Street Players present Dinner Mystery Theatre
 
"MURDERING MORIARTY"
A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Written and Directed by Beth Barnard
 
Tickets are $65 per person and includes dinner from Chef Chuck Swisher of The National Hotel.  No Host Bar.
 
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.
 
Baker Street West is an unusual setting, and you will find it an unparalleled experience. Baker Street West, where the game is always afoot!
 
Baker Street West
(above Hein & Co.Bookstore)
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-9076
 
 
 
04/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm