The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, December 2, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Mace Meadows Holiday Craft Fair

Mace Meadows Holiday Craft Fair

1st Saturday
of December
December 2rd, 2017
Annual Mace Meadows Holiday Craft Fair to be held at Mace Meadows Event Center.
Bring the children by for a visit with Santa and receive a free gift, one lucky girl and boy will receive a free raffle ticket for chance to win a bike!
Food will be available for purchase and prepared by Mountain Grille Restaurant.  Support our local businesses and artists.  FREE ADMISSION
Also a food drive, all collections will be donated to Interfaith Foodbank of Amador County.
All interested crafters, artist or bakers please send your inquiries to event coordinator at  All products must be handmade and goodies baked in a commercial kitchen or must have bake sale permission from the health department.
Mace Meadow Golf Course
26570 Fairway Drive
Pioneer, CA  95666
(209) 295-8808
12/02/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
ArCreations Art Show and Sale

ArCreations Art Show and Sale

1st Saturday, December
Unique Art by Unique People - A program where artists with Developmental Disabilities create, exhibit & sell art.
The artwork sold at ArCreations is made throughout the year by Arc clients and consists of birdhouses, fine ar,t photography, jewelry, knick knacks, baked goods, planter boxes and more.
The commission the artists receive allows them to buy special items during the Holidays, and the artwork makes great gifts for loved ones on the shopping list.
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is hosting its annual ArCreations Art Show and Sale along with its annual Holiday Raffle.
The Arc provides quality programs and services to over 200 intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in Amador and Calaveras Counties.
Refreshments are available throughout the event along with live music featuring Arc Performers.  Raffle at1:00pm.
Arc of Amador & Calaveras
75 Academy Drive
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-5978
12/02/2017 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Amador Fly Fishers Faire

Amador Fly Fishers Faire

Saturday December 2nd.2017
10AM  to 3PM

Amador FlyFishers (AFF) will be hosting a free Fly Fishing Faire Saturday December 2 from 10am til 3pm at Detert Park, Hiway 49, Jackson, California.  There will be show and tell about the tools of our sport and ongoing question and answer sessions to help attendees learn more about the wonderful sport of flyfishing with hands-on activities.  But most importantly we want to highlight our Youth Program which targets Junior High and High School age kids and provides a good hands-on introduction into flyfish

Amador Fly Fishers
810 Court Street
PO Box 1798
Jackson, CA 95642
Tillman Sherman, Secretary, 209-559-2672
12/02/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Calico Christmas Open House

Calico Christmas Open House

Annually on the first Saturday in December
Saturday, 12/2/17
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Amador City celebrates the essence of the season and welcomes everyone to the traditional Calico Christmas on Saturday Dec 2nd, from 10am to 5pm. 
Merchants will have goodies - like cider, cookies and sweets - in their shops, celebrating a simpler and more personal time of the year, honoring our year-round customers and visitors alike. 
The Jamison Alehouse and Amador Hotel will stay open on their regular evening schedule to accommodate those that choose to indulge in food and spirits.  Christmas music will grace the air, and a pretty decorated Christmas tree stands over our little town. Red bows and fresh pine swags add a festive note to the streets!
Come to Amador City for an old-fashioned welcome!
12/02/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show

1at Weekend
of  December
December 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2017
Friday Noon-9pm
Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday 10am-3pm
Featuring original watercolor and oil paintings by local artists.
Ceramics, Jewelery, Metal Sculpture, Handcrafted Soap, Tie-Dye, Knitting, Sewing, Pet Gift Baskets, Holiday Items, Food, Beverges, and Much, Much More!
Over 24 Artisans.  Come and meet the artists!
  • Sutter Creek Annual Open House
  • Tree Lighting
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus on Main Street, Friday.
Sutter Creek Auditorium
18 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Information:l Judy, (209) 874-4288 or Patti, (209) 223-2631.

12/02/2017 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday Amador Art Trek

1st Saturday
of the Month
11:00-6:00 pm


Take a trip on the Amador Art Trek this month.  First Saturday Amador Art Trek is a free self-guided walk or drive-and-walk tour that provides easy public access to where art is located. Part of Art Trek is the monthly “1st Saturday” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick-off their new shows. 

You can go on the Art Trek ANYTIME that the 12 galleries are open. Go to to find the details about each month’s specific gallery events. A brochure is out in the galleries that will highlight the gallery participants. It’s a quick reference guide -- map, names, addresses, and hours.

Here is a brief listing in alphabetical order of participating galleries and if they have featured art in November:

Add Art- Jackson.  Fine art framing services and the colorful original work of the late John Johannsen are featured.  This world renowned artist’s vibrant and whimsical canvases are sought after by many collectors. Even though his home/studio burned to the ground last year, here is where you can still see and buy Johannsen’s rare works. 

AmadorArts Gallery-  Sutter Creek.  For November:  Annual Holiday Adornments Show and Sale featuring 20 artists with great ideas for gift-giving and seasonal decorating. Lots of ornamaents, cards, feather art, wood works, jewelry and more. Order your fresh holiday wreath at the free Art Trek reception on November 4 from 2-5 pm. The exhibit will run through Dec. 23 Hours: Sat. and Sun 11 to 4.  Call 209-267-9038 for weekday hours on Tues.- Friday.

Blue Belle Studio – Pioneer.  Deb Wright has closed her working art studio for the winter. Open again in the spring. Visit

Chaos Glass Works- Sutter Creek. Art Glass Gallery and Hot Shop: David and Heather Hopman offer a wide selection of art glass items. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen all-day on weekends. Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, the artists melt glass from batch, add colors, and working the glass at over 2100 degrees, they blow and hand shape the pieces to achieve a unique array of forms.  

Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery- Plymouth.  The tasting room includes one of Northern California's largest wildlife art galleries with original watercolors, sculpture, pottery, and hundreds of framed prints.  Sip wine while you gaze at this amazing collection.

Fine Eye Gallery- Sutter Creek – For November: Andy Byrne and Lorra Lee Rose. Using scrap metal in an untraditional manner, Andy Byrne makes provocative pieces out of simple components.  Design elements are derived from his fascination with Euclidian and Fractal Geometry; each piece is exceptional and one of a kind.   it can take years for Lorra Lee Rose to collect enough feathers to make one of her signature masks. she places them, one at a time, with painstaking detail, using hot glue. Her monumental 3-year project the feather fairy is now on display in the gallery.  Open daily 10-5:30.

Gallery 10 - Sutter Creek.  For November: Sharon Galligan  will be showing her collection of watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings with subjects of California and European scenes. A reception will be held in Sharon’s honor at Gallery 10 on November 4, 2-5 pm. Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet Sharon, enjoy her beautiful work, and have refreshments.  The gallery is open Thursday-Monday, and some Wednesdays, 11-5 throughout November.

Gifted Local & American Made - Jackson.  Gifts and goods for everyone, including Charleen Tyson’s colorful and whimsical painted furniture and cheese and cake stands. Let owner Jeannette help you find the perfect gift for the holidays and for any occasion. 

Heart & Soul Studio – Sutter Creek. This 3,800 sq ft warehouse is the setting for a variety of fun on-going workshops and is also available to rent for public and private events. 21 Badger St. The retail boutique is at 42 Main St. Daily 10–4 pm. (209) 256-9702.

Little City Studio and Gallery- Amador City.   Welcoming in the Season with a display designed to recognize ART as the perfect Holiday gift!  Featured are many popular local artists with works at very affordable prices. In addition, there’s jewelry, knitting and crochet, weaving, pottery, cards, scarves, etc. Carefully chosen consignment clothing will please as well! Show continues through Dec. Gallery hours are: F,S,S 10-5. Main Street, Amador City. Info at 209-256-0781.

Petroglyphe Gallery - Mokelumne Hill. For November: Works by Dale Laitenin in a show called, “Crossing California – Sierra to the Sea.” See the culmination of his years of zigzagging the state in mediums as diverse as the scenes. Also in the gallery are many gift items and works from fine artists known nationwide. Open Thursdays through Sundays at 11:30.

Shenandoah Gallery at Shenandoah Vineyards – Plymouth.  The owners and their family have created an art-filled experience in their tasting room. 12300 Steiner Rd. Daily 10-4:30.

Sutter Creek Gallery “Art for Everyone”- Sutter Creek. For November : painter and photographer Wendy Ward whose art centers on concepts she feels compelled to explore, such as “peace” and “sensuality.”  She applies her images to prints, tiles, small collages and tote bags and pillow. Meet her 2-5  pm on Nov. 4 during the 1st Saturday reception. Enjoy refreshments too. Open daily 10 am – 5 pm, but closed Tuesdays.

These businesses also have art on their walls, so drop in while you’re on the Art Trek:  Full Circle Trading Co. in Jackson; Amador 360 Collective on Hwy 49 in Plymouth; Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty – Sutter Creek…come see a stunning variety of art at 54 Main St.; and in Rosebud’s Café Farm to Fork at 26 Main St. in Jackson.

To obtain the addresses and hours of all the locations listed above go to and click on Art Trek. 

11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038






12/02/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
"12 Days of Cheer" at Iron Hub Winery

"12 Days of Cheer" at Iron Hub Winery

December 1st-18th
Every Friday through Monday from December 1st through the 18th come up to Iron Hub Winery and join in the CHEER and finish up your holiday shopping for the wine buff on your shopping list, while sipping on our latest vintages or a little Hot Mulled wine.  Pick up a Gift Certificate or give the gift that keeps on giving and give a Inner Circle wine club membership.
For any questions, please reach out to
Iron Hub Winery
12500 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6307
12/02/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Holiday Adornments Show

Holiday Adornments Show

Saturdays and Sundays only
With this exception: Chistmas Eve, Saturday, 12/24, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
ClosedChristmas Day


AmadorArts’ Holiday Adornments Show and Sale offers a wide variety of clever and affordably-priced gift ideas including ornaments, holiday decorations and cards, jewelry, wearable accessories and much more. Many local artists have been selected. Get a head start on the season because this event opens November 4th and continues through December.

Saturday, November 4th, is not only the 1st Saturday Art Trek Artist Reception from 3-6 pm, but the time to place special orders for Millie Butler’s wreaths for pick-up later.

On Saturday, November 11, the gallery will be open until 7:00 pm because it’s one of the stops on the Winefest.

The extended hours in November and December will be from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

 Usually on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays, the gallery is also open when the admin. office is open, generally 10-3. Best to call ahead.

Remember, AmadorArts members receive 10% discounts, and you can join the day you shop.

Put AmadorArts Gallery on your list of where to holiday shop for unique, affordable items.

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


12/02/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Handmade Holiday boutique

Handmade Holiday boutique

December 2nd
noon to 4 pm

Made in Amador co-hosts a one day Holiday Boutique full of handmade items by Amador County locals. Meet the locals who make things out of their homes here in Amador County.

We will have quality woodworking home decor, adorable gift items with custom quotes and glitter on them, unique items such as eco friendly kitchen goods, horseshoe wine racks, and soo soo much more!

This event will be held under the sparkling lights at Feist Wines out door patio on Saturday, December 2nd from Noon-4:00pm. No cost! Come check out the goods, enjoy some wine, and see the live demos from some of the vendors which include wreath making, ornament painting and a few other fun activities. A few small wreaths will be given away to the first attendees, so don’t be late!

Feist Wines

15 Eureka Street

Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Questions? Contact Molly at Made in Amador, 209-256-4876,

12/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Photos with Santa at Amador Plaza

Photos with Santa at Amador Plaza

1st Saturday of December
FREE pictures with Santa!
Kids: bring your letters to Santa to enter to win a brand new bike!
2 lucky kids will win! Just bring your letter to Santa.
Inside Aaron’s at the Amador Shopping Plaza.  Click for Coupons!
Amador Shopping Plaza
Highway 88
Martell, CA  95642
12/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Holiday Carriage Rides

Holiday Carriage Rides

1st three Saturdays of December
Noon to 4:00PM
December 2nd, 9th & 16th, 2017
Experience the magic of the holidays in the small town atmosphere of Sutter Creek.  Echanting carriage rides will be available through the streets of the town.
The free carriage rides will be departing from the Sutter Creek Visitor Center Noon-4 pm.
Sponsored by the Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association to help make our Holiday Season as wonderful and memorable as possible for all.
Sutter Creek Visitor Center
71A Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
12/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Scot's Candlelight Christmas Walk

Scot's Candlelight Christmas Walk

1st Saturday in December
The tradition of a Scots walk in the historic community of Volcano began in 1982 by the Mother Lode Scots. This candlelight walk, led by pipers, starts at Volcano's Armory Hall community center and proceeds to the steps of St. Bernard's Catholic Church where all receive the traditional blessing in Scot's Gaelic. 
Everyone is invited to return to the Armory for Yuletide festivities with more musicians, dancers and performers. Enjoy sipping hot soups and stews along with homemade breads and desserts.
Armory Hall
Consolation Street
Volcano, CA
(209) 304-3821
12/02/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Las Posadas Candlelight Walk

Las Posadas Candlelight Walk

Annually 1st Saturday of December
6:00 pm
Las Posadas Candlelight Walk reenacts Joseph's and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem.
The walk starts at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Spanish Street in Sutter Creek. Mary and Joseph proceed down historic Spanish Street, lined with flickering luminaria and onto Main Street. As they go from inn to inn looking for shelter, narrators retell the familiar story and musicians lead all followers in familiar Christmas carols.
A heart warming experience for all ages, the Las Posadas Candlelight Walk will be an evening you will cherish. Dress warmly so you can enjoy the entire evening.
Sutter Creek Visitor Center
71A Main Street
Sutter Creek
12/02/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Winterdance A Celtic Christmas

Winterdance A Celtic Christmas

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Interdance: A Celtic Christmas Celebration” presented by Molly’s Revenge – with Celtic dancers!Dynamic. Acoustic. Celtic.
Join Molly’s Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You’ll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping.

Molly’s Revenge, whose lineup includes bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola, and bouzouki, have toured extensively in the USA and in Australia, China and Scotland. The band is known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song, with guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment, guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Their arrangements of traditional jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard- edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song.

“There is an engaging freshness and yet an impressive maturity in their playing. There is also a lovely balance of repertoire, alternating a familiar with a most arcane selection of tunes and songs.” –Mick Moloney, National Heritage Award recipient.

“The instruments are traditional… but the wild passion they exhibit is thoroughly modern.” –MetroSantaCruz (CA)

Tickets $10 - $23

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
12/02/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Evenings: 8:00pm
Matinees: 2:00pm
November & December 2017
11/17 | 11/24 | 12/1 | 12/8
Sat. Matinees:          
11/18 | 11/25 | 12/2 | 12/9
Sat. Evenings:          
11/18 | 11/25 | 12/2 | 12/9
Sun. Matinees:          
11/19 | 11/26 | 12/3    

The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful musical state adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.


General Admission Tickets: $18.00

Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
Student (18 and younger) Tickets: $14.00
For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
The Cobblestone Theatre
Main Street, Volcano
12/02/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm