The Heart of the Gold Country

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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 closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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

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.

 
04/01/2017 - 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/01/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
El Matador Food Truck at Andis Wines

El Matador Food Truck at Andis Wines

El Matador Food Truck at Andis Wines

Saturday, April 1st 11:30am-4pm

 

Grab the bull by the horns with the El Matador Food Truck at Andis Wines! El Matador serves tasty, traditional Mexican fare as well as delicious & unique Mexican-Korean fusion. These dishes will pair beautifully with a cold glass of Andis award-winning Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon!

Andis Wines

11000 Shenandoah Road

Plymouth  209-245-6177

 

04/01/2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
 
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
 
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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
04/02/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Knight Foundry Open House

Knight Foundry Open House

Sunday, April 2, 2017
10:00am

 

Free open house at the historic Knight Foundry.

The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its gold rush-era heyday.

Knight Foundry never significantly modernized; the original machinery is still powered by patented Knight Water Motors via a system of line shafts and belt drives. In addition to a full complement of tools and machinery, no other site preserves an unbroken line of nearly extinct foundry skills down to the present. These skills associated with the foundry craft are another unique element of the site’s historic fabric.Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) and the other skilled artisans who worked there were a major, albeit unsung, source of technological invention, innovation and engineering for early California industry.

Knight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.  

Knight Foundry Alliance
81 Eureka St.
PO Box 1392
Sutter Creek, California 95685

 

 

04/02/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/02/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
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.

 
04/02/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Wildflowers and Wine

Wildflowers and Wine

Sunday, April 2nd 
11am to 4pm
 

Stroll through charming Sutter Creek and enjoy a beautiful spring day and wines from eight wineries, gourmet food bites, music, art, and lots of wildflowers.

All of our tasting rooms are within walking distance in the historic town of Sutter Creek. Sip wine, shop and take leisurely strolls through one of the gold rush era's most charming towns.

We are a collaboration of wine tasting rooms all located in the historic town of Sutter Creek, CA. We are about supporting local businesses and promoting the authenticity of what Amador County is best known for- GREAT wine, rich history and natural landscapes.

Purchase tickets: www.wineon49.com/#!blank/x45lj

 
Main Street & Hanford Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
04/02/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Save Our History

Save Our History

5:30 p.m.
Sunday April 2nd, 2017
 

WHERE:  Grand Oak Ballroom, Jackson Rancheria

WHY:  To celebrate the completion of the first phase of “Save Our History,” a joint project of the Ledger-Dispatch and the Friends of the Amador County Library.  The project involved raising money to digitize the Amador County Library’s microfilm archive of more than 150 years of the Ledger-Dispatch and other Amador County newspapers. This first phase celebrates the milestone of having a searchable, online archive (1855-2008) of the Ledger Dispatch–a boon to historians, local history buffs, and genealogists.

The program is open to the public and will feature presentations, demonstrations, light refreshments, and a no-host bar.

WHO: Sponsored by the Ledger-Dispatch, the Jackson Rancheria and the Friends of the Amador County Library.

 

04/02/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/03/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/04/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/05/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Pinot Noir Tasting

Pinot Noir Tasting

Wednesday
April 5th 2017
5:30pm
 
Join us for an evening of Pinot Noir and delicious food!
 
This walk around evening will feature over 20 Pinot Noirs from around the world for tasting.
Amazing retail pricing available on all wines.
 
 
Stay the night in Plymouth next door to Taste at the newly opened Rest, a boutique hotel.
 
Call (209) 245-3463 to reserve your place at the table.
 
Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar
9402 Main Street
Plymouth, CA  95669
 
 
 
 
04/05/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/06/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/07/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
Bob Malone Rock & Roll

Bob Malone Rock & Roll

Friday April 7th at 8 PM Sutter Creek Theatre, Tickets in Advance $20.00 At the Door $22.00

Bob returns with his high energy solo show playing our beloved Steinway Grand piano!
Currently John Fogarty's keyboardist, Bob has been playing at our venue since our first year. He loves our Steinway grand.

His killer album "MOJO Deluxe garnered the following:
#1 UK Blues Radio (IBBA) Charts * Top 15 Relix/Jamband Charts * Roots Music Report Top 100 most played Blues Album 2015 * Best Blues Album 2015 (Myrtle Beach Sun News)

BOB MALONE has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. Classically trained, with a degree in jazz and a lifetime playing rock & roll clubs, theatres, and arenas, Bob's sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice  his own

04/07/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Motorcar Rail Ride

Motorcar Rail Ride

Second Saturdays
March through November
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Motorcar Rail Rides take you along the historic Amador Central Railroad, a three-mile round trip which takes about an hour.
Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills.
First ride leaves at 10:00 am and last ride leaves at 2:30 pm.

First come first served, no advance tickets will be sold. 

Motorcar rides are $10.00 round trip. NO open toed shoes or sandals, and riders must be a minimum of 5 years old. 

If you are a motorcar operator\owner and are NARCOA licensed and insured and would like to participate in giving rides, contact name is below.

Rail crossing at Highway 104, between Highway 88 and Ione. (Look for the signs.)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa

925-980-7069
04/08/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/08/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
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.

 
04/08/2017 - 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/08/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
It's Nacho Truck at Andis Wines

It's Nacho Truck at Andis Wines

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
11:00AM to 4:00PM
 
Spend the day with Andis Wines this Saturday for a taste of delicious wine, fabulous cuisine & unbeatable scenery! The It’s Nacho Truck will be in the Andis parking lot, bringing your favorite Mexican dish to a whole new level! Serving generous portions of nachos stacked with cheddar, beans & veggies along with your choice of mouthwatering additions such as various meats, lemon zest, goat cheese & so much more! 

Andis Wines

11000 Shenandoah Road

Plymouth, CA 95669

209-245-6177

 

04/08/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Get Vertical Weekend

Get Vertical Weekend

Annually
2nd Weekend
in April
11am to 4pm
 
April 8th & 9th
 
Join us for this years' edition of the popular Get Vertical weekend and Get Elevated. Taste 3 sets of 3 consecutive vintages, with an array of cheeses.
 
We are open Thursday-Monday, 11-4pm.  During September and October we are open Daily.  Bring a picnic and enjoy our shaded patio, lawn and Pétanque Court. We have a Tasting Fee, refundable with purchase. Grapeheads club members always enjoy complimentary tasting.
 
Terre Rouge and Easton Wines
10801 Dickson Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4277
 
 
04/08/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Start on Steiner Spring Fling

Start on Steiner Spring Fling

2nd Saturday in April
11 AM to 4 PM
 

Celebrate Spring with these seasonal offerings from the nine wineries on Steiner Road in Plymouth, California.

Dillian Wines

Bella Grace Vineyards

Renwood Winery

Shenandoah Vineyards

Deaver Vineyards

Amador Foothill Winery

Charles Spinetta Winery

Dobra Zemlja Winery

Driven Cellars

 
Steiner Road
Shenandoah Valley
Plymouth, CA
04/08/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
One-Act Festival

One-Act Festival

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
2pm & 8pm
 
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
2pm

 

Join us for our 2017 Spring Fundraiser, Main Street Theatre Works' Short-Attention Span Theatre!

Our annual one-act festival offers up a variety of one-act plays, scenes and monologues performed by some of MSTW's favorite actors, some new faces, and several Amador locals!

Tickets are $25 and include a dessert bar, coffee/tea and the show.

Purchase tickets at: www.mstw.org/shop

Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek
 
(209) 295-4499
04/08/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
 
Ladies Night

Ladies Night

Annually
2nd Saturday
in April
4:00pm - 9:00pm
 
April 08, 2017
 
Ladies Night -an evening just for you!
 
 Hours are extended this year so you can have even more fun at a slower pace. Any time from 4pm on, you and your friends will meet at rHOmes at 40 Hanford St (corner of Gopher Flat and Main Street) and kick off your evening with a free glass of champaign and a photo with your friends, before starting on your scavenger hunt. That’s right…a fun filled scavenger hunt throughout Sutter Creek.

Each participant will be given a Scavenger Hunt card and a rack card with a list of participating businesses and their specials for the evening. The Scavenger Hunt card will have 25 squares on it. Each square will have the name of a business for you to visit and find a certain item in their store. Once you find the item, the store will simply stamp that space on the card. When you get five stamps in a row, you will be entered into several giveaway drawings full of prizes from all the participating Sutter Creek Businesses. If you fill the whole card with all 25 stamps, you will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing!! You can turn your Scavenger Hunt card in at anytime at either EPCO Emporium at 6 Main Street or rHomes at 40 Hanford St, and then continue enjoying the evening. Winners will be contacted at a later date.

This years’ Ladies Night will have live music in several locations, including Bella Grace tasting room at 73 Main Street, Gold Dust Pizza at 20 Eureka Street and various musicians throughout town. There will be demonstrations on the sidewalks by businesses such as Heart and Soul doing canvas painting and Full Circle Flora doing flower arrangements.

Worried that you can’t participate because of no childcare? Boston Alley fitness is offering Fun Childcare from 5pm – 8pm for only $10 an hour and that includes pizza! Sounds like the kids will have just as much fun as the moms.

The Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association hopes that you will come to town, Saturday April 8th, and enjoy this special evening that was put together just for you!

 
R Homes & Properrties
40 Hanford St Ste C
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-267-1344
info@suttercreek.org

 

04/08/2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
 
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
 
 
 
04/08/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 
One-Act Festival

One-Act Festival

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
2pm & 8pm
 
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
2pm

 

Join us for our 2017 Spring Fundraiser, Main Street Theatre Works' Short-Attention Span Theatre!

Our annual one-act festival offers up a variety of one-act plays, scenes and monologues performed by some of MSTW's favorite actors, some new faces, and several Amador locals!

Tickets are $25 and include a dessert bar, coffee/tea and the show.

Purchase tickets at: www.mstw.org/shop

Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek
 
(209) 295-4499
04/08/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill closed for 2017 season.

Daffodil Hill is closed for the 2017 season. The family thanks all of the wonderful visitors. They enjoyed sharing the historic McLaughlin Ranch with the public this year.
Now they will return their property to its status as'private property' until Mid-March, in 2018.
 
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 that Daffodil Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
 
There is no charge for parking or admission and 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
 
 
04/09/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
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.

 
04/09/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Get Vertical Weekend

Get Vertical Weekend

Annually
2nd Weekend
in April
11am to 4pm
 
April 8th & 9th
 
Join us for this years' edition of the popular Get Vertical weekend and Get Elevated. Taste 3 sets of 3 consecutive vintages, with an array of cheeses.
 
We are open Thursday-Monday, 11-4pm.  During September and October we are open Daily.  Bring a picnic and enjoy our shaded patio, lawn and Pétanque Court. We have a Tasting Fee, refundable with purchase. Grapeheads club members always enjoy complimentary tasting.
 
Terre Rouge and Easton Wines
10801 Dickson Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4277
 
 
04/09/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
One-Act Festival

One-Act Festival

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
2pm & 8pm
 
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
2pm

 

Join us for our 2017 Spring Fundraiser, Main Street Theatre Works' Short-Attention Span Theatre!

Our annual one-act festival offers up a variety of one-act plays, scenes and monologues performed by some of MSTW's favorite actors, some new faces, and several Amador locals!

Tickets are $25 and include a dessert bar, coffee/tea and the show.

Purchase tickets at: www.mstw.org/shop

Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek
 
(209) 295-4499
04/09/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
 
Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:30

 

Motherlode Friends of Music features the String Quintet in G minor, K 516, of W. A. Mozart, one of the composer’s finest chamber works, as performed by five of the Sacramento area’s top string players. The second half features our Distinguished Young Artist of the Year, bass-trombonist Rudi Hoehn, principal with the Santa Barbara Symphony, performing “New Orleans” of Eugene Bozza and other works. Our special guest is tenor trombonist Craig Beattie, Juilliard-trained and now a freelance musician in the Houston area.

The free concert will be held at:
Pine Grove Community Church
14045 Ponderosa Way
Pine Grove, CA
 
 
Motherlode Friends of Music
P.O. Box 1362
Jackson, California 95642
209-293-4227, Ron Brickman
04/09/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
Class with a Glass

Class with a Glass

Sunday, April 9, 2017
4pm to 6pm
 
Make a Spring floral arrangement with Millie Butler, retired teacher and pro designer. Learn great tips for making your own designs while creating a small centerpiece for your holiday table. Step-by-step easy to follow instructions and examplprovided by professional California Certified Florist and retired teacher. Perfect for a table of 6-10 guests.
Bring your own shears.
 
Bring a friend for some creative fun.  
 
Just $35 - includes supplies, wine and snacks! Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer.
 
RSVP by April 1st Call (209) 296-7711 to reserve your place in the class.
 
Volcano Union Pub + Inn
21375 Consolation Street
Volcano, CA
209-296-7711 
04/09/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Up Country 88 Lions Omelet Feed

Up Country 88 Lions Omelet Feed

Sunday April 9th

5PM- 9PM

Up Country 88 Lions will host an Omelet Feed & Raffle. A No-Host Bar will start at 5:00 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. on April 9 at the American Legion Hall, 11401 American Legion Drive in Sutter Creek. There will be a $15 donation, which includes an omelet, salad, dessert. There will be many raffle prizes.

If you have any questions, please call (209)295-3343 or (209)295-6308 or visit their website: UpCountry88Lions.org. Proceeds benefit community services.

American Legion Hall
11401 American Legion Drive
Sutter Creek.

 

04/09/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
Spring Floral Design Class

Spring Floral Design Class

Tuesday April 11, 2017
10am-Noon
 
 
Make your own fresh floral arrangement. Step-by-step easy to follow instructions and examples provided by professional California Certified Florist and retired teacher.
 
Perfect for a table of 6-10 guests. Bring garden shears. All other materials provided.
 
Sign up deadline Saturday, April 1.
 
Millie Butler Designs
716 Pitt Street
Jackson, CA
209-304-2536
 
04/11/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
 
Amador Brewing 2nd Anniversary

Amador Brewing 2nd Anniversary

Friday, April 14, 2017
2-8pm

 

We are celebrating two years of brewing in Amador with our seasonal re-release of "Gimme the Juice" Citrus IPA, and the long, LONG-awaited (by our customers and us!) debut of Amador Brewing Company bottled beer! Incahoots BBQ will be serving up food.
 

Gimme the Juice recipe for this Citrus IPA is built upon the peel and juice from 350# whole fruit from Rainwater Oranges in Winters, California, where our brewer's cousin grows some of the most delicious navel oranges, grapefruit, and lemons you can find. Combined with a clean malt base and hops specifically chosen to accentuate and not mask all that fruit, Gimme the Juice makes you feel like you've got an entire orchard in your glass. You won't find a more honestly derived citrus brew anywhere. Citrus IPA - 6.8% ABV - 51 IBU

A giant THANK YOU for helping to keep this little brewery rolling along! Cheers!!

Hours:
Fridays      2-8PM
Saturday   11:30-8PM
Sunday     11:30-6PM
 
Amador Brewing Co.
9659 Main Street
Plymouth CA
209-507-1900
04/14/2017 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Sierra Century Ride

Sierra Century Ride

Saturday, April 15th,
Check-In: 6-9am
Start Time: 7am
 

The Sacramento Wheelmen's Sierra Century Slug Gulch invites you to choose an adventure from among 5 different routes through the beautiful rolling oak woodland and pine forests of Amador and El Dorado Counties, including the wine regions of Fair Play and Shenandoah Valley and historic Gold Rush towns of Ione, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Fiddletown, Mt. Aukum and Slug Gulch.

Some of these routes are adventures because this largely undeveloped county is highly scenic and uniquely historic, the roads are in good condition with little and often no traffic, and the available routes have a wide variety of terrain. All of the routes have significant climbing.  If you are looking for routes that are flat or mostly flat, this event is not for you. All routes begin and end at the Amador County Fairgrounds.

 
All routes are fully supported by rest and water stops, SAG vehicles with HAM radio communication, bicycle mechanics, flaggers, law enforcement personnel and a large corps of volunteers

To register: www.sacwheelmen.org/page-1856744     LIMITED TO 1500 RIDERS

 
Sacramento Wheelmen
P.O. Box 15739
Sacramento, CA 95852
Sierra Century Director Mike Kersten
mikejkersten@yahoo.com
For Registration Information:
 
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA  95669
209-245-6921
 
 
04/15/2017 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
 
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.

 
04/15/2017 - 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/15/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Vino Noceto’s Annual Open House

Vino Noceto’s Annual Open House

Annually
3rd Saturday
of April
11:00AM-4:00PM
 
April 16 2016
 
What's better than celebrating great wine with fabulous friends?
 
Vino Noceto's Open House is an opportunity to introduce you to some of the thier best vintages ever. 
 
Enjoy gourmet lunch, new release wines, bocce, & good memories while rocking out to the Esquires.
 
Reserve your ticket online. Make a day of it with the whole Noceto gang - See you there!

 

Vino Noceto
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
209.245-6556 x4
 
 
04/15/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday
April 15th
11am-2pm
 
A free event for Children, parents and grandparents.
 
Easter Egg Hunt, Games and free lunch.
 
Sponsored by Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene
 
For more info contact Pastor Kristina Wineman, Children's Pastor at (209) 267-1307
 
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 State Highway 49
Sutter Hill, CA  95685
 
 
 
04/15/2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
 
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Easter Breakfast & Lunch

Easter Breakfast & Lunch

Easter Sunday, 4/16/17
9am 2 pm
 

Blue Moon will be open on Good Friday for breakfast lunch & dinner dinner specials and for Easter Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Hope to see you all soon!

Breakfast & Lunch
Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm 
Friday night dinners 4pm - 8pm
Closed on Saturday & Sunday

Blue Moon Cafe
19885 Highway 88

 

 

04/16/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
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.

 
04/16/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Easter Sunday at the Union

Easter Sunday at the Union

Sunday
April 16th
 
Brunch
10am-3pm
 
 (In addition to some of yur favorite sandwiches)
Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict Florentine
The Works Benedict
Union Breakfast
Volcano Skillet
Chicken & Spinach Crepes
 
Dinner
3pm- 8pm
 
1/2 Rack of Lamb
Herb Spaetzle
Baby Carrots
Pea Puree
Beech Mushrooms
 
 
Call for reservations (209)296-7711
 
21375 Consolation Street
Volcano, CA  95689
(209)296-7711
 

 

 
 
04/16/2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
 
Easter Sunday at Deaver

Easter Sunday at Deaver

Sunday
April 16 th
10:30am-5:00pm
 
Come and see what the Easter bunny has left in Deaver's baskets.
 
Purchase a bottle of wine and pick an Easter egg.  Eggs contain wonderful prizes.
 
Complimentary Event
 
Deaver Vineyards & Winery
12455 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-4097
 
 
04/16/2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
 
Easter Brunch, St. George Hotel

Easter Brunch, St. George Hotel

Sunday
April 16th
11am-5pm
 
Enjoy a savory Easter Brunch at the historic St. George Hotel.
 
Featuring Baked French Toast Casserole, Chef's Choice Specialty Scramble, Mesquite Smoked Bacon, Sausage Links, Country Style Potatoes, Prime Rib, Baked Ham, Fresh Fruit, Assorted Desserts, Scones and more!!
 
For brunch reservations, Room Rates and information contact the Hotel at 209-296-4458
 
St. George Hotel
16104 Main Street
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-4458
 

 

 

 

04/16/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Easter Sunday at Taste

Easter Sunday at Taste

Sunday
April 16th
11:00am-9:00pm
 
Easter Lunch and Dinner at Taste
 
Easter Lunch Menu Sample
Pain Perdu
strawberry, rhubarb, mint butter
Maine Lobster Benedict
butter poached lobster, Macy’s Farm egg, tarragon hollandaise
Fromage Blanc Cheesecake
first of the season berries, pistachio sauce, strawberry gelee

 

 
Easter Dinner Menu Sample
Duck Crépinette
strawberry, rhubarb, almond
Spring Lamb
potato pavé, trumpet royale mushroom, green garlic chimichurri
Fromage Blanc Cheesecake
first of the season berries, pistachio sauce, strawberry gelee
 
Call (209) 245-3463 for reservations or book online.
 
Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar
9402 Main Street
Plymouth, CA  95669
 
 
04/16/2017 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
 
Easter Sunday, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort

Easter Sunday, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort

Sunday
April 16th
11am-9pm
 
The Rancheria Buffet has everything you’d ever want in a truly fantastic buffet experience.
 
This expansive restaurant seats 300 and features seven mouthwatering stations, including six live action cooking stations where you can watch your meal being prepared!

 

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Rd
Jackson, CA
(800) 822-WINN(9466)

 

 
 
04/16/2017 - 11:15am to 9:00pm
 
Easter Egg Hunt at the Amador Flower Farm

Easter Egg Hunt at the Amador Flower Farm

Every Easter Sunday
1pm sharp!
 
The Easter Bunny is coming to Amador Flower Farm!
 
She hides her eggs at the farm every year and kids, toddler to 12 years old, have a great time hunting for them in the daylilies.
 
The hunt is on Easter Sundays at the farm in the daylily growing grounds. Plan to arrive early. Guests are invited to take a photo with the Easter bunny, picnic, walk through the gardens and check out the gift shop and nursery.
 
This is FREE event and takes place rain or shine. Sorry, no pets allowed at the farm.
 
Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209) 245-6660
 
04/16/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Hudson's Afternoon Tea

Mrs. Hudson's Afternoon Tea

Mrs. Hudson's Afternoon Tea
It’s brilliant! Afternoon Tea at 221B Baker Street! You must not miss it, Love!”
April 20, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. 
Reservations most certainly necessary!

Delectable...    Scones, tea sandwiches, cookies, fruit. By Jackie Tarchala, Kneading Dough Bakery. Tea, of course, by Mrs. Hudson

Served in Victorian Square at Baker Street West, 2nd floor at Hein & Company Bookstore, Main Street, Jackson
$32. per person. Includes a tour of Mr. Sherlock Holmes’ and Dr. Watson’s study at 221B, conducted by Mrs. Hudson.
 
Telephone 209.223.2215 or send a request to info@bakerstreetwest.com.
04/20/2017 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
 
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. 
04/20/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Monthly, 3rd Thursdays
5:30 pm
 
Got talent to share? Time to let that inner skill-set escape!
 
Come to Open Mic Night sponsored by AmadorArts. Our Host M.C., Sid Cohen, will make it easy to be brave. Performances are family friendly and usually include musicians of all ages and levels, story tellers, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, even fearless kids performing songs or dances.
 
This is a FREE monthly event, but purchases of light fare and beverages are welcomed.  Open Mic is always on third Thursdays.
 
Rosebud's Cafe
26 Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 257-0227

 

04/20/2017 - 6:30pm
 
Amador Transit Free Fare Day

Amador Transit Free Fare Day

Annually
April 21st
 
Celebrate Earth Day with Amador Transit!
 
FREE Fare Day on local routes.
(excludes Sacramento Express, Dial-A-Ride and Off-route deviations)
 
All routes begin and end at the Sutter HIll Transit Center:
115 Valley View Way
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
 
For more information call Amador Transit at (209)267-9395
 
 
04/21/2017 - 7:00am to 6:00pm
 
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. tp 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
04/21/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Jim Lauderdale on Stage

Jim Lauderdale on Stage

Friday, 4/21/17
8:00pm

 

Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today.

"I'm A Song" is Lauderdale's latest country endeavor, his 26th album to date, and his first double album featuring 20 tracks all on one CD. "I'm A Song" began in 2012, where he recorded nine of the songs with James Burton, Al Perkins, and the rest of the band. He completed the remainder of the tracks last summer with the intention of only recording a few songs and turned into eleven.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door

Sutter Creek Theater
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(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.

 

04/21/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Corvair Car Show

Corvair Car Show

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8am-4pm

 

Classic Corvairs: cars, pick-ups, vans, wagons and more.

Come join the fun, food, raffle prizes and the opportunity to win a classic Corvair. (*see details on website)

Fundraiser for Firefighters Burn Institute-Regional Burn Center and Corvair Preservation Fund

 
Old Highway 49 & Gopher Flat Road, Parking Lot
Sutter Creek, CA
 
Classic Corvairs of River City
209-296-4836, coordinator
04/22/2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
 
Earth Day

Earth Day

When: Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00am-2:00pm

Cost:  Event FREE, Guided tour FREE for Be Active members, $10 for non-member

$5 for BBQ Fundraiser

Please contact Hillary from ACRA by Phone (209-223-2300) or E-mail (hsolsbery@amadorgov.org) if you’re interested or have questions.

ACRA/ARCD Community Garden

Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch

1334 Jackson Gate Rd

goacra.org

04/22/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
Knight Foundry Open House

Knight Foundry Open House

Sunday, April 22nd, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm

Free open house at the historic Knight Foundry.

The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its gold rush-era heyday.

Knight Foundry never significantly modernized; the original machinery is still powered by patented Knight Water Motors via a system of line shafts and belt drives. In addition to a full complement of tools and machinery, no other site preserves an unbroken line of nearly extinct foundry skills down to the present. These skills associated with the foundry craft are another unique element of the site’s historic fabric.Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) and the other skilled artisans who worked there were a major, albeit unsung, source of technological invention, innovation and engineering for early California industry.

Knight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.  

Knight Foundry Alliance
81 Eureka St.
PO Box 1392
Sutter Creek, California 95685

 

 

04/22/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
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.

 
04/22/2017 - 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/22/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
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. tp 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
04/22/2017 - 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.
 
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
 
 
04/22/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
AAUW Home Tour

AAUW Home Tour

Annually
4rd Saturday in April
11am - 4pm
April 22 2017
 

This year the 45th annual AAUW Home Tour will take place in the charming Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek.  A California Historical Landmark, Sutter Creek was established in 1848 and incorporated in 1854, and is now considered the best-preserved town in the Mother Lode.  Visitors can stroll along the five-block Main Street among commercial buildings constructed or remodeled in the 1890s when the region enjoyed a lode-mining boom.

Home Tour ticket holders will travel through time viewing the Jewel of the Mother Lode.  The five fantastic historic homes selected for this year’s Tour have been remodeled and restored to incorporate a respect for the past with the need for updated comfort and style.  In addition, docents will guide ticket holders through five historic sites including, the Sutter Creek Fire Museum, the General Store Museum preserved from the turn of the century and the Catholic Cemetery with headstones from the 1850s.  Tea and homemade cookies will be served in the historic Methodist Church while live music plays and the Opportunity Quilt will be displayed until raffled off at 3:30 PM.  A member art show will be hosted in the garden of one of the featured homes.

This annual event supports the Amador Branch scholarship program benefiting local girls and women.  We send seventh-grade girls to Tech Trek, a summer math-science camp and provide scholarships at the community college, upper division and graduate levels.

Raffle for Quilt: Tickets cost $1 each or 6 for $5.  Tickets are for sale from AAUW members now, and at the Home Tour Tea. The drawing will be at 3:30 p.m. the day of the Home Tour, April 22, 2017.The winner need not be present to win.

The quilt, Winter Flower, measures approximately 93″ x 93″ and could fit on a queen or king size bed. Local Amador quilt designer, Anelie Belden created pattern this pattern. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE AAUW SCHOLARSHIP FUND


The price of a ticket for the Amador 2017 Home Tour is $28 for PayPal purchases. After you click “Pay Now” button, you will be directed to the PayPal interface for payment. You can select the quantity of tickets you want to purchase and pay either with PayPal or a credit card. You do not need to log in to a PayPal account to pay using your credit card. 

Purchase tickets after March 17th
Advance tickets at local outlets or by mail:  $25.00 (Checks Only)
On tour day:  $28.00 (Cash or Checks Only)
On our website prior to April 14th with Pay/Pal or credit card:  $28.00

Purchase by mail before April 14th
AAUW Home Tour
P.O. Box 611
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(209) 267-9129

Local Outlets
Ione – Ione Pharmacy
Plymouth – Amador 360
Pine Grove – Pine Cone Drug chapman@volcano.net
Martell – Claypool’s Gift & Home

Tour Day Sales: At all local outlets and Creekside (Sutter Creek) Methodist Church $28.00

amador-ca.aauw.net/home-tour

For information about Sutter Creek www.suttercreek.org
Contact: Lani 209-245-6052 or chapman@volcano.net

Presented by
American Association of University Women, Amador Branch
Proceeds from the tour benefit the Amador Branch scholarship program for local girls and women.

 
 
04/22/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Celebrate Our Children

Celebrate Our Children

Saturday
April 22nd
11am-2pm

Annual Event Celebrating National "Week of the Young Child"

Fun activities, petting zoo, car seat check, free flouride varnish, music, stories and free food!

~Please consider brining canned food or paper bags for the Interfaith Food Bank~

For more information call the Amador Child Care Council (209)257-5338.

Event location: Argonaut High School

501 Argonaut Lane

Jackson, CA 95642

First5Amador.com

AmadorCAPC.org

 

04/22/2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
 
Farm to Fork at Feist

Farm to Fork at Feist

 6:30 PM on Sat 04-22-2017

Earth Day, Farm to Fork  Tapas and Gypsy Jazz

Feist Wines

15 Eureka Street  Sutter Creek

04/22/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours

Preston Castle Paranormal Night Tours

7:00PM - 4:00AM
Saturday 4/22/17
Saturday, 5/6/17
Saturday, 6/3/17
Saturday, 7/8/17
Saturday, 11/18/17
 
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. 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 in the Castel will have a docent with them to insure their safety throughout the evening.

DETAILS

  • The cost for the night paranormal investigation 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.
  • There are no handicapped areas available. Some of the stairs leading to upper floors can be steep.
  • Investigations typically start at 7 pm and last until 4 am, when everyone leaves the Castle. 
  • There are not any suitable places to sleep in the Castle, but feel free to sleep in your car for awhile if you get tired.  The Ione Hotel can be booked if you want a place to sleep after you are finished with your investigations.
  • Attendees may bring food and beverages (no alcohol). A refrigerator is available for your use.
  • Be aware of the changing seasons and weather. The Castle is not heated.
  • Clothing is of your own accord but we suggest no open toe shoes as well as prefer jeans or long pants for your safety.
  • You are welcome to bring your own cameras, audio recorders, temperature sensors.  We are not responsible for any equipment that is broken or stolen so this is at your own risk.  We have NOT had any problems with broken or stolen equipment to this point. For the most part, access to electricity is limited in the castle.
  • You can investigate the grounds inside the fence and around the castle, the visitor center, the garages, the castle's basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor. You will not have access to the upper areas of the castle, as the condition is too hazardous. Please leave everything as you found it. You are responsible for any damage to this majestic, but fragile, historic site.
  • There is NO SMOKING anywhere in or on the Preston Castle site.

Purchase Tickets: https://a.zozi.com/#/express/1465847249531/products/197968

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

Preston Castle
04/22/2017 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm
 
Allen Frank and the Dog House Blues with Laura Doyle

Allen Frank and the Dog House Blues with Laura Doyle

Saturday, 4/22/17
8:00pm

 

LOCALS LIVE showcasing Allen Frank and The Doghouse Blues with special guest Laura Doyle. Emceed by RTV favorites Kam Merzlak and Chuck Boro. .

Allen Frank began playing guitar in 5th grade while in school in his native Va. Came to California in the late 70’s and began a long stint of bands, the most successful being The Firebirds, based in Santa Cruz County, for some twenty years. Sharing the stage and performing with some of the most notable musicians in the blues circuit up and down the west coast. Now, owner and creator of the present Drytown Club in Drytown Ca. He has settled in to bring music to Amador County. The Doghouse consists of Allen Frank on guitars, Steve Doss on doghouse bass, Jerry Short on harmonica, and Allen Kreutzer on Drums.

Laura “Smoky” Doyle started her singing debut just a few years ago with a local 12 piece swing band. Currently, she sits in with Allen Frank’s Doghouse Blues band on Sunday’s at Drytown Club. Laura’s sultry, lower register voice, has earned her the nickname “Smoky”.

Sutter Creek Theater
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(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.

 

04/22/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
First Locals Live

First Locals Live

SATURDAY 4/22 - OUR FIRST LOCALS LIVE - We're starting a new series of concerts featuring local/regional artists. Our first event is Saturday 4/22 8 pm, featuring Allen Frank & the Doghouse Blues, with Laura "Smoky" Doyle providing killer vocals. $10 adv/ $12 day of show.  RTV's Kam Merzlak and Chuck Boro will be our M.C.s for the evening! More info at the web site.

 

04/22/2017 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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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
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Annually, the last
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday of April
 
April 27, 2017
7:30pm
April 29th & April 30th, 2017
3:00pm
 
The Choraliers spring concert series begins Thursday at the Cornerstone Church in Ione and concludes at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish in Martell on Saturday & Sunday. 
 
Doors open a ½ hour before show time.
 
Tickets may be purchased in advance: Amador Choraliers Concerts
 
Advance tickets are highly recommended as seating is limited at venues.
 
Cornerstone Church of Ione
116 S Church Street
(Corner of Church & Market Streets)
Ione, CA  95640
 
 
 
04/27/2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Annually, the last
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday of April
 
April 27, 2017
7:30pm
April 29th & April 30th, 2017
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: Amador Choraliers Concerts
 
Advance tickets are highly recommended as seating is limited at venues.
 
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
11361 Prospect Drive
Martell, CA  95642
 

 

 
04/29/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
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
 
Tony Lindsay's Soul Soldiers

Tony Lindsay's Soul Soldiers

TONY LINDSAY'S SOUL SOLDIERS - SAT APRIL 29 - Tony was here as one of the 2 lead vocalists for the Ray Charles Project. Tony 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. TICKETS AVAILABLE
 

04/29/2017 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
 
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Days of 49

Days of 49

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 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.
 

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, 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 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 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
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
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, April 30 th
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 WAGON PARADE
Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train Parade begins at Main Street Jackson.

We cordially invite you to celebrate Amador County’s heritage by joining us in the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train Parade held  on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

The Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train, with 20 covered wagons and wagon train outriders will be the finale of the parade. We encourage you to celebrate Amador County and its history.

Historic groups, family groups, musicians and entertainers, walking or rolling entries... JOIN THE FUN AND STRUT YOUR STUFF!

There is NO entry fee this year!

Link to video of the 2014 Days of '49 Wagon Train: 
 
For more information contact:
Amador Council of Tourism
(209) 267-9249
 
 
04/30/2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am
 
Fishing For Kids

Fishing For Kids

 
Sunday April 30th, 2017 
9AM to 11AM

 

Fishing  101 for Kids at Lake Camanche-North Shore

 $20 Fee.

Adult Supervision must be provided for children 12 yrs and under.

Contact:
ACRA 209-223-6349
Lake Camanche-North Shore
2000 Camanche Rd.
Ione, CA
04/30/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
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.

 
04/30/2017 - 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
 
 
04/30/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, April 30, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:30

 

Motherlode Friends of music presents our final concert of the season features violinist Marie Flexer and cellist Stephanie Chiao, with Ron Brickman at the piano. The program includes the Sonata for violin and cello of Maurice Ravel, the Piano Trio in Eb, Hob. V. 29 of Joseph Haydn, Rachmaninoff’s Elegiac Trio in G minor, and the wild and crazy Variations on “Tico-Tico” by Lucio Bruno-Videla.  Soprano Alexis Magarò returns to sing three ravishing songs of Rachmaninoff and the sublime “Dream With Me” of Leonard Bernstein with piano and cello obbligato.
The  concert is free and will be at:

Pine Grove Community Church
14045 Ponderosa Way
Pine Grove, CA
 
 
Motherlode Friends of Music
P.O. Box 1362
Jackson, California 95642
209-293-4227, Ron Brickman
04/30/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Amador Choraliers Spring Concert

Annually, the last
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday of April
 
April 27, 2017
7:30pm
April 29th & April 30th, 2017
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: Amador Choraliers Concerts
 
Advance tickets are highly recommended as seating is limited at venues.
 
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
11361 Prospect Drive
Martell, CA  95642
 

 

 
04/30/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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