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07/21/2016 1:21 PM
George Allen Durkee, now at the AmadorArts Gallery, finds his painting subjects in all kinds of foothill settings. Artwork courtesy to the ALD

The next First Saturday of the monthly Amador Art Trek will be August 6, a free self-guided walk or drive-and-walk tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. Part of Art Trek is the monthly “1st Saturdays” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick-off their new shows.

Within Amador County and just across the Mokelumne River is a thriving creative art community, and this is the best time...

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06/23/2016 12:44 PM
Jeff Applebaum will be at the St. George on June 26. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14.... [Read more]
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06/02/2016 11:35 AM

Art is an important part of the culture of all types of people in the world; it connects different ethnicities and brings people together. Local artist Michael Garcia has been touched by art and expresses his view of the world through his artistic craftsmanship. After studying art at various schools in Sacramento and San Francisco, his love for art drove him to open an art gallery in Pine Grove called “Things to Tweek the Imagination.”

Garcia is a potter, painter, sculptor and fabricator of mixed-media art, which mean that he...

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06/02/2016 11:42 AM

The Upcountry Community Council will meet on June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall on Buckhorn Ridge Road, in Pioneer.

We will be hearing from Jim Guidi all about our new upcountry radio station, which will help upcountry residents, during any disasters, to know where to go and what to do. We also will have a surprise for you! We hope to see you there and hope you bring some friends too.

Sierra Gold Quilt Guild

The Sierra Gold Quilt Guild will meet June 14, and every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the New...

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Penny West
06/02/2016 11:32 AM
Andrea Morris, “Music by Calico”

The next First Saturday of the monthly Amador Art Trek will be tomorrow, June 4. This is a free self-guided walk or drive-and-walk tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. Part of Art Trek is the monthly “1st Saturdays” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick-off their new shows.

Since within Amador and part of Calaveras County is a thriving creative community, this is the best time to experience it,...

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05/26/2016 12:38 PM

Edible and Poisonous Plants and Herbs

Many plants in your yard may be edible including the herbs you are familiar with. Each year over 100,000 people in the United States call Poison Control Centers about plant and mushroom exposures. There is no easy “test” for knowing which plants are poisonous. Some plants may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps. Some plants have substances which are irritating to the skin, mouth, and tongue. Immediate burning pain is common, and sometimes stomach upset, mouth and tongue...

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05/12/2016 12:26 PM

On Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., Amador High School is putting on its first-ever Festival of the Arts. The event will be set up throughout the campus with work on display from each of the art classes that Amador High School has to offer. As this event grows, it is our hope that we will be able to see students’ progress through the event.

All too often, we find that school art shows showcase the same group of students again and again, and, while those students deserve the recognition for their hard work and their talents,...

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05/12/2016 12:47 PM
Tribe of the Red Horse will be playing at the Sutter Creek Theatre on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15 at the Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington Street in Columbia. Country-Western icon Hank Williams touched millions in his short career. This spectacular musical biography will break your heart and lift your soul as it recounts his rise to country-music stardom and his demise at age 29 from hard living and bad luck. Williams’ legend lives on through songs that celebrate tenderness and hope. Jam-packed with 20 classic hits including... [Read more]
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04/28/2016 12:44 PM
Award-winning watercolorist Wendy Rogers will have her work displayed at the AmadorArts Gallery during this month’s Art Trek

The next First Saturday of the month Amador Art Trek will be May 7. This is the fun, free self-guided tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. Part of Art Trek is the monthly “1st Saturdays” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick off their new shows.

Since within Amador and part of Calaveras County is a thriving creative community, this is the best time to experience it, even meet artists. Can’t make...

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04/21/2016 1:28 PM
“Cymbidium II,” mixed media pastel, by Anthony Venturelli. Artwork courtesy to the ALD

Spring is definitely upon us. Daffodil Hill gave us a gorgeous showing this year, and Dandelion Days has come and gone. What’s the next big show coming up? Little City Studio & Gallery announces its “Flora” show opening May 7.

This colorful and eclectic gallery in the heart of Amador City is celebrating its 14th anniversary in business! So we have invited many of our diverse artists to create art and craft work around a spring theme. “Flora” presents an artistic take on all the season’s prolific green growing things, whether...

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04/21/2016 12:16 PM
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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04/14/2016 12:23 PM
Artwork by Julie Muela-Farris.

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

Sutter Creek Gallery will hold a reception in her honor on Saturday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as part of the...

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04/14/2016 12:28 PM
Kady and Sonja, fifth-graders at Pioneer Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, made their own puppets of a cat and mouse, which they used to perform an original puppet show at the Share the Arts evening. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Caitlyn Schaap
Pioneer Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School hosted its first-ever Share the Arts evening on Friday, April 8, performing dance, drama and music for a packed auditorium. The evening began with a showcase of students’ art in the hallways of the school. Paintings, drawings, collages and more were displayed, with artwork from students as young as pre-k and as old as sixth grade. Also featured was the work of the students who take the sewing elective. Sewing students displayed pillows, blankets and shorts that they made, using skills... [Read more]
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04/07/2016 12:35 PM

Knitting for a Cause

In our efforts to bring awareness and education to our community about child abuse prevention, the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council’s focus for April - Child Abuse Prevention Month - is on the “Period of Purple Crying.” Our aim is to bring attention to and educate parents and the community about this sensitive time and to the dangers of reacting in frustration with a baby’s crying, such as shaking or harming them in some other way. We invite knitters and crocheters throughout the county to create hats with...

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03/31/2016 11:46 AM
Falco, a 2011 graduate of Amador High School, works at a prestigious Union Square gallery in San Francisco. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Robert Falco was an artist as early as seven years old, and now, at just 22, he’s making waves in the Bay Area art world. The public is invited to a free special local showing of his recent paintings on Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. The location is at the Heart & Soul Studio, 21 Badger Street, in Sutter Creek, where you can meet or get re-acquainted with the young successful artist. Falco grew up in Amador County; his parents are Lilliana and Manuel Falco, of Sutter Creek. Before he even graduated from Amador High School in 2011,... [Read more]
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03/31/2016 12:04 PM
“Imperial Hotel” by Julie Trail. Image courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The next First Saturday of the month Amador Art Trek will be tomorrow, April 2. This is the fun, free, self-guided tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. Part of the Art Trek are the monthly “1st Saturdays,” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick off their new shows.

Since within Amador and part of Calaveras County is a thriving creative community, this is the best time to experience it, even meet...

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03/24/2016 12:55 PM
“The Stars Come Out” will benefit the Interfaith Food Bank. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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03/17/2016 12:05 PM
On February 13, Christie Lane and Nan Muzinich from the Amador Arts Council paid a special visit to Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp. The Amador Arts Council is a group of volunteers that provide professionally taught art classes in every Elementary School in Amador County. They reach over 1,500 local youth, and we are lucky enough to be part of their program. They come to our camp about every three months to provide art classes to our guys. Amador Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching life in Amador... [Read more]
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03/10/2016 12:37 PM

Amador County Artists Association

Dale Latinen, nationally known watercolor artist and teacher, will be demonstrating at the April 13 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, commencing at 7 p.m. in the Jackson Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road. Laitinen will demonstrate on Aquabord, a clay painting surface. The public is invited and new members are encouraged. For more information about ACAA, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

Calaveras Master Gardeners

The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden...

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03/10/2016 12:08 PM
The Black Lillies, a roots, neo-country, alt-rock band will play at Sutter Creek Theatre on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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