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A reenactment of Jesus’ birth in a lowly manger in Bethlehem. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” celebrates the Christmas Story in song.

The newly formed Amador Community Chorus and Orchestra, a 32–member choir and 14-piece orchestra under the direction of bandleader Steve Chambers, will offer a special musical Christmas story presentation, “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem”, to be performed in three separate locations the weekend of December 20 and 21.

The first performance will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, 11361 Prospect Drive, in Martell, on Saturday, December 20 at 1 p.m....

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On the evening of Oct. 25, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras held its second annual Calaveras Live! variety show fundraiser at the Black Bart Theatre, in Murphys. The sold-out event proved to be a big success for the agency, raising more than $19k in donations to help continue the hospice mission.

The evening began with music by the Plan B Band, and a wine reception featuring local wines and hors d’oeuvres, along with a raffle and fine art/antiques silent auction. Then, each human emotion was touched as the audience was treated to...

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1 week ago
The Black Irish Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
When you take Celtic, Spanish and Italian Music and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish Band. For 25 years, this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With more than 500 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading its brand of progressive folk music to a large audience. Performing both traditional and original music, the band is very focused on presenting acoustic music in a very exciting, up-beat way that appeals to all ages. The band has... [Read more]
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1 week ago
Network with other parents at Amador First 5. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come to First 5 Amador’s 13th Annual Children’s Holiday Festival and experience winter festivals around the world. Have fun with activities, music, snacks, a visit from Santa Claus, holiday entertainment, community resources and more.

Bring the whole family to this free event on Friday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center, located at 975 Broadway, in Jackson. For more information, call First 5 Amador, at (209) 257-1092, or visit first5amador.com.

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3 weeks ago
The men of Amador Choraliers sing, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In its 52nd holiday concert series, the Amador Choraliers will be presenting a wide range of seasonal tunes. As they sing traditional favorites such as, “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child is This,” you will feel the comfort of the season like a visit from old friends.

With their renditions of new songs such as,”Mozart’s Fa-La-La” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” you will discover the joy of a brightly wrapped present under the tree.

The Amador Choraliers are a men’s and women’s chorus that has been entertaining...

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Carolyn Schmitz
11/15/2014 10:28 AM
Interfaith Choir's youth orchestra members make a joyful noise. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Business Person Of The Year: Dick Cooper, of Cooper Vineyards, has been recognized by Amador County Chamber of Commerce as its Business Person of the Year. Celebrate with Cooper and the rest of the chamber at a dinner in his honor, in Pokerville Hall, at the Amador County Fairgrounds, located at 18621 Sherwood Street, in Plymouth. No-host cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main Street, in Jackson; by calling... [Read more]
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11/15/2014 10:08 AM
The men of The Amador Choraliers perform, “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” above, and as an ensemble. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In its 52nd holiday concert series, the Amador Choraliers will be presenting a wide range of seasonal tunes. As they sing traditional favorites such as, “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child is This,” you will feel the comfort of the season like a visit from old friends. With their renditions of new songs such as,”Mozart’s Fa-La-La” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” you will discover the joy of a brightly wrapped present under the tree.

The Amador Choraliers are a men’s and women’s chorus that has been entertaining...

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11/15/2014 10:18 AM
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The Interfaith Community Choir and Orchestra invites everyone to the 15th Annual Festival of Carols, a choral and symphonic concert benefiting the Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County. Because of the popularity of these annual concerts, the location and days have been changed to accommodate the community. This year’s concerts are scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Church, located at 8040 S. Highway 49, in Jackson.

The generous support of...

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11/15/2014 8:58 AM
South Sac Jooks will perform at Feist Wines’ third anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Feist Wines offers an afternoon full of wine, music and farm-to-table tapas to celebrate its third anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. The Feist family will host three bands to pair with its newest release and other gold-medal wines.

At 1 p.m., the Church Street Sinners will take the stage. They are a four-piece band comprised of husband-and-wife team, Sara Hart on fiddle and vocals, Bryan Hart on banjo and guitar, local legend Allen Frank on guitar, dobro and mandolin and Steve Doss on the stand-up bass. The group...

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Carolyn Schmitz
11/15/2014 8:33 AM
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ServPro of Amador and Calaveras counties and Sonora is sponsoring “Coat-ed with Love,” its fifth annual coat drive. ServPro has led this successful coat drive for four years, collecting gently used jackets and hoodies of all sizes and distributing them to grateful people with the help of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. You can find a ServPro “Coat-ed with Love” box at ServPro, All Amador County elementary schools, Ione Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Sutter Creek Police Department, Chamber of Commerce,... [Read more]
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Renee Davis
11/13/2014 2:32 PM
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Thanks Our Community for the BIG Success of our Calaveras LIVE! Fundraiser! [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
11/08/2014 7:00 AM
Celebrate, shop and taste fine local wines at this weekend's Winefest in Sutter Creek. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Camping With Henry and Tom:” This is your last chance to see the hit play, “Camping With Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Fredericks and starring Marty Brifman, Brad Barnard, Chris Witt and Joe Svec, at Volcano Theatre Company’s Cobblestone Theatre, in the heart of Volcano. Curtain rises at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 62 and over. For more information, visit volcanotheatre.org.

November 8

Sutter Creek Winefest: On Saturday, Nov. 8, stroll down historic Main Street while tasting a huge...

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11/08/2014 6:50 AM
The men of The Amador Choraliers perform, “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In its 52nd holiday concert series, the Amador Choraliers will be presenting a wide range of seasonal tunes. As they sing traditional favorites such as, “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child is This,” you will feel the comfort of the season like a visit from old friends. With their renditions of new songs such as,”Mozart’s Fa-La-La” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” you will discover the joy of a brightly wrapped present under the tree.

The Amador Choraliers are a men’s and women’s chorus that have been entertaining...

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10/31/2014 1:19 PM
Haunted House, Oct. 31, at the HUB. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Now Through Nov. 8

“Camping With Henry and Tom:” Volcano Theatre Company, in its 41st season, presents its first fall offering, “Camping with Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Fredericks, and starring Marty Brifman, Brad Barnard, Chris Witt and Joe Svec. The play runs Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 8, at the Cobblestone Theatre, located in the heart of Volcano. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 62 and over. For more information, visit volcanotheatre.org.

October 31...

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10/24/2014 10:55 AM
The Crab & Chowder Gala will be held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on November 15.

Come celebrate the annual Crab & Chowder Gala, benefiting the El Dorado County Fair Association, and celebrating the first dungeness crab of the season.

On Saturday, November 15, doors will open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar, live music and dancing. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. This all-you-can-eat dinner includes dungeness crab, clam chowder (made by Old Town Grill), salad, pasta and bread. Ticekts are $45 per person.

Join the fun by participating in the silent auction and raffle. Among the great prizes in the raffle are:...

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10/24/2014 10:53 AM
Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock ‘n’ roll revue to be announced, everyone’s favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets, group and general... [Read more]
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10/24/2014 10:45 AM
Children's Halloween Parade in Jackson on Oct. 31. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Now Through Nov. 8

“Camping With Henry and Tom:” Volcano Theatre Company, in its 41st season, presents its first fall offering, “Camping with Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Fredericks, and starring Marty Brifman, Brad Barnard, Chris Witt and Joe Svec. The play runs Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 8, with Sunday performances on Oct. 12, 19 and 26, at the Cobblestone Theatre, located in the heart of Volcano. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 62 and over. For more information,...

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10/18/2014 10:30 AM
Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Re-appearing on Oct. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson, will be the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a ten-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — The “Great Gatsby Era” and “The Swing Era” — using dance band instrumentation of six horns (saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and trombone) and four rhythm (banjo, piano, bass and drums).

The band will feature vocals from instrumentalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White and Eric Johnson. Newest tunes added to the repertoire are, “Give...

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Carolyn Schmitz
10/10/2014 10:30 AM
Brad Barnard, Joe Svec, Marty Brifman and Chris Witt, in "Camping With Henry and Tom." Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
“Camping With Henry and Tom:” Volcano Theatre Company, in its 41st season, presents its first fall offering, “Camping with Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Fredericks, and starring Marty Brifman, Brad Barnard, Chris Witt and Joe Svec (see review on page 1). The play runs Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 8, with Sunday performances on Oct. 12, 19 and 26, at the Cobblestone Theatre, located in the heart of Volcano. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 62 and over. For more information,... [Read more]
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Rich Farrington
10/07/2014 4:08 PM
(Pioneer) Elvis (AKA Jack “Travelin Tunes” Magee) surprised participants at the Amador Upcountry Rotary Classic Car/Hot Rod Show and 60’s Drive-In Movie “on the green” at Mace Meadows Golf Course in Pioneer, on Friday, October 3rd. “The King,” as Elvis is affectionately known by many of the era, sang and played hit songs from the 50’s, which made the car show a nostalgic event. The showing of “American Graffiti” afterward on a giant blow-up screen provided by Amador County Recreation Agency continued the nostalgia into the evening.... [Read more]
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