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Senior Social Hour Join other seniors at the community centers to meet new friends, play games or bring your lunch and come visit at noon, on Wednesdays, at the Upcountry Community Center, located at 19386 Highway 88, in Pine Grove, telephone (209) 296-2785; and at noon, on Thursdays, at the Camanche Lake Community Center, located at 4419 Camanche Parkway N., in Ione, telephone (209) 763-2720.

May 29 & 30

Preston Castle Paracon Castle Spirits hosts Preston Castle Foundation’s inaugural Benefit Paranormal Conference....

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The Amador High Dance Department will present their 3rd Annual Spring Dance Concert, an evening of new works choreographed by students and faculty. Performances will be held at the Giles Turner Performing Arts Center at Amador High School on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m., and Saturday ,May 30 at 7 p.m. 19 sophomores, juniors, and senior students will share and celebrate the inspiration, manifestation, and encompassing creativity that embodies their personal experiences with the art of dance.

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Krista (12) Katrina (9) and Karolita (5) Jankeviciute. and Rob Kerwin. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Jankeviciute family with three home-schooled girls moved from Lithuania to Amador City last January. Their father is taking some physical therapy courses at Sac State but as the family wanted a quieter, rural place to live, they began searching for living arrangements out of Sacramento.

As Providence had it, they were thrilled to find a cute little house in Amador City. They quickly fell in love with the friendly, peaceful town. Having been in Wyoming for the first part of the winter with snow, wind and -30 degree weather,...

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Kids On Stage hosted its first Fundraiser Performance and Talent Show last week. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Kids On Stage hosted its Inaugural Fundraiser Performance and Talent Show at the American Legion Hall, in Sutter Hill on May 17. The Volcano Union Inn, Amador Vintage Market, Rosebud’s Café, and Safeway donated appetizers for the event, and a silent auction and bake sale were part of the fundraiser activities.

Kids On Stage was initially formed by Sue Brumet in 1984 and has been active for more than 20 years. The musical theater and dance base troupe performed in schools of Amador and Calaveras counties, the Amador County Fair,...

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3 weeks ago
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The Amador County Concert Band presents, “America the Beatiful,” a free concert to be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, on Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, located at 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove.

Featured music includes a medley from the musical, “Oklahoma,” faithfully orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and transcribed for concert band by Mark Rogers. Another special medley titled, “Armed...

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3 weeks ago
The Esquires Chicago Blues Party Band will play on Main Street, 11 am - 2 pm, at Shine, Wine & Dine.

Contact Lucy Hackett, Jackson Business & Community Assoc., 223-4603

SHINE, WINE & DINE ON MAIN STREET, JACKSON, SATURDAY MAY 16!

Jackson, CA -- Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for Shine, Wine & Dine, Saturday, May 16, 10 am to 3 pm -- a day of wine, art, music and gorgeous vintage cars. Plus, a day of special “car show” discounts at Jackson restaurants – it’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!

The fifth annual Motherlode Cruise car show will take you back in time with 125 vintage cars, from Model Ts...

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04/10/2015 10:17 AM
Soprano Marie Bedard. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents a concert of chamber music on Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m., at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, in Martell.

The concert includes the Theme and Variations for flute and string quartet of Amy Beach (1867 – 1944), America’s foremost woman composer, Four Madrigals of Love for soprano and piano of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 – 1999), and the Quintet for piano and strings of British composer Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)....

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04/03/2015 9:52 AM
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For years, there has been a gap in California public school budgets for art, music and physical education. At Sutter Creek Elementary, the Sutter Creek PTO steps in to ensure that these vital programs are offered to students who might not otherwise have access to them.

Art, music and PE are often left out of the curriculum, but as Sutter Creek principal Sean Snider attests, these classes are “critical to the education of our students.”

Art and music exercise the right side of the brain which is responsible for rhythm, spatial...

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04/03/2015 9:47 AM
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Head on down to the Amador Senior Center on Sunday, April 26, for a spin on the dance floor to the jazzy beat of Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a 10-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...

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03/26/2015 9:05 AM
Kory Gibbs, AKA “Lightning Boy.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Lightning Boy and His Thundering Blues Band will be giving a free concert with special guests Nedra & Julio, 3FT Giant and Austin Morgan, at Volcano’s St. George Hotel tomorrow, March 28. “It’s a free show to thank everybody that has supported Kory… A ‘thank you’ to Amador County,” said Kory’s dad, Mike Gibbs. The concert will take place from noon to 5 p.m., with Lightning Boy and His Thundering Blues Band playing around 2:30 p.m. The concert will be outside in the garden area of the hotel. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch,... [Read more]
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03/19/2015 10:16 AM
Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

A special cameo appearance by the new 24-member Amador Community Chorus will take place on March 22, at 2 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center. Under the direction of bandleader Steve Chambers, the new group will share the stage and plans to debut four to five songs, including, “Mack the Knife” and “Blue Skies.”

Re-appearing at the Senior Center for the bulk of the program will be the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a 10-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — The “Great Gatsby Era” and “The...

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03/12/2015 10:19 AM
Dandelion Days is the weekend of March 21 and 22, in Jackson. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Wednesdays

Senior Social Hour: Join other seniors at the community centers to meet new friends, play games or bring your lunch and come visit at noon, on Wednesdays, at the Upcountry Community Center, located at 19386 Highway 88, in Pine Grove, telephone (209) 296-2785; and at noon, on Thursdays, at the Camanche Lake Community Center, located at 4419 Camanche Parkway N., in Ione, telephone (209) 763-2720.

March 13 & 14

A Haunting At Preston Castle: Strange Escapes, a boutique paranormal event company founded by Amy Bruni, of...

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03/05/2015 1:30 PM
Willie Watson. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m., Willie Watson returns to Feist Wines, in Amador City. His first show at Feist, in January, sold out two weeks ahead of time and the capacity tasting room was filled with soulful Americana music.

Watson is on tour promoting his first solo album, “Folk Singer, Volume 1.” At the recent concert at Feist, Watson told the crowd, “Everyone needs more banjo. It’s banjo therapy.”

Watson quit high school in 1997 to pursue his musical career. He is a folksinger, multi-instrume...

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03/05/2015 1:29 PM
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Kicking off their 2015 Outdoor Concert Series, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to the Outdoor Concert Venue Stage on Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m.

Rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in the music industry in true powerhouse fashion. Together, with Benatar’s diverse vocal range and Giraldo’s superb talent as a guitarist, the duo have forged the most successful partnership in rock history. They’ve sold more than 26 million albums and have...

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03/05/2015 1:33 PM
Mother Lode Harvest Farm Tour. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

March 7

Mother Lode Harvest Farm Tour: Mother Lode Harvest, a local food and farm products association, is having its winter quarter Open House at one of its member farms, Butte Mountain Farm, in Jackson, on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Farmer Carolyn Boyd and her helpers will conduct tours of the farm, which will include the sheep barn, deluxe chicken coop, greenhouse and extensive garden, and will discuss farming using sustainable methods. Information about Mother Lode Harvest will be available and there will be light...

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02/26/2015 9:54 AM
Amador County Concert Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Featured music includes, “The Great Steamboat Race,” Dvorak’s “Finale from Symphony No. 5,” “The Trombone King,” “Into the Storm,” “Dueling Xylophones” (based on “Dueling Banjos) that feature two xylophones in front of the band and more. According to Chambers, “It’s a fun... [Read more]
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02/26/2015 9:47 AM
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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes blues and rock icons Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

A child prodigy, Winter’s music encompasses multiple genres including rock, jazz, blues and pop. His 1970 album debut, “Entrance,” demonstrated his unique ability to cross genre lines. With more than 20 albums and numerous collaborations, some of Winter’s hit singles include “Tobacco Road,” “Frankenstein,” “Show Your Love” and “Turn On Your Love Light.” He can also be heard on...

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02/19/2015 12:52 PM
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Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m., Willie Watson returns to Feist Wines, in Amador City. His first show at Feist, in January, sold out two weeks ahead of time and the at-capacity tasting room was filled with soulful Americana music.

Watson is on tour promoting his first solo album, “Folk Singer, Volume 1.” At the recent concert at Feist, Watson told the crowd, “Everyone needs more banjo. It’s banjo therapy.”

Watson quit high school in 1997 to pursue his music career. He is a folksinger, instrumentalist...

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02/19/2015 12:47 PM
PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

February 20 - 22

2015 PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship: For the 12th consecutive year, professional bowlers from all around the Western United States will compete in Sutter Creek for an estimated $2,500 first place prize in the PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship, at Gold Country Lanes. The tournament is part of the Professional Bowlers Association Western Regional Tour. More than 70 professionals will begin competition at 8 a.m., Saturday morning. By Sunday, the field will be cut to16 final round...

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02/05/2015 11:58 AM
Soprano Soloist Alexis Magarò. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., enjoy a symphony concert by the Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music. In addition to Conductor Henrik Jul Hansen, Alexis Magarò, soprano soloist, will also be present. Music will include works by Richard Strauss, as well as Death and Transfiguration, Festival March, “Morgan” and “Cäcilie” for soprano and orchestra, and the Final Scene from the opera Capricco. The concert will be held at Church of the Nazarene, in Sutter Creek. Admission is $20 for adults, children under 18 are free. Tickets are... [Read more]
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