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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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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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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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7 days ago
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
2 weeks ago
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
2 weeks ago
(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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3 weeks ago
Violinist Corina Stoian. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come and experience Baroque music by the Mother Lode Friends of Music, on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., when the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others will be performed by outstanding musicians at the Church of the Nazarene.

Among those performing are violinist Corina Stoian, Hank King on the recorder, Ron Brickman playing harpsichord, Jane Buzzar performing oboe, Sandra Betti on flute, Gail Buzzard playing the bassoon and Alice Williams performs cello.

Admission is free. The venue is located at 14050 Ridge...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
Giant Burger is located in the heart of Pine Grove. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Celebrate Pine Grove! The Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club is hosting a fun night of outreach in celebration of the township of Pine Grove, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Pine Grove Town Hall and Community Park. Come and meet local business owners, Smokey the Bear and Sheriff Martin Ryan. Pine Grove Elementary School Choir and Robotics Club will perform. Play Business Bingo and win prizes while dining on hot dogs, cotton candy and more. This is a great event for families and friends of Pine Grove.

Drive-In On The Green: Give back to the...

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3 weeks ago
Forty-five member Amador County Concert Band present, "Fright At The Opera." Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come and experience “Fright At The Opera,” a free concert to be presented by the 45-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding. Featured music will be selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Aladdin,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “Danse Macabre,” “Funeral March of the Marionettes” (Alfred Hitchcock theme) and much more. The 90-minute program will conclude with refreshments. Bring the entire family to this exciting concert.

The Amador County Concert Band proudly represented Northern California...

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Renee Davis
3 weeks ago

Last Chance to Buy Tickets to CALAVERAS LIVE! A Live Variety Show

On Saturday night evening October 25th, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is presenting their 2nd Annual “CALAVERAS LIVE!” fundraiser at the Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys.

Tickets are going fast for this year’s show which begins with a wine reception and hors d’oeuvres provided by The Historic Murphys Hotel at 6:30pm. The evening will include lots of fun, music, laughter, and no doubt a few tears. You will also have the opportunity to bid on fine antiques and art,...

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Lucy Hackett
09/24/2014 8:56 AM
Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 29 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fun, friendship and fitness of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed! Monday nights, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more info visit www.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603. You’re going to love square dancing! [Read more]
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09/21/2014 5:08 PM
Gregg Rolie will perform at Helwig Winery. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gregg Rolie, best known for his vocals and keyboard work with legendary music groups Santana and Journey, will be performing with his band at the Helwig Winery next weekend. The Gregg Rolie Band will perform electrifying versions of several Santana classics such as “Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Soul Sacrifice,” “Jingo” and “No One To Depend On,” as well as tracks from Rolie’s previous effort, “Roots” and new songs.

The Gregg Rolie Band consists of Adrian Areas (son of original Santana...

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09/21/2014 4:50 PM
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A high octane, premium-fueled performance greeted a packed outdoor venue of eager music fans at the Jackson Rancheria Sept. 13. as Champagne, Illinois-based classic rock band REO Speedwagon took the stage just after 8 p.m. and tore the house down.

Iconic lead singer Kevin Cronin, who has fronted the band since 1972 and sings all of their major 70s and 80s hits, was a bubbly, grinning, guitar-playing dervish, despite having an injury that caused him to need to use crutches to get to a stool at center stage.

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09/21/2014 4:27 PM
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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will be hosting its second Sierra Foothill Harvest Brew-Fest on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Grand Oak Ballroom.

Craft Beer lovers and aficionados are invited to enjoy the Sierra Foothill Harvest Brew-Fest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This festival features craft breweries from the Sierra foothills and the surrounding areas including 21st Amendment Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Drake’s Brewing, Dust Bowl Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing,...

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09/20/2014 4:09 PM

Just Like Amador County Wine — It Gets Better Every Year

The 17th Annual Winefest, in Sutter Creek — the popular walk-about wine-tasting event sponsored by AmadorArts — is just around the corner. On Saturday Nov. 8, stroll historic Main Street while tasting a vast selection of Amador County Wines in Sutter Creek’s shops.

Guests can check in to pick up their wine glass, wristband and tasting map at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, starting at 4 p.m. Take a look at the silent auctions, one for art, for wine and a table of premier...

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09/12/2014 10:29 AM
Downhill Extravaganza in Amador City on Saturday, September 13.

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“Robin Hood:” This is the very last chance to see Volcano Theatre Company’s presentation of “Robin Hood.” Catch Robin, Maid Marian and the band of merry men as they work to outwit the king’s tax collector. Final performances are Friday and Saturday, at the Volcano Amphitheatre, right in downtown. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. for picnickers, and the curtain rises at 8 p.m. General tickets are $16, seniors are $14 and students under 18 are $11. For more information, visit volcanotheatre.org.

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Wine Down Wednesdays:...

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09/12/2014 10:20 AM
Klaudia Promessi and Herb Boxhorn. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In a dazzling summer garden setting, fit for a wedding, AmadorArts is presenting a Garden Concert on Saturday evening, Sept. 13. Jazz and pop music by Herb Boxhorn and Klaudia Promessi will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded, landscaped grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey. Complimentary “hearty” appetizers, catered by the Mother Lode Deli, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening.

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09/12/2014 10:00 AM
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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is please to present Heart. The famous female legends, Heart, take the Jackson Rancheria Outdoor Venue stage on Tuesday, September 23, at 8 p.m.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson emerged in the early 1970’s showing the world that women can really rock! Their hits “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Straight On” landed the duo on top of the charts! Their popularity and success continued through the 1980’s and 1990’s with their hits “These Dreams,” “Alone” and “What...

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Carolyn Schmitz
09/12/2014 9:51 AM
The third annual Oktoberfest is on Sat. Sept. 20 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Italian Picnic Grounds, and will begin simultaneously with the original Oktoberfest. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch.

Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

Jackson is about to enjoy its third Oktoberfest, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1...

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Tessa Marguerite
09/05/2014 11:02 AM
Night Out for Pioneer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
House of Floyd: Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes House of Floyd to the Grand Oak Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. These musicians offer those who never got to experience Pink Floyd the chance to see what made the original shows so extraordinary. Come and experience the legendary Pink Floyd in only a way that House of Floyd could reproduce. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at $10 for Dreamcatcher’s Club members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage, and starting at $20... [Read more]
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