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"The Golden State," at Main Street Theatre Works
Now through Sept. 6

“The Golden State:” Main Street Theatre Works presents, “The Golden State,” a hilarious comedy about wanting, getting, having, coveting and hoarding money, inspired by Molière’s original work, “The Miser.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m., to picnic with friends and family. Bring a bottle of wine, a low-back lawn chair, a light sweater and a little bug repellent, and plan on laughing until you cry. General admission tickets are $17.50, students pay $12, and a family of four...

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The Calaveras Community Band, which traces its history to California’s Gold Rush days, will present a special Labor Day concert under the leadership of Director Mic Harper in the Murphys Community Park on Monday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m.

There will be music for everyone’s taste, ranging from swing and jazz to show tunes and marches. The band has added two new Latin tunes to its repertoire.

There is no admission charge. Families and other members of the community are invited to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy this holiday...

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Mandolin Orange band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Have you ever attended a concert and it felt as if the band was in your living room playing just for you? That is the ambiance that was set at Feist Wines, in Amador City, last Wednesday. Mandolin Orange, the hit-making duo, returned to Amador City to play a spirited show in front of a sold-out audience in support of the album, “This Side of Jordan.”

In the time between the band’s first show here in March and the Aug. 20 performance, they toured America and played a concert at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, in Rhode...

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

This Labor Day weekend, Sutter Creek will be the place to be for bargains. Downtown merchants will be having their Annual Sidewalk Sale. Browse the sidewalks for once-a-year bargains on everything from fashion, home décor, gifts, collectibles and antiques. Plus, be sure to go inside the stores for more specials on wonderful merchandise. Make Sutter Creek one of your stops this Labor Day weekend.

Special Advocates

The Amador Court Appointed Special Advocates program is in need of volunteers to work with...

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At Petroglyphe Gallery, “Pumpkin Eater,” by artist Barbara Conley
Amador’s 1st Saturday Art Trek for September 6 will spotlight featured artists whose works will be the focus at receptions in most galleries. Remember, you can take the Art Trek anytime. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at amadorarts.org. Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on Sept. 6 are artists new in the galleries this month, while other galleries will be extending their shows.

The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Usually, the receptions are from 3 to 6 p.m. Some are earlier. Going...

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Tessa Marguerite
4 days ago
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“It is not horses that I paint; I paint how they make me feel,” explained contemporary artist Donna Bernstein. “I mix mediums in new and regenerative ways; this gives a feeling of movement, energy and life to my works.” Bernstein, of Donna B Fine Art, was recently part of a creative collaboration with Rob Morse, winemaker and owner of Morse Wines’ Il Gioiello, pronounced “joy-yellow,” Winery, in Fiddletown, and Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary, (RTF) in Lompoc. Morse approached Bernstein to use one of her creations... [Read more]
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Beverly Huston Fisher
2 weeks ago
Artists, healers and helpers gather for the Innagural Holistic Health and Awareness Fair, in Pioneer, on Aug. 30 and 31. More than 20 vendors will participate in this year’s fair, offering an uplifting and inspiring afternoon of demonstrations, information and Chakradance. This free community event is a great way to meet like-minded individuals and explore new avenues to health and balance.

Healers, healthcare and wellness providers covering you from head to toe will be on-hand, discussing their services including Reiki, from...

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Tessa Marguerite
2 weeks ago
Helwig@Dusk presents Tell River on Friday, August 29.
Now through Sept. 6

“The Golden State:” Main Street Theatre Works presents, “The Golden State,” a hilarious comedy about wanting, getting, having, coveting and hoarding money, inspired by Molière’s original work, “The Miser.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m., to picnic with friends and family. Bring a bottle of wine, a low-back lawn chair, a light sweater and bug repellent, and plan on laughing until you cry. General admission tickets are $17.50, students pay $12, and a family of four is only...

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Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., join Vino Noceto for “Mediterranean Madness.” At this annual event, Vino Noceto clears out its cellars before the coming harvest and offers great discounts on many favorite wines. Enjoy appetizers as you dance and listen to live music. Free to the public, stop in and pick up a case or two at the one-day event. For more information, visit Vino Noceto’s website, at noceto.com, or call 245-6557. [Read more]
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Taste the fine wines of Amador County and enjoy the aura of historic Preston Castle. Experience the history and feel a sensation of the past. Attendees will sample fine wines, poured by 15 different wineries, from commemorative Preston Castle wine glasses.

Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a variety of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and listen to live music on the patio where the food will be served, and in front of the castle where the wineries will be pouring. The popular Midtown Jazz will be performing on the patio stage, and local favorite...

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Vino Noceto is announcing its new Farm-to-Glass Tour Program offering an intimate tour, sharing the winemaker’s passion for agriculture and winemaking with guests. Enjoy following the life of a grape from vine to wine, and all the stops in between, while sampling six award-winning wines along the way.

On this fun and informative outing, experience the workings of a family-operated winery. As you leave the tasting room, you will venture out into the vineyard to learn about the grapes and the prestigious soils and terroir of Amador...

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3 weeks ago
Little Me Tea. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Get your kids and teens back-to-school ready with originality and style. We have helped you find the latest and greatest back-to-school products to help parents get their kids prepared and out the door.

Dorm In A Box: Getting your son or daughter off to college later this summer? Dorm In A Box gives you a one-stop-shop to get your soon-to-be college freshman everything he or she needs. Dorm-In-A-Box has bed sets, office supplies and bath bundles ranging in price from $69 to $199. Altogether, Dorm-In-A-Box offers more than a 30...

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3 weeks ago
The Amador County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Jose Feito and Irma Bravo, who opened Bella Rosa II (in the old J&D’s building), at 36 Main Street, in Sutter Creek. Serving hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Coming soon will be Bella Rosa Sports Bar (in the old Hoot ‘n’ Annie’s building). The original restaurant, Bella Rosa I, is located at 210 Main Street, in, Jackson, next door to Hein & Company Books. [Read more]
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Taste Restaurant, in Plymouth, was elated to receive top honors from Wine Enthusiast Magazines August issue, America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2014. Editors from the magazine search high and low throughout the year to find restaurants that are providing unique wine offerings, are very wine-focused and have great cuisine to accompany the wines. The majority of restaurants recognized are from California (21) and New York (22), with the remainder scattered throughout the rest of the U.S.

Taste owners, Mark and Tracey Berkner, moved...

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A new addition to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s summer entertainment is Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge’s “Music on the Terrace.” Every Saturday evening through Sept. 13, there will be music on the terrace at Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Guests who are 21 and over will be able to enjoy sumptuous food and beverages offered at Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge. There will be a bar set up on the outdoor patio, as well as cocktail service from the main bar indoors.

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Farms of Amador and the Amador Farmers Market again present the definitive farm-to-fork dinner in Amador County. Helwig Winery hosts the dinner, catered by Lucy’s Spice Box, of Volcano, on Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. The self-guided tour starts at noon, and focuses on farms, wineries and vineyards in or near the Shenandoah Valley.

Temporada de Abundancia, a Season of Abundance, is the theme of the dinner, and it will feature a variety of Latin American farm-to-fork dishes. The evening will begin with a salsa and Mexican pickle bar,...

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Tessa Marguerite
4 weeks ago
The view of the Sand Fire from Vino Noceto Winery.
Amador Wine Country provides a leading industry for Amador County, with more than 40 wineries sprinkled among the open fields and vineyards of the Shenandoah Valley and neighboring areas. With the flames of the Sand Fire so near, is there a possibility that the deluge of smoke will alter the flavor in the grapes for this year’s wine harvest?

Jim Spinetta, of Charles Spinetta Winery, a 5th-generation Amador County farmer, says no. Although the fire was just two miles from his family’s Amador County vineyards, Spinetta assures us that...

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08/01/2014 11:05 AM
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Now that your garden is in full swing, what are you going to do with all that produce? The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with experts available to give you tips about preserving, pest control or any other garden-related concern you might have. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, in San Andreas.

There will be no plant sale this month. This Saturday, we will discuss some methods of preserving...

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08/01/2014 10:47 AM
Enjoy a sit-down dinner in the Preston Castle Courtyard at 6 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, and be part of the action as events of the “Lethal Luau” murder mystery unfold around you. Observe, ask questions and use your super-sleuth skills to figure out “who done it?” Dress in themed fashion to really get into the fun. A no-host bar will have a nice selection of drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $45 per person. For details, call 256-3623, or visit prestoncastle.com. Seating is limited. [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
08/01/2014 10:21 AM
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The Mother Lode Bonsai Club is taking a brief summer break and will not hold a meeting in August. The next meeting will be on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at the former Calaveras County Water District office, 423 E. St. Charles Street (Hwy. 49), San Andreas. For more information, call Bob Dean at 754-5887 or visit the club website at motherlodebonsai.org.

NAMI Peer-To-Peer

NAMI presents a command performance of its popular and highly effective Peer-To-Peer Recovery Education Curse, to be held for the first time at the...

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