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Aloha, welcome to Hawaii. It is sunset on the beach, and friends of Chase Diamond have gathered at his birthday luau. The impromptu party quickly turns into a woeful wake when Chase is found dead, poisoned by one of his guests. Was it friend or foe who fatally freshened his favorite cocktail? It is up to you to find out.

Come to a Hawaiian Luau and figure out the mystery. Wear your Aloha outfits to really blend in.

Enjoy a sit-down dinner in the Preston Castle Courtyard, and be...

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Giorgi Khokhobashvili. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Greenhorn Creek’s Summer Wine & Dinner event features five Calaveras Vintners, members of Greenhorn Creek. Tasting appetizers and cheese, plus playing games add to the fun of this event, which is held outdoors overlooking the golf course. Dinner, music and dancing under the arbor complete this special evening event — one of three annual dining events featuring top Calaveras wineries.

CAMPS Restaurant will serve a delicious dinner for the occasion, with music by Giorgi Khokhobashvili setting the mood of a Mediterranean party. Play...

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2 days ago
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This year’s Big Red Barn fundraiser at Rancho Arroyo Seco in Ione will benefit Future Farmers of American (FFA) Boosters and Amador County Little League West. Both groups are supporters of local youth through agriculture and sports. Once again, Rancho Arroyo Seco will donate up to $7,500 in matching funds for the event. The goal is to contribute $10,000 to each of the organizations.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 6th at the BIG RED BARN on Hwy 104. Gates will open at 6:00 PM. Attendees will enjoy a dinner of BBQ...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 days ago
Bella Rosa II is celebrating its opening in Sutter Creek with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m., at 36 Main Street (the old J&D location). [Read more]
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3 days ago
Alexis Harte, Damon Moodie, Aaron Brinkerhoff and Fergus Lenehan make up The Lemon Hammer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Calaveras Arts Council is pleased to bring to the foothills and MIP the original music of The Lemon Hammer. The Mountain Ranch Community Park is the place to hear this Berkeley based four-some. Music starts at 6:30 pm, but get there early and stake your ground for these fine musicians.

What do you get when you mix sweet and sour mash with four former Calvin Klein models? You get The Lemon Hammer.

The Lemon Hammer spins stories that span beverage metaphor, “rind bitterness to a floral bloom”. It is sweet and ripe. ...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 days ago
There are several simple “rules” that would make the cell phone experience better for the caller, the receiver and those around them. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and lots of ideas about etiquette are being discussed. Among them are a few below.

Be all there: When you’re in a meeting, performance, courtroom or other busy area, let calls go to voicemail to avoid a disruption. In some instances, turning your phone off may be the best solution.

Keep it private: Be aware of your surroundings and avoid discussing...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 days ago
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Save the date of Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for the innagural Rail Road Flat Fall Festival. This event is presented by The Friends of Rail Road Flat School, a nonprofit group dedicated to enriching the lives of the students and community of Rail Road Flat. All proceeds directly benefit students at Rail Road Flat Elementary through the Enrichment Program, services and outreach.

The Free Admission Carnival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carnival activities include game booths, run by various community and school...

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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
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On Friday, Aug. 1, join your friends at Volcano Amphitheatre, in downtown Volcano, to hear Over the Edge, voted Best Amador Band in 2013.

AmadorArts presents its annual TGIF Free Summer Concert Series. Every Friday evening this summer, hear local bands at a different Amador County outdoor venue. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, your favorite beverage, a light sweater, just in case, and prepare your mind to greet the weekend with great home-grown music. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and run until dusk.

For a complete listing of TGIF...

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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
The Amador County Fair runs from July 24 through 27, at the County Fairgrounds, in Plymouth. Highlights include Grange and 4-H competitions, creative and fine arts competitions, exceptional animals, horse and ranch events, livestock events, an antique tractor parade and gas engine display and great live music, including The Spazmatics, It’s All Good and Hero’s Last Mission. That’s not including the carnival rides, local wines, fun foods and shows, including the Mistress of Mesmerism and Jumbo Shrimp Circus. Visit amadorcountyfair.com... [Read more]
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1 week ago
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If you just can’t wait six more days for the Amador County Fair, here’s some good news for you: The Fifth Annual Fair Kick-Off BBQ is tomorrow, Saturday, July 19. Come out to the fairgrounds for an evening of live music, dancing and hardy barbecued vittles.

The Amador County Fair Foundation has organized the Kick-off BBQ as a thank you to new and current foundation members, and as a celebration of the upcoming fair. Pat Crew, president of the Amador County Fair Foundation and emcee of tomorrow’s event commented, “Fair funding is...

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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
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Wingnut Adams at Castle Oaks: AmadorArts presents the TGIF Summer Concert Series, featuring Wingnut Adams, injecting his own life experiences into a funky musical stew that will capture hearts and souls, at Castle Oaks, in Ione, on July 18, from 6 p.m. until dusk. Concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and a light sweater, and plan to socialize, relax to the music and maybe even get up and dance. Outside beverages are not permitted at this venue. For details about this show or any concert in the TGIF Summer Concert... [Read more]
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1 week ago
Guests now have the chance to purchase tickets to the newest acts of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series. This summer’s line-up of artists includes Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band, Jonny Lang, House of Floyd, Cheech & Chong, REO Speedwagon and Heart.

Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band performs the blues to the delight of fans, friends and Baby Boomers tonight at 7 p.m., in the Grand Oak Ballroom.

The 14-year old guitar prodigy has been playing since he was six years old. He is mostly...

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3 weeks ago
Mike and Irene Boylson
Summer is heating up, as is the awareness and utilization of solar cooking. The integrated solar cooking method is cost-and energy-efficient, does not pollute, saves forests, and prevents fires by using the energy of direct sunlight to heat, cook or pasteurize food or drink.

Jackson Rotary Club member Irene Perbal-Boylson has been involved in integrated solar cooking for ten years. When she began to train and educate others through projects in Brazil, Perbal-Boylson said, “people were suspicious and thought we were trying to sell...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
Murder Mysterdy Dinner at Preston Castle on August 1 and 2
July 11

It’s All Good: AmadorArts presents the TGIF Summer Concert Series, featuring It’s All Good, playing good old rock ‘n roll, at Detert Park, in Jackson, on July 11, from 6 p.m. until dusk. Concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and a light sweater, and plan to socialize, relax to the music and maybe even get up and dance. For details, call 267-9038, or email info@amadorarts.org.

July 12

Cheeseburgers, Zin ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll: On Saturday, July 12, Amador Cellars will be grilling up cheeseburgers to...

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3 weeks ago
As Hotel Sutter celebrates its first anniversary, owners Chuck Laughlin and Karen Sage have announced they have hired Elaine R. Offenbach as Marketing and Sales Manager.

Offenbach joins the management team at Hotel Sutter after more than three years as the Marketing and Sales Brand Manager for Sera Fina Cellars, in Plymouth. In addition, she opened CINQUE, in Sutter Creek, which represented wines from Sera Fina and its family brands. She has an extensive background in wine marketing, hotel sales and event management, publishing and...

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3 weeks ago
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Where can you meet a wheelwright who traveled the United States by covered wagon, a rifle-toting Mountain Man shopping on the midway and then listen to music from The Eagles, George Strait and The Spazmatics? The Amador County Fair, July 24-27th, is an amazing collection of old and new, traditional and trendy. Gorge on the once-a-year guilty pleasure of fair food, then taste fine award-winning wines with the Amador Winegrowers on Friday night, or hoist a microbrew at the Brew Tastings on the weekend.

“We have to keep things fresh...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
Last Saturday’s Volcano Cannonball Run Classic Car Show had it all ­— classic cars and muscle cars, an Independence Day Parade, fun foods, live music by Crystal Image and The Route 88 Band, arts and crafts, raffle prizes and the historic Poker Walk through Volcano.

Some of the fair’s featured taste sensations included a delicious breakfast, prepared by the Masons, Duck Dogs at The Union Hotel, barbecued burgers at St. George Hotel, pulled pork, chili verde, cornbread and sides from Jug & Rose Bakery, barbecued tri tip sandwiches...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
As you’re packing up your picnic baskets and firing up the grill for an epic summer filled with backyard barbeques and summer soirees, all that sunshine will leave you thirsty for some well-deserved refreshment. What could be more refreshing or seasonal than tea cocktails? Tea cocktails are taking over as the ultimate thirst-quenching elixirs — led by the Sapphire Peppered Peach Tea Collins.

As the most innovative bartenders often look to the past to renew their cocktail ingredient inspiration, this twist on the classic Tom...

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4 weeks ago
The California State Fair announced top awards for the 2014 Commercial Craft Brew Competition. This prestigious competition offers a venue for California craft brewers to have their products evaluated by highly-qualified judges. The State Fair has held the Commercial Craft Brew Competition for more than 20 years. This type of event encourages the continued improvement and development of the art and science of brewing.

2014 brought a record number of entries to the competition. 128 breweries submitted 844 beers and 12 ciders in 30...

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4 weeks ago
Take a trip back to Gold Rush times at the Old Well Café, in Drytown. This classic diner is complete with friendly staff, great food and a unique atmosphere. Breakfast is served all day, and full dinners are available after 11 a.m., to accommodate both the local resident and the weary traveler passing through.

A family-friendly restaurant with historical photos on the walls, finch-feeders lining the windows outside and staff who are so attentive you might even think they’re in a hurry to get you to leave. The large portion sizes...

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