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3 days ago
AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will meet Tuesday, September 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Amador 360, 18590 Highway 49 in Plymouth. The topic of conversation will be “Carrot vs. stick, internal vs external: what motivates us to succeed?” Wine by the glass will be available for sale. Come join the fun and bring a friend! AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate... [Read more]
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3 days ago
Are you interested in learning more about barrel fermented and barrel aged beers with the man in charge at Firestone Walker Barrelworks? If so, then we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, August 29 for an educational class with Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker Barrelworks. Sutter Creek Provisions, along with Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker Barrelworks and Duncan Adam of Firestone Walker Brewing, is hosting a two hour educational seminar on barrel fermenting and barrel aging beers on August 29 from 12 p.m. to... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Since 1894, the first Monday in September has been a legal holiday in the United States in honor of Labor Day - a time to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. This year, SEIU Local 1021’s Amador Regional Committee on Political Education (COPE) welcomes the public to its Labor Day Picnic Monday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek. Festivities will include live... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening with UCCE

On Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will host a free class on growing fall and winter vegetables. Keep enjoying your own delicious vegetables beyond the summer. Learn what crops you can grow in cool and cold weather, the time for planting and harvest, and strategies to deal with both heat and cold. Growing onions, leeks, garlic and shallots will also be covered. End the class by planting some seeds to take home to start in your...

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Renee Davis
2 weeks ago
Hospice's 17th Annual beloved Art on the Lawn event is around the corner, get your tickets today! [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Since 1894, the first Monday in September has been a legal holiday in the United States in honor of Labor Day – a time to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. This year, SEIU Local 1021’s Amador Regional Committee on Political Education (COPE) welcomes the public to its Labor Day Picnic Monday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek. Festivities will include live... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
3 weeks ago
Cowboy Crooner, Dave Stamey, coming to BellaGrace Vineyards Sutter Creek Tasting room. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Last week, a Jackson law office was burgled, and some rare giclee reproductions of the cowboy painter, Charles Russell, were tragically stolen. Although the artwork is still missing, a small consolation for Amadorians (if not for the robbed attorney) will be the upcoming visit of a singer, songwriter and musician whose ballads and melodies of the old west conjure up in sound and song what Russell depicted with paints and brushes. Dave Stamey has been called (by no less than the likes of Cowboys and Indians Magazine) the Charley... [Read more]
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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
Charged Particles will be performing tonight at BellaGrace Vineyards. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

After performing for almost 25 years around the nation and internationally, the band Charged Particles recently relocated its base of operations to northern California and will be offering an electrifying jazz performance at BellaGrace Vineyards tonight, August 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the concert will be $15.

A band that includes two Stanford University faculty members, Charged Particles crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds in the electric jazz arena. Murray Low is a...

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3 weeks ago

If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart. Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season. We are all looking for the perfect tomato. Saturday, August 22, is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer’s Market.

Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market by 9:45 a.m. on...

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3 weeks ago
Don’t let an abundance of fresh produce go to waste. Learn the basics of preserving and the pros and cons of each technique as it relates to various vegetables and fruits, including several different ways to preserve tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and peaches. We will discuss freezing, dehydrating, boiling water and pressure canning, with a demonstration by Dennis Miller on using the new “drought-tolerant” Atmospheric Steam Canner, recently approved by the National Center for Home Food Preservation for home canning. Come learn from the... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
On Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will host a free class on growing fall and winter vegetables. Keep enjoying your own delicious vegetables beyond the summer. Learn what crops you can grow in cool and cold weather, the time for planting and harvest, and strategies to deal with both heat and cold. Growing onions, leeks, garlic and shallots will also be covered. End the class by planting some seeds to take home to start in your garden. This class will be held at the Amador County GSA... [Read more]
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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago

Provisions in Sutter Creek is gearing up for an exciting month.

There are many outstanding craft beers available, and the staff has been diligently working to discover and select the best ones to share with Amador County.

This month will feature the first-ever “tap takeover” and educational seminar.

Firestone Walker Brewing is one of the leading craft beer breweries in the country. Since 1996, they have been creating ales using their unique oak barrel fermentation system. Unlike virtually every other beer in the United...

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4 weeks ago

Farms of Amador and the Amador Farmers Market present a farm dinner on Saturday, August 22, at Helwig Winery. Before the dinner, a self-guided Amador County farm tour highlights an ancient olive orchard, Amador Olive Oil, two local artist farms, Abbodanza and Mahoney’s Poor Farm as well as two Amador County wineries, Terre Rouge and Helwig. The tour begins at noon.

For dinner, Lucy’s Spice Box has created an intricate, engaging menu with the theme of Cuisine du Terroir showcasing the ingredients of Amador County and its outlying...

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07/30/2015 12:16 PM

If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart. Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season. We are all looking for the perfect tomato. Saturday, August 22, is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer’s Market.

Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market by 9:45 a.m. on...

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07/30/2015 12:11 PM
The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties announces its training for this fall. This is for anyone who enjoys volunteering, learning and teaching our communities about safe home food preservation methods. We are holding two orientation meetings to learn about the Master Food Preserver Program, our community involvement and volunteer participation requirements. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the UCCE office in Jackson. RSVP for either session with Robin Cleveland, at (530)... [Read more]
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07/30/2015 11:34 AM

This Sunday, food and wine enthusiasts will flock to the streets of Volcano for the culinary party of the year. On August 2, Consolation Street is the site of the first annual Supper under the Stars. The evening will consist of entertainment and cuisine extravaganza, while highlighting the local bounty and thriving community that generate the pulse of Amador County.

Over 200 attendees are expected to attend, all dressed in white, where they will feast at an enormous dining table. Guests will wine and dine, while enjoying local...

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07/23/2015 11:12 AM
The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties announces its training for this fall. This is for anyone who enjoys volunteering, learning and teaching our communities about safe home food preservation methods. We are holding two orientation meetings to learn about the Master Food Preserver Program, our community involvement and volunteer participation requirements. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the UCCE office in Jackson. RSVP for either session with Robin Cleveland, at (530)... [Read more]
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07/16/2015 10:41 AM
The view from Helwig Winery during the day and at sunset. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Farms of Amador and the Amador Farmers Market present a family style farm dinner in Amador County on Saturday, August 22 at Helwig Winery.Before dinner, a self-guided Amador County farm tour will begin at noon and highlight an ancient olive orchard, Amador Olive Oil, two local artist farms, Abbodanza and Mahoney’s Poor Farm and two Amador County wineries: Terre Rouge and Helwig.

Lucy’s Spice Box has created an intricate, engaging menu with the theme of Cuisine du Terroir showcasing the ingredients of Amador County and its...

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Carolyn Schmitz
07/09/2015 1:42 PM
Slade Rivers Band will entertain guests at Boot Scootin’ BBQ For The Arts. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Boot Scootin’ BBQ will be a night of live perfectly-performed country western music by the unequaled Slade Rivers Band, line dancing, a full western-style dinner, a local wine and beer bar, and bocce ball. On Saturday, Aug. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m., herd your friends to the cool, protected outdoor area of the Italian Picnic Grounds, Sutter Creek in Amador County for this annual fundraiser for the arts. Expect cowboy hats and boots, red-checked tables with summertime bouquets.

Tickets, which include a BBQ dinner, one drink,...

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07/09/2015 1:40 PM

Association Gears Up For Another Great Year

The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills is once again sponsoring the Plymouth Farmers Market, held every Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., from Aug. 6 through Sept. 24, on the shady grass of McGee Park on historic Main Street, in Plymouth.

The Plymouth Farmers Market is known as a pleasant gathering place to not only purchase fresh produce, but to enjoy live music while having a glass of wine and small plate dinner — all in a grassy, shaded park. The ambiance of the park setting creates a...

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