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On a blustery Friday evening the Amador County Chamber of Commerce celebrated two very deserving women at the The Margaret Dalton Memorial Gold Acorn Awards dinner. This year’s dinner was held at the Amador County Fair Grounds on Picnic Hill on Friday, June 24, with over 130 in attendance. W…

On a blustery Friday evening the Amador County Chamber of Commerce celebrated two very deserving women at the The Margaret Dalton Memorial Gold Acorn Awards dinner. This year’s dinner was held at the Amador County Fair Grounds on Picnic Hill on Friday, June 24, with over 130 in attendance. W…

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It was 104° in Ione on Saturday evening as my wife and I packed our picnic and headed out the door to go to Volcano Theatre Company’s opening weekend of Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap. So, I was finding it more than a little difficult to get overly excited about attending an outdoor pr…

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Set aside an hour this Saturday evening to engage in a local drum circle as a joyful way to get in sync with Mother Earth and experience peace, harmony, rhythms and vibrations with other members of your community! This event is offered in the Amador Yoga studio on the the 1st Saturday of eve…

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BIG 4th of July celebrations happen in small towns with BIG HEARTS! 2022 celebrations are bigger and better than ever with American Pride in the heart of the Foothills. We’ve gathered a listing of Independence Day Celebrations from parades, to community gatherings with music & dancing, t…

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Safe & Sane labeled fireworks are legal in portions of California with restrictions that vary per county and by city. California has zero tolerance for the sale and use of illegal fireworks. In California, selling, offering for sale, possessing, storing, discharging, use, or transporting…

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Head to The Dennis Dalton Foundation for swimming, science experiments, crafts, games and more on Friday, July 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a fundraiser for Pine Grove 6th Grade Science Camp. Childen must be accompanied and supervised by an adult during the event. $12.00 per person. Food, dess…

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Amador yoga’s newest class offering focuses on one of our most important nutrients as humans: Oxygen. This class invites you to take notice of your own breathing habits, and incorporate new strategies to breathe effectively and efficiently. Under Ernie’s diligent guidance, you will explore t…

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Oak Manor Residential Care, 223 New York Ranch Road in Jackson, will host the Oak Manor Plant & Yard Sale on Friday & Saturday, July 1st and 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have big and small house and garden plants , complete with care instructions. Many home furnishings like bed…

Pony Farm, located in Pioneer, California, has housed two artists recently that have given rural Amador County residents exposure to art that they may not have had access to. Pony Farm owners, Liz and Max bought the farm in 2016 and have revamped the 2-acre homestead offering a place for tra…

John Peck has been a professional artist since 2018 and has painted and sketched as a hobby from childhood. The self-taught artist has felt a passion for self-expression, art, and oil painting throughout his life. Peck will be the featured artist at Sutter Creek Gallery during the month of J…

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The patio at Andis Wines, 11000 Shenandoah Road in Plymouth, will be open with Mother Lode Food Truck Chicago Dogs serving up Chicago Dogs with all the fixings on Saturday and Sunday. Jewelry designer, Stoneywear Creations, will be hosting a pop-up shop with hand-smithed statement pieces fea…

The Amador County Artists Association is hosting the 2022 Art in Amador exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. ACAA has openings available for this art show which will be held in the Sutter Creek Auditorium at 18 Main Street. If you are interested in being a part of this excit…

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Groovin’ in the Grove Returns! The Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club at long last presents its sixth Groovin’ in the Grove, a free music event, on Monday, July 4 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Community Park. Popular local band DoubleTake will begin the fun at 4:30 p.m. and play dancea…

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The Amador County Library is Open! Drop in and check out the newly renovated main library in Jackson. The Amador County Library is located at 530 Sutter Street in Jackson and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured: Farris — the in-library "reading dog" with his owner, chec…

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Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has long been known as a bastion of straight white men. However, there are many scientists (both historical and present) who challenge these norms and stereotypes. The LGBTQ+ scientists presented below have all passed, but the website 500 Que…

After a two year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Bikes for Books program has returned! The Volcano Consolidated Masonic Lodge, chartered in 1854, sponsors four elementary schools in Amador County: Pioneer, Pine Grove, Sutter Creek and Jackson. Bikes are presented to those students who …

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The Mother Lode Quilters Guild (MLQG), is hosting a guest speaker at the June meeting held on Monday, June 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (14 Main Street). Kim Brownell will share her quilting journey through a variety of different techniques. She has an inspir…

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Yoga in a class setting is a wonderful way to engage with your fellow community members while simultaneously improving your relationship with your own personal mental and physical yoga practice. However, if you’re looking for a more intimate experience tailored exactly to your level of exper…

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Public systems of care have long served the most vulnerable and marginalized groups of people, including LGBTQ+. However, the standard of care for how we provide services to these individuals and their families has not been a priority which means care is not being delivered in a way that tru…

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In the type of collaboration not seen since the 2016 Animalscapes show, the arts councils of Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne are joining with the Tri-County LGBT Alliance and #out4mentalhealth to produce three exhibitions, one in each county, that showcase the art of rural LGBTQIA artists an…

Sutter Creek Provisions, 78 Main Street in Sutter Creek, presents Stacy Antonel & Nathan Kalish live and in concert on Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Rooted in classic country but influenced by jazz, pop, and R&B, Antonel's throwback “country jazz” style conjures the 20s-30s musical era…

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Art on Main Gallery, 466 B Main Street in Murphys, is hosting a reception to reminisce, view or purchase Sarah Evan’s (Sally) paintings and share with the community the legacy she left to the arts community Friday, June 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is also an opportune time to add to your …

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STOCKTON - Eleven-time Grammy nominee Maestro José Hernández and his world-renowned Mariachi Sol de México, bring their Father’s Day Concert “Leyendas” (Legends of My Land) to Stockton’s historic Bob Hope Theatre on Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 pm. This all-ages show is a musical celebration of t…