News and Information from Amador County
- Grand Opening of Castle Oaks Golf Home Community in Ione
The long-awaited grand opening of the Castle Oaks Golf Home Community, by
Riverland Homes Inc., will happen on April 29. The event is free and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1000 Castle Oaks Dr., Ione, Calif.,
95640, which is in the heart of beautiful Amador County wine country. Attendees will be able to learn more about the amenities, features and floor plans of each of these gorgeous homes and enjoy complimentary local wines and professional catering courtesy of Tres Hermanas.
Starting at the mid $300,000’s, Castle Oaks homes feature a wide choice of options and floorplans that cater to bright and airy living. Thehomes span from 1,662 square feet to 2,370 square feet, with up to four bedrooms, three baths and three-car garages. Castle Oaks homes are well-appointed and energy efficient – and large golf course lots are available.
“Those who buy homes in the Castle Oaks Golf Community will enjoy foothill living at its finest, with close proximity to wineries, hiking, fishing, boating, paddle boarding and an award-winning golf course,” said Dave Hoggatt, broker with Cobalt Real Estate that represents the builder on this project. “Plus, it is an easy drive to the Sacramento region.”
Attendees of the April 29 event can also learn more about using the STaR Loan Program to purchase these homes. This program is available to teachers, police officers, firefighters and correctional officers.
- 45th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
The 45th Annual ‘Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival’ will be held Sat. & Sun, September 2 & 3 - in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold on Highway 4.
Situated among the pines and redwoods, Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features over 50 booths of original crafts & art of all kinds: Woodwork, metal sculpture, yard art, pottery, jewelry, quilts, chain-saw sculptures, soaps & spa essentials, fine art, clothing, scarves, dolls, birdhouses/feeders, fused glass plates & windchimes, hand-painted furniture, photography, kid’s toys, hats, purses, succulents, leather, – just to name a few! – ALL exhibited by the artists. There’s gourmet foods to sample and face painting & henna for the kids – or ‘adult’ kids.
Continuous shows of live country/swing music by “Homegrown” from Modesto and juggling performances are held in between both days.
The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. always serves local Calaveras County beers, and a variety of home-made, hot prepared food booths, kettlekorn, pre-packaged foods of all kinds for you gourmet chefs, and baked goodies round out the deliciousness! The Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Clubs holds their all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast of ham, eggs, & pancakes both days from 7:30 - 11:00 for only $8.
The Festival runs from 10am - 5pm each day on the park-like grounds around Bristol’s Ranch House Café in downtown Arnold (Formerly held at Cedar Center). Admission and parking are free, so come join the celebration! For ‘Google Maps’ or GPS directions, the address is 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, 95223.
For further information, please call: 925-372-8961 or e-mail Kim at email@example.com
- 45th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
The 45th Annual ‘Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival will be held over the Independence Day Weekend, July 1 & 2, in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold right on Highway 4.
Situated among the pines and redwoods, the Festival features over 60 booths of original crafts & art of all kinds: Woodwork, metal sculpture, yard art, pottery, jewelry, quilts, chain-saw sculptures, soaps & spa essentials, fine art, clothing, scarves, dolls, birdhouses/feeders, fused glass plates & windchimes, hand-painted furniture, photography, kid’s toys, hats, purses, succulents, leather, – just to name a few! – ALL exhibited by the artists. There’s gourmet foods to sample and face painting & henna for the kids – or ‘adult’ kids.
The annual Ebbett’s Pass Independence Day Parade will begin at 10am on Saturday, July 1, and it runs adjacent to the Festival on Hwy. 4. The Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Club serves an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30am - 11am both days for just $8.
AND NEW TO THE SHOW! We’re proud to announce a new change in the Festival in our live musical entertainment to a popular group out of Murphys: ‘The Magnolia Rhythm Trio.’ These 3 women will have you ‘off your feet’ with their unique blend of Americana & Bluegrass harmonies! And they’ll be followed after each set with professional juggling for all.
The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. always serves local Calaveras County beers, and a variety of home-made, hot prepared food booths, kettlekorn, pre-packaged foods of all kinds for you gourmet chefs, and baked goodies round out the deliciousness!
And if you don’t want to cook after a long day at the Festival – or just want to bring your wine & listen to the music ~ The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. also holds their annual tri-tip BBQ with live music on Saturday evening from 6 – 9pm ~ making for a full day of fun!
The Festival is held on the park-like grounds of Bristols Ranch House Café right at 961 Highway 4 in downtown Arnold from 10am - 5pm both days. Further Info: email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission and parking are free, so come join the celebration!
- 39th Annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Faire
The 39th Annual Spring Peddler’s Fair will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 27 & 28, in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold on Highway 4 (Ebbett’s Pass). Situated amongst the pines and redwoods at the 4000' elevation, the Peddler’s Faire features about 70 booths: Antiques, collectibles, original art & crafts, gourmet foods, & vintage jewelry are just a few of the range of items offered. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, for your home or cabin, or your next camping trip, you’ll be sure to find it here!
The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. serves local beers, along with home-made food booths, kettlekorn, and baked goodies. There will be face painting for the kids – and adult kids! The Arnold Lion’s Club holds an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast of ham, eggs, & pancakes both days from 8am – 11am for just $8.
The Peddler’s Fair is held from 9am - 4pm in downtown Arnold on the park-like grounds of Bristol’s Ranch House Café. (Physical address for Google Maps, GPS, etc. is 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA)
It’s free for everyone, so come enjoy the fun and maybe find that treasure you’ve been searching for!
For vendor space or further info, call Kim or Mark:
925/372-8961, or email us at: email@example.com
- You’re Invited: Historic Knight Foundry Open House & More
Sutter Creek, CA...Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of Mother Lode gold mining history. Join us for our next Open House on Saturday, April 22, 10am-4pm. The event is free.
Meet local historians and former Foundry employees, view demonstrations of how the wheels turned, and discover the compelling history that is historic Knight Foundry. Check out our new Miners’ Bend Historic Park and the 45th AAUW Home Tour while you’re in town. Info: knightfoundry.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
, facebook.com/knightfoundry#VisitSutterCreek #Knight Foundry
- Earth Day Benefit At Cuneo Ranch Community Garden
Jackson, CA...Celebrate Earth Day, Saturday April 22 at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch and Community Gardens. Located at 1324 Jackson Gate Rd., Jackson CA. Grounds will be open 9 am-2 pm.
ACRA’s Be Active group will lead a guided tour of Historic Jackson Gate area from 9-11 am. This tour is free to Be Active Members, or $10 for non-members. Also, take a FREE self-guided tour of the Chichizola Ranch. Mother Lode Land Trust will lead a guided nature walk of the Ranch at 1 pm. Tour the Community Gardens and learn about the opportunities to participate in garden projects. Hot dog BBQ at noon for a $5 donation. Live Music, Family Fun! For more information, contact Mother Lode Land Trust at 304-8804, or Hilary at 223-2300. www.motherlodelandtrust.org
- Amador Flyfishers Monthly Meeting
Jackson, CA...April 18, 2017: Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM, 810 Court St, Jackson, CA
Amador Flyfishers will be hosting Doug Oullette, a Northern California fly fishing guide.
- You’re Invited: Historic Knight Foundry Open House
Sutter Creek, CA...Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of
Mother Lode gold mining history. Everyone is welcome to attend their Open House, the first time in many years that
tours will be available inside the Foundry, on Saturday, March 4, from 10am to 4pm, 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek
95685. Meet local historians and former Foundry employees as they share some compelling information about historic
Knight Foundry, and David Weitzman, author and illustrator of Pouring Iron, a children’s book about the Foundry,
who will sign prints of his illustrations. The event is free. Details: knightfoundry.com, 209-267-5647, facebook.com/
- Motherlode Friends Of Music Concert At The Sutter Creek Theatre
Sutter Creek, CA...The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents a concert of music by American composers on Sunday, March 12, at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street, in Sutter Creek, starting at 3 pm.
The centerpiece of the program will be the Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland in the original version for 13 players, created to accompany the ballet by Martha Graham. The work from its inception has become a timeless classic, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. No other work more perfectly captures the vast open spaces, haunting plainness and the bracing pioneer spirit of America.
Also on the program are two other works by Copland, Quiet City for English horn, trumpet and strings, written originally to accompany a play by Irwin Shaw, and Hoe Down, from the ballet Rodeo, in an original collaboration with choreographer Agnes de Mille. The program opens with the well-known Adagio for strings of Samuel Barber, in a performance dedicated to the memory of Henrik Jul Hansen, longtime conductor of the Friends of Music Orchestra, who died of cancer last fall. Other selections are the Suite for strings of American Romantic composer Arthur Foote and the second movement of the Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano of Charles Ives, an innovative American composer of the 19th to 20th centuries who presented snippets of American folk tunes and hymns in a polytonal modernist style that was well ahead of its time.
Conducting the Chamber Orchestra of the Friends of Music is Ryan Murray, making his local debut. He is currently Artistic Director of the Fresno Grand Opera and the Townsend Opera in Modesto, Associate Conductor of the Modesto Symphony, and Conductor of the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Performing the English horn solo is Candis Hanson, principal oboe with the Solano Symphony in Fairfield. The trumpet solo will be performed by Jeff Chambers, principal trumpet of the South Valley Symphony in Gilroy. Performing the Ives trio are violinist Corina Stoian, cellist Jia-mo Chen and pianist Ron Brickman.
Tickets to the concert are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 18. They may be ordered by mail by sending a check to MLFM, PO Box 1362, Jackson, CA 95642 or purchased at Mother Lode Music in Martell, or at the door.
- Classical Music Concert March 12th
Sutter Creek, CA...Sunday, March 12, 3 pm, Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street, Sutter Creek. A concert of music by American composers by the Chamber Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music, Ryan Murray, conductor. Adagio for strings of Samuel Barber, Appalachian Spring of Aaron Copland, Suite for Strings of Arthur Foote, Piano Trio (2nd movement) of Charles Ives, Quiet City for English horn, trumpet and strings and Hoedown for strings of Aaron Copland. $25 adult, $10 children under 18. Tickets are sold at Mother Lode Music, Martell and at the door. Call (209) 293-4227 or go to www.mlfm.org for more information.
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