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An Evening Under the Stars

August 10 @ 5:30 pm 10:00 pm

Join the spectacular fundraising dinner event in support of Amador STARS on Saturday, August 10th, 2024, from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm in Volcano, CA! ✨ “An Evening Under the Stars for our Amador Stars” ✨ promises a night filled with delectable food, fine wine, refreshing beer, live music, exciting raffles, and a thrilling auction—all for a truly worthy cause.

Experience a gourmet dining experience under the stars, featuring a selection of dishes crafted by Chef Erik Gutierrez from the Volcano Union Inn. Enjoy live music performances throughout the evening and dance the night away under the beautiful night sky.

Participate in raffle draws for a chance to win incredible prizes or cash, with options to suit everyone. Additionally, bid on exclusive items and experiences—from travel getaways to unique gifts. The possibilities are endless, and every bid goes towards supporting Amador STARS.

Tickets, available starting April 22, 2024, require a $135 donation. You can also donate to honor a loved one touched by cancer. Additionally, raffle tickets will be available starting at $5. Tickets are going fast, so don’t wait! Purchase your tickets at

Your generous support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by cancer in Amador County. This event is a wonderful opportunity to dine, drink, and make a difference.

For more information about Amador STARS, visit Don’t miss out on this memorable event!



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Sutter Creek Shrimp Feed

June 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

On Saturday, June 17th, the Native Sons of the Golden West #17 is sponsoring an all-you-can eat shrimp feed to raise funds for the historic Sutter Creek Grammar School. Enjoy unlimited plates of shrimp, pasta, salad, and bread while helping to raise money to preserve this historic site. Bring your bucks as there will also be a dessert auction, raffle, and no-host bar.

The Sutter Creek Shrimp Feed will be held at the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall at 56 Main Street in Sutter Creek. The Feed will run from 5 to 9 pm.

Tickets for the Shrimp Feed are available at the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation’s website at For more information about the Feed, please email



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Sutter Creek, California 95685 United States
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Empty Bowls

May 21, 2023 @ 11:30 am 1:30 pm

The Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County presents Empty Bowls, a fundraiser to support the work of the Interfaith Food Bank to help the hungry of Amador County. Empty Bowls will take place at the Italian Picnic Grounds on Sunday, May 21st, 2023 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. From the Interfaith Food Bank’s website:

This humble, community-based event is a reminder of the hungry among us. Each bowl represents someone in need of our help, so come share soup provided by the generosity of local restaurants!

Tickets for Empty Bowls are $25. Ages 12 and under are $10. Tickets are available at the Food Bank located on Airport Rd., the Thrift Store located in the Sutter Hill Plaza Shopping Center, and online at

The Italian Picnic Grounds is located at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, California.

$25 Ages 12 and under are $10
581 CA-49
Sutter Creek, CA 95685 United States
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Band Against Cancer

Band Against Cancer is an annual event that raises money for Amador STARS, a non-profit based right here in Amador County that provides support, transportation, and other resources for those that are dealing with cancer. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, California.

The event will feature live music from local bands including The Boxhorns, Triple Threat, Mike Rolf, Teal Wheels, and The Blowbacks.  Also on hand, dunk your local firefighters in a dunk tank.  There will be a Paint n’ Sip, luminary ceremony, as well as jewelry, weaving demonstration, corn hole tournament, quilt show, and so much more.  And don’t forget all the great food available for purchase from local restaurants and caters including Wing It, Ione Tacos, Coffee Tree, and She’s So Charcuterie.

In addition, there will also be a special event called Sip & Taste with the STARS from 3 to 6 pm where you’ll have the opportunity to try small bites and local Amador wines & brews.  Tickets for the Sip & Taste are $30 per person and you must be 21 years of age or older.

Band Against Cancer will take place on September 10th from 9 am to 9 pm.  Admission is free and so is parking.  For more information or to purchase tickets for Sip & Taste with the STARS, please visit or call 209-267-1246  

Amador Football Kickoff & Fundraiser

Celebrate local youth athletics with the kickoff and fundraiser for the Amador High School Buffaloes Football.  The Native Sons of the Golden West Amador 17 present a tri-tip BBQ and No-host bar on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 to raise funds for the Team.  Tickets are $50 each and, to really support the Team, purchase a VIP Table for $1,000. 

The BBQ will be held at the Native Sons parlor at 56 Main Street in Sutter Creek, California.  The BBQ starts at 5 pm.  For more information, please call 916-719-1282 or email  You can also check out their Facebook Events Page.  Tickets can be picked up at Campbell Construction’s office at 175 Sutter Hill Road in Sutter Creek.  Tickets will also be available at the door as long as it’s not sold out.

Cioppino Dinner

The Volcano Consolidated Masonic Lodge No. 56 will be presenting their fundraising Cioppino Dinner on Saturday, April 16, 2022.  Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San Francisco. The dish is a combination of fresh seafood, vegetables, and a tomato-based broth.   Come eat the best Cioppino around and support the Masonic Lodge.  All of the proceeds from the event will go towards local scholarships and the Masons philanthropic work.

The Cioppino Fundraising Dinner will take place at the Armory Hall, located at 21349 Consolation Street in Volcano, California.  A social will begin at 5 pm and dinner will start at 6.  Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by contacting Greg at 209-482-3352 or by email at

Ryan Gillaspie for Sheriff

Ryan Gillaspie for Sheriff will hold a meet and greet and fundraising BBQ at the Sizemore Country Store in Volcano on Saturday, April 9, 2022.  The BBQ lunch will feature all the fixings including ribs, chicken and salad.  There will also be live music and a silent auction.  The meet and greet will begin at 1 pm.

The BBQ lunch will be $25 per person.  Payment can be made by visiting or by Venmo at @GillaspieforSheriff2022.  For more information, please call 209-304-3642.

The Sizemore Country Store is located at 16146 Main Street in Volcano, California.

Rib Night Fundraiser BBQ Dinner

Enjoy wonderful food, good music, and a fun night under the stars all while supporting a great organization.  On Friday, April 29, 2022, the Amador Polar Bears will present Rib Night Fundraiser BBQ Dinner.  The Dinner will take place from 6 to 9 pm at Laughton Ranch in Jackson.  In addition to dinner and dancing, there will be a silent auction and a raffle.  Tickets are $40 per person.  Tickets are available from Amador Polar Bear Families, from Coldwell Banker in Jackson, or online at

Laughton Ranch is located at 90 Clinton Road in Jackson, California.  For more information, please contact Sally Arnst at 209-337-5302.  All proceeds from the Dinner support Amador Polar Bears swim scholarships and equipment upgrades.  Amador Polar Bears is a long-standing community program for competitive youth swimmers.

Willow Springs Restoration Fundraiser Dinner

April 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

The Willow Springs School House Restoration Advisory Council will once again be holding their annual fundraising dinner.  Come enjoy great food while supporting the restoration of the Willow Springs (Little Red) Schoolhouse.  The Dinner will feature tri-tip and chicken dinner, desserts, silent auction, and live dessert auction.

The Willow Springs Restoration Fundraiser Dinner will take place on April 1st, 2023 in the Pokerville Hall at the Amador County Fairgrounds.  Doors open at 5 pm.  Tickets are $60 or purchase a table of 8 for $500.  Reserving a table comes with the added bonus of a bottle of wine.

Even if you cannot make the dinner, you can still support the Schoolhouse’s restoration.  Donations can be made to the Amador Community Foundation, c/o Willow Springs Restoration, P.O. Box 1154, Jackson, CA 95642.

The Little Red Schoolhouse sits on the corner of Highway 16 and DeMartini Rd. in Plymouth.  You can find some pictures of the restoration at  For up to date information, please visit their Facebook page.

Amador County Fairgrounds is located at 18621 Sherwood Street in Plymouth, California.

For more information about the dinner or to get tickets, please call Sue at 209-245-3859 or Sara at 209-471-1778.


April 1, 2023
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Willow Springs School House Advisory Council
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Plymouth, CA 95669 United States
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Ryan Gillaspie for Sheriff

Community First Gillaspie for Sheriff will hold a fundraiser on Friday, February 18th for Ryan Gillaspie for Sheriff.  The Italian pasta dinner will feature mixed greens, Italian chicken cacciatore, and dinner rolls.  Cocktail hour will be start at 5 pm and dinner will start at 6 pm.  In addition to dinner, there will be a silent auction and raffle and live music will be provided by the Slade Rivers Band.  Tickets are $50 per person and payments can be made to or by Venmo @GillaspieforSheriff2022.

The Ryan Gillaspie for Sheriff fundraiser will take place at the Evalynn Bishop Hall at Howard Park in Ione, California.