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A Day At The Races

Posted by John Lockwood on 28th April 2007

Today I had the pleasure of living La Vida Amador again, when the prophecy of my visit to the Great Sutter Creek Duck Race was fulfilled.

This is my second Amador Adventure, the first one having been the subject of earlier blog chronicles.

I got lots of good photos.  Well, I think they’re good photos, anyway.  Hopefully Athol Kay doesn’t have a “Bad Sutter Creek Duck Race Photos” series in mind.

This band, Bobby D. and the Blues Organization, was really good. 

They played nice jazz, by which I mean jazz that an un-jazz-sophisticated boor like me could enjoy.

The other great thing that happened at the great duck race was that I finally got to sign up to become a Bone Marrow Donor, which I asked my readers to do a couple of weeks ago in support of Trevor Kott.  There’s the booth over at the right, and a poster-board featuring the Kott family.  We had fun, those of us in the line, amusing ourselves as we waited to get swabbed.

I got to make friends with the D.A.R. ladies.  They were really nice.

It turns out those historical dresses are made of cotton, so they are comfortable.

I’m not sure what prompted me to ask.

Road Trip!!! Sutter Creek’s Annual Home Tour is this Saturday.

Posted by John Lockwood on 18th April 2007

It’s been a while since my fabulous Amador County Adventure (see here, here, and here), but I’m really feeling that old adventure fever again because there are Historical Homes being shown off this Saturday, April 21st, 2007 — just the thing for the Realtor® with a degree in history who feels like walking around in Sutter Creek this weekend). From the Sutter Creek Events Calendar:

“AAUW presents the 35th annual Home Tour, featuring unique and historic homes and Landmark sites in Sutter Creek; itself a California Historic Landmark. Cost:$20; Proceeds provide college scholarships for local women and girls, community projects and educational programs. Contact:Lani Chapman 209 245-6052.”

Twenty bucks? Man, if my last Amador County Adventure is any indication, I’d say this is cheap at twice the price.

Things to Do In Amador County

Posted by John Lockwood on 7th April 2007

This weekend, April 7th-8th (right now in fact), the Amador Flower Farm (22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth) is holding its annual Spring Fling, featuring demonstrations by gardeners and the industry.  Sunday there’ll be a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt.  For more information, contact the Flower Farm at 209-245-6660.

On Saturday, April 14th, The Fiddletown Preservation Society will celebrate Fiddletown’s gold rush legacy with Fiddletown Heritage Day.  To learn more about the Fiddletown Preservation Society’s work and especially their preservation of the legacy of Chinese pioneers in the area, see the recent article the Ledger Dispatach.  Events will include a gold panning workshop and demonstrations of other gold mining techniques, so if you’ve been looking to quit your day job, now’s your chance!