Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Old Sutter Creek Flea Market Starts Sept 17

Feast at the Foundry - Sat Sept 23

Feast at the Foundry - Saturday, September 23. Experience a Gold Rush meal along a row of locally handcrafted farm tables. Sip wine while staring in awe of the historic Knight Foundry. Dance the night away to Americana band Pine Street Ramblers. The dinner helps benefit restoration efforts for the Knight Foundry.

The five course meal is inspired by the cuisine of the Gold Rush days, focusing on the provisions available at that time, and foraged locally now.  After appetizers in the 'saloon', we'll sit down outside to three courses served family style.  Botanical greens with local chevre and grilled figs, will be followed by wild salmon and coal roasted veggies, then on to a wood oven-roasted leg of lamb and open 'fired' chickens, served with greens and potatoes. Each course will be paired to the wines of Wine on 49. Local pies and ice cream will be provided later to keep your dancing shoes tapping.

Tickets are $129 per person. Dinner will be from 6pm to 10pm. Ticket price includes dinner and dancing, and a Wine on 49 tasting certificate for all nine boutique tasting rooms in charming Sutter Creek on Sunday, September 24th. The dinner is part of Sutter Creek's Heritage Days, a weekend celebrating our town's unique history where you can stroll through our past and enjoy our present.

For more information, contact Anne Kraemer at

Feast at the Foundry Menu:
Bacon Skewers
“Hard Bread” and Sardines
Grilled Grits with Fire Roasted Peppers
Salad Course:
Field greens, grilled figs, goat cheese, roasted shallots
Fish Course:
Fire roasted wild salmon on cedar planks
Coal roasted zucchini, fire roasted baby carrots and beets
Mixed Grill:
Smoked leg of lamb, smoked garlic and thyme pesto
Open fire roasted whole chickens
Charred potatoes, paprika, rosemary olive oil.
Wilted Greens with roasted radishes, scallions, sweet peppers
Dessert while Dancing:
Fruit pies (Buffalo Chips or Andraes)
Munnerlyn’s ice cream

Friday, August 18, 2017

MSTW to dedicate performance of "The Crucible" as a fundraiser for repairs to the Kennedy Mine Change House - Fri Sept 1

JACKSON, CA - Main Street Theatre Works is donating 50% of the net proceeds from their September 1st performance of The Crucible to the Kennedy Mine Foundation (KMF), to help with repairs from the fire on their property August 14th.

The fire started in the Change House, with significant smoke and soot damage. Display cabinets and artifacts had to be taken down and cleaned; everything has to be removed, prior to a professional cleaning of the structure. It will take a great deal of work to recreate displays, but luckily the models and most of the artifacts will be okay after professional cleaning. All of this takes many volunteer hours, as well as money for cleaning and rebuilding.

Main Street Theatre Works, who performs every summer at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, wanted to find a way to help their partners at the Kennedy Mine Foundation, so the board decided that MSTW would donate 50% of their net ticket sales from the September 1 showing of The Crucible. Tickets can be purchased on line at, at Hein & Company on Main Street, Jackson, or at the gate. The gates open at 6:30 for picnics, show starts at 8pm.

The Crucible is Arthur Miller’s explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials, and it remains one of his most enduring classics. It has the intensity of a thriller, but is also a cautionary tale of extremism that can lead to dangerous mass hysteria. The Crucible runs now through September 9, with the special KMF Fundraising performance Friday, September 1. Buy your tickets now and show your support.

Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally oriented, non-profit theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. The setting for the show is truly spectacular. The amphitheatre is located on the Kennedy Mine property. Patrons walk past the newly repaired tailing wheel #1, across the old Main Street bridge, into a grass-covered, terraced bowl, surrounded by majestic oaks. There the stage is set for picnicking and enjoying professional quality productions. You are truly sitting on a gold mine, enjoying theatre under the stars. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 N. Main Street in Jackson.

Performance Dates and Times
Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics. Show starts at 8:00pm.

The Crucible
Thru September 9th
KMF Fundraising performance Friday, September 1st

Ticket Prices
Adults - $20.00
Seniors: $17.50
Youth 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $54.00

Tickets available at the gate (no credit cards accepted),
Hein & Company in Jackson, or on-line at: