Friday, September 29, 2017

Hike to Granite & Hidden Lakes - Sun Oct 15

Foothill Conservancy, CalWild and Sierra Forest Legacy invite members of the public to join us in hiking to the Granite and Hidden Lakes on Sunday October 15. This area is a potential addition to the Mokelumne Wilderness. The Forest Service is preparing to revise the Eldorado National Forest plan, which will determine future management and protection of this area.

This hike is adjacent to beautiful Silver Lake and scenic Highway 88 in Amador County and is an easy to moderate six-mile roundtrip hike starting at 7,300 feet elevation. We will hike on a well-maintained trail for three miles, past Granite Lake to Hidden Lake at 7,800 feet elevation (a total elevation gain of 500 feet). There will be great views of Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain, plus some fall color.

Advanced registration is required for the hike. After you register, the Conservancy will send you detailed instructions to the trailhead. Hikers should bring their own water, food, and hiking gear.

For more information and to register, contact Amanda Nelson, Foothill Conservancy, at or call 209-223-3508 weekdays.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

21st Annual Fall Fun Days Festival - Sept 3-Oct 1

Put the 21st annual Fall Fun Days Festival at Amador Flower Farm on your calendar! The weekend of September 30th and October 1st, from 9-4, there will be fun for the entire family. Visit the farm animals, take a free tram ride tour of the farm, venture through the hay bale maze, pumpkin patch and cornfield maze, and support our local 4H kids by buying lunch for $5.

More than 500 varieties of daylilies in pots are on sale 50% off through October 5th, and during Fall Fun Days weekend if 5 or more are purchased the price drops to $4 each. There will also be a plant sale, selected plants in one gallon pots will be 30% off this weekend only.

During Fall Fun Days weekend, see Tri County Wildlife at the farm with a live owl. Learn about the wildlife in the area and see an owl up close.

There will be a drawing for $100 gift cards, entries taken all weekend.

Seminars from experts in the art of Bonsai and growing daylilies will enlighten visitors.

Guests are welcome to pack a picnic and there is no entrance fee for this weekend of fun!
The pumpkin patch, corn maze and hay bale maze are open daily, September 30th - October 31st, 9-4. Visit the farm animals and take a free tram ride every weekend in October (weather permitting).

Located in California’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley grape growing region, Amador Flower Farm specializes in daylilies, a landscaper favorite. The farm grows more than 1200 varieties that are planted in fields and demonstration gardens covering 14 acres. The plants are available for purchase at the farm in pots and are also dug and shipped bare root all over the country through the farm’s catalog and website. The farm is open to the public with no admission fee all year, 9am-4pm. No pets are allowed on the grounds.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Parade of Lights 2017 - Entry forms are due November 18

It's already time to start planning your entry for the 11th Annual Sutter Creek Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 9, 2017. It's never too early to enter, so the entry form is attached for you.

Updated information with be on the website, as well as our Parade of Lights Facebook page. 

**Please note that there have been other Facebook pages that are not official, so the correct information will be on the page that is with our names included.

This will be the last time you will get the updated information through Loraine's List so please check on Carol Harper's site (Amador Community News), as well as the others listed.

This year again, there will be FREE Shuttles from both ends of town:  from the Italian Picnic Grounds, Amador High School and the Sutter Creek Firehouse.  We encourage everyone to use the FREE Shuttle Service so you don't need to worry about finding a parking place in town.

It's always fun night and is a great way for your family to start the Holiday Season, so come join us for the 11th Annual Parade of Lights!

Toni Linde and Sharyn Brown