Monday, May 14, 2018

Raft trips on the Mokelumne River to benefit river conservation - June 3 & 10

There’s nothing more fun than a splashy raft trip on a hot summer day! Don’t miss your chance to raft the Mokelumne River with professional guides this June.

On Sunday, June 3, and Sunday, June 10, you’ll have the rare opportunity to raft the Mokelumne River with O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp. O.A.R.S. will run guided trips at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on the Mokelumne’s 5.5-mile Electra-Middle Bar Run south of Jackson. The trips will benefit the Foothill Conservancy and support its efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne River.

“This is a rare opportunity to float the Mokelumne and experience its beauty from river level with knowledgeable guides and professional equipment,” said Conservancy President Katherine Evatt. “Regular commercial rafting is not yet allowed on the Mokelumne, so these trips are being allowed under a special permit.”

The trip is a fun introduction to whitewater rafting, suitable for families and seniors. No prior rafting experience is required. You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery as well as fun, bouncy Class II-III rapids: the Chute, S-Turn, and Devil's Toilet Bowl. Below the Highway 49 bridge, rafters may see ducks, geese and other wildlife along the river. The entire trip, including transportation to and from the site, should take less than three hours.

Cost is $75 per person and space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Participants must be at least age 6. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The trips will be guided and equipped by O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp, one of the world’s finest whitewater rafting companies. They have skilled, knowledgeable professional guides and well-equipped and maintained rafts.

To reserve your spot, see the Events section of the Foothill Conservancy website,, or go directly to

For more information about the raft trips, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or e-mail her at For more about O.A.R.S., see For more on Foothill Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne and photos of the river, see

Friday, May 11, 2018

5th Annual Chaw'Se Day Spring Gathering - May 26 & 27

JACKSON, CA- The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites the community to join them for the 5th Annual Chaw’se Day event on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.

Over the past four years, the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians have led and completed the restoration efforts at the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, including the traditional Roundhouse. They now invite the public to join them in welcoming Spring with Native American games, cuisine, dancing, crafts, guided park tours, and much more! 
The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free. 
For additional event information or for Native American craft and vendor registration, please contact Anya Wolin at or 209-223-8731. 
The Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is located at 14881 Pine Grove Volcano Road, Pine Grove, CA 95665
5th Annual Chaw'Se Day
May 26 & 27

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Free carriage rides in Sutter Creek on Mother's Day - Sun May 13

Take a step back in time and enjoy a leisurely ride through beautiful Sutter Creek with your Mom in a classic horse drawn carriage.

On Sunday May 13th, from 12pm to 3:30pm, this quaint carriage will pick up passengers in front of the Sutter Creek Visitor Center at 71A Main Street.

This Free event is brought to you by the Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association. For more information, call 209-267-1344.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Motherlode Cruise on Main Street in Jackson - Sat May 19

JACKSON, CA Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for the Motherlode Cruise,  Saturday, May 19, 10 am to 3 pm – for a day of art, music and gorgeous vintage cars. It’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!  
The annual Motherlode Cruise car show will take you back in time with 175 vintage cars, from Model Ts to muscle cars. Stroll down Main Street and visit 20 local art vendors, enjoy live music and a beer garden provided by Jackson Lion’s Club and Jackson Main Street’s unique shops and eateries.
·         Motherlode Cruise Car Show: 10 am – 3 pm, Judging announced at 3 pm.
·         Fine Arts and Handmade Crafts: Artists show and sell on Main St, 10 am – 3 pm.
·         Main St eateries offering car show specials

Bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson -- it’s free to attend the Motherlode Cruise, sponsored by the Motherlode Cruisers Car Club. Car show proceeds benefit Hospice of Amador & Calaveras and Tri County Wildlife.
For more information contact Connie Gonsalves, 209-304-5188 or visit