Community Events & News

Summer Piano Camp Classes in Ione will be offered at Robyn’s Piano Room located in downtown Ione. If you are looking for summer fun activities for your children, this is a great time to try piano lessons. Beginning in June, Robyn will be offering discounted beginner piano boot camps and buddy courses along with private lessons for students ages 6 years through adult. For class details, call Robyn at 209-588-6641.

Public Meeting for Motor Cross Facility

“The Amador County Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a request by U. S. Mine Corporation for a General Plan Amendment from MRZ, Mineral Resource Zone, to C, Commercial; Request for a Zone Change from “R1A,” Single-family Residential and Agricultural to “C-2/X,” Heavy Commercial with Special Use combining district; and Request for a Use Permit to allow the operation of a private motor cross facility.  The facility would be open daily to members for practice and training, and for product testing and development.  Maximum daily attendance is projected to be 50 participants.  The project site is 8625 Highway 124, approximately one mile north of Highway 88 and ¼ mile south of the Ione City limits (APNs 005-160-003, 005-160-010, and 005-160-014). The hearing is scheduled to be held in the Supervisor’s Board Room at the Amador County Administrative Center on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The hearing will start at 7:00 p.m. The Amador County Administrative Center is located at 810 Court Street in Jackson, CA.  Citizens interested in providing testimony related to the proposed motor cross facility should plan on attending. If citizens have questions about the proposed motor cross facility, they can contact the Amador County Planning Department at (209) 223-6380.”

 Preston Castle Tours for 2018 will open to the public beginning Saturday, April 7th through August 18th, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Trained historic docents will be ready to take visitors on a guided tour of the historic Castle. Volunteers are also needed. The Preston Castle is looking for volunteers from tour guides to cashiers, and several positions in between. Annual training will be held on March 24th. Check the website at if you are interested, need more information, or to sign up. Or, email Sybil Griffith at








The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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