Community Events & News

Rotary Cow & Calf Chip Bingo Ticketsare now on sale. This annual event raises funds for four high school scholarships, and a donation to the Rotary Foundation in support of Polio Plus, a campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. Each year at Homecoming, bingo square boards are drawn, and the cow or calf is let into the area to do its “thing”. Holders of winning tickets can win $100, $200, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 in prize money. Tickets are available from any Rotarian or call Richard Forster at 209-608-4748. Tickets are $20, $50 and $100 each.


Burke’s Restaurant located in the Ione Hotel is open Wednesday-Sunday from 4-9 PM for dinner. For reservations, call 209-274-4161.


Free Non-Denominational Concert – “Beautiful Savior” will be presented at 7 PM on March 10 at the Ione Ward Chapel, at the LDS church located at 407 W. Marlette in Ione. The concert will feature local performers including “The Stelling Sisters” a vocal trio, and special guest artist organist David Robbins. No offering will be taken. For information, contact Kitty Harmon at 503-997-4210.


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 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


Life Line Screening will be offering preventative health screenings at Evalynn Bishop Hall on April 3rd. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries, atria fibrillation, and bone density. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Cost ranges from $129-$149. There is a $10 discount off any package priced above $129. To register, call 888-653-6441 or logon to:


AAUW Home Tour will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 11 AM to 4 PM. Five homes will be featured representing periods from the 1890’s to the 1950’s. Enjoy tea, homemade cookies, an art show, and raffle. Tickets are $25/$28. For information logon to the AAUW website at:

 This walk is done to honor our fallen heroes, those from the Ione area who have served, and those who are currently serving in the military. Proceeds go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Ione Veterans Memorial Park. After a brief ceremony, there will be walk or ride to Evalynn Bishop Hall for lunch, live music and a raffle.

This year there will be five door prizes of $100 gift card for Amador County retail stores. For more information, contact Robyn Ornsby at 274-2144.






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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