Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Foothill Conservancy to hold annual fundraising dinner at Karmère on Saturday, June 24

Join your friends to celebrate our beautiful Sierra foothills in the Shenandoah Valley on Saturday, June 24 at the Foothill Conservancy’s annual fundraising dinner at Karmère Vineyards & Winery.

The event will feature a family-style dinner catered by Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, no-host fine wines and craft beers, appetizers and desserts, live music, and unique raffle and auction prizes. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and end around 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to be holding our annual dinner at Karmère this year,” said event organizer Susan Bragstad. “The patio is a lovely spot to spend a Saturday afternoon celebrating the foothills with your friends, and we know that everyone will enjoy the food, music, wine, beer and auctions.”
Cool jazz music for the dinner will be provided by vocalist and guitarist Herb Boxhorn of Fiddletown and saxophonist Klaudia Promessi of Sutter Creek.

Special prizes for this year’s raffle and auctions include a week at a Tahoe-area private home, an overnight stay at Sorensen’s Resort, a guided raft trip on the Mokelumne River with local river experts, dinner for four prepared by Lucy’s Spice Box, fine wines – including a case of Easton Zinfandel – and much more.

Beverages available for purchase at the dinner will include the fine wines of Karmère and craft beers from Lagunitas Brewing.

Tickets are on sale now: General $40, Children 12 and under: $10. They’re available from the Foothill Conservancy office (call first, 209-223-3508) and online (see Events at:

Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit community-based conservation organization Foothill Conservancy, whose mission is “to protect, restore, and sustain the natural and human environment in Amador and Calaveras counties for the benefit of current and future generations.” The Conservancy’s programs include river, forest and watershed protection and restoration; land use planning; and sustainable community development. The organization was formed by Amador and Calaveras residents in 1989 and its directors and staff live in our two counties. Its headquarters are in Jackson.
For more information, contact Susan Bragstad,, 209-267-5506.


  1. Happy to know about this amazing annual fundraising dinner event. Have to attend a fundraising event at one of venue New York. That is arranged by my friends to organize a free medical checkup camp at a remote area. Hope everything will be best there.