Amador County Fair

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "'Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about."
- John Mayer, "Wildfire"



News & Announcements
- Go! Summer Youth Program begins June 19
- Amador Air District- Tues June 20
- Opens this Friday! Grab your stetson and join MSTW for a hilarious Southern Comedy, "Doublewide Texas"
- Dad & Me: Let's Visit the Jackson Fire Department! Sat June 24
- Bent With Honey in Concert at Feist Wines - Sat June 24
- Amador County Women's Network Scholarship Meeting - Wed June 28
- Annual Food Drive for the Interfaith Food Bank - July 7 & 8
- July 1 is the Next First Saturday Amador Art Trek
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“SUMMER OF LOVE” 10TH ANNUAL TALENT SHOW featuring The Arc Players. Friday, July 14 at 1PM at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel Grand Oak Ballroom.
FREE to the public, $2 Admission donation gratefully accepted. Proceeds benefit the Arc’s Music Program. For more information, call 209-267-5978.
The Arc of Amador & Calaveras supports people in our community with disabilities. Visit http://www.arcofamador.org/
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2 established local professionals seeking a rental home. Looking for a clean, mid-size to larger home (1200 sq ft - 3000 sq ft), shop and/or garage space, plenty of parking area , accepting of a smaller, well behaved dog, plus good drinking water. Jackson and surrounding areas considered. Would be interested in a longer term lease for the right place. Ready to move in soon.  Open to privately financed homes for sale as well. Call 296-4580 or email kneeldamon@gmail.com
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OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: ww.danerimortuary.com
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Community Calendar
JUNE 19-25
- Jackson Town Hall Meeting with Tom McClintock - Mon June 19
- Sutter Creek City Council -Mon June 19
- CANCELLED: Jackson Planning Commission- Mon June 19
- Ione City Council - Tues June 20
ITB 17-10: Shake Ridge Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair - Bids due Tues June 20
Amador Fire Protection District - Tues June 20
- First Day of Summer - June 21
- Amador County Commission on Aging - Wed June 21
- Sutter Creek Design Review Committee - Wed June 21
- Technical Advisory Committee - Wed June 21
- Jackson City Council - Wed June 21
Chamber Members Meeting - Wed June 21
- Amador Water Agency Board (AWA) - Thurs June 22
- Amador Transit Intercity Feasibility Study and Open House - Thurs June 22
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs June 22
- Kennedy Mine Foundation celebrates 20 years of preserving the Kennedy Gold Mine - Thurs June 22
- Opens this Friday! Grab your stetson and join MSTW for a hilarious Southern Comedy, "Doublewide Texas" - June 23 through July 22
- TGIF Concert in Plymouth to Feature Jazz by the Jonny Gold Trio - Fri June 23
- Gravestone: Murder Mystery Dinner Party at the Preston Castle - June 23 & 24
- Gold & Grand 2nd Generation Dinner - Sat June 24
- Foothill Conservancy to hold annual fundraising dinner at Karmère on Saturday, June 24
- Foothills Rising Community Meeting - Sun June 25
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ONGOING IN JUNE:
- Preston Castle Events 2017
- ACRA Sports ~ May-June 2017
- June at Sutter Creek Provisions!
- BellaGrace 2017 Summer Concert Series
June 2017 Classes at Sutter Amador Hospital
- Get your Entries in for Amador Country Fair!
- Main Street Theater Works announces 2017 Season
Sarah Dixon is the Featured Artist at Gallery 10 in June
- Barbera Festival tickets now on sale! Save the Date: Sept 16
- Performance Arts at Amador HS really needs YOUR support!
- “10.10.4.50 For the Arts” Continues as a Successful Fundraiser
Be a Sponsor of the Amador Autism Group's Destruction Derby Car!
- Laurie Williams is the Featured Artist at Sutter Creek Gallery in June
- Roaring Camp: Day Trip and Saturday Night BBQ booking fast online!
- Support the Amador County "Cycling in the Motherlode " Bike Fun Fest!
- County Tree Mortality Mitigation Program: Right of Entry Forms available
- Live-streamed Fall classes from Shasta College begin on August 14. Enroll today!
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) seeks volunteers to be there for a child
- Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express - Family Movies for $1 on Tues & Weds at Jackson's Cinema
- The Law Office of Diane Anderson offers special discount on Wills & Trust documents through June 30
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LOCKWOOD FPD BOARD POSITION OPEN - The Lockwood Fire Protection District has an opening on the Board of Directors. The applicant must live within the District served by the Lockwood Fire Protection District. This is a volunteer position and generally requires 4-12 hours per month or more depending on your willingness to contribute time and energy. The board meets once a month on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 PM. The meetings usually last for 2 hours. Roberts Rules of Order and the Brown Act govern and regulate our meetings.
If you are interested in the Board Position please submit a letter of intent to the LFPD Board of Directors, P.O. Box 221, Volcano, CA 95689 or via electronic delivery to info@lockwoodfire.org  . Letters must be received no later than Saturday, June 24, 2017, to be considered for appointment at the June 26, 2017 Board of Directors regular meeting. All applicants are advised to attend the regular meeting of the Board on June 26, 2017, at 7:00 PM at Fire Station #151, 23141 Shake Ridge Rd.
If you have questions, please contact Board President Jan Hewitt at 209-296-1267
http://www.lockwoodfire.org/
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DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS IN CONCERT at Skunk Hollow Victorian Gardens, Saturday, June 24 at 4PM. Postmodernist, Neo-Romantic composer, pianist, painter and poet. David has concertized from major cities in Japan to Oslo Concert Hall to New York city’s 92nd Street 7 and throughout the U.S. for over four decades. He has composed over 150 solo piano works, as well as a variety of artsongs, chamber, choral and electronic compositions.
Advance tickets: $25. At door: $30. Potluck refreshments encouraged. RSVP 209-267-8193, Arlo Lusby, P.O. Box 431, Sutter Creek, 95685.
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JUNE 26-30
- Jackson City Council - Mon June 26
- Board of Supervisors - Tues June 27
- OpenGov Live Webinar: 5 strategies finance leaders use to do more with less - Tues June 27
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) - Wed June 28
Ideateam performs at the Preston Castle for free TGIF Concert - Fri June 30
4th Annual "Swing to End Hunger" Benefit Golf Tournament - Fri June 30
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: CARE & USE OF HERBS FROM THE GARDEN - Spice up your flower or vegetable garden this year by adding a few useful herbs. There are many good reasons to plant herbs in your garden. Fresh and dried culinary herbs are handy to have for cooking and other types can be used as ornamental plants or for crafts. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be presenting a Public Education class, “Care and Use of Herbs from the Garden” on Saturday, June 24 from 9am-12 Noon. Master Gardeners will provide instruction on how to successfully grow herbs and then discuss the culinary aspects, as well as tips on the proper preservation of various herbs. They will also explain how to use herb plants as ornamentals to beautify your garden and attract beneficial insects. In addition, tips on using herbs as craft materials will be included. Hand-outs will be provided. This class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.  Classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd, Jackson.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu. Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador   
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FAITH ALIVE! SUMMER CAMP June 26-29 from 9AM to 3PM & June 30 from 9AM to 12 Noon. An exciting week of games, crafts, songs, Bible encounters and more! For all kids going into 1st through 7th grade this Fall. Space is limited to 35 campers, and pre-registration is required.
Registration forms and required health forms are available at the church and on the church website; www.faithlutheranpioneer.org
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KENNEDY MINE FOUNDATION’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Thursday, June 22, honoring the Foundation’s founders and kicking-off the “Dig Deep” fundraising campaign. Catered dinner, live music, silent auction and raffle. At the Kennedy Mine, doors open at 5, dinner at 6 pm. Tickets $40 each, $75 for a couple, available online at www.KennedyGoldMine.com  or at the Kennedy Mine (weekends), and at Amador Council of Tourism (209.267.9249) and Amador Chamber of Commerce (209.223.0350). For more information, contact Shirley Miller, 209-295-5793, info@kennedygoldmine.com
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THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, June 27 in the Meadow Conference Room at the Outpatient Building of Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. The rear doors of the Outpatient building will be open and there is parking available nearby.
Carla Fry, who has an MS in Counseling will be the speaker for the meeting. She will be talking about Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Panic Disorders.
From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses.  For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.
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JULY+
Amador Autism Group: Motivate Exercise and Creative Cooking ~ Classes in June-July
- Jackson Lions Club Annual 3rd of July Fireworks - Mon July 3
Groovin' in the Grove - Tues July 4
- El Festival Flamenco: Gala Evening & Benefit Performance for Amador College Connect - Sat July 22
- Main Street Theatre Works starts the season with Southern Comedy "Doublewide,Texas" ~  June 23-July 22
SAVE THE DATE! Breathe Deep, Amador: Walk, Fun Run and Carnival - Sat Oct 28
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FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT AND DINNER: Tuesday, July 4, 4 pm. West Point pianist Ron Brickman performs a program of concert paraphrases of patriotic music and highlights from America’s musical history.  Works by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Samuel Barber, Beethoven and others. Followed by an open-air buffet dinner featuring regional American specialties. $30 adult, $15 children under 18.  22021 Highway 26,West Point. Advance reservations required. Call (209) 293-4227.
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: KIDS IN THE GARDEN - Looking for something a little different to keep the kids busy? Why not bring them to the "Kids in the Garden" Public Education class provided by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, July 15 from 9am-Noon? Learn how to make and maintain your own worm farm. Investigate how to make a butterfly garden and which plants encourage beneficial insects to visit our gardens. Plant seed trays and practice transplanting seedlings. Information provided and all activities are kid friendly. All ages are welcome. The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucanr.edu to register to ensure adequate supplies. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
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Meetings
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
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CITY/COUNTY GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
- Sutter Creek City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
- Jackson City Council meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM.
- Upcountry Community Council meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
- Sutter Creek Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 PM.
- Jackson Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 PM.
- Ione Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM.
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.
- Amador Water Agency Board (AWA) meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
- AWA Committees are scheduled as needed.
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OVER-EATERS ANONYMOUS OF JACKSON…if you think you have a problem with food. Everyone is welcome! Every Monday and Friday, 5:30 PM, Sutter Amador Hospital. Oakview Conference Room, in Education Dept on 2nd Floor. Contact Liz, 295-6921.
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AMADOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE meets on the 1st Monday of every month at 7PM at their office at 557 Hwy 49 Suite 3, Jackson. Call 209-257-1397. The public is welcome to attend.
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AMADOR REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE meets on the on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM at their headquarters located at 12275 Martell Road (across from Panda House Restaurant). Our meetings are open to the public, and attendance is encouraged. For more information, visit: http://amadorrepublicans.com/
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INVITATION TO JOIN THE LOCKWOOD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AUXILIARY - We raise money for our volunteer personnel and have a lot of fun doing this. We have dinners, concerts and our annual pancake breakfast. We meet every first Monday of the month. If you are interested in joining our group, contact Carol Asmus at 209-2396-5681 or Marilyn Dillion, VP at 209-296-8011. Our website is www.lockwoodfire.org
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TODDLER PLAYGROUPS
Mondays through Thursdays
9:30 am - 11: 30 am
Various locations throughout the County:
Mondays - Camanche
Tuesdays - Jackson
Wednesdays - Ione
Thursdays - Pine Grove
A new year of the always-popular Toddler Playgroups has begun! FREE to all children aged 0-5, and their caregivers! Contact First 5 Amador for more information and specific locations, at 257-1092 or visit www.first5amador.com. Playgroups follow the ACUSD schedule.
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'MOM TO MOM' PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP - 2nd Saturday of Every Month. 2:30 - 4:00 pm at the First 5 Building, 975 Broadway, Jackson. In this group for new moms and pregnant women, we support moms to recover from pregnancy and birth, help you feel well and be the mom you want to be, discuss anxiety, stress, depression, and difficulty adjusting, learn coping skills, relaxation techniques, and communication skills. Facilitated by Christa Thompson, LCSW. These groups meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. For questions, information, and/or to RSVP for free child care, please call 257-1092.
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.
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LGBTQ SOCIAL & ACTIVITY GROUP: On-going, every 1st and 3rd Fridays, 4:00 – 5:30m at Hein and Co., 204 Main St., Jackson. All ages welcome. Join us for dialogue, friendship, support and social activities. Contact: Marla Vander Meer (209) 256-3750 also find us on facebook at Motherlode Pride Center.
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PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Interim Healthcare of Jackson is hosting monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group every third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. We have a speaker for most meetings. We also have painting lessons for those who are interested. Call us at 209-223-9119 for more information.
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“READ ACROSS AMADOR” MEETINGS - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month at 12:30 pm at the ATCAA office at 935 S. Hwy 49, Jackson. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please mark your calendars, and join us to discuss ways to increase literacy awareness and opportunities in Amador County. Meetings are open to everyone! For more information, please call 257-1092.
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CAMANCHE SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM - Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Camanche Lake Community Center. FREE to all children aged 3-5. Learn about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and reading. Help your child get used to the rhythm and routine of school, and ready for kindergarten. Call Nexus Youth & Family Services for more information, or to enroll your child, at 763-2720 or 257-1980. Program follows the ACUSD schedule.
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'FOOTPRINTS' SUPPORT GROUP 3rd Wednesday of Every Month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Sutter Amador Hospital, First Floor, Mountain Room. Footprints is open to all parents who have experienced the death of their baby, from pregnancy through infancy. Footprints is also a place where grieving parents with similar experiences can come together and share their feelings about their loss, and the love for their babies. Adults only please. For more information, please call 257-1092.
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Classes, Workshops, Seminars
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AMADOR CITY NOW HAS A COMMUNITY LABYRINTH! It is behind the Old Amador Hotel, home of the Amador Holistic Center and hotel's residents. All are welcome to come and walk the labyrinth!
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DID YOU KNOW that ATCAA offers different Types of Child Therapy?
- Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Learn More about our Children's Therapy Program http://atcaa.org/childrens-therapy/
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LI’L MINERS BUMPER CLASS” AT GOLD COUNTRY LANES - Every Tuesday at 11 am. Designed bowlers 8 years or younger. Learn bowling terminology along with bowling skills. Bowl 1 game per week for 10 weeks for $5 weekly. Bring a friend or make a new one! For more information, call 223-3334 or stop by Gold Country Lanes on 81 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek.
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THE LABYRINTH PROJECT: On-going, every 2nd and 4th Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00 or 3:30 at Sierra Wind Wellness Center, 10354 Argonaut Lane, Jackson. Groups focus on learning about the labyrinth and how to use it to promote personal wellness.
Contact Labyrinth Facilitator/Coordinator: Marla Vander Meer 256-3750
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AMADOR COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL HAS OPENINGS - The Amador Cooperative Preschool in Jackson is Amador County’s only parent cooperative preschool, and currently has openings. ACP differs from other preschools in the county in that it is run by, and for, the preschool families. Each family shares in the operation of the school, and teachers and parents work together to create a positive, safe, nurturing, and fun learning environment for all children. A strong sense of community flourishes within this cooperative structure. ACP offers a morning preschool class that meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Families may enroll their child(ren) for 2 or 3 days a week. Please call Teacher/Director Elaine at 257-0622 for current enrollment information.
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ARE YOU A LOCAL ARTIST? Join the Amador County Artists Association, to share, network, and support local artists. The ACAA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Amador Senior Center. Our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! For more information, visit: AmadorArtists.org
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FYI...
FOR SALE: 1953 5-window GMC pick-up
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Operation Care
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TRI-COUNTY WILDLIFE FAWN RESCUE - 209-283-3245. For more information on wildlife protocols, visit: http://www.pawspartners.org/find-an-animal-in-need.html
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VIA AMADOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT: Please Beware! Recently, we’ve seen an increase in mail theft and vandalisms from community and privately owned, streetside mailboxes. The thieves have targeted Pioneer, Volcano, and Pine Grove. Please SHARE this post to make your neighbors aware of the problem and keep a watchful eye out for the culprits. If you see a mail thief at work, or believe your mail was stolen, call the Amador County Sheriff’s Office at 209-223-6500. Also as required, please contact the Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455.
Below are some tips from the United States Postal Inspection Service:
• Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don’t leave it in your mailbox overnight. If you're expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail.
• Don’t send cash in the mail.
• Tell your Post Office when you’ll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.
• Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. By exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors, you can watch each other's mailboxes (as well as homes).
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TRI-COUNTY WILDLIFE CARE: SHARE THE LOVE! If you have a garden, share your surplus. Our birds thrive with fresh chicken eggs too. Please support us with grapes, peaches, strawberries, broccoli and blue or blackberries.
We also need paper towels, bleach, scrub sponges, laundry soap and trash bags.
*Please drop off donations at our animal center at 80 Ridge Road, Suite B in Sutter Hill across the hwy from the bowling alley, open 7 days a week, 7am - 7pm.
Thank you for the continued support of our local wildlife and TCWC!
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FERAL CATS? Trap em' and get them fixed! Borrowing the trap is FREE and the surgery is FREE. Trap, neuter and release of feral cats in Amador County is FREE!
Simply borrow a trap, call the vet of your choice, transport and repeat. If you feed, they breed - so please jump in to help stop the overpopulation and the suffering that results. Call 209-223-0410 or visit www.pawspartners.org for more information.
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AMADOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Employment Opportunities:
http://www.co.amador.ca.us/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities
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VIA ACN READER: "I am hoping you would be willing to share our fundraiser link on your site. My sister and her husband were in a fatal accident Sunday. Her Husband, Dave Ellis, was killed on impact. His wife, also my sister, Tina Ellis is in critical condition at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto. It is truly hard to prepare for these types of life changing crisis and we are doing everything in our power to help her recover. If this is not appropriate for your site we understand. Thank you for your consideration!
Please share our fundraiser for Tina Ellis. Thank you for your generous donations! We are short of our goal, but appreciate every donation large or small! Spread the word, Tina needs us!"
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO BE THERE FOR A CHILD - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Amador County is seeking volunteers to join their next training session to become volunteer advocates.
A volunteer advocate, known as a CASA, after 40 hours of training, are assigned to be a special person in the life of a child who has been neglected or abused.  The court will appoint the CASA to be the eyes and ears of the court and to report back to the court information they have gathered. The CASA will also tell the court what decisions and services may be in the best interest of that child.
CASA of Amador currently has a waiting list of children who are in need of a CASA.
For more information about the program or details on how to become a CASA, please call the CASA program at 209-257-1980, extension 108. You may also email the CASA Coordinators, John jstettler@nexusyfs.org  or Fara froberts@nexusyfs.org
Court Appointed Special Advocates Amador
621 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209)257-1980  ext. 108
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PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT ~ For individuals dealing with prostate cancer: For some years there has been a monthly meeting providing information and support, held at Sutter Amador hospital.  Now the object is to continue Prostate Cancer support in Amador County but in a changed way. There no longer will be meetings, but contact will be through Sutter Amador Hospital and Jerry Trottier who will provide referrals to men who have been active in the group, had prostate cancer and have had various treatments. They are willing and able to answer questions about their treatments. In this way we will continue to have support in Amador for those who want information about Prostate Cancer.
Contact Jerry Trottier, e-mail: Trottier@volcano.net  Phone 209-223-9133
Or Sutter Amador Hospital:  209-223-7500
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CALL TO ARTISTS - Gold Country Artists Gallery invites talented artists working in all media to submit an application to join our gallery. Jewelry artists and artists working in 3D (ceramicists, woodturners, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply.
To find out more about this opportunity, stop by our gallery, located on Main Street in Placerville. We’re open every day from 10-6. You can also call us during business hours.
Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main Street, Placerville, CVA 95667
Call 530-642-2944.
facebook.com/goldcountryartistsgallery
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others? The Amador College Connect Center needs volunteers. Could you donate 4 hours of your time just once a month?  Help is needed with:
  • Clerical/Reception
  • Assisting students
  • Computer assistance/skills/technology
  • Fund Raising
  • Marketing/advertising
Volunteers work a four-hour shift once a month at the College Connect Center.  For those that are able, volunteers attend an optional once-a-month meeting.
For more information please call (209) 217-8239 or email: info@amadorcollegeconnect.org  
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VOLUNTEER WEEKEND DRIVERS NEEDED! The Interfaith Food Bank has a desperate need for route pickup drivers and riders for the 2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month. If you would like to contribute 3 to 4 hours for one or two days a month or be on call, please contact Charlotte Harris: E-mail chfeedamador@gmail.com. Phone: 209.267.9006
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TAKE THE SURVEY: Amador County Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update Survey
This survey is being used as part of the Needs Assessment for the Amador County-wide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update process. We would like to know more about your walking and biking needs within the county. Please also make sure to add comments to our Public Comment Map to identify where you currently walk and/or bike within the county and existing hazards for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Click on the link below to take the survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAZUxXiHhf1835Jw9VYvSDp0BVI7AamgJajeDlxO-VRSFKQA/viewform
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MINI-GRANT OPPORTUNITIES: The Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC) has funding available for child abuse prevention mini-grant proposals for the 2016-17 fiscal year. One-time mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. The Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council has set aside funds towards the goal of contracting with qualified organizations and agencies to provide child abuse prevention services/programs within the County of Amador. Projects eligible for funding include schools, parent groups, non-profit agencies, and community organizations. The Council – a collaboration of county organizations, agencies, and community members – has found that the unmet needs in the area of child abuse prevention include the following focus areas:
•Drug & Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment/Prevention
•Parent Education/Parent Support
•Promoting Mental Wellness/Trauma Informed Care
•Developmentally Appropriate Behavior/Developmental Milestones Education
•Neglect/Distracted Parenting and Child Safety
Mini-Grant applications may be submitted to ACAPC at any time throughout the 2017-18 fiscal year, however grant reviews and awards will occur bi-monthly. For an application form please visit www.amadorcapc.org, or contact Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921, or by email at info@amadorcapc.org
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HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS offers free Grief Support for adults and children. Please call our office at (209) 223-5500 for more information.
Web site: http://www.hospiceofamador.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HospiceofAmadorandCalaveras/
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VIA UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Here's the information and application for the free low flow toilets & shower heads. Please read the requirements on "Eligibility" to be sure that you're a customer of one of the listed water agencies. Also, put your home address on the map by clicking on the "here" in the sentence "You can view a map of these areas here." Or you can call to verify that you're eligible. If you are, fill out and submit the information on the "Application" page. http://umrwa-conserve.org/
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GALLERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek.
Every Saturday & Sunday the Gallery is staffed by volunteers from 11-4. You do not need to be an artist, just enjoy art and chatting with people. Call or email DeDe at 267-9850 or email: dederyan@sbcglobal.net
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THE LABYRINTH PROJECT - Have you heard about labyrinths? Do you wonder what they are? What they do? Why they are so popular? The Labyrinth Project has formed in Amador County and is looking for people who may be interested in learning about labyrinths and in being trained to become  a volunteer/docent for labyrinth walks. To learn more, contact The Labyrinth Project at (209) 256-3750 or e-mail the Labyrinth Project Coordinator at mvandermeer@norcalmha.org
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DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS? Can you offer a safe, loving and supportive home? Do you have a desire to improve your community?
There is an immediate need for Foster Families in Amador County! Families of all kinds are welcomed! Foster care needed for ages 0-18. SCFS offers guidance, support and ongoing training throughout the entire foster care process.
Please call Sierra Child & Family Services, 209-257-1244.
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BE A DISASTER HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER! County volunteer application and fingerprinting scan required. Once clearance is received, you would be sworn in as a Disaster Service Worker. For more information, visit: https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/
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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES - The Amador County Artist Association (ACAA) has several benefits to being a member, one of those being Art in Public Places, where the artist can get regular exposure to build a reputation and occasionally make a sale with no commission fees.  This program also gives the location the opportunity to be known for original art on their walls and to promote awareness of original art. The exhibits rotate every 2 months.
Our current locations include Rosebud’s Cafe (downtown Jackson); the Superior Court of CA, County of Amador; American River Bank; Amador Senior Center; Sierra Eye Care; Amador Residential Care; Jackson Paint Spot; and Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione.  Currently, the program has a good balance of artists to locations. New artists and locations are always welcome.  If you would like more information, contact Colleen Williams, Committee Chairperson, colleenwill@volcano.net or (209) 295-2877.
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INTERFAITH FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Interfaith Food Bank is trying to increase its volunteer roster. If you are looking to fill some time, build your resume, get some exercise, and give back to the community, the Food Bank has a variety of opportunities to do so. We are looking for volunteers to work both on-call and weekly shifts. Please email or call Assistant Program Coordinator Claire Gunselman cgfeedamador@gmail.com or 209-267-9006. Must be 18 years and older. Positions in warehouse, food pick up and drivers (DMV record required).
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COMMUNITY CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Upcountry Community Center
19386 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
P: (209) 296-2785
F: (209) 296-2782
Ione Family Resource Center
17 S. Buena Vista Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 274-4655
F: (209) 274-4665
Camanche Lake Community Center
4419 Camanche Pkwy N.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 763-2720
F: (209) 763-2740
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AMADOR SENIOR VISITORS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Join a great group of people working in the community to help our Senior Citizens live safer, healthier lives. Please call Eileen at 223-0442 for information about how you can help!
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DO YOU HAVE STACKS OF NEWSPAPERS laying around your house, waiting to be recycled? Then please bring them on down to the Busi Parking lot in Jackson behind Mel's. The Boy Scout Troops of Amador County are collecting your newspaper donations and accept on an on-going basis. The large cargo container sits at the very back of the parking lot. There should be pallets next to the dumpster, where everyone can leave their stacks. Anyone can drop off their newspapers 7 days a week, day or night. We ask that you only donate actual newspapers, no glossy advertising, magazines or books. All proceeds directly benefit the various Troops in Amador County. It's a Win-Win for everyone, Scouts, you and the environment! For more information, contact Jenny Fritz at artsychickenfarm@gmail.com
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