Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ACN 1/17/2018

News & Announcements:
OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: www.danerimortuary.com

Community Calendar
January 15-21
Amador County Commission on Aging - Wed Jan 17
Amador County Technical Advisory Committee - Wed Jan 17
Smart Money for Success: Free Financial Literacy Program - Jan 18 & Feb 15
City of Ione Wastewater Committee - Thurs Jan 18
Amador Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) - Thurs Jan 18
Iron Hub Winery Vineyard Tour & Tasting - Jan 19 thru Feb 26
Master Gardeners Present: Introduction to Gardening in the Foothills - Sat Jan 20
Sutter Creek Theater: Albert Cummings - Sat Jan 20
- Sutter Creek Theater: Freddy & Francine - Sun Jan 21
Foothill Indian Education Alliance: Creating Beaded Medallions - Sun Jan 21
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Amador Air District: Outdoor Burning in Amador County
AWA: Do you have a well?
Beneficial Property Tax Information
Andis Wines: Hello 2018! Winemaker Dinners, Crab Feeds, and More...
January Events at Sutter Creek Provisions
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VISIONING WORKSHOP On Wednesday, January 17, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, Amador Council of Tourism is hosting a Visioning Workshop at Helwig winery. Please plan to attend and assist with setting the direction for your Destination Marketing Organization, especially if you are a lodging owner. Please add your voice to the conversation and make us all better as we increase visitation to Amador County.
Is there something you want to see included? Please contact me directly at maureenfunk@volcano.net or 209-969-5065. Can’t make it and want to stay in the conversation? Please contact me directly. Light lunch provided.
Amador Council of Tourism
Phone: 209-267-9249
Visitamador.com
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NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION: SUTTER CREEK DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018, Auditorium,18 Main Street, Sutter Creek, California. The next meeting of the City of Sutter Creek Design Review Committee is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, 18 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA.
http://cityofsuttercreek.org/agendas-minutes/
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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 2-4 hours per month or more, depending on your willingness to contribute time and energy. TheBoard meets once a month on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. 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, PO Box 221, Volcano, CA 95689 or via electronic delivery to info@lockwoodifre.org Letters must be received no later than ThursdayJanuary 18, 2018, to be considered for appointment at the January 22, 2018 Board of Directors regular meeting. All applicants are advised to attend the regular meeting of the Board on January 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station 151, 23141 Shake Ridge Road.
If you have questions, please contact Board President Jan Hewitt at 209-296-1267.
Board of Directors
Lockwood FPD
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UPCOUNTRY ROTARY ANNUAL CRAB FEED - Sat Jan 20 at 5:30pm at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 26750 Tiger Creek Road, Pioneer. Social Hour: 4:30-5:30 pm No Host Bar. Food Service Begins: 5:30 pm. Raffle and Live Auction! Tickets: $45. Contact Tammy 419-0995.
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January 22-31
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JOIN CONGRESSMAN TOM McCLINTOCK FOR LUNCH! Tuesday, January 23 from 12-1pm at 2018, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, 12240 Industry Blvd #74, Jackson/Martell. No reservations required (attendees are responsible for their own lunch expense).
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THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, January 23, in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
   Todd Riebe (pictured left) who has been the Amador County District Attorney since 1998, will be speaking about the new Amador Mental Health Diversion Program. This program creates a post plea opportunity for those individuals who are mentally ill and meet certain other requirements to receive mental health treatment instead of prosecution and incarceration..  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. http://www.namiamador.org/
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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: GOLDEN 1 CREDIT UNION - Please join Golden 1 Credit Union and the Amador County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening of Golden 1’s new Jackson branch location on Wed Jan 24th at 9:30am 12120 Industry Blvd., Suite 31, Jackson CA 95642. Open to the public.
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AMADOR COUNTY 4-H PRESENTATION DAY
Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Ione Junior High School
450 S Mill St, Ione, CA 95640
If you are not presenting and want to participate at this event,  volunteer to be a room host
or room clerk! (Non-Participant) Room Host and Clerk Registration: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21452
You can find more information here:
CRAB FEED AT FIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER - Sat Jan 27 at 5pm. Includes pasta, salad and bread, garlic butter and cocktail sauce. Cooking provided by Incahoots. Beer from Amador Brewery, local wine, soda and water will be for sale.
Cost is $45 per person, $35 per member. Located at 14445 Fiddletown Road.
Web site: http://fiddletownca.org/
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AMADOR COLLEGECONNECT COMMUNITY INFORMATION NIGHT: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - Amador College Connect (ACC) is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Arizona State University’s (ASU) Online Program 4 year and graduate degree program, and is holding a community information night for prospective students on Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30pm at Amador CollegeConnect at 525-6 Hwy. 49, Jackson, California 95642
U.S. News & World Report named ASU Online as the #1 university for innovation in the country, ahead of both MIT and Stanford and ranks ASU in the top 5 in the nation for online education. For more information on Amador CollegeConnect, visit: https://www.amadorcollegeconnect.org/
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February 2018
- Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2018" - Sat Feb 3
"John Muir is back, and man, is he ticked off!” - Sat Feb 3
Master Gardeners Present: Grafting Fruit Trees - Sat Feb 10
FTC Refunding Western Union Scam Victims - Deadline is Feb 12, 2018
Smart Money for Success: Free Financial Literacy Program - Jan 18 & Feb 15
Presidents' Day Weekend Wine & Food Pairing at Iron Hub Winery - Feb 16 thru 19
Love A Fair Ball - Sat Feb 17
Master Gardeners Present: Plant Propagation - Sat Feb 24
Stan Kelley Memorial Crab Feed - Sat Feb 24
SAVE THE DATE: AAUW HOME TOUR 2018: “JACKSON: TOUR THROUGH TIME - The 46th Annual AAUW Home Tour will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 AM to 4 PM, featuring five homes representing periods from the 1890’s to the 1950’s and five historical sites, one never before open to the public.  Enjoy tea and homemade cookies and participate in a raffle for special baskets.  Tickets are $25/$28 and will be available March 16.  See amador-ca.aauw.net/home-tour for more details.  This event supports scholarships for local women and girls.
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Meetings, Classes, Activities, Ongoing Events

DAILY
TODDLER PLAYGROUPS - FREE to all children ages 0-5, and their mom, dad, grandparent, or caregiver. These playgroups are open to everyone, regardless of income. Please note that the location for Jackson's playgroup has changed for this year! Join us from 9:30 to 11:30 am, on the following days and locations --
Mondays - Camanche Lake Community Center, Camanche
Tuesdays - First 5 Amador building, Jackson
Wednesdays - Ione Memorial Hall, Ione
Thursdays - Upcountry Community Center, Pine Grove
For more information, please call First 5 Amador at 257-1092.


THE AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY is happy to announce the Plymouth branch has re-opened in its new location, 9369 Main St. Plymouth (just to the left of the former location).
The new hours will be:
Tuesday 12.30 – 5
Wednesday 11 – 4
Thursday 12:30 – 5
Friday 11 - 4
Phone number is same as before 209-245-6476

MONDAY
- 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.
- Sutter Creek Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 PM.
- Upcountry Community Council meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
- Jackson Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.

BE ACTIVE! MONDAY MORNING WALKS: Start the new year off right! Kick off your week with a one and a half mile morning walk.
Every Monday at 8:30am. (Excluding Holidays)  
First and Third Mondays at Miners Bend
Second and Fourth Mondays at National Hotel.  
Be Active Member’s fee of $75/yearFor more information, please contact Nettie from ACRA by phone (209-223-6349)E-mailamfox@amadorgov.org, or Facebook (facebook.com/goacra)

INTRODUCE READING TO YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN! Attend Pre-school Storytime and play! Thursdays 10:30-11:00 at the Main Library in Jackson, or at the Ione branch on Mondays 10:00 a.m.

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.

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 1st 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

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. https://amadordemocrats.org/




TUESDAY
- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM.
Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
- Ione Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. 817 Court Street Suite 12 in Jackson. 95642 Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.

BINGO - 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM at the American Legion Hall Post 108 (11401 American Legion Drive in Sutter Creek). $10 for 10 games. We have Pull Tabs and U-Pic-Ems, raffle prizes, complimentary cookies and coffee, soda and water available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own dinner and your friends! For more information, visit: http://goacra.org/adult-programs

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.

“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.

WEDNESDAY
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM.
- Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) meets on the 4th Weds of the month at 11AM
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OPEN MIC NIGHT AT BG'S LOUNGE - Wednesdays at 8PM. Call 209-223-0860. bgjackson.com

CAMANCHE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM ~ This FREE program is open to all children ages 3-5, regardless of income. Weekly classes are offered during the ACUSD school year, and provide developmentally appropriate activities designed to help prepare your child for kindergarten! For more information or to enroll your child, please call 257-1980 ext. 103.

KARAOKE AT JOSE'S CANTINA - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 8PM. $50 Jose's gift certificate for the winner. Call 209-223-3886. facebook.com/josesmexrestaurant

'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.

THURSDAY
- Amador County Transportation Commission 1st Thurs at 9AM
- Progressive Women's Committee meets on the 1st Thurs at 11:30AM
- Amador Water Agency Board (AWA) meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Nights at Amador College Connect - 2nd & 4th Thursdays
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.

INTRODUCE READING TO YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN! Attend Pre-school Storytime and play! Thursdays 10:30-11:00 at the Main Library in Jackson, or at the Ione branch on Mondays 10:00 a.m.
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SUTTER CREEK BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION meets the 1st Thurs of every month at 8:30 am at Hotel Sutter. www.suttercreek.org
Email: SCBPAmembership@gmail.com

AMADOR UPCOUNTRY ROTARY meets the 1st three Thursdays at 5:30pm at the St. George Hotel in Volcano. http://amadorupcountryrotary.weebly.com/


COLE STREET JUG BAND WORKSHOP - Every 3rd Thursday starting at 5:00 led by Tom Sharkey, 135 Cole St, Sutter Creek. E-mail Tom sharkeys@volcano.net

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://amadorrepublican.com/

FRIDAY
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.

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.



SATURDAY
'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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Amador Council of Tourism
Amador County Recreation Agency
- Amador Vintners 2017 Summer Calendar
Amador County Government


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FYI...
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Amador Council of Tourism
Amador County Chamber of Commerce
Amador County Recreation Agency
- Amador Vintners Association
Amador County Government
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: RECEPTIONIST
California Tribal TANF Partnership has an opening for a Receptionist.
This position will be based in Jackson and serve Amador County.
California Driver’s License & clean DMV required.
Experience working with Tribal people helpful.
Full time with benefits. Apply online at www.cttp.net.
Deadline 1/18/18.
For questions, call HR at 707-262-4414.
Indian Hiring Preference Applies.
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FOR SALE: Former Sierra Mountain Restaurant in Pine Grove. Anyone interested can email for more information at sierramountainrestaurant@gmail.com
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JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT: WONDERING IF IT IS A BURN DAY? Have questions about burning within the city limits of Jackson? We'll let us help! To burn natural vegetation piles within city limits, you must first obtain a free permit at City Hall. Burn hours are restricted to between the hours of 6:00 am and 12:00 pm. All piles must have the proper clearance, no larger than 4'x4' and only natural vegetation.
You must also contact the burn day information line prior to burning to see if it is a permissive burn day. The Amador County burn day number is (209) 223-6246. This is a fully automated line that is updated daily and usually tells you the upcoming day as well.
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DO YOU HAVE DEAD OR DYING TREES YOU NEED TO REMOVE? Apply for up to 50% reimbursement to remove dead or dying hazard trees!
Amador Resource Conservation District has a program to provide up to 50% reimbursement for Amador County property owners east of Hwy 49, to help pay for the removal of dead or dying hazard trees on their property that could fall on an inhabited structure.
For more information, visit the Amador RCD web site at www.AmadorRCD.org or contact the District at Amanda@AmadorRCD.org. Phone: 916-562-0204
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HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
No experience necessary; all training is provided
Thrift store (Jackson and Angels Camp) volunteer opportunities:
Cashiering & Merchandising - Working the cash register, stocking shelves and/or assisting customers.
Pricing: Clothing and Household Goods - Pricing clothing, shoes and other accessories, as well as a wide variety of merchandise, from dishes to books to linens.
Intake, Testing & Sorting - Greeting the public and accepting incoming donations; testing electrical items; sorting clothes and household items.
Other HOAC volunteer opportunities:
Family Support Volunteers - Work directly with patients and families in their homes.
Griefbusters - Assist children, ages 5 - 19, who need help coping with loss and associated grief.
Office/Administrative/Fundraising - Assist in the HOAC office by answering phones, doing basic office/computer tasks, and helping at fundraising events.
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SUTTER CREEK VISITOR CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - The Sutter Creek Visitor Center is a fun place to volunteer! The folks coming in are on vacation, having fun and love to talk to the locals. Mostly they just want information on what to do while they are in our area and we have lots of brochures for them to choose from.
Do you have 2 hours a month that you could spare? Please consider donating your time to the Sutter Creek Visitor Center. It has a peaceful, relaxing and fun atmosphere and is a very rewarding experience. For more information, please call Al or Lisa at 209-267-1344.
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PLEASE HELP BREAK BREAD WITH FRIENDS! Break Bread with Friends is an outreach program supported by the parishes of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Jackson United Methodist Church, and St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Jackson.  Each Saturday morning, parishioners from the 3 churches, along with occasional volunteers from other Christian churches, meet at the Methodist Church fellowship hall. There, they prepare and serve a free breakfast and a bag lunch "to go" to all who come. Guests are warmly and cheerfully welcomed and  treated with respect. Volunteers enjoy working together ecumenically, being Christ's hands assisting people in need.
THIS VITAL MINISTRY is in critical need of funding at this time! To find out how to donate, you can call Trinity at 223-0255 or e-mail office@trinitysuttercreek.org, or Jackson UMC at 223-1884.
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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
- 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!
- 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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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
http://nexusyfs.org/amador-calaveras-casa.html
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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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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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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.
On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices
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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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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 223-0442 for information about how you can help!
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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