Tuesday, January 21, 2020

ACN 1/21/20

News & Announcements...
OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: DaneriMortuary.com
-----
Jan 20-26
Administrative Committee - Tues Jan 21
- SPECIAL MEETING: Board of Supervisors - Tues Jan 21
AWA Budget & Finance Committee - Tues Jan 21
- Sutter Creek City Council - Tues Jan 21
- Ione City Council - Tues Jan 21
- Amador Regional Sanitation Authority (ARSA) - Wed Jan 22
Technical Advisory Committee - Wed Jan 22
Amador County Senior Provider's Network Meeting - Wed Jan 22
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board -Thurs Jan 23
- Amador Land Use Committee - Thurs Jan 23
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs Jan 23
Sutter Creek Theatre Presents: Dave Wilcox - Fri Jan 24
Dad & Me: Amador County Model Railroad Museum - Sat Jan 25
Eastern Ways Martial Arts "Lion Dance" - Sat Jan 25
Looking for more events? Check out: Facebook.com/AmadorCounty
-----
-Kennedy Mine Events 2020 
-FYI: Information About Taxes
-Job Opportunity: 2020 US Census
-January at Sutter Creek Provisions
-January at Gallery 10: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
๐ŸŽ• Celebration of Life: Rebecca “Becky” Groth Manning
-Operation Care: 8th Annual Color Madness - Sign Up Now!
-Amador County Fairgrounds Faces New Construction Challenge
-Wine Tree Farm: 2020 Cocoa Vino at Wine Tree Farm & Amador City
-Jackson Rancheria Donates $25,000 to Common Ground Senior Services
-Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2020” - Sat Feb 1
-๐Ÿ“š PG&E Offering More Than 150 College Scholarships Totaling Nearly $500,000
-Roaring Camp Mining Company: Elton's Big Load of Pay Dirt! Get Your Delivery Today!
-January Classes & Events of the UCCE Master Gardener of Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties
-----
AMADOR CHORALIERS: CALLING ALL SINGERS! The Amador Choraliers are looking for new voices, especially men! Rehearsals are each Tuesday, 6:30 pm in the Amador High School Band Room, Sutter Creek. For the spring 2020 series, rehearsals start on January 21st…but not too late to jump in! They are also looking for another pianist and technical persons (lights/sound).
The Amador Choraliers are unique in that they memorize their music and often add props and a bit of choreography to their performances. Come join them as they keep this 57 year-old tradition alive in Amador County.  
For more information, call Carole at 743-9258  Visit our website ~ www.amadorchoraliers.org  
Or drop by a rehearsal and check it out!
-----

_________________________________________________

HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT? Community briefs, meeting notices, press releases, newsletters and Letters to the Editor are published and posted FREE on ACN!
Please use the following format:
TITLE OF EVENT - DAY, DATE, TIME, LOCATION - A BRIEF description of your event. ADMISSION info (tickets, reservations, etc.) CONTACT info(phone, e-mail, web site, social media, etc.)
Event flyers are just $5/month! Be a Supporting Advertiser for just $50/year!
_________________________________________________

Jan 27-31
Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2020” - Sat Feb 1 (Appt. scheduling begins Monday Jan 20)
- SPECIAL MEETING: Board of Supervisors - Tues Jan 21
Technical Advisory Committee - Wed Jan 22
Amador County Senior Provider's Network Meeting - Wed Jan 22
Sutter Creek Theatre Presents: Dave Wilcox - Fri Jan 24
Dad & Me: Amador County Model Railroad Museum - Sat Jan 25
-----
First 5 Amador: CPIN - Mathematics: Number Sense - Tues Jan 28
First 5 Amador: Math is Fun, Fun is Math! Thurs Jan 30
9th Annual A.C.H.C.B. Spaghetti Feed - Fri Jan 31
Looking for more events? Check out: Facebook.com/AmadorCounty
-----
_________________________________________________
February+
AmadorArts: Amador Poetry Out Loud Finals - Sat Feb 1
AAUW Presents: Maiden's Grave & Chocolate - Sun Feb 9
Mandated Reporter Training - Thurs Feb 13
Strategies 2.0: Rural Policies to Improve Housing Affordability and Accessibility - Thurs Feb 13
- ๐Ÿ’“ Hospice of Amador/Calaveras: 11th Annual Take a Chance on Love Valentine’s Day Drawing
14th Annual 49er Bypass Run - Sat Apr 4
-----


DAILY



MONDAYS
- 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.
- District 3 Community Council meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
- Jackson Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 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.
-----
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/
-----
DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of each month (5:30-7pm) at Gold Quartz Inn in Sutter Creek- for information contact Susan at 257-1377
(They also meet the third Wednesday of each month (2-3:30pm) at Amador Residential Care in Jackson- for information contact Sheri at 223-4444.)


TUESDAYS
- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM.
Amador County Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
- Ione Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM
Class: Learn to Speak Spanish - Tuesdays & Thursdays
-----
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. 817 Court Street Suite 12 in Jackson. 95642 Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.
-----
MOTHER LODE ROSE SOCIETY meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. For more information on meetings and events, visit: https://motherloderose.org/
-----
ACRA 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
-----
“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.
-----


WEDNESDAYS

- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) Board 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
-----
UPCOUNTRY VETERANS free monthly lunch is the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm at Pioneer Veterans' Hall, 25100 Buckhorn Ridge Rd. Contact Lori (209-418-9695) for more details.
-----
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.
-----
CHAMBER MIXERS - 2nd Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Raffle prizes, appetizers, no-host bar. Admission $10. Wine/mixed drink, $5, Beer, $3. Donate a raffle item. amadorchamber.com
-----

THURSDAYS
- Amador County Transportation Commission 1st Thurs at 9AM
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Thurs at 9 AM.
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.
Class: Learn to Speak Spanish - Tuesdays & Thursdays
-----
MOTHER LODE NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS  is a philanthropic, social, and recreational club, established to welcome newcomers to the Mother Lode area and connect them with others that are new to our area. The Club meets at monthly membership luncheons on the first Thursday of the month. Reservations are due 10 days prior to the lunch date.  Email resv4nc@yahoo.com to register. Guests welcome. Please come and join us!  Visit motherlodenewcomers.com for more information.
-----
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.

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 REPUBLICANS meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:00PM social hour and meeting at 6:30 PM each month of the year, except for August & December. 1200 Martel Road, Suite 11, Jackson. 209-257-3405. http://amadorrepublicans.org/

MOTHER LODE DEMOCRATS OF AMADOR meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. For more information, call Steve Christensen (209) 267-0615

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

FRIDAYS

SHINGLE SPRINGS BAND OF MIWOK INDIANS ELDERS OUTREACH - 4th Fridays at 10AM - Dept of Ag (USDA) monthly food distribution program, open to all Elders age 60+, meeting the income guidelines, residing in Amador, or Calaveras County. Must not be currently receiving CSFP at another distribution site.
Application will be processed on site by the food program staff members.
- Bring ID or Birth Certificate
- Proof of residency - recent mail
- Knowledge of current gross household income

For more information, call the California Tribal TANF Partnership at (209) 257-6150 

LGBTQ PEER SUPPORT GROUP - 3rd Friday of every month from 5-6pm at Sierra Wind Wellness & Recovery Center, 10354 Argonaut Lane, Jackson. For more information, contact Marla at 209-256-3750 or e-mail mvandermeer
-----
SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS
- Amador Storytelling Guild - 3rd Saturdays
Open Gym Volleyball on Sundays at Argonaut HS in Jackson
Amador Running Club meets on Sundays in Jackson
-----
KENNEDY MINE FALL & WINTER TOURS - The Kennedy Mine will be open for public tours the 2nd Saturday of the month from through February 2020. Tours will be available from 10-3 pm. Drop in or make a reservation online at www.Kennedygoldmine.com. Private tours can be arranged for additional dates by contacting the Kennedy Mine at info@kennedygokldmine.com or calling 209-223-9542
-----
'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. For questions, information, and/or to RSVP for free child care, please call 257-1092.



NEXUS YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Therapeutic Therapy - Family Services - Youth Services - Amador/Calaveras CASA
Upcountry Community Center
Ione Famly Resource Center
Camanche Lake Community Center

http://nexusyfs.org/
-----
HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS
Hospice Services - Grief Support - We Honor Veterans Program - Thrift Stores
Web site: http://www.hospiceofamador.org/
Facebook: facebook.com/HospiceofAmadorandCalaveras/
-----
INTERFAITH FOOD BANK
www.feedamador.org
On Facebook: Facebook.com/FeedAmador.org
-----
SIERRA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
Foster Care & Adoption - Mental Health Services
https://www.sierrachildandfamilyservices.org/
On Facebook: Facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices

THE KNIGHT FOUNDRY NOW HAS A MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM where you can support the programs and operation of the foundry and machine shop. Please consider joining!
https://knightfoundry.com/membership/
-----
LOCKWOOD FPD: Take this week to inspect your home ignition zone -- your 100 foot defensible space. Our fire district is in one of the high risk areas of the county.
We now have a Firewise Community in Amador County. If you would like to know more about how your neighborhood can become a Firewise Community or if you need advice, call us at 296-5122 or email us at info@lockwood.org
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
-----
PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT - First 5 Amador can help to support moms recovering from pregnancy and birth...to 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. We can offer this support to both new moms and new dads, alike. For questions, to get information, or request to be connected with the services that we provide, please call us at 257-1092.
-----
AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY: Not finding what you are looking for? Did you know you can request material not found in Amador County Library from over 70 libraries in California and Nevada through Link+. This FREE service is open to any Amador County Library card holder. 
For more information visit: 
http://www.amadorgov.org/departments/library/link-information
OR stop by your local library or give us a call and we'll walk you through the process!
-----
MEDICATION DISPOSAL - This collection bin allows Amador residents to safely dispose of their unwanted, controlled AND non-controlled medications. Ione PD is located at 1 E Main Street, please call ahead for hours of operation (209) 274-2456.
-----
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
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmadorRCD/
-----
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
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Labyrinth-Project-of-Amador-County-154357351740486/
-----
Amador Community News (ACN) is an independent, non-partisan, politically-neutral community media platform, and does not advocate or endorse political parties or candidates. Such content, ads, views and opinions are solely those of the providers and readers, and are not expressly those of ACN. - Carol Harper, Editor E-mail: carol@amador.news๐Ÿ“š

Monday, January 20, 2020

ACN1/20/20

News & Announcements...
๐ŸŽ• Celebration of Life: Rebecca “Becky” Groth Manning
Operation Care: 8th Annual Color Madness - Sign Up Now!
AmadorArts: Amador Poetry Out Loud Finals - Sat Feb 1
- 14th Annual 49er Bypass Run - Sat Apr 4
-----
AMADOR CHORALIERS: CALLING ALL SINGERS! The Amador Choraliers are looking for new voices, especially men! Rehearsals are each Tuesday, 6:30 pm in the Amador High School Band Room, Sutter Creek. For the spring 2020 series, rehearsals start on January 21st…but not too late to jump in! They are also looking for another pianist and technical persons (lights/sound).
The Amador Choraliers are unique in that they memorize their music and often add props and a bit of choreography to their performances. Come join them as they keep this 57 year-old tradition alive in Amador County.  
For more information, call Carole at 743-9258  Visit our website ~ www.amadorchoraliers.org  

Or drop by a rehearsal and check it out!
-----
Check out ACN's "Upcoming Events" on Facebook at: Facebook.com/AmadorCounty
OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: DaneriMortuary.com
-----
Jan 20-26
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Mon Jan 20
Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2020” - Sat Feb 1 (Appt. scheduling begins Monday Jan 20)
- Administrative Committee - Tues Jan 21
- AWA Budget & Finance Committee - Tues Jan 21
- Sutter Creek City Council - Tues Jan 21
- SPECIAL MEETING: Board of Supervisors - Tues Jan 21
- Ione City Council - Tues Jan 21
- Amador Regional Sanitation Authority (ARSA) - Wed Jan 22
Technical Advisory Committee - Wed Jan 22
Amador County Senior Provider's Network Meeting - Wed Jan 22
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board -Thurs Jan 23
- Amador Land Use Committee - Thurs Jan 23
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs Jan 23
Sutter Creek Theatre Presents: Dave Wilcox - Fri Jan 24
Dad & Me: Amador County Model Railroad Museum - Sat Jan 25
- Eastern Ways Martial Arts "Lion Dance" - Sat Jan 25
Looking for more events? Check out: Facebook.com/AmadorCounty
-----
-Kennedy Mine Events 2020 
-FYI: Information About Taxes
-Job Opportunity: 2020 US Census
-January at Sutter Creek Provisions
-January at Gallery 10: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
-Amador County Fairgrounds Faces New Construction Challenge
-Wine Tree Farm: 2020 Cocoa Vino at Wine Tree Farm & Amador City
-Jackson Rancheria Donates $25,000 to Common Ground Senior Services
-๐Ÿ“š PG&E Offering More Than 150 College Scholarships Totaling Nearly $500,000
-Roaring Camp Mining Company: Elton's Big Load of Pay Dirt! Get Your Delivery Today!
-January Classes & Events of the UCCE Master Gardener of Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties
-----
_________________________________________________

Jan 27-31
Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2020” - Sat Feb 1 (Appt. scheduling begins Monday Jan 20)
- SPECIAL MEETING: Board of Supervisors - Tues Jan 21
Technical Advisory Committee - Wed Jan 22
Amador County Senior Provider's Network Meeting - Wed Jan 22
Sutter Creek Theatre Presents: Dave Wilcox - Fri Jan 24
Dad & Me: Amador County Model Railroad Museum - Sat Jan 25
-----
First 5 Amador: CPIN - Mathematics: Number Sense - Tues Jan 28
First 5 Amador: Math is Fun, Fun is Math! Thurs Jan 30
9th Annual A.C.H.C.B. Spaghetti Feed - Fri Jan 31
Looking for more events? Check out: Facebook.com/AmadorCounty
-----
_________________________________________________
February+
AAUW Presents: Maiden's Grave & Chocolate - Sun Feb 9
Mandated Reporter Training - Thurs Feb 13
Strategies 2.0: Rural Policies to Improve Housing Affordability and Accessibility - Thurs Feb 13
- ๐Ÿ’“ Hospice of Amador/Calaveras: 11th Annual Take a Chance on Love Valentine’s Day Drawing
-----

DAILY



MONDAYS
- 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.
- District 3 Community Council meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
- Jackson Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 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.
-----
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/
-----
DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of each month (5:30-7pm) at Gold Quartz Inn in Sutter Creek- for information contact Susan at 257-1377
(They also meet the third Wednesday of each month (2-3:30pm) at Amador Residential Care in Jackson- for information contact Sheri at 223-4444.)


TUESDAYS
- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM.
Amador County Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
- Ione Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM
Class: Learn to Speak Spanish - Tuesdays & Thursdays
-----
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. 817 Court Street Suite 12 in Jackson. 95642 Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.
-----
MOTHER LODE ROSE SOCIETY meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. For more information on meetings and events, visit: https://motherloderose.org/
-----
ACRA 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
-----
“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.
-----


WEDNESDAYS

- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) Board 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
-----
UPCOUNTRY VETERANS free monthly lunch is the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm at Pioneer Veterans' Hall, 25100 Buckhorn Ridge Rd. Contact Lori (209-418-9695) for more details.
-----
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.
-----
CHAMBER MIXERS - 2nd Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Raffle prizes, appetizers, no-host bar. Admission $10. Wine/mixed drink, $5, Beer, $3. Donate a raffle item. amadorchamber.com
-----

THURSDAYS
- Amador County Transportation Commission 1st Thurs at 9AM
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Thurs at 9 AM.
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.
Class: Learn to Speak Spanish - Tuesdays & Thursdays
-----
MOTHER LODE NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS  is a philanthropic, social, and recreational club, established to welcome newcomers to the Mother Lode area and connect them with others that are new to our area. The Club meets at monthly membership luncheons on the first Thursday of the month. Reservations are due 10 days prior to the lunch date.  Email resv4nc@yahoo.com to register. Guests welcome. Please come and join us!  Visit motherlodenewcomers.com for more information.
-----
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.

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 REPUBLICANS meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:00PM social hour and meeting at 6:30 PM each month of the year, except for August & December. 1200 Martel Road, Suite 11, Jackson. 209-257-3405. http://amadorrepublicans.org/

MOTHER LODE DEMOCRATS OF AMADOR meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. For more information, call Steve Christensen (209) 267-0615

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

FRIDAYS

SHINGLE SPRINGS BAND OF MIWOK INDIANS ELDERS OUTREACH - 4th Fridays at 10AM - Dept of Ag (USDA) monthly food distribution program, open to all Elders age 60+, meeting the income guidelines, residing in Amador, or Calaveras County. Must not be currently receiving CSFP at another distribution site.
Application will be processed on site by the food program staff members.
- Bring ID or Birth Certificate
- Proof of residency - recent mail
- Knowledge of current gross household income

For more information, call the California Tribal TANF Partnership at (209) 257-6150 

LGBTQ PEER SUPPORT GROUP - 3rd Friday of every month from 5-6pm at Sierra Wind Wellness & Recovery Center, 10354 Argonaut Lane, Jackson. For more information, contact Marla at 209-256-3750 or e-mail mvandermeer
-----
SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS
- Amador Storytelling Guild - 3rd Saturdays
Open Gym Volleyball on Sundays at Argonaut HS in Jackson
Amador Running Club meets on Sundays in Jackson
-----
KENNEDY MINE FALL & WINTER TOURS - The Kennedy Mine will be open for public tours the 2nd Saturday of the month from through February 2020. Tours will be available from 10-3 pm. Drop in or make a reservation online at www.Kennedygoldmine.com. Private tours can be arranged for additional dates by contacting the Kennedy Mine at info@kennedygokldmine.com or calling 209-223-9542
-----
'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. For questions, information, and/or to RSVP for free child care, please call 257-1092.



NEXUS YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Therapeutic Therapy - Family Services - Youth Services - Amador/Calaveras CASA
Upcountry Community Center
Ione Famly Resource Center
Camanche Lake Community Center

http://nexusyfs.org/
-----
HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS
Hospice Services - Grief Support - We Honor Veterans Program - Thrift Stores
Web site: http://www.hospiceofamador.org/
Facebook: facebook.com/HospiceofAmadorandCalaveras/
-----
INTERFAITH FOOD BANK
www.feedamador.org
On Facebook: Facebook.com/FeedAmador.org
-----
SIERRA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
Foster Care & Adoption - Mental Health Services
https://www.sierrachildandfamilyservices.org/
On Facebook: Facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices

THE KNIGHT FOUNDRY NOW HAS A MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM where you can support the programs and operation of the foundry and machine shop. Please consider joining!
https://knightfoundry.com/membership/
-----
LOCKWOOD FPD: Take this week to inspect your home ignition zone -- your 100 foot defensible space. Our fire district is in one of the high risk areas of the county.
We now have a Firewise Community in Amador County. If you would like to know more about how your neighborhood can become a Firewise Community or if you need advice, call us at 296-5122 or email us at info@lockwood.org
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
-----
PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT - First 5 Amador can help to support moms recovering from pregnancy and birth...to 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. We can offer this support to both new moms and new dads, alike. For questions, to get information, or request to be connected with the services that we provide, please call us at 257-1092.
-----
AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY: Not finding what you are looking for? Did you know you can request material not found in Amador County Library from over 70 libraries in California and Nevada through Link+. This FREE service is open to any Amador County Library card holder. 
For more information visit: 
http://www.amadorgov.org/departments/library/link-information
OR stop by your local library or give us a call and we'll walk you through the process!
-----
MEDICATION DISPOSAL - This collection bin allows Amador residents to safely dispose of their unwanted, controlled AND non-controlled medications. Ione PD is located at 1 E Main Street, please call ahead for hours of operation (209) 274-2456.
-----
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
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmadorRCD/
-----
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
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Labyrinth-Project-of-Amador-County-154357351740486/
-----
Amador Community News (ACN) is an independent, non-partisan, politically-neutral community media platform, and does not advocate or endorse political parties or candidates. Such content, ads, views and opinions are solely those of the providers and readers, and are not expressly those of ACN. - Carol Harper, Editor E-mail: carol@amador.news๐Ÿ“š