Thursday, August 23, 2012

Amador Community News - This Weekend Aug 24-26

Lots going on this weekend…have fun, Amador County!
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CA Government News:
TSPN INTERVIEW: Edwin Pattison, Ione City Manager
TSPN INTERVIEW: Mike Daly, Jackson City Manager
TSPN INTERVIEW: Gene Mancebo, Amador Water Agency General Manager
Amador Technical Advisory Committee – Mon Aug 27
Info on the Fire Tax Refund


Community Groups & Organizations -
TSPN INTERVIEW: JoLynn Miller, 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Why should you join AAUW?
Amador Veteran's Charity Golf Tournament Sat Aug 25
Dine Out, Find Out & Donate - Mon Sept 10
Carnival That Cares – Sat Aug 25
Sutter Creek Volunteer FD Annual Dinner & Dance – Sat Sept 1
Camp Out for Cancer, Sat Sept 8,
Bark in the Park - Sat Oct 6 – Register today!


Opinions & Issues -
Amador Community Media - Principles of Citizen Journalism:
REPUBLISHED: Republished: The State Legislature passes a cynical fire fighting fee starting Sept. 1, 2011 -
What are your thoughts about the Fire Tax Fee?
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Amador Living & Recreation - 
TSPN INTERVIEW: JoLynn Miller, Dev. Advisor for Central Sierra 4-H
TSPN INTERVIEW: George Wendt, O.A.R.S President - Moke River rafting
State Launches Fire Prevention Fee Website
Master Gardeners: Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic – Aug 25
Master Gardeners Annual Tomato Tasting Contest - Sat Sept 1
Downhill Extravaganza - Sept 8
6th Annual Great Chili Cook-off and Car Show – Sun Sept 9
Beginning Ceramics - Begins Tues Sept 11
Bluegrassin' in the Foothills - Sept 14-16
Lake Amador Triathlon – Sun Sept 16
ACRA: Bingo! – 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays at Thomi’s Cafe
Jackson Oktoberfest -

Amador Farmers Markets
Wed-Pine Grove
Sat-Sutter Creek

Amador County Recreation Agency:
CA Parks & Recreation:
CA Dept of Forest and Game:

ROARING CAMP GOLD! We are open for day tours and our wonderful Saturday Night NY Steak BBQ and gold panning tour right along the Mokelumne River! We'll also be offering some special rates for our awesome BBQ in September, stay tuned!


Art, Music & Theater -
Amador Choraliers begin rehearsals Sept 4
Calaveras County Arts Council receives a Creating Public Value Grant from the Arts Council
MSTW Presents: "The Majestic Kid" through Sept 8,
Gallery 10 Sutter Creek Presents: Lynn Slade, "Amador Animals",
Sutter Creek Theater presents: Jimmy Grant Trio, gypsy jazz – Sat Aug 25,
Bg’s Lounge: Amanda Gray & Whiskey Savage – Sat Aug 25,
ACCF: How to Look At and Understand Great Art – Thursdays beginning Sept 6
Beginning Ceramics - Begins Sept 11,
Amador County Artists Association Open Studios Tour - Sept 15 & 16 (Map is now posted),
Bluegrassin' in the Foothills - Sept 14-16,
Gourd Ornament Workshop: Sat Oct 6 – Registration until Oct 5
ACRA: Guitar Lessons with Matt Nestor –

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Dinner and a Movie: West Side Story – Tues Aug 28
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Dierks Bentley – Sat Sept 1
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Dinner and a Movie: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly– Tues Sept 25
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->38 Special – Sun Sept 30
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Free Senior Expo – Tues Oct 2
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->The Guess Who – Fri Oct 12
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Australia’s Thunder from Down Under – Thurs Oct 18
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Dinner and a Movie: The Wizard of Oz – Tues Oct 23
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Dinner and a Movie: To Catch A Thief– Tues Nov 27


 Food & Wine -


Faith & Values -
Trinity Tidings: Trinity Episcopal Church Newsletter, Aug 2012 -
Sophia's Well of Wisdom - Aug 2012 -
Our Lady of the Pines: Western BBQ Dinner Dance and Fund Raiser - Sat Aug 25
Journeys of Faith: Women's Retreat - Aug 25
Church at the Cross – 8th Annual Motor Show – Sat Sept 8
Motherlode Jewish Community: Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur- Sept 22


Health & Wellness -

CA Dept of Health:
CDPH Warns Not to Eat Certain Red Vines Black Licorice Candy
Amador County Public Health:
Shifu Andrew Plitt gets a Brown Belt in Karate
WALK Schedule/Calendar –

Business & Economy -
True Value Hardware opens in Plymouth this Friday August 24
Chamber Mixer – Wed Sept 12
JB’s Awards & Engravings: Until There’s A Cure…Wear Your Support!
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort has named Michael Turngren General Manager
CHAMBER SPECIAL for Amador County Historic Book
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·                     <!--[endif]-->‘Job Creator’ Bill Awaiting Action by Full Senate
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·                     <!--[endif]-->CEQA Reform Moves Forward – Action Needed!
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·                     <!--[endif]-->CalChamber Urges Support for Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·                     <!--[endif]-->CalChamber Coalition Encourages Legislators to Support Governor’s Pension Reform Proposal
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·                     <!--[endif]-->Two ‘Job Killer’ Bills Held; Five Move to Senate or Assembly for Action

More News Feeds:
Sacramento Business Journal
Wall Street Journal


Historic Preservation –

Reprints of the Amador Record “Special Mining Edition, 1897” now available
CHAMBER SPECIAL for Amador County Historic Books

   Wine Tasting & Tour - Saturday, September 8, 3 - 6 p.m.
   Escape from Preston - 5K run/walk - Saturday, September 15, 8 am to 10 am
   Preston Castle Halloween Haunt - Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20, Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 6:30 pm
   Holiday Bazaar and Dickens Faire - Saturday, Dec. 1, Sunday, Dec. 2, Saturday Dec. 8, Sunday, Dec. 9, 9 am to 4 pm


Schools & Education -
Raley's Reach Nomination for Sutter Creek Elementary
Playgroups rescheduled
Plymouth After School Program – Tues, Wed & Thurs
Master Food Preservers – Tues & Sat Aug 11-28
FACL Book Drive – Sat Sept 29
Amador Community College Foundation kicks off Annual Campaign – Amador Centers for Higher Learning to open in Sept
Volunteer Opportunity: 4H wants YOU!

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