Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Updates have been made in all of our departments.
Check them out below, or see our daily posts on Facebook at:
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News & Announcements
Mark Bennett- Outside the Ivory Tower - Who Is This Man?
New funds support investment in local communities and expand the impact of the California Arts Council -
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp:  A Visit From Russell’s Kitchen -
Historic Live Steam Powered Sawmill to Have Expanded Exhibits at Amador County Fair -
Jackson City Council - Mon July 22 -
Where:  Detert Park, Jackson
When:  Saturday, July 20th from 10am - 1pm
Learn about bike safety!  Bring your bike and receive a free helmet and Jamba Juice (while supplies last), bike wash station, fingerprinting station, maneuver through a bike safety course, see exhibitions of emergency vehicles and more. 
Enter your name for a GRAND PRIZE drawing. 
Two winners will receive a new bicycle! Come join the fun!
Contact: Wilma Fortich 209-304-4908
Recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Contributions may be made to the “Nina Dudak Medical Fund”at any Umpqua Bank. Music by Dj Dean
Saturday July 20th, 2013
Sutter Creek Auditorium $25.00 per person.
Doors Open at 6 pm
Dinner Served at 7pm
No Host Bar
Tickets Sold at Swensen’s Shoe Store & Amador County Rec. Agency
FREE SQUARE DANCING CLASSES - Join the Jackson Claim Jumpers for an Open House on August 5th at the Amador Senior Center, 6:30—9:30 to see what square dancing is really about.
Singles, couples, and families are welcome. It is FUN, FITNESS, & FRIENDSHIP set to music. New Dancer Classes start Sept 16th - the first three classes are free!
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642
Jackson Claim Jumpers
Additional info: 209 295-7027
WANT A FREE BOWLING PARTY for your office, church, or non-profit group of 10 or more? Call Russell at 223-3334 to schedule a date. Available days and times include M-F, 5:30 pm and all day Sunday. Offer includes 2 free games of bowling and shoe rental per person. Additional games for only $2.75 each. Participants not already Bowling Reward cardholders may sign up and receive $5 bowling reward credit good for a future visit. Offer ends no later than September 2, 2013 and is subject to lane availability.
LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH THE FOOD BANK. Throughout the Summer Reading Program which runs until July 27th, the Amador County Library has partnered with the Interfaith Foodbank to collect food at our Main Branch here in Jackson as well as our branches in Ione, Plymouth, Pine Grove and Pioneer.
Most Wanted! Non-perishable food items such as: rice, tuna, pasta, peanut butter, beans (canned or dried),veggies & fruit (canned), cereal (whole grain, low sugar), boxed meals like mac and cheese, juice (canned, plastic or boxed). And always Paper Bags.
For more information on this program, locations of our libraries and hours of operation please call us at 209-223-6400. Your support will be greatly appreciated!
DONATE GLASSES and change someone’s life. Walgreen's now has a Sutter Creek Lion's Club eyeglass recycling box in the Pharmacy area by the table with the brochures. They accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, and plastic and metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed!

If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart.  Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season.  We are all looking for the perfect tomato.  Saturday, August 31st is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test!  Amador Master Gardeners are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market.
Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market by 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 31st.  The judges will announce their favorites at 10:30 AM.  The largest tomato will receive a special award. Join us for the public tasting and you will have the fun of tasting all kinds of tomatoes, from tiny grape-size tomatoes to giants the size of grapefruits, and a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, pink, tiger striped, and of course, ruby red.  We are sure to have a tomato you’ve never tasted before and that may become your new favorite.  

Questions? email Bobby

TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at

Ciro Toma talks with Mike Spence about his recent induction into the California Fairs Association Hall of Fame.

CA GOVERNMENT NEWS can be viewed at:
July Newsletters:
AAUW Amador Newsletter: "Gold Filings"
AmadorArts - Spring/Summer 2013
Amador County Artists Association
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
CLICK HERE for Amador Water Agency Board & Committee Meetings
CLICK HERE for the City of Jackson
CLICK HERE for the City of Sutter Creek
CLICK HERE for the City of Plymouth
CLICK HERE for the City of Ione
CLICK HERE for the Upcountry Community Council
Fire Tax Protest - Fri July 1
ACWN Luncheon – Wed July 24 -
Holding a meeting in your community that you'd like Amador County to know about? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us what it is, date, time, location and a brief description of what the meeting is about. Email your briefs/agendas to:

Classes, Workshops & Seminars
Amador County Recreation Agency Classes
Master Gardeners:Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic - Sat July 20 -
FREE Indoor Power Walking Classes offered in August -
CANCELLED: Plymouth City Council - Thurs July 25. Enjoy the Fair!

Holding a class, workshop or seminar? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us about it, give the date, time, location and a brief description of what the class is about. Email your briefs to:

Activities & Events
TGIF Summer Music Series
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Recreation Agency
AmadorArts: Events & Activities Update –
ACRA Events & Activities Update –
Summer Bike Safety - Sat July 20 - see announcement above
Tri-tip Dinner, Raffle & Auction Fundraiser for Nina-Cherrie Dudak - Sat July 20 - see announcement above.
Church at the Cross presents Vacation Bible School (VBS): "Tell It On The Mountain" - July 29 thru Aug 2 -
Murder Mystery Dinner Party at the Preston Castle - Sat Aug 3 -
Sutter Creek Lions Club Famous Pig Feed - Sat Aug 24 -
Summer Sizzle – Sat Aug 31 -
Amador STARS presents "Color Me Hope" at Camp Out For Cancer - Sat Sept 7
History of Carson Pass Guided Walks -
Amador Transit's Summer Break Youth Pass is back! -
Amador County Fair Pre-Sales Tickets available -
Summer at NY Fitness -
TGIF Summer Music Series
CRYSTAL IMAGE BAND appears on Saturday July 20 at Roaring Camp,
OUTSIDE KATZ - Sutter Creek Farmers Market 9 am to 12 pm
UNKL BEAN - Dancin' In The Streets - Every Saturday in Amador City 6pm to 9pm

Sundays 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 Mel’s Restaurant Parking Lot on Hwy 49
Wednesdays 3:00 – 6-PM
Pine Grove Community Park
Saturdays – 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Eureka Street Parking Lot
Starting on August 1 through September
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
McGee Park on Main Street Plymouth
Contact: Kerry Williams, Amador Farmers Market Manager @ 209-418-7591
HAVING AN EVENT? FUNDRAISER? MUSIC GIG? ART SHOWING? BUSINESS SPECIAL OR PROMOTION? Flyers and posters (that includes full page, color ads) are only $5/month or unlimited postings of event flyers are only $50/year (yes, year)! Email your flyers (JPEG or PDF) to:
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Classified Ads 
CLICK HERE to view the latest listings! 
Classified ads are FREE (yes, free) on Amador Community News! Job postings, services offered, items for sale, yard sales, etc. Email yours to:

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Dickey's is now hiring! Looking for friendly, hard-working people to work in a fast-paced fun environment. General help needed as well as a block person to cut meat and greet customers. Come in and get an application if you are interested.
It's only $5/month for event flyers, or $50/year (yes, year) to be a supporting advertiser on ACN! For more info, contact Carol Harper at
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