Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Updates have been made in all of our departments.
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News & Announcements

The Arc of Amador & Calaveras and Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Partner to Present: Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Through Life-Ending Illness, Grief and Loss - Thurs Oct 24 –
Special Meeting: Amador County Recreational Meeting - Fri Aug 23 –
Special Meeting: Amador Water Agency - Thurs Aug 22 -
Amador Flower Farm holds a free Labor Day Progressive Picnic – Mon Sept 2 -
The First Annual Downtown Wine Tasting in the Streets in Amador City - Fri Sept 27 -

Free Popcorn and Lemonade!
Just bring your favorite lawn chair and blanket!
For more info:

FAITH LUTHERAN 3RD ANNUAL YARD SALE – Aug 30-31 from 8AM-3PM at Faith Lutheran, 22601 Highway 88, Pioneer.  This is going to be huge but will not include any clothing. For more info, contact Arlene at
ARTS NETWORKING MIXER - THURS AUG 22 AmadorArts will be having another one of its quarterly open-to-the-public social get-togethers on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  They rotate to different places each time, with the next Arts Networking Mixer being at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, home of outdoor play productions by Main Street Theatre Works.  For tonight, the stage will have Amador High Drama students giving short improvisations, under the direction of Giles Turner. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, catered by Rosebud’s in Jackson,  and a no-host bar are featured so that locals, whether they are artists, residents, or business people, may have an opportunity for socializing. There’s always a raffle, usually for artwork.  The event is free for AmadorArts members, or $5 for all others.
   To reach the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, turn onto North Main St, from Hwy 49/88. Turn into the amphitheatre free parking lot across the street from the Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park.  It’s a short walk to the amphitheatre.  The next Arts Networking Mixer will be at Helwig Winery on December 5 and will feature music by Over the Edge voted Best Amador Band for 2013.
For more details, visit or call 209-267-9038.
TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at 

 Mike Spence talks with Anne Platt about some of the concerns that people have about what will be involved with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and what the impact will be in Amador County.
In this edition of TSPN TV News In-Depth, Mike Spence talks with Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt about the Affordable Care Act.
CA GOVERNMENT NEWS can be viewed at:

August Newsletters:
AAUW Amador Newsletter: "Gold Filings"
AmadorArts - Spring/Summer 2013
Amador County Artists Association
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
Friends of the Amador County Library - Spring 2013
Gold Hills Homeopathy
Mother Lode Harvest Newsletter
Preston Castle Communicator
Sophia's Well of Wisdom
Trinity Tidings: Trinity Episcopal Church
The Interfaith Food Bank is trying to rebuild its volunteer roster, specifically on call volunteers. 
If you are a spur of the moment type person, willing to fill in at the last minute, at the drop of a hat, in a minutes' notice, quick like a bunny, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, quick as a wink and are Johnny on the spot weekdays and weekends, please email or call Volunteer Coordinator Di Stewart.   209-267-9006
It will require a couple days training to get familiar with the process. 
Although this is a plea for on call volunteers, if you or someone you know are interested in a regular schedule, please contact Di Stewart.
Positions available: 18 years and older
Receptionist   10-12 & 12-2 Monday through Friday
Intake         10-12 & 12-2 Monday through Friday (minor computer use)
Food pick up, rides with driver   7:45 - 10:45 Monday through Sunday (some lifting up to 40lb)
Drivers      7:45 - 10:30 Monday through Sunday (some lifting up to 40lb) Isuzu box van & Sprinter van a must, an International Diesel Bob Tail a plus. You will need to supply aDMV record print out. Fee reimbursed upon request.
Please consider supporting this need.
Thomas Thompson
Executive Director
Interfaith Council of Amador
12181 Airport Rd.
Jackson, CA  95642
UPDATE REGARDING THE IONE VALLEY LAND, AIR & WATER DEFENSE ALLIANCE LLC VERSUS AMADOR COUNTY AND DEVELOPERS NEWMAN MINERALS, William Bunce, Farallon Capital Management, John Telishak, Edwin Lands, LLC, Greenrock Ranch Lands, LLC, etc. This morning, Amador Superior Court rescheduled the lawsuit hearing to Tuesday, September 10th, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please save the date and spread the word.
 All that support stopping the Newman Ridge quarry and Edwin Center North hot asphalt plant are welcome to attend Tuesday, September 10th. Your presence, for even part of the day, will be very appreciated. Let's keep Amador County air, land & water clean for all! More info
Sondra West-Moore for Ione Valley Land, Air & Water Defense Alliance, LLC
office: 818 508-4744 
818 681-4182
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.
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SIERRA GOLD QUILTERS GUILD presents the Sierra Gold Harvest 2013 Quilt Show featuring vendor booths, country store, raffle baskets, demonstrations, refreshments, quilts for sale & small quilt auctions. October 5-6, 2013 (Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 10 AM-4 PM) at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. Admission is $7 (husbands and children under 12 are free). For more information, visit or call 831-247-1907 or email 


This fun event has been taking place in Kirkwood each Labor Day weekend for 33 years and is planned for August 31, 2013.  Presented by the Tahoe Mountain Milers and sponsored by Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department, the 10K trail adventure run follows single track and dirt road 3 miles up the mountain to an elevation of 8,200 feet.  The 5K road run includes 1/4 mile of single track with a log crossing. Unique ceramic medals are awarded to all finishers.  For kids, there is a 1/2 mile and a 1 mile fun run; kids make their own medals. Event day shirts will be available for sale as long as supplies last.  The Grand Prize drawing for a Kirkwood Downhill Pass for 2013-2014 and a Kirkwood Cross Country Ski Pass takes place just before noon; you must be present to win.  Gather your family and friends and register online now by visiting  Early registration prior to August 19 costs $30; after that the cost is $35 until August 28 and event-day registration is $40.  Race day registration takes place from 8:15 – 8:45 am on the deck of The Lodge.  The Kids race kicks off at 9 am with the 5K and 10K to follow.  Net proceeds from the event benefit the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department,


Saturday August 31, Noon to 5 pm

Kirkwood Village Plaza

Taste chili from the region’s best chili makers and vote for your favorite.  The judging this year will feature cash prizes for winning home-made chili as well as a prize for those recipes prepared by professional chefs.   Enjoy wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Out of Bounds, Kids Zone with a bounce house, arts and crafts and face painting; pony rides and an area with toss games.  The cost for chili, wine and beer tasting kits is $30 for adults and this includes a commemorative glass.  Chili tasting only costs $10.  Kids Zone $10.  A portion of the net proceeds benefits the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department.
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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
Amador Water Agency Special Meeting: CAWP Gravity Supply Line Project - Thurs Aug 22
Plymouth City Council - Thurs Aug 22
Collaboration in Natural Resource Management - Sept 10 -
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) - Tues Aug 27 -
Progressive Women’s Committee – Thurs Sept 5 
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 Class Schedule
FREE Indoor Power Walking Classes offered in August -
Cyberbullying Presentation - Wed Sept 4 -
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
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Amador County Artists Association 
FREE Family Movie Nights through August at Mt. Zion -
Unique Art by Unique People - ArCreations partners with Sutter Creek Gallery in September - 
MSTW Presents: "Sherlock's Last Case"- Aug 9 thru Sept 7 -
History of Carson Pass Guided Walks -
We Heart the Arts! Arts Events & Activities Update -
Sutter Creek Lions Club Famous Pig Feed - Sat Aug 24 -
Summer Sizzle – Sat Aug 31 -
Amador STARS Camp Out For Cancer - Sat Sept 7
Preston Castle Wine Tasting Tour – Sat Sept 14 /
St. Katharine Drexel: Carmina Sacra - Sun Sept 15 -
11th Annual Bluegrassin' in the Foothills - Sept 20-22 -
Farm to Fork Week’s Amador County Farm Tour and Dinner - Sun Sept 29
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

OVER THE EDGE appears at Bella Grace on Fri Aug 23, 73 Main St. Sutter Creek.
SPEAKEAZY JAZZ ORCHESTRA will be appearing August 25th at 2pm at the
Amador Senior Center in Jackson -
THE BRUTE SQUAD plays at the Drytown Club on Sat Aug 31 from 5-8PM. $5 cover.
KENNY FRYE appears at Bg's Lounge on Sat Sept 7
HIGHWAY 49 AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL – Sat Sept 7 from 4-10PM at the Italian Picnic Grounds, 581 Hwy 49 - Sutter Creek 95685. Gates open at 3pm. Featuring:
Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, and The Golden Cadillacs.
Six bands will perform including nationally recognized acts Wayne "The Train" Hancock and The Bastard
Sons of Johnny Cash.  The purpose of the event is to raise much-needed money to fund music education in the Amador County Unified School District.  All proceeds go to the Community Foundation of Amador County, who will also provide up to $5,000 in matching funds.  Delicious barbecued Tri-Tip and Chicken will be available for purchase as well as beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be face painting for the kids, and a car show to complement the afternoon of musical entertainment.
$20 advance tickets are tax-deductible and available for purchase now at 
Children 12 & under are FREE with a paid adult.

OLD SOLES appear:

August 24 -  Saturday, 6:00pm .Dancing in the Streets of Amador City
September 21 - Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. The annual Fiddletown Jamboree.
September 22 - Sunday afternoon, 4pm-6pm.  Volcano Union Inn and Pub in Volcano. no cover, all ages.October 20 - Sunday afternoon, 4pm-6pm. Volcano Union Inn and Pub in Volcano. no cover, all ages.
Wednesdays 3:00 – 6-PM
Pine Grove Community Park
Starting on August 1 through September
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
McGee Park on Main Street Plymouth
Saturdays – 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Eureka Street Parking Lot
Sundays 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Mel’s Restaurant Parking Lot on Hwy 49
SHOP LOCAL! SALE AT THE CREEKY CUPBOARD 32 Main Street, Sutter Creek, 209 267-9314
We need to make room for our holiday merchandise!
25% off all garden (excluding flags)
Don’t miss our 40% off shelves!!
Sale will continue until merchandise is gone.
HOURS – 7 days a week, 10:00 – 5:00
CLASSIFIED AD: JOB OPPORTUNITY – Wanted:: Fitness Instructors for shifts and teaching classes at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. Times include Mon 3 - 7pm, Tues 3 - 7pm, Thursday 8am - 1pm, Thurs 3 - 7pm. Could be one or more of these shifts. Payment is as an Independent Contractor. Please visit to learn more about us. Call Cherie Maitland at 296-2348.

CLASSIFIED AD: 4H PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE JOB OPENING IN AMADOR COUNTY: The University of California Cooperative Extension Central Sierra is recruiting for a 40 percent time 4H Program Representative in Amador County.  This position will be a part of a team that provides leadership, guidance, and coordination for the Central Sierra 4-H Program. The program representative will recruit, orient and provide ongoing assistance and training for 4-H Volunteer Leaders, Parents and Youth. The program representative will work to promote 4-H and recruit youth members for existing clubs, and start new clubs. The program representative will be very familiar with and knowledgeable about 4-H policies and youth development issues, and will assist volunteer leaders to implement policies and enhance youth development experiences. The 4-H Program Representative will serve as the 4-H staff liaison with volunteer leadership groups including 4-H County and District councils.
To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please click on the link below:
For more information contact JoLynn Miller at or 209-533-5686.
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