Sunday, September 1, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Updates have been made in all of our departments.
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News & Announcements
Sutter Creek City Council - Tues Sept 3 -
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras to benefit from United Way's Day of Caring – Fri Sept 13 -
Fitness For You Program begins Mon Oct 7
“From Butterflies to Birds" - Popular Artist to be featured at Gallery 10 in September –
"All Things Mechanical” - Sharon Galligan at Hanford St. Gallery in September –
\ACTC Transportation Workshop - Tues Sept 17 -
Amador Artists Open Studios – Sept 21 & 22 –
US Congressman Tom McClintock Featured Speaker at Business/Education Summit - Fri Sept 13 -
TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at
TSPN INTERVIEW: John Plasse talks with Mike Spence about a few upcoming events that will raise money for the Amador Community College Foundation.

September 2013 Newsletters
Newsletter: Friends of the Amador CountyLibrary
AAUW Amador Newsletter: "Gold Filings"
Amador County Artists Association
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
Friends of the Amador County Library - Summer 2013
Gold Hills Homeopathy
Mother Lode Harvest Newsletter
Preston Castle Communicator
Sophia's Well of Wisdom
Trinity Tidings: Trinity Episcopal Church 

Community Briefs

AMADOR ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM (ACART) next general meeting - Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm at the American Legion Ambulance Training Room, 11350 Airport Road, Sutter Creek.  Speakers will include two of our members who will share their experience volunteering with North Valley Animal Disaster Group on the American Fire near Foresthill. For information email:
DONATE TO HELP COMMON GROUNDS SENIOR SERVICES! We are a new store at 18 Main Street in Jackson, CA Our name is Herndon's Haven, we sell Antiques-Collectibles & Vintage. Donated good can be dropped off or we can pick up. call ken at 209-256-9845. Percentage of profits goes to support Common Grounds Senior Services (Meals on Wheels)   We accept Antiques-Collectibles-Vintage-Records-books-paintings/pictures/art/frames/ Unique items & more. "Our Thanks to Bob Barfoot" Amador Counties singing Cowboy, What a gentleman this man is, Thank You Bob Herndon's Haven also accepts consignment of Antiques-Collectibles & Vintage we charge 33% 
STORY TIMES AT THE AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY. Amador County Library pre-school story time will resume at the main library in Jackson, Thursday September 12th at 10:30 a.m. Story time runs from September – May and is open to children 0-5 and their caregivers. All story times are 30 minutes and consist of one – three stories, songs and a simple craft. Pre-school story time is also available at the Ione Branch. Monday’s beginning at 10:00 a.m. For more information contact the library 209-223-6400 or email:
CLASSIFIED AD: $500 -  1987 Chevy "Toyo"- Nova
This Nova will be a great car for the right person! It runs well, but does need some TLC -- a new windshield wiper, change the gas in the tank, a jump start, and a little cleanup. Buyer pays for smogging and repairs; selling as is. It's been sitting for a while, but runs well & will be a good car to someone.
Text (or call) 209-304-9163 for more information. 
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
MOTHERLODE RAGTIME SOCIETY NEWS - The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society is scheduled for September 7, 2013 at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m..  Tom Brier will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; but as always, all who would like to play are welcome.
Some house concerts you might be interested in:
September 16, Brian Holland and Danny Coots in concert at Skunk Hollow Victorian Gardens in Sutter Creek. Concerts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20 per person. There will be a potluck in between the two concerts, so don't forget to bring something to share. For more information, call Chip Lusby at 209.267.8193.
September 17, Brian Holland and Danny Coots in concert at the Hawthorn Residence, 244 Folsom Road, Roseville. $20 per person; all proceeds go to the musicians.  Refreshments will be provided during the intermission and the Hawthorn Antique Record & Phonograph Collection will be available for your enjoyment after the concert.  Reservations are required as seating is limited.  For more information call 916.773.3562 or email
The recent Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival was great and this year the weather was superb!  It's never too early to start planning for next year.  Dates will be August 8-10, 2014.  Early bird pricing for all events badges will be in effect until July 15, 2014--price is still only $65. Price goes up to $75 after July 15.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to save some $$! Watch the website ( for 2014 festival information as it becomes available; or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions. Hope to see you soon!
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. The 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
Have a news brief, announcement, press release? Letter to the Editor? A newsletter you'd like to have published? Email them to:
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
AWA Special Meeting - Board of Directors - Tues Sept 3 -
AWA Budget & Finance Committee - Wed Sept 4 -
AWA Engineering Committee - Wed Sept 4 -
Progressive Women’s Committee – Thurs Sept 5 
Collaboration in Natural Resource Management - Sept 10 -
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 
Cyberbullying Presentation - Wed Sept 4 - 
Amador Animal Response Team (ACART) - Wed Sept 11
ACTC Transportation Workshop - Tues Sept 17 -
Registration for EGUSD Virtual Academy closes on September 10 -
Collaboration in Natural Resource Management - Sept 10 -
US Congressman Tom McClintock Featured Speaker at Business/Education Summit - Fri Sept 13 -
Fitness For You Program begins Mon Oct 7 
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 –
NAMI Family to Family class offered - Oct 19-Nov 23 –
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 Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Events at Andis Wines
Events at Deaver Vineyars
Trysette and Fiona Joy Hawkins Touring Fall 2013 -
MSTW Presents: "Sherlock's Last Case"- Thru Sept 7 -
History of Carson Pass Guided Walks -
We Heart the Arts! Arts Events & Activities Update -
Amador STARS Camp Out For Cancer - Sat Sept 7
7th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Sept 8 -
Amador County Animal Response Team Fundraiser Dine Out - Mon Sept 10 -
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras to benefit from United Way's Day of Caring – Fri Sept 13 - 
Preston Castle Wine Tasting Tour – Sat Sept 14 /
St. Katharine Drexel: Carmina Sacra - Sun Sept 15 -
Amador Artists Open Studios – Sept 21 & 22 -
11th Annual Bluegrassin' in the Foothills - Sept 20-22 -
The First Annual Downtown Wine Tasting in the Streets in Amador City - Fri Sept 27 -
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
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS - Every Saturday in Amador City 6pm to 9pm
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: 
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
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 Carol Harper at: E-invoicing available.

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