Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Have a great weekend, Amador County! Remember to SHOP LOCAL! AmadorHolidays.blogspot.com
Updates have been made in all our departments.
See our daily posts on Facebookfacebook.com/AmadorCounty.
We tweet 'em on Twitter, too! Twitter.com/Amador411
Check out our event calendar, as well as the posters/flyers at the end of this update, and be sure to say you saw it on ACN! 
Amador Community News is a part of the Knight Community News Network. Thank you for supporting your local community media!
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News & Announcements
Chamber eBlast - New Laws Affecting California Employers - AmadorBusiness.com
Sutter Creek Gallery features Abstract Artist Curtis Stromme in January - AmadorArts.com
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
“The Heart of Christmas” celebrates the Christmas Story in song, December 21-22 - AmadorArts.com 
Dining at Clark's Corner - AmadorFoodandWine.com
CANCELLED: Plymouth City Council - Thurs Dec 26 - AmadorGovernment.com
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Pastor Karen Siegfriedt of Trinity Episcopal visits with President Obama this week:
"Here we are! My niece from the White House Press Corp invited me. The President and I spoke about Trinity Episcopal Church for a moment. What a great party. Thank you to the people of Trinity Church who held down the fort while I was gone for this very brief visit to the White House."








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SEASONED OAK FIREWOOD for sale. $250/cord. Ask for Susan 209-304-0535.

SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE HUB – LAST SATURDAY! DEC 21, 10AM-6PM. For Children 1st – 8th grades. Visit Santa’s shop to purchase gifts. Santa will be there from 2-4pm  Saturdays. Bring your Christmas wish list for Santa. $10 per child. Spend $100 in Jackson and the Jackson Business & Community Assoc. will cover the cost of one $10 fee! The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349, or visit their website at www.goacra.org. In partnership with Jackson Business & Community Assoc.

LESSONS & CAROLS - Sunday, December 22 services at Trinity Episcopal Church, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM, coffee hour after 2nd service. Enjoy peace on Earth, goodwill to all in readings, music, dance, communion and fellowship! Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. TrinitySutterCreek.org.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY in San Andreas. Deadline to apply is December 20.
http://www.californiacitynews.org/job/deputy-director-health-and-human-services-agency 
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TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at: www.tspntv.com
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CA CITY NEWS: CaliforniaCityNews.org
CA COUNTY NEWS: CaliforniaCountyNews.org
CA GOVERNMENT NEWS:  News.CA.gov

Do you have a newsworthy item for any of our departments?
Email your releases or news briefs to: newsroom@newsamador.com
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Community Calendar- December 2013
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com
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DECEMBER 16-22

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN (in Jackson). The Jackson Fire Department will be escorting the jolly old elf around the City starting on December 19. Please click here to see his map (he usually starts out around 6pm) and call City Hall at 223-1646 if you have any questions. Ho! Ho! Ho!

SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE HUB – LAST SATURDAY! DEC 21, 10AM-6PM. For Children 1st – 8th grades. Visit Santa’s shop to purchase gifts. Santa will be there from 2-4pm  Saturdays. Bring your Christmas wish list for Santa. $10 per child. Spend $100 in Jackson and the Jackson Business & Community Assoc. will cover the cost of one $10 fee! The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349, or visit their website at www.goacra.org. In partnership with Jackson Business & Community Assoc.

LESSONS & CAROLS - Sunday, December 22 services at Trinity Episcopal Church, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM, coffee hour after 2nd service. Enjoy peace on Earth, goodwill to all in readings, music, dance, communion and fellowship! Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. TrinitySutterCreek.org
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DECEMBER 23, 2013 - JANUARY 2014

GIVE BLOOD…GET A MOVIE PASSJACKSON CINEMAS BLOOD DRIVE - Mon Dec 23, 11AM to 4PM. Yes, you do save lives! Jackson Cinemas Community Blood Drive. Location: Jackson Cinemas, 201 Shopping Drive, Jackson. Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. Walk-ins welcome! No appointment necessary. All participants receive ONE FREE MOVIE PASS! Donations must be 8 weeks/56 days apart. Please bring a photo ID and drink plenty of fluids!

STORYTIME AT CLARK’S CORNER – Tues Dec 24 from 9-9:45 AM at Clarks Corner, 12 West Main Street in Ione. Every Tuesday morning at Clark's Corner, we offer Storytime! A great way to get out with your children and socialize with other parents. Come down and enjoy a delicious coffee or pastry while one of our local volunteers reads story books to your children! All ages welcome!

OLD SOLES AT THE VOLCANO UNION INN ON SUNDAY DEC 29 -  The acoustic Americana duo "Old Soles", Masha and Geff Crawford on banjo, fiddle, guitar, tinwhistle, and more, will perform on Sunday, December 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Volcano Union Inn in Volcano, California. Music from AppalachiaIreland, and some fine songwriters such as Kate Wolf, Jesse Winchester, Iris DeMent and others. No cover, great food, excellent service. We'll be marking the occasion of Charles Goodyear's 213th birthday, but it's too soon after all the holiday meals for any blimp jokes.
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.   http://www.volcanounion.com   Volcano, CA.

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

ACRA’S 3RD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED – Fri Jan 24. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner served at 6:30. Raffle at 7PM. Authentic Amador-Italian meaty red sauce, or delicious pesto. Salad, garlic bread, coffee. Desserts by Kathy Simmons! Wine, beer, soda, bottled water. No host beverages. Raffle prizes, door prizes. $15 each, $20 at the door. $25 per couple, in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by credit card, or come into the ACRA office, 223-6349. Proceeds benefit ACRA and the Amador County Cemetery Board.
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Ongoing Events & Announcements
AmadorInfo.blogspot.com
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets every Tues at 8:30 AM
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7PM.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7PM.
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thurs at 9AM.

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: acneditor@gmail.com
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Classes, Workshops & Seminars
Amador County Recreation Agency Class Schedule
Zumba at the Hub
Photography with Jeannine
Adult Dodgeball League
4-on-3 Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League
Youth Flag Football
Adult Flag Football

Volleyball Open Gym

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY – Margaret Anway has decades of experience painting, as well as teaching china and glass painting. She has been published in “The China Decorator” magazine, and is happy teaching beginning artists as well as professional, and is flexible to your needs.
Classes are Tues mornings, 9-12 noon at Margaret Anway’s home, 26601 High Tree Ave, Pioneer. $7 per class. Call 295-8836 to schedule your first class or if you have any questions regarding the class.

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

FREE! ART AT THE HUB 
After-School Class Schedule
All Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 3:30 to 5pm at the HUB
*Poetry with Linda Toren:  January 14,21,28, February 4 & 11
*Journal- Making Lorra Lee Rose & Bruce Peccianti:  February 18, 19 & 20
*More classes to be scheduled: Traditional Jewelry, Music, Drama, & Drums
Students 5th,6th, 7th & 8th graders… Students of Amador County.
Must have signed the ACRA Rec’ing Crew Waiver  to participate.
You may download a copy on the ACRA or Amador Arts websites.
For more information call ACRA at 223-6349 facebook.com/goacra,www.goacra.org., or amadorarts.org
The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson.

ANNOUNCING 4 MILE TUESDAYS! Every Tuesday night through the end of 2013, we will be WALKING 4 REALLY BIG MILES! We have NEW music too!
Get ready for 4 REALLY BIG MILES (60 Minute classes) every Tuesday & Thursday beginning this January! Don't miss your 3.5 mile Thursday night classes through December.
We will continue WALKING ourselves healthy and strong with our 3.5 Mile workout, so that your 4 MILE workouts become a breeze!
4 Miles seems like too much for you?
NEVER worry - Stay at your own pace and your own level, before you know it - 4 Really Big Miles will come more easily! Just walk, walk, walk - stay moving and you know you'll get a great and healthy workout.
It's always a great day to WALK!
Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

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: acneditor@gmail.com
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Events & Activities
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
“The Heart of Christmas” celebrates the Christmas Story in song, December 21-22 - AmadorArts.com 
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HAVING AN EVENT? FUNDRAISER? 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)!
For more information, click here



  






Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Thursday, Amador County!
Updates have been made in all our departments.
See our daily posts on Facebookfacebook.com/AmadorCounty.
We tweet 'em on Twitter, too! Twitter.com/Amador411
Check out our event calendar, as well as the posters/flyers at the end of this update, and be sure to say you saw it on ACN! 
Amador Community News is a part of the Knight Community News Network. Thank you for supporting your local community media!

SHOP LOCAL! SHOP AMADOR! AmadorHolidays.blogspot.com
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News & Announcements
MotherLode CrossFit - Dec
Photo Gallery: 7th Annual Parade of Lights - LifeInAmador.com
Chamber eBlast - New Laws Affecting California Employers - AmadorBusiness.com
CAL FIRE Prepares For Forecasted Winds & Increased Fire Threat - AmadorGovernment.com
Sutter Creek Gallery features Abstract Artist Curtis Stromme in January - AmadorArts.com
COMMENTARY: Special Supervisor's Meeting: Veterans' Services Comments - Mike Spence
Mother Lode Harvest Newsletter - Dec 17
Amador County Transportation Commission (ACTC) - Thurs Dec 19 - AmadorGovernment.com
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com

STORYTIME AT CLARK’S CORNER – Tues Dec 24 from 9-9:45 AM at Clarks Corner, 12 West Main Street in Ione. Every Tuesday morning at Clark's Corner, we offer Storytime! A great way to get out with your children and socialize with other parents. Come down and enjoy a delicious coffee or pastry while one of our local volunteers reads story books to your children! All ages welcome!

OLD SOLES AT THE VOLCANO UNION INN ON SUNDAY DEC 29 -  The acoustic Americana duo "Old Soles", Masha and Geff Crawford on banjo, fiddle, guitar, tinwhistle, and more, will perform on Sunday, December 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Volcano Union Inn in Volcano, California. Music from Appalachia, Ireland, and some fine songwriters such as Kate Wolf, Jesse Winchester, Iris DeMent and others. No cover, great food, excellent service. We'll be marking the occasion of Charles Goodyear's 213th birthday, but it's too soon after all the holiday meals for any blimp jokes.  
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.   http://www.volcanounion.com   Volcano, CA.
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Amador Wine featured in USA Today:
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JOB OPPORTUNITY in San Andreas. Deadline to apply is December 20.
http://www.californiacitynews.org/job/deputy-director-health-and-human-services-agency 
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TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at: www.tspntv.com
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CA CITY NEWS: CaliforniaCityNews.org
CA COUNTY NEWS: CaliforniaCountyNews.org
CA GOVERNMENT NEWS:  News.CA.gov

Do you have a newsworthy item for any of our departments?
Email your releases or news briefs to: newsroom@newsamador.com
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Community Calendar- December 2013
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com
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DECEMBER 16-22

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN (in Jackson). The Jackson Fire Department will be escorting the jolly old elf around the City starting on December 19. Please click here to see his map (he usually starts out around 6pm) and call City Hall at 223-1646 if you have any questions. Ho! Ho! Ho!

BUILD AND DECORATE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE – Thurs Dec 19, 5:30-8PM. Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Customize your very own Gingerbread Dream House to take home with you! $15 per house. Please pre-register; pay with credit card by phone, or stop in the office. Call ACRA to Register 223-6349. 

SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE HUB – LAST SATURDAY! DEC 21, 10AM-6PM. For Children 1st – 8th grades. Visit Santa’s shop to purchase gifts. Santa will be there from 2-4pm  Saturdays. Bring your Christmas wish list for Santa. $10 per child. Spend $100 in Jackson and the Jackson Business & Community Assoc. will cover the cost of one $10 fee! The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349, or visit their website at www.goacra.org. In partnership with Jackson Business & Community Assoc.

LESSONS & CAROLS - Sunday, December 22 services at Trinity Episcopal Church, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM, coffee hour after 2nd service. Enjoy peace on Earth, goodwill to all in readings, music, dance, communion and fellowship! Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. TrinitySutterCreek.org
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DECEMBER 23, 2013 - JANUARY 2014

GIVE BLOOD…GET A MOVIE PASSJACKSON CINEMAS BLOOD DRIVE - Mon Dec 23, 11AM to 4PM. Yes, you do save lives! Jackson Cinemas Community Blood Drive. Location: Jackson Cinemas, 201 Shopping Drive, Jackson. Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. Walk-ins welcome! No appointment necessary. All participants receive ONE FREE MOVIE PASS! Donations must be 8 weeks/56 days apart. Please bring a photo ID and drink plenty of fluids!

STORYTIME AT CLARK’S CORNER – Tues Dec 24 from 9-9:45 AM at Clarks Corner, 12 West Main Street in Ione. Every Tuesday morning at Clark's Corner, we offer Storytime! A great way to get out with your children and socialize with other parents. Come down and enjoy a delicious coffee or pastry while one of our local volunteers reads story books to your children! All ages welcome!

OLD SOLES AT THE VOLCANO UNION INN ON SUNDAY DEC 29 -  The acoustic Americana duo "Old Soles", Masha and Geff Crawford on banjo, fiddle, guitar, tinwhistle, and more, will perform on Sunday, December 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Volcano Union Inn in Volcano, California. Music from AppalachiaIreland, and some fine songwriters such as Kate Wolf, Jesse Winchester, Iris DeMent and others. No cover, great food, excellent service. We'll be marking the occasion of Charles Goodyear's 213th birthday, but it's too soon after all the holiday meals for any blimp jokes.
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.   http://www.volcanounion.com   Volcano, CA.

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

ACRA’S 3RD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED – Fri Jan 24. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner served at 6:30. Raffle at 7PM. Authentic Amador-Italian meaty red sauce, or delicious pesto. Salad, garlic bread, coffee. Desserts by Kathy Simmons! Wine, beer, soda, bottled water. No host beverages. Raffle prizes, door prizes. $15 each, $20 at the door. $25 per couple, in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by credit card, or come into the ACRA office, 223-6349. Proceeds benefit ACRA and the Amador County Cemetery Board.
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Ongoing Events & Announcements
AmadorInfo.blogspot.com
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets every Tues at 8:30 AM
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7PM.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7PM.
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thurs at 9AM.

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: acneditor@gmail.com
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Classes, Workshops & Seminars
Amador County Recreation Agency Class Schedule
Zumba at the Hub
Photography with Jeannine
Adult Dodgeball League
4-on-3 Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League
Youth Flag Football
Adult Flag Football

Volleyball Open Gym

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY – Margaret Anway has decades of experience painting, as well as teaching china and glass painting. She has been published in “The China Decorator” magazine, and is happy teaching beginning artists as well as professional, and is flexible to your needs.
Classes are Tues mornings, 9-12 noon at Margaret Anway’s home, 26601 High Tree Ave, Pioneer. $7 per class. Call 295-8836 to schedule your first class or if you have any questions regarding the class.

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

FREE! ART AT THE HUB 
After-School Class Schedule
All Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 3:30 to 5pm at the HUB
*Poetry with Linda Toren:  January 14,21,28, February 4 & 11
*Journal- Making Lorra Lee Rose & Bruce Peccianti:  February 18, 19 & 20
*More classes to be scheduled: Traditional Jewelry, Music, Drama, & Drums
Students 5th,6th, 7th & 8th graders… Students of Amador County.
Must have signed the ACRA Rec’ing Crew Waiver  to participate.
You may download a copy on the ACRA or Amador Arts websites.
For more information call ACRA at 223-6349 facebook.com/goacra,www.goacra.org., or amadorarts.org
The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson.

ANNOUNCING 4 MILE TUESDAYS! Every Tuesday night through the end of 2013, we will be WALKING 4 REALLY BIG MILES! We have NEW music too!
Get ready for 4 REALLY BIG MILES (60 Minute classes) every Tuesday & Thursday beginning this January! Don't miss your 3.5 mile Thursday night classes through December.
We will continue WALKING ourselves healthy and strong with our 3.5 Mile workout, so that your 4 MILE workouts become a breeze!
4 Miles seems like too much for you?
NEVER worry - Stay at your own pace and your own level, before you know it - 4 Really Big Miles will come more easily! Just walk, walk, walk - stay moving and you know you'll get a great and healthy workout.
It's always a great day to WALK!
Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

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: acneditor@gmail.com
________________________________________________

Events & Activities
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
“The Heart of Christmas” celebrates the Christmas Story in song, December 21-22 - AmadorArts.com 
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HAVING AN EVENT? FUNDRAISER? 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)!
For more information, click here




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Wednesday, Amador County!
Updates have been made in all our departments.
See our daily posts on Facebookfacebook.com/AmadorCounty.
We tweet 'em on Twitter, too! Twitter.com/Amador411
Check out our event calendar, as well as the posters/flyers at the end of this update, and be sure to say you saw it on ACN! 
Amador Community News is a part of the Knight Community News Network. Thank you for supporting your local community media!

ACCEPTABLE (FREE) POSTS ON ACN's News & Announcements and Facebook Wall:
- Citizen reports/news briefs from public meetings.
- Emergencies
- Lost and Found
- FREE events, services, classes, workshops, etc. for Amador communities
- Letters (messages) to the Editor, commentaries, etc. relevant to Amador County.
You can also email your info/announcements to: carol@newsamador.com
Thanks for your support of Amador County's community media!

SHOP LOCAL! SHOP AMADOR! AmadorHolidays.blogspot.com
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News & Announcements
COMMENTARY: Special Supervisor's Meeting: Veterans' Services Comments - Mike Spence
AWA hydroelectric project promises long-term savings for ratepayers - AmadorGovernment.com
Mother Lode Harvest Newsletter - Dec 17
CAL FIRE: Fire Safety Urged with Christmas Trees AmadorGovernment.com
Amador Regional Sanitation Authority - Wed Dec 18 - AmadorGovernment.com
ACUSD / ACOE Board Meeting - Wed Dec 18 - AmadorEd.com
Amador County Transportation Commission (ACTC) - Thurs Dec 19 - AmadorGovernment.com
CANCELLED: Amador LAFCO - Thurs Dec 19
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
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$5K GRANT AWARDED TO THE ACCF - The Amador Community College Foundation is excited to announce the awarding of a  $5000 grant to the Amador Learning Center by the Amador Community Foundation.  We thank them for their support of our efforts to “Educate Amador for Success!” by providing local opportunities to earn AA/AS degrees, career technical certificates, and/or UC/CSU transfer programs.  ACCF currently has over 70 students enrolled for Spring 2014. 
Thank you for your support and interest in our programs and we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season!
Karen Dickerson, Secretary
Amador Community College Foundation
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Amador Wine featured in in USA Today:
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JOB OPPORTUNITY in San Andreas. Deadline to apply is December 20.
http://www.californiacitynews.org/job/deputy-director-health-and-human-services-agency 
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TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at: www.tspntv.com
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CA CITY NEWS: CaliforniaCityNews.org
CA COUNTY NEWS: CaliforniaCountyNews.org
CA GOVERNMENT NEWS:  News.CA.gov

Do you have a newsworthy item for any of our departments?
Email your releases or news briefs to: newsroom@newsamador.com
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Community Calendar- December 2013
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com

DECEMBER 16-22

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN (in Jackson). The Jackson Fire Department will be escorting the jolly old elf around the City starting on December 19. Please click here to see his map (he usually starts out around 6pm) and call City Hall at 223-1646 if you have any questions. Ho! Ho! Ho!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADVENT SERVICES AND SOUP DINNERS AT FAITH LUTHERAN: December 4th, 11th and 18th. Church service at 4pm followed by dinner in Luther Hall. Location: 22601 Hwy 88, Pioneer. Everyone is welcome!

BUILD AND DECORATE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE – Thurs Dec 19, 5:30-8PM. Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Customize your very own Gingerbread Dream House to take home with you! $15 per house. Please pre-register; pay with credit card by phone, or stop in the office. Call ACRA to Register 223-6349. 

SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE HUB – LAST SATURDAY! DEC 21, 10AM-6PM. For Children 1st – 8th grades. Visit Santa’s shop to purchase gifts. Santa will be there from 2-4pm  Saturdays. Bring your Christmas wish list for Santa. $10 per child. Spend $100 in Jackson and the Jackson Business & Community Assoc. will cover the cost of one $10 fee! The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349, or visit their website at www.goacra.org. In partnership with Jackson Business & Community Assoc.

LESSONS & CAROLS - Sunday, December 22 services at Trinity Episcopal Church, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM, coffee hour after 2nd service. Enjoy peace on Earth, goodwill to all in readings, music, dance, communion and fellowship! Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. TrinitySutterCreek.org

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DECEMBER 23, 2013 - JANUARY 2014

GIVE BLOOD…GET A MOVIE PASSJACKSON CINEMAS BLOOD DRIVE - Mon Dec 23, 11AM to 4PM. Yes, you do save lives! Jackson Cinemas Community Blood Drive. Location: Jackson Cinemas, 201 Shopping Drive, Jackson. Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. Walk-ins welcome! No appointment necessary. All participants receive ONE FREE MOVIE PASS! Donations must be 8 weeks/56 days apart. Please bring a photo ID and drink plenty of fluids!

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.


DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

ACRA’S 3RD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED – Fri Jan 24. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner served at 6:30. Raffle at 7PM. Authentic Amador-Italian meaty red sauce, or delicious pesto. Salad, garlic bread, coffee. Desserts by Kathy Simmons! Wine, beer, soda, bottled water. No host beverages. Raffle prizes, door prizes. $15 each, $20 at the door. $25 per couple, in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by credit card, or come into the ACRA office, 223-6349. Proceeds benefit ACRA and the Amador County Cemetery Board.
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Ongoing Events & Announcements
AmadorInfo.blogspot.com
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets every Tues at 8:30 AM
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7PM.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7PM.
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thurs at 9AM.

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: acneditor@gmail.com
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Classes, Workshops & Seminars
Amador County Recreation Agency Class Schedule
Zumba at the Hub
Photography with Jeannine
Adult Dodgeball League
4-on-3 Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League
Youth Flag Football
Adult Flag Football

Volleyball Open Gym
Workshop: Designing, Improving & Maintaining Rural Roads - Fri Dec 13 - AmadorEd.com

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY – Margaret Anway has decades of experience painting, as well as teaching china and glass painting. She has been published in “The China Decorator” magazine, and is happy teaching beginning artists as well as professional, and is flexible to your needs.
Classes are Tues mornings, 9-12 noon at Margaret Anway’s home, 26601 High Tree Ave, Pioneer. $7 per class. Call 295-8836 to schedule your first class or if you have any questions regarding the class.

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

FREE! ART AT THE HUB 
After-School Class Schedule
All Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 3:30 to 5pm at the HUB
*Poetry with Linda Toren:  January 14,21,28, February 4 & 11
*Journal- Making Lorra Lee Rose & Bruce Peccianti:  February 18, 19 & 20
*More classes to be scheduled: Traditional Jewelry, Music, Drama, & Drums
Students 5th,6th, 7th & 8th graders… Students of Amador County.
Must have signed the ACRA Rec’ing Crew Waiver  to participate.
You may download a copy on the ACRA or Amador Arts websites.
For more information call ACRA at 223-6349 facebook.com/goacra,www.goacra.org., or amadorarts.org
The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson.

ANNOUNCING 4 MILE TUESDAYS! Every Tuesday night through the end of 2013, we will be WALKING 4 REALLY BIG MILES! We have NEW music too!
Get ready for 4 REALLY BIG MILES (60 Minute classes) every Tuesday & Thursday beginning this January! Don't miss your 3.5 mile Thursday night classes through December.
We will continue WALKING ourselves healthy and strong with our 3.5 Mile workout, so that your 4 MILE workouts become a breeze!
4 Miles seems like too much for you?
NEVER worry - Stay at your own pace and your own level, before you know it - 4 Really Big Miles will come more easily! Just walk, walk, walk - stay moving and you know you'll get a great and healthy workout.
It's always a great day to WALK!
Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

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: acneditor@gmail.com
________________________________________________

Events & Activities
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
“The Heart of Christmas” celebrates the Christmas Story in song, December 21-22 - AmadorArts.com 
________________________________________________

HAVING AN EVENT? FUNDRAISER? 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)!
For more information, click here








Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Tuesday, Amador County!
Updates have been made in all our departments.
See our daily posts on Facebookfacebook.com/AmadorCounty.
We tweet 'em on Twitter, too! Twitter.com/Amador411
Check out our event calendar, as well as the posters/flyers at the end of this update, and be sure to say you saw it on ACN! 
Amador Community News is a part of the Knight Community News Network. Thank you for supporting your local community media!

ACCEPTABLE (FREE) POSTS ON ACN's News & Announcements and Facebook Wall:
- Citizen reports/news briefs from public meetings.
- Emergencies
- Lost and Found
- FREE events, services, classes, workshops, etc. for Amador communities
- Letters (messages) to the Editor, commentaries, etc. relevant to Amador County.
You can also email your info/announcements to: carol@newsamador.com
Thanks for your support of Amador County's community media!

SHOP LOCAL! SHOP AMADOR! AmadorHolidays.blogspot.com

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News & Announcements
AWA hydroelectric project promises long-term savings for ratepayers - AmadorGovernment.com
CAL FIRE: Fire Safety on the Road Quiz - AmadorGovernment.com
CAL FIRE: Fire Safety Urged with Christmas Trees AmadorGovernment.com
Amador Fire Protection District - Tues Dec 17
Amador Regional Sanitation Authority - Wed Dec 18 - AmadorGovernment.com
ACUSD / ACOE Board Meeting - Wed Dec 18 - AmadorEd.com
Amador County Transportation Commission (ACTC) - Thurs Dec 19 - AmadorGovernment.com
CANCELLED: Amador LAFCO - Thurs Dec 19
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
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JOB OPPORTUNITY in San Andreas. Deadline to apply is December 20.
http://www.californiacitynews.org/job/deputy-director-health-and-human-services-agency 
________________________________________________

TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at: www.tspntv.com
________________________________________________
CA CITY NEWS: CaliforniaCityNews.org
CA COUNTY NEWS: CaliforniaCountyNews.org
CA GOVERNMENT NEWS:  News.CA.gov

Do you have a newsworthy item for any of our departments?
Email your releases or news briefs to: newsroom@newsamador.com
________________________________________________
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Community Calendar- December 2013
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com

DECEMBER 16-22

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADVENT SERVICES AND SOUP DINNERS AT FAITH LUTHERAN: December 4th, 11th and 18th. Church service at 4pm followed by dinner in Luther Hall. Location: 22601 Hwy 88, Pioneer. Everyone is welcome!

BUILD AND DECORATE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE – Thurs Dec 19, 5:30-8PM. Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Customize your very own Gingerbread Dream House to take home with you! $15 per house. Please pre-register; pay with credit card by phone, or stop in the office. Call ACRA to Register 223-6349. 

SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE HUB – LAST SATURDAY! DEC 21, 10AM-6PM. For Children 1st – 8th grades. Visit Santa’s shop to purchase gifts. Santa will be there from 2-4pm  Saturdays. Bring your Christmas wish list for Santa. $10 per child. Spend $100 in Jackson and the Jackson Business & Community Assoc. will cover the cost of one $10 fee! The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349, or visit their website at www.goacra.org. In partnership with Jackson Business & Community Assoc.

LESSONS & CAROLS - Sunday, December 22 services at Trinity Episcopal Church, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM, coffee hour after 2nd service. Enjoy peace on Earth, goodwill to all in readings, music, dance, communion and fellowship! Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. TrinitySutterCreek.org

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DECEMBER 23, 2013 - JANUARY 2014

GIVE BLOOD…GET A MOVIE PASSJACKSON CINEMAS BLOOD DRIVE - Mon Dec 23, 11AM to 4PM. Yes, you do save lives! Jackson Cinemas Community Blood Drive. Location: Jackson Cinemas, 201 Shopping Drive, Jackson. Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. Walk-ins welcome! No appointment necessary. All participants receive ONE FREE MOVIE PASS! Donations must be 8 weeks/56 days apart. Please bring a photo ID and drink plenty of fluids!

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.


DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket


ACRA’S 3RD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED – Fri Jan 24. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner served at 6:30. Raffle at 7PM. Authentic Amador-Italian meaty red sauce, or delicious pesto. Salad, garlic bread, coffee. Desserts by Kathy Simmons! Wine, beer, soda, bottled water. No host beverages. Raffle prizes, door prizes. $15 each, $20 at the door. $25 per couple, in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by credit card, or come into the ACRA office, 223-6349. Proceeds benefit ACRA and the Amador County Cemetery Board.
________________________________________________

Ongoing Events & Announcements
AmadorInfo.blogspot.com
________________________________________________

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets every Tues at 8:30 AM
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7PM.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7PM.
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thurs at 9AM.

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: acneditor@gmail.com
________________________________________________

Classes, Workshops & Seminars
Amador County Recreation Agency Class Schedule
Zumba at the Hub
Photography with Jeannine
Adult Dodgeball League
4-on-3 Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League
Youth Flag Football
Adult Flag Football

Volleyball Open Gym
Workshop: Designing, Improving & Maintaining Rural Roads - Fri Dec 13 - AmadorEd.com

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY – Margaret Anway has decades of experience painting, as well as teaching china and glass painting. She has been published in “The China Decorator” magazine, and is happy teaching beginning artists as well as professional, and is flexible to your needs.
Classes are Tues mornings, 9-12 noon at Margaret Anway’s home, 26601 High Tree Ave, Pioneer. $7 per class. Call 295-8836 to schedule your first class or if you have any questions regarding the class.

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: Folsom Lake College will be offering an Introduction to Astronomy class in the Spring Semester from January 18 until May 21, 2014. This class is in a  Interactive Television (ITV) format which means the instructor and students will interact and view each other on a real-time basis. Class sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm (two sessions per week). This is class is worth 3 semester credits and is taught by Bob Laurent. The class will be given at the Amador County Transit Center in Sutter Hill - 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. This center is at the intersection of Valley View Way and Bowers Ave. For enrollment information please call 209 223-6393.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING A SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN –Join Farms of Amador on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30 to 8 pm for a potluck gathering at the Amador City Community Hall to learn about developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen.  Professional caterers Lucy Spangler Gore and Bill Gore will share their experience in building and operating a small scale commercial kitchen in Amador Co.  Farms of Amador is excited to present this topic, the development of which will allow farmers to process their products in order to add value and increase customer appeal.  This will also be an opportunity to network with the region's food producers, chefs and consumers interested in quality regional foods.  Cost of the event is $10 for those who bring a pot-luck dish to share and $15 for those who come without a dish.  Please bring your own place setting in an effort to reduce waste.
Who: all those interested in improving the value of food produced in our region
What: A potluck gathering and presentation on developing and operating a small scale commercial kitchen
Where: Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St.Amador CityCA
When: Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Why: Because Farms of Amador is committed to bringing information regarding improving our regional food system to our members and the public.  Creating value added products in a commercial kitchen or selling products to those already operating commercial kitchens are excellent ways to improve the economic value of our incredible local foods.
Cost: $10 with a potluck dish, $15 without a dish - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING
Contact: info@farmsofamador.com for more information or to reserve your ticket

FREE! ART AT THE HUB 
After-School Class Schedule
All Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 3:30 to 5pm at the HUB
*Poetry with Linda Toren:  January 14,21,28, February 4 & 11
*Journal- Making Lorra Lee Rose & Bruce Peccianti:  February 18, 19 & 20
*More classes to be scheduled: Traditional Jewelry, Music, Drama, & Drums
Students 5th,6th, 7th & 8th graders… Students of Amador County.
Must have signed the ACRA Rec’ing Crew Waiver  to participate.
You may download a copy on the ACRA or Amador Arts websites.
For more information call ACRA at 223-6349 facebook.com/goacra,www.goacra.org., or amadorarts.org
The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson.

ANNOUNCING 4 MILE TUESDAYS! Every Tuesday night through the end of 2013, we will be WALKING 4 REALLY BIG MILES! We have NEW music too!
Get ready for 4 REALLY BIG MILES (60 Minute classes) every Tuesday & Thursday beginning this January! Don't miss your 3.5 mile Thursday night classes through December.
We will continue WALKING ourselves healthy and strong with our 3.5 Mile workout, so that your 4 MILE workouts become a breeze!
4 Miles seems like too much for you?
NEVER worry - Stay at your own pace and your own level, before you know it - 4 Really Big Miles will come more easily! Just walk, walk, walk - stay moving and you know you'll get a great and healthy workout.
It's always a great day to WALK!
Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

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: acneditor@gmail.com
________________________________________________

Events & Activities
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sourdough's Wild and Woolly Revue – Sat Dec 21 - SutterCreekTheater.com
“The Heart of Christmas” celebrates the Christmas Story in song, December 21-22 - AmadorArts.com 
________________________________________________

HAVING AN EVENT? FUNDRAISER? 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)!
For more information, click here