Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy Thursday, Amador County!
Updates have been made in all our departments.
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News & Announcements
Berryhill appointed to Senate’s Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee -
Grace Fellowship Presents: An Acoustic Night of Worship with Jason Gray - Fri Feb 21
Multi-Faith Meditation & Celebration of Oneness - Mon Jan 20 -
The latest from Andis Wines -
Milly Jones’ tales of ghosts and guests of the Hotel Ione released -
SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS: Kate Taylor & Jeff Alan Ross, folk, rock - Fri Jan 17
SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS: Beppe Gambetta, Italian Guitar Master - Sat Jan 18 -
Jackson Creek Dental "Smiles for Kids" - Sat Feb 1

A NIGHT OF WORSHIP WITH JASON GRAY – Fri Feb 21 at 7PM at Grace Fellowship, 8040 Hwy 49, Jackson. With special guests, The Crossing Kind and Psalm Bird. Tickets are $12 in advance: $15 at the door. VIP Meet & Greet, $20. Tickets available at Grace Fellowship, Lighthouse Bookstore in Martell, or

YOGA CLASSES: Amy Champ, PhD, RYT is now offering gentle and restorative yoga. A longtime resident of Plymouth, Amy recently completed her PhD at UC Davis and wrote her dissertation on women and yoga in the US. She has practiced yoga for 20 years, and is a trained and certified Sivananda yoga and meditation teacher since 2005. Her training deals with women's health, prenatal, postnatal, and elderly women.
“I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience of yoga with each and every one of you. These yoga classes will be geared towards an average fitness level, with customizations based on your individual level and personal needs.”
New York Fitness (Jackson
) - Open class - Monday and Weds - 8 a.m. $10.00 or FREE with gym membership
Bodies 'n Balance (Martell)
Thursday - Prenatal with Moms and Babies 8 a.m.
Open class-Saturday - 8 a.m.
$15 or $125 for a 10 class card; Over 60 senior discount $100 for 10-class card.
For more information, contact via email:

IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME! It’s that time of year again. Order yours today!
Troop #485 in Jackson: 256-6925.
Troop #1542 in Sutter Creek: 765-6413

JOB OPPORTUNITY: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Looking to use your excellent administrative skills to protect, restore and sustain the natural environment and communities of Amador and Calaveras Counties? Foothill Conservancy is seeking a PT administrative assistant. Pay DOE. Includes paid sick leave and vacation, plus health insurance stipend. Job is located in JacksonCA. See for details. No calls please. Final filing date is February 5.

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Do you have a newsworthy item for any of our departments?
Email your releases or news briefs to:
January 2014 Newsletters
Email your newsletters for our calendar to:
Amador Association of University Women (AAUW)
Amador County Artists Association
First 5 Amador
Mother Lode Harvest Newsletter - Tues Jan 14
New York Fitness
MotherLode Crossfit: New Year, New YOU!

Does your group/organization have a monthly or seasonal newsletter?
Email your newsletter (or the link from your web site) to:
Community Calendar
Email your announcements for our calendar to:


AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) welcomes Greg Vinci on Tuesday January 21 in the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson. Greg will demonstrate fly-tying techniques beginning at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00pm general meeting and Greg's presentation, "Winter Steelhead on the American River". Sacramento-based Greg Vinci is a long-time fly-fishing author and outdoor photographer, known for his development of "Insta-Set Indicators" and innovative fly patterns such as the X-Ray Caddis and Depth Charge Bird's Nest. He is also the driving force behind, a portal to California’s most popular waters. Amador Flyfishers convenes the third Tuesday of each month to meet popular flyfishing guest speakers, share fishing experiences, and support fishery conservation issues. AFF meetings are free and open to visitors! (
Contact Information: Ron Calvert,

LIBATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS - AAUW Amador members and interested prospective members are cordially invited to drop in for no-host drinks and lively conversation on Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at The Cellar (Hotel Sutter) in Sutter Creek.  Our topic this month:  "Is the Internet making us smarter or stupider."
AAUW, a national organization, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  For more information, contact Susan at 296-0940, or visit

ACRA’S 3RD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED – Fri Jan 24 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium. 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 (see flyer in right hand side bar)

HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR - Saturday, January 25 brings an opportunity to grab your New Year's resolutions by the horns. The 10th annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair returns to the Amador Senior Center in Jackson, offering lots of resources for you to improve your quality of life. This event is from 11 am to 4 pm, and the theme "The Road to Wellness" invites attendees to take an interactive journey toward good health and well-being, with samples of the many wellness products and services available locally. Lunch is available for purchase, and the free raffle includes a chance to win a grand-prize "Wellness Package." Admission to this family-friendly event is free. Sponsored by the Body, Mind, Spirit Center of Amador. For more information, call209-419-2503.

SOUPER SATURDAY - The Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary to Souper Saturday on January 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the LFPD Fire Station #2 located at Shake Ridge & Hale
Just $10 includes:
- Soup - a lot to choose from!  Minestrone, Crab Bisque, Chicken Chili, Split Pea, and the list goes on!
- Salad
- Homemade breads and rolls
- Dessert too!
- Coffee & water provided
Questions?  Call Carol at 296-5681. If weather dictates a cancellation, it will be posted on our web site 24 hours before the event at (see flyer in right hand side bar)

HANFORD STREET GALLERY CLOSING – Sun Jan 26. We might be closing the doors but at the request of friends we will try to go out on a high note with a party for all the visitors and artists who have made these last three years so much fun.
You are invited to join us for wine and music on Sunday, January 26th between 1 and 4 pm (or perhaps a bit later.)  No football game that afternoon so no excuses.
Herb Boxhorn and others will provide the music and if you were to bring a small plate of finger food it will only add to the pleasures of the event.
We hope you can join the party and look forward to seeing you around the galleries and on the Art Trek in the future.
Al & Lois

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT - Sun Jan 26 at the Church of the Nazarene in Sutter Creek. Mother Lode Friends of Music presents soprano Alexis Magarò, who returns to sing the haunting "Good Night" of Henryk Gorecki for soprano, alto flute, piano and tamtams (Chinese gongs). Also, "The Four Last Songs" of Richard Strauss, La Flûte de Pan of Jules Mouguet, and trios for soprano, flute and piano.  With Sandra Betti and Ron Brickman.  Free admission.The Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene is located at 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, about three miles east on Ridge Road from the intersection with Highway 49. More Information: Phone:  (209) 293-4227 Web: Email:

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, January 28th in the Multi- conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The guest  speaker for the meeting will be Terry Sanders, the Veterans Services Officer for Amador  County. From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct a confidential Support Group for family members and caregivers of those with mental illnesses. For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.
NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGE: Amador County Transportation Committee -
NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGE: Amador County Transportation Committee -
ACUSD / ACOE - Wed Jan 15

AMADOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL meets Mon Jan 27 from 10:30-11:30AM at the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center, 975 Broadway, Jackson.

TOWN HALL MEETING - Congressman McClintock will be holding a Town Hall meeting at PlymouthCity Hall on Wednesday January 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Congressman McClintock will speak briefly (10-15 mins) and then answer questions. This is your opportunity to meet Congressman McClintock and ask him about whatever is on your mind. Please plan to attend.

SUTTER CREEK BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION – Thurs Feb 6 at 8:30AM at the Hotel Sutter, 53 Main Street, Sutter Creek. Membership dues for 2014 are now due and payable.  For an application, contact Linda at the Creeky Cupboard, 267-9314.
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.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7PM.

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
- 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
Kids on Stage! Performing Arts Group Annual Auditions – Sat Jan 18
Registration for EGUSD Virtual Academy closes on January 31 -
Deadline to Experience “A Taste of the Arts”  is February 15, 2014 -

BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS: Beginning January 11 ballroom dance lessons will be held at the Pine Grove Town Hall from 1 - 2:30 p.m. For further information and sign-ups, please respond via email to or call 296-1207.

AMADOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL meets Mon Jan 27 from 10:30-11:30AM at the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center, 975 Broadway, Jackson.

ZUMBA AT THE HUB - Every Tuesday evenings 5:30- 6:30. Call for new 2014 schedule…223-6349. $7 general $5 students
Check out the ACRA website for additional information/details:

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.

LADIES CAR CARE CLINIC & BRUNCH – Sat Jan 18 at 10AM at Calvary Chapel in Pine Grove. This is a great time to grab your girlfriends and join our One-Of-A-Kind event! You will learn about cars and what you CAN do to keep your car or truck running dependably. Admission to event is FREE*
We will Learn How to:
- Identify warning lights on the dash
- Check your engine oil and other fluids
- Check and adjust tire pressure
- Change a flat tire.
Plus much more! Our volunteer mechanics will also make time to show you around your own vehicle and answer any specific questions you may have. So if you’ve always wanted to know what makes your vehicle tick, this is the event for you! This is also a great opportunity for young ladies just starting to drive to learn as well, so if you have daughters – reserve a spot for them too.
The Car Care Clinic is FREE; however, we encourage everyone to bring a mealtime item for the potluck brunch (a girl’s got to eat!!).
Presented by HIS Ladies of Calvary. Space is limited. Register online by email by contacting Chris at, or call: 209-301-293, or visit ‘HIS Ladies’ on ‘Facebook’ and reserve your spot.

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,, or
The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson.

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:
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
Holistic Health Fair returns on January 25 -
Jackson Creek Dental "Smiles for Kids" - Sat Feb 1
Experience “A Taste of the Arts” on March 1-
SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS: Kate Taylor & Jeff Alan Ross - Folk-Rock -
SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS: Beppe Gambetta, Italian Guitar Master - Sat Jan 18 -
Sutter Creek Gallery features Helen Wilkinson as February’s featured artist, Artist Reception on Feb 1  -
“Oil and Water DO Mix” –Exhibit by Howard Rees for month of February, Artist Reception on Feb 1  -
Alaska's Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman presents free events in Jackson in February -

MORE RAGTIME NEWS...Hi Ragtime Fans! Reminder--start the new year right by enjoying a piano concert featuring the ever popular Frederick Hodges. Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m. at the home of John Ulrich in El Sobrante. Tickets $25/person. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. For more information, call 510.223.9587, or e-mail
Mimi Blais, from MontrealCanada, will be joined by Tamas Ittzes from BudapestHungary, on Friday, January 24 at Chip Lusby's Skunk Hollow Victorian Gardens in Sutter Creek. Don't miss this unique evening featuring piano(s), violin and voice from these two world-renowned musicians. This concert will feature ragtime, classical, and jazz numbers. The concert begins at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call Chip at 209.267.8193.

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)!

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