Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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News & Announcements:
26th Annual Bunsen to Beaker Race Results Announced -
Amador County Commission on Aging - Wed Mar 19 -
Amador Community College Foundation Meeting - Thurs Mar 20 -
Amador LAFCO - Thurs Mar 20
Grandparent Cafe - Tues Mar 15 -
ACWN Networking Mixer - Wed Mar 26 -
Benefit Dinner for Ezekiel "Zeke" Reiling - Wed Apr 5 -

BEDBUG CHALLENGE 10K RUN & 5K WALK/RUN for 5th Grade Science Camp. Registration is open for the Bedbug Challenge on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Castle Oaks Golf Club.  For more information contact Andrea at 209-274-2078.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized leader to be part of the Executive Management team supporting both Amador and Calaveras Counties.
OVERVIEW: The Arc of Amador and Calaveras, seeks an Executive Manager to direct all aspects of the agencies resource development and operational needs under the direction of the Executive Director - including but not limited to: employee trainings, data entry, strategic planning, annual and special fund drives; major gifts; planned giving; and special events. The successful candidate will work with employees and volunteers to develop, implement, and supervise a variety of initiatives designed to create and/or enhance the mission, vision, and direction of The Arc. For more info on The Arc, visit:
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a full resume, application, cover letter, and three professional references to the administrative office. Deadline: all applications must be received by 4:00 pm April 17, 2014 Please mail or email your completed packets to: Betty Wilcox, Administrative Coordinator -75 / Academy DriveSutter Creek CA 95685 Email: Questions? Please call: (209) 267-5978

ATTENTION WEDDING PROFESSIONALS! - Vendor registration is now open for the 2014 Amador Wedding Faire slated for Sunday, May 4 from 12-4PM at the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Resort's Hotel Ballroom! This is a fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation and the Kennedy Mine Foundation. In partnership with the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel and Real Weddings Magazine,
Deadline to reserve your vendor booth is Wednesday, April 16. For more information on prices and reservations for a vendor booth, requirements for the faire, etc. visit For general questions about the fair, e-mail Carol Harper at

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March 2014 Newsletters
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Amador County Artists Association - March 2014
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - March 2014
AAUW Gold Filings - March 2014
Mother Lode Harvest - Tues Mar 18, 2014
Operation Care - March 2014
Preston Communicator - Spring 2014

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MARCH 2014

JOB OPPORTUNITYThe Resource Connection has an opening for Child Care Resource and Referral Supervisor. Range: $16-$19 per hour DOE FT Position w/benefits Early childhood education with supervisory experience and knowledge of the child care industry required.   Visit our website at:  for complete description and an application. Submit application, cover letter, and resume by fax(209) 754-1205; mail P.O. Box 919, San Andreas CA  95249; in person 444 E. St. Charles, San Andreas. Closing Date: 3/21/14  Equal Opportunity Employer. Phone: 209-754-2031

JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAYGROUP COORDINATOR: Part-time substitute position for playgroup in Amador County. Visit our website  for complete description and an application.Submit application, cover letter, and resume by fax (209) 754-1205; mail P.O. Box 919, San Andreas CA  95249; in person 444 E. St. Charles, San Andreas.  Closing Date:  3/23/14  Equal Opportunity Employer

2014 LENTEN SOUP SUPPER PROGRAM – Each Wednesday evening in Lent, from 6-8PM, Trinity Episcopal Church will have a Soup Supper and Lenten Program. This year’s program is “The Jesus Creed: The Essentials of Christianity and The Book of Common Prayer”. Please bring your BCP if you have one. The soup suppers are held in Jane’s Hall. For more information, call Trinity at 267-0255.

Fri Mar 21 - Dan Crary and Thunderation 
Sat Mar 22 - Tempest - High energy Celtic rock! 

SPEAKEAZY JAZZ ORCHESTRA re-appears on Sunday March 23rd at 2pm the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. A 9-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920’s and 1930’s - The “Great Gatsby Era” -  using original dance band instrumentation. The band will feature vocalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White, and Eric Johnson.  New tunes added to the repertoire are “Give Me Five Minutes More”, “To Each His Own”, and “You’re Driving Me Crazy”.
The Orchestra (SJO)  appeared last year at Ironstone Vineyard’s Concours d’ Elegance; it has been featured at the Dante Club in Sacramento (an annual special invitation), and made special appearance at the Berkeley City Club.
There is a $5 admission charge at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Amador Senior Center. There will be cookies and coffee for your enjoyment.
The Senior Center has great parking and access! Look forward to a fun afternoon on Sunday March 23rd and set your calendars back to the 1920’s! Classic cars and authentic attire are always welcome!
Visit Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra’s updated website at or call 295-4305 for more information.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) - The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, March 25th in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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.

INDIE BLUEGRASS DUO MANDOLIN ORANGE comes to Feist Wines, Friday, March 28. Show starts at 7 pm. Opening act will be winemaker Tony Feist as he joins Allen Frank's Doghouse Blues Band. Tickets are $10, presale/$15 day of show. Feist Wines is located at 14173 Old Highway 49 in Amador City. To order tickets, call (209) 267-8020 or visit

Sat Mar 29 - Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers

AMADOR COUNTY CONCERT BAND PRESENTS “MARCH [MUSICAL] MADNESS: BAROQUE TO BROADWAY" – A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding on Sunday, March 30 at 3pm. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Featured music will be “Selections from Fiorello”, “Somewhere” (from “West-Side Story”), “Old Hound Dog Rag”, Leroy Anderson’s “Syncopated Clock”, and much more. The 90-minute program will conclude with refreshments….bring the entire family to this exciting concert!
The Amador County Concert Band proudly represented Northern California in June 2010, when it was selected to perform in Washington D.C. for the National Community Concert Band Sousa Festival, a salute to the legendary march king, John Philip Sousa. Under former musical director Ernie Kapphahn, the band gained very high recognition and since the band’s return, has gained new members, some traveling from as far away as SonoraPlacerville, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, and Sacramento.
The band also was chosen to perform last year at the Golden Gate Park Band Festival in June and played under the recently restored historic band shell. The Amador County Concert Band represented the Northern  California area and was one of the largest ensembles to perform over the weekend. The band received superb reviews and a special recognition award for its performance.
Join us on March 30th at 3pm for an enjoyable musical experience; bring the family and enjoy the spirited music! Arrive a few minutes early for best seating….ample parking…music begins promptly at 3pm. Visit the band’s website at for additional information or to find out how to join the band.

APRIL - MAY 2014

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting in early April.
Classes will run approximately 40 minutes and will probably cost $4 with a purchase of a 10 class pass, ($5 drop-in) or can be included as part of your monthly membership if you come regularly to Team Fitness. We are taking suggestions on times you would like to see these classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - please send an email with your interest in the gentle yoga classes and times you are interested in, and we will contact you before the program starts. Contact: Cherie Maitland

49er BYPASS RUN – Saturday, April 5 through Historic Sutter Creek and Amador City. Register now for the 5K (3.1mi.) or 10K (6.2mi.). Race starts on Main Street Sutter Creek at 9am. Register before March 13th to reserve your FREE race shirt. Youth (17 and under) - $20, Adult (18 and over) - $25, Groups or Families of 4 - $60, additional participants - $15. E-mail: for additional information.

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENTS: “CELEBRATE FLOWERS FOR EATING AND ENJOYING” - Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amador County GSA Building12200-B Airport Road in Jackson/Martell. UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will offer a FREE gardening class on topics that include edible flowers, kitchen gardens, square foot gardens, and beautiful flowering plants; all fun, practical and interesting topics. Some vegetables and flowering plants will be sold. If you have any questions about the class or other gardening issues, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or e-mail, Web site:

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT - Sunday, April 6 at 2 pm. Chamber music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music. Music for winds by French composers; soprano Marie Bedard; and the Piano Trio #1 of Patrick Zimmerli with Corina Stoian, Erik Urbina and Ron Brickman.  Free admission.  Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.  Contact (209) 293-4227 or visit for more information.

CHICKEN PARMIGIANO ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FEAST – Sat April 12 at the Italian Picnic Grounds. No-host bar opens at 6 pm. All-You-Can-Eat dinner is served at 7 pm. Antipasto appetizer, green salad, pasta, fresh bread and Chicken Parmigiano. Wine included on the table. (No outside beverages please. Drink tickets are available for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.) Raffle and other prizes will add to the festivities of the night. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at American River Bank or online at:

COMMUNITY PASSOVER DINNER & SEDER - The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th.  Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. Everyone is welcome.
The cost is only $20 per adult, $15 per child for MLJC members and $25 per adult, $20 per child for non-members; there is no charge for children under 6.  Please email us at or call 209-533-1650 for more information.
The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode. The group draws its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties.  New members are most welcome.  Please visit our website at for more information and a calendar of May and June events.

YOUTH SPORTS FAIR – Sat May 3 from 10-2pm.  4 Sports $20. This event is an opportunity for youth ages 7-12 to try out different sports to see what they like. With the guidance of an experienced adult athlete and/or coach, participants will have a schedule that takes them through each sport they wish to try
Sports to choose from include: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Football, Karate, Wrestling, Golf, Track, and Gymnastics.
Sports fill up fast; on a first come basis! Pre-registration is required.
*cannot choose the same sport more than once.
Call ACRA 223-6349,,

41st ANNUAL AAUW HOME TOUR: “JEWELS OF THE MOTHER LODE” – Historic Sutter Creek  on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 11am to 4pm. Featuring four homes and one inn. Docents will guide ticket holders and tea and cookies will be served.  An art show, special lunch venues and wine tasting will round out the tour. Tickets are $ 22 in advance and $ 25 on tour day.  For more information contact or (209) 245-6052 or visit the AAUW website at: Proceeds provide scholarships for local women.

AMADOR MASTER GARDENERS PLANT & SEED SALE HOSTED BY AMADOR 360 – Sun April 27 from 1-4 p.m. Amador 360 18590 California 49, PlymouthCA 95669. Plant and Seed Sale, Billy Bones BBQ, Guilty Indulgence cupcakes, munchies from Kneading Dough, on-going info on gardening/watering in a drought & growing from seeds, wine sold by Amador 360. Proceeds will go to the creation of Master Gardener Demonstration Garden.

3RD ANNUAL BELTANE FESTIVAL AND CAMP-OUT – May 1-4. Please join us for a weekend of Fun ~ Family ~ Friends! There will be vendors, rituals, belly dancers, fire dancers, a maypole dance, Bel Fire, drumming and lots of music. This event is kid-friendly and will also feature activities for children Please come and have a magical time. For more info go to:

FIRST ANNUAL ROTARY  “SHOW & SHINE” CAR & VINTAGE AIRCRAFT SHOW – Sat May 31 at the Eagle’s Nest Airport in Ione, off of Ione Road. The show expects cars from throughout California and Nevada, and will feature vehicles in all categories from street rods to stock pre-1960, modified, foreign cars and more. Some trucks will also be on display.
Food, beverage and auto accessory vendors will be on site to accommodate all attendees. Amador County is known for its fine wines, and several vintners will be on-site for tasting.  A pancake breakfast will be served by the local Boy Scout Troop 477 from 7:00 to 10:30 AM. All proceeds from this breakfast will be donated to the Troop. For those with a sweet tooth, Boy Scout Troop 581 will be serving sundaes. Other food vendors will include a variety of tasty faire.
All proceeds will go to local youth organizations and the Interfaith Food Bank. General admission for the public will be $5.00 per car. Pre-registration for display vehicles is $25, day of registration $30.  For show and registration information log on to For show general information, contact Dave Wardall at 209-274-9160.

JACKSON LIONS CLUB PRCA RODEO, CAR SHOW & OUTDOOR EXPO - Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 7-12, and children under 7 costs $5 each. Discounted advanced tickets available. For complete info, visit:
Jackson Planning Commission - Notice of Meeting Cancellation for March -
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.

AMADOR AUTISM GROUP - Are you an exceptional person? If so, we have a place for you! Amador Autism Group, a nonprofit organization which raises funds to  provide services for children with autism, is looking for volunteers, donations, and raffle items for our Spring fundraiser dinner. If you can help, please contact Shannon at 304-9485 or Patti at 256-0312 or email Thank you.

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 (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Kick Off to Kindergarten - February through March -

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting in early April.
Classes will run approximately 40 minutes and will probably cost $4 with a purchase of a 10 class pass, ($5 drop-in) or can be included as part of your monthly membership if you come regularly to Team Fitness. We are taking suggestions on times you would like to see these classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - please send an email with your interest in the gentle yoga classes and times you are interested in, and we will contact you before the program starts. Contact: Cherie Maitland

SPRING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS - Registration is now open for Spring Junior team tennis. Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Saturdays from April 12 to May 17 and each team will have one practice per week starting in late March. Cost is $65 first child, $40 second child, $5 third child (max of $110 per household). Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by Feb. 15. Fee includes junior USTA membership, t-shirt, season-end party, and awards. Print an application at Registrations must be received by March 7. If you have questions, contact league director, Dan Klement, at 257-1950 or e-mail at

BALLROOM DANCE lessons are continuing every Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Pine Grove Town Hall. All levels welcome.  For further information or to sign up, call 296-1207 or

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.

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Events & Activities:
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Amador Vintner's Association -
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Scenes Remembered - Watercolor collages by Lynn Slade at Gallery 10 in March -
17th Annual "Spring Fling" at the Amador Flower Farm - April 5 & 6 -

Fri Mar 21 - Dan Crary and Thunderation 
Sat Mar 22 - Tempest - High energy Celtic rock! 
Sat Mar 29 - Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers 

ATTENTION WEDDING PROFESSIONALS! SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd Annual Amador Wedding Faire slated for Sunday, May 4 at the Jackson Casino's Hotel Ballroom. Details TBA. This is a fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation and the Kennedy Mine Foundation. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, contact Carol Harper at, and we'll get you on the email list! Web site: On Facebook at:
Have an event poster or flyer? It's only $5/month...(yes, only $5) have your posters or flyers posted on Amador Community News! Full page, color ads/flyers...also posted in our "Amador Events" Facebook album to share with your friends!
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