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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
CAL FIRE Urging Caution for Memorial Day Weekend -
Highway 88 traffic delays in Pioneer area expected June 2 through 6 due to construction of GSL -
Register now for Summer/Fall College Classes -
Amador County Chamber Director Election - Please vote before June 15 -
CA Board of Accountancy Online Look Up: Kim Burke
"Covered CA" Enrollment Assistance Information Webinar - Thurs May 22 -
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
MEMORIAL DAY - Mon May 26 - City & County offices closed
River Pines Transit Route 3A to be discontinued, public hearing on May 30 -


5th ANNUAL “SAMPLE THE SIERRA” - Sun Aug 1 Spend Labor Day weekend sampling the region’s best food and wine! The festival pairs local farmers with chefs who produce tasting samples, which are then paired with the appropriate wine or brew. The weekend is full of festivities for the whole family including farm tours, winemaker dinners, Sierra Chefs Challenge, music, live entertainment and art; all culminating with a fireworks extravaganza over Lake Tahoe. Visit this page on a regular basis to find out who will be participating at this year’s event! For complete information, visit:
Want to be a sponsor? Go to:

TEAM FITNESS: 2 FREE EXTRA SESSIONS! Have you been wanting to improve your balance, flexibility, stamina and strength? Perhaps you need extra guidance, support and someone to help motivate you?
For only $79, you will receive 5 personal fitness training appointments (2 of these are FREE!!) Meet with Cherie Maitland, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Yoga Instructor, who understands the challenges of getting in shape and some of the issues that come along with aging.
She will help you figure out what to do, how to do it . . . and how to stay motivated!
With the 2 FREE EXTRA SESSIONS, cost ends up being less than $16 per session.
Call soon to get started even if you haven't been active for a long while. 209-296-2348.
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)

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May 2014 Newsletters
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Amador County Artists Association - May 2014
AAUW Amador Newsletter - May 2014
"Smoke Signals" Lockwood Fire Protection District Newsletter - Spring 2014
Preston Communicator - Spring 2014
The Deaver Dish - May 19, 2014 -
Mother Lode Harvest Newsletter - Tues May 20, 2014

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Community Calendar
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MAY 2014

ROARING CAMP is open for the season, don’t miss out on the first Saturday Night NY Steak BBQ, with gold panning and live music. Special price of $30.00 per person, make your reservations soon and come and listen to Lovin' Country, have a GREAT dinner, and find some gold! Any questions or to make reservation please give us a call. 209-296-4100

QUALITY OF LIFE SEMINARS: Interim Healthcare of Jackson would like to personally invite you to attend one or all of the informative seminars in our Springtime Quality of Life seminar series, starting on May 1, 2014. All seminars will take place at our Interim Healthcare office, located at 11992 State Highway 88, Suite 2046, Jackson. Please call Jasmine/Melissa @ 209-223-9111 to RSVP or email us

AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY PRESENTS an evening with Historians JoAnn Levy, Carolyn Fregulia and Jim Norris on Thursday, May 22, 2014  5:30 pm, Amador County Library  530 Sutter St. Jackson. Come explore our local history with our distinguished panel of historians. This is a rare opportunity to have all three together.  They will give a little background as to what they have researched, written and discovered, then they will be open for discussion and answering your questions.Jim is a member of the Amador Historical Society.  Along with his wife Lynne, their publishing company published over sixty books and pamphlets  on the history of the Central California Coast. JoAnn is an author of books that focus on the roles women played during the California Gold Rush. Carolyn is an author of books on the Italian Pioneers in gold country, logging in gold country and the Volcano Cemetery and the early history of these people. For more information, call 209-223-6400

The Jackson Lions Club announces the finalists in the Rodeo Queen Competition to be held May 24 at Howard Park in Ione:
• Camille Sobon
• Nalani Pacheco
• Julianne Nevin
• Rachelle Snitchler
• Rielly May
The horsemanship competition will last from 10 am until noon, and a dinner at Evalyn Bishop Hall at 5 pm will feature the young women's interviews and speeches, with one young woman named the queen and the runners up as her court. Both events are open to the public. Tickets for the dinner are $20 and can be purchased from any of the contestants.
The Inaugural Jackson Lions PRCA Rodeo will be held Sept. 13 and 14 at the Amador County Fairgrounds located at 18621 Sherwood Street in Plymouth, Calif. For more information, visit or call (209) 223 4040. Find them on Facebook at

12th ANNUAL “TRASH TO TREASURES” - The 12th Annual Trash To Treasures event, Sutter Creek’s largest street fair, will be held on Saturday May 24th from 8am till close. What they say is true…one gal’s trash is another gal’s treasure. Vendors from all over will be selling everything, new and old, with a host of antiques, collectibles and wonderful junk! Live music, provided by Wicked Sisters, will fill the air as you meander through the booths. There will be so much to see and buy, it can fill your whole day, but don’t forget to wander down historic Main Street and visit all the wonderful and unique shops there also. Many stores will have marked down merchandise outside for you to find even more bargains. Top your day off with wine tasting at the family owned tasting rooms on Main Street, and then dinner at one of our fine restaurants. With beautiful Sutter Creek as the magical backdrop, your day of treasure hunting will be a day to remember. Sponsored by the Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association. For more information visit or call (209) 267-1344 or (209) 267- 5505

CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION – Sun May 25 at 10AM at the Jackson Senior Center229 New York Ranch Road. Cost: $55. For more information, contact Jason Zysman, 209-304-0158.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI AMADOR) - The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, May 27th 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.

LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS - The next gathering of AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will be Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Baiocchi Tasting Room, 82 Main Street, Sutter Creek.  Our topic of conversation will be “What does it mean to be a strong woman?” Please join AAUW members, friends and interested women for a lively conversation over no-host drinks.  AAUW’s advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  Visit: or phone 209-296-0940 for more information.

FREE YOGA EVENT COMES TO JACKSON - On May 31, local yoga enthusiasts will present a FREE opportunity for all ages to try a gentle yoga session, outdoors in Detert Park.  All levels are welcome, even if you’ve never done yoga before.  No pre-registration is required – check in starting at 9:30am. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat if you have one. If not, bring a large towel or two. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  For more info or questions, call 257-1208.

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.


JUNE+ 2014

AMADOR FARMERS MARKETS OPEN JUNE 1 - The first Farmers Market opens on June 1st in Jackson in Mel's parking lot, then June 4th in Pine Grove park, then June 7th in Sutter Creek Eureka St. parking lot. This will be the 20th anniversary for the markets, providing locally grown and produced fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, olive oil, handmade clothing, crafts, soaps and lotions.
Friends of thr Library will be selling books, Master Gardners will have their annual Tomato Tasting event, salsa and shortbread competitions will resume. Children's painting classes will return to the Sutter Creek market.

The market schedules are: Jackson, Sundays, 9:00am-12:30; Pine Grove, Wednesdays, 3:00-6;00pm, Sutter Creek, Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00. Plymouth, August and September only, 4:00-7:00pm, downtown park.

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: CONTROLLING WEEDS IN THE LANDSCAPE - Amador County Farm Advisor and well known weed expert, Scott Oneto, UCCE, will present “Controlling Weeds in the Landscape” on Saturday, June 14. Please bring with you a fresh sample of any weeds (in a flowering state if possible) you may have questions about. This free class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road Jackson/Martell. If you have any questions call the Master Gardeners from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 223-6838 or e-mail We have not held this class for several years so this is your chance to talk with the expert. (We will not be selling plants at this meeting.)

THE INTERFAITH FOOD BANK'S 1ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – Saturday, June 21 at Rancho Murieta’s North course. Enjoy the Country Club experience and help fight hunger in Amador County! $105 to play, $50 Tee Box Sponsorship's. Steak and Chicken dinner and much more! Additional information, please visit Please join us as we "SWING TO END HUNGER" in our community. Thank you!

4 on 4...Teams-Men women or mixed
Dates: Sundays Starting July 13th
Time: Games start at 3pm
Argonaut High School
Cost $175 Per Team. Managers Meeting: Sunday June 29th during Open Gym. Sign up through ACRA at 223-6349, ask for John!

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:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6 PM.
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 8:30 AM
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 PM
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
OVER-EATERS ANONYMOUS OF JACKSON…if you think you have a problem with food. Everyone is welcome! Every Monday and Friday, 5:30 PMSutter Amador Hospital. Oakview Conference Room, in Education Dept on 2nd Floor. Contact Liz, 295-6921.

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:
Jackson Police Activities League Summer Baseball Program: Junior Giants - Registration night is Tues May 27 -

SUMMER DANCE CAMP for Star Dancer Starts in June. Don't miss the dance camp event this Summer for your child.  Ages 5 to 18! Starts Tuesday June 17. Call 209-267-9067 for details or questions.

REC’ING CREW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM!  Jackson &  Plymouth After School program…100% FREE! Open to 6th 7th and 8th graders.
Lodgehill in Plymouth, 2pm to 5pm…Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
The HUB in Jackson, 2pm to 5pm: *NEW* (Monday – Thursday)
Closed on School Holidays. Waivers must be completed and signed by a parent.
Help with homework…Arts and Crafts,  Sports, Tie Dye, Engineering Projects, Field trips, Challenge of the month…and much more. Closed on School Holidays. Waivers must be completed and signed by a parent. Hope to see you there!

AMADOR CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP -  This is a 4-week Theatre Workshop for girls and boys ages 7-12 with lots of energy and creativity.  Last Year’s workshop was a complete success. The workshop will begin with improvisational games, stage direction & stage presence while building confidence through a theatre team.  The team will learn all aspects of theatre production ending with 2 live performances.  Teaching children respect for others, building self-esteem and reinforcing teamwork to achieve a common goal through performance and fun.
Marty Brifman will be the returning Director with over 30 yrs. of experience.
·      June 16th 2014 through July 9th,2014
·      Performance dates July 12th and July 13th
·      9am to 12pm Monday through Wednesday
·      Cost: $150
·      Register now through ACRA  223-6349 or email:

Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Interim Health Care "Quality of Life" Seminars - May-June 2014 -
"Covered CA" Enrollment Assistance Information Webinar - Thurs May 22 -

LANGUAGEMEISTER - Translations and private tutoring in French, German and Spanish
Genealogy research for clients searching for German ancestors. Member: Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS). Contact information: Elke Duffy 209-296-5302, Email:

ARE YOU A LOCAL ARTIST? Join the Amador County Artists Association, to share, network, and support local artists. The ACAA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Amador Senior Center. Our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! For more information, visit: AmadorArtists.orgFor more information, visit:

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

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.

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
Amador Music Hub: Amador's Local Music Scene -
Amador Vintner's Association -
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Main Street Theater Works -
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater -
Volcano Theater Company -
Sophia's Well of Wisdom - May 2014 -
Amador County Artists Association Student Art Show held on May 7 - 30 -
Ticket Pre-Sales for the Amador County Fair now available -
Call To Artists for ACAA's September Open Studios - Deadline is June 1 -
Softball Tournament & Family Jubilee - June 20-22 -
Jackson Lions hosts Inaugural Amador PRCA Rodeo in September -
Amador Home & Lifestyle Show Vendor Booths Available NOW! -


Sat May 31 - The MoFo Party Band - High energy blues
For information and tickets, visit:

VOLCANO THEATRE: “BABY WITH THE BATHWATER” – Performances through May 17 at the Cobblestone Theater in Volcano. Fri & Sat performances. Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8pm. Seating limited to 50. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for seniors. Available at Hein & Co. Bookstore, 2014 Main StreetJackson. Tickets also available at the door, first come, first served. For more information, visit:

A Divine Affair – Sat May 31
Global Knockout – Sat June 14
For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit:

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JOB SEEKERS! Search the Mother Lode Job Connection,
Variety of Positions Open at Lockwood Fire Protection District -
SPONSORS NEEDED - Each year the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) hosts a studio tour to showcase the richness and variety of artistic talent in Amador County.  Another goal of the tour is to raise money for scholarships, the student art show and other art related projects.  Because the tour is free to the public, ACAA generates funds through artist fees and a raffle of works submitted by participating artists.  To defray printing and other costs, the ACAA is looking for business or organization to help sponsor the event.  Anyone interested in doing so or obtaining additional information is invited to contact Fundraising Chair Janet Piccola at 209-304-6795 or

HAVING A YARD SALE? 'Tis the season! Email with your yard/garage sale announcement; include the day, date, time, location/address, contact information (optional). List a few items, if you'd like! If you're on Facebook, feel free to post your yard sale announcement on our Facebook Wall at:

Have a pup or dog who needs some good manners or other help?
Receive a FREE private dog training lesson with the purchase of 2 private lessons for $98.
Can cover:
  • Puppy Training Issues
  • Polite Sit to Meet and Greet
  • Walking Well on Leash
  • Wait and/or Stay
  • Preparing for Therapy Dog Visits
  • Building a Scared Dog's Confidence
We can meet in Amador or El Dorado Counties. PLUS AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL OFFER until June 16th: RECEIVE 20% off all gifts and dog training supplies - treats, leashes, treat pouches & toys. SKYPE SHOPPING is also available at Our Furry Friends Gift Shoppe and Training Supplies. Pick up is available in Pine Grove and Diamond Springs.  (Please mention this ad.)
Call 530-622-7877 or 209-296-4364 with questions. WWW.DOG-B-GOOD.COM

TEAM FITNESS: 2 FREE EXTRA SESSIONS! Have you been wanting to improve your balance, flexibility, stamina and strength? Perhaps you need extra guidance, support and someone to help motivate you?
For only $79, you will receive 5 personal fitness training appointments (2 of these are FREE!!) Meet with Cherie Maitland, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Yoga Instructor, who understands the challenges of getting in shape and some of the issues that come along with aging.
She will help you figure out what to do, how to do it . . . and how to stay motivated!
With the 2 FREE EXTRA SESSIONS, cost ends up being less than $16 per session.
Call soon to get started even if you haven't been active for a long while. 209-296-2348.
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)

Alaska - Seattle - Glacier Bay: June 14th - 21st
Exploring the Alpine Countries - Sept 25th-Oct 2nd
Romantic Blue Danube - Europe Group Cruise: October 18th-25th
Christmas Time Cruise Christmas Markets Cruise - Budapest, Nuremberg: Nov 29th - Dec 6th
Exploring the Alpine Countries - Sept 25th-Oct 2nd
Pre-Cruise Madrid & Barcelona Cruisetour - October 10th -27th
Call 296-2700 or email

JOB OPPORTUNITY: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-1:00pm. Pay: $14.25 per hour. Trinity Episcopal Church. Oversee the church office and assist with the administration of clerical work, welcoming, and other assigned duties. Will work for the rector. Candidates will be interviewed in June and asked to begin this position sometime toward the end of June. A background check will be required.  If you are interested, please fill out and send the provided application (provided at the link below), along with an updated resume to or mail to Trinity Episcopal Church, 430 State Hwy. 49, Sutter Creek, CA  95685.

AMADOR COUNTY RECREATION AGENCY (ACRA) is seeking donations of lightly used toys, games, sports equipment, vending machines, fooze-ball-table, and arcade games for the summer youth programs! Help us spread the word to fill the HUB! Thank You! Contact 223-6349, ask for Desirae.

CERTIFIED SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS NEEDED for this summer at the Plymouth and Ione pools. Must be C.P.R./First Aid and Lifeguard certified! Please contact Desirae at 223-6349 or email

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Playgroup Coordinator. Part-time substitute position for playgroup in AmadorCounty.  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:  Open Until Filled   Equal Opportunity Employer

NEW “AMADOR RIDES” VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS - Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience that provides a meaningful service to your neighbors in Amador County? Then consider volunteering for the new Amador Rides Volunteer Driver Program. 
The program is designed to help Amador County residents who have no other means of transportation get to healthcare appointments. Amador Rides is a collaborative program of the Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), plus other local service providers, with Amador Transit Mobility Management spearheading the program.
Persons interested in volunteering should contact Amador Transit Mobility Manager, Robin Valencia, at 267-8142 or by emailing Volunteer applications may also be downloaded from the Amador Transit website 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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