Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Updates have been made in all our departments...thanks for reading, Amador County!
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CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
Derby tickets still available at Amador County Fair -
NEWSLETTER: Mother Lode Harvest
Amador County Transportation Commission - Thurs June 29
SPECIAL MEETING: Board of Supervisors - Fri June 20
Technical Advisory Committee - Mon June 23
Board of Supervisors - Tues June 24
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed June 25


AMADOR COUNTY 160 YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Sat June 21 from 11-2pm at the Amador County Museum Grounds, 225, Church St. in Jackson. Featured speaker is Frank Tortorich, Jr. Free mine model tours, steak sandwich lunch. Cost is $15 per person, or $10 with an Amador County Historical Society membership sign-up. For more information, visit:

BACK PACK 2 SCHOOL APPLICATIONS due June 30 (no exceptions). Contact Ruthella Turner, Resource Center Coordinator, Upcountry Community Center, 209-296-2785.
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JUNE 2014

AMADOR FARMERS MARKETS - 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. Visit:

HUGE YARD SALE ON SATURDAY! COLUMBIA INST. #72 YLI is having a huge yard sale at St. Patrick Parish Hall in Jackson, Ca. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Lots of good stuff to buy. ONE DAY ONLY! Come shopping!

AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM begins Monday June 16th and runs through to Saturday July 19th this year’s theme is “Paws to Read”
Saturday June 21st from 11 am to 1 pm come join in the fun of the Summer Reading Kick Off!  There will be Face Painting, Parade of Dogs, Ice Cream Truck, and other fun activities.
For more information come by the Amador County Library at 530 Sutter St. Jackson or call 209-223-6400.  (We are between Detert Park and True Value Hardware.

PLEASE JOIN THE AMADOR COUNTY DACHSHUNDS on Saturday, June 21 at 10:45 am at the Jackson Library (by Detert Park). The Library will be kicking off its Summer Reading for Children. Please bring "all" your little Doxies with you!

AMADOR STARS “CAMP OUT FOR CANCER” FUNDRAISER YARD SALE - On Friday, June 20 from 8 am-6 pm and Saturday, June 21 from 8 am-noon, located at Pine Grove Park on Highway 88. Most everything will be $1 and all of the proceeds go to our local Campout for Cancer at the end of summer.

Sat June 21: Rhythm Riders - Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline tribute
Sat June 28: Jazz Gitan - gypsy swing, the music of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
John D'Ercole - Classical bass guitar
Fri July 11: John D'Ercole - Classical bass guitar
Sat July 12:  William Florian, former member of The New Christy Minstrels presents "Those Were The Days"
For more info and tickets, visit:

ARTIST RECEPTION: INDIGO CARLTON “INNER VOICES” - Fri June 20 from 2-6PM, 7869 Whisky Slide Road, Mountain Ranch. Meet the artist and her lastest works!

FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE DRIVE DRIVE THROUGH DROP OFF FUNDRAISER to help the Upcountry Community Center and Save the Environment!
What: Free Electronic Waste Drop off Fundraiser, Participants won’t even have to get out of their car. Pop the trunk or open the door and we will unload for you!
Why: To help support important community programs and services such as: ~ Angel Tree & Back-Pack 2 School Projects ~ Play Groups ~ STAR Readers Tutoring ~ After School Activities ~ Wellness workshops ~ Support Groups ~ Food Distribution ~ Internet & Computer Access ~ Family Advocate Services ~
Where: 19386 Hwy 88, Pine Grove, CA 95665, behind the Pine Grove Market
When: Saturday, June 21st, 9AM to 1PM
Cost: Free Drive through Drop off
Information:  For more information, call (209) 296-2785
Sponsored by CEAR, INC , California Electronic Asset Recovery a California state approved electronic waste collector and recycler.
We will accept: monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, CD’s, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, microwaves, small household appliances such as toasters, mixers & blenders, vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed
We cannot accept: Large Household Appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.)Furniture, Hazardous Household Waste including batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, water heaters, tires etc.  
For optimal security, CEAR INC shreds all computer hard drives. The secure facility is monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras.

THE INTERFAITH FOOD BANK'S 1ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - Sat June 21. Please join us as we "SWING TO END HUNGER" in our community! Play 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. For more information, visit For registration forms, email Thank you!

OPERATION CARE’S “SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION” - Sat June 21 from 6-10PM at Sierra Ridge Winery in Sutter Creek. Join us for our Summer Solstice Celebration and Fundraiser! Enjoy live music, food, no host bar and great raffle prizes! Proceeds will benefit Operation Care’s Fresh Start Program which provides financial assistance to help survivors of domestic violence transition from our safehouse into their own safe, violence-free housing.  Tickets are $75 per person, for more information call Operation Care at 223-2897 or visit the web site at

18th ANNUAL DAYLILY DAYS AT AMADOR FLOWER FARM - June 21-22. A weekend of bloomin’ fun is planned for Amador Flower Farm’s 18th annual Daylily Days celebration as more than a million daylilies burst into bloom!  Free tram ride tours of the farm, hourly gardening demonstrations, informational booths, and idea gardens full of unique perennials will delight visitors.
Taste the gourmet dips, salsas, dressings and fruit butters made especially for the flower farm! Gardening demonstrations about daylilies, deer resistant plants and creating a water-wise succulent garden or your own patio herb garden will help curious gardeners.
Food will be available for sale or folks are welcome to pack a picnic.
The 14 acre farm is alive with color at this time of the year as the daylilies explode in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, purple and more.  Stroll the garden paths, find inspiration for your own garden, relax under the oaks, and join in celebrating the Daylily! Visit:

SPEAKEAZY JAZZ ORCHESTRA - Sun June 22 at 2pm at the Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Rd, Jackson. Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a 10-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”, “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, “Tea for Two”, and “September in the Rain”.
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. The band appeared in May at Hovey Winery in Murphys for a special wine release event and most recently performed for the City of Carmichael to kick off the start of the City’s summer music series concerts.
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 June 22nd 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 for more information.

FOOTHILL CONSERVANCY ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER - The Foothill Conservancy’s annual fundraising dinner will be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek on Sunday, June 22, 4-7 pm. Tickets are $35 adults, $10 children under 12. See for information, call 209-267-5506, or

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, June 24th in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Karen Dickerson from the Amador County Community College Foundation. The subject of her talk will be the Human Services Certificate Program that the Foundation offers and the scholarships that are available this for Program from by the Behavioral Health Department. 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.

JULY+ 2014

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!

AMADOR COUNTY FAIR - July 24-27, 2014. Get pre-tickets today!

11th ANNUAL FIVE EZ PIECES GOLF TOURNAMENT - Friday, August 1 at Rancho Murieta Country Club.
11:00 am Check-in/Registration and special contests (cash, check or credit card)
1:00 pm Shotgun Start, dinner to follow (6:30 pm approx.)
Participation fee of $100 per player, includes: 18 hole golf tournament includes cart, goodie bag, refreshments, club valet, use of locker room and showers, unlimited range balls. BBQ Dinner following tournament play; additional dinners available —reservation required!
Various prizes for accomplishments and special sponsored contests. Shoot a Hole-in-One on Hole #TBD and WIN A GRAND PRIZE! Presenting Sponsor Coldwell Banker Award Realtors. Benefiting Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation and Amador STARS.
For an entry form, email, then return email, or fax entry form to 888-855-8107, or drop off/mail to 836 N. Hwy 49/88, Jackson, Ca 95642. For more information please contact David Carlson (209) 223-2276 or Karen Griffin (209) 639-8170

SAVE THE DATE: DOWNHILL EXTRAVAGANZA - Saturday, September 13th in Amador City. If you would like to sponsor this event, email for more information.
What is the Downhill Extravaganza? Watch!

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:

TRI-AMADOR LAKE CAMANCHE TRIATHLON - Sprint and Olympic! Sunday, Sept 28. Swim the Waters of Lake Camanche, bike a loop through the beautiful hills of Buena Vista, and Run an out-and-back on the lake-view China Gulch Trail.  Awards presented to top finishers and age groups. All participants will receive a t-shirt & swim cap. Shirts guaranteed for registrations prior to Sept. 6
Sprint Individual - $70
Sprint Relay: $95
Olympic Individual-$85
Olympic Relay -$125
Race starts at 7:30 am. Check in begins at 6:30AM. Register online at, or Amador County Recreation Agency at 209-223-6349

CHILI COOK-OFF DATE CHANGE - The Chili Cook-Off &Car Show has moved to October 12th…the second Sunday of October. Applications are on the web site at: We came to this decision because of the extreme heat in September and also the competition of two other events that weekend. We hope to see you all there!
Lisa Klosowski
Director: Sutter Creek Visitor Center
(209) 267-1344
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
Amador County Commission On Aging - Wed June 18 -
Amador Fire Safe Council Board of Directors Meeting - Wed June 18 -
CITY OF SUTTER CREEK: The Second Reading of the Outdoor Dining Ordinance has been pushed out to July 7th.  I had previously indicated that it would be on June 16th, but it was pushed out.  
Amy  Gedney
City Manager
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-267-5647 ext. 284

CANCELLED: The Amador LAFCO meeting for Thurs June 19 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held Thurs July 17. For more information, visit:

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:
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Cottage Food Operations Workshop Series - June 12 & 16 in Jackson
Covered California: Enrollment Assistance Information Webinar - Wed June 25 -
Workshop: Balancing Fire Hazard Reduction and Sensitive Resources in Suburban Forests and Open Space - June 27 -
Save 15% on Classes & Workouts at Team Fitness -
There’s still time to enroll in Environment and Sustainability courses at UC Davis
Team Fitness offers "Reluctant Exerciser Program" -
Van Jones and Terry Tempest Williams to keynote Peak Innovation Conference in Tahoe City
Mother Lode Veterans' Benefits Orientation - Tues Aug 12 -
AMADOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) TRAINING CLASS STARTS IN JULY - CASA uses trained volunteers to work with children who are involved with the local Dependency Court. The children are members of a family in which they have become abused or neglected. The CASA volunteer works with the child to make sure that the child is receiving all the services and support necessary to help them overcome any deficits and to achieve success as they grow and mature. The volunteer provides information to the Court which in turn allows the Court to make sure the family is able to minimize the possibility of any similar situations in the future.
The CASA program is having a training class starting in July and welcomes anyone who has an interest in helping a child achieve their full potential. The only requirement is time to spend with the child and a good heart. For an application and/or more information please contact John Stettler at 223-1485 x264 or email at Right now there is a critical need for volunteers and children are waiting for someone who cares. It is a fulfilling experience you will never regret, or as we say “Working with children is a life changing experience”
John Stettler
CASA Program Coordinator
209-223-1485 ext. 264

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.

THE CHILDREN’S STUDIO Summer Program 2014. Our Summer Program offers art workshops for youngsters aged 6 through 12. Each workshop meets three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, for two hours per day, 1 to 3 pm.  Class size is limited to 8 students.  Reservations and deposit required.  $40 per workshop, all materials provided.
This summer we are also offering fabric arts on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30 to 12:30 am for children and adults on a continuing bases, that is, reserve as many times as you wish.  Group size limited to 6. We’ll start with hand stitching and graduate into machine sewing.  $15 per morning, initial materials provided, larger project materials must be purchased.  Ages 6 and up.
Painting classes offered on Thursday mornings, 10:30 to 12:30 am on a continuing basis, $15 per day, all materials provided.  Group size limited to 6.Ages 6 and up. Reserve as many times as you wish.
Schedule of Art Workshops, Fabric Arts and Painting  The Children’s Studio is located at 291 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, CA .  Pamela Sharp, PhD, Director and Teacher. Contact 209-245-3910  or email
June 17, 18, 19 - Printmaking, Small Books, T-shirts (monoprints, block prints)
June 24, 25, 26 - Perspective Drawing (pencil, ink and watercolor)
July 8, 9, 10 - Automatrons - Simple Robots (construction, gears, etc. Based on an idea from the Exploratorium, San Francisco)
July 15,16,17 - Sculpture in plaster, wood and found materials
July 22, 23, 24 - Clay, hand building
July 29, 30, 31 - Forts and hide-outs from large boxes
June 17, 18, 24, 25, July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 29, 30. - Fabric - stitchery and sewing
June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31 - Painting -Media and topic as group chooses

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:

For kids ages 7-13 years of age, is an all day camp including games crafts, exploring, building and swimming! The Cost of the Day Camp is $125 per week. The camp will run Monday – Friday (9-5pm)
Each Camper should bring a bag lunch, personal sun screen, swim suit and towel. The fee provides each camper with a t-shirt, water, pool entry and a daily snack, plus opportunity to explore new things, meet new friends, learn new games, and find new confidence in a positive environment.
Minimum of 10 campers are needed for each session.
Special Guests:
Ceramics with Pam Sharp
Circus Arts
Storytelling Through Dance (July 3rd-July 24th)
Drumming for kids (June 3rd – July 24th)
Operation Care Presentation (June 19th – July 31st)
Sign up early! Call Anthony at 223-6349 or email Anthony at
Camp Dates:
June 16th- June 20th
June 23rd-June 27th
June 30 –July 4th
July 7th – July 11th
July 14th- July18th
July 21st –July 25th
July 28th – August 1st

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 Rancheria Casino Resort - Events 2014
Main Street Theater Works -
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater -
Volcano Theater Company -
Amador Vintners: Savor an Amador Summer! -
Ticket Pre-Sales for the Amador County Fair now available -
Regal Summer Movie Express - $1 Admission to G or PG films on Tues and Weds -
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Foothill Conservancy - Annual fundraising dinner is Sunday, June 22 -
Main Street Theater Works opens its 2014 season with Moliere’s “Tartuffe” - Mardi Gras-style - June 20 thru July 19 -
Gallery 10's Featured Artists for June: Marie Martz-Mort and Anne Ragland -
Contemporary Christian artist Chris August performs on June 22 at Grace Fellowship in Jackson -
Barbera Festival at Cooper Ranch - Get 10% off accommodations at the National Hotel -


CHILI COOK-OFF DATE CHANGE - Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know that the Chili Cook-Off &Car Show has moved to October 12th…the second Sunday of October. Applications are on the web site at: We came to this decision because of the extreme heat in September and also the competition of two other events that weekend. We hope to see you all there!
Lisa Klosowski
Director: Sutter Creek Visitor Center
(209) 267-1344

SWIMMING POOLS Open for the Summer!
Ione Pool is now open. Plymouth Pool Opening Day: May 31st.
Both Pools open WEEKENDS only until June 8th. Beginning June 9th, both pools will be open daily, hours are from 1-7pm.
17 and under=$2
Adults 18-54=$2.50
Seniors (55+)=$2
*Individual Season Pass $45 resident, $55/non
*Family Season Pass $125 resident, $135/non
*Lap Swim Season Pass $45/resident, $55/non
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FOR SALE: GLASS DISPLAY CASES. The Music Box Company in Sutter Creek just remodeled and has glass display cases for sale.
2 horizontal mirror and glass display cases $50 each. Mirrored bases and doors make your merchandise look spectacular. Each has storage underneath. Measurements are 5'7" long x 38" high x 22" deep, with the counter top being 16" deep. Due to the mirrors, it was very difficult to get a good photo.
Call 267-2237 or come by 64 Main Street, Sutter Creek to see them.
We also have a very large vertical commercial display case for sale. $100.
Mark and Lisa Klosowski
The Music Box Company


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