Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

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CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
YOUTUBE: Fiddletown -
NEWSLETTER: Trinity Tidings - June 2014
Gwen Clayton: A Soldier's Wife Weighs In on Bergdahl
Agency Recognizes Winners of 2014 Recycler Ricky Award -
6th grader presents a U.S. Flag gifted to Sutter Creek Elementary School from the U.S. Army -,
Marie Martz-Mort and Ann Raglund Featured at Gallery 10 in June -
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM
Amador County Board of Supervisors - Tues June 10
Amador County Planning Commission - Tues June 10
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
Upcountry Community Council - Mon June 9
FATHER'S DAY - June 15, 2014 - Shop local for Dad!
Andis Wines: It's Time for a Luau Party! June 2014 Events -
Amador Home & Lifestyle Show - June 14 & 15 -

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?

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”
Monday, June 16th or any time after you can visit your library to pick up the Summer Reading Log & begin earning your Paws – Read five books, attend a library event, participate in a library activity and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!
Wednesday, June 18 at 11:00 am and every Wednesday thereafter during the program, begin Teen Craft Day.  Make fun crafts with Tapeffiti Headbands and Bracelets.
Thursday, June 19 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am is “Paws to Read”.  Sign up to read to dogs Allie or Joaquin. Register in advance for 15 minute sessions.
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.

Jeannette Hayes
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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:

OUR LADY OF THE PINES ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE – June 6-7-8, The annual Our Lady of the Pines Rummage Sale is coming! Friday-Sunday, June 6-9 at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church on Tiger Creek Road in Pioneer. Be sure to come to the sale, where you can find something you can’t resist! Proceeds from the sale benefit the maintenance and charitable causes of Our Lady of the Pines and St. Bernard Church in Volcano. Sale Hours: Friday-Saturday 9Am-4Pm; Sunday 10:45 AM to 2 PM.

HORSE OWNERS WORKSHOP - Sun June 8 at 5PM at The Feed Barn, 11261 Prospect Drive, Jackson. Speakers: Dr. Karly DeLano and Angela Cramer. Subjects include: Body Scoring and how to use it to improve your horse’s health; new Purina products for your horse’s individual needs; what to do before the vet arrives; staying ahead of current health issues - acupuncture and disease prevention - West Nile, Pigeon Fever. Refreshments! Free Raffle! Great information! Call to reserve your space, 223-2809

AMADOR DEMOCRATS PRESENT: “EVERYTHING IS A PRESENT” - Sat June 7 at 1PM at the Amador Democrats Headquarters at 829 Hwy 49/88, Jackson, CA across from Poor Man's Bronze.
How many people remain in good shape, both mentally and physically, at the age of 106?  The answer, of course, if very few.  Alice Sommer Herz is among those exceptional few. And how many have the gift of forgiveness?  And how many are free of hatred?  Gigi Sommer has both of those qualities. She was imprisoned, with her six-year-old son, in the Theresienstadt concentration camp and saw unspeakable atrocities.
She lost her mother and husband in Nazi death camps but she does not hate her persecutors.  This is not because they are anything other than monstrous criminals but because she has the wisdom to know that all hatred hurts the soul of the hater, not the hated and Gigi Sommer's inspiring soul is among the things which she has kept intact and unblemished through her hundred and six years. She was a pianist of distinction, played more that 100 concerts in the Theresienstadt camp and is in no doubt that music saved both her sanity and her life and the lives of many others in those unimaginable circumstances.
Please join us for this inspirational film on Saturday. Refreshments will be served.
Steve Christensen
President, Democratic Club of Amador County

IONE MARLINS SWIM TEAM - Practice starts Monday, June 9
13-18 years:  8:00 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
9-12 years:  8::45 a.m. --9:30 a.m.
8 years and under:  9:30 a.m.--10:00 a.m.
Cost is $50 per swimmer. Located at the Ione Pool at Ione Jr. High
Ione Marlins Swim Team is a fun summer recreational swim league. Sign-up forms are available at Kristi Roots Insurance or at the Ione Marlins website  Sign-up forms will also be available on the first day of practice at the Ione Pool.

ACRA BINGO - New location! Now at the American Legion Hall. June Dates: Tuesdays June 10 and 17. Same Time: 6:15  Early Bird Bingo, 6:30 Regular BINGO Buy in $10 for $10 games – 6 top. Black out is up to $200! Beer, Wine, and Sodas are available for purchase. No food is being served. Feel free to bring your own dinner. Many Raffle Prizes! We have Pull Tabs…another chance to win! Complimentary Desserts and Coffee! Proceeds go to support Amador County Recreation Agency. Call ACRA at 223-6349 for more information.

MAIN STREET THEATER WORKS LUNCHEON - Tues June 10 from 11:30-1PM. Join us for a luncheon at The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre as we share secrets about MSTW’s 2014 Summer Season, show off the many improvements to our amphitheatre venue, and give out gifts to our spectacularly supportive business community. (Meet in the Kennedy Mine Amphitheater parking lot on N. Main Street in Jackson at 11:30, and we’ll escort you in.). Please RSVP by May 29th to  or 209.295.4499.

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.)

SUTTER CREEK’S 3RD ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE - Saturday, June 14, 2014  5pm – 8pm. Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Father Daughter Dance in Sutter Creek. On June 14th, the night before Father’s Day, from 5pm to 8pm, the Sutter Creek Auditorium at 18 Main Street, will transform into a magical room filled with twinkling lights, giant “lollipop” decorations, and balloons. Tickets include: dinner buffett, desert buffett, a complimentary photo, and there will be a DJ spinning all the favorite kids tunes for dancing. Tickets are $30 for 2 and $10 for each additional child. Purchase your tickets in Sutter Creek at: Bella’s Corner, 65 Main Street - Open Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 - 5:00, Tommorrow’s Heirlooms, 49 Main Street-Open Daily: 10-5, or the Sutter Creek Visitor Center, 71A Main Street- Hours Vary. Sponsored by: Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association. More info at (209) 267-8048.

SUMMER SOCIAL GROUP FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM - A 6-week program meeting once weekly! Beginning the week of June 16th. Local recreational and social activities, trained staff.
2 groups: Ages 4-7 years and Ages 8-12 years. Provided at no cost to parents! Space is limited; deadline June 11th! If interested in an application and information, contact Marie Elliott 209-419-2253 email: or visit the website

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

AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) MEETING -  Amador Flyfishers (AFF) welcomes guest speaker Thomas (Tj) Ferreira of Tenkara USA Flyrods on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson.  Tenkara is one of the oldest (and now latest) flyfishing crazes: this traditional Japanese method of flyfishing is ideal for fly-fishing mountain streams, using a rod with an attached/fixed line (no reel!) and a non-weighted fly.  Starting at 6:00pm, Tj will demonstrate how to tie Tenkara flies.  Our general meeting will begin at 7:00pm, followed by Tj's discussion of the culture of Tenkara flyfishing and a hands-on use of Tenkara rods.  AFF meets the third Tuesday of each month to socialize with other flyfishers and to support fishery conservation issues.  Visitors welcome - drop in and check us out!( Contact: Ron Calvert,

LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS - The next gathering of AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m., on the rear patio of Imperial Hotel, Amador City.  Our topic of conversation will be “The Media Gender Gap and Thoughts on Resiliency.” Please join AAUW members, friends and interested women for a lively conversation over no-host drinks.  Libations & Conversations will not meet in July, but will begin meeting again in August.  AAUW’s advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  For more information about AAUW Amador, or phone 209-296-0940.

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.

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

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

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

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
Chamber Mixer at the Volcano Amphitheater - Wed June 11 -

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
Workshop: Balancing Fire Hazard Reduction and Sensitive Resources in Suburban Forests and Open Space - June 27 -
Save 15% on Classes & Workouts at Team Fitness -
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 Casino Events 2013
Main Street Theater Works -
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater -
Volcano Theater Company -
Ticket Pre-Sales for the Amador County Fair now available -
Amador Home & Lifestyle Show - June 14 & 15 -
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 -


AMADOR'S VERY OWN "AMADOR CHORALIERS" perform at The Sacramento Choral Festival at the Harris Center for the Performing Arts at Folsom Lake College, June 13 - 15, 2014. Tickets are on sale now through Harris Center, or by phone (916) 608-6888. Ticket Prices:  Stage One: $25.00 & $35.00;  Stage Three: $25.00.

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

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

Global Knockout – Sat June 14
For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit:

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

Classified Ads:

JOB SEEKERS! Search the Mother Lode Job Connection,
Variety of Positions Open at Lockwood Fire Protection District -
RFP: Contract Services for Operation of a System Improvement Plan (SIP) -
RFP: 14-12 Contract Services for Outreach and Engagement Opening - Deadline is Thurs June 5 -
PROGRESSIVE MEN’S ORGANIZATION is forming in order to bring together men who desire to know more about important issues facing Amador County, the State, and the National scene. If you would like to be a part of the formation of this group, please contact Jerry Scott – or call 296-1775

SUTTER CREEK GALLERY is looking for one or two additional artists for its cooperative located at 35 Main Street.  Interested artists should contact Laura Carpender at 209-256-0541 for details

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 businesses or organizations 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

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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