Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day

Amador Community News thanks ALL of our Veterans with the utmost respect and honor for their service to our country. Hoorah!

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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
GUEST COMMENTARY: "Separation of Church and State: Upholding marriage between one man and one woman" - by Philip Young
NEWSLETTER: Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Nov 2014
YOUTUBE: Flash Mob for Johnny Vinciguerra's last day of work after 40 years at Safeway, Jackson.
International Organization "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" seeks volunteer photographers
ITV College Classes offered in Spring 2015
It's not too late to be included in Plaid Friday promotions...for FREE!
- Free Dental Services for Veterans on Nov 11
- Veteran's Day Parade - Tues Nov 11
- "Preventing Suicide" workshops presented at different locations in Amador County - Nov 10, 12 & 13
- ACRA Board Meeting - Wed Nov 12
- Chamber Mixer - Wed Nov 12
- Watercolor demonstration by Jeannie Vodden featured at ACAA’s November’s meeting - Wed Nov 12
- Amador Water Agency Board Meeting - Thurs Nov 13
- Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Nov 13
AAUW Tech Trek Scholars and Local STEM Happenings - Thurs Nov 13
- Thrivent Chapter Presents “Gratitude” Checks to Local Organizations - Sat Nov 15
ACCF Presents: "A Night in Paris" - Sat Nov 15
- Sutter Creek Artist Ted Smith Featured for November at Gallery 10

“Affordable Gifts” by 14 Artists Featured in AmadorArts Gallery
FREE Mental First Aid Certification Course offered - Mon Nov 17
Sutter Creek's Christmas Open House & Los Posadas - December 5 & 6
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras: Tree of Lights - Dec 6 & 7
Crab Feed and White Wines Release Party - Sat Jan 24

See the Community Calendar and flyers/posters below for even more events and activities going on in Amador County, California!

PUBLIC NOTICE: DRAFT EIR and DRAFT General Plan is Now Available. The period for receiving comments commenced on October 31, 2014 and will end at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014.

LGBT - Let’s Discover Our Purpose Together, Peace, Understanding, Love & Life. We’ll PULL together! We will discuss issues that have shaped our past, present and future. Exploring avenues for renewed growth and peace will be an integral part of our time together. Class sponsored by Resources for Humanity, a non-profit 501c3. Those interested should contact Duke at 916-425-6393.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Save the date! Feb 7th is the next Mardi Gras Party and Cajun Cook-Off! Now is the perfect time to get your costume. They are all on sale because Halloween is over. Costumes make this event so much more fun...for you and everyone else attending. The event is a fundraiser that 100% of the proceeds go to the restoration of the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School. Your participation in this event will help that cause and you will have a ton of fun at the same time! Save the date, get your costume, and join us for a fun evening on Feb 7th!

ENTRIES FOR SUTTER CREEK’S ANNUAL “PARADE OF LIGHTS”NOW AVAILABLE - This year’s parade is slated for Saturday, December 13 at 6:30PM. Entries need to be in the staging area by 5:30PM. Entry fee: $10 for 1-3 vehicles. Entry deadline: Sat Nov 22. For complete information and entry forms, contact Toni Linde at 256-1750 cell or email: tlinde1213@gmail.com.

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November 10-17

PROSTATE CANCER INFORMATION & SUPPORT GROUP MEETING - The Amador County Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 11,  2014 starting at 6:00 pm. The location is Sutter Amador Hospital in the Oakview Conference Room on the second floor. The group was formed to support men and their families and others who wish to know more about Prostate Cancer. Meetings are open to all and include men who have recovered from Prostate Cancer as well as those recently diagnosed, and those in treatment. The types of treatments range in scope from taking a watchful waiting active surveillance approach to radiation or surgery. Periodically meetings offer guest speakers, videos and updates on research.
The meetings have information regarding nutrition and prostate cancer. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and nutrition to attend

For more information about the group and its meetings contact Jerry Trottier, 223-9133, email: trottier@volcano.net

"ARTFUL GIVING & NIFTY GIFTIES” at Little City Studio & Gallery, through Dec 22. A great collection of affordable handmade works of art for your Holiday shopping. You'll get first choice of the wonderful selection of paintings, prints, collage, quilted pieces, jewelry, scarves, hats, wearables, pottery, turned wood, photos, cards - everything that Little City has become known for: "Beautiful handmade things at very reasonable prices".
Regular hours are 10-5 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please come visit us! Little City Studio & Gallery is located in the very center of Amador City, right across from Buffalo Chips. For info, call Carol at 267-9189.

ASTRONOMY NIGHT: Amador County Library presents our second night sky discussion with Richard Rymer of the Amador Astronomical Society, Wednesday November 12, 2014 starting at 5:30 pm.
Richard will present interesting and exciting information about the night sky and current paths of comets, planets, stars, and more.
Learn what to look for in the night sky and how to view the stars, planets, galaxies and beyond!
New to viewing the night sky?  Need information about purchasing a telescope, what to look for when exploring the night sky, best places to see the sky…and more! For more information, contact the Amador County Library, 530 Sutter St.  (between True Value Hardware and Detert Park on Hwy 49), 209-223-6400.

KOLO DANCE LESSONS 1-2-3 kick! You can do it! Join choreographer Marija for Kolo Dance Lessons at St. Sava's Church Hall (upstairs) every WEDNESDAY evening from 7-8PM. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, contact Mary Zellem, 408-460-5581 or email maryzellem@gmail.com.

KARAOKE IS BACK! The Jackson Rancheria is bringing back their popular Karaoke Series every Wednesday night from November 5 to December 10. Contestants will be able to compete to win cash prizes and a chance to face off in the Karaoke Finale on December 17, 2014!
All entries will be placed in a drawing drum and the Karaoke Host will choose participants at random. Contestants will be judged on Vocal Ability, Entertainment Value and Audience Response by our panel of three judges. After all of the contestants have performed, the judges will tally the scores and the Karaoke Host will announce the winner on stage. The first place weekly winner will receive $300, the second place winner will receive $200 and the third place winner will receive $100.Weekly winners who accept the invitation to sing in the Karaoke Finale will be battling it out for their share of $6,000! The top 10 finalists will be awarded! First place winner takes home $2,000, second place wins $1,500 and third place wins $1,000!
Doors open at 6 p.m. for all events. Contestants must be registered and have their song selection turned in by 6:45 p.m. to be eligible to compete. The contests begin at 7 p.m.
All ages are welcome to attend, but only 18 years or older to participate. No host bar and food available. For more information, visit: http://www.jacksoncasino.com/entertainment/full-schedule

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: SUMMER GARDEN WRAP-UP AND PLANNING FOR SPRING - The last Amador County Master Gardener class of the year will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 9AM-12 noon. At this free class we will have a fabulous presentation on what to do in the garden at the end of the summer vegetable season, what to do to get ready for your spring garden and how to care for your tools. Please come with the questions you have after this last season and prior to the next season. Classes will resume again in January. Some plants will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to support our Amador Master Gardener Program.This class will be held at the GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson (Martell). For more information contact the Master Gardeners at 223-6838 from 10am to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu

AMADOR DEMOCRATS will be doing a public service by helping keep America beautiful.  We will be picking up trash along Highway 88 on the following dates:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
We will meet at the usual place on Highway 88 across from the Sunset Cemetery.  Start time to be determined at a later date.
In Unity,
Steve Christensen
Member, Amador County Democratic Central Committee

NAMI AMADOR(National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold its affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, November 18th in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. From 6:15 to 7:45 pm we hold confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses. December date is Tuesday the 9th with support groups from 6:15 to 7:45 PM. Please notes: these dates are changes from usual meeting schedule. For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266. from 5:00 to 6:00 PM

AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) MEETING - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00PM at the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson 95642. Amador Flyfishers (AFF) explores California's steelhead opportunities with fishing guide Mark Papazian, who will demonstrate steelhead fly-tying beginning at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00pm general meeting and Mark’s presentation on "Flyfishing the Lost Coast for Steelhead".  During the Fall and Winter months, Mark eagerly chases steelhead in California's North Coast rivers, ranging from the Trinity River north to Humboldt County.  He spends his Summers guiding in Alaska for halibut and salmon.  Amador Flyfishers convenes the third Tuesday of each month to meet popular flyfishing guest speakers, share fishing experiences, and support fishery conservation issues.  AFF meetings are free and open to visitors! (www.amadorflyfishers.org) or contact Ron Calvert, secretary@amadorflyfishers.org

JOIN THE TRINITY SINGERS AT CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS IN JACKSON! Have a Christmas song in your heart? Join the Trinity Singers on Friday, November 28 during Jackson’s annual Christmas Delights. Bring your instruments...guitar, banjos, flutes, percussion toys, etc.) and join us in the songs of the Season! We will have a rehearsal on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm (our regular rehearsal time is at 7, but you’re welcome to join us). For more information, contact Carol Harper at carol@worshipattrinity.com or Facebook message www.facebook.com/carolrharper

VETERANS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE - Mon Dec 1 from 11am to 6pm at the American Legion Hall, Sutter Hill. Please come and save a life for the holidays!

CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
Amador County Final Adopted Budget 2014-2015
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.
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
Oral History Meetings - Aug through Dec

PUBLIC NOTICE: DRAFT EIR and DRAFT General Plan is Now Available. The period for receiving comments commenced on October 31, 2014 and will end at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014.

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: acneditor@gmail.com
Classes, Workshops & Seminars:
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
GOT SPANISH? Fall classes will begin next month and Nora Coryell, M.A., is taking reservations for individuals, and small groups who want to begin learning, or improve their Spanish now. Classes are inexpensive, on all levels as well as medical Spanish on two levels, and take place in various locations, generally once a week. For further information contact smokesignals@volcano.net or call 223-3322.

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: elkeduffy@gmail.com www.languagemeister.com

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: AmadorArtists.org

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. 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 coach@jacksonteamfitness.com

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: acneditor@gmail.com
Events & Activities:
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! - AmadorMusicHub.com
Amador Vintner's Association - AmadorWine.com
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort - Events 2014
Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
Volcano Theatre Company - volcanotheatre.org

More announcements...
Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Renovation begins, seeks funding to complete tasks before Winter
No Casino In Plymouth: Support requested
Amador County Grand Jury Report 2013-2014

UPDATED PHONE NUMBERS for Upcountry Community, Ione Family Resource, & Camanche Lake Community Centers:
Upcountry Community Center
19386 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
P: (209) 296-2785
F: (209) 296-2782
Ione Family Resource Center
17 S. Buena Vista Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 274-4655
F: (209) 274-4665
Camanche Lake Community Center
4419 Camanche Pkwy N.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 763-2720
F: (209) 763-2740

DOCENTS NEEDED for Monteverde Museum. Presently, the museum is only opened two days out of each month.  When the museum is opened we usually have 20 plus visitors a day.  Local folks, visitors, in state and out of state are always happy to be able to go inside the store and experience the feeling of days gone by.  Many will say it is like stepping back in time.  Many will also say, they have been through Sutter Creek before and to their dismay the store has been closed.
  It would be beneficial for Sutter Creek if the museum would be opened more often.  Unfortunately, we have a shortage of docents.  Presently, we have only 4 active docents to open the museum. We really need people to volunteer to just have the doors open to the public. If you know of anyone who has free time to do possibly one day a month, or even a few hours one day a month, please let us know.
  Still reaching out for other ideas to encourage folks to volunteer time. If you have any ideas please forward to me at rkf48@aol.com
Rosemary Fields

AMADOR SENIOR VISITORS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Join a great group of people working in the community to help our Senior Citizens live safer, healthier lives. Please call Eileen at 223-0442 for information about how you can help!

DO YOU HAVE STACKS OF NEWSPAPERS laying around your house, waiting to be recycled? Then please bring them on down to the Busi Parking lot in Jackson behind Mel's. The Boy Scout Troops of Amador County are collecting your newspaper donations and accept on an on-going basis. The large cargo container sits at the very back of the parking lot. There should be pallets next to the dumpster, where everyone can leave their stacks. Anyone can drop off their newspapers 7 days a week, day or night. We ask that you only donate actual newspapers, no glossy advertising, magazines or books. All proceeds directly benefit the various Troops in Amador County. It's a Win-Win for everyone, Scouts, you and the environment! For more information, contact Jenny Fritz at artsychickenfarm@gmail.com
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