Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18. 2014

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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
EDITORIAL: It's just a dollar...
Tiger Creek Road detours in effect for Gravity Supply Line construction project - AmadorGovernment.com
Mandatory Water Conservation required by the State - AmadorGovernment.com
Amador Winegrower's Friday Night Wine Tasting Tickets Available for Online Purchase - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Call for Artists Kicks Off Major “River Reflections” Project - AmadorArts.com
County Fair photography contest to highlight Chaw'se - Deadline for submissions is July 19 - AmadorArts.com
Lucky 7 Open, Hot Rods & Golf - Fri July 25 -AmadorAuto.com
AMADOR COUNTY FAIR - July 24, 27 - AmadorCountyFair.com
Amador County Technical Advisory Committee - Mon July 21 - AmadorGovernment.com
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Thurs July 24

SCAM ALERT: Walmart/Target Gift Card
Please pass this along to anyone you think might be at risk - it doesn't just affect seniors
One of our seniors called me today with the following info:
  • She got a postcard notifying her that she had been given a $100 gift card to Walmart or Target. The card had a "personal identification number" on it and an "800" number to call.
  • Although she knew  it was a scam, she was curious and called;  she got a gentleman who was apparently calling from somewhere else in the world and who used her name and congratulated her.
  • He told her that there was a $7.48 "processing" fee for so they could send her the gift card and he "just needed (her) credit card information to process the fee.
  • She (being one of our savvy seniors) told him there was no way in "h*ll" she was giving him her credit card number and guess what???  He hung up on her!
Yay! Smart seniors of Amador! HOWEVER this is a scam that is going to target lots of people - like perhaps many people who have shopped at Target and Walmart and had their names/addresses hacked...and I am afraid that some of them are not going to be so bright as Hazel was.
So please get the word out about this however you can.
Laurie Webb
Amador County Commission on Aging
AmadorElders.org
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*LIBRARY BRANCH CLOSURES (TEMPORARY) - Effective Wednesday, July 8, 2014, the Amador County Library Branches, Pine Grove and Pioneer will be temporarily closed.  The book drops will remain open and our upcountry patrons should continue using them. Any questions please contact the Main Library in Jackson at 209-223-6400.

FROM THE AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY - Due to a staff shortage, beginning Friday, August 1, 2014 we regretfully announce the Main Library in Jackson will be changing our hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday & Friday: 10-5
Closed: Sat & Sun

GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE COLD! ICE COLD WATERMELON AND YUMMY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES - The treats are cold, but the candidate is hot! Please join Lynn Morgan in Volcano on Sunday, July 20th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for a community picnic. Lynn would like to personally thank you for your support in the primary election by inviting you to join her and her family for a picnic at the Community Park in Volcano – bring a picnic and be sure to save some room for some delicious ice cream sandwiches or some sweet, icy watermelon. Should you be strapped for time and are unable to bring a picnic – you can always pop into one of the three Volcano eateries for takeout.
Lynn wants to thank you for your continued support and to share in the celebration of her strong
showing in the recent primary election. She wants to continue meeting citizens of District 3 so this is an opportunity to have some summertime fun and share your ideas with Lynn and her campaign team.
Please bring your friends and remember that the Ice Cream and Watermelon is our treat. RSVP at www.lynnmorgan.org


THE BIG LATCH ON - Sat Aug 2 at 10AM at Detert Park in Jackson. “The BIG Latch On” is an event that takes place during World Breastfeeding Awareness week that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding women. Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. This event will be brief and we welcome participants from all surrounding areas. The Jackson location website link is
Big Latch-On… Join us in Jackson, CA!

ROARING CAMP EXTENDS THEIR $30 SPECIAL!
Because of popular demand our August $30.00 special is already full and September only has a few spots left.  Because so many of you will miss out on the special I am adding this Saturday Night July 19th  NY Steak BBQ and gold panning tour to our special.  Normally $50.00 per person it will be $30.00.  NY Steak BBQ, Tour of our gold mine and camp, river swimming, gold panning and music with the Ridgeriders.  Don’t miss out, tell all your friends and come and enjoy the evening and have a GREAT dinner.  Call for reservations because space is limited.  209 296-4100 and please visit our web site at www.roaringcampgold.com!
Kim
Roaring Camp Mining Company
www.roaringcampgold.com
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OBITUARY NOTICES:
Timothy "Tim" McGaughey
Visit: AmadorMemorials.com
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TSPN BROADCASTS can be viewed at: www.tspntv.com
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CA CITY NEWS: CaliforniaCityNews.org
CA COUNTY NEWS: CaliforniaCountyNews.org
CA GOVERNMENT NEWS: News.CA.gov
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Community Calendar
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com

JULY 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: www.amadorfarmersmarket.com

BERRYHILL AND BIGELOW TO TOUR THE AMADOR LEARNING CENTER - Senator Tom Berryhill and Assembly Member Frank Bigelow will visit the Amador Centers for Higher Learning on Friday, July 18, 2014 beginning at 1:30 PM at the HHS Building 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, Sutter Creek and concluding at the ACTC Center 117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek. The Amador Community College Foundation Board will conduct a tour of both facilities and showcase business, community, and college partnerships that support the centers offering over 100 choices in certificate and degree programs for Amador County residents. http://amadorcommunitycollege.org/

YARD SALE at Amador Residential Care. Fri & Sat July 18th and 19th from 8am to 3pm, 155 Placer Drive in Jackson, 8am to 3pm. Proceeds benefit their activity programs. For more information, contact Shelley at (209) 223-4444.

AMADOR CITY’S “DANCING IN THE STREET” runs from 6-9 pm in Amador City.  Come join the fun! July 19th Dancing in the Street with Old Soles! Music, Dancing, General Good Time. Beer Booth by Rotary. Food by Buffalo Chips, Andre’s Bakery, Imperial Hotel


4th ANNUAL HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL - The Amador Holistic Center welcomes the public to the 4th Annual Healing Arts Festival on Saturday July 19 from 12 Noon to 6 PM at the Health in Harmony Retreat in rural Volcano.
Holistic modalities will include therapeutic massage, detox foot bath, optimal nutrition, natural medicine with young living oils. Featured Intuitive Arts include tarot readings, psychic/intuitive readings, reflective pony card readings, astrology and numerology, and chakra/aura photography.
The Health in Harmony Retreat is located at 24500 Shake Ridge Rd. in rural Volcano. For more information, visit http://www.amadorholisticcenter.com.


JACKSON RANCHERIA PRESENTS:
Fri July 18: Kory Gibbs and The Thundering Blues Band
Fri Aug 1: Johnny Lang
Thurs Aug 28: Cheech & Chong “War”
Fri Sept 5: House of Floyd
Fri Sept 13: REO Speedwagon
Tues Sept 23: Heart
For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.jacksoncasino.com/entertainment/full-schedule

MOTHER LODE RAGTIME SOCIETY - Hi Ragtime Fans! The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m..  Tom Brier will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; We're hoping that Elliott Adams and Julia Riley will be there as well. As always, all who would like to play are welcome.IMPORTANT NOTE: If you haven't already ordered your badges for the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, time is running out to take advantage of the early bird pricing.  Festival dates are August 8-10, 2014. Early bird pricing for all events badges will only be in effect until July 15, 2014--price is still only $65; but goes up to $75 afterJuly 15.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to save some $$! Check the website (www.suttercreekragtime.com) for detailed 2014 festival information; or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions.

SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS:
Sat July 19: Chris Yeaton and Adam Werner - traditional slack key and progressive fingerstyle guitar
Sun July 20: Occidental Gypsy - Up tempo Gypsy pop Occidental Gypsy
Sat Aug 2: New West Guitar Group - original music, jazz, covers, acoustic and electric guitar
Sun Aug 3: Miss Tess & the Talkbacks - Old school Country to Jazz
For more information and tickets, visit: www.SutterCreekTheater.com


GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE COLD! ICE COLD WATERMELON AND YUMMY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES - The treats are cold, but the candidate is hot! Please join Lynn Morgan in Volcano on Sunday, July 20th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for a community picnic. Lynn would like to personally thank you for your support in the primary election by inviting you to join her and her family for a picnic at the Community Park in Volcano – bring a picnic and be sure to save some room for some delicious ice cream sandwiches or some sweet, icy watermelon. Should you be strapped for time and are unable to bring a picnic – you can always pop into one of the three Volcano eateries for takeout.
Lynn wants to thank you for your continued support and to share in the celebration of her strong
showing in the recent primary election. She wants to continue meeting citizens of District 3 so this is an opportunity to have some summertime fun and share your ideas with Lynn and her campaign team.
Please bring your friends and remember that the Ice Cream and Watermelon is our treat. RSVP at www.lynnmorgan.org

VOLCANO THEATER AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” - Sun July 20 at 1PM and Mon July 21 at 7PM at the Cobblestone Theater, 16142 Main St. in Volcano. Needed: 2 men ages 30-45, 2 women ages 25-40, 5 boys ages 7-13, 2 girls ages 7-13. Directed by Vince Murdock. Scripts are available at the Ledger Dispatch, 10776 Argonaut Lane, during regular business hours, or contact Vince at 373-8174 or email: indigosky@outlook.com

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 Tuesday evening from 7-8PM. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, contact Mary Zellem, 408-460-5581 or email maryzellem@gmail.com

ROARING CAMP’S ANNUAL 49er DAY MOTHER LODE GOLD PANNING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sat July 26 from 3-10PM. It’s that time of year again, don’t miss out! Running races, egg toss, gold panning contest with cash prizes, river swimming, and don’t forget about the NY Steak BBQ! Live music by Lovin' Country! Call now, space is limited! If you have questions please contact Kim at 296-4100. www.roaringcampgold.com

AMADOR COUNTY FAIR: "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME"- July 24-27, 2014. Get pre-tickets today! www.amadorcountyfair.com

TAKE THE BUS TO THE AMADOR COUNTY FAIR! The Amador County Fair is only 23 days away! Plan your trip now on the Amador Transit bus and leave the driving to us!
·       FREE with Summer Youth Bus Pass or Monthly Pass
·       Kids 5 years and under ride free!
·       Only $1 for Seniors, Students under 18, and people with disabilities…$2 General fare
·       FREE parking at the Sutter Hill Transit Center!
Call 267-9395 to help plan your trip to the Amador County Fair! www.AmadorTransit.com

AUGUST+ 2014

ACRA BINGO at the American Legion Hall. 1st and 3rd Tues. Early Bird Bingo is at 6:15; Regular Bingo is at 6:30. Buy in $10 for $10 games – 6 top. Black out is up to $200! Beer, Wine, and Sodas are available for purchase. 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.

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 awardrealtors@yahoo.com, 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


FIREHOUSE CONCERT -  The Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary presents a Firehouse Concert featuring the New Acoustic music of Mark and Cindy Lemaire on Saturday August 2
Doors open at 6:00 PM for complimentary hors d’ouevres, coffee and water, or bring your own beverage. Concert begins promptly at 7:00 PM Aat Lockwood Fire Station #2, 19715 Shake Ridge Road, at the corner of Hale Road, above the town of Volcano. Just $10 per person!
All proceeds go towards the purchase of a new Rescue Squad vehicle for Lockwood volunteer fire department.One can hear clips of their music at http://www.marklemaire.com Questions – call Jackie at 209-296-6868.

AAUW LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS group will not meet in July; the next gathering will be Wednesday, August 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at The Cellar in Sutter Creek. The topic of conversation will be “Defining and Finding Work/Life Balance.” AAUW members, prospective members and interested women are invited to join us for lively conversation over no-host drinks. You will be warmly welcomed and it’s a great way to meet new friends in a fun, casual environment. No need to RSVP...just drop in!
AAUW, a national organization, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For more information, contact Susan at 296-0940 or visit www.aauwamador.org.


MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING TREE PROBLEMS - On August 16 Amador County Master Gardeners will be offering a class that will help you learn how to identify Amador's native conifers, oaks and madrones. Speakers will discuss pertinent diseases and pests of importance. They will also talk about treatments that could possibly help with these symptoms. You will also learn how to recognize signs of hazardous trees and how to address them as well as the basics about working around trees and how to avoid damage. You are encouraged to bring photos and/or specimens to this class.
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 mgamador@ucdavis.edu

12th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JUG BAND FESTIVAL - Sat Aug 16 from 11:30AM to 9PM at the Sutter Creek Inn, 75 Main Street, Sutter Creek. Come hear and dance to various bands from all over the state and country play banjos, washboards, kazoos, harmonica, fiddle, you name it.   Keeping this festival alive is also a celebration of its founder "Banjo" Andy Fahrenwald who sadly passed on last year. There will be a musical-instrument building crafts area for children of all ages, constructing paper-plate shakers and kazoos. Don’t miss it! For more information, contact Wayne Hagen, email: waynehagen@sbcglobal.net or phone at 530-400-8882.

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED - Registration is now open for Fall Junior Team Tennis. Boys and Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Sundays from September 28 to November 2 and each team will have one practice per week starting in early to mid-September. Cost is $70 for the first child, $45 for the second child, and $10 for the third child (max of $125 per household).  Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by August 1.  Fee includes junior USTA membership, t-shirt, season-end party, and awards.  Print an application at www.amadortennisclub.org. Registrations must be received by August 23. Register early, space is limited. Preference may be given to those who register first. If you have questions, contact league director, Dan Klement, at 257-1950 or e-mail at danklement1@gmail.com

“SWINE SOIREE” OUTDOOR WESTERN BBQ - The “Swine SoirĂ©e” will be an outdoor western BBQ to be held on Saturday, August 23 from 6 to 9 pm at Rattlesnake Gulch, a private residence and vineyard near Drytown in Amador County.  Open to the public, the event will feature professionally pit-roasted pork with all the fixin’s, country music by the Feather River Band, line-dancing, fine local wines and beer, free non-alcoholic beverages, a Mystery Wine Bottle Auction, and many other surprises.
Cost is $40 a person. By August 16, reserve your space on the Guest List. Call AmadorArts at 209-267-9038 or visit www.amadorarts.org and use PayPal.  Directions will be sent upon payment.
As a fundraiser of AmadorArts, your donations will help keep alive such vital programs as Arts in Education in all local schools and weekly free summer concerts, to name a few. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization serving Amador County since 1981.

DOWNHILL EXTRAVAGANZA! Sat Sept 13 at 4PM in Amador City. Grab your Big Wheels and Come on Down! Ride the hill as many times as you like! Bring your friends and family to join you...or  have them come and root for you as you take the hill!
Every rider must wear a helmet and closed toed shoes. Waivers must be signed. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Registration is available at the ACRA office or register at the Downhill Extravaganza. Check out the fun-filled thrilling video of the Extravaganza from 2014 on facebook.com/goacra or goacra.org.
What is the Downhill Extravaganza? Watch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVshMLjX8rE

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: http://www.jacksonlionsclub.org/rodeo/.
Contact: jacksonlionsrodeo2014@gmail.com

DAYS OF 49: AMADOR COUNTY'S CENTENNIAL DIAMOND JUBILEE - An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson, CA on Saturday, Sept. 27 after a three-day journey through Amador County, celebrating the county’s 160th anniversary. On Sunday, Sept. 28, bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade, then enjoy music, gunfights, free carriage rides, Gold Rush-era activities and much more free family fun on Main Street in Jackson. For information: Lucy Hackett, Jackson Business & Community Assoc. 209-223-4603.

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 Active.com, or Amador County Recreation Agency at 209-223-6349 http://goacra.org/programs.html#triathlon

SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW- Sun Oct 12. Applications are on the web site at: www.suttercreek.org. For more info, contact Lisa Klosowski at 267-1344


FACL FALL BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Amador County Library will hold their Fall Book Sale October 17 thru 19 at the American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Rd., Sutter Creek on Hwy. 49 across from the Italian Picnic Grounds. Thousands of books, audio books, DVDs and CDs in every category will be sold at bargain prices.
Friday, Oct. 17 4 pm – 7 pm (Member only night ­join at the door)
Saturday, Oct 18 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 19 11 am – 3 pm (all items half price)
Proceeds from the sale benefit the Amador County Library.

For more information call 209-223­-3390

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Meetings:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
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.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 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 WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thursdays at 9 AM
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July Chamber Mixer at Volcano Communications - Wed July 9- AmadorBusiness.com

TONIGHT: 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

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
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Classes, Workshops & Seminars:
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Cottage Food Operations Workshop Series - June 12 & 16 in Jackson
Save 15% on Classes & Workouts at Team Fitness - AmadorHealth.com
There’s still time to enroll in Environment and Sustainability courses at UC Davis
Team Fitness offers "Reluctant Exerciser Program" - AmadorHealth.com
Van Jones and Terry Tempest Williams to keynote Peak Innovation Conference in Tahoe City -AmadorBusiness.com
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Nutrition Class offered this Fall - AmadorEd.com
Project Learning Tree Workshop in Sonora - Fri Aug 8 - AmadorEd.com
Mother Lode Veterans' Benefits Orientation - Tues Aug 12 - AmadorMilitary.com
SBC to showcase "Sustainable Business Models at Peak Innovation" - October 8-10 - AmadorBusiness.com
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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 Tuesday evening beginning June 24th. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, contact Mary Zellem, 408-460-5581 or email maryzellem@gmail.com

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED - Registration is now open for Fall Junior Team Tennis. Boys and Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Sundays from September 28 to November 2 and each team will have one practice per week starting in early to mid-September. Cost is $70 for the first child, $45 for the second child, and $10 for the third child (max of $125 per household).  Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by August 1.  Fee includes junior USTA membership, t-shirt, season-end party, and awards.  Print an application at www.amadortennisclub.org. Registrations must be received by August 23. Register early, space is limited. Preference may be given to those who register first. If you have questions, contact league director, Dan Klement, at 257-1950 or e-mail at danklement1@gmail.com

LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH! The purpose of this class is to give you an immediate speaking ability is French. Whether planning a trip where French is spoken, r just curious and want to expand your horizon, this is the class for you! Classes will be held Wednesdays starting  July 30 – August 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Health and Human Services Building. Cost: $65  and will run for 4 weeks. Email: Amoyer@amadorgov.org  to register, or call 223-6349.

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 elshayeb@att.net
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: AMoyer@Amadorgov.org

ACRA’S SUMMER DAY CAMP AT THE HUB!
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 amoyer@amadorgov.org
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: 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 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 coach@jacksonteamfitness.com

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 hohohough@volcano.net.

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
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Events & Activities:
Amador County Fair - July 24-27 - AmadorCountyFair.com
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Amador Music Hub: Amador's Local Music Scene - 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
Amador Vintners: Savor an Amador Summer! - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Derby tickets still available at Amador County Fair - LifeInAmador.com
Ticket Pre-Sales for the Amador County Fair now available - LifeInAmador.com
Regal Summer Movie Express - $1 Admission to G or PG films on Tues and Weds - LifeInAmador.com
Main Street Theater Works' “Tartuffe” - Through July 19 - MSTW.org
11th Annual Five EZ Pieces Golf Tournament - Fri Aug 1 - AmadorGroups.com

SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! AmadorMusicHub.com

ANNUAL PROJECT THANK YOU RAFFLE: Drawing to be held August 31, 2014 during the
Holistic Health & Awareness Fair at Mace Meadow. Need not be present to win.
Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 and are available at these locations:
Possibili-Teas, 25321 Hwy 88 in Pioneer
• Grand Oaks Inn Bed & Breakfast
• Amador Ledger Dispatch (ask for Conni Mac Lean Boyd)
• Century 21 in Lodi (ask for Dixie)
Prizes include:
  • 1st: Two nights at Grand Oaks Inn Bed & Breakfast, intimate gourmet dinner in the garden & more. Valued at $650
  • 2nd: Wine Country Goodie Basket Valued at $375
  • 3rd: Junior Foosball & Sporting Equipment $155
Project Thank You is a California-based 501(c)(3) Corporation. Tax ID 90-0421047
(209) 245-6088 • (800) 690-0896. http://www.projectthankyou.us/

SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW- Sun Oct 12. Applications are on the web site at: www.suttercreek.org. For more info, contact Lisa Klosowski at 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.
Cost:
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

DAYS OF 49: AMADOR COUNTY'S CENTENNIAL DIAMOND JUBILEE - An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson, CA on Saturday, Sept. 27 after a three-day journey through Amador County, celebrating the county’s 160th anniversary. On Sunday, Sept. 28, bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade, then enjoy music, gunfights, free carriage rides, Gold Rush-era activities and much more free family fun on Main Street in Jackson. For information: Lucy Hackett, Jackson Business & Community Assoc. 209-223-4603.

More announcements...


MSTW NEEDS A PROP: A stuffed raccoon. The second MSTW show, The Golden State, is actually not that prop heavy, but we do have a rather odd prop. I'm hoping someone in the know world is in possession of such a thing. We need a taxidermied raccoon. Yes, a stuffed raccoon. Most of the props will be in the prop shop but I know for a fact we don't have a stuffed raccoon. Would it be possible for you to put out a call for the raccoon? Of all the odd things. A stuffed raccoon. I'm still stymied. What are these playwrites thinking? Please email me (Joanne Shugart) if you can help at chulajo@ymail.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY: SECRETARY - Front office for long established Amador County company. Quick learner - some of what is required...
- Quicken - accounts payable & receivables
- Payroll
- Route Scheduling
- Manage Front Office
Call Terry 209-765-2252 or email - terryc2c@volcano.net for information.

SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR AMADOR COUNTY’S HAMMOCK HILL - Looking for 2014 Fair Sponsors - $50 or more. The Chamber purchased hammocks and chaise lounges for a quiet, cool resting spot that overlooks the '49 Kids Town' at our Amador County Fair.  Each year the Chamber has a large sandwich sign that is placed on the hill with our sponsor names - all monies go to benefit our Amador County Fair - this benefit is a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation. Please consider sponsorship - we will invoice you or we will take your credit card over the telephone - if you have questions, feel free to give us a call at the Chamber office (209) 223-0350 or email atgold49@amadorcountychamber.com


MSTW NEEDS A PROP: A stuffed raccoon. The second MSTW show, The Golden State, is actually not that prop heavy but we do have a rather odd prop. I'm hoping someone in the know world is in possession of such a thing. We need a taxidermied raccoon. Yes, a stuffed raccoon. Most of the props will be in the prop shop but I know for a fact we don't have a stuffed raccoon. Would it be possible for you to put out a call for the raccoon? Of all the odd things. A stuffed raccoon. I'm still stymied. What are these playwrites thinking? Please email me (Joanne Shugart) if you can help at chulajo@ymail.com

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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Have an event flyer/poster? Have them posted on ACN for just $5/month (yes, month) or $50/year (yes, year) for unlimited flyer postings! Email carol@newsamador.com for more information.