Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Updates have been made in all our departments...thanks for reading, Amador County!
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TITLE OF EVENT: DAY, DATE, TIME, LOCATION (address). A BRIEF description of your event. CONTACT info (name, phone, email, web site, social networks, etc.)


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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
Special Needs Trust Informational Meeting - Tues Aug 26
Amador Water Agency Board of Directors - Thurs Aug 28
Arts Networking Mixer - Thurs Aug 28
2nd Annual Hwy 49 Americana Music Festival - Sat Sept 6 - AmadorArts.com
Amador STARS Fun Color Course returns to Camp Out for Cancer - Sat Sept 6
Harvest Bocce Tournament & Lawn Party at Andis - Sat Aug 30
ACAA Open Studios Tour - Sept 20 & 21

See the Community Calendar below for more events and activities going on in Amador County!
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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Support the Cause! The Jackson Fire Department is again supporting the Amador STARS to help support our friends on their cancer journey.
Let's spread the word and help them to pass last years sales! Order your tee shirt today to wear in October, supporting both our firefighters and the cause! Visit: www.booster.com/jfd2014

FOR SALE: Go Go Sport (Model S73) by Pride Mobility Products with 4 months in use only indoors. Three wheels with battery pack and charger and detachable basket. Excellent condition.Paid over $1,800.00. Asking $1450.00. For more information call Tom at cell or text  209-471-9307.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE in the Nov 4th General Election is October 20! 
Here are the offices/candidates: http://www.amadorgov.org/government/elections
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OBITUARY NOTICES:
Betty Curran
James Lausin "Jimmy" Harris
Ethel Mae Baird
ALso posted in: 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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AMADOR POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP on Facebook! Have something to say? Join today!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/amadorpolitics/

Do you have a newsworthy item for any of our departments?
Email your releases or news briefs to: newsroom@newsamador.com
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Community Calendar
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com

AUGUST 2014

WEEK OF AUG 18 - AUG 24


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/

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

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). 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

VOLCANO THEATRE PRESENTS: “ROBIN HOOD” - Friday and Saturday nights through Sept 13 at the Volcano Amphitheatre, 1642 Main Street, Volcano. Doors open at 6:30 for picnickng; curtain is at 8PM. $16 admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over) $11 Children under 18. For more information and tickets, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

ROARING CAMP AUGUST SPECIAL! Because of popular demand, we are adding another $30.00 special for the month of August, please let everyone know that Saturday August 23’s Saturday Night NY Steak BBQ and Gold Panning Tour is $30.00 instead of the regular $50.00.  Come join us on the river and have a great dinner, live music, and of course gold panning.  Please visit our web sitea at www.roaringcampgold.com and call us for more information and reservations.  Our September 6th special is already full so come and join us now!

35th ANNUAL “DAY IN THE PARK” in Mountain Ranch on Sat Aug 23. Starts at 7 AM. Pancake breakfast (only $5!). Craft fair starts at 10AM. Car Show, horseshoe tournament, live music. Chicken-in-a-Barrel Dinner starts at 4:30PM (tickets are $12). .For complete info, call 754-3168 or visit: http://www.mranchcc.org/site/Events.htm#DITP

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT ANNUAL TOMATO TASTING CONTEST - The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are hosting their annual Tomato Tasting Contest on Saturday, August 23 at 10AM at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Biggest Tomato, Best Red Tomato, Best Non-Red Tomato, and Best Cherry Tomato. To participate, bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market between 8:45-9:45 on Saturday morning, August 23. The judges will announce their favorites at 11:00 am. Admission is free.Start planning next year’s garden based on which tomatoes tantalize your taste buds! After the judges finish their scoring, join us for the public tasting for the joy of savoring a huge variety of tomatoes, from tiny grape-size tomatoes to giants the size of grapefruits.

TACO FIESTA DINNER - Sat Aug 23 from 4-7PM at the Jackson Elks Lodge, 12500 Kennedy Flat Road, Jackson. Support the Amador STARS! Join us for a fun filled event! Amador County Team 31 invites  you to a Taco Fiesta Dinner at the Jackson Elks Lodge. Only $10 per person! For tickets or reservations phone:  Lisa at 217-4837  or Leevon at 781-5390. Enjoy a night out and all funds raised go to the Camp Out for Cancer and Amador STARS!

ADULT CO-ED SOCCER LEAGUE - Saturday afternoons beginning August 23 at the Jackson Jr. High Field. Cost: $400 for an 8 Week League. Questions or registration, visit: www.goacra.org, call 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org

SPEAKEAZY JAZZ ORCHESTRA - Sun Aug 24 at 2PM at the Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Rd, Jackson. Re-appearing on August 24th at 2pm the Amador Senior Center in Jackson will be the 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 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 www.speakeazyjazz.com for more information.

WEEK OF AUG 25 - AUG 31

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, August 26th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Meadow conference Room at the Outpatient Building of Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Gwendolyn K. Christenson, Attorney at Law of the Estate Planning Law Center who will discuss Special Needs Trusts. From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses. For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.

KOLO DANCE LESSONS RESUMES AUGUST 26th! 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.


JACKSON RANCHERIA PRESENTS:
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

VOLCANO THEATRE PRESENTS: “ROBIN HOOD” - Friday and Saturday nights, Aug 15 through Sept 13 at the Volcano Amphitheatre, 1642 Main Street, Volcano. Doors open at 6:30 for picnickng; curtain is at 8PM. $16 admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over) $11 Children under 18. For more information and tickets, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

TOMATO FESTIVAL IN AMADOR CITY - Sat Aug 30 from 10AM to 4PM. Heirlooms to sale and tasting! Booths with all things tomato and Ripe Tomato Toss! Food, Fun and General Merriment! For more info, email info@amador-city.com.Web Site: www.amador-city.com/index.html


SUTTER CREEK SIDEWALK SALE on Labor Day Weekend, Aug 30-31 from 10-5. This Labor Day weekend, Sutter Creek will be the place to be for bargains! Downtown merchants will be having their Annual Sidewalk Sale. Browse the sidewalks for once a year bargains on everything from fashion, home d├ęcor, gifts, collectibles and antiques. Plus, be sure to go inside the stores for more specials on wonderful merchandise. Make your Sutter Creek one of your stops this Labor Day weekend! Sponsored by the Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association


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/


SEPT 2014

ACRA BINGO at the American Legion Hall. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. 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.

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.


AMADOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S LABOR DAY PICNIC: LET’S RESTORE AMERICA’S GREATNESS (WE DID BUILD IT!) Come help celebrate our: Liberty. Entrepreneurship, Responsibility, Work Ethic. Come to our Labor Day Picnic on Mon Sept 1 from 11AM-3PM at Detert Park in Jackson. HOT DOG LUNCH BBQ; hotdogs, chips, watermelon and bottled water. Suggested donation $5.00 adults+ children $1.00 each. BAKE SALE offers cookies, cupcakes, and other sweets. Suggested donation .50 each for individual serving. Full pies and cakes as marked. Entertainment: Jack Magee with his “Travelin’ Tunes.
INVITED TO SPEAK:
Ted Novelli, 3rd District Supervisor
Frank Bigelow, Assemblyman
Tom McClintock, Congressman
Tom Berryhill, State Senator
Brian Oneto, 5th District Supervisor
Please RSVP to Ralph Harder, 267-1530, www.amadorrepublicans.com


FUNDRAISER: LOCALS LOSE HOME IN SAND FIRE - For our fellow merchants who aren't aware, Ralph and Robin Cova, from On Purpose, lost their home in the Sand Fire. They had very little time to gather their possessions and lost nearly everything. For those who have asked how to help, shopping in their store or sending shoppers their way would be very encouraging. Their employees have also set up a book to sign to let them know we are all thinking of them during this difficult time. In addition, an account in their names has been setup at BBVA Compass, (in the Safeway shopping center.)
For all the victims of the Sand Fire, a fundraiser has been organized for September 7th at the Plymouth Hotel. Contact Sarah Visser at On Purpose, or check out the Sand Fire-Fundraiser & Social page on Facebook for more details.
Thanks for spreading the word!
Tracy Lindenberger
The Clothes Mine

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


STUDENT AND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION NIGHT - On September 16 at 6:30 PM at the Amador Learning Center. the ACCF will be honoring those students who have completed career technical certificates with us this past year. We will also honor the dedicated mentors and tutors who helped make this happen. We are excited to salute these dedicated people who are helping us “Educate Amador for Success!”
Like them on Facebook! Amador Learning Center

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

DOWNTOWN WINE TASTING IN AMADOR CITY - Sat Sept 20 from 6-9PM. Wine Tasting from 17 wineries while you enjoy walking through downtown. Artisan bread, cheese and crackers. Come early and enjoy dinners at Buffalo Chips, the Imperial Hotel or a boxed dinner by Lucy’s Spice box at Feist’s Wines. Live Music and General Merriment! For more info, email info@amador-city.com.Web Site: www.amador-city.com/index.html

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

OCT+ 2014


THE BIG CRUSH - For over twenty years, Amador County wineries have opened their cellar doors and tasting rooms to bring the harvest to you! The Big Crush once again rolls out with 41 wineries presenting a rare breadth of hospitality on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 4th & 5th!
Two days of bountiful cuisine and world-class wines, along with sounds of acoustic to rock & roll music wafting from every crush pad in the county! Most exciting are the harvest activities--personal vineyard tours, blending seminars, grape stomps, and more...
Please join us in celebrating Amador's grape harvest 2014!
For further details on this exciting event, and to purchase tickets, visit us at: www.AmadorWine.com/BigCrush

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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Oral History Meetings - Aug through Dec - AmadorHistory.com

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, August 26th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Meadow conference Room at the Outpatient Building of Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Gwendolyn K. Christenson, Attorney at Law of the Estate Planning Law Center who will discuss Special Needs Trusts. From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses. For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.

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!
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Nutrition Class offered this Fall - AmadorEd.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


DOCK DIVING CLASSES FOR DOGS!
"I never thought I would get into to this fun DOCK DIVING sport - and then I got a Lab and Amador County got a regulation size dock diving pool!
In preparation for our introduction to Dock Diving I started introducing my Lab at 9 months this Spring to a stream, then a pool with steps, then my pool with a ramp into and ladder out of it, and then the full size dock diving pool. At first he was hesitant - though I went slowly and now he is diving at about 11 feet from the 2 foot high dock. At one year of age he will be going to his first NADD competition this month!
I have now started working with 2 of my other dogs (my Border Collie loves it even more than herding - WOW!) as well as quite a few folks in private lessons. It is really fun and satisfying to build a dog's confidence step by step to try something new. At first Miles, my Border Collie who liked swimming in lakes, wouldn't even put his paw into my pool . . . and now he is flying into the big pool! Many dogs who are comfortable going into a lake to swim, need some guidance their first few times going into a pool.
I am also teaching small group classes up to 4 dogs at Gold Country Pet Resort in Ione.  My next series starts Sept 15 - my August series is FULL! :-)  For more info and a video and some other pics please visit: http://dog-b-good.com/DockDivingClasses.html"

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.

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


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.

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.

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

ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL: 6 ON 6 - Registration is between now and Sept 17. League Meeting is Wed Sept 17. First game is Sat Sept 20. Games are played on Saturdays at Jackson JHS at 12 noon. Cost: $350 per team. For more information, contact John at ACRA at 223-6349. Visit us online at goacra.org or facebook.com/goacra

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE: 6 ON 6 - First game is on Sun Oct 5. Manager’s Meeting is Wed Sept 24 at 6PM at the ACRA office. Games are played on Sunday nights at Amador High School. 10-week League. Cost TBA. Call John at ACRA to to sign up or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org. Visit us online at goacra.org or facebook.com/goacra

ADULT CO-ED SOCCER LEAGUE - Saturday afternoons beginning August 23 at the Jackson Jr. High Field. Cost: $400 for an 8 Week League. Questions or registration, visit: www.goacra.org, call 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org

ADULT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL - Begins Sept 14. Manager’s Meeting: Tues Sept 9 at 6PM at the ACRA office. Games are on Sunday nights at Argonaut HS. Cost: $400 per team. Adult Women’s Basketball. Call ACRA to sign up, or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org or visit online at goacra.org or facebook.com/goacra

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 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

VOLCANO THEATRE PRESENTS: “ROBIN HOOD” - Friday and Saturday nights, Aug 15 through Sept 13 at the Volcano Amphitheatre, 1642 Main Street, Volcano. Doors open at 6:30 for picnickng; curtain is at 8PM. $16 admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over) $11 Children under 18. For more information and tickets, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

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

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.

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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!

LIBRARY HOURS: The Amador County Library Branches, Pine Grove and Pioneer are open at their regular hours which are:
- Pine Grove Tuesday and Wednesday from  noon to 5 pm.
- Pioneer Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 pm.
Any questions call the Main Branch at 209-223-6400.

VIA OPERATION CARE: SCAM ALERT
We have just learned that someone is going door to door asking for donations for Operation Care. WE DO NOT DO THIS AND ARE NOT DOING THIS. If someone comes to your home asking for a donation, please get a good description and report them to the police.
Some people will stoop pretty low to rip someone off. I hope they don’t come to your home. Please share if you can.
If you did want to help operation Care, we take donations by mail or in person at our offices listed below. Never door to door.
Thank you,
Linda A. Zender
Operation Care Board President
619 New York Ranch Road
Jackson CA 95642
209-267-0937

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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