Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp raises $920 for Operation Care
September's 1st Saturday Art Trek in nine local galleries this weekend
First 5 celebrates National Literacy Month in September
California Connections Academy Ripon Expands Opportunities for Online Students
Rehearsals planned for the 15th Annual Festival of Carols
Amador STARS Fun Color Course returns to Camp Out for Cancer - Sat Sept 6
Harvest Bocce Tournament & Lawn Party at Andis - Sat Aug 30
“Days of 49” Covered Wagon Train Coming To Amador County - Sept 25-28
Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) to hold conference on Indian Gaming - Sat Sept 27
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Free NAMI Family to Family class begins on October 8 in Jackson
8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12
Sutter Creek Lions Club offers Scholarships for Upper Division college students - Deadline to apply is Nov 1

See the Community Calendar and flyers/posters below for even more events and activities going on in Amador County, California!
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SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! AmadorMusicHub.com

8th ANNUAL BIG RED BARN event in Ione  will be held this Saturday, September 6th at Rancho Arroyo Seco located across from Mule Creek State Prison on Hwy 104 in Ione.
The event will feature a no-host bar, dinner catered by Billy Bones BBQ, live and silent auction and raffle. Gates open at 6:00 PM. Cost is $35 pp, $15 for kids 5 to 10. Tickets can be purchased at Clark's Corner in Ione, or call 209-274-2777. Tickets may also be purchased at the following
link  https://squareup.com/market/big-red-barn-ione  for will call pick up.

SOPHIA’S WELL OF WISDOM - Meditation on Sundays at 10am and at 5pm; Wisdom Circle at 11am. October theme Harvesting Oneness: 9/7 In Everyday Life; 9/14 Through Head, Heart, & Hands; 9/21 Through Celebration; 9/28 Through Self-Care.  Autumn Equinox Celebration with Rev. Tracy Johnson 9/21 at10 am. Women Writers, Monday at 6pm; A Course in Miracles study group, Tuesdays at7pm. Sacred Dance class with Amel Tafsout begins 9/24 at 4pm. Wednesday Meditation classes 10am and 6pm; call 209-304-6174 to register for next class. The spiritual center is located at 270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek. Visit www.sophiaswell.org or contact Rev. Patsy Walker Fine at 209-418-9003.  

FIRST 5 AMADOR FACEBOOK CONTEST - To celebrate and promote September as National Literacy Month, First 5 Amador has just launched a special contest on their Facebook page, for one Amador County family to win a set of "Imagination Library" wooden book-ends! To enter the contest, families simply need to post a picture of their child reading a book, or being read to by an adult, on First 5 Amador’s Facebook page. The contest began on September 3, and will end on September 30. To enter the book-end contest, visit First 5 Amador's Facebook page, at www.Facebook.com/first5amador . Happy reading!


THE 15th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF CAROLS is a benefit concert for the local Food Bank is scheduled for Saturday, November 22 7 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 3 pm. This year the concert will be held at Grace Fellowship, 8040 South Highway 49, Jackson, CA. 95642.
For music and recordings, visit, www.icchoirs.org
The Amador choir will meet on Tuesday evenings, locations TBA. For complete information, contact John Leggett at mr.john@icchoirs.org, or call 209 560-6403, or Shirley at 209 267-9017.

NOTICE: OPENINGS AT LOCKWOOD FPD - The Lockwood Fire Protection District has three open positions:
Board Director: One opening. This is a volunteer position and involves approximately 8 to 12 hours per month.  The Board manages the finances and overall operations of the fire department.  Applicant must reside within the district and be a registered voter.  The district boundaries can be found on our web site at http://www.lockwoodfire.org .  Application deadline is October 15, 2014.
Secretary to the Board of Directors: One opening. The Secretary transcribes minutes for all meetings held by the Board of Directors.  Some filing is required and a modest stipend is provided.  Applicant is not required to reside within the district. This position will remain open until filled.
Treasurer: One opening. This position requires knowledge of Quick Books, audit preparation, and managing the finances for the district. Applicant must be bonded or able to become bonded.  A modest stipend is provided. This position will remain open until filled.
If interested, please submit a resume with references to LFPD, P.O. Box 221, Volcano, CA 95689 or e-mail toinfo@lockwoodfire.org. If you have questions, please contact Jean-Paul Soares, President of the Board of Directors, at 209-296-7973.

MAKE A SCARECROW FOR JACKSON’S MAIN STREET AND WIN! Win holiday radio advertising on KVGC-1340AM / Hometown Radio! Show off your community spirit and make a scarecrow to complement your Jackson Business. Scarecrows created by Jackson businesses and students in ACRA's Hub after school program will be displayed on Jackson lampposts through October. The winning commercial scarecrow entry will win a KVGC Radio advertising spot to run between Oct. 15 and December 31, 2014, a $200 value. JBCA will also decorate lamp posts on Main Street with corn stalks. Scarecrows must be reasonably weather-proof and ready to hang up by October 1. No charge to enter the contest – just call or e-mail Lucy Hackett and we’ll reserve a lamppost for you! 209-223-4603 209-304-5780, email: johnhaedrich@sbcglobal.net

FUNDRAISING EFFORT: Samantha Willis passed away suddenly on August 21, 2014 at the age of 22. She was preceded in death by her husband this past April. The couple leaves behind three young children (ages 2, 4, and 6), who have now lost both of their parents within just a few months of each other. This fund has been set up to help cover costs associated with Samantha's funeral and to help provide for these children who were so tragically orphaned at such a young age. Any amount that you can donate - even if it's just a few dollars - would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.

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

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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September 2014 Newsletters
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Also posted in: AmadorMemorials.com
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Community Calendar
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SEPT 2014

WEEK OF SEPT 1-7

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 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

8th ANNUAL BIG RED BARN event in Ione  will be held this Saturday, September 6th at Rancho Arroyo Seco located across from Mule Creek State Prison on Hwy 104 in Ione.
The event will feature a no-host bar, dinner catered by Billy Bones BBQ, live and silent auction and raffle. Gates open at 6:00 PM. Cost is $35 pp, $15 for kids 5 to 10. Tickets can be purchased at Clark's Corner in Ione, or call 209-274-2777. Tickets may also be purchased at the following
link  https://squareup.com/market/big-red-barn-ione  for will call pick up.

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

SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS:
For more information and tickets, visit: SutterCreekTheater.com

JACKSON RANCHERIA PRESENTS:
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

CAMP OUT FOR CANCER - Saturday, Sept 6 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. Camp Out for Cancer is an inspiring community event presented each Fall by the Amador STARS. Teams build a "tent city" and take turns hiking for 20 hours to raise funds and awareness for local cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The event brings together people of all ages for fun, fellowship, food and entertainment by local musicians.
Honor those who have battled cancer at our Survivor Celebration. Dedicate an illumination candle to someone who has been touched by cancer. Join a team and spread a message of hope...that together, we can eliminate cancer! Join us under the big top for our "Carnival for the Cure!"
For complete information, visit: http://www.amadorstars.org/campout.html

WEEK OF SEPT 8-14

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.

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

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING & GREENHOUSES -  On Saturday, September 13 from 9AM to noon, the Amador Master Gardeners will host a free class concerning Winter Vegetable Gardening and Greenhouses. Learn what crops you can grow in cool and cold weather with and without protection, what strategies do you need to start your seeds for cool weather vegetables in hot weather, and how to grow onions, garlic, and shallots. Learn all about greenhouses and cold frames and their use to protect plants from cold, snowy, and windy weather.
This class will be held 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

WEEK OF SEPT 15-21


Amador Bonsai Society
AMADOR BONSAI SOCIETY - With Dremel tool in hand, Gold Country Bonsai Club member Greg McDonald will be the guest speaker at the next Amador Bonsai Society meeting. Greg will be demonstrating ways to carve bonsai to make the tree look older. The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 13th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. Refreshments will be served; guests are encouraged to attend. Call Juliene for more information: 209- 245-4016.

BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START Mon Sept 15! You’re going to love square dancing! Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 15 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun, and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed. Mondays, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more information visitwww.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.

AMADOR FLYFISHERS MEETING - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:00PM at the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson 95642.  Amador Flyfishers (AFF) welcomes Lance Gray, who will provide a fly-tying demonstration beginning at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00 pm general meeting and Lance's presentation, "Flyfishing Lassen Park". Lance will cover access techniques, flies and rigging setups for the legendary Manzanita Lake, plus other adventure opportunities in/near Lassen National Park. With more than 50 years combined flyfishing experience, Lance and his wife Kirsten operate Lance Gray & Company, a full-service outfitter offering guided trips and flyfishing instruction.
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)  Contact Information: Ron Calvert, secretary@amadorflyfishers.org

STUDENT AND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION NIGHT - On Tuesday, 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!”
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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.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE - Sat Sept 20 from 9AM-5PM (no early birds, please!) at the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School, Fullen and Randolph Street, Sutter Creek. All proceeds go to the Historic Grammar School’s new stairs! The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation (SCCBF) will be holding the yard sale  inside the historic Sutter Creek Grammar School AND the parking lot.
More donations of “Sellable Stuff” are needed. (No Clothing Please) You can drop off donations at the historic Grammar School on Saturday Sept 6th and Saturday Sept 13th between the hours of 10am -2pm. All donations are tax deductible!

MOTHER LODE RAGTIME SOCIETY - The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society is scheduled for Saturday, September 20 from 7-9PM at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium. Tom Brier and Julia Riley will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; We're hoping that Elliott Adams and Kylan deGhetaldi might show up as well. As always, all who would like to play are welcome.  
Some other events you won't want to miss:
(1) Brian Holland and Danny Coots in concert on Sunday, September 21, 2 p.m. at Skunk Hollow Victorian Garden in Sutter Creek. $20 advance; $25 at the door.  All proceeds go to the musicians.  For info and/or reservations, call 209.267-8193.
(2) Brian Holland and Danny Coots in concert on Friday, September 26, 7 p.m. at the Hawthorn Residence in Roseville.  $20 per person. All proceeds go to the musicians.  For info and/or reservations, call 916.773.3562 or email tom@thoseoldrecords.com
The Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival earlier this month was great!  If you missed it, or if you're ready to do it all again, it's not too early to start planning for next year. Dates are August 14-16. Watch the website, www.suttercreekragtime.com for information as it becomes available.

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

WEEK OF SEPT 22-28

AAUW: “FARM TO FORK: LIVING THE FRESH LIFE, LOCALLY” - Amador Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be starting its “Fall kick-off” on Wednesday September 24th at 5:30 PM. Location will be Drytown Cellars, 16030 State Hwy. 49 in Dry Town. The theme will be learning about the “Farm to Fork” approach to nutrition and “Living the Fresh Life locally”. This is an up and coming new movement and the program will feature speakers already providing such services in our area. Presenters will have tables with examples of their products for viewing and demonstration purposes. Presenters will include Tracey Berkner from Union Inn and Taste restaurant, Alice Kaiser from Mother Lode Harvest, Beth Sogaard from Beth Sogaard’s Catering, Mary Pulskamp from Rose Bud CafĂ© and Vicki Bray manager of Amador County Farmer’s Market. AAUW branch members and prospective new members are invited to attend the program which will also include information about AAUW’s upcoming season events. A two year college degree or higher is the criteria for membership in AAUW. For more program information and/or to make reservations which are due by Monday, September 15th, contact Sandi Baracco at 209 267-0254 or BaraccoArchitect@comcast.net  For more information on AAUW membership criteria, contact Susan Staggs at 209-296-0940, or visit www.aauwamador.org

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: NOURISHING YOUR SOIL: COMPOSTING, VERMICULTURE, COVER COPS & LASAGNA GARDENING - On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9AM to noon, the Amador Master Gardeners will host a free class about nourishing your soil. Come and learn about the all-important plant medium: SOIL. This class will discuss types of soil, what we find in the foothills, and how it affects everything that is grown. Soil amendments through composting, vermiculture, mulches, cover crops and lasagna gardening that enrich your garden will be discussed, when you need what and how much to save money, garden responsibly, and have the best results ever!
This class will be held 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.

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

8th ANNUAL GREAT SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW - Sunday, October 12th  from 11 am until 3 pm. Free Car Show, Chili Tasting is $6 Adults and $4 Children. Chili, Salsa, Music, and Venders, makes this one of Sutter Creek's Hottest Events! For information visit www.suttercreek.org

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

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

BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START Mon Sept 15! You’re going to love square dancing! Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 15 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun, and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed. Mondays, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more information visitwww.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.


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.

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, or 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
"War of the Worlds" diorama by Joseph W. Svec III displayed at Hein & Company Bookstore in Jackson
8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12
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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

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.

More announcements...
Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Renovation begins, seeks funding to complete tasks before Winter
No Casino In Plymouth: Support requested

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.

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.