Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.”
- J. Michael Straczynski

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News & Announcements
URGENT: Please support Gifted in Jackson!
FYI: World Gold Panning Championships 2016
More People, More Fun, More Savings...Get Group Tickets for the Fair!
Amador County Board of Supervisors - Tues June 23
Amador County Land Use and Community Development Committee - Wed June 24

JOB OPPORTUNITY: CRISIS SERVICES COUNSELOR - The Amador County Behavioral Health Department is currently seeking a Crisis Services Coordinator.  The ideal candidate will have possession of a Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family therapy, nursing, or related field received from an accredited institution and registration by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBSE) as either a Marriage Family Intern (MFTI), or an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW).  Employment experience in providing crisis intervention services in a human services agency is preferred.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary / Pay Rate: $26.16-31.80/hr
  • Post Date: 06/18/2015
  • Expire Date: 07/07/2015 5:00 PM
For more information about this position, please select the link Crisis Services Coordinator.

AMADOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION is seeking applications from civic, business and education leaders to fill two board vacancies. The Amador Community College Foundation is seeking people who are passionate about ensuring that higher education options are available locally; people who can commit a minimum of four hours of service per month, with opportunities to contribute more hours throughout the year working on special projects.
People with a strong personal commitment to the community and knowledge in community development, advocacy, higher education, employment and business, fund development, or policy development are encouraged to apply to serve as one of the members of the ACCF that will guide the ACCF’s activities. Email for more information and applications. Applications due August 1, 2015.

A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS – Sat June 20 at 5:30 pm at the Preston Castle. Beef and Chicken in a Barrel. Raffle and live auction following dinner, DJ, and great music! Benefits the City of Ione Police Department. Call 209-743-1013 or 256-5464 for more information and tickets. Make checks payable to Pride of Ione.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER - The Animal Control Department is currently seeking an Animal Control Officer I.  The ideal candidate will have experience working and interacting with the public.  Must have previously worked in an animal related field and have experience in caring for and handling large and small animals and be able to obtain a valid 832 Peace Officers Standards and Training Certificate and Range Weapon Training within one year of employment with Amador County.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary / Pay Rate: $15.77-$19.17/hr
  • Post Date: 06/17/2015
  • Expire Date: 06/26/2015 5:00 PM
For more information about this position, please select the link Animal Control Officer I.
To apply, please submit an Amador County Employment Application.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The University of California Cooperative Extension is currently recruiting for an academic nutrition, family and consumer sciences Advisor for El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. If you are looking for an exciting career and enjoy working with adults, youth and have the passion for teaching and conducting applied research, visit for more information. Job closes July 3rd.
If you are having trouble see our Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor (NFSC) webpage for details and application process.
Coming up...
- MotherLoad CrossfFit: Whole Life Challenge Preliminary Event - Sat June 27
- Don't Miss Andis Wine's Fifth Annual Ohana Luau! Sat June 27
- 2015 Amador County Regional Transportation Draft - Environmental Impact Report - Public review period ends Mon June 29
- Sutter Creek Gallery features illustrator and former Disney animator Scott Anderson in July
- Master Food Preservers: "Pucker Power" - Pickling & Fermenting Class - Sat July 11
- Soprano Kellsey Long: A Musical Extravaganza - Sat July 11 - Darrell Corti Hand Selects Italian Barbera for Feist Flight - Fri June 12
- St. Sava Mission Youth Culture Camp - July 5-11Amador County Fair: "Country Tunes & Midway Blooms" - July 23-26
- SAVE THE DATE! SEIU Labor Day Picnic - Sept 7
- SAVE THE DATE! 17th Annual Art on the Lawn at Karmere Winery - Fri Sept 25


Events in Tri-County area:

JOB OPPORTUNITY: TCRCD Water Conservation Program Manager. Applications due June 19. For information and an application, visit:

AMADOR COUNTY VENDORS SOUGHT FOR CRAFT FAIRE: The Calaveras County Garden Club is currently seeking Artists, Crafters and Food Vendors for it's upcoming Garden & Craft Faire, October 24th in Angels Camp.  To request an application or learn more about the event visit the Club's website:

"OUR FATHER" SCREENING/Q&A AND RED CARPET EVENT - Sat June 20. Multi-Award-winning independent short film, "Our Father", has just won at the Big Island Film Festival!
Starring Michael Gross (Family Ties, Tremors), and Michael Worth (God's Ears, Devil Dogs).
There are two local (regional) fundraising events happening in Calaveras County!
HALF of the proceeds go to the Northern CA Alzheimer's Association!
A great opportunity to meet the actors AND fund raise for a cause that impacts many, MANY families with loved ones with dementia/Alzheimer's. Please, spread the word!
For information and tickets, visit:

“LIFE IN BALANCE” CONCERT featuring multi-platinum songwriter, Alex Kash with Grateful (the band) Sunday June 28, 2015 at 1 pm at the Columbia Nursery on 22004 Parrots Ferry Rd. Sonora CA 95370. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance by calling Live Oak Music 209-532-5303.
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Community Calendar
- Amador County Fair Entries are now open
- Pre-Sale Fair Tickets Selling NOW Online!
T.G.I.F. Summer Music Series - June-Aug
ACRA-ARCD Community Garden Kids Summer Program - June 8 through July 27
- Sierra Business Council and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bring Energy Action Plan to Sutter Creek - Residents invited to participate in survey.
Registration is open for St. Sava Culture Camp in Jackson July 5-11
Incredible Case Sale at Sierra Ridge!

THE FOOTHILL CONSERVANCY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER will be held at the Italian  Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek on Saturday, June 20, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Great food, music by Slade Rivers and exciting raffle/auction items. Tickets are $40 adults, $10 children under 12. See  for information, or contact Carolyn,, 209-223-3508.

"PAINTING THE PIANO" FUNDRAISER at Gifted in Jackson continues!
Don’t miss your chance to own or bequeath this one-of-a-kind piece of art for just the price of a raffle ticket!  Even if you don't have room for a piano, or already have one, please support this unique and generous project.
Jeannette’s goal is to sell one thousand tickets and we have a long way to go. Buy them for $5 each or $20 for six at Gifted, 8 Main Street in Jackson, or at the AmadorArts Gallery, 11A Randolph Street in Sutter Creek. Proceeds benefit AmadorArts!
Friday, June 19, 2015  11am-4pm
Sunday, June 28, 2015  11am-4pm

EVENTS AT TRINITY SUTTER CREEK: A demonstration and training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), conducted by the American Legion Post 108, will be held at the church on June 20 at 10 AM.  Trinity’s annual food drive for the Interfaith Food Bank will be held at the Safeway in Martell on June 26 and 27 from 9 AM to 6 PM.  Join us for these events! Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.  Sunday services are at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM, followed by a coffee hour at 11:30AM.  Trinity Church is located at 430 Highway 49, Sutter Hill, across from Walgreens. For more information, call 267-0255, or visit

SOPHIA’S WELL OF WISDOM - The Wisdom theme for June and July is The Human Constitution in which we will explore the spiritual evolution of the human experience from personality to soul. Wisdom Circle gathers from 10am to 12pm. Summer Solstice Celebration on Sunday 6/21 at 10am. Wednesday Wisdom Lecture on 6/24 at 6pm is Spiritual Transformation. Women Writers, Mondays at 6pm; A Course in Miracles, Tuesdays at 7pm. To register for next available 5-week meditation class call Lynnea at 304-6174. The inner-faith spiritual center is located at 270A Hanford Street in Sutter Creek, 209-418-9003, Spiritual care services are available by appointment.

THE HEALING WORD Foursquare Gospel Church - “First time you’re here you’re our Guest…after that, you’re Family.”  Saturday, June 20 features speaker Richard Berlanga who lived to tell about life as a Mafia Boss— Men’s Breakfast, 9:00 to 11:00 AM.   Saturday, June 27 enjoy Bonnie Evans, speaker & published author— Women’s Breakfast, 9:00 to 11 AM.  Coming up in July: You’re invited to our Annual Baby Shower for Amador Pregnancy Help Center, Saturday, July 25, 9:00 to 11:00 AM.   Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM with complimentary lunch immediately after.  Sunday Evening Services at 6:00 PM will introduce you to some new speakers.  Stop by 20005 Hwy. 88, Suites A & B in Pine Grove or Call 296-7283.

WESTERN MINING ANTIQUE COLLECTOR’S SHOW - Sat June 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Sutter Creek Auditorium. If you are a collector of mining artifacts or simply interested in California’s gold mining history, you won’t want to miss the Western Mining Antique Show scheduled for mid-June in the historic town of Sutter Creek where mining artifact collectors from throughout the state will gather to show and sell artifacts from California’s rich gold-mining era.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, located at 71 Main Street in downtown Sutter Creek, the show provides the opportunity for mining collectors to meet, sell, and buy authentic mining artifacts and collectibles. Items such as miner’s candle sticks, carbide lamps, picks, shovels, and vintage artifacts from the state’s mining history will be on display and for sale. Large items such as ore carts and buckets and other tools of the miner’s trade will be part of the show.
The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Exhibitor spaces are available for a nominal fee. For information or registration, contact: Roger Peterson 209-267-5972 or Jim Swallow 530-295-0795.
Any questions or comments give me a call or email: Carol Swallow, 530-957-0796

June 15---July 24 List of events
- Amador County Concert Band:  Monday June 22nd 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Margaret Dalton Children’s Center 975 Broadway in Jackson
- Amador City Ukeamaniacs:  Wednesday June 25th 11:00 am  Ukulele music for all ages at the Main Branch in Jackson
- Stockton Bukkyo Taiko (Big Drum Ensemble):  Thursday July 9th 11:00 am at Detert Park next to the Main Branch in Jackson
- Ice Cream Social:  Friday July 24th 4:00 pm at Clark’s Corner in Ione
A part of the Summer Reading Program, Open to all ages. Contact the Amador County Library at 223-6400 or visit the Amador County calendar at

HOSPICE “GRIEFBUSTER” VOLUNTEER TRAINING - Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is offering a training for volunteers during the month of June. These trained volunteers offer support to children and teens, ages 5-18, who have suffered the loss of a loved one or a friend due to death. The training will be held June 23 & 24 at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch road in Jackson.   For those interested in finding out more about the training or to receive an application contact  Ann Metherd or Tammy Beilstein @ 209-223-5500 or by e-mailing,

NAMI AMADOR MEETING - NAMI Amador is pleased to welcome Laura Ellison, who wears multiple hats for Amador County, as Program Manager for the Public Guardian, Public Conservator, Public Administrator and Representative Payee.  She came to Amador in 2008, after 20 years with San Mateo County, her last position being Deputy Public Guardian III.
Laura will explain the LPS, or mental health conservatorship, and what this means for people living with mental illness and their families.  There are many ideas and misconceptions about what a conservatorship is, so this is a chance to ask questions and learn.  Please bring your questions and come to this important meeting.
It will be held Tuesday, June 23 from 5:30 - 6:30PM, in the Multi-conference Room, Main Building at Sutter Amador Hospital, near the cafeteria, starting with a very brief business meeting and continuing with the presentation. Following a break, the Family Support Group will take place from 6:45 - 8PM.  The Family Support Group is for any family members, caregivers and friends of people with mental illnesses. Led by trained facilitators, this free and confidential group  provides support, ideas, resources, and information about caring for someone with a mental illness.  The group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday, following the public meeting.
If possible there will also be a Connection Support Group open to anyone living with mental illness. It is  led by trained facilitators  who are living well in recovery from mental illness. The free and confidential group provides a casual, flexible and supportive setting to work on daily challenges in regaining wellness.  The usual Connection group is held every Thursday from 1 - 2:30PM at Sierra Wind Wellness Center in Jackson.

"WINES OF THE WORLD" CLASS: Join in an exploration of the primary grape growing and wine making regions of the world.  Learn the varieties, growing conditions, geology and specific wine characteristics of wine regions in France, Spain, Italy, South America, and California.   Saturday June 27th from 1-5 pm. at a cost of $35. Please call Barbara at 223-1365 or email her at

FAITH ALIVE SUMMER DAY CAMP - June 29 to July 3. This is the third year we for this wonderful camp. Four young counselors come from Mt. Cross Ministries with a full curriculum, materials, and enthusiasm. Faith provides the facilities and our beautiful wooded property with trails, grinding rocks and labyrinth. We also provide all the coordination and volunteers. Everyone has a fabulous time -- the kids, the counselors, and we old folks at the church! If you have kids or grandkids, sign them up! Enrollment is limited to 30, so you need to act quickly. We are also looking for high school kids to serve as junior counselors (a great, fun way to earn community service hours!). For more information, call me, Karin Heikkila, at 296-7945 or the church at 295-4545. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the website: or picked up at the church.

The Amador County Environmental Health Department is currently accepting applications for the Safe Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program.  Amador County has limited funds available to assist homeowners with work necessary to protect public health from contaminated drinking water sources.
Eligible owners include:
• Those with nitrate contaminated wells within a defined area of the Ione Valley
• Owners County-wide with failing septic systems
Please review the Program Policy and download an Application.
Completed applications must be received by the Amador County Environmental Health Department no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Offers of assistance will be based on need and available funds.
If you have any questions about the program please contact the Amador County Environmental Health Department at 223-6439.


SAVE THE DATE! DECLARE YOUR “BIG CRUSH” ON AMADOR COUNTY’S WINE REGION ON OCTOBER 3 & 4! Each year, we celebrate the grape harvest by inviting our friends to join our 42 member wineries and get in on this most exciting time of year.  BIG CRUSH is a grand time to see the harvest in action and this year will be no exception. Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th , 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you’re invited to see the Crush in full swing. Scenes of teeming vineyards, trudging tractors, bustling crush pads are accompanied by incomparable non-stop Amador wine region hospitality! Creative food & wine pairings, a variety of live music, and harvest activities are presented by warm & friendly family wineries.
Please join us and enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of this exciting harvest season. Tickets for the “Big Crush,” are good for wine tasting, food and all activities. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass. Tickets will be sold online at beginningAugust 1, 2015. A ticket for your designated driver is only $10. Please drive responsibly and enjoy all that Big Crush weekend has to offer.
For more information on Amador’s “Big Crush” call 1-888-655-8614, e-mail or visit the Amador Vintners website

E-mail your announcements for our calendar to:

CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6 PM.
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
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

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.

Classes, Workshops, Seminars
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Summer Programs at the HUB! Enjoy Arts and Crafts, Theatre Workshop, explore the world through books and Art and Fun games while learning.  Programs run Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 8th through the end of July.  Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 or
Youth Flag Football, 4th – 8th Grades.  First Game is Sunday June 28th at 5:30 at Jackson Jr. High.  The Cost is $30 per player and that includes 6 games & a t-shirt.  Cal 223-6349 or  Sign ups also available online at Coaches and referees are needed.
Adult Volleyball League, 4 on 4.  These teams can be all male, all female, or mixed.  Games will be held on Sunday’s starting June 14th at 1:30 p.m. at Argonaut High School. The cost per team will be $175.  .  Call 223-6349 or email Check us out online at
Adult Co-Ed Soccer League 7 vs.7 starts Tuesdays June 9th at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Jr. High Field.  The cost per team is $400 for an 8 week League.  Call 223-6349 or email Check us out online at
Men’s Softball League starts June 15th Monday and Wednesday nights at Pioneer Park in Pioneer.  The Cost is $650 per team. Please register before June 4th.  The length of the season, play every team twice, plus playoffs for every team. The Home Run Derby will be held Wednesday, July 15th.  Call 223-6349 or email Check us out online at

LOCAL LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES - Bilinguals of all kinds and second language learners have many advantages, intelligence boosting, better job opportunities, higher salaries in public and other types of employment, more job security and best of all the study of another language is fun and provides protection against dementia, the scourge of aging America!  If you are ready to begin language studies now, or resume them in or around Amador county, I can help you find a way to get started whether through tutoring, classes, videos or tapes, on the internet, using music or television, geared to your style of learning and in the time that you have available. The secret of getting ahead is getting started and this is something people tend to put off for years, to their detriment. Expand your mind, and your horizons. Take the first step and call Profe Nora at 223-3322 for free advice.

SPANISH CLASSES STARTING NOW -  Bilinguals of all kinds and second language learners have many advantages, intelligence boosting, better job opportunities, higher salaries in public and other types of employment, better job security and best of all protection against dementia, the scourge of aging America! If you are ready to start Spanish language studies now, or resume them at still very low rates, call Profe Nora at 223-3322.

LANGUAGEMEISTER - Translations and private tutoring in French, German and Spanish
Genealogy research for clients searching for German ancestors. Member: Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS). Contact information: Elke Duffy 209-296-5302, Email:

SALSA DANCE CLASS for Men and Women. Salsa is a type of music and dance of Hispanic origin.  Salsa Music is based on Cuban music.  Salsa is a dance that has easy steps to pick up.  So the time it takes you to learn your first few steps and be able to dance Salsa is far, far shorter that you might think.This class is taught by Amel Tafsout who studied Salsa and Afro Cuban dances in Havana, Cuba.  Classes are on Wednesday evenings,April   29 – May 27, from 7 – 8pm, at the HUB  206B Main St. Jackson. The Cost will be $75. For More Information call ACRA at 223-6349 or email

AMADOR FLYFISHERS, a local flyfishing club is offering a course on the ins and outs of fly fishing. Classes will be held on Sat & Sun, June 13th &14 from 9:00am – 4pm at the HUB, 206B Main St. Jackson. A fishing trip is scheduled for June 27th. The time and location to be announced.   Learn what fly fishing is about.  Find out the importance of Bugs and their life cycle.  Learn where to find fish and special regulations. You’ll be taught casting techniques and how to use your equipment. The Cost is $40.  Must be 18 years or older, Ages 12 – 17 may attend, accompanied by an adult participant.  To register or get more information call ACRA at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amador

ARE YOU A LOCAL ARTIST? Join the Amador County Artists Association, to share, network, and support local artists. The ACAA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Amador Senior Center. Our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! For more information, visit: AmadorArtists.orgFor more information, visit:

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 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

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.

Events & Activities
Main Street Theater Works -
Sutter Creek Theater -
Volcano Theatre Company -
KENNEDY MINE HISTORIC SURFACE TOURS begin again in March and continue to Oct 31. Tours are given from 10am to 3pm. Contact: or 223-9542

More announcements...
June 15---July 24 List of events
1. Laurie Story:  Wednesday June 17th  10:30 am at the Ione Branch  209-274-2560
2. Storyteller BZ Smith & Music by Peg Reza:  Thursday June 18th 11:00 am at the Main Branch in Jackson 209-223-6400
3. Amador County Concert Band:  Monday June 22nd 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Margaret Dalton Children’s Center 975 Broadway in Jackson
4. Amador City Ukeamaniacs:  Wednesday June 25th 11:00 am  Ukulele music for all ages at the Main Branch in Jackson
5. Stockton Bukkyo Taiko (Big Drum Ensemble):  Thursday July 9th 11:00 am at Detert Park next to the Main Branch in Jackson
6. Ice Cream Social:  Friday July 24th 4:00 pm at Clark’s Corner in Ione

FREE GREEN WASTE RECYCLING IN SUTTER CREEK: A dumpster has been placed at the Sutter Creek Fire District Station One, 350 Hanford Street, for yard waste recycling. This service is available to ALL Amador County citizens. Only small yard pruning are accepted, no large limbs, stumps, garbage, appliances or construction debris.

THE MONTEVERDE GENERAL STORE MUSEUM, one of Sutter Creek’s most beloved and historical buildings, got a much needed fresh look recently, with new paint and store name. The City of Sutter Creek, Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation and donations from visitors and volunteers, made it possible for the Museum to look like new again. Read more...

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT MOTHER LODE JOB TRAINING - Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT -formerly Job Connection)  has Scholarship and Training funds available for eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers. Last program year, we awarded $297,000 in scholarships to eligible participants in fields from Medical Assisting, Truck Driving, Welding and more! Eligibility conditions do apply, so contact MLJT for more information and to see if you qualify. We are now located in the Health and Human Services building located at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, closed from 12 PM to 1 PM, and closed Fridays. Contact MLJT at 223-3341, or visit the website at

AMADOR POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP on Facebook! Have something to say? Join today!

“FINDING THE MOTHER LODE” - Movie by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien. Features the unique migration of the Italians to Amador County and the West Coast.Italian Immigrants in Amador County and the West Coast. Available for purchase now! This movie is slated to be shown on PBS sometime in the future. Featuring Amador historians Carolyn Fregulia, Doug Ketron and John Leggett. Unabridged copy: $25 total at the ACRA office. On Amazon: $28.95 plus tx. and handling. For more information call 223-6349.

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

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

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

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