Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” - Jim Rohn

News & Announcements
- Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Jack Tone Riordan Trio - Sun Aug 21
- ACAA Open Studios to hold Preview Art Show & Reception on September 3
- September 3 is the next 1st Saturday Amador Art Trek
OPERATION CARE AWARDED $15,000 TO PREVENT & ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes Operation Care as a critical leader in California's domestic violence field:
TONIGHT! FINAL TGIF SUMMER CONCERT & PATRON OF THE ARTS AWARDS The TGIF concert presented by AmadorArts for this week, August 19, will be the last one of the summer!  Featured band will be Blow Daddy, which is the foremost horn-loaded dance band of Amador County. This group of nine has some of the finest musicians and vocalists around. Get ready for a variety of music, from Jump and Swing, to Rockabilly, Blues, Pop and Soul. Party time!
The AmadorArts non-profit will be handing out its annual Patron of the Arts Awards. This year going to two longtime arts council members, and a major merchant and professional organization.
The FREE concert starts at 6:00 pm, at the Terra d’Oro Winery on Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth. Please, no outside beverages here. Terra d’Oro and Montevina wines will be available to purchase and enjoy with your picnics.
Thank you for supporting another great season of TGIF Free Summer Concerts!
For more information, visit:
VOLCANO THEATRE COMPANY AUDITIONS for Lux Radio Theatre’s "Miracle on 34th Street" by Valentine Davies. Directed by Bob Duzdevich. Open auditions, all are welcome; no experience required. Needed: Both male and female, ages 12 to 80+.
Auditions will be held Mondays Aug 22 & 29 and Tuesdays Aug 23 & 30 at the Cobblestone Theatre in Volcano. Performance dates are Nov 18 to Dec 10. For more information, call Bob at 209-419-0744.
The County of Amador is seeking sealed bids for furnishing of all labor, tax, bonds, insurance, permits, premiums, shipping, transportation, services, disposal, equipment, materials, and appurtenant facilities for Fiddletown Park Tennis & Basketball Court Repairs & Re-surfacing. Qualified bidders may acquire a bid package at the office of General Services Administration located at 12200-B Airport Road, Martell, CA (209) 223-9375 or download from Amador County’s Public Purchase website:,ca/buyer/public/home
Sealed bids will be received by the County of Amador Purchasing Office; by U.S. Mail, at 12200 B Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642-9527; or delivered in person, U.P.S., Federal Express, or by any other courier to 12200 B Airport Road, Martell, CA; until 1:30 P.M., Thursday, August 25, 2016, at which time sealed bids will be opened and read publicly in the office of the Director of General Services Administration, located at the above Martell address. Telegraph, Facsimile (FAX), and E-Mail bids will not be considered. Bids received late will be rejected and returned unopened.
Questions regarding this bid should be referred to:
RIVRDANS CONTEST - Hop rocks and swim 1/2 mile of the N. Fork of the Mokelumne River for time.  Contest begins at 12 noon on Saturday Sept. 3rd. Carpool to where Highway 26 crosses the Mokelumne. Time constraints allow only 36 contestants. Inexperienced runners are discouraged. $100 to fastest finisher. $50 to second place. $50 to first female.  Read more at

OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at:

August Newsletters
Community Calendar
- Butte Fire Hazard Tree Removal on Private Land Right of Entry Permit Deadline Approaching on Aug 19
- Events at Bella Grace! Charged Particles in Concert this Friday, August 19
- 14th Annual Sutter Creek Jug Band Festival - Sat Aug 20
- Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Jack Tone Riordan Trio - Sun Aug 21
- Jackson City Council - Mon Aug 22
- Amador County Board of Supervisors - Tues Aug 23
- Technical Advisory Committee - Tues Aug 23
- Amador County Planning Commission - Tues Aug 23
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed Aug 24
Amador Water Agency Board - Thurs Aug 25
Plymouth City Council - Thurs Aug 25
- Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Coco Montoya Band - Sat Aug 26
- Master Gardeners' Tomato Tasting Contest - Sat Aug 27
- Healing Self Esteem: Classes begin Aug 31
- Sutter Creek Provisions "Tap Takeover" events scheduled through November
Music Events at Bella Grace
VOLCANO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - Fri and Sat evenings through Sept 10 at the Volcano Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6:30 PM for picnicking. Curtain at 8PM. Tickets online at Hein & Co. Booksellers, 204 Main St., Jackson, or online at
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH - The news now is of major fires and one hundred year floods.  But, the good news in all of these tragedies is the immediate, generous, and lifesaving help of strangers for strangers.  Why is it that we only seem able to practice Christ-like love in the face of calamity?  Come join us as we continue to explore how to practice our faith every day.  Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.  Regular Sunday services are at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM followed by a coffee hour after the 10:30 service.  Trinity Church is located at 430 Highway 49, Sutter Hill, across from Walgreens. For more information, call 267-0255, or visit
NOTICE: MEETING CONTINUATION: Tuesday, August 23 at 7PM. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the County’s update of its General Plan and the proposed Final General Plan are now available. The Amador County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing - FEIR and Proposed Final General Plan) (JULY 8, 2016 - Notice_Appendix H added to FEIR).
The Planning Commission continued the July 19, 2016 meeting to August 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Proposed Final General Plan, Proposed Implementation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report are available online at:
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, August 23 in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:40 pm.
The speaker for the meeting will be Scott McIntosh who is the Pharmacy Manager at Walmart in Jackson. Scott will speak about psychiatric medications. From 7:00 to 8: 30 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.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS FALL SEASON - Registration is now open for Fall Junior Team Tennis. Boys & 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 October 2 to November 6 and each team will have one practice per week starting in mid-September. Cost is $70 first child, $45 second child, $10 third child (max of $125 per household). Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by July 29. Fee includes junior USTA membership, t-shirt, season-end party, and awards. Print an application at
Registrations must be received by August 27. 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
“RECYCLE FOR SIGHT” Eyeglass Recycling at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market on Saturday, August 27. In just about any household you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. Sutter Creek Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, and plastic and metal frames.
Eyeglasses can also be dropped off throughout the year at the following locations:
 Amador Eye Care, 10 Bryson Dr., Sutter Creek
 Amador Ledger Print (ALP), 11020 Hwy. 49, Martell
 Coldwell Banker, 40-B Main St., Sutter Creek (Rose-Marie Zwieg)
 Sina’s Back Roads CafĂ©, 74-A Main St. Sutter Creek
The Sutter Creek Lions Club will have a booth at the market collecting eyeglasses and pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House charities.
MASTER GARDENERS’ ANNUAL TOMATO TASTING CONTEST - If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart. Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season. We are all looking for the perfect tomato. Saturday, August 27th is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer’s Market located on the corner of Main Street and Gopher Flat Road.
Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market between 8:30 -9:30 AM on Saturday, August 27. The judges will begin their tasting at 10:00 and announce their favorites by 11:30 AM. Prizes will be given for the biggest, as well as best tasting red, non-red and cherry tomatoes. Our fantastic judges from last year will be returning this year and include Steve Muni of Hometown radio, Darius Somary, consultant, and Mark Berkner of Taste Restaurant.
Join us for the public tasting and you will have the fun of tasting all kinds of tomatoes, from tiny grape-size tomatoes to giants the size of grapefruits, and a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, pink, tiger striped, and of course, ruby red. We are sure to have a tomato you’ve never tasted before and that may become your new favorite. Questions? email Bobbie at Web site:
BIG BAND MUSIC on Sunday, August 28 at 2pm at the Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Rd, Jackson. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Big Band music of the 1920’s through the 1960’s will be presented by the 11- piece Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra on August 28 at 2pm using original dance band instrumentation and sheet music. The band consists of 7 horns (saxes, clarinets, trumpets, and trombone) and 4 rhythm players (piano, banjo, bass, and drums), and features vocals from within the band. Audience may wish to sing along on most all of the familiar tunes! Open to all ages, there is a $5 donation request to help cover expenses of the event. There will be cookies and coffee for your enjoyment! Guests may also bring a favorite dessert to share as well and there will be a small dance area left open for those that wish to shake-a- leg. Don’t miss the fun!
FARMS OF AMADOR TOUR & DINNER - To help support the FoA activities and our local Farmers Markets please consider coming to the Sunday August 28 Farms of Amador/Farmers Market farmer tour and dinner fundraiser.  This always fun and relaxing event with your friends and family, will be again hosted at the beautiful setting of Helwig winery with a sit down dinner fare being 'Spanish Table'...Paella!  which includes your choice of a vegetarian or fish/chicken paella. One can also request gluten free. Music with Herb Boxhorn and Klaudia Promessi.  The self-guided tour will be focused in the Ione area. And of course there will be some incredible items up for raffle and auction.
Get your tickets soon as this event does sell out!
For tickets and information phone: 209-267-5506, or purchase tickets online at the FoA website or at your local Farmers Market.
AMADOR UPCOUNTRY ROTARY is participating with the Farmer's Market in Pine Grove, on the last Wednesday of each summer month! Supporting our wonderful local produce with additional food, beer and wine… Rotary is offering a raffle prize of an 18" STIHL Chainsaw!
Next market is August 31. Hours have been extended to 7pm. Come by and enjoy music, food and libations!

LABOR DAY AT DEAVER VINEYARDS - Sat September 3. Join us for our annual Labor Day event. Pack up the kids, bring your neighbors and head out to Deaver for a day on the Deaver Green. Grab a few bottles of wine from our tasting room and relax to some great tunes as we send the summer off in style. Food available for purchase.
3rd ANNUAL HOLISTIC HEALTH & AWARENESS FAIR - Labor Day weekend September 3 & 4  at the Mace Meadow Event Center. An excellent variety of practitioners and vendors are scheduled to be there, hope you will be too!
Some spaces remain available for holistic oriented practitioners, healers and readers. Please personal message us or call Serenity Center at 209-295-2003.
AMADOR COUNTY REPUBLICANS LABOR DAY PICNIC at Detert Park on Monday, September 5. We will also have a wonderful bake sale, a table with the latest Republican promotional items, and fun, not-to-be-missed photos with a life-size image of the phenomenal Donald Trump.
The picnic begins at 11:30 with the musical entertainment of Jack Magee and his “Travelin’ Tunes”, followed by official opening remarks by Dr. Arnie Zeiderman. Our old-fashioned hot dog lunch with chips, sodas, and watermelon begins at 12:15, and Congressman Tom McClintock will address us at 12:30. The theme of the picnic this year is “Make America Great Again!” and our successful speakers will share with you some of their secrets on how to make it happen.
As you know, Detert Park is Jackson’s most beautiful park and there is plenty for kids to do, so bring the whole family and enjoy the day while gaining confidence in the potential of America.
For information, contact Tom Harmon at 503-841-7246.
LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE IN 12 WEEKS with the Jackson Claim Jumpers! Starts Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Fun for families, singles or couples, no special dress required. Music from country to pop. Nationally-recognized caller Kip Garvey is known for his fun, dynamic teaching style. Three months of great exercise and fun for only $60 – half price for 21 & under, family rate available. Amador Senior Center Hall, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information visit or call Janine Oneto at 209-245-6221.
-8:30 AM – 10:00 AM MEET AND GREET
-10:30 AM – 11:00 AM GRAND ENTRANCE
Thank you to all of you who came out to support the R3C Wild Horse Program. All 7 beautiful Mustangs were adopted to new homes to be loved and cared for. We hope you can make it out to our first adoption at the R3C Ranch in September!
Deputy Rebecca Eubanks #1151
Post Release Re-Entry Programs
Field Investigator, Home Detention Unit
Work Release Division
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
SECOND "SUNDAY FUNDAYS" AT ANDIS - Andis Wines invites you to put the FUN back in Sundays! Bring the family and enjoy our panoramic vineyard views and comfortable outside seating. Our resident Grill Master will be dishing delicious burgers and brats for our guests. Bocce ball and a variety of lawn games will be available for additional fun in the sun. If that's not FUN, we don't know what is!
Sunday Fundays take place every second Sunday of the month through October. Upcoming Dates:  September 11  •  October 9
$5 Lunch Tickets/FREE for Wine Club Members!
Visit for more information! See you on Second Sunday!
SEPTEMBER CHAMBER MIXER - Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30-7:30PM. September's mixer is hosted by Amador College Connect.
Mixers are a great way to meet fellow business owners, and stay connected to the Amador County business community. Our mixers feature food, beverages, a raffle and best of all, an opportunity to network and socialize. Bring a raffle item to donate, and receive 5 extra raffle tickets free! Our raffles are the best!
MOKELUMNE RIVER CLEANUP - The Foothill Conservancy invites everyone to join them for the 2016 Mokelumne River cleanup on Saturday, September 17, 8:30 am until 12 noon. There are two sites for this year’s cleanup: Electra Bar, by Electra Road, and the Highway 26 North Fork Mokelumne crossing. A special prize will be awarded for the “weirdest” trash, and all volunteers will receive thank-you goodies. All participants must register in advance online at, or by calling Carolyn Schooley at (209)223-3508.
ANTIQUE MUSICAL ORGAN RALLY - Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 24 & 25. Experience the music of yesteryear! Unusual musical organs from all over the country and their colorful owners, performing on Main Street, Saturday and Sunday. Free indoor concert at Jackson United Methodist Church on Sunday. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for the whole family! Free, on Main Street, Jackson.
Sat: 10 am – 4 pm, throughout Main Street, Jackson
Sun: 10 am – noon, Main Street. 1 pm, Concert at Jackson Methodist Church, 120 Church St, Jackson
Contact: or Amador Council of Tourism, 209-267-9249
BUCKLES & BBQ! Saturday, September 24. Nothing says “summer” like grillin’ and chillin’ – and we do it BIG in Amador at the family-friendly Buckles & BBQ on September 24th at the Amador County Fairgrounds.
Three local grillers compete for your vote in a "slam down!" In between feasting on great Bar-Be-Que, savor local wines and craft beer, enjoy live music, find something special from  local crafts and vendors, and of course, don't miss the Horse Show! For kids there is plenty of room to run and kid-friendly activities - bring a picnic blanket! FREE ADMISSION! Proceeds go to the Amador Country Fair Foundation, a non-profit funding facility improvements and repairs at this historic resource. Questions? Call us!  209-418-5707
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SEPTEMBER CHAMBER MIXER - Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30-7:30PM. September's mixer is hosted by Amador College Connect.
Mixers are a great way to meet fellow business owners, and stay connected to the Amador County business community. Our mixers feature food, beverages, a raffle and best of all, an opportunity to network and socialize. Bring a raffle item to donate, and receive 5 extra raffle tickets free! Our raffles are the best!
SAVE THE DATE! “GOLDEN THREADS” QUILT SHOW - Mother Lode Quilters’ Guild Presents “Golden Threads” Quilt Show on October 1-2, 2016, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featured Quilter: Sandra Mollon. Quilts, Wearable Art, Vendors, Country Store, Silent Auction, and Guild Challenge. At the Historic Downtown Sutter Creek Auditorium and Community Center. Admission $6.00 For more information, call Anelie at 296-7059 or visit:
ANNUAL REDNECK BBQ BASH RELEASE PARTY AT ANDIS - Git yerselves on over to Andis Wines for the Annual Redneck BBQ bash on Saturday November 5! New red wine releases, dancin' on the crushpad, and a feast of finger-lickin' good food. It's a hootin’ and hollerin’ great time y’all won’t wanna miss.
Taste new wine releases and feast on mouth-watering baby back ribs, stuffed grilled jalapenos, shish kabobs and more. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass, or bring back your glass from last year's event and get $5 off your ticket price.
RSVP required, seating limited, must be 21+ years old to attend.
$45/person, $40/wine club (must login to receive discount)
Visit for more information!
SAVE THE DATE! 7th ANNUAL BOOTS ‘N BOOKS CONCERT - The Friends of the Amador County Library are very excited to announce Adrian Brannan–aka Adrian Buckaroogirl as the featured guest at their annual Boots ‘N Books Concert. The young singer has won much praise, including that of veteran cowboy singer Dave Stamey. Stamey, who has sung at three B&B concerts, says of Buckaroogirl: “She writes all of her own music. It’s very centered on the buckaroo lifestyle. She’s the real deal."
You can preview Adrian's music at her website
The concert is set for 3 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Pine Grove Community Church.

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Opinions & Issues
FYI: On Recycling in Amador County (Via Lynn Morgan):
>Pine Grove Market should be re-opening soon, maybe as soon as June 1st.
>Pokerville Market was denied a request for exemption by CalRecycle and will receive their final notice in mid-June.  By late June they will either: have a new buyback center, pay customer CRV in the store or pay a penalty to the state.
>Pioneer Payless Market will receive their final notice in mid-August and by late August will either: have a new buyback center, pay customer CRV in the store or pay a penalty to the state.
>Ione Plaza Market has been determined by CalRecycle to not meet the threshold which would require them to have a recycle center.
>Raley's Market has been considered by CalRecycle to be served by the Academy Dr. center and is not required to have a recycle center.
Also, the county may initiate a lawn mower and a wood stove by-back program with the intent of helping to reduce our carbon footprint.  I will keep you posted.  The pine needle bin program is up and running. Best - Lynn
FROM THE CITY OF IONE: The City of Ione needs your help to prevent vandalism and apprehend individuals who vandalize our parks and recreational facilities. Please call City Hall at 209-274-2412 or Sheriff Dispatch (after hours) at 209-223-6513 to report vandalism to your park facilities. Why is it important to stop vandalism? If you think vandalism isn't your problem, think again. Here are a few reasons why vandalism hurts everyone.Vandalism destroys what your tax dollars have created. Each year vandals destroy thousands of dollars' worth of park facilities and equipment funded by tax dollars. A few minutes of destructive "fun" can add up to huge losses for our City's parks. Vandalism is a problem at all parks throughout Ione costing the city thousands of dollars per year. Vandalism takes dollars away from recreational programs and facilities. It costs money to repair or replace whatever a vandal's actions have destroyed. For example, the cost of removing writing from the Skat Park can easily reach $1000 for sandblasting costs. Replacing a destroyed bench involves high labor repair and materials costs.
Here's what you can do to help prevent and address vandalism.
Always call 9-1-1 to report any crime in progress, including vandalism.
If you have information about a crime that has occurred in a park, but that does not require an immediate police response, please call 209-274-2412.
Thank you for helping!
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
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.
IONE PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM
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 the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
Amador County Civil Grand Jury Special Investigation Report
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Interim Healthcare of Jackson is hosting monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group every third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. We have a speaker for most meetings. We also have painting lessons for those who are interested. Call us at 209-223-9119 for more information.
AMADOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE meets on the 1st Monday of every month at 7PM at their office at 557 Hwy 49 Suite 3, Jackson. Call 209-257-1397. The public is welcome to attend.
AMADOR REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE meets on the on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM at their headquarters located at 12275 Martell Road (across from Panda House Restaurant). Our meetings are open to the public, and attendance is encouraged. For more information, visit:
OVER-EATERS ANONYMOUS OF JACKSON…if you think you have a problem with food. Everyone is welcome! Every Monday and Friday, 5:30 PM, Sutter Amador Hospital. Oakview Conference Room, in Education Dept on 2nd Floor. Contact Liz, 295-6921.
MOM TO MOM PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP- Second Saturday of every month from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, 975 Broadway, Jackson. In this group for new moms and pregnant women, we: support moms to recover from pregnancy and birth, help you feel well and be the mom you want to be, discuss anxiety, stress, depression, and difficulty adjusting, learn coping and communication skills, and relaxation techniques. A project of the Amador-Calaveras Perinatal Wellness Coalition, and facilitated by Christa Thompson, LCSW. First group will be held on Saturday, May 14. For questions, more information, and to RSVP for free child care, please call 257-1092.

Classes, Workshops, Seminars
TEAM FITNESS in Pine Grove will be closing the doors to its fitness studio at 13828 Gold Mine Rd, Ste 10, on Wednesday, August 31st. Good news though - classes will continue to be taught next door in Suite 8 at the Dance Studio! The Dance Studio is light and airy with a nice floor. We will still have Zumba Classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings with Lynda Burman. And on Wednesday and Friday mornings - Golden Girls/Guys and Gentle Hatha Yoga will continue to be offered by Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Yoga Instructor Cherie Maitland.
Look for a Wednesday 11am Graceful Aging class beginning in October! Personal Fitness training appointments will still be available - focusing on Seniors - and there is a new mini-package for Seniors who want individual guidance on improving strength, balance and stamina - offered at a very low price!
Seated massages are still available too!
Call Cherie Maitland, CPFT at Team Fitness at 209-304-5139.
If you are interested in purchasing furniture and hi-quality exercise equipment let me know. Information and pictures will be added to Team Fitness fb page by Monday August 8th.
Viewing dates are:
   Monday         8/8, 8 - 10am
   Wednesday    8/10, 11am - Noon
   Friday            8/12, 2 - 6pm
   Saturday        8/13, 8 - 10am
   Monday         8/15, Noon - 2pm
   Friday            8/19, 4 - 6pm
Thank you.
Cherie Maitland
Team Fitness
GOLDEN GIRLS/GUYS SENIOR FITNESS: I'm excited to announce the return of Golden Girls/Guys classes at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays in Pine Grove at Team Fitness.
We will improve our balance, strength and stamina. The 45-minute classes are geared for seniors and for going at your own pace. Pay as you go or prepay $50 for 10 classes.
We have fun to the great oldies and classes are small so you get lots of individual attention from a Certified Personal Fitness trainer who from experience, understands the issues of aging and helping the body stay healthy and strong.
Contact: Cherie Maitland at 209 304 5139
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Interim Healthcare of Jackson is hosting monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group every third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. We have a speaker for most meetings. We also have painting lessons for those who are interested. Call us at 209-223-9119 for more information.
NEW YORK FITNESS’ WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASSES - Classes are free to members. Non-members, only $10 per class. Join the gym, and get the classes for free! Monday nights from 5-6PM in the Yoga Studio at NY Fitness, 615 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. This is an active class; please wear comfortable clothes.
Learn how to hit, strike, knee and kick. Learn how to defend yourself against grabs. Chokes, bear hugs and ground attacks.
Call 209.223.3236 Like us on Facebook!
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.
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:
GENTLE HATHA YOGA CLASSES meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 to 12:45 pm at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. Classes are kept small for lots of special attention to help you make those healthy changes you've been wanting to make. Excellent classes for beginners and seniors! $8 or a pass of 10 sessions for $65. Contact: Cherie Maitland

Events Calendars & Activities
AmadorCounty Arts Council -
Amador County Artists Association -
Amador County Recreation Agency -
Amador Council of Tourism -
Amador Vintner's Association -
Main Street Theater Works -
Sutter Creek Theater -
Volcano Theatre Company -
Preston Castle -
Preston Castle Foundation Events for 2016
A CUP OF YARN: Hey everyone, if you are into knitting, come join the ladies every 1st Monday of the month at Sina’s Backroads Cafe in Sutter Creek, from 10:30 to noonish! The group name is A Cup of Yarn on Facebook. Come join the fun! Good people Good food!
SCOFIELDS COWBOY CAMPFIRE 2016 SCHEDULE in Fiddletown can be found at:
More announcements...
TAKE THE SURVEY! Dear Friends of the Arts, AmadorArts would like your input about current arts activities in our community!  Your valuable feedback will help us to improve existing programs and create new opportunities to engage in the Arts in Amador County.
Please take a few minutes to complete a Community Arts Survey through the link below.  It is only 15 questions and will take just a few minutes.  And, if you would like, we will enter you into a drawing to win Winefest 2016 Tickets as a Thank You for your time.
Click on the link below to start the survey:
Feel free to share this link with any of your friends who Heart the Arts as well,
And THANK YOU for supporting the Arts in Amador!
AmadorArts - Amador County Arts Council
11A Randolph Street
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
"WOOD ANGELS provide free firewood to seniors, disabled, vets, and others in need who are having a hard time making ends meet.
Wood donations are primarily from private property owners
Wood Angels need to continue this service as the need is growing and they need monetary donations as well as volunteers, who are willing to split wood, stack wood, pick-up wood, and make deliveries of wood.
The group is totally volunteers, and no one is compensated for their time. All monetary donations go towards gas for pick-up/delivery, chainsaws, chains for chainsaws, splitter and splitter repairs, tarps, base rock for yard, pods for storing equipment at yards, new or used trucks for same.
Wood Angels have a Facebook page ( and are in the process of developing a website
Thanks for the opportunity to share this very valuable service for the residents of Amador County. If you need any more information, please contact me (Nancy) at the info below. Again, thank you!"
Nancy Fort
(209) 295-4876 (office)
(209) 256-2226 (cell)
SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS! The Tri Chamber Golf Tournament is looking for 6 Amador County businesses to showcase their services as a Hole Sponsor at Saddle Creek Golf Resort in Copperopolis, Wednesday, Sept. 14.
There is no fee -- you will have a station at one of the tees on the course, and will greet each golfer with your sample, goody, or offer.
Amador, Calaveras and Sonora Chambers of Commerce have teamed up on this elite event that is attracting business and community leaders for a great day of golf, networking and economic development!
Contact Lucy Hackett at the Amador Co. Chamber of Commerce, 209-223-0350, if you are interested in being a Hole Sponsor -- or would like to enter a foursome.
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Teams are now forming. Won’t you join a team and help us to raise awareness and funds for the Amador STARS?
Have a few hours to volunteer and help this event run smoothly?
You can make a donation to Amador STARS to help support Camp Out for Cancer.
We have a free music festival from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday September 10th at the Amador County Fairgrounds. All local talented musicians donating their time for the good of the cause. Sound Man Pete Bell keeps the tunes flowing.
This is a totally volunteer event, and we thank everyone for giving their time and efforts to the Camp Out for Cancer. For more information call 267-1246.
TAKE THE SURVEY! Dear Amador County Employers: The Amador Community College Foundation is conducting a survey of Amador County employers regarding your workforce training needs. Please take a few minutes today to help ACCF better understand what training and employment services for adults (age 18 plus) are needed in Amador County.
Amador College Connect (formerly Amador Learning Center) can help meet those needs.
The link to our online survey is:
Your response will be confidential. We would appreciate your reply by September 1st.
Thanks so much for helping us!
A MESSAGE FROM THE ANIMAL SHELTER: It seems there are always "stray" dogs at the shelter. Many dogs are found wandering by community members, others are picked up by AC.
Please, please, if your dog has gone missing call the shelter or better yet go to the shelter. Take them a flyer or a copy of a photo and description. Check back daily. Currently there are several "stray" dogs there. Big dogs and small dogs! If your dog (or cat) missing he might be waiting for you, alone and scared. (209)223-6378 12340 Airport Rd. Jackson
INVITATION TO JOIN THE LOCKWOOD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AUXILIARY - We raise money for our volunteer personnel and have a lot of fun doing this. We have dinners, concerts and our annual pancake breakfast.
We meet every first Monday of the month. If you are interested in joining our group, contact
Carol Asmus at 209-2396-5681 or Marilyn Dillion, VP at 209-296-8011. Our website is
GREEN WASTE DUMPSTER AT LOCKWOOD FIRE STATION: To assist the upcountry residents with keeping a defensible space around their homes, Amador Fire Safe Council working together with Farmers Insurance obtained a grant to provide a green waste dumpster at Lockwood Fire Station #151.
This is the second year this program has been available to those in the Lockwood Fire District area. Anyone can use the dumpster as long as it is only vegetation - pine needles, leaves and branches less than 2 inches in diameter. Due to the discovery of electronic waste in the dumpster, video cameras are now monitoring the dumpster and fire station area.
The dumpster is located at 23141 Shake Ridge Road, approximately 3 miles above Daffodil Hill. If you use the dumpster, please clean up after use and insure all vegetation is inside the dumpster. No plastic bags are allowed in the dumpster. We encourage everyone to use this free service to help keep your home safe.
For more information, contact Jackie Vaughn, Communications, Lockwood Fire Protection District, 209-296-5122.
VIA UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Here's the information and application for the free low flow toilets & shower heads. Please read the requirements on "Eligibility" to be sure that you're a customer of one of the listed water agencies. Also, put your home address on the map by clicking on the "here" in the sentence "You can view a map of these areas here." Or you can call to verify that you're eligible. If you are, fill out and submit the information on the "Application" page.
FYI: The Office of Administrative Law approved the re-adoption of the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Drought Mortality Amendments. This emergency regulatory action readopts the 1038(k), Forest Practice Rule relating to the harvesting of dead and dying trees related to drought and bark beetle induced mortality.
The Department of Insurance completed the Home/Residential Insurance and Wildfire FAQs” document to provide information for homeowners experiencing cancellations or non-renewals, Fair Plan information and other pertinent homeowner insurance information.  The FAQ document has been posted to the Tree Mortality website.  See links.
INTERFAITH FOOD BANK: Twice Monthly FREE Produce Distribution
Once again, the Interfaith Food Bank will be hosting the FREE Produce Distribution at St. Katherine Drexel Parish at 11361 Prospect Drive in Jackson (Catholic Center).
Qualified IFB clients will be allowed to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month through October 26, 2016.
GALLERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek.
Every Saturday & Sunday the Gallery is staffed by volunteers from 11-4. You do not need to be an artist, just enjoy art and chatting with people
Call or email DeDe at 267-9850 or email:
NOTE FROM LYNN MORGAN (D3 SUPERVISOR): “...I received a notice from our General Services Director, Jon Hopkins, about how best to report unusual wildlife behavior.
There is apparently an increase in rabid skunks in our county. Though I hope you are aware that wildlife should mostly be left alone, not fed, IF you notice any wild animal acting strangely, especially during daylight hours when most stay hidden, please call Animal Control, 223-6378. Thanks and have a good week." -L
EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabies links and resources on CA Public Health:
THE LABYRINTH PROJECT - Have you heard about labyrinths? Do you wonder what they are? What they do? Why they are so popular? The Labyrinth Project has formed in Amador County and is looking for people who may be interested in learning about labyrinths and in being trained to become  a volunteer/docent for labyrinth walks. To learn more, contact The Labyrinth Project at (209) 256-3750 or e-mail the Labyrinth Project Coordinator at
DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS? Can you offer a safe, loving and supportive home? Do you have a desire to improve your community?
There is an immediate need for Foster Families in Amador County! Families of all kinds are welcomed! Foster care needed for ages 0-18. SCFS offers guidance, support and ongoing training throughout the entire foster care process.
Please call Sierra Child & Family Services, 209-257-1244.
MINER’S BEND COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PATHWAY - PERSONALIZED BRICKS AVAILABLE -The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation invites you to participate in Sutter Creek’s new Miners’ Bend Historic Gold Mining Park by buying a personalized  engraved brick in the Commemorative Pathway. You and your family will not only provide financial support to the Foundation and help finish this park, but you will cement your place in Amador County’s gold mining history forever.
 The SCCBF’s goal for completion of this park is this summer, 2016. The Park will feature over a dozen displays telling the story of Amador's roll in the California Gold Rush. Work is being done on interpretive signage that will give visitors a brief history of the gold rush in Sutter Creek and Amador County, with historic photos and descriptions of each artifact on display.
Purchasing a brick is the perfect way to commemorate loved ones, promote your business or organization, honor a special occasion, or find that special gift. Personalized Bricks start at only $100. Remember, your brick purchase is tax deductible. Buying a personalized brick helps the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation preserve our cultural heritage in Amador County. To order, visit . For more information please call Frank Cunha at 209-304-9192.
BE A DISASTER HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER! County volunteer application and fingerprinting scan required. Once clearance is received, you would be sworn in as a Disaster Service Worker. For more information, visit:
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES - The Amador County Artist Association (ACAA) has several benefits to being a member, one of those being Art in Public Places, where the artist can get regular exposure to build a reputation and occasionally make a sale with no commission fees.  This program also gives the location the opportunity to be known for original art on their walls and to promote awareness of original art. The exhibits rotate every 2 months.
Our current locations include Rosebud’s Cafe (downtown Jackson); the Superior Court of CA, County of Amador; American River Bank; Amador Senior Center; Sierra Eye Care; Amador Residential Care; Jackson Paint Spot; and Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione.  Currently, the program has a good balance of artists to locations. New artists and locations are always welcome.  If you would like more information, contact Colleen Williams, Committee Chairperson, or (209) 295-2877.
INTERFAITH FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Interfaith Food Bank is trying to increase its volunteer roster. If you are looking to fill some time, build your resume, get some exercise, and give back to the community, the Food Bank has a variety of opportunities to do so. We are looking for volunteers to work both on-call and weekly shifts. Please email or call Assistant Program Coordinator Claire Gunselman or 209-267-9006. Must be 18 years and older. Positions in warehouse, food pick up and drivers (DMV record required).
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 large limbs, stumps, garbage, appliances or construction debris.
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
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



VIA UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Below are the Announcement numbers and close dates for our latest round of US Forest Service Temp Fire hire positions.  It will take roughly two weeks to get the cert after the job closes in USA Jobs.  Please distribute to ACCG and website.
Please review in
Announcement: GS-0462-05, Forestry Technician (Fire Suppression), 16-TEMP-S5-0462-5SURR-DT
Opens: (07/26/2016) / Closes: (08/01/2016)
Announcement:  GS-0462-04, Forestry Technician (Fire Suppression), 16-TEMP-S5-0462-4SURR-DT
Opens: (07/21/2016) / Closes: (07/27/2016)
Announcement:  GS-0462-03, Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression), 16-TEMP-S5-0462-3SURR-DT
Opens: (07/21/2016) / Closes: (07/27/2016)

JOB OPPORTUNITIES at leading RV Resort in the Gold Country. Benefits, bonuses, 401k, paid vacations. Are you people oriented? Are your a self starter?
We have job openings in our guest relations department. If you can work weekends and/or afternoon/evenings, please complete an application at 49er Village RV Resort; 18265 Hwy 49, Plymouth, between 9am and 5pm.
JOB OPENINGS: VICTORY VILLAGE: Are you interested in helping veterans? We have an opening for Outreach Specialist and Housing/Benefits Coordinator. Resumes can be sent to, dropped off at 12408 Kennedy Flat Road in Jackson or faxed to 209-223-2297. Please include a cover letter. For more information and job descriptions for the positions, call 209-223-2286.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM ASSISTANT/FAMILY ADVOCATE - Nexus Youth & Family Services is a human services organization operating in Amador County. The mission of Nexus is to serve members of the community through innovative programs, collaborative partnerships, and the provision of educational and therapeutic services. Examples of Nexus programs include Youth Programs, Family Resource Centers, Parenting Classes, Home Visiting, and Therapeutic Counseling Services for children and their parents.
The Nexus Family Resource Centers (FRCs) offer community-based access to services including needed health, recreational, educational and social service programs. FRC staff provide outreach, prevention education, case management, and linkage for community members to needed services.
To apply for the position of Family Resource Center Program Assistant/Family Advocate, please send a letter of interest and resume to  In the body of the cover letter, please discuss skills and related experience in the areas of case management, outreach, community program implementation, computer programs and data collection.
This position is open until filled.
Nexus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

JOB OPPORTUNITY: FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM ASSISTANT/FAMILY ADVOCATE - Nexus Youth & Family Services is a human services organization operating in Amador County. The mission of Nexus is to serve members of the community through innovative programs, collaborative partnerships, and the provision of educational and therapeutic services. Examples of Nexus programs include Youth Programs, Family Resource Centers, Parenting Classes, Home Visiting, and Therapeutic Counseling Services for children and their parents.
The Nexus Family Resource Centers (FRCs) offer community-based access to services including needed health, recreational, educational and social service programs. FRC staff provide outreach, prevention education, case management, and linkage for community members to needed services.
To apply for the position of Family Resource Center Program Assistant/Family Advocate, please send a letter of interest and resume to  In the body of the cover letter, please discuss skills and related experience in the areas of case management, outreach, community program implementation, computer programs and data collection.
Nexus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Public Health Nurse II
The Amador County Public Health Department is currently seeking a Public Health Nurse II. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved public health nursing program or graduation from an accredited nursing program with a minimum of 5 years of experience providing nursing services in public health programs, clinics or hospital settings serving high risk populations.
Type:Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:$30.84-37.49/hr
For more information about this position, please select the link