Thursday, November 9, 2017

ACN 11/9/2017

News & Announcements
NEWSLETTER: First 5 Amador - November 2017
NEWSLETTER: Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Nov 2017
MedShare Honors Sutter Health with 2017 Global Humanitarian Award
December at Gallery 10: “Fine Art in Small Packages" - A Collection of Small Works
Feist Wines: Live Music with Richie Stearns in Sutter Creek - Sun Nov 12
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras: 2017 Tree of Lights - Dec 2 & 3
No experience necessary; all training is provided
Thrift store (Jackson and Angels Camp) volunteer opportunities:
Cashiering & Merchandising - Working the cash register, stocking shelves and/or assisting customers.
Pricing: Clothing and Household Goods - Pricing clothing, shoes and other accessories, as well as a wide variety of merchandise, from dishes to books to linens.
Intake, Testing & Sorting - Greeting the public and accepting incoming donations; testing electrical items; sorting clothes and household items.
Other HOAC volunteer opportunities:
Family Support Volunteers - Work directly with patients and families in their homes.
Griefbusters - Assist children, ages 5 - 19, who need help coping with loss and associated grief.
Office/Administrative/Fundraising - Assist in the HOAC office by answering phones, doing basic office/computer tasks, and helping at fundraising events.
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Community Calendar
NOV 6-12
- Amador Water Agency Board (AWA) - Thurs Nov 9
- Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Nov 9
City of Ione Finance Committee- Thurs Nov 9
AWA Community Outreach Committee - Thurs Nov 9
- Amador County Library Presents: Storytime with Grommit - Nov 9 & 14
- Trauma Informed Care: From Information to Action - Thurs Nov 9
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Nights at Amador College Connect - Thurs Nov 9
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Promoting Resiliency Workshops (Part II) -Thurs Nov 9
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs Nov 9
- Sutter Creek Theater Presents: April Verch Band - Fri Nov 10
- VETERANS DAY - Sat Nov 11
Veterans Day Dinner & Dance - Sat Nov 11
- Amador County's 20th Annual Winefest is Set for November 11 - Sculpture made entirely from feathers will be the showpiece
Deaver Vineyards "Ports On Parade" - Sat Nov 11
- 2017 Draft Sutter Creek General Plan Update
- Items Donated to Winefest Auctions Will Blow Your Mind
- Parade of Lights 2017 - Entry forms are due November 18
- Project Thanks 2017 - Be a Group Coordinator/Contributor!
- Amador CollegeConnect ATV Grand Prize Raffle - Tickets on sale now through April 15, 2018
- Sign up now to participate in Plaid Friday!
“It’s Garlic Planting Time” by Susan Price, UCCE Master Gardener
Holiday See's Candy Sale for the Amador Senior Center
- FASIS Safety Communication: Hepatitis A
- Sierra Ridge: Fall Wine Deals - all Italian varietals on sale!
NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST 2ND ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER - Friday, November 10 from 6-20pm at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek. Dinner, no host bar, raffle and dessert auction. Tickets $35; availble at Leoni Farms Tasting Room, 67 Main St. Sutter Creek. For more information, contact Laura Doyle at 209-256-9421.
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VETERAN’S DAY PARADE - Saturday, November 11th at 10AM. Celebrate with the American Legion Post and American Legion Auxiliary as the parade goes down Main Street in Jackson. Afterwards a no charge luncheon at the American Legion Post (on Airport Road) awaits you.
Please, all attending and participating: Bring a new pair of white socks to be given to all Veterans.
NOTE: There will be a VFW observance at the West Point Cemetery at 11 a.m. All are invited. Our Boy Scout troop will have flags on all veterans' graves, and there are many.
KNIGHT FOUNDRY TOUR - Take a guided tour throughout Historic Knight Foundry this Saturday November 11! The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its gold rush-era heyday.
TheKnight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.
Adults $10, Children $5 (age 5 under FREE). For more information, visit:
NOV 13-19
- Parade of Lights 2017 - Entry forms are due November 18
- Dinner-Dance for AmadorSTARS - Sat Nov 18
AMADOR ACEs COLLABORATIVE MEETING  - Tuesday, November 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council, 975 Broadway, Jackson. Communities can save millions of dollars by recognizing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and changing systems to be trauma-informed.
Please join us to discuss what ACEs are and their effects on a community, and learn how to join the local efforts to build a resilient community. For more information and to RSVP, please call the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921.
CANCELLED: AMADOR LAFCO - The regularly scheduled November 16, 2017, LAFCO Commission Meeting has been cancelled by direction of the Board Chair. The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 21, 2017.
AMADOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING & SOCIAL - Thursday, November 16 at 12275 Martell Road, Jackson. Our monthly meetings include a social hour at 5PM.  Lots of food and drink. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM and conclude about 8 PM.  All are invited.  A good variety of Trump hats, shirts, buttons and bumper stickers are available.  Note: We do not meet in December, so next meeting will be in January 2018. Watch for details. For more information, call 209-257-3405, e-mail:
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BIG BAND JAZZ AT THE SENIOR CENTER - Sunday, November 19 at 2pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson. Big Band music of the 1920’s through the 1960’s will be presented by the 11- piece Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra on November 19th 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 desert to share as well and there will be a small dance area left open for those that wish to shake-a-leg. Doors open at 1:30pm, don’t miss the fun! For more info contact Steve at 295-4305.

NOV 20-26
- Sutter Creek City Council - Mon Nov 20
- Jackson Planning Commission - Mon Nov 20
- Ione City Council - Tues Nov 21
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) - Wed Nov 22
- 15th Annual Turkey Trot - Thurs Nov 23
Music and old-fashioned street entertainment light up "Christmas Delights" Open House in Jackson - Nov 24 & 25
- A Children's Christmas At The Hub - Nov 24-26
🍷ENJOY BLACK/PLAID FRIDAY AT IRON HUB WINERY – Fri Nov 24 from 9-5PM. Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese wine pairing! Early Bird specials at 9AM. Case specials all day long!
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NOV 27-30
- Jackson City Council - Mon Nov 27
Board of Supervisors - Tues Nov 28
- "Give Amador" Charity Meet & Greet - Tues Nov 28
Giving Tuesday: Operation Care - Charity Meet & Greet - Tues Nov 28
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, November 28 in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Carla Fry, who has an MS in Counseling and has worked in social services and education for more than 30 years, will be speaking about psychosis.  From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses.   For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.
NOTE: There will be no December meeting for NAMI Amador but the meetings and support groups will resume in January of 2018.
Sutter Creek Theater Presents: "Winterdance" A Celtic Christmas Celebration - Sat Dec 2
NDGW: Paint & Sip Scholarship Fundraiser - Mon Dec 11
- Amador County Library Presents: Tri-County Wildlife Care - Thurs Dec 14
- 16th Annual Children's Holiday Festival - Fri Dec 8
Meetings, Classes, Activities, Ongoing Events

TODDLER PLAYGROUPS - FREE to all children ages 0-5, and their mom, dad, grandparent, or caregiver. These playgroups are open to everyone, regardless of income. Please note that the location for Jackson's playgroup has changed for this year! Join us from 9:30 to 11:30 am, on the following days and locations --
Mondays - Camanche Lake Community Center, Camanche
Tuesdays - First 5 Amador building, Jackson
Wednesdays - Ione Memorial Hall, Ione
Thursdays - Upcountry Community Center, Pine Grove
For more information, please call First 5 Amador at 257-1092.

- 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.
- Sutter Creek Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 PM.
- Upcountry Community Council meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
- Jackson Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.

INTRODUCE READING TO YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN! Attend Pre-school Storytime and play! Thursdays 10:30-11:00 at the Main Library in Jackson, or at the Ione branch on Mondays 10:00 a.m.

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.

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 1st 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

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.

- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM.
Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
- Ione Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. 817 Court Street Suite 12 in Jackson. 95642 Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.

BINGO - 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM at the American Legion Hall Post 108 (11401 American Legion Drive in Sutter Creek). $10 for 10 games. We have Pull Tabs and U-Pic-Ems, raffle prizes, complimentary cookies and coffee, soda and water available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own dinner and your friends! For more information, visit:

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.

“READ ACROSS AMADOR” MEETINGS - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month at 12:30 pm at the ATCAA office at 935 S. Hwy 49, Jackson. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please mark your calendars, and join us to discuss ways to increase literacy awareness and opportunities in Amador County. Meetings are open to everyone! For more information, please call 257-1092.

- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM.
- Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) meets on the 4th Weds of the month at 11AM
OPEN MIC NIGHT AT BG'S LOUNGE - Wednesdays at 8PM. Call 209-223-0860.

CAMANCHE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM ~ This FREE program is open to all children ages 3-5, regardless of income. Weekly classes are offered during the ACUSD school year, and provide developmentally appropriate activities designed to help prepare your child for kindergarten! For more information or to enroll your child, please call 257-1980 ext. 103.

ZUMBA - Weds evenings from 5:30-6:30 at The Hub, 206 B Main St. Jackson.  Instructed by Maggie Judd, this class teaches Latin-inspired aerobic fitness for better cardio. $20 a month for Be Active member, $25 a month for non-member, $8 drop-in. For more information, please contact Josh at ACRA by Phone 209-223-6349, E-mail or Facebook

KARAOKE AT JOSE'S CANTINA - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 8PM. $50 Jose's gift certificate for the winner. Call 209-223-3886.


'FOOTPRINTS' SUPPORT GROUP 3rd Wednesday of Every Month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Sutter Amador Hospital, First Floor, Mountain Room. Footprints is open to all parents who have experienced the death of their baby, from pregnancy through infancy. Footprints is also a place where grieving parents with similar experiences can come together and share their feelings about their loss, and the love for their babies. Adults only please. For more information, please call 257-1092.

- Amador County Transportation Commission - 1st Thurs at 9 AM
- Progressive Women's Committee meets on the 1st Thurs at 11:30AM
- Amador Water Agency Board (AWA) meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Nights at Amador College Connect - 2nd & 4th Thursdays
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.

INTRODUCE READING TO YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN! Attend Pre-school Storytime and play! Thursdays 10:30-11:00 at the Main Library in Jackson, or at the Ione branch on Mondays 10:00 a.m.
SUTTER CREEK BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION meets the 1st Thurs of every month at 8:30 am at Hotel Sutter.

AMADOR UPCOUNTRY ROTARY meets the 1st three Thursdays at 5:30pm at the St. George Hotel in Volcano.

COLE STREET JUG BAND WORKSHOP - Every 3rd Thursday starting at 5:00 led by Tom Sharkey, 135 Cole St, Sutter Creek. E-mail Tom

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:

LGBTQ SOCIAL & ACTIVITY GROUP: On-going, every 1st and 3rd Fridays, 4:00 – 5:30m at Hein and Co., 204 Main St., Jackson. All ages welcome. Join us for dialogue, friendship, support and social activities. Contact: Marla Vander Meer (209) 256-3750 also find us on facebook at Motherlode Pride Center.

Mondays through Thursdays
9:30 am - 11: 30 am
Various locations throughout the County:
Mondays - Camanche
Tuesdays - Jackson
Wednesdays - Ione
Thursdays - Pine Grove
A new year of the always-popular Toddler Playgroups has begun! FREE to all children aged 0-5, and their caregivers! Contact First 5 Amador for more information and specific locations, at 257-1092 or visit Playgroups follow the ACUSD schedule.

'MOM TO MOM' PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP - 2nd Saturday of Every Month. 2:30 - 4:00 pm at the First 5 Building, 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 skills, relaxation techniques, and communication skills. Facilitated by Christa Thompson, LCSW. These groups meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. For questions, information, and/or to RSVP for free child care, please call 257-1092.

Schedules & Calendars:
Amador Council of Tourism
- Amador Vintners 2017 Summer Calendar
- BellaGrace  2017 Summer Concert Series
Amador County Government
- New York Fitness - Jackson, CA

Amador County Assessor: Property Assessment Information for 2017
OFFER: KIMBERLY FREEMAN HEALING “Hello everyone, For the month of November, I will be cutting my prices in ½ for Reiki and/or Reflexology services to Military personnel. active or retired, on Wednesdays and Fridays while I am working at Serenity Center in Pioneer.
Call to schedule your appointment and bring your military ID to receive your discount. My cell number is 916-837-3235 or you may call Serenity Center at 209-295-2003. I will see you soon.”
FYI: IONE JR HIGH: ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS: Please check your student's report cards for important information about 8th grade promotion requirements. There is also a 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Eligibility Acknowledgement Form that needs to be signed by both the student and a parent and returned to the school office. Thank you!
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NEW YORK FITNESS GOES 24 HOURS - We are SO EXCITED to announce New York Fitness will be going 24 hours! Launch date will announced soon, We will have security here during the normal closed hours so our members will always feel SAFE! Part of being a successful business is as our business does better we will always reinvest profits to give our members more! So the equipment upgrades will continue every month and now you'll be able to access the fitness center 24/7! Another reason why we're the ELITE fitness club!*our price will NOT increase/pool only available during day.
We have full-time/part-time openings for Hair Stylists and 1 Opening for a nail Tech
*Valid cosmetology license
*Dedication to exceptional customer service
*Ability to use a computer to track customer & salon data
*clientele preferred, or must be motivated to put yourself out there and build your business
Please contact:
Jenny Seidler 209-273-7399
Christina Moreno 209-304-5955
WINEFEST 2017 "MYSTERY WINE TABLE" - As you may have heard, our 20th Annual Winefest is coming up very soon! It is going to be on Saturday, November 11th from 4:30 - 9:00PM. It is our largest fundraising event of the year and we look forward to seeing those of you that are planning to attend.
In an effort to meet our fundraising goals, we are reaching out to our members to see if you, a friend, or neighbor might be interested in helping AmadorArts by contributing a bottle of wine to our "Mystery Wine Table". The only requirement is that it must be a red wine with a retail value of $20 or more, which is tax deductible.
All wines donated are concealed in beautiful bags (hence the "mystery"), and made available for purchase to Winefest attendees for $20/bottle.
Proceeds from Winefest, all auctions, and the Mystery Wine Table go to promote, encourage, and support the arts in education. Currently, the AmadorArts Council provides art classes to all K through 6th grade students in Amador County schools. We encourage you to visit our website for more information about our programs and events
If you are interested in making a wine donation, please drop it off at either of the two following locations:
1. AmadorArts offices - 11A Randolph St., Sutter Creek, sometime before November 3rd. Our office is open Tuesday through Friday. Hours vary so please call us at 209-267-9038 prior to coming to ensure that someone will be there to greet you.
2. Diane Olsen's Home -37 Anna Avenue, Sutter Creek, before November 11th.
Thank you in advance for your continued support and we hope to see you at Winefest!
Concern over Hepatitis A is spreading throughout California. San Diego County first reported an outbreak of Hepatitis A (also referred to as “HAV”) back in November 2016. Since then, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties have also declared local outbreaks of this contagious and sometimes deadly liver disease, and other areas of the state continue to report new cases. Most cases tend to be limited to the homeless population and to drug users, but public employees can also be exposed to HAV just performing their daily duties. The attached (below) “Hepatitis A – What You Need to Know” Safety Communication provides some basic tips to assist you in preventing the spread of HAV in your community, and amongst your staff. Please be sure to click on the many helpful links at the end of the bulletin.
This and all previously issued Safety Communications can be accessed at our Risk Control Website; click here to log-in or to register:

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT HOTEL SUTTER - December is filling up! Our festive Banquet Room awaits you and your Team. You won't regret spending the holidays at Hotel Sutter! Call or email to reserve your date. Don't forget to ask about our special pricing for mid-week celebrations. E-mail: Phone: 209.560.0331
VIA Caltrans and CDFW (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
BETWEEN NOW and DECEMBER, deer and other wildlife are more susceptible than usual to vehicle collisions.
"Soon, deer will start their annual migrations to winter range, bucks will be preoccupied competing for mates, and bears will be searching for food in preparation for hibernation. Such natural behaviors can lead these animals into the way of unsuspecting drivers."
"Drivers can improve their own safety by simply slowing down and remaining alert while driving. We are committed to safety while being mindful of the environment, using signage, fencing, and under crossings to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions along roadways, especially in wildlife corridors.”
Marc Kenyon
SUTTER CREEK VISITOR CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - The Sutter Creek Visitor Center is a fun place to volunteer! The folks coming in are on vacation, having fun and love to talk to the locals. Mostly they just want information on what to do while they are in our area and we have lots of brochures for them to choose from.
Do you have 2 hours a month that you could spare? Please consider donating your time to the Sutter Creek Visitor Center. It has a peaceful, relaxing and fun atmosphere and is a very rewarding experience. For more information, please call Al or Lisa at 209-267-1344.
FAMILY STRENGTHENING MINI-GRANTS: APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED - The Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC) has funding available for family strengthening mini-grant proposals for the 2017-18 fiscal year. One-time mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. Projects eligible for funding include schools, parent groups, non-profit agencies, and community organizations.
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council has set aside funds towards the goal of contracting with qualified organizations and agencies to provide family strengthening services/programs within the County of Amador. The Council – a collaboration of county organizations, agencies, and community members – has found that the unmet needs in the area of family strengthening include the following focus areas:
  • Drug & Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment/Prevention
  • Parent Education/Parent Support
  • Promoting Mental Wellness /Trauma Informed Care
  • Developmentally Appropriate Behavior/Developmental Milestones Education
  • Neglect/Distracted Parenting and Child Safety
REMAINING APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR 2017:Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 5:00pm
Friday, December 29, 2017 – 5:00pm

For an application form, please visit, or contact Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921, or by email at
Break Bread with Friends is an outreach program supported by the parishes of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Jackson United Methodist Church, and St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Jackson.  Each Saturday morning, parishioners from the 3 churches, along with occasional volunteers from other Christian churches, meet at the Methodist Church fellowship hall. There, they prepare and serve a free breakfast and a bag lunch "to go" to all who come. Guests are warmly and cheerfully welcomed and  treated with respect. Volunteers enjoy working together ecumenically, being Christ's hands assisting people in need.
THIS VITAL MINISTRY is in critical need of funding at this time! To find out how to donate, you can call Trinity at 223-0255 or e-mail, or Jackson UMC at 223-1884.
- FAWN RESCUE - 209-283-3245. For more information on wildlife protocols, visit:
- SHARE THE LOVE! If you have a garden, share your surplus. Our birds thrive with fresh chicken eggs too. Please support us with grapes, peaches, strawberries, broccoli and blue or blackberries.
We also need paper towels, bleach, scrub sponges, laundry soap and trash bags.
*Please drop off donations at our animal center at 80 Ridge Road, Suite B in Sutter Hill across the hwy from the bowling alley, open 7 days a week, 7am - 7pm.
Thank you for the continued support of our local wildlife and TCWC!
- FERAL CATS? Trap em' and get them fixed! Borrowing the trap is FREE and the surgery is FREE. Trap, neuter and release of feral cats in Amador County is FREE!
Simply borrow a trap, call the vet of your choice, transport and repeat. If you feed, they breed - so please jump in to help stop the overpopulation and the suffering that results. Call 209-223-0410 or visit for more information.
AMADOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Employment Opportunities:
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO BE THERE FOR A CHILD - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Amador County is seeking volunteers to join their next training session to become volunteer advocates.
A volunteer advocate, known as a CASA, after 40 hours of training, are assigned to be a special person in the life of a child who has been neglected or abused.  The court will appoint the CASA to be the eyes and ears of the court and to report back to the court information they have gathered. The CASA will also tell the court what decisions and services may be in the best interest of that child.
CASA of Amador currently has a waiting list of children who are in need of a CASA.
For more information about the program or details on how to become a CASA, please call the CASA program at 209-257-1980, extension 108. You may also email the CASA Coordinators, John  or Fara
Court Appointed Special Advocates Amador
621 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209)257-1980  ext. 108
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others? The Amador College Connect Center needs volunteers. Could you donate 4 hours of your time just once a month?  Help is needed with:
  • Clerical/Reception
  • Assisting students
  • Computer assistance/skills/technology
  • Fund Raising
  • Marketing/advertising
Volunteers work a four-hour shift once a month at the College Connect Center.  For those that are able, volunteers attend an optional once-a-month meeting.
For more information please call (209) 217-8239 or email:  
VOLUNTEER WEEKEND DRIVERS NEEDED! The Interfaith Food Bank has a desperate need for route pickup drivers and riders for the 2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month. If you would like to contribute 3 to 4 hours for one or two days a month or be on call, please contact Charlotte Harris: E-mail Phone: 209.267.9006
HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS offers free Grief Support for adults and children. Please call our office at (209) 223-5500 for more information.
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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:
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.
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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).
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 223-0442 for information about how you can help!
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

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