Friday, June 30, 2017

This weekend: July 1-4, 2017

News & Announcements
CAL FIRE: Fireworks Safety: Fire Danger is High this 4th of July
NEWSLETTER: Inspire! Amador Yoga ~ July 2017
NEWSLETTER: The Deaver Dish ~ July 2017
NEWSLETTER: McClintock June/July 2017 E-News
NEWSLETTER: Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Creek ~ July 2017
Spectacular July Savings at Ace Hardware & Garden!
- 4th of July Warehouse Sale • Art Classes & Food Trucks at Andis
- Two local artists featured at AmadorArts Gallery in July- Artist Reception on July 1
- Vickie Chew is July's featured artist at Sutter Creek Gallery - Artist Reception on July 1
- Printmaker Susan Hayne is the featured artist at Gallery 10 in Jul- Artist Reception on July 1
- First Sunday Concerts at the National Hotel: Boston Guitar Duo - Sun July 2
- Special 4th of July Piano Concert & Dinner - Tues July 4
- ACAA's Artist Demo features ink artist Ree McLaughlan Brown - Wed July 12
- Tri-Chamber Golf Tournament: Calling for swag! Deadline to order is July 14
LIVE MUSIC AT KIT CARSON LODGE - Come enjoy the beauty of Silverlake and hear the music of Herb Boxhorn on Sunday,  July 2nd  from  11:00 to 2:00 at Kit Carson Lodge off of Hwy. 88, on Silver Lake. You can also enjoy having lunch outside on the lodge's deck or just kick back while listening to Herb's music. For more information:  209-258-8500.
Community Calendar
- Jackson Lions Club Annual 3rd of July Fireworks - Mon July 3
 Independence Day - Tues July 4
MSTW's "Doublewide, TX" runs through July 22
FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT AND DINNER: Tuesday, July 4, 4 pm. West Point pianist Ron Brickman performs a program of concert paraphrases of patriotic music and highlights from America’s musical history.  Works by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Samuel Barber, Beethoven and others. Followed by an open-air buffet dinner featuring regional American specialties. $30 adult, $15 children under 18.  22021 Highway 26,West Point. Advance reservations required. Call (209) 293-4227.
THE PROGRESSIVE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE meets on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at The Highway House (formerly Thomi’s) banquet room. The speaker will be Candidate for Congressional District 4, Regina Bateson,
Reservations are required and may be made at  no later than Tuesday, July 4th (sooner if possible).
All those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15.00.  You may pay at the door. Cash (the exact amount is always appreciated) or personal check only.
If you make a reservation and cannot attend, Please call 267-0177 to cancel by noon on Wednesday, July 5th. If you have made a reservation and do not attend, you may be billed for the luncheon.
TREE MORTALITY TOWN HALL MEETING - Supervisor Oneto is sponsoring a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fiddletown Community Center to discuss tree mortality and the County’s efforts to mitigate hazards to its infrastructure.
For more information and questions, contact Richard Harris, 707-685-5508 or e-mail:
MASTER FOOD PRESERVERS PRESENT: FARM TO FORK, ALL YEAR LONG: If you plan to be a productive preserver this summer, you’ll have a lot of canned, dried, and frozen food in your kitchen. Then what?
Don’t just look at those beautiful jars – eat the food! Join UCCE Master Food Preservers Sue Mosbacher and Sandy Sullivan to explore a brief history of the farm-to-fork movement, an overview of canning, drying and freezing processes, and using preserved food in meals.
You’ll get lots of recipe suggestions on how to incorporate preserved fruits, fruit spreads, salsas, broths, meats, beans, spices, herbs, vegetables and dried foods into your meals throughout the day. Plus, find out how experienced preservers keep track of what they have and how they store it.
July 8: Farm to Fork, All Year Long
Aug 12: Salsa & Chutneys
Sept 9: Fall Harvest
Nov 4: Charcuterie Basic
Class fee: $5, payable at the door
Save a seat: Register at (Walk-ins welcome)
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
Download the 2017 UCCE Master Food Preserver Class Schedule.
For more information: call 209-223-6857 or visit our website at:
SUTTER CREEK’S KNIGHT FOUNDRY - The Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of Mother Lode gold mining history. Join us for one of our Guided Tours on Saturday, July 8 and continuing the second Saturday of every month. No reservations are necessary. Tours begin at 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5. Discover the compelling history that is historic Knight Foundry! Knight Foundry hats, T-shirts, and aprons will also be on sale. 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek. Info:,,
“SUMMER OF LOVE” 10TH ANNUAL TALENT SHOW featuring The Arc Players. Friday, July 14 at 1PM at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel Grand Oak Ballroom.
FREE to the public, $2 Admission donation gratefully accepted. Proceeds benefit the Arc’s Music Program. For more information, call 209-267-5978.
The Arc of Amador & Calaveras supports people in our community with disabilities. Visit
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE CASTLE: Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 15th and come to Movie Night at the Castle. You will be able to take a self guided tour of the castle before the show from 6pm to 830pm then enjoy a music video by the band PVRIS and our episode of Ghost Asylum, both filmed at the Castle. Then get your popcorn and settle down for the original Dracula and Frankenstein on ACRA's 40' screen (Amador Co Rec Agency).
Mark S. Allen, our Special Guest Host will be here with movie goodies and tickets for an upcoming horror film to give away as prizes. We will have tasty goodies and wine/beer for sale to satisfy your needs.
Gates open at 6pm and tickets are $20 per person on our website and at the gate. Come on out and have fun while supporting Preston Castle!
GUIDED RAFT TRIPS ON THE MOKE - Reservations are being taken now for special guided raft trips on the Mokelumne River’s Electra-Middle Bar Run south of Jackson. The trips, guided by O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp, will take place on two July Sundays, the 16th and 23rd, at noon and 4 p.m. The trip is suitable for all ages and no prior rafting experience is required. $75 per person. Proceeds benefit the Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River conservation and restoration programs. To reserve a spot, see or For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or
MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: KIDS IN THE GARDEN - Looking for something a little different to keep the kids busy? Why not bring them to the "Kids in the Garden" Public Education class provided by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, July 15 from 9am-Noon? Learn how to make and maintain your own worm farm. Investigate how to make a butterfly garden and which plants encourage beneficial insects to visit our gardens. Plant seed trays and practice transplanting seedlings. Information provided and all activities are kid friendly. All ages are welcome. The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call 209-223-6838 or email to register to ensure adequate supplies. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email  Website:
FOR SALE: 1953 5-window GMC pick-up
2 established local professionals seeking a rental home. Looking for a clean, mid-size to larger home (1200 sq ft - 3000 sq ft), shop and/or garage space, plenty of parking area , accepting of a smaller, well behaved dog, plus good drinking water. Jackson and surrounding areas considered. Would be interested in a longer term lease for the right place. Ready to move in soon.  Open to privately financed homes for sale as well. Call 296-4580 or email
TRI-COUNTY WILDLIFE FAWN RESCUE - 209-283-3245. For more information on wildlife protocols, visit:
VIA AMADOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT: Please Beware! Recently, we’ve seen an increase in mail theft and vandalisms from community and privately owned, streetside mailboxes. The thieves have targeted Pioneer, Volcano, and Pine Grove. Please SHARE this post to make your neighbors aware of the problem and keep a watchful eye out for the culprits. If you see a mail thief at work, or believe your mail was stolen, call the Amador County Sheriff’s Office at 209-223-6500. Also as required, please contact the Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455.
Below are some tips from the United States Postal Inspection Service:
• Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don’t leave it in your mailbox overnight. If you're expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail.
• Don’t send cash in the mail.
• Tell your Post Office when you’ll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.
• Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. By exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors, you can watch each other's mailboxes (as well as homes).
TRI-COUNTY WILDLIFE CARE: 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:
VIA ACN READER: "I am hoping you would be willing to share our fundraiser link on your site. My sister and her husband were in a fatal accident Sunday. Her Husband, Dave Ellis, was killed on impact. His wife, also my sister, Tina Ellis is in critical condition at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto. It is truly hard to prepare for these types of life changing crisis and we are doing everything in our power to help her recover. If this is not appropriate for your site we understand. Thank you for your consideration!
Please share our fundraiser for Tina Ellis. Thank you for your generous donations! We are short of our goal, but appreciate every donation large or small! Spread the word, Tina needs us!"
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
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT ~ For individuals dealing with prostate cancer: For some years there has been a monthly meeting providing information and support, held at Sutter Amador hospital.  Now the object is to continue Prostate Cancer support in Amador County but in a changed way. There no longer will be meetings, but contact will be through Sutter Amador Hospital and Jerry Trottier who will provide referrals to men who have been active in the group, had prostate cancer and have had various treatments. They are willing and able to answer questions about their treatments. In this way we will continue to have support in Amador for those who want information about Prostate Cancer.
Contact Jerry Trottier, e-mail:  Phone 209-223-9133
Or Sutter Amador Hospital:  209-223-7500
CALL TO ARTISTS - Gold Country Artists Gallery invites talented artists working in all media to submit an application to join our gallery. Jewelry artists and artists working in 3D (ceramicists, woodturners, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply.
To find out more about this opportunity, stop by our gallery, located on Main Street in Placerville. We’re open every day from 10-6. You can also call us during business hours.
Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main Street, Placerville, CVA 95667
Call 530-642-2944.
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
TAKE THE SURVEY: Amador County Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update Survey
This survey is being used as part of the Needs Assessment for the Amador County-wide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update process. We would like to know more about your walking and biking needs within the county. Please also make sure to add comments to our Public Comment Map to identify where you currently walk and/or bike within the county and existing hazards for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Click on the link below to take the survey:
MINI-GRANT OPPORTUNITIES: The Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC) has funding available for child abuse prevention mini-grant proposals for the 2016-17 fiscal year. One-time mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. The Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council has set aside funds towards the goal of contracting with qualified organizations and agencies to provide child abuse prevention services/programs within the County of Amador. Projects eligible for funding include schools, parent groups, non-profit agencies, and community organizations. The Council – a collaboration of county organizations, agencies, and community members – has found that the unmet needs in the area of child abuse prevention 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
Mini-Grant applications may be submitted to ACAPC at any time throughout the 2017-18 fiscal year, however grant reviews and awards will occur bi-monthly. For an application form please visit, or contact Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921, or by email at
HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS offers free Grief Support for adults and children. Please call our office at (209) 223-5500 for more information.
Web site:
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.
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.
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).
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