Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

News & Announcements
July 2017 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN for July 7th, Friday, will be continuing our Summer Americana for this 4th of July Week, on
the Great KQBM Blue Mountain Community Radio!
KQBM 90.7FM/103.7FM - Live Stream Options!
3 to 5PM, with Den and Kat, and, this week, with a Live Performance/Interview with Tom Kent, Americana Originals Performer, from the Other Side of the Mountain!
Here's the Schedule for our 'Locals' and 'Friends'!
3 to 3:30PM: John McCutcheon! The Late, Great Sarah Campbell!
3:30 to 4PM: Tim Peck and Debbie Kuhl! Liza Marie B. Sparks! The Late, Great Ken Blake! Rita Hosking!
4 to 4:30PM: Tom Kent!
4:30 to 5PM John Covert and Crystal Image! Annierose Wise Moran and Gary Moran! Old Soles, Masha Goodman Crawford and Geff Crawford!
RADIO ON! these lazy, hazy, hot days of Summertime, listening to KQBM Radio!
Via Amador County Animal Control and Adoption Center:
After a long holiday weekend, we end up with a lot of lost dogs and cats (and sometimes other furry friends as well), so please check with us if you have lost your pet. You can visit in person at 12340 Airport Road, Martel from 10am to 4:30pm (closed from 1 to 2 for lunch) or look at our website and search for "lost/found" pets. We also have lost and found forms that you can fill out as well!
OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at:
Community Calendar
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:,,
UPCOUNTRY 88 LIONS CLUB BBQ RIB FEED & RAFFLE - Sat July 8 at the American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Rd. Sutter Creek. No Host Bar at 5PM, Dinner at 6PM.
BBQ ribs, beans, bread, green salad, corn on the cob and desserts! Grand Door Prize, many raffle prizes. Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit community services.
For more information, call Joe at 295-3343 or Ken at 295-6308.
JULY 10-16
“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
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:
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
JULY 17-23
- Main Street Theatre Works starts the season with Southern Comedy "Doublewide,Texas" ~  June 23-July 22
TRAIN TO BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Amador County will be starting a training for advocates for children starting Monday, July 17.
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.
The training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays for 3 weeks.
To qualify, you must be 18 years old, willing to donate your time and pass a thorough background check.
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 Coordinator, John
JULY 24-31
- Jackson City Council - Mon July 24
Board of Supervisors - Tues July 25
- Ione City Council - Tues July 25
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) - Wed July 26
- Amador Water Agency Board (AWA) - Thurs July 27
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs July 27

- Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express - Family Movies for $1 on Tues & Weds at Jackson's Cinema
- Wildfire Preparedness Game returns to Amador/Calaveras - Aug 1-14
- Victory Village 5th Annual Veterans Charity Golf Tournament - Sat Sept 16
MASTER GARDENERS PRESENTS: PLANNING FOR FALL AND WINTER GARDENS - Are you enjoying your summer vegetables? Why not expand into a winter vegetable garden?  Winter gardens require less care than summer gardens and the selection of cool weather vegetables is even greater. The results are not only delicious but also nutritious vegetables.
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9am -Noon for their free Public Education class, "Planning for Fall and Winter Gardens". Learn what, when, and how to grow cool weather vegetables.
The class is open to the public. No reservations are required. 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, 209-223-6838 or email  Website:    
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 6PM.
- Sutter Creek Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 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 (ACUSD/ACOE) 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 (AWA) meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
- AWA Committees are scheduled as needed.
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 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
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.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.
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.

CAMANCHE SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM - Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Camanche Lake Community Center. FREE to all children aged 3-5. Learn about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and reading. Help your child get used to the rhythm and routine of school, and ready for kindergarten. Call Nexus Youth & Family Services for more information, or to enroll your child, at 763-2720 or 257-1980. Program follows the ACUSD schedule.

'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 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.

TRI-COUNTY WILDLIFE FAWN RESCUE - 209-283-3245. For more information on wildlife protocols, visit:
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:
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
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:
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