Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

News & Announcements
This week's 201st Broadcast on DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN, on KQBM Blue Mountain Community Radio, at 90.7FM/103.7FM on the dial, and Live Stream Options, from 3 to 5 PM this very Friday, August 11th, Is FEATURING the THIRD SET of LOCALS and FRIENDS on the Entire Playlist!
We are honored and thankful to have Three Full Broadcasts of Americana Performances by People We KNOW! -All of Whom continue to support and listen to KQBM Community Radio!
What a privilege, in our Four Years of Volunteer Broadcasting, for our Unique and Community-Devoted KQBM! Thank You, Also, So Much, KQBM Board, and Fellow Broadcasters!
This week's Lineup of the Usual Suspects!
3 to 3:30PM: American Nomad, with Hassan El-Tayyab! Billy William Edward Innes! Bruce Campbell! La Chanteuse Martha Matheson! Robert Loomis! Bruce Dixon!
3:30 to 4PM: Cosy Sheridan! Thick Soup with Brian DeMassey and Susie DeMassey! Patrice Webb! Karyssa Lynne (Carlos Zaldivar)! Michael Smith! Terry Stats!
4 to 4:30PM: Cyrus Clarke! Nicole Yazolino! The Little Fuller Band! Cheryl Wheeler! Chris Thompson(Heidi Thompson)! Rhonda Rogers with Brazen Hussies and Bad Boys!
4:30 to 5PM: Brian Wilson and Megan Young! Mountain Melody Chorus (Gerry Brennan-Soley)Terry Labanowski! Annierose Wise Moran! Elliot Schneider (Carmen Castro)! Meg Gottstein(Adam Gottstein)! Special Consensus Bluegrass (Bill Taylor)!

OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at:
Community Calendar
For elective offices and districts to be filled, visit the County web site at:
SIPPIN’ ON STEINER - Saturday, August 12 from 11AM-4PM. We invite you to indulge in a cornucopia of seasonal delights for an exclusive event among the stunning views, vines and wines. Each of the 9 wineries will be offering a diverse selection of wine country experiences ranging from pairings, library releases, art and music. Discover the finesse, elegance and diversity of the Steiner Road wineries, Amador County’s first wine trail.
Tickets are $20. For more information, visit:
18TH ANNUAL SUTTER CREEK RAGTIME FESTIVAL - Don't miss this wonderful musical Ragtime Festival, presented at five small venues. The Ice Cream Emporium, Hotel Sutter, Sutter Creek Theater, Foxes Bed and Breakfast and the Ragtime Garden. Each offers exceptional views and are within earshot of the amazing live performances. Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival Badges are $80 for the 3 days or individual day and concert passes are available too. New this year, you can go to the website ( and pay for badges using PayPal.
FARMS OF AMADOR: FARM TOUR & DINNER - Saturday, August 12. Self-guided Tour from 1-5PM in the Ione/Jackson Valley area...Westhaven Ranch, Upcountry Farms, Pope-Taylor Ranch. California Heritage Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Pope-Taylor Ranch at 5:30pm. Catered by Lucy’s Spice Box. Live music, raffle auction and wine bar.
Tickets are $75, $65 for Farms of Amador members. Available at all Amador Farmers Markets and at  Proceeds benefit the Farm Tour Program for local schools.
AUG 14-20
Weekly drawing for a $250 fuel gift card! Donate blood at be entered to win! For more information, contact Kristi Roots or April Gasaway, 209-274-4543 or email:
DATE & TIME OF PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
For more info/agenda:
NORTHERN SIERRA MIWOK LANGUAGE CLASS - Presented by Carlos Geisdorff/Mewuk Language Program. Please join us in learning the Miwuk Language. In the beginning of this summer, our youth really enjoyed this component of our Summer Blast. So we have secured more dates this summer for youth and adults to join.
Tuesdays - August 15, 22 & 29
CTTP-Amador Site
601 Court Street, Suite 106
Jackson, CA
Brought to you by the CA Tribal TANF Partnership. Please contact the office to reserve your spot. 209-257-6150.
READING DOG GROMMIT will be visiting the Amador County Library on Wednesday, August 16 and 30 from 2:30-3:30. This program is open to all children who would like to read to therapy dog Grommit.
IONE BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMER MIXER - Friday, August 18. Please plan to attend the IBCA’s annual summer Mixer, on Friday, August 18 around the waterfalls & pool, at the delightfully shaded home of Rick & Val Kreth at 601 Hwy 124 (1 mile south of Main Street, and across from Evalyn Bishop Hall) in Ione, 5:30-7:30pm. A full dinner and adult beverages will be served. As always, we ask for a $5 donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the community via grants, the marketing of Ione, and other projects that are beneficial to the community. (Note: Please park in the field to the right & below the house)
Also, we ask that you please consider bringing a prize for the raffle. It is a great way to advertise your business, or just to increase the fun by donating an item or gift certificate. For more info, please contact Laurie at 209-274-2777. See you there!
BOOK DRIVE: THE FRIENDS OF THE AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY is accepting donations of gently read books and audio-visual materials in good condition on two Saturdays, August 19, and September 16, from 10 am – 2pm at the FACL Book Storage Building, 42A Summit Street, Jackson (behind the old Court House). For information, call (209) 267-0855.
Please, no magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, or damaged materials. The Friends of the Amador County Library is a 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible. The next book sale is set for October 20, 21 & 22. Mark your calendars.
For more information, visit:
AUG 21-27
COMMUNITY YOUTH DRUM CIRCLE - Facilitated by Val Shadowhawk. Protocol and songs will be shared with the youth.
Mon Aug 21 from 3:30-5pm
Site Conference Room
601 Court Street, Suite 106
Jackson, CA
Brought to you by the CA Tribal TANF Partnership. For more information, call 209-257-6150
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, August 22 in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Mr. Christian Tucker who is employed as a Health Educator with the Amador County Public Health Department will speak about the important issue of tobacco reduction.  He is a member of the Tobacco Reduction Amador County (TRAC) program.  Tobacco remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the US and California.  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.
August 21-November 6
Mon and Wed, 4pm-9pm
Every other Saturday starting Sept 2nd, 9am-1pm
Location: 22 West Jackson Street, Ione
A copy of CPR card, CDL/State issued ID required, and proof of immunizations (Hep B, TB, MMR) on the first day of class.
For more information, visit:
AMADOR COUNTY CONCERT BAND PRESENTS: “MAN OF LA MANCHA" - A free concert will be presented by the 46-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers on Sunday, August 27th at 3pm. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove.
Featured music will be a medley from “Man of La Mancha”, transcribed for concert band by Frank Erickson. Student conductor Evan McAllister will lead the band on a wonderful Spanish march titled Amparita Roca, Irv Gidding will conduct Henry Mancini’s “Baby Elephant Walk”, Ernie Kapphahn leads the concert band in music from “The Mummy Returns”. Flutist Sandra Betti will be featured on alto flute in a jazz piece called “Petite Fleur” by Sidney Bechet, Sandra Betti and Pat Chambers will be featured in a duet with band called “Twinkling Flutes”, the concert band will play its version of “Russian Sailor’s Dance” and more!
Join us on August 27th for this wonderful free event. Doors open at 2:30pm so arrive a few minutes early for best seating….ample parking…music begins promptly at 3pm. Visit the band’s website at for additional information or to find out how to join the band.
- CDCR Begins Public Comment Period on Proposition 57 Regulations - Public meeting scheduled for Sept 1
Amador Republicans Labor Day BBQ - Mon Sept 4
- REACH: Recreation, Enrichment & Academic Classes for Homeschooling begins September 5
Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Museum - Fri Sept 8
- Victory Village 5th Annual Veterans Charity Golf Tournament - Sat Sept 16
- Volcano Historical Walk - Sat Sept 16
Sutter Creek Theater: Los Pinguos - Sat Sept 16
ACAA Open Studios - September 16 & 17
Sutter Creek International Film Festival - Sept 28-Oct 1
Big Red Barn Fundraiser at Rancho Arroyo Seco: "Score With Argonaut High School" - Sat Sept 30
- Sierra Gold Quilters’ Biannual Quilt Show - Oct 6-7
- Tri Amador 2017 - Sun Oct 15
BAND AGAINST CANCER DINNER DANCE - Join the community for a wonderful Barbecue Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Italian Picnic Grounds.
Tickets on sale now by either phoning Amador STARS at 209-267-1246 or online at
$35 includes Barbecue tri tip, chicken, pasta, salads, bread, dessert, wine or beer!
Music by the Cantaliers, formerly the Tune Ups (who performed for many years at the Sutter Creek Fire Dept. Labor Day dinner-dance).
All proceeds help cancer patients in our community. Together, we make a difference in the life of a cancer patient.
THE AMADOR COUNTY PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION is seeking nominations for Peace Officer and Citizen of the Year for 2017. Any nominations should include a brief statement to support the nomination. Please submit nominations on or before Monday, September 11, to the following address:
℅ Awards Committee
P.O. Box 1632
Sutter Creek, CA 95685-1632
The Awards Committee will be selecting this year’s winner at the September 14th meeting.
The Awards Dinner will be held at the American Legion Hall in Martell on Saturday, October 28. No host cocktails are at 1800 hours (6PM) followed by dinner at 1900 hours (7PM). Tickets for the dinner are $30. More information to come.
Meetings, Classes, Activities, Ongoing Events

- 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.
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 - Tues Aug 15
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, please contact Josh at ACRA by Phone 209-223-6349, E-mail or Facebook

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
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.

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 - Wednesdays at 8PM. $50 Jose's gift certificate for the winner. Call 209-223-3886.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT BG'S LOUNGE - Wednesdays at 8PM. Call 209-223-0860.

'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 Water Agency Board (AWA) meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.
- Progressive Women's Committee meets on the 1st Thurs at 11:30AM
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 Thursdays at 5:30pm at the St. George Hotel in Volcano.
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.
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
FOR SALE: DAY BED - Includes frame, mattress, memory foam topper, mattress pad.
$100 or best offer. Contact:

AMADOR COUNTY - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin an improvement project on State Route 16 (SR-16) that will repave nine miles of highway from the Sacramento/Amador County line to the SR-16/SR-49 junction, north of Drytown.
This project will improve the road surface, efficiency of travel and safety for motorists traveling in Amador County.
Work is scheduled to be completed in October 2017.
Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Work is scheduled to be done mostly at day, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Telfer Pavement Technologies will perform the work under a $2.05 million contract.
Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone.
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.
SIERRA MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT: Now hiring! Looking for part time server and dishwasher. Stop by for an application or call 209-296-7671 if interested.
WEATHERED WOOD WANTED - Old fencing? Old barn wood? We want it! The creative folks at The Arc are in need of wood in various condition, shapes and sizes for tons of different project ideas. If you have wood you are willing to donate, please call Lurali at 267-5978 ext 25. Thank you!
Our motto: Plant Your Dreams and Watch Them Grow! Located 5 miles east of Jackson on Hwy 88, the farm was started in the early 1900s by John and Lena Oneto, Also known as a truck garden, the farm produced a variety of fruits and vegetables including apples, cherries, corn, squash, melons, potatoes, Italian plums and Oneto onions. Many locals remember Cucumber Joe, a cousin that worked the farm for many years. The farm closed in the 1970's and has sat idle waiting for the next generation of farmers. Today we strive at growing an assortment of fruits and vegetables using sustainable farming practices.  We are now open for the season! We currently have squash, cucumbers, Basil, chard, leeks, onions, and French plums. We are open from dawn to dusk every day of the week. We look forward to seeing you at the farm stand!
- 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
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