Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

News & Announcements
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: SUMMER FRUIT TREE PRUNING - Have you always pruned your fruit trees in the dormant season? Are you a novice and not sure about the best way to prune your fruit trees? Would you like to get control and shape your trees for easier maintenance? If so, join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at their fruit tree pruning clinic, “Summer Fruit Tree Pruning” on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9am-Noon for instruction, hands-on experience, and answers to your questions. You will learn about late summer and fall pruning, the practice now recommended by the UC Cooperative Extension based on extensive research. Bring your pruning shears and loppers if you have them. If not, we will have extras. Hand-outs will be available. The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call, check the website or email for the location. Please leave your name and contact information.
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 mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
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UPCOUNTY COMMUNITY MEAL - Tues Sept 12 from 5-6:30pm at the Pioneer Veterans Community Hall, Pioneer Park, Buckhorn Ridge Road. Please join us for some camaraderie and FREE dinner with your upcountry neighbors and friends. Everyone is welcome! Donations appreciated, but not required.
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UPCOUNTRY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MIXER - Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Mace Meadows Community Hall, 26570 Fairway Drive, Pioneer. Meet, greet and network with fellow upcountry small business owners...suggest ideas and give your input on the needs and issues as an upcountry business! Complimentary refreshments, no host bar. This event is for ALL upcountry business owners - storefronts and online - on and off of the Hwy 88 corridor (Pine Grove, Pioneer, Volcano, Kirkwood, etc.) Please RSVP via e-mail at info@upcountrybusiness.org.
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THE HEALING WORD - A Foursquare Gospel Church. Come join us for Sunday Morning Service at 10:30 AM with complimentary lunch immediately after service.  Sunday Night Services start at 6:00 PM – We would like to also invite you to: Men’s Breakfast on Sept. 16th at 9:00 AM - Craft Monday on Sept. 18th at 10:00 AM. We will be decorating “Christmas Bulbs” - Our Women’s Breakfast will be on Sept. 23rd at 9:00 AM  –  The ladies afternoon Bible Study “Becoming a Women of Prayer” by Cynthia Heald is on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM. The Wednesday night Bible Study “Drawing Near” by John Bevere is at 6:00 PM. Stop by 20005 Hwy 88 Pine Grove or call 296-7283 or visit thehealingwordchurch.org
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OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: www.danerimortuary.com
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Community Calendar
Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Museum - Fri Sept 8
Songwriters Showcase at St. George Hotel - Fri Sept 8
- Motherlode Bicycle Coalition: Jackson Criterium and Ione Bike & Walk - Sept 9 & 10
Band Against Cancer - Sat Sept 9
- Foothill Conservancy: Hike to Pacific Valley - Sun Sept 10
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KIDS ON STAGE AUDITIONS 2017-2018 Season are Friday, September 8th 2017 at 4pm at The Studio Performing Technique Dance School at 91 Church St. in Sutter Creek. KOS is a free program offered to kids ages 7 – 18 years old. No formal dance training is required to audition, although a strong desire to dance and perform on stage is essential!
At the audition all students will be taught a short musical theater and/ or jazz combination. Students will be divided into small groups to perform the combination to a panel of judges. For those who are tap dancers, an additional combination may be taught and performed. Auditioners are also expected to prepare 15 seconds of any additional talent they wish to share with the judges (singing, acrobatics, drama, art, music, dance, etc.).
Formal dance attire is not required; however, please wear semi-fitted clothing allowing free movement and long hair pulled back away from the face. Jazz shoes are recommended or light weight tennis shoes like vans or converse (no black rubber soles and no street shoes) would be sufficient.
Please bring a small head shot picture to put on the application giving at audition. For more information please call Cara Agustin at (209) 304-7361.
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'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.
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ANNUAL MEDITATION WORKSHOP - Sat Sept 9 from 10am-4pm at Sophia’s Well, 270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek. Eugene Alliende - The Global Bind: How to Access Deeper Identity and Awaken Collective Consciousness. Sophi Circle Playshop: Contemplative Living and Creative Meditation for Personal & Global Healing. Includes lunch. Space is limited - Must RSVP at 209 418-9003. Come one or both days. Donations accepted.
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SEPT 11-17
- Jackson City Council - Mon Sept 11
- Upcountry Community Council - Mon Sept 1l
- Sutter Creek Planning Commission - Sept 11
Board of Supervisors - Tues Sept 12
- Ione Planning Commission - Tues Sept 12
- Chamber Ribbon Cutting & Mixer: Rich Hoffman Gallery - Wed Sept 13
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) - Wed Sept 13
- Bridges Out of Poverty: Training & Application - Sept 13 & 14
- Mandated Reporter Training offered 2nd Thursdays starting Sept 14
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs Sept 14
Tri-County Wildlife: Paws & Claws - Fri Sept 15
- Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River Cleanup - Sat Sept 16
- Victory Village 5th Annual Veterans Charity Golf Tournament - Sat Sept 16
- A Taste of Germany: Oktoberfest Returns to the Gold Country for 6th Year! Sat Sept 16
- Volcano Historical Walk - Sat Sept 16
Barbera Festival - Sat Sept 16
Sutter Creek Theater: Los Pinguos - Sat Sept 16
ACAA Open Studios - September 16 & 17
- Old Sutter Creek Flea Market Starts Sept 17
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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:
ACPOA
℅ 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.
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AMADOR DEMOCRATS: CALIFORNIA CLEAN UP DAY - The Amador Democrats will be participating in the California Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 16th.  Amador Democrats have adopted a stretch of Highway 88 west of Jackson heading towards Stockton.
 We will be meeting at the parking lot of the Sunset West business local, just east and across the highway from the Sunset View Cemetery on Highway 88 at 8:30 AM and will be picking up trash on Highway 88 till about 11:30 AM.  If you have any questions as to the exact location, please give me a call.
 Hardhats, trash bags, gloves, pickup sticks and colorful yellow vests will be provided. You will need to bring is a willing attitude, a good pair of shoes and drinking water.
 I will also need drivers to help distribute more bags and transport volunteers along the two mile stretch of Highway 88 that we will be cleaning.
 I hope to see you there. Thank you very much, Steve Christensen 209-267-0615.
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FACL BOOK DRIVE - The Friends of the Amador County Library is accepting donations of gently read books and audio-visual materials in good condition on Saturday, 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) 217-1911. Please, no magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, or damaged materials. For information, call (209) 217-1911.
The Friends of the Amador County Library is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. For information, call (209) 217-1911.
66TH ANNUAL FIDDLERS’ JAM FIDDLE CONTEST & STREET FAIR - Sat Sept 16 from 10AM-5PM in Fiddletown. Local wine, microbrew beer & BBQ, music, raffles, crafts. Presented by the Fiddletown Community Center. For more information, call 209-296-0918, email fiddletowncc@volcano.net or visit www.fiddletownca.org
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JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL ALL CLASS REUNION - Sat Sept 16 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. No host food trucks, no host full bar. Live Music! Friday Night Mixer at Teresa’s Place. Sunday: Class get togethers. For more information, please contact Gretchen Guletz Carlson at 209-223-3009 or glcarlson1953@gmail.com
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CANCELLED: THE 3RD ANNUAL JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT DINNER DANCE - Saturday, September 16. We are sad to announce that due to low ticket sales, we had to cancel this years event. We are very saddened by this, but hope that next year we can bring it back bigger and even better. If you have purchased a ticket, we will be issuing refunds. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 209-223-9039. Thank you for understanding and your continued support.
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SAVVY COSMETICS BEAUTY MAKEOVER - Sun Sept 17 from 11AM-2PM at the Amador Holistic Center, 14204 Old Hwy 49, Amador City. Who desires looking fabulous with TOXIC free make up by Young Living?  Young Living Savvy Minerals Make Up Show! In this 3 hour workshop, you will walk away with the following:
- List of pure ingredients so you may wear this beautiful line of makeup with confidence.
- Foundation color matching for your skin tone
- Contouring where your highlighted features glow
- Skin care products that maintains that youthful glow
...and so much more!
Special surprise, one of our presenters is an actress and formerly trained makeup artist.
Cost for materials: $20.00 early bird special and $25.00 day of event.
To reserve your seat and prepay, click on the link below:
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SEPT 18-24
- Sutter Creek City Council - Mon Sept 18
- Jackson Planning Commission - Mon Sept 18
- Ione City Council - Tues Sept 19
Red Cross Honors Mother Lode Heroes - Wed Sept 20
- Operation Care: Wine & Dine - Sat Oct 21
- Sutter Creek Heritage Days - Sept 23 & 24
- Feast at the Foundry - Sat Sept 23
- Amador Upcountry Rotary "Rumble on the Range" - Sat Sept 23
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PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Interim Healthcare of Jackson is hosting monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group every third Tuesday (Sept 19) 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.
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BINGO - 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM (Sept 19) 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 jsmart@amadorgov.org or Facebook facebook.com/goacra
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'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.
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SERENITY CENTER: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SHAMANIC JOURNEY PROCESS & HEALING - Sat Sept 23 from 9am to 4pm. Call Serenity Center to reserve your seat!
26600 Meadow Drive, Pioneer. (209) 295-2003
AMADOR COUNTY MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM OPENING PREMIER- Sat Sept 23 from 5-9:30PM at the Amador County Model Railroad Museum, #1 Main St., Jackson. A Special opening for all members and their families, this will include all business owners and managers on Main St, Jackson, CA. and local city & county official's. we will have wine and appetizers, soda and bottled water. This will be a social dress/shirt and tie event. All members are asked to attend; we will be taking donations as well as a sign in sheet. This is to promote our new location as a new Museum in Amador County. Official grand opening is scheduled for Wed Sept 27 from 10AM-5PM.
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AMADOR COUNTY FFA AG BOOSTERS 2017 SURF & TURF DINNER - Sat Sept 23 at Evelyn Bishop Hall, Ione, CA. Doors open at 5pm; dinner at 7pm. No host bar, live gun auction, raffle, music, auction. Tickets are $30 for adults, $50 for couples, kids $10, and are available at Hair Razors Salon or Ranchers Outlet. For more information, call 209-256-5207.
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JUNIOR CHEERLEADING CLINIC & GAME PERFORMANCE
Clinic - Sun Sept 24 from 1-5pm Amador HS Gym
Performance - Fri Sept 29 Amador HS JV Football Game
Cost: $30 (Cash or check made out to “Amador Cheer”)
Experience HS game day with the Amador Buffaloes Cheer Team! Open to all children in 1st through 8th grades who have an interest in cheerleading. No experience necessary!
Includes: Clinic, snacks, shirt, hair ribbon, football game ticket (for clinic participant only) and half time performance.
Register by September 17 to guarantee shirt size. To register, contact Jenny at 209-256-2712 or buffscheer@gmail.com
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SEPT 25-30
- Jackson City Council - Mon Sep 25
Board of Supervisors - Tues Sept 26
- Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) - Wed Sept 27
- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD/ACOE) - Wed Sept 27
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs Sept 28
Spaghetti Spooktacular - Sat Oct 28
Sutter Creek International Film Festival - Sept 28-Oct 1
- Mother Lode Harvest: Autumn Harvest Dinner - Sat Sept 30
Operation Care: BINGO & Pasta Fundraiser - Sat Sept 30
Big Red Barn Fundraiser at Rancho Arroyo Seco: "Score With Argonaut High School" - Sat Sept 30
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CASA VOLUNTEER TRAINING STARTS SEPT 25 - If you have a little time and the desire to make a big difference in the life of a child, Amador CASA has a volunteer opportunity for you. CASA volunteers act as mentors, role models, and most importantly as their advocate. We work with children who have been abused or neglected and after have been placed in foster homes. We spend time with the child and help them make a positive adjustment to the trauma they have experienced. The next training session will start on Monday, September 25 and will be offered at either 9 am or 6 pm for the duration of the training days. For more information or to receive an application, please call John at 257-1980 (ext. 108) or email him at jstettler@nexusyfs.org
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING YOUR GARDEN SOIL - It’s Alive! Rich garden soil is full of living organisms, some that are visible and others too tiny to see. These critters help provide and manage nutrients for our plants. Learn about the structure of soil and methods for increasing the productivity of your garden by improving the conditions for your living soil at the Public Education class, “Understanding and improving Garden Soil” provided by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, September 28 from 9am-Noon. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Handouts will be available. 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 mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
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OCT+
- Sierra Gold Quilters’ Biannual Quilt Show - Oct 6-7
ACART BBQ Fundraiser - Sat Oct 14
- Tri Amador 2017 - Sun Oct 15
- 4-H Youth Development Program is Open for Enrollment - Deadline is Oct 15
- Operation Care: Wine & Dine - Sat Oct 21
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RESCHEDULED: 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 usually meet every 1st Monday of the month at 10AM at various upcountry residences; this month we meet on Mon Oct 2. 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 www.lockwoodfire.org
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BELLA GRACE PRESENTS: OVER THE EDGE REUNION -: Fri Oct 6 from 6-9PM at the Bella Grace Tasting Room in Sutter Creek. The OTE reunion will be the quartet of Dave Holob on electric violin and mandolin, Adam Gottstein, guitar & vocals, Allan Alexopulos on percussion and Joe Bellamy on keyboard. Based in the western slope foothills of Amador County,east of Sacramento, they feature mostly original music with a strong emphasis on Latin-based rhythms while not ignoring our jazz, blues, rockabilly and traditional roots. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening (6-9pm). $20 General Admission, $15 for Wine Club. Food will be available for purchase from Gypsy Bistro. Wine by glass/bottle, and beer on tap from Amador Brewing Co. 73 Main St. Sutter Creek, CA 95685.
For more information contact Bella Grace at 209-267-8053 or email info@bellagracevineyards.com
http://www.bellagracevineyards.com/Events/Summer-Concert-Series
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IONE BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SHRED DAY FUNDRAISER - Sat Oct 14 from 9AM-1PM at Eveyln Bishop Hall Entrance, Howard Park. Shred all your OLD receipts, checks, statements and bills. All materials safely and securely shredded on site, while you watch.
$80 per Bankers Box (or bag-sized equivalent). For more information, call Laurie at 274-2777. www.myione.com
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: SMALL BACKYARD ORCHARDS - Yes, it is only October. But, before you know it, the season for planting bare-root fruit trees will be here. Start planning now and it will pay off in the years to come.  Some questions you may be asking yourself: Where should I plant my fruit trees?  What types grow well here?  What varieties taste best?  Does the soil need any special preparation?  Do I need a male and a female plant?  When and how do I prune? When do I fertilize and what do I use? In addition to the traditional fruit trees grown in the foothills, some citrus may be appropriate for your property. UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be discussing these topics at their Public Education class, “Small Backyard Orchards” on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9am-Noon. If you have an interest in starting an orchard or already have one, this class is for you. Hand-outs will be available. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 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 mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
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PARENTS! THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CLASS OF AMADOR HIGH SCHOOL is now taking registration for their FREE PLAYSCHOOL! Fun, FREE and educational childcare. All ages accepted!
October 18 through November 20 from 8:45-11:15, 2-3 days each week.
To enroll, contact Lorra Biddle, lbiddle@acusd.org
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KYLE METCALFE FUNDRAISER SPAGHETTI DINNER - Sat Oct 21 at 3pm at the Volcano Armory Hall, corner of Consolation and Emigrant Street, Volcano. $25 per person, $40 per couple. $10 age 12 and under. No host bar, raffle, silent auction, music. For more information, call 209-304-6790 or e-mail: jackiemattingly@rocketmail.com
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: MAJESTIC TREES OF THE FOOTHILLS - Many foothill residents are lucky to have beautiful trees on their property, but are unsure about how to properly care for these towering treasures. Our local oaks, pines and cedars as well as other native trees respond very well to a little TLC and can often use some help to insure their survival under stressful conditions. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will provide useful, timely information on selection, planting and care of larger, landscape trees in their class,” Majestic Trees of the Foothills” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9am-Noon. Hand-outs will be available. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 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 mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
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Meetings, Classes, Activities, Ongoing Events

DAILY
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.

MONDAY
- 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 www.lockwoodfire.org

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.
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TUESDAY
- 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
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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 jsmart@amadorgov.org or Facebook facebook.com/goacra

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.
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WEDNESDAY
- 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 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 jsmart@amadorgov.org or Facebook facebook.com/goacra

KARAOKE AT JOSE'S CANTINA - Wednesdays at 8PM. $50 Jose's gift certificate for the winner. Call 209-223-3886. facebook.com/josesmexrestaurant

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

'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.
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THURSDAY
- Amador County Transportation Commission - 1st Thurs at 9 AM
- 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. http://amadorupcountryrotary.weebly.com/

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: http://amadorrepublican.com/
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FRIDAY
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.

TODDLER PLAYGROUPS
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 www.first5amador.com. Playgroups follow the ACUSD schedule.

SATURDAY
'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.
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SCHEDULES & CALENDARS:
Amador Council of Tourism
- Amador Vintners 2017 Summer Calendar
- BellaGrace  2017 Summer Concert Series
Amador County Government
- New York Fitness - Jackson, CA

FYI...
Amador County Assessor: Property Assessment Information for 2017
Exciting happenings with the Go! Youth Program!
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PARENTS! THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CLASS OF AMADOR HIGH SCHOOL is now taking registration for their FREE PLAYSCHOOL! Fun, FREE and educational childcare. All ages accepted!
October 18 through November 20 from 8:45-11:15, 2-3 days each week.

To enroll, contact Lorra Biddle, lbiddle@acusd.org
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SUTTER CREEK VISITOR CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - The Sutter Creek Visitor Center is a fun place to volunteer at. 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.
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2017 JFD BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER is LIVE and shirts are available for purchase! Please go to: www.booster.com/2017JFD to outfit your entire family. All of the money raised from this fundraiser will go directly to the Amador STARS, a non-profit organization here in Amador County supporting those people through their cancer battle. To date, we have sold over 700 shirts and raised nearly $5,000. These shirts are also approved to wear while on shift during the month of October for all Jackson Firefighters, so show your support and pride and get yours today. They will be available for purchase until September 16th, and be mailed directly to you. For more information, please contact me and I will gladly help you!
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PIANO LESSONS WITH ROBYN - Private & Group sessions available for children and adults. Offering new student discounts for a limited time! Call Robyn McLaughlin for class times and scheduling information, or visit: robynspianoroom.com. (209) 588-6641, 17B W. Main Street, Ione.
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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
For an application form, please visit www.amadorcapc.org, or contact Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921, or by email at info@amadorcapc.org
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šŸš§CALTRANS PAVING SR-16 IN AMADOR COUNTY
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.
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PLEASE HELP BREAK BREAD WITH FRIENDS!!
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 office@trinitysuttercreek.org, or Jackson UMC at 223-1884.
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SIERRA MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT: Now hiring! Looking for part time server and dishwasher. Stop by for an application or call 209-296-7671 if interested.
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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!
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ONETO FAMILY FARM NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
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!  https://www.facebook.com/Oneto-Family-Farm-201283843253695/
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TRI-COUNTY WILDLIFE:
- FAWN RESCUE - 209-283-3245. For more information on wildlife protocols, visit: http://www.pawspartners.org/find-an-animal-in-need.html
- 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 www.pawspartners.org for more information.
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AMADOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Employment Opportunities:
http://www.co.amador.ca.us/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities
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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 jstettler@nexusyfs.org  or Fara froberts@nexusyfs.org
Court Appointed Special Advocates Amador
621 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209)257-1980  ext. 108
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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: info@amadorcollegeconnect.org  
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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 chfeedamador@gmail.com. Phone: 209.267.9006
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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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAZUxXiHhf1835Jw9VYvSDp0BVI7AamgJajeDlxO-VRSFKQA/viewform
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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 www.amadorcapc.org, or contact Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921, or by email at info@amadorcapc.org
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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: http://www.hospiceofamador.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HospiceofAmadorandCalaveras/
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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: dederyan@sbcglobal.net
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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 mvandermeer@norcalmha.org
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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: https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/
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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, colleenwill@volcano.net or (209) 295-2877.
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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 cgfeedamador@gmail.com or 209-267-9006. Must be 18 years and older. Positions in warehouse, food pick up and drivers (DMV record required).
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COMMUNITY CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION:
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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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!
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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 artsychickenfarm@gmail.com