Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ACN 3/13/2018

News & Announcements: 
FOOTHILLS HOUSING SUMMIT: Please join community stakeholders, agencies and entities, including Foothills Rising, on Sunday, April 8th at 3pm at the Jackson Civic Center for a three part panel discussion on services and policy, followed by an action-focused segment. Regional experts on the topic will address the challenges of homelessness as it affects our rural citizens. Housing Summit Purposes:
To recognize the groups that are providing services to the homeless.
To connect with others working to the same purpose.
To address the factors that create homelessness: social and economic policy.
To problem-solve with stakeholders on improvements.
Please e-mail foothillsrising@gmail.com for more information.
BE A CASA VOLUNTEER: Every child is one caring adult away from success! Amador CASA volunteers work with children under the supervision of the Juvenile Court because they have experienced some type of abuse or neglect. While their parents are working to improve their ability to provide a safe and nurturing home, these children are in need of a trustworthy, compassionate, and reliable adult with whom they can count on. CASA volunteers receive extensive training to be able to work with these children and find it to be a very rewarding experience. To have a similar experience, please consider attending the next CASA training program. It starts on Monday, April 16th. Advance registration is required, so for more information or to sign up for the training, please contact John at 209-257-1980 Ext 108, or by email at jstettler@nexusfys.org.
PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT - First 5 Amador can help to support moms recovering from pregnancy and birth... to 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. We can offer this support to both new moms and new dads, alike. For questions, to get information, or request to be connected with the services that we provide, please call us at 257-1092.
OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: www.danerimortuary.com
Community Calendar
March 12-18
Amador Planning Commission - Tues Mar 13
Amador LAFCO - Thurs Mar 15
31st Annual Bunsen to Beaker 5K Walk/Run - Sat Mar 17
- Dandelion Days in Downtown Jackson - Mar 17 & 18
Calaveras County Arts Council: Ride & Walk 4 Art - Sun Mar 18
Celebrate the Spring Equinox! Sun Mar 18
AWA: Did You Know? Wondering about black slime mold on plumbing fixtures and appliances?
- Introduction to Symmetry: Good Posture=Great Health - March-April
Open Mic Night Moving to New Location in April
UC Cooperative Extension Announces Food Waste Prevention Week - Mar 5-9
2018 Events at the Kennedy Mine
Andrea Macon: March 2018 Events
MARCH at Sutter Creek Provisions
- Men's Spring Basketball League - Mar 4-June 10
- Dead Trees in Amador County Threaten County Roads and Infrastructure
Young local musicians ask for support of Eastern Europe tour
- Foothill Conservancy: It's time to protect the Mokelumne for Good!
Daffodil Hill to Open for 77th Season
Plymouth Foothills Rotary: Plymouth Flea Market Vendor Registration
Roaring Camp Mining Co.: Announcing Elton's Big Load of Pay Dirt!
-  Amador County Transportation Resources
Be Active! Monday Morning Walks & 2018 Monthly Events
Amador Air District: Outdoor Burning in Amador County
AWA: Do you have a well?
Beneficial Property Tax Information
Call for Stories spotlighted on new radio show focused on the "Arts Around Amador"
MARCH CHAMBER MIXER - Wed Mar 14 from 5:30-7pm at Umpqua Bank, 11 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek. Wear Green - Get Green Raffle. Wear green to the mixer to be entered in this special raffle. Raffle prizes, appetizers, no-host bar. Bring a raffle item to donate to our great raffle. Admission $10.
AMADOR COUNTY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: ACRYLIC POURING DEMONSTRATION - Donna Bohlin Sammons of BohlinArt Gallery & Studio in Sutter Creek will present a tutorial on the latest trend in acrylic painting, acrylic pouring. Supplies and methods will be demonstrated to show off this art forward abstract art form at the ACAA monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14 at 7pm at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. The meeting will start at 7pm and the demonstration will follow. The public is invited to attend. www.amadorartists.org
FIRST 5 AMADOR NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER KINDERGARTEN BRIDGE PROGRAM - The Summer Kindergarten Bridge Program is designed for children who will be starting kindergarten in the Fall. Priority enrollment is given to children who have spent little or no time in a preschool setting. The 3-week transition program is designed to introduce incoming students to the structure, rhythm and routine of the kindergarten classroom. It is called a Bridge Program because it aims to help children cross from the pre-kindergarten environment into the kindergarten world.
   The program has grown each year and will be serving children this Summer at all six school district elementary school sites, including Ione, Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth and Sutter Creek.
- First 5 Amador is seeking teachers, and teacher’s aides, to serve children at each of these sites.
- Dates and times are: Monday - Thursday8:00 - 11:30 am, from June 11 through June 28All hires must also attend an Orientation and complete a Mandated Reporter Training.
These positions are ideal for current kindergarten, transitional-kindergarten, or preschool teachers, aides, or students in the Early Childhood Education field. Education and/or experience required.
   If interested, please contact First 5 Amador at 257-1092, for an application. They can also be found on First 5 Amador's website, at http://www.first5amador.com/bridgeprogram.html  (scroll to bottom of page). If you are a new applicant, please include copies of any certificates and/or credentials held.
All applications are due no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, March 16.
MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: PLANNING YOUR SPRING AND SUMMER GARDENS – Sat Mar 17. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for a free Public Education class on seasonal garden planning. Master Gardeners will discuss planting times and methods as well as the selection, care and maintenance of local vegetables and annual flowers which can be grown in the spring and summer. Handouts will include a planting guide for variou elevations and local micro-climates.
Classes are held in the GSA blding at 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson from 9am to 12 Noon.
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
3RD ANNUAL HOEDOWN - Sat Mar 17. Cocktails at 5:30pm, dinner at 7pm. Tri tip dinner, live band, raffle and silent auction. Supports the Ione Picnic Association and Cowboy Incahoots for Ione Homecoming and Ranch Rodeo. For tickets and more information, contact Lacey at 209-304-8090.
MOTHER LODE RAGTIME SOCIETY - The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30-ish p.m. at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium.  Julia Riley will be on hand to provide lots of good music. We're hoping other musicians will show up as well! As always, all are welcome to play.
It's never too early to start planning for this year's Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, August 10-12, 2018.  Watch the website, www.suttercreekragtime.com for developments. Hope to see you next Saturday! ~Marilyn
NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY CORNED BEEF DINNER - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 6pm-10pm at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek.
Corned beef dinner with all the fixings, raffles, "selfie" photo booth, no host bar, a presentation of our upcoming community projects, and a LOT of fun!
ALL proceeds from this event will fund projects in our community, through our Americanism and Civic Participation Committee. We have great things planned, we hope you can come!
Call for tickets, seating is limited! For more info/tix, call Lindsey at 209-256-5698.
March 19-25
Amador Airport Committe (Rescheduled) - Mon Mar 19
Ribbon Cutting: AssistCare Gold Quartz Senior Apartments - Mon Mar 19
- Ione City Council - Tues Mar 20
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board - Thurs Mar 22
- Plymouth City Council - Thurs Mar 8
Arts Summit Amador 2018 - Sat Mar 24
Lockwood FPD: Taco De Marzo - Sat Mar 24
Men’s 7 vs. 7 Soccer League - Mar 24 thru May 19
- ACES/Trauma Informed Care Training in Jackson - Mar 27-28
AMADOR COUNTY CONCERT BAND PRESENTS "MARCH MUSICAL MADNESS" -  A free concert will be presented by the 45-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers on Sunday, March 25th at 3pm. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Doors open at 2:30pm.
 Featured music will be a medley from “The Music Man”, by Meredith Wilson and arranged for concert band by Phillip Lang, “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph featuring the entire saxophone section of the band, “A Little Tango Music“ by Adam Gorb,  a selection of tunes of the 1920’s in a medley by William Barker called “Tin Pan Alley”, a medley of movie hits by Hans Zimmer, “That Old Hound Dog Rag”, conducted by John Lillie, and more!
Join us on March 25th for this wonderful free event. Arrive a few minutes early for best seating….ample parking…music begins promptly at 3pm. Visit the band’s website at www.accband.org for additional information or to find out how to join the band.
AMADOR COUNCIL OF TOURISM: “AMADOR: A VISITOR’S VIEW” - Thurs Mar 29 from 5-8pm at Bella Grace Tasting Room, Sutter Creek. Raffle, wine and beer. First drink is on us! Savor treats provided by Taste. Win a FREE membership! Bring two new members and get up to $50 off your membership (All must renew by the end of the event). For more information, call 267-9249 or e-mail info@touramador.com.
DO YOU STRUGGLE to live a fulfilling life while living with a mental illness? Have you been told that you have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or depression, PTSD or anxiety? Perhaps you have a spouse or partner who lives with mental illness; perhaps you have a grown child or grandchild who lives on the streets due to their mental illness.
We are your neighbors and we can help. We are NAMI Amador, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and we are offering two free classes this Spring just for you.
- PEER TO PEER is a five week class offering skills, strategies and support for people living with mental illness. You will gain the knowledge to live well in recovery with your diagnosis and the plans you make.
This class will run every Saturday March 31 through April 28 from 10:00-2:00.
- FAMILY TO FAMILY gives the information you need if you are a family member, close friend or caretaker of someone living with mental illness. You’ll be able to live with more comfort and less stress.
This class runs six Saturdays, from March 24 through April 28, from 9:30 - 2:30.
Both classes will be held in Jackson and are taught by trained instructors with lived experience with mental illness, in themselves or in their family. 
For more information or to register, call 223-1485, ext. 266.
49er Bypass Run - Sat Apr 7
Faith Lutheran: Taco Buffet and Silent Auction Fundraiser - Sat Apr 7
Young local musicians ask for support of Eastern Europe tour - Fundraising concert on Sun Apr 8
Amador Brewery Takeover Fundraiser for McGee Park - Sun Apr 8
Smart Money for Success: Free Financial Literacy Program - Thurs Apr 12
Science Fair - Sat Apr 14
Interfaith Food Bank "Empty Bowls" Fundraiser - Sat Apr 15
Kennedy Gold Mine Painting Out Weekend - April 20-22
20th Annual "Celebrate Our Children" - Sat Apr 21
AAUW 46th Annual Home Tour: "Jackson: Tour Through Time" - Sat Apr 21
Mixed Media Art Class: Garden Labyrinth - Sat Apr 28
- World Labyrinth Day: Walk As One at 1 - Sat May 5
- Up Country 88 Lion's Club Omelet Feed - Sun May 6
MSTW Presents “Plays on the Patio”, a fundraiser for the Preston Castle - Sat May 12
Centering Prayer Workshop - Sat Apr 14
IONE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES - Mon April 9 from 1:30-5:30pm at Evalynn Bishop Hall, Ione. Mark your calendars for the Ione Community Blood Drives of 2018! Blood drives are held at Evalynn Bishop Hall in Ione from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm every eight weeks. The following dates are the blood drive dates:  June 11August 13October 15, and December 10. No appointments are needed, just stop by, donate blood, and save the lives of three people! For more information, please call Kristi Roots Insurance at 209-274-4543.
Paint or Shoot On-Site on the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine Property
Fri/Sat/Sun, April 20 - 22, 2018
Cash Prizes • Top Images Featured at Kennedy Gold Mine Founders BBQ & Art Show Live Auction and Promotional Materials
Sabina Turner, Painting Judge • Larry Angier, Photography Judge
Entry Fee: $15, Fee waived for students 18 & under
Competition rules and entry form available online at http://www.kennedygoldmine.com/events.html
Contact Sharon Hewitt at kzoogal65@gmail.com for information.
Kennedy Gold Mine, Hwy 49, Jackson, CA   209-223-9542
AAUW HOME TOUR 2018: “JACKSON: TOUR THROUGH TIME - The 46th Annual AAUW Home Tour will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 AM to 4 PM, featuring five homes representing periods from the 1890’s to the 1950’s and five historical sites, one never before open to the public.  Enjoy tea and homemade cookies and participate in a raffle for special baskets.  Tickets are $25/$28 and will be available March 16.  See amador-ca.aauw.net/home-tour for more details.  This event supports scholarships for local women and girls.
CRAFT-A-PALOOZA UPCOUNTRY SPRING CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, May 12 from 9am-4pm at the Mace Meadows Golf Course Events Center. Handcrafted items by over 30 local vendors and artisans! For more information, contact Shanell at 714-715-4329 or e-ail Kensiscreations@aol.com
CALIFORNIA LISTENS: AMADOR COUNTY - The Amador County Library invites you to share your family or personal experiences and learn the basics of Digital Storytelling.
This free, two-day workshop will be held:
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19-20 from 9am – 5 pm
At the Pioneer Branch Library, 25070 Buckhorn Ridge Rd. 
This project is part of California Listens, a summer-long program sponsored by the California State Library and led by Berkeley-based StoryCenter: https://www.storycenter.org/.
SAVE THE DATE: AMADOR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 50TH CLASS REUNION - Sat Aug 25 from 5-10pm at Mel & Faye’s Creekside Banquet Room, Jackson. Don’t miss out on joining the rest of the “Herd” for a fun night of catching up on the past fifty years! No host bar, delicious buffet, casual dress.
$35 for reservations made no later than 6/30/18. $40 for reservations after 6/30/18. For reservations, contact:
Carly Barric Hubbard - (209) 747-8316 or e-mail carlyshubbard@gmail.com
Cindi Oehler Wadlow - (770) 533-2129 gammywadlow@gmail.com
Spread the Word to the Rest of the Herd!

Meetings, Classes, Activities, Ongoing Events

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

THE AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY is happy to announce the Plymouth branch has re-opened in its new location, 9369 Main St. Plymouth (just to the left of the former location).
The new hours will be:
Tuesday 12.30 – 5
Wednesday 11 – 4
Thursday 12:30 – 5
Friday 11 - 4
Phone number is same as before 209-245-6476

- 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.
- Optimize Your Brain - Monday evenings beginning Feb 19 thru April 2
BE ACTIVE! MONDAY MORNING WALKS: Start the new year off right! Kick off your week with a one and a half mile morning walk.
Every Monday at 8:30am. (Excluding Holidays)  
First and Third Mondays at Miners Bend
Second and Fourth Mondays at National Hotel.  
Be Active Member’s fee of $75/yearFor more information, please contact Nettie from ACRA by phone (209-223-6349)E-mailamfox@amadorgov.org, or Facebook (facebook.com/goacra)

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

OVER-EATERS ANONYMOUS OF JACKSON…if you think you have a problem with food. Everyone is welcome! Every Monday and Friday, 5:30 PM, Sutter Amador Hospital. Oakview Conference Room, in Education Dept on 2nd Floor. Contact Liz, 295-6921.

LOCKWOOD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AUXILIARY - We raise money for our volunteer personnel and have a lot of fun doing this. We have dinners, concerts and our annual pancake breakfast. We meet every 1st Monday of the month. If you are interested in joining our group, contact Carol Asmus at 209-2396-5681 or Marilyn Dillion, VP at 209-296-8011. Our website is 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. https://amadordemocrats.org/

- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM.
Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 9AM.
- Ione Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tues at 6PM

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays at 10AM. 817 Court Street Suite 12 in Jackson. 95642 Call Operation Care for information, 223-2600.

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

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Interim Healthcare of Jackson is hosting monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group every third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. We have a speaker for most meetings. We also have painting lessons for those who are interested. Call us at 209-223-9119 for more information.

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

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

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.

AMADOR CHAMBER MIXERS - 2nd Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Raffle prizes, appetizers, no-host bar. Admission $10. Wine/mixed drink, $5, Beer, $3. Bring a raffle item to donate. amadorchamber.com

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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 www.first5amador.com. Playgroups follow the ACUSD schedule.
PROSPECTORS JUNIOR LEAGUE BOWLING. Leagues for junior bowlers of all abilities are available Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Stop by or call Youth Director Louretta Agness at (209) 223-3334, extension 6 for more information or visit www.goldcountrylanes.com

'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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AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY: Not finding what you are looking for? Did you know you can request material not found in Amador County Library from over 70 libraries in California and Nevada through Link+. This FREE service is open to any Amador County Library card holder. 
For more information visit:
OR stop by your local library or give us a call and we'll walk you through the process!
2018 JACKSON CAR SHOW VENDORS: It is that time of year again for the Jackson Car show.  
This year's show is Saturday May 19th. and, like years past, located on Historic Main St Jackson.
We anticipate a sold out show this year bringing 175 beautiful cars to our town.
A 10x10 booth will be provided without charge however you are required to donate an item of your business to our raffle. 
Please provide:
1.  Name, address, phone, and contact information
2.  Type of product, and if you need electricity
Set up starts at 7am and needs to be finished by 9am.  Show starts at 10am. Vendors will be located at the L&M parking lot and the Fire Department. We are limited to 20 spots, so sign up early. No alcohol allowed.
To reserve your space up, please contact Connie Gonzalves at constance.gonsalves@norcal.aaa.com
JOB OPPORTUNITY: ATCAA - Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference in the lives of children and their families? Do you want to work for an agency that believes in supporting staff to reach their full potential? WANTED: FAMILY ADVOCATE. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2nwDK3j
Thank you, City of Ione Police Department, for hosting the FIRST permanent medicine collection bin within Amador County! This collection bin allows Amador residents to safely dispose of their unwanted, controlled AND non-controlled medications. Ione PD is located at 1 E Main Street, please call ahead for hours of operation (209) 274-2456.
FOR SALE: Former Sierra Mountain Restaurant in Pine Grove. Anyone interested can email for more information at sierramountainrestaurant@gmail.com
JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT: WONDERING IF IT IS A BURN DAY? Have questions about burning within the city limits of Jackson? We'll let us help! To burn natural vegetation piles within city limits, you must first obtain a free permit at City Hall. Burn hours are restricted to between the hours of 6:00 am and 12:00 pm. All piles must have the proper clearance, no larger than 4'x4' and only natural vegetation.
You must also contact the burn day information line prior to burning to see if it is a permissive burn day. The Amador County burn day number is (209) 223-6246. This is a fully automated line that is updated daily and usually tells you the upcoming day as well.
DO YOU HAVE DEAD OR DYING TREES YOU NEED TO REMOVE? Apply for up to 50% reimbursement to remove dead or dying hazard trees!
Amador Resource Conservation District has a program to provide up to 50% reimbursement for Amador County property owners east of Hwy 49, to help pay for the removal of dead or dying hazard trees on their property that could fall on an inhabited structure.
For more information, visit the Amador RCD web site at www.AmadorRCD.org or contact the District at Amanda@AmadorRCD.org. Phone: 916-562-0204
No experience necessary; all training is provided
Thrift store (Jackson and Angels Camp) volunteer opportunities:
Cashiering & Merchandising - Working the cash register, stocking shelves and/or assisting customers.
Pricing: Clothing and Household Goods - Pricing clothing, shoes and other accessories, as well as a wide variety of merchandise, from dishes to books to linens.
Intake, Testing & Sorting - Greeting the public and accepting incoming donations; testing electrical items; sorting clothes and household items.
Other HOAC volunteer opportunities:
Family Support Volunteers - Work directly with patients and families in their homes.
Griefbusters - Assist children, ages 5 - 19, who need help coping with loss and associated grief.
Office/Administrative/Fundraising - Assist in the HOAC office by answering phones, doing basic office/computer tasks, and helping at fundraising events.
SUTTER CREEK VISITOR CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - The Sutter Creek Visitor Center is a fun place to volunteer! The folks coming in are on vacation, having fun and love to talk to the locals. Mostly they just want information on what to do while they are in our area and we have lots of brochures for them to choose from.
Do you have 2 hours a month that you could spare? Please consider donating your time to the Sutter Creek Visitor Center. It has a peaceful, relaxing and fun atmosphere and is a very rewarding experience. For more information, please call Al or Lisa at 209-267-1344.
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.
- 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.
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 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
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  
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
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/
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
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
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.
On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices
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/
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.
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).
AMADOR SENIOR VISITORS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Join a great group of people working in the community to help our Senior Citizens live safer, healthier lives. Please call 223-0442 for information about how you can help!
Upcountry Community Center
19386 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
P: (209) 296-2785
F: (209) 296-2782
Ione Family Resource Center
17 S. Buena Vista Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 274-4655
F: (209) 274-4665
Camanche Lake Community Center
4419 Camanche Pkwy N.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 763-2720
F: (209) 763-2740

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