Friday, May 18, 2018

ACN 5/18/2018

NEWSLETTER: Mother Lode Harvest - Fri May 17
NEWSLETTER: Mt. Zion Church - Fri May 17
Mule Creek staff goes RED to help U.S. Troops
Fun Tip Friday by London Plumbing & Remodeling: Attic Fans: Do they work, and should I get one?
ACWN Presents Wendy Cookson "Capsuling Your Wardrobe and Dress for Success" - Wed May 23 (RSVP Today)
- AWA Scheduled Shutdown: Plymouth - Tues May 22
FREE ADULT WELDING CLASS - Any & All Metal Supply, located at 12861 Shake Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 and owned by Charles (Chad) Barfield wants to give back to his Community.  It came to his attention that the schools no longer offer shop and trade classes for those who would like to work with their hands in a lucrative money-making trade. He would like to help fill a void by providing a Free Adult Welding class so those interested can experience metal and welding hands on.  Every month, starting Monday, May 21, 2018, 6pm – 8pm, Any & All will have a welding project ready to weld.  Due to limited space each class will only be able to accommodate 10 people. We will be using a lottery system to choose the 10 people for each class offered once a month.
If you are interested, let us know you are signing up for the Free Adult Welding Class,  give us your name, phone number and address by email to: or you can call 209-223-2224 and sign up. We look forward to seeing you.
FREE KIDS' ART CLASSES - Any & All Metal Supply, owned by Charles (Chad) Barfield wants to give back to his Community.  We are located at 12861 Shake Ridge Rd., in Sutter Creek.   Every month we are offering a free class for Kids, 12 and under.  While participating in a fun, hands on art painting project on a small metal fabricated item, they will learn how the metal was manufactured, welded or fabricated.  After painting their project, the Kids get to take home their works of art.  Every month will be a new and exciting project. Our first class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:30pm. We have room for 40 kids.
Please email, and provide your name, phone number, address and let us know you are signing up for the free kid’s class and how many will be attending, or call 209-223-2224 to reserve your spot.  We look forward to seeing all of you!!


AMADOR MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: “BUILDING AND USING A HOOP HOUSE" -SaturdayMay 19, 2018. How would you like more control over the growing season? Do you want to harvest tomatoes and flowers year-round or grow lettuce for your salads in the hot summer? Gardening in a windy micro-climate? If so, then a Hoop House could be the perfect addition to your gardening area. Please join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for a hands-on Public Education class. Attendees will gain information and experience in the complete construction of a Hoop House as well as ideas for year-round use of the structure. Handouts will be provided. The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call 223-6838 or email for the location and to make reservations. Please leave your name and the number attending.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email  Website:
"FOOD TRUCKS IN THE FOOTHILLS" FUNDRAISER - Saturday, May 19 from 5-8pm at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. We will be having a Food Truck event to raise money for Plymouth Elementary School and Amador County Fair Foundation. Live music featuring swingin' dance tunes from Blow Daddy! Beer and Wine Garden featuring local favorites! FREE Parking! * FREE Admission! * LOTS of FAMILY FUN!
MOTHER LODE RAGTIME SOCIETY - Hi, Ragtime Fans! The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 6-8:30ish 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 time to start planning for this year's Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, August 10-12, 2018.  Check out the website,  for a current list of performers, lodging info, etc.
Hope to see you on May 19! - Marilyn
AMADOR COUNTY CONCERT BAND PRESENTS: “MADE IN AMERICA…AND MORE!” A free concert will be presented by the 46-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers on Sunday, May 20th 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 Mikado”, “Piccolo Picante” featuring soloist Sandra
Betti, Frank Techelli’s beautiful arrangement of “Shenandoah”, “March to the Movies”, a medley of the Eagles tunes, “Salute to the Armed Forces”, and more!
Join us on May 20th 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.
FOOTHILLS RISING: SPRING RISING FAMILY POTLUCK - Sunday May 20 from 3-6pm at Minnie Provis Park, 71 Church Street, Sutter Creek. Join us for a family friendly potluck dinner and to meet others in our community who share values and concerns. Bring a side dish or drink to share, if you can, it’s entirely optional.
To sign up, click here:
More information, visit:

📜City & County Government:

Health & Wellness:

Schools & Education:

Arts & Entertainment:

Food & Wine:

Amador Living & Recreation:

Pioneer Community Clean-Up Day - Sat May 19
Andrea Macon, District 5 Supervisor
Brian Oneto, District 5 Supervisor (re-elect)

Jeff Brown, District 3 Supervisor

Lynn Morgan, District 3 Supervisor (re-elect)

Judge Renee Day, Superior Judge 2

Robert Schell, Superior Judge 2

Lois "Cookie" Stevens, Lockwood FPD Board Director

Jolene Middlestadt, Lockwood FPD Board Director

County Candidate Filings:
May 21-31
Every 15 Minutes, Part III: May 21 & 22 at Amador and Argonaut High Schools
- Sutter Creek City Council - Mon May 21
Board of Supervisors - Tues May 22
- Ione Planning Commission - Tues May 22
- Plymouth City Council Thurs May 24
5th Annual Chaw'Se Day Spring Gathering - May 26 & 27
HOTEL SUTTER: FAMILY STYLE MONDAYS will be featuring a very special family recipe this Monday night! Debi Redding of Amador Cabinet, Fiddletown, California has submitted her grandmothers Apple Sausage Stuffing recipe and we think it’s going to be perfect with our Prime Rib and all the fixins. Bring your crew to Hotel Sutter to meet Debi and family and keep Amador County history alive. Balcony and Banquet room seating.

Reserve your spots now! 209.267.0242 or 
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, May 22nd in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
   The speaker for this meeting Tamara Evans of ATCAA (Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency) who will talk about the services that ATCAA provides to the community.  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.
SUTTER CREEK'S 16th ANNUAL TRASH TO TREASURES - Sutter Creek’s largest street fair will be held on Saturday May 26 from 8am till 3pm. What they say is true…one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Vendors from all over will be selling everything, new and old, with a host of antiques, collectibles and wonderful junk! 
   Eureka Street, the parking lot and the north part of Main Street will be the locations for you to do your treasure hunting. There will be so much to see and buy at this FREE event that it can fill your whole day, but don’t forget to wander down historic Main Street and visit all the wonderful and unique shops there also. Many stores will also have marked down merchandise for you to find even more bargains.
   Top your day off with wine tasting at the family owned tasting rooms on Main Street and then dinner at one of our restaurants. With beautiful Sutter Creek as the magical backdrop, your day of treasure hunting will be a day to remember.
Sponsored by the Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association.
For more information visit or call (209) 267- 5505

Neon Glow Fun Run - Sat June 2
"River of Song" concert to benefit California river conservation - Thurs June 7
Raft trips on the Mokelumne River to benefit river conservation - June 3 & 10
Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Teeing up for Charity - Sat June 9
Summer BBQ at Sutter Creek’s Historic Knight Foundry - Sat June 9
3rd Annual Mother Lode Highland Games & Celtic Gathering - June 9 & 10
Summer Kindergarten Bridge Program - June 11-28
A Divine Affair - Sat June 30
French exchange students to visit Amador County June 15 to July 5
Kennedy Gold Mine Founders' Day BBQ Art Show & Sale - Thurs June 21
Operation Care to Honor Local Heroes - Fri June 22
Mini Garlic Festival - Sat June 23
Children’s Theater Workshop - Mon thru Thurs, June 25 - July 19
SAVE THE DATE: Joint Upcountry Rotary/Lions Golf Tournament - Sat Aug 4
IONE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES - Mon June 11 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: August 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.
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:
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
Cindi Oehler Wadlow - (770) 533-2129
Spread the Word to the Rest of the Herd!

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.

- 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 & 2018 Monthly Events
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

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 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.
MOTHER LODE ROSE SOCIETY meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. For more information on meetings and events, visit:
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:
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
- Amador Running Club - Wednesdays at 6PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT BG'S LOUNGE - Wednesdays at 8PM. Call 209-223-0860.
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.
CHAMBER MIXERS - 2nd Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Raffle prizes, appetizers, no-host bar. Admission $10. Wine/mixed drink, $5, Beer, $3. Donate a raffle item.
KARAOKE AT JOSE'S CANTINA - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 8PM. $50 Jose's gift certificate for the winner. Call 209-223-3886.

- 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.
THE IONE PUBLIC HOUSE: "OPINIONATION" - This is our Feud/ trivia game where your opinion matters. People are polled every weeks and you compete as a team to select the best answers. Every week (Thurs) will have prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams. The Ione Public House is located at 22 E. Main Street, Ione. For more information, call (209) 332-0770.
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.

AMADOR UPCOUNTRY ROTARY meets the 1st three 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:

AMADOR YOUTH PROGRAMS: IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MONTH! A lot of people ask us "what is Friday Night Live?" It began as a pilot program dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by teen motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. BECAUSE FRIDAY NIGHTS SHOULD BE ABOUT LIVING!

Unfortunately, it feels like every year we lose someone special in our community to this issue. Young people in our community will tell you "there's nothing else to do here" that's why they drink. But if everyone in our community came together to help inspire and care for our youth they may become empowered to create the change they want to see for our county. Friday Night Live meets at Argonaut HS on Thursdays during Lunch in Lando's room, and at Amador HS on Friday's during lunch in Cagle's room. If you are or know a youth in the community who wants to be a part of the positive change. come check it out! 
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.
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

'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 County Recreation Agency
- Amador Vintners 2017 Summer Calendar
Amador County Government

County Veterans Services Officer to help veterans upcountry twice a month

Front Office Person: Assist with general office work, volunteer recruiting and scheduling, light duty and computer work.  Good with public, positive attitude, good computer skills, good driving record. Part time; 24 - 30 hrs per week.
For more information, or to apply, contact the Interfaith Food Bank at 209-267-9006.
Interfaith Thrift Store: Two Immediate Openings for Part Time Intake Workers to receive merchandise, sort through, and disburse. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and be able to work on feet inside and outside for up to 6 hours, able to work with the public.

For more information or to apply contact: Barbara Kepner, 209-267-5970.
THE GHOST ADVENTURES CREW visited the Kennedy Mine in January. The episode airs Saturday, April 7 on the Travel Channel.
You can have your own adventure at the mine! Paranormal Tours are offered the 
YARD WASTE DUMP IN SUTTER CREEK: Have a yard full of yard waste that you need to dispose of? Then come down to the firehouse located at 350 Hanford St. and dump your yard waste free of charge. This program was made possible by Amador County and ACES Waste Services. (Remember only yard waste can be dumped.)
GREEN WASTE BIN AT LOCKWOOD FIRE STATION 151: Drum roll! The green waste bin is coming back to station 151 on Monday April 9! You know the drill: only green stuff, no trash, no electronics, no stumps or logs. Please be neat and get everything into the container. If you find it full, please email me at
THE KNIGHT FOUNDRY NOW HAS A MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM where you can support the programs and operation of the foundry and machine shop. Please consider joining!
LOCKWOOD FPD: It's hard to believe that wildfire season will arrive soon. Take this week of what looks to be perfect weather to inspect your home ignition zone -- your 100 foot defensible space. Our fire district is in one of the high risk areas of the county.
We now have a Firewise Community in Amador County. If you would like to know more about your neighborhood can become a Firewise Community or if you need advice, call us at 296-5122 or email us at
Here are some ideas to help you get started.

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.
PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT - First 5 Amador can help to support moms recovering from pregnancy and 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.
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!
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
Thank you, City of Ione Police Department, for hosting the FIRST permanent medicine collection bin (pictured left) 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.
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 or contact the District at 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, or Jackson UMC at 223-1884.
- 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
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
HOSPICE OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS offers free Grief Support for adults and children. Please call our office at (209) 223-5500 for more information.
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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:
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.
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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:
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).
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