Monday, February 11, 2019

ACN 2/11/19

CAL FIRE: Survey Finds 18 Million Trees Died in California in 2018
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THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, February 26 in the Multi-purpose Conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This will be the Annual Meeting for NAMI Amador where officers will be elected for the coming year.  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. http://www.namiamador.org/
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Check out ACN's Upcoming Events atFacebook.com/AmadorCounty
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OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: www.danerimortuary.com
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NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Sutter Creek Community Building 33 Church Street Sutter Creek, California The next meeting of the City of Sutter Creek Planning Commission is scheduled for MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sutter Creek Community Building, 33 Church Street, Sutter Creek.
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AMADOR REPUBLICANS - The regular monthly meeting of the Amador County Republicans will meet on Thursday, February 14 at the headquarters located at 12275 Martell Road, Ste 11.
There will be a social hour starting at 5PM and the meeting at 6PM.  All are invited!
Note: The headquarters will be open each Tuesday from 12 noon- 4 PM starting on February 5th.
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February 18-28
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- Board of Supervisors - Tues Feb 26
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SIERRA MADRE GARDEN CLUB is pleased to host former Sacramento Bee garden writer Debbie Arrington when the club meets on Tuesday, February 26 at 1:30pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson.  Debbie will be speaking about 2019 gardening trends. Along with friend and former SacBee writer Kathy Morrison, Debbie established the “Sacramento Digs Gardening” blog to provide daily current, timely gardening information to Sacramento and the surrounding communities.
The Sierra Madre Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of most months at the Amador Senior Center. The club is open to all gardening enthusiasts in the local area. Come join us for this interesting and knowledgeable speaker.  Light refreshments are served.
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CITY & COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
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HEALTH & WELLNESS:
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: SUTTER CREEK GALLERY is looking for a few local artists to join the cooperative. If you paint, draw, photograph, sculpt or create other fine art, contact either Judy Day (223-1347; winefrk@earthlink.net) or Sandra Campbell (296-1779; skcampbell@volcano.net) for details. All artwork needs to be juried into the gallery and applicants must be willing to work two days each month. http://suttercreekgallery.com/
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ATTENTION ARTISTS: VOLCANO GALLERY WEST - Located across the street from the St. George Hotel, Volcano Gallery West is rented to artists by the week or weekend. Artists may show alone or with friends.
Artists who have shown at the gallery include Ree McLaughlin Brown, Anje Olmstead, Danette Jones, Sheila Keer, Donna Chapman, the Sexton sisters and more. Enjoy the relaxed but interesting street scene, and the very convenient art-hanging system.
For more information, e-mail volcanogallerywest@gmail.com or visit their web site at: www.volcanogallerywest.com

FOOD & WINE:

AMADOR LIVING & RECREATION:

BUSINESS:
Amador County Women's Network (ACWN)
Buti Yoga classes now offered in Amador County
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AmadorCouncil of Tourism: Advertising, new web site and save the date
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COLOR ME CRAZY SALON needs a full time hair stylist, that is seasoned, responsible, Independent, and drama free. Contact Christina Moreno at 209-304-5955.
https://www.facebook.com/Color-Me-Crazy-Salon-291311254739361/
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CHAMBER MIXERS - 2nd Weds at 5:30pm. Raffle prizes, appetizers, no-host bar. Admission $10. Wine/mixed drink, $5, Beer, $3. Donate a raffle item. amadorchamber.com

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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.
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MONDAYS
- 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.
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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.

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


ACRA’S BE ACTIVE MONDAY MORNING KICK-OFF - Kick off your week with a one and a half mile, Monday morning walk every Monday at 8:30am, rain or shine. (Excluding holidays)  
- First and Third Mondays at Miners Bend in Sutter Creek
- Second and Fourth Mondays at National Hotel in Jackson.  
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email Nettie at amfox@amadorgov.org, or message our Facebook page at: facebook.com/goacra. Visit our website at GoACRA.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/




TUESDAYS
- 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.
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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: https://motherloderose.org/
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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
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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.
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“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.


WEDNESDAYS
- 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
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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. amadorchamber.com

THURSDAYS
- Amador County Transportation Commission 1st Thurs at 9AM
- Progressive Women's Committee meets on the 1st Thurs at 11:30AM
Mandated Reporter Trainings - 2nd Thursdays
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 AM.
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.
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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.

MOTHER LODE NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS  is a philanthropic, social, and recreational club, established to welcome newcomers to the Mother Lode area and connect them with others that are new to our area. The Club meets at monthly membership luncheons on the first Thursday of the month. Reservations are due 10 days prior to the lunch date.  Email resv4nc@yahoo.com to register. Guests welcome. Please come and join us!  Visit motherlodenewcomers.com for more information.

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 REPUBLICANS meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:00PM social hour and meeting at 6:30 PM each month of the year, except for August & December. 1200 Martel Road, Suite 11, Jackson. 209-257-3405. http://amadorrepublicans.org/

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


FRIDAY
LGBTQ PEER SUPPORT GROUP - 3rd Friday of every month from 5-6pm at Sierra Wind Wellness & Recovery Center, 10354 Argonaut Lane, Jackson. For more information, contact Marla at 209-256-3750 or e-mail mvandermeer

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
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SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Open Gym Volleyball on Sundays at Argonaut HS in Jackson
Amador Running Club meets on Sundays in Jackson
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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.


AMADOR RUNNING CLUB - Getting local runners together to socialize, share training tips, set goals, and prepare for upcoming racing events.  For beginner to advanced runners, even walkers are welcome! Meets at 4:30pm on Sundays at Mel’s Diner in Jackson.
$50 per person per year from date of sign up.
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email Nettie at amfox@amadorgov.org, or message our Facebook page at: facebook.com/goacra. Visit our website at GoACRA.org

County Veterans Services Officer to help veterans upcountry twice a month
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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.)
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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!
https://knightfoundry.com/membership/
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LOCKWOOD FPD: Take this week 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 how your neighborhood can become a Firewise Community or if you need advice, call us at 296-5122 or email us at info@lockwood.org
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire

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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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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:
https://www.amadorgov.org/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
http://nexusyfs.org/amador-calaveras-casa.html
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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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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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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.
On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices
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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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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!
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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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