Friday, March 8, 2019

ACN 3/8/19

- Workshops: Weathering Emotional Storms - March 12, 13 & 14
FRED Talk Series: Operation Care - Thurs Mar 14
The Resource Connection: Licensing Orientation - Thurs Mar 14
Start on Steiner Presents: "Spring Into Zin" - Sat Apr 13
- AmadorArts: Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Arts Scholarships Return - April 23, 24 & 25
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TCWC WILDLIFE RESCUE WORKSHOPS: VOLUNTEER CLASSES - Another baby critter season will soon begin and if you are interested in helping save local wildlife, Tri County Wildlife Care (TCWC) is looking for you. TCWC is hosting two volunteer workshops that will give you an opportunity to hear about the mission of this non-profit organization, how you might volunteer to help save wildlife, see the TCWC education ambassadors (critters) and talk with other volunteers about the opportunities available to you.
There are two workshops being held in March. The first is the Bird Rehabilitation Workshop, a class for those interested in saving our local birds like the Saw Whet Owl. It will be held on Saturday, March 23. If you prefer fur over feathers, the second workshop is the Mammal Rehabilitation Workshop for those who want to learn more about saving mammals like the American Mink. It will be held Saturday, March 30.
Both workshops will be held at 80 Ridge Road, Suite B in Sutter Creek (across from the bowling alley) from 10:00 am to noon. Since many volunteers transport animals or run errands as part of their care giving, please bring proof of auto insurance as their insurance carrier requires this.
If you would like to join TCWC for another exciting year of saving wildlife, please call 209-283-3245 to let them know which workshop(s) you will attend and to reserve your space.
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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 24th at 3pm. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove.
  Featured music will be a medley from “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Selections from Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Weber, “Blue Moon“, and “I Dreamed a Dream” featuring guest vocalist Amy Doyle, and more! Join us 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 www.accband.org for additional information or to find out how to join the band.
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Check out ACN's "Upcoming Events" on Facebook atFacebook.com/AmadorCounty
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OBITUARY NOTICES can be found at: www.danerimortuary.com
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March 4-10
CANCELLEDMaster Gardeners Present: Pruning and Grafting A Home Vineyard - Sat Mar 9
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AMADOR MAKERS MEETING - So how are you dealing with all the rain? Making everything you wear waterproof? Making your own umbrella? Building your own boat and gathering up two of every neighborhood pet? 
Our next group meeting will be at the brand new Made in Amador digs in Amador City. Address is 14138 Old State Route 49 on Sunday, March 10th, time will be 11 am. We will be checking out the their new digs, taking about "Maker Night," and a host of upcoming events and activities. You can still get in on the T-shirt fundraiser! See you there! Web site: www.madeinamador.com
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March 11-17
Woodcarver Aaron Bullock to demonstrate at March ACAA Meeting - Wed Mar 13
ACRA: Youth Fun O-Lympics Implementation Meeting - Fri Mar 15
Evacuation Teams of Amador: Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser - Sat Mar 16
Luck of the Irish Party at Iron Hub Winery - Sat Mar 16
Lockwood FPD's "Taco De Marzo" - Sat Mar 16
Dandelion Days - Mar 16 & 17
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THE AMADOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE will have their regular March meeting on Thursday, March 14. There will be a social hour at 5 PM followed by the meeting at 6 PM. It will be held at the Republican headquarters located at 12275 Martell Road, Ste 11, Jackson. All are invited. For more information call 209-257-3405.
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March 18-30
Faith Lutheran Church: A Night in Italy - Sat Mar 30
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PINE NEEDLE BASKET WEAVING CLASS to be held in Fiddletown SundayMarch 24th. The beginners class will cover how to prepare the pine needles, starting a basket, basic weaving technique, shaping the pine needles and finishing the basket.  This is a full-day class from 9:30AM – 4PM. Included in the cost is all materials needed to make the basket, instructional materials, handouts and lunch.
The class size is limited. To register please go to http://mcdanel.com/basket.htm, fill out the form and mail along with your registration fee of $85 to the address indicated on the registration form.  When you receive your confirmation you will also receive driving directions. 
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ACWN: “A TASTE OF ITALY” LASAGNA DINNER: A TRIBUTE TO NICOLE ROWELL RYAN – Saturday, March 30 at 6pm. Join us for a fun night and enjoy a homemade Italian dinner while singing along to Italian songs. Menu includes homemade lasagna (by Bernie Cramer), baked chicken, pasta with pesto, salad, bread and dessert. We will also have a dessert auction, a silent auction, and a general raffle. Cost of a dinner ticket is $40.  Buy a VIP table for 10 at only $500. The Italian Benevolent Society will have a "No Host Bar" available. Tickets online at www.acwnonline.org or call Bernie at 209-304-5748 or Marianne at 209-256-4275.
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UP COUNTRY 88 LIONS’ OMELETE FEED & RAFFLE – Sunday, March 31 at the American Legion Hall,11401 American Legion Dr, Sutter Creek. 5:00pm No-Host Bar, 6:00pm Dinner (with many extras) Door Prizes & Many Raffle Prizes! Bring your used eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and pop tabs tonight...they will get recycled for good causes!
$15 donation. Questions? Call (209)295-3343 or (209)296-4622. Proceeds benefit community services. Web site: http://www.upcountry88lions.org/

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šŸ„€April+
ACRA Soccer - April 2019
Operation Care: Dine Out, Speak Up - April 2019
AAUW Home Tour: "Country Living Around Fiddletown" - Sat Apr 13
Sabina Turner Workshops - April 26, 27 and 28
21st Annual Celebrate our Children: "Color My World" - Sat Apr 27
Bedbug Challenge 5K Color Run - Sat May 11
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START ON STEINER PRESENTS: “SPRING INTO ZIN” – Sat April 13 from 11AM to 4PM. Amador County is home to some of the oldest Zinfandel vines in the country; many of us here on Steiner Road use old vines to produce the most decadent wines. Most wineries will feature a minimum of two different Zinfandel selections ranging from old vines to blends to library releases that will be exquisitely paired with unique small bites. This will be a true celebration of Zin! We invite you to explore the wineries of Steiner Road and discover the finesse, elegance and diversity of this unique terroir. For more information, visit our web site at: https://www.startonsteiner.com/
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CITY & COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
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HEALTH & WELLNESS:
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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
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FOOD & WINE:
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AMADOR LIVING & RECREATION:
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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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HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
Knight Foundry
Preston Castle
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Ghost Trails Cemetery Hunt
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OPINIONS & ISSUES:
D. Norman: The Congress, Electoral College and Representative Democracy
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fire Insurance is being cancelled
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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
Class: Learn to Speak Spanish - Tuesdays & Thursdays
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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.
Class: Learn to Speak Spanish - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Korean Martial Arts: Beginners & Advanced Classes on Weds & Thurs
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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