Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ACN 5/19/20


Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, city, county and other agency meetings are being conducted via a teleconference. In the interest of maintaining appropriate social distancing, members of the public are encouraged to participate telephonically.

Looking for more events? Check us out on Facebook at: Facebook.com/AmadorCounty
Obituary Notices can be found at: DaneriMortuary.com
Sutter Creek Theatre: Rescheduled Shows!
FOREST STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP - The UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra is co-hosting a Forest Stewardship workshop series. This series of workshops will begin with a set of on-line meetings, which will be on Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm, beginning next week on May 21 with the last on-line meeting, July 16. There will be learning modules each Thursday with the addition of an in-person workshop on July 11 if permitted at that time. For complete information and to register, visit: https://ucanr.edu/sites/forestry/ForestStewardshipWorkshops/
Amador County:  Household Hazardous Waste Reopening at Buena Vista Landfill Every Other Saturday Starting May 9, 2020
Beginning May 9, 2020, The Household Hazardous Waste collection will begin again at Buena Vista Landfill from 9 AM to 1 PM. This includes batteries and paint. It is for Amador County households only.
Look here for ways to engage your creative side when you are stuck at home!
On Facebook!
Amador County's 2020 Spring Book Sale Is Postponed
The Friends of the Amador County Library's 2020 Spring Book Sale, scheduled for April 24-26 at the American Legion Hall, has been postponed. No new date has been announced. FACL's 2020 Fall Book Sale is scheduled for October 16-18. FACL is also not able to accept any donations until further notice. For updated information as we go through this crisis period, please visit friendsacl.org, email friendsoftheaclibrary@gmail.com, or call 209-217-1911. Thank you for your support of Friends of the Amador County Library, and please stay safe.

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SAVE THE DATE! “TAKING IT TO THE STREET” 69th FIDDLERS’ JAM – Saturday, Sept 19. The music doesn’t take a break at Fiddletown’s historic FREE street fair: Multiple stages feature bluegrass bands, open mic; acoustic jam sessions (bring your strings!). Paired with country BBQ, artisan crafts, Fiddletown award-winning wine, microbrew beer, historic gold rush building tours, Fiddle Contest, and more! We are F4 (Fiddle, Family and Fido Friendly) For more information, visit: https://fiddletownca.org/
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT CARSON PASS STATION: Carson Pass Station is seeking a few avid hikers that are familiar with hiking around Carson Pass to volunteer this summer. This is a fun rewarding opportunity to spend time at Carson Pass helping hikers enjoy our part of the Sierra.
Scroll through our Carson Pass Information Station Facebook page to see what we do.
If interested contact Dennis Price: denrox4@mac.com
**Please contact the agency, group or organization
for information on meetings that are cancelled, postponed or conducted online.**

- 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.
- District 3 Community Council meets on the 2nd Mon at 6PM.
- Jackson Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 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.
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/
DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of each month (5:30-7pm) at Gold Quartz Inn in Sutter Creek- for information contact Susan at 257-1377
(They also meet the third Wednesday of each month (2-3:30pm) at Amador Residential Care in Jackson- for information contact Sheri at 223-4444.)

- Ione City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6PM.
Amador County 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: https://motherloderose.org/


- Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) Board 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
UPCOUNTRY VETERANS free monthly lunch is the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm at Pioneer Veterans' Hall, 25100 Buckhorn Ridge Rd. Contact Lori (209-418-9695) for more details.
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


- Amador County Transportation Commission 1st Thurs at 9AM
- Amador Water Agency (AWA) Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Thurs at 9 AM.
- Plymouth City Council meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM.
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/

MOTHER LODE DEMOCRATS OF AMADOR meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. For more information, call Steve Christensen (209) 267-0615

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


SHINGLE SPRINGS BAND OF MIWOK INDIANS ELDERS OUTREACH - 4th Fridays at 10AM - Dept of Ag (USDA) monthly food distribution program, open to all Elders age 60+, meeting the income guidelines, residing in Amador, or Calaveras County. Must not be currently receiving CSFP at another distribution site.
Application will be processed on site by the food program staff members.
- Bring ID or Birth Certificate
- Proof of residency - recent mail
- Knowledge of current gross household income

For more information, call the California Tribal TANF Partnership at (209) 257-6150 

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
Therapeutic Therapy - Family Services - Youth Services - Amador/Calaveras CASA
Upcountry Community Center
Ione Famly Resource Center
Camanche Lake Community Center
Hospice Services - Grief Support - We Honor Veterans Program - Thrift Stores
Web site: http://www.hospiceofamador.org/
Facebook: facebook.com/HospiceofAmadorandCalaveras/
On Facebook: Facebook.com/FeedAmador.org
Foster Care & Adoption - Mental Health Services
On Facebook: Facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices

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: 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.
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.
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!
MEDICATION DISPOSAL - 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.
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
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmadorRCD/
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
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Labyrinth-Project-of-Amador-County-154357351740486/
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