"Our Father": Local Event June 20

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live."
- Eric Burdon.

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: 2015 Amador County Regional Transportation Draft Environmental Impact Report - Public review period ends Mon June 29
Interfaith Food Bank Volunteers Needed!

INTERFAITH FOOD BANK Maui Vacation for Two. The Winner is...
B.Kepner of Sutter Creek!
7 Nights including Airfare for Two
One Bedroom Ocean View Suite, Kaanapali Shores
Thank You Sharon Lundgren for your very generous donation!
233 tickets were sold raising $5,000 for the Interfaith Food Bank.
Thank You, Amador County!

AMADOR COUNTY ARTISTS “STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE” - At the Wednesday, June 10 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, artist Anje Olmstead will discuss how to prepare oneself to do professional work, challenging oneself to step outside one's comfort zone and why it is important to prepare a "series" of work.  Olmstead has created artwork in a variety of media including needlepoint, watercolor, collage and acrylic. The ACAA meets each month on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.   The public is invited and new members are encouraged.  For more information visit amadorcountyartists.org.

FREE GREEN WASTE RECYCLING IN SUTTER CREEK: A dumpster has been placed at the Sutter Creek Fire District Station One, 350 Hanford Street, for yard waste recycling. This service is available to ALL Amador County citizens. Only small yard pruning are accepted, no large limbs, stumps, garbage, appliances or construction debris.

POSITION OPEN AT LFPD: SECRETARY
Lockwood Fire Protection District has an opening for the position of Board Secretary.  The Secretary position includes taking minutes of regular and special Board meetings; assisting the Board President in preparation of the agenda; and maintaining the records of the Board’s actions.
Residency within the district is not required.  There is a modest, quarterly stipend of $100 (every 3 months).  If you are interested or would like more information concerning this position, please contact the Board President Cathy Koos Breazeal, 209-419-2383 or email  ckoosbreazeal@gmail.com
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"ACROSS THE RIVER"
Events in Tri-County area:

TRUSTING HEART CONCERT featuring multi-platinum songwriter, Alex Kash with Grateful (the band), Sunday May 31 at 1 pm Columbia Nursery, 22004 Parrots Ferry Rd. Sonora CA 95370. $15. Tickets can be purchased at Live Oak Music in Sonora by calling 209-532-5303.

"Across the River" resources/announcements:
Tri-County Events and More" Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TCEAM/
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May
May 18-24

2ND ANNUAL WILSON BURNS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held at Castle Oaks Golf Course on Friday, May 22. All of the proceeds from this tournament go to support local schools and teachers. The event honors the memory of a valued member of the Volcano Amador Masonic Lodge and was a unqualified success last year. The tournament starts at 8AM and entry includes lunch, range balls, and a chance for prizes. $95 per player. Includes lunch and drive balls. Contact Greg for more information at 209 482-3352, email gregniskanen@volcano.net for a registration form.

MOVING SALE- Sat May 23rd- 9am -3pm at 165 Arroyo Place, Jackson. Lots of furniture and kitchen items, laptop, Nintendo DS, wall art, yarn, gun safe, paper shredder, leather recliner, microwave, and much more.

THE COMMITTEE TO RESTORE THE WILLOW SPRINGS SCHOOL HOUSE (on Hwy 16, near Latrobe Rd) is holding an Estate sales and Flea Market this Saturday, May 23. Stop by from 9:00 - 4:00. Lots of unique and interesting items. We are raffling off a B and B weekend, $100 in fence work from J & B Fence, tickets to the Big Crush, and dinner for two to many local restaurants $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20  Come tour the building and grounds to see our progress!

AMADOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE is holding a yard sale on "Trash to Treasures" weekend, May 23rd and 24th at 17 Main Street, Sutter Creek.  The proceeds from the yard sale will go to the local Democratic Party to keep our office open, the Interfaith Food Bank and Victory Village.
We would appreciate donations for the yard sale! Here is a list of the gently used items we will be accepting:
TOOLS
FURNITURE
COLLECTIBLES
JEWELRY
CAMPING EQUIPMENT
ANTIQUES
ART
BOOKS, DVDS, CD'S
SMALL APPLIANCES
LINENS -indicate size of any bedding
If relevant to your donation item, please indicate descriptive information, vintage, etc.
Donations can be dropped off at Geoff and Melene Smith's home at 17 Main Street, Sutter Creek from Saturday, May 16th thru Thursday, May 21st.
Please call Melene before dropping items off at her home.  She can be reached at 267-1064.  If necessary, please leave a message and phone number.
Unsold items will be donated to Hospice.
Thank you for your help and hope to see you at the yard sale!

OPEN HOUSE FOR THE NEW MASTER GARDENER TEACHING GARDEN - On Saturday, May 23, the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will hold an Open House (9AM-12PM) to celebrate the start of their new Teaching Garden.  Presentations will include the method of the “square foot” garden, tips on good soil composition, building raised beds, using shade cloth, water-wise irrigation set up, work table design and new plantings. Master Gardeners will all be on hand to explain the goals and workings of this project.  Short demos will be available also.  Please join us for this happy day. If you have ever purchased plants from our sales – you helped to make this possible.
Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to this free event located at the GSA Building in Martel (12200-B Airport Road). For questions, call the Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador    

FREE YOGA EVENT RETURNS TO JACKSON! On Saturday, May 23, local yoga enthusiasts will present a FREE opportunity for all ages to try a gentle yoga session, outdoors in Detert Park with lovely live classical music.  All levels are welcome, even if you’ve never done yoga before.  No pre-registration is required – check in starting at 9:15am. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat if you have one. If not, bring a large towel or two. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  For more info or questions, call 257-1208.

SOPHIA’S WELL OF WISDOM - May’s theme is “The Kingdoms of Nature. 5/24, the Animal Kingdom; 5/31, the Human Kingdom. Wisdom Circle begins Sunday at 10am. Self-Care Class on Saturday 5/9, The Fundamentals of Self-Care: Mediation, Exercise, and Nutrition, 10am. Ageless Wisdom Lecture: Spiritual Evolution, Wednesday 5/20 at 6pm. Women Writers, Mondays at 6pm; A Course in Miracles, Tuesdays at 7pm. Sacred Dance, Wednesday 5/6 – 6/10 at 12:30pm. Register for next available Meditation class; call 304-6174. The spiritual wellness center is located at 270A Hanford Street in Sutter Creek, 209-418-9003, www.sophiaswell.org.

May 25-31

SUTTER CREEK PROMOTION COMMITTEE meeting will be held the FOURTH Tuesday just during the month of May.  This will put the meeting on Tuesday May 26th.  It will be at 8:30 amat Back Roads CafĂ©.  I hope to see you all there. Thank you. - Sandy Anderson

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) - The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, May 26th in the Meadow Conference Room at the Sutter Amador Hospital Outpatient Facility in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30pm. From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct a confidential Support Group for family members and caregivers of those with mental illnesses.  For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.

CONGRESSMAN McCLINTOCK TO VISIT AMADOR LEARNING CENTER ON THURSDAY MAY 28 -  REVISED SCHEDULE: Congressman McClintock’s office informed us yesterday that the Congressman will have to adjust his schedule in Amador on Thursday, May 28th.  He will be visiting only the ACTC Center (117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek) from 3:30-4:30 PM.  
Congressman McClintock will be observing a demonstration of our fully interactive college classes using Interactive Television (ITV) technology from Shasta College. The tour will be conducted by Supervisor John Plasse. ACCF Board members will also be present to answer any questions the Congressman may have.

CELEBRATE SPRING! - Operation Care presents "Celebrate Spring" Saturday, May 30 at Sierra Ridge Winery. Festivities include food, raffle and live music by The Box Music Family. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and music last until 10 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person, which includes $10 in free raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit Operation Care's Fresh Start program to provide financial assistance to help survivors of domestic violence transition from the safehouse into their own safe, violence-free housing. Sierra Ridge Winery is located at 14110 Ridge Rd in Sutter Creek. Tickets can be purchased at the Operation Care office at 619 New York Ranch Road in Jackson or online at www.operationcare.org. For more information, call (209) 223-2897.
    Operation Care is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization providing domestic violence and sexual assault support services, crisis intervention and education in Amador County. The group is supported through Federal and State grants which require matching funds in order to continue.    Events such as "Celebrate Spring" keep their doors open.

    AMADOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL “UNSTOMPABLE” 3-ON-3 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT- Sunday, May 31 at 9AM. Save the date and join us for the 1st Unstompable 3-on-3 Tournament. This is a FUNDRAISER for the Amador High School Volleyball Program. This is a co-ed tournament with 3 different divisions of play. $30 in advance/$40 day of.
    Division 1 - High School (Girls & Boys)
    Division 2 - Jr. High and Younger
    Division 3 - Open (All ages... Girls, Boys, Women & Men).
    Prizes to be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each division. Trophy for 1st Place.
    Registration Forms & Rules will posted soon. Goal is to get at least 30 teams. 10 teams in each division. All day play. Team must fill out and return will full payment to Amador Volleyball to Amador High School 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685, or you can drop off in school office to Tammy Kalp or give to Coach Emily directly.
    Snack bar and Amador Volleyball merchandise will be available at event. Registration Forms & Rules, Questions, contact Coach Emily Tirapelle (209) 304-0305 or tirapelle19@yahoo.com

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    AMADOR COUNTY ARTISTS “STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE” - At the Wednesday, June 10 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, artist Anje Olmstead will discuss how to prepare oneself to do professional work, challenging oneself to step outside one's comfort zone and why it is important to prepare a "series" of work.  Olmstead has created artwork in a variety of media including needlepoint, watercolor, collage and acrylic. The ACAA meets each month on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.   The public is invited and new members are encouraged.  For more information visit amadorcountyartists.org

    AMADOR FLYFISHERS, a local flyfishing club is offering a course on the ins and outs of fly fishing. Classes will be held on Sat & Sun, June 13th &14 from 9:00am – 4pm at the HUB, 206B Main St. Jackson. A fishing trip is scheduled for June 27th. The time and location to be announced.   Learn what fly fishing is about.  Find out the importance of Bugs and their life cycle.  Learn where to find fish and special regulations. You’ll be taught casting techniques and how to use your equipment. The Cost is $40.  Must be 18 years or older, Ages 12 – 17 may attend, accompanied by an adult participant.  To register or get more information call ACRA at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amador gov.org.

    WESTERN MINING ANTIQUE COLLECTOR’S SHOW - Sat June 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Sutter Creek Auditorium. If you are a collector of mining artifacts or simply interested in California’s gold mining history, you won’t want to miss the Western Mining Antique Show scheduled for mid-June in the historic town of Sutter Creek where mining artifact collectors from throughout the state will gather to show and sell artifacts from California’s rich gold-mining era.
    Scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, located at 71 Main Street in downtown Sutter Creek, the show provides the opportunity for mining collectors to meet, sell, and buy authentic mining artifacts and collectibles. Items such as miner’s candle sticks, carbide lamps, picks, shovels, and vintage artifacts from the state’s mining history will be on display and for sale. Large items such as ore carts and buckets and other tools of the miner’s trade will be part of the show.
    The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Exhibitor spaces are available for a nominal fee. For information or registration, contact: Roger Peterson 209-267-5972 or Jim Swallow 530-295-0795.
    Any questions or comments give me a call or email: Carol Swallow, 530-957-0796  cswallow@placerville.net

    HOSPICE “GRIEFBUSTER” VOLUNTEER TRAINING - Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is offering a training for volunteers during the month of June. These trained volunteers offer support to children and teens, ages 5-18, who have suffered the loss of a loved one or a friend due to death. The training will be held June 23 & 24 at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch road in Jackson.   For those interested in finding out more about the training or to receive an application contact  Ann Metherd or Tammy Beilstein @ 209-223-5500 or by e-mailing, ann.metherd@hospiceofamador.org

    FAITH ALIVE SUMMER DAY CAMP - June 29 to July 3. This is the third year we for this wonderful camp. Four young counselors come from Mt. Cross Ministries with a full curriculum, materials, and enthusiasm. Faith provides the facilities and our beautiful wooded property with trails, grinding rocks and labyrinth. We also provide all the coordination and volunteers. Everyone has a fabulous time -- the kids, the counselors, and we old folks at the church! If you have kids or grandkids, sign them up! Enrollment is limited to 30, so you need to act quickly. We are also looking for high school kids to serve as junior counselors (a great, fun way to earn community service hours!). For more information, call me, Karin Heikkila, at 296-7945 or the church at 295-4545. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the website: faithlutheranpioneer.org or picked up at the church.

    SAFE DRINKING WATER PROGRAM FUNDS AVAILABLE
    The Amador County Environmental Health Department is currently accepting applications for the Safe Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program.  Amador County has limited funds available to assist homeowners with work necessary to protect public health from contaminated drinking water sources.
    Eligible owners include:
    • Those with nitrate contaminated wells within a defined area of the Ione Valley
    • Owners County-wide with failing septic systems
    Please review the Program Policy and download an Application.
    Completed applications must be received by the Amador County Environmental Health Department no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
    Offers of assistance will be based on need and available funds.
    If you have any questions about the program please contact the Amador County Environmental Health Department at 223-6439.

    SAVE THE DATE! DECLARE YOUR “BIG CRUSH” ON AMADOR COUNTY’S WINE REGION ON OCTOBER 3 & 4! Each year, we celebrate the grape harvest by inviting our friends to join our 42 member wineries and get in on this most exciting time of year.  BIG CRUSH is a grand time to see the harvest in action and this year will be no exception. Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th , 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you’re invited to see the Crush in full swing. Scenes of teeming vineyards, trudging tractors, bustling crush pads are accompanied by incomparable non-stop Amador wine region hospitality! Creative food & wine pairings, a variety of live music, and harvest activities are presented by warm & friendly family wineries.
    Please join us and enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of this exciting harvest season. Tickets for the “Big Crush,” are good for wine tasting, food and all activities. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass. Tickets will be sold online at www.amadorwine.com beginningAugust 1, 2015. A ticket for your designated driver is only $10. Please drive responsibly and enjoy all that Big Crush weekend has to offer.
    For more information on Amador’s “Big Crush” call 1-888-655-8614, e-mail info@amadorwine.com or visit the Amador Vintners website atwww.amadorwine.com

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    Meetings
    CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
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    GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
    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
    UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6 PM.
    SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 PM.
    JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
    IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 PM
    AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
    PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
    AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thursdays at 9 AM
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    OVER-EATERS ANONYMOUS OF JACKSON…if you think you have a problem with food. Everyone is welcome! Every Monday and Friday, 5:30 PMSutter Amador Hospital. Oakview Conference Room, in Education Dept on 2nd Floor. Contact Liz, 295-6921.

    Classes, Workshops, Seminars
    Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
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    LOCAL LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES - Bilinguals of all kinds and second language learners have many advantages, intelligence boosting, better job opportunities, higher salaries in public and other types of employment, more job security and best of all the study of another language is fun and provides protection against dementia, the scourge of aging America!  If you are ready to begin language studies now, or resume them in or around Amador county, I can help you find a way to get started whether through tutoring, classes, videos or tapes, on the internet, using music or television, geared to your style of learning and in the time that you have available. The secret of getting ahead is getting started and this is something people tend to put off for years, to their detriment. Expand your mind, and your horizons. Take the first step and call Profe Nora at 223-3322 for free advice.

    SPANISH CLASSES STARTING NOW -  Bilinguals of all kinds and second language learners have many advantages, intelligence boosting, better job opportunities, higher salaries in public and other types of employment, better job security and best of all protection against dementia, the scourge of aging America! If you are ready to start Spanish language studies now, or resume them at still very low rates, call Profe Nora at 223-3322.

    LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH! Classes are taught by Amel Tafsout. Her beginning classes, Level 1 have been so well received that she is adding a Level 2 class. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings April 28 - May26, 2015.  Level 1 class time is 6:30pm – 8pm and the cost will be$70.   Level 2 class time is 5:30pm – 6:30 and the cost will be $65.  Classes will be held at 10877 Conductor Blvd.,  Sutter Creek. For more information call ACRA at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amadorgov.org

    LANGUAGEMEISTER - Translations and private tutoring in French, German and Spanish
    Genealogy research for clients searching for German ancestors. Member: Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS). Contact information: Elke Duffy 209-296-5302, Email: elkeduffy@gmail.com www.languagemeister.com

    SALSA DANCE CLASS for Men and Women. Salsa is a type of music and dance of Hispanic origin.  Salsa Music is based on Cuban music.  Salsa is a dance that has easy steps to pick up.  So the time it takes you to learn your first few steps and be able to dance Salsa is far, far shorter that you might think.This class is taught by Amel Tafsout who studied Salsa and Afro Cuban dances in Havana, Cuba.  Classes are on Wednesday evenings,April   29 – May 27, from 7 – 8pm, at the HUB  206B Main St. Jackson. The Cost will be $75. For More Information call ACRA at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amadorgov.org

    AMADOR FLYFISHERS, a local flyfishing club is offering a course on the ins and outs of fly fishing. Classes will be held on Sat & Sun, June 13th &14 from 9:00am – 4pm at the HUB, 206B Main St. Jackson. A fishing trip is scheduled for June 27th. The time and location to be announced.   Learn what fly fishing is about.  Find out the importance of Bugs and their life cycle.  Learn where to find fish and special regulations. You’ll be taught casting techniques and how to use your equipment. The Cost is $40.  Must be 18 years or older, Ages 12 – 17 may attend, accompanied by an adult participant.  To register or get more information call ACRA at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amador gov.org.

    ARE YOU A LOCAL ARTIST? Join the Amador County Artists Association, to share, network, and support local artists. The ACAA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Amador Senior Center. Our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! For more information, visit: AmadorArtists.orgFor more information, visit: AmadorArtists.org

    GENTLE YOGA CLASSES - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes will run approximately 40 minutes and will probably cost $4 with a purchase of a 10 class pass, ($5 drop-in) or can be included as part of your monthly membership if you come regularly to Team Fitness. We are taking suggestions on times you would like to see these classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - please send an email with your interest in the gentle yoga classes and times you are interested in, and we will contact you before the program starts. Contact: Cherie Maitland coach@jacksonteamfitness.com

    CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY – Margaret Anway has decades of experience painting, as well as teaching china and glass painting. She has been published in “The China Decorator” magazine, and is happy teaching beginning artists as well as professional, and is flexible to your needs.
    Classes are Tues mornings, 9-12 noon at Margaret Anway’s home, 26601 High Tree Ave, Pioneer. $7 per class. Call 295-8836 to schedule your first class or if you have any questions regarding the class.

    Events & Activities
    Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
    Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
    Volcano Theatre Company - volcanotheatre.org
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    PARTICIPATE IN SUTTER CREEK’S “TRASH TO TREASURES” - It's time to get the 13th Annual Trash to Treasures event rolling. We would like to invite you to participate! For an application, and to learn more about the event, visit: http://www.suttercreek.org/sutter-creek-events-trash-to-treasures.html
    You may want to have a booth of your own, if you have never done this before! Or just come and see what treasures you can find.
    Let us know if there are any questions we can answer for you and we hope you all join us on Saturday, May 23rd for the Trash to Treasures event!

    KENNEDY MINE HISTORIC SURFACE TOURS begin again in March and continue to Oct 31. Tours are given from 10am to 3pm. Contact: info@kennedygoldmine.com or 223-9542

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    JOB OPPORTUNITY: LIVE-IN CAREGIVER/COMPANION NEEDED (TAHOE PARK AREA, SACRAMENTO). Looking for a retired, live in caregiver, to share a home with our elderly mother. Includes room and board in a charming, quiet duplex, with a small weekly stipend (food, utilities and rent are included). The ideal candidate will be mature, retired, with either a pension or receiving SOCIAL SECURITY benefits. Our mother has slight dementia, but can take care of herself pretty well. She is a very sweet lady, who likes her glass of wine every night before dinner. Applicant will have two days and two nights off, (preferably Monday and Tuesday) have their own bedroom with internet and cable. Must have own transportation. Caregiver will need to clean, cook, do laundry, etc. Please have caregiving experience, and a desire to make this a stable, long term commitment. References a must. Please, no students or part timer's, this is an around the clock caregiving domestic job. Please email with a short bio/resume of yourself, your interest, hobbies, experience and CONTACT info. If you ask us to call you without providing a short bio/resume and all the pertinent information listed, we will not return the call. We will be conducting interviews in the near future. Email: tribalemail09@gmail.com  or jrj6447@2aol.com

    THE MONTEVERDE GENERAL STORE MUSEUM, one of Sutter Creek’s most beloved and historical buildings, got a much needed fresh look recently, with new paint and store name. The City of Sutter Creek, Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation and donations from visitors and volunteers, made it possible for the Museum to look like new again. Read more...

    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT MOTHER LODE JOB TRAINING - Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT -formerly Job Connection)  has Scholarship and Training funds available for eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers. Last program year, we awarded $297,000 in scholarships to eligible participants in fields from Medical Assisting, Truck Driving, Welding and more! Eligibility conditions do apply, so contact MLJT for more information and to see if you qualify. We are now located in the Health and Human Services building located at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, closed from 12 PM to 1 PM, and closed Fridays. Contact MLJT at 223-3341, or visit the website at www.mljt.org

    AMADOR POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP on Facebook! Have something to say? Join today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/amadorpolitics/

    “FINDING THE MOTHER LODE” - Movie by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien. Features the unique migration of the Italians to Amador County and the West Coast.Italian Immigrants in Amador County and the West Coast. Available for purchase now! This movie is slated to be shown on PBS sometime in the future. Featuring Amador historians Carolyn Fregulia, Doug Ketron and John Leggett. Unabridged copy: $25 total at the ACRA office. On Amazon: $28.95 plus tx. and handling. For more information call 223-6349.

    LGBT - Let’s Discover Our Purpose Together, Peace, Understanding, Love & Life. We’ll PULL together! We will discuss issues that have shaped our past, present and future. Exploring avenues for renewed growth and peace will be an integral part of our time together. Class sponsored by Resources for Humanity, a non-profit 501c3. Those interested should contact Duke at 916-425-6393.

    PHONE NUMBERS for Upcountry Community, Ione Family Resource, & Camanche Lake Community Centers:
    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

    DOCENTS NEEDED for Monteverde Museum. Presently, the museum is only opened two days out of each month.  When the museum is opened we usually have 20 plus visitors a day.  Local folks, visitors, in state and out of state are always happy to be able to go inside the store and experience the feeling of days gone by. Many will say it is like stepping back in time. Many will also say, they have been through Sutter Creek before and to their dismay the store has been closed.
      It would be beneficial for Sutter Creek if the museum would be opened more often. Unfortunately, we have a shortage of docents.  Presently, we have only 4 active docents to open the museum. We really need people to volunteer to just have the doors open to the public. If you know of anyone who has free time to do possibly one day a month, or even a few hours one day a month, please let us know.
      Still reaching out for other ideas to encourage folks to volunteer time. If you have any ideas please forward to me at rkf48@aol.com

    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 Eileen at 223-0442 for information about how you can help!

    DO YOU HAVE STACKS OF NEWSPAPERS laying around your house, waiting to be recycled? Then please bring them on down to the Busi Parking lot in Jackson behind Mel's. The Boy Scout Troops of Amador County are collecting your newspaper donations and accept on an on-going basis. The large cargo container sits at the very back of the parking lot. There should be pallets next to the dumpster, where everyone can leave their stacks. Anyone can drop off their newspapers 7 days a week, day or night. We ask that you only donate actual newspapers, no glossy advertising, magazines or books. All proceeds directly benefit the various Troops in Amador County. It's a Win-Win for everyone, Scouts, you and the environment! For more information, contact Jenny Fritz at artsychickenfarm@gmail.com