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2014 Amador Wedding Faire! Sunday May 4, 2014

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News & Announcements:
Mark Bennett: Wild & Scenic Amador Politics
American River Bank Foundation brings $5,000 to support women with disabilities in ‘Building Self-Esteem’ across Amador and Calaveras counties - AmadorGroups.com
Knights of Columbus Amador County Council 1849, Annual Tootsie Roll Drive supporting The Arc of Amador and Calaveras - AmadorGroups.com
Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems - AmadorHealth.com
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed Apr 23
Amador Water Agency - Thurs Apr 24
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SHORT CIRCUIT ELECTRIC is running special through April! All standby generators purchased and installed by us will RECEIVE A 10 PERCENT discount off whole job!
Visit http://www.shortcircuitelectricinc.com/, and contact them for details at 209-245-3269.

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES BEGIN IN APRIL - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting in early April. Contact Cheri Maitland, 209-296-2348 www.TeamFitnessAmador.com

IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR! Let your voice be heard! Email your letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, blog articles, etc. to editor@newsamador.com - AmadorSoapbox.com

HAVING A YARD SALE? 'Tis the season! Email carol@newsamador.com with your yard/garage sale announcement; include the day, date, time, location/address, contact information (optional). List a few items, if you'd like! If you're on Facebook, feel free to post your yard sale announcement on our Facebook Wall at: facebook.com/AmadorCounty
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Playgroup Coordinator. Part-time substitute position for playgroup in AmadorCounty.  Visit our website: www.trcac.org  for complete description and an application. Submit application, cover letter, and resume by fax (209) 754-1205; mail P.O. Box 919, San Andreas CA  95249; in person 444 E. St. Charles, San Andreas.  Closing Date:  Open Until Filled   Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The El Dorado National Forest is filling up to two temporary Forestry Technicians (Timber Sales Preparation) GS-0462-07 at the Amador Ranger Station in Pioneer, CA. This announcement closes on 23 April 2014To apply, click on the link below to take you to the USAJOBS announcement:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: First 5 Amador Now Hiring For Summer Kindergarten Bridge Program
The Kindergarten Bridge Program is designed for children who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Priority enrollment is given to children who have spent little or no time in a preschool setting. The 3-week transition program is designed to introduce incoming students to the structure, rhythm and routine of the kindergarten classroom. It is called a Bridge Program because it aims to help children cross from the pre-kindergarten environment into the kindergarten world.
The program has grown each year and will be serving children this summer at all six school district elementary school sites, including Ione, 
Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth and Sutter Creek.
First 5 Amador is seeking teachers, teacher's aides, and interns to serve children at each of these sites.
Dates are: Monday -Thursday, June 16 through July 3, from 
8:00 - 11:30 am. All employees must also attend an Orientation and a Mandated Reporter Training presented by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council.
These positions are ideal for current kindergarten or preschool teachers, aides, or students in the early childhood education field. Experience and/or education required.
Applications are due no later than 
12:00 pm on Friday, April 25. If interested, please contact Erika at (209) 257-1092, or by email at sr@first5amador.com


JOB OPPORTUNITY: KINDERGARTEN BRIDGE PROGRAM - First 5 Amador has a few spaces remaining for this summer’s Kindergarten Bridge Program. This free program is for children who may attend kindergarten in the Fall of 2014 and could benefit from a 3-week transition program. Children who have not attended preschool will be given enrollment preference. Bridge will take place at each Amador County Elementary School, from June 16 through July 3, Monday - Thursday, from 8:00 - 11:30 am. Free snacks are provided! Priority enrollment deadline is May 2. For more information or to sign your child up, please call Erika at First 5 Amador at 257-1092, or email sr@first5amador.com. First 5 Amador supports and designs programs for children 0-5 years old and their families. www.first5amador.com

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April 2014 Newsletters
Email your newsletters for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com
First 5 Amador - April 2014
Mother Lode Harvest - Tues Apr 8
New York Fitness - April 2014
Preston Communicator - Spring 2014
The Deaver Dish

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Community Calendar
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com
BEDBUG CHALLENGE 10K RUN & 5K WALK/RUN for 5th Grade Science Camp. - Register now for the Bedbug Challenge scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Castle Oaks Golf Club! Register by April 23, 2014 and receive a free t-shirt! Pre-Registration Entry Fees: Individual - $20, Family (up to 5) $35 and $5 for each additional family member. Day of the Race Entry Fees: Individual- $25, Family (up to 5) $40 and $10 for each additional family member. For more information contact Andrea at 209-274-2078.

LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS - The next gathering of AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will be Thursday, April 24th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Cellar in Sutter Creek. The topic of conversation will be “Think Before You Send – Email Etiquette”.  AAUW members, prospective members and interested women are invited to join us for lively conversation over no-host drinks.  You will be warmly welcomed and it’s a great way to meet new friends in a fun, casual environment.  No need to RSVP . . . just drop in! AAUW, a national organization, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  For more information, contact Susan at 296-0940 or visit www.aauwamador.org.

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.

VOLCANO THEATRE: “BABY WITH THE BATHWATER” – Performances through May 17 at the Cobblestone Theater in Volcano. Fri & Sat performances. Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8pm. Seating limited to 50. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for seniors. Available at Hein & Co. Bookstore, 2014 Main StreetJackson. Tickets also available at the door, first come, first served. For more information, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

4th ANNUAL WALK FOR THE TROOPS” – Sat Apr 26 – Ione invites you out to enjoy a beautiful full military ceremony and a walk for the troops. For the last three years we have done a Walk for the Troops to appreciate and support our Veterans, Fallen, and Currently Serving. It takes one day to show gratitude and the utmost respect for the ones that give the ultimate sacrifice and courageousness for freedom and the greatest enjoyment of the United States.
Out of 365 days we owe more than one day to show gratitude and respect for our Veterans, Fallen, and Currently Serving. One day to show people still remember, appreciate, and give thanks to the men and women of every branch of the military. Please join us for our 4th annual “Walk for the Troops.” Remember the loved ones and friends who gave their lives for us to have the opportunity to cheers and enjoy time together. Please share and invite others!
Wear your Red, White, and Blues. Bring poster boards and dress in uniform if you want. Highly encouraged!
11 am- Full Military Ceremony at the corner of Preston & Main St Ione, CA 95640
Those who are willing and able will walk to the Preston Castle in memory of friends and loved ones who are Veteran, are Fallen, and Currently Serving (those who are not able are more than willing to drive to Preston Castle and meet the walkers)
1 pm- Catered Lunch at Preston Castle with live music by “30 Years After”~ Door Prizes & Raffle Prizes. Lunch includes: BBQ Chicken, Santa Maria Beans, Green Salad, Cole Slaw, & Garlic. For more info, visit: http://ionevetpark.org/

YOUR WRITE HANDS PRESENTS: BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES "PHOTOS FROM CAMERA TO COMPUTER" - Learn how to transfer your photos from camera to computer. Learn how to insert, or attach photos into documents, email and Facebook. 
Classes are offered on the following dates:
 **SOLD OUT** Monday, April 21 from 11AM-1PM
 **SOLD OUT** Thursday, April 24 from 7-9PM
**ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT! Saturday, April 26 from 3-5PM
Cost $20. Limited to six (6) students per class. Classes held at Mace Meadows Golf Course Board Room, 26570 Fairway Drive, off Hwy 88 in Pioneer.
For more information contact Shari L. Schreiber: 209-295-2951. Or email: shari@yourwritehands.com
To register online go to Web site: www.YourWriteHands.com

MOTHER LODE YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS
Sign-up dates and times:
04/26 at Duck Race
05/03 at Plymouth Flea Market
Pricing:  $90 for the first child, $80 for each additional child.  Bring a current 1x1 picture of the child. Please bring a copy of the birth certificate if your child has not played in the past. For more information, contact: Jennifer MLYSL Operations Coordinator 209-418-5737

COMMUNITY KIDS will be meeting again on Friday, April 25 at 5:30PM-7:30PM.  Fun games, including Easter Egg Hunt. Always food.  Join us at Faith Lutheran, 22601 Hiway 88, Pioneer. Bring and tell your friends. Also put aside May 30 for Karoake and taco bar - same time. Reservations will be needed.  Call 295-2272.

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENTS: SHADE GARDENING WITH ORNAMENTALS - On Saturday April 26th, the Amador County Master Gardeners will offer a critical segment regarding WATER CONSERVATION. Dennis Miller will be presenting both topics. Please join use for this free class which will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building12200-B Airport Road in Jackson/Martell. If you have any questions about the class or have other gardening questions, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucdavis.edu .Web site: http://ceamador@ucdavis.edu

AMADOR MASTER GARDENERS PLANT & SEED SALE - The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be holding a plant and seed sale on Sunday, April 27, from 1-4 p.m. It will be hosted by AMADOR 360 – Winery Collective - located @ 18590 California 49, PlymouthCA 95669. (PH: 209-245- 6600) This will include food from Billy Bones BBQ, Guilty Indulgence cupcakes, and goodies from Kneading Dough. There will be on-going info on growing from seeds, gardening/watering in a year of drought and, of course, wine will be sold by Amador 360. The proceeds of this event are targeted to help fund the creation of a master gardener demonstration garden to be developed at our Airport Rd. site,If you have any questions about the class or other gardening issues, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucdavis.edu. Web site: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador.

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.

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MAY 2014

DEAVER VINEYARDS PRESENTS: “ZINS ON HORIZON” -  Saturday: May 3, 2014
Can you pick out your favorite Zinfandel? Blind taste some of the best Zinfandels in Amador County on the Deaver green. Learn about the Deaver family and vines in this intimate seminar. Relax and enjoy the variety of Zinfandels Deaver has to offer. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today. 
Seminars: 11am12:30pm2pm3:30pm 
$5/per person. Wine Club Members- Log into your account, use coupon code ZOH14 to receive 4 complimentary tickets. www.deavervineyards.com

IBCA “SHRED DAY” – Sat May 3 from 9AM-1PM at Howard Park in Ione. Do you have old documents and files that need to be disposed of in a safe and secure way? Bring them to Shred Day! This event allows you to bring your documents and see them shredded while you watch. Cost is $8 per box. For more info, call 209-304-8133. Sponsored by the Ione Business and Community Association.

YOUTH SPORTS FAIR – Sat May 3 from 10-2pm.  4 Sports $20. This event is an opportunity for youth ages 7-12 to try out different sports to see what they like. With the guidance of an experienced adult athlete and/or coach, participants will have a schedule that takes them through each sport they wish to try
Sports to choose from include: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Football, Karate, Wrestling, Golf, Track, and Gymnastics.
Sports fill up fast; on a first come basis! Pre-registration is required.
*cannot choose the same sport more than once.
Call ACRA 223-6349, Goacra.org, facebook.com/goacra

2014 AMADOR WEDDING FAIRE - Sunday, May 4th from 12-4PM. Brides, engaged couples (and "nearly engaged") couples: Come up to the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Grand Oaks Ballroom for the 3rd Annual Amador Wedding Faire! Regional event and wedding planners are also welcome to come and see what makes Amador County a unique, historic setting for special events. Fashion show, raffle prizes, no-host bar, and of course, local and regional wedding professionals will be on hand to chat with you. So spend a weekend in beautiful Amador County and stop by the Amador Wedding Faire. Plan your special day in the heart of California's gold country! www.AmadorWeddings.com

MEET, GREET, EAT! - Meet Lynn Morgan, Candidate for District 3 Supervisor on Sunday, May 4 from 12 Noon-2:30PM at The Amador Cafe in Buckhorn (next to Take & Bake Pizza). Free hot dogs, chips and cookies. Bring your friends and family. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Lynn, share your concerns, and learn more about her ideas for representing District 3. www.lynnmorgan.org

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: THE FRICTION QUARTET: The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the organization of classical music performances serving the central region of California’s historic gold country, presents a concert of chamber music on Sunday, May 4, starting at 2 pm in the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. The program features the Friction Quartet, a rising ensemble of recent graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  They will perform the String Quartet No. 2 of San Francisco-based composer David Conte.  In the second half, they are joined by clarinetist Roman Fukshansky, principal clarinet of the Berkeley Symphony, in a performance of the Clarinet Quintet of Johannes Brahms. The concert is free and open to the public.  Go to www.mlfm.org for further details.

3RD ANNUAL BELTANE FESTIVAL AND CAMP-OUT – May 1-4. Please join us for a weekend of Fun ~ Family ~ Friends! There will be vendors, rituals, belly dancers, fire dancers, a maypole dance, Bel Fire, drumming and lots of music. This event is kid-friendly and will also feature activities for children Please come and have a magical time. For more info go to: BlueMountainBeltane.com

BEDBUG CHALLENGE 10K RUN & 5K WALK/RUN for 5th Grade Science Camp. - Register now for the Bedbug Challenge scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Castle Oaks Golf Club! Register by April 23, 2014 and receive a free t-shirt! Pre-Registration Entry Fees: Individual - $20, Family (up to 5) $35 and $5 for each additional family member. Day of the Race Entry Fees: Individual- $25, Family (up to 5) $40 and $10 for each additional family member. For more information contact Andrea at 209-274-2078.

FREE YOGA EVENT COMES TO JACKSON - On May 31, local yoga enthusiasts will present a FREE opportunity for all ages to try a gentle yoga session, outdoors in Detert Park.  All levels are welcome, even if you’ve never done yoga before.  No pre-registration is required – check in starting at 9:30am. 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.

FIRST ANNUAL ROTARY  “SHOW & SHINE” CAR & VINTAGE AIRCRAFT SHOW – Sat May 31 at the Eagle’s Nest Airport in Ione, off of Ione Road. The show expects cars from throughout California and Nevada, and will feature vehicles in all categories from street rods to stock pre-1960, modified, foreign cars and more. Some trucks will also be on display.
Food, beverage and auto accessory vendors will be on site to accommodate all attendees. Amador County is known for its fine wines, and several vintners will be on-site for tasting.  A pancake breakfast will be served by the local Boy Scout Troop 477 from 7:00 to 10:30 AM. All proceeds from this breakfast will be donated to the Troop. For those with a sweet tooth, Boy Scout Troop 581 will be serving sundaes. Other food vendors will include a variety of tasty faire.
All proceeds will go to local youth organizations and the Interfaith Food Bank. General admission for the public will be $5.00 per car. Pre-registration for display vehicles is $25, day of registration $30.  For show and registration information log on to www.ionerotary.com. For show general information, contact Dave Wardall at 209-274-9160.

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JUNE+ 2014

THE INTERFAITH FOOD BANK'S 1ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – Saturday, June 21 at Rancho Murieta’s North course. Enjoy the Country Club experience and help fight hunger in Amador County! $105 to play, $50 Tee Box Sponsorship's. Steak and Chicken dinner and much more! Additional information, please visit www.feedamador.org. Please join us as we "SWING TO END HUNGER" in our community. Thank you!

JACKSON LIONS CLUB PRCA RODEO, CAR SHOW & OUTDOOR EXPO - Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 7-12, and children under 7 costs $5 each. Discounted advanced tickets available. For complete info, visit: http://www.jacksonlionsclub.org/rodeo/.
Contact: jacksonlionsrodeo2014@gmail.com
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Meetings:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 8:30 AM
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 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.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thursdays at 9 AM
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
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Jackson Planning Commission - Mon Apr 21
Sutter Creek City Council - Mon Apr 21
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed Apr 23

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.

AMADOR AUTISM GROUP - Are you an exceptional person? If so, we have a place for you! Amador Autism Group, a nonprofit organization which raises funds to  provide services for children with autism, is looking for volunteers, donations, and raffle items for our Spring fundraiser dinner. If you can help, please contact Shannon at 304-9485 or Patti at 256-0312 or email amadorautism@gmail.com. Thank you.

Holding a meeting in your community that you'd like Amador County to know about? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us what it is, date, time, location and a brief description of what the meeting is about. Email your briefs/agendas to: acneditor@gmail.com
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Classes, Workshops & Seminars:
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Interim Health Care "Quality of Life" Seminars - May-June 2014 - AmadorElders.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 starting in early April.
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

SPRING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS - Registration is now open for Spring Junior team tennis. Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Saturdays from April 12 to May 17 and each team will have one practice per week starting in late March. Cost is $65 first child, $40 second child, $5 third child (max of $110 per household). Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by Feb. 15. Fee includes junior USTA membership, t-shirt, season-end party, and awards. Print an application at www.amadortennisclub.org. Registrations must be received by March 7. If you have questions, contact league director, Dan Klement, at 257-1950 or e-mail at danklement1@gmail.com

BALLROOM DANCE lessons are continuing every Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Pine Grove Town Hall. All levels welcome.  For further information or to sign up, call 296-1207 or hohohough@volcano.net.

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.

Holding a class, workshop or seminar? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us about it, give the date, time, location and a brief description of what the class is about. Email your briefs to: acneditor@gmail.com

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Events & Activities:
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Amador Music Hub: Amador's Local Music Scene - AmadorMusicHub.com
Amador Vintner's Association - AmadorWine.com
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
Volcano Theater Company - volcanotheatre.org
Call To Artists for ACAA's September Open Studios - Deadline is June 1 - AmadorArts.com
APRIL AT ANDIS WINES. Painting classes, Mother's Day Brunch, and more! AmadorFoodandWine.com
Glanton and Piccola will be AmadorArts Gallery's Featured Artists for the month of April - AmadorArts.com
Janice Freischlag is the featured artist for April at the Sutter Creek Gallery - AmadorArts.com
Amador County'sWorld Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration 2014 – Sat Apr 26
Amador Wine Country gets “Down to Earth” - Earth Day Fete - Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Biblical Discernment Conference - April 26 & 27 - AmadorInterfaith.com
Enjoy All That Is Spring With the Steiner Road Wineries – Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Celebrate Our Children - Sat April 26 - AmadorGroups.com
"Rock the Vote for Mike" - Sat May 3
Rancher's Day Rodeo - Sat May 10 - LifeInAmador.com
Softball Tournament & Family Jubilee - June 20-22 - LifeInAmador.com
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! AmadorMusicHub.com

MEET, GREET, EAT! - Meet Lynn Morgan, Candidate for District 3 Supervisor on Sunday, May 4 from 12 Noon-2:30PM at The Amador Cafe in Buckhorn (next to Take & Bake Pizza). Free hot dogs, chips and cookies. Bring your friends and family. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Lynn, share your concerns, and learn more about her ideas for representing District 3. www.lynnmorgan.org

VOLCANO THEATRE: “BABY WITH THE BATHWATER” – Performances through May 17 at the Cobblestone Theater in Volcano. Fri & Sat performances. Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8pm. Seating limited to 50. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for seniors. Available at Hein & Co. Bookstore, 2014 Main StreetJackson. Tickets also available at the door, first come, first served. For more information, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT PRESENTS:
Amador Wedding Faire – Sun May 4
Ashanti – Thurs May 8
A Divine Affair – Sat May 31
Global Knockout – Sat June 14
For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.jacksoncasino.com/entertainment/full-schedule

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Updates have been made in all our departments...thanks for reading!
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News & Announcements:
EDITORIAL: Amador's "Game of Thones"
American River Bank Foundation brings $5,000 to support women with disabilities in ‘Building Self-Esteem’ across Amador and Calaveras counties - AmadorGroups.com
Knights of Columbus Amador County Council 1849, Annual Tootsie Roll Drive supporting The Arc of Amador and Calaveras - AmadorGroups.com
Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems - AmadorHealth.com
CAL FIRE: Doaks VMP to Commence on Monday - AmadorGovernment.com
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed Apr 23
Amador Water Agency - Thurs Apr 24
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SHORT CIRCUIT ELECTRIC is running special through April! All standby generators purchased and installed by us will RECEIVE A 10 PERCENT discount off whole job!
Visit http://www.shortcircuitelectricinc.com/, and contact them for details at 209-245-3269.

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES BEGIN IN APRIL - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting in early April. Contact Cheri Maitland, 209-296-2348 www.TeamFitnessAmador.com

IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR! Let your voice be heard! Email your letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, blog articles, etc. to editor@newsamador.com - AmadorSoapbox.com

HAVING A YARD SALE? 'Tis the season! Email carol@newsamador.com with your yard/garage sale announcement; include the day, date, time, location/address, contact information (optional). List a few items, if you'd like! If you're on Facebook, feel free to post your yard sale announcement on our Facebook Wall at: facebook.com/AmadorCounty
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Playgroup Coordinator. Part-time substitute position for playgroup in AmadorCounty.  Visit our website: www.trcac.org  for complete description and an application. Submit application, cover letter, and resume by fax (209) 754-1205; mail P.O. Box 919, San Andreas CA  95249; in person 444 E. St. Charles, San Andreas.  Closing Date:  Open Until Filled   Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB OPPORTUNITY: R&R SUPERVISOR: The Resource Connection is looking for a supervisor to join its Resource & Referral team. Range:  $16 - $19 per hour DOE FT Position w/benefits. Reqs: Min. 24 units ECE, knowledge of early care & education, adult supervisory exp., ability to recruit, train, and provide ongoing support utilizing small and large group presentation skills. Visit our website www.trcac.org  for complete description and an application. Submit application, cover letter, and resume by fax (209) 754-1205; mail P.O. Box 919, San Andreas CA  95249; in person 444 E. St. Charles, San Andreas.  Closing Date:  4/22/14   Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The El Dorado National Forest is filling up to two temporary Forestry Technicians (Timber Sales Preparation) GS-0462-07 at the Amador Ranger Station in Pioneer, CA. This announcement closes on 23 April 2014To apply, click on the link below to take you to the USAJOBS announcement:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: First 5 Amador Now Hiring For Summer Kindergarten Bridge Program
The Kindergarten Bridge Program is designed for children who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Priority enrollment is given to children who have spent little or no time in a preschool setting. The 3-week transition program is designed to introduce incoming students to the structure, rhythm and routine of the kindergarten classroom. It is called a Bridge Program because it aims to help children cross from the pre-kindergarten environment into the kindergarten world.
The program has grown each year and will be serving children this summer at all six school district elementary school sites, including Ione, 
Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth and Sutter Creek.
First 5 Amador is seeking teachers, teacher's aides, and interns to serve children at each of these sites.
Dates are: Monday -Thursday, June 16 through July 3, from 
8:00 - 11:30 am. All employees must also attend an Orientation and a Mandated Reporter Training presented by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council.
These positions are ideal for current kindergarten or preschool teachers, aides, or students in the early childhood education field. Experience and/or education required.
Applications are due no later than 
12:00 pm on Friday, April 25. If interested, please contact Erika at (209) 257-1092, or by email at sr@first5amador.com


JOB OPPORTUNITY: KINDERGARTEN BRIDGE PROGRAM - First 5 Amador has a few spaces remaining for this summer’s Kindergarten Bridge Program. This free program is for children who may attend kindergarten in the Fall of 2014 and could benefit from a 3-week transition program. Children who have not attended preschool will be given enrollment preference. Bridge will take place at each Amador County Elementary School, from June 16 through July 3, Monday - Thursday, from 8:00 - 11:30 am. Free snacks are provided! Priority enrollment deadline is May 2. For more information or to sign your child up, please call Erika at First 5 Amador at 257-1092, or email sr@first5amador.com. First 5 Amador supports and designs programs for children 0-5 years old and their families. www.first5amador.com

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April 2014 Newsletters
Email your newsletters for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com
First 5 Amador - April 2014
Mother Lode Harvest - Tues Apr 8
New York Fitness - April 2014
Preston Communicator - Spring 2014
The Deaver Dish

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Email your newsletter (or the link from your web site) to: carol@newsamador.com
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Community Calendar
Email your announcements for our calendar to: carol@newsamador.com
BEDBUG CHALLENGE 10K RUN & 5K WALK/RUN for 5th Grade Science Camp. - Register now for the Bedbug Challenge scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Castle Oaks Golf Club! Register by April 23, 2014 and receive a free t-shirt! Pre-Registration Entry Fees: Individual - $20, Family (up to 5) $35 and $5 for each additional family member. Day of the Race Entry Fees: Individual- $25, Family (up to 5) $40 and $10 for each additional family member. For more information contact Andrea at 209-274-2078.

LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS - The next gathering of AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will be Thursday, April 24th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Cellar in Sutter Creek. The topic of conversation will be “Think Before You Send – Email Etiquette”.  AAUW members, prospective members and interested women are invited to join us for lively conversation over no-host drinks.  You will be warmly welcomed and it’s a great way to meet new friends in a fun, casual environment.  No need to RSVP . . . just drop in! AAUW, a national organization, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  For more information, contact Susan at 296-0940 or visit www.aauwamador.org.

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.

VOLCANO THEATRE: “BABY WITH THE BATHWATER” – Performances through May 17 at the Cobblestone Theater in Volcano. Fri & Sat performances. Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8pm. Seating limited to 50. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for seniors. Available at Hein & Co. Bookstore, 2014 Main StreetJackson. Tickets also available at the door, first come, first served. For more information, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

4th ANNUAL WALK FOR THE TROOPS” – Sat Apr 26 – Ione invites you out to enjoy a beautiful full military ceremony and a walk for the troops. For the last three years we have done a Walk for the Troops to appreciate and support our Veterans, Fallen, and Currently Serving. It takes one day to show gratitude and the utmost respect for the ones that give the ultimate sacrifice and courageousness for freedom and the greatest enjoyment of the United States.
Out of 365 days we owe more than one day to show gratitude and respect for our Veterans, Fallen, and Currently Serving. One day to show people still remember, appreciate, and give thanks to the men and women of every branch of the military. Please join us for our 4th annual “Walk for the Troops.” Remember the loved ones and friends who gave their lives for us to have the opportunity to cheers and enjoy time together. Please share and invite others!
Wear your Red, White, and Blues. Bring poster boards and dress in uniform if you want. Highly encouraged!
11 am- Full Military Ceremony at the corner of Preston & Main St Ione, CA 95640
Those who are willing and able will walk to the Preston Castle in memory of friends and loved ones who are Veteran, are Fallen, and Currently Serving (those who are not able are more than willing to drive to Preston Castle and meet the walkers)
1 pm- Catered Lunch at Preston Castle with live music by “30 Years After”~ Door Prizes & Raffle Prizes. Lunch includes: BBQ Chicken, Santa Maria Beans, Green Salad, Cole Slaw, & Garlic. For more info, visit: http://ionevetpark.org/

YOUR WRITE HANDS PRESENTS: BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES "PHOTOS FROM CAMERA TO COMPUTER" - Learn how to transfer your photos from camera to computer. Learn how to insert, or attach photos into documents, email and Facebook. 
Classes are offered on the following dates:
 **SOLD OUT** Monday, April 21 from 11AM-1PM
 **SOLD OUT** Thursday, April 24 from 7-9PM
**ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT! Saturday, April 26 from 3-5PM
Cost $20. Limited to six (6) students per class. Classes held at Mace Meadows Golf Course Board Room, 26570 Fairway Drive, off Hwy 88 in Pioneer.
For more information contact Shari L. Schreiber: 209-295-2951. Or email: shari@yourwritehands.com
To register online go to Web site: www.YourWriteHands.com

MOTHER LODE YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS
Sign-up dates and times:
04/26 at Duck Race
05/03 at Plymouth Flea Market
Pricing:  $90 for the first child, $80 for each additional child.  Bring a current 1x1 picture of the child. Please bring a copy of the birth certificate if your child has not played in the past. For more information, contact: Jennifer MLYSL Operations Coordinator 209-418-5737

COMMUNITY KIDS will be meeting again on Friday, April 25 at 5:30PM-7:30PM.  Fun games, including Easter Egg Hunt. Always food.  Join us at Faith Lutheran, 22601 Hiway 88, Pioneer. Bring and tell your friends. Also put aside May 30 for Karoake and taco bar - same time. Reservations will be needed.  Call 295-2272.

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENTS: SHADE GARDENING WITH ORNAMENTALS - On Saturday April 26th, the Amador County Master Gardeners will offer a critical segment regarding WATER CONSERVATION. Dennis Miller will be presenting both topics. Please join use for this free class which will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building12200-B Airport Road in Jackson/Martell. If you have any questions about the class or have other gardening questions, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucdavis.edu .Web site: http://ceamador@ucdavis.edu

AMADOR MASTER GARDENERS PLANT & SEED SALE - The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be holding a plant and seed sale on Sunday, April 27, from 1-4 p.m. It will be hosted by AMADOR 360 – Winery Collective - located @ 18590 California 49, PlymouthCA 95669. (PH: 209-245- 6600) This will include food from Billy Bones BBQ, Guilty Indulgence cupcakes, and goodies from Kneading Dough. There will be on-going info on growing from seeds, gardening/watering in a year of drought and, of course, wine will be sold by Amador 360. The proceeds of this event are targeted to help fund the creation of a master gardener demonstration garden to be developed at our Airport Rd. site,If you have any questions about the class or other gardening issues, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucdavis.edu. Web site: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador.

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.

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MAY 2014

DEAVER VINEYARDS PRESENTS: “ZINS ON HORIZON” -  Saturday: May 3, 2014
Can you pick out your favorite Zinfandel? Blind taste some of the best Zinfandels in Amador County on the Deaver green. Learn about the Deaver family and vines in this intimate seminar. Relax and enjoy the variety of Zinfandels Deaver has to offer. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today. 
Seminars: 11am12:30pm2pm3:30pm 
$5/per person. Wine Club Members- Log into your account, use coupon code ZOH14 to receive 4 complimentary tickets. www.deavervineyards.com

IBCA “SHRED DAY” – Sat May 3 from 9AM-1PM at Howard Park in Ione. Do you have old documents and files that need to be disposed of in a safe and secure way? Bring them to Shred Day! This event allows you to bring your documents and see them shredded while you watch. Cost is $8 per box. For more info, call 209-304-8133. Sponsored by the Ione Business and Community Association.

YOUTH SPORTS FAIR – Sat May 3 from 10-2pm.  4 Sports $20. This event is an opportunity for youth ages 7-12 to try out different sports to see what they like. With the guidance of an experienced adult athlete and/or coach, participants will have a schedule that takes them through each sport they wish to try
Sports to choose from include: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Football, Karate, Wrestling, Golf, Track, and Gymnastics.
Sports fill up fast; on a first come basis! Pre-registration is required.
*cannot choose the same sport more than once.
Call ACRA 223-6349, Goacra.org, facebook.com/goacra

2014 AMADOR WEDDING FAIRE - Sunday, May 4th from 12-4PM. Brides, engaged couples (and "nearly engaged") couples: Come up to the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Grand Oaks Ballroom for the 3rd Annual Amador Wedding Faire! Regional event and wedding planners are also welcome to come and see what makes Amador County a unique, historic setting for special events. Fashion show, raffle prizes, no-host bar, and of course, local and regional wedding professionals will be on hand to chat with you. So spend a weekend in beautiful Amador County and stop by the Amador Wedding Faire. Plan your special day in the heart of California's gold country! www.AmadorWeddings.com

MEET, GREET, EAT! - Meet Lynn Morgan, Candidate for District 3 Supervisor on Sunday, May 4 from 12 Noon-2:30PM at The Amador Cafe in Buckhorn (next to Take & Bake Pizza). Free hot dogs, chips and cookies. Bring your friends and family. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Lynn, share your concerns, and learn more about her ideas for representing District 3. www.lynnmorgan.org

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: THE FRICTION QUARTET: The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the organization of classical music performances serving the central region of California’s historic gold country, presents a concert of chamber music on Sunday, May 4, starting at 2 pm in the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. The program features the Friction Quartet, a rising ensemble of recent graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  They will perform the String Quartet No. 2 of San Francisco-based composer David Conte.  In the second half, they are joined by clarinetist Roman Fukshansky, principal clarinet of the Berkeley Symphony, in a performance of the Clarinet Quintet of Johannes Brahms. The concert is free and open to the public.  Go to www.mlfm.org for further details.

3RD ANNUAL BELTANE FESTIVAL AND CAMP-OUT – May 1-4. Please join us for a weekend of Fun ~ Family ~ Friends! There will be vendors, rituals, belly dancers, fire dancers, a maypole dance, Bel Fire, drumming and lots of music. This event is kid-friendly and will also feature activities for children Please come and have a magical time. For more info go to: BlueMountainBeltane.com

BEDBUG CHALLENGE 10K RUN & 5K WALK/RUN for 5th Grade Science Camp. - Register now for the Bedbug Challenge scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Castle Oaks Golf Club! Register by April 23, 2014 and receive a free t-shirt! Pre-Registration Entry Fees: Individual - $20, Family (up to 5) $35 and $5 for each additional family member. Day of the Race Entry Fees: Individual- $25, Family (up to 5) $40 and $10 for each additional family member. For more information contact Andrea at 209-274-2078.

FREE YOGA EVENT COMES TO JACKSON - On May 31, local yoga enthusiasts will present a FREE opportunity for all ages to try a gentle yoga session, outdoors in Detert Park.  All levels are welcome, even if you’ve never done yoga before.  No pre-registration is required – check in starting at 9:30am. 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.

FIRST ANNUAL ROTARY  “SHOW & SHINE” CAR & VINTAGE AIRCRAFT SHOW – Sat May 31 at the Eagle’s Nest Airport in Ione, off of Ione Road. The show expects cars from throughout California and Nevada, and will feature vehicles in all categories from street rods to stock pre-1960, modified, foreign cars and more. Some trucks will also be on display.
Food, beverage and auto accessory vendors will be on site to accommodate all attendees. Amador County is known for its fine wines, and several vintners will be on-site for tasting.  A pancake breakfast will be served by the local Boy Scout Troop 477 from 7:00 to 10:30 AM. All proceeds from this breakfast will be donated to the Troop. For those with a sweet tooth, Boy Scout Troop 581 will be serving sundaes. Other food vendors will include a variety of tasty faire.
All proceeds will go to local youth organizations and the Interfaith Food Bank. General admission for the public will be $5.00 per car. Pre-registration for display vehicles is $25, day of registration $30.  For show and registration information log on to www.ionerotary.com. For show general information, contact Dave Wardall at 209-274-9160.

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JUNE+ 2014

THE INTERFAITH FOOD BANK'S 1ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – Saturday, June 21 at Rancho Murieta’s North course. Enjoy the Country Club experience and help fight hunger in Amador County! $105 to play, $50 Tee Box Sponsorship's. Steak and Chicken dinner and much more! Additional information, please visit www.feedamador.org. Please join us as we "SWING TO END HUNGER" in our community. Thank you!

JACKSON LIONS CLUB PRCA RODEO, CAR SHOW & OUTDOOR EXPO - Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 7-12, and children under 7 costs $5 each. Discounted advanced tickets available. For complete info, visit: http://www.jacksonlionsclub.org/rodeo/.
Contact: jacksonlionsrodeo2014@gmail.com
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Meetings:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 8:30 AM
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 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.
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thursdays at 9 AM
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
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Jackson Planning Commission - Mon Apr 21
Sutter Creek City Council - Mon Apr 21
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed Apr 23

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.

AMADOR AUTISM GROUP - Are you an exceptional person? If so, we have a place for you! Amador Autism Group, a nonprofit organization which raises funds to  provide services for children with autism, is looking for volunteers, donations, and raffle items for our Spring fundraiser dinner. If you can help, please contact Shannon at 304-9485 or Patti at 256-0312 or email amadorautism@gmail.com. Thank you.

Holding a meeting in your community that you'd like Amador County to know about? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us what it is, date, time, location and a brief description of what the meeting is about. Email your briefs/agendas to: acneditor@gmail.com
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Classes, Workshops & Seminars:
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
Interim Health Care "Quality of Life" Seminars - May-June 2014 - AmadorElders.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 starting in early April.
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

SPRING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS - Registration is now open for Spring Junior team tennis. Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Saturdays from April 12 to May 17 and each team will have one practice per week starting in late March. Cost is $65 first child, $40 second child, $5 third child (max of $110 per household). Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by Feb. 15. Fee includes junior USTA membership, t-shirt, season-end party, and awards. Print an application at www.amadortennisclub.org. Registrations must be received by March 7. If you have questions, contact league director, Dan Klement, at 257-1950 or e-mail at danklement1@gmail.com

BALLROOM DANCE lessons are continuing every Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Pine Grove Town Hall. All levels welcome.  For further information or to sign up, call 296-1207 or hohohough@volcano.net.

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.

Holding a class, workshop or seminar? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us about it, give the date, time, location and a brief description of what the class is about. Email your briefs to: acneditor@gmail.com

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Events & Activities:
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Amador Music Hub: Amador's Local Music Scene - AmadorMusicHub.com
Amador Vintner's Association - AmadorWine.com
Jackson Casino Events 2013
Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
Volcano Theater Company - volcanotheatre.org
Call To Artists for ACAA's September Open Studios - Deadline is June 1 - AmadorArts.com
APRIL AT ANDIS WINES. Painting classes, Mother's Day Brunch, and more! AmadorFoodandWine.com
Glanton and Piccola will be AmadorArts Gallery's Featured Artists for the month of April - AmadorArts.com
Janice Freischlag is the featured artist for April at the Sutter Creek Gallery - AmadorArts.com
Amador County'sWorld Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration 2014 – Sat Apr 26
Amador Wine Country gets “Down to Earth” - Earth Day Fete - Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Biblical Discernment Conference - April 26 & 27 - AmadorInterfaith.com
Enjoy All That Is Spring With the Steiner Road Wineries – Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Celebrate Our Children - Sat April 26 - AmadorGroups.com
"Rock the Vote for Mike" - Sat May 3
Rancher's Day Rodeo - Sat May 10 - LifeInAmador.com
Softball Tournament & Family Jubilee - June 20-22 - LifeInAmador.com
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! AmadorMusicHub.com

MEET, GREET, EAT! - Meet Lynn Morgan, Candidate for District 3 Supervisor on Sunday, May 4 from 12 Noon-2:30PM at The Amador Cafe in Buckhorn (next to Take & Bake Pizza). Free hot dogs, chips and cookies. Bring your friends and family. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Lynn, share your concerns, and learn more about her ideas for representing District 3. www.lynnmorgan.org

VOLCANO THEATRE: “BABY WITH THE BATHWATER” – Performances through May 17 at the Cobblestone Theater in Volcano. Fri & Sat performances. Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8pm. Seating limited to 50. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for seniors. Available at Hein & Co. Bookstore, 2014 Main StreetJackson. Tickets also available at the door, first come, first served. For more information, visit: www.volcanotheatre.org

JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT PRESENTS:
Amador Wedding Faire – Sun May 4
Ashanti – Thurs May 8
A Divine Affair – Sat May 31
Global Knockout – Sat June 14
For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.jacksoncasino.com/entertainment/full-schedule

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