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2014 Amador Wedding Faire! Sunday May 4, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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News & Announcements:
TSPN TV News - http://www.tspntv.com/news-archive
Tours of Preston Castle Suspended - AmadorHistory.com
"Outside the Ivory Tower" - Mark Bennett: Board of Supervisors Discuss Wild & Scenic River Designation
Mike Spence: Missing in Action
Mike Spence: Pioneer Kid "Stands Up"
Interim Health Care "Quality of Life" Seminars - May-June 2014 - AmadorElders.org
Fundraiser dinner to help Ezekiel Reiling raises over $3500
Summer Courses Open For Enrollment at UC Davis Extension - AmadorEd.com
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: CLOSED SESSION - Amador Water Agency - Thurs Apr 17
Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Apr 17 - AmadorEd.com
Amador LAFCO - Thurs Apr 17
Biblical Discernment Conference - April 26 & 27 - AmadorInterfaith.com

SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! AmadorMusicHub.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.

THERE IS STILL TIME! - Vendor registration open for the 2014 Amador Wedding Faire slated for Sunday, May 4 from 12-4PM at the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Resort's Hotel Ballroom! This is a fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation and the Kennedy Mine Foundation. In partnership with the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel and Real Weddings Magazine, realweddingsmag.com.
Reservations for Premium (trade show) booths are now closed, BUT...YOU CAN STILL GET A TABLE for the Wedding Faire! Deadline is April 21st.
Can't make it to the faire this year? Get your promotional materials on the AmadorWeddings.com for just $75! For more information and registration forms, visit AmadorWeddings.com. For general questions about the fair, e-mail Carol Harper at carol@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

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 FB wall.

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: 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

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: 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: The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized leader to be part of the Executive Management team supporting both Amador and Calaveras Counties. OVERVIEW: The Arc of Amador and Calaveras, seeks an Executive Manager to direct all aspects of the agencies resource development and operational needs under the direction of the Executive Director - including but not limited to: employee trainings, data entry, strategic planning, annual and special fund drives; major gifts; planned giving; and special events. The successful candidate will work with employees and volunteers to develop, implement, and supervise a variety of initiatives designed to create and/or enhance the mission, vision, and direction of The Arc. For more info on The Arc, visit: www.ArcOfAmador.org HOW TO APPLY: Submit a full resume, application, cover letter, and three professional references to the administrative office. Deadline: all applications must be received by 4:00 pm April 17, 2014 Please mail or email your completed packets to: Betty Wilcox, Administrative Coordinator -75 / Academy DriveSutter Creek CA 95685 Email: bwilcox@arcofamador.org. Questions? Please call: (209) 267-5978

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OBITUARY NOTICES:
Posted in: AmadorMemorials.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

APRIL 2014
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

FIDDLER’S JAM - Sutter Creek’s Minnie Provis Park will be the site of a special free Fiddler’s Jam on Thursday, April 17, 2014 during the lunch hour. Bring your lunch, a blanket or lawn chair and join the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers (SFSF) as they take a break from their 2014 Northern California Tour: FOLLOW THE FIDDLE! directed by Alasdair Fraser. SFSF tour starts on April 10th in Chico and ends on April 19th in Napa. Thursday, April 17th is a personal day between scheduled concerts so part of the SFSF members will be heading by bus to Sutter Creek to sightsee, tour our shops and have lunch in one of our charming restaurants. Since music is center in their lives, what could be more fun than to “jam” for the locals of all ages and what better setting than the park on a spring afternoon.
SFSF will be in concert at the Harris Performing Arts Center in Folsom on Wednesday, April 16th, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available online at www.threestages.net or by phone at 916-608-6888. For more information on the concert tour go to www.sfscottishfiddlers.org.

HOLY WEEK AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Sutter Creek:
Maundy Thursday - Thurs Apr 17 from 6-8PM. Worship and Parish Supper
Good Friday Service - Fri Apr 18 at 12 Noon
Easter Sunday - Services at 8:30 and 10:30 AM

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.

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

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

COMMUNITY PASSOVER DINNER & SEDER - The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th.  Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. Everyone is welcome.
The cost is only $20 per adult, $15 per child for MLJC members and $25 per adult, $20 per child for non-members; there is no charge for children under 6.  Please email us at motherlodejc@yahoo.com or call 209-533-1650 for more information.
The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode. The group draws its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties.  New members are most welcome.  Please visit our website at motherlodejc.org for more information and a calendar of May and June events.

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
Thursday, April 24 from 7-9PM
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

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, April 22nd in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT – Sunday May 4 at 2PM at the Church of the Nazarene on Ridge Road, Sutter Creek. The Mother Lode Friends of Music presents a concert of chamber music featuring the Friction Quartet, a nationally acclaimed ensemble of string players from the San Francisco Bay Area.  They perform the String Quartet No. 2 of contemporary American composer David Conte and are joined by clarinetist Roman Fukshanksky in the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings of Johannes Brahms.  Free admission.  Go to www.mlfm.org or call (209) 293-4227 for more information.

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.

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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Candidates Forum scheduled for April 16 - AmadorSoapbox.com
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: CLOSED SESSION - Amador Water Agency - Thurs Apr 17
Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Apr 17 - AmadorEd.com
Amador LAFCO - Thurs Apr 17

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!

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
"Spring Fling" with Ted Novelli - Wed Apr 16 - TedNovelli.com
Opening Day at Preston Castle is Saturday, April 5 - AmadorHistory.com
SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS: Alan Reid &Rob van Sante – Fri Apr 11 at 8PM 
Amador Wine Country gets “Down to Earth” - Earth Day Fete - Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Enjoy All That Is Spring With the Steiner Road Wineries – Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Celebrate Our Children - Sat April 26 - AmadorGroups.com
Rancher's Day Rodeo - Sat May 10 - LifeInAmador.com
Softball Tournament & Family Jubilee - June 20-22 - LifeInAmador.com

SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! AmadorMusicHub.com

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:
Jefferson Starship – Fri Apr 18
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

ATTENTION WEDDING PROFESSIONALS! SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd Annual Amador Wedding Faire slated for Sunday, May 4 at the Jackson Casino's Hotel Ballroom. Details TBA. This is a fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation and the Kennedy Mine Foundation. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, contact Carol Harper at carol@amadorweddings.com, and we'll get you on the email list! Web site: AmadorWeddings.com. On Facebook at: Facebook.com/AmadorWeddings
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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News & Announcements:
Mike Spence: "Morgan Mailer"
Fundraiser dinner to help Ezekiel Reiling raises over $3500
Summer Courses Open For Enrollment at UC Davis Extension - AmadorEd.com
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: CLOSED SESSION - Amador Water Agency - Thurs Apr 17
Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Apr 17 - AmadorEd.com
Amador LAFCO - Thurs Apr 17
Biblical Discernment Conference - April 26 & 27 - AmadorInterfaith.com

ATTENTION WEDDING VENDORS! REGISTRATION FORMS/PAYMENT for Premiere (trade show) booths ($175) for the Amador Wedding Faire are DUE TODAY!!
TABLE VENDORS ($135), registration forms/payments are due MONDAY, Apr 21st!!
CAN'T BE A PART OF THE FAIRE THIS YEAR? You can STILL get exposure as a wedding professional with your promotional materials (flyers, biz cards, on the AmadorWeddings.com Table, as well as the bride's goodie bags (provided by Real Weddings Magazine)!
Email me, Carol, at carol@amadorweddings.com, or FB message me TODAY!!!!
More info at: www.AmadorWeddings.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 FB wall.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Playgroup Coordinator. Part-time substitute position for playgroup in AmadorCounty.  Visit our websitewww.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: 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

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: 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: The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized leader to be part of the Executive Management team supporting both Amador and Calaveras Counties. OVERVIEW: The Arc of Amador and Calaveras, seeks an Executive Manager to direct all aspects of the agencies resource development and operational needs under the direction of the Executive Director - including but not limited to: employee trainings, data entry, strategic planning, annual and special fund drives; major gifts; planned giving; and special events. The successful candidate will work with employees and volunteers to develop, implement, and supervise a variety of initiatives designed to create and/or enhance the mission, vision, and direction of The Arc. For more info on The Arc, visit: www.ArcOfAmador.org HOW TO APPLY: Submit a full resume, application, cover letter, and three professional references to the administrative office. Deadline: all applications must be received by 4:00 pm April 17, 2014 Please mail or email your completed packets to: Betty Wilcox, Administrative Coordinator -75 / Academy DriveSutter Creek CA 95685 Email: bwilcox@arcofamador.org. Questions? Please call: (209) 267-5978

ATTENTION WEDDING PROFESSIONALS! LESS THAN A WEEK LEFT! - Vendor registration is now open for the 2014 Amador Wedding Faire slated for Sunday, May 4 from 12-4PM at the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Resort's Hotel Ballroom! This is a fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation and the Kennedy Mine Foundation. In partnership with the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel and Real Weddings Magazine, realweddingsmag.com.
Deadline to reserve your vendor booth is Wednesday, April 16. For more information on prices and reservations for a vendor booth, requirements for the faire, etc. visit AmadorWeddings.com. For general questions about the fair, e-mail Carol Harper at carol@amadorweddings.com.
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OBITUARY NOTICES:
Posted in: AmadorMemorials.com
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Email your releases or news briefs to: newsroom@newsamador.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

Does your group/organization have a monthly or seasonal newsletter?
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

APRIL 2014
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING - We are happy to announce that an 8-hour Mental Health First Aid Training has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 8:30 to 5:30 at the Camanche Lake Community Center
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders
of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.
 Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
RSVP as seats are limited. Contact Ruthella Turner for a registration form. rturner@atcaa.org

CANDIDATES FORUM SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 16 - The Amador Partnership presents Forum '14 at the Jackson Civic Center April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Forum '14 is a public service event providing non-partisan political education. This diverse group of stakeholders will ask the candidates for County Supervisor in Districts 3 and 5 various questions relevant to the voters of Amador County. Candidates for County Auditor will be introduced as well.
The event will be broadcast live on radio station KVGC. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Invited candidates include District 3 incumbent Theodore Novelli and challengers Lynn Morgan and Michael Spence; District 5 incumbent Brian Oneto and challenger Daniel D'Agostini; and County Auditor opponents Kim Burke and Tacy Oneto Rouen (incumbent Joe Lowe is not seeking re-election).
The Amador Partnership currently consists of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 Amador Chapter's Committee on Political Education (COPE), t he Foothill Conservancy, and the Lumber and Sawmill Workers/Local 2927/UBC, Carpenter's Union, Operating Engineers, ARC, and radio stations KVGC and KQBM.
For more information, contact the SEIU office at (209) 223-5782 or email the COPE committee at copeama49@gmail.com.

FIDDLER’S JAM - Sutter Creek’s Minnie Provis Park will be the site of a special free Fiddler’s Jam on Thursday, April 17, 2014 during the lunch hour. Bring your lunch, a blanket or lawn chair and join the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers (SFSF) as they take a break from their 2014 Northern California Tour: FOLLOW THE FIDDLE! directed by Alasdair Fraser. SFSF tour starts on April 10th in Chico and ends on April 19th in Napa. Thursday, April 17th is a personal day between scheduled concerts so part of the SFSF members will be heading by bus to Sutter Creek to sightsee, tour our shops and have lunch in one of our charming restaurants. Since music is center in their lives, what could be more fun than to “jam” for the locals of all ages and what better setting than the park on a spring afternoon.
SFSF will be in concert at the Harris Performing Arts Center in Folsom on Wednesday, April 16th, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available online at www.threestages.net or by phone at 916-608-6888. For more information on the concert tour go to www.sfscottishfiddlers.org.

HOLY WEEK AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Sutter Creek:
Maundy Thursday - Thurs Apr 17 from 6-8PM. Worship and Parish Supper
Good Friday Service - Fri Apr 18 at 12 Noon
Easter Sunday - Services at 8:30 and 10:30 AM

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.

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

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

COMMUNITY PASSOVER DINNER & SEDER - The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th.  Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. Everyone is welcome.
The cost is only $20 per adult, $15 per child for MLJC members and $25 per adult, $20 per child for non-members; there is no charge for children under 6.  Please email us at motherlodejc@yahoo.com or call 209-533-1650 for more information.
The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode. The group draws its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties.  New members are most welcome.  Please visit our website at motherlodejc.org for more information and a calendar of May and June events.

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
Thursday, April 24 from 7-9PM
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

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, April 22nd in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT – Sunday May 4 at 2PM at the Church of the Nazarene on Ridge Road, Sutter Creek. The Mother Lode Friends of Music presents a concert of chamber music featuring the Friction Quartet, a nationally acclaimed ensemble of string players from the San Francisco Bay Area.  They perform the String Quartet No. 2 of contemporary American composer David Conte and are joined by clarinetist Roman Fukshanksky in the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings of Johannes Brahms.  Free admission.  Go to www.mlfm.org or call (209) 293-4227 for more information.

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.

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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Candidates Forum scheduled for April 16 - AmadorSoapbox.com
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: CLOSED SESSION - Amador Water Agency - Thurs Apr 17
Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Apr 17 - AmadorEd.com
Amador LAFCO - Thurs Apr 17

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!

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
"Spring Fling" with Ted Novelli - Wed Apr 16 - TedNovelli.com
Opening Day at Preston Castle is Saturday, April 5 - AmadorHistory.com
SUTTER CREEK THEATER PRESENTS: Alan Reid &Rob van Sante – Fri Apr 11 at 8PM 
Amador Wine Country gets “Down to Earth” - Earth Day Fete - Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Enjoy All That Is Spring With the Steiner Road Wineries – Sat Apr 26 - AmadorFoodandWine.com
Celebrate Our Children - Sat April 26 - AmadorGroups.com
Rancher's Day Rodeo - Sat May 10 - LifeInAmador.com
Softball Tournament & Family Jubilee - June 20-22 - LifeInAmador.com

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:
Jefferson Starship – Fri Apr 18
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

ATTENTION WEDDING PROFESSIONALS! SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd Annual Amador Wedding Faire slated for Sunday, May 4 at the Jackson Casino's Hotel Ballroom. Details TBA. This is a fundraising event for the Preston Castle Foundation and the Kennedy Mine Foundation. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, contact Carol Harper at carol@amadorweddings.com, and we'll get you on the email list! Web site: AmadorWeddings.com. On Facebook at: Facebook.com/AmadorWeddings
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