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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
YOUTUBE: UCC Oct 13 2014 Ted Novelli Incumbent Lynn Morgan Challenger Q&A session
COMMENTARY: Do Forest Service Assumptions Make Sense? by Mark Bennett
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- Sutter Creek Artist Ted Smith Featured for November at Gallery 10
“Affordable Gifts” by 14 Artists Featured in AmadorArts Gallery - Starts Nov 1
- Sutter Creek Lions Club offers Scholarships for Upper Division college students - Deadline to apply is Nov 1
- Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Uphill Vineyards - Sat Nov 1
Redneck BBQ Bash & Red Wines Release Party at Andis - Sat Nov 1
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - "Fall Back" - Sun Nov 2
- Finding the Mother Lode - Sun Nov 2
- Celebrate Fall with the Fiddletown Schoolhouse Breakfast Buffet and Bake Sale - Sun Nov 2
- Rosebud's Cafe Farm Tour and Dinner - Sun Nov 2
- Fall Festivities, Specials and Events at Hotel Sutter!
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***ELECTION DAY - Tues Nov 4***
- Free presentation on Essential Oils - Wed Nov 5
- Prostate Cancer Seminar - Thurs Nov 6
- Career & College Fair 2014 - Thurs Nov 6
- "Save Water, Drink Wine" - AmadorArts' "Winefest" in Sutter Creek - Sat Nov 8
- Chamber Mixer - Wed Nov 12
- Watercolor demonstration by Jeannie Vodden featured at ACAA’s November’s meeting - Wed Nov 12
AAUW Tech Trek Scholars and Local STEM Happenings - Thurs Nov 13
- Thrivent Chapter Presents “Gratitude” Checks to Local Organizations - Sat Nov 15
ACCF Presents: "A Night in Paris" - Sat Nov 15
FREE Mental First Aid Certification Course offered - Mon Nov 17
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Crab Feed and White Wines Release Party - Sat Jan 24

See the Community Calendar and flyers/posters below for even more events and activities going on in Amador County, California!
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MASTER FOOD PRESERVERS OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS: “HOLIDAY FAVORITES” - Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Calaveras Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249. There’s no better way to share the holiday spirit than with a handmade gift. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in culinary arts to turn out artisan food products from your own kitchen. The Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties will be hosting an inspiring two-hour class where local MFP’s will share their specialties, including a colorful and delicious habanero jelly (a great hostess gift), dehydrated spaghetti sauce in a jar (perfect for the college student or camper), seasoned salts and spicy mustards for all of your foodie friends, and much more.
There will be a short discussion of the food processing techniques required to preserve these items along with creative ideas to keep cost to a minimum by using commonplace items in your kitchen to get the job done. For those of us with a wish list, each of the presenters will be sharing their own favorite kitchen gadgets and equipment. The program will be concluded with ideas for packaging and presenting your creations, including decorative lids, handmade labels, and personalized seals, and a tasty sampling of several items. Contact the Amador/Calaveras Master Food Preservers at acmfp@ucdavis.edu  for any questions.

JOIN THE TRINITY SINGERS AT CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS IN JACKSON! Have a Christmas song in your heart? Join the Trinity Singers on Friday, November 28 during Jackson’s annual Christmas Delights. Bring your instrument of choice...guitar, banjos, flutes, percussion toys, etc.) and join us in the songs of the Season! We will have a rehearsal on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm (our regular rehearsal time is at 7, but you’re welcome to join us). For more information, contact Carol Harper at carol@worshipattrinity.com or Facebook message www.facebook.com/carolrharper

AREA 12 AGENCY ON AGING NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY. The Area 12 Agency on Aging - serving Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties - is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey. Deadline to submit survey is Friday Oct 31. Mailing instructions are at the end of the survey.
For more information, visit: www.area12.org

ENTRIES FOR SUTTER CREEK’S ANNUAL “PARADE OF LIGHTS”NOW AVAILABLE - This year’s parade is slated for Saturday, December 13 at 6:30PM. Entries need to be in the staging area by 5:30PM. Entry fee: $10 for 1-3 vehicles. Entry deadline: Sat Nov 22. For complete information and entry forms, contact Toni Linde at 256-1750 cell or email: tlinde1213@gmail.com.

SIGN UP NOW to join the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am on Main Street, Jackson, honoring the men and women who serve our country. More information and application forms are available from Charline Buckley, 296-4438. Don't delay! Entry deadline is Nov. 1.

UNIQUE JAPANESE GARMENTS FOR SALE - Short and long "haori" – (Japanese Kimonos) exquisitely wearable, lined tops for all occasions--over jeans, over long skirts. These are antiques from Japan, in excellent condition. "I have worn them in public where they always evoke curiosity and interest," says Ruth Gottstein. Price: $50 to $75. Email or phone to set up a time to come to Volcano and view the collection, adam@volcanopress.com or 209 296.7989

NEW YORK FITNESS OFFERS MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM! - Here are the details: Between October 31st and November 7th, current NYF members can earn $20 credit toward their membership by referring friends and family! The newly referred member will get an immediate $20 credit* toward their 1st month’s membership! *New member must prepay three months, and have not been a member at least one year. See Fitness Desk Staff for details, 615 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. 223-3236

ATTENTION JACKSON BUSINESSES! Sign up your Jackson business NOW with JBCA's Shop Local program for the holidays! Sign your Jackson business up to participate in 3rd annual Plaid Friday! Invite shoppers to skip the mall on Black Friday and start their holiday shopping in Jackson! Jackson business owners are invited to sign up for the 3rd annual Plaid Friday happening this year on November 28 from 9am to 4pm. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store "Black Friday", and is designed to promote both local and independently-owned businesses during the holidays. Early registration is vital if you want your business included on the Plaid Friday Shopping Guide! For more information, please go to www.visitjacksonca.com, or contact Jeannette McDonald 223-1558. Brought to you by the Jackson Business & Community Association.
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October 27-November 2


CRAFT SHOW - Fri Oct 31 and Sat Nov 1 at 10AM at The Healing Word Church, Buckhorn Plaza, Pioneer, Highway 88 and Tiger Creek Road, 209-295-8699. Our 6th year hosting this fun Christmas event!  Craft Show Shoppers often say, "Quality hand made items at very reasonable prices." Inside and Outside vendors! All items hand made! Lunch, bake sale, free treats for kids. A variety of local crafters will sell: jewelry, Scentsy Candles, license plate art, calendars, soaps and lotions, greeting cards, place-mats, quilts, photography, headbands, and much, much more! Clever crafts, reasonable prices!

ANNOUNCING THE “FINAL FRIDAY” OPEN MIC - Every last Friday of the month from 7-9 pm at at Hein & Co. Bookstore 204 Main Street in Jackson. Bring poems, songs or stories you've written, to share,or just listen to local poets/musicians perform their work. Free event, donations for bookstore always welcomed. The first one is Halloween Night and costumes are encouraged.  Hope to see you there!

LAST WEEKEND FOR AMADOR FARMERS MARKETS! - The market schedules are: Jackson, Sundays, 9:00am-12:30; Sutter Creek, Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00. Visit: www.amadorfarmersmarket.com


FIRST SATURDAY AMADOR ART TREK on Saturday, November 1 will spotlight a great variety of featured artists in each of nine galleries. Going on the Trek is FREE, from 1:00 to about 6:00 pm. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, or wine and cheese, but always fun and lively conversation.
Here is what the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries will be offering in November:
In Sutter Creek: AmadorArts Gallery  -“Affordable Gifts”- by  14 artists; Sutter Creek Gallery -Judy Day, watercolors and many media;  Fine Eye Gallery, Liz Collins,  giclee prints, and Anthony Hansen, metal sculpture;  Gallery 10 – well known painter Ted Smith; Chaos Glassworks –blown glass pieces by David Hopman; and Valley View Interiors. In Amador City:  Little City Studio & Gallery  - "Artful Giving and...Nifty Gifties,  Nov 7- Dec 22. In Jackson: Add Art. And in Mokelumne Hill: Petroglyphe Gallery  - “Light and Motion” by Doug Lawler.
Remember, you can always visit the galleries anytime; the First Saturday Art Trek is a great gallery-hopping time!  The next one will be on December 6th. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at www.amadorarts.org  or phone 209-267-9038.

BAROQUE MUSIC CONCERT - Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2 pm.  A Baroque music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music featuring the music of J-S Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, J-C Bach and others.  Corina Stoian, violin, Hank King, recorder, Ron Brickman, harpsichord, Jane Buzzard, oboe, Sandra Betti, flute, Gail Buzzard, bassoon, Alice Williams, cello. Free admission! Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.  Call (209) 293-4227 or go to www.mlfm.org for more information.

NEW YORK FITNESS OFFERS MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM! - Here are the details: Between October 31st and November 7th, current NYF members can earn $20 credit toward their membership by referring friends and family! The newly referred member will get an immediate $20 credit* toward their 1st month’s membership! *New member must prepay three months, and have not been a member at least one year. See Fitness Desk Staff for details, 615 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. 223-3236.
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November 3-9

LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS - AAUW’s Libations & Conversations group will meet Wednesday, November 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at National Hotel Bar in Jackson.  The topic of conversation is “You can’t be what you can’t see”, the importance of role models.
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.

PROGRESSIVE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE will meet on November 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m at Thomi's Banquet Room in Jackson. The Speakers for November will be Angela Geddis of Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center and Nicole Mulford of Victory Village Amador Veteran's Center
Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Sally at trestrail@gotsky.com or 209-267-0177 no later than Tuesday, November 4th (sooner if possible. The buffet luncheon is $15.00 which includes an entree, salad, vegetarian offering various drinks, coffee, tea, dessert, tax and tip. Pay at the door - cash (the exact amount is appreciated) or personal check only. NOTE and this is important: If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please call Sally at 209-267-0177 to cancel by Wednesday, November 5th at noon. If you do not show up and have not cancelled. You may be billed for the luncheon.

AMADOR BONSAI SOCIETY - The next meeting of the Amador Bonsai Society will be held on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. A presentation will be made by ABS member Don Thomas who will talk about styling azaleas, so bring your azalea bonsai for styling help! This will also be the election of officers for 2015. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Juliene at 209-245-4016. http://www.amadorbonsaisociety.com/

WORKSHOP: BODACIOUS SELF-CARE FOR WOMEN Saturday, November 8 from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm. It is for all you women out there who can never seem to find the time or energy to take care of yourself, because you feel guilty if you do, or because you are always busy taking care of someone else's needs. Stop the guilt; quit trying to be the ultra-super-woman, and come play. Open some doors to what brings you joy. Let it in!
  • Location - Yoga Moment Studio in the Buckhorn Plaza in Pioneer.
  • Space is limited so please register early.
  • Cost - $75 via check, cash, or PayPal.
  • Early bird special - register and pay by 11/1/14 and the cost is $60.
  • Includes a light lunch and snack.
  • Register online at www.robertapickett.com or email Roberta Pickett at pickettcoaching@gmail.com or call her at 209-295-6493
Roberta Pickett is a coach, trainer, published author, and TV Host of TSPN-TV's "Insights on Leadership and Life,"  MAOM, BA-Psych, and Member of Amador County Chamber of Commerce. A Professional Certified Coach through the ICF, she has been providing leadership coaching & training to individuals and organizations for fifteen years, following more than 20 years in leadership positions for a major telecommunications company.


MASTER FOOD PRESERVERS OF AMADOR & CALAVERAS: “HOLIDAY FAVORITES” - Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Calaveras Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249. There’s no better way to share the holiday spirit than with a handmade gift. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in culinary arts to turn out artisan food products from your own kitchen. The Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties will be hosting an inspiring two-hour class where local MFP’s will share their specialties, including a colorful and delicious habanero jelly (a great hostess gift), dehydrated spaghetti sauce in a jar (perfect for the college student or camper), seasoned salts and spicy mustards for all of your foodie friends, and much more.

There will be a short discussion of the food processing techniques required to preserve these items along with creative ideas to keep cost to a minimum by using commonplace items in your kitchen to get the job done. For those of us with a wish list, each of the presenters will be sharing their own favorite kitchen gadgets and equipment. The program will be concluded with ideas for packaging and presenting your creations, including decorative lids, handmade labels, and personalized seals, and a tasty sampling of several items. Contact the Amador/Calaveras Master Food Preservers at acmfp@ucdavis.edu  for any questions.
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: SUMMER GARDEN WRAP-UP AND PLANNING FOR SPRING - The last Amador County Master Gardener class of the year will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 9AM-12 noon. At this free class we will have a fabulous presentation on what to do in the garden at the end of the summer vegetable season, what to do to get ready for your spring garden and how to care for your tools. Please come with the questions you have after this last season and prior to the next season. Classes will resume again in January. Some plants will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to support our Amador Master Gardener Program.This class will be held at the GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson (Martell). For more information contact the Master Gardeners at 223-6838 from 10am to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu

AMADOR DEMOCRATS will be doing a public service by helping keep America beautiful.  We will be picking up trash along Highway 88 on the following dates:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
We will meet at the usual place on Highway 88 across from the Sunset Cemetery.  Start time to be determined at a later date.
In Unity,
Steve Christensen
Member, Amador County Democratic Central Committee

AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) MEETING - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00PM at the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson 95642. Amador Flyfishers (AFF) explores California's steelhead opportunities with fishing guide Mark Papazian, who will demonstrate steelhead fly-tying beginning at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00pm general meeting and Mark’s presentation on "Flyfishing the Lost Coast for Steelhead".  During the Fall and Winter months, Mark eagerly chases steelhead in California's North Coast rivers, ranging from the Trinity River north to Humboldt County.  He spends his Summers guiding in Alaska for halibut and salmon.  Amador Flyfishers convenes the third Tuesday of each month to meet popular flyfishing guest speakers, share fishing experiences, and support fishery conservation issues.  AFF meetings are free and open to visitors! (www.amadorflyfishers.org) or contact Ron Calvert, secretary@amadorflyfishers.org
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Meetings:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
Amador County Final Adopted Budget 2014-2015
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6 PM.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 PM
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thursdays at 9 AM
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Oral History Meetings - Aug through Dec

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.

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!
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BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START Mon Sept 15! You’re going to love square dancing! Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 15 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun, and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed. Mondays, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more information visitwww.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.


DOCK DIVING CLASSES FOR DOGS!
"I never thought I would get into to this fun DOCK DIVING sport - and then I got a Lab and Amador County got a regulation size dock diving pool!
In preparation for our introduction to Dock Diving I started introducing my Lab at 9 months this Spring to a stream, then a pool with steps, then my pool with a ramp into and ladder out of it, and then the full size dock diving pool. At first he was hesitant - though I went slowly and now he is diving at about 11 feet from the 2 foot high dock. At one year of age he will be going to his first NADD competition this month!
I have now started working with 2 of my other dogs (my Border Collie loves it even more than herding - WOW!) as well as quite a few folks in private lessons. It is really fun and satisfying to build a dog's confidence step by step to try something new. At first Miles, my Border Collie who liked swimming in lakes, wouldn't even put his paw into my pool . . . and now he is flying into the big pool! Many dogs who are comfortable going into a lake to swim, need some guidance their first few times going into a pool.
I am also teaching small group classes up to 4 dogs at Gold Country Pet Resort in Ione.  My next series starts Sept 15 - my August series is FULL! :-)  For more info and a video and some other pics please visit: http://dog-b-good.com/DockDivingClasses.html"

GOT SPANISH? Fall classes will begin next month and Nora Coryell, M.A., is taking reservations for individuals, and small groups who want to begin learning, or improve their Spanish now. Classes are inexpensive, on all levels as well as medical Spanish on two levels, and take place in various locations, generally once a week. For further information contact smokesignals@volcano.net or call 223-3322.

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

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

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

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

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
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! - AmadorMusicHub.com
Amador Vintner's Association - AmadorWine.com
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort - Events 2014
Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
Volcano Theatre Company - volcanotheatre.org
"War of the Worlds" diorama by Joseph W. Svec III displayed at Hein & Company Bookstore in Jackson
8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12
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SOPHIA’S WELL OF WISDOM - Meditation on Sundays at 10am and at 5pm; Wisdom Circle at 11am. October theme Harvesting Oneness: 9/7 In Everyday Life; 9/14 Through Head, Heart, & Hands; 9/21 Through Celebration; 9/28 Through Self-Care. Autumn Equinox Celebration with Rev. Tracy Johnson 9/21 at10 am. Women Writers, Monday at 6pm; A Course in Miracles study group, Tuesdays at7pm. Sacred Dance class with Amel Tafsout begins 9/24 at 4pm. Wednesday Meditation classes 10am and 6pm; call 209-304-6174 to register for next class. The spiritual center is located at 270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek. Visit www.sophiaswell.org or contact Rev. Patsy Walker Fine at 209-418-9003.  

SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW- Sun Oct 12. Applications are on the web site at: www.suttercreek.org. For more info, contact Lisa Klosowski at 267-1344

More announcements...
Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Renovation begins, seeks funding to complete tasks before Winter
No Casino In Plymouth: Support requested
Amador County Grand Jury Report 2013-2014

UPDATED PHONE NUMBERS for Upcountry Community, Ione Family Resource, & Camanche Lake Community Centers:
Upcountry Community Center
19386 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
P: (209) 296-2785
F: (209) 296-2782
Ione Family Resource Center
17 S. Buena Vista Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 274-4655
F: (209) 274-4665
Camanche Lake Community Center
4419 Camanche Pkwy N.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 763-2720
F: (209) 763-2740

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

AMADOR SENIOR VISITORS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Join a great group of people working in the community to help our Senior Citizens live safer, healthier lives. Please call Eileen at 223-0442 for information about how you can help!

DO YOU HAVE STACKS OF NEWSPAPERS laying around your house, waiting to be recycled? Then please bring them on down to the Busi Parking lot in Jackson behind Mel's. The Boy Scout Troops of Amador County are collecting your newspaper donations and accept on an on-going basis. The large cargo container sits at the very back of the parking lot. There should be pallets next to the dumpster, where everyone can leave their stacks. Anyone can drop off their newspapers 7 days a week, day or night. We ask that you only donate actual newspapers, no glossy advertising, magazines or books. All proceeds directly benefit the various Troops in Amador County. It's a Win-Win for everyone, Scouts, you and the environment! For more information, contact Jenny Fritz at artsychickenfarm@gmail.com
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
NEWSLETTER: Mother Lode Harvest
NEWSLETTER: Trinity Tidings
YOUTUBE: UCC Oct 13 2014 Ted Novelli Incumbent Lynn Morgan Challenger Q&A session
COMMENTARY: Do Forest Service Assumptions Make Sense? by Mark Bennett
Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Uphill Vineyards - Sat Nov 1
OBITUARY NOTICES:
Darryn Wesley Shore
Lucile Heizer
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- Teen Driver Night - Oct 28 & 29
- Sutter Creek Artist Ted Smith Featured for November at Gallery 10
“Affordable Gifts” by 14 Artists Featured in AmadorArts Gallery - Starts Nov 1
- Sutter Creek Lions Club offers Scholarships for Upper Division college students - Deadline to apply is Nov 1
Redneck BBQ Bash & Red Wines Release Party at Andis - Sat Nov 1
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - "Fall Back" - Sun Nov 2
- Finding the Mother Lode - Sun Nov 2
- Celebrate Fall with the Fiddletown Schoolhouse Breakfast Buffet and Bake Sale - Sun Nov 2
- Rosebud's Cafe Farm Tour and Dinner - Sun Nov 2
Fall Festivities, Specials and Events at Hotel Sutter!
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***ELECTION DAY - Tues Nov 4***
- Free presentation on Essential Oils - Wed Nov 5
- Prostate Cancer Seminar - Thurs Nov 6
- Career & College Fair 2014 - Thurs Nov 6
- "Save Water, Drink Wine" - AmadorArts' "Winefest" in Sutter Creek - Sat Nov 8
- Chamber Mixer - Wed Nov 12
- Watercolor demonstration by Jeannie Vodden featured at ACAA’s November’s meeting - Wed Nov 12
AAUW Tech Trek Scholars and Local STEM Happenings - Thurs Nov 13
ACCF Presents: "A Night in Paris" - Sat Nov 15
FREE Mental First Aid Certification Course offered - Mon Nov 17
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Crab Feed and White Wines Release Party - Sat Jan 24

See the Community Calendar and flyers/posters below for even more events and activities going on in Amador County, California!
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AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) MEETING - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00PM at the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson 95642. Amador Flyfishers (AFF) explores California's steelhead opportunities with fishing guide Mark Papazian, who will demonstrate steelhead fly-tying beginning at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00pm general meeting and Mark’s presentation on "Flyfishing the Lost Coast for Steelhead".  During the Fall and Winter months, Mark eagerly chases steelhead in California's North Coast rivers, ranging from the Trinity River north to Humboldt County.  He spends his Summers guiding in Alaska for halibut and salmon.  Amador Flyfishers convenes the third Tuesday of each month to meet popular flyfishing guest speakers, share fishing experiences, and support fishery conservation issues.  AFF meetings are free and open to visitors! (www.amadorflyfishers.org) or contact Ron Calvert, secretary@amadorflyfishers.org

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREATING in downtown Jackson begins at 5:30pm this Friday, October 31. Visit: http://visitjacksonca.com/annual_events.html

AREA 12 AGENCY ON AGING NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY. The Area 12 Agency on Aging - serving Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties - is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey. Deadline to submit survey is Friday Oct 31. Mailing instructions are at the end of the survey.
For more information, visit: www.area12.org

SUTTER CREEK’S ANNUAL “PARADE OF LIGHTS” - This year’s parade is slated for Saturday, December 13 at 6:30PM. Entries need to be in the staging area by 5:30PM. Entry fee: $10 for 1-3 vehicles. Entry deadline: Sat Nov 22. For complete information and entry forms, contact Toni Linde at 256-1750 cell or email: tlinde1213@gmail.com.

SIGN UP NOW to join the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am on Main Street, Jackson, honoring the men and women who serve our country. More information and application forms are available from Charline Buckley, 296-4438. Don't delay! Entry deadline is Nov. 1.

UNIQUE JAPANESE GARMENTS FOR SALE - Short and long "haori" – (Japanese Kimonos) exquisitely wearable, lined tops for all occasions--over jeans, over long skirts. These are antiques from Japan, in excellent condition. "I have worn them in public where they always evoke curiosity and interest," says Ruth Gottstein. Price: $50 to $75. Email or phone to set up a time to come to Volcano and view the collection, adam@volcanopress.com or 209 296.7989

NEW YORK FITNESS OFFERS MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM! - Here are the details: Between October 31st and November 7th, current NYF members can earn $20 credit toward their membership by referring friends and family! The newly referred member will get an immediate $20 credit* toward their 1st month’s membership! *New member must prepay three months, and have not been a member at least one year. See Fitness Desk Staff for details, 615 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. 223-3236

ATTENTION JACKSON BUSINESSES! Sign up your Jackson business NOW with JBCA's Shop Local program for the holidays! Sign your Jackson business up to participate in 3rd annual Plaid Friday! Invite shoppers to skip the mall on Black Friday and start their holiday shopping in Jackson! Jackson business owners are invited to sign up for the 3rd annual Plaid Friday happening this year on November 28 from 9am to 4pm. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store "Black Friday", and is designed to promote both local and independently-owned businesses during the holidays. Early registration is vital if you want your business included on the Plaid Friday Shopping Guide! For more information, please go to www.visitjacksonca.com, or contact Jeannette McDonald 223-1558. Brought to you by the Jackson Business & Community Association.
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Community Calendar
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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2014

October 27-November 2

AMADOR FARMERS MARKETS - The market schedules are: Jackson, Sundays, 9:00am-12:30; Pine Grove, Wednesdays, 3:00-6;00pm, Sutter Creek, Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00. Visit: www.amadorfarmersmarket.com

KOLO DANCE LESSONS 1-2-3 kick! You can do it! Join choreographer Marija for Kolo Dance Lessons at St. Sava's Church Hall (upstairs) every WEDNESDAY evening from 7-8PM. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, contact Mary Zellem, 408-460-5581 or email maryzellem@gmail.com.

WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF AN IEP FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS - Wednesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm, Margaret Dalton Children's Center, Jackson. Topics in this workshop for parents include: Rights of parents and their children with disabilities, relevant special education laws, effective communication with professionals, and much more! This workshop is FREE! Registration is required, please call the Family Resource Network at 800-847-3030. Free child care is also available. To sign up for child care at the workshop, please call First 5 Amador at 257-1092.

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREATING in downtown Jackson begins at 5:30pm this Friday, October 31. Visit: http://visitjacksonca.com/annual_events.html

CRAFT SHOW - Fri Oct 31 and Sat Nov 1 at 10AM at The Healing Word Church, Buckhorn Plaza, Pioneer, Highway 88 and Tiger Creek Road, 209-295-8699. Our 6th year hosting this fun Christmas event!  Craft Show Shoppers often say, "Quality hand made items at very reasonable prices." Inside and Outside vendors! All items hand made! Lunch, bake sale, free treats for kids. A variety of local crafters will sell: jewelry, Scentsy Candles, license plate art, calendars, soaps and lotions, greeting cards, place-mats, quilts, photography, headbands, and much, much more! Clever crafts, reasonable prices!

ANNOUNCING THE “FINAL FRIDAY” OPEN MIC - Every last Friday of the month from 7-9 pm at at Hein & Co. Bookstore 204 Main Street in Jackson. Bring poems, songs or stories you've written, to share,or just listen to local poets/musicians perform their work. Free event, donations for bookstore always welcomed. The first one is Halloween Night and costumes are encouraged.  Hope to see you there!


FIRST SATURDAY AMADOR ART TREK on Saturday, November 1 will spotlight a great variety of featured artists in each of nine galleries. Going on the Trek is FREE, from 1:00 to about 6:00 pm. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, or wine and cheese, but always fun and lively conversation.
Here is what the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries will be offering in November:
In Sutter Creek: AmadorArts Gallery  -“Affordable Gifts”- by  14 artists; Sutter Creek Gallery -Judy Day, watercolors and many media;  Fine Eye Gallery, Liz Collins,  giclee prints, and Anthony Hansen, metal sculpture;  Gallery 10 – well known painter Ted Smith; Chaos Glassworks –blown glass pieces by David Hopman; and Valley View Interiors. In Amador City:  Little City Studio & Gallery  - "Artful Giving and...Nifty Gifties,  Nov 7- Dec 22. In Jackson: Add Art. And in Mokelumne Hill: Petroglyphe Gallery  - “Light and Motion” by Doug Lawler.
Remember, you can always visit the galleries anytime; the First Saturday Art Trek is a great gallery-hopping time!  The next one will be on December 6th. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at www.amadorarts.org  or phone 209-267-9038.

BAROQUE MUSIC CONCERT - Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2 pm.  A Baroque music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music featuring the music of J-S Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, J-C Bach and others.  Corina Stoian, violin, Hank King, recorder, Ron Brickman, harpsichord, Jane Buzzard, oboe, Sandra Betti, flute, Gail Buzzard, bassoon, Alice Williams, cello. Free admission! Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.  Call (209) 293-4227 or go to www.mlfm.org for more information.

NEW YORK FITNESS OFFERS MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM! - Here are the details: Between October 31st and November 7th, current NYF members can earn $20 credit toward their membership by referring friends and family! The newly referred member will get an immediate $20 credit* toward their 1st month’s membership! *New member must prepay three months, and have not been a member at least one year. See Fitness Desk Staff for details, 615 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. 223-3236.
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LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS - AAUW’s Libations & Conversations group will meet Wednesday, November 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at National Hotel Bar in Jackson.  The topic of conversation is “You can’t be what you can’t see”, the importance of role models.
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.

PROGRESSIVE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE will meet on November 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m at Thomi's Banquet Room in Jackson. The Speakers for November will be Angela Geddis of Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center and Nicole Mulford of Victory Village Amador Veteran's Center
Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Sally at trestrail@gotsky.com or 209-267-0177 no later than Tuesday, November 4th (sooner if possible. The buffet luncheon is $15.00 which includes an entree, salad, vegetarian offering various drinks, coffee, tea, dessert, tax and tip. Pay at the door - cash (the exact amount is appreciated) or personal check only. NOTE and this is important: If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please call Sally at 209-267-0177 to cancel by Wednesday, November 5th at noon. If you do not show up and have not cancelled. You may be billed for the luncheon.

AMADOR BONSAI SOCIETY - The next meeting of the Amador Bonsai Society will be held on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. A presentation will be made by ABS member Don Thomas who will talk about styling azaleas, so bring your azalea bonsai for styling help! This will also be the election of officers for 2015. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Juliene at 209-245-4016. http://www.amadorbonsaisociety.com/

WORKSHOP: BODACIOUS SELF-CARE FOR WOMEN Saturday, November 8 from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm. It is for all you women out there who can never seem to find the time or energy to take care of yourself, because you feel guilty if you do, or because you are always busy taking care of someone else's needs. Stop the guilt; quit trying to be the ultra-super-woman, and come play. Open some doors to what brings you joy. Let it in!
  • Location - Yoga Moment Studio in the Buckhorn Plaza in Pioneer.
  • Space is limited so please register early.
  • Cost - $75 via check, cash, or PayPal.
  • Early bird special - register and pay by 11/1/14 and the cost is $60.
  • Includes a light lunch and snack.
  • Register online at www.robertapickett.com or email Roberta Pickett at pickettcoaching@gmail.com or call her at 209-295-6493
Roberta Pickett is a coach, trainer, published author, and TV Host of TSPN-TV's "Insights on Leadership and Life,"  MAOM, BA-Psych, and Member of Amador County Chamber of Commerce. A Professional Certified Coach through the ICF, she has been providing leadership coaching & training to individuals and organizations for fifteen years, following more than 20 years in leadership positions for a major telecommunications company.
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MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: SUMMER GARDEN WRAP-UP AND PLANNING FOR SPRING - The last Amador County Master Gardener class of the year will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 9AM-12 noon. At this free class we will have a fabulous presentation on what to do in the garden at the end of the summer vegetable season, what to do to get ready for your spring garden and how to care for your tools. Please come with the questions you have after this last season and prior to the next season. Classes will resume again in January. Some plants will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to support our Amador Master Gardener Program.This class will be held at the GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson (Martell). For more information contact the Master Gardeners at 223-6838 from 10am to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu

AMADOR DEMOCRATS will be doing a public service by helping keep America beautiful.  We will be picking up trash along Highway 88 on the following dates:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
We will meet at the usual place on Highway 88 across from the Sunset Cemetery.  Start time to be determined at a later date.
In Unity,
Steve Christensen
Member, Amador County Democratic Central Committee

AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) MEETING - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00PM at the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson 95642. Amador Flyfishers (AFF) explores California's steelhead opportunities with fishing guide Mark Papazian, who will demonstrate steelhead fly-tying beginning at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00pm general meeting and Mark’s presentation on "Flyfishing the Lost Coast for Steelhead".  During the Fall and Winter months, Mark eagerly chases steelhead in California's North Coast rivers, ranging from the Trinity River north to Humboldt County.  He spends his Summers guiding in Alaska for halibut and salmon.  Amador Flyfishers convenes the third Tuesday of each month to meet popular flyfishing guest speakers, share fishing experiences, and support fishery conservation issues.  AFF meetings are free and open to visitors! (www.amadorflyfishers.org) or contact Ron Calvert, secretary@amadorflyfishers.org
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Meetings:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
Amador County Final Adopted Budget 2014-2015
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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS:
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6 PM.
SUTTER CREEK PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 2nd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 PM
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
AMADOR WATER AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets on Thursdays at 9 AM
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Oral History Meetings - Aug through Dec

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.

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!
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BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START Mon Sept 15! You’re going to love square dancing! Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 15 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun, and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed. Mondays, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more information visitwww.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.


DOCK DIVING CLASSES FOR DOGS!
"I never thought I would get into to this fun DOCK DIVING sport - and then I got a Lab and Amador County got a regulation size dock diving pool!
In preparation for our introduction to Dock Diving I started introducing my Lab at 9 months this Spring to a stream, then a pool with steps, then my pool with a ramp into and ladder out of it, and then the full size dock diving pool. At first he was hesitant - though I went slowly and now he is diving at about 11 feet from the 2 foot high dock. At one year of age he will be going to his first NADD competition this month!
I have now started working with 2 of my other dogs (my Border Collie loves it even more than herding - WOW!) as well as quite a few folks in private lessons. It is really fun and satisfying to build a dog's confidence step by step to try something new. At first Miles, my Border Collie who liked swimming in lakes, wouldn't even put his paw into my pool . . . and now he is flying into the big pool! Many dogs who are comfortable going into a lake to swim, need some guidance their first few times going into a pool.
I am also teaching small group classes up to 4 dogs at Gold Country Pet Resort in Ione.  My next series starts Sept 15 - my August series is FULL! :-)  For more info and a video and some other pics please visit: http://dog-b-good.com/DockDivingClasses.html"

GOT SPANISH? Fall classes will begin next month and Nora Coryell, M.A., is taking reservations for individuals, and small groups who want to begin learning, or improve their Spanish now. Classes are inexpensive, on all levels as well as medical Spanish on two levels, and take place in various locations, generally once a week. For further information contact smokesignals@volcano.net or call 223-3322.

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

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

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

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

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
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! - AmadorMusicHub.com
Amador Vintner's Association - AmadorWine.com
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort - Events 2014
Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
Volcano Theatre Company - volcanotheatre.org
"War of the Worlds" diorama by Joseph W. Svec III displayed at Hein & Company Bookstore in Jackson
8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12
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SOPHIA’S WELL OF WISDOM - Meditation on Sundays at 10am and at 5pm; Wisdom Circle at 11am. October theme Harvesting Oneness: 9/7 In Everyday Life; 9/14 Through Head, Heart, & Hands; 9/21 Through Celebration; 9/28 Through Self-Care. Autumn Equinox Celebration with Rev. Tracy Johnson 9/21 at10 am. Women Writers, Monday at 6pm; A Course in Miracles study group, Tuesdays at7pm. Sacred Dance class with Amel Tafsout begins 9/24 at 4pm. Wednesday Meditation classes 10am and 6pm; call 209-304-6174 to register for next class. The spiritual center is located at 270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek. Visit www.sophiaswell.org or contact Rev. Patsy Walker Fine at 209-418-9003.  

SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW- Sun Oct 12. Applications are on the web site at: www.suttercreek.org. For more info, contact Lisa Klosowski at 267-1344

More announcements...
Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Renovation begins, seeks funding to complete tasks before Winter
No Casino In Plymouth: Support requested
Amador County Grand Jury Report 2013-2014

UPDATED PHONE NUMBERS for Upcountry Community, Ione Family Resource, & Camanche Lake Community Centers:
Upcountry Community Center
19386 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
P: (209) 296-2785
F: (209) 296-2782
Ione Family Resource Center
17 S. Buena Vista Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 274-4655
F: (209) 274-4665
Camanche Lake Community Center
4419 Camanche Pkwy N.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 763-2720
F: (209) 763-2740

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

AMADOR SENIOR VISITORS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Join a great group of people working in the community to help our Senior Citizens live safer, healthier lives. Please call Eileen at 223-0442 for information about how you can help!

DO YOU HAVE STACKS OF NEWSPAPERS laying around your house, waiting to be recycled? Then please bring them on down to the Busi Parking lot in Jackson behind Mel's. The Boy Scout Troops of Amador County are collecting your newspaper donations and accept on an on-going basis. The large cargo container sits at the very back of the parking lot. There should be pallets next to the dumpster, where everyone can leave their stacks. Anyone can drop off their newspapers 7 days a week, day or night. We ask that you only donate actual newspapers, no glossy advertising, magazines or books. All proceeds directly benefit the various Troops in Amador County. It's a Win-Win for everyone, Scouts, you and the environment! For more information, contact Jenny Fritz at artsychickenfarm@gmail.com
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Have an event flyer/poster? Have them posted on ACN for just $5/month (yes, month) or $50/year (yes, year) for unlimited flyer postings! Email carol@newsamador.com for more information.