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The annual Farm Tour and Dinner will be August 22 at Helwig Winery. Tickets are on sale now at any of the four local Amador Farmers Markets or online at farmsofamador.com. For more info, visit amadorfarmersmarket.com.

Salsa Contest

There will be a salsa contest at the Amador Farmers Market in Sutter Creek from 9 to noon on August 6, and in Pine Grove from 4 to 7 p.m. on August 17. The contests will be judged at have 1st and 2nd place prizes.

Amador Corvette Club

Amador Corvette Club will meet on August 2 at...

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The Amador Countywide Dairy Goat group represented Amador County in the dairy goat show during the dairy turn from July 16 through 20 at the California State Fair, and they were very successful. While the numbers were small, the wins were big. The participating members were Danielle Dentone, Macie Dentone, Nicole Dentone and Anthony Baldenegro, assisted by Vincent Baldenegro. The 4-H-ers entered their Alpine dairy goats in both the junior division and open division, and they had a total of 13 goats (Anthony had five, Danielle had... [Read more]
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George Williams and his 1967 Camaro won the People’s Choice award.

The Amador County Council 1849, Knights of Columbus, held its second annual Knight Rider Car Show on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in the parking lot of St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, in Martell.

With the help of more than 45 business sponsorships from Amador County and beyond, this year’s event was a huge success, as just over 80 cars were displayed.

The Car Show Committee, headed by David Payne, added one new feature: the People’s Choice Award. Members of the general public attending the show were able to vote for the car of...

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2 weeks ago

Screenings will be Thursday, August 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. For 3, 4 and 5 year old children with developmental and/or social-emotional (challenging behavior) concerns. For questions, location and to register for an appointment, call First 5 Amador at (209) 257-1092.

Dad & Me

Calling all dads, uncles, grandpas, etc. Join us for a morning of fun activities for children aged 0-5 years old. Let’s learn some yoga! This Dad & Me event will be held at Amador Yoga on July 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes while...

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06/30/2016 12:53 PM

There are a couple of celestial events to get excited about this month. NASA’s Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter on July 4 after a long, five-year journey. Later in the month, keep your eyes to the sky for meteors from the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower; it should peak July 28/29 with a frequency of up to 20 meteors per hour.

The Gold Country Astronomers are hosting their monthly star party Saturday, July 9 at the Jackson Tailing Wheels Park. Setup begins around 7 p.m., and dark falls around 9. Only a couple of days...

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06/30/2016 1:06 PM
Members of the Mother Lode Rose Society will be sharing with the public their favorite gardening tools at the monthly meeting on July 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. These skilled rose-gardeners will demonstrate the use of their special tools to complete tasks including pruning, tilling or grooming their favorite flower. They may even share information on protective gear from those rose prickles. An extra treat for visitors is the ice cream social. There will be different ice cream... [Read more]
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06/30/2016 12:47 PM

Our next meeting will be July 12 at 10 a.m. in the Mt. Zion Church, in Pine Grove. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at this (new) location. This month we will have four demonstrations after the meeting on varying quilting techniques.Please join us. For more information, contact our President, Sue Green, at (209) 295-7422.

Adopt a cat

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! Free cat and kitten adoptions are available at the Calaveras County Animal Shelter, 901 Jeff Tuttle Drive, in San Andreas, this month or while funds...

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06/23/2016 12:26 PM
The Carson Pass Information Station is offering a number of interpretive walks this summer. Dennis Price leads the “History of Carson Pass” walk on Saturdays through September 10. This hike begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Mike Mahoney will be leading a “Meet the Trees of Carson Pass” interpretive walk on Friday, July 15. This hike also starts at 10 a.m. and will last roughly 1.5 hours. Carson Pass Ranger Frank Tortorich leads a “Walk with the Ranger” hike on Saturday, July 9. This 1.5 hour stroll begins at 10... [Read more]
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06/16/2016 12:05 PM

AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group is meeting on Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Imperial Hotel, 14202 Old Highway 49, in Amador City. The topic for discussion is, “Have Our Heroes Evolved? Gender Stereotypes in Pop Culture” led by AAUW branch member Sandee Bowman. No-host bar will be available. No need to RSVP, just come join the fun and bring a friend!

Roundtable Discussion with

Congressman McClintock

Come join us for a roundtable discussion with Congressman McClintock. Mix and mingle on...

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06/09/2016 11:51 AM
From left: Noemma Olagaray, Kayla Ramsdell, Gia Gamma, Lola Kim and Emmilynn Angie-Buss. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Liberty Oaks Pony Club is proud to announce on Saturday, May 21, Noemma Olagaray and Lola Kim received their D1/D2 certification, Emmilynn Angie-Buss received her D2 certification, and Gia Gamma (age six) received her D1 certification in their riding abilities and horse management skills. Congratulations, girls, on a job well done! We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to Gateway Horse Trainer and A Certification (highest level achievable), Kayla Ramsdell for conducting the certifications at Gateway Farm.

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06/09/2016 11:37 AM
Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club presents its second annual Groovin’ in the Grove on Monday, July 4, at Pine Grove Park. The free music concert will run from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. with live performances by Route 88 and Blow Daddy. Beer, wine and food will be for sale, including tasty offerings from Blue Moon Cafe, Fat Freddy’s, Kneading Dough Bakery and Mr. Beefy’s. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair. Shade tents are welcome. Sorry, not umbrellas or pets allowed. Parking for the event will be in the Church Street lot courtesy of Volcano... [Read more]
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06/02/2016 11:25 AM

Soroptimist International of Amador County has elected new officers for the 2016-2017 year. Our president will be Beth Arnold; first vice-president is Val Kreth; second vice-president is Donna Miller; recording secretary is Linda Matulich; corresponding secretary is Andrea Karr; treasurer is Angie Murchison; assistant treasurer is Connie Herrell; and directors are Marie Lindsey and Pat Woodard. They were installed at the annual June member party.

If you are interested in learning more about Soroptimist of Amador County, call Val...

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06/02/2016 11:42 AM

The Upcountry Community Council will meet on June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall on Buckhorn Ridge Road, in Pioneer.

We will be hearing from Jim Guidi all about our new upcountry radio station, which will help upcountry residents, during any disasters, to know where to go and what to do. We also will have a surprise for you! We hope to see you there and hope you bring some friends too.

Sierra Gold Quilt Guild

The Sierra Gold Quilt Guild will meet June 14, and every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the New...

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05/26/2016 12:13 PM
The Jackson Woman’s Club will hold their season finale meeting on Tuesday June 7. The purpose of the meeting will be to review and celebrate the philanthropic awards which this club presented during 2015/2016. The donations have been for local organizations including the Amador County Fair, Sober Grad, Senior Center, Common Ground Meal Program, Butte Fire Victims, Argonaut High School Band, American Legion Ambulance, Operation Care, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Victory Village and the Tri-County Wildlife. Also, in conjunction... [Read more]
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05/26/2016 12:11 PM

Kitty Belendez is addicted to the Floribunda Rose, “The Workhorse of the Rose Garden.” She is a member of the Santa Clarita Rose Society, and she has won many awards with her entries over the years.

The Mother Lode Rose Society is honored to have this inspirational speaker describe how she and her husband became addicted to growing this beautiful variety of roses, the Floribunda. Kitty has been raising roses for over 30 years. In the beginning, she only grew hybrid teas, but her eye seemed to focus on the lovely sprays of the...

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05/26/2016 12:38 PM

Edible and Poisonous Plants and Herbs

Many plants in your yard may be edible including the herbs you are familiar with. Each year over 100,000 people in the United States call Poison Control Centers about plant and mushroom exposures. There is no easy “test” for knowing which plants are poisonous. Some plants may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps. Some plants have substances which are irritating to the skin, mouth, and tongue. Immediate burning pain is common, and sometimes stomach upset, mouth and tongue...

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05/19/2016 12:15 PM

ACAA Meeting

Wire jewelry artist and teacher Karen Crane will be demonstrating at the June 8 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, commencing at 7 p.m. in the Jackson Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road. Crane will demonstrate free-form, wire-wrap techniques that can be used to create pendants and earrings as well as room and porch hangers. The public is invited and new members encouraged. For more information about ACAA, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

Sutter Creek Adventure Crew

Sutter Creek Adventure Crew is a...

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05/19/2016 12:33 PM
Mother Lode Harvest, a local foods and farm products association, is having its spring quarter open house at the farm of one of its producer members on Sunday, May 22, from noon. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Casa de la Pradera, the farm of Alice Kaiser, 20161 American Flat Road, in Fiddletown. Mother Lode Harvest members, as well as local residents who would like to learn about sustainable agriculture and accessing local food, are invited to tour the farm and enjoy demonstrations, information and light refreshments. Other... [Read more]
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05/12/2016 12:31 PM

AAUW Libations & Conversations

AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group is meeting on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Feist Wines, 15 Eureka Street, in Sutter Creek. The topic for discussion is “ERA-What does it mean if it passes?” led by Isabel Singleton. No-host wine will be available. No need to RSVP, just come join the fun and bring a friend! AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to all...

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05/05/2016 1:14 PM

UCC Meeting

Upcountry Community Council will be meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in the Veteran’s Hall in Buckhorn Road, in Pioneer. Jim Guidi will be there to discuss the new FM station of KVGC. Two guest speakers from PG&E will also be present. All Upcountry residents are encouraged to attend.

Mother Lode Quilters’ Guild

The Mother Lode Quilters' Guild will meet on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sutter Creek Methodist Church. For more information, call Carla at (209) 267-9261.

Meet & Greet with Frank Axe

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