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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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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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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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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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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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05/05/2016 1:08 PM
Amador Branch of American Association of University Women again completed a successful Home Tour this April. Proceeds from the annual Home Tour go to provide scholarships for students in our local community. The awards are for junior high students headed to Tech Trek this summer and also to students going to community and upper division colleges this fall. On Saturday May 14, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the scholarship recipients and their family members will gather together with AAUW members for the Scholarship Awards Presentation.... [Read more]
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05/02/2016 8:52 AM

Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman, the producer host of KFBK Garden Show in Sacramento each Sunday will amaze you and catch your attention with his knowledge of Beneficial Insects and Plants that attract them. The Mother Lode Rose Society will host this interesting speaker at their meeting on May 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. At the Amador Senior Center 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. Nature is filled with “good bugs, crawling and flying creatures” whose diet consists of munching on the pests that ravage your garden plants.

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04/28/2016 12:42 PM

Student Art Show

Come see the best artwork by local high school students at a special awards reception on Tuesday, May 10, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the Amador County School District office, 217 Rex Avenue, in Jackson. The show will run until May 27. The Amador County Artists Association sponsors this annual Student Art Show to encourage students to pursue their fine arts talent. This year, the judge will be Sharon Galligan, and cash prizes and ribbons will be presented at the reception. Prizes include Best of School and Best of Show....

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04/21/2016 12:25 PM
The Sutter Creek Woman’s Club held its annual April meeting at the Sutter Creek Community Center this month. A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the yearly Philanthropy Awards. The organizations that received checks were Common Ground ($750), Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation ($750), Amador County Animal Adoption ($500), Hospice ($500), Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation ($750) and the Willow Springs School ($250). For over 100 years, the Sutter Creek Woman’s Club has contributed to the betterment of its... [Read more]
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04/21/2016 12:18 PM

Amador County Artists Association

Are you ready for the fair? At the May 11 meeting of the ACAA, artist Sharon Galligan will provide suggestions on how to improve your work in time for the July Amador County Fair. Bring 2 or 3 paintings and let Sharon help turn your work into a prize winner. ACAA meets each month on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. The public is invited and new members are encouraged. For more information, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

LFPD Flea Market...

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04/14/2016 12:52 PM

Sierra Madre Garden Club

Robin Peters will present a program on orchids when the club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson. Robin was tasked with keeping orchids alive that had been given to his wife. Over time his interest carried him to importation, cultivation and propagation of tropical orchids from Africa, Madagascar, and surrounding regions. Robin’s talk will center around keeping alive “grocery store” and big box orchids by implementing key changes to...

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