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Elizabeth Rhein
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Jackson Rotary distributes dictionaries to all third graders in the county. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Studies show that there is a direct correlation between children’s inability to read at the end of third grade and the number of prisons and jails that need to be operational. Yet something as simple as having a book of their own can help alleviate this problem. And what better book than a dictionary, with its endless opportunity to learn new words and facts about the world around us? That’s part of the reason that Rotary International sponsors a program called Dictionary Day, and why Jackson Rotary has quietly been part of it for 10... [Read more]
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Beverly Rose Hopper
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Charlotte Owendyk. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Roses are the Queen of Flowers, and every Queen needs her Court. Companion plants complement the beauty of roses. On Tuesday March 3, at 1:30 p.m., the Mother Lode Rose Society is privileged to present “Companion Plants for Roses” with special guest speaker Charlotte Owendyk. The program is free, open to all and held at the Amador Senior Center, located at 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson.

Companion plants are like the icing on the cake, and just as it’s important to use the right ingredients when baking, the right companion...

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Sierra Madre Garden Club will host its monthly meeting on Feb. 24. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Kindergarten Kick-Off

Starting Kindergarten this year? Are you and your child ready? You are invited to an evening at your new school. First 5 Amador and school district staff will answer questions and help you prepare for this big step. Offered at all Amador County elementary schools. Sign-ups are not required, but call ahead if free childcare is needed, at (209) 257-1092. School meeting times are as follows: Jackson Elementary, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6 to 7 p.m.; Plymouth Elementary, Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; Pine Grove...

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Tessa Marguerite
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A very "Sherlockian" Kathy Boyd Fellure, founder and leader of Amador Fiction Writer Critique Group. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

On February 2, the Amador Fiction Writers Critique Group celebrated their ninth anniversary with a photo shoot in the Baker Street West room at Hein & Company Used and Rare Bookstore, in Jackson. Members of the AFWCG write in genres of history, romance, contemporary women's, children's, young adult, international thriller, mystery, fantasy and magical realism. For more information on the group, visit amadorfictionwriters.com.

In the photo, from left, are AFWCG members Carrie McAlsiter, Sarah Armstrong-Garner, Kathy Boyd Fellure,...

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02/05/2015 11:40 AM
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Quilters wanted as passengers for a field trip to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles to tour their Antique Ohio Amish Quilt exhibit on Friday, Feb. 27, sponsored by the Mother Lode Quilters’ Guild. Cost is $49, which includes bus fee, admission, tour, gratuity, water and snacks. Lunch is available within walking distance of the museum. The 45-passenger bus leaves Jackson at 8 a.m., and returns home by 6 p.m. On the way home, we will stop in Livermore at In Between Stitches quilt store. For further details, contract Rita... [Read more]
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02/05/2015 10:12 AM
Volcano Theatre Company invites you to audition for its upcoming original play. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Auditions

Volcano Theatre Company invites you to audition for its upcoming original play, “The Great Amador Carnival of 1886,” or “What’s a Damsel to Do?” written by Rolf Hein and Dana Hein, directed by Rolf Hein. This melodrama is a rollicking romp through the old days of Amador. Acting, singing and dancing parts are available for men, women and children of various ages. Come join us for all the fun on the following dates: Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, Feb. 18,...

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01/23/2015 10:24 AM
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Want to grow fresh vegetables for both spring and summer? This free class, sponsored by the UCCE Amador Master Gardeners will cover garden planning and preparation plus a discussion of crops you can grow and the best time to plant based on your elevation/micro-climate. Find out what crops you can direct seed, how to start seeds for transplants, and timing for transplants. Would you like to grow organically? The benefits and ins and outs of growing organically will be included in the class.

This class will be held on Feb. 7, 9...

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01/23/2015 10:16 AM
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On Jan. 31, the Mother Lode Rose Society is hosting this Fabulous Rose Auction of beautiful Star Roses, complete with a Power Point presentation of the roses being auctioned. The bidding will be brisk with such levity as our standby auctioneer, Martin Hopper, boosts the bidding price until you get the rose you want.

The time is perfect for replacing that non-productive rose that barely exists in your garden. Some of the roses being auctioned are:

St. Patrick: A bit o’green highlights the golden blooms of this novel rose....

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01/23/2015 10:12 AM
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Mother Lode Bonsai Club will get back-to-basics at its free public demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 7. The technique of wiring and styling will be presented by Frank Garcia, of Sonora, as part of the club’s monthly agenda. The demonstration will follow the member meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., at the former Calaveras County Water District office, located at 423 E. St. Charles Street (Highway. 49), in San Andreas.

“The purpose of wiring is to direct a part of the tree into a new position for visual appeal or for corrective...

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01/16/2015 11:06 AM
At last year’s luncheon, the Sierra Belles modeled fun and functional fashions. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come join us for a fun and fabulous event, on March 3, at the Jackson Rancheria, Ballroom A. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and fashion show starting at 12:30 p.m. All clothing being modeled is from the Hospice Thrift Store. The cost is $25 and includes free $10 slot or match play at the Casino. The event will include raffle prizes and a Grand Prize donated by the Casino. For tickets, please call Linda at (209) 274-9910, before the deadline on February 24. No walk- ins accepted.

Sierra Belles is a ladies’ social group...

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01/16/2015 10:47 AM
Victoria Robinson is remembered through a high school art scholarship. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Victoria Robinson Art Scholarship

An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School for 2015 and ongoing years. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Mother Lode Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting volunteers to assist with monitoring the quality of...

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01/16/2015 10:43 AM
The Deal and Dine committee, Andrea Dye and Heidi Wintsch. Below, Sutter Creek Woman’s Club members Norva Fagg, Maggie Lambert, Dixie Pinelli and Kathy Brown. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Sutter Creek Woman’s Club held its first meeting of the year at the Sutter Creek Community Center. Hostess Stephanie Woolverton served a lovely luncheon to the members at noon.

The members enjoyed a presentation from four local women who spoke on growing up in Amador County. Norva Fagg, Maggie Lambert, Dixie Pinelli and Kathy Brown gave an intimate view on how life really was in those early days. All the women spoke of many fond memories and the kindness of neighbors.

A business meeting followed, with discussion about...

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01/16/2015 10:39 AM
The Arc of Amador & Calaveras gratefully accepted a check from the Knights of Columbus. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Last October, the Knights of Columbus Amador County Council 1849, held its annual Intellectual Disabilities Fundraiser (aka the Tootsie Roll Drive), at several locations in Amador County. This drive, coordinated through the Columbian Charities, is identified to direct funds to the local organization responsible for educating their citizens with intellectual handicaps.

Each year, Amador Knights have designated, The Arc as the recipient of these donations. This year, through the generosity of all Amador County citizens, The Arc...

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01/09/2015 10:50 AM
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Creative Spirit Families and Laurie Story Vela are offering multiple classes in a five-week series that culminates in a Friday evening sharing concert.

The concert and all classes are held in the Community Building, located at 33 Church Street, in Sutter Creek. Class dates include Jan 23, 28, Feb 11, 18 and 25.

Class participants will share songs and creations in a Feb. 27 Friday Concert, at 7 p.m., where the public is invited to attend.

Classes include morning ChildSing Song Circles for children up to 5 years of age and...

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Tessa Marguerite
01/09/2015 10:38 AM
Miss Irene Adler and Mrs. Hudson. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Beth Barnard and Linda Hein are the eccentric creators of Amador County’s Sherlockian Society, called Holmes’ Hounds. What began as two long-time friends discussing their favorite books and authors, has transformed into a community of whimsical individuals with a fascination of the most re-written character in history: Sherlock Holmes.

After Barnard and Hein had “set the cogs in motion,” they, and their husbands, became the four founding members of the society. One of the many unique aspects of Holmes’ Hounds, is that every...

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01/09/2015 10:26 AM
Stay Fit After 50 at Ione Community United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet in the Ione Memorial Hall on the second Friday of each month. Family dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

January PlayShop

Creative Spirit Families is hosting its January PlayShop: Release & Embrace, on Sunday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the Sutter Creek Community Building, located at 33 Church Street, in Sutter Creek. The event is free. Potluck supper will begin at 5 p.m. We’ll share songs, Burning Bowl, Treasure Maps and Dream Keepers as we...

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01/02/2015 10:09 AM
Pine needle basketry classes available in Fiddletown. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Xi Psi Alpha

Xi Psi Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold its next meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, at the home of Carole Sooy. Meet for socializing at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The program will be presented by a guest speaker from the Jackson homeless shelter. Direct questions to Katy Switzer, at (209)-304-4629.

Looking To Preserve History

IBCA is looking for information and photographs of two historical locations in town: the parking area on the west end of Main Street that decades ago, was the Women’s Center;...

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01/02/2015 10:19 AM
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When people think of bonsai, what generally comes to mind are miniature trees grown over rock in small pots or containers. In this style, roots flow into many interesting directions and patterns, giving the tree its unique appearance. The shape and texture of the rock is also an important consideration, for they add to the richness of the composition.

Mother Lode Bonsai Club will host a working demonstration on root-over-rock styling at its Saturday, Jan. 3, meeting. The demonstration, conducted by Frank Garcia, of Sonora, is...

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Myrna-Kay Robison
12/21/2014 12:12 PM
Kelsi Himmel on the Napo River in Yasuni
A program of interest to Amador residents is being presented by American Association of University Women (AAUW). The speaker will be Kelsi Himmel, Environmental Educator, discussing her recent experience viewing the impact of oil extraction and mining on ecosystems and communities in Ecuador’s rainforest. Kelsi will be describing her recent trip and her direct observations of consequences in the region of the Yasuni which borders the Napo River, as well as other regions affected in Ecuador. She will show a film and follow it with a... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
12/26/2014 11:16 AM
Kim Grady, standing in for her mother-in-law, Karen Grady, $200 winner, with Ryan Grady; and Dahkota Brown with $500 winner Sherri Carson, and her children Lilyahna and Kharisma. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

The Native Education Raising Dedicated Students club recently held a raffle offering prizes of $500 and $200, to raise funds for their second annual NERDS Youth Gathering. “We were hoping to raise $2,000,” said NERDS Founder and President Dahkota Brown. Brown and Vice President of Nerds, Ryan Grady, distributed tickets to various chapters of NERDS at Amador High School, Argonaut High School, Jackson Jr. High and Wilton Rancheria. Both Brown and Grady are juniors at Argonaut High School.

After approximately one month of selling...

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