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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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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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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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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.

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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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03/31/2016 11:41 AM

Liberty Oaks Pony Club (aka LOPC) would like to welcome their newest members Michaelynn Angie (age 24) from Jackson, Emilynn Angie-Buss (age 12) from Jackson, Cassidy Arteaga (age 21) from Stockton, Gia Gamma (age 6) from Valley Springs and Lola Kim (age 13) from Lodi.

Michaelynn is currently our oldest Pony Club member. She has been riding horses since age three and is passionate about draft horses. She was previously a Pony Club member and thoroughly enjoys riding cross country and eventing. She has competed in dressage and even...

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03/31/2016 11:44 AM
Consulting Rosarian Hilde Langlet. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode is rich with historical roses. Pioneers often brought cuttings of their favorite roses, fragrant mementos of home, as they traveled across the prairies to settle out west. Some of these roses that were first planted 100 years ago can still be seen blooming today along country roads and on family homesteads. Old garden roses, also known as antique, heirloom or heritage roses, are especially suitable to the rural landscape of the Gold Rush country.

At the April 5 meeting of the Mother Lode Rose Society, Consulting...

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03/31/2016 12:11 PM

Progressive Women’s Committee

The Progressive Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi’s Banquet Room in Jackson. The program for April will be Meet the Candidates. All candidates for Supervisory Districts One, Two and Four have been invited. Reservations are required and may be made at trestrail@gotsky.com or 209-267-0177 no later than Tuesday, April 5. This is an Open Meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15. Pay at the door, cash or personal check only....

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03/24/2016 12:44 PM
The 1920’s home of Karen Sage and Chuck Laughlin is situated behind the converted church. Photo courtesy of AAUW
American Association of University Women Amador County’s 44th annual Home Tour, in the captivating town of Amador City, delivers wine country charm, tours of unique foothill homes and Gold Country historical sites. Join AAUW on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for an intimate view of California’s smallest incorporated city and its Gold Rush era buildings. The homes on the tour are, in turn, historic and modern. One of the homes actually consists of two buildings, a converted church and a renovated 1920’s home, which has been... [Read more]
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03/24/2016 12:53 PM

Beta Sigma Phi

The next meeting of the Preceptor Nu Omega, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is Wednesday, April 6, at the home of Shelby Fairfield at 12:30 p.m. for socializing; the meeting will start at 1 p.m. Remember to bring donations for the inter-denominational program, Break Bread with Friends, coupons for the schools and Redplum coupons. Please call Shelby at (209) 267-0515 for information. This month we will have a special guest, Marilynn Dillon, who will do a program on her recent trip to Israel. Everyone is welcome to come....

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03/17/2016 12:10 PM

Wild about Wildlife

Tri County Wildlife Care presents “Wild about Wildlife” on Friday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Feed Barn. They will have a wide variety of owls and hawks at the seminar. It will be and educational opportunity for wildlife lovers. Call (209) 223-2809 to reserve your space at this free presentation.

Calaveras County Women’s Network

Calaveras County Women’s Network’s monthly meeting is Tuesday, March 22 at the Murphys Hotel, in Murphys. Our meetings are open to all local business women. Our speaker this month...

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03/15/2016 9:18 AM
Amador County Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring a program in March because that is Women’s History Month. The program is important since HIStory often neglects to mention HERstory. It will be focused on a tribute to America’s first Congresswoman, the controversial and courageous Jeannette Rankin. This program will include a film featuring her life story following her election to Montana’s congress in 1916. She continued on as an ardent and determined pacifist throughout her political career,... [Read more]
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03/10/2016 12:37 PM

Amador County Artists Association

Dale Latinen, nationally known watercolor artist and teacher, will be demonstrating at the April 13 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, commencing at 7 p.m. in the Jackson Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road. Laitinen will demonstrate on Aquabord, a clay painting surface. The public is invited and new members are encouraged. For more information about ACAA, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

Calaveras Master Gardeners

The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden...

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03/03/2016 11:28 AM
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free twelve-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held Wednesdays at St. Patrick Church, 115 Court Street (in the room of Kearney Street) in Jackson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meetings are free and open to anyone. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.s. and the world, call (781) 932-6300 or locally (16) 995-1800, or visit food addicts.org... [Read more]
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03/04/2016 8:58 AM
Jeannette Rankin
Amador County Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring a program in March because that is Women’s History Month. The program is important since HIStory often neglects to mention HERstory. It will be focused on a tribute to America’s first Congresswoman, the controversial and courageous Jeannette Rankin. This program will include a film featuring her life story following her election to Montana’s congress in 1916. She continued on as an ardent and determined pacifist throughout her political career,... [Read more]
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02/25/2016 12:21 PM
Student volunteers served food, bused tables, handed out silverware, and helped with clean-up. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Students from Argonaut’s Interact and Anti-Bullying Club volunteered their time in San Francisco at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. Argonaut’s Interact Club is sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club. Interact is a club for people ages 12 to 18 who want to tackle issues in the community by carrying out hands-on service projects.Rotarians Jim Wilmarth and Ashley Carnicello are the representatives from the Jackson Rotary Club and work with the Argonaut staff to promote various service projects throughout the school year. The... [Read more]
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02/25/2016 12:37 PM

Master Food Perservers

So you had a great year hunting and fishing! But what can you do with your bounty besides freezing? Learn from an expert to safely preserve your catch in this class on curing, smoking, dehydrating, and pressure canning fish and game. We’ll cover the benefits of dry rubs and brining and you will learn to make your own venison jerky. Join us for this class and learn about the benefits of preserving fish and game on Saturday, March 12, 2016 between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B...

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02/18/2016 12:22 PM

Disaster Preparedness Fair

Wildfire, flood, winter storms, drought: be ready for whatever Mother Nature dishes out. Come to the Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lockwood Station 152, at the corner of Shake Ridge and Hale Road in Volcano. There will be raffle prizes, bake sale, hot coffee and cider. This event is hosted by Lockwood Fire Protection District and Amador Fire Safe Council. For more information, call AFSC at (209) 295-6200.

Kick off to Kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten...

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02/04/2016 1:46 PM
The four Rotary Clubs of Amador County are launching an awareness campaign, focusing on how they make a difference in our community. The clubs include Amador Upcountry, Ione, Jackson and the Plymouth-Foothill areas. The key messages of this campaign will build on Rotary values, and connecting through friendship and action. Amador County Rotary Clubs offer fun and vibrant environments that provide members the opportunity to contribute both their professional and life skills to the betterment of the community in which they live. ... [Read more]
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01/28/2016 12:44 PM
The Argonaut A Model “A” Club invites everyone who has an interest in Amador County history or Ford Model “A”s to join us at our monthly lunch on the third Saturday of every month. We meet at 11 a.m. at Colina de Oro, in Plymouth. Our next meeting is February 20. For more information, call Jacque at (209) 223-5613 or Linda at 267-0937. [Read more]
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