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7 days ago
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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2 weeks ago
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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2 weeks ago

During our cold days and even colder winter nights, now’s the time for taking important steps in the care of bonsai trees, especially when most are hibernating. Sensei (teacher) Frank Garcia of Sonora will provide a free public demonstration on the basics of repotting and styling at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club’s meeting on Saturday, February 6. The meeting will be held at the Oak Shadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, located at 1330 Calaveritas Road (off Mt. Ranch Road) in San Andreas.

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2 weeks ago
February 6, 7, 20 and 21, the Amador County Model Railroad will have its doors open to the public. It will be open every other weekend after that. Our times for the winter and spring are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for both Saturday and Sunday. The model railroad is located on the bottom floor of the old school house in Sutter Creek. For more information, call Michael Presson, at (209) 418-5820, or follow our white and red signs pointing the way to the layout. [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Amador Literary Society and Hein & Co. Bookstore present the 2016 Creative Writing Workshop. In an accessible manner, national award-winning writer Sarah Luck Pearson presents the fundamentals of creative writing as they apply to fact-based stories and personal history. This writing environment is safe, rigorous and guaranteed to help you get stories out that will quickly surprise you in their depth and attention to craft. This workshop is for both new and experienced writers and runs for 12 weeks, February through April, on... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
The Progressive Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday, February 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi’s Banquet Room, in Jackson. The speaker will be Aleita Huguenin, Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Western States’ Caucus. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Sally, at trestrail@gotsky.com, or at (209) 267-0177, no later than Tuesday, February 2. This is an open meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15. [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
On Saturday, January 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Amador Master Gardeners will host a free class about nourishing your soil. Come and learn about the all-important plant medium: SOIL. Success in gardening depends on soil preparation. Methods of improving and maintaining your soil will be presented. The quality of your soil is one of the most important components of growing anything successfully. In this class will discuss types of soil and ways to improve soil including standard composting, and worm composting. Learn that clay soil... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, a GriefShare support group will begin meeting for a 13-week period starting Sunday, January 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Janese, at (209) 223-3202 for more information. [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
The Italian Benevolent Society Christmas basket crew. From left: Rich Kendall, Financial Secretary; Tom Esposito, 1st VP; Bob Bovero, President; Rick Wagstaff, Bocce Chairman; Matt Toma, Trustee; Jerry Giordano, Trustee and chairman of the event; Gordon Fazzio, Sgt. of Arms. Craig Battaglia was also part of the crew, but was delivering food at the time of the photo. Photo by Steve Routt
This was the third year that members of the Italian Benevolent Society, in cooperation with the Interfaith Food Bank, donated Christmas baskets to twenty-two families in Amador County. The delicious dinners consisted of turkey and all the fixings and made for a delicious feast for the recipients. The Italian Benevolent Society is proud of its community involvement at Christmastime and throughout the year. [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
You are invited to compete in a contest for solo instrumentalists, sponsored by your local Rotary Club. Rotary District 5190 is proud to announce its annual Youth Instrumental Music Contest. The local contest will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson. Prize money for the local contest is $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. The finals will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Atlantis Casino, in Reno, NV, and the top prize is $1,000 for a three-to-eight-minu... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago
Sierra Belles, a ladies’ luncheon group meets the first Tuesday of each month except July and August. For the February 2 meeting, our speaker will be Kelly Reason, Director of the Amador County Animal Control and Adoption Center. For additional information, please call (209) 296-1151. [Read more]
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4 weeks ago
Amador County Women’s Network will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, at Thomi’s Banquet Room, in Jackson. Our speaker this month is Dirk Deckard, author of Fire Sense, Know What Firemen Know. After our last fire season, this is a meeting you won’t want to miss. Formed in 1989, ACWN provides an opportunity for women in Amador County to network, share ideas and provide services to the community and our local high school girls’ scholarships. Lunch is $20. RSVP at acwnonline.org, or email debbielavielle@comacast.net. [Read more]
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4 weeks ago
LGBT is a Social Group in Jackson for lesbian, gay, bi and trans adults. Please note the changes. The January meetings will be held on Friday, January 15 and Friday, January 29 at Hein & Co. (Upstairs) from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Confidential, fun, and safe environment. Make new friends and help build community. For more information call: (209) 256-3750. [Read more]
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12/29/2015 11:31 AM

SIR Branch 15 will hold its January 2016 luncheon meeting on January 21 at Harran Hall Our Lady of the Pines Church in Pioneer. Social hour starts at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at 12. The scheduled speaker for our January luncheon will be Wild West Law Dogs.

SIR is open to any retired man who is interested in activities such as golf, fishing, tours and travel and RVing. All SIR activities are organized by the membership. Those interested in socializing with old and new friends are also encouraged to join. For more information...

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12/29/2015 11:23 AM
We invite all stroke survivors and caregivers to join us at our monthly meeting. Be amazed! This is not the support group you might expect. Join 20+ wonderful people for laughs, sharing or just listening. There’s a lot more you need to know about strokes. Coffee and sweets available. Hugs by request. All age levels. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. in the Meadows conference room in the Outpatient building at Sutter Amador Hospital. The next meeting will be on January 7. For more information, call Mike at (209)... [Read more]
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12/29/2015 11:28 AM
The Progressive Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi’s Banquet Room in Jackson. The speakers for January will be Robert Derlet and Robert Carabas, candidates for US Congress and CA State Assembly. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Sally at trestrail@gotsky.com or (209) 267-0177 no later than January 5. All those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15. Pay at the door - cash or personal check only. [Read more]
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12/29/2015 11:17 AM

Xi Psi Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will be having its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 4, at 12:30 p.m,. at the home of Donna Temple, in Pine Grove. If you are unable to attend, please call Donna at (209) 296-0945. See you there.

Preceptor Nu Omega, Beta Sigma Phi

The next meeting of Preceptor Nu Omega, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is Wednesday, January 6, at the home of Ginger Upton, at 12:30 p.m. for socializing. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. Remember to bring donations for the inter-denominational program...

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12/22/2015 11:39 AM
Marc Berman as Robert Burns and Alicia McNeil as Jean Armour. Photo courtesy of the Mother Lode Scots

For more than 200 years, Scots throughout the world have gathered in January for Burns Suppers to celebrate the life of Robert Burns, the prolific poet and lyricist of the 18th century.

As Scots began to migrate from Scotland to countries around the world, honoring Roberts Burns became a way to get together to have fun, raise a few glasses of Scotch to toast “The Bard,” his writings and songs and to celebrate their own heritage.

An “everyman” poet and farmer considered by many to be the Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns authored...

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12/22/2015 11:12 AM
Is iCloud backup safe or Risky?Are free backup services OK? Lean about personal data backup, external hard drives, when and what to backup and personal backup strategies. Also, learn about business data backup options: redundancy hard drives, incremental or full data, off-site data storage and third party services. Disaster recovery and how to restore data will also be covered. The cost of this seminar is $30 per person or $50 per couple; Business discount is $25 for a minimum of two. This seminar will be held January 30, 2016 from... [Read more]
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12/22/2015 11:02 AM
The Mother Lode Bonsai Club welcomes the new year with a newly-elected board of directors, consisting of David Anderson, Leon “Sonny” Cozzo and Frank Garcia, along with continuing board member Barbara Grogan. Returning officers are Bob Dean (president), Doug Lau (vice president), Kendra North (secretary), and Paul Van Natta (treasurer). Annie Dunaway-Costain is the club’s webmaster. In addition, the group has moved its monthly meeting site to the Oak Shadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, located at 1330 Calaveritas Road (off Mt. Ranch... [Read more]
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