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The Calaveras County Garden Club will present their 6th Annual Craft Faire at Frogtown, USA Saturday, October 24. The Faire will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission and parking.

Shoppers will receive a free tote bag to fill, donated by Mark Twain Medical Center, San Andreas.

Come enjoy a wonderful autumn day of shopping in the Foothills. The Craft Faire will feature an array of quality hand-crafted treasures in the Mark Twain Hall. A variety of food vendors will be available throughout the day for your...

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Professionals: You are invited to share information with our students at Amador High School’s College and Career Fair. It will be held Thursday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP by September 10 to Mel Jagoda, at mjagoda@acusd.org or (209) 257-7357. [Read more]
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Owners of Apple computer products who are having trouble getting their iMacs or iPads to do exactly what they would like are encouraged to bring their questions to the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group to be held Tuesday, September 8, beginning at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Road, just off Highway 4. “From time to time, we all have frustrations with our computers,” states Norm Milsner. “During the meeting we will do our best to address these problems and see if we make... [Read more]
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Themed décor will create magic and mystery transporting you to the famed Masquerade Balls of Renaissance Venice. La Bella Notte will delight you with entertainment from a variety of local talent including operatic arias performed by Kellsey Long, Nicole Mulford and Jake Guidi, and classical ballet and contemporary dance by The Studio. Elegantly plated Italian cuisine featuring Bistecca Florentine and Shrimp Scampi followed by Roman Style Tiramisu will delight your palate. A panoply of live and silent auction items will showcase a... [Read more]
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From left: Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), Teya Renfree, Suki Frease-Renfree (holding the resolution), Bethany Renfree, Kayla-Wakalee Parker, Eliana Renfree, Angelina Renfree, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Bethany Renfree, a local resident, was honored with a Senate Resolution at the State Capitol on Thursday, August 20. The resolution is in recognition of her work as a Senate Fellow. The California Senate Fellowship is a highly competitive program, widely considered one of the most prestigious fellowships in the country. Renfree has spent this past year as a member of Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) legislative staff. Senator Jackson is chair of the Committee on Judiciary as well as the California Legislative Women’s... [Read more]
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Attend the Fall New Student Information Night at the Amador Learning Center Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about a career technical certificate program or AA/AS Degree in more than 40 majors. Attendees will also learn about mentoring, tutoring and use of the computer/laptop lab at the center. The Amador Learning Center is located at 10877 Conductor Blvd. Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. [Read more]
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Bring your questions, scopes and problems. Classes are in three parts: Parts 1 and 2 are held indoors for classes at the HUB Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. Part 3 will be held outdoors at the Kennedy Tailings Wheel Park under the stars for coaching before and after dark, set up calibrating and observation. The cost is $35 per telescope family. Part 1 only $10. For more information, contact Barbara at (209) 223-6349 or bnichols@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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Front row, left to right: Amy Gedney, Scott Adkins, Nick Wilson, Earl Dalton III, Tim Murphy, Robin Peters, Rich Hoffman. Back row, left to right: Ken Williams, Larry White, Jeff Campbell, Matt Havens, Gary Ghio. Not pictured, Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
he Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and the City of Sutter Creek have joined hands in a shared effort to restore Cribbs Field and Miniie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Jeff Campbell, Contractor with Campbell Construction, will be leading the job that will be accomplished in four separate phases. Phase one includes temporarily relocating the bleachers and removing the existing dugouts, fencing and concrete slabs. Excavation will begin shortly after in an effort to construct a stabilizing wall along the top slope adjacent to the... [Read more]
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Raley’s Food For Families Summer Fresh Drive raised an unprecedented $601,950, a full 30 percent increase over last year’s total. The campaign coincided with the launch of Food For Families’ Refresh program, designed to increase the availability of fresh produce to their food bank partners throughout Northern California and Nevada.

“We asked our customers, our team members, vendor partners and communities to help us fill our food banks with fresh fruits and vegetables, and they overwhelmingly responded with support. We can’t...

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AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will meet Tuesday, September 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Amador 360, 18590 Highway 49 in Plymouth. The topic of conversation will be “Carrot vs. stick, internal vs external: what motivates us to succeed?” Wine by the glass will be available for sale. 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 graduates who hold an associate... [Read more]
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The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Commission will be held on September 16, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room “A” of the County Administration Building in Jackson. The major agenda item will be planning the next information forum. Past presentations have covered a wide range of topics and serve to better prepare the community and the students to meet the challenges of today’s world. Visitors are always welcomed. For more information, contact John at (209) 295-2272. [Read more]
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ACARC will be holding their next monthly meeting September 3 at the Volcano Tech Center in Pine Grove. Located across the street from Pine Grove Park, there is parking at the building. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interesting in amateur radio or just curious about this hobby and how it is both a good activity as well as being a key element in personal emergency preparedness. For more information, call John at (209) 295-2272. [Read more]
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Band practice, Wyoming style! Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Last May, the Amador Ledger Dispatch ran an article about the 4 K’s Orchestra upcoming gig at the Amador City Centennial. Back in March when my new neighbors knocked on my door with a freshly-baked loaf of bread under one arm and a fiddle under the other, little did I know the musical journey on which I was about to embark.

With the perfect combination of musical training in their homeland of Lithuania and natural, raw talent, we began our little orchestra. The girls soaked up new material like a sponge. Hillbilly rags, Tin Pan...

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Are you interested in learning more about barrel fermented and barrel aged beers with the man in charge at Firestone Walker Barrelworks? If so, then we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, August 29 for an educational class with Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker Barrelworks. Sutter Creek Provisions, along with Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker Barrelworks and Duncan Adam of Firestone Walker Brewing, is hosting a two hour educational seminar on barrel fermenting and barrel aging beers on August 29 from 12 p.m. to... [Read more]
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Morning Service is at 10:30 a.m. with complimentary lunch immediately after. Sunday Night Service is at 6 p.m. A new Wednesday night Bible Study on prayer called, “Penetrating the Darkness,” by Jack Hayford will be at 6 p.m. Men’s breakfast will be September 19, at 9 a.m. Women’s breakfast will be September 26, at 9 a.m., with guest speaker, Adele Messier. We are located at 20005 Hwy. 88, Pine Grove. Call (209) 296-7283 or visit thehealingwordchurch.org.

Ione Community United Methodist Church

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The group will meet Thursday September 3, at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi’s Banquet Room in Jackson. The speaker for September will be Laurie Webb, Executive Director of Senior Services. Reservations are required and may be made at trestrail@gotsky.com or by calling (209) 267-0177 no later than Tuesday, September 1. This is an open meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15 payable at the door by cash or check. [Read more]
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Volcano Theatre Company’s next amphitheater production, sponsored by the St. George Hotel, “Our Town,” is just that… our town. American playwright Thornton Wilder sets his 1938 Pulitzer prize-winning play in the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners. It is 1901, and it’s not difficult to imagine this small town to be one of our own small towns in Amador County. Come spend an evening in Grover’s Corners. It will be an evening well spent. “Our Town” will run Friday and Saturday evenings, now through September 5, in the Volcano... [Read more]
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The annual Amador Ledger Dispatch Pet Photo Contest is happening now. Final deadline is Monday, August 31. Submit photos of your pet: cat, dog, bird, donkey, elephant or ostrich – the possibilities are endless. Two Grand Prizes of pet supplies and goodies from Cost Less, valued at $100, will be given to the lucky pet owner whose photos are selected. All First Place prizes will be from The Feed Barn, and additional prizes come from Paradise Doggie Daycare. Prizes will be awarded to the top critter in each category. Categories include:... [Read more]
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Amador Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be celebrating its annual “Fall Kickoff” on Wednesday September 24, 5:30 p.m. at Drytown Cellars. Rita Huspen Kerr, M.D., Amador County Public Health Officer will be speaking on “Public Health: Prevent, Promote, Protect”. It will be an overview of what Public Health is conceptually and how our county’s agency works in the community. The program will also be announcing AAUW’s upcoming events. AAUW members and prospective new members are invited to attend. (Two year... [Read more]
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If you like children and have a few hours a month, the CASA program needs you. Our volunteers work with children referred by the court. The children have been abused or neglected. A training class for volunteers will start September 14. For more information, call John at (209) 257-1980. [Read more]
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