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Nar-Anon Upcountry

If you are impacted by a loved one’s drug use, Nar-Anon can help. Nar-Anon Upcountry meets on Thursdays, at 7 p.m., at the Sierra Baptist Church, located at 26355 Buckhorn Ridge Road, in Pioneer.

Chili Cookoff

The Jackson Elks will host a Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Elks Lodge, located at 12500 Kennedy Flat Road, in Jackson. Entries need to be submitted by 12:30 p.m., and judging starts at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5, and contestants will be competing for cash prizes. Chili and crackers will be served after the judging, for a cost of $4. Call Benita or Bud, at 223-4843, with questions.

Hack The Bells

Hack the Bells is the world’s first remix competition for carillon. This project is an exploration in sound, vision and performance that asks artists and new media visionaries to use the bells as they see fit — to hack the bells. This project encourages artists, musicians, performers and other visionaries to use the Campanile and/or the openly licensed Campanile audio and images from our library in their creative work. Works will be submitted to and reviewed by a jury of international artists, new media innovators, cultural curators and academics. They will select a winner, who will be awarded a prize of $700 and an opportunity to have their work permanently acquired by the University of California, Berkeley, and the Anton Brees Carillon Library, for public display and use. Three runner-up prizes will be awarded, totaling $100 each. No submission fees. Deadline is Sept. 1. For details, visit hackthebells.org.

Holmes’ Hounds

Holmes’ Hounds: After the frivolity of your Labor Day exertions, plan to attend the next meeting of Amador County’s only Sherlockian Society, Holmes’ Hounds, on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m., at Hein & Company Books and Vintage Gifts, located at 204 Main Street, in Jackson. The meeting includes a special presentation by Joseph Svec, who will tell us about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger character. Afterward, we will hear short presentations on members’ characters, award Holmes’ Hound pins and resume character photo sittings. We will dress you, if need be. A note of interest: Saturday, August 30, 2014 – On this date 125 years ago, J. M. Stoddart, the editor of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, invited Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde to dinner at the Langham Hotel. The result of this significant meeting was two commissions from Stoddart, which led to Wilde penning “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” and from Doyle, “The Sign of The Four.”

American Legion Meeting

Welcome home the kids from Boys and Girls State at the next American Legion meeting, on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 108, located at 12134 Airport Blvd., in Sutter Creek. Representatives will be in attendance, including U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock, California Senator Tom Berryhill, California State Representative Frank Bigelow and the Amador County Board of Supervisors. Any and all family members are welcome.

GriefShare

GriefShare is starting a new, updated program which has a new video seminar, group discussion and a new workbook format. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, and are the teaching component of this helpful program. Many people benefit from the small group discussions, finding the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced loss invaluable. The updated workbook has more details about the stories of people seen in the video clips, plus weekly journal topics and biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Our 13-week Fall session will begin Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Church, in Barrett Fellowship Hall. Participants should preregister with Janese Favret, at 223-3202, to ensure having a workbook for the first session.

Discovery Blind

Sports Yard Sale

It’s time to sale! Discovery Blind Sports’ 2014 Annual Yard Sale happens Sept. 6 and 7, at Pine Grove Community Park, right on Highway 88, in Pine Grove. Drop off your donations and/or pick up a new treasure. Drop off your donations at the park on Friday, Sept. 5, after 5 p.m. Clean out your closets, your cupboards and the garage. For more information, contact Traci Rofidal, at (925) 698-6367, or vikpurp@gmail.com; or Casey Landrum, at (925) 784-2258, or dbsguide4u@hotmail.com. All donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of proceeds go directly to Discovery Blind Sports.

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