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Carolyn Schmitz
05/30/2014 9:08 AM

Honor your grad

Honor your graduate this year with the Amador Ledger Dispatch’s Tribute To Graduates page. For just $20, commemorate your graduate’s milestone with five lines of congratulations and heartfelt sentiment; and for $5 more, add a color photograph of your grad. The deadline to reserve a spot for your special grad is today, May 30, by 4 p.m. Tributes will be published on June 6. For more information, call 257-2712.

Soroptimist Scholarships

Soroptimist International of Amador County was pleased to award scholarships to six high school seniors this year. Scholarship recipients included Amador seniors Shania Bennett, Carolina Cortez and Cassidy Donaldson, and Argonaut seniors Natasha Holtz, Olga Marie Nunez-Ward and Sabrina Stroh. They were honored at an awards banquet on May 29, at Mel and Faye’s. Each was awarded $2,000. In addition, Brittany Hood was honored with the Soroptimist’s Woman’s Opportunity Award of $2,000. For more information about Soroptimist International of Amador County, contact Pat, at 223-0530.


Haggin Museum Exhibition

The Defender/Silver Lake Fire Department, in Pioneer, is seeking donations for its nonprofit Bingo drawings. Donations are always appreciated, and proceeds go to the Fire Department and Rescue Unit. Bingo will be held on June 1, at Veteran’s Hall, on Buckhorn Ridge Road, in Pioneer. Lunch will be served at 12 noon, and Bingo starts at 1 p.m. For questions, call Emma Gonzales, at 295-6915.


E-Waste Event

The Calaveras High School Earth Club would like to invite you to get rid of your old, broken electronics to be recycled on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m., in the lower parking lot of Calaveras High School. Bring your items to CHS to be recycled. This event offers you an easy way to recycle any electronic device that is not useful or is no longer working. Such items include televisions, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, radios, record players, tape players, CD players, DVD players, telephones (landlines and cell), answering machines and copiers. Calaveras High School is located at 350 High School Street, in San Andreas.


Call To Artists

Come Sept. 20 and 21, the public will be invited to discover the richness and variety of artistic talent to be found here in Amador County at the Artists Open Studio Tour. This free, self-guided tour will allow visitors to wander through working studios and visit with artists in a variety of media. Participating artists submit a piece of artwork to be raffled off during the event. Proceeds support the Amador County Artists Association’s Scholarship Program and annual Student Art Show. 

The Artists Association is currently offering county artists the opportunity to participate in this annual event in order to show and sell their work. This event has been well attended in previous years, and has featured the county’s finest artists.

Contact Judy Day, at 223-1347, or, for more information and to obtain an application. Completed applications and fees must be received by June 1.


Children’s Theatre Workshop

The Amador Children’s Theatre Workshop is a four-week workshop for girls and boys ages seven to12 who have lots of energy and creativity.  Classes begin with improvisational games, stage direction and stage presence while building confidence through a theater team. Respect for others, self-esteem building and teamwork are reinforced to achieve a common goal through performance and fun. The team will learn all aspects of production, culminating in two live performances. Marty Brifman leads, with more than 30 years of experience. Workshop runs June 16 through July 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. Performance dates are July 12 and 13. Cost is $150 per child. Register by calling 223-6349, or email

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