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Carolyn Schmitz
06/10/2014 10:02 AM

UTURN celebrates with its 13th Anniversary Party, on Friday, June 27, from 7 to10 p.m. Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to attend this BIG event for free food, prize giveaways, free concert and live music by DJ St@us. A high school after-dance party runs from 10 to 11 p.m. For more information, go to, or call 267-1263. UTURN is located at 87 W. Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek.

GIA Scholarship

Grange Insurance Association is pleased to announce that Kylie Ohm, of Ione, was awarded a GIA scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Each year, GIA awards scholarships to deserving applicants. Applicants, or their parents, must be policyholders of GIA. In all, 27 scholarships were awarded this year, from the 61 applications received.

The quality of applicants was exceptionally high again this year, and the company is extremely pleased with the caliber of students who applied for scholarships.

Students are encouraged to watch the Amador Ledger Dispatch this Fall for information on the application process for next year’s program. GIA has made scholarships available since 1965. They may be used at any accredited school or college and are offered throughout GIA’s operating territory, which includes the states of California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Washington. The home office of GIA is located in Seattle.

Wisdom of the Elder

On Saturday, June 14, come soak up the wisdom of elder, basket weaver and Yosemite Cultural Interpreter, Julia Parker, at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. Parker’s books, “Scrape the Willow until it Sings” and “It Will Live Forever,” will be available for purchase. Presentations are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no charge for the presentation, however regular $8 State Park parking fees will be charged. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 296-7488.

Amador Farmers Market

The first Farmers Market of the year opened on June 1, in Jackson, in the parking lot behind Mel and Faye’s. This is the 20th anniversary for the markets, providing locally-grown and produced fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, olive oil, hand-made clothing, crafts, soaps and lotions. Friends of the Library will sell books, Master Gardners will host its annual tomato tasting event, salsa and shortbread competitions will resume. Children’s painting classes will return to the Sutter Creek market. Market schedules are: Jackson, Sundays, 9 12:30 p.m.; Pine Grove, Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.; Sutter Creek, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon; and Plymouth, August and September only, 4 to 7 p.m., at the downtown park.

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