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Robert Mees
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Teens On The Scene Co-Host, Shasta Garcia serving at an at an orphanage in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico.
Between filming the Italian Picnic and Sober Grad Episodes of Teens on the Scene, and the Upcountry Community 4th of July Carnival Episode, Teens on th Scene Co-host, Shasta Garcia, found time for a service trip to an orphanage in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. Shasta was part of a team of 28 teens called Radical Reality. Follow her at www.facebook.com/TeensOnTheScene. [Read more]
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Rob Bell coming to San Francisco
One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and a New York Times bestselling author, Rob Bell, is coming to San Francisco. Bell will be in San Francisco for the “Everything Is Spiritual Tour.” Many people question what kind of world we’re living in and what that means for our hearts, souls and our spirits. On the “Everything Is Spiritual Tour,” Bell will make surprising connections between the universe you’re living in and the life you’re living. The “Everything Is Spiritual Tour” will inspire, provoke, challenge... [Read more]
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You’re invited to the Annual Baby Shower for Amador Pregnancy Help Center, tomorrow, Saturday, July 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday morning services are at 10:30 a.m. with complimentary lunch immediately following. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m., and we will introduce you to some new speakers. Stop by our church at 20005 Highway 88, Suites A & B, in Pine Grove. For more information, call (209) 296-7283 or visit thehealingwordchurch.org.

Grace Fellowship Church

On Sunday, August 2, Grace Fellowship Church is hosting a...

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The Slade Rivers Band will provide the western country swing music, perfect for line-dancing, at the Boot Scootin’ BBQ For The Arts on August 22. That’s Slade Rivers in the middle, flanked by Beans Sousa, left, and WC Slim, right. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Dancin’ In The Street: There will be no Dancin’ In The Street this Saturday, July 25, due to the festivites of the Amador County Fair. Dancing is normally from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Explore this unique Gold Rush town with interesting shops, wine tasting, a museum, plenty of food from local restaurants and cold beer and wine sold by Plymouth Rotary. Amador City is the smallest incorporated city in California and recently celebrated its centennial. There is no charge for this fun, weekly summertime event.

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The public is invited to a free demonstration on accent plants presented by the Mother Lode Bonsai Club August 1. The club’s monthly meeting begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by the demonstration. Location is the former Calaveras County Water District office, 423 E. St. Charles Street (Hwy. 49) in San Andreas. Accent plants, as featured by Sensei (teacher) David Anderson of Pine Grove, are grown in small bonsai containers and play an important visual role in this ancient Japanese art form. When displayed together,... [Read more]
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The Mother Lode Quilters’ Guild will meet on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Sutter Creek Methodist Church. This month’s speaker is Debbie Baker, of Jackson, speaking on piecing and quilting with a serger. [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
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Serving with Care and Integrity Training will be offered to those who wish to volunteer at the Amador Pregnancy Help Center or would like to be prepared when the opportunity arises to help a person through a crises pregnancy. Experience a powerful and uplifting training; one that will leave you with the knowledge, words and resources to help the one (or one’s) God sets in your path. Training will be held August 18 through 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50, limited scholarships. For... [Read more]
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The American Sewing Guild has monthly meetings for those who enjoy learning new sewing techniques and meeting new friends in Amador County. Join us for great sewing fun at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, in Martell, and the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson. Beginners are welcome. For times, dates and more information, log onto goldcountryasg.com, and click on, “Neighborhood Groups,” or call Pat Farrell, at (530) 626-5695. [Read more]
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Sierra Gold Quilters’ Guild is hosting their Harvest Quilt Show on October 3 and 4. Since the first Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show in 1983, the show has grown in both size and popularity, taking up two buildings at the Amador County Fairgrounds. The quilt show is a major fundraiser for the guild and the proceeds are used to contribute quilts and other items to those in need in the community.

As part of the quilt show, members have created a quilt, “Farmhouse Kitchen,” that will be won by a lucky raffle ticket holder. There will...

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It’s that time again, boys and girls: The Mother Lode Scots’ Decompression Campout is just around the corner! As always, thank God, we will have our Chef Extraordinaire, Kevin Fraser, and the King of Waffles, John Burton, to cook all those tasty delights that only add 10 or 15 pounds for the two-day weekend! We are back to Sugar Barge Resort on the Delta beginning Friday, October 16, and departing Sunday, October 18. It’s time to sign up and get your space reserved. Motor Homes, Trailers and 5th wheels are only $45 per night. Tent... [Read more]
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Join us Thursday, August 6 at 3 p.m., in the Meadows conference room in the outpatient building at Sutter Amador Hospital. We meet on the first Thursday of every month. We encourage all stroke survivors and caregivers to attend. For more information, call Mike, at (209) 217-8028 or Linda, at (209) 267-0937 [Read more]
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The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties announces its training for this fall. This is for anyone who enjoys volunteering, learning and teaching our communities about safe home food preservation methods. We are holding two orientation meetings to learn about the Master Food Preserver Program, our community involvement and volunteer participation requirements. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the UCCE office in Jackson. RSVP for either session with Robin Cleveland, at (530)... [Read more]
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Did you know that every day there are seniors in Amador County who go all day, sometimes all week, without speaking to another person? These folks are vulnerable to the clever scam artists who prey on lonely individuals by providing them with a friendly voice and someone who will listen to them. You can be a safe, friendly voice for a senior who is isolated and vulnerable to these criminals by becoming a Senior Peer Visitor and making regular visits with a lonely senior. Call Laurie Webb, at the Amador Senior Center, (209) 223-0442,... [Read more]
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Mother Lode Job Training has scholarship and training funds available for eligible adults and dislocated workers. Last program year, we awarded $297,000 in scholarships to eligible participants in fields from medical assisting, truck driving, welding and others. Eligibility conditions do apply. Contact MLJT for more information and to see if you qualify. We are now located in the Health and Human Services Building, at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
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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 weekly lunch on the third Saturday of every month. We meet at 11 a.m., at Colina de Oro, in Plymouth. Our next meeting is August 15. For more information, call Jacque, at (209) 223-5613 or Linda, at (209) 267-0937. [Read more]
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Coming Out? Staying in? Need to connect? Looking for peer support? Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center is hosting an LGBTQ Support-Discussion Group for LGBTQ adults age 18 and over on Fridays, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come together to create resources for our community and to create a foundation — a safe place to gather for those who believe they are alone. Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center is located at 10354 Argonaut Lane, Jackson. For more information, contact Marla Vander Meer, LGBTQ Peer Support Specialist, at (209)... [Read more]
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Al-Anon meetings are for anyone upset by a loved one’s drinking. If that’s you, come join us on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, at 11:30 a.m, or Friday, at 7:30 p.m. We get together at 14 Water Street, in Jackson. Also, you are welcome in Pine Grove on Thursdays, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room below the market located at 19394 Highway 88. No one understands like others who have lived through it and found answers in Al-Anon. For more information, call Carol, at (209) 245-3020. [Read more]
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An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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John Tuttle
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Thursday, July 30, from 12 to 1 p.m., PSR/Sacramento President Dr. Bill Durston will be interviewed by host JoAnn Fuller on the radio program, “Because People Matter,” on KUBU FM 96.5. The program will be on the threat of nuclear weapons, the recent United Nations five year review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Iran nuclear deal.

Sunday, August 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. is the annual August Peace Event, commemorating the atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It will be held in the Social Hall of St. John’s Lutheran...

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Help provide fresh fruits and veggies to the food bank in your community. Now through July 31, join Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets’ summer donation drive. Donate $1 to Food For Families and Raley’s will match it up to $25,000. All donations stay local. For more information, go to foodforfamilies.org. [Read more]
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