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Tessa Marguerite
08/22/2014 9:25 AM
Make the afternoon sweeter by mixing Deaver's Barbera Port and Almond Sparkling Wine. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

PLYMOUTH: Welcome to Deaver Vineyards, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Amador Wine Country, where grape growing has been a family tradition for over 150 years. The tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. After browsing through the gift shop, enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond. Don’t miss Deaver Vineyards’ annual Labor Day BBQ Celebration on Aug. 30. Music provided by local DJ artist Bill Pence. Wine specials and burgers for $10 a plate. Come out with the family and celebrate the end of Summer 2014 on the “Deaver Green.”

JACKSON: The Gold Country Firearms’ 3rd Annual Top Cop Challenge Benefit & Auction is tomorrow, Aug. 23.

This individual and two person team pistol competition is open to all active law enforcement. Following the competition, there will be an awards banquet with a raffle, silent auction and special drawings for all entries, at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Grand Oak Ballroom. 100 percent of the proceeds raised from this event go to wounded and disabled veterans, our “Wounded Warriors.” Top Cop 2012 and 2013 raised over $38 thousand for our veterans. Let’s see if we can go beyond that amount this year. See page C2 in the Sports section for details.

LODI: This week, a possible infestation of bed bugs caused Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas to close for what they called a “thorough inspection,” after many patrons complained of itching and insect bites.

SUTTER CREEK: The Sutter Creek Farmers Market is every Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon, in the Eureka Street parking lot. In addition to the fresh produce and homemade jams, kids, like Zoe in the photo, can use the easel, paints and brushes provided to create their own masterpiece for free while their parents browse the market.

PINE GROVE: At the Ridge Road Garden Center, the Nursery is a happy place to be. Find blooming shrubs, ground covers and hardy perennials of many varieties. There is an amazing array for your garden and for gift selections. The Garden Center also has lovely house plants that make great gifts for any occasion. The Garden Center specializes in deer resistant and drought tolerant plants that thrive in the Sierra foothills. Located on Upper Ridge Road in Pine Grove.

VOLCANO: AmadorArts is hosting an evening of art, appetizers, wine and entertainment on August 28, at the Volcano Amphitheatre. The Arts Networking Mixer is $5, or free for AmadorArts members.

DRYTOWN: The Swine Soiree at Rattlesnake Gulch is tomorrow, Aug. 23. Presented by Amador Arts, this Western barbecue will take place at a private residence and vineyard near Drytown. It is open to the public and will feature a pit roasted pig with all the fixin’s, live music from the Feather Rivers Band, local wines, line dancing and more. Tickets are $40 per person. Look in the Lifestyles section for details.

FIDDLETOWN: The Fiddler’s Jam in Fiddletown will be on Sept. 20. This musical event is put on by the Fiddletown Community Center. It will take place in and around the Fiddletown Community Hall. While the Chew Kee Store Museum at the other end of town, will be open and staffed by the volunteer docents from the Preservation Society, the Society does not directly have any involvement with the Fiddler’s Jam and the Fiddletown Community Center.

MARTELL: At Well Read Books, between Safeway and Staples in Martell, find popular and unique, new and used books for reasonable prices. Open Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store also offers tutoring, and accepts used books in exchange for store credit. For more information email wellreadbooks@volcano.net.

IONE: Another fire in Ione burned 9 acres on Sunday, Aug. 17. Read the whole story about the fire on Tonzi Road on the front page.

PIONEER: Sierra Baptist Church is having a $1 car wash tomorrow, Aug. 23. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come get your car cleaned for only $1 and support the church, located at 26355 Buckhorn Rd., Pioneer (behind American River Bank).

SAN ANDREAS: Mother Lode Job Training is hosting a series of workshops aimed at helping job seekers succeed at finding employment in their desired field. The workshops will be held at the Calaveras Career Center of Mother Lode Job Training located at 700 Mountain Ranch Road, Suite A, San Andreas. Job Search Success will be on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Resume Writing will be on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Call 754-4242 to reserve a spot at the training.

TWAIN HARTE: This Labor Day Weekend, see independent films from around the world, from local students and Classic Westerns at our 4th Film Fest Twain Harte. Meet celebrities, judges and filmmakers at a VIP Reception on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. at the Twain Harte Golf Course. On Saturday, at a Spaghetti Western Dinner and Sunday at an Awards Banquet. Various film venues will be showing films through out the weekend in Twain Harte. Visit filmfesttwainharte.com.

ANGELS CAMP: “Saturday in the Mines” is Angels Camp Museum’s Annual Family Festival dedicated to the history of the Gold Country. This free event will be on Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come hear “The Stardust Cowboys,” along with three acres of historical exhibits, demonstrations, kids activities, guided tours and gold panning. For more information visit angelscamp.gov or call 736-2963.

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