Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardening - Sat June 1

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful cool weather and haven't been bitten by any late frost.

Last week we had a successful beekeeping workshop here at Manzanita Ridge that was enjoyed by all participants.  Next Saturday we will hold another workshop, this time starting with lunch.  Please sign-up via Paypal or by emailing me today to reserve your space in the the Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardening Workshop.

Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardening - June 1, 2013 12 Noon to 5 pm

Learn the basics of vegetable gardening and techniques for improving yield without going to the store. We will start at noon with a delicious locally produced lunch and then learn about plant propagation, mulching, soil building, composting, companion planting, trellising and more until 5 pm.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Amador Farmers' Market Schedule



THIS SUMMER BUY FROM YOUR LOCAL “AMADOR FARMERS MARKET”
EACH WEEK STARTING IN JUNE 2013: 
JACKSON – Starting June 2 through October
Sundays 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 Mel’s Restaurant Parking Lot on Hwy 49
PINE GROVE – Starting on June 12 through October
Wednesdays 3:00 – 6-PM
Pine Grove Community Park
SUTTER CREEK – Starting on June 8 through October
Saturdays – 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Eureka Street Parking Lot
PLYMOUTH - Starting on August 1 through September
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
McGee Park on Main Street Plymouth 

Contact: Kerry Williams, Amador Farmers Market Manager @ 209-418-7591


11th Annual Trash to Treasures Street Fair - Sat May 25


Sutter Creek hosts the 11th Annual Trash to Treasures Street Fair
Saturday May 25, 2013 8am to close  
Eureka Street and Main Street Parking lot of Sutter Creek.
Sponsored by the Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association




What they say is true…one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Sutter Creek’s largest street fair, the 11th Annual Trash to Treasures event will definitely prove that saying right. On Saturday May 25th from 8am on, vendors from all over will be selling everything from new to old, with a host of antiques, collectibles and wonderful junk!  Live music will fill the air as you meander through the booths. There will be so much to see and buy, it can fill your whole day, but don’t forget to wander down historic Main Street and visit all the wonderful and unique shops there also. Many stores will have marked down merchandise outside for you to find even more bargains. Top your day off with wine tasting at the family owned tasting rooms on Main Street, and then dinner at one of our fine restaurants. With beautiful Sutter Creek as the magical backdrop, your day of treasure hunting will be a day to remember.

Sponsored by the Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association. For more information visit www.suttercreek.org or call (209) 267-1344 or (209) 267- 5505

ACRA Update: Events, Classes, Activities



SPECIAL EVENTS ACRA call 223-6349
 **Kennedy Mine Barbeque - May 18th (Saturday) - Kennedy Mine, gates open at 5pm…horseshoes all day long.
** Tri Amador - October 6th (Sunday) - Triathlon at Lake Camanche this year, more details to come.
 SPORTS
**Youth Flag Football League -games on Sundays beginning *New start date May 19th running for 6 weeks, grades 4th-8th, $40
 **British Soccer Camp - June 10-14th at Howard park in Ione, cost and times vary (see website) sign up by 4/26 for free jersey. Ages 3-16.
**Laughton Ranch Equestrian Camp - Day Camp May 25th, ages 7-18, price based on age $75 7-11 year olds, $90 12-18 year olds
 **Fly Fishing - May 18&19th, 9am-3pm, located at The Hub, $35 (fishing trip will be scheduled for this class)…Only 20 spots….going fast.
**Volleyball…Adult co-ed League…Starts May 9th…
**Pioneer…Men’s Softball league…Starts May 23rd…
**Men’s Outdoor soccer league starts June 16th…
**Men’s Basketball League…Sunday nights…Amador High…Starts May 19th.

 CLASSES
 Pie 101…The Art of Pie Making…June 4th – 5:30-8pm -Amador High Culinary Room - $50.
Zumba at the Hub…Every Tuesday  evening…$7 general…$5 students…cash or check at the door.
 ***Amador Children’s Theatre Workshop
Starts June June 24th  for 3 weeks…Ages 7-12…only 20 spots available…
9-12 Monday –Thursday with a snack break…Cost: $100
**Creek side Day Camp…Sutter Creek …8-12, m-f, Starts June 10th.
Bingo every 1st, 3rd , and 5th Mondays of the month, Thomi’s  hwy 49, 6pm.

Community Briefs

MAY 18th! Saturday…Hold that date!
 Spend some great time outside at the annual Kennedy Mine Deep Pit BBQ. Featuring Plasse's special recipe beef and beans, Kathy Simmons world famous desserts. Old Soles and The Feather River Band will be providing music on the day, starting at 5 going til at least 9 p.m.
 A horseshoe tournament will start much earlier in the day. 50:50 split.
Wine at the no host bar is supplied by Vino Noceto.
This fundraiser benefits both the Amador County Recreation Agency and the Kennedy Mine Foundation.
Get your tickets now before they all run out!
 Tickets are always available at the ACRA office, and are also available at Davenport Properties on Main Street Jackson, and City Hall in Jackson.
 See you all there.
The Art of Pie Making…Pie 101https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/images/cleardot.gif
June 4th – Tuesday 5:30-8pm
Amador High Culinary Room - $50.Students will prepare their own Country Apple Pie during class, sample Pumpkin and Pecan fillings, , leaving with all of the recipes of the day and a special gift courtesy of The Pie Belle.
Pre-registration required.
Call ACRA at 223-6349,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra.

Laughton Ranch Riding Day Camp
May 25th, Saturday
English or Western
Basic horse care, grooming and saddle. Students learn to saddle a horse, then ride, assisted, depending on their age and experience. 
7-11 yrs. old.....(9-noon)...................$75
12-18 yrs. old...(12:30-4:30 pm...$90
Pre-registration required
Call ACRA at 223-6349,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra. or sign up online at Active.com
  
British  Soccer Camp
The Largest and Most Popular Camp Program in the USA and Canada!
June 10-14,  Mon.- Fri.
Howard Park, Ione
3-5yrs…Mini Soccer 1.5hr,  9am-10:30am        $107
3-5yrs…Mini Soccer 1.5hr,  10:40am -12:10    $107
6-12yrs      Half Day………………9am-12pm        $123
13-16yrs   Half Day……………….1pm-4pm          $123

*Registration includes a free soccer ball and camp t-shirt.
Call Jamie Kent at 916-265-2498 or
Kim Traverso at 223-6349 or
*Host a coach from England…get $80 rebate.

Co-ed Youth Flag Football is Back
6 on 6 Non-Contact League
Sunday's 1-5pm
New start date…May 19th...for 6 weeks
Two League's at Jackson Jr. High
Grades 4,5&6 Division
Grades 7&8 Division
$40 per Player
Call John W. at ACRA 223-6349
***Scholarships Available if needed.

Fly Fishing Classes and Fishing Trip
Location:  Classes will be held at the HUB, 206 Main St., Jackson
Date:  Classes – May 18 and 19, Fishing Trip – June 1st, time and location TBD.
Time:  9am- 3pm
Cost:  $35, please pre-register…limited to 20 people…don’t delay…almost filled.
18 yrs of older…Ages 12-17 can participate if accompanied by an adult participant.

Course contentment will include:
·        What fly fishing is all about
·        Bugs, their importance in fly fishing
·        Overview of equipment and how to use it
·        Where and why the fish are holding in the water
·        Where to go fly fishing and special regulations
·        Casting techniques will be demonstrated and practiced
For more information please call 223-6349

Jackson After School Program at the Hub
Free! 
6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Tuesday – Friday, 2-5pm.
Pool, ping pong, youth projects, and lots of other fun games.
Please bring signed parental consent form with you.
The Hub Community center is located at 206 Main St. Jackson.
Call ACRA for more information at 223-6349.

Plymouth After School Program
A great place for kids to hang out after school. Experienced program leaders offer homework help and lead fun activities and games! Go on field trips occasionally too! Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the whole school year. Located at Lodgehill in Plymouth. Please contact Jessie Larsen at (209)223-6349 or jlarsen@amadorgov.org for more information.

 ***New this week***Amador Children’s Theatre Workshop
Improvisational games, stage direction, & stage presence while building confidence through a theatre. The team will write a play to be performed for an audience.
Teaching children respect for others, building self-esteem and reinforcing teamwork to achieve a common goal through performance and fun.
June 24th-July 11th (no workshop July 4th)
9am to 12pm with snack break Monday through Thursday.
Ends July 11th
Cost: $100
Kim Traverso at 223-6349 or ktraverso@amadorgov.org

Creekside Day Camp
Campers Wanted Youth 5th-7th grades for our creek side summer camp.Featuring fun activities, nature projects, learning opportunities, and exploring our  community in and around Sutter Creek.
Two 2-week sessions:
June 10-21
June 24- July 12
Monday through Friday, 8am-noon
$50 per 2week session
(That’s only $5 per day including snack and tee shirts!)

Adult Co-ed Outdoor Soccer League
Starts June 16th 5pm
7 0n 7, 16 yrs and up
Sunday Nights, Howard Park Ione.
$350 per team
Call John at ACRA 223-6349 or go to our website at www.goacra.org

Pioneer Men’s Softball League
Games are played at Pioneer Park
Weekdays Starting June 17th.
Games start at 6pm.
Sign up cutoff date: June 12th.
Price per team $700
Call Kim at ACRA 223-6349 or go to our website at www.goacra.org and facebook.com/goacra

Men’s Basketball League
Games are on Sunday nights at Amador High School
Starts May 19th
Price Per Team: $550
Call John at ACRA 223-6349 or go to our website at www.goacra.org and

Check out our website for additional details: http://www.goacra.org/programs.html
**Online sign ups available: links can be found on our website

Beekeeping Class - Wed May 15

Late spring brings the foothills beautiful flowers and a plethora of oak pollen even as the grass dries before our eyes ushering  in the golden rolling hills of the Central Sierra Foothills.

If you are interested in learning about beekeeping, why not join us this Wednesday for an introduction.

On Wednesday, May 15th, from 5:30 to 9 pm we will teach a course on the basics of beekeeping and serve a delicious home-grown dinner.  The course will take place at Manzanita Ridge, off of Previtali Rd, between
Jackson and Pine Grove.  The cost is $35/person or $60/couple.  To sign up, please follow the pay-pal link
below or RSVP to this email.  We will send you a confirmation email with directions to the farm.

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Enjoy this beautiful weather,
Sean Kriletich

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jackson FD celebrates local rescue champs - Wed May 15


Summer Break Youth Bus Pass is Back!

 Amador Transit is once again offering the Summer Break Youth Bus Pass for kids ages 6-17 years. For only $40 kids get unlimited rides on all local routes, and a reduced fare of only $3 on the Sacramento Express route, from June 10th to August 9th 2013.

Amador Transit is also going to the Amador County Fair this year with extra service on Thursday & Friday plus, day and evening service on Saturday and Sunday! Fair service is included with the pass.

Please note that a parent or guardian must sign the application for children under 12 years-old and, that the applicant must come into the office to have a pass with their photo made. Our office is open 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Thank you for sharing.

Robin

Robin Valencia
Mobility Manager
Amador Transit
11400 American Legion Drive, Jackson, CA 95642





Amador County ticket pre-sale going on now

TICKET PRE-SALES GOING ON NOW!
Make sure you get your seats for your favorite events and SAVE MONEY! Get your tickets for these events:
HOT ROD TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS
CCPRA RODEO
DESTRUCTION DERBY
WINE TASTING
CARNIVAL RIDES
GROUP ADMISSION TICKETS

Ordering is easy and fast online:
www.AmadorCountyFair.com
209.245.6921


Go to our website for more info and online ticket sales:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Wed May 8

REVISED AGENDA
Amador County Recreation Agency
Board Meeting
810 Court Street Jackson, CA 
Board of Supervisors Chambers
May 8th 2013
2:00 p.m.
Mission Statement:
 “ACRA shall maximize recreational opportunities for all residents of Amador County through sustainable planning, financing, facilities, operations and programs.”
Agenda Items:
1. Call to Order Roll Call
2. Meeting Agenda Approval
Approval of agenda for this date and all off-agenda items must be approved by the Board as per government code 549854.2

3. Public matters not on the agenda         Discussion items only, no action will be taken
Any person may address the Board at this time on any subject within the jurisdiction of ACRA.  There is a five (5) minute time limit. 
4. Presentations & Introductions
5. Closed Session

none
6. Consent Agenda
a.          Review of minutes from General Meeting March 2013. Discussion Possible Action

7. Discussion Items
  
A. Mollie Joyce Property Discussion Possible Action
a. Batting Cage at Mollie Joyce Rotary Field
b. Mollie Joyce House Update
B. Budget Report Discussion Possible Action
C. Preliminary Budget 2013-14 Discussion Possible Action
D. JPA Updates Discussion Possible Action
Revise JPA
E. BINGO Discussion Possible Action
F. Injury Illness Prevention Plan Discussion Possible Action
G. Sober Grad Use of Outdoor Cinema Discussion Possible Action

8. Director’s Report & Discussion
Park Maintenance, Grants, Programs, Donations
9. Board Member Reports
10. Adjourn Regular Meeting
Staff Contact:  Tracey Towner
Parks and Recreation Director
Amador County Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek CA

Next Meeting:  June 12th  2013

Posted:  Amador County Unified School District, 217 Rex Ave., Jackson, Amador City Hall,  Jackson City Hall 33 Broadway, Jackson, Sutter Creek City Hall, Main Street Sutter Creek, Plymouth City Hall, Main Street Plymouth, Ione City Hall, Main Street Ione, Amador County Government Center, 810 Court Street Jackson, 10877 Conductor Blvd, Sutter Creek; 
 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting contact staff, at (209) 223-6349 or (209) 257-1409 (fax). Requests need to be made as early as possible, at least one-full business day before the start of the meeting.  Timely notification will assure accessibility to this meeting.

Amador Flyfishers Meeting - Tues May 21

Amador Flyfishers (AFF) proudly welcomes guest speaker Jon Baiocchi on Tuesday May 21 in the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson.  Mr. Baiocchi will provide a fly-tying demonstration beginning at 6:00pm, followed at 7:00pm by our general meeting and Jon's presentation, "Fly Fishing Eagle Lake".  Jon is an avid fly-tyer, published author, and professional fly fishing guide for "Baiocchi’s Troutfitters" in Nevada City, specializing in fishing the Feather River, Lake Davis, the Truckee River, Eagle Lake, and the Yuba River.  Amador Flyfishers meets the third Tuesday of each month to socialize with other flyfishers, hear guest speakers discussing popular fly-fishing topics, and to support fishery conservation issues.  Drop in and check us out! (www.amadorflyfishers.org)

Contact Information: Ron Calvert, secretary@amadorflyfishers.org
 
 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Amador County Recreation Agency Update



 SPECIAL EVENTS
 **Sports Fair - May 4th (Saturday) - Amador High School, more details to come
 **Kennedy Mine Barbeque - May 18th (Saturday) - Kennedy Mine, more details to come
 ** Tri Amador - October 6th (Sunday) - Triathlon at Lake Camanche this year, more details to come
 SPORTS
**Youth Flag Football League -games on Sundays beginning *New start date May 19th running for 6 weeks, grades 4th-8th, $40.
***Adult Co-ed Volleyball League, 4 on 4, Thursdays, starts May 9th.
 **British Soccer Camp - June 10-14th at Howard park in Ione, cost and times vary (see website) sign up by 4/26 for free jersey. Ages 3-16.
**Laughton Ranch Equestrian Camp - Day Camp May 25th, ages 7-18, price based on age $75…7-11 year olds, $90 12-18 year olds
 **Fly Fishing - May 18&19th, 9am-3pm, located at The Hub, $35 (fishing trip will be scheduled for this class)…Only 20 spots….going fast.
** Men's Softball League - Pioneer - June 17th.

CLASSES
 Pie 101…The Art of Pie Making…June 4th – 5:30-8pm -Amador High Culinary Room - $50.
Zumba at the Hub…Every Wednesday  evening…$7 general…$5 students…cash or check at the door.
***New this week***Amador Children’s Theatre Workshop
Improvisational games, stage direction, & stage presence while building confidence through a theatre. The team will write a play to be performed for an audience.
Teaching children respect for others, building self-esteem and reinforcing teamwork to achieve a common goal through performance and fun.
June 24th-July 11th (no workshop July 4th)
9am to 12pm with snack break Monday through Thursday.
Ends July 11th
Cost: $100
Kim Traverso at 223-6349 or ktraverso@amadorgov.org
BINGO - 1st, 3rd, & 5th Monday of the month.  Thomi's Hwy 49. 6pm. $10 for packet of 10… 

Community Briefs

MAY 18th!!! Saturday… Hold that date!
Spend some great time outside at the annual Kennedy Mine Deep Pit BBQ. Featuring Plasse's special recipe beef and beans,  Kathy Simmons world famous desserts...
Old Soles and The Feather River Band will be providing music on the day, starting at 5 going til at least 9 p.m.
A horseshoe tournament will start much earlier in the day. 50:50 split.
Wine at the no host bar is supplied by Vino Noceto.
This fundraiser benefits both the Amador County Recreation Agency and the Kennedy Mine Foundation.
Tickets are always available at the ACRA office, and are also available at Davenport Properties on Main Street Jackson, and City Hall in Jackson.
See you all there. 

Adult co-ed Volleyball League
4on4
Thursdays May9th-June13th
Games start at 6:00pm
Argonaut High School
Cost: $225 Per Team
Call ACRA at 223-6349 ask for John,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra.

The Art of Pie Making…Pie 101
June 4th – Tuesday 5:30-8pm
Amador High Culinary Room - $50.Students will prepare their own Country Apple Pie during class, sample Pumpkin and Pecan fillings, , leaving with all of the recipes of the day and a special gift courtesy of The Pie Belle.
Pre-registration required.
Call ACRA at 223-6349,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra. 

Youth Sports Fair
This is an opportunity for youth ages 7-12 to try out different sports to see what they like.  With the guidance of an experienced adult athlete and/or coach, participants will have a schedule that takes them through each sport they wish to try.
Choose from Baseball,Softball, Basket Ball, Tennis Soccer, Volleyball,cheerleading ,Football, Karate, Wrestling, Golf, Track and Gymnastics.
Amador High…upper parking lot.
Saturday, May 4th, 10-2pm…4 sports for $20
Pre-registration is required for this event.
Call ACRA at 223-6349,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra.

Laughton Ranch Riding Day Camp
May 25th, Saturday
English or Western
Basic horse care, grooming and saddle.
Students learn to saddle a horse, then ride, assisted, depending on their age and experience. 
7-11 yrs. old.....(9-noon)...................$75
12-18 yrs. old...(12:30-4:30 pm...$90
Pre-registration required
Call ACRA at 223-6349,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra.
 or sign up online at Active.com

British  Soccer Camp
The Largest and Most Popular Camp Program in the USA and Canada!
June 10-14,  Mon.- Fri.
Howard Park, Ione
Free Jersey deadline 4/26.
3-5yrs…Mini Soccer 1.5hr,  9am-10:30am        $107
3-5yrs…Mini Soccer 1.5hr,  10:40am -12:10    $107
6-12yrs      Half Day………………9am-12pm        $123
13-16yrs   Half Day……………….1pm-4pm          $123
*Registration includes a free soccer ball and camp t-shirt.
Call Jamie Kent at 916-265-2498 or
Kim Traverso at 223-6349 or
*Host a coach from England…get $80 rebate.

Men's Softball League... Pioneer Park
Starting June 17th...Weekdays at 6pm
Managers Meeting May 23rd at 6:30 at Pioneer Scout Hut.
Sign up cut off: June 12th
Cost:$700.00 per team
 Call ACRA at 223-6349,  www.goacra.orgfacebook.com/goacra.

Co-ed Youth Flag Football is Back
6 on 6 Non-Contact League
Sunday's 1-5pm
New start date…May 19th...for 6 weeks
Two League's at Jackson Jr. High
Grades 4,5&6 Division
Grades 7&8 Division
$40 per Player
Call John W. at ACRA 223-6349
***Scholarships Available if needed.

Fly Fishing Classes and Fishing Trip
Location:  Classes will be held at the HUB, 206 Main St., Jackson
Date:  Classes – May 18 and 19, Fishing Trip – June 1st, time and location TBD.
Time:  9am- 3pm
Cost:  $35, please pre-register…limited to 20 people…don’t delay…almost filled.
18 yrs of older…Ages 12-17 can participate if accompanied by an adult participant.
Course contentment will include:
·        What fly fishing is all about
·        Bugs, their importance in fly fishing
·        Overview of equipment and how to use it
·        Where and why the fish are holding in the water
·        Where to go fly fishing and special regulations
·        Casting techniques will be demonstrated and practiced
For more information please call 223-6349

Bingo
You heard it right! Yes, BINGO is back in Jackson. Averaging 10 games a night. Cash Prizes!!! Don't miss out!!! Support your local Recreation Agency, and other non-profit partners.  
April 15th Beneficiary will be the Italian Catholic Federation.
1s t, 3rd, and 5th  Mondays of the month. 
Doors open at  5:30 pm.
Early Bird BINGO…6:10 pm
$10 for 10 Games…6:30pm
Bingo Bob…professional Bingo Caller will be there!
 Back at Thomi’s Banquet Room….627  S. Hwy 49 in Jackson.
For more information, call ACRA at (209)223-6349

Jackson After School Program at the Hub
Free! 
6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Tuesday – Friday, 2-5pm.  Only on school days.
Pool, ping pong, youth projects, and lots of other fun games.
Please bring signed parental consent form with you.
The Hub Community center is located at 206 Main St. Jackson.
Call ACRA for more information at 223-6349. 

Plymouth After School Program
A great place for kids to hang out after school. Experienced program leaders offer homework help and lead fun activities and games! Go on field trips occasionally too! Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the whole school year. Located at Lodgehill in Plymouth. Please contact Jessie Larsen at (209)223-6349 or jlarsen@amadorgov.org for more information.
Check out our website for additional details: http://www.goacra.org/programs.html
Online sign ups available: links can be found on our website