Friday, October 30, 2015

ACRA Update - Events, Programs, Classes and More!

Halloween Haunted House at the HUB has been expanded to two evenings this year after last year’s smashing success, Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st 5-9pm.  Come before or after the parade or trick or treating!  A kid’s haunted house open to all!  Come for the scare if you dare. Wander through the rooms of the “Hospital Horrors”, “Horror House of Dolls”, “Cemetery Creepers”, and “Coffin Crawlers”, “Spider Room” “Witches ’ Brew and Haunted Frames!” This year we are adding Pumpkin Bowling, Cake Walk, Mummy Wrap Race and more.  There will be special activities on Friday including Costume Contest, Trick or trick Bags, and Pumpkin decorating. More Scary details coming your way soon! All of these cool things for a $5 donation at the door. The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Please Call 223-6349.  Information is also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.

Cemetery Ghost Trails is back by popular demand.  Volcano, Aqueduct, and Pine Grove cemeteries will be covered in this fun & interesting exploration of Amador’s rich past.  Learn the fascinating history of some of our local pioneers while searching for their grave site.  This is a great activity for friends and family. The cost is $10. Call ACRA 223-6349 for more information.

Yoga “Bit By Bit” a gentle exercise instructed by Kathryn Barstow is being held at the HUB Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am starting November 3rd.  Kathryn has a unique style of gentle yoga enjoyed by all ages.  There will be more up and coming dates and locations for Kathryn’s Yoga classes.  Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amadorgov.org.  Just added starting Monday evenings Nov.2nd 6-7:30 pm at the Fiddletown Community Hall. The fee is $10 per class.

Adult Dodgeball League 6 on 6 starts Saturdays November 7th at 6pm at Argonaut High. The 5 D’s of Dodgeball are Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge. The cost is $200 per team.  Teams can be all female, all male or mixed (High School Players Welcomed) Call 223-6349 or emailjwilliamson@amadorgov.org.  Info also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.

11 on 11 Soccer Tournament coming Saturday November 21st at Howard Park in Ione. Teams can be all Male, all female, or a mix. The cost is $150 per team.  Check in is at 8:30am and play starts at 9:00am.   There will be Double Eliminations and prizes for the winners with random prizes for participants. Call 223-6349 or emailjwilliamson@amadorgov.org.  Info also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.

5 on 5 Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday December 5th at Amador High School. Check in will be at 8:30 am, play starts at 9:00am.  The cost per team is $50 with Double Elimination. There will starts at 9:00am.   There will be prizes for 1st raffle prizes to be given out to random participants. Please call Katlyn at ACRA at 223-6349 or email Katlyn at kgoehner@amadorgov.org.

ACRA-ARCD Community Garden in Jackson is now taking Plot Reservations.  Small raised beds plots, 4x12, with annual fee of $75. .  There is a $100 refundable deposit. Located at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, Jackson Gate Road, Jackson.   For more information please call Hillary at (209) 304-6901.
ACRA BINGO
Tuesdays - Nov. 17 & Dec 1 & 15 at the American Legion Hall
NEW TIMES
6:00 Early Bird Bingo
6:15 Regular BINGO
Doors Open No later than 5:30
Buy in $10 for $10 games – 6 top
Black out is up to $250!
Sodas are available for purchase (no alcohol served). Feel free to bring your own dinner (no food available). Many Raffle Prizes! We have Pull Tabs and U-Pic Ems...another chance to win!
Complimentary Cookies and Coffee.
Proceeds go to support Amador County Recreation Agency. After School Program Please call 223-6349 for more information.

ACRA’s After School Programs at The HUB in Jackson, Monday –Thursday 2-5pm. Plymouth at Lodge Hill is Tuesday – Thursday. Check out goacra.org for more information.  For Plymouth call Katelyn at 223-6349.  For Jackson call Tammy Jo at 223-2300.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

University of California Cooperative Extension to host a Recovering from Wildfire workshop in Calaveras County - Wed Oct 28

The University of California in partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Amador Resource Conservation District and the Amador Fire Safe Council are cohosting a workshop on Recovering from Wildfire: resources for private landowners. Participants will learn about resources available to aid in landscape recovery after wildfire.  The workshop will be held at the San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church St., San Andreas on October 28th, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

The workshop objectives are to increase understanding of the role of wildfire in forest development and change, post-fire issues and treatment options and to provide information on post-fire treatment cost-share programs, tax issues and professional assistance for post-fire treatments for private landowners.

This workshop is focused on the needs of landowners affected by the Butte fire, but also welcomes citizens interested in the future of forests after wildfire, staff and decision makers with state, local, federal and tribal agencies concerned with forest management, defensible space, and water quality.

The workshop is free, however pre-registration is required as seating is limited.  Details and registration can be found on our website: http://ucanr.edu/buttefireworkshop

For additional information, contact Scott Oneto at 209-223-6834 or sroneto@ucanr.edu


Monday, October 12, 2015

Amador Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Events, classes, program and more!

Halloween Haunted House at the HUB has been expanded to two evenings this year after last year’s mashing success, Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st 5-9pm.  Come before or after the parade or trick or treating!  A kid’s haunted house open to all!  Come for the scare if you dare. Wander through the rooms of the “Hospital Horrors”, “Horror House of Dolls”, “Cemetery Creepers”, and “Coffin Crawlers”, “Spider Room” “Witches ’ Brew and Haunted Frames!” This year we are adding Pumpkin Bowling, Cake Walk, Mummy Wrap Race and more.  There will be special activities on Friday including Costume Contest, Trick or trick Bags, and Pumpkin decorating. More Scary details coming your way soon! All of these cool things for a $5 donation at the door. The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Please Call 223-6349.  Information is also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.
Cemetery Ghost Trails is back by popular demand.  Volcano, Aqueduct, and Pine Grove cemeteries will be covered in this fun & interesting exploration of Amador’s rich past.  Learn the fascinating history of some of our local pioneers while searching for their grave site.  This is a great activity for friends and family.  The cost is $10.  Call ACRA 223-6349 for more information.
Yoga “Bit By Bit” a gentle exercise instructed by Kathryn Barstow is being held at the HUB Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am starting November 3rd.  Kathryn has a unique style of gentle yoga enjoyed by all ages.  There will be more up and coming dates and locations for Kathryn’s Yoga classes.  Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amadorgov.org.
Adult Dodgeball League 6 on 6 starts Saturdays November 7th at 6pm at Argonaut High.   The 5 D’s of Dodgeball are Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge. The cost is $200 per team.  Teams can be all female, all male or mixed (High School Players Welcomed) Call 223-6349 or emailjwilliamson@amadorgov.org.  Info also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.
Adult Women’s Basketball starts up Sunday nights October 18th2015.  All games played at Argonaut High School. Open gym Basketball October 11th from 5-7pm at Argonaut.  The cost is $350 per team. High School players welcomed.  Call 223-6349 or emailjwilliamson@amadorgov.org.  Info also available on our websitewww.goacra.org or visit facebook.com/acraevents.
Internet Safety Seminar, (new day and time), is now being offered 10-2pm Saturday October 24th, 2015 at the Health and Human Services Building. 10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek.  You will learn identity protection, how to avoid scams, safer online banking, social network’s dos and don’ts, virus protection, scams circulating in Amador County and much more.  This seminar will be taught by Tori Moody, Co-Owner of CPU Computers.  The cost of this seminar is $30.  Please provide your own lunch.  For more information Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 and email bnichols@amadorgov.org
Cold Weather Gardening Class includes hoop houses, agrofabric, season extension and more.  Class will be held Saturday October 24th, 2015 with 2 times available: 8-9 am and 9:30-10:30am.  Located at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, 11334 Jackson Gate Road, Jackson.  For more information please call Hillary at (209) 304-6901.  $15 donation.
ACRA-ARCD Community Garden in Jackson is now taking Plot Reservations.  Small raised beds plots, 4x12, with annual fee of $75. .  There is a $100 refundable deposit. Located at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, Jackson Gate Road, Jackson.   For more information please call Hillary at (209) 304-6901.
ACRA-ARCD Community Garden presents Let’s Grow Together, Youth Fall Gardening Program. Fridays 3:00pm to 5 pm, now till October 23rd.  Parents must pick up child by 5:15 at the garden. Some of the classes will be composting, transplanting, drip irrigation, seed planting, snack making, garlic and onion planting, herb garden, pumpkin carving and culminating a Halloween Costume party with games and snacks.  Each class is $5.  For more information please call Hillary at (209) 304-6901.
***ACRA BINGO***
American Legion Hall
***Tuesdays***
Oct. 20, Nov.*17 & Dec 1 & 15
Doors Open No later than… 5:30 !!!
NEW TIMES
6:00 Early Bird Bingo
6:15 Regular BINGO
Buy in $10 for $10 games – 6 top
Black out is up to $250!
Sodas are available for purchase (no alcohol served)
Feel free to bring your own dinner (no food available)
Many Raffle Prizes !!!
We have Pull Tabs and U-Pic Ems….Another chance to win!
Complimentary Cookies and Coffee!
Proceeds go to support Amador County Recreation Agency. After School Program Please Call 223-6349 for more information.
Thank You to the American Legion Hall for accommodating ACRA’s Bingo!
ACRA’s After School Programs at The HUB in Jackson is Monday –Thursday 2-5pm starting August 10th…Plymouth at Lodge Hill is Tuesday – Thursday starting August 11th.   Check out goacra.org for more information.  For Plymouth call Katelyn at 223-6349.  For Jackson call Barbara at 223-2300.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

What do you get when you add: Classic cars + a chili cook-off + Over the Edge?

What do you get when you add: Classic cars + a chili cook-off + Over the Edge? = FUN!!!
     + = fun
Taste buds are gearing up as historic Main Street in Sutter Creek will be transformed into one of the HOTTEST events of the year and the location for lots of fun on Sunday, October 111h from 11am to 3pm! The 9th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show is a favorite annual event for adults and children. 
For only $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children, you can sample homemade Chili and Salsa from the many participating teams and then cast your vote for your favorite. After sampling all the awesome Chili and Salsa, browse through vendor booths, listen to great live music from “Over the Edge” and enjoy the beer garden. Stroll down Main Street and view the display of over 100 of the most beautiful Classic Cars and Hot Rods in the Car Show. All spaces for the Car Show are sold out, so it is guaranteed to be a great show!!
Extra parking downtown will be available at Hanford Courte, 128 Hanford Street, across from the gas station in Sutter Creek and at the Days Inn Hotel on old highway 49, 271 Hanford Street.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 11th to come to Sutter Creek. This is one fun event you won’t want to miss!
Car Show is free, Chili and Salsa tasting $6.00 for adults $4.00 for children. 
Visit www.suttercreek.org for more information.
Sponsored by Save Mart Supermarkets

Monday, October 5, 2015

ACRA Update: Events, Classes Programs and More!

Halloween Haunted House at the HUB has been expanded to two evenings this year after last year’s mashing success, Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st 5-9pm.  Come before or after the parade or trick or treating!  A kid’s haunted house open to all!  Come for the scare if you dare. Wander through the rooms of the “Hospital Horrors”, “Horror House of Dolls”, “Cemetery Creepers”, and “Coffin Crawlers”, “Spider Room” “Witches ’ Brew and Haunted Frames!” This year we are adding Pumpkin Bowling, Cake Walk, Mummy Wrap Race and more.  There will be special activities on Friday including Costume Contest, Trick or trick Bags, and Pumpkin decorating. More Scary details coming your way soon! All of these cool things for a $5 donation at the door. The HUB is located at 206B Main St. Jackson. Please Call 223-6349.  Information is also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.
Ghost Trails is back by popular demand.  Volcano, Aqueduct, and Pine Grove cemeteries will be covered in this fun & interesting exploration of Amador’s rich past.  Learn the fascinating history of some of our local pioneers while searching for their grave site.  This is a great activity for friends and family.  The cost is $10.  Call ACRA 223-6349 for more information.
Yoga “Bit By Bit” a gentle exercise instructed by Kathryn Barstow is being held at the HUB Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am starting November 3rd.  Kathryn has a unique style of gentle yoga enjoyed by all ages.  There will be more up and coming dates and locations for Kathryn’s Yoga classes.  Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 or email bnichols@amadorgov.org. for more information.
Adult Dodgeball League 6 on 6 starts Saturdays November 7th at 6pm at Argonaut High. The 5 D’s of Dodgeball are Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge. The cost is $200 per team.  Teams can be all female, all male or mixed (High School Players Welcomed) Call 223-6349 or emailjwilliamson@amadorgov.org.  Info also available on our websitewww.goacra.org Or visit facebook.com/acraevents.
Adult Women’s Basketball starts up Sunday nights October 18th2015.  All games played at Argonaut High School. Open gym Basketball October 11th from 5-7pm at Argonaut.  The cost is $350 per team. High School players welcomed.  Call 223-6349 or emailjwilliamson@amadorgov.org.  Info also available on our websitewww.goacra.org or visit facebook.com/acraevents.
Photography Class is now being offered by returning instructor Hillary Solsbery  This class will cover photo composition, basic camera functions-DSLR, Intro to camera equipment and accessories, tripods, external flashes, lenses, memory cards.  This six week course begins October 7th. Class meets every Wednesday 5:30-7pm at the HUB Youth and Community Center.    For more information Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 or bnichols@amadorgov.org.
Internet Safety Seminar, (new day and time), is now being offered 10-2pm Saturday October 24th, 2015 at the Health and Human Services Building. 10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek.  You will learn identity protection, how to avoid scams, safer online banking, social network’s dos and don’ts, virus protection, scams circulating in Amador County and much more.  This seminar will be taught by Tori Moody, Co-Owner of CPU Computers.  The cost of this seminar is $30.  Please provide your own lunch.  For more information Please contact Barbara at 223-6349 or bnichols@amadorgov.org

ACRA-ARCD Community Garden in Jackson is now taking Plot Reservations.  Small plots, 4x12, with annual fee of $50. Large plots are 4x24 with an annual fee of$100.  There is a $100 refundable deposit. Located at the Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, Jackson Gate Road, Jackson Please call ACRA at 223-6349

ACRA-ARCD Community Garden presents Let’s Grow Together, Youth Fall Gardening Program. Fridays 3:00pm to 5 pm, Sept. 18th to October 30th.  Parents must child by 5:15 at the garden. Some of the classes will be composting, transplanting, drip irrigation, seed planting, snack making, garlic and onion planting, herb garden, pumpkin carving and culminating a Halloween Costume party with games and snacks.  Each class is $5.  Please Contact Barbara or Brenna at 223-6349 and email bnichols@amadorgov.org  or bscholtes@amadorgov.org.
"Finding the Mother Lode" Movie! made for PBS
Italian Immigrants in Amador  County and the West Coast … By Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien. Available for purchase now!
This movie is slated to be shown on PBS sometime in the Future….Featuring Amador historians Carolyn Fregulia, Doug Ketron and John Leggett.
This Movie features the unique migration of the Italians to Amador County and the west coast.
Unabridged copy
For more information call 223-6349
$25 total…at the ACRA office
Amazon….$28.95 plus tx. and handling.

ACRA BINGO
American Legion Hall
Tuesdays - September  Oct. 6 & 20, Nov.*17 & Dec 1 & 15
Doors Open No later than 5:30 !
6:15 Early Bird Bingo
6:30 Regular BINGO
Buy in $10 for $10 games – 6 top
Black out is up to $250!
Sodas are available for purchase (no alcohol served)
Feel free to bring your own dinner (no food available)
Many Raffle Prizes !!!
We have Pull Tabs….Another chance to win!
Complimentary Cookies and Coffee!
Proceeds go to support Amador County Recreation Agency. After School Program Please Call 223-6349 for more information.
Thank You to the American Legion Hall for accommodating ACRA’s Bingo!

ACRA’s After School Programs are starting up once again. The HUB in Jackson is Monday –Thursday 2-5pm starting August 10th…Plymouth at Lodge Hill is Tuesday – Thursday starting August 11th.   Check out goacra.org for more information.  For Plymouth call Katelyn at 223-6349.  For Jackson call Barbara at 223-2300.

Ladies' Night in Sutter Creek - Sat Oct 10

Have you ever experienced Ladies Night in Sutter Creek? If not, it is time you came to town for an evening just for you! It’s the annual Fall Ladies (and Gentlemens) Night on Saturday October 10th, from 5-8pm. Free child care, for kids 5 and up, at the S.C. Methodist Church on Main Street, so no excuses!

Just what is Ladies Night? It is Sutter Creek’s way of saying “Thank You” for supporting them throughout the year. It is the merchants way of giving back to their customers (and future customers), with the opportunity to win FREE merchandise from all their wonderful stores and see what’s new.
What do you do for Ladies Night? Well, approximately 20 stores stay open late for you to visit. You will be welcomed with appetizers, great sales, and warm receptions from these wonderful stores. 

Inside each participating store you will fill out a raffle ticket and place it in the designated raffle bag to enter the FREE DRAWING for merchandise from their stores. If you happen to purchase something from that store, you will be given a SECOND raffle ticket to fill out for their drawing.
How do you win? At the end of the evening you will gather at the beautiful Hotel Sutter at 8:30 for the Grand Raffle Drawing.  Each bag from each store will have a raffle ticket drawn to give away the prize from that store. All in all, over $1,000 in merchandise will be given away! Winners must be present to win.

Don’t miss this Ladies (and Gentlemens) Night, Saturday October 10th. Start at any participating store and be sure to end up at the Hotel Sutter by 8:30 for the final Raffle Drawing. We welcome the participation of the Gentleman, you may win a fantastic prize for you or your special Lady. All winners must be present to win. Call (209) 267-9314 for more information or visit www.suttercreek.org
Ladies' Night in Sutter Creek
Saturday October 10th, 2015
5-8pm Downtown Sutter Creek
Sponsored by the: Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association

209-267-9314