Thursday, September 20, 2018

ACART 2018 Dinner & Raffle: ACART Goes Italian! - Sat Oct 13

Amador County Animal Response Team
2018 Dinner & Raffle
Saturday, October 13 at 5:30pm
at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Creek

For more information and tickets, visit:

FACL Fall Book Sale set for October 19, 20, & 21

Friends of the Amador County Library
Fall Book Sale

Friday, October 19, 4 pm to 7 pm
FACL Members only. Non-members may join at the sale
Saturday, October 20, 10 am to 4 pm
Open to the general public

Sunday, October 21, 11 am to 3 pm
Open to the general public
Everything on sale at half price (Sunday only)

While supplies last: a free FACL canvas book bag with orders of $25 or more!

Post 108 American Legion Hall
12134 Airport Road, Sutter Creek
 @Hwy 49, across from the Italian Picnic Grounds

Proceeds support the Amador County Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Amador County Library


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mother Lode Newcomers Club Luncheon - Thurs Oct 4

Mother Lode Newcomers and Friends club meets at monthly membership luncheons in various locations on the first Thursday of the month, September through May.  Our next luncheon will be October 4, 2018 at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill.  Social hour starts at 11am and lunch will be served at 12 Noon, followed by a guest speaker. Cost is $25.  Monthly raffles and auctions are held to fundraise for a selected local non-profit organization.  Various special interest groups meet during the month.

Email by September 25, 2018 to register.  Guests welcome - please come and join us!  Visit for more information.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Blue & Gold Gala - Fri Sept 21

Blue & Gold Gala
Friday, September 21
Italian Picnic Grounds, Martell
Tickets sold at:
Pine Grove STEM School
ACUSD Business Office
Amador High School
Volcano Telecommunications

Paid for by Face Painter Leslie Vasquez

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Up Country 88 Lions Club's Steak Feed & Raffle - Sun Sept 23

Up Country 88 Lions Club's Steak Feed & Raffle is on Sunday, September 23, 20185pm No-Host Bar. 6pm Dinner.

Menu: BBQ Ribeye Steak, Beans, Green Salad, Rolls, Potato Salad, Ice Cream/Sherbet/Cake.

Grand Door Prize: Jackson Rancheria’s Stay & Play and many Raffle Prizes. Canine Companions for Independence trainers and puppy will be there. Music provided by wife and husband team Nedra & Julio. American Legion Hall, 11401 American Legion Dr, Sutter Creek CA (corner of Hwy 49 & Airport Rd). Questions, call Joe (209)295-3343.

$25 Donation. Tickets available at the door.

Website: Proceeds benefit community services.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Foothill Conservancy Moke River Cleanup: Let's spend the morning together!

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We are looking for volunteers to help in the
annual cleanup of the Mokelumne River!

Annual Mokelumne River Cleanup
Saturday, September 15, 8:30 am to noon
followed by a hotdog BBQ


Need some fresh air and time enjoying the out of doors? Join your friends who love the Mokelumne River for the annual Mokelumne River Cleanup and BBQ! This year, we are focusing on the Mokelumne's Electra Run. Advance registration required.
For more information and to register, see the event listing on our website.
This is part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup and a family-friendly event!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

UCCE Workshop: Prescribed Fire on Private Lands - Oct 2 & 4

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands
Workshops to be offered in Colfax October 2nd and Arnold October 4th

Placerville, CA, September 5, 2018: University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting two one-day workshops in October 2018 designed for landowners and land managers wanting to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. Dates and times are:

  • October 2, 2018 at the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle, Colfax, CA
  • October 4, 2018 at the Ebbett’s Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Road, Arnold, CA.
Each workshop will feature similar content including presentations on prescribed fire, including local fire history and current fire research, prescribed fire permitting and legal considerations, fire weather forecasting and online tools, air quality and smoke management, fire terms and fire behavior, burn plan development, burn unit preparation and fire tools and equipment, as well as models for accomplishing prescribed fire on private lands, including prescribed burn associations and Cal Fire’s Vegetation Management Program.

Participants in each workshop will be invited to participate in a field trip to look at lands actively managed with prescribed fire and to participate in a live training burn (weather permitting) during the last week of October at the University of California Berkeley’s Blodgett Research Forest near Georgetown in El Dorado County.

Registration by September 27th is required to participate. Please go to to register. The cost of $25 will cover lunch and materials. After registering, you will be provided with further instructions on the workshop and the agenda of presentations.

For more information contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Sept 2018

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CAPC Newsletter                                                  September 2018

National Suicide Prevention Week

Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there's scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments - whether it's with those closest to us, or the coffee barista, parking lot attendant, or the grocery store clerk.

It's also about the connection we each have to the cause, whether you're a teacher, a physician, a mother, a neighbor, a veteran, or a suicide loss survivor or attempt survivor. We don't always know who is struggling, but we do know that one conversation could save a life.

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss (often called "suicide loss survivors") are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month-a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, 
call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life.

Family Strengthening  
Mini-Grants Now Available!
We are excited to announce that funding is available for Family Strengthening mini-grant proposals for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. Funding is provided by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC).
Grants are available for qualified organizations and agencies to provide Family Strengthening programs within the County of Amador.
Family Strengthening is the premise that children do well when families do well, and that
families do well when they live in supportive communities. Enhancing connections within
families, and between families, and the institutions that affect them, result in better outcomes
for children and their families.
Mini-Grant Application

Mini-Grant applications may be submitted to ACAPC at any time throughout the 2018-19 fiscal year, however grant reviews and awards will occur bi-monthly.
Upcoming Events
Resilient Amador
Join CAPC in creating a county-wide effort to recognize and address the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) in Amador County.

Next steering committee meeting, Tuesday, September 11, 3:00-5:00pm, 975 Broadway.  

Learn How the Trauma Informed Systems Approach Can Promote Resilient Families, Agencies and Communities
Thursday, September 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Columbia, CA
Light breakfast and lunch provided.

Resilient Amador presents its first county-wide collaborative gathering.
Tuesday, October 9, 5:00-7:oopm.
Join us to make a difference: reduce childhood trauma, develope trauma-informed systems, and create a thriving and resilient Amador County. Dinner and child care will be provided.

Free Mandated Reporter Training  
The second Thursday of every month, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, the Child Abuse Prevention Council is holding free mandated reporter trainings. Open to parents, child care providers, teachers, the community, staff or colleagues needing a refresher course, or new staff with no previous training, give us a call, (209) 223-5921. For the flyer with all the information, click HERE
Next CAPC Meeting
Monday, September 6, 10:30am-12:00pm

Building a Resilient Amador!

The relationship between adversity within a family and adversity within a community are directly related. Nourish the soil and the roots, and your leaves and blossoms will flourish and grow! Ignore the soil and the roots, and the leaves and flowers will wither away.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council is working towards 
building a community that tends its soil so everyone can thrive!

To learn more or to get involved, give us a call (209) 223-5921, or send uan email:

It's still hot, and kids are swimming. Let's all keep an eye on our little ones who are most vulnerable.

About CAPC
Our Vision
All children know how they are valued; all families receive the support, education and tools necessary to give every child a safe, healthy, and nurturing home; and a community that actively supports the health, safety, and education of its children.
Our Mission 
CAPC is committed to preventing all forms of child abuse in Amador County through community partnerships, free trainings, education, and family-centered events that value children, strengthen families, and engage communities. 
Investing in Our Youngest Children
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Stay up to date on all the latest news and information for the youngest children in our county! Sign up for First 5 Amador's monthly e-newsletter HERE!

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador, Mail: PO Box 815, Jackson, CA 95642,Location: 975 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras: Art on the Lawn - Fri Sept 21

Art on the Lawn: Celebrate Life
Friday, September 21 at 6pm
Tickets available at: