Thursday, February 21, 2019

Master Gardeners Present: Pruning and Grafting A Home Vineyard - Sat Mar 9

Do you enjoy growing grapes in your own vineyard, but you’re not sure how to prune them? Thinking of trying a few grafts to vary or improve your grapes? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for a Public Education class on Saturday, March 9, 2019 for information, guidance and experience. This will be a hands-on, interactive class. Both spur and cane pruning will be demonstrated and practiced. Bring your bypass pruning shears and learn how to prune under Master Gardener supervision.  Grape grafting will also be covered. Handouts will be provided. The class is from 9 a.m. until Noon. It is free and open to the public.

This class is not being held in the GSA Building in Jackson. It will be offsite. Please call 223-6838 or email after February 23, 2019 for the location. Please leave your name and the number attending and the Master Gardeners will contact you with directions.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email  Website:   

Lockwood FPD's "Taco De Marzo" - Sat Mar 16

 The Lockwood Auxiliary"s outstanding annual Taco dinner will be held on Saturday March 16 at 5:30pm at Fire Station #152 on the corner of Hale Rd and Shake Ridge.  For just $10 you can build your own tacos with flour or corn tortillas with your choice of beef for chicken, plus all the fixins, and there's always a great desert with coffee and water.  Don't forget to check out the super raffle prizes too.

All proceeds benefit our volunteer firefighters who work hard to keep you safe.  See you there! For information contact Marilynn Dillon  296-8011.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Master Gardeners Present: Planting a Kitchen Garden - Sat Mar 2

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. What is your personal idea of a garden? Do you plant from spring into summer, harvesting most of your garden’s bounty for the table and preserving some for the winter months? Or do you prefer harvesting year-round for your family’s table with very little set aside for preserving?

UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County, Susan Port and Noreen Goff, will share information and techniques for planning and harvesting a typical American Harvest Garden and a French Kitchen Garden, potager or soup garden at their Public Education class, “Planning A Kitchen Garden- Gardening for Great Eating” on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Guidance on planting dates, methods, appropriate plants for various settings and uses and their care and maintenance will be provided. 

Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9 am until Noon. For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email  Website:

Feist Wines: North Carolina Blues Singer Reed Turchi and His Band, Live in Sutter Creek - Sat Feb 23

Wine and Live Blues Enliven Amador

Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Reed Turchi and his band take the stage at Feist Wines in downtown Sutter Creek. What began as an obsession with Mississippi Hill Country blues has become a burgeoning blues orchestra at the vanguard of a new American roots music. Raised in North Carolina, multi-instrumentalist Reed Turchi is a producer, label head, band leader and solo artist. He's also a master of guitar driven blues that shift seamlessly between acoustic slide, electric juke joint boogie, and the improvisational, groove-driven, massive sound of his Nashville based Kudzu Orkestra. His latest albums evince his ability to play elemental blues solo, and to lead entire improvisational orchestras on the very same theme.

Reed has been lauded by Greg Vandy of KEXP as "a familiar reality in this time of cultural and political uncertainty" and praised by American Standard Time as "The sound of a new American music". Reed has been featured in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, and Oxford American. 

While visiting his grandmother’s deathbed she requested he play music. He noticed that many of his songs just did not lend themselves to playing solo. After her death he sought a return to his own roots. He locked himself in a room and recorded his album Tallahatchie over three days on a portable recorder. It's a powerful record which Reed describes as "an attempt just to get back to music I love, without all the musical-heartbreak that was closing in on me." The result is a music imbued with the inescapable cloud of despair that causes men to turn inwards. It is the blues.

Reed is as much a preservationist as he is an iconoclast.  The future of the blues looks a lot like the past. Whether playing alone or surrounded by a band Reed finds a way to get musicians involved. Certain players hold everyone else in their gravity pulling everyone around them into a groove. 

Feist offers farm to fork wood fired pizza, artisan cheeses, charcuterie and wine.
General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the tasting room or at

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jackson Lions Club: Annual Dandelion Days Street Fair - Mar 16-17

Downtown Jackson will overflow with antiques and crafts, live music, pancake breakfast, kids’ carnival and food booths, Saturday and Sunday, March 16 – 17, 2019, 8 am – 5 pm, rain or shine.
New this year in recognition of Dandelion Days’ origins, the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot will be dedicated to Yard Sale vendors for household items, collectibles, and “junque,” at a reduced fee.

·         The Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast, starts at 7 am both mornings at the Jackson Civic Center, 33 Broadway, $7/person, kids 12 & under, $5.
·         Live music stages, sponsored by the National Hotel and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, will be in Petkovich Park and in the Logan’s Alley Beer & Wine Garden (by the creek next to the National Hotel). BANDS & MUSIC SCHEDULE BELOW
·         Food booths and the kids carnival will be set up between Petkovich Park and the Ledger Dispatch office.
·         New this year:  The Wells Fargo parking lot will be dedicated to "Yard Sale" booths as in the early days of the event - used household items, tools, furniture, and more.  Only $50/space! Vendor application at:
·         People attending the event are encouraged to bring used eyeglasses and hearing aids to donate to the Lions Club, and can also bring other items that support charitable causes such as used printer cartridges and pull tabs. Donation table will be near the Lions Club Trailer.
·         Bunsen to Beakers 5K (not a Jackson Lions Club event) benefits science programs at Jackson schools. Race start is at 8 am, Detert Park Scout Hut. For registration forms or info, contact Dan Klement at
·         Free parking with shuttle to Main Street is available at the Amador County Administration Building, 810 Court Street and the Sutter Hill Transit Center, 115 Valley View Way,Sutter Creek. Free shuttle will be provided by Amador Transit. Paid parking will be available at Grocery Outlet (no overnight parking there).  CLICK HERE FOR THE AMADOR TRANSIT SCHEDULE
·         Jackson Main Street and portions of Water Street and Broadway near Petkovich Park will be closed to thru traffic from 5 pm, Friday, 3/15 until Sunday, 3/17, approx. 7 pm.
·         To apply for a booth space or get more information about the event, go to:

Photos by Bill Lavallie

CPIN: Family Partnerships & Culture - Sat Mar 9

CPIN: Family Partnerships & Culture
Saturday, March 9
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
First 5 Amador building, Jackson
Come and explore the CDE's publication, "Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children: Family Partnerships & Culture" ~ a resource designed to assist early childhood professionals in developing cultural competence when working with diverse children and families. During this training, participants will review the components and structure of this resource, discuss how to utilize and apply this information, and reflect upon and share about personal culture influences in the early childhood setting. Each participant will receive a free copy of this valuable resource! This workshop is FREE, and brunch will be served. Child care will not be provided for this workshop. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 7 to First 5 Amador at 257-1092.