Friday, June 26, 2020

UCCE Master Gardeners: What's Buggin' You? Pest Management Class (Online) - Sat June 27

What's Buggin' You?
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners
Serving Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties 
 530-621-5512 * For our class schedules, visit
Online Class
Join us for an online class... What's Buggin' You? - Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County
Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 am

Home gardeners often encounter unwanted pests, insects or weeds in their lawn or garden. Integrated Pest Management or IPM is a practice you can use to solve most garden pest problems while minimizing risks to people, pets and the environment. IPM programs are based on preventing pest damage or keeping pests at tolerable levels. If you are interested in up-to-date information on how to safely and effectively handle garden pests, plan on attending the Public Education class "What's Buggin You?" Pest identification and appropriate biological, cultural and chemical controls for the home gardener will be covered.

Register in advance for this meeting:

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This email will include a meeting ID and a password (and phone number if you need to call in) for the day of our class once you have registered.

COVID-19 Update
We are currently in phase 2, resumption of activities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Master Gardeners will be hosting online classes this summer and in-person events will be limited for the foreseeable future. Please see our calendars for online learning opportunities.

The University of California working in cooperation with County Government and the United States Department of Agriculture. 
Should you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at ). Inquiries regarding ANR's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.
UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra | 311 Fair LanePlacerville, CA 95667

Mt. Zion Church - Fri June 26

Returning to Church Plan

Below you will find the guidelines we will be following as return to public worship.

1. The service will continue to be streamed live every week on our website, YouTube and Facebook for those who do not feel safe returning to public worship and for our shut-in members.

2. Hand sanitizer will be readily available in multiple locations.

3. Everyone is encouraged to wear their own personal protective equipment (Mask) Mask are now mandatory for gathering groups. We will have mask for those who do not have their own.

4. The doors will be propped open to allow for “no contact” entry into the building.

5. Please do not gather and congregate by the doors. Please move to your seat or out of the building.

6. After the service please remain in your seat and wait to be ushered out. We will dismiss slowly and ask that when you are dismissed that you would promptly move to the exits. If you wish to talk with someone, please do so outside while maintaining adequate physical distancing.

7. Please refrain from greeting one another with handshakes or hugs.

8. The collection will be taken in offering stations that will be placed ion a table in back of the sanctuary and the church lobby.

9. For the time being, children’s church and nursery will not be available.

10. Please be patient as we move through these “Un-Charted Waters”.

"God Help Us Unite"
When our world is divided and people are hurting, what’s our responsibility as followers of Christ? Where do we even start? In this message, we’ll learn how we can embrace the role God wants us to play in bringing unity and healing. Join us at Mt. Zion Church @ 10:15 AM in-person or online.

Pastor Erik

Come gather with us in-person or online!
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During this difficult time, we would encourage you to prayerfully consider giving online so we can continue the work that God has for us. We use a very safe and secure service that will provide you with the best away to give your tithes and offerings online. Just click on the picture above. If you would prefer to give by mail, our address is P.O. Box 425 Pine Grove, CA 95665 and just make out your check to Mt. Zion Church. Thank you for your faithfulness!
We hope you will join us as we look to God's Word together!
Have you ever missed a sermon and wished you had some way to hear it? Do you have someone you want to share a Sunday message with? Good news, you can! Just visit our website or search for "Pastor Erik Hansen" in the iTunes store and download our free podcasts straight to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod! If you have questions or comments, contact the church office at (209) 296-5673 or email us at
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CAL FIRE: Fire Officials Urge Extreme Caution as Fireworks Go on Sale

CAL FIRE Offers Safety Tips this Fourth of July

CAMINO, CA – With the Independence Day holiday rapidly approaching, CAL FIRE is reminding all Californians and visitors to do their part to prevent fires caused by illegal fireworks or the misuse of “Safe and Sane” fireworks. On Sunday, June 28 “Safe and Sane” Fireworks will go on sale in approximately 300 communities throughout California. Although fireworks are a symbolic display of patriotism during this time of celebration, they can be dangerous when handled incorrectly or used in the wrong environment.

“As we move into dryer, warmer months, wildfire activity is quickly picking up," said Chief Thom Porter, CAL FIRE Director. "Residents need to understand the dangers associated with the use of illegal fireworks or misuse of legal fireworks. In California, we have zero tolerance for the use and sale of illegal fireworks. Any person who causes a fire can be held liable for the costs of its suppression and associated property damage. Often these costs are in the hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars.”

There are also legal ramifications when it comes to certain types of fireworks. Possession or transportation of illegal fireworks such as sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and other types that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner can lead to a possible fine of up to $50,000 as well as prison time or jail for up to one year. Even “Safe and Sane” Fireworks taken into a city or county where they are banned are considered illegal.

“Unfortunately, many community events for the 4th of July have been cancelled this year. With more families and friends spending time together at home during the holiday, we want to remind everyone that only “Safe and Sane” fireworks are allowed in California and make sure to check your local laws regarding their use,” said Mike Richwine, State Fire Marshal. “Only use legal fireworks and only in a safe manner. Use of illegal fireworks or use of any firework in an unsafe manner will quickly ruin a celebration and you could be fined and charged for resulting damages.”

 The State Fire Marshal approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks are allowed for use in many communities; however, they are not approved state-wide. Before purchasing these types of fireworks, be sure to check your local ordinances and follow the instructions to avoid accidents and injuries.

Fireworks Guidelines:

· First check that fireworks are allowed in your community.

· Make sure the firework has the State Fire Marshal “Safe and Sane” seal. Counterfeit labels do exist, only make purchases from trustworthy vendors.

· Purchase only from legitimate organizations authorized to sell within California.

· Have a bucket of water, sand or garden hose available at firing site.

· Read all instructions before use.

· Never alter, modify or enhance fireworks – use only in the manner intended.

· Make sure fireworks have proper clearance from flammable materials including dry grass and brush.

For a full fireworks safety guide visit  or watch this short video.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Avio Vineyards: Facebook Live - Beating the heat with our 2019 Rosato - Thurs June 25

This Week at Avio
Tasting Room Now Open Friday-Sunday 11-5!
Reservations can be made online. Last-minute reservations are not a problem!
Facebook Live:
Beating the heat with our 2019 Rosato
Join me on Facebook Live this Thurs. June 25th at 4:30 PDT!

I will be tasting and discussing our 2019 Rosato. The heat of summer is here. Make sure you've got some of this refreshing wine on hand.

Since we had so much fun with the trivia question last time, I'll be asking a new question at the beginning of this session. The first person to enter the correct answer into the chat thread will win a bottle of Rosato for just 1¢*!

Don't forget to bring a glass of wine and some snacks if you like! Post a comment to let me know what you're enjoying so I can help you get more out of your virtual tasting experience!

Lisa and I hope to see you on Facebook on Thursday June 25th at 4:30!

Ciao, Stefano

To watch the live tasting, be on our Facebook page at 4:30.

*Shipping charges apply if you don't pick up at the winery.

Tasting Room Health & Safety Guidelines
The health and safety of our staff and guests is our first priority at Avio Vineyards.
To keep everyone safe , we are:
  • Conducting daily health screenings of our staff.
  • Asking guests to refrain from tasting with us if displaying sickness symptoms.
  • Asking our staff to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Encouraging guests to wear face coverings when not actively tasting.
  • Practicing meticulous hand hygiene.
  • Maintaining physical distancing among our staff and guests.
  • Limiting our capacity.
  • Limiting group size.
  • Asking guests to make reservations for tasting experiences.
  • Minimizing contact with service items.
  • Sanitizing customer-contact surfaces (tables, chairs, etc.) before and after each tasting.
  • Frequently sanitizing all common areas and touch points including payment devices.
  • Frequently sanitizing our restrooms and other common-use areas.
For up to date info, please check the Amador Vintners Website.
We hope you'll stop by and see us soon!
Beat-the-Heat Wine Special
2019 Rosato

$99.00 Case Sale!*

We can't think of anything more refreshing on a hot day, than a cool glass of Rosato. It pairs well with so many things: pork, tofu, veggies and salmon to. name a few.

To take advantage of this special offer, call or email us - or stop by our Wine-Thru Window.
Summertime Fun Continues!
June 27 & 28th - Wine Club Pickup Weekend
We will be serving cheese plates to go with the wine. No charge for Members.

July 4 & 5 - Hotdogs & Wine Pairing
Ever wondered which wines to pair with hotdogs? We'll have wine and "wurst" available for tasting.

July 11th - Vineyard Mtn Bike Tour and Wine Tasting
Bike through the vineyards while making stops for wine tasting and antipasti along the way.
Intermediate ride 1.5 hrs - Bring your own bike.
Reservations required - $25/pp
Email or call us to find out more or make a reservation. 209-267-1515.

Month of August - Celebrate Avio's 15 year anniversary!
Specials and surprises each weekend!

Sept. 5 & 6 - Labor Day Weekend
We're working on something fun to help you celebrate the end of the summer season. Stay tuned...

Avio's Wine-thru Window is Open Daily
Our Wine-thru Window remains open 7 days a week from 11-5. We'd love to have you stop by to pick up some wine and enjoy a bit of conversation. Stay safely in the car as you stock up on great Avio wines.


20% off for locals 6 or more bottles*
Discounted Shipping
Discounted Shipping

Free overnight upgrade to CA
$5 - PDT
$10 - MDT
$20 - CDT
$30 - EDT

Prices apply for 6 - 12 Bottles.
*Sorry, but discounts cannot be combined.
Avio Vineyards and Winery | 14520 Ridge RoadSutter Creek, CA 95685