Monday, August 31, 2020

AmadorArts: Support the Postponed Winefest - Online Auction Nov 7-28


In case you missed it, AmadorArts, due to COVID-19 issues, announced recently that it was postponing the annual Winefest until next year.  Instead, to replace and raise the much needed funds, they are launching a series of fun, virtual events including performances, culinary arts, online auctions, and more.

The Amador County Arts Council, a vital nonprofit for 38 years, is asking the community for help to make the online auction for three weeks in November one to remember. Businesses, wineries, artists, individuals, are encouraged to Donate an AUCTION ITEM today to help keep the Arts Central to Amador County Life! Whether it’s a Certificate, Wine, an Event or a Staycation for someone to enjoy, artwork, lessons, your support keeps The Arts FREE and VISIBLE throughout the schools and community.

Your “donation” will be photographed and properly acknowledged and your URL, if available, will be visible on the Online Auction platform. AmadorArts wants this to be win-win for everyone. Getting the word out about the Auction throughout the state will be a major priority.

Contact Carol Brown at carol.amadorarts@gmail.com to donate and/or ask questions. The online auction will be November 7-28, 2020. Be advised that delivery of auction items must be by October 8.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED : AmadorArts has lots of programs to serve the community, even during the pandemic and even during Shelter in Place. Volunteers make the council’s programs and services a success.

To keep the arts central to Amador, there are opportunities for community service in social media, web development, database, events, exhibits, fundraising, and lifelong arts learning—including visual, theatre, dance, music, and media arts ed for all ages. And, as the Online Auction replacing Winefest ramps up, many will be needed for a variety of tasks. 

Again,contact carol.amadorarts@gmail.com or fill out the  Volunteer Registration Form found at https://www.amadorarts.org/volunteer/

 

AmadorArts: Catch the Heart of Hope Before It's Gone - Live Virtual Reception Sept 10

The poignant art exhibit called Heart of Hope is open now with in-person viewing by appointment only at the AmadorArts gallery in the Amador Senior Center in Jackson.  Nothing beats actually being in the room with the pieces submitted by a variety of artists from many locations. The Amador County Arts Council, in partnership with the Amador County Department of Behavioral Health and the Amador Coalition for Suicide Prevention (“AmadorSPEAK”), has provided this art show that celebrates hope, perseverance, and awareness of mental health and wellness. Call 209-256-8166 to make an appointment. The last day to see the art in-person is September 10. The online exhibit is just as spectacular and will remain viewable through the end of September at amadorarts.org/5535-2/heart-of-hope/.

Be sure to tune into the  LIVE VIRTUAL RECEPTION on September 10th at 6PM. Hosted by Executive Director Meghan Joy (“mojo”) O’Keefe, the Facebook LIVE event will feature the art and music of the show, plus mental health presentations from AmadorSPEAK with QPR facilitator Ken Baldwin, Amador County Department of Behavioral Health Therapist Tamara Garner on Art Therapy, and local, certified WRAP facilitator, Vanessa Compton. A Zoom Q&A with these certified wellness practitioners and mental health professionals will follow the virtual tour of this exhibit. The event will be aired live on Facebook, and the recording will later be made available on our website and the AmadorArts YouTube channel.


For more information visit amadorarts.org or contact us at 209-256-8166 or alyssa.amadorarts@gmail.com

 

This activity is made possible in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Find out more at arts.ca.gov.


BELOW: A few of the many artworks at the current Heart of Hope exhibit at the AmadorArts Gallery in the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, seen by appointment until Sept. 10. These pieces are by Bonnie Gill, Sharon Rubenstein, and Alexandra Yahovleva. The closing reception will be live on AmadorArts facebook September 10, at 6:00 pm. 


"Kiss With Forked Tongue" by Bonnie Gill


"Republique Francaise" Fabric Card by Sharon Rubenstein

"One Love" by Alexandra Yahovleva

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Up n' Coming Virtual Classes presented by the UCCE Master Gardener of Central Sierra - Sept-Oct 2020

 

Up n' Coming Virtual Classes
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners
Serving Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties 
 530-621-5512 * For our class schedules, visit
Online Classes
If you miss these, please check our websites for recordings.
Master Gardeners of Amador County
Join us for an online class... Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County
Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 am

Have you always pruned your fruit trees in the dormant season? Are you a novice and not sure about the best way to prune the fruit trees in your backyard orchard? Would you like to get control and shape your trees for easier maintenance? If so, join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at their online class, “Summer Fruit Tree Pruning” on Saturday, September 12, beginning at 9am, for instruction, and answers to your questions. You will learn about late summer and fall pruning, the practice now recommended by the UC Cooperative Extension based on extensive research.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.

Join us for an online class... Your Home Orchard: All About Apples & Pears
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County
Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 am

Have you ever wondered which Apples or Pears grow best in Amador County? Have you ever wondered when various varieties mature? Do you have Apple and Pear experiences to share? The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are presenting a free, on-line class on all things pertaining to Apples and Pears. The class will cover orchard planning, Apple and Pear biology, history, variety selection, care, maintenance and harvesting. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.
Join us for an online class... Putting Your Vineyard and Garden to Bed
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County
Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 am

Halloween is here, the heat of summer is past, grapes, fruits and vegetables are harvested and it's time to look forward to next spring. The best way to ensure a successful vineyard and garden next summer is to take proper care of it over the winter. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are presenting a free, on-line class on preparing your vineyard and garden to survive and flourish over the winter. The class will cover, cover crops, fertilizer and compost, cleanup and many of the other activities for gardeners in this area to consider as they prepare for winter. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.
Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
Join us for a 5 part series online class... Gardening in a Changing Climate
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 3:00 - 4:30 pm Pacific Time

A warming atmosphere, warming oceans, acidic seas, rising sea levels, and earlier onset of spring are some of the headlines we read today. But, it isn't the first time in Earth's history that it has happened. In the past, Earth experienced five major extinctions. Does what is happening now share anything in common with those events? If so, what can we learn from them? Are we experiencing a sixth major extinction? How will the warming, rising sea levels, and earlier spring affect us as home owners and gardeners? Join us for a five part series as we delve into some answers to those questions and to see how we might learn from the past, and the steps we might, as gardeners, take to ensure a future healthy earth.

Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.
Join us for an online class... Oaks of El Dorado County
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
Saturday, October 17 at 9:00 am

Learn about our local oaks, their function in our environment, the conditions they are prone to, and how to care for them. Participants of this virtual class will learn how to Love Them and Live With Them.

Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.
Join us for an online class... Ask a Master Gardener
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00 am

Did you know the UC Master Gardener tagline is, “Advice to Grow By - Ask Us?” During this live question and answer event, Certified Master Gardeners will answer your garden and landscape questions. We will show you some of our favorite resources and internet tools you can use from home to help you become a better gardener. This is a virtual class, pre-registration is required.

Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.
Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
Come see us at the CalaverasGrown Farmers Market
Master Gardener Information Booth
Third Thursday of the Month thru October - 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County realize that quite a few of their clientele don’t have internet or computers. They are trying to address those needs by posting flyers titled “How to Contact the Master Gardeners." The flyers list a variety of methods that can be used to contact the Master Gardeners. This flyer has been distributed to our Master Gardener Volunteers and they in turn are going to be posting the flyers locally.

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County are hosting a CalaverasGrown Certified Farmers Market at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden located at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas on the third Thursday of every month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm through October.
The CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market offers a wide variety of products from local farmers and artisans based right here in Calaveras County. “Local produce is closer to the source, so it is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than produce that has traveled further to reach your plate. Dollars spent at the Market are an important source of income for local farmers and tend to recirculate locally,” emphasizes CalaverasGROWN President, Sean Kriletich.

Eating healthy is easier when you have access to fresh, affordable choices. The market accepts EBT and offers Market Match, which doubles shoppers’ EBT nutrition benefits, enabling them to purchase even more healthy fruits and vegetables. So, if a customer spends $10 of their allotted benefit, they are given an extra $10 in market tokens to spend on fruits and vegetables. This includes P-EBT benefits being issued in response to the current health crisis. You can fine more details about P-EBT at https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/Market Match is made possible by a grant to CalaverasGROWN from the Ecology Center.

Customers can also use their WIC checks and WIC and Seniors FMNP fruit and vegetable checks at the market.
Master Gardeners of Tuoloumne County
Join us for an online class... Virtual Demonstration Garden Tour and Q&A time with the Master Gardeners.
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County
Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 am

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County are having a Virtual Open Garden Event via Zoom. Master Gardeners will guide a virtual tour of the Demonstration Garden and provide updates on what's happening in the garden. Master Gardeners will also be available to answer your gardening questions.
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:

(Space is limited to the first 300 people who sign on for the actual event.)

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.






Over the Garden Gate Radio Broadcast - Tuolumne County - some broadcasts are recordings of classes.

Check the UCCE Master Food Preserver Calendar for their online demonstration.
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 http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/215244.pdf ). 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

Friday, August 28, 2020

Feist Wines: Live Blues, Wine and Pizza Saturday! Limited capacity!

Live Music
with the Doghouse Blues

Saturday, August 29
7 p.m.
$10 cover charge

Al Fresco
limited seating !

social distancing and masks required

RSVP 209-267-8020 susan@feistwines.com


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Sutter Creek, CA 95685




Mt. Zion Church - Fri Aug 28

 

As of today, August 28th 2020, the California State Government has changed the “System” on how they decide health and safety factors. Amador County is now in the “Widespread” category and we will NOT be allowed to meet indoors in our church sanctuary this Sunday. BUT… We WILL be outdoors for some great fellowship, worship and The Word! I hope you will gather with us in-person or online!
 

We are thrilled to be meeting together in person for outdoor services each Sunday morning! Join us for live worship and preaching out in our lower parking lot. If you are not comfortable attending in person yet, we fully support that decision and will continue to offer all our regular online service times.
 
For those wanting to attend these special services, please take time to go over the important information below.
 
In order to care for our church family and community, we are closely following all CDC and local health agency recommendations and guidelines.
 
If you are high risk or are experiencing symptoms of any kind, do not attend.
Masks are required before, during, and after service.
Please stay 6 feet apart (from anyone outside your home)
Services will be touchless (no passing of offering, programs, etc.)
Chairs are provided but you are also welcome to bring your own. Our chairs will be sanitized between each service.
We are safely serving bottled water.
No kids programming (services are family friendly).
Bathrooms will be available on site.
Our team will be cleaning before and after each service.
 
Thanks for helping us care for the health of our church family and community as we gather. If you have questions please email us: info@mtzchurch.org.
 
We can't wait to see you on Sunday mornings!

Is there any book of the Bible that sparks as much controversy and confusion as the book of Revelation?
 
Some believers form strong dividing lines over different interpretations. Many Christians scratch their heads as they read through John’s illustrative visions. And others avoid reading Revelation altogether.
 
Perhaps you share the curiosity of other believers that ask, “Why did God have to end the Bible like that?” It’s a fair question.
 
What are we to make of this seemingly odd conclusion to God’s Great Book?
 
Through this series we will look at various themes in Revelation that every Christian can agree upon, and every Christian needs to know. And, I want to encourage you to read and value Revelation for yourself.
 
I would even suggest that the book of Revelation is one of the most important books in our Bibles.


Come gather with us in-person or online!
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MTZChurchPineGrove/
Website - http://www.mtzchurch.org/live-broadcast.html
YouTube LIVE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZ2k_7QPHNaYPn0qLGOOow?sub_confirmation=1

 
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 info@mtzchurch.org.
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