Community Briefs

Saving Water At Home

Learn simple ways to save water and money in your garden during this drought year. Sue, of Sue’s Custom Gardens, will be the March 29 instructor, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the HUB Community Center, located at 206B N. Main Street, in Jackson. Cost is $20. Call 223-6349 to register, or email

Amador Corvette Club

The Amador Corvette Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 1, at the Round Table Pizza, in Martell. Meet at 5 p.m., for dinner and socializing. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. If you own a Corvette and enjoy good friends and fun monthly runs, feel free to join us. Visitors and guests are always welcome. Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Gayle and Jay, at 274-0506, or visit

Youth Theatre Project

As part of the HUB Art Series of free after school arts classes in downtown Jackson, Laurie Story Vela is facilitating a Youth Theatre Project. Participants will experience all aspects of a theatrical production from script generation to final curtain. From student imaginations, characters, plot and play will be constructed, with music added according to student interest. All aspects of acting and staging will be covered with room for all students’ talents. Artist Leslie Vasquez will help students with set design and creation. Class meets after school, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from April 1 through May 28. The play will be performed at the HUBArts Party, on May 29.

Sutter Creek Woman’s Club

On Wednesday, April 2, the monthly meeting of the Sutter Creek Woman’s Club will be held at the Sutter Creek Community Building. Hostess Norva Fagg invites all members to come to the luncheon by 11:30 a.m. If you are new in the area and would like to come for lunch, please give her a call, at 274-6833. Lunch will be served at noon. Our guest speaker is Kim Grady, from the Amador County Clerk-Recorder office. Nominations for the coming years officers will be announced during the business meeting. President Shirley Sproul looks forward to greeting the members.

SIRs #96

The next meeting of SIRs branch 96 will be on April 3. SIRs is a group of retired men devoted to enhancing a full and active life with fellowship and harmony as a cornerstone. Meetings are held once a month for great lunch and an interesting speaker, and of course time for conversation and friendship. There are no dues, and only an obligation to come and enjoy oneself. For more information on joining SIRs, or to be a guest at one of the meetings, call Membership Chair Wayne Clark, at 274-6927, or look at the website, at

Amateur Radio Club

The next meeting of the Amador County Amateur Radio Club will be on April 3. The club meets the first Thursday of every the month, at 7 p.m. Visitors and guests are always welcome to come and learn more about this hobby and activities related to it. Every meeting has a short business session, followed by a program related to the amateur radio hobby. Our last meeting featured a presentation on solar power, and discussed both the theory and practical side of using solar energy for limited or off-the-grid power. For more information about the club, the hobby or how to become a licensed amateur radio operator (ham), check out the website,, or call John, at 295-2272.

Stroke Support Group

Join the Stroke Support Group at its next meeting on Thursday, April 3, at 3 p.m. The group meets in the Meadows Conference Room, at Sutter Amador Hospital‘s Outpatient Building. The support group meets the first Thursday of every month. All stroke survivors, caregivers and interested parties are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Mike, at 217-8028, or Linda, at 267-0937.

Book Sale Cancelled

The Friends of the Amador County Library spring book sale scheduled for April 4-6 has been cancelled. There will be a big fall sale October 17-19. For information, call 223-3390.

April PlayShop

Creative Spirit Families’ April PlayShop is the “Tree Of Life: Celebrating Our Family Branches,” on Sunday April 6, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Sutter Creek Community Building, located at 33 Church Street, next to the park. April’s monthly gathering uses the inspiration of trees for looking at ourselves, our families, friends and community. This playful, hands-on time for creating trees uses art, music and play in various creative expressions of the heart. Create and Play from 3 to 5 p.m., and enjoy a Pot Luck Supper at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Laurie Story Vela, at 267-8084.

Peer to Peer

Peer to Peer, a 10-week educational program to enhance mental health recovery, starts Monday April 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, in Jackson. Peer to Peer is for individuals living with mental illness, and provides education, practical support, problem solving and relapse prevention. Call 223-9133 to learn more.

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