Current Programs

Below is a listing of our current programs.

==========Special Events==========

49er Bypass Run - 5K & 10K

Saturday April 4th, starting at 9am in downtown Sutter Creek. Pre-register by March 13th to receive a race shirt. Costs: 17 and under :$20, 18 and over: $25
Overall results
5k results
10k results

Thank you to our sponsors:

After School Program in Jackson and Plymouth

This program is 100% FREE! Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Located at Lodge Hill in Plymouth open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and in Jackson at The Hub open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2-5. We do all sorts of fun activities and projects as well as the occasional field trip (free also!). Homework help is available and snacks are provided. We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2pm-5pm. Be sure to bring your completed and signed by a parent waiver form. We will not meet on school holidays or minimum days. We hope to see you there! For more information e-mail kgoehner@amadorgov.org (Plymouth) and bnichols@amadorgov.org (Jackson).
After School Program Waiver Form

Thank you to our sponsors:
Jackson RancheriaCity of Plymouth

BBQ - Kennedy Mine Deep Pit BBQ

Kennedy Mine Deep Pit BBQ featuring deep pit BBQ beef, beans, salad, bread & dessert. No host bar available. Proceeds benefit the Kennedy Mine Foundation.
When: Thursday, May 14 at 5pm
Where: Kennedy Mine, Jackson CA
Cost: $25 per person (see flyer for ticket availability)
Flyer

BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!

ACRA Bingo at the American Legion Hall - new day and location!!
Start time: 6:30
Early Bird games start at 6:15
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Buy-in: $10 for 10 games - 6 top
Black out is up to $200. Raffle prizes and pull tabs!
Complimentary desserts & coffee. Beer, wine, soda and water available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own dinner.
Support your local recreation agency! For more information, call Amador County Recreation Agency at (209)223-6349.
Bingo flyer

Book Sale

Friends of the Amador County Library present their Spring Used Book Sale.
Friday, April 10, 4 pm to 7 pm - FACL Members only. Non-members may join at the sale.
Saturday, April 11, 10 am to 5 pm - Open to the general public
Sunday, April 12, 11 am to 3 pm - Open to the general public, everything on sale at half price (Sunday only)
Post 108 American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Road, Sutter Creek@Hwy 49, across from the Italian Picnic Grounds
Proceeds support the Amador County Library

Car Show - 5th Annual Motherlode Cruise

Shine, wine & dine at the 5th annual Motherlode Cruise Car show. Free fun for the whole family on Main Street in Jackson! Beautiful vintage cars, art & craft show, live music, dining discounts & more. Hosted by Motherlode Cruisers & the Jackson Business & Community Association.
When: Saturday May 16, 10am - 3pm
Where: Main Street, Jackson CA
Flyer

Duck Race - The 28th Annual Great Sutter Creek Duck Race

The Duck Race takes place Saturday, April 25th at Minnie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Races start at 9am with the Duck Dash Run at 8am. Duck Race tickets will be available starting March 6th at the ACRA office and from the beneficiaries listed.
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2015 Beneficiaries:
Jackson Gold Wheels 4-H
Volcano Theater
Amador Jr. Buffs Cheer
Boy Scout Troop #63
Willow Springs 4-H
Amador County Animal Response Team
Motherlode Harvest
Amador Mothers Club
Amador Choraliers
Team Sierra Volleyball Club
Amador County Recreation Agency

Gardening - Community Plots Now Available!

It's the grand opening of the ACRA-ARCD Community Garden in Jackson. Plot reservations are now available!
Small plots: 4x12 - $50 annual fee
Large plots: 4x24 - $100 annual fee
PLUS $100 refundable deposit
Location: The Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, 1334 Jackson Gate Road
Call ACRA today at 223-6349!
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Ghost Trails Cemetery Hunt

Take a trip back in time on the ghost trails adventure! A scavenger hunt through the historic Pine Grove, Aqueduct and Volcano cemeteries. Use a map to find specific cemeteries on the adventure. Find the headstones that correspond to short stories of pioneers, their journey west and settling in Amador County. Packets are $10, available at the ACRA office or we can email it to you. This is a great family activity! Proceeds benefits ACRA and the Amador County Cemetery Board.
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Tri Amador Triathlon

Sunday October 4th -- Sprint and Olympic Distances Available, a USAT Sanctioned Triathlon. The swim takes place in the waters of Lake Camanche, the bike ride features a loop through the beautiful hills of Buena Vista, and the run is an out-and-back on the lakeview China Gulch Trail. Prizes to the top overall finishers -- Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt, a goodie bag, and healthy snacks throughout the day.
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Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

What: Walk to benefit programs and research at Casana, a nonprofit helping children with Apraxia, a motor speech disorder.
When: Saturday May 16th at Amador High. Check-in at 8am, walk starts at 9am.
Cost: Kids: $10/Adults $20 (pre-registration) Walk-up registration at the event is always welcome (Kids: $12/Adults $25).
Register online before April 19th to receive a free t-shirt!
For more information, email Megan Mathison or call 209-406-7366.
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==========Camps==========

British Soccer Camp

June 8th-12th at Howard Park in Ione. Includes free ball and camp t-shirt. Register before April 24th and receive a FREE jersey. This Camp will feature 1,000 touches curriculum, packed with drills and practices designed to improve individual ball control, footskills, fakes, moves, juggling and core techniques! Host a coach and get a rebate! Email ktraverso@amadorgov.org for information.
Register Online

==========Classes==========

Astronomy

Monthly astronomy meetings at the HUB in Jackson at 7pm. Free to all astronomers, bring your telescopes! 2015 meeting dates: Feb-7, Mar-7, Apr-11, May-2, Jun-6, Jul-11, Aug-1, Sep-26, Oct-24, Nov-28, Dec-19.

For more information, please contact Barbara Nichols.

Dancing - Belly Dancing Class

Join Amel Tafsout and learn foundational dance movement, foot-work, isolations and proper posture. enjoy the dance while moving to the music and rhythms of a unique dance culture. Have fun tapping into your feminine side while getting in shape in a non-judgmental space!
When: Wednesdays, April 29-May 27, 5:30-7pm
Where: The HUB, 206B Main Street in Jackson
Cost: $75 Barbara Nichols
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Dancing - Salsa Dancing Class

Learn this easy and fun Latin dance! It will make you smile and give you confidence! No partner necessary. Taught by Amel Tafsout.
When: Wednesdays, April 29-May 27, 7-8pm
Where: The HUB, 206B Main Street in Jackson
Cost: $75
To register, email Barbara Nichols
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Fly Fishing Class

Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA), in partnership with Amador Flyfishers, a local fly fishing club, is pleased to offer a course on the ins and outs of fly fishing to those who want to learn about the sport. Course content includes: What fly fishing is about, Bugs, their life cycle and importance in fly fishing, Overview of fly fishing equipment and how to use it, Where to find fish and why they are where they are, Where to go fly fishing and special regulations, Casting techniques - a demonstration and an opportunity to practice.
Cost is $40 and classes will be held on June 13 & 14 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at The HUB / 206B Main Street, Jackson. Class size is limited to 20 people. Must be 18 years or older. Ages 12-17 may attend, but must be accompanied by an adult participant.
A fishing trip is scheduled for June 27th. Time and location to be announced.
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French Class

Bienvenue! The purpose of this class is to give you an immediate speaking ability in French. This 5-week class runs Tuesdays, April 28 through May 26 at the ACRA office.
Level 1 6:30-8pm, cost=$70
Level 2 5:30-6:30pm, cost=$65
To register, email Barbara Nichols
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Garden Workshop - Ground Preparation & Drought-Friendly Gardening Techniques

ACRA-ARCD Community Garden Program Proudly Presents its First Garden Workshop!
Location: Historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, 1334 Jackson Gate Road
When: May 2, 9:00-11:30am
Cost: $15 per person (Please provide your own tools and gloves)
Call ACRA today! 223-6349
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Lifeguard Training

Sat. and Sun., April 11-12 9am-6:30pm
Sat. and Sun., April 18-19 9am-6:30pm
Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Swim yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards surface dive feet first or head first, to a depth 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or step.

Training will take place in Jackson at the Pool and Scout Hut at Detert Park. For complete details and materials needed, call the City of Jackson at 223-1646.
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Yoga & Guided Meditation Class

Transform yourself with an Introductory Class in Restorative Yoga led by Marie Schluter, and Guided Meditation Techniques led by Dixie Camardo.
Saturday March 28, 10am-12:30pm
975 Broadway in Jackson (Margaret Dalton/First Five Center)
Donation: $10
Pre-registration required: Dixie Camardo, 209-256-7292 or Marie Schluter, 209-915-3244.
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Yoga

Affordable Vinyasa style yoga classes every week! Suitable for all levels!
Mondays & Thursdays 9-10am and 5:30-6:30pm at Pine Grove Town Hall (19889 Hwy 88 in Pine Grove)

Fridays 9-10am at Margaret Dalton Children's Center (975 Broadway in Jackson)
Donation: $5 per class, drop ins welcome!
For more info, Marie Schluter, 209-915-3244.
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Zumba

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Tuesday nights at The Hub. 5:30-6:30pm. $7 general, $5 student.
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==========Sports==========

Basketball - Men's League

League is underway. If you would like to join as an individual, please call ACRA at (209) 223-6349.
Standings & schedule
Registration form
Rules
Roster
Thank you to our sponsor:
Jackson Rancheria

Basketball - Women's League

What: 6-week League with possible playoffs
When: Sunday nights starting April 12th
Where: Argonaut High School
Price: $350 per team
Standings & schedule
Flyer
Registration form
Rules
Roster

Dodgeball - Adult

What: 6-week League including playoffs
When: Tuesday nights starting June 30th
Where: Argonaut High School
Price: $200 per team
Manager's Meeting: Sunday March 23th, 6:00pm at Argonaut High School - During Open Gym Dodgeball
FREE Open Gym Adult Dodgeball: June 23 from 5-7pm at Argonaut High School
Flyer
Registration form
Rules
Roster

Flag Football - Adult

What: 6 vs. 6 flag football, 8-week League including playoffs
When: Saturdays starting September 5th
Where: Jackson Jr. High School
Price: $350 per team (Pays for 2 refs, painted fields, pylons, yardage markers, footballs, flag equipment, etc)
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Flag Football - Youth

What: 6-week League
Who: 4th-8th graders
When: Sunday evenings starting June 28
Where: Jackson Jr. High School main field
Price: $30 per player - includes team shirt/jersey
League Meeting: Wednesday June 10th, 6pm at the ACRA Office (10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek, CA)
Flyer
Registration form
Rules

Soccer - Adult Co-Ed League

League is underway. If you would like to join as an individual please call ACRA at (209) 223-6349.
Standings & schedule
Registration form
Rules

Thank you to our sponsors:
Schwabe ResidentialIone Rotary

Softball - Men's

Length of season: Play every team twice, plus double elimination Playoffs for every team
When: Monday and Wednesday nights starting June 15
Where: Pioneer Park in Pioneer
Price: $650 per team
Registration deadline: June 4
Managers Meeting: Wednesday June 3rd, 6pm at the ACRA Office (10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek, CA)
Flyer
Registration form
Rules
Team roster

Tri Amador Triathlon

Sunday October 4th -- Sprint and Olympic Distances Available, a USAT Sanctioned Triathlon. The swim takes place in the waters of Lake Camanche, the bike ride features a loop through the beautiful hills of Buena Vista, and the run is an out-and-back on the lakeview China Gulch Trail. Prizes to the top overall finishers -- Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt, a goodie bag, and healthy snacks throughout the day.
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Volleyball - Co-Ed Adult League

Congratulations Team Awesome for winning ACRA's winter/spring 2015 Co-ed Volleyball League Championship! The next league will start in early June. Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 for more information.
Standings & Schedule
Registration form
League rules