Thursday, December 31, 2015

AAUW sponsors presentation by local Gold Country authors - Thurs Jan 21

Please join us for a presentation by two local authors whose books are set in the California gold rush country of the mid-19th century, when tensions and fortunes were as volatile as the ground prospectors mined.

The speakers will be Mary Volmer, author of Crown Of Dust which makes a vital contribution to the literature of women living in the Mother Lode, and Elaine Zorbas author of Banished and Embraced: the Chinese in Fiddletown and the Mother Lode. The program will be moderated by AAUW Programs Vice President Helen Bonner, also a local author. The program is being hosted by the Amador Branch of American Association of University women, AAUW.

The program is open to the public. All those interested in learning more about Amador’s history and authors are invited to attend with no fee, and light refreshments served. Date is Thursday, January 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will be held in the Amador First 5 facility, located in the Margaret Dalton Center, 975 Broadway in Jackson.

For more information contact Helen Bonner at: (209) 257-1832.

AAUW Programs Vice President Helen Bonner
will be the moderator for the next AAUW event on Jan 21.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Miners' Bend Commemorative Brick Pathway- Personalized Bricks Available Now!

The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation invites you to participate in Sutter Creek’s new Miners’ Bend Historic Gold Mining Park by buying a personalized  engraved brick in the Commemorative Pathway. You and your family will not only provide financial support to the Foundation and help finish this park, but you will cement your place in Amador County’s gold mining history forever.

The work at Miners' Bend Park at the South end of Sutter Creek continues. By now you have probably noticed all the mining artifacts that have been placed at the South end of Main Street.  Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation has been working hard to make this historical project a reality and now are building a brick walkway that you can be a part of.

The SCCBF’s goal for completion of this park is early next summer, 2016. The Park will feature over a dozen displays telling the story of Amador's roll in the California Gold Rush. Work is being done on interpretive signage that will give visitors a brief history of the gold rush in Sutter Creek and Amador County, with historic photos and descriptions of each artifact on display.

The SCCBF would like to thank all those who have donated time and money to help make this project a reality. The Donor Brick Campaign will help them complete the park. Purchasing a brick is the perfect way to commemorate loved ones, promote your business or organization, honor a special occasion, or find that special gift. Personalized Bricks start at only $100.

Remember, your brick purchase is tax deductible. Buying a personalized brick helps the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation preserve our cultural heritage in Amador County. To order, visit www.sccbf.org . For more information please call Frank Cunha at 209-304-9192.