Club News, June 15, 2013

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

The beautiful grounds of Pilot Peak Winery were the setting for the third annual picnic for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Attendees enjoyed wine tasting along with a catered lunch. The Auxiliary continues to serve the hospital in various departments at the hospital along with holding outside vendor sales to raise money for equipment and supplies used at the hospital. The Auxiliary recently gifted $9,620 for various pieces of equipment along with a $5,000 donation to the SNMH Foundation towards the purchase of an Oncology CT Simulator. Auxiliary members donate approximate 1,100 hours each month but like all volunteer groups need the service of additional volunteers.

Nevada County Social Singles

We hold a social hour open to both members and non-members alike on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Look for us between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. in the Holbrooke Hotel Lounge, Grass Valley.

The group plans a monthly calendar of both indoor and outdoor activities for singles of all ages and varied interests. Please come join us to see what we’re about! Or, for more information, call 530-272-7075.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Grass Valley Chapter #1335

The Grass Valley Chapter is also planning its annual membership picnic for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 11, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome to attend the picnic and chapter meetings.

NARFE’s objective is to protect retirement and related benefits for current and retired Federal employees. It also actively supports Alzheimer’s research. The local chapter meetings serve as an opportunity for retirees to socialize and to hear programs of value to members. A benefit of membership is receiving timely updates on policy actions affecting Federal employees and retirees.

Reservations for lunch are not necessary. For more information on the luncheon or program, please call Larry Kinkor, 530-265-6477.

Gulldalen Lodge 6-128, Sons of Norway

Our Viking ship is scheduled to appear in the July 4th parade to be held in Grass Valley. Members and friends are urged to join in – in costume if possible – for a fun-filled event. Call Keith Emmerton for parade start info at 530-432-3799. Kayla Lardner of Auburn is the winner of this year’s $1,000 Lodge scholarship. She plans to attend Concordia University.

Nevada County Historical Society

Join us at the Nevada County Historical Society’s Speaker Night presentation on June 20 when author, Jan Westmore, will speak about the building of the œtranscontinental railroad and the symbiotic relationship between Colfax and Nevada City/Grass Valley, especially during the 19th Century.

Colfax served as the distribution center for supplies and mail to foothill towns and miners’ claims. The town received gold en route to banks and produce for transfer to markets. Modes of transport ranged from horseback, wagon, and stagecoach until the building of the railroad. Ferries gave way to toll roads then to rails. The construction of the transcontinental railroad, followed by the narrow gauge railroad, enabled not only a more efficient transfer of goods but also a window into national markets. Arcadia Publishing recently released Images of America: Colfax, a photographic history of Colfax, the railroad and neighboring towns. Jan will share some of her photographs and maps of the area during that period.

Directions: Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. Take Hwy. 49 north toward Downieville and turn right at Maidu Ave. toward the Rood Center, and then follow the signs to the Helling Library.

The Nevada County Historical Society offers free presentations about local history on the third Thursday every month at 7:00 p. m. For more information, visit www.NevadaCountyHistory.com or contact Daniel Ketcham at 530-477-8056.

Multiple Sclerosis self-help support group

We meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month in the community room of Glenbrook Apartments, 265 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Each meeting is an opportunity to share experiences, gain information and feel connected. If you feel you don’t need support, then come and provide support to those who do.

Meetings include educational discussions of many topics related to MS treatment options, managing symptoms, as well as available resources and services.

Family members are welcome to join you. Members range from newly diagnosed to years of experience.

For more information, call Erica at 530-559-4517 or email MCGee.erica@yahoo.com.

Gold Country Community Services

Nutritious, homemade broccoli beef and beautiful bluegrass music performed by Ken White and Bob Allen — what a tasty combination at our last Friendship Wednesday lunch. Lots of singing along and good harmony among our guests.

Lunch is served weekdays at noon in our High Noon Cafe, and next week we’ll feature BBQ beef, chicken parmesan, scalloped whitefish, turkey cutlet and cold roast beef sandwich. On Friendship Wednesday, we’ll enjoy more excellent, local entertainment. The suggested donation is just $3 for seniors 60+, however, reservations and an early arrival are highly recommended. Excellent value and a healthy way to stay connected with others in your community!

To reserve your place, or to find out about the many classes, activities, services and volunteer opportunities we offer, phone 530-273-4961 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4p.m., or stop by. Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’ll find us in the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd. in Grass Valley.

For more information, visit http://www.golccountrycenter.org.

The Gold Country Yacht Club

We meet the second Wednesday of every month excluding December. We meet at Scotts Flat Lake. Barbecue begins at 6 p.m. and the Commodore’s bell is at 7 p.m. All salts, with or without a boat, are welcome to attend. Questions? Visit our website at gcyc.net.

The Gold Country Chapter of LeTip International

We meet Wednesdays from 11:46 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. at Kane’s Restaurant at 120 East Main Street in Grass Valley. We welcome anyone interested in growing their business! For more information about Gold Country LeTip, please call 530-477-3727. Our featured speakers on June 5 were Dawn Ryley of Grass Valley Eye Care and Torrey Bowman, financial advisor at Edward Jones. Both businesses received the Union’s Best of Nevada County awards this year.

Dawn Ryley is the office manager as well as a paraoptimetric at Grass Valley Eye Care. The primary Doctor there is Dr. Tanya Markus-Meyer. Dawn filled us in on some behind-the-scenes aspects of that business. Their mission includes providing each and every patient with the gift of sight.

Torrey Bowman has been practicing as a financial advisor for 13 years. He appreciates being with Edward Jones (in business since 1871) since 1999: because they are a private company they can focus on long term investments, rather than having to show flashy short-term successes every quarter like a publicly-traded company.

Bicyclists of Nevada County

Mountain Bikers hosts a “No Rider Left Behind” ride the first Saturday of every month. We also lead trail work parties and advocate for more and better trails for mountain bikes. We maintain a list-serv to keep people aware of trail conditions and group rides.

For information, visit www.BONC.org.

Sierra Express Bicycle Club

We host several rides a week for all levels from beginner to advanced. These rides are a great way to get acquainted with other riders and to learn new bike routes. We maintain a list-serv to keep people aware of group rides and cycling events.

For information, visit www.SierraExpress.org.

The Nevada County Newcomers Club

We are presenting a special, unique event — a Wine Tasting and Art Show at 11:45 a.m. on June 26 Bent Metal Winery. The cost of the catered lunch is $18. There will be wine tasting ($5) and art viewing prior to the lunch. Wine will be for sale by the glass or by the bottle. Bring your husbands and friends for this special event and enjoy both wine tasting and professional local artists. Featured artists include

Tricia Burbank, gourd art; Wendy Elizabeth Krill, natural science illustrator; Sandy Lindblad, pastel portraits of your dog, husband, or friend; Miles Metzger, bronze and stone sculptor; Janet Nicholson, glass blowing art; and Ingrid Peterson of Grass Valley Florist, floral arranging.

Lunch will be buffet style and will include turkey, ham, roast beef or vegetarian sandwiches accompanied by various salads and small desserts. To make your reservation, make your $18 check payable to Newcomers Club and mail to Linda Fritz, 16890 Alioto Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95949. Checks must be received by Monday, June 17.

For more information, call Linda at 530-272-6010 (Dial *82 if you do not have caller ID) or Linda Ulery at 530-272-4539.

Newcomers Club is open to all ladies living in Nevada County regardless of the length you have lived here. We offer monthly luncheons and have numerous activity groups available for joining including book clubs, card clubs, cooking clubs, etc. You will find friends at Nevada County Newcomers Club.

Sierra Singles Club

An organization for older singles to meet and attend local group activities. Events are planned weekly to dine out and attend films, and plays. For information, contact Lois Bassett at 530-273-8002.

Native Daughters of the Golden West

Manzanita Parlor No. 29, Laurel Parlor No. 6, Native Sons of the Golden West and Quartz Parlor No. 56 will hold a memorial service, a celebration of life for our members who have passed during this last year. Refreshments to follow. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at Odd Fellows Hal, 113 So. Church St. in Grass Valley.

For more information, call 530-273-1936.

The Widowed Persons Association

We will hold our monthly meeting today at the Grass Valley Moose Lodge. Our monthly breakfast will be at Penny’s Diner on May 16 and our Sunday night supper will be held on May 26 at Lefty’s. If you are widowed and interested in joining our group, please call Kent Parker at 530-432-1779 or Eileen Hawkes at 530-272-2487.

Sierra Table Tennis

Open-play table tennis, 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at Echo Ridge School, 15504 Liberty Circle Dr. in Nevada City.

For information, call 530-265-2834.

First alumni of the Welcome Wagon Club of the Gold Country

Our First Alumni of Welcome Wagon or “WW” is a social club for women only. We have four luncheon meetings a year, a holiday party plus several fun activity groups. At this time we have 35 memberships available. We would be happy to have any past or present members of Gold Country Welcome Club (formerly Welcome Wagon Club of the Gold Country) to join us.

For more information, please call Evelyn Krein at 530-432-8772 or Priscilla McNaught at 530-477-6977.

12-Step spiritual journey writing workshop

Word-A-Live Church is sponsoring a 12-step study and writing workshop for individuals who grew up in less-than-nurturing or chaotic homes. This workshop uses the 12 steps in a Christian context. Located at 10528 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley. The workshop is designed to help restore the spirit and provide a workable formula for confronting the past. It is a model for surrendering one’s life to God. Emphasizes the relationship between the 12 steps and the practice of Christian living.

For information, call Beverly at 530-210-4651.

Mothers Prayer Warriors

Our group now meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Twin Cities Church. If you are a mother who has lost a child, you may gain strength and knowledge from our unique Bible study. For information, call Cyndi Fellman at 530-432-8148.

Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County

PIWG advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join us. We also maintain a weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City.

49er Pony Club

The 49er Pony Club is open to all ages, but members must have access to a horse. But the club is not just about horse sports, it’s also about having fun, making friends and learning to become a leader. Activities help members learn to become team members and build self-confidence.

For more information, call Melody at 530-432-2036 or email melody.ranch@sbcglobal.net.

Grand Father’s Motorcycle Club

We serve a pancake breakfast the first Saturday of each month to raise money for families in need. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at our clubhouse at 301 S. Railroad St. in Colfax. Cost is $5. For more information, call Crunch at 530-613-0912.

Vietnam Veterans of America

The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America seeks to provide a spirit of camaraderie among a group of veterans who share a common heritage. All veterans of the Vietnam era and their families are welcome to attend chapter meetings. The chapter meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Remembrance Room, Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley.

For information call 530-265-4878 or visit our website www.vva535.org.

The Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All-CA

We will meet today, May 18, at noon at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr. in Grass Valley. This meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome. HCA is working to bring universal, single-payer (Medicare-for-all-type) health care to all Californians.

For more information call Bob at 530-274-3989 or email spbob20@gmail.com.

Gold Country Welcome Club

Twenty-four new members of the Gold Country Welcome Club enjoyed a beautiful, warm evening on the deck of hosts, Bob and Ann Barbaro, in Lake Wildwood. This was one of the largest New Member Socials in recent history. The Social introduces new members to the many diverse activities available to its members – from Book Clubs to Woodworking, Kayaking to quilting – the club is a wonderful way to meet others with similar interests.

The club has “welcomed” over 110 new members this year! The annual Picnic and Dancing in the Park is June 19 and is open to both members and non-members.

Go to http://www.ncnugget.com for more information or call Suzie at 530-432-2402.

Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association

If you are interested in growing grapes, making wine, wine tasting or learning about wine in general, please join us for cheese and crackers at our monthly meetings and bring a bottle of your favorite wine for all to taste. You do not have to be a grower or winemaker to join our group! We have fascinating speakers at our meetings discussing subjects like vineyard management, winemaking or critiquing wine. We have a summer picnic, a holiday party every year and fund an educational scholarship to a local student.

For more information about SWGGA, visit www.swgga.org.

The Sierra Hills Branch of Sons In Retirement

We are looking for retired gentlemen to join an active, fun group of men who meet monthly for lunch, enjoy an interesting speaker, and possibly engage in sponsored activities like golf, bowling, fishing, dining out, bicycling, bocce, and more. Some activities also include spouses. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Auburn Elks, 195 Pine St. Auburn at 11 a.m.

For more information, please contact Ken Hansen at 916-663-4716 or 916-622-2757 or email kenandpenni@yahoo.com.

Nevada County Camera Club

Shutterbugs to advanced photographers, Nevada County Camera Club has something for you. Meetings are the fourth Monday of the month. Visit nevadacountycameraclub.com for exceptions. Visitors are welcome, refreshments are served. Meeting location is the Unity Church,180 Cambridge Ct. in Grass Valley. Maps can be found at nevadacountycameraclub.com. Come join us for a friendly evening get together of like-minded people who enjoy photography.

Nevada County Republican Women Federated

On June 18, NCRWF will host a “Runway Style” Fashion Show produced by area talent, Daniel Brooks. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Alta Sierra Country Club. Local shops participating are: Abstrakt, Fresh Image, Judi’s of Nevada City, Marilyn’s Fashionations, Mountain Recreation, JC Penney Co. Inc, Novak’s, and The WoW ReShop.

Deadline for reservations to the fashion show is June 13. For more information call 530-274-0803. Social Hour begins at 11:30 a.m. and the show begins at noon. Following the June fashion show the next scheduled meeting is September 17.

For more information or questions about meetings and membership please call 530-470-8507, email NCRWF at NCRWF@hotmail.com or visit the website at www.nevadacountyrwf.org.

The American Legion

Frank Gallino Post 130

The Frank Gallino Post’s Lounge and Bar is open at 5 p.m. to ? every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Members and public are welcome. A variety of beers and drinks are available for low prices. The Lounge is located at 225 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley.

Foothills Horticulture Society

Gardeners meet the third Wednesday of each month to learn about growing in the Sierra Foothills. Meetings include a speaker, plant raffle and refreshments. The first meeting is free. Annual dues are $15 per person. Meeting locations and times vary.

Call for details at 530-269-3444 or email perry@usamedia.tv.

Sierra Nevada Canoe & Kayak Club

The SNCKC is a recreational paddle club that enjoys flat water and slow moving rivers. SNCKC includes people of all age groups and skill levels. Most members are residents of the Nevada County foothills and surrounding areas although there is no residency requirement.

Monthly Club meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month at the Seamans Lodge, 425-A Nimrod St., Pioneer Park in Nevada City. They provide social, informational and recreational gatherings associated with the sport of paddling.

For information, visit http://MYSNCKC.ORG.

Lake Wildwood Men’s 9 Hole Golf Club

Our club encourages new golfers to take up the game in a friendly supportive surrounding and also encourages golfers to continue to play even as age starts to creep up. The basic premise is to play golf and enjoy doing it.

Club members play golf on Tuesdays with a shotgun start so players finish about the same time and gather to enjoy social aspects of the game at the 19th hole. There is a breakfast on the third Tuesday of each month followed by a fun tournament. Club tournament chair, Darrell Hendricks makes sure that the tourneys are fun and that everyone has a chance to share a spot in the winners circle, whatever their ability.

Once a year the men join the Lady Niners in a joint tourney, two ladies and two men on a team. Club membership is open to all male adults living in Wildwood.

California Retired Teachers Association

We are an advocacy group whose major goals include protecting the interests of retired educators and support of Public Education. Recent activity of the group was a visit to Washington D.C. to discuss Social Security solvency and the Social Security penalties imposed on members of the State Teachers Retirement System. CalRTA members also advocate in Sacramento with legislators.

Any interested party is welcome to the CalRTA meetings. Contact Marian Hughes at 530-272-5795 for reservations or further information.

Sierra Foothills Audubon Society

The big birthday celebration is just a year away! The Wilderness Act will turn 50 Sept. 3, 2014, and celebrations around the country will mark this major American cultural and environmental achievement.

During 2013 and 2014, we plan to have our own local anniversary celebration with scheduled hikes into nearby wilderness and proposed wilderness areas. We will keep you posted in the chapter newsletter and on the chapter website as these hikes are scheduled.

For information, visit http://sierrafoothillsaudubon.com.

The Nevada County Newcomer’s Club

Nevada County Newcomers Club is a women’s social club that usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month for a luncheon and program. New members are welcome and do not have to be new residents of Nevada County. If you are interested in receiving information regarding the club, please call 530-478-1114.

Nevada County Online

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grass Valley Courtyard Suites. Admission is FREE and members and non-members are welcome. This is the only professional business group in Nevada County that focuses exclusively on helping grow businesses online. We cover topics like business planning, web design strategies, social media and networking, email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging and much more.

RSVP at http://meetup.com/nevadacountyonline.

BPW-Nevada County

Our club goes off-site in June for a special event on our regular meeting date at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. Join us for an outdoor supper at shaded tables overlooking the Bear River, on the beautiful grounds of the future Rincon Del Rio, a “Continuing Care Retirement Community” planned by our host and speaker, Carol Young.

Enjoy a light supper generously donated by Carol, who will give an informal talk on her evolution as a teacher-turned-entrepreneur. Plan on it being a casual affair, with warm weather likely, and dress for an optional walk around the extensive grounds. (Volleyball is also possible if we have enough takers!)

From her roots in Nephi, Utah as the only daughter in a farming family of eight where Carol discovered that inequality prevailed, to being the first in her family to attend college, to creating an industrial construction company with her husband that they eventually sold to Home Depot, to settling into Nevada County with recently acquired entitlements to build Rincon del Rio Continuing Care Retirement Community, Carol’s story of her successes and challenges in business will be told by her, in her casual and engaging manner!

Enjoy the special price of $5 for the evening. Carpooling info can be obtained from Robin, 530-263-4827 or you can drive yourself: Google, Maps.google.com/RincondelRio.

RSVP is required to Kim Wydra, at kim@deltahl.com.

The Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Facility Auxiliary

Our annual Father’s Day Pizza Party for the male residents will be Monday, June 17. Plans will also be discussed for the Annual Ice Cream Social which will be held on Thursday, June 20, following the residents lunch. The Strum Bums will perform. We will have our meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20 in the Conference Room. There will be no meetings in July and August. Meetings will resume on September 19, 2013. Activities with the residents will continue during the summer.

Anyone wanting information about the Auxiliary can contact President, Iona Terry at 530-477-5405.

Pickleball Clubs

Pickleball is a combination of tennis and ping-pong and is played on a court one-quarter the size of a tennis court with a 34-inch high net. Lightweight paddles and a plastic perforated ball are the keys to producing exciting, long rallies which consist of volleys at the net and ground strokes similar to tennis. It is a sport all family members can play. You can just plain have fun or you can be as competitive as you like and compete in tournaments, both locally and nationally. For information visit the official pickleball website: http://usapa.org. Watch a video of the game being played.

DeVere Mautino Community Park, Grass Valley: Four public courts. From downtown Grass Valley, proceed up West Main Street. Turn right on Alta, approximately 1 mile. Park is on your right.

Winter Drop-in Days: Mon. through Wed., 2:30 p.m. to dark. Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Contact:  Judy Tartaglia at 530-477-8278. Newcomers welcome anytime and first few times are free. $/40 year or $2 drop-in fee.

Lake Wildwood Pickleball Club: Two courts. Winter drop-in play days are Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 10 a.m. to noon. Newcomers welcome on Wed. at 10 a.m. We have equipment to loan. LWW is a private community.

Gateway Park, Penn Valley: Three courts striped for PB. Open courts. No fee. Make your own arrangements.  

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club

Ourbreakfast meeting, which is open to the public, will be on Friday, June 21 at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St. at Lincoln Way, Auburn. The doors to the Lodge open at 7 a.m. with a fantastic $12 wide-selection buffet breakfast served at 8 a.m. At 9 sharp Harry Morse, Department of Fish and Wildlife, will give an overview of the salmon season on both the Sacramento and Klamath Rivers.

Morse is a career member of DF&W, is a seasoned salmon angler with a solid understanding of river fishing. His presentation will include visuals to better understand the 2013 salmon season with special information on the Sacramento and Klamath Rivers. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions directly from DF&W.

The 30 year old, 190+-member Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization that meets the third Friday of each month to educate, entertain, and enhance a fishing experience. Further information can be found at www.roostertailsfishingclub.org. For more information on attending Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. meetings, contact Jim, Club Chairman, at 530-887-0479 or http://www.info@roostertailsfishingclub.org.

Eagle and Gold Scouts

Are you an Eagle Scout or a Gold Scout? We have a monthly lunch on the fourth Friday of the month. Join us to share stories and to hear stories about what local scouts are doing today. Contact Steven Lease via email at steven@stevenlease.com for information.

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics

“Children should be seen AND heard.” Please join us 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays for book and study discussion for adult children of alcoholics. This is a nonprofit, 12-step group meeting. The gathering is nonsmoking and open to both men and women. Meetings are in classroom 5 in the back of the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

Gold Country Italian American Club

We meet noon to 3 p.m. every third Tuesday at various local restaurants for lunch, games, presentations and socializing.

For information, call Don Mortara at 530-271-7491.

TOPS Club

The TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Fridays at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, 10725 Alta St. in Grass Valley. Meeting is at 10 a.m. Weigh-in before at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Healing through Loss and Grief Support Group

Anyone who has experienced emotional loss, be it current or in the past, is welcome.

For information, call 530-265-3258 or visit www.LossAndGrief.org.

Duplicate Bridge Club

Many New Year resolutions have been made and already broken. Indeed, most of us do not bother because bad habits are hard to break and good ones hard to keep. However, one resolution you should make and follow is to exercise your brain We grow too frail, weak, handicapped and old to do the physical exercise of our youth but we are never too old to do mental exercise. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and even jigsaw puzzles are good. Bridge, especially duplicate bridge, provides great mental stimulation and fun.

Our Club has games on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Empire Grange (La Barr Meadows Rd. near Kmart.) A slight fee is charged and snacks are free. Come visit us and find more details about the advantages of playing Duplicate Bridge.

For further information, call Bruce Lester at 530-477-9586.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Banner Mountain Post 2655

All former, retired, active and reserve members, both men and women of all military branches, who served in a foreign theater of conflict are invited to join. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Nevada City Veterans Building, 415 North Pine St. We are open for social events at 2 p.m. every Friday. Prospective members are encouraged to bring their DD 214 (proof of military service), which will be returned upon verification.

For information contact us every Friday evening at 530-265-8396.

Blue Star Mothers of America

California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen, in Grass Valley. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, step-mother, foster-mother, grandmother, or legal guardian who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military, we invite you to join us.

For more information, visit www.sierranevadabsma.org.

Grandmothers for Peace

We meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corners of Church and Walsh Streets, Grass Valley (please enter through the door on Walsh St.). Join us as we plan activities and projects to focus awareness on creating a world of peace for this and future generations. You don’t have to be a biological grandmother. It’s about looking at the world we want to create two generations ahead. All ages and genders welcome (join us, grandfathers!).

For information, call Shirley at 530-265-5545 or e-mail Grannies4peace@hotmail.com.

Grass Roots Genealogy Study Group

We meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Family History Center (entrance at the back of the LDS Church), 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. Meetings are open to anyone interested in genealogy research. The building is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking. There are no dues. Topics are posted at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagrgg.

For more information, email cstowe@oro.net or call 530-268-0348.

Order of the Eastern Star’s Evangeline Chapter No 9

We are a fraternal organization of men and women committed to providing an environment of friendship and fellowship, regardless of age, by implementing innovative ideas, facilitating positive change and planning for the future, while working cohesively with our Masonic Family.

Our goals include: Mutual Respect — To demonstrate mutual respect for each other, while recognizing the strengths and diversities of our members. Service — To make the name of Eastern Star synonymous with service to our communities and service and assistance to our members. Membership — To engage and revitalize our existing membership and appeal to prospective members through creative programs and activities. Evangeline Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month and 6:30 for fellowship and 7:30 p.m. for our meeting at 108 N. Pine Street, Nevada City.

Call Kathy at 530-478-1286 or visit http://www.oescal.org for more information regarding this Masonic organization where both women and men may join.

Gold Country Trails Council

GCTC is a nonprofit incorporated association formed in 1981 to develop, maintain, and protect non-motorized recreational trails in the Sierra Foothills area for public use and enjoyment. Coordination with Tahoe National Forest, Bicyclists of Nevada County, Nevada County Woods Riders Off-Road Motorcycle Club and other local groups has brought an amicable sharing of trail work and trail use in our area. Planned are seven work days, along with several camp-outs and day rides with horses. General meetings include speakers relevant to this mission, along with horse health, trailer safety, and joint efforts with other community organizations. New members and guests are welcome.

For more information, visit our website at goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.

NC Business Network International

The Nevada County Business Builder chapter of Business Network International is a dynamic referral group that helps local businesses grow and thrive. Guests are welcome to come to a weekly meeting and consider joining. We have an opening for a graphic designer, caterer, photographer, landscaper, pet groomer and others. Only one business per category so you benefit from our referrals. Connect with us on Facebook at BNI Grass Valley. Come check us out! The group meets weekly, noon to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at Goomba’s Restaurant, Highway 174, Grass Valley.

For information, call 530-205-9509 or visit http://www.BNIGrassValley.com.

Chapter Preceptor Nu Delta of Beta Sigma Phi

We are a social, cultural and service-oriented sisterhood for women all around the world. With chapters in 20 countries, you can be sure you’ll have a new group of friends whenever it’s time to relocate. Our local chapter meets twice a month at noon on Mondays at a member’s home. We support several local philanthropic organizations and have an informative cultural program at each meeting. Social events are scattered throughout the year for fun and building friendships. There is always a sister there for support whenever the need arises.

For information, call club president Gladys Joost at 530-477-2632 or vice-president Lois Robinson, who is in charge of membership, at 530-272-6804.

Spontanee-us

Improvisation fun. We meet every Wednesday at the “Loft” in Grass Valley from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m., call for directions. We create a fun and safe atmosphere with interactive games to explore our inner comedian and to just have a good time.

Call 530-277-2295 for more information or just show up. A small donation is usually asked for to cover room expenses.

NA-Golden Empire, Grass Valley Chapter

The chapter has started a monthly study group that meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the BriarPatch Community Room. The group is called UNA: Focus on Women, which is for all genders to hear presentations and discuss “living in a culture of respect for all.” The same group with just women meets the months in between as UN Women’s Circle, affiliated with the UN Women’s Circle Campaign.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Is Grandpa’s old stamp collection in the attic gathering dust? Bring it in and we will help you sort the trash from the treasure, the gems from the junk, the extra-ordinary from the ... well you get the idea.

If you are considering selling these family treasures for say ... some new transportation, we could help you decide if you’ll be browsing for a Beamer or haggling over pre-owned sneakers. On the other hand, maybe you would rather pick up where Grandpa left off and fill in some of those blank spaces. We can help with that too!

We’re Gold Country Stamp Club and we meet the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. So hitch a ride on down to the dining room of the Nevada City Senior Apartments at 841 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call 530-477-0108.

Nevada County Bonsai Club

Mission: The Nevada County Bonsai Club is dedicated to promoting the art of Bonsai. We will strive to create interest and inspire participation by those interested in the art of Bonsai, from beginners to advanced artists. We will provide and coordinate information on Bonsai through meetings and through demonstrations by Bonsai artists at our meetings and workshops. The Club is open to all those interested in the Art of Bonsai. Our ultimate goal is to instill in our members the appreciation and enjoyment of the Art of Bonsai, and the satisfaction that comes from the creation of living art. Also, the Club’s goal is to provide an environment that allows members and visitors to learn the history of Bonsai as well as to learn and share the art of Bonsai in a comfortable social setting with other Club members. The Nevada County Bonsai Club is a social, nonprofit club, founded for sharing the beauty and enjoyment of Bonsai, through teaching and communicating the living art form of Bonsai.

Club meetings are at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Nevada County Library Community Room, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.


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