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- Early Risers Toastmasters At this week’s Early Risers Toastmasters meeting, Larry Borchert gave a speech about his experience with a bear. He won the best speech award, and was evaluated by Tamara Hendrick, who won the best evaluator award. Anne King won best table topics in an extemporaneous speech about espionage. Join us every Tuesday at 6:30am at Humpty Dumpty Kitchen in Grass Valley. Guests are always welcome to join and don’t have to speak if they don’t want to. Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center Auxiliary We will hold our regular monthly meeting on April 16 in the dining room of the facility. Items to be discussed are the Senior Ball for the residents on April 17, the Spring Sale of Crafts, books and baked goods on May 6, and the Mother’s Day Tea on May 12. Following the meeting the hospital will be serving the Annual Volunteer of the Year lunch and honoring this year’s recipient, Vice President Marge Beck. Anyone interested in the Auxiliary can contact President Iona Terry, 530-477-5405 or Membership Chairman Barbara Ford, 530-273-6084 for information. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous talking about a meeting in Auburn and we have two meetings of the same program here in Grass Valley that I would like to add to that. The item is titled “Food Addicts in Recovery offers free program” The meetings and phone number I would like to add are the following: There are two meetings in Grass Valley - 7pm Mondays at Nevada County Contractors Assoc., 149 Crown Point Court and 8 am Saturdays at Salvation Army Chapel, 10725 Alta St. For more information call (530) 470-0473 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Craft Guild of Nevada County The Guild is open to anyone interested in sharing their craft with others and in selling handmade items locally. During winter months Guild meetings are held at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month in the Houser Conference Room at the Superintendent of Schools Office, 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. The Guild’s Spring Craft Faire will be held May 3 (with a May 10 rain date) located in the Union parking lot. The Faire is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Guild will be hosting approximately 40 artisans. There will be quality hand crafted items, free prize drawing and food drive for Interfaith Food Ministry. Please bring a can of food to help with this food drive and thank you in advance. We would like to thank Ben Franklin and The Union for their supporting of this 2nd Spring Fling. The Guild is a non-profit community service organization. Over the years donations have been made to a number of local charitable groups. These include Women of Worth, the Friendship Club, and school scholarships. Guild members also provide monthly tray favors for several local senior care facilities as well as holiday gifts for the residents and home bound seniors at Christmas time. To learn more about what Guild members are doing check out the Guild’s Blog, http.//craftguildofnevadacounty.blogspot.com and our Facebook page. For more information about the Guild visit http://www.craftguildnevadacounty.org. The Newcomers Club of Nevada County Our April Fashion Show, “Simple Elegance,” is on April 23 at the Alta Sierra Country Club. This year’s show will feature exciting and dynamic clothing from four fashion conscious local shops: Fresh Image, Judi’s, Marilyn’s Fashionations and Yuba Blue. Presenter Carol Riddle will focus on today’s “look” as it appears in each of the terrific shops. Club members will model and add their magic to each stunning outfit and accessory. Raffle tickets will be available for an outstanding Pre-Show Raffle featuring awesome prizes you won’t want to miss. During the show, each attendee will be eligible to win a really special gift from one of our four shops. Each of our shop owners will respectively draw the name of a lucky winner who will be the recipient of a $50 Gift Certificate and a lovely accessory from the owner’s shop. The cost of the luncheon and fashion show is $25. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. This is a very popular event and reservations should be made early. If you are interested in receiving information on the luncheon and on the club, please call 530-478-1114 or 530-470-9191. The Newcomers Club of Nevada County 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. Soroptimist International of Grass Valley Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and Sierra College Foundation NCC hosted a very successful A Day for Women on April 5. The new partnership at the new venue of Sierra College NCC proved to be the exact formula for women of all ages to learn new skills, meet new people, shop, network and have a fabulous day. Using attendees’ evaluations, we will be preparing for next year. Since this major project is done, Soroptimists are turning to the annual Sierra Nevada Region Conference at the end of the month where we will be honoring Women Who Serve and energizing for the following year with other Soroptimists from seven districts. Anyone interested in hearing more about the club can contact us at our website http://www.sigv.org. Sierra Singles Club An invitation for older singles, come join our group. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 in the dining room at the Community Center, 841 Old Tunnel Road. Weekly activities are planned. For information, contact Shirley Maylett 530-273-5637. Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association (SWGGA) Thursday night, April 17th, SWGGA hosts speaker Cindy Fake, UCD Farm Advisor for Placer and Nevada Counties. Ms. Fake will address the subject of the California drought and the possible effects on both vineyards and wine quality. Our club meets monthly on the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., usually at Ponderosa Hall (Gate 2) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 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. Toastmasters International Division F contest winners Our local Area 64 contestants, Jerri Glover of Empire Toastmasters Club, Emma Santa of MotherLode Toastmasters and Jason Santa of Penn Valley Toastmasters Club competed at the Division F Contest held in Grass Valley on April 5. These contestants competed against other Area contestants from Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville. Emma Santa won first place for the International Speech Contest with her motivational speech entitled, “Dare to Jump.” Jason Santa won first place for the Table Topics Contest as he spoke about time travel answering the prompt, “Let the Journey Begin.” Emma Santa won second place in the Table Topics Contest speaking about her journey of different goals in her life. Emma and Jason will now go forward on their journey to compete at the District 39 contest held May 17 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno. There they will compete against seven other divisions which include Sacramento, Chico, Redding, Tracy and other areas. For more information go to http://www.district39.org. The Rooster Tails Fishing Club Our breakfast meeting will be held on Friday, April 18 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. The presentation begins at 9 a.m. sharp featuring Captain Ivan Hotz from Emeryville. The breakfast meeting is open to the Public. With predictions of thousands of trophy salmon just off the California coast, Ivan Hotz, Captain of the 50’New Salmon Queen in Emeryville, will cover tackle requirements and tips for successful charter boat fishing. Members and guests will be shown trolling and mooching techniques, bait rigging, minimizing tangles, and strategies for fighting a salmon from a charter boat on streaming live video on a huge flat TV screen. In addition, there will be an opportunity to speak directly with Captain Hotz and benefit from his 20 years of ocean fishing experience. The 30 year old, 150+-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 email@example.com. Pine Tree Quilt Guild Sewing machines are humming as PTQG members prepare their entries for the upcoming 30th Anniversary Quilt Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. Over 200 quilts will be displayed, including a special exhibit honoring State Fair Award-winner Lynda Lasich as Featured Quilter. Other attractions are Country Store, Vendors, Lunchroom, Silent Auction and drawings for the Opportunity Quilt and Baskets. The Widowed Persons Association Our Association is dedicated to helping widowed persons, both men and women of all ages, to made new friends, have new activities and a new direction to their lives following the loss of their loved one. Should you be interested in our group and would like further information please call Eileen at 530-272-2487 or Kent at 530-432-1779. Gold Country Community Services Come and join us for lunch weekdays, promptly at noon in our High Noon Cafe. Next week’s menu features cheesy krab cakes, chicken supreme, Swedish meatballs, stir fried chicken and veggies, plus spring fittata. We’ll also enjoy entertainment on Wednesday. The suggested donation for seniors 60+ is just $3 per meal. Reservations and early arrival are highly recommended. For reservations, information about our many classes, activities and services - as well as interesting volunteer opportunities - phone 273-4961. We’re located in the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley. Reception is open from 10 to 1 Mon. through Fri. For more information, visit http://www.goldcountrycenter.org. Nevada County Walkers We are a walking group of 710 members who walk 7+ days per week, would like to invite you to come by and let us personally invite you to join us in a walk, hike or other activity. We have more than one walk/ activity in a day! We walk seven days a week and also play Bocce Ball every other Tuesday and bowl alternating Tuesdays. We play Pickleball Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. We plan hikes like the one 36 of us attended Monday March 24 to Fairy Falls in Spenceville. April 20, Easter morning, we’ll have an Easter egg hunt for adults on Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City at 9 a.m. We support local trail builders like Forest Trail Alliance and we participate in trail maintenance throughout the year. We’ll be located at Kurt’s Garden where the former Wilderness Kayak rental was located for our Friday April 4, 2014 MEET AND GREET. Between 1:00PM and 6:00PM We’ll have photo albums (and hopefully a laptop) and be available to greet the public and some of our 700+ members we’ve never met at Kurt’s Garden located at 595 E. Main Street, Grass Valley from 1 to 6 p.m. Gold Country German-American Club The German-American club meets the first Friday of each month at 6P p.m. at Seaman’s Lodge in Nevada City. Guests are welcome. If interested in attending or for club information call Christa at 530-272-6095. You can also check us out online at http://www.goldcountrygermanamericanclub.org where you will learn about our events and activities such as Mai Fest, Oktoberfest, hiking, conversational German classes. The American Chronic Pain Association We meet monthly to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families. The group hosts knowledgeable speakers on a regular basis who give helpful information on ways to live more fully in spite of pain. Group members also share experiences as well as support and encourage one another. The American Chronic Pain Association meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. For room location and other information, contact Jeanne Spring at 530-432-0247. 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. For information, call Shirley at 530-265-5545 or e-mail Grannies4peace@hotmail.com. Weight-loss group starts in April FasTrack Nutrition and Lifestyle continues in April. Participants in this spiritually based weight-loss program together lost 478 pounds over a year’s time in 2012-13. A new session started at 2:30 p.m. April 9 in the Cross Room at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley (near downtown). Classes will continue each week on Wednesdays. Participants will use materials from the Prism Phase 1 program. The group will learn about eating right, living well and loving God through diet, discipline and discipleship. No weigh-ins! All are welcome, joining is free, and materials will cost $10. For more information call Carol Lenhard at 530-755-5550. Blue Star Mothers of America Sierra Nevada California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen in Grass Valley at 10 a.m. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, foster mother, grandmother or legal guardian who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States, we invite you to join us. To learn more, please visit http://www.sierranevadabsma.org. The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) We advocate for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join us. The March 16th program, “EVA BARTLETT: STANDING WITH GAZA,” was a rousing success. The 40 people who attended were very generous in donating a total of $739 to the Maia Project, which brings clean water to children in the Gaza Strip, where 90 to 95 percent of available water is contaminated. Our weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City has resumed. We have signs to share, and everyone who believes in human rights, equality and justice for all people is welcome to participate. Pine Tree Quilt Guild Sewing machines are humming as PTQG members prepare their entries for the upcoming 30th Anniversary Quilt Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. Over 200 quilts will be displayed, including a special exhibit honoring State Fair Award-winner Lynda Lasich as Featured Quilter. Other attractions are Country Store, Vendors, Lunchroom, Silent Auction and drawings for the Opportunity Quilt and Baskets. The Widowed Persons Association Our Association is dedicated to helping widowed persons, both men and women of all ages, to made new friends, have new activities and a new direction to their lives following the loss of their loved one. Should you be interested in our group and would like further information please call Eileen at 530-272-2487 or Kent at 530-432-1779. American Legion Auxiliary Frank Gallino Unit 130 At our monthly business meeting on Tuesday, March 11 we conducted our traditional draping of our charter for two members who passed in February. Penny Johnson and Jan Morris were active members for many years and we held a celebration of their lives following our meeting in which we invited not only our members but their friends. Taps were played by Berni Bachli. We are planning for our annual fundraiser on April 26, which will provide a luau feast and entertainment by Dan Scanlon on his ukulele and the local Hawaiian dance group. The friendship girls continue to assist us at the Tuesday dinners and have received complements from our dinner guests. Antonio is our chef at these dinners and provides a gourmet served meal for 10 dollars! Duplicate Bridge Club We meet at the Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows. The weekly schedule is as follows: Mondays: 9:30 a.m.; Tuesdays:12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; Thursdays: 1 p.m. at Eskaton; Fridays: 12:30 p.m. We offer free bridge lessons for those new to the game or wanting to brush up their skills. These classes begin on March 20 and meet on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Email Bill Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Nevada County Republican Women Federated Regular NCRWF meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, September through June, at Alta Sierra Country Club in Grass Valley. Social Hour begins at 11:30 a.m. and meetings begin at noon. Reservations are required. Please call Donna at 530-274-0803 to make a reservation. For information about membership call 530-478-0603, email NCRWF@hotmail.com or visit the website at http://www.nevadacountyrwf.org. Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau The luncheon will be held at the Sierra Pines United Methodist Church in Auburn. P.E.O. was founded in 1869. The philanthropic educational organization has six local chapters in Nevada and Placer counties. They benefit their scholarship funds which provide scholarships to local women for their college or continuing college education. For 145 years, the P.E.O. sisterhood has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Over 88,000 women have benefited from P.E.O.’s educational scholarships, loans, awards and projects. For more information, visit the P.E.O. website, http://www.peointernationa.org. Hope Bearers We are available to provide Christ-centered support for all who are faced with the challenges of cancer or other chronic illness. Whether you are a patient, spouse, family member, friend or caregiver — you don’t have to go it alone. Our hope is in God and we are here for you. We offer prayer, fellowship, love and encouragement to keep our faith strong in the midst of perhaps the most difficult circumstances of our lives. We are available for confidential ‘one on one’ or group meetings as needed by request. If you have questions or need prayer, feel free to contact Edda Hunter at 530-432-2862 or Sally Landsburg at 530-273-1468. Nevada County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Meetings are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of the month at the Glenbrook Apartment Complex (in the Community Room), 265 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. We sometimes have speakers, or review education programs. Some meetings are more of an open discussion. Resources are available for anyone who wants them. The group members have experience with different therapies and treatment options. If you are affected by MS and would like to talk with others in a relaxed, supportive, positive, atmosphere come check us out. The meeting is open to anyone affected by MS (patients, caregivers, family members, friends, medical staff, etc.). For more information and to RSVP please contact Erica McGee at 530-559-4517 or email email@example.com. Gold Country Welcome Club Our club has something for everyone ... literally! If you’re looking to find people with similar interests, check out this active bunch. There’s a group that plays poker. Don’t like poker? How about pinochle, or bunco, bridge or mah jong? Not into games? How about kayaking, or hiking or snow skiing? Not athletic? No problem. There are brainiacs that meet once a month to talk about investing…wood workers that share ideas on their talents ... a craft group that comes up with amazing ideas for the home. Garden Club, Men’s Group (great monthly speakers), Women’s Group with lots of theatre and other activities. For more information or to join the club go to http://www.NCNugget.com, or call 530-478-0999. 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. 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. The Gold Country Yacht Club We meet the second Wednesday of every month, excluding December. Off season (October-April), the meetings are held at Alta Sierra Pizza Parlor, 15690 Johnson Place, Grass Valley, right off Highway 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Dinner 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? Please visit our website http://www.gcyc.net. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Grass Valley Chapter #1335 NARFE’s objective is to protect retirement and related benefits for current and retired Federal employees. It also actively supports Alzheimer’s research. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome to attend chapter meetings held at noon, the second Thursday of each month. The local chapter meetings serve as an opportunity for retirees to socialize and to hear programs of general interest or 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. Nevada County Horseman Incorporated We are celebrating the year of the horse. NCHI seeks to promote horsemanship throughout the community and to provide a friendly and wholesome social environment for young and old alike. You’re always welcome to stop in at one of the monthly meetings, the second Friday of the month or events. Now accepting new member applications. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Peripheral neuropathy support group Do you have painful feet or numbness? The peripheral neuropathy support group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 South Church St. in Grass Valley. We don’t cure, but suggest relief and comfort. We exchange ideas and share information and experiences. You are not alone in your discomfort. For more information, call 530-268-1017. Chicago Park Garden Club CPGC’s membership includes gardeners from Grass Valley, Nevada City and other foothill communities; nonmembers are welcome to this free public program. For more information, call 530-272-7708. The Golden Empire Sam’s If you are looking for a very friendly group that has a lot of fun activities, good food and friendly members, please join us for one of our camp outs as a guest. Looking forward to hearing from you! Call 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035. Parkinson’s Support Group Our group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Activity Room on the second floor of the main building at Atria Senior Living Center (previously Quail Ridge), 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Come share experiences and information with others who have Parkinson’s. Family members and caregivers are welcome. For more information, contact Nancy at 530-272-7950 or Pete at 530-273-4804. Healing Through Loss And Grief Support Group Anyone who has experienced a significant loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. There is no charge to participate. For more information, visit http://lossandgrief.org. Friends of Hospice Come and volunteer at Friends of Hospice (530-247-5121) and do the very worthwhile job of working on events to raise money for the use of Hospice of the Foothills. FOH has no paid members and all of the monies raised is used for the benefit of Hospice of the Foothills. Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA) We meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at The Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Classroom 5 in Grass Valley. This meeting is for women only. Nevada City Lions The Nevada City Lions meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Seamans’ Lodge. For membership information contact Membership Chair John Meyer, 530-272-0588 or President Chuck Woerner, 530-265-2039. 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. For information, call club president Lois Robinson at 530-272-6804 or vice-president Georgine Wasley, who is in charge of membership, at 530-265-4424. Move to Amend We are a national, grass roots coalition that works toward overcoming corporate power by building momentum for a Constitutional Amendment that would make it clear that civil rights are intended for human beings, not for corporations. The “We the People Amendment” would not only overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, but would also abolish “corporate personhood” and declare that money is not the same as speech. Find out more at the Nevada County Move to Amend website or Facebook page. For more information, visit http://www.NevadaCountyMoveTo Amend.org, or visit the national website, http://www.MoveToAmend.org. Sons In Retirement (SIR) SIRS is a non-profit organization for retired men devoted to the promotion of independence and dignity of retirement. The SIR Branch 11’s luncheon meetings are on the first Thursdays of the month at the Lake Wildwood Club House. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. and the luncheon meeting begins at noon followed by a guest speaker or entertainment. Lady guests are invited to our May and December meetings. Members do not have to live in Lake Wildwood. Go to our website at http://www.sirbranch11.com to learn more about us. To inquire about becoming a member, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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