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Club News, April 27, 2013

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 are having our fund-raising yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 517 Nevada St. in Nevada City. The yard sale proceeds are for the benefit of our Nevada County Chapter Maia Project which will install a water purification and desalination unit to the Naseam Kindergarten in Nuseirat Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip.

We are planning for a visit from Dorothy Naor April 30. Dorothy is an American-born Jewish Israeli human rights activist who has lived in Israel for more than 50 years.

The meeting takes place in a private home. Please call 530-713-1131 for directions.

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

We are hosting an open barn day from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Tree Farm, 17031 Piper Lane in Penn Valley. 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. Barn Day will include fun horse information such as grooming, safety, a trail safety speaker, parent information and details on our new adult horsemaster program. Member’s horses will be giving pony rides on a lead line. Hot dogs, baked goods and horse cookies will be onhand.

For more information, call Melody at 530-432-2036 or email

The Chicago Park Garden Club

We will hold our next meeting at 1 p..m. on Wednesday, May 1 at the Peardale-Chicago Park Firehouse Community Room (Station 257), 15057 Colfax Grass Valley. Non-members welcome at no charge. The speaker will be Ingrid Elsel of the Colfax Garden Club on Landscape Design, sharing tips and techniques gleaned from a course sponsored by California Garden Clubs Inc.

The Flower Arrangers group will meet on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Community Room.

The Card Making group will meet on Mondays, May 13 and 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Room.

For more information, call 530-272-7708.

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

California Secretary of State, Debra Bowen will be the guest speaker at the Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club’s annual Annette M. Gillette Scholarship Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley.

A pioneer in open government reform, election integrity, and personal privacy rights, Debra Bowen became the sixth woman in California history elected to a statewide constitutional office when she was elected as Secretary of State in November 2006. 

The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club provides an annual scholarship in memory of Annette M. Gillette, a long time Nevada County resident, teacher and Democrat. This year we received 17 applications along with essays based on our topic of “We the People.” The winner, Quinlan Grimm, will read her essay at the luncheon and be presented with a certificate by Secretary of State Bowen.

For reservations, mail your check for $30 payable to NCDWC, P. O. Box 1573, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or contact Nancy Eubanks at 530-432-9821 or

Friends of Hospice

Are you looking for a special something to commemorate a graduation or to celebrate a family, to honor a troop or just to tell someone you love them?

Follow the Pave the Way bricks and take a walk around Hospice of the Foothills Compassionate Care Center to read the lovely memorials that work around the grounds. They read, “I Love You,” “We Miss You,” “You Are Always In Our Heart,” “Congratulations,” “Just Great” and many other memorials and recognitions that are on this walk.

This ongoing fundraiser allows the donor to designate an inscription to be etched on a brick with their own name, in memory of a loved one, to honor a family member, friend, military person or unit, or a business as a tribute and are installed around the walkways of the HOF Compassionate Care Center. A lovely gift of remembrance in a beautiful setting, and it all benefits Hospice of the Foothills. Phone the FOH office for more information at 530-274-5121.

Sierra Singles Club

Older singles are invited to our meetings held at 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the dining room at 841 Old Tunnel Road. Outings are planned each week to dine out, attend plays, films and other local events. For information, contact Shirley Corry, 530-274-3355.

Nevada County Beekeepers Association

For information, visit For questions about the program, please contact Vice President Leslie Gault at or by calling 530-346-7092.

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

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