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Club News, April 20, 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 planning for our fund-raising yard sale to be held Saturday April 27, 2013, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

The second major agenda item will be planning for a visit from Dorothy Naor on April 30, 2013. 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.

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.

Chicago Park Garden Club

The Card Making group will meet 9:30 a.m. April 22 at the Peardale-Chicago Park Firehouse Community Room (Station 257).

For information, call 530-272-7708.

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.

Frank Gallino Ladies

Auxiliary, Unit 130

Hawaiian dance troupe, Ka Hale Hulu O Pilalohaokalani O Hilo will be performing April 27 at Leona's Luau at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley. This is our annual fundraiser that supports our Auxiliary programs. Tickets, including full served dinner and show are only $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. No tickets will be sold at the door but can be purchased at Briar Patch Co-Op, the Booksellers or

Janet Hessel (530-432-0425.) Table of 8 if you reserve, the discount will be $17.50. April 20 is the deadline so get your reservations in now as we expect to be sold out.

Menu is Kahlua Pork, Confetti Rice, Beans, Fresh Fruit and dessert. This will be served at 6 p.m.

We are in the process of nominations for the next term and continue to send boxes to the Troops. We assist in serving dinners at our Tuesday Dinners by our chef Antonio. Hope to see you there at the next dinner on May 7.

Call in reservations 530-272-2160 by the 26th of April. Open to the public and we appreciate your support.

This will be a gourmet Mexican dinner. Held at the Veterans building in Grass Valley. Bar opens at 5 with dinner at 6:30 p.m. See you there!!

The American Legion

Frank Gallino Post 130

The Frank Gallino Post's Lounge and Bar opens at 5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come enjoy our newly remodeled Lounge. 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. The Lounge will be open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 for Cinco de Mayo.

The Auxiliary Unit 130 will be hosting a Luau on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at The Bookseller and Briar Patch Market for $20 per person or a table of 8 for the price of 7. Come enjoy an evening of good Hawaiian food and Hawaiian dancers after enjoying a day checking out all the antique autos on display downtown.

Reservations for the May Dine-In must be made by Friday, May 3 by 5 p.m. Call 530-272-2160 to make reservations. Cost is $12 per person. Late reservations and walk-ins will be charge $15 per person.

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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