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July 16, 2013
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Spin for the world's children

The Kiwanis Club of Gold Country is presenting another opportunity in its “Healthy Community, Helping Children” series.

Kiwanis health guru Homer Nottingham has organized a series of exercise/meditation programs to assist our local citizens to participate in their own health while contributing to the Kiwanis International “Project Eliminate.”

The local club, in partnership with the United Nations, is eliminating the disease of Neo-Natal Tetanus. A child dies each nine minutes due to this infection, which can be eliminated by a series of three inoculations to a pregnant mother.

At 5 p.m. July 26, Nottingham will be joined by three other notable instructors, Brian Sharwood, Harry Abbot and LuLu Rosprim, leading high-energy spinning, TaiChai and Qigong exercises at the South Yuba Club gym in Grass Valley.

Gold Country Kiwanis is soliciting “spinners,” citizens to sponsor the exercise program and visitors to watch the events and demonstrations.

Food and drinks will be provided throughout the three-hour event with a requested donation of $10. Proceeds will go to “Project Eliminate,” with each contribution of $1.80 saving a child’s life.

Land trust partners with FREED for trail trek

Bear Yuba Land Trust is partnering with FREED for a Roll & Stroll at the Sierra Discover Trail trek on this ADA-compliant, all-access one-mile interpretive loop trail near Grouse Ridge.

Wheel, stroll, walk or run this beautiful trail maintained by PG&E. All mobility levels welcome! Level: Easy.

The trek is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 31. A $10 donation to BYLT and FREED is suggested.

After a slow sashay around the Sierra Discover Trail, there will be time to have lunch before heading over to the Omega Overlook for an easy roll or stroll on that 1/4 mile trail.

For information or to register, call BYLT Treks Coordinator Melony Vance at 530-272-5994, ext. 200, or email

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