Local candidates will be on hand to answer questions at the Oct. 6 meeting of the Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club. Candidates include Cindy Latimer, candidate for Nevada Joint Union High School District TA4; Paula Campbell, candidate for Nevada City School District; Jim Firth, candidate for Grass Valley City Council; and Nick Wilcox, candidate for NID Division 5. Propositions on the November ballot will also be discussed. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City. The meeting is open to the public and the buffet breakfast costs $12. Reservations must be made by Oct. 1 by calling or emailing Sally Smith at (530) 273-3051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all fiber artists
If you knit, crochet, weave or felt with natural fibers, the Gold Country Gathering alpaca show is hosting a Fiber Arts competition the weekend of October 20-21. Entries must be made from at least 50 percent alpaca. There is no entry fee. Ribbons and cash prizes awarded. Peoples’ Choice judging is done with ballots. Entry forms must be postmarked by Oct. 9. Deliver your item(s) to the event at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (near the horse barns and cow barns) Oct. 19 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pick up items Oct. 21 between 2 and 4 p.m. Download entry forms and tags at www.calpaca.org/goldcountry/registration.htm.
Climate change is topic of current issues study group
If Christians believe God calls them to be stewards of God’s creation, what should they do about global climate change? A series of speakers will address a range of topics regarding climate change during the next Contemporary Issues study series, starting in October at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. The free sessions are open to the public and run from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays starting Wednesday in the church’s fellowship hall at 828 W. Main St., near downtown. Coffee and goodies will be served starting at 9 a.m. each session. The public is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.
Speakers and topics will include: Oct. 3 — David Buchla, retired electronics and physics instructor, on general issues of global warming and renewable energy; Oct. 10 — Dr. Lisa Thompson, of University of California Extension, Davis, on water, oceans, salmon and other fish; Oct. 17 — No session due to paving work in the church parking lot; Oct. 24 — Prof. Peter Hernes, of UC Davis, on land, air and water resources; Oct. 31 — the Rev. Dan Smith, of Incarnation Lutheran Church in Davis, on climate change from a theological perspective; Nov. 7 — Prof. Scott McNall, California State University, Chico, author of “Sociology of the Environment.”