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Club News, January 30, 2016

Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society

We meet at 7 p.m. at the Golden Empire Grange on the first Tuesday of the month. Any interested rock enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 530-277-6195.

Senior fun seekers



We are a newly reorganized senior group who have voted to open our doors to all seniors who are looking to make new friends, try new card games, dine out more often and have more fun in their lives.

We will meet once a month for lunch and a business meeting at different restaurants. We will also dine out for breakfast and host a Sunday night supper monthly. We plan to join other groups for gambling, movies, concerts and other local entertainment. We look forward to your joining us to help make your senior years more enjoyable. If you wish more information, please call Ann at 530-274-3635 or Howard at 530-273 2682.




The Chicago Park Garden Club

We will hold our next meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. The speaker will be Gary Noy, well-known Grass Valley writer and author of Sierra Stories. He will share some of those stories — and some new surprises. Books available for sales and signing. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Location is the Peardale-Chicago Park Firehouse Community Room, 15057 Highway 174, Grass Valley, CA 95945. CPGC’s membership includes gardeners from Grass Valley, Nevada City and other foothill communities; non-members welcome. For more information, call 530-272-7708.

Grass Valley Genealogy Group

Would you like to search your family history? Our members will give you help at our meetings and library, one on one, and there is no charge for this assistance. Our meetings are open to the public and are held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on first and third Tuesdays of each month in the meeting room at the Church of Latter-Day Saints, 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. There are family history presentations followed by question and answer sessions at every meeting. The library is open to all from 11 a.m. To 8 p.m. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Jan Scott at 530-263-2268.

American Legion Post 130

We are located in the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 255 South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Don’t forget to come to our first Tuesday of every month for Chef Antonio’s served dinner, February 2. The menu is Caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs, vegetables, garlic bread and spumoni ice cream. This served dinner is only $10. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. You must call in your reservations or cancellations ASAP. For more information, call 530- 272-2160. This meal is open to the public.

Our Post business meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the Remembrance Room. We are usually finished by 5:30 p.m., so plenty of time for socializing in our Lounge! Any Veteran, Legion or not, is welcome to attend these meetings.

Early Risers Toastmasters

Do you have something to say? Or, just want to listen? Speak up or be all ears with Early Risers Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m., upstairs at Humpty Dumpty. Meetings finish by 7:50 a.m. Guests are always welcome – and there’s never any pressure either to speak or to join. Enjoy the learning and laughter, and see if Toastmasters is a good fit for you. For further details, call 530-273-9777.

Pine Tree Quilt Guild

The next meeting of Pine Tree Quilt Guild will be at 6:30 p.m. on February 2 at Grass Valley Charter School, 225 So. Auburn St in Grass Valley. The program title is “All Things Kaffe Fassett,” celebrating the American-born artist living in London who is known for his colorful designs in the decorative arts–quilting, knitting, needlepoint, and mosaics. Kaffe’s (rhymes with “safe”) patterned, striped, and solid fabrics have been favorites with quilters worldwide for decades. Two of his biggest local fans, quilt designers Heidi Emmett and Christine Barnes, will present a short video of the artist discussing his use of color followed by a trunk show of quilts and wearables made from his fabrics and yarns. It’s sure to be a vividly colorful “happening” to inspire any quilter.

The Guild’s Community Services group has moved to Crafter’s Corner in Eskaton Village and now meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the distribution in December of 2015, 15 local agencies received 273 quilts for babies and children, foster youth, adults who are shut-ins/receive protective services, and the homeless. The emphasis for the coming year will be on smaller sized items like baby quilts, lap throws for seniors, twin size for foster youth, pillowcases and walker bags. Kits are available for piecing blocks, assembling quilt tops, quilting or binding finished items. All quilters in the community are invited to participate in providing the comfort of quilts to those in need.

For more information on Pine Tree Quilt Guild activities, please visit our website at http://www.pinetreequiltguild.com.

Gold Country Rose Society

Beverly Rose Hopper (and yes that’s her real middle name) has had a love affair with roses for 30 years. However, she says that too often advice is given that makes rose growing seem daunting. Growing good roses need not be complicated. Hopper’s mantra is to “keep it simple.” And by keeping it simple it’s easy to simply grow beautiful roses.

Hopper’s program “Simply Growing Beautiful Roses” will provide easy tips on Rose Growing 101, simple tips for a season of beautiful blooms. Among topics covered will be selecting, planting, pruning, feeding, deadheading and dealing with deer. Also a variety of watering methods including tips on water saving methods for drought.

Her presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on February 9 in Rose Room at Auburn Civic Center, 2225 Lincoln Way.

Hopper’s innovative methods of keeping it simple were implemented in the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden and helped to transform into America’s Best Rose Garden. Whether you have one or 1,000 roses, come learn how easy it is to have a more beautiful garden. Hopper grows about 250 roses of all types in her Pine Grove garden, though over the years she has grown and evaluated thousands of varieties.

Sierra Singles Club

Meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 in the dining room at 841 Old Tunnel Road. Area older singles are invited to attend. Plans for the month will be made including dining out, attending movies, plays and other local events, For information, contact Shirley Maylett 530-273-5637.

League of Women Voters

Who are we? What do we do? Why are we here, and how did we begin? Normally, we at the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County answer that question in personal conversations and by living our mission through the work we do together. Officially stated, “The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.”

This year, in preparation for the upcoming, major election, we are joining forces with other community organizations for a “Get Out the Vote,” or GOTV, campaign. Let’s see our community’s voter turnout skyrocket this year!

For those interested in joining or partnering with the League, Saturday, January 30th, we are presenting an informational training session: League of Women Voters; Past, Present and Future. Representatives from the League of Women Voters of California (our State League) will form our panel: Trudy Schafer, LWV-California lobbyist and Sr. Director of Program, as well as advisers Roseanna Torretto and Barbara Hopkins. Th presentation will begin at 10 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be a break for informal conversation and bag lunch (bring your own) and the program concludes at 3 p.m. The meeting will be at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street in Grass Valley. As with most of our meetings, the session is open to the public.

Grandmothers for Peace

We meets at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Summer Thyme’s in Grass Valley. 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.

Golden Empire Sams RV Club

Our January luncheon was held at Margaritas restaurant on Wednesday, January 13. We had a good turnout of members and guests. Our February luncheon will held at noon on Feb.10 at Original Mel’s in Auburn, 1730 Grass Valley Highway. If you would like to attend please notify Larry and Nadine Moore at 530-274-8026 by February 3. If you would like more information about our RV club, contact Tim at 530-346-2365 or check our website at http://wwwgoldenempiresams.org.

The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

Our meeting on Saturday, February 6 will feature guest speaker Bill Drake, author of “Almost Hereditary.” Drake will share his perspective as someone who came from three generations of slave plantation owners, his inspiring journey of unlearning racism, and his current program in the schools for teaching tolerance

The brunch meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at Margarita’s, 988 Plaza Drive in Grass Valley. The cost is $13 for members and guests. Please RSVP by February 2 to merileeimamoto@comcast.net or call 530-432-3678.

Gold Country Community Services

The last Wednesday of each month is a Birthday Party lunch — and thanks to Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital, we share a beautifully decorated cake. Last Wednesday we also enjoyed a ‘surprise’ fun-filled sing-along.

Lunch is served at noon weekdays in our Gold Country Senior Cafe by our friendly volunteers. Our Febrary menu is out now, featuring a tempting variety of tasty, nutritious meals. The suggested donation is just $3 per meal for seniors 60- plus. Phone ahead, and we’ll have a place set for you. It’s also wise to arrive early, especially on Wednesdays when outstanding local entertainers share their time and talent from noon to 1 p.m.

On the back of the February menu, you’ll find a list of the many classes, activities and services we provide, including popular line dancing classes and Bingo on Fridays at 1:15 p.m. GCCS is dedicated to keeping our senior population well nourished, active and connected. For lunchtime reservations and further information, phone 530-273-4961. To pick up your February menu, stop by. You’ll find us inside the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd. in Grass Valley. Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’re also welcome to visit http://www.goldcountryservices.org.

Gold Country Trails Council (GCTC)

GCTC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 1981 to develop, maintain and protect non-motorized recreational trails in the Sierra Foothills area for public use and enjoyment. Today, it is the Sierra’s largest community of active equestrians who have a long history of successes, including the establishment and maintenance of the 25-mile Pioneer Trail above Nevada City, Little Lasier Meadow Horse Camp, Skillman Horse Camp, and many miles of recreational trails in the Tahoe National Forest. Many events are planned each year including work days, horse camp outs, day rides, barbecues, the big ice cream social, and the huge Annual Benefit Poker Ride that draws entries from all over northern California and western Nevada. General meetings on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 PM include fascinating speakers and presentations relevant to our horse camp and trails mission. New members and guests are welcome. For complete information and full calendar of events, visit http://www.GoldCountryTrailsCouncil.org.

Nevada County Astronomers

Dan St. John will make the presentation, “Distinguished Women in Astronomy and Physics,” at NC Astronomers’ monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3 at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. After graduating from Occidental College and Stanford University, Dan had a long career as an administrator and Physics teacher at City College of SF. St. John’s talk will begin with Hypatia of Alexandria (ca 350 AD), move to Emilie du Chatelet (Voltaire’s lover and Newton’s collaborator). You will meet Lord Byron’s daughter (Ada Lovelace) and William Herschel’s sister, Caroline. He also will review the politics (1963) surrounding the Mercury 13 women ‘astronauts’ as well as Vera Rubin’s determination to be an astronomer and her discovery of Dark Matter. Topics including will also be women in physics, crystallography, computers and mathematics and the difficulties that women have had to overcome to excel in scientific fields will be a theme throughout the presentation.

Spiritual Book Club

The Spiritual Book Club is a regular book discussion sponsored by the Baha’is of Nevada County. For more information about this or other upcoming book discussions, please call 530-802-0901.

Health Care for All – CA

We have a local Nevada County chapter working to bring universal, single-payer health care to all Californians (Improved Medicare for All). We meet at the Briar Patch Co-op Community Room on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., so our next meeting is February 20. This meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome. Come find out more about how universal health care can benefit our entire community, saving lives and saving money, and the exciting news about how the movement for single payer is advancing in other states. For more information call Bob at 530-274-3989 or email spbob20@gmail.com.

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The Craft Guild of Nevada County

Join artisans interested in sharing their crafts with others and in selling handmade items locally. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month, except December, at the Superintendent of Schools building located at 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City. To learn more about what these crafter’s and artisans are doing, visit http://craft-guildnevadacounty.org. See you artisans at the meeting.

Empire Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters meets at the Holbrooke Hotel every Friday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. We always love to have guests. If you would like more information, feel free to email our Vice President of Public Relations, Lee Zasloff at leezasloff@aol.com or call 530-205-0994.

Kiwanis

We are starting our fundraising events for 2016 with a Spin-A-Thon for February 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the South Yuba Gym in Grass Valley. Along with spinning, there will be instruction in tai chi/qigong and silver sneakers. Food and drink are provided. It is free to attend, but a donation of $15 is suggested. All money will go to the Back-to-School Clothes Program. Kiwanis sponsors approximately 65 community school children by taking them into K-Mart in August to get school clothes and supplies. Other upcoming events will include the Keeping Kids Safe Festival and the Ball Race (in conjunction with the soap box derby) in the spring. Kiwanis meets every Thursday at noon at Kane’s restaurant on West Main Street. We have great speakers that come and talk to us about our community. Guests are welcome.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Is Grandpa’s old stamp collection in the attic gathering dust? Bring it in and we will help you sort the trash from the treasure, the gems from the junk, the extra-ordinary from the… well you get the idea. If you are considering selling these family treasures, for say some new transportation, we could help you decide if you’ll be browsing for a Beamer or haggling over pre-owned sneakers. On the other hand, maybe you would rather pick up where Grandpa left off and fill in some of those blank spaces. We can help with that too! We’re Gold Country Stamp Club and we meet the first and third Thursdays of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. So hitch a ride on down to the dining room of the Nevada City Senior Apartments at 841 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 530-477-0108.

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Assn. (NARFE) Chapter 1335

NARFE meets on the second Thursday of every month except July and August. Meetings take place at Margarita’s restaurant, 988 Plaza Dr., Grass Valley. Social time is 11:15 a.m., lunch at noon with program speaker approx. 12:20 p.m. NARFE’s mission is to protect the earned benefits of federal employees and retirees. All current and retired federal employees, their spouses and survivor annuitants are welcome to attend meetings and join NARFE. For information call Larry Kinkor, 530-265-6477.

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 in the Gold Room at Hilltop Commons Senior Community. For more information, contact Jeanne Spring at 530-432-0247.

Marijuana Anonymous

Has smoking pot stopped being fun? Some of us have found marijuana controls our lives. Our dreams go up in smoke … Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others recover from marijuana addiction. We meet every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 106 at CORR, 180 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley.

The Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center Auxiliary

Members were recently treated to a delicious luncheon prepared by the hospital. Service pins were presented to the following: Marlene Fowler, 30 years; Virginia Hedges, 20 years; Pat Bradley, 15 years; Doris Olsen, 10 years; and President Iona Terry, five years. The members were also introduced to the new activities director April Simmons. New members are needed, especially someone to volunteer in the Pamper Parlor. Anyone interested in membership can call membership chairman, Barbara Ford at 530-273-6084 or President Iona Terry at 530-477-5405.

Support group for parents, family, and friends of transgender people

We have arrived! The time has come to branch off from our monthly PFLAG support group.

At 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month we will meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley. If you or someone you know has a family member or friend who is transgender, please feel free to join us. Any questions, please feel free to email Cheryl Hoxsie at cheryl_hoxsie@yahoo.com or call 530-802-6533.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Volunteers at SNMH are special people who offer their time to help others. We provide many extras that supplement the basic services of our hospital’s professional staff. These extras add to and benefit the comfort, care and happiness of our patients. Along with performing a wide variety of tasks, the Volunteers raises funds throughout the year for purchase of patient care equipment for the hospital through their gift shop and in-house vendor sales. The gift shop is open five days a week and contains unique gifts items along with Sees Candy year around.

Nevada City Inner Wheel Club

We are a women’s service club, one of many and one of the largest in the world. Our clubs are made up of spouses and friends of Rotary. Look for our KARE Crisis Nursery fundraiser on February 27, called Cioppino Kasino Night. They will be serving cioppino, a delicious Italian shell fish dish and bring your own bib! For information about our club call Carole at 530-265-6989.

Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association (SWGGA)

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 http://www.swgga.org.

The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA)

We are a statewide, nonprofit association of retirees who are members of CALPERS, which includes current or retired employees of public and state agencies and classified schools. RPEA members and potential members are welcome to attend monthly lunch and business meetings with programs of interest to our Nevada County Chapter members. We meet the second Monday of each month, at noon, at the Alta Sierra Country Club. Retired public employees can call Carol Kendrick at 530-265-2326 or Mary Ann Trygg at 530-273-2488, or email rpea.chapter.78@gmail.com, make a lunch reservation. Retired or near-retirement public employees are welcome to stop by and see what we do!

Golden Empire Sams

Our December luncheon was held at the home of club president, Roger and Marilyn Lilly, where we shared appy’s and installed the incoming officers for 2016. If you would like more information about our RV club contact, Tim at 530-346-2365 or check out our website at http://www.goldenempiresams.org.

Gold Country Yacht Club

The Gold Country Yacht Club meets the second Wednesday of every month excluding December. Off season (October-April), the meetings are held at Alta Sierra Pizza & Grill, 15690 Johnson Place, Grass Valley. Dinner beings 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? Visit our website at http://www.gcyc.net.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch

AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. For individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree, the Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership. For more than 75 years, the AAUW Nevada County Branch has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For more information, visit http://www.nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net or call 530-470-9395.

Beta Sigma Phi

What is Beta Sigma Phi and what is it all about? Beta Sigma Phi is an international organization founded for women by Walter Ross in 1931. “It’s all about bringing women of all ages, locally and around the world, together to share in social and cultural endeavors and to serve their community in a variety of ways. It’s about having friendships wherever your home may be, and receiving support from your Sorority Sisters in time of need. It’s an opportunity to expand your leadership and organizational skills. It’s really all about life, learning and friendship. For more information on becoming a member of a local chapter call president Lois M. Robinson at 530-272-6804 or vice-president Verrone Kuenstler at 530-798-8787.

American Legion Auxiliary Frank Gallino Unit 130

A big thank you to the 4-H Club for helping us serve, and welcome back to the Friendship Club – these youth makes a huge impact on our service for the American Legion Dinners. We continue to send care packages to our troops overseas, a very big “thank you” to the local shops that donate items.

Nevada County Middle East Discussion Group

This newly-formed group, is open to all individuals with an interest in exploring the ever changing, political, social, and historical components of the “Middle East.” We meet in the community room of the Nevada County Superintendent of School Building, 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. For more information please email Izzi Tooinsky at izzi@izzitooinsky.com or call 530-210-5387.

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 530-478-099.

The Gold Country German-American Club

Our club meets monthly 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 hiking, German dancing, and conversational German classes.

Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau

Our 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 information, visit http://www.peointernational.org.

Vietnam Veterans of America 535

The local chapter 535 of the Vietnam Veterans of America seeks to provide a spirit of camaraderie among veterans, whether they served in Vietnam or not. All vets, families, and friends are welcome to attend meetings the first Thursday of every month in the Remembrance Room at the Veterans Memorial Building, 225 South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. For more information, visit our website at http://www.vva535.org or call 530-559-7716.

Widowed Persons Association

Come join our group and start a new life with new friends. For more information please call Eileen at 530-272-2487 or Ken at 530-432-1779.

The Nevada County Genealogical Society’s Study Group

Our meetings are open to the public, free of charge. For more information contact: Donna Dugle Young at ddugle@pacbell.net or 530-477-0192.

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 in 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.

The Sierra Express Bicycle Club

We offer rides for all levels of riders. Every week there are several rides that you can join. The motto on all led club rides is “No Rider Left Behind.” The benefit of being a club member is that you get regular notices about rides. Or, you can post your own ride on the club’s list-serv. Go to http://sierraexpress.org to join. If you’re new to the area and wonder where it’s reasonably safe to ride, being a member of this friendly group of bicyclists will get you started.

The Nevada-Placer Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, at place of worship, and in our communities. We work to educate families about gun violence prevention and to help create and support public policy, legislation and regulations for sensible gun laws at the state and national levels. We seek to reduce firearm injury and death by keeping weapons out of dangerous hands. Contact bradynevadaplacer@gmail.com for more information.

Families and Friends of People with Memory Loss

An ongoing support group, “Families and Friends of People with Memory Loss,” meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Eskaton Village. The group is facilitated by Barbara Larsen, the creator and author of Movement with Meaning. Larson has been working in the field of dementia care for 30 years and is the chair and founding member of the Elder-Care Providers’ Coalition of Nevada County.

Meetings include tips on how to communicate effectively with a loved one or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Information on local resources is also available.

Gather the Women of Nevada County

We are a global sisterhood that connects women through circles. We create safe spaces to share our true selves. Meeting in circles, we find our voices, claim our power, and celebrate self worth, leading to personal and planetary transformation. Some examples of our circles are drumming, organic culinary arts and feasting, practical well-being, women studies book circle and looking within for personal and spiritual growth. For more information, visit http://www.gatherthewomen.org or call Marceline at 530-615-4018.

Gold Country Miniature Society

Our club enjoys making doll houses and doll house accessories. We build miniatures in all scales and have a variety of interesting projects throughout the year. We meet at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. There are, also, three other miniature clubs in the area which get together on different days. If you are interested in this fun hobby, email Barbara at bathca@gmail.com or Pat at pat@beachesbeaches.com.

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It can be very painful and can also affect other areas of the body. For more information on the next meeting, call 530-268-1017.

Duplicate Bridge Club

We meet at the Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows. The weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.; Thursday: 1 p.m. (this game is at Eskaton) and Friday: 12:30 p.m. We also offer bridge instruction every Thursday from 9 am. To noon. The classes are ongoing. The contact person there is Bill Jones. Email him atbill8jones@yahoo.com, or call 530- 457-7841. Call Bruce Lester at 530-477-9586 for information or if you’re in need of a partner. Bridge classes and mentoring— a small fee is charged to cover the Grange rental. We are seeking intermediate/brush-up players who want to improve their game as well as stimulate the mind. We have advanced players monitoring the bidding and play at every table. We analyze every hand, bidding and play. You will learn the duplicate game to the point where you can join enjoyably play at our club. Our goal is to generate new members for our very friendly duplicate bridge club.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

We offer two free meetings in Grass Valley, one at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Nevada County Contractors Assoc., 149 Crown Point Court and 8 a.m. on Saturdays at Salvation Army Chapel, 10725 Alta St. Meetings are also held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Auburn Grace Community Church, 3126 Olympic Way, Room 117 in Auburn. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia.

For more information call 530-470-0473 or visit http://www.foodaddicts.org.


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