Club News, June 22, 2013 |

Club News, June 22, 2013

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Grandmothers for Peace

We meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corners of Church and Walsh Streets, Grass Valley (please enter through the door on Walsh St.). 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. All ages and genders welcome.

For information, call Shirley at 530-265-5545 or e-mail

Grass Roots Genealogy Study Group

We meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Family History Center (entrance at the back of the LDS Church), 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. Meetings are open to anyone interested in genealogy research. The building is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking. There are no dues. Topics are posted at

For more information, email or call 530-268-0348.

Order of the Eastern Star’s Evangeline Chapter No 9

We are a fraternal organization of men and women committed to providing an environment of friendship and fellowship, regardless of age, by implementing innovative ideas, facilitating positive change and planning for the future, while working cohesively with our Masonic Family. Goals include: Mutual Respect, demonstrate mutual respect for each other, while recognizing the strengths and diversities of our members. Service — to make the name of Eastern Star synonymous with service to our communities and service and assistance to our members. Membership, to engage and revitalize our existing membership and appeal to prospective members through creative programs and activities. Evangeline Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month and 6:30 for fellowship and 7:30 p.m. for our meeting at 108 N. Pine Street, Nevada City.

Call Kathy at 530-478-1286 or visit for more information regarding this Masonic organization where both women and men may join.

Gold Country Trails Council

GCTC is a nonprofit incorporated association formed in 1981 to develop, maintain, and protect non-motorized recreational trails in the Sierra Foothills area for public use and enjoyment. Coordination with Tahoe National Forest, Bicyclists of Nevada County, Nevada County Woods Riders Off-Road Motorcycle Club and other local groups has brought an amicable sharing of trail work and trail use in our area. Planned are seven work days, along with several camp-outs and day rides with horses. General meetings include speakers relevant to this mission, along with horse health, trailer safety, and joint efforts with other community organizations. New members and guests are welcome.

For more information, visit our website at

Nevada County Business Network International

The Nevada County Business Builder chapter of Business Network International is a dynamic referral group that helps local businesses grow and thrive. Guests are welcome to come to a weekly meeting and consider joining. We have an opening for a graphic designer, caterer, photographer, landscaper, pet groomer and others. Only one business per category so you benefit from our referrals. Connect with us on Facebook at BNI Grass Valley. Come check us out! The group meets weekly, noon to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at Goomba’s Restaurant, Highway 174, Grass Valley.

For information, call 530-205-9509 or visit

Chapter Preceptor Nu Delta of Beta Sigma Phi

We are a social, cultural and service-oriented sisterhood for women all around the world. With chapters in 20 countries, you can be sure you’ll have a new group of friends whenever it’s time to relocate. Our local chapter meets twice a month at noon on Mondays. We support several local philanthropic organizations and have an informative cultural program at each meeting. Social events are scattered throughout the year for fun and building friendships.

For information, call club president Gladys Joost at 530-477-2632 or vice-president Lois Robinson, who is in charge of membership, at 530-272-6804.


Improvisation fun. We meet every Wednesday at the “Loft” in Grass Valley from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m., call for directions. We create a fun and safe atmosphere with interactive games to explore our inner comedian and to just have a good time.

Call 530-277-2295 for more information or just show up. A small donation is usually asked for to cover room expenses.

NA-Golden Empire, Grass Valley Chapter

The chapter has started a monthly study group that meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the BriarPatch Community Room. The group is called UNA: Focus on Women, which is for all genders to hear presentations and discuss “living in a culture of respect for all.” The same group with just women meets the months in between as UN Women’s Circle, affiliated with the UN Women’s Circle Campaign.

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 6:30 to 8 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.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

The Auxiliary continues to serve the hospital in various departments at the hospital along with holding outside vendor sales to raise money for equipment and supplies used at the hospital. The Auxiliary recently gifted $9,620 for various pieces of equipment along with a $5,000 donation to the SNMH Foundation towards the purchase of an Oncology CT Simulator. Auxiliary members donate approximate 1,100 hours each month but like all volunteer groups need the service of additional volunteers.

Nevada County Social Singles

We are a group which provides friendship and the opportunity for shared activities for singles of all ages. We regularly hold a social hour open to both members and non-members alike on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The next Social Hour will run today from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Holbrooke Hotel Lounge in Grass Valley. Dinner at a local restaurant follows.

Nonmembers are welcome to come and get acquainted. Information about the group and a monthly calendar of activities will be shared with potential members. Currently, the group is planning its July calendar which includes activities ranging from an evening at miniature golf to a July 4 potluck to attendance at a play. For more information, call 530-272-7075.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Grass Valley Chapter #1335

The Grass Valley Chapter is also planning its annual membership picnic for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 11, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome to attend the picnic and chapter meetings.

NARFE’s objective is to protect retirement and related benefits for current and retired Federal employees. It also actively supports Alzheimer’s research. The local chapter meetings serve as an opportunity for retirees to socialize and to hear programs of value to members.

Reservations for lunch are not necessary. For more information on the luncheon or program, please call Larry Kinkor, 530-265-6477.

Gulldalen Lodge 6-128, Sons of Norway

Our Viking ship is scheduled to appear in the July 4th parade to be held in Grass Valley. Members and friends are urged to join in – in costume if possible – for a fun-filled event. Call Keith Emmerton for parade start info at 530-432-3799. Kayla Lardner of Auburn is the winner of this year’s $1,000 Lodge scholarship. She plans to attend Concordia University.

Nevada County Republican Women Federated (NCRWF)

On Tuesday, June 18, Nevada County Republican Women Federated (NCRWF) sponsored a Champagne Chic Fashion Show at Alta Sierra Country Club. Daniel Brooks, Show Director and Announcer, greeted guests and started off the fashion show by singing God Bless America to a sold out crowd. In a runway style show to lively music, models wore men’s, women’s and children’s fashions featuring clothes from several local area shops: J.C. Penney Co., Mountain Recreation, Fresh Image, Abstrakt, Judi’s of Nevada City, Novak’s Menswear, and Marilyn’s Fashion-a-tions of Auburn. A show highlight was Sandy Escobar-Schmidt, founder of Women of Worth (WOW), who modeled an outfit from their WoW ReShop Store. The Fashion Show concluded with a live auction of the ReShop items with all proceeds going to Women of Worth.

A luncheon welcoming new members to NCRWF is planned for July 30 and the next regularly scheduled general meeting will be on September 17. Over the summer members will be participating in the 4th of July Parade and volunteering at the Nevada County Republican Party booth at the Nevada County Fair.

For more information or questions about meetings and membership please call (530)-470-8507, email NCRWF at or visit the website at .

Multiple Sclerosis self-help support group

We meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month in the community room of Glenbrook Apartments, 265 Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

Each meeting is an opportunity to share experiences, gain information and feel connected. If you feel you don’t need support, then come and provide support to those who do.

Meetings include educational discussions of many topics related to MS treatment options, managing symptoms, as well as available resources and services.

For more information, call Erica at 530-559-4517 or email

Gold Country Community Services

A big round of applause for NCTV’s Clod Headgate for his riotous Friendship Wednesday performance! We so appreciate all the fine local artists who brighten our lunchtime with your talents and your generosity.

Next week’s lunch menu features stir fried chicken, meat loaf, chicken enchilada, baked ham, and cold turkey sandwich – all homemade in our own kitchen. We’ll be celebrating our June birthdays on Wednesday — with a glorious cake from Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital (more generosity and more appreciation).

Lunch is served weekdays at noon in our High Noon Cafe, and next week we’ll feature BBQ beef, chicken parmesan, scalloped whitefish, turkey cutlet and cold roast beef sandwich. On Friendship Wednesday, we’ll enjoy more excellent, local entertainment. The suggested donation is just $3 for seniors 60+, however, reservations and an early arrival are highly recommended.

To reserve your place, or to find out about the many classes, activities, services and volunteer opportunities we offer, phone 530-273-4961 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4p.m., or stop by. Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’ll find us in the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd. in Grass Valley.

For more information, visit

Early Risers Toastmasters

This week’s Early Riser’s Toastmasters meeting was inspirational – with three outstanding speeches and quality evaluations. The group was pleased to welcome two guests. Stop by next week’s meeting to be entertained and enjoy breakfast. Guests are encouraged! Practice speaking skills in a friendly environment with no pressure to speak until you’re ready. The Club meets every Tuesday morning at Humpty Dumpty Restaurant at 6:30 a.m. and concludes at 7:50 a.m. The early morning time is ideal for a professional or student. Join us next week and learn how the club can help you become the leader you want to be!

The Gold Country Yacht Club

We meet the second Wednesday of every month excluding December. We meet at Scotts Flat Lake. Barbecue begins 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

The Gold Country Chapter of LeTip International

We meet Wednesdays from 11:46 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. at Kane’s Restaurant at 120 East Main Street in Grass Valley. We welcome anyone interested in growing their business! For more information about Gold Country LeTip, please call 530-477-3727.

Bicyclists of Nevada County

Mountain Bikers hosts a “No Rider Left Behind” ride the first Saturday of every month. We also lead trail work parties and advocate for more and better trails for mountain bikes. We maintain a list-serv to keep people aware of trail conditions and group rides. For information, visit

The Nevada County Newcomers Club

We are presenting a special, unique event — a Wine Tasting and Art Show at 11:45 a.m. on June 26 Bent Metal Winery. The cost of the catered lunch is $18. There will be wine tasting ($5) and art viewing prior to the lunch. Wine will be for sale by the glass or by the bottle. Featured artists include

Tricia Burbank, gourd art; Wendy Elizabeth Krill, natural science illustrator; Sandy Lindblad, pastel portraits of your dog, husband, or friend; Miles Metzger, bronze and stone sculptor; Janet Nicholson, glass blowing art; and Ingrid Peterson of Grass Valley Florist, floral arranging.

Lunch will be buffet style and will include turkey, ham, roast beef or vegetarian sandwiches accompanied by various salads and small desserts. To make your reservation, make your $18 check payable to Newcomers Club and mail to Linda Fritz, 16890 Alioto Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95949. Checks must be received by Monday, June 17.

For more information, call Linda at 530-272-6010 (Dial *82 if you do not have caller ID) or Linda Ulery at 530-272-4539.

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