Club News, June 29, 2013
The Widowed Persons Association of California
We will hold our monthly meeting at the Moose Lodge in Grass Valley on July 13. We will have our monthly breakfast at Happy Apple Kitchen on July 18 and Sunday Night supper at Villa Venezia in Grass Valley on June 30. We are a group organized to help widowed men and women to make new friends and find redirection in their lives. We welcome new members.
For more information call either Kent Parker at 530-432-1779 or Eileen Hawkes at 530-272-2487.
American Legion Auxiliary Frank Gallino Unit 130
On the 4th of July we will be represented at the parade in Grass Valley. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, Grass Valley. Call 530-478-0488 for any information on joining us as we welcome new members. We have members attending the National Legion convention this month and they bring back information and any new Legislation for this year.
The Gold Country Yacht Club
We meet the second Wednesday of every month excluding December. July 10 is our next general meeting at Scotts Flat Lake, home of our Club House. Dinner beings at 6 p.m. (bring something to barbecue and something to share) 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://gcyc.net.
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. It’s about looking at the world we want to create two generations ahead. All ages and genders welcome.
For information, call Shirley at 530-265-5545 or e-mail Grannies4peace@hotmail.com.
Native Daughters of the Golden West, Manzanita Parlor No. 29
Our scheduled business meeting is Tuesday, July 2 at Odd Fellows Hall, 113 So. Church St. in Grass Valley. Refreshments to follow. Manzanita Parlor will welcome our scholarship recipient and present a check for her education. Please try to attend.
For more information, contact Yvonne at 530-273-1936.
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.Topics are posted at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagrgg.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 http://www.oescal.org for more information.
Nevada County Genealogy Society
Ken Harris, a local family history researcher experienced in Native American genealogy and history, will speak at the Nevada County Genealogy Society’s meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 at the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.
Harris’ parents worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and from his earliest memories to his graduation from high school he was exposed to a wide range of Native American education and health issues. His mother was a registered Lakota and his father a registered Hupa. He is registered on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Ziebach County, South Dakota.
After serving in the Navy, Ken attended UC Riverside and UCLA, earning a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He eventually became a teacher, finishing out his career teaching history and language arts at Grizzly Hill School on the San Juan Ridge.
When he became interested in genealogy and family stories, Ken was naturally drawn to the area of Native American genealogy. He has had good luck in this area and will offer suggestions to others interested in this area of research.
The Society meets on the second Tuesday of every month.
For more information on the Nevada County Genealogy Society, call Helen Martini at 273-0855 or visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cancgs/.
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. New members and guests are welcome.
For information, visit our website at goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
NC 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. 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 http://www.BNIGrassValley.com.
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 at a member’s home. 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. Non-members 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, Grass Valley Chapter #1335
The Grass Valley Chapter is also planning its annual membership picnic for 11 a.m. on 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. A benefit of membership is receiving timely updates on policy actions affecting Federal employees and retirees.
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
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.
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.
Family members are welcome to join you. Members range from newly diagnosed to years of experience.
For more information, call Erica at 530-559-4517 or email MCGee.email@example.com.
Gold Country Community Services (OLD)
Special thanks to Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital for the beautiful June birthday cake – and to our birthday celebrants (two Marys and one Elizabeth) at our Friendship Wednesday lunch.
Our July menus are out now – and next week we’ll feature barbecue beef sandwich, finger lickin’ chicken, tuna salad and beef Stroganoff (PLEASE NOTE, we’re closed July 4th). On the flip side, there’s a list of all our classes and activities (everything from line dancing and gentle yoga to needlepoint and bingo) – as well as the valuable services we offer.
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. Excellent value and a healthy way to stay connected with others in your community!
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 http://www.golccountrycenter.org.
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 http://www.BONC.org.
Sierra Express Bicycle Club
We host several rides a week for all levels from beginner to advanced. These rides are a great way to get acquainted with other riders and to learn new bike routes. We maintain a list-serv to keep people aware of group rides and cycling events.
For information, visit http://www.SierraExpress.org.
The Nevada County Newcomer’s Club
Nevada County Newcomers Club is a women’s social club that usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month for a luncheon and program. New members are welcome and do not have to be new residents of Nevada County. Our club is open to all ladies, regardless of the length you have lived here. We offer monthly luncheons and have numerous activity groups available for joining including book clubs, card clubs, cooking clubs, etc. You will find friends at Nevada County Newcomers Club. If you are interested in receiving information regarding the club, please call 530-478-1114.
Sierra Singles Club
This is an organization for older singles who meet weekly to dine out and attend plays, films and other local events. While events during July and August are for members only, membership will open again in September.
For information, contact Lois Bassett at 530-273-8002.
Sierra Table Tennis
Open-play table tennis, 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at Echo Ridge School, 15504 Liberty Circle Dr. in Nevada City.
For information, call 530-265-2834.
We had two very special guests in attendance at their meeting on June 21, Sondra Nunez and Chris Nunez, Toastmasters from the Sacramento Area. Paul Dessau won Better Speaker with is speech detailing the Toastmaster Educational Track. Jerri Glover won Better Evaluator for her evaluation of Paul’s speech. Loren Havranek won the trophy for Table Topics for his response to the prompt “I won an Alaskan Cruise, but unfortunately….”
Empire members also finalized plans for their Summer Shindig the following day. At the Shindig Members and their guests enjoyed grilling, Tall Tales, watermelon seed spitting, corn hole and karaoke. The club thanks Member Joe Hunnicutt and his wife Nikki for opening their home for this event.
First alumni of the Welcome Wagon Club of the Gold Country
Our First Alumni of Welcome Wagon or “WW” is a social club for women only. We have four luncheon meetings a year, a holiday party plus several fun activity groups. At this time we have 35 memberships available. We would be happy to have any past or present members of Gold Country Welcome Club (formerly Welcome Wagon Club of the Gold Country) to join us.
For more information, please call Evelyn Krein at 530-432-8772 or Priscilla McNaught at 530-477-6977.
12-Step spiritual journey writing workshop
Word-A-Live Church is sponsoring a 12-step study and writing workshop for individuals who grew up in less-than-nurturing or chaotic homes. This workshop uses the 12 steps in a Christian context. Located at 10528 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley. The workshop is designed to help restore the spirit and provide a workable formula for confronting the past. It is a model for surrendering one’s life to God. Emphasizes the relationship between the 12 steps and the practice of Christian living.
For information, call Beverly at 530-210-4651.
Mothers Prayer Warriors
Our group now meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Twin Cities Church. If you are a mother who has lost a child, you may gain strength and knowledge from our unique Bible study. For information, call Cyndi Fellman at 530-432-8148.
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 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.
49er Pony Club
The 49er Pony Club is open to all ages, but members must have access to a horse. But the club is not just about horse sports, it’s also about having fun, making friends and learning to become a leader. Activities help members learn to become team members and build self-confidence.
For more information, call Melody at 530-432-2036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Father’s Motorcycle Club
We serve a pancake breakfast the first Saturday of each month to raise money for families in need. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at our clubhouse at 301 S. Railroad St. in Colfax. Cost is $5. For more information, call Crunch at 530-613-0912.
Vietnam Veterans of America
The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America seeks to provide a spirit of camaraderie among a group of veterans who share a common heritage. All veterans of the Vietnam era and their families are welcome to attend chapter meetings. The chapter meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Remembrance Room, Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley.
For information call 530-265-4878 or visit our website http://www.vva535.org.
The Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All-CA
This group is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome. HCA is working to bring universal, single-payer (Medicare-for-all-type) health care to all Californians.
For more information call Bob at 530-274-3989 or email email@example.com.
Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association
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.
Sierra Hills Branch of Sons In Retirement
We are looking for retired gentlemen to join an active, fun group of men who meet monthly for lunch, enjoy an interesting speaker, and possibly engage in sponsored activities like golf, bowling, fishing, dining out, bicycling, bocce, and more. Some activities also include spouses. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Auburn Elks, 195 Pine St. Auburn at 11 a.m.
For more information, please contact Ken Hansen at 916-663-4716 or 916-622-2757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nevada County Camera Club
Shutterbugs to advanced photographers, Nevada County Camera Club has something for you. Meetings are the fourth Monday of the month. Visit nevadacountycameraclub.com for exceptions. Visitors are welcome, refreshments are served. Meeting location is the Unity Church,180 Cambridge Ct. in Grass Valley. Maps can be found at nevadacountycameraclub.com. Come join us for a friendly evening get together of like-minded people who enjoy photography.
The American Legion
Frank Gallino Post 130
The Frank Gallino Post’s Lounge and Bar is open at 5 p.m. to ? every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 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.
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 email@example.com.
Sierra Nevada Canoe & Kayak Club
The SNCKC is a recreational paddle club that enjoys flat water and slow moving rivers. SNCKC includes people of all age groups and skill levels. Most members are residents of the Nevada County foothills and surrounding areas although there is no residency requirement.
Monthly Club meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month at the Seamans Lodge, 425-A Nimrod St., Pioneer Park in Nevada City. They provide social, informational and recreational gatherings associated with the sport of paddling.
For information, visit http://MYSNCKC.ORG.
Lake Wildwood Men’s 9 Hole Golf Club
Our club encourages new golfers to take up the game in a friendly supportive surrounding and also encourages golfers to continue to play even as age starts to creep up. The basic premise is to play golf and enjoy doing it.
Club members play golf on Tuesdays with a shotgun start so players finish about the same time and gather to enjoy social aspects of the game at the 19th hole. There is a breakfast on the third Tuesday of each month followed by a fun tournament. Club tournament chair, Darrell Hendricks makes sure that the tourneys are fun and that everyone has a chance to share a spot in the winners circle, whatever their ability.
Once a year the men join the Lady Niners in a joint tourney, two ladies and two men on a team. Club membership is open to all male adults living in Wildwood.
California Retired Teachers Association
We are an advocacy group whose major goals include protecting the interests of retired educators and support of Public Education. Recent activity of the group was a visit to Washington D.C. to discuss Social Security solvency and the Social Security penalties imposed on members of the State Teachers Retirement System. CalRTA members also advocate in Sacramento with legislators.
Any interested party is welcome to the CalRTA meetings. Contact Marian Hughes at 530-272-5795 for reservations or further information.
Sierra Foothills Audubon Society
The big birthday celebration is just a year away! The Wilderness Act will turn 50 Sept. 3, 2014, and celebrations around the country will mark this major American cultural and environmental achievement.
During 2013 and 2014, we plan to have our own local anniversary celebration with scheduled hikes into nearby wilderness and proposed wilderness areas. We will keep you posted in the chapter newsletter and on the chapter website as these hikes are scheduled.
For information, visit http://sierrafoothillsaudubon.com.
Nevada County Online
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grass Valley Courtyard Suites. Admission is FREE and members and non-members are welcome. This is the only professional business group in Nevada County that focuses exclusively on helping grow businesses online. We cover topics like business planning, web design strategies, social media and networking, email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging and much more.
RSVP at http://meetup.com/nevadacountyonline.
The Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Facility Auxiliary
Meetings will resume on September 19, 2013. Activities with the residents will continue during the summer.
Anyone wanting information about the Auxiliary can contact President, Iona Terry at 530-477-5405.
Pickleball is a combination of tennis and ping-pong and is played on a court one-quarter the size of a tennis court with a 34-inch high net. Lightweight paddles and a plastic perforated ball are the keys to producing exciting, long rallies which consist of volleys at the net and ground strokes similar to tennis. It is a sport all family members can play. You can just plain have fun or you can be as competitive as you like and compete in tournaments, both locally and nationally. For information visit the official pickleball website: http://usapa.org. Watch a video of the game being played.
DeVere Mautino Community Park, Grass Valley: Four public courts. From downtown Grass Valley, proceed up West Main Street. Turn right on Alta, approximately 1 mile. Park is on your right.
Winter Drop-in Days: Mon. through Wed., 2:30 p.m. to dark. Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Judy Tartaglia at 530-477-8278. Newcomers welcome anytime and first few times are free. $/40 year or $2 drop-in fee.
Lake Wildwood Pickleball Club: Two courts. Winter drop-in play days are Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 10 a.m. to noon. Newcomers welcome on Wed. at 10 a.m. We have equipment to loan. LWW is a private community.
Gateway Park, Penn Valley: Three courts striped for PB. Open courts. No fee. Make your own arrangements.
Eagle and Gold Scouts
Are you an Eagle Scout or a Gold Scout? We have a monthly lunch on the fourth Friday of the month. Join us to share stories and to hear stories about what local scouts are doing today. Contact Steven Lease via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics
“Children should be seen AND heard.” Please join us 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays for book and study discussion for adult children of alcoholics. This is a nonprofit, 12-step group meeting. The gathering is nonsmoking and open to both men and women. Meetings are in classroom 5 in the back of the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.
Gold Country Italian American Club
We meet noon to 3 p.m. every third Tuesday at various local restaurants for lunch, games, presentations and socializing.
For information, call Don Mortara at 530-271-7491.
The TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Fridays at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, 10725 Alta St. in Grass Valley. Meeting is at 10 a.m. Weigh-in before at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Healing through Loss and Grief Support Group
Anyone who has experienced emotional loss, be it current or in the past, is welcome.
For information, call 530-265-3258 or visit http://www.LossAndGrief.org.
Duplicate Bridge Club
Many New Year resolutions have been made and already broken. Indeed, most of us do not bother because bad habits are hard to break and good ones hard to keep. However, one resolution you should make and follow is to exercise your brain We grow too frail, weak, handicapped and old to do the physical exercise of our youth but we are never too old to do mental exercise. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and even jigsaw puzzles are good. Bridge, especially duplicate bridge, provides great mental stimulation and fun.
Our Club has games on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Empire Grange (La Barr Meadows Rd. near Kmart.) A slight fee is charged and snacks are free. Come visit us and find more details about the advantages of playing Duplicate Bridge.
For further information, call Bruce Lester at 530-477-9586.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Banner Mountain Post 2655
All former, retired, active and reserve members, both men and women of all military branches, who served in a foreign theater of conflict are invited to join. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Nevada City Veterans Building, 415 North Pine St. We are open for social events at 2 p.m. every Friday. Prospective members are encouraged to bring their DD 214 (proof of military service), which will be returned upon verification.
For information contact us every Friday evening at 530-265-8396.
Blue Star Mothers of America
California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen, in Grass Valley. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, step-mother, foster-mother, grandmother, or legal guardian who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military, we invite you to join us.
For more information, visit http://www.sierranevadabsma.org.
Nevada County Bonsai Club
Mission: The Nevada County Bonsai Club is dedicated to promoting the art of Bonsai. We will strive to create interest and inspire participation by those interested in the art of Bonsai, from beginners to advanced artists. We will provide and coordinate information on Bonsai through meetings and through demonstrations by Bonsai artists at our meetings and workshops. The Club is open to all those interested in the Art of Bonsai. Our ultimate goal is to instill in our members the appreciation and enjoyment of the Art of Bonsai, and the satisfaction that comes from the creation of living art. Also, the Club’s goal is to provide an environment that allows members and visitors to learn the history of Bonsai as well as to learn and share the art of Bonsai in a comfortable social setting with other Club members. The Nevada County Bonsai Club is a social, nonprofit club, founded for sharing the beauty and enjoyment of Bonsai, through teaching and communicating the living art form of Bonsai.
Club meetings are at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Nevada County Library Community Room, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.
Gold Country Welcome Club
New to the area? Were you apprehensive about this big move; leaving all the friends you’ve had for the past 20+ years, concerned there would be “nothing to do” in this foothills community? No doubt you’ve already realized that this is NOT the place to get out the knitting needles and sit in a rocking chair on your front porch waiting for the kids to call.
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 530-478-0999.
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