Club News, Oct. 25, 2014 |

Club News, Oct. 25, 2014

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Margarita’s Restaurant for a brunch and business meeting. Members are asked to donate non-perishable food items for Food Bank of Nevada County. Protein items like canned tuna and peanut butter are appreciated. Please RSVP by Oct. 29 to Merilee at 530-432-36-78 or

The Nevada County Genealogical Society’s Study Group

The last session of “Computers for Genealogy” will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 from in the Community room of the Madelyn Helling Library. The class and handout be on SCANNING and will cover the history of scanning, review of equipment, scanning procedures and how to organize the end results. This method of electronic conversion has given the genealogist, the books and documents that now appear on the internet.

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

Widowed Persons Association

Our monthly luncheon meeting will be held at the Moose Lodge in Grass Valley on November 8 at noon. You will be able to do your early Christmas shopping at our White Elephant Sale along with early Spring House Cleaning. It is always a fun meeting. Call Millie at 265-3454 for reservations.

The Sunday night supper will be at Cirinos on October 26 at 5:30 p.m. Our monthly breakfast will be held at Penny’s at 10 a.m. 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.

Chicago Park Garden Club

Our 11th annual Victorian Tea Affaire will be on Thursday November 6 at the Nevada County Elks Lodge at 518 Highway 49. Tickets are on sale now at $27 each. Checks should be made to CPGC and sent by Oct. 31 to N. Tilman, 1440 Wilder Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Featured program will be “Women of the Gold Rush,” a vintage fashion show with historic characters wearing authentic clothing from the 1800s to early 1900s. Information: 530-477-6229;

American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130

We are located at Veterans Memorial Building 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley. Plenty of parking at rear of building. Our events are held here. Join this Legion Post 130, first year FREE. Come to Chef Antonio’s, Tuesday, November 4 “Early Thanksgiving” served dinner! Yep, with all the trimmings, just 10 dollars. Call 530-272-2160 for reservations or cancellations. Our full bar/lounge opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Post 130 regular business meeting at 5 p.m. in the Remembrance Room. Karaoke every Sunday 5 to 10 p.m. in our Lounge. Come, join in, listen or maybe just hum along! You will find old and new friends. You’ll have a great time. See you there.

Veterans Day November 11, doors open at 8:30, ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Directly after, there will be a ribbon cutting for our newly installed balcony seats. Then Boy Scout Troop 855 picnic lunch in downstairs dining room. Suggested donation is $5.

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 work within a statewide alliance of groups with shared goals, including doctors, nurses and medical students. Learn more about us at our next meeting, Saturday, Nov. 15 (and the 3rd Saturday of every month) at 11 a.m. at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. This meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome. For more information call Bob at 530-274-3989 or email

Sierra Singles Club

Older singles are invited to attend a meeting of our club and pick up a calendar of activities. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 in the dining room at the Community Center, 841 Old Tunnel Road. For information, contact Shirley Maylett at 530-273-5637.

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.

Gold Country Community Services

Popular local band, BluRoc brought vintage rock back to life (hard to keep from dancing). Thank you! You made our Friendship Wednesday lunch very cool and special. Next week’s menu features chicken Parmesan, grilled ham and cheese sandwich, fiesta chicken, broccoli beef and creepy chicken enchilada with a Halloween cookie for dessert.

Be sure and wear a costume next Wednesday the 29 and join in the fun. It’s birthday Wednesday as well, and we’ll enjoy a beautiful October birthday cake, thanks to Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital.

Lunch is served promptly at noon weekdays in our High Noon Cafe, and the suggested donation is only $3 for seniors 60 and over. Reservations and an early arrival are highly recommended. If you let us know you’ll be there, we’ll have a place set for you.

For reservations and information about the many classes and activities, services and volunteer opportunities we offer, please phone 530-273-4961. Our reception desk is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon. through Fri. You’ll find us in the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley. For more information, visit

High Sierra Corvette Club

Corvette owners — if you are interested in Corvette runs, social events, food, laugher, racing events, and all around car club fun, then High Sierra Corvette Club has something to offer you. Our club meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday at Apple Alley Cafe, located at the Brunswick “Y” – Colfax Highway. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early for social hour or if you want to eat before the meeting. All Corvette enthusiasts are invited to attend our meetings and see what we are all about! For more information, please visit

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

The Gold Country German-American Club

The Friday, November 7 meeting of the Gold Country German-American Club will include a presentation about the Sea Shepherd 2013 Antarctic Campaign. Join member Dennis Naumann as he presents his showing of slides, videos and discussion from a four month journey to participate in the Anti-Whaling Direct Action in the Southern Ocean. Witness life on board the Bob Barker as they defend whales around the Antarctic continent.

Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, Nevada City. Social Hour with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by the Sea Shepherd presentation at 7 p.m. GCGAC members no charge. Guests $5 donation requested.

The German-American 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 where you will learn about our events and activities such as hiking, German dancing, and conversational German classes.

The Gold Country Yacht Club

We meet the second Wednesday of every month, excluding December. The Club meets at Alta Sierra Pizza & Grill, Grass Valley. Dinner 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? Please visit our website at

The Chicago Park Garden Club

Our membership includes gardeners from Grass Valley, Nevada City and other foothill communities. Nonmembers welcome to this FREE program. For more information, call 530-272-7708.

The Newcomers Club of Nevada County

Our club was founded almost 70 years ago. While the name implies that the club is for newcomers, it goes beyond that and opens its doors to all ladies of Nevada County. For information on the club and on the luncheon, call 530-478-1114 or 530-470-9191. You can also visit

Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau

Our P.E.O. was founded in 1869. The philanthropic educational organization has six loca lchapters 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

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 work within a statewide alliance of groups with shared goals, including doctors, nurses and medical students. Learn more about us at our next meeting, the third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. This meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome. For more information call Bob at 530-274-3989 or email

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 or call 530-559-7716.

The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG)

We advocate for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join us. The meeting takes place in a private home. Please call 530-713-1131 for directions. Our weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City has resumed. The vigil is protesting the Israeli violence against Gaza and the West Bank. We have signs to share, and everyone who believes in human rights, equality and justice for all people is welcome to participate.

Nevada County Healing Through Grief Support

Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. There is no charge to participate. For information, visit

Nevada County Horseman Incorporated

We are celebrating the year of the horse. NCHI seeks to promote horsemanship throughout the community and to provide a friendly and wholesome social environment for young and old alike. You’re always welcome to stop in at one of the monthly meetings, the second Friday of the month or events. Now accepting new member applications. For more information, email

Peripheral neuropathy support group

Do you have painful feet or numbness? The peripheral neuropathy support group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 South Church St. in Grass Valley. We don’t cure, but suggest relief and comfort. We exchange ideas and share information and experiences. You are not alone in your discomfort. For more information, call 530-268-1017.

Nevada County Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

The Nevada-Placer Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is 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 for more information

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

This is a 12 step program open to anyone — men and women— who thinks they may have a problem with sex or love addiction. SLAA groups meet twice a week in Grass Valley, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The group meets at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, lower level, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley. For information call 916-552-1442 or

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

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. Meetings are held Thursdays at Auburn Grace Community Church, 3126 Olympic Way, Room 114 in Auburn at 7 p.m. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. and the world, call 781-932-6300 or locally at 530-885-4292, or visit

Nevada City Inner Wheel (spouses and friends of Rotary)

There are Inner Wheel clubs in the USA as well as all over the world. Inner Wheel club was founded, in England in 1924. The first club and District in the United States were founded in Sacramento, in 1970. In 1985 Nevada City IW was founded and in 1990 Grass Valley IW club formed. In 1992, Grass Valley IW disbanded and those who wanted to stay on joined the Nevada City club. We presently have 15 members and are growing. As of November 2013, District 519 (our District) has donated $442,000 to IWUSA Foundation and that 56 children have been fitted with Myoelectric limbs. There are 10 children waiting at the present time for theirs. We are planning to host a District Meeting and lunch in September and are working on the details. The organizations we support are KARE Crisis Nursery, Women of Worth, Domestic Violence and Salvation Army. If you are interested in our club, or if you have questions, call Carole at 530-265-6989.

The Gold Country LeTip Group

We meet every Wed from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Kane’s in downtown Grass Valley. This business group is a wonderful and fun way to help build your business and add further service to your clients. Check out our Facebook page at Gold Country LeTip to learn more about the group or call Pamela Morey at 530-913-7308

Nevada County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Meetings are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of the month at the Glenbrook Apartment Complex (in the Community Room), 265 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. We sometimes have speakers, or review education programs. Some meetings are more of an open discussion. Resources are available for anyone who wants them. The group members have experience with different therapies and treatment options. If you are affected by MS and would like to talk with others in a relaxed, supportive, positive, confidential atmosphere come check us out. Light refreshments are served. The meeting is open to anyone affected by MS (patients, caregivers, family members, friends, medical staff, etc.). For more information, call Erica at 530-559-4517

The Craft Guild of Nevada County

We are open to all that is interested in sharing their craft with others. During winter months Guild meetings are at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month in the Houser Conference Room at the Superintendent of Schools Office, 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. The Guild is a nonprofit community service organization. Over the years donations have been made to a number of local charitable groups. Guild members also provide monthly tray favors for several local senior care facilities as well as holiday gifts for the residents and home bound seniors at Christmas time. We are supporting the Interfaith Food Ministry this year with monthly food donations provided by our members. To learn more about what Guild members are doing check out the Guild’s Blog, http// and our Facebook page. For more information about the Guild visit http//

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. Spontanee-us 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

Friends of Hospice

Come and volunteer at Friends of Hospice (530-247-5121) and do the very worthwhile job of working on events to raise money for the use of Hospice of the Foothills. FOH has no paid members and all of the monies raised is used for the benefit of Hospice of the Foothills

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

We meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at The Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Classroom 5 in Grass Valley. This meeting is for women only. Nevada City Lions The Nevada City Lions meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Seamans Lodge. For membership information contact Membership Chair John Meyer, 530-272-0588 or President Chuck Woerner, 530-265-2039

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. For information, call club president Lois Robinson at 530-272-6804 or vice-president Georgine Wasley, who is in charge of membership, at 530-265-4424

Sons In Retirement (SIR)

SIRS is a nonprofit organization for retired men devoted to the promotion of independence and dignity of retirement. The SIR Branch 11’s luncheon meetings are on the first Thursdays of the month at the Lake Wildwood Club House. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. and the luncheon meeting begins at noon followed by a guest speaker or entertainment. Lady guests are invited to our May and December meetings. Members do not have to live in Lake Wildwood. Go to our website at to learn more about us. To inquire about becoming a member, please e-mail us at

Frank Gallino Post 130 American Legion

We are located at Veterans Memorial Building , 255 Auburn Street, Grass Valley. Plenty of parking in the rear of building. Our phone number is 530-272-2160. Our events are held here.

Karaoke every Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m.. in our lounge. Come, enjoy, meet and greet old and new friends, join in singing or just hum along. Full no host bar. See you there.

The Captain John Oldham Chapter, NSDAR ( National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution)

We have had a very busy summer! And would like to invite you to join and participate in a busy rest of the year! As the new board we spent a great deal of time planning new and interesting things for us to do to contribute to the community. We participated in two parades, one with our giant replica of the Star-Spangled Banner (and won Best Historical Unit), attended Northern Council and several District II presentations and represented our chapter at the Revolutionary War Re-enactment for three hot days … in full period dress.

The only requirement for membership is a proven lineage to a Revolutionary War Patriot, be he or she a soldier, public servant, or assisted in any other way, and we have genealogists to help prove that bit of family lore or fact!. Our next meeting is October 27. Please contact Emily Boling at for more information.

Pine Tree Quilt Guild

PTQG’s Community Service group continues to come through for those who lost homes in recent fires. About 40 quilts have been donated to the Elks Club in Weed, Calif. for distribution to fire victims in that hard-hit community. Local quilters are invited to join in these efforts by attending Drop In and Sew on the third Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 7th Day Adventist Church on Osborne Road. The next date for Community Service is October 16.

For more information, please visit

Mother Lode Toastmasters

We welcome guests to all of our meetings at Eskaton Village in Grass Valley on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. A map and other information may be found at, or contact Lucinda Porter at 530-274-9010 or

Sierra Nevada California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America

We meet on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen in Grass Valley. Breakfast is at 9 a..m. and meeting begins at 10 a.m. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, foster mother, grandmother or legal guardian who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States, we invite you to join us. To learn more, please visit

Nevada County Online

Learn about Social Media Marketing at the Nevada County Online (NCO) monthly Meetup held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the at the Madelyn Helling Library. NCO is the largest business Meetup group in Nevada County with 372 members. The website is: NCO is for online beginners and experts and everyone in between. All Meetups are open to the public. A $5 donation is requested. RSVP online at Please park down the hill and not in the library parking lot.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Volunteers at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital are special people who offer their time to help others. They provide many extras that supplement the basic services of our hospital??s professional staff along with raising funds through vendor sales and their gift shop. These extras add to the benefit and comfort, care and happiness of our patients.

The gift shop has been selling artist prints by Ron Rodecker of Dragon Tales, a popular children’s TV program that was on PBS stations for many years. There is a variety of prints to choose from. Stop by the gift shop to see the various prints available.

The Golden Empire Sam’s RV Group

Our group met September 8 through 11 at the French Camp RV Resort. Our members enjoyed playing games, touring the “Oakdale Cheese Factory” and having dinner at “Billie Hills Hill Billie BBQ” in Manteca.

If you are looking for a very friendly group that has a lot of fun activities, good food and friendly members, please join us for one of our campouts as a guest. Looking forward to hearing from you! Call 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035.

Grass Valley Host Lions

We wish to thank our outstanding community for (as usual) getting behind a couple of wonderful charities we had donation buckets for at our fair booth. Our donation bucket for a local, 21 year old, very deserving young lady fighting a horrible life-threatening disease called HLH, and we were able to provide at least a months worth of medical co-payments for her. And our bucket for the co-op with Gold Country Community Services for the Pet Food Pantry (program that provides meals for clients animals signed up on the “Meals on Wheels “ food routes) brought in enough to provide approximately three months of food and pet supplies to ensure these seniors have their best friends and companions as long as they are able.

We have lots of fun events coming up, a Halloween disc golf tournament, Thanksgiving programs, kids Christmas parties, and project events in conjunction with our Boy Scout Troop #4 to help raise monies for even more local aid in areas of our community! Thank you all for your support!

The Golden Empire Auxiliary

We installed our officers at our luncheon on October 16 and are planning for the Fall Ceramic, Craft and Baked Goods sale on October 28. More help is also needed in the Pamper Parlor. Anyone interested in learning more about the Auxiliary or helping in the Pamper Parlor can contact President, Iona Terry, 530-477-5405 or Membership Chairman, Barbara Ford, 530-273-6084.

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley

We are a part of an international women’s service organization dedicated to the advancement of women and children in our community. Members can enhance their personal commitment by joining with others to truly make a difference with the projects they support. Together we make a bigger impact with support of KARE, CoRR’s Hope House, Bell Hill Academy, scholarships for high schools students enrolling in vocational schools, scholarships for women who are head of household, NEO, Diaper Project, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and more. If you are interested in being a part of this multigenerational group, who have fun while doing service, please contact Lenda Welz for more information, at 530-273-5960 or visit

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.

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 information about AAUW in Nevada County and/or becoming a member or “Friend of AAUW,” go to

The Duplicate Bridge Club

We meet at the Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows. The weekly schedule is as follows: Monday at 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.; Thursday at 1 p.m. (this game is at Eskaton); and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Call Bruce Lester at 530-477-9586 for information or if you’re in need of a partner. Free bridge lessons and mentoring are available. Bridge players should be intermediate players who want to improve their game or those who have played years ago and want to get back to playing for fun while stimulating the mind. The club is teaching the New Standard American System, which is played by 90 percent of the duplicate players in our club and most tournament players. There are “Life Masters” and advanced players monitoring every table, who analyze every hand, bidding and play. Newcomers will learn the duplicate game and can reach the point where they can join our duplicate club and compete with the players there. These classes began on September 11 and meet every Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. A commitment of four weeks is requested. Classes are ongoing. For more information, email Bill Jones at or call 530-457-7841.

Nevada County Republican Women Federated

Regular NCRWF meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month starting at 11:30 a.m., September through June, at Alta Sierra Country Club in Grass Valley. For information about membership call 530-478-0636 and for other information about NCRWF email or visit the website at

Support group for families and friends of people with memory loss

A support group for families and friends of people with memory loss is open to anyone interested in discussing issues concerning a loved one or friend with memory loss. The group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at 625 Eskaton Circle in Grass Valley. For more information, call Barbara at 530-478-1735.

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 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.

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 or Pat at

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 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. For room location and other information, contact Jeanne Spring at 530-432-0247.

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

Hope Bearers

We are available to provide Christ-centered support for all who are faced with the challenges of cancer or other chronic illness. Whether you are a patient, spouse, family member, friend or caregiver — you don’t have to go it alone. Our hope is in God and we are here for you. We offer prayer, fellowship, love and encouragement to keep our faith strong in the midst of perhaps the most difficult circumstances of our lives. We are available for confidential ‘one on one’ or group meetings as needed by request. If you have questions or need prayer, feel free to contact Edda Hunter at 530-432-2862 or Sally Landsburg at 530-273-1468. For more information and to RSVP please contact Erica McGee at 530-559-4517 or email

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, or call 530-478-099.

Stop Smartmeters Nevada County

Do you value your health, and the health of your family and friends? Just as we’re learning that cell phones cause brain tumors, why are we installing the same technology on everyone’s homes, often with no right to opt out? Thousands of people have complained of tinnitus, headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, heart arrhythmia, and other symptoms after a ‘smart’ meter was installed. Wireless technology is a public health hazard. Smart meters can violate already high FCC limits on human exposure to microwave radiation, and are being installed even as people are developing “electro-sensitivity.” There are also reports of ‘smart’ meter interference with pacemakers and other implants. Chronic exposure to wireless radiofrequency radiation is a preventable environmental hazard that is sufficiently well documented to warrant immediate preventative public health action. We meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Love Garden on the corner of Lake Vera/Elcelsior Ditch Camp. All are welcome, but please turn off cell phones. For more information, call Heather at 530-478-1617 or 530-210-4284.

Manzanita Parlor No. 29, Native Daughters of the Golden West

Meetings are at 7 p.m. on first and third Tuesday of each month at Odd Fellows Hall, 113 S. Church St., Grass Valley. All members are encouraged to attend. For information call 530-268-1713.

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