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Club News, Sept. 3, 2016

Goldancers Square Dance Club

Looking for a fun way to exercise? New to the area and want to meet new friends? Need some laughter in your life? Did your doctor tell you to be more active? If you answered YES to any or all of these questions then why not try square dancing and reap the benefits! A surprising study shows that square dancing can add 10 years to your life.

Goldancers Square Dance club will be starting a new class at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 followed by plus level instruction/workshopping at 7:30 p.m. for those of you who already square dance. We meet weekly at the Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley located at 11363 Grange Ct. For more information, call Laura at 530-432-8571 or e-mail Barbara at basindorf@yahoo.com.



Sons of Norway

We will be meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome! We invite all to come check us out, especially if you have an interest in Norwegian culture and heritage! Our program this month will be a recap of the District 6 Convention.




American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130

We are located in the Grass Valley Veterans Building at 255 South Auburn Street. You are invited to our first Tuesday of the month dinners. Always a served dinner, no standing in line. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. Our lounge opens at 5 p.m. Call 530-272-2160 for reservations or to cancel by Sept. 4. Our business meeting is held in the Remembrance Room at 5 p.m. All veterans are invited to the business meeting. This $10 dinner includes Cajun chicken and sausage Jambalaya with brown rice, vegetables, French bread and chocolate brownies with ice cream. Public invited. Karaoke from 5 to 9 p.m. every Sunday in our first floor lounge. No host bar, all legal beverages. Soda and water available. Always enjoyable even if you do not want to solo, hum, listen, sing along or converse. Come on down and have fun. See you there!

Pine Tree Quilt Guild

Do you have a collection of tee shirts or neckties or other clothing items that you want to use in a “memory quilt?” If so, plan to attend Pine Tree Quilt Guild’s next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on September 6 at Grass Valley Charter School, 225 So. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. Featured speaker Jane Haworth is an award winning professional quilter specializing in custom memory quilts using fabric items she has collected over the years. She will tell us about her journey as a quilt artist, including the trials and tribulations of teaching herself to quilt, and how she has gone on to make unique, raw edged appliqué quilts that have been exhibited throughout the USA and featured in various magazines. She will share many of her tee shirt and memory quilts and the stories behind them.

Community Service continues to make and distribute quilts for local residents in need, meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Eskaton Senior Village. Kits and fabric are available and help is always appreciated. For more information about Pine Tree Quilt Guild activities, please visit http://www.pinetreequiltguild.com.

Senior Fun Seekers

Our next monthly meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Royal Dragon behind Kmart. Make reservations by calling Millie at 530-265-3454. Our monthly breakfast will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 15 at Toffanelli’s on Main St., Grass Valley. Call Ginny at 530-432-1779 for reservations. The Sunday night supper will be at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Toffanelli’s. Please call Geri at 530-446-6054. We continue to play Pinochle each Tuesday at Olympia Glades Club House at noon. Many are joining gambling groups for casino play and the horse races at Golden Gate Park. Some of us have enjoyed games of Skip-Bo in private homes. We try to keep busy and mentally alert. If you wish to join our group and seek more information, please call Ann at 530-274-3635 or Millie at 530-265-3454. We look forward to meeting you.

Gold Country Community Services

Heartfelt thanks to Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital for the beautiful birthday cake. Your kindness made Birthday Wednesday a real celebration for all of us, especially those born during the month of August. Our September menus are out now. Pick one up and plan your meals for the month. On the back, you’ll see a list of our classes and activities. Meals are served in the Gold Country Senior Cafe Monday through Friday. On Wednesdays, we feature outstanding local entertainment. The suggested donation is just $3 per meal. We will be closed on Labor Day.

For lunchtime reservations, information about our many classes, activities and services, phone 530-273-4961. We’re located in the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley, and reception is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit http://www.goldcountryservices.org.

The Nevada County Duplicate Bridge Club

We will be offering free bridge classes to intermediate players [or those who played 30 years ago and want to get back to bridge] from 9 a.m. to noon starting on Sept. 15 at Eskaton. No beginners. We will teach modern Standard American conventions that 90 percent of our members use. There will be a mentor at each table to go over the bidding and the play. These classes will be every Thursday until Nov17. If you don’t have a partner, come anyway, we will arrange one.

If you are interested [RSVP] or want more information about the classes, email Bill Jones at bill8jones@yahoo.com or call 530-457-7841.

The bridge students will be able to join our duplicate club and participate in any of our games which happen at the Golden Empire Grange at La Bar Meadows on Monday at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in coming to our club games now, call Bruce Lester at 530-477-9586. There are also games on Wednesday at Lake Wildwood at 7 p.m., Thursday at Eskaton at 1 p.m. and Penn Valley at 7 p.m.

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 prospective members are welcome to attend our monthly lunch and business meetings that include programs of interest to our Nevada County Chapter members. Our meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, followed by a guest speaker. We meet at noon at Casa Las Katerinas (the old Scheidel’s Restaurant), just off Alta Sierra Drive, one-tenth of a mile off State Hwy. 49. Interested retirees can call Carol Kendrick at 530-265-2326; Mary Ann Trygg at 530-273-248, or email rpea.chapter.78@gmail.com, to make a lunch reservation. Retired or near-retirement public employees are welcome to stop by and see what RPEA has to offer, and maybe see a few old friends!

The Roadrunner Travel Club

We would like to invite you to join us on the following trips: Oct. 7: Colusa Casino, and Oct. 19: IL Fiorello Olive Oil Company, Suisun Valley.

Contact Carrie 530-271-0650 or Donna 530-272-6516 for reservations.

Early Risers Toastmasters

Would you like to grow your public speaking skills and develop your leadership abilities in a friendly, constructive environment? All guests are welcome. Meetings begin at 6:30 a.m. at Humpty Dumpty’s in Grass Valley and conclude at 7:50 a.m. every Tuesday morning. For more info, call 530-273-9777. We hope you can join us!

Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

The public is invited to its “Speaker’s Dinner” on Thursday, September 15 at North Star House. UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus David Wake will introduce the topic, “Worldwide Amphibian Declines: How big is the problem, what are the causes, and why should we care?” People across the planet report seeing and hearing fewer and fewer frogs and salamanders. An in-depth analysis published in 2004 confirmed the startling reality: 35 to 40 percent of amphibian species around the world were at imminent risk of extinction. This disturbing report led to significant additional research into the causes and long-term implications of this decline. Join us for appetizers and wine, a light supper of salads and dessert for only $15 per person. Appetizers and wine will be served starting at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and Professor Wake will speak at 6:30 p.m. Send your check payable to GCCAA to Louise Taylor by Sept. 10, at 14121 Loma Rica Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley

Now that the fair is done and we prepared thousands of chicken teriyaki and orange bowls, Soroptimist International of Grass Valley starts a new year with five new members and growing. The dynamic, passionate, involved women of our club look forward to new and creative ways to support our community’s women and children. We are looking for women who share who passion to see what we are about at http://www.sigv.org. Our “Live Your Dream Award” winner, Ashley, finished her degree and passed her nursing boards.

We have opened the application process up for this year.

If you are a woman, head of household going back to school, go to our website and get an application for a scholarship. You are then eligible for an additional regional scholarship. Deadline is Nov. 1.

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The Craft Guild of Nevada County

Join artisans interested in sharing their craft 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 crafters and artisans are doing, visit http://craftguildnevadacounty.org.

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

We meet the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Margarita’s Restaurant, 988 Plaza Drive, Grass Valley. Our next meeting is September 3, featuring speaker Yvonne Bartlett, the facilitator of the Nevada County School Board’s Family Life Curriculum Committee. She will inform us of the new curriculum requirements of CA AB 329 and how the implementation is going. The breakfast costs $13 and the club is charged per RSVP so please RSVP to Shanti Emerson at shantiemerson@yahoo.com. Also please let Shanti know of any cancelations. The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club is a chartered member of the Nevada County Democratic Party. We are a forum for informed and timely discussions.

Golden Empire Sams RV Club

We would like to invite you to join us on our next outing. It will be September 11 through 16 at Napa Valley Exposition, 575 3rd Street in Napa, Calif. If you would like to attend, please notify Nadine Moore at 530-274-8026. For more information about our RV Club,contact Tim at 530-346-2368 and visit our website at http://www.goldenempiresams.org.

Nevada County Camera Club

The meetings now start at 6:15 p.m. to provide more time for the critique. The club meets at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley The public is welcome and there is no cost for first time guests. For more information, visit http://www.nccameraclub.com.

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.

Nevada County Freethinkers

Reason and rationality in the foothills — we welcome freethinkers, atheists, humanists, skeptics, and anyone looking to make a connection with other like minded people in our community. During our meetups we will discuss how we arrived at our worldview and the difficulties we may have with friends and family who have trouble understanding our views, we will review and discuss books and articles about our views, and generally just have an enjoyable time together.

We meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Madelyn Helling Library’s Community Room in Nevada City. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Nevada-County-Freethinkers.

The Healing Through Loss and Grief Support Group

Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. The goal of the group is for members to help one another in the grief recovery journey. This is a structure process with weekly meetings and assignments. The group will meet for 14 consecutive Thursdays. There is no charge to participate. For more information, visit http://www.lossandgrief.org.

Grass Roots Genealogy Group

We will be on vacation for the month of August. Meetings will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Church of Latter-Day Saints, 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. For more information, contact Jan Scott at 530-263-2268.

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

We meet from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the IOOF Odd Fellows Hall, 113 So. Church St. in Grass Valley. For more information about becoming a member of our fraternal and patriotic organization, please call our secretary at 530-346-8280 or our president at 530-272-2341.

The Gold Country Miniature Society

We enjoy 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 and new members are welcome. There are three other miniature clubs in the area which get together on different days. Those interested in this fun hobby can email Barbara at bathca@gmail.com or Pat at pat@beachesbeaches.com.

Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills (S.I.S.F.)

We are a nonprofit service organization full of fun loving, spirited women with like minds and a common goal: “Helping women and children both locally and internationally.” One of our current and on-going projects, Read Me A Story (RMAS), focuses on well-child check-ups to support childhood literacy. Our goal is to encourage pediatricians and/or nurse practitioners to speak with parents about early literacy and their child’s cognitive development. RMAS is coordinated by SISF volunteers, primarily headed by Susan Forga and pediatric coordinator Sarah Woerner, MD. Fiscal support for this program has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation and SISF. Starting in September, we will be meeting at Christopher’s Old World Deli in Grass Valley every Thursday morning from 7 to 8 a.m. We serve a full breakfast with a bit of social flare. We then set to work on projects that benefit our community through our love of service. For more information visit us at http://www.sierrasoroptimist.org, or visit our Facebook page. Interested in our Garden Tour? Or want to feature your garden in our 2017 Garden Tour? Please email us at garden@sierrasoroptimist.org.

P.E.O.

We are an organization of women, by women and for women. It is not a club; it’s a sisterhood dedicated to fundraising for educational scholarships, grants, awards and loans. P.E.O. is one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America. What started with a bond of friendship between seven women in 1869 has grown from seven to nearly a quarter of a million members in chapters throughout the United States and Canada. A legacy passed down through generations of women, P.E.O. has deep roots in local communities, and our influence reaches to all corners of the globe. P.E.O. members are women of all ages, from all walks of life, united in a shared passion for educating women and a belief that doing so can change the world. Over 88,000 women have benefited from P.E.O.’s educational scholarships, loans, awards and projects. For information, visit http://www.peointernational.org.

Spiritual Book Club

The Spiritual Book Club of the Baha’is of Nevada County sponsors the free monthly event, open to readers as well as to interested listeners who may not have read the books. Guests also receive light refreshments. For more information, call 530-802-0901.

California Retired Teachers Association

CalRTA is an association of retired educators whose primary focus is protecting teachers pensions and advocating for legislation that has impact on retirees. In addition the association focuses on support of the public education system with $100 grants to local teachers each year and contributing $1,000 to Chico State University in support of the teacher training program. The local division has a special project: contributing peanut butter to Inter Faith Ministry. Since 2011, more than 2,000 jars have been donated. Membership information is available. Contact Carole Siver at 530-272-4132 for more information.

Nevada County Historical Society

The Nevada County Historical Society offers free presentations about local history on the third Thursday every month at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.NevadaCountyHistory.org or contact Daniel Ketcham at 530-477-8056.

Le Tip

We are a professional organization of men and women dedicated to the highest standards of exchange of business tips. The Gold Country lunch chapter meets at Kane’s on Wednesdays from 11:46 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. Call 530-271-3761 for more details.

High Sierra Corvette Club

Corvette owners, if you are interested in Corvette runs, social events, food, laughter, 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 http://www.highsierracorvettes.org or call Bruce Puphal at 530-432-9828.

Gold Country Trails Council (GCTC)

GCTC is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1981 to develop, maintain and protect non-motorized recreational trails in the Tahoe National Forest and the Sierra Foothills area for public use and enjoyment. Today, it is the Sierra’s largest community of active equestrians. GCTC hosts trail work days, horse camp outs, day rides, barbecues, the big ice cream social and Thanksgiving Holiday Feast. General meetings are on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 p.m. and include fascinating speakers and presentations. New members and guests are welcome. For complete information and full calendar of events, visit http://www.GoldCountryTrailsCouncil.org.

Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association

If you are interested in planting wine grapes or making wine, the Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association will host a round table discussion to answer any questions you may have. The Association is a group of hobbyists and are gearing this program to people interested in taking up this hobby or who have already started and have questions. For more information, visit http://wwwswgga.org.

Nevada City Inner Wheel Club

This month will be the end of Inner Wheel’s fiscal year and we’re getting ready for our annual barbecue. Again, this year the barbecue will be held at the lovely home of Pat and Judy Wards. We will have an installation of officers for our 2016-17 year, have some great food and enjoy good company. We all look forward to this event.

Our club has a new project we’ve just started called “Dress a Girl Around The World.” Several gals are making these darling dresses with bright colors and decorations in several sizes. These dresses are sent all over the world and the fabric and items to make the dresses are all donated. Our club is still supporting Women of Worth, Domestic Violence and KARE Crisis Nursery. For more information about events call KCN at 530-265-0693. Our IW club meets once a month for a meeting and lunch at Bistro 221 in Nevada City. For club information call Carole at 530-265-6989.

Health Care for All – CA

Our Nevada County affiliate will be scaling back our meetings to an “as needed” basis. That means whenever we have a project to work on we’ll call a meeting. Check here in Club News for upcoming meetings. We’ll post them here and you’ll know exactly what exciting project you’re being invited to join in on.

Nevada County Republican Women Federated

Regular NCRWF meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month September through June. For more questions about meetings, call Patricia at 530-470-8507. Information about membership can be answered by calling 530-273-1087. For more information about NCRWF please email us at NCRWF@reagan.com or visit the website at http://www.nevadacountyrwf.org.

SIR’s (Sons in Retirement Branch 55)

Renew old friendships and make new friends through our monthly luncheons and organized activities (some activities include spouses or significant other). Activities are base on member’s interests: wine tasting, bocce ball, pool, bowling, golf, fishing, and many more. We invite men of ALL AGES that are semi-retired or retired looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities. We are a 501-(c)4 non-profit men’s organization that has been established for over 60 years. We meet for lunch the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at the Grass Valley Moose Lodge (non affiliated host), located at 15694 Allison Ranch Rd. Lunch is at noon. Stick around afterwards for billiards/pool! Come alone or bring a guest. Joining is free and there are no dues. Come join us, no reservation necessary. (Cost of lunch includes salad, main course and desert) Come check us out! For further information if needed. Email: sir55grassvalley@gmail.com or call Hershel Golden at 530-272-3378. More information about SIR’s can be found at http://www.sirinc.org.

TOPS

Chapter #1739

TOPS proud to announce, that two of its members, Johanna Deuel and Clare McDowell, have each lost over 100 pounds, and both women have kept the weight off for over a year. If you would be interested in joining TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the club meets at 10 a.m. every Friday morning, and check-in is between 9 and 9:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 10725 Alta St.  Grass Valley. Everyone is welcome. For more information call  Norma Modder at   530-273-5292  or  Marlene Briggs at  530-273-9145.

Golden Empire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Auxiliary

We encourage members to bring in new members. The Auxiliary has many activities and new members are always needed to help with these activities. Ceramics, church services and visitation could always use more help. At our last meeting, Vicki Young presented Janice Mason with a gift certificate from the Auxiliary as this year’s Volunteer of the Year. Janice helps in Ceramics and makes herself available whenever and wherever she is needed. Anyone interested in the Auxiliary can contact President Iona Terry at 530-477-5405 or Membership Chairman Barbara Ford at 530-273-6084.

Happy Trails Travelers

We’re a fun group with a very safe and helpful driver. If you want to join us, call Laura at 530-273-9641 for more information and reservations.

The Nevada City Lions Club

We meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, Nevada City. For more information, contact President Jim Purcell at 530-613-0419 or Secretary Doug Wight at 530-477-0134.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters (http://www.lwvwnc.org) is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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.

Nevada County Middle East Discussion Group

This 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.

Senior Social Singles

Seniors over 50 meet for fun activities and socials and dinners. Socials and dinners are the 2nd and 4th Fridays every month at various locales at 5 p.m. Activities are varied throughout the month in coordination with members interests. If interested in attending a social, call Patty at 530-273-8815 for more information.

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

Chapter 1335 of 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 at approximately 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 at 530-265-6477.

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 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.

American Legion Auxiliary Frank Gallino Unit 130

Last month, members traveled to Yountville to visit the largest veterans’ home in California, the Veterans’ Home of California, founded in 1884. After a tour of the buildings and grounds we met with the Poppy Production Team and learned about the Poppy Making program.

Nordic Skiers of Nevada County

We promote back-country skiing and snowshoeing for its members and the community. The club sponsors trips and monthly club meetings the first Thursday of every winter month. The general public is welcome to attend meetings and may join at club meetings. The club web site is http://www.nordic-skiers.org.

Blue Star Mothers of America

Sierra Nevada California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen in Grass Valley. Our 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. For information, visit http://www.sierranevadabsma.org or email bsmaca12@earthlink.net with any questions.

Grandmothers for Peace

We meet at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each 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, email Anita Wald-Tuttle at AnitaW1T3@gmail.com.

Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society

We meet at 7 p.m. at the Golden Empire Grange on the first Tuesday of the month.

The Gold Country Yacht Club

We meet 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 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 http://www.gcyc.net.

Empire Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters meets at the Holbrooke Hotel every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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