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A benefit for Tsunami relief set for Monday

“I’m just a Girl in the World: One Woman’s Journey through the Land of Gods” is the title of a slide show and stories from Nepal and the Thai isles that is being presented by Lynell Garfield at 7 p.m. Monday at Miners Foundry.

“Come hear my stories of solo trekking in the Himalaya, study and revelations at a Buddhist monastery, rafting crazy monsoon river flows, practicing yoga at an ashram in the Kathmandu valley … ” Garfield said.

The fee is $10 to $20. For more information call 272-2347. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event benefits AmeriCares, a nonprofit organization providing medical and sanitation supplies in the devastated areas of Southeast Asia.

It is sponsored by Mountain Wind Aikido, the University of Nevada Reno Environmental Sciences and Health Department, the Grass Valley Taiko Club and various other kindred spirits.

Numeracy project starting this week

Life in a democracy requires certain skills, say the experts, skills that help us understand all the information we’re bombarded with – from the news media to government bodies, from health reports to investment advisors.

A four-session series at the county library promises to help people who have grown rusty in arithmetic, logic, the rules of chance, decision-making skills, and in the interpretation of things such as data and graphics.

George Rebane, Ph.D., and P.E., will be the main lecturer. He is a Nevada City Rotarian with a professional background in physics, complex systems and computer science.

The series begins tonight and will continue April 21, May 19 and June 16. All sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be held in the Community Room of Nevada County’s Madelyn Helling Library. Admission is free and preregistration is not necessary. For more information, call Vickie Victor at 265-1407 or visit the Web at

This project is co-sponsored by the Nevada County Library and Nevada City Rotary.

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