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Nevada County Bonsai Club

Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room in Nevada City. Our next meeting will be held July 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 273-2628.



Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary

Meetings are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn Street.




Gold Country Stamp Club

Regular meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month and are open to all. The location is the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley, in the dining room.

For more information, call 272-8684.

Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society

A monthly meeting is held at 7 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month at the Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley.

Visit http://www.ncgms.org for more information.

Friendship Wednesday

Lunch is served at noon on Friendship Wednesday at the Gold Country Community Center, followed by entertainment at 12:30 p.m.

This Wednesday, July 9, will feature Dave Ayala, folksinger.

For more information, call 273-4961.

Nevada County Beekeepers Association

The Nevada County Beekeepers Association will be meeting Monday night, July 7, in the Veterans Memorial Building (back door) on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley at 7 p.m. All visitors are welcome.

Are you getting ready for the Nevada County Fair Honey Judging in August? Can’t tell your light honey from your dark? Wondering what the judges are looking for? We have a panel of experts and past winners sharing their “Tips and Secrets for Entering Your Honey Products in The County Fair.”

Join our lively regular question and answer session starting promptly at 7 p.m. followed by a brief meeting and refreshments and program.

If you have any questions, please call Janet at 913-2724.

Captain John Oldham Chapter, DAR

Continuing the chapter’s efforts in the area of conservation, members of Nevada County’s Captain John Oldham Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently donated a pink dogwood tree to the Lyman Gilmore School in Grass Valley. Chapter members attending the dedication were Regent Betty Delaney, Vice Regent Armida Manifor, Conservation Chairman Julie Barker, and past Regent Karen Keasbey. Accepting the gift of the tree was Brian Buckley, principal of Lyman Gilmore School. Captain John Oldham Chapter wishes to thank Prospector’s Nursery for kindly providing the lovely dogwood tree for this purpose at a discounted cost.

Historically, DAR has focused on conservation issues, including the donation of several large groves of old growth redwood trees to the State of California. These groves include redwoods along the Northern California coastline, with dedicated groves (the DAR Tribute and Bicentennial Groves in Del Norte County) in the Jedediah Smith Park in the Redwood National Parks near Crescent City; and DAR’s Lambert Grove in the Southern Humboldt County area near Dyerville.

The national organization of DAR requests that local chapters plant trees in their communities, as the Captain John Oldham Chapter has done at the Nevada City Fire Station, the Grass Valley Fire Station, Memorial Park, Condon Park and the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

For more information about DAR, please call 271-0926.

Chicago Park Garden Club

The July 8 barbecue will beheld at a member’s home on Highway 174 at noon. A short meeting will follow.

Bring a $5 donation and a hat and chair.

The club sponsored a Junior Arrangers workshop at the Fairgrounds on July 1

in preparation for entering the floral competition at the August fair.

We need volunteers for cardmaking on July 14 and 28 at the Peardale

Firehouse at 9:30 a.m.

The membership is open. For information, call 273-6415.

Nevada City Lions and Nevada County Mustangers

On June 28 the Nevada City Lions and Nevada County Mustangers held their Pioneer Classic Car Show at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. There were 119 registered cars with a few no-shows due to the smoky skies, but the car enthusiasts present enjoyed the show and proudly displayed their classic cars. Proceeds from the event go towards Pioneer Park improvements funded by the Nevada City Lions and assisting families during the Christmas holidays funded by the Nevada County Mustangers.

Mother Lode Toastmasters

Club President Gary Peterman, ATMS, led the meeting this week. Gary was given an award for his leadership. Gary gave credit to Joyce Peterman, ACG, Vice President of Education, and the club for earning Distinguished status.

New member, JoAnn Gonzales, presented “Guinea Fowl: Bring in the Troops.” Annabelle Robbins, ATM, from Union Hill School, evaluated JoAnn’s speech and won as best evaluator. The winning speaker tonight, Kathy Amatangelo, CTM, presented “Listening, Not Just Hearing.” Kathy shared strategies to become a better listener. Sarah McTighe, ATMS, evaluated Kathy’s speech.

Deborah Meadows, ACB, of Sierra College, was our Tabletopics master tonight. Deborah inspired the audience to share their thoughts on various Independence Day topics. Distinguished Toastmaster, Glen Boire of KNCO, was the winner with his inspirational response to the most “unique” Independence Day Celebration.

New member Jinnae Anderson was inducted tonight. Area 64 District Governor, Paul Dessau, of Empire Toastmasters, was our guest this evening.

Juliet LeBoss, CC, of Entelechy Concepts, was awarded Toastmaster of the Year for 2007-2008 in recognition of dedicated and distinguished service.

Distinguished Toastmaster, Marjorie Quist, performed the installation of the 2008-2009 officers: Sergeant of Arms, Nadine Langley, CC; Treasurer, Annabelle Robbins, ATM; Secretary, JoAnn Gonzales; Vice President of Membership, Kathy Amatangelo, CTM; Vice President of Public Relations, Greg Poppin; Vice President of Education, Juliet LeBoss, CC; President, Sarah McTighe, ATMS.

Questions? Contact Vice President of Education, Juliet LeBoss, at Juliet.LeBoss@msn.com. Our club information appears in The Union calendar Mondays.

Girl Scouts’ Northern Mines Service Unit

The Girl Scouts’ Northern Mines Service Unit held its day-camp this past week. The theme this year was “Good Turns, Good Times.” Every day the girls made something and donated it to local nonprofit agencies. And, because of the local fires, a good deed needed to be done for the firefighters staying at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

On Thursday, the day-campers decorated 80 cookies for the firefighters. Junior Troop 547 and Brownie Troop 750 added another 250 homemade cookies and 100 cartons of milk donated by Crystal Dairy Distributing of Grass Valley. The two troops converged on the Nevada County Fairgrounds Friday evening to hand out the goodies and to meet and thank the firefighters.

The girls were rewarded with a tour of the command center, met the incident commander, visited the mess hall and laundry station, and met lots of firefighters, all of who received cookies and milk.

There were lots of smiles and thank yous all around. It was really a rewarding experience for these Alta Sierra girl scouts. They did a Good Turn and had a Good Time. Firefighters rock


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