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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 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 16, will feature Bingo with Dixie Nelson, caller.

For more information, call 273-4961.

Angela Diaz 7/10/08 run with photo

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Dokimos Pharmacy for their generosity in supplying the local newspaper to the patients of the SNMH.

Native Daughters of the Golden West, Manzanita Parlor #29

Native Daughters of the Golden West, Manzanita Parlor #29, will hold an installation of officers for 2008-2009 and a social. This is an open installation; anyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m., July 15, at the Odd Fellows Hall, So. Church St., Grass Valley. All officers, please arrive at 6:30 p.m.

A practice installation will be held at 1 p.m., July 13, at the Odd Fellows Hall. The presence of all offices is requested.

For more information, call 273-3746.

Italian American Club

Meeting and social to be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, at the Moose Lodge, 15694 Allison Ranch Road at Highway 49.

For more information, call 477-9351.

Le Tip

Le Tip, Gold Country Lunch Chapter, with members in Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Nevada City, meet every Wednesday at the Stonehouse Restaurant in Nevada City from 11:45 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Le Tip Gold Country Chapter, a professional leads organization, wants to congratulate our top tipers of June.

Pamela Determan of Mountain River Mortgage with 16.

Debra Sitzberger, attorney at law, with 13.

Pam Grein of The Hang Up with 12.

For more information, call 272-4221 or e-mail

The “Save the Window” group of The Historic Preservation Committee

The “Save the Window” group of The Historic Preservation Committee met on July 2.

St. Joseph’s Garden is beautiful. The volunteers will work just on Wednesdays now that summer is here. The sprinkler system has been fixed, so now the lawns are green.

The Rose Garden Market is all set for July 12. It will be in St. Joseph’s Gardens from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Do come and smell the roses behind the red brick wall at the Cultural Center in Grass Valley. There will be Tote Le Monde bags, blankets, knits and crafts from Bolivia, McLarty Mexican rugs, Helen McGibben pottery, Joy’s potted palms, collectibles, books, and much more. There will be no food for sale, so do bring a sandwich, sit on a bench, and enjoy the garden. Space is still available.

For information call Joy Feller at 246-6517. This is a benefit for “Save the Window.”


Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Placer County will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room A at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street, Auburn.

This month’s guest speaker will be Bonnie Osborn, director of Communications and Development for the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center. She will discuss the November ballot initiative that seeks to strip same-sex couples of the newly gained right to marry.

PFLAG meetings are open to the public, and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend.

Angela Diaz 7/10/08 run with photo

Troop 21

Scouts from Troop 21, Grass Valley, enjoy a rest after hiking through the Grouse Ridge area. The scouts camped at Carr Lake and practiced their backpacking skills. Assistant Scoutmasters Lawrence Martinson and Marty Moore led the weekend adventure.

Captain John Oldham Chapter, DAR

Nevada County’s Captain John Oldham Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently raffled a Colonial American doll, named Felicity, along with 14 handcrafted outfits, a trunk to carry them in and six books telling Felicity’s story. The raffle winner, Mrs. Carolyn Bloom of Penn Valley and her three granddaughters, Emily, Ava and Lauren Bloom, are the proud new owners of the doll and her extensive wardrobe.

Community contributed funds from the raffle are being distributed to California DAR projects which support our active troops, our wounded warriors and our veterans, such as the $1,000 donation to complete the purchase of a “Liberty Cart” for the Loma Linda VA Medical Center. This is the ninth Liberty Cart purchased by California DAR at a cost of $13,000 to $17,000. These refurbished golf carts are utilized by injured servicemen and women who require transportation via wheelchair around the medical facility for treatment and therapy.

This raffle raised over $2,500 with the enthusiastic help of the community and just about every member of the Captain John Oldham Chapter, including Regent Betty Delaney, Project Patriot Chairman Susan Carr, Registrar and ticket sales manager Donna Fransden, past Regents Bev Moncrieff, Betty Ponte and Karen Keasbey, Sally Knutson, Jeanette Lusk, Doe Witt, Treasurer Sue Olander, Jennie Carothers, Corresponding Secretary Emily Boling and Helen Heines.

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

Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club

Join the Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club on Thursday, July 24. The speaker will be Hank Meals, author of “The River, Hiking Trails and History of the South Fork of the Yuba River” (2008). Meals is an avid hiker who finds the Yuba River region an inexhaustible source of pleasure, inspiration, and knowledge, and he will have his book available.

The meeting will be at Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Social time is at 6:30 p.m., and participants are encouraged to bring a small salad or a snack. Meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The general public is welcome.

Gulldalen Lodge, Number 128, Sons of Norway

Come and enjoy Gulldalen’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Talent Show on Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at Lake Wildwood’s Commodore Park. The event and parking are free.

Please RSVP to Brenda at 432-5362.We are always looking for new members who are interested in Scandinavian culture and customs.

Business and Professional Women of Nevada County

Business and Professional Women of Nevada County is pleased to announce that Reinette Senum will be giving a presentation at our July 16 meeting. Her theme is “Supporting Women in Elected and Appointed Positions.”

Reinette is our newly elected Nevada City Councilwoman. She has been a motivational speaker for over 20 years, focusing on schools as well as group presentations. She is a co-founder of the Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy, as well as the non-profit organization PowerUp-NC. This organization is dedicated to finding energy efficient programs and incentives for rural communities like Nevada County. They were recently awarded a state grant to design and implement outreach programs to educate our community about energy conservation. Visit From goals such as reducing Nevada City’s energy footprint to free CFL’s for businesses, this non-profit has a vision of proactive conservation for our area.

Ms. Senum has traveled throughout 50 countries, climbing Mt. Rainier, Kilimanjaro, and McKinley. She most recently volunteered during the Hurricane Katrina disaster, helping to rescue animals as well as with the rebuilding effort.

In the late 1980’s, she trained with the International South Pole Expedition and followed that endeavor by founding and organizing the American Women’s TransAntarctic Expedition.

Reinette became the first woman to cross Alaska alone while filming her trek for National Geographic. Her journey spanned 1,500 miles over a four month period.

We are truly inspired by this Nevada County native, and invite you to join us to learn from her vast and varied experience!

Our July 16 meeting will be held at Jim E’s Catering, 141 E. Main St., Grass Valley. Informal gathering begins at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call Wanda Way for reservations at 274-3359.

Penn Valley Toastmsters

The Penn Valley Toastmasters held their usual meeting on the first Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce Office on Penn Valley Drive.

Marjorie Quist was Toastmaster and we were honored by the presence of the regional Governor, Gary Peterman. Mr. Peterman installed new Officers for the coming year: Marjorie Quist as President and Merril Hall as Secretary/Treasury. A plaque of appreciation was presented to Dave Ljungren for his tireless years of service as retiring President.

Jack Meeks gave a wonderful winning speech entitled “An Outrageous Idea” positing that Nevada County water was an underused, underpriced asset being freeloaded by down state users.

The next meeting will be held Thursday July 24 (second Thursday in month) at 7 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Office on Penn Valley Drive. Guests are welcome.

For more information contact Gerry Currie at 432-7649.

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