Briefs 03/17/07 |

Briefs 03/17/07

The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club will host Lt. Col. Charles Brown in a discussion of health care for veterans today.

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Brown will be at the Holbrooke Hotel for a brunch and discussion. Veterans representatives also will be there.

Local people will join war protesters today across the county in a Global Day of Action on the fourth anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq – with a peace march through Grass Valley.

A rally and barbecue will start at 1 p.m. in the picnic area of Memorial Park on Colfax Road, hosted by the Peace Center of Nevada County. The march starts at 2:30 p.m. and will wind through downtown Grass Valley.

Marchers will conclude at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center on South Church Street with a program of speakers, including Utah Philips, and music from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Food and drink will be available.

At 7 p.m., Michael Stone and his 5 Rhythms will play for “Give Peace a Dance,” with proceeds to benefit the Peace Center.

For information, visit or contact or 468-0699.

– Trina Kleist

How will global warming impact local water supplies?

That question and more will be addressed at a town hall meeting by Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

Local hydro-geologist Steve Baker will give a multimedia presentation on how global warming and current social structures threaten the basic water supply.

The local Knights of Columbus chapter recently gave donations to two local agencies.

The Living Well Medical Clinic received $10,000 from the Knights’ Council 1875. The clinic is a resource for women dealing with unintended pregnancies. The clinic also is developing a program to assist fathers who didn’t plan on fatherhood.

The council also donated $2,7000 to Sierra Adoption Services.

– The Union staff

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