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Dr. Gerald Meral, a well-known environmentalist, is coming to Nevada City to support 4th Congressional Candidate Lisa Rea.

The public is invited to share with them dessert, coffee and wine between 7-9 p.m. May 23. Hosted by Tania Carlone and Jason Rainey, the event will feature an introduction by Meral and remarks by Rea who is running in the June 6 Democratic primary.

Meral served in the 1980s as deputy director of the State Department of Water Resources. For many years he led the Planning and Conservation League in Sacramento, promoting environmental legislation and bond measures. Meral now serves a director of the Sierra Fund, and this region’s Director of the National Wildlife Federation.



Rea, a Lincoln resident, currently executive director of a national nonprofit called The Justice and Reconciliation Project.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 265-4459 or e-mail taniacarlone@sbcglobal.net.




“Christianity and the Competition,” an all-day seminar with well-known Lutheran scholar and lecturer Dr. Paul Maier, will be hosted at from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

Dr. Maier’s expertise is in the New Testament and early Christian period. The event is sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and the Sierra Nevada chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 273-9631.

The Nevada County Green Party holds its next general meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room, Highway 49 and Maidu Avenue in Nevada City.

Topics for the meeting include a discussion of all candidates and issues in the June 6 election. There will be a recap of the Earth Day Celebration at Loma Rica Ranch in April, a status report of the Impeachment project of the newly formed Americans for Constitutional Integrity (ACI), and a discussion about the possibility of the party joining the EXXON boycott.

For additional information on Nevada County Green Party or this event, call (530) 575-5368 or visit http://www.nevadacountygreens. org. This event is free to the public and healthy snacks will be served.

Peter Moyle, a professor of fish biology at UC Davis and a top scientist on native California fish and aquatic ecosystems, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center at 17894 Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge.

Moyle will speak about new developments in stream management that can enhance ecosystems and aquatic life. The event is sponsored by the Yuba Watershed Institute.

For more information, call 470-0348.

AnimalSave will host Mother’s Day Pet Adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dog Park in Penn Valley’s Western Gateway Park.

Dog, puppies, cats and kittens will be available for adoption. Prizes will also be awarded during the event.

For more information, call 271-7071, ext. 203.

A discussion on tenant’s rights will be presented by Robert Burch, a local attorney, from noon to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Nevada County Courthouse, 201 Church St., Nevada City.

Among the items to be discussed are warranty of habitability, security deposits, discrimination, notice requirements and eviction proceedings.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, call (530)470-2597.

A multi-media presentation and discussion on Truth or Consequences: The Search for Credibility in an Age of Media Spin will be presented by local media education advocate Susan Rogers at 7 p.m. Friday in Grass Valley.

Rogers, editor and publisher of MediaLiteracy.com and a Grass Valley resident, will explore the nature and extent of media spin in all its many forms, from “astroturf” organizations (corporate-backed nonprofits masquerading as grassroots consumer groups) to video news releases, blogging, buzz marketing and language framing.

A sliding-scale donation will be requested at the door to defray equipment and facility expenses.

Sponsored by the Educational Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, the event will be held in the UUCM chapel at 246 S. Church St. in downtown Grass Valley.

For more information call 271-1311.


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