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Two free self-defense workshops will be held the next two Saturdays at the Gold Country Kuk Sool Won studio at 127 Argall Way in Nevada City.

The first workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for boys and girls from 9 to 11 years old. Students will learn safety tips, practical escape techniques and verbal self-defense.

The second workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 is for women and girls age 12 and older. Another workshop for women and girls will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 28.

The workshops are sponsored by the Nevada County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. For more information, call 913-9608 or 478-1412.

Snowshoe trek planned Saturday

On Saturday March 24, the Land Trust is sponsoring a snowshoeing trek in Castle Peak resort off of I-80. Professional snowshoe guide Cathy Anderson Meyers of CathyWorks Snowshoe Tours and the REI Outdoor School will be heading the expedition.

The hike will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m. The level of difficulty is moderate at level elevations over 7,200 feet so it is recomended that you are in fairly fit shape and a good hiker. The cost of the hike is $45 for everyone, plus $5 for a parking permit. Snowshoes and pole rentals are included with the price.

For more information call (530) 272-5994 or go online at

Slides to show pilot’s journey

A Grass Valley man’s trip to Papua New Guinea to find his World War II plane that was shot down will be the subject of a slide presentation Saturday at the Nevada City Veteran’s Hall.

Last summer, Fred Hargesheimer reunited with his Lockheed P-38 that was shot down in 1943 over the jungles of New Britain Island, thanks to the efforts of two filmmakers, Nevada City resident Ralph Cutter and Chico resident John Lane.

Hargesheimer survived the crash with the help of local indigenous residents. To show his gratitude, he returned to the island in the 1960s and built a school there.

The one-hour slide show will tell the story of Hargesheimer’s survival and the discovery of his plane more than 60 years later.

The presentation is free and starts at 7 p.m. For more information, contact cutter@flyline .com.

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