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Pine Tree Quilt Guild of Nevada County

The Pine Tree Quilt Guild is seeking quilts to display at its annual “Springtime in the Pines” show May 4-5 at the county fairgrounds. March 8 is the extended deadline to submit entry forms.



People are encouraged to share old or new quilts, including those passed down through generations or discovered at antique stores or yard sales.




Junior quilters (age 10 to 18) are especially encouraged to enter their finished projects.

Entries can range in size from mini to king, but may not have been displayed in any quilt show in Nevada, Sierra or Yuba counties within the last five years. Entrants need not be guild members.

For more information, contact LaVeta Nevis at 265-2592 or Laura Christofferson at 268-7458.

Mother Lode Toastmasters

Mother Lode Toastmasters’ recent evaluation contest was a rousing success. The “target” speaker was Toastmaster Charles Coovert from Early Risers Toastmasters, whose speech was titled “Caples Creek.” Six members participated in the contest: Ellen Milbourn, Heather Peterman, Janet Miller, Joanna Snyder-Lipa, Glen Boire and Jim Myers, with Boire finishing first.

There were four guests in addition to Coovert: Toastmaster Merrill Hall from Penn Valley Toastmasters, Donna Keith, Makyla Savitoi and Larry Boucher.

Mother Lode Toastmasters meets Monday at 6:45 p.m. at Larry and Lena’s Pizza and Grill. Guests are always welcome.

Evangeline Chapter No. 9, Order of Eastern Star

Members of Evangeline Chapter No. 9, Order of Eastern Star invite everyone to an open meeting March 5. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and there is no charge.

The open meeting will start at 7:30 and will include a presentation about the organization. There will also be a question-and-answer session.

Membership in the Order of Eastern Star is open to both sexes. All that is required is a relationship to a Mason.

Reservations are required, and can be made by calling Pat or George Harper at 265-5310.

California Retired Teachers Association, Nevada County Divisionn

The Nevada County Division of the California Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. March 4 at the Nevada City Elks Lodge.

Judy Nielsen, director of the Imaginarium of Nevada County, and some of her staff members will present the program. They will stress the hands-on, interactive approach of the science museum that is now in its third year of operation as a project of the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office.

The business meeting preceding the program will include an update on state legislation pertaining to teacher retirement benefits. Brochures will be available with resource material to help answer questions regarding retirement benefits and related matters.

Retired teachers are urged to join the local CRTA division. For information about membership or luncheon reservations, call 273-4535.

Empire Toastmasters

Empire Toastmasters held its evaluation contest Feb. 15. Titus Roth, Helen Sanderson, Chris Scammon, Kirby Sechovec, Ted Toal and Josh Wimmer competed, evaluating “Reading Out Loud” by Paula Gleicher, a member of the Early Risers club. Marge Kaiser was chief judge. Other judges were Judi Bannister from Early Risers, Jack Meeks from the Penn Valley club, and Pat Barrentine, Andrea Covert and Jackie Mason.

Scammon won and will represent the club at the Area 64 contest on March 9. Sechovec will act as alternate.

Toastmasters interested in joining a team for the Relay for Life June 1-2 to benefit the American Cancer Society should call Gleicher at 477-5644.

Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. every Friday at CalFed Bank, 11751 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley. Anyone is welcome to visit or join. Call Doris Schroeder-Smith, 477-2172, or Barrentine, 478-0995, for more information.

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