Coming events: appraisal fair, giant yard sale, e-waste and ambulances |

Coming events: appraisal fair, giant yard sale, e-waste and ambulances

Three events are coming up that dovetail nicely to make your life a little easier; the fourth event, a Town Hall meeting in April, is something that you won’t want to miss.

The first event is the 10th annual Antique Appraisal Faire sponsored by the Nevada County Branch of the American Association of University Women. It’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at the Banner Grange.

LWW residents and AAUW members Stephanie Norton, Sharon O’Hara, Darlene Paulson, Sandy Nelson, Jan Reinecke, Marci Elliott and Linda Ream are among the many women involved in making this fair a success.

Similar to the popular television program, “Antique Roadshow,” you can bring your antiques, collectibles, gold and or silver for evaluation by a team of experts. A $12 charge pays for the first evaluation and $8 for each additional item, with proceeds going to support education for women and girls.

Tools, Trash and Treasures:

If your “treasure” turns out to be worth a lot, or if the value is not what you had hoped for and you want to sell it, try unloading it at the annual LWW Tools, Trash and Treasures sale the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May.

For a $10 entry fee, LWW residents can sign up to participate in this huge garage sale. If you live outside LWW and just want to “shop,” you will need to have a LWW friend call you in at the gate.

Mark your calendars for April 24-25 for houses on the north side of the lake, and May 1-2 for houses on the south side of the lake. Registered sellers will have identifying signs out at the curb and there will be a list of all participating “garages” in the April 22 Bits and Pieces newsletter.

The Boy Scouts will have a food and drink booth set up at Commodore Park during the first weekend and at 18421 Lake Forest Drive during the second weekend.

E-waste collection:

If you have electronic goodies that do not sell at the Tools, Trash and Treasures, you have a golden opportunity to help our local schools. Pleasant Valley parent club is hosting a free electronic-waste collection Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Williams Ranch School parking lot.

The school will earn money from your old monitors, TVs, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, phones, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. For security, all computer hard drives will be shredded.

Please help out the school; you won’t even need to get out of your car – they will unload it for you!

Town hall on ambulance service:

Another event you won’t want to miss is the town hall meeting to discuss the Penn Valley Fire District Ambulance Service.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 in the Oak Room at the Community Center. This presentation will explain a ballot measure being mailed to residents and the proposed tax increase that is necessary to maintain our current level of ambulance service.

All LWW residents are encouraged to attend.

Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood or Penn Valley? Contact Shirl Mendonca at

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