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The Gold Country Kiwanis Doll auction a week ago raised about $6,000 to benefit children’s causes, according to project coordinator Jan Nottingham. I went and enjoyed the energy! I also heard from Mary O’Brian, co-coordinator of the April 30 Art from the Heart fundraiser for Hospitality House, that they raised $11,600. More kudos to our generous community.

By now you’ve probably listented to http://www.openmindradio.com on the Web (Wed. 2-5 p.m.). Now, how about trying The “Tempo/Delish! Show,” which airs every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at http://www.openmindradio.com. Show host Andy Gonzales conducts live interviews with local chefs and musicians. Reach him at andy_gonzales@sbcglobal.net.

Nevada City slide guitar virtuoso Roy Rogers is doing a concert with his band in San Francisco at Yoshi’s, May 23; and at Sonoma Jazz on May 25, as the special guest of Bonnie Raitt. Send this URL to friends who live in those areas: http://www.roy-rogers.com/; they’ll thank you for it.



If your vacation plans include the Grand Canyon AND If you’re not spooked by heights, try walking on the skywalk, suspended over the canyon edge and a mere 4,000 feet above the Colorado River–a great form of entertainment. Just seeing pictures of the glass floor of this skyway in an e-mail made me feel queasy.

The fabulous Sacramento Jazz Jubilee takes place over Memorial Day Weekend; see all the details at sacjazz.com.




I’ll be out of the office for a couple of weeks, staring April 26. Carol Guild will be the Prospector contact then (cguild@theunion.com; 477-4219).

In an e-mail: “Life is Short, Break the Rules, Forgive Quickly, Kiss Slowly, Love Truly, Laugh Uncontollably, And Never Regret Anything that Made You Laugh.” -Anonymous.

-Pam Jung, pjung@theunion.com; (530) 477-4232.


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