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Readers’ Corner

Wine education

supports seniors

Elsie Weaver wants folks to know that the Bear River Lionesses will host a wine-tasting fundraiser at 6 p.m., Oct. 30, at the Higgins Lions Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Dr., in southern Nevada County near Lake of the Pines.

The wine-tasting is a beautiful, sit-down affair that includes an educational talk by wine importer Dave Luce, who goes through whites, red and dessert wines. Wine will be available for sale at deeply discounted prices.

It will be served with cheese, bread, fruit, chocolate, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Call Penny Lucas for tickets at (530) 268-7205. (Ask her to describe the event – she’s very excited about it!) Tickets are $15 for wine drinkers and $5 for the designated drivers.

Proceeds will help support Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, to be held on Nov. 5.

The ladies also will use funds raised to make Christmas gift bags and boxes they take to the shut-ins at Grass Valley Care Center, on Catherine Lane near Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. They also buy subscriptions to magazines in large print – this year, including Readers Digest and National Geographic – for the men and women at the center.

“It’s like being a fairy godmother,” Penny says.

If you’d like to become one, too, they’re having a “membership blitz” – a potluck dinner for new members. (Guests don’t have to bring anything.)

That starts at 6 p.m. Monday, also at the Lions Community Center. While there, the ladies will wrap gift boxes for their Christmas gifts and also write Thanksgiving cards for the troops.

On Oct. 30 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, hundreds of golf balls will be dropped from a crane.

The object is for your golf ball to fall nearest the pin. If it does, you win $1,000.

Proceeds from raffle tickets sold will benefit projects of the Grass Valley Rotary Club, doing much good work in the community.

Rotarians wearing identifying aprons will be in front of local supermarkets and hardware stores the next two Saturdays, hawking tickets: $5 for one chance, $10 for three chances and $20 for eight chances.

Club member Jim Moss says: “Everyone who buys a chance is a winner because, through the programs of Rotary, all of Nevada County benefits.”

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