Readers’ corner: Oct. 11, 2010 |

Readers’ corner: Oct. 11, 2010

A group of West Coast doctors who toured the country last year to educate the public about single-payer health care are now focusing on California with a 20-city tour.

They’re “Mad As Hell Doctors,” appearing at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 11, at the Nevada Theatre, downtown Nevada City.

They will present music, video, a panel discussion and a question-and-answer period. The event is free, and local medical professionals are participating.

Traditional English teas, anybody? How about a silent auction, fashion show, live music and raffle prizes?

The Food Bank of Nevada County will host its 4th Annual High Tea on Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Canice Hall on Reward St., Nevada City.

This is a benefit for Project H.O.P.E., which provides children of all ages with food year round.

Tickets are on sale for $25 each at the Food Bank, at, and Delta Home Loans at 2425 Nevada City Highway (across from Meeks Lumber). Tickets also will be available at the door.

Sierra Sports Car Group will host a car show of French, German, British and Italian cars, all ranging in age from 30 years or older, on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 200 Litton Drive, up the hill from the BriarPatch Market in Grass Valley.

It will include live music, food and a small award ceremony. To register your own foreign car or motorcycle in the show, contact (530) 272-7287.

Group president Nick Conklin has wanted to host a benefit car show for years.

The inaugural car show was hosted at the same location in July, boasting 70 classic foreign cars, sedans and race cars from across California.

Here’s what organizers say:

“About 40 of the cars belonged to members of the Sierra Sports Car Group. Awards were given out for best car representing the European countries and determined by a panel of judges; attendees voted for the People’s Choice award, which went to one of SSCG’s own members, Lou Boido of Alta Sierra.

“SSCG enjoys giving back to the community, and hosting a car show for foreign cars and motorcycles seemed the best way to go about it, as there are no local shows for the classic foreign beauties the members own.

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