Readers’ Corner: Sept. 13, 2010 |

Readers’ Corner: Sept. 13, 2010

As The Union columnist Mel Walsh has said, getting old ain’t for sissies. Here’s a group forming that can help.

Gold Country Seniors Alive is forming a new Heartsongs group. This interactive and supportive six-session workshop will explore later-life issues such as medical decisions, housing options, downsizing, distribution of possessions, legal issues, personal wishes for memorial services and remembrances, preparing for widowhood and reconciling family issues.

They are looking for a few more individuals or couples to help form a new group where folks can examine the sometimes difficult, yet important, decisions we all should be making as we get older.

Contact (916) 769-2121 for more information.

A Saturday luau offers Hawaiian culture, food, dance and song to benefit Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), one of our very successful theatrical troupes in western Nevada County.

CATS supporter Jeannie Wood writes:

“Our (nearly!) authentic luau menu features spit-roasted pig, fresh poi from Hawaii, Hawaiian meatballs, chicken long rice, grilled veggies, musubi (Spam) sushi, fruit kabobs, salads, shave ice, coconut desserts and Hawaiian drinks (mai tais and pina coladas).”

The evening will include hula and live entertainment. Winner of the Best Hawaiian Shirt and Attire Contest gets two tickets to CATS’ production of “The King and I.”

Tickets are $25 in advance, sold at the Book Seller and BriarPatch Market in Grass Valley, at Gold Mountain and Nevada City Postal Company in Nevada City and at They’re $30 at the door.

The troupe’s 10-year-old cultural enrichment program brings workshops, speakers, movies and documentaries, cooking classes, concerts and booksignings to town. They also organize bus tours to historic sites – all coordinating with the themes of their theatrical productions.

CATS productions regularly get rave reviews from regional critics and recently won some top regional awards.

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