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Pam Jung: On the scene

Tonight is the last of Grass Valley’s Thursday Night Marketplace, oh ye music lovers and dancers. Buck Love and the Humperheads are the finale entertainment on the stage at City Hall. The fun is 6:30-9. See you there!

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Love gospel? Then hightail it Saturday to Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley where “Praise in the Mountains” is taking place, noon to 8 p.m. It’s northern California’s largest free nondenomenational gospel concert with seven singing groups, family games, prizes and children’s activities. Call (916) 847-6772 for more.



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The fair in Sacramento is about to close; Labor Day is it. I went last week and had fun. Luckily, it wasn’t on the day a bunch of people found themselves marooned on the monorail for a time (something with the electrical system) because I actually shelled out $3 to go on the thing. Regarding food, try the onion bloom, I dare you. I learned lots at Expo Center; especially loved the Rats, Bats & Cats exhibit. Enjoyed some mighty fine agriculture exhibits and caught some of the Peking Acrobats – engaging. Go to http://www.bigfun.org for the whole skinny.




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WE MADE IT!!!, proclaimed an e-mail sent to me Monday by Foothill Theatre Company. Enough money has been collected, said Stacy Butler, for the company to put on its next play, “On Golden Pond,” in September in Nevada City. Way to go, generous contributors. We’ll give play details very soon.

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Some fun things:

Q: Why do ships and aircraft in trouble use “mayday” as their call for help? A: This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning “help me” – and is pronounced “mayday.”

Another great tombstone in England:

Sir John Strange.

Here lies an honest lawyer,

And that is Strange.

To contact Prospector Editor Pam Jung, e-mail pjung@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4232.


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