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American Association of University Women

The program for the March 16 meeting of the American Association of University Women will be a forum discussing avenues of support for women and girls in Nevada County. Representatives from several support groups will discuss needs in our area, their organizations, goals, successes and needs still unmet.



Membership and guests will be meeting at Banner Grange, with coffee and refreshments at 10 a.m. and meeting and program at 10:30 a.m.




For information, call Diane at 274-7579 or Pat at 477-1881.

Golden Empire Sams

The Golden Empire Sams’ February luncheon meeting at The Woods Garden in Grass Valley was attended by 20 member couples and their guests. The next meeting is scheduled for March 11-13, at Oakwood Lake RV Park in Manteca. Scheduled activities include a tour of the San Joaquin County Jail and the Stockton Record newspaper. If you have an RV and would like to attend, call Sherrie Rankin at 273-8946.

49er Fire District Auxiliary

The March 18 meeting of the 49er Fire District Auxiliary will be its first meeting in the recently completed new fire station at Highway 49 and Coyote in Nevada City. Follow signs to the visitors parking area. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pat Ehlers, a representative of the California Veterinary Medical Association Disaster Response Team of Nevada County. The disaster response team provides rescue and a safe haven for animals that have to be evacuated in the time of a disaster.

Guests are always welcome and dessert will be served.

Gold Country Human Resources Association

Gold Country Human Resources Association will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trolley Junction in Nevada City. The luncheon topic is “Injury Prevention & Health Promotion in the Workplace.” Guest speaker Janice Jacobson. Discussion will include recent legislation related to work injuries. Cost is $20 for members (NCHRA/SAHRA), and $25 for prospective members. For information, call Barbara Dehart at 470-2057.

Empire Toastmasters

Terri Bianco emerged victorious at the club level of the international speech contest on March 1. She’ll represent Empire Toastmasters tonight at 7 at the area contest at the county Superintendent of Schools Office at the intersection of Zion Street and Ridge Road in Nevada City. Jill Fox placed second and will act as alternate. Michael Askins placed third, and Michael Rasch and Josh Wimmer also spoke.

Empire Toastmasters welcomes back returning member Marion McGillivray.

Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. every Friday at Cal Fed Bank, 11751 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley. Guests are always welcome. Call 477-2172 or 478-0995 for more information.

Gold Country Kiwanis

The Gold Country Kiwanis and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Explorers will be sponsoring a Child Safety Day on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Imaginarium in Nevada City. Parents can bring in their young children and receive a free personalized identification card, complete with photo, fingerprints and personal information for each child.

McGruff the Crime Dog will be on the scene to meet the kids and the Nevada County Health Department will be present with information on the new car-seat regulations and Healthy Families Program. All kids will be able to enjoy the Imaginarium free of charge during the event. The Imaginarium is located at 161 Nevada City Highway. For information call 478-6415.

Manzanita Parlor No. 29, Native Daughters of the Golden West

Members appreciated the program given by the League of Women Voters at a recent meeting. Light refreshments were served.

Reservations for the 114th anniversary luncheon on March 16 are due by Tuesday. The luncheon is at Woods Garden Restaurant at 1 p.m. Call Marion at 273-2267.

Manzanita members are invited to attend the 115th anniversary of their founders, Laurel Parlor of Nevada City, which was sixth in the state in 1887. Call Sandy at 272-2917 about this April 3 social.

Past Presidents Association No. 6, Native Daughters of the Golden West

The Association will greet the state President Mary Amarel of Yuba City on March 16 at Trolley Junction. Call Marion at 273-2267 and tell her your choice of entree.

Delegates were elected to the general assembly that will be held at the Bonanza and Convention Center in Yuba City, April 19-21.

Widowed Persons Association of California Chapter No. 14

The annual St. Patrick’s Day bus trip to Reno is planned for March 17. For details, call Allie Irwin at 274-1865.

The lucky winners of the raffle held at the February meeting were Marguerite McCurry, Bob Lang and Tina Fountain. New members welcomed at the meeting were Francis Picard, Earl Wilcox, Ann Balsamo and Jerry Berger.

Activities coming up in March include the monthly meeting, weekly pinochle, Breakfast Bunch, movies, plays and Sunday Supper. Watch for the dates and contacts under Coming Events in The Union. Guests are welcome. Call Irene at 265-4275 for information.

WPAC’s purpose is to provide a support group for widowed men and women and offers a wide range of social activities and opportunities to make new friends.

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