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Forest Springs Travel Club

The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Forest Springs Mobile Home Park clubhouse. The public is invited. A Collette Vacations’ representative will answer questions and take reservations for a train tour of the Canadian Rockies, scheduled for May 15-24, which will include Victoria.

For information, call Anne at 273-3494 or e-mail

Mother Lode


Three guests added to the dynamics of the most recent meeting of Mother Lode Toastmasters. Distinguished Toastmasters Mike Crandall and Connie Sudduth – who recently moved here from Santa Maria – and second-time guest Jane Neuwirth all participated in our meeting, which was presided over by Robert Rasch.

Dawna Carus was voted the speaker who best met her objectives for giving an emotional and inspirational speech about growth through pain. Gary Peterman was awarded the best evaluator trophy for his positive evaluation of Janet Miller’s presentation of a Toastmaster’s International Module titled “Create the Best Club Climate.” Glen Boire was selected as the best impromptu speaker for his response during the Table Topics portion of the program.

Toastmasters welcomes all who are looking for a supportive place to learn and improve communications skills, including public speaking. The group meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Lutz Center.

Native Daughters of

the Golden West,

Laurel Parlor No. 6

Jeanne Allgeier, deputy grand president, assisted by grand officers from Manzanita Parlor, installed Sandra Shoemaker as president and officers Betty Reynolds, Margaret Brown, Jeanne Allgeier, Annette Huston, Donnie Harrison, Marille Hopkins, Dale Valdez, Connie Cain, Thelma Jackson and Lois Butz.

Introduced were Brita Rozynski, Laurel Parlor’s new deputy grand president, and Yvonne Hughes, supervising district deputy grand president, both from Manzanita Parlor. Marille Hopkins was honored for serving Laurel Parlor as recording secretary since 1959.

Rick Toles gave a wonderful performance on old musical instruments.

The president’s project this year is to see that young children are encouraged to read. Rose Deragon made small boxes with a sketched picture of Sandee to fill with her handmade candies.

Handmade butterflies and nut cups were by Connie Cain.

Nevada County

Beekeepers Association

The association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial Building on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. All visitors are welcome.

The regular question-and-answer session will be followed by a brief meeting, refreshments and a program. A video on Africanized bees will be shown.

Burt Spangler will also report on the latest from the Western Apicultural Society meeting in Lake Tahoe.

If you have any questions, call President Leslie Gault at 346-7092.

Sierra Astronomy and

Science Explorers

The Sierra Astronomy and Science Explorers will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. Wayne Watson will speak on “Rooftop Aerial Photography Using Garbage Bags.” The meeting will be at the Imaginarium Science Museum in Nevada City.

Contact Watson at 265-3378 or e-mail for further details. A small admission charge covers incidental expenses.

Sierra Travelers

‘Over The Hill Gang’

The annual luau party will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Banner Grange in Grass Valley.

The club will furnish all food and table service for $8 per person. Reservations are a must no later than Friday. There will be a drawing for a free mystery trip in October.

Trip signups may be made at the meeting. Payments are due for the Hawaiian Chieftain Bay Cruise and for October Fleet Week in San Francisco.

For further information, call Lucille at 273-6776, Vonda at 477-2363 or Joyce at 272-8213.

Sierra Writers

Romance/mystery writer Sue Swift will share the secrets of romance writing as featured speaker for Sierra Writers on Sept. 11.

Writers, romance readers and those interested in writing are invited to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Nevada County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.

Swift will discuss the business of romance writing, marketing and the publishing industry, as well as describe how she successfully leaped into a new career.

A former criminal defense attorney, Swift won the Beacon Award for best historical romance in 2000 for her first novel, a Regency-era romance. Her third novel, “The Ranger and the Rescue,” was published earlier this year. She is a frequent lecturer on topics of interest to writers and is involved with Romance Writers of America.

New members are welcome. For more information, contact Phylis Warady at 272-3509.

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