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American Legion Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is holding a Craft Faire in the Grass Valley Veterans Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

Some of the crafts displayed will be children’s clothing, fabric bags, doll pins, knit necklaces, travel cases, rag dolls, Christmas items, different kinds of jewelry and much more.

For further information, call Mrs. Abbott at 477-7227.

Aurora Chapter No. 40,

Order of the Eastern Star

Members of Aurora Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star, will prepare a dinner for members, family and friends at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Grass Valley Masonic Center.

For information and tickets, call Helen Flemming at 271-1302 by Wednesday.

Empire Toastmasters

President Chris Scammon won Empire Toastmasters’ humorous speech contest Sept. 13 with “A Night in Beldon,” the stirring tale of a botched romantic getaway. Scammon represented the club at the area contest at Madelyn Helling Library.

Claudia Stevenson took second place with “I Loved that Rat,” and Josh Wimmer took third with “The Good Kid.” Sarah McTighe and Kirby Sechovec also competed, delivering the very funny “My Snorkeling Story” and “I am brilliant, but …,” respectively.

Jill Fox served as chief judge. Other judges were Bill Koontz from Penn Valley Toastmasters and Dawn Nichol and Gary Peterman from the Early Risers club. Marge Kaiser organized the meeting and led it as Toastmaster.

Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. every Friday in the meeting room at Cal Fed Bank in Grass Valley. Guests are always welcome. Call Doris Schroeder-Smith, 477-2172, or Sylvia Jordan, 477-0401, for more information.

Nevada City Inner Wheel

Members and guests gathered at the Edwards’ home in June to celebrate the charter and to install the following officers: Donna Carver, president; Diane Gray, vice president; Claudia Edwards, secretary and newsletter; Sue Daily, treasurer; and Bobbi Williams, I.S.O.

The club was able to make contributions to Manzanita House, Lutz Center, Hope House, Meals on Wheels, Child Advocates and Inner Wheel Foundation.

Quacker cookies and sno-cones were sold by members at the recent Duck Race.

The annual IW 5K Walk-a-Thon will start on the west stairs of the state Capitol Sept. 28. Proceeds benefit the IW USA Foundation, which has provided nine children with myoelectric limbs.

If you want to participate, or would like information about Inner Wheel, contact Donna at 271-1305.

Nevada County Historical


Ron Sturgell of the Video History Museum in Grass Valley will show the video “Changing Times of a Gold Rush Town” at the society’s general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be at the new Railroad Museum on Bost Avenue in Nevada City.

The video is about the construction of the freeway through Nevada City. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. For more information, call 272-5154.

Sierra Singles

Sierra Singles hosts a Polynesia revue at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Grass Valley Senior Center, Gate 2.

There will be an appearance by the Fire Dancers, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dancing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person. For reservations, call 273-4961.

Tommy Knocker Cloggers

Clogging groups from all over Northern California will be joining the Tommy Knocker Cloggers in a performance at 1 p.m. Saturday during the Draft Horse Classic. The jamboree and performance are free to all spectators.

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