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Golden Empire Sams

The club recently traveled to Baxter for its monthly outing and to elect officers for 2003. Incoming officers are President Bill Dorville, Vice President Pat Tremewan, Secretary Pat Fuson, Treasurer Lee Jackson and Wagonmaster Toni Browning.

The next campout will be to 49er RV Park in Columbia Monday through Thursday. Anyone with an RV who would like more information about the club should call Sherrie at 273-8946.

Nevada County Women’s Bridge

The club meets at 11 a.m. the first Friday of the month for party bridge at the Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley.

September refreshments were furnished by Fern Oehler and Mary Good.

Anyone who would like to play party bridge is welcome. For more information, call Sarah at 639-9887.

Knights of


Knights of Columbus Golf 2002 takes place Columbus Day Oct. 13 at Beale Air Force Base to benefit the developmentally disadvantaged. The deadline to sign up is Monday.

The entry fee of $65 includes golf, cart, prizes and a lasagna dinner at the Officers Club. Last year, $600 was contributed to Special Olympics. For more information, call Ed Wydra at 432-2591.

Lions Club

Local Lions Clubs will hand out little white canes this weekend during the annual “Giving the Gift of Sight” nationwide fund-raiser for visual programs.

For more information, contact a local Lions Club.

49er Fire District Auxiliary

The auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the 49er Fire Station, Highway 49 and Coyote Street in Nevada City.

Following a short business meeting, there will be an open forum on Measure F, which will provide additional funding for firefighters. All interested residents are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Sierra Writers

Sierra Writers welcomes two guest speakers to its October program. Father-daughter team Oakley and Sands Hall, both successful writers, will talk about the business of writing.

Sierra Writers meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at Madelyn Helling County Library in Nevada City. For more information, call 272-3509.

Nevada County



The association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley.

The regular question-and-answer session will be followed by a brief meeting, refreshments and a program. If you have any questions, call president Leslie Gault at 346-7092.

Sierra Travelers ‘Over the Hill Gang’

The club will meet for its annual Oktoberfest celebration at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Banner Grange in Grass Valley. The club will furnish all food and table service for $5 per person at the door. Reservations are required by calling 273-6776. There will be a red-ticket drawing for a free trip to Reno.

The nonprofit travel club offers a variety of day trips and extended adventures. Newcomers are welcome; there are no membership fees.

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

Nevada County



Jerry Brady, author of “You Bet Gold Fever,” a history of the community of You Bet, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the society meeting in the community room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

First published in 1982, the new edition is a major revision, adding a great deal of material about the 1930s. Copies will be sold. Brady is a Grass Valley native and is well-known for the tours he gives of You Bet, one of which is today. Guests are welcome.


Astronomical and Science Explorers

On Thursday, Andy Lindsay of Parallax, Inc. will speak on “Educational Robotics.” Parallax manufactures a variety of robots and science kits in use worldwide. Several will be demonstrated and discussed.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Imaginarium Science Museum. Contact Wayne Watson at 265-3378 or via e-mail at

Mother Lode


Dawna Carus managed an unusual near sweep Monday when she won trophies as best speaker and best evaluator. Her funny impromptu talk called “Effective Speaking 101” included examples of what not to do while speaking in public.

Mother Lode Toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Lutz Center Conference room. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call Helga Rohl at 470-0122.

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