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Golden Empire Sams

The Golden Empire Sams recently traveled to Columbia, with 11 member rigs and one guest rig. The group enjoyed a tour of the roundhouse at the Jamestown Railroad Museum. The next campout will be to the Almond Tree RV Park in Chico on Nov. 11-13.

Anyone with an RV who is interested in finding out more about a Good Sam Club can call Sherrie at 273-8946.



Empire Toastmasters




Terri Bianco was voted best speaker Oct. 11 for “Picadilly,” the story of the best bird she ever knew. Gary Upton shared his remarkable “Fish Story,” the tale of the fish that swam right into his hand. Sylvia Jordan was named best evaluator for her evaluation of Upton’s speech. Pat Barrentine won table topics for the day, using the word “vespertinal.”

Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Fridays in the meeting room at Cal Fed Bank, 11751 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley. Call Jordan at 477-0401 or Doris Schroeder-Smith at 477-2172 for more information.

Nevada County

Historical Society

Local authors JoAnn Chartier and Chris Enss will be speakers at the October meeting of the society. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at the new Railroad Museum on Bost Ave. In Nevada City. They will appear in costume, and read from and tell about their book, “Love Untamed: Romances of the Old West.”

The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served. Call 272-5154 for more information.

PFLAG

The monthly meeting of PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Grass Valley/Nevada County Chapter, will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Church, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley. All gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered members of the community and all parents, family members and friends who love and support them are welcome.

Like the national PFLAG organization, with which the group is affiliated, the chapter will offer support and information to counter myths and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity. Confidential support group meetings offer a nonjudgmental outlet for feelings. The group will educate policy makers and advocate for equal civil rights on issues including employment discrimination, laws criminalizing private, consensual sexual behavior, hate crimes and same-sex marriage.

Widowed Persons Association of

California,

Chapter 14

Fall activities included breakfast at Apple Alley Cafe Friday and Sunday Dinner at Asian Gardens Oct. 27.

Plans are being made to see “The Glass Menagerie” at Foothill Theatre and take a train ride on Halloween at Trolley Junction. Call Phyllis Montes at 272-4867 or Pat Hilstad at 274-0430 for information.

The pinochle group meets at noon every Tuesday. Call Marilyn Herman at 432-9357 for the location.

WPAC is a nonprofit organization providing a support group for widowed men and women of all ages. It provides a wide range of social activities through which widowed persons can make new friends and find redirection. to join or get further information, call Irene Blagg at 265-4275.


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