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Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway meeting will be Monday with a potluck starting at 6 p.m. at the Grass Valley Senior Center. Traditional Norwegian Christmas ceremonies will be held.

For more information call 272-1085.

College forming

club for change

A new club is forming at Sierra College Nevada County Campus called “Sierra Students for CHANGE.”

The club’s mission is to initiate change in campus policies, local government policies, state and federal policies and global policies.

The club will have its first meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the campus cafeteria where students can bring issues for consideration. Club members can be anyone who has attended and/or graduated from Sierra College in the last two years.

Audubon Society

The Sierra Foothills Audubon Society will have the swan and goose rice field special.

On Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. , the lecture/slide show will take place at the Madelyn Helling County Library in Nevada City. It will feature the manager of Environmental Affairs of the California Rice Commission, a wild life biologist, and a professional birding guide. They will explain how the numerous birds live in the rice fields.

A chartered school bus leaves from the park and ride at Rough and Ready Road and Route 20 on Dec. 14 at 9 a.m, returning by 1 p.m.

Thousands of white-fronted geese, snow geese and tundra swans can be seen and heard. There will be stops to use telescopes and binoculars. Lecture is free, bus trip $15 for adults, $5-children under 12.

For more information call 639-2025.

Mother Lode Toastmasters

Gary Peterman’s roast of Glen Boire won the trophy for the best speech of the evening. Gary’s speech was part of the entertaining Speaker Series, one of Toastmaster International’s self-paced manuals.

Each Toastmaster meeting usually consists of three segments. The first is the prepared speech section, followed by evaluations of those talks and finally by Table Topics which is an opportunity to develop one’s impromptu speaking skills. Mother Lode Toastmasters is open to everyone and is actively seeking new members.

Meetings are held every Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the Lutz Center on West Main Street in Grass Valley. For more information call Helga Rohl at 470-0122 or Gary Peterman at 272-5786

Forest Springs Travel Club

The Forest Springs Travel Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Forest Springs Mobile Home Park clubhouse.

The public is invited. Cruising will be the topic, what does a cruise cost, what to pack, what to expect on board, and more.

An SST Tours representative will answer questions about an East Coast Cruise and Tour scheduled for April 26-May 10, 2003. For information call Anne at 273-3494 or email

Sierra Travelers

‘Over The Hill Gang’

Sierra Travelers “Over The Hill Gang” will meet for our annual Christmas Party Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. at Banner Grange in Grass Valley.

For members only the club will furnish all food and table service, complimentary to those members who have traveled with us in 2002.

Newcomers or guests will be charged $8 per person at the door. Reservations are a must and were to be made no later than Dec. 1.

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

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