Readers’ corner 03/31/07 |

Readers’ corner 03/31/07

Do you like Samuel Beckett? The Center for the Arts is trying something new for the preview performance of “Endgame” and “Act Without Words,” offering a “pay what you can” deal. This is for Thursday night only.

The two one-act plays will begin at 7 p.m. in the Off Center Stage, the center’s studio theater located at 315 Richardson St. (directly behind the Center for the Arts). “Part of the center’s mission is to promote the performing arts,” said marketing coordinator Monica McKey, “and we felt that making at least one performance of each show in the Off Center Stage accessible to anyone at a price they can afford helps achieve that goal.” Reservations are a must and can be made by calling the center box office at 274-8384, ext. 14.

How much a gallon? A reader sent this in:

“A 2006 study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon. Not bad.”

Changes at the Holbrooke: The Holbrooke kitchen has been remodeled at a cost of $250,000. Since they will do catering for Holiday Inn, this will allow them to cater for 400 and do other venues like Miners Foundry. This is the beginning phase of renovations to the Holbrooke – I understand they’ve also spiffed up the patio.

Horse vaccination clinic: Mary Lou Gilbert says it’s at the Horsemen’s today, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Three or more horses get 10 percent off. Free dental, chiropractic, call 268-8785 for info.

Brad Bradford memorial: The memorial for Brad Bradford, one of Nevada County’s most beloved volunteers, will be held from 2-4 p.m. April 4 at the Gold Country Community Center. Brad belonged to Telephone Pioneers and served on the Adult and Family Services Commission. He also served on the board of directors for the Gold Country Community Council (formerly the Senior Citizens Foundation of Western Nevada County) and Gold Country Telecare Board of Directors for many years and was always there in myriad ways to support the elderly and disabled. His tireless volunteer work has left a positive imprint throughout the many agencies, councils, and commissions on which he served. He was always supportive of staff and volunteers and did an especially fine job of filling in for Santa at holiday celebrations for many years. Brad’s big heart, sly sense of humor, and no-nonsense approach to issues have made a difference throughout our Nevada County community and in the lives of many individuals.

Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at dixier@theunion .com, or by fax at 477-4292.

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