Readers’ corner 05/23/08 |

Readers’ corner 05/23/08

Tomatoes and pancakes

If the recent warm weather gives you the urge to dig in the dirt, you can learn how to plant tomatoes with expert gardeners from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Grass Valley Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Experienced gardeners also will discuss how to create a raised-bed garden and hydroponic gardening.

That’s right, gardening and pancakes. It’s actually a pancake potluck, which means you bring toppings to share. Sounds like a solid combination!

It’s at the church at 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City.

YIkes! Time to bike!

The “cheap” gas stations in Glenbrook Basin were at $4.03 per gallon for regular on Thursday, so Readers’ Corner happily lets folks know about this:

A Youth Bike Fest will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 14 at Seaman Lodge in Nevada City’s Pioneer Park, and you have to RSVP by May 30.

It will include a social hour, a raffle, silent auction, a yummy dinner and inspiring youth and cycling speakers. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for 12-18 year-olds, and $5 for children under 12.

Proceeds will go to develop a youth cycling program in 2009-10, which is being set up by local cycling enthusiasts, including teachers and others who bike to work, says organizer Jet Lowe. Send an e-mail requesting the event flyer and directions to Jet at or call (916) 207-4609.

Dictionary dolls

Vintage and collectible dolls will be sold to benefit the Dictionary Project, sponsored by Nevada County Republican Women Federated.

Judy Payne is chairwoman of the project for this school year, and she’ll be visiting schools throughout Nevada County to distribute the dictionaries – for all third-graders in the county – that are purchased with the proceeds.

The Collectible Doll Show and Sale will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 Church St., in the multipurpose room on the main floor.

Questions? Call Sue Tomlin at 271-0745.

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