Readers’ Corner 10/10/07 |

Readers’ Corner 10/10/07

Book browsing: With winter around the corner, it’ll soon be time to cuddle up with a good book.

You can find a year’s supply of good reading for bargain prices at the Rood Center in Nevada City. The sale started Tuesday and will continue through Oct. 26 in the lobby. Racks and racks of adventure, intrigue, children’s books, you name it. Folks here at The Union have been known to find books in good enough condition to give as gifts.

All proceeds benefit the United Way of Nevada County, and the sale is sponsored by the County Counsel’s office. Thanks to Randi Schaffer, Dee Murphy, Jan Young and all the other people at the county who have worked hard to put on this popular and growing event!

What’s that? Got too many books already? Great! Take your extras to the Rood Center lobby by the east wing doors, or to the jury break room on the first floor of the courthouse in Nevada City to donate to the sale. Or call Randi at 265-7047 to arrange a pickup at a county location. They’ll take videos and CDs, too.

Project Pink: Is there a single family in the community that has not been touched somehow by breast cancer? Probably not.

That’s why the Project Pink fundraiser has moved so close to its goal of raising $90,000-plus for a scanning machine at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital that would make breast cancer surgery faster and safer.

“Radiologists and surgeons will be able to tell if they have or have not got all the tissue” within minutes of performing a lumpectomy, explains one Project Pink supporter, Judi Bannister of Fast and Fit for Women, in Grass Valley.

So come to an event on Thursday to help get us over the top. It’s from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pilates Place, 121 S. Church St., in downtown Grass Valley. Owner Roxanna Cohen is throwing the party and says she has lots of items for auction – how about a pink snowboard?

Designs for Living tour: It’s this Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your tickets and save $$$!

Jeannie Duerst, of Music in the Mountains, wants everyone to know that the tour will go on, rain or shine. And around here, even the rain is beautiful, don’t you think?

It’ll feature eight original and beautiful homes, whose owners have graciously opened their doors to support MIM in its annual fundraiser. The tour includes a Victorian bed-and-breakfast that started as a hospital, an award-winning modern home featuring concrete floors and granite walls for cooling, and a Tahoe-cum-Craftsman house set in an acre and a half of beautiful gardens.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Order at or call 265-6124.

And what a great way to enjoy the deepening fall colors!


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