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Gather the Women: It’s a little early yet, but mark your calendar for a neat event happening Saturday, March 13, called “Gather the Women.”

This year is the second annual occurrence for this life-changing, worldwide event. On that day, from noon to 5:30 p.m., women in our area will be at the Grass Valley Veterans Building for an afternoon of music, speakers, film, refreshments and a double dose of creativity, attitude and spirit in action.

This is nonpolitical and should be a wonderful day for women from every walk of life in Nevada County. You will meet other women, offer hope for the future and be part of a growing movement. The flier for the event says “How do we weave a world that works?” Patricia Lynn Reilly is the keynote speaker and author of “Imagine a Woman in Love With Herself.” There will be lots of tables staffed by local women authors, artists, non-profits, etc. For more info on this, call 265-7474 or go to If you go, come up and introduce yourselves because I’ll be there. By the way, March 13 is International Women’s Day.

Animals and intuition: Most people have heard of medical intuitives like Carolyn Myss – people who can intuit your medical problems by a highly developed and sensitive process. But have you heard of animal intuitives? It’s the same principle, but with our pets. Marta Williams, a biologist and animal communicator, has written a book called “Learning Their Language,” which is available at local bookstores and describes her work with animals. Well, Nevada County resident Connie Anderson liked Marta’s book and wanted to know more, so she e-mailed the Northern California author and before you know it, she had scheduled Marta to come to the county to give a weekend workshop, a book signing and some short animal “readings” at Scraps Dog Bakery. This all happens the weekend of April 16-18. If you’re interested, or just want additional information, Marta can be reached at (707) 829-8186 or by e-mail at I was talking with a coworker here, and we speculated what we would learn if we brought our cats in for a reading. Leo, the Spoiled Only Cat, mostly likes to eat, sleep, and sit on laps – in that order. I wonder what I’d learn?

Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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