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San Francisco Flower & Garden Show: Nancy Tilman of Grass Valley, who is with the Chicago Park Garden Club, says there are openings for a bus trip on March 17 to go to the Flower & Garden Show. The bus leaves from the Colfax depot at 7:30 a.m. and arrives at the show by 11 a.m., costs $45 for transportation and admission. They’ll depart S.F. about 3:30 to be home around 6:30 p.m. If you’re interested, call Nancy at 477-6229.

Type 2 diabetes trial program: The free six-week class begins March 21. Instructors: Dr. Craig Roberts and certified Medical Exercise Specialist Georgia Brown. Blood panel screenings (participates must provide pre/post panels), education, behavior modification, nutrition, stress reduction and gentle, guided exercise. Improve blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol and blood pressure through improvements in lifestyle. Participants receive free club use, guidance and instruction during the program. Results to be published. Number of participants limited by application to 12 selected participants. Pick up application at South Yuba Club, front desk. Complete and return the application to the front desk by Friday, March 11. Applicants will be selected and notified on March 14.

Food Bank/George Winston: Volunteers of The Food Bank of Nevada County will be present at the George Winston Concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Center for the Arts to sell George’s recordings and related CDs and also to accept donations of nonperishable food. Call the Food Bank at 272-3796 or the Center for the Arts at 274-8384 for more information.



Bumpersnicker: Reader Kim Mello spotted one that she passed along to me: “Hang Up and Drive.”

Only in SoCal? I was down last weekend and saw a Hummer limousine! It looked like about eight black Hummers in a row. Weird! Who rents those things?




“Nature Noir”: Everyone’s talking about this new book by Nevada County resident Jordan Frasier Smith. It got a great review in the San Francisco Chronicle two weeks ago. It’s nonfiction about being a park ranger in the Auburn area and the strange stuff that goes on. Word is it reads like a novel. We’ll have our interview with the author in an upcoming issue, so stay tuned.

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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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