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Oh, baby! One of my co-workers – who happens to be a little obsessed with coffee – clued me in to the fact that Java John’s coffee shop on Broad Street in Nevada City has a cool art display going on right now. Their walls are covered with baby pictures – of their customers. It’s going to be fun to try and recognize folks from around town. They hope to do teenager pictures next month. Check it out and see whom you can recognize!

Penn Valley Rodeo: Remember, the Rodeo is back on for this year. The organizers are beginning to look for volunteers, so here’s your chance. They are now ready to sign up people who are willing to work a four-hour shift in the ticket booth on Friday May 20, Saturday May 21, or Sunday May 22. Those who are willing to help will be helping a Penn Valley event with a 48 year history! To sign up, or get more information, call Bob Winters at 432-9876.

The Friendship Club: That wonderful group is getting ready to kick off its Spring Mentor Program, which matches women from Nevada County with one of the Club’s teenage girls. The partnering provides the girl with an opportunity to learn a new skill, hobby or potential vocation. The response from the community to the call for mentors has been wonderful. However, there are still some girls who have expressed interest in areas where the club has no mentors to match with them. These areas include: guitar, violin, piano, singing, hip-hop and ballroom dancing, cartooning, animal rescue, horses, basketball, fitness and nutrition, archery, and photography. The program will run from March 24 to May 19. Mentors spend about 20 hours working with their girls during this eight-week period. If you would like to share these or any other interest with a teenage girl this spring, please contact The Friendship Club at 265-4311 or

Bad Cat Haiku: Here’s a couple more.

The dog wags his tail,

Seeking approval. See mine?

Different message.

Most problems can be

Ignored. The more difficult

Ones can be slept through.


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

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