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Relay for Life: Most people have been touched by cancer – if not personally, they know someone who has been personally affected. It’s getting close to the annual 24-hour fund-raiser at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (June 4 and 5) and one of the volunteers came into the paper to talk to me on Monday. Virginia Addotto is in charge of getting personal teams (not business related), so she needs team captains to call her at 273-1098. Also, if you want to join a team, Virginia can hook you up with a team that needs members. Teams need to have at least 10 members. The Union will have a team, “Press on for Life.” Our team captain is Melba Brown. See you there!

KARE Crisis Nursery: Sirci Kiter wanted me to remind readers that the KARE Crisis Nursery is open for business. Sirci says, “we serve children and families in crisis from birth to five years of age, the service is free of cost to anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they may need respite care for their child(ren), the length of stay is 24 hours up to 30 days. There is fully qualified, loving staff on each shift. You can reach the KARE Crisis Nursery at Crisis Line: (530) 265-6520 or the Business Line: (530) 265-0693.”

Absurd warnings: Faithful reader CRS sends a low-ku (I think that’s a bad haiku) about one of his favorite warnings:

Do Not Insert

Foreign Objects

Into Fan Blades

Wood-turner speaking: Susan Solinsky of Mowen Solinsky Gallery wants readers to know about an event at 6:30 Wednesday evening at the gallery: Master wood-turner Jerry Kermode of Sebastopol will hold an “Art Talk” to discuss his work. Jerry begins each bowl with a search for unique wood, looking for the right grain representation and studying the character of the log before beginning his process of “nonviolent woodworking.” According to material submitted by the gallery, Jerry’s philosophy is one of sustainable growth. “I have a love affair with trees; their continued growth is as important as the joy of turning. I search out recycled trees and logs from sustainable harvesting operations. From this, I unwrap one of nature’s most enchanting gifts and the tree is allowed to extend itself beyond its rooted existence, through my hands to yours.” Sounds fun, and you can see his bowls (and buy them if you’re so inclined) at the gallery.


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

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