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Man Dates: This has been the “water cooler” talk for a couple weeks now, so I thought I’d share it with you readers. A New York Times writer, with the intriguing byline of Jennifer 8. Lee (she added the No. 8 as a middle name when she was a teen because Jennifer Lee was too common, and the symbol eight implies luck.) She’s a Harvard grad and sharp at spotting trends. Here’s the deal on a “man date” – it’s when two or more men go out and it’s not centered around a sport. How often do men do that? And do they worry two men at dinner or a movie will be perceived as gay? Think about it – don’t men almost always get together over a function? Ask your friends if they’ve been on any “man dates.” A Web search on The New York Times will pull up the complete story. Interesting concept.

Confronting a Draft: Don’t worry, Ms. Readers’ Corner isn’t getting all political on you. Jo Wamser wants readers to know about a program happening at 7 p.m. Thursday called “Confronting a Draft” with Daniel Seeger. He was brought to Nevada County by our Peace Center and the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains to speak about his landmark court case that “extended recognition of conscientious objection to war to all deeply held moral or ethical beliefs.” Dan will be introduced by Harold Berliner, who used to be Nevada County’s District Attorney. The program will be held at the church, 246 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. Jo is also the librarian for the Peace Center (she wears many hats) and told me that the Peace Center has a small lending library of print and video materials at 102B Argall Way in Nevada City. They’re open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 478-0699 for info on Dan’s program.

Adoptathon is Saturday: This is “high season” for the kittens, puppies and adult animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter and they’re having an adoptathon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be animals galore, a bake sale and a raffle, with proceeds to go to Sammie’s Friends, a nonprofit organization which helps cover the medical expenses of the Shelter animals. Complementary beverages will also be provided as well as disaster planning information. For more information, please call 271-1187 or 273-2179 ext. 7.

Reggae Dance Party: It’s tonight at 8 at Cooper’s, coordinated by KVMR and Culture Disc Jockey Christopher Redlocks – he has more than 20 years of experience in performing, studying, collecting and mixing Reggae music and will be sharing never heard before 7-inch and 12-inch singles – directly from Jamaica, Dance Hall style. Dance Hall is a cultural meeting place for Reggae fans to come together to hear and dance to the latest Reggae music available. This is sure to be a night full of fun and good rhythms. For more information, call 265-0116.


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

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