Readers’ corner 4/5/07 |

Readers’ corner 4/5/07

Box Tops for Education: I never could have anticipated how many calls and e-mails I would receive about this program! Clearly, ALL of our schools covet these things! The ones belonging to Pat Wolfe were gone at the crack of dawn, but that gave me an idea. If residents want to collect them and don’t have a child in school, bring them to The Union and I will distribute them evenly to area schools. This is an easy thing to do. It is a General Mills program, and Box Tops for Education are on things like Cheerios, Ziplock bags, Hefty products, Kleenex, Bisquick, Nature Valley Granola Bars, etc. (I went on Google to “Box Tops for Education” to see products.) If you check your cupboards, I’ll bet you have products with this coupon. It’s printed on the top of the box. Anyway, I’ll help distribute if readers want to mail them or bring them here to the newspaper.

“Steel Magnolias” and Sultry Ladies: Marty Austin gave me a heads-up that “Steel Magnolias” finishes this weekend at the Black Box Theatre at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Marty said, “It was directed by Sandra Rockman and Marion Jeffery and student director Valerie Huntington. I understand that Sarah Quay donated her time, talent and props, as well. The night I was there, the actors got a standing ovation … it was that good. People can call 273-4431, ext. 301, to get tickets.” And I wanted to plug ‘Sultry Ladies,’ which will have one performance on the big stage at the Center this Saturday night. I’ve heard raves about that one!”

Saturday is the book sale: For Friends of the Library. Books are available on gardening and travel. It’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doris Foley Library on Pine Street in Nevada City.

Artist Douglass Truth: There will be an opening and a reception for Truth, who used to live in Grass Valley, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Mowen Solinsky Gallery at 225 Broad St., Nevada City. Truth’s “twin” sister, Dorothy, will appear in costume to present “An Evening of Half-Truths,” stories about Douglass, whose paintings are on display. His work features house interiors and the Harlequin – the medieval prankster. Truth says, “I used to find abandoned farm houses in the fields and woods where I grew up in Indiana, and it was as if I could feel the lives of the families who’d lived there.” Truth also will discuss his one-man show, “Death As A Salesman,” which he will perform at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 265-4682 or go to

MIM Golf Tournament: It’s not till May 6, but if you enter before April 10, it’s $115 instead of $140. Prizes: brand new car, $5,000 for hole-in-one, $10,000 for sinking a 50-foot putt. Help Music in the Mountains. Call Vince Mutascio at 432-5966.


To contact Readership Editor Dixie Redfearn, e-mail or call 477-4238.

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