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Anybody have a stash of cloth bags? You know, those bags with handles that they hand out at conferences or that have names of businesses on them? Reader Susan Rogers is hoping some business or club has leftover bags that can be donated. Here’s the scoop: Soroptimist International of Grass Valley is holding its annual “Women Reaching Out” event on March 25, and they expect between 30 and 50 attendees (parents whose families qualify for the free lunch program) plus their children. Everyone gets a hot lunch, the adults attend workshops on budgeting, parenting skills, etc. while the kids do crafts or go to Stellar Gym (which donated their space and staff for this program). The bags are needed to hold a “Family Help Guide” binder of resource information plus other goodies. The event is free to attendees, so the club tries to hold its costs down and is seeking to put to good use any leftover bags that may be sitting out there in someone’s storage room or office. Any quantity is fine, and printed-on logos are OK, too. Call Susan Rogers at 271-1311 if you can help.

Food Bank fundraiser: This hard working nonprofit had a celebration in the works (the first anniversary of its Gift and Thrift store) but the $4,000 theft they experienced recently put the kibosh on that. So, now their event on Saturday will be a fundraiser to try to recoup the loss. Toni Thompson, executive director of the Food Bank, said there will be lots of homemade treats and everything in the shop will be on sale. The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New items are arriving daily. For more information call 274-7037.

Horse show to benefit No-Kill Animal Shelter: There will be a Dressage Schooling Show on Saturday, March 25, to benefit the AnimalSave No Kill Shelter of Grass Valley. It will be held at the beautiful facility of Gladis Martines on Indian Springs Road. Jackie McRae, formerly the leading California Eventing rider (dressage/cross country jumping/stadium jumping – and an equestrian Olympic event) is the show organizer. The dressage show will feature competition for both the United States Dressage Federation tests and the USEventing tests in dressage. Jackie’s number is 274-7108. The entry forms are available, and are due by March 18.



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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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