Readers’ corner 6/27/07 |

Readers’ corner 6/27/07

Divine Spark’s yard sale: This is coming up Saturday and it’s Tomas Streicher’s group – he feeds the homeless a free meal Sundays, and he also travels to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

The yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday only, at 318 Clay St. in Nevada City. (Clay is behind the Chevron station off the freeway.) There are tools, furniture, kids’ stuff, DVDs, TVs and computer accessories – and that’s just a partial list.

Also, Tomas now has a monthly baseball game with the homeless, and he could use baseball gloves, bats, knee pads, balls – any baseball-related items. Tomas can be reached at 265-2620.

Helping those burned out in Tahoe: Mary Margaretich, a local Realtor who lived in Tahoe 12 years, and has a daughter and family there, is collecting things for those in need. She says residents desperately need diapers, baby clothes, toothbrushes, men’s and women’s clothes, socks, dishes, furniture and money (make out checks to South Lake Tahoe Red Cross). Mary lost her own house in ’01 – it burned to the ground. She knows how it feels. Donations can be delivered to Network Real Estate, 855 Sutton Way, 167 S. Auburn St., GV. Look for the U-Haul at the Sutton office. Mary can be reached at 271-3603.

Forest Springs’ Senior Mobile Home Park: Joanne Hunter told me this community is holding its first-ever garage sale, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Now, this is my kind of garage sale! Seniors have the best stuff! Forest Springs is on Highway 49 south of Grass Valley.

Bank safety, identity theft: Will be covered at a free mini-seminar at Eskaton Village at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Katie Bell told me Lisa White from Placer Sierra Bank and Sue George from Victim Witness are speaking. The seminar will also address how to keep your money safe. It’s in the 49er Room in the Eskaton Lodge, 625 Eskaton Circle. Call Katie at 273-1778 with questions.

Painter, altered book artist: Carol Aust will be at Mowen Solinsky Gallery on Broad Street in Nevada City for an opening reception and art talk. It’s from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, and the art talk starts at 7 p.m.

Her work has been described as “primarily figurative, revealing emotionally charged narrative fragments infused with mysterious tension and secrecy. Using strong, vibrant colors and whimsical figures, her work is both engaging and vulnerable, often placing her figures in precarious environments where anything could happen, her paintings and books express range of human longing.”

If you’ve never seen altered books, they can be quite interesting! Call 265-4682.


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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