Readers’ corner 7/11/07 |

Readers’ corner 7/11/07

Friday lunches need volunteers: Joseph Salas came into The Union to talk about the monthly free lunch program he runs – with the aid of volunteers – out of the Grass Valley Methodist Church.

Joseph is a kind soul who needs some help on a monthly basis to keep these free lunches going. He can use volunteers to serve, do dishes, offer coffee and other kitchen tasks. It’s a four-hour commitment once a month, with the next lunch on Aug. 17. There is live music by Andy Gonzales, Anne Fredrickson and Faith Hagman. He’s already served 500 people who may have gone without otherwise.

Joseph wants to thank Save Mart, Safeway, Breakfast Club, Perkos, Starbucks, Caroline’s Coffee, S.P.D. Market, Randy Smith Produce, United Methodist Church, Emmanual Episcopal, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Jazzercize and Peace Lutheran. Call Joseph, if you can help, at 274-3403.

Dive-in Movie for Youth! The Nevada City Swimming Pool in Pioneer Park is having a special youth event on July 13 – Dive-in Movie. Youth ages 11-17 are invited to join in for music, games, raffle prizes (donated by Kmart), a movie and – of course – swimming. Gates open at 7 p.m. The theme is Rock Star; dress for the occasion and enjoy the movie “Freaky Friday.” (It is Friday the 13th.) The cost is $3 per person or $7 for a group of three. Snack shack will be open, and lifeguards are on duty. For more information, call 265-8223.

Szechwan Restaurant closed: Don and Carolyn Slayton tipped me that Szechwan was closing. “We will all miss the Li family and the employees that worked there. My wife and I ate there many, many times. What a gracious family. They will be missed,” Don said.

I spoke with Jenny, the owner, who said their last day on Saturday was “bittersweet.” They are having a sale this Saturday, beginning about noon at the restaurant (149 S. Auburn in GV), selling all the plates, tea cups, kitchen stuff and a dutch oven. Stop by and wish them well. Jenny said a restaurant will open in its place (not Chinese), but she was told to keep the name secret. Stay tuned.

Learn video editing: This is definitely a skill for today’s world! Classes start at NCTV on July 23 and 24. There are 2 classes: One is “Home/Family Movie Making,” for the novice filmmaker who wants to learn how to make home videos, CDs and DVDs. It will be a fun class that teaches students how to use Apple iLife programs (iMovie, iTunes, iPhoto, and iDVD.) The second is “Final Cut Pro,” geared toward beginning and intermediate students and filmmakers who want to learn how to make their movies look more professional. Classes will be taught by Andrew Haley, a recent graduate of University of California Film School. Cost is $80. Each course lasts four weeknights from 6-8:30 p.m. for a total of 10 hours of instruction. Call 478-6400 ext. 249 or ext. 250, or go to http://www.nevada


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

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