Readers’ corner 7/9/07 |

Readers’ corner 7/9/07

Have dinner, see hot rods: Ina Elrod, a Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lion, told me about the Roamin Angels’ car show held in conjunction with a barbecue dinner prepared in the Lion Pit. The next one is this Wednesday at Western Gateway Park, beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is under $10 and you can mosey around and see all the cool cars. This will happen on the second Wednesday of the next two months (Aug. 8 and Sept. 12.) Questions? Call Ina at 265-3245.

Stealing from Hospice: Can you believe it? Someone donated a Cartier Love Bracelet to the Hospice Gift and Thrift on Zion Street. It was appraised at $999 and Hospice was selling it at a reasonable $400. It was stolen on Friday, and an employee told me the person who made off with it was a woman in her 30s with dark hair. Who would do such a thing? Keep your eye out, readers. Let’s flood Hospice with donations to help make up for this terrible theft. Show Hospice that good Nevada Countians care about this terrific organization!

Helping Hospitality House: Joanna Robinson told me about this upcoming fundraiser: Indian Springs Vineyard’s annual Bella Nota wine tasting and classical music concert will benefit Hospitality House, western Nevada County’s intake center for the homeless. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 20 in a beautiful, Japanese-inspired setting in the Mekhaye gardens, 12282 N. Bloomfield Road, Nevada City.

The event, at which Indian Springs will pour many different varieties of its most special wines, will feature a classical ensemble performing well-loved works in the chamber music repertoire. Refreshments will also be served. Mekhaye (the Yiddish word for “refreshment”) is a series of connecting gardens on the property of Jan and Steven Roth, just five minutes outside downtown Nevada City.

Jan, who has close ties to Japan, has artfully imbued the typically Sierra setting of her gardens with Japanese nuances, both floral and architectural.

Tickets for the event, which is smoke-free, are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They may be purchased at the Indian Springs Vineyards tasting room in Nevada City, at BriarPatch Co-op on Sierra College Drive, at the Book Seller in Grass Valley, and at the chambers of commerce in Grass Valley and Nevada City. For more information, please call Indian Springs Vineyard at 478-1068 or Janice O’Brien at 265-5403.

Also, Joanna let me know that Hospitality House needs “D” batteries (for flashlights), bug spray and sunblock, since the clients are living outside during the warm months. You can bring these to The Union and I’ll get them to the Welcome Center.


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

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