Readers’ Corner: Aug. 13, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Aug. 13, 2008

Do you remember when …

Some things never change in life ” like the camaraderie of old school buddies.

The 1943 graduating class of Grass Valley High School had their 65th annual reunion recently at the Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City (pictured above).

Attendees included Delroy Bonivert, Leon Williams, Carter Dennis, Adolph Locatelli, Carl Thompson, Barbara Deal Foreman, Carol George Guinn, Stewart Carson, Florence Carson, Alyce Hammond, James Fisher and John Martin.

You shop, They dance

How do you like the idea of watching live hula dance while shopping?

The Grass Valley Hula Ohana Dance Group is hosting their annual fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at 203 Pleasant St. in Grass Valley. Members of the team will be present at the event to do some hula dancing while you hunt for bargains.

Money from the event will help the group attend dance competitions around the nation.

“We were in Seattle last year and won first prize at a dance competition,” says Paul Varacalli, a team member. “This year, we’re going to a competition in Pleasanton in November.”

The Hula Ohana Dance Group consists of about 25 dancers.

For more information about the yard sale, call him at 273-5657.

Classes for child care professionals

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services, a local nonprofit, is offering free classes for child care professionals from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 and Sept. 20 at 256 Buena Vista St. in Grass Valley.

Classes will offer practical suggestions for helping children manage their behavior and address other child care issues. The instruction is geared toward teachers, babysitters, nannies and others who work with groups of children.

For more information or to register for the classes, call Sierra Nevada Children’s Services at 272-8866 ext. 221.

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