Readers corner: Sept. 12, 2008 |

Readers corner: Sept. 12, 2008

Remember the 49er fire

The Rough and Ready Fire Department is having a free spaghetti dinner this Saturday at 6 p.m. to remember the 49er fire. Spaghetti, salad, bread and drinks will be provided. Bring a desert to share if you wish. Videos, photographs and stories will be shared. It’s at 11042 Rough and Ready Road. Contact Carolyn Gannon for more information at 432-1140 or

Big Buck Barbecue

A barbecue fundraiser for the Nevada County Food Bank will occur this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hunter’s Blind, 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. It features elk and buffalo burgers, a raffle and food collection for the food bank. For more information, contact Julie Akin at 272-4179.

Search and Rescue

Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue will have their 13th annual cowboy-style barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nevada County Sportsman located at 11296 Banner Mountain Trl. in Nevada City. “It will showcase live demonstrations of search and rescue dogs, helicopter fly-ins and music from the famous and always entertaining Rough & Ready Fruit Jar Pickers,” according to the group. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and children 3 and under are free. All proceeds benefit NCSSAR, the county’s all volunteer search and rescue team. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Karen Smith at 477-9999.

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Museum

On Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the railroad museum will hold its second giant yard sale featuring unique items such as tools, shop equipment, kerosene lanterns, band saw, a scale model train and household items. The museum is located at #5 Kidder Court in Nevada City, which can be reached via Gold Flat Road or New Mohawk Road. For information, call 470-0902.

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