Readers’ Corner: Sept. 5, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Sept. 5, 2008

Lunch and politics

The Nevada County Democratic Central Committee is hosting a picnic from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Condon Park in Grass Valley.

The picnic will feature a performance by Roy Zimmerman, a political satirist, songwriter and singer. Congressional candidate Charlie Brown and Assembly candidate Mickey Harrington will be at the event.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the event. You can order them online at, or send a check payable to the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee to P.O. Box 2074, Grass Valley, Calif. 95945.

Proceeds from the event will offset the cost of local resident Curtis Walker’s trip to the Democratic National Convention and pay for Charlie Brown’s campaign office and the Democratic Central Committee headquarters in Grass Valley.

For more information, call the Nevada County Democratic party at 477-1804.

BBQ Battle of the Sexes finals

United Way of Nevada County is hosting the final round of the BBQ Battle of the Sexes at 5 p.m., Sept. 18 at the Holiday Inn Express.

You can sample twice and vote for your favorite team with a $5 ticket.

The event also will give you information about United Way’s partner agencies which include Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Child Advocates of Nevada County, Community Recovery Resources, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, Food Bank of Nevada County, Sierra Adoption Services, Sierra Foothill AIDS Foundation, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity, Sierra Senior Services and Gold Country Telecare.

United Way hosted the first round of the BBQ Battle of the Sexes Aug. 14.

For more information, call 274-8111 or visit

Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call 477-4230.

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