Business notes for Sept. 14, 2011

Union Democrat staff

PROS

The Professional Referral Organization of Sonora hosts a business meeting at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Perko's Cafe, 824 Mono Way, Sonora.

The October guest speakers are: Jeff Higgs, AAA Wesco Carpet Cleaning, Oct. 4; Jan Moberg and Tamara Dockstader, of Horse SOS, Oct. 11; and Sherrene Barnard, of Sonora Subaru, Oct. 25.

There will be a business forum Oct. 18.

Local business owners are welcome to attend in consideration of joining the group.

For more information, contact Kathie Danicourt at 743-5737 or go to www.sonorapros.com .

Scholarships

Tuolumne County Women's Network offers scholarships to women re-entering the work force.

Each year in September, a Scholarship Auction to generate funds for recipients is put on. This year's event will be a Western-themed barbecue on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks & Hotel Conference Center on 19551 Hess Avenue.

Those interested in attending this event or applying for scholarships may contact Tammera Wilson at 533-4635, or tammerawilson @yahoo.com .

Free workshops

"Aging for Dummies," a free day of workshops for seniors, family members and caregivers will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Tuolumne County Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora.

Workshops include: seniors at risk: scams and other threats; housing and caregiving; emergency preparedness and in-home safety,; senior peer counseling; long-term care insurance and reverse mortgages; personal finances for seniors; HICAP: health insurance counseling and advocacy program; Tuolumne County medical services; transportation options for seniors; get me involved: leadership opportunities for seniors; community advocacy programs; and community activities for active seniors.

The event is being sponsored by Tuolumne County Behavioral Health, Black Oak Casino, Seniority Lifecare at Home, the California Wellness Foundation, Cutler-Segerstrom Insurance and Sierra Senior Providers.

For more information, contact Carleton Penwell at 532-8583 or carpat@mlode.com .

Heirloom Expo

The National Heirloom Exposition will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, in Santa Rosa.

For more information, call 707-509-5171 or go to www.theheirloomexpo.com .

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