NAMI meets
today in Sonora

NAMI Tuolumne County members will meet at 6 p.m. today in the community hall at St. James’ Episcopal Church (the Red Church) in downtown Sonora.

The meeting topic will be “Warm August Nights,” and a family support group will be offered.

The hall is at 42 Snell St., in Sonora.

Red Cross seeks ‘heroes’

The American Red Cross is seeking nominations of people who have show dedication and character through “extraordinary acts of heroism and kindness” for its celebration of “100 Years of Heroes.”

Although some individual chapters throughout the region existed before 1917, new chapters and existing Red Cross members around what is now the Gold Country region united that year in a single mission: supporting World War I soldiers overseas and at home. It was in 1917 that action and strong leadership from Red Cross National Headquarters drew members together, and the Red Cross as we know it today was born in the area, stated a press release.

Outstanding individuals will be honored at “100 Years of Heroes” throughout the year.

A nomination form and rules can be found online at class="Apple-converted-space">

Deadline for nominations is Tuesday.

Meals & Wheels for Meals on Wheels set

Tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual Meals & Wheels for Meals on Wheels slated for Aug. 26.

The event is a major fundraiser for Sierra Senior Providers Inc.’s Meals on Wheels Program.

The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include live entertainment at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, train rides, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes, a best-dressed contest and dinner catered by Black Oak Casino Resort’s Seven Sisters.

Tickets cost $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight.

For tickets or more information, call (209) 533-2622, or go online to

Hospice offers
grief support

Hospice of the Sierra offers Grief Support Groups in Sonora and Murphys.

The Sonora group is offered from 6 to 7:30 Mondays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 20100 Cedar Road N. in Sonora. Call (209) 586-5687 for more information.

The Murphys group is offered from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays at 65 Mitchler St. Call (209) 536-5687 for more information.