Grant awarded for critical home repair for seniors

The Calaveras Community Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity Calaveras for the purpose of providing critical home repair for senior citizens in Calaveras County.

The money will be used for licensed contractors aided by volunteers to provide quality home repairs at a low price. Those who qualify may receive subsidies or interest-free financing. Seniors in need of home repair can obtain an application at the Habitat for Humanity Calaveras office in the Calaveras County Senior Center in San Andreas.

According to Scott Behiel, Habitat’s executive director, senior citizens are especially vulnerable because of the lack of funds and often physical ability to properly maintain their homes. Typical needs that affect safety and quality of life include watertight roofs and windows, replacement of damaged stairs or decks, installation of ramps, paint, siding and more.

Creative designs featured at flower show

A National Garden Club Flower Show will be held June 5 through 7 at the Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort.

Admission is free, and the event will feature creative designs featuring roses, annuals and perennials.

The show will take place during the California State Garden Club convention, also being held at the hotel.

For more information, contact Anne Plummer at (209) 785-9331 or .

Needle group meets monthly

The Golden Needles group at Sierra Bible Church meets the second Monday of each month at 15171 Tuolumne Road, Sonora.

The group crochets and knits hats, scarves, lap robes, afghans, baby blankets and caps for food pantry clients, seniors at Avalon, Foothill Pregnancy Center and homeless people in San Francisco.

Call Joan Allen (209) 533-9211 or the church office at (209) 532-1381 for more details.