Neighbors briefs Oct. 13, 2010

Student art on display

The Smith River Library is featuring artwork from mr. Rice’s first grade class from Smith River School through the month of October. the class  created beautiful mosaic pumpkins from colored construction paper. the Smith River Library is located at 241 first St. behind the Smith River Community Hall and is open from 2-5 Tuesday through Friday. Please stop by and see the art display and check out the shelf of October Reads Books. For more info, call the Library at 487-8048.

Ray’s Food Place begins Pink ‘R’ Campaign

C & K Markets, inc. and Ray’s Food Place grocery stores are entering their fourth year with the Pink ‘R’ Campaign, supporting 14 local breast cancer awareness and research organizations. 

A simple campaign at its core, cashiers at Ray’s ask customers if they’d like to “round-up to help fight breast cancer.” the difference between the order total and the next dollar is donated to the Pink ‘R’ Campaign. So far, the stores are on track to exceed last year’s figure of $72,101.65. Unique to Ray’s, stores choose the local organizations that are supported through the campaign.

Again this year, 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated through the Ray’s Charitable Foundation to local breast cancer research and awareness organizations. In 2009, the Pink ‘R’ roster of organizations numbered 11 in 2010, that roster will jump to 14. 

Product assists Haitian children

Talking Crow Studio is coordinating two fund-raising efforts to raise money for a medication (albendazole) that will help save the lives of children in Haiti infected with ascaris (human round worm), a parasite which causes one in three children in that country to die before age 5, and 50 percent before age 15.  

In conjunction with Team Redwoods/Acts World Relief, the goal is to take this medication to Haiti during a medical mission beginning on Nov. 3. 

First, by Oct. 15, one may “adopt” ceramic worms (“plant buddies”) for $7 each, which might help save the lives of two children per worm.  one can also attend a Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23; tickets for this are $7 each, and include various toppings for the baked potatoes, a silent auction and music.  

For more information or to place an order, call 464-7690.

CR Art Gallery presents ‘Botany of Delight’

The College of the Redwoods Art Gallery will present “the Botany of Delight,” an exhibition featuring the botanical wildflower prints of Arthur Van Deventer, and highlighting the historically invaluable contributions of Arthur and his wife Ruby, an amateur botanist, in bringing to light the unique botanical diversity and importance of the Klamath-Siskiyou Region. the exhibition will run from Oct. 13 through Nov. 4, with a special public reception the evening of Friday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m., to coincide with CR’s 25th annual Science Night.

  “the Botany of Delight” is curated by Rick Bennett, a trustee for College of the Redwoods, and the editor of the recently published, “a Rare Botanical Legacy,” an anthology of the story and botanical contributions of Ruby and Arthur Van Deventer.  

The College of the Redwoods Art Gallery is located in the Creative Arts Complex on the Eureka Main Campus, via the North Entrance. the Gallery is open Mondays, 1:30 – 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Thursdays 3 – 6 p.m.   For more information, or to make an appointment to see the exhibition, please phone the division office at 707-476-4558. 

Neighbors briefs Oct. 13, 2010

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