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COMMUNITY the tJkldh Daily Journal FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2004 - A-3 What's Playing FRIDAY COMPUTER GAMING AND PIZZA PARTY Lan Gamers of Ukiah sponsors a night of playing on-line games with friends or the world; 115 N. State St above McNabs Menswear; 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.; $20; 462-8202. UKIAH COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL DINNER AND AUCTION - Fund raiser for preschoolers at nursery school; Ukiah's Elks Club on Hastings Road, Ukiah; 5 p.m.; $20; 4671872. ORGANIC BEETS - Celtic and old timey; Potter Valley Cafe; 10761 Main St.; Potter Valley; 7 to 10 p.m.; no cover charge; 743-2848. "WHAT'S FUNNY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?' - Three-person comedy looks at world environmental issues; Ukiah Playhouse, 1041 Low Gap Road; 8 p.m.; $15 general, $12 students; 4629226. "THE MIRACLE WORKER" - Story of blind, mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino; 8 p.m.; $25-$ 10; 937-4477. LIVE DJS AT CALIFORNIA SHOOTERS Dance to the music of live DJs; California Shooters; 720 N. State St., in Ukiah; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; no cover charge; 462-9227. TABERNACLE - A Spring Equinox Celebration with roots and cultural performances; Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant; 102 S. State St, Ukiah; 9:30 p.m.; $7; 468-5898. SATURDAY THE COUNTRY BOYS .- Country music and dance; Ukiah Senior Center, 499 Leslie St., Ukiah; 7 to 10:30 p.m.; members $7, non-members $8. COMEDY ALLEY - Featuring Shayma Tash, Kenny Kane, and Tim "Slappy" Babb; Ukiah Conference Center, 200 S. School St., Ukiah; 7 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 at the door; 463-6729. ECONOMY STING QUARTET - Potter Valley Cafe; 10761 Main St.; Potter Valley; 7 to 10 p.m.; no cover charge; 743-2848. GEORGE HUSARUK JAZZ TRIO - Christian Foley-Beining on guitars, Jim Passarell on bass, and Husaruk on flutes; Hopland Inn; 1 to 10 p.m.; no cover charge. "WHAT'S FUNNY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?' - Three-person comedy looks at world environmental issues; Ukiah Playhouse, 1041 Low Gap Road; 8 p.m.; $15 general, $12 students; 4629226. "THE MIRACLE WORKER" - Story of blind, mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino; 8 p.m.; $25-$10; 937-4477. BUSTA-GROOVE - Dance to the music of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today; 720 N. State St., in Ukiah; 9 p.m.; $15; 462-9227. SUNDAY KEITH MURPHY - Jazz every Sunday; Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant; 102 S. State St, Ukiah; 11 a.m.; free; 468-5898. "THE MIRACLE WORKER" - Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino; 2 p.m.; $25-$10; 937.447.7. MEDITATION ON THE INNER LIGHT AND SOUND - Meditation instruction and weekly group practice; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Willits; free; call for directions; 459-4444. TUESDAY INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES - "City of God"; Ukiah Theatres 6,612 S. State St.; 7:30 p.m.; $7; 462-6788. WEDNESDAY INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES - "City of God"; Ukiah Theatres 6,612 S. State St.; 7:30 p.m.; $7; 462-6788. JIM TUHTAN - Solo guitar tips; Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant; 102 S. State St, Ukiah; 5 p.m.; free; 468-5898. MOVIES AT THE ATTIC - Every Wednesday night the Attic shows a sport-based feature film on the 100-inch projection screen upstairs; 108 W. Standley St., Ukiah; 7 p.m. American Red Cross honored this month Organization encourages people to become prepared and volunteer By CAROLYNE CATHEY Local American Red Cross volunteer "Close to 60 percent of Americans are wholly unprepared for a disaster of any description," said Marsha J. Evans, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. "They don't have a family emergency plan, nor are they aware of school, workplace and community procedures. They have not stocked emergency supplies, nor have they sought even basic first aid and CPR training." Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, the American Red Cross is a nationwide network of more than 900 chapters and Blood Services regions dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. n Led by 1.2 million volunteers and 32,000 employees, the Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 67,000 disasters, See RED CROSS, Page A-5 Historical roots run deep locally for eating acorns Acorns from oak trees, like the one shown above in Ukiah,. historically have been part of the food supply for both people and animals. in the refrigerator, decant the next day and add fresh water. Repeat the process for about a week. You can store acorn meal dried or frozen. Use it to add to recipes that need cooking or precook the meal and freeze. Ocean uses acorn meal in dips, pancakes, breads, and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Here is a recipe that "makes a beautifully colored brown bread," the author says. "It's so good, I just eat it plain." Wheat Bread with Acorn Meal 4 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1- tsp salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 cups leached and drained acorns 1 2/3 cups milk to make a soft dough Sift flour, baking soda, and salt. Add acorns, milk, oil and mix well. Dough should be stiff but not dry. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or "until done." Bon appetit! "Acorns and Eat' em," by Suellen Ocean, was published by Ocean-Hose in 1993 and is a how-to vegetarian cookbook with complete directions for harvesting, preparing and cooking acorns. How to gather, make and use traditional acorn meal ByBRUNI KOBBE Mendocino County Releaf For Native Americans in California, acorns used to be an important staple food. Using acorns today can pay homage to a way of life and can tune you in to your natural surroundings. Acorns ripen in the fall, from late October to early November. Acorns from all oak species are suitable for cooking, including tan oak - which is not a "real" oak in botanical terms. Some years produce better crops than others (last year very few acorns matured). Remember that acorns are a major food source for wildlife so gather only as much as you need to supplement your recipes. After shelling, grind the acorns with the traditional mortar and pestle or the modern- day food processor. Acorn aficionado and author Suellen Ocean recommends three cups water per one cup acorns. Then the acorn meal is leached to remove the tannins. Let the acorn mush settle Local artist's CD to benefit library Ukiah songbird extraordinaire and independent recording artist, Kristine Robin, has offered to donate 30 percent of direct sales from her new CD, "Everchanging Tides," as a fund raiser to benefit the library, hi doing so she said, "the library is a precious community resource providing an invaluable service for everyone, which we need to protect and strengthen for years to come." The CD is a compilation of her Celtic childhood and Appalachian experiences, as well as decades in and around traditional Native American ceremony and culture. I knew the first time I heard Kristine sing and play at the Celtic faire in Willits, that she has a rare talent. This CD takes me into the essence of life. You can listen to her songs on her Web site, www.kristinrobin.- com, or call 472-0908 to order. Be sure to mention Ukiah Valley Library File By Susan Sparrow Friends of the Library (UVFL) when ordering. Thank you, Kristine, for your generosity. Today is the last day to enter your haiku's in the second Annual ukiaHaiku Festival to be held April 25 at the City of Ukiah Conference Center. For information on submission, visit the Web site at www.ukiahaiku.org. You can also check out the Mendocino County Poetry Calendar at www.coloredhorse.com/WritingP oetry, for other poetry events in the county. Writers Read will be featuring poet Sharon Doubiago, a former resident of the Mendocino coast, at its March 25 salon held at the Saturday Afternoon Clubhouse in Ukiah at 7 p.m. Sharon has published a dozen books, most notably the epic poems "Hard Country," and "South America Mi Hija." She has won numerous awards for "Psyche Drives the Coast," and "Body and Soul." Now in its fourth year, Writers Read brings to the community a rich variety of poets and writers. This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. Additional support comes from Tenacity Press and the Saturday Afternoon Club. The public is welcome. Open mic begins after the featured speaker. Information is available at write@pacific.net. Giving Back BySusanne Norgard One woman's vision helps other A goal of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County is to develop an understanding of the issues faced by people in our communities and the resources that exist to assist them. The informal Women's Network gatherings on the coast and inland provide valuable information about key issues in our communities. Last week, a Women's Network meeting at a private home in Fort Bragg focused on "Women's Healthcare in our Community: What We Need to Know and What's Available in our Community." More than 40 women participated in a lively two-hour discussion that went by very quickly. I can't report on all of the extraordinary information that was shared, but I want to relate a story that provides a wonderful illustration of what "Giving Back" is all about. The story is about the Cancer Resource Center, which was created in 1995 by Sara O'Donnell whose own bout with cancer inspired her to give back to the community. Sara is now the executive director of the CRC, which recently opened an office in Ukiah to better provide services to inland Mendocino County. When Sara was diagnosed with cancer, she didn't know where to go for support and advice. When she was halfway through chemotherapy, she had a personal epiphany. Her craving for someone to talk to - not a doctor, but someone who had gone through the emotional and physical trauma of a cancer diagnosis - made her realize that cancer patients have a great need for someone to turn to for information, referrals and personal support. "Cancer is the great leveler - money or not, education or not," Sara said. "One in two men get cancer; one in three women will get the disease. In Mendocino County, there are 475 new cases of cancer each year. For every person newly diagnosed with cancer, five more are living with the disease." The Cancer Resource Center offers information, support and advocacy. According to the CRC, "we provide non-judgmental counseling for people with cancer to help them make wise decisions regarding their treatment plans. We do not advocate or endorse any specific course of treatment, whether a conventional medical treatment or an alternative or complementary treat- See GIVING, Page A-5 Garage sale to benefit high school's FHA-Hero program A garage sale benefiting Ukiah High School's chapter of FHA-Hero (home economics careers and technology) will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 545 Live Oak Drive in Ukiah - near Todd Grove Park. Sheriff's PAL Martial Arts Program begins Saturday The Mendocino County Sheriff's Police Activities League, in cooperation with the Redwood Health Club of Ukiah, is sponsoring Youth Martial Arts Programs (Karate, self-defense) for local youth. Spring 2004 classes start on Saturday. Ages 4 through 6 years (Lil Dragons), 6 through 12 years (Karate Kids) and 12 years tlirough adult (Teen/Adult). For more information, call the PAL voice mail at 468-4288 and leave a name and number or call the Redwood Health Club at 4680441, ask for Kathy, or simply drop in for the class. Youth classes at the Redwood Health Club meet on Saturdays beginning at 2:30 p.m. There is a $5 yearly insurance fee for PAL Programs. Women's groups to discuss local issues at lunch Saturday Women from five organizations will be meeting together for a round table discussion of ways women can use their resources to work for our town on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the North State Care", 263 N. State St. in Ukiah. The American Association of University Women, Ukiah Branch, the Saturday Afternoon Club, Soroptimists International of Ukiah, the Yokayo Sunrise Soroptimists and the Womens Political Caucus will explore together the needs, priorities and challenges in the days and years ahead. The dialogue will range from healthcare to the economy, to education and housing and public policy and government. Oni LaGioia will briefly present problems of scarce housing, Val Muchowski will discuss political action for women, Evelyn Broaddus the needs of education and the multiple problems engendered thereof, Debra' Christ will be outlining problems of local employment opportunities, and Sharon Barker will talk about the difficulties of securing all the necessary health care services in such a rural area. Questions from those in attendance and general discussion will follow. Reservations are required and payment will be at the door. All the organizations are open to membership and indeed welcome new members who are critical to ongoing life of the organization. Anyone with a baccalaureate degree is eligible for membership in the Ukiah Branch of the American University Women. For more information, call Beverly Spence at 462-8032. See BRIEFS, Page A~9

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