The board of directors for the North San Juan Fire Protection District will meet Tuesday to discuss a district parcel tax, as well as the lease and possible purchase of a Ford F350 truck.
Other items on the agenda include a proposed preliminary 2013-14 budget.Learn more »
A residence in Penn Valley was fully involved when firefighters arrived and was completely destroyed Thursday night.
Firefighters from the Penn Valley Fire District responded to the fire on Castaway Court, off Pioneer Way, just after 9:15 p.m. Rough and Ready firefighters assisted, as did Grass Valley firefighters.Learn more »
Western Sierra Medical Clinic is now offering early morning appointments on Thursdays and Fridays through Miners Family Health Center. The new schedule offers appointments starting at 7 a.m. with certified Physician Assistant Flene Folsom. Additional expanded appointments are also available during the lunch hour, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Appointments are available Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be made by calling Miners Family Health Center during business hours at 530-274-WSMC (9762).Learn more »
Child Advocates of Nevada County will be hosting an online auction to benefit their child abuse prevention and advocacy programs. The auction will start Monday. The auction will be managed through Ebay Giving Works Charitable Giving. Accommodations in Cabo San Lucas, Sonoma, Lake Almanor, San Francisco and Reno, as well as many local choices for dinners, health and beauty product and services, and items for the home will be featured. Links to and details about the auction can be found on the Child Advocates of Nevada County website at http://caofnc.org.Learn more »
The Sierra Sports Car Group, United Way of Nevada County and The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the third annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show. This car show is a collaborative effort between the three groups. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 8 in downtown Nevada City. Foreign Car and motorcycle enthusiasts may enter their vehicles now. Entries will be limited to vehicles made in 1982 and before, including vintage motorcycles. There will be a special class to allow cars of special interest to enter, such as race cars and exotics. This is a great opportunity to display your special collectible car, such as a 2000 Lamborghini or 1997 Maserati.
During the day there will also be a wine stroll, a pub crawl, music and kid’s activities in downtown Nevada City. The car show is free, and the cars will be parked on Broad Street in Nevada City for the public to view. The proceeds will go to the United Way of Nevada County and the Chamber of Commerce to help support community efforts in our area.Learn more »
AAA Grass Valley will be hosting its Champion Rescuer Event from 10 a.m. to noon today to celebrate local rescuers from the Rough and Ready and Grass Valley fire departments. Activities planned at the AAA office, 113 Dorsey Drive in Grass Valley, include a raffle for a chance to win an autographed San Francisco Giants baseball and a world championship ring replica. Score a free Giants’ collectable cap with an auto, home or life quote and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a field day at AT&T Park with the SF Giants. Plus, get tips from the Rough and Ready and Grass Valley Fire Departments on how we can all work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more prepared.
AAA is committed to actively aiding first responder organizations as well as organizations supporting first responders, and will be presenting Rough and Ready and Grass Valley Fire Departments each with a $2,500 donation to purchase equipment and supplies. For more information, call 530-271-2600.Learn more »
The board of directors for the Nevada County Fire Agency will meet to discuss its 2013-14 budget at 7 p.m. May 23.
Other items on the agenda include Fire Safe Council fuel expenses and the Cal Fire dispatching service contract. The board meets at Nevada County Consolidated Fire Station 84, 10135 Coyote St., Nevada City.Learn more »
The Network for a Healthy California, the Nevada County Department of Health and Human Services and Grocery Outlet are collaborating to host the Fruit & Veggie Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. today. Part of a statewide effort to empower families to be Champions for Change by making healthy, active living a priority, the event is designed to give shoppers the tools and tips they need to bring more fruits and vegetables into their meals and snacks.
Thanks to Grocery Outlet and General Produce, the event will include fruit and vegetable tastings and smoothies (made in a human-powered bicycle blender). There will also be tastings to show how to add fruits and veggies to water for a delicious alternative to sugary beverages. We’ll be giving out recipe cards and cookbooks, as well as educational materials. A CalFresh representative will be there, as well, to answer questions about the food stamp program.Learn more »
The Nevada County Fencing Club began its summer session of Olympic-style fencing instruction May 13 at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Building, 255 S. Auburn St., in Grass Valley. The eight-week session meets Mondays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Open fence time is from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. New students can begin up to the third week of this session. All equipment is provided. Cost is $60 per session, and visitors are welcome. If you have questions, call instructor Rob Woodhall at 530-432-1750 or visit the club website at http://www.wix.com/ncfencing/ncfc.Learn more »
Habitat for Humanity is partnering with JCPenney in the retailer’s charitable giving program, jcp cares. JCPenney customers can round up their May purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to support Nevada County Habitat’s affordable housing work, which is in partnership with low-income local families.
World-renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will be joining JCPenney in its support of Habitat for Humanity. Graves, a long-standing advocate for the disabled, and his architecture practice, Michael Graves & Associates, have designed a Habitat for Humanity house that focuses on accessibility and universal design. Habitat for Humanity may use the new design to build homes in partnership with low-income families who require an accessible house.Learn more »
Grayson Coney, cultural director of the Tsi-Akim Maidu, will lead a trek through the meadows of Bear Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday while sharing stories of the early inhabitants of the area. The outing, sponsored by Bear Yuba Land Trust, is rated “easy to moderate.”
The meadows of Bear Valley were once grazed for cattle and utilized as an important source of fodder for emigrant parties after crossing the Sierra Nevada. Additionally, the 1844 Emigrant Trail ran through Bear Valley and a narrow gauge rail line traversed the valley in the 1880s and 1890s.Learn more »
Join the Nevada County Historical Society tonight for a presentation by author Robert Davis, who will speak about his great-great-grandmother’s trip across the country from Michigan to Nevada City in 1849-1850.
Sarah Davis, along with other family members, traveled in covered wagons across rivers, mountain ranges and deserts; ate snow in July; saw her sister-in-law die from cholera; crossed the Great Salt Desert in today’s western Utah; and saw death and destruction along the Forty-Mile Desert in today’s Nevada.Learn more »
The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America seeks to provide a spirit of camaraderie among veterans who share a common heritage. All veterans of the Vietnam era and their families are welcome to attend chapter meetings.
The chapter meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Remembrance Room, Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley.Learn more »
The Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club is a recreational paddle club that enjoys flat water and slow-moving rivers. SNCKC includes people of all age groups and skill levels. Most members are residents of the Nevada County foothills and surrounding areas although there is no residency requirement.
Monthly Club meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month at the Seamans Lodge, 425-A Nimrod St., Pioneer Park in Nevada City. They provide social, informational and recreational gatherings associated with the sport of paddling.Learn more »
California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen in Grass Valley. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, foster-mother, grandmother or legal guardian who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military, we invite you to join us.
For more information, visit www.sierranevadabsma.org.Learn more »
The Nevada County Consolidated Veterans Council, in conjunction with CEAR, is planning a free e-waste drop-off event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 in the parking lot at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 255 S. Auburn St.
The NCCVC’s primary focus is to continue cost-saving renovations to the building, combined with the preservation and use of this 1930’s Art Deco building for community events, such as parties, conferences, weddings, sports leagues, shows, dances and other social functions. This includes use of the auditorium, kitchen, dining room, remembrance room and parking Lot as needed.Learn more »
Rosa Koire, author of “Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21,” will speak at 5:30 p.m. May 21 at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall, 225 S. Auburn St. Koire is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser who specialized in eminent domain evaluation during her 28-year career. She blogs regularly on her website www.DemocratsAgainstUNAgenda21.com.
Koire asserts that Agenda 21 is part of a global plan to inventory and control all aspects of citizens’ lives and says it as an assault on private property rights and individual liberty.Learn more »
The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries next monthly book sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1 at the Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine St., Nevada City.
Most books cost between 25¢ and $3. Thousands of paperback and hardback books include fiction, nonfiction, children’s, collectible and more. This month’s sale features books of local interest and sports.Learn more »
Spring concert at Sierra College Rocklin campus
The Sierra College Music Department is presenting a Spring Band Concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dietrich Theatre on the Sierra College Rocklin campus.Learn more »
Nevada County Baha’is and their friends will mark the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of the seven former Bahá’í leaders in Iran with a special meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living, 119 Florence Ave., Grass Valley.
The public is invited to attend this free event. Please park at the back of the veterans hall parking lot on 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley and walk through the garden gates to Florence Avenue.Learn more »
Papa Murphy’s in the Fowler Center in Grass Valley will donate 20 percent of today’s entire net sales to Grass Valley School Foundation for Arts and Science. The foundation supports the district’s arts and science programs. Some of the supported projects include science camp, visiting artists and theatrical groups and special field trips.
Papa Murphy’s is located at 12048 Nevada City Highway, next to Save Mart in Grass Valley. For information, call 530-274-8900.Learn more »
Red poppies will be presented at the entrance to many local stores Thursday, as part of “Poppy Days.” Organized by the American Legion, men and women of the Frank Gallino Post 130 will be offering poppies to be worn in appreciation of their annual programs, which serve our local veterans and their families. They are made by disabled and hospitalized veterans. The tradition was started after World War I when a YMCA volunteer saw how much toll the war had taken on our soldiers and created the poppy design. The poppy was then adopted by the American Legion Auxiliary as the national symbol of remembrance. One hundred percent of donations will go to local relief for our servicemen and servicewomen and their families.Learn more »
The Rev. Sharon Delgado will share her presentation, “Climate Change Reality,” with community members from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 28 at the Nevada City United Methodist Church, 433 Broad St., in Nevada City. Delgado’s presentation, a call to action, will focus on “the massive impacts of human-caused climate change on the earth’s natural systems.”
A trained presenter with the Climate Reality Project, Delgado is executive director of local nonprofit Earth Justice Ministries. She will incorporate many of that group’s slides into her presentation. The program is being sponsored by the Nevada City United Methodist Church and Society Committee. For more information, visit www.earth-justice.org or “like” Earth Justice Ministries on Facebook. To schedule Rev. Delgado for a presentation on climate change or another topic, go to http://sharondelgado.org/presentations/. Find her blog postings on climate change at http://sharondelgado.org/category/climate-change-2/.Learn more »
CAPTION: Rock art researcher David Lee will lecture at the Friends of the Sierra Rock Art’s May 17 meeting. Lee has spent 15 years documenting rock art in the American west and seven field-seasons working with Aboriginal elders in Northern Australia.Learn more »
30-day walk-a-thon benefits Nevada County youth programsMay 12, 2013 —
A 30-day walk-a-thon has been organized to help raise funds for the Friendship Club, the OverTime, the Hangout and the KARE Crisis nursery. The “walk4youthpeace1” is giving pedometers and pledge sheets to those interested in participating. A group-walk-day is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Condon Park, ending with a barbecue, basketball, ‘squirt-gun-fight’ and lots of walking. The event is organized by members of OverTime, a program open to teens between 8 and 11 p.m. every Friday night at the Park Avenue gym through May 31. For more information, contact Mike at 530-615-8312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poppies May 17 to honor vets and their familiesMay 12, 2013 —
Red poppies will be presented at the entrance to many local stores on May 17. Members of the American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130 will be offering them to members of the public to show appreciation for the Legion’s annual programs, which serve our local veterans and their families. The poppies are made by disabled and hospitalized veterans — a tradition started after World War I when A YMCA volunteer was inspired to design the poppy you will see May 17. The volunteer saw how much toll the war had taken on our soldiers and the poppy was adopted by The American Legion Auxiliary as the National Symbol of Remembrance. One hundred percent of donations go toward local relief for our servicemen and women and their families. The famous poem, “Flanders Field,” has been published in 1915 and is probably familiar to many.
State senator Ted Gaines to host Town Hall MeetingMay 10, 2013 —
District 1 state Sen. Ted Gaines will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in the Nevada County board of supervisors chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. Topics will include goals and priorities for 2013. The meeting will also give community members a chance to meet District 1 and Capitol staff, share concerns about state issues and learn about available resources and services.
Senate District 1 is made up of 11 counties in Northern California and is home to nearly 1 million people. It covers most of the Sierra Nevada range from the Oregon border in Modoc County and travels south along the Nevada border into El Dorado and Alpine counties. It is made up of all or parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sierra counties. It is a diverse district that also includes many of the Sacramento suburbs. Major cities within the district include Yreka, Redding, Auburn, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Grass Valley, Folsom, Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Susanville, Quincy and Alturas.
Dinner at Northridge benefits veteransMay 10, 2013 —
The Northridge Restaurant in Nevada City will donate 10 percent of all sales to Welcome Home Vets on May 20 between 5 and 9 p.m. Proceeds will go toward programs that provide counseling and other services to veterans and their families to help veterans adjust to home and civilian life after military service. All services are provided at no cost to the veterans and families. Welcome Home Vets, a 501(c)3 organization, provides individual, group, couples and family therapy; peer support; referrals for jobs, housing, medical care and more; family wellness programs; and community education classes. For more information, email email@example.com or call 530-272-3300.
Rough and Ready FPD to meet May 14May 10, 2013 —
A board of directors meeting for the Rough and Ready Fire Protection District is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on May 14 at 14506 Rough and Ready Highway in Rough and Ready. For more information, call 530-432-1140.