With foothill temperatures dipping way below freezing and more cold weather on the way, the Nevada Irrigation District is reporting increasing calls from customers with frozen water pipes.
To prevent freezing, NID recommends insulating all exposed pipes and faucets. Inexpensive pipe wrap is available at local building supply and home improvement stores. Insulating today can prevent expensive repairs tomorrow.Learn more »
Grass Valley Boy Scout Troop #4 will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 415 Memorial Lane in
Grass Valley. The cost is $5 per person (all ages) and includes bacon or sausage, juice or coffee.Learn more »
Vince Kavanaugh was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Chicago, Ill. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 25 at Highgate Senior Living with friends and relatives. Kavanaugh moved to Nevada City after retiring from the Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif.. He later moved to Grass Valley, where he now resides at Highgate.
His daughter Linell traveled from Los Angeles to celebrate, as well as his great niece Beth from Sacramento and close friends from Idaho.Learn more »
Proceeds from an annual tournament sponsored by the Alta Sierra Women’s Golf Club were presented to Dr. Melisa Agness at Insight Imaging. A check for $2,600 will go toward free mammograms for women without health insurance. Imaging will be performed on the center’s new 3D mammogram machine. For an appointment, call 530-273-2720.Learn more »
Thanks to the Auburn Downtown Business Association and local businesses, Santa Claus will arrive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22 to the Auburn Promenade, 853 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Visiting Santa is free, yet there will be a photographer on hand to take pictures for a fee of $5. Families are also welcome to take their own photos. More information can be found on Facebook at “Santa Claus is Coming to Town at the Auburn Promenade.”Learn more »
Crossroads Church is presenting “A Christmas Journey” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. The family-friendly event will include walking through drama scenes, hands-on activities in the marketplace, snacks, hot chocolate around the fire pit and much more. Crossroads Church is located at 10050 Wolf Road in Grass Valley, at the corner of Hwy. 49 and Wolf Road. There is no charge. For more information, contact the church at email@example.com or call 530-268-2539. Rain or shine.Learn more »
The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ next monthly book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine Street, Nevada City.
Most books cost between 25 cents and $3. Thousands of paperback and hardback books will be for sale, including fiction, nonfiction, children’s, collectible, etc. This month’s sale features holiday and gift books.Learn more »
There’s still time to donate to United Way of Nevada County’s Blanket and Glove Drive for the homeless in Nevada County. Donate blankets, sleeping bags and gloves and help the homeless stay warm this winter. Collection of items ends December 9.
Drop off locations include Walker’s Office Supplies, J.C. Penney, B&C True Value Home Center, Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Bank of America (Sutton Way and S. Church St. branches), Bank of the West (Taylorville Rd.) Sammy’s Friends, and the United Way office (call first), located at 743 Maltman Dr. in Grass Valley.Learn more »
The Nevada County Fencing Club will host a free Christmas open house/open fence from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Monday at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. Guests will have the opportunity to see fencers in action and learn what Olympic-style fencing is all about. Previous students and newcomers welcome.
Those with no fencing experience will have the option to receive introductory instruction. Light refreshments will be offered. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-432-1750. For club information, visit www.wix.com/ncfencing.ncfc. New class sessions begin Jan. 6.Learn more »
Proceeds from a “Taco Dinner Fundraiser” scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 will go toward the Nevada Junior Miner Pee-Wee Cheerleaders’ trip to Las Vegas to compete on the national level. The event will be at Charlie’s Cafe, 145 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. At a cost of $10 per plate, each dinner includes two tacos, beans and rice. Drinks and baked goods will be available for sale. Raffle prizes include a night out at Cirino’s at Main St. and movie tickets.Learn more »
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce has a large selection of See’s candy available. Proceeds benefit the Chamber of Commerce, which uses the funds to put on events, such as Victorian Christmas.
One- and two-pound boxes, peanut brittle, sugar free candy bars and other novelties are available, as well as the famous suckers and candy bars.Learn more »
The Nevada Joint Union High School District is in the process of developing a long-range strategic plan for the district.
The new funding model for California schools, called the Local Control Funding Formula, gives the district an opportunity to improve the educational options for all students and involve the community in the process.Learn more »
The Nevada County Public Health Department is hosting its last flu shot opportunity from 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.
All ages are welcome. The cost is $15.Learn more »
Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release will host its third annual Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Intake Center, 799 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley, featuring one-stop shopping for all your gift-giving needs with lots of wildlife-themed merchandise and more. The 2014 WR&R calendar will also be on sale, featuring some of the critters the nonprofit organization has rehabilitated and released. All proceeds benefit native wildlife. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Karen at email@example.com or call 530-388-8525.Learn more »
Gold Country Computer Learning Center is hosting a two-hour workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Friday on Microsoft’s Windows 8. The workshop is designed for students with prior experience in Windows for PCs. This is an opportunity to receive hands-on training and learn how to download apps, browse the Internet and use web-based mail in Windows 8. The cost is $20.
Gold Country Computer Learning Center is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers. Since the year 2000, GCCLC has provided low-cost computer education to students of all ages in the community and is located in Ponderosa Hall, Gate 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.Learn more »
NASA scientist Daniel F. Finnerty will talk about driving spacecraft at the regular meeting of the Nevada County Astronomers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, in the community room of the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. Driving spacecraft is a bit more challenging than an Indy 500 racer. Finnerty is the team chief of JPL’s Mission Planning and Sequencing Team , which is responsible for overseeing the planning and the commands sent to eight spacecraft missions (Dawn asteroid, Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope, JUNO Jupiter Orbiter, Mars Odyssey Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Deep Comet Impact flyby). The meeting is open to the public and is free.
The Dawn mission is to the asteroid belt with flybys of the asteroids Vesta and Ceres to determine the composition and structure of these asteroids. Scientists hope to learn the geological, chemical and physical nature of two protoplanets, which could led to a better understanding of the formation of the present terrestrial planets. The Vesta mission has now been completed, and Dawn is on its way to Ceres and will arrive in early 2015.Learn more »
The staff of The Pilates Place, in conjunction with Polestar Pilates, is offering one on one private Pilates sessions for donations during the month of December. You can experience a personalized Pilates session on equipment that includes an assessment in exchange for a donation to either the Food Bank of Nevada County or Hospitality House.
A typical session of this type usually costs $65-$100. The minimum suggested donation is $25 with all proceeds going to the above charity of your choice.Learn more »
The board of directors for the Penn Valley Fire Protection District will meet Tuesday and will discuss succession planning for the fire chief position, The board will hear a report from its ad hoc committee on recruiting and hiring a new chief. The board may consider and approve the retention of a professional recruiting company.
Other items on the agenda include discussing the possible sale of surplus extrication tools, and a report from the Fire Safe Council.Learn more »
For some, the ability to drive is a true sign of independence. Driving plays an important role in maintaining an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
As part of the California Highway Patrol’s mission of providing the highest level of safety, service, and security to people throughout the state, the CHP remains steadfast in maintaining and improving traffic safety and mobility for California’s older drivers.Learn more »
County announces flu shot clinic
The Nevada County Public Health Department has announced a flu shot clinic Dec. 6.Learn more »
Telestream, a leading corporation in Nevada County, recently earned a premiere gold award from United Way of Nevada County for its continual support and top participation in the United Way campaign.
Megan Timpany, executive director of United Way of Nevada County, presented the award to Dan Castles of Telestream for his company’s continuous, generous support. In the past five years, even as the economy suffered, Telestream employees increased their payroll pledging on an annual basis.Learn more »
The 22nd Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run is set for Saturday, Dec. 14. Every year, 1,500 to 2,000 motorcycles of all makes and models are escorted by local law enforcement through Nevada City and Grass Valley on the old Nevada City Highway. The procession ends at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, where low-income families of Nevada County, Head Start and Big Brothers Big Sisters will be waiting to receive food and toys.
The Toy Run has received proclamations of “Nevada County Food and Toy Run Day” from the city councils of Grass Valley and Nevada City, as well as a resolution from the Nevada County board of supervisors.Learn more »
We meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month in the community room of Glenbrook Apartments, 265 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Each meeting is an opportunity to share experiences, gain information and feel connected.
Meetings include educational discussions of many topics related to MS treatment options and managing symptoms, as well as available resources and services. Family members are welcome.Learn more »
Nominations sought for business awardNovember 22, 2013 —
The Rotary Club of Nevada City, in conjunction with the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nominations through Dec. 26, for the 2013 Business-Person of the Year Award. The award is open to anyone with a business based primarily in Nevada City, and the recipient will be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet in January 2014.
To nominate someone, provide your contact information, the name of the nominee, and a short statement about the nominee’s public service and contributions to the community in writing to the Nevada City Rotary Club at P.O. Box 74, Nevada City, CA 95959.
Singing soloNovember 22, 2013 —
Tahoe National Forest issuing 200 Christmas tree cutting permitsNovember 22, 2013 —
The Tahoe National Forest Yuba River Ranger District is now selling 200 Christmas tree-cutting permits through Dec. 24 or until permits are sold out at two locations, one in Downieville and one in Sierra City.
The non-refundable permits are $10 each, with a limit of two per family, and are valid up to and including Dec. 24. Permits must be purchased in person using either cash or a check. Cutting is allowed in designated areas only. Permit purchasers will receive maps to designated cutting areas along with other information about choosing a tree. Certain cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.
Come up to Sierra County and experience a fun-filled day of cutting your own holiday tree and viewing the beautiful scenery along Hwy. 49. Permits may be purchased at Sierra Hardware, 305 Main Street, Downieville (530-289-3582) or Sierra Country Store, 213 Main Street, Sierra City (530-862-1560).
Best-selling business author coming to Nevada County Online MeetupNovember 22, 2013 —
Jim Britt, self-made entrepreneur and best-selling business author, will speak at the Nevada County Online Meetup from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Courtyard Suites, 210 North Auburn St. in Grass Valley,
An internationally recognized business leader, coach and trainer who is highly sought after as a keynote speaker for all audiences, Britt leverages his skills and experience as one of the leading experts in peak performance and human behavior to produce stellar results. He is pleased to work with small business entrepreneurs, network marketers and anyone seeking to rid themselves of their emotional baggage.
During the Meetup, Britt will share his expertise and his journey as an entrepreneur who went from losing everything to selling over 20 thousand books in one week. Topics to be covered include: how to deal with shrinking, slow or stagnant sales, when to consider a brand or marketing makeover, how to transform an online business to capture a larger market share and much more.
Author of numerous best-selling books and programs, some of Britt’s many titles include “Rings of Truth,” “Do This. Get Rich” for entrepreneurs, “Do This. Get Rich!” for network marketers, “Unleashing Your Authentic Power,” “The Power of Letting Go” and “Cracking the Rich Code.” Britt was recently named as one of the top 20 living success coaches.
Nevada County online (NCO) is the largest business Meetup group in Nevada County, with 354 members. This group is for online beginners and experts and everyone in between. All Meetups are open to the public. A $5 donation is requested. RSVP online at http://www.meetup.com/NevadaCountyOnline.
Senior meals program gets a boostNovember 20, 2013 —
The Nevada County Republican Women Federated announced its donation of $1,200 to Nevada County’s Senior Meals Program when it became aware of a shortfall in the program’s budget. This donation will adopt/underwrite one route and assure delivery of a warm, nutritious meal to 15 seniors five days a week for one year. Fran Freedle, member of the Caring for America Committee of the NCRWF said, “In October we had a very successful and informative event at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Hall featuring Constitutional Sheriff Richard Mack. The response from our community and the attendance far exceeded our hopes and expectations. We would like to share our hard-earned good fortune with others. We also would like to challenge other local organizations to embrace this much needed program that serves homebound seniors in our county and step up and match our donation.”