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Sierra Family Medical Clinic to celebrate 30th

Submitted to The Union

Sierra Family Medical Clinic on the North San Juan Ridge opened its doors in 1982 and is hosting a 30th anniversary celebration Saturday.

It's a tribute to nationally known physician Dr. Peter Van Houten, who founded the clinic and the staff members who have served there over the years.

The nonprofit "little clinic that could" as dubbed by one of the clinic's supporters, has come a long way from the renovated storage shed, its first location 30 years ago, to the state-of-the-art medical and dental clinics that now serve more than 3,500 patients a year, and offer medical, dental and behavioral health care.

Join Sierra Family Medical Clinic at the free event from 11:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, on the Ananda Village Green at 14618 Tyler Foote Rd. in Nevada City.

Don't miss the "Anniversary Tribute Program from" 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with surprises, and Dr. Van Houten's original magic show, as well as live music by two acts: Florencia and Jim Bratt Latin American music, and Jack Wallace on piano.

Raffle tickets are on sale at the Sierra Family Medical Clinic, Mother Trucker's, Ananda Village Office and the Country Store for $1 each or 6 for $5. Raffle prizes include a top prize of $1,000 cash; a one-night stay at Northern Queen Inn; breakfast for two at Trolley Junction Restaurant; a $50 gift certificate from House of Print & Copy; two nights at the Ananda Expanding Light Guest Retreat; original outdoor wood-fired baked breads by the Moonshine Baker; a gift basket of assorted fine olive oil from TriCounties Bank; and much more.

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You do not need to be present to win.

Bring a picnic, or enjoy Asian food by caterer Kwong Chew at $5 per person, $3 for children; kids younger than 5 eat free. Desserts will be available for purchase by Master's Market.

Stop by the Ananda Annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the same day, same location.

For more information, contact Sierra Family Medical Clinic at (530) 292-3478 and leave a message for event chairperson Jan Hamilton.

Sierra Family Medical Clinic is a United Way partner agency.

Reminder: Offices closed

All western Nevada County government offices will be closed today in observance of Columbus Day.

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