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Toys for Tots packing party tonight in GV

This week the Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program in Grass Valley will be distributing toys to approximately 1,800 children in Nevada and Placer counties.

We need help Tuesday evening to assemble bicycles, sort and select toys for hundreds of families. If you have a few hours to help, please come to the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley Tuesday by 6 p.m.

For information, call Dan Baldwin at (530) 277-7712.

'Blue Christmas Service'

set for Friday

Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., is holding a Blue Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Friday in the Sanctuary.

A Blue Christmas Service is designed to acknowledge that for many people, Christmas is a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation or sadness.

This service offers a way for people to claim those feelings and still feel surrounded by the compassionate care of God. All are welcome.

For information, call Grass Valley United Methodist Church at (530) 272-1946.

English language

tutoring available

For more than 25 years, Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL), a nonprofit organiation, has been offering free, one-on-one tutoring in English as a second language for adults in Nevada County.

PiELL offers two-day training sessions three times a year. There is no tutoring experience and no foreign language skills necessary.

Trained tutors are matched with waiting students, who are self-motivated to learn English. There is never a shortage of waiting students.

For information on the next training session, call (530) 274-8428 or email You can also visit website at