Camp providers sought for spring fair |
Submitted to The Union

Back to: News Briefs

Camp providers sought for spring fair

Nevada City Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Parents' Resource Guide, is seeking vendors to participate in the second annual Summer Camp and Activities Fair in May. The fair is designed to allow parents the opportunity to meet camp directors and activity providers, ask questions about their programs and find the best match for their child. Last year's vendors said the event had a constant flow of parents, the registration price was reasonable, and it was a great place for parents to get information in one place.

There are so many opportunities for school-aged children during the summer. We are giving parents the opportunity to meet many of those providers on one day in one place so they can make informed decisions about which activities will best suit their child and their family's summer schedule. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at the Nevada City Veterans Building. Currently we are asking for summer camp and activity providers to contact us about being a vendor at the fair. For information, contact Nevada City Parks and Recreation at 530-265-2496, ext. 129.

English-language tutor training set for April

Partners in English Language Learning is offering training for those interested in becoming volunteer tutors to English-language learners. The two-day training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 20 and 27. Tutors and students must be older than 18 years of age. After training is completed, each tutor will be matched with a student and can meet at times and locations that work best for both of them. Volunteers typically spend one to two hours per week with adult English-language students. For information, call 530-274-8428 or visit

Veterans e-waste fundraiser coming up

The Nevada County Consolidated Veterans Council in conjunction with CEAR is planning a free e-waste drop-off event Feb. 16 in the parking lot at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at 255 S. Auburn St. The NCCVC's primary focus is needed renovations, combined with the preservation and the use of the 1930s art deco building for community events, such as parties, conferences, weddings, sports leagues, shows, dances and other social functions. This may include use of the auditorium, kitchen, dining room, remembrance room and parking lot.

The e-waste event is a fundraiser principally for renovations of leaded windows in the remembrance room. Donation of your unusable and unwanted electrical, electronic and related items keeps those items out of the landfill and keeps Nevada County green. Just drive up and let us do the unloading.

Electronic equipment, monitors, laptops, printers, computers, televisions, cables, phones, cameras, etc., and small household appliances, even vacuum cleaners without the bag are acceptable; we're also accepting DVDs, CDs and video and audio cassettes. If unable to drop off your items or if you have questions about acceptable items, call one of the contacts below. We cannot accept large household appliances, furniture or hazardous waste of any type; no tires, batteries, pesticides, water heaters, fluorescent lights, etc.

CEAR is a state-approved electronic waste collector and recycler. Visit or call 916-388-1777 for recycle information. All hard drives are shred at the secured facility, which is monitored 24/7. Local contacts for the e-waste event are Gary at 530-477-1533 and Margie at 530-265-4878.