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Help SPIRIT center purchase permanent home

SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center may be able to buy the building they are in – with your help Friday evening, Oct. 19.

Located at 276 Gates Place in Grass Valley, this nonprofit group provides free, self-help peer counseling, a needed service, indeed, given the mental health statistics in this county.

The fundraising event, called SPIRITfest IV, is being held at Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Nepalese cuisine from Annapurna begins the evening and will be served from 6 to 9, accompanied by music and magic. The music continues with modern folk, Latin beat and R&B until midnight. A silent auction and raffle complete this dynamic, fun evening.

Tickets for $20 may be purchased in advance in Grass Valley at BriarPatch Co-op and The Book Seller and in Nevada City at Harmony Books. At the door tickets are $25. Children under 12 are admitted free; tickets for teens are half price when accompanied by an adult.

Call David Lynott at the center, (530) 274-1431, or e-mail for more information about the event. Capital Acquisition Coordinator Lily Mary also may be reached at the center for more information about the purchase of the building. More information is also available online at

6 p.m. – Paul Hubbard on sitar and Joe Fajen on tabla

7 p.m. – Kelly Flemming, solor guitar, and Peter Franchino, magician

8 p.m. – Valerie Lowe, solo folk guitar

8:30 p.m. – Chris Earley, folk and blues

9:30 p.m. – Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald with the Little Band

10 p.m. – Sabroso play Latin

11 p.m. – Lorraine Gervais and the Burning Sensations (R&B)

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