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Sierra College will offer “Grant Writing Basics” classes at its Rocklin Campus on two Saturdays in March. The class will offer information on how to secure grants from private foundations, corporations and government sources. It could be useful for people from non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and public entities.

Participants will learn how to locate and work with funding sources and will acquire skills for developing strong proposals. They will also learn tips on clear, effective writing and how to build a budget. Information will be provided on regional funding sources.

The class is geared to those who have no prior grant writing experience as well as for more experienced writers. Sharon McCuen, dean emeritus of the American River College, is the instructor. She has nearly 30 years of experience in grant writing and management.



Enrollment is limited. Cost for the class is $109. For information or to enroll call Sierra College Community Educa-tion at (916) 781-0590.

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The Hospice of the Foothills will begin its four-day training program, starting April 18, to prepare volunteers to work with patients, their families and caregivers.

Topics covered in the training will include the history and philosophy of hospice care, duties and responsibilities of the hospice volunteers, effective listening and communication skills, and family dynamics and maintaining boundaries.

Hairdressers, beauticians, and massage therapists are a vital component of the hospice volunteer team. Volun-teers also help family members through the grieving process.

Training will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 18, 20, 25 and 27. To register or for more information, call the Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Lewis 272-5739.

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At the Wild Mountain Yoga Center in March, Gabrielle Pullen, a Felden-krais instructor, will offer classes on basic body functioning. The class will be based on a book, “The Master Moves,” that has transcripts of a workshop Moshe Felden-krais presented in Northern California the first time he taught in America.

Classes will be held every Friday from 2- 3:15 p.m. Cost to drop-in is $11, to attend the series is $45. For seniors, drop-in charge is $8, and $40 for the series.

For more information, contact Pullen at (530) 263-3323, or go to http://www.awarenessthroughmovement.info

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