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4-H plans open house to showcase projects

The Grass Valley 4-H Tigers invite you to an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at 256 Buena Vista in Grass Valley (the offices of Sierra Nevada Children’s Services). This is a new 4-H club with 25 youth members and eight adult volunteer leaders. Projects include rabbits, rockets, scrapbooking, forestry and marine biology. More projects will be added as interest grows. The open house will include 4-H registration for the 2006-2007 enrollment year, door prizes, refreshments, demonstrations and shopping. Vendors will include Avon, Custom Memory Art (scrapbooking), Home Interior, Better Home and Garden, Pampered Chef and Tupperware. The club will also be collecting items for recycling: aluminum cans, glass or plastic bottles with CRV value, used inkjet and laser jet printer cartridges and used cell phones. Call Brenda Austin, 273-4563 or 478-9463.

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The Gold Country Trails Council’s annual Poker Ride to benefit the building and maintenance of local trails will be held Saturday, June 3. Pre-entry is due by May 30 and is $15 per person; 12 and under, $10; post entry is $20. The fee includes the ride, meal and one poker hand. Signup begins at 9:30 a.m. with the ride at 11 a.m. Located at Skillman Campground (15 miles east of Nevada City on Highway 20), the camp provides corrals, tie rails, water for horses, fire rings, picnic tables and restrooms. Bring chairs and drinking water. For complete information, view the flyer at http://www.goldcountrytrailscouncil.org or call Mary at 477-8501.



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The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is holding its annual plant sale and flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Booths will be selling plants, starts, flowers and potting soil as well as clothes, crafts and flea market items, food and baked goods. If you would like to contribute food items for the center’s concessions booth, or if you would like to volunteer for a shift at concessions or set up and clean up, call Rainy at 265-2826.




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The Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Auburn Civic Center’s Rose Room, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The program will be on “How to Dig and Divide Your Bearded Iris.” A discussion will follow on how to mark and prep iris for the society’s sales coming up later this year. Maybe you can win a door prize in the drawings for five newer irises. E-mail sfis@nccn.net, or check out the Web site at http://www.nccn.net/~sfis/sierra.htm.

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The Center for the Arts announces new officers for its Board of Directors: Jon Blinder, president; Richard Baker, vice president; Don Coots, treasurer; and Dave Iorns remains its dedicated secretary. For more information on the center, call 274-8384.

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The Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency invites you to come and have lunch. In honor of Foster Care Month, drop in to say hi, find out more about foster parenting and enjoy lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The agency is located at 525 Sutton Way in Grass Valley, next door to Chano’s in the Brunswick Plaza. 273-7120.

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The Nevada County Historical Society would like to clarify the days that the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum will be open during the summer. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Tuesdays at 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City (at the intersection of Bost Avenue and New Mohawk Road).

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The Family Connections Collaborative is offering a workshop called Media 101 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the NCTV classroom, located behind The Imaginarium. This class will be taught by Lew Sitzer, director of NCTV, and is to help nonprofits learn how to communicate with the media. If you’d like to schmooze with media moguls, this is the time. Volunteers and board members are welcome. Call Eddy Sitzer at 265-9550, ext. 22 or eddy@caofnc.org.

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The FREED Center for Independent Living is holding its annual Summer Party and Silent Auction from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, on the veranda at 900 East Main St., Grass Valley. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, live music by “Jukolin,” and no-host beverages. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit FREED, our local independent living resource center for people with disabilities. 272-1732.

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Pam Fortner is a freelance writer in Grass Valley. Her column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. The column will appear in the following Monday edition. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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