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Easter Events

• Grass Valley Easter Egg Hunt – 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hennessy School, 225 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. Rain or shine.

• Easter Egg Hunt – for children up to 12, Salvation Army, 11 a.m., 10725 Alta St., Grass Valley. Free lunch will be provided and prizes for everyone.

• Nevada City Elks No. 518 Easter Egg Hunt – 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Rain or shine.

• Penn Valley Easter Egg Hunt – 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. Sponsored by the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and Lions.

• 49er Family Fun Park Easter Egg Hunt – for children 10 and under. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Features games, music and more. Free. For more information, call 272-4949.

• North San Juan Easter Gathering Celebration – Sunday. Easter Egg hunt will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Catholic and Methodist churches, and dinner will be served at 2:30 p.m. Bring a side dish to share. Live music by Vitskias Dream. For more information call Claire at 292-1934.

• Original Easter-themed music written and performed by Folsom State Prison inmates airs from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday on KVMR (89.5 FM).

Food Bank gets surprise donation

Grocery Outlet of Grass Valley has donated 100 hams and 260 new coats to the Food Bank of Nevada County, much to the delight of Executive Director Toni Thompson.

“Oh my gosh, we are so thrilled,” Thompson said Thursday. “These people like the Food Bank. They’ve been wonderful to us.”

Thompson said donations to the organization are sparse during the first three months of the year, so the store’s contribution is particularly welcome.

Dave Cubitt, co-owner of the store, said Grocery Outlet believes such contributions are good for business and the area. “The donation stays in the community; that’s the best part,” he said.

The Food Bank has already made its food distribution for Easter, but there are always families in need, Thompson said. The nonprofit recently opened a thrift store and the coats will be sold there, she said.

Tree workshop offered by college

Learn about tree health, diseases, and ways to reduce brush and litter cover at a workshop sponsored by Sierra College Agriculture Department and the Nevada County Resource Conservation District.

The free two-hour event begins at 6 p.m., April 7, and will be held in room L101 of Sierra College’s Nevada County campus. Call 272-3417, ext. 111, to register.

The archeology behind the Bible

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Chapel Rev. Andrew Montgomery will present an illustrated introduction to the archeology of the Hebrew Bible at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at 246 S. Church St. in Grass Valley.

Montgomery has belonged to the American Schools of Oriental Research for many years and has a special interest in the archeology of the Ancient Near East.

He will demonstrate the process of examining a tel (the site of an ancient city). The presentation will include information about the excavations at Qumran, source of the Dead Sea Scrolls. There will be time for questions and discussion.

For more information call Dr. John Church at 265-2240.

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