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Results from surveys sent out to Nevada County farmers last fall on area agricultural trends will be made available at two upcoming events.

An overview of the Ag Survey will be offered at the “Come Home to Eat” gathering between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building.

A full presentation of the results will be made from 7 to 8:30 p.m., April 6, at the Senior Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The research was a joint effort by the University of California, Davis, Cooperative Extension Service, the Nevada County Economic Resource Council and the Nevada County Farm Bureau.

Writers contest extended to April 3

The deadline for entry in the Sierra Writers Sixth Annual Lee Roddy Teen Short Story Contest has been extended to April 3.

Sierra Writers encourages young writers with an annual scholarship, named to honor past president, Lee Roddy. Roddy is the author of over 70 novels written for children and young adults. Prizes are: first – $150, second – $125, third – $100 .

The contest is open to teens, aged 15-19 years, who either reside in Nevada County or attend a school within Nevada County.

Call Phylis Warady (272-3509), e-mail or visit for more information.

Haute Trash returns to town

Nevada County’s Haute Trash fourth annual show, an “Evening in Paris,” returns to the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley at 8 p.m., April 14 and 15. The artists in this group will stop at nothing to bring you the latest in trash couture. From the sides of Highway 49, back street dumpsters, the county dump, their own household garbage cans and beyond, these fashionistas have scavenged the finest debris to bring you the 2006 Haute Trash collection. Tickets $20. For more information, call 271-7000.

Children’s mental illness discussed

NAMI Nevada County hosts a panel discussion on Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents, which takes place at Miners Foundry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 in Nevada City.

The program features Dr. Baron and Dr. Haymen, who are board- certified child and adolescent psychiatrists with Yuba Sutter County; and Dr. Crisp, who is the medial director with the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department. For more information, call 272-4566.

– The Union staff

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