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Briefs 4/07/07

Kidscope Clay and Play Series is geared to helping children coping with their own cancer or the cancer of loved ones.

The Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is sponsoring this eight-week session from April 16 through May 21.

While children work with clay, facilitators Jeanine Bryant and Ursula Freymuth open a dialogue, allowing children to ask questions and share feelings in a supportive group atmosphere.



Children will meet from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Mondays at Freymuth’s clay studio in Nevada City. The series is free of charge and open to children ages 6 to 12 years and teens. Call Bryant at 274-6654 for more information and to enroll.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will offer low-cost blood draws to the community from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and April 18 at Building No. 3.




The $25 blood draw will include a full chemistry panel, hemogram and coronary risk panel. For an additional $15, men can also get a PSA test – which screens for prostate cancer.

Registered Nurses will provide all test results May 5 at the Community Health Fair at Nevada Union High School. Call Sierra Nevada Home Care at 274-6350 to register.

Retired Lt. Col. Charles Brown will discuss issues of medical care for veterans along with other veteran representatives at an event today sponsored by the Women Democrats of Nevada County.

Brown’s talk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St. in downtown Grass Valley.

Work is being planned at the Empire Mine State Historic Park that will close parking.

On Monday, work will start on the parking lot at the Penn Gate off East Empire Street. There will be no access through the general parking area for the duration of this project.

The lot will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday for preparation work. Paving will be done next week, closing the lot starting at 7:45 p.m. April 15; vehicles left in the lot or equestrian staging area will be cited and towed.

The Penn Gate lot will reopen at 7 a.m. April 19.

Any questions may be directed to Park Superintendent Ron Munson or Maintenance Chief Steve Moses at 273-3884.


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