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Volunteers, firefighters, veterans and others who lead by serving will be honored at a Nov. 8 Heroes Breakfast hosted by the Western Nevada County Branch of the American Red Cross.

Those to be recognized for service to the community include Lana Frederickson for her work with foster children; Patti Unger for her support of service persons overseas; Donna Carver for 27 years as a hospice volunteer, Ed Rossovich for earning a Purple Heart in Iraq; Ben Shepard for renovating a school lunch area; and Terence McAteer for his work at the Food Bank and other volunteer services.

Proceeds from the event will support local disaster relief, emergency services and health and safety services.

Tables of eight can be sponsored for $250 and single seats cost $20. Other sponsorship levels also are available.

For more information or to make reservations, 272-3265.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sierra College will offer two free lectures aimed at older adults.

The first lecture will explain the tax and financial benefits of using bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and life insurance policies to support one’s favorite nonprofit programs. It will be offered twice, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Nov. 1 and Nov. 13 at the Sierra College Roseville Gateway campus.

Another lecture will discuss the latest research from the University of California Davis Medical School on aging and memory. It will be held at the same venue from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Nov. 16.

For more information, visit or call 800-242-4004, ext. 6290.

Money will be the big topic at a meeting of the Nevada Irrigation District starting at 4 p.m. today.

Board members will discuss the district’s financial reserves, revenue scenarios and how they relate to water rates, and methods for customer billing.

The meeting will be held at the district’s offices at 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

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