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The Grass Valley Center for the Arts is hosting its fundraiser on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Only 200 tickets are available, each costing $125. Cost includes the reception and a concert, which starts at 7 p.m. with music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Reservations can be made by calling the Center for the Arts’ box office at 274-8384 ext. 14.

Meeting to focus on park cleanup

The Wolf Creek Community Alliance will focus on the cleanup at Empire Mine State Historic Park at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday at the NID Annex building in Grass Valley across from Lyman Gilmore School.

Speaking will be Park Superintendent Ron Munson, who will discuss what the problem is, how it was detected, the danger involved, what the plan is, who is involved and the timeline for implementation. For more information on Wolf Creek and the alliance, go to

Donation to fund troop care packages

A recent $1,000 donation from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 535 to Friends of Nevada County Military will help fund care packages to United States troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the past two years, the Friends group has sent more than 1,000 care packages to Nevada County troops serving in the war effort, according to a Friends press release.

Friends of Nevada County Military formed in 2004.

Hall of Fame

nominations sought

Nominations for the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted.

Each year, the fair recognizes people who have helped make the fair a success. Past inductees have included volunteers, exhibitors and concessionaires.

In 2006, Larry and Maciel Filer were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Larry Filer sold pigs to 4-H children so they could raise them for entry into the fair, was the announcer at horse shows and judged many fair events. Maciel Filer volunteered at a fair booth, attended daily and encouraged her children and grandchildren to attend.

If you would like to nominate someone, send the candidate’s name and a brief description of his or her contribution to the fair or the fairgrounds to Hall of Fame, Fairgrounds Office, P.O. Box 2687, Grass Valley 95945, by May 1.

– The Union staff

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