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Nevada Countians seeking a sneak peek of the new documentary from Academy Award-winning film maker Michael Moore will get a crack at “SiCKO” next week.

The Del Oro Theatre will screen the movie, which focuses on America’s health-care industry, at 8 p.m. June 27.

The showing is a benefit for Hospitality House, western Nevada County’s shelter for the homeless.

Admission is $10 and all proceeds will benefit Hospitality House. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Del Oro, at 165 Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley, when the box office is open. Call 273-6932 for hours.

BriarPatch offers

nonprofit grants

The grand opening of the BriarPatch Community Market this weekend kicks off the application period for the store’s community fund grants, which are awarded annually to local nonprofits.

Grant applications will be accepted through Aug. 31 and awarded in October at the BriarPatch Harvest and Health Fair.

For more information on the grand opening or the grants, call Stephanie Mandel-Austin at 271-2034 or e-mail her at

Public meeting to discuss fire routes

Foresters and the state fire marshall will discuss mapping fire hazards and designating fire routes at the Regional Council of Rural Counties today.

The public meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley.

Kate Dargan, state fire marshall, will discuss the Fire Hazard Mapping Process and Jim Pena, deputy regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service, will provide an update on Fire Route Designation Issues.

The Regional Council of Rural Counties consists of 30 California counties that share rural interests. Collectively, the association represents 44 percent of California’s land mass and 2.5 million residents. Nevada County Supervisor Sue Horne is chairperson of the board.

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