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Meeting spotlights community rights

Community-rights advocate Nancy Price of Davis will talk about how communities can protect their air, water and open space Wednesday at the Unitarian church in Grass Valley.

Sponsored by the Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy, Price’s talk will focus on how local communities can assert their rights over corporate rights to protect common resources.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains is located at 246 S. Church Street. The meeting is free, but a $3 donation is suggested. For more information, visit apple- or call 432-0991 or 758-0726.

Meet to help save the Senior Center

A “People’s Summit and Social” will be held Friday at the Gold Country Community/Senior Center to brainstorm ideas for helping the center remain viable.

An increase of $3,000 per month in rent for the Nevada County Fairgrounds-owned building has put a burden on the center, according to center representatives.

Participants are asked to bring a potluck-style tray of finger food or dessert to share while they work in small groups.

The summit will be held 5 p.m. Friday at the Gold Country Community/Senior Center, Gate 2 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11350 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

People also can submit their ideas to Francisco Lovato, Development Consultant at 273-4961, P.O. Box 968 Grass Valley, CA 95945 or

Coalition walk

targets obesity

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Nevada County will hold a walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the county fairgrounds.

The theme for the walk will be the use of breastfeeding as the first step to warding off childhood obesity. For more information, contact Arly Helm, 271-2229, or Laurie Chamberlin, 477-5442.

– The Union staff

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