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Nevada County officers to participate in ‘National Night Out’

Nevada County Probation Department and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the National Night Out events organized by the Nevada City Police Department and private citizens.

According to a weekly memorandum from County CEO Rick Haffey, the Nevada County Probation Department will have a booth at the National Night Out event being held in Nevada City.

This is a block party event with food, games and entertainment and will take place 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, on North Pine Street in Nevada City between Commercial and Broad streets.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will have a tactical rescue vehicle, patrol vehicle, and a search and rescue vehicle on display at the National Night Out event being held in Grass Valley at the Tall Pines Estates, also held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Grass Valley Police Department is organizing a National Night Out event as well. It will be held at Memorial Park from 5-7:30 p.m. and will have food games and entertainment.

The goal of the National Night Out is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and promoting community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

A healthy start: pregnancy and vaccines

​During pregnancy, you’re often thinking about baby names, nursery colors, and prenatal vitamins, but you should also be thinking about vaccines.

Vaccines during pregnancy not only protect you against diseases, but you can also begin to pass some protection to your baby that will last the first few months of life.

The two vaccines that are routinely recommended by doctors and midwives during your pregnancy are the pertussis or whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) and the flu vaccine.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations and to make sure everyone is protected with all the vaccines they need, the Nevada County Public Health Department is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

“Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect a pregnant woman from the flu and to prevent serious flu-related problems, such as, premature labor and delivery. And when you get a whooping cough vaccine, or T-dap, during each pregnancy, you’ll pass some antibodies that will help protect your baby for the first months of their life,” said Donna Fry, Nevada County’s Maternal Child Adolescent Health Coordinator. “That’s when babies are most vulnerable to the devastating complications associated with whooping cough. I encourage pregnant women to talk to their maternity care providers.”

Find out more about the vaccines recommended during pregnancy at, by talking to your doctor or midwife, or calling your local health department at (530) 265-7265.

Programs offered at Helling Library

Join us for a free showing of “Little Mermaid” at the Madelyn Helling Library at 4 p.m. Monday. Free popcorn will be served. As part of the Library’s popular Family Movie series, the movie will be shown in the Gene Albaugh Community Room.​

Also, the Collaborative Technology Center in the Madelyn Helling Library will offer a number of free technology and craft classes in August.

Two new classes this month are Textile Pattern Design on Aug. 13 (learn how to design and produce your original designs, using online tools and services) and Learn to Play Ingress on Aug. 24.

View the complete schedule and/or register on the Nevada County Library website at or call the Madelyn Helling branch at 530-265-7050.​

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