News Briefs: Growers market gate change; Swim session canceled |

News Briefs: Growers market gate change; Swim session canceled

The Fairgrounds

Gate change at Saturday growers market

The Nevada County Certified Growers Market will meet from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gate 8 of the Nevada County Fairgrounds because firefighters have set up base at Gate 4. Also Saturday, market organizers will give away two baskets loaded with local produce and goodies compliments of the growers in appreciation of the customers. Vendors will have tickets at most booths, and the baskets will be awarded at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Customers must be present to win. This new attraction will take place on the last Saturday of each month throughout the 2008 growing season.

Memorial Park

Swim session canceled Tuesday; bad air to blame

The summer recreation program and the open swim session at the Memorial Park pool was canceled Tuesday because of the hazardous air quality, Grass Valley city officials said. For information about today’s schedule, which had not been decided by late Wednesday, contact the City of Grass Valley Recreation and Facility Manager at 477-6483.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Support mentoring program with $1 donation

Through Monday, $1 donations may be made at the Arby’s restaurant on Freeman Lane in Grass Valley to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County. This the last week of the month-long campaign to raise money for mentoring programs to help Nevada County youth. Contributors also can sign a “Help Us Help Kids” pin-up after donating, which will hang on the wall of the restaurant. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County provides one-on-one mentoring for local at-risk youth ages 6-18.

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