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The United Way of Nevada County recently awarded the President’s Service Award to Lee Blakemore. Blakemore received congratulations from Charlene Bumgarner, a volunteer coordinator with RSVP, and Major Michael Downs, a board chair of United Way, for receiving the award. Through the efforts of Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Blakemore was eligible for this award due to the many hours of volunteer work he has achieved through the YOUthCANDO program.

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Saddle Pals is a therapeutic riding program offering horsemanship as therapy for children and adults with special needs. Several students are on a waiting list, and more volunteers are needed to accommodate them. You need no experience with horses to perform the duties – volunteers walk beside the horse and rider during lessons. The program runs from March to November. Classes start in March and run from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday at Blue Fountain Farm in Grass Valley. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Time commitment per week is a minimum of one hour. Orientation for new volunteers is 10 a.m. March 6. Call Marlene Hayes at 274-8744 for more information.



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The Gold United Shrine Club will be conducting a free screening clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Outpatient Building at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. This no-cost screening will be held to identify children in our area who can benefit from the expert orthopedic and burn care provided at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 who has a problem of the bones, joints or muscles, or a problem associated with healed burns, bring your child for an evaluation to find out if he or she may be eligible for treatment. All care provided at Shriners Hospitals is free of charge. Call George Harper at 265-5310.




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The Sierra Foothills Iris Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Auburn Civic Center’s Rose Room, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The nonprofit is looking for people who share the same love of irises that they do. The public is invited. Monthly door prize drawings are held. Visit the society’s Web site at http://www.nccn.net/~sfis/sierra.htm online.

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The Nevada City School District Joint Parent Teacher Clubs presents the Strolling Banquet and Benefit at 6 p.m. March 18 in the Miners Foundry. Tickets are on sale now for $35, or $40 at the door. The event will feature cuisine from Ike’s Quarter Café and Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro. Enjoy music along with an array of live and silent auction items for bid. Proceeds provide the needed support for the children’s enrichment programs, such as fine arts and rotational programs that would otherwise be eliminated through budget cuts. Call Elizabeth at 272-3793 for tickets or to make a donation to the event.

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The Bear River High School library is hosting its annual used book sale. State funding for school libraries has been cut, so proceeds will be used to buy new library books. During the month of March, the school will be collecting books for the sale. Drop off book donations at RCI Realty, Longs Drugs (at Combie Road and Highway 49), Holiday Market or at the Bear River library. Donations can also be picked up by calling Bill at 305-0226.

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Women of Worth is in need of the following: baby items and furniture in good and safe condition; a newer office copier in excellent working condition; newer computers and monitors in good working condition; and two or three running vehicles for WOW’s moms who are returning to work. All donations are tax deductible. Call 878-1183 or e-mail womenofworth@nccn.net. Web site is http://www.women-of-worth.net online.

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It’s Girl Scout cookie time again! Sales kicked off last Friday. Watch for them at local venues.

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The Center for Nonprofit Leadership workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10. Registrations must be made by March 1. Seating is limited. The speaker, Kay Sprinkel Grace, will be speaking on the topic “Making Your Mission Tangible.” Grace is the author of five books including, “Beyond Fund Raising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment.” For a registration form, contact center_for_nonprofit_leadership@yahoo.com via e-mail.

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Gardening and crafts will be the featured books at the bargain book sale of the Friends of the Libraries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Nevada City’s Foley Library, 211 N. Pine. The sale includes more than 2,000 fiction and nonfiction books. Donate books by dropping them into an FOL-marked container at Raley’s or any county library.

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The Imaginarium will feature a special activity, “Science in a Cup” from noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Imagine how many experiments you could do in a single cup. Also, on display through June is “The Return of the Dinosaurs.” This special exhibit displays fossils, dinosaur models and other ancient artifacts. The Imaginarium is an interactive, hands-on science museum and is generally open on weekdays by appointment only for schools and other groups. Admission is $3 for children and seniors, $5 for adults. The museum is located at 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. 478-6400, ext. 231.

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The 90th annual Shrove Tuesday Waffle Sale is Tuesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Frank Buck Hall, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds help support community outreach programs such as Interfaith Food Ministry, Alzheimer’s Support Group, Manzanita Family Center, Ladies’ Relief Society, Emergency Coalition and Area 4 Senior Outreach Program. Tickets are $4 to $6. Enjoy all the waffles you can eat with ham, eggs and a beverage. Reservations are requested for groups of 4 or more. Call 273-7876 by 4 p.m. or 273-7396 by 8 p.m.

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Pam Fortner is a freelance writer in Grass Valley. Her column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. The column will appear in the following Monday edition. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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