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Nonprofits: Equine Rescue seeks horse lovers’ help

NorCal Equine Rescue is an animal welfare organization that rescues, rehabilitates and adopts equines of any need level. In 2005, the nonprofit rescued 50 equines, including horses, donkeys, ponies, mules and minis. Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund, based in Los Angeles, has chosen NER to be its newly sponsored “rescue,” beginning this year. NER has found property for the new rescue facility. The nonprofit is looking for horse lovers to help them come up with the down payment and closing costs. The deadline for raising these funds is Friday. Donations are tax deductible and any donation of $50 will receive a “Save the Horses” car magnet. Call 534-0730, 284-6522, see the Web site at http://www.savethehorse.com, or contact info@savethehorse.com via e-mail.

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Jazz Camp is in its fifth year, offering musicians of all ages the opportunity to play, learn and have fun. Bill Douglass, music director, and Nora Nausbaum, administrative director, bring together 11 faculty members who will teach and offer daily faculty concerts. A public concert by faculty and students will be held at the Center for the Arts on the final evening, July 16. Jazz Camp will be held at the Nevada City School of the Arts from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 12 to 16. Cost is $350. Limited scholarships are now available for qualified bassists and drummers. Also, limited work/study aid is available for other instruments and voice on a financial need basis. In order to take advantage of these scholarships, register now at http://www.SierraJazzSociety.com or call 273-5489.



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The “Winter Blues” exhibition opens at Neighborhood Center of the Arts with an evening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The exhibition continues through April 14, and will showcase scenes and colors of the season. In addition to the gallery exhibition featuring new work, the studio will be filled with other paintings and drawings, ceramics, weavings, woodworking and jewelry created by the more than 55 NCA artists with developmental disabilities. NCA is located at 200 Litton Drive, Suite 212, Grass Valley. (Park and enter at rear of building). Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 272-7287.




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U.S. Sewing Machine is teaming up with the Nevada County Chapter of Project Linus for “Make A Blanket Day” to be held Saturday at U.S. Sewing Machine, 12344 Nevada City Highway in Grass Valley. Project Linus is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide love, security, warmth and comfort to children across the country who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. U.S. Sewing Machine will be providing pre-cut quilting kits for $2 without batting and $4 with batting. All proceeds benefit the local chapter. A large sewing area will be provided to work, along with snacks and drinks. Everyone who turns in a new handmade blanket can be entered in a drawing to win a Janome DC3050 computerized Décor Series sewing machine. The drawing will be held at the end of the event on Saturday. Go online to http://www.projectlinus.org or call 478-9555.

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Last week I told you about CABPRO’s Jim Kerr roast, but failed to tell you the date. It’s Feb. 22. Reservations must be in by Thursday, so call 478-1331 now to reserve tickets. Cost is $50 per person.

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Come and see what’s new in the Tupperware line. The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a Tupperware sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Springhill Room, located by the cafeteria at the hospital. Proceeds of the sale will be used by the auxiliary to supplement the cost of equipment and supplies for the hospital.

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The UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners are offering a free workshop, “Training Young Ornamental Trees for Structure and Form,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Learn how to choose trees to fit the site; why, when and how to prune; and selection and maintenance of pruning tools. The location is the Penn Valley Fire Protection District, 10513 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. Event canceled for rain. 273-4563.

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The AARP Tax Aide program is offering free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing to elderly and low income Nevada County individuals every Monday through April 10. Appointments are required by calling HelpLine at 273-2273. HelpLine will advise you of the location and documents to bring.

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Child Advocates of Nevada County thanks all supporters and volunteers who helped make its Christmas See’s Candy event a success. They could not have done it without you. Your support keeps the staff and board energized.

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AnimalSave announces its “Meet Your Match” pet adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Adopt a cute dog or cat for your valentine at Booktown Books and Tomes, Incredible Pets, Planet Pet and Scraps Dog Bakery in Grass Valley, and at Harmony Books and Wisdom Café and Gallery in Nevada City. Kira Swaim, 271-7071, ext. 203.

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Hospitality House is a cold-weather emergency shelter that serves the homeless of western Nevada County. The shelter maintains its own Welcome Center where guests gather in the late afternoon before they are bused to one of the many local churches that provide food and housing at night. Hospitality House also offers its guests limited medical care, access to local services and haircuts. Volunteer coordinator Mary O’Brien (272-8112) is looking for people to help take occasional or regular weekly two- or eight-hour shifts, and to help with fund-raising and accounting. Donations are also appreciated for rent, insurance, transportation, staffing, supplies and other crucial expenses. The house’s mailing address is P.O. Box 3223, Grass Valley, 95945; 272-0919.

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Women of Worth is looking for office space to rent or lease for occasional office duties, store supplies for clients and annual community outreach projects. The size needed is approximately 300- to 500-square feet, and should be located in the Grass Valley area. WOW offers services to victims of domestic violence. E-mail at womenof worth@nccn.net. Web site is http://www.women-of-worth.net or 878-1183.

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The American Association of University Women will host a meeting titled “Life Saving Adventures in Uganda.” Local dentist Dr. Jean Creasey will speak about providing dental care in Uganda for 250 patients and installing a permanent dental suite in the Buhoma hospital, operated by the Kellermans of Nevada County. The public is invited to attend the meeting, beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

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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