Nonprofits: Roast of former KNCO news director set
The California Association of Business, Property and Resource Owners presents an evening of fun and frivolity at the “roasting” of retired KNCO news director Jim Kerr. Stories from his friends and co-workers will make it an entertaining evening and a night to remember. Reservations must be received by Feb. 15. Cost is $50 per person. Call CABPRO’s office at 478-1331 for more information.
The 2006 “Notable Women of Nevada County” calendars, produced by Northern Mines Business and Professional Women and featuring the photographs and stories of 12 accomplished women in this area, are available at a reduced price of $5 while supplies last. Proceeds go toward scholarships for re-entry women in our community who are continuing their education to better support their families. To order a calendar, call Laurel Knapp at 273-8988.
The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a used book sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Outpatient Lobby of the hospital. Book donations may be dropped off Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary. 470-9197.
The Butte Sierra District Dental Society installed its 2006 officers Jan. 18 at the Holbrooke Hotel: Jon Menig, D.D.S., a Nevada City orthodontist, president; Jean Creasey, D.D.S., a general dentist in Nevada City, president-elect; Steve Leighty, D.D.S., an oral surgeon in Grass Valley, treasurer; and Charles Kattuah, D.D.S., a general dentist in Marysville, secretary. The society is a nonprofit organization encompassing six counties – Nevada, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte and Sierra. Special guests at the installation included Sen. Sam Aanestad, D.D.S., and Dennis Hobby, D.D.S., California Dental Association President.
NAMI Nevada County will sponsor the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Class specifically for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness. The free nine-week series of classes will start in Nevada City from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. The course is taught by a team of three trained mentors, or peer teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. It is not necessary to be a member of NAMI to take the course, which is offered free of charge to people who experience mental illness. To apply, call Scottie Hart at 272-5022.
The Grass Valley Elks Lodge announces three District 9 Hoop Shoot winners from the competition held Jan. 21 in Portola. The Elks Lodge was well-represented by 10-year-old Patti Southworth, an elementary student at Alta Sierra School and her brother, Magnolia eighth grader Brennan Southworth. Also winning in the 10- and 11-year-old boys group was Kade Walker. These winners go on to compete Feb. 11 in Sacramento in their age divisions. Thanks to all the parents and the kids who participated.
The Gold Country Community Center’s Senior Wood Project has received a donation of plastic tarps to cover firewood during the rainy season from Nina and Mike Snegg of Coldwell Banker Commercial G.R. Realty in Grass Valley. The wood program is staffed by a group of volunteers who work year round to cut up and split donated wood. This wood is then delivered – around 10 cords a month during the winter – to those who qualify either through the county energy assistance program or by virtue of being a low-income senior.
Carolyn Harley, president of Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood Chapter VJ, Nevada City, has appointed Gloria Thiele, Leo Stovall and Erla Smith to the nominating committee for 2006-2007 officers. Elections will be held in March. The 47 active members in Chapter VJ belong to a close-knit sisterhood. Membership is offered to women recommended to P.E.O. who exemplify good character and profess belief in God. All sisters dedicate themselves to the betterment, not only of themselves, but the world around them. The continuing education of women is an overriding goal to that end.
The Nevada County Food and Toy Run Web site has been updated to show this year’s contributors, as well as photos from the event. Go to http://www.toyrun.org online. Click on “Contributors” or “Photos” to see the changes.
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce has upgraded and redesigned its Web site, located at http://www.nevadacitychamber.com online. The site includes a complete 2006 Nevada County events calendar with photos and detailed information on Nevada City’s annual events. Guides to local lodging, dining, real estate, historical sites, attractions and points of interest, outdoor recreation, local resource lists and more may be found. The site includes maps and directions to the area as well as a Nevada City map.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to 477-4292.
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