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Bingo at Elks Lodge in Grass Valley

February 19, 2018 — Bingo will be returning to the Grass Valley Elks Lodge 538 beginning Thursday. Doors open at 4:30, the grill opens at 5 and the game starts at 6:30 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 109 S. School St. in Grass Valley. For more information,

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PFLAG National accepting scholarship applications

February 19, 2018 — The application process for PFLAG National scholarships is now open. For the 17th year, PFLAG National will award thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to young activists and advocates who have worked on numerous programs, projects and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe

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Free Nevada City event offers public speaking tips

February 19, 2018 — Members of Nevada County Toastmasters organizations, such as the Empire Toastmasters above, will host "Public Speaking Tips" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Along with tips on how to improve listening and speaking skills, attendees will

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Meet your merchant: If Deby Hendrickson can’t fix your sewing machine, chances are it isn’t broken

February 18, 2018 — Deby Hendrickson was just 12 years old when the family car broke down. "We were raised by a single mom in Turlock and there was no money for a mechanic," she said. "My mom said, 'See if Deby can fix it.' So I did. It

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American Legion Dance Night this Saturday in Grass Valley

February 18, 2018 — The American Legion, Frank Gallino Post 130 will once again be hosting their popular dance night at 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, located at 255 So. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. Featuring DJ Jamie Hogan, the evening includes dance lessons,

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‘Casino Night’ raises funds for Deer Creek Elementary School in Nevada City

February 18, 2018 — Deer Creek Elementary School's Parent Teacher Club will be hosting its 6th Annual Casino Night from 6 to 11 p.m. on March 2 at the Miner's Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. This year's event will include with appetizers, Nevada County's finest wine and craft

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Listening Cafe: a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate

February 16, 2018 — Members of the community are invited to attend a "Listening Cafe on Faith in Politics," scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Valentina's Organic Cafe. 841 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. The format of the event will be based on guidelines suggested

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Fire-adapted strategies for your home and land workshop

February 16, 2018 — A workshop designed to help people in Nevada County prepare for and recover from fire in a manner that is resilient to future fires is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. An

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United Way’s ‘Community Impact Process’ begins, seeking volunteers

February 15, 2018 — United Way of Nevada County's annual Community Impact Process for the calendar year of 2018 has begun and allocations will be distributed from the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund. During this process, current United Way partners may apply to continue partnership and/or

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Dads, daughters raise funds to reduce violence

February 15, 2018 — Community Beyond Violence (formerly the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition) held its 11th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance, "Love Letters," at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall earlier this month. Nearly 500 "dads and daughters" attended the event, which raised $24,000 to provide programs in western

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Lunchtime seminar on financial fraud in Nevada City

February 14, 2018 — A one-hour seminar on financial fraud will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the law library at the Nevada County Superior Court. Information will include how to avoid scams and identity theft, how criminals obtain personal information and how to

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GOP “Meet the Candidate” event with district attorney hopeful Glenn Jennings in Grass Valley

February 14, 2018 — Members of the Nevada County Republican Party will host a "Meet the Candidate" event featuring district attorney candidate Glenn Jennings at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Fowler Center Republican Headquarters near B&C Hardware on Nevada City Highway in Grass Valley. Jennings will discuss

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Supervisors and sheriff candidates to speak at Business & Professional Women of Nevada County

February 13, 2018 — Members of the public are invited to meet and hear the candidates running for the board of supervisors and county sheriff at the Feb. 21 dinner meeting of Business & Professional Women of Nevada County at Summer Thymes Bakery in Grass Valley. Candidates for supervisor

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Grass Valley poetry workshop with Alicia Vandevorst

February 13, 2018 — A poetry workshop with Alicia Vandevorst will be part of today's Sierra Writers meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at the Open Book in Grass Valley. The meeting is free to Sierra Writers members and open to the public for a small donation. Refreshments included.

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Love is in the music: Beaucoup Chapeaux Valentine’s Day music in Nevada City

February 13, 2018 — Tonight will mark the 10th year that Euro cafe band Beaucoup Chapeaux has played Valentine's Day at the Nevada City Classic Cafe. In 2008, cafe owner Genevieve Crouzet came up with the idea of opening the otherwise daytime cafe one night a week, and offer

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Hospice of the Foothills receives donation from Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley

February 12, 2018 — The board of directors of Peace Lutheran Church's Mission Endowment Fund (MEF), has awarded a grant to Hospice of the Foothills (HOF). The endowment fund was established to promote responsible Christian stewardship and to expand and enhance the church's outreach objectives. On behalf of the

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Nevada City presentation to address DNA testing

February 11, 2018 — Susan Rogers will share research she's done in her presentation, "Using DNA Testing to Solve Genealogy Problems: My Experiences with Three Tests from Two Companies" at the next meeting of the Nevada County Genealogical Society. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 13

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Kiwanis Annual Community Fitness Day in Grass Valley

February 11, 2018 — The Gold Country Kiwanis Club will host its annual Community Fitness Day fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Training Zone gym in Grass Valley. Classes offered will include spinning, Qigong, Silver Sneakers and Tai Chi. Live entertainment will be from

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Call for Nevada County entries: Young Writers Competition

February 9, 2018 — Nevada County middle and high school students are encouraged to enter Sierra Writers' Young Writers Competition for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1,450. Submissions are due by March 1. High school and middle school students will compete separately. Categories for submissions include fiction,

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Winter hues

February 9, 2018 — Sunset at Lake Wildwood.

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