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Sierra Nevada Children’s Services has announced Gail Johnson, executive director of Sierra Adoption Services, as this year’s recipient of its Children’s Service Award. Elizabeth MacKenzie is receiving this year’s Lenahan Award. These two ladies will be honored at the annual Children’s Service Award dinner and reception Wednesday at the Miners Foundry. 272-8866, ext. 212 for dinner reservations.

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Legal Services of Northern California will conduct a free workshop for seniors 55 and older about avoiding estate planning scams. Learn about related issues, including alternatives to both probate and living trusts. Sponsored by the Lions Club and funded in part by the Area Four Agency on Aging, the workshop will be conducted by John Cape from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Higgins Lions Community Center, 22490 East Hacienda Drive. 274-3554.



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The Gold Country Center needs volunteer teachers and coaches to help with the computer courses it offers. Teachers need a working knowledge of one or more systems, such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and digital photography. Coaches need only basic knowledge. 470-0270, e-mail ed2@goldcountrycenter.org




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The Food Bank of Nevada County is in need of large brown paper bags for use with food distribution. Drop them by the Food Bank at 12048 Charles Drive or at the Gift and Thrift at 13467 Colfax Highway, both in Grass Valley.

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Friends of Nevada County Military is holding a “packing party” to pack boxes for our troops from Nevada County serving in Iraq and elsewhere at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall on South Auburn. All are welcome. 265-4878, Web site is http://www.fncm.org

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Gold Country Telecare Inc. invites you to its Sock Hop 2005 in the Grass Valley Elks Lodge, 109 School St. Free swing dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m., with the dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or two for $18. 272-9958.

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TriContinent Scientific is holding its Garden Fever drawing at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, to benefit United Way of Nevada County. Items to be raffled include planters, flower bulbs, a hummingbird feeder, gardening apron and gloves and a gift certificate. Tickets are $2 each or six for $5 and are available at TriContinent, 12555 Loma Rica Drive. Participants need not be present to win; winners will be notified by phone. 274-4273.

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St. Patrick’s Ladies Relief Society is holding a flea market in the church hall, 235 Chapel St., Grass Valley from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit many in our community.

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The deadline date for submitting information to the Inter-Agency Council’s Western Nevada County Community Resource Guide has been extended to April 29. The guide is a compilation of resource information about community services offered by local nonprofit organizations and public agencies. 274-4645.

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The Imaginarium announces the opening of the exhibit “Space and Flight.” Exploring aspects from the Wright brothers to manned space flight, highlights include a real moon rock, flight simulator, wind tunnel, space capsule and art inspired by the galaxy. The exhibit runs through June 19, from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $3 for students/seniors, $5 for adults, children under three are free. 478-6415.

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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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