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Parking tickets

to go on sale

Grass Valley parking permits for the first quarter of 2003 go on sale Dec. 18 at the Grass Valley Police Department. The permits are $40 a quarter and they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The permit lots are located on South Auburn at Neal Street, North Auburn at Richardson, the north side of the Grass Valley Police Department lot; and the Center for the Arts.

In 2003, sale dates are March 26, June 25 and Sept. 24.

Wellness Center

offers classes

Classes on smoking cessation, healthy lifestyles and disease management are included in the January lineup for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Wellness Center.

“Smoking Cessation,” seven weeks, will help motivate people to quit smoking. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 27, and are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $75 fee.

In “Exercise for Life! Weight Training Program” taught by personal trainer Scott Jackson, learn to use weights for strength and endurance. The class is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 There is a $15 fee.

“Healthy Weighs” is being offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 through March 5 at the South Yuba Club in Nevada City. Learn motivational skills, improve eating habits, focus on goal setting and become more active. There is a fee. Call the Wellness Center for details.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held in the SNMH Outpatient Center Conference rooms. Other classes offered in January include:

— Holistic Approaches: Hepatitis C, from 7 to 9 p.m.,Monday, Jan. 13, $15

— How to Harness the Power of Your Beliefs, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, $15

— Living Well with Pain, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, Classroom A, $15.

— Taking Charge of Diabetes, from 9 a.m. Until noon, Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14 and 21, Classroom A, $75 fee, no charge to HMO members.

For more information, please call the Wellness Center at 274-6124. To register for a class, call the hotline at 274-6824.

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