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The Food Bank of Nevada County is having a drawing for a new Honda XR100R dirt bike, donated by John Voter of Delta Home Loans. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Delta Home Loans in Nevada City, in Grass Valley at Mike’s Alta Sierra Market, Bubba?s Bagels or El Dorado Savings and Loan, or at the Food Bank.

Stop by Bubba’s between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and enjoy a KNCO live remote broadcast. A child from the audience will be chosen to draw the winning ticket for the dirt bike.

Needed by the Food Bank: one portable TV with VCR. If you can donate one or have one to sell, call Toni at 272-3796.



Child Abuse Prevention in Nevada County Schools is in the process of recruiting high school student volunteers. CAPINCS goes into preschools and elementary schools in Nevada County and performs puppet shows to teach young children how to stay safe from abuse and harassment. The high school student volunteers come away with an understanding of the devastating nature of child abuse. They also learn to be better parents and creative teachers. Any interested high schooler can reach Katy Jamison, CAPINCS coordinator, at 265-0611, ext. 232.

Join the Gold Unit Shrine Club in celebrating Constitution Day and the potentate’s visit on Sept. 8 for a buffet breakfast of sausage, eggs, pancakes, muffins, juice and coffee. Breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nevada City Masonic Center, 108 N. Pine St. in Nevada City. $7 per person. No reservations are required.




At 1 p.m., before the Constitution Day Parade, a re-enactment by the Shriners of the signing of the Constitution will take place at the corner of Broad and Pine streets. The parade at 2 p.m. will include Ben Ali Shrine and Shrine Club entries. For more information, contact Walter Dean at 477-6065.

When you were young, who touched your life in a special way? Being a Big Brother Big Sister is about sharing simple, magical moments with a child. Big Brothers Big Sisters will conduct mentor training from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the county Superintendent of Schools office, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City. Call 273-2227 or e-mail bbbsofnc@nccn.net.

Hospice of the Foothills has been serving the terminally ill of our community since 1979. A program called “Transitions” connects people with a life-limiting illness to resources in our community. The program is free and provides a wealth of information, a volunteer, and peace of mind for those who may be facing a life-threatening illness but do not meet eligibility for hospice care. Call 272-5739 for more information.

Pam Fortner is a free-lance writer in Grass Valley. Her column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. for the following Monday edition. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; or send an e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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