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The Nevada County schools-sponsored NCTV cable station (access via Comcast Channel 11) has revived the Nevada County Nonprofit Show. NCTV station director Lew Sitzer and United Way of Nevada County’s George Olive have put together a schedule of interviews with human service clients, staff and volunteers, which will air three times weekly. Jim Phelps, community recovery resources development director, addresses substance abuse, particularly issues related to methamphetamine, in a 30-minute interview airing tomorrow at 6 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. These same time slots will hold nonprofit interviews each week.

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The Empire Mine Park Association invites you to its annual Miners’ Picnic at Empire Mine State Historic Park from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Special activities include old-fashioned children’s games, live entertainment, a cakewalk and gold panning. In the cottage, volunteers will be dressed in period costumes and will recreate characters from the Empire Mine’s colorful past. In the mine yard, volunteers portray workers of the past and enact a working day at the mine. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $3 for 17 and older; $1 or ages 6 to 16; children under six are free. Park hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 273-8522 for more information.



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YOUthCANDO, a program of United Way of Nevada County, is looking for teen groups (classes, clubs, etc.) that want to make a difference in the community. More than 300 teenagers made a huge difference during the past school year, completing 47 service projects. YOUthCANDO has ideas and can make arrangements for service events to take place. Call United Way at 274-8111.




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Technology and science, everything from home and auto repair to geology and astronomy, will be featured at the book sale of the Friends of the Libraries, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine, Nevada City. FOL accepts donations of book in good repair. They may be placed in an identified container at Raley’s in Grass Valley, or brought to all Nevada County libraries. FOL does not accept magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, outdated computer or law manuals.

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Use your party planning skills and creativity at United Way of Nevada County. UWNC is looking for volunteers to help with its campaign kick-off breakfast Sept. 24 and for future events. United Way works with 23 nonprofits and they can use your help. Call Lori Burkart Frank at 274-8111 or e-mail at lori@uwnc.org to find out more.

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Union Hill Educational Trip Inc. will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Mark Davis Plumbing on Colfax Highway in Cedar Ridge. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 5 p.m. beginning today through Friday. Union Hill Educational Trip Inc. is a nonprofit fund-raising organization designed to raise funds to help defer cost so that the eighth-grade students may attend the educational trip to New York and Washington, D.C. this year.

Call Paul and Shelly at 477-0826, Eric and Christine at 272-9495, or James and Suzumi at 271-0234 for more information.

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Congratulations to Dr. Jean Creasey of Nevada City, a member of the Butte Sierra District Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association (all nonprofit organizations) on appointment to the Council on Community Health committee at the California Dental Association. Dr. Creasey is a practicing dentist in Nevada City and is currently secretary at the Butte Sierra District Dental Society.

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Friends of Hospice invites you to stop by its booth at the fairgrounds at the Roamin’ Angels car show Sept. 11. Enjoy fudge, carmel, ice cream sundaes and root beer floats for either $3 or $5. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Foothills.

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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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