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Rotary Club of Penn Valley is hosting its annual flea market, crafts and antiques sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 2 at the Gateway Center in Penn Valley. More than 70 vendor booths are expected. Rotary will be selling coffee and donuts, hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks. To reserve a space, call Susan Gisler at 477-3776 or e-mail at susan@welcomegiftbasket.com.

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The Gold Country German-American Club will host its annual Oktoberfest Saturday at the LOVE Building in Condon Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $9 at the door and $8 in advance. Lively dance music will be supplied by Joe Smiell and his Bavarian Band. A German dinner including coffee and dessert may be purchased for $9. Beer and wine will be available; raffle prizes and folk dancing by the Alpine Dancers will complete the evening’s entertainment. For additional information and to order tickets, call 272-6095 or 477-0974.



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Community Recovery Resources’ Bill Schultz Classic Gold Tournament is Saturday at the Alta Sierra Country Club. A silent auction and buffet dinner will follow the tournament. Call CORR at 273-9541 for more information.




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Workshops by Sharon Ellison, author of “Taking the War Out of Our Words,” are being sponsored by Terri Harmon. Beginning Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the first workshop is called “Taking the War Out of Our Words, An Introductory Evening,” and will be held at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Suggested donation is $10. Weekend workshops are held in the Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Topics are “Powerful Non-Defensive Parenting” and “Powerful Non-Defensive Social Change.” Tickets are available at Harmony Books and BriarPatch Community Market and are $87 in advance, $97 at the door, per workshop. Special rates for couples are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call Terri Harmon at 432-8302 or visit her Web site at http://www.livingcompassion.com.

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American Legion Post No. 130 is raising funds for a resurfacing of the World War I Memorial in Grass Valley’s Memorial Park. The project is to be completed in time for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2004. The project will involve sandblasting the entire memorial, doing patchwork, resurfacing the floor, building a wheelchair ramp, repainting the entire memorial and some landscaping. Volunteers are needed. Call Oral Stallings at 268-0685 or e-mail raps7@stardustweb.net. Donations should be mailed to American Legion Post #130, WWI Memorial, P.O. Box 1113, Grass Valley, 95945.

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AnimalSave Thrift and Treasures is celebrating its fifth anniversary all this week, with special events on Wednesday. Stop by for punch and cookies and join in the celebration. AnimalSave will be raffling an animal design quilt; tickets are $1 each. Thrift and Treasures has been generating profits for the new adoption and education center, planning to break ground in April 2005. Call 271-7071 for more information.

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Neighborhood Center of the Arts’ staff and clients welcome Glen Baird as the center’s new executive director. Baird, new to Nevada County, says he is looking forward to meeting and getting to know the people of the community. One of his goals is to build community supporters and establish business relationships to promote the work of NCA artists. Baird invites visitors to NCA’s gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Watch this column for upcoming special events. Call 272-7287 for more information.

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The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center of Nevada City invites you to a two-day festival celebrating Mexican arts and culture practiced within California this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a slide show and talk on the Mexican rodeo traditions in California, and music by El Son del Pueblo.

Saturday’s events begin at 10 a.m. and run throughout the day and evening. Tickets for the entire festival are $30 for adults and $13 for children and include dinner on Saturday evening. Saturday events only, including dinner, are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Daytime or evening-only tickets are also available. Children 12 and under are admitted free during the day on Saturday. Call 265-2826 for more information, or go to ncscc@nccn.net.

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Roots & Wings Educational Foundation is having its 14th annual Ken Harper Gold Classic on Oct. 1 at the Lake Wildwood Country Club. The format is four-person scramble, limited to the first 36 teams. Profits go to the foundation for the purchase of accelerated reading books, mathematical support, technological equipment, etc. Entry fee is $95 per person, which includes green fees, cart, refreshments, dinner, prizes and trophies. Additional dinners are available at $25 each. Call Lindsay Marich at 432-5680 for more information or for an entry form. The foundation also needs donations from merchants for drawings and prizes, or for sponsoring a hole.

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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 z Grass Valley 95945; e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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