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The AnimalSave Thrift & Treasures Store is in need of a “cat care” volunteer. The time involved is a two-hour commitment per week in daily shifts from 9 to 11 a.m. AnimalSave also needs temporary foster homes for dogs and cats rescued from local shelters. Vet care, food and supplies are paid for until permanent homes are found. Call Debra at 271-0220 for more information.

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Music in the Mountains inducted four new members to its board of directors this past summer – Gail Fox, Sarah Johnson, Don Lawson and Roger Sanford. A “thank you” to outgoing board members Keith Schoendoerfer and Dick Wiebe for all their hard work. At MIM’s annual Maestro Awards party Sept. 12, awards were given to Hazel Shewell, a former board president of MIM, along with the William and Marian Ghidotti Foundation, represented by Frank Francis.



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The Bear River Recreation and Park District reminds you of its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Ridge School District Office. The meeting is to provide input and suggestions on alternative sources of funding to maintain the current youth and adult recreation programs. Call Nancy Guerland at 268-3804 for more information.




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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, Inc. will be holding its cowboy-style barbecue fund-raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada County Sportsmen’s Club. This family event features a menu of tri-tip or chicken with all the fixings and will showcase live demonstrations of search and rescue dogs, a CHP helicopter and music from the Rough & Ready Fruit Jar Pickers. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, with children 3 and under free. For more information, call Natalie or Terri Russell at 272-7941 or rescuebarbie20@hotmail.com.

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The Food Bank of Nevada County has two needs: a used electric oven and a cook to prepare lunch Wednesdays. The oven donor will receive a tax-deductible voucher. The Food Bank can pick up the stove. Call 272-3796 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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Students of Ms. Shehadeh’s special education class at Nevada Union High picked up litter in Western Gateway Park Sept. 3. The same class interviewed residents of Highgate Retirement Village on Sept. 10 to obtain their life stories. The tasks were arranged by YOUthCANDO, a program of United Way of Nevada County.

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The Women of Worth Thrift Shop and Resource Center reminds you that its “Way Cool for Back to School” backpack and school supply drive ends Sept. 30. WOW will collect and distribute new or like-new backpacks and school supplies to children in need within Nevada County. Teachers and other organizations who know of a student in need should call WOW with their needs or for a list of collection sites. Call Rose at 274-7037.

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Child Advocates of Nevada County is sponsoring its annual Art Auction and Wine Wasting at the Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City Friday. Come and enjoy an evening of wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres starting at 6 p.m. and an art auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Call 265-9550.

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Studio artists of Neighborhood Center of the Arts were well-represented at this year’s county fair, and many received awards for their work. Among the ribbon recipients were Colleen Corbett, Winnie O’Haver and Wesley James. A selection of award-winning art is on display in NCA’s gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week. To donate goods and services Call 272-7287 for more information.

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HelpLine’s flea market, with over 100 vendors, is Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Food and beverages are available. Sellers may get more information or register by calling HelpLine at 273-2273.

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The Nevada City Soroptimists recently installed new officers for the upcoming year. Installed for the year 2004-2005 are: Donna Hauck, president; Martha Wasley, vice president; Jacque Brown, secretary; Joan Beard, treasurer; Joanne Hillman, delegate; and Betty Gannon, director. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, call Donna at 287-3220.

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Boy Scout Troop 855 will hold its monthly troop meeting at 7 tonight at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. All are invited to attend. A silent auction will be offered, selling a variety of troop camping equipment, including tents and backpacks. For further information, call Scoutmaster Daniel Ketcham at 477-8056.

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Pam Fortner’s column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday for the following Monday. 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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