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The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center needs help getting out a mailing this morning at 10 a.m. for the community photography show. Stop by and lend a hand. Call 265-2826 for more information.

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The Literacy Council of Nevada County needs volunteers to teach English as a second language. Tutor training workshops are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19, 21, 26 and 28. The council asks for a one-year commitment. You do not need to speak a second language, and will spend an hour with your student once or twice a week. A fee of $15 is charged to cover the cost of workshop materials. Early registration is urged. Call 274-8428 for information.



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The 49er ROP program is hosting AnimalSave’s annual “Strut Your Mutt” event Saturday. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Activities include agility demonstrations, vendors, prizes for best dressed, largest, smallest, longest tail, etc., and photo ops with Gibson, the world’s tallest dog. Registration forms are located at AnimalSave Thrift & Treasures, 10067 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley. Minimum donation is $5. Call 265-0251 for more information.




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Club Live middle school students from Ready Springs School in Penn Valley did cleanup work after the HelpLine Fabulous Flea Market at the fairgrounds Sept. 26. The task was arranged by YOUthCANDO, a program of United Way of Nevada County.

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Prison Fellowship volunteers are sponsoring an evening with Mary Kay Beard, founder of the Angel Tree Project, an international program reaching out to children who have a parent in prison. Beard will speak at the Penn Valley Community Church, 11739 Spenceville Road at 6 p.m. Sunday. Call Joyce at 432-4333.

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Silver Springs High School Foundation is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner and drawing at Moose Lodge No. 2217, 15694 Allison Ranch Road from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Donation for adults is $10, $5 students (under 18) and free for children under 5. Raffle tickets will be on sale with many prizes available. Call Janine Condon at 271-1252 or 272-2635, ext. 301 for more information.

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A Lifetime Foundation is dedicated to the development of healthy and fulfilling futures through educational opportunities for birth mothers who have chosen adoption for their children. The foundation announces the award of 10 scholarships to deserving women, helping them to attend colleges in the United States this fall. To learn more about how you can contribute, visit http://www.lifetimefoundation.org, or call 265-4915. To drop off gently worn maternity clothing, visit 216 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Neighborhood Center of the Arts launched 20th anniversary festivities at a special “Fun Day.” Staff member Sandia Borden’s classic 1964 Ford Ranchero was decorated in bright day-glo colors by studio artists as a mobile advertisement for both the anniversary celebration and the upcoming Holiday Show and Sale opening Nov. 18.

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October is National Disabilities Month. The Yuba Sutter Regional Arts Council Gallery in Marysville is featuring Gary Brown’s “Art is for Everyone” photographic documentary of art in the lives of the disabled. Portraits of artists from NCA are in the show. Call 742-ARTS for more information.

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The South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport has fall hours for its Visitor Center, from noon till 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets for the gold nugget raffle, Oct. 31 during the Ghosts of Bridgeport celebration, are still being sold at the Visitor Center. To schedule a private, docent-led gold panning demonstration, history tour or photo opportunity at the bridge, call 432-2546.

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The American Association of University Women will meet from 9:30 to noon Saturday at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. The group will be “Widening Our Horizons” by presenting a review of the ballot issues presented by the League of Women Voters. All are invited.

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The Center for the Arts hosts an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday to dedicate the center and to celebrate the completion of the facade renovation. More than 25 organizations will be present to tell their stories. Enjoy entertainment, food and beverages and drawings for dinner and a show. The center is at 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Call 274-8384 or go online to http://www.thecenterforthearts.org for more information.

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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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