NONPROFITS | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

NONPROFITS

The Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s February meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rose Room of the Auburn Civic Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Cindy Davis from Eisley’s Nursery will talk about “Good and Bad Chemicals in the Garden.” If you are interested in any type of iris, this is the place to be. Membership is available. Call 305-7949 for more information.

ooo

The Community/Senior Center is hosting its annual “Way Cool Not So Silent Auction” at 5 p.m. Thursday, auction at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Complementary appetizers will be served, no host beer and wine. Enter through gates 2 and 3 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Call 273-4961 for more information.



ooo

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity is looking for low-income families who are in need of housing. Habitat is building five new homes on North Church Street in Grass Valley. Orientation and application meetings will be held Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sierra Presbyterian Church’s fellowship hall and Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church, 236 S. Church Street in Grass Valley. For more information, e-mail http://www.nchabitat@nccn.net or call 274-1952.




ooo

The University of California Cooperative Extension Office is offering a free “Embryology – An EGGciting Adventure” workshop for educators from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building. The embryology project provides opportunities for young children to learn, through observation and hands-on activities, the value of life as well as information about chickens, eggs and embryonic development. The lessons can be adapted for use in school classrooms, after-school programs and 4-H or other youth organization project meetings. For information, call 273-4563.

ooo

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is coming to Nevada County June 4 and 5. Get involved now by attending the organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Board of Realtors building on Crown Point Circle. Call 265-0286 for more information.

ooo

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly flea market and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Penn Valley Shopping Center. For more information, call 477-3776.

ooo

The UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners is hosting a free workshop, “Pruning Roses and Rose Care,” Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley (on NID grounds). Free publications are available. For information, call 273-0919.

ooo

Drew’s Place provides peer group support for grieving children, teens and their families. Groups meet every two weeks. The next meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 138 New Mohawk Road, Grass Valley. Donations are suggested, but no family will be turned away. Call Ann Heinrich at 265-0341 for orientation packets.

ooo

Neighborhood Center of the Arts is selling equipment from its weaving program for artists with developmental disabilities. The weaving program is continuing to produce scarves, rugs and wall hangings, but they have surplus equipment, including a Leclerc loom, warping reels, warping boards, a skein reel, swifts, sley hooks, shuttles, bobbins and a bobbin rack. For more information, call 272-7287, or visit the gallery and studio at the rear of 200 Litton Drive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, where you can also enjoy the current exhibition, “Self-Portraits.”

ooo

Volunteers of The Food Bank of Nevada County will be at the George Winston concerts Tuesday and Wednesday at the Center for the Arts to sell Winston’s recordings and related CDs and also to accept donations of nonperishable food. Call the Food Bank at 272-3796 or the Center for the Arts at 274-8384 for more information.

ooo

Sam Schug, Williams Ranch School principal, delivered a five-gallon water jug half full of coins and currency to United Way’s office. Students, staff and parents at the Penn Valley school made a major statement about giving to others with a $700 cash contribution to the United Way of Nevada County and to the local Red Cross’ Tsunami Relief effort. The money was counted by volunteers at United Way. Half will go to tsunami relief and half to local UW partners.

ooo

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center will have a multi-media travel presentation on Baja California, given by Tom and Debra Weistar of Synergia Learning Ventures at 6:30 Sunday. A slide show accompanied with audio recordings will document their experiences from three weeks of study and exploration. The cultural center is located at 17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Road on the San Juan Ridge. For more information, call 265-2826 or e-mail ncscc@nccn.net.

ooo

Pam Fortner’s column 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; e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Opinion


See more