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The Northern Mines Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts of Tierra del Oro are hosting two teddy bear teas for all girls currently enrolled in pre-k and kindergarten. Both teas are Saturday. The morning tea is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. The afternoon tea is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Grass Valley Scout Lodge, 415 Memorial Lane. RSVP to Miss Nat at 800-322-4475, ext. 2805.

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Members and interested persons are invited to the annual membership luncheon of the Nevada County Land Trust from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Miners Foundry in Nevada City. The luncheon is $22 per person. In addition to project updates, a video presentation, “37 Views from Lone Bobcat Woods, An Artist’s View of Her Surroundings,” by Janaia Donaldson will be featured. Call 272-5994 for reservations.



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Child Advocates of Nevada County is sponsoring a See’s Mobile Candy Store in time for Easter. Located in the Raley’s shopping center across from Dollar Tree, the store will be open March 10 to 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 265-9550 for bulk purchases, volunteer opportunities or more information.




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Tickets are on sale now for the Grass Valley Elks Lodge cowboy poetry night April 16. The $15 ticket includes a cowboy supper, cowboy poetry and music. To purchase tickets, call Dawn Narvaez at 432-9106, or call the lodge at 273-8342. For more information, visit http://www.grassvalleyelks.org

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A series of outdoor classes are being held about the Independence Trail. Plant identification, animals and insects, Indian uses of plants and animals, plus the trail function during the Gold Rush will be some of the subjects covered. Classes will be held on Monday mornings beginning March 21 on the trail. A manual and orientation will be held in town March 14. A single class fee is a $5 charge or $25 for eight classes. Call 273-9458 or 273-6881, ext. 1 for registration.

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Union Hill Educational Trip Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed to assist eighth grade students in fund raising so they may go to New York and Washington, D.C. in June for an educational adventure. Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., students will be serving, seating, greeting at Charlie’s Angels Cafe, 145 S. Auburn St. Join them for two tacos, rice and beans for $10 and drinks for $1. To purchase a ticket, contact Shannon at 273-2411 or Janet at 273-5277, visit the cafe before the event, or purchase tickets at the door.

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The California Association of Business, Property and Resource Owners invites you to an evening of laughter March 16 as they roast Lowell Robinson at the Grass Valley Senior Center. A no-host bar begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person by March 9. Call 478-1331 for reservations. After the official roasters finish, guests will have their chance to roast for $10 per minute.

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See’s Candy is available year round from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Easter candy will be on sale in both the main lobby gift shop and the outpatient lobby beginning today. Proceeds benefit hospital special projects.

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The Association of University Women Nevada County will be celebrating Women’s History Month with a joint meeting with the Marysville-Yuba City branch. Two “guests,” Amelia Bloomer and Susan B. Anthony, will share their stories and places in history. The meeting is at 10 a.m. March 19 at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse, but tickets must be reserved by this Friday. Cost is $15. Call Beverly at 274-9710 for information. Checks should be made payable to AAUW and mailed to Lee Ferro, 16523 Sharon Way, Grass Valley, 95949. The reservation list will be used for entrance to Lake Wildwood.

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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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