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The Yuba Watershed Council welcomes Lynn Campbell as its coordinator. A local resident since 1985, Campbell is a Nevada County Land Trust founder, board member and its children’s camp director. She invites you to attend YWC’s monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in the Nevada Irrigation District conference room, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. For more information, contact YWC’s office at 265-4860.

This is National Hospice Month, and Hospice of the Foothills is celebrating by spotlighting its services. Hospice offers comfort care by tending to patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs, as well as supporting families and caregivers through a very difficult time. Hospice’s two thrift stores and Friends of Hospice help provide services to the uninsured.



Call 272-5739 for more information, stop by the office at 12399 Nevada City Highway, or visit http://www.hospiceofthefoothills.org.




Saturday’s meeting of the American Association of University Women will continue its “bridges” theme by offering a look at Title IX after 30 years – its successes, future and role in California and Nevada County schools. Marygrace Colby, former women’s coach at Santa Clara University, will speak. She was instrumental in implementing Title IX in California.

Come at 9:45 a.m. for the association’s holiday bazaar and refreshments. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Members and guests are welcome. For more information, call 478-9998.

Troop 4, Nevada County’s first Boy Scout troop, announced that Dr. Pete Sayer will be assistant scoutmaster-Venture. Sayer will provide guidance and mentoring to the older, more experienced scouts in the Venture program. Meet Sayer and learn more about Troop 4 by attending its weekly 7 p.m. Monday meetings at the Scout Lodge in Memorial Park, 415 Memorial Lane in Grass Valley, or visit http://www.foothill.net/BSA/troop4.

Our local Girl Scout Council’s color guard is looking for opportunities to serve. If you know of a nonpolitical group that needs a color guard, call the Terra Del Oro Girl Scout Council at (800) 322-4475.

3R School students painted items at Western Gateway Park on Oct. 29 and helped clean up the Grass Valley Cemetery on Nov. 6. Ninth-graders from Ananda community’s Living Wisdom High School helped spruce up the cemetery on Nov. 5. Several Volunteer Action Center volunteers and employees of The Union improved the accessibility of a driveway Nov. 2 at the home of a disadvantaged couple living in a wooded area. YOUthCANDO, a program of VAC, arranged the projects. Call 272-5041 for more information.

Pam Fortner’s 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


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