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Wildlife Care Center Inc. (formerly Feather Wildlife Care) is looking for volunteers to raise, rehabilitate and then release our local orphaned and injured baby birds and mammals. The center is also looking for people who would like to help with office help during the spring/summer baby season, habitat construction, animal transport, animal food, rummage sale, fund raising, and public relations.

Interested individuals are invited to attend a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Madelyn Helling Library on Helling Way, Nevada City.

The Wildlife Care Center is licensed and works under state and federal permits. For further information, contact Sandy Clark at 743-8204.



The Senior Citizens’ Foundation of Western Nevada County is having a dinner and dance Friday at the Senior Center, 11350 McCourtney Road, Gate 2, at the fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m., and admission is $12. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Jaime. Enjoy entertainment by the award-winning ukulele group the Strum Bums. Reservations must be made today by calling 273-4961.




The Senior Center also offers ballroom dance classes from 1 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday. Cassandra Wahlstrom teaches fox trot, waltz, swing, tango, rumba and cha-cha. Cost is $3 per class for members and $4 per class for nonmembers. Anyone who has not been a student of Wahlstrom’s at the Senior Center may attend during January free of charge. Call 273-4961 for more information.

The American Association of University Women will have its January branch meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road., Grass Valley. The topic is “International Bridges” and Tanya Rentz from North San Juan is the featured speaker.

For two weeks, Rentz was a member of the 11-person peacemaking mission that visited Bethlehem, Hebron and Jerusalem. Other special guests will be local scholarship recipients and the Tec Trekkers.

Members, guests and the public are invited. For more information, call 477-1881.

United Way of Nevada County is looking for an “Office Angel,” or two or three. UWNC needs volunteers who are willing to come in a few hours or more to assist with events planning and general office help. Computer capabilities are a plus and organizational skills another plus.

Work in a flexible, fun environment. Join United Way and help make Nevada County an even greater community. Call 274-8111, or log on to its new public e-mail address at

By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can broaden the horizons and bring a little magic into the life of a young person. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County is one of the nation’s preeminent youth service organizations, matching responsible adults with young boys and girls to share one-on-one time together.

You can learn more about what it is like to be a part of this program at BBBS’s volunteer orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Scotten School, Room D8, 10821 Squirrel Creek Road, Grass Valley.

The event is open to men and women, age 18 and older. For more information and registration, call 273-2227.

The Yuba Watershed Council will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the NID Conference Room, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Carole Kennedy will speak on the Tahoe watershed assessment. For information, call Lynn at 265-4860.

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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