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Boy Scout Troop 855 will be hosting a new Scout and Webelos visitation meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1979 Ridge Road, next to Nevada Union High School. The meeting topic will include a presentation on snow sports equipment. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the 50-plus Scouts and leaders of Troop 855, learn about membership requirements, upcoming troop outings and summer camp plans.

For additional information, contact senior patrol leader Stephen Quadro at 271-0647, or scoutmaster Daniel Ketcham at 477-8056.

Hospice of the Foothills is conducting patient support volunteer training classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 24, 26 and 28. However, applications and interviews are required before taking the classes. Interviews will be held during the last week of February and first two weeks of March.

Some of the subject material will include Introduction to Hospice of the Foothills Interdisciplinary Team; Bereavement Volunteer Experience; Family Dynamics and Stress Management; Safety, Universal Precautions and Infection Control; Moving and Positioning Patients.

After training, volunteers are assigned to work with patients and their families in a geographical area that is convenient for the volunteer.

For a complete list of classes or an application, call Jennifer at 272-5739.

“The Nonprofits Community Show” now airs on FCAT at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. The show, produced by Jack Strickland, focuses on area nonprofits and the services they provide to our community.

Nonprofits that are interested in taping a half-hour show may contact the following people for more information: Jack Strickland, 274-2478,

Feb. 1 is the postmark deadline for applications for Leadership Scholarships for fall 2003 applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. The $1,500 Alumni Leadership Scholarships will be reviewed by local members of the Gold Country Chapter of the California Alumni Association in March, with decisions being made in early spring.

Applicants who wish to be considered should contact their high school counselors; Judith Schwarz, the chapter’s alumni scholarship chair (272-3956); or visit the California Alumni Web site at


On Feb. 11, Professor Robert Middlekauff will be the guest speaker at a dinner of the Gold Country Chapter of the California Alumni Association at Christopher’s Catering, 408 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. Middlekauff will be speaking about his research on the Mark Twain project of the Bancroft Library.

For more information, contact Donna Stewart at 265-6024.

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will present a resolution of recognition to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Nevada County for 20 years of service to senior volunteers and community agencies in Nevada County. The event will be held in the lobby of the Administration Building on Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

RSVP is a community partner of Nevada County, with more than 120 volunteers serving in the county libraries, the Sheriff’s office and local animal shelters. They contribute over 12,000 hours each year.

For more information, call 271-0255.

The Nevada County Historical Society invites you to a slide show and talk by local author and historian Hank Meals. The program on early mining techniques will be presented at the new railroad museum on Bost Avenue in Nevada City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 272-5154 for information.

Science fiction and mysteries will be featured categories at Saturday’s book sale of the Nevada County Friends of the Libraries. Held in the basement of Nevada City’s Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine St., the sale helps to fund book purchases and special needs of Nevada County’s three libraries.

The public may drop off books in good condition in specially marked containers at Longs Drug Store on Sutton Way and Raley’s Supermarket on Freeman Lane, Grass Valley. For more information, contact George at 272-1180.

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

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