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The Success by 6 national initiative is a call to action by United Way and communities to make deliberate, coordinated efforts to improve the lives of children from birth to age 6.

“Neighborhood Doorways to Success” is a Success By 6 collaborative program funded through Children and Families First Commissions, Bank of America, and donations designated to Success By 6 through United Way of Nevada County. The program includes in-home visits and family nights, both for Anglo and Latino families.

For more information about Success By 6, call Nancy at 274-8111.

The Sierra Adoption Agency is giving an initial overview and discussion of foster care and adoption in the child welfare system. “Orientation, Exploring Adoption and Foster Care I” is being offered on Wednesday at 6 p.m., 471 Sutton Way, Suite 209, in Grass Valley.

The class is free and is open to anyone wanting to know more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. For more information, call 272-9600.

The Friendship Club invites you to join the girls at the third annual “Friendship 100,” to be held at 49er Family Fun Park from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23.

Billed as “a sporting event for adults at a kids’ fun park,” participants will fortify themselves with a barbecue dinner served by Apex Catering before teams of golfers compete in 18 holes of miniature golf and 20 racers drive mini-cars in an Indy 500 style speedway race.

Serving 80 at-risk adolescent girls in Western Nevada County, The Friendship Club is a community-based nonprofit organization. Its mission is to help these girls stay in school, maintain a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, and prepare them to enter the workforce with skills for success. All funds raised at the event go towards funding the organization’s programs and activities that include weekly after-school meetings, monthly field trips, summer day camps, mentoring from women in the community and character education. If you would like to sponsor a foursome for golf, be placed on a team, or have your business listed as a car sponsor, call 265-4311 and make your reservation. Your donation of $100 per person includes dinner.

AnimalSave Thrift and Treasures moves to a new location today. Now at 10067 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Come by Saturday for the grand opening celebration. Refreshments will be served and prizes given away. AnimalSave’s mission is to build a no-kill adoption center. Volunteers are needed to work at the store, and donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 274-1111.

The Roamin’ Angels and Michelob are hosting the third annual car show this weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of pre-1972 American custom and classic hot rods will be on display. Enjoy crafts, food, vendors and music. A shuttle bus will be running between Nevada City and the fairgrounds to further enjoy the Running of the Ducks and Constitution Day festivities. Admission to the car show is $2 for adults, 12 and under are free. To enter a car, call Elena Bunner at 432-1698 or visit

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 to

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