Patrol Leader Council of Troop 855 will be meeting tonight to review plans for the troop’s participation in the upcoming Webelos Eskimo Run and to plan for other future troop outings and activities. Troop 855 meets at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church on Ridge Road in Grass Valley.

Boy Scouting is open to boys from sixth grade to age 18. For more information on scouting or Troop 855, call Scoutmaster Daniel Ketcham at 477-8056.


Adult Day Services (formerly the Lutz Center), will enjoy a benefit breakfast prepared and hosted by Quail Ridge Senior Living from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. The Grass Valley Male Voice Choir has volunteered to perform from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the main foyer. Tickets are only $5, available at the door, or call the center at 265-0605.


The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a “scrub” sale at the hospital from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Outpatient Center Conference rooms. Come by and check out the latest styles and prints from the large selection available.

Scrubs make great lounge wear. Proceeds are used by the auxiliary to supplement equipment and supplies at the hospital.


Troop 4, Nevada County’s oldest Scout troop, announces the appointment of Jim Bowman and Dave Keck as assistant scoutmasters. Dave and Jim will be using their outdoor skills to help the troop’s Scouts plan and implement challenging outdoor experiences that are not only fun but useful in teaching Scouting’s values of self reliance, preparedness and service to others.

Troop 4 meets each Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the Grass Valley Scout Lodge in Memorial Park. Scoutmaster Jim Richards encourages all interested boys to drop in for a visit, call him at 478-0520, or visit the Web site at


Grass Valley Little League gets underway at 49er Fun Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Fees vary, depending on division, from $75 to $105. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present, showing proof of residence and an original or state-certified copy of the child’s birth certificate.

Grass Valley Little League played its first season in 1953 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. This year, approximately 250 children ages 5 to 18 will compete in several divisions of play in baseball at various fields, including Condon Park. For more information, call 272-0949.


Soroptimist International of Grass Valley is presenting its 13th Day for Women from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley. International speaker Carol Scofield will be the keynote speaker this year. The day will be filled with workshops, food, a fashion show and shopping.

Net proceeds go to support Soroptimist International of Grass Valley’s service projects: Women’s Opportunity Award, Outstanding Effort Youth Award, Kare Crisis Nursery, DSVAC, ACS Relay for Life, Chernobyl Children’s Project and grad nights at local high schools. The cost is $40 and is all inclusive. To register or get more information, call Judy Barker at 477-1201. Last day to register is Jan. 19.


The American Association of University Women will have “Windows of Learning” as its theme at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. The featured speaker will be Terry McAteer, Nevada County superintendent of schools. He will discuss the state of the schools in Nevada County, as well as give an update of the recent approval given to his office to manage the Community Access Television here. In addition, the branch scholarship winners will be presented to the membership. Guests and the public are welcome. For further information, call 274-9710.

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; or fax to 477-4292.

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