Applications are now being accepted for spring docent training classes at the South Yuba River, to be held at the Bridgeport Visitor Center. Come and enjoy these free courses covering wildlife biology, archeology, local history, visitor center operation, natural history and more. Volunteers can work at Bridgeport, up-river from the old Highway 49 Bridge, do history research, be part of the oral history program or participate in “Living History” presentations.
The deadline for applications is March 6. Classes begin March 13 and conclude May 1. For applications or more information, call 432-2546 or fax 432-4182. Applications are also available at the Gold Mines Sector Office, 10556 E. Empire St., Grass Valley, or call 273-3884.
Sierra Nevada Children’s Services is offering Red Cross-certified CPR classes March 13 and 14 and April 24 and 25 at 256 Buena Vista St., No. 110, Grass Valley. Cindy Todd, health consultant, will teach the class. This California childcare course includes adult, infant and child CPR, pediatric first aid and preventative health and safety. A small fee will be charged. For more information and exact times, call 272-8866.
The board of directors, staff and participants of Adult Day Services (formerly the Lutz Center) are having an open house, 4 to 7 p.m., Feb. 23 in its new facilities at 138 New Mohawk Road, Suite B-1 in Nevada City. The open house is jointly sponsored by Adult Day Services, Sierra Adoption Services, Terra Alta Development, Inc. and KNCO. Tour the building, visit with the current business residents, and join the joint ribbon cutting. Refreshments will be served. For directions or questions, call 265-0605.
The Boy Scouts Venture Crew 279 is hosting a youth and parents evening at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Venturing program is co-ed for youth between the ages of 14 and 20. Venture Crew meets in the Elks Lodge at 403 Clark Street, Grass Valley. For more information, call Coreena Ross at 274-1838.
The Foothill Theatre Company and Friends of Hospice invite you to attend a “Pay What You Can” benefit performance of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” by Peter Glazer. The performance will be at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Proceeds will support Hospice of the Foothills. For more information, call Lindy Schasiepen at 271-0707 or Gloria Amaral at 265-6715.
Youngsters have made a significant difference at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. Eighth-grade students from Pleasant Valley School did cleanup work Feb. 4. Michele Lewis’ Nevada Union special-education class, the 3R School and Ananda’s Living Wisdom School students also did improvement tasks recently at the park. The projects were coordinated by YOUthCANDO, a program of United Way of Nevada County.
The Senior Center and Nevada County Arts Council present the third annual “Not So Silent” auction at the Community/Senior Center at 11350 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Preview is at 5 p.m., auction at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. Take part in a live auction of over 200 services and merchandise items from Nevada County and beyond. KVMR on-air personality Len Gorsky returns as auctioneer. Call Penelope Curtis at 271-5955 for more information.
The Empire Mine Park Association announces upcoming volunteer classes. Opportunities include workers in the gift shop and rose garden, participants in both the mine yard and cottage living history groups, and both public and school tour guides. Volunteer orientation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23. Training will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23. For more information, call 273-8522.
Hospice of the Foothills will have volunteer training classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29, 31 and April 2. Applications and interviews are required and are held in February and March.
Hospice is looking for licensed or certified body workers (massage, energy work) as well as licensed barbers and beauticians. Call Jennifer Andrews at 272-5739 for an application.
Pam Fortner’s column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday for the following Monday. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to 477-4292.
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