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The Nevada County Land Trust is hosting its annual Litton Trail Faire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring brunch stops, entertainment, the work of local artists, children’s activities and a raffle.

Tickets are available at Harmony Books, Java John’s and the Nevada City Postal Co. in Nevada City, and at Odyssey Books, Holiday Market and the Land Trust office in Grass Valley. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6 through 12; ages 5 and under are free.

Follow the signs and balloons on Hughes Road and use Sierra College’s parking lot.



For information, call 272-5994 or visit http://www.nevadacountylandtrust.org.

Tickets are available at Harmony Books, Java John’s and the Nevada City Postal Co. in Nevada City, and at Odyssey Books, Holiday Market and the Land Trust office in Grass Valley. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6 through 12; ages 5 and under are free.




South Yuba River Citizens League announces its fifth annual Great Yuba Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. Volunteers will gather trash throughout the Yuba Watershed. All cleanup volunteers are invited to a thank you celebration afterwards at Memorial Park in Grass Valley from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. A raffle with prizes from county businesses will top off the party.

For more information, call Kathy Hempel at 265-5961, ext. 202.

The National Alliance for Mental Illness Nevada County will hold its Celebrity Chef Pancake Breakfast featuring local community leaders from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Quail Ridge Senior Living facility, 150 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. The breakfast is a kickoff for its educational Silver Ribbon education campaign, “Stop the Stigma: Mental Illnesses are Brain Disorders.”

Tickets are available at The Book Seller, La Te Da, and Odyssey Books in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, Keepsake Jewelers in Lake Wildwood, and at the door.

For more information, call 272-4566.

Habitat for Humanity’s first major golf tournament fund-raiser was the nonprofit’s largest event ever. Fifty-nine area golfers enjoyed a round of golf at the Alta Sierra County Club, and 71 attended the awards dinner and auctions. Jim Kerr of KNCO was the master of ceremonies and auctioneer.

The $7,500 raised will help Habitat complete the Lopez family home currently under construction at Slate Creek Road and Ridge Road in Grass Valley. The first-place team was from Knight’s Painting, and the service club trophy was won by the Rotary Club of South Nevada County. Habitat wishes to thank tournament sponsors Delta Home Loans/Kim Wydra, Performance Learning Systems/Joe Hasenstab, KNCO/STAR Radio and The Union.

Boy Scout Troop 783 spruced up the yard of a disadvantaged person Aug. 24. A Christian youth group from Southern California cleaned park signs and picked up litter at the South Yuba State Park at Bridgeport Aug. 22.

Both projects were arranged by YOUthCANDO, a program of the Volunteer Action Center. For more information, call Lee Blakemore at 272-5041.

Pam Fortner’s column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday prior to the following Monday. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945


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