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The Pine Tree Quilt Guild is now taking applications for two $1,000 scholarships for any Nevada County resident who is graduating or furthering their education in the fields of fiber arts, textiles or any art-related subjects. Deadline is March 15. For more information, call Cynthia Brem at 272-8470.

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Gardening and the classics will be featured at the Friends of the Libraries book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the basement of the Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine St., Nevada City. Persons wishing to donate books may place them in identified barrels at Longs Drugs on Sutton Way and Raley’s supermarket in Grass Valley.



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The St. Canice Ladies Guild is looking for crafters to participate in its Spring Fling Crafts Faire May 15 and 16. Handicrafts, pictures and paintings are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the St. Canice ladies guild charities. For information, call Charlotte at 432-2198 or Fran at 273-1018.




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On Feb. 12, five Pleasant Valley School students from Jeff Miller’s 8th grade class helped the United Way office staff prepare for relocation to 11743 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. The student effort was arranged by YOUthCANDO, a United Way of Nevada County program.

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The annual Young at Art K-12 exhibition begins today and runs through May 28 at the Rood Center. The hundreds of art pieces by Nevada County students will feature paintings, drawings, collage, mixed media, photography, ceramics and other art. The public may view the art during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The Empire Mine Park Association announces that Heritage Rose plants propagated by volunteers are available just in time for spring planting for $8 in the gift shop. Proceeds go to enhance and restore the grounds, gardens and buildings or to expand the educational opportunities at the park. Park hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Call 273-8522 for information, or go online to http://www.empiremine.org.

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Estate planning attorney Sil Reggiado will be speaking at today’s meeting of the Gold Country Estate Planning Council on the topic of “Recent updates to the estate tax and planning developments.” The luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. at Christopher’s Catering at 408 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley. Cost is $13 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made by contacting Terry Brown at 265-0266.

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Adult Day Services needs a volunteer to go to the Senior Center and pick up the containers with lunches in them by noon and return them after lunch has been served. Time approximately 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you can only pick up or deliver, that would help, too. Vehicle needed for transport. Call 265-0605.

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The Peace Center of Nevada County will have its meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Seaman’s Lodge in Pioneer Park. Tom and Renee Wade will present an overview of the principles of permaculture, which is the practical application of ecological and design principles that empower individuals to participate and collaborate in the creation of sustainable culture. A community potluck from 6 to 7 p.m. will precede the meeting. For more information, call 477-9797.

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St. Patrick’s Ladies Relief Society presents its bridge luncheon with table and door prizes at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Hall, 235 Chapel St. in Grass Valley. A $10 donation will be shared by many in our community, including Interfaith Food Bank, Manzanita House, Emergency Coalition and Habitat for Humanity. For reservations call Annette at 432-0366.

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The Girl Scouts Northern Mines Service Unit color guard is available to community organizations. If you need the girls to perform a ceremony, call Carol Glad at 265-5147.

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Pam Fortner’s column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. for the following Monday edition. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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