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The Western Nevada County Chapter of the American Red Cross is having a benefit wine tasting from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Iron Mountain Vineyards. Each wine will be introduced by its winemaker and accompanied by specially created hors d’oeuvres prepared by Villa Venezia Ristorante Italiano to match each of the wines. Purchases will benefit the Red Cross. A limited number of tickets are available. For tickets and more information, call 272-3265.

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The Nevada County Chernobyl Children’s Program kicks into gear this week, hosting 24 children and three interpreters from Belarus. The public is invited to attend the welcome party at 6 p.m. Thursday in St. Patrick’s hall, 235 Chapel, Grass Valley. During this summer’s visit, the children will visit Circus Circus, receive swimming and gymnastics lessons and airplane rides. For more information, call Gail at 274-2096.



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This summer the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries is sponsoring “Go for the Gold,” the library’s summer reading club, focusing on children’s award-winning books. Signups begin on June 22. Each participant will receive a list of library books in different award categories. Children will receive treasure maps and stickers for marking their reading progress in the various categories. Presenters will include Native American storyteller and cedar flutist Tom McCormack, folk singer Adam Miller, and others. For more information, call the Madelyn Helling Library at 265-1538 or the Grass Valley Library at 477-5790.




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AnimalSave is looking for volunteers to work in its Thrift & Treasures thrift store, for one or two strong gentlemen with trucks who would be able to help pick up furniture from donors, volunteers to work on its auction team and and volunteers to provide foster homes. The store also seeks donations of good quality, gently used clothing and household items. For more information, call T&T at 274-1111 or 271-7071.

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The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosta a community blood drive and a two-day scrubs sale. The blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kmart Shopping Center. The scrubs sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday in the Outpatient Center Conference Rooms in the hospital.

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Hospice of the Foothills, with thrift stores in Nevada City and Penn Valley, has added a third thrift store. Hospice Gift and Thrift of Colfax is located at 255 Highway 174 in Colfax. The community is invited to help celebrate the grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 346-9600.

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Lyman Gilmore Community Day School students and teacher David Lowell distributed bark for Manzanita Family Center’s play area on June 2 and 7. The project was arranged by YOUthCANDO, a program of United Way of Nevada County.

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Auburn-based forestry education nonprofit The Forest Foundation will co-sponsor the inaugural summer solstice century bike ride beginning June 26 in Quincy. The ride offers four routes through Feather River country. All proceeds benefit The Forest Foundation, which educates the public about the role forests play in the environmental and economic health of the state. For more information, or to register, visit their Web site at http://www.calforestfoundation.org.

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The E Clampus Vitus of Nevada City has awarded Patricia Ball and Lindsey Croft each a $1,000 scholarship to assist in their college expenses. ECV Chapter 10 awards one scholarship yearly but awarded two this year since both students were so deserving. The scholarships were presented by Dave Robinson on June 9.

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HelpLine Information and Assistance is now taking appointments for free help with preparing and filing the homeowners and renters assistance program claim forms. A claimant must be 62 or older or blind or disabled, have a total household income of $38,505 or less and be a United States citizen or designated alien. Help with claim forms is available by appointment only. Appointments are July 1 through Aug. 26. Call 273-2273.

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Women of Worth has a storage unit full of excess store fixtures and racks. Those interested in purchasing some of the items should call Sandy at the WOW Thrift Store at 274-7037 for more information.

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Pam Fortner’s column 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 nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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