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Nonprofits: Cancer Aid Thrift Store honors volunteers

The volunteers received awards Feb. 13 from Sara Morrison, RSVP project director. Gold Award recipients, those who have volunteered in excess of 500 hours, are: Judy Banks, June Dakin, Barbara Friedman, Lawrence Friedman, Donald Gray, Wanda Gray, Donna Jaynes, George Kruegel, Jeanne Lathrop, Laura Maurice, Joanne Reinke, Ruth Riley and Eleanor Wasson. Lifetime Award recipients, those who have volunteered in excess of 4,000 hours, are: Twylah Lemargie, Marilyn Lightner, Patricia McIntosh and Ardys Vollmer. Recipients received a pin, certificate, and letter of appreciation from President George W. Bush. A recognition luncheon will be held in their honor on June 2. To volunteer at the Cancer Aid Thrift Store, and many other nonprofits in Nevada County, call Charlene at 271-0255.

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is looking for volunteers, especially male volunteers, who would like to be a Big Brother mentor for one of their 15 Little Brothers. No special skills are required to become a mentor. Any caring adult who is willing to devote an average of one hour each week is all it takes. BBBS is holding a volunteer information session to share more about the ins and outs of becoming a mentor at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Individuals and couples interested in attending must sign up by calling 273-2227.



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The program is offering another “Family Fun Night” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hennessy School multi-purpose room. The evening is for parents of preschoolers planning to attend the Grass Valley School District. Refreshments will be served and childcare provided. Free book bag for participating families, four free books each time a family attends, and free activities to take home. Space is limited; call 273-4059 to sign up.




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The is offering a free public workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on “Roses: Care, Pruning and History.” Learn when to prune roses, pruning techniques for different types of roses and how to feed and take care of roses. Bring warm clothes ” if weather permits, pruning will be outside. Location is the Demonstration Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley (on NID grounds). 273-4563.

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The parents and teachers of are presenting the second annual Bid N Boogie “Made in the Shade” auction and dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Alta Sierra Country Club. Admission is $25 per person. In addition to live and silent auctions, the evening will include a 50/50 raffle, appetizers and dessert, a no-host bar and live music by The Torpedoes. Proceeds raised will go to support “Project Pride,” a redesign project to update and enhance the school’s lunch area. For reservations, visit the school office, go to Sierra Mountain Coffee Roaster, Combie Road location, or call Shana Laursen at 269-1231.

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students did cleanup work Feb. 8 at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. , a program of , arranged the service.

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The presents tacos, nachos and more, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. tonight. Enjoy margaritas, $1 tacos and $1 sides of nachos, rice or beans. Coming in March: Installation of officers and cowboy poetry. For more information and to make dinner reservations now, call 273-9228.

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A will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Rood Center Empire Room (second floor, to the right). This meeting will launch the Nevada County Substance Abuse Coalition. Community and county agency representatives and interested individuals are urged to attend. Call Eddy Sitzer at Family Connections Collaborative, 265-9550.

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Applications are now being accepted for spring docent classes at , 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley. Classes will be held in the Visitor Center from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning starting March 11 through May 6. After training, volunteers may work in the Visitor Center, conduct historical research, participate in the oral history programs, as well as lead gold panning demonstrations, wildflower tours or bird walks and other varied support and assistance roles for the Ranger staff. For an application or more information, call 432-2546.

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is holding its monthly packing party to pack boxes for our troops from Nevada County serving in Iraq and Afghanistan at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall on South Auburn St. Call Fred Buhler, 265-4878.

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Are you curious about the reopening of the Idaho Maryland Mine? Then come to the next meeting of the at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Railroad Museum. Ross Gunther, representing the company, will discuss the progress in opening the mine, their plans and anticipated rewards. He will be available for questions at the end of the program. To find the museum, take the Gold Flat exit and follow the signs. Refreshments will be served. 477-8633.

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and hosted the annual “Give Kids a Smile” day Feb. 3 to serve children in Nevada and Sierra Counties on Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and the uninsured. The event, which helped 59 children, included preventative and restorative treatment in addition to oral health education. SNCS would like to thank dentists Minah DeAinza, Lindsey Robinson, Mark Bauman and Terry Horlick. Many thanks also to Amber Clark, Darby Salazar, Carmen Bravo, Cherece Mitchell, Naida Nunnink, Wendy Voss, Karina Winter, Kristy Dewey and Jeannie Pittman with the Butte Sierra District Dental Society. Thanks also to South Pine Cafe for the muffins and Miner Moe’s Pizza for the lunch.

If you would like to help support this project, call Barry Sturm with SNCS at 274-8872.


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