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Nonprofits – Support awareness of sexual abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Locally, activities are planned to bring awareness to these important issues. Thursday is the annual Candlelight Vigil on the steps of the courthouse in Nevada City. Join in the march from Calanan Park on Broad Street at 5 p.m. for a brief march to the courthouse where the vigil will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 27 is Denim Day. Wear denim in solidarity to protest the myths surrounding rape and sexual assault. The Nevada County Victim/Witness Assistance Center is coordinating events, including an awareness luncheon.

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Friends of Hospice presents its annual Arts and Flowers benefit for Hospice of the Foothills this weekend at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. The gala opening is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday with complimentary appetizers and wine tasting. From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday complimentary coffee and cookies will be served, followed by wine tasting and appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. An entry donation of $3 per person is recommended. Over 40 local artists are participating. Live entertainment both days. 432-5966.



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Grass Valley Elks Lodge presents Cowboy Poetry Night Saturday. The $15 ticket includes a cowboy supper, cowboy poetry and music. Doors open at 4 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. and cowboy poets at 6 p.m. 432-9106 or 273-8342.




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Clear Creek PTC presents a silent auction and Mexican feast from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Clear Creek gymnasium, 17700 McCourtney Road. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, live music and bid on donated items and services, including gift certificates from multiple hair salons, B and C Hardware, IHOP, a personal trainer and many others. Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the door. 273-3664.

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Bitney Springs High School is having an informational evening at 7 pm. Wednesday for students and parents interested in enrolling in grades nine through 12 next fall on campus at 12338 McCourtney Road. Bitney is a small comprehensive public high school, offering small class sizes and a college preparatory curriculum in a respectful academic environment. Tour the campus, meet the teachers and administrators and learn about the benefits of attending Bitney Springs. 477-1235, http://www.bitneysprings.net.

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A free public workshop and compost demonstration is offered by UC Master Gardeners Saturday. The first workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, is “Outdoor Container Gardening.” The second, from noon to 1 p.m., is a compost demonstration. The demonstration garden is located at 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley on the NID grounds. 273-4563.

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Literature Alive! presents its annual Listening to the Wild at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center. The evening of poetry, prose and dance with local writers and dancers is presented by Literature Alive! and the South Yuba River Citizens League. Tickets are $10 general, $7 senior, $5 students and are available at Harmony Books, The Book Seller and Odyssey Books. 272-5812 or e-mail at info@litalive.org.

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The Nevada County Library Literacy Service is seeking volunteers to tutor adult literacy learners in reading, writing and math. New tutors attend a 10-hour training program being held on a Friday evening and all day Saturday; the next class is coming soon. Tutors and learners meet weekly for one to two hours. 470-2772.

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The Sierra Nevada Deep Ecology Institute invites you to Eco-Expo 2005 from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts, Grass Valley. The event features over 20 nature-oriented booths, with activities of interest for all ages. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for SNDEI members and $10 for students. 210-6103 or 265-6649.

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Pam Fortner is a freelance writer in Grass Valley. Her column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. The column will appear in 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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