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Be in the Flea Market: Helpline has taken over the giant community Flea Market, which will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 26. Now is the time to reserve an 18-foot-by-18-foot spot, which goes for the bargain basement price of $25 – and, it’s tax deductible because Helpline is a nonprofit. Can’t beat that! Do you have a home-based business? Are you a crafter? Are you a retail merchant who wants to unload some seasonal merchandise? A gardener with 500 cuttings to sell? This event will be fantastic because there will be 117 vendors offering something for everyone. Also, Helpline is a terrific organization that doesn’t get the publicity and credit it deserves. They act as a sort of clearing house for other organizations and when you call with a problem, they refer you to people who can help. So, to use Helpline, or to sign up for a vendor spot at the Flea Market, call 273-2273.

Cooking at Kirby’s: Reader Gary Kilday, who was the breakfast cook at the Cascade Shores General Store, is now cooking brunch at Kirby’s in Nevada City on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you miss his cooking, now you know where to find him.

Sierra Cinemas: Reader Helen Olson called to say that she thinks the paint job at the Spring Hill Shopping Center (home of Sierra Cinemas) is “outstanding.” She also wanted to remind readers that people initially didn’t like the green color at Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley. “Everyone hated it, but they got used to it.” What do you think? You can still vote on http://www.theunion.com



Children’s Festival: This Friday event at Pioneer Park plans to be fun for young and old with its Renaissance theme. Cost is $1, and it’s worth at least the price of admission to see Lou Sitzer as a wizard. The festival begins at 9 a.m. There are more details inside the Prospector section today.

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Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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