CoRR Foundation’s 16th Annual Bill Schultz Golf Classic Fundraiser ~ Aug. 26

August 15, 2017

Thanks to Rachel Kaloian, Development Director, Community Recovery Resources for this info.

This annual golf tournament is a fundraiser for Community Recovery Resources. Info and registration here:

PiELL Volunteer Tutor Training ~ Sept. 30 & Oct. 7

August 15, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Program Coordinator, Partners in English Language Learning, for this info. Here’s the full article: 2017_Fall_Tutor Outreach article

PiELL will be offering its two-day New Tutor Training on September 30th and October 7th (must attend both days). For more information call Donna Cobb at 530-265-2116 or visit

Public Health Offers Back to School Vaccination Clinic ~ Aug. 31 in Truckee

August 15, 2017
 Thanks to the Friday Memo for August 4, 2017 for this item. See entire Friday Memo here:

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school or even a college freshman, parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers, classrooms and communities, including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

Nevada County Public Health will be holding a “Vaccines for Children” (VFC) Back to School Clinic in Truckee.

Truckee’s Back to School Clinic: Thursday, August 31st

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Public Health Department
10075 Levon Avenue #207, Truckee

The VFC Program is for children 18 and younger who are uninsured,  have Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal Managed Care, or are Native American or Alaskan Native or for those whose insurance does not cover vaccines . Your child’s shot record and, if applicable, Medi-Cal card will be required for vaccine administration.

For more information, please check or call (530) 265-7265.

Recovery and Wellness Series Talk “Experience, Strength, & Hope” ~ Sept. 15

August 15, 2017


Thanks to Serenity JolleyCoalition Coordinator, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County, Community Recovery Resources for this info. Here’s a link to the flyer: 

From CoRR…

In celebration of September being National Recovery Month, we are very pleased to welcome world-renowned recovery speaker Father Tom Weston as our guest speaker for the next presentation in our Recovery & Wellness Series on Friday, September 15, 2017. Father Tom travels all across the country speaking, lecturing, counseling and conducting seminars focused on addiction and recovery.

Refer to the flyer for more information (see link above) and please share it with anyone who would be interested in attending this event. Space is limited, so R.S.V.P. today at or (530) 273-9541, ext. 217.

Friday, September 15, 2017, from 6:00-7:30pm
Located at the CoRR Campus: 180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley 95945

RSVP to Serenity ~ 530-273-9541 x217, or


August 10, 2017

Healing Through Loss & Grief logo            Grief Recovery Handbook

Healing Through Loss and Grief Group

  • FOR ~ Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss whether that loss is due to death, divorce, or other life events, recent or past, this is an opportunity to meet with other grievers, both men and women, in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Our goal is to assist each other in the healing through grief process.
  • WHEN ~ Begins Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The first two meetings will be open to all newcomers. Then the group will close for those willing and able to continue the process for 12 additional weeks.
  • WHERE ~ FREED Center, 2059 Nevada City Hwy Suite 104, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • INFO ~ This is not a therapy group. It is a structured program with weekly assignments designed to guide and support you through the grieving process and beyond loss. There is NO CHARGE for this group and no pre-registration is required. Just arrive at the first meeting at 6:00pm.
  • CONTACT ~ If you have further questions or would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Theodora at (530) 913-0229 or Vern Smith at(530) 635-2719 or
  • BOOK ~ If you plan to attend, please purchase the 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition of  “The Grief Recovery Handbook – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses” by John W. James and Russell Friedman which is available in local bookstores or online.

Another group will begin in January 2018. This group is not affiliated with the Grief Recovery Institute.

PiELL Fundraising Concert ~ Aug. 20

August 10, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Program Coordinator, Partners in English Language Learning, for this info. Here’s the full press release, which includes more info about the musicians: PiELL Open Book Press Release Aug 20

  • WHAT ~ Local folk and bluegrass musicians The Banner Mountain Boys, Brendan Phillips, and Cedar Hennings
  • WHEN ~ Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m
  • WHERE ~ The Open Book, at 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley
  • DONATION TO PIELL ~  Show tickets, available at the show doors, are priced on a sliding scale, $10-$20. The musicians are donating their time and talents to this fundraising event.
  • CONTACT ~ For more information about the show, contact PiELL at 530-265-2116; the Open Book at 530-264-6844, or visit

Proceeds will benefit Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL), a nonprofit that provides free, one-on-one tutoring in English as a second language to Nevada County adults. PiELL uses volunteer tutors, who are trained during a two-day session (the next training begins Sept. 30). After training, the tutors are matched with an adult student. Tutors meet with their students for an average of one to two hours per week at a location convenient to them. For information on tutoring, call 530-265-2116 or email

Quick Links ~ August 15, 2017 edition

August 8, 2017

“Quick Links” allows us to fit more info into the CSNNC e-news and keep upcoming events on the radar.  E-news content is pulled from our website News page, so you can find all recent items here:

This “How To” guide tells how CSN can help you share information, and includes submission guidelines for CSN e-news: csn_how-to_guide-for-speaking-inquiries-info-sharing. It’s also posted at the bottom of the home page on our website:

New info…

Previously posted info…

Current Newsletters from CSN Partner organizations

The Community Support Network of Nevada County is a First 5 Funded Partner

Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future ~ Sept. 12

August 7, 2017


Thanks to Ashley Clower, Attorney at Law, Robinson & Fulton Law, for this info. Here’s the flyer: Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future_Flyer.

The class is being offered at the Nevada County campus on Sept. 12 (info below) and in Roseville on Sept. 19 (see flyer for info on both locations).

  • WHAT ~ “Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future” ~ a Sierra College Community Education class
  • WHEN ~ Tuesday, September 12, 2017 ~ 6-8pm
  • WHERE ~ Sierra College Nevada County Campus, 250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945, Room N6-204
  • REGISTER ~ or call Sierra College Community Education at (916) 781-6280
  • TUITION ~ $20
  • BACKGROUND INFO ~ Robinson & Fulton Law’s website at

Critical Issues in Family Law Training ~ Sept. 22

August 7, 2017

Thanks to Jennifer McCalligan, Judicial Assistant, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, for info about this one-day training in Sacramento on September 22. Here’s the flyer with registration form: CSC 2017 Emailer FINAL

  • WHAT ~ Current Issues in Family Law – Information for all mental health professionals and child custody recommending counselors (CCRCs) who perform evaluations/mediations and for legal professionals who handle custody cases or high-conflict dissolutions in Family Court.
  • WHEN ~ Friday, September 22, 2017  ~ 7:15 am to 5 pm
  • WHERE ~ Sacramento
  • REGISTRATION ~ $200 per person early registration, $250 per person after 9/6/17

2017 Kids Corner and Rock & Relax Lounge at the Nevada County Fair ~ Aug. 9-13

August 5, 2017

The Fair starts this Wednesday! You are enthusiastically invited to volunteer for Kids Corner. In addition to the fun of serving in this way, each volunteer slot comes with one free fair admission and free parking.

Thanks to those who have already called to volunteer!

IMPORTANT TICKET INFO ~ There was a snafu with the tickets and the fairgrounds had to reprint them.  Volunteers need to call Sandi Hedenland to to arrange getting them before their shift. Office: 530-274-5361. Cell: 530-210-1780

Here are slots that are still open…

  • Thurs. – evening
  • Saturday – morning and evening
  • Sunday – morning

Morning slots are 11am to 3pm. Evening slots are 3pm to 7pm. Call Sandi Hedenland to volunteer – contact info above and below.

Every August the Community Support Network works with other local organizations to offer the Kids Corner at the Nevada County Fair. This is one of CSN’s main community events, along with the “Read To Your Child Halloween Book Giveaway.”

The free Kids Corner area is open to families with children 0 to 5 and includes age-appropriate activities for the youngest fair-goers.

Please note: It is requested that you do not bring your child/children (or grandchild/grandchildren) with you as you will be busy greeting people and handing out books. Kids Corner does not provide supervision of children. Parents and other adults are expected to be responsible for children in their care while visiting Kids Corner.

Contact ~ Sandi Hedenland at First 5 Nevada County. Office: 530-274-5361. Cell: 530-210-1780

2017 Nevada County Fair poster artwork by Mim Meakin.

Also at the Fair…

This year the Breastfeeding Coalition of Nevada County will be hosting the Rock & Relax Lounge for the 17th consecutive year, and for the fourth year in the air-conditioned Ponderosa Hall, between the Quilt and Fiber Arts exhibits.

The Lounge makes moms feel welcome and safe and cherished. It is a cool, quiet area for moms and babies to rock and relax at the Fair in the Ponderosa Hall. The Lounge occupies a curtained alcove with rocking chairs and a changing table.  Of course, every mother and baby has the legally protected right to feed wherever they are otherwise legally allowed to be, anywhere in the Fairgrounds. This is simply a quiet, private lounge provided by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Nevada County, as a gesture of honor and respect to mothers.
Loving fathers and other men wait outside the Lounge, either in a lovely outside area with benches, or while strolling through a fascinating quilt and textile arts display in the Ponderosa Hall. The Kids Corner and little kiddie ride area are next to the Ponderosa Hall.
All volunteers staffing the Lounge are women who fully support breastfeeding–and of course, bottle-fed babies and their mothers are warmly welcome to use the Lounge as well. Some mothers even use electric breast pumps in the privacy of the Lounge. Please spread the word that there is a respite for moms and babies from the heat, dust, noise and excitement of our wonderful fair, where they can rest and feed in comfort.