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Briefs: School drama program putting on show

A musical production featuring favorite Disney characters will be performed twice Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Yuba City.

"Disney's Cinderella Kids!" is at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 3101 Highway 20, presented by Awesome After School Drama program at Faith Christian Schools.

Tickets, available at the door, are $4, general; and $2 for students, seniors and active duty military personnel.

For more information, call 713-4793.

Loma Rica

Dinner benefits school trip

The Foothill Intermediate School's tri-tip dinner is set Saturday to raise funds for its students' upcoming trip to Washington, DC.

The dinner, with a live auction and bake sale, is from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Loma Rica Lions Club, 5667 Fruitland Road, Loma Rica.

The auction preview starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person.

Students in grades six, seven and eight will take part in a trip to Washington, DC, during spring break, from March 31-April 5.

Tickets can be purchased at the school office, 5351 Fruitland Road, Loma Rica. For more information, call 741-6130.


Buy tickets for annual crab feed

Tickets are on sale for the ninth Annual Crab Feed sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Hi 4-H Club.

Activities include a silent auction and a candy sale.

The fundraiser is at 5 p.m. March 2 at the Hallwood Church of the Nazarene, 2825 Highway 20, Hallwood.

Tickets are $40 for all you can eat crab and $25 for half of a rotisserie chicken for adults; and $20 for crab and $13 for chicken for children 12 years and under.

The cost is higher for tickets sold at the door.

For more information, call 743-2490.


Nonprofits eligible for grant

Local nonprofits are eligible to receive a grant through the Community Investment Program of the Marysville Elks Lodge.

Each organization that applies can receive up to $500. A total of $2,000 in funds is available.

To submit a request, email or mail to the Elks Lodge, attention Roy Newman, at P.O. Box 1110, Marysville, CA 95901. The deadline to apply is March 20.


Donate items for yard sale

Donations of items and cash are being accepted for an upcoming yard sale hosted by the Yuba County Office of Education's Youth Build program.

Set from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2 at the Youth Build parking lot at 1104 E St. in Marysville, the sale will raise money for students to travel to New York and help with rebuilding in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The local Youth Build program plans to partner with the Youth Action Program in Harlem.

For more information, call Sandi Waterhouse at 415-3702.

Yuba City

Glass fragments found in shooting

Yuba City police are looking into shots fired on Wednesday night on Melton Drive.

Officers responded just after 8 p.m. to the 1200 block of Melton Drive and found several glass fragments and one shell casing, police spokeswoman Shawna Pavey said.

"We believe there may have been a vehicle possibly involved," Pavey said Thursday.

Witnesses and residents were not forthcoming with information, police said.

Police are frequently called to that area of Melton Drive, making numerous arrests, many on gang-related charges, according to police and Appeal-Democrat records.


Orientation set for Wood Duck project

An orientation for the annual Wood Duck Nest Box Program sponsored by the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is slated from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 9 at Gray Lodge, west of Gridley.

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and pack a box lunch.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Reservations are required; call 846-7505.

The season-long program groups two to three crew members for data collection and habitat maintenance for wood duck populations and other wildlife.

Maintenance checks are conducted biweekly from April to July.

Yuba City

Italian dinner fundraiser slated

The 18th annual Italian Dinner fundraiser, benefiting the Yuba-Sutter Legal Center for Seniors, is planned Feb. 22 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

Dinner, prepared by volunteers from Recology Yuba-Sutter, is at 7 p.m.

The event includes a no-host wine and beer bar starting at 6:30 p.m., a raffle and a silent cake auction featuring cakes donated by local businesses.

Tickets are $15 each or $80 for a table of six.

For tickets or more information, visit the legal center at 725 D St. in Marysville or call 742-8289.


Trauma assistance volunteers sought

The training academy for the Trauma Intervention Program is scheduled, open to volunteers age 14 and over interested in providing emotional and practical support to traumatized people at emergency scenes.

The volunteers, scheduled in 12-hour shifts every day of the year, work with fire, police, ambulance and hospital personnel.

The academy is set Feb. 28-March 3 and March 5, 7, 8-9 in Yuba City.

Previous training is not needed.

The program is in its 19th year serving Yuba, Sutter and south Butte counties.

To register, call 673-9300 or visit for more information.

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