It’s time for the annual Jail and Bail Fundraiser, sponsored by KNCO. Several of FREED’s kind supporters are heading to “Jail” and will be collecting “Bail” in order to get out, and to support FREED! Check out the BAIL WANTED posters below, and click on the button below your favorite jailee to help pay their bail through PayPal. You may also call FREED at 477-3333 to pledge bail to your favorite “prisoner”.
The real fun takes place on Thursday, March 12th: First check The Union in the morning for Mug Shots of our “jailees” then tune in to KNCO radio. The KNCO Meeting Room becomes a jail. The Jailers (KNCO Staff) interview their prisoners on air, and this is the chance for them to thank and acknowledge those who contributed “bail” and to talk about the organizations they are supporting. FREED would like to thank KNCO and The Union for all the years of sponsoring and supporting the Jail & Bail Fundraiser – since 1995 according to our records!!!!!
When: Thursday, January 29th, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley
Registration: FREE! RSVP to Stacy.Manning@co.nevada.ca.us or by calling (530) 265-1524 by January 23rd
Who Should Attend?
How this Workshop Will Help You
The workshop is designed to help improve understanding of ADA requirements and how they relate to each specific situation. It will give you the basic tools needed to be well informed when encountering ADA issues and requirements. The workshop will also give you a basic understanding about specific disability access laws and State Senate Bills that relate to you. The workshop will be informative in a timely manner so you will be able to retain as much information as possible that relates to you, your profession and/or your business. Material will be provided to all workshop participants including ADA law summaries, checklists, guides and informational sources. Each participant will also receive a copy of the workshop PowerPoint to reference during and after the presentation. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all workshop participants. This workshop qualifies towards California
Licensed Architects continued education unit requirements for disabled access training.
Craig Griesbach, CBO, CASp
Director of Building
County of Nevada
Chief Building Official
Town of Truckee
Building & Safety Department
FREED Center for Independent Living
Questions That Will be Answered During the Workshop
WORKSHOP ORDER OF TOPICS
Morning Session (9-12):
Afternoon Session (1-2:30):
County of Nevada Community Development Agency
City of Grass Valley Community Development Department
Town of Truckee Building & Safety Department
City of Nevada City
FREED Center for Independent Living
Nevada County Contractors Association (NCCA)
In January 2015, we took a look at blind music artists in the 20th century, and how they experienced their disabilities in the context of other identities such as ethnicity, and gender.
Learn about the new opportunities for low-cost Internet in our community, advocacy of people with developmental disabilities in Auburn, and the work of FREED’s counterpart also in Auburn.
Learn about the fundraiser that FREED did on November 7 on the November episode of Disability Rap.
FREED Center for Independent Living was founded in 1985. To celebrate 30 years of FREED’s ongoing work of creating change, empowerment, and transformation for people with disabilities in our community we have developed a commemorative logo. Check it out!
Come celebrate FREED and our community with good food and entertainment!
A spaghetti dinner provided by the employee owners of Recology Yuba-Sutter will take place on Friday, January 16th at 6 pm at Montna Hall next to Butchie’s Pool, 144 Gibson Ave.
Dinner includes all you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Wine and beer will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting FREED.
This event will be emceed by Bob Harlan – Executive Director of Yuba-Sutter United Way. Music will be provided by The Phil Barbaccia Jazz Duo. A Silent Auction will offer a wonderful assortment of items donated by local businesses and individuals.
How much: $15 per person
Reserve today: Tickets available at the FREED Marysville office, 508 J Street, 742-4474
Take Out Available!
Thanks to our SPONSORS:
Employee Owners of Recology Yuba-Sutter
Rideout Primary Care at Richland Road
Planning for Seniors
DIRECTIONS TO MONTNA HALL:
We’ve all been hearing the forecasts of a potentially serious storm involving possible high winds, power outages and flooding. These are the current warnings for Grass Valley and Nevada City:
Hazardous Weather Conditions
To check for updates on these warnings go to the National Weather Service page where you can enter you own zip code and get a specific forecast.
Here is more information that may be useful:
Sand and Bags are Available at:
(Bring a shovel and take only what you need)
Info from 211: Warming Shelter Offers a Place to Go When Temperatures Drop – Salvation Army to Open Shelter in Inclement Weather
The cold, wet weather has arrived and 211 is receiving many calls every day from people looking for shelter. For those who are without housing, there are few options to get out of the cold this winter. The Salvation Army provides one alternative, opening a warming shelter when weather dips into freezing cold temperatures.
The Salvation Army’s warming shelter will open in the following weather conditions:
Call 211 for up-to-date information on warming shelter availability
Are you interested in Low-Cost INTERNET?
FREED has- for a limited time only- FREE wireless hotspots to give away to folks with disabilities on low-incomes. There are associated internet plans for either $10.90 per month or $21.80 per month. Give us a call for more info 530-477-3333. First come first served.