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March 2019

Town Hall Meeting at Oak Tree

posted Mar 7, 2019, 4:02 PM by Kristin Snell

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

On February 28, representatives from local businesses, public agencies, and nonprofits met with District IV Supervisor Susan Hoek to discuss challenges facing the San Juan Ridge Community. Issues included the need for public transportation, homeless services, wildfire prevention, readiness, and evacuations, and streamlining sometimes onerous County permitting processes. Supervisor Hoek made it clear that she considers it her duty to serve all District IV constituents, regardless of political affiliation. She further assured the group that she is eager to work with San Juan Ridge residents to attain needed resources.

The San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center will host a Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Susan Hoek, newly elected Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon and other county officials at the end of this month. We encourage one and all to attend this meeting and meet your new sheriff and supervisor. A town hall not only provides a venue in which the public has the opportunity to meet officials. It provides an opportunity for them to meet us, as well. It is a time to speak as well as listen. All are encouraged to attend and introduce yourselves and your concerns to our public servants.


Where.. Oak Tree Lodge  18847 Oak Tree Road

When… March 27 or 28 (exact date TBA) – 7:00pm

Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event.”

        Michael Moore




Coloring Page by Gem Visuals

posted Mar 7, 2019, 4:00 PM by Kristin Snell

Original coloring page featuring the                                          

Family Resource Center and Oak Tree Lodge by Gem Visuals


Save the Date for Earth Day - Saturday, April 20th

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:58 PM by Kristin Snell

Fourth annual

Earth day celebration

Saturday, april 20th

Noon-6 pm

Children’s activities, vendors & more!

All proceeds benefit children’s summer camps


Get Ready for Summer Camps!

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:56 PM by Kristin Snell

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

It may be cool and rainy now, but soon days will be warm and sunny. School will be out and summer camps will begin. SPORTS CAMP with Ivy Pera will return for three weeks in July, immediately followed by a week of ART CAMP with talented local artists. Because SPORTS CAMP and ART CAMP are so popular and fill up fast, we are beginning to enroll young athletes and artists in mid-March. Once camps are full, they’re full; so please register as soon as possible.

To register your child for summer camps, complete the enrollment form found on page three.

JUNIOR SPORTS CAMP………………………….ages 5-7….

July 8-12/9:30-12:30……..…$50


July 15-19/9:30-2:30……...$50

SENIOR SPORTS CAMP………………..….ages 11& up..

July 22-26/9:30-2:30……...$50

ART CAMP……………………1st-8th grades………….….

July 29-Aug2/9:00-3:00…..……...$175

 >>early bird discount for ART CAMP only $150   before May 1st<<

The FRC hopes to make camperships available to those who demonstrate that attendance would be impossible without financial aid. We are now embarking on several months of fundraising for summer camps and welcome assistance, especially cash donations specifically for camperships.

For more information, or to register your young camper, please call 292.3174 or drop by the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center on the beautiful Oak Tree Campus at 18847 Oak Tree Road.

Help Send a Kid to Camp- BUY A HAT!

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:54 PM by Kristin Snell

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Hand crocheted by Diana Pasquini, an array of colorful hats was originally created for unsheltered individuals who participated in the Point in Time survey last month. Hats that have remained headless are now on sale as a fundraiser for the FRC’s children’s summer camps. Any of these one-of-a-kind creations can be purchased for $15, two for $25. The sale of only 4 hats will enable a young athlete to attend SPORTS CAMP. Seven hats send a young artist to ART CAMP. Hats are now on sale so you can cover your head in style and send a kid to camp. Drop by the Family Resource Center while supplies last. A warm head and a warm heart…what a deal!

Music Lessons with Nici van Kriedt

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:53 PM by Kristin Snell

Art & Sports Camp Registration Forms

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:49 PM by Kristin Snell

Please see attached files.

If you have any questions, please call 292.3174.


Warming Shelter Serves Unsheltered Ridge Community

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:34 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 4:04 PM ]

by Avani Patrick, North San Juan Community Center

The Warming Shelter at the North San Juan Community Center does not have a set schedule and will open depending on weather. Ideally, the shelter will open when the temperature is below freezing. The best way for folks to know if the shelter is open is to check for signs at the Brass Rail and see if the Christmas lights are on outside the Center. Hours are: 5:30 pm-8 am. Doors close at 10 pm. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Participants must be courteous and respectful of all other participants and volunteers. Belligerent behavior will not be tolerated.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact the NSJ Community Center.

Nisenan Event on the Ridge

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:32 PM by Kristin Snell

Ridge Biz

posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:30 PM by Kristin Snell

Submitted by Darlene Markey, San Juan Ridge Business Owner

March 12    6-8 PM

San Juan Ridge Community Center - 29190 Hwy 49 North San Juan, CA 95960

The Ridge needs a voice. Join us for a discussion and hopefully the beginning of a River to River San Juan Ridge Business Association.

All Ridge businesses are welcome, big or small. If you are an accountant, a contractor, a store owner, a church, a library, a resource center, a park, a non-profit, a parking lot owner, a realtor, a plumber, a commercial grower, come to this meeting. It is about time we band together, discuss our business needs, and help drive the direction of county decisions for the Ridge.

Particularly looking for folks who know how to create a business association, by laws, bookkeeping and more.

AGENDA for March 12

· Why do we need a Ridge Business Association?

· What issues are of concern for Ridge Businesses?

· What would be the purpose? How would a business association serving you and community?

· Define Boundaries: River to River, Politic reasons

· Determine membership and dues

· Regular meetings time and place

· Create a temporary board of directors who can act as a committee to establish non profit status, research and write by laws, set up a bank account, set up a membership list, and create bookkeeping system.  

Call Penny (559.7325) or Dar (292.9000) for more info. Email Penny to be added to an email list,



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