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Fundraiser in the works

The second Following Jerry to the Ballgame fundraiser is taking place next weekend.

In partnership with the San Jose Giants, friends and family of 21-year-old quadriplegic Jerry MacCallister are selling tickets to the Giants game at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in San Jose.

Tickets are $7, and $6 of each ticket sold will go to the Jerry’s Assistance Fund, which supports his physical therapy and rehabilitation. They can be bought at

A dirt bike accident in January 2009 left MacCallister unable to move below his chin.

Stone re-opens office hours

County Supervisor Mark Stone will restart regular office hours in the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley this month.

Starting Aug. 16, Stone will host open office hours from 9 to 10 a.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Boulder Creek Fire, 13230 Central Ave., in Boulder Creek, and the second and fourth Monday of each month at CalFire, 6059 Highway 9.

Appointments are not necessary during these times.

For information: 454-2200.

Art shown in the library Throughout August, air paintings from Camp Joy will be on display at the Boulder Creek Library during regular hours.

The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Saturday and from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Art center awarded $22K grant

The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center in Ben Lomond has been awarded a $22,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. The money will support youth art education in the San Lorenzo Valley.

The art center has hosted spring and summer art camps, art Saturdays, youth art gallery exhibitions, workshops and free classes the past 12 years.

“The grant from the foundation will give us additional resources to continue current programming efforts, as well as expand to offer free (after-school) art classes at the local elementary schools,” art center spokeswoman Linda Levy said in a prepared statement.
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