Briefs: Donate to coats 'blitz' on Friday
A coats "blitz" collection is under way today in Yuba City for the News10 Coats for Kids program distribution planned this month.
Donated coats of all sizes are being accepted from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tri-Counties Bank, 1441 Colusa Highway, Yuba City. The project is co-sponsored locally by the Yuba-Sutter Salvation Army.
As of Thursday, only 100 coats had been collected in the Yuba-Sutter area. The program distributed more than 3,000 coats in 2011.
The donations will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 28 at the former Mervyn's building, 202 D St., Marysville.
For more information, call Chaya Galacia, Salvation Army business administrator, at 216-4533.
Garamendi on committee
US Rep. John Garamendi has been appointed to committees for the armed services and transportation in the 113th Congress next year, in addition to the agriculture committee.
Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in a press release those two committees and agriculture are critical for constituents in his district, which includes Yuba-Sutter as well as much of Yolo and Solano counties.
Armed services oversees the US Air Force, which has two bases in Garamendi's district, and transportation and infrastructure oversees federal highways like Interstate 5 and levees maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The new Congress convenes in January, and Garamendi said he is working with US House of Representatives leadership to serve on three committees, rather than the typical two.
Ministry serving holiday meal
A Hand Up Ministry will be serving a holiday meal for the homeless in the community from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 22 at the River Bottom Church, 1297 Market St. in Yuba City.
For information about making a donation, call Pastor Ron Brasier at 613-2859.
Polar Bear Plunge set for Jan. 1
The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge and Slide at Gauche Aquatic Park is set, sponsored by the Yuba City Parks and Recreation Department.
The event is planned at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at 421 C St., Yuba City.
The cost is $20 per person due before Dec. 26 or $30 afterward.
To register, visit gap.yubacity.net or pick up an application by Dec. 21 at Gauche Aquatic Park, open 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays; or the city's recreation department, 1201 Civic Center Blvd., between 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
Call 822-4650 for more information.
Next ballroom dance is Jan. 12
Classic Ballroom of Marysville is hosting its Black and White Dance Jan. 12, preceded by lessons in waltz.
The dance is from 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., with the one-hour lesson at 7 p.m., at the Allyn Scott Youth and Community Center, 1830 B St., Marysville.
The cost is $5 for the dance and $5 for the lesson.
No dance is planned in December.