TownTalk: April 16, 2011 |

TownTalk: April 16, 2011

The Nevada County Land Trust is offering one of its most popular treks, Chalk Bluff, on Sunday, April 17.

The strenuous all-day trek begins at 9 a.m. and will be led by geologist David Lawler.

The Chalk Bluff Ridge contains one of the premier fossil plant sites of the world. The area offers rare geological formations, hanging gardens, remains of a petrified forest – and is historically rich, containing remnants of the Emigrant Trail, Native American habitat sites, and a rich gold mining history.

The trek is $12 for Land Trust members and $17 for non-members.

For information, call NCLT Treks Coordinator Melony Vance at (530) 272-5994, ext. 1 or sign up at

Scooter’s Place needs a total of 240 square feet of floor tile; around 80 square feet has already been donated.

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Tile of any size can be dropped off at 139 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley.

For information, e-mail

Nevada County students thank Music in the Mountains for actively supporting music education in public schools.

Their Peers Performing for Peers Education Outreach Program recently arranged for harpist Sage Po to be a guest at Hennessy School on April 5. She visited two separate classrooms, where two classes listened to Sage play classical compositions. A question-and-period followed.

Music in the Mountains Education Outreach programs include Peers Performing for Peers, MusicLive, Young Composers Competition, Brummit-Taylor Classical Listening Program and Young Musicians Competition.

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