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Book signing open to public at NUHS

Diane Dean-Epps, who’s taught communications arts and advanced TV production classes for five years at Nevada Union High School, is a role model for her students.

So much so that the high school’s Library Media Center will host a book signing for Dean-Epps’ “Maternal Meanderings” during the school day on Feb. 28.

The teacher’s humorous collection of real-life experiences as a mother and wife was published last month by McKenna Publishing.

Until seven years ago, Dean-Epps did stand-up comedy in Sacramento. She also did promos and commercials for KCRA-TV and warmed up the audience at the station’s live show “TV Lite.”

Her humor carries over to her classes, where she uses jokes while teaching.

The book signing is open to students, parents and community members, and runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Maternal Meanderings” will be available at the library that day for a discounted price of $17.95 (normally $19.95).

The Library Media Center is above the football stadium, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley.

For more information about the book signing or the NUHS library media program, call 273-4431, ext. 203.

“Maternal Meanderings” is available at The Book Seller, Odyssey Books and

Children’s auditions

set for ‘Oliver’

Eight children between the ages of 7 and 13 are needed for the Community Players’ production of “Oliver.”

The musical will be presented every Thursday through Saturday night in August (except for fair week) at City Centre Playhouse in Grass Valley.

For the audition’s times and location on Monday and Tuesday, call Cathy Dowling at 272-8233 or 272-6267.

Jeweler to show work ‘For the Love of Art’

Jeweler Amy Schilling will help celebrate Valentine’s Day with her “For the Love of Art” exhibit at the Julie Baker Fine Art Gallery Friday.

A public reception for the exhibit will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary champagne and chocolate will be served.

Schilling’s work has been illustrated in Ornament and Telluride magazines.

Friday will be the first time Schilling’s work has been shown publicly in Nevada County.

The jewelry will be displayed through Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) at the gallery from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.

The gallery is at 120 N. Auburn St., Suite A, in Grass Valley.

Call 273-0910 for more information.

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