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The Sierra College Nevada County Campus Orchestra, directed by Stephen Miller, will perform a fall concert tonight, Nov. 30, at 7 at the Grass Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 12889 Osborne Hill Road.

This performance will include such pieces as the overture to the opera “Cosi fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Three Dances” from the music to “Henry VIII” by Edward German; and “Symphony No. 35 in D (the ‘Haffner’),” also by Mozart. The program will last about an hour. Music lovers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come to this free concert. Donations made to the Sierra College music program will be gratefully accepted.

Contact Stephen Miller at 530-742-1897or e-mail westernlm@lanset.com for more information.



Students compete in speech contest

All people who became great speakers were children once. Imagine Abraham Lincoln as a young teen getting over being tongue tied.




Tonight, Nov. 30, an orator or two may be figuratively born as area high school students compete in the Nevada County Historical Society’s Annual Speech Contest.

Three students each from Nevada Union and Bear River high schools, along with a couple of students from the Vantage Charter School, will explain how unusual events have colored the rich history of Nevada County – all competing for a cash prize. The first-place winner receives $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100. All runners-up receive $50. Refreshments will be served.

The contest takes place at the Transportation and Railroad Museum, 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City, at 7:30 p.m. Audience members need to sign up for Historical Society membership at the meeting. Call Bedford Lampkin, program chairman, at 477-8633 or go to the Society’s Web site at http://www.nevadacountyhistory.org. Admission is free.

– The Union staff


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