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Cherry Fest in North San Juan

The Union staff

The 105th annual Cherry Festival at the North San Juan Activities and Improvement Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday includes a parade, food, live music, vendors, crafts and games.

A 10 a.m. parade kicks off the festival. Jah-Light will play reggae later in the day.

The center is at 29190 State Highway 49.

Call 263-0293 for more information.

Reno choir to perform at Grass Valley church

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The Regina Pacis Cantorum (Queen of Peace Choir) from Reno, Nev. will perform sacred music Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

The cantorum, an independent Catholic choir primarily serving the Diocese of Reno, sing traditional hymns, Gregorian Chant, polyphonic music and contemporary music. In 1995, the cantorum sang before Pope John Paul II in Rome.

Sunday’s 2 p.m. concert will feature works by Beethoven and Liszt, contemporary works including some spirituals and Gregorian Chant.

Proceeds from a free will offering will be divided between the cantorum and the Interfaith Food ministry of Grass Valley. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match up to $800 in funds collected.

Grace Lutheran Church is at 1979 Ridge Road next to Nevada Union High School. For more details, call the church at 273-7043.

Benefit Friday for arts, science

Grass Valley Schools Foundation for Arts and Science will host a party Friday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PLAY Foundation Field of Dreams Playground located at Hennessy School.

The family celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. includes a performance by the band Mad Dash, a barbecue, a raffle, children’s activities and a brief presentation thanking past volunteers and donors.

In addition, classrooms in Hennessy and Grass Valley Charter schools will be open.

The event is a benefit for the Grass Valley Schools Foundation for Arts and Science. Anyone interested in volunteering or for more information should call Inger Avery at 272-5412.

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