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The Nevada County Composers Cooperative “Meet The Composers Series” continues Jan. 10 with violinists Nancy Hill and Zach Zyskowski performing W. Jay Sydeman’s Violin Duos in Nevada City.

This concert includes three generations: Sydeman is in his 70s; Hill is teen-ager Zyskowski’s teacher.

The 7 p.m. concert will be at Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St.



Admission is $10, which includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Since there’s limited seating, reservations are recommended by calling 478-0983.




This Tuesday, Mikail Graham will present a 120-minute look at Sydeman’s work on Community Radio Station KVMR (89.5 FM), starting at 8 p.m.

Congregation B’nai Harim kicks off its’ Jewish film series Jan. 9 with “Victory at Entebbe” in Grass Valley.

The series continues with “The Chosen” on Jan. 16, “Gentleman’s Agreement” on Jan. 23 and “Keeping the Faith” on Jan. 30.

Each film will be preceded by a short introduction at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion period after the screening.

Congregation B’nai Harim is at 506 Walsh St.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 477-0922.

Actor-writer-activist Peter Coyote will open the inaugural “Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival” on Jan. 10. The festival runs through Jan. 11 at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. The festival is presented by South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL).

Films range from animation to drama and from personal essay to investigative documentary.

Topics include wildlife, rivers and dams, biotechnology, land use, forestry and activism.

An adult festival pass good for all shows is $30. Other passes are from $10 to $25 for adults and from $5 to $18 for children 12-years-old and under.

Call 265-5961 for more information about SYRCL’s festival.


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