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Digest 2/18/08

Hundreds of art pieces by Nevada County students will be on display from March 1 through May 23 at the Rood Center, in conjunction with the national and state Youth Art Month in March.

The exhibits will include paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, photographs, ceramics and other artwork. The public may view the exhibition on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the largest annual student art show in Nevada County since the mid-1980s. All public and private schools, home study programs and community educational programs are invited to submit art pieces which are displayed in the upstairs hallways, main stairwell and front foyer of the Rood Center.



The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office and the county.

The Rood Center is at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. For more information, contact Curator Paul Harrar at 478-6400 ext. 212.




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Bear River High School’s vocal ensembles, Jazz Unlimited and Starlite Express, will host a jazz and show choir invitational showcase called Fantasy of Stars at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 and 7 p.m. March 1 at the Bear River High School Performing Arts Theatre.

The program will present show choirs from Enterprise High School in Redding, San Marin High School in Novato and Bear River High School. Magnolia Intermediate School’s show choir will make a guest appearance Feb. 29.

Tickets for Fantasy of Stars are now on sale at the Bear River High School Student Store. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Tickets will also be sold at the door, if seats are available.

For tickets and additional information, call David Robinson, Bear River choral music director at 268-3700 ext. 4833.

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The seventh grade at Yuba River Charter School is presenting a musical called Into The Woods at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 29 and at 7 p.m. March 1 at the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center.

The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the performance is being directed by local resident Maggie McKaig.

Tickets are cost $7 for children and $10 for adults. For more information, call Yuba River Charter School at 272-8078.

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To submit items to the Learning Page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen at ssen@theunion.com or call 477-4229.


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