Learning briefs 10/22/07
Shaunda Sawyer, a student of Nevada Union High School, will participate in the California State Resource Conservation District’s Annual Speak-off contest Nov. 9.
Sawyer won the first prize at the Nevada County Resource Conservation District’s contest in September. She subsequently secured the first position in the regional competition in Incline Village, Nev., early this month, which allowed her to participate in the state contest in November.
Sierra College Nevada County Campus is hosting a Campus Sustainability Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the upper quad by the bell tower.
The event will include a booth hosted by the Nevada County Recycling Center with information and ideas for “going green.” The Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students will offer tips on living a sustainable life. The Associated Students of Sierra College will hand out compact florescent light bulbs donated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
All staff members, students and the public are invited to the event. For information, call Becky Siemers at 274-5337 or e-mail her at rsiemers@ sierracollege.edu.
Local jazz musicians Bill Douglass and Nora Nausbaum are hosting a series of jazz workshops this month and in November for adults and children in Chicago Park.
• The workshops for singers are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18.
• The workshops for instrumentalists are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and 24.
• The workshops for children younger than 14 are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18.
The cost for each workshop is $25. The pre-paid reduced rate to attend four classes is $90.
For more information, contact Douglass at 273-5489 or e-mail Nausbaum at Nora@sierrajazzsociety. com.
To submit any item to the Learning Page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen by e-mail at soumitros@the union.com or call 477-4229.
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